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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, July 10. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Commit to our communitities

Ohio State students work with City of Columbus to implement sustainability initiative

 This summer several Ohio State students are interning with the city of Columbus in the Environmental Steward’s Office, a division of the Mayor’s Office, to help the city improve sustainability in Ohio’s capital. The students are tasked with helping the city to implement the STAR (Sustainable Tools for Assessing and Rating) Communities system. Two students enrolled in Ohio State’s Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) undergraduate program, Harrison Morgenstern and Alexandra Kueller, fielded questions recently about this groundbreaking project. Read more at

Shown here, EEDS students Harrison Morgenstern and Alexandra Kueller.

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Join us at the Longaberger Alumni House. Save 50 percent on your room rental when you book and hold your event or meeting at the Alumni House by Friday (8/30). Whether you are looking for space for a banquet, luncheon, or board meeting, we can help. Our beautiful architecture, excellent event planning service, and convenient parking help make the Alumni House a premier event facility. To redeem your discount, mention this ad at the time of booking.  Offer cannot be applied to already contracted events or wedding packages.
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Theatre faculty member honored at international design festival

 World Stage Design, a quadrennial celebration of international performance design, will be honoring Department of Theatre faculty member Brad Steinmetz this fall. Along with local architect Tim Lai, Steinmetz designed a theatre made entirely from locally-sourced re-usable or recyclable materials. Their design won the competition and will be built in Cardiff, Wales, where it will be used as the main performance venue for the festival. In addition, Steinmetz's other design work will be included in the international design exhibition.
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University Libraries’ facilities impacted by renovation, move projects

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum will be closed as of Monday (7/15) in preparation for the unit’s move to Sullivant Hall. The BICLM is scheduled to reopen in its new home on Monday (9/9) in Sullivant Hall.
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Renovation of the first floor of the 18th Avenue Library will begin this week. The library will remain open during the renovation, although the first floor and the TerraByte Café will be closed temporarily. Access to the rest of the building and its services and collections will be maintained.
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Advertising deadlines approaching for onCampus Resource Guide. Advertising deadlines are approaching for the 17th annual onCampus resource Guide, published Thursday (8/15). More than 30,000 copies of the popular 60-page publication are distributed through campus mail, at 81 building sites and throughout the year at new employee orientation sessions. Reserve ad space ASAP; deadline is Wednesday (7/17).
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Analysts: No housing shortage due to shale development in Ohio

Despite fears that a sudden influx of workers related to the shale development boom in eastern Ohio could lead to a housing shortage, researchers with the C. William Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy at Ohio State say the issue appears to be a manageable one. A policy brief, "Too Many Heads and Not Enough Beds: Will Shale Development Cause a Housing Shortage?" examines the impact of shale development on housing in Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2011, the first four years of Pennsylvania's boom period, and uses that information to predict what Ohio can expect in the coming years.
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Pelotonia 2013

Team Buckeye to host three movie nights on campus

Team Buckeye is holding three Movie Night for Pelotonia fundraisers this summer. Fans can support the team by seeing “The Sandlot” on Saturday (7/13) at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium (gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie at 9 p.m. and tours of the facility will be available); “Wreck-it Ralph” at The Woody Hayes Athletic Center-Indoor Field on Saturday (7/20) (gates open at 6 p.m., movie at 8 p.m.) and “Avengers” at Ohio Stadium on Saturday (8/2) (gates open at 6:30 p.m., movie at 9 p.m.). The cost is a $5 donation per attendee.
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Events this week

Health Sciences Library SciVal Experts; workshop July 11

Looking for a research collaborator or a mentor at OSU or another university? The Health Sciences Library now offers SciVal Experts, an expertise profiling and research networking tool for identifying potential collaborators and mentors at OSU and other institutions. There will be a SciVal Quick Info Session held Thursday (7/11) from noon-1 p.m. in Prior Hall, First Floor Collaborative Space. Learn how SciVal Experts can help connect you with other professionals in your field.
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Upcoming events

College Coordination: Preparing and Paying for Higher Education

The OSU Nisonger Center is hosting “College Coordination: Preparing and Paying for Higher Education” for students with IDD, parents, providers, transition coordinators, and VR counselors on Friday (7/19) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in McCampbell Hall. Meg Griffing, program director for the Central Ohio Supported Employment Collaborative, will speak about resources available to students with IDD as they transition into postsecondary programs at Ohio State.
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Generation Rx University Conference Aug. 7-8

The second annual Generation Rx University Conference, co-sponsored by Student Life’s Student Wellness Center, will be held at The Blackwell Wednesday (8/7)-Thursday (8/8). The event will provide information and resources for collegiate prescription drug abuse prevention and student recovery. College students, faculty, Student Life staff, administrators, counselors, student health professionals, and others are invited to attend.
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Encourage students to apply for a JobReady internship this fall

The JobReady for Ohio Industry Internships & Co-Ops program aims to connect currently enrolled students with employers in industries such as energy, automotive, information technology, and financial services. Students can build their resume and gain real-world experience with a paid internship. Apply today at


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