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Key commits $1 million in support of Ohio State student leadership initiatives

 Keith B. Key, former football player, alumnus, and Foundation Board Director at Ohio State, has committed $1 million to the Office of Student Life to support the newly named Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service located in the Ohio Union. With this additional resource the center will continue to offer Ohio State students innovative and comprehensive leadership training opportunities.
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St. Joseph Montessori School Summer Learning Camp, June 11-Aug. 3, weekly themes include LEGO week, Kids in the Kitchen, Inventor's Workshop, Nature and Science Quest, and Mandarin. Weekly enrollment available for children ages 3-15. The school is located three miles southeast of OSU in Italian Village. All students are welcome. Extended daycare included in camp fees. Program space is quickly filling up. Call 291-8601 or visit for complete list of programs and downloadable registration form.

Millett wins 2012 Harry S. Truman Book Award

 Allan Millett, the General Raymond E. Mason Jr. Professor of Military History Emeritus, recently received the 2012 Truman Book Award for The War for Korea, 1950-1951: They Came from the North. The award, given by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National and International Affairs recognizes the best book published within a two-year period that deals with some aspect of the life or career of Harry S. Truman or the history of the United States during his presidency.
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Patrick's study on hospitals that care for very low birth weight infants published in JAMA

Thelma Patrick, associate professor, College of Nursing took part in an interdisciplinary team that revealed very low birth weight infants fare better in hospitals designated as Recognition for Nursing Excellence and Magnet Hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The study published in the April edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative and the National Institute of Nursing Research, suggests that the focus on nursing excellence in Magnet Hospitals improves the care these infants receive and their outcomes.
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Buckeye Wellness Tips

Keeping cool while active in hot weather

Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on your body, so stay safe while exercising in hot weather by drinking enough fluids; don't wait until you're thirsty. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothes to help sweat evaporate and keep cooler. Avoid mid-day sun by exercising in the morning or evening and wear sunscreen to protect your skin. Watch for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, such as muscle cramps, weakness and nausea. If you ignore these symptoms, your condition could worsen and result in a medical emergency. To learn more, visit

Buckeye Wellness Tips are brought to you by University Chief Wellness Officer and Dean of the College of Nursing Bernadette Melnyk, in partnership with Your Plan for Health.


OSU CARES grants available; apply by May 15

Requests for Proposals are now available for funding through the OSU CARES/OSU Extension Seed Grants programs. Grants of up to $10,000 each are available to all Ohio State faculty and staff interested in expanding Ohio State's outreach and engagement work throughout Ohio. The grant requires a partnership between at least two colleges (including OSU Extension). Submit grant proposals by Tuesday (5/15).
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Events this week

May 2: Ethnomusicology, Forest People, and Postcolonial Affects

The Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture Series continues Wednesday (5/2) at 4:30 p.m. at the Faculty Club, Grand Lounge. Ron Emoff, professor of music, will present "Ethnomusicology, Forest People, and Postcolonial Affects." Free and open to all. Reception to follow.
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Knowlton School of Architecture public lecture

Stijn Koole, a landscape architect at the firm Bosch Slabbers, will deliver "(Under)water Architecture" in Knowlton Hall's Gui Auditorium on Wednesday (5/2) at 5:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. Koole works on a broad pallet of multi-scale design projects in The Netherlands and United States.
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May 3: Dean Shipp says collaboration is key to public health challenges

The College of Public Health's Division of Health Services Management and Policy is hosting a seminar, on Thursday (5/3) from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 160 Cunz Hall, presented by Melvin Shipp, dean of the College of Optometry and president of the American Public Health Association. Shipp will discuss "Improving Public Health through Collaboration." RSVP is not necessary; direct questions about the event to Melissa Kleis,

2012 National Day of Prayer observance at Ohio State May 3

The 61st Annual National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday (5/3) at the Hale Cultural Center from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. William Malarkey, faculty emeritus, College of Medicine, is the featured speaker. The event is open to the public and a light lunch will be provided.
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May 4: Conversation about Social Justice with Fernando Cardenal

The College of Social Work invites you to attend A Conversation about Social Justice with Fernando Cardenal, SJ, on Friday (5/4) from 12:15-1:15 p.m., at 400 Stillman Hall. Father Cardenal is a Nicaraguan Jesuit priest who has dedicated his life to the liberation of the poor and the struggle for social justice in Latin America. He was director of the Literacy Crusade that taught more than half a million peasants to read and write in the 1980s. This collective effort received the UNESCO award.
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Upcoming events

Rosenblum to speak on ideals in democracy

 Nancy Rosenblum, Senator Joseph Clark Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government at Harvard University, will speak at noon Monday (5/7) on "Anti-Politics: The Utopian Turn in Democratic Theory Today" at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. She is author of On the Side of the Angels: An Appreciation of Parties and Partisanship (Princeton, 2008). RSVP to by Thursday (5/3).
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Ohio Energy Project celebrates student leadership

The Ohio Energy Project's annual Youth Energy Celebration on Monday (5/7), at 9:45 a.m. at the Ohio Union, will welcome over 500 students, teachers and partners to honor students who have spent the academic year educating their classmates, families and communities about energy. Highlights include student leaders demonstrating how they have energized their schools and communities and demonstrations on energy efficiency and "hands-on" activities that students have experienced throughout the school year.
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Volunteers sought for NCAA women's golf tourney

Ohio State is hosting the 2012 NCAA Women's Golf Regional Tournament Thursday (5/10)-Saturday (5/12) at the OSU Golf Course and the Department of Athletics is looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the tournament, click here to complete a sign-up form.
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Ohio State Eastern Africa One Health Summer Institute

The College of Veterinary Medicine, in partnership with the colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and eastern African academic institutes in Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, is launching the first One Health Summer Institute. Up to 25 African scientists and Ohio State faculty and students will participate during the training period between Monday (5/21) and Friday (7/27).
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IRB forms help session May 2

This session, on Wednesday (5/2) from 3-4 p.m. in 117 Research Administration, is targeted to researchers who submit materials to the Behavioral and Social Sciences IRB. Office of Responsible Research Practices staff will provide an overview of the Initial Review of Human Subjects Research application. Registration is requested.
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Publishing Teaching Resources and Discoveries May 8

Join UCAT on Tuesday (5/8) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in 150 Younkin Success Center for "The Well-Rounded CV: Publishing Teaching Resources and Discoveries." Participants will share their teaching best practices, and learn about venues available for publishing resources and other teaching discoveries. Publishing venues in the biological, biomedical, and environmental sciences will be emphasized, but participants are encouraged to bring information relevant to their particular field.
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