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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, June 30. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Kicking off the indoor portion of the summer long Cinema italiano at the Wex is Fellini's pivotal 1960 film La dolce vita, starring Marcello Mastroianni as a tabloid reporter seeking to find more meaning in life than Rome's glamorous social scene. Catch this Italian classic Thursday (7/1) at 7 p.m. Planning to see several films in Cinema italiano? Save when you buy 10 tickets. Read more:

Spotlight on ... Arts Initiative at Ohio State

Exploring the Ohio State-Royal Shakespeare Company connection

A week-long teacher education program began Monday (6/28) in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, where the Arts Initiative at Ohio State brought a second group of 20 central Ohio schoolteachers to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company educators and actors. They are joined by 10 MFA acting students from Ohio State's Department of Theatre. This is the second year OSU has partnered with the RSC to bring teachers to Stratford to work on techniques at the core of the RSC's renowned Stand Up for Shakespeare program. Read more:

The Royal Shakespeare Company also has an OSU presence on their website,, focusing on the Stand up for Shakespeare America project — the unique three year partnership between the RSC and Ohio State that aims to raise the aspirations, achievements and literacy of children and young people across Ohio.

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Research study involving postmenopausal women. The OSU Contact Lens and Tear Film Lab is enrolling postmenopausal women ages 50 and over in a research study involving the performance of lubricant drops. We need subjects with and without dry eye symptoms for this study. There are UP TO 3 visits over an approximately 28 day period. Additional information is available by calling 292-0200. Mention study 106.

Headline news

Philanthropists challenge community to raise $10 million for scholarships

Granville philanthropists J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese are calling the central Ohio community to action with a $10 million challenge to raise endowed funds to support scholarships benefiting students attending Ohio State Newark and Central Ohio Technical College, the two-year technical college co-located on the campus. The Reeses will match gifts dollar-for-dollar up to $10 million for all contributions made between April 30, 2010 and June 30, 2012 to support the growth of endowed scholarships. Read more:

Use of e-Protocol System required as of July 1

Beginning Thursday (7/1), all Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and Institutional Biosafety Committee submissions for new and currently-approved protocols must be completed using the new e-Protocol system. Paper forms will no longer be accepted. The two new e-Protocol software modules (e-IACUC and e-IBC) are available at or Contact: Judith Neidig,

Construction alert

Latest update on the SR 315 project

Here is the latest update from ODOT relating to the construction project that has traffic in both directions on SR 315 switched over to the northbound side:

  • Reminder: the Lane Avenue exit from SR 315 north will close Monday (7/12) for 30 days.
  • Work on all eight bridges is underway. View photos from "behind the barrels" at
  • The contractor is working seven days a week, 6 a.m.-4 p.m., in order to meet the 80 day completion date.
  • Law enforcement are visible and enforcing the 45 mph speed limit in the work zone.
  • ODOT continues to monitor a construction phone line, (740) 833-8268 to field questions

Events this week

Today: Dentistry presents Place Matters film and discussion

Dentistry's Cultural Awareness Council is presenting a screening of the PBS documentary film, Place Matters, which examines the relationship between social conditions and human health from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today (6/30) at 1187 Postle Hall. The event is open to the OSU community and will include a facilitated discussion with Jay Fisher, cancer epidemiologist and research scientist in the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Contact: or 247-8064

July 1 film screening: Who Does She Think She Is?

Join the OSU Urban Arts Space for a screening of Who Does She Think She Is? from 6-8 p.m. Thursday (7/1). Focusing on five bold artists that share the common challenge of making careers in various art worlds, the film showcases the struggle these women face trying to answer the demands of artistic fulfillment, marriage, motherhood, and economic survival. The film will be followed by a question/answer session with Janis Wunderlich, an artist featured in the film. Free and open to all. Read more:

Upcoming events

Lecture to examine spatial racialization and immigration enforcement

Inés Valdez, Ph.D. candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss "Sovereignty in the City: Spatial Racialization and Immigration Enforcement" at noon Wednesday (7/7) in 423 Mendenhall Lab. Presented by The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the campus community is invited and participants may bring their own brown bag lunch. Read more >

Ohio Treasury’s 2010 Smart Money Choices conference Aug. 6

You are invited to attend the Ohio Treasury’s 2010 Smart Money Choices conference series on Friday (8/6) at the Concourse Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus. Registration opens Monday (7/5) and is available at (800) 228-1102 or The financial-planning conference is free. Sessions include: Budgeting, Credit & Debt Management, Consumer Fraud, Estate Planning, Insurance, Investments, Kids & Money, Programs to Help Ohioans, Retirement Planning and Social Security.

July 9: College of Social Work sponsors film, Gran Torino

As part of its Friday Night Film Festival Series, the College of Social Work is showing Gran Torino at 7 p.m. Friday (7/9) in 115 Stillman Hall. Guest speakers will lead a discussion following the movie. The event is free and open to all OSU and social work alumni, students, faculty, and friends; a non-perishable food donation is requested for Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Read more:

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