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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, Aug. 4. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

Discover OSU's innovative and non-traditional classroom spaces

Did you know that the Office of the Chief Information Officer maintains several technology-rich classrooms within the regular classroom pool? These innovative spaces include rooms with SMART Boards and a computer-equipped classroom designed especially for collaborative work. Beginning Autumn 2010, these classrooms will be equipped with self-help documentation. Additionally, pre-quarter and mid-quarter orientation programs will be offered to help instructors incorporate available technologies into their teaching routine. Learn more about these featured classrooms, their amenities, and booking procedures at

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Ohio State awarded $12.4 million in federal grants to support international programs

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $12.4 million in grants to six of Ohio State’s international programs, making it one of the few universities in the nation to receive federal funding to support multiple disciplines. Ohio State’s Area Studies Centers, Foreign Language Center and Fisher College of Business received the grants to enhance the study of foreign languages, culture and international business. Read more >


Interested in dental implants? The Division of Periodontology in the College of Dentistry is conducting a study to learn more about wound healing around dental implants. You may be qualified if you are missing a single tooth or having a tooth scheduled for extraction on your lower back jaw. You should be at least 18 years old and a non-smoker with healthy gums and teeth. The study requires routine visits at 1, 2, 3, 6, 8 and 12 post-operative weeks. Qualified participants will receive a $500 discount on the surgical fee and a $200 gift card. To schedule a screening appointment, e-mail

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Ohio State's military 'hero day' hits the mark

Members of the Ohio National Guard and their families gathered at the Woody Hayes Athletics Center on Friday (7/27) for a day of sport and learning, lending tribute to those who serve our country. Operation Military Kids Hero Camp, sponsored by the OSU Department of Athletics, OSU Extension, its Ohio 4-H program and the Ohio National Guard, welcomed about 65 children from service families for a full schedule of fun and perhaps also a distraction from reality. Read more >


Interested in whitening your teeth? The Division of Dental Hygiene in the College of Dentistry is conducting a study on the effectiveness of a light activated tooth whitening system. If you have not whitened your teeth within the last six months, are at least eighteen years old, and have all of your front teeth you may be eligible to participate. Participation requires four visits to the College of Dentistry within a four week period. Qualified participants will receive whitening trays and whitening gel at the conclusion of the study. If you are interested in participating, please contact Rachel Henry RDH, MS at or 292-2089.

Campus memorial service for J. Michael Dunn Oct. 8

A campus memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday (10/8) for J. Michael Dunn, director of Recreational Sports Learning and former director of the Department of Recreational Sports, who died Friday (7/23) after a short illness. More details will be shared nearer the date. Private family services will be held in Indiana in coming weeks. The official obituary, which includes information about a memorial fund, can be found here.

Latest issue of ASCENT available online

 Read the “Camp Buckeye” story in the College of Arts and Sciences’ latest issue of ASCENT and learn about the hundreds of middle and high school students who flock to campus for summer workshops like Jazz Camp, Experimental Economics, CSI-style Forensics, and GRASP: Girls Reaching to Achieve in Sports and Physics. To be added to the publication's mailing list, contact Read more:

Events this week

Aug. 5: Annual Staff Arts and Crafts Exhibit final call for entries

The Office of Human Resources and USAC will accept entries for the 19th Annual Staff Arts and Crafts Exhibit in 105 Bricker Hall from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday (8/5). The exhibit will open in Bricker Hall on Tuesday (8/17) and will be on display until Friday (10/8). Details regarding artwork requirements can be found at Contact: 292-4341

Gulati to deliver 'Clinical Pharmacology: Past, Present & Future'

 The colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine will host Om Datt Gulati, and a presention, "Clinical Pharmacology: Past, Present & Future" at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (8/5) in 250 Parks Hall. As past professor of pharmacology and dean of the Medical College of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda his research in the pharmacological sciences brought the honor of the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 1971. Contact: Betsy Bulgrin at 292-9042 or

Upcoming events

Aug. 10: Transient Music Series at OSU Urban Arts Space

The Transient Music Series, presented by artist and musician John Also Bennett, showcases musicians and performers from the contemporary experimental underground. At this month’s series, from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday (8/10), the OSU Urban Arts Space features the musical improvisation of longtime collaborative partners Jack Wright and Bob Marsh, and the duo of absurdist musician Ben Bennett and avant-garde poet/artist John M. Bennett. Read more:


Today: Cost Sharing on Sponsored Programs workshop

This newly developed workshop, to be held from 1:30-3 p.m. today (8/4), is designed for research administrators. Enjoy an interactive presentation that includes an overview of cost sharing, clarification of roles and responsibilities, and how to record cost sharing on sponsored programs. Register online at

August 6: PI Portal Practice Lab

The Office of Research is offering a PI Portal Practice Lab from 9:30-11 a.m. Friday (8/6). The lab is a 90 minute hands-on demonstration of the basic features and navigation of the PI Portal, an online source for sponsored programs information. Registration is available at

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OSUToday seeks submissions for weekly departmental feature

Spotlight on, the weekly OSUToday feature that promotes the highlights, achievements and unique points of pride of each of the university’s departments, centers, units, programs, etc., will begin running again at the start of fall quarter. Please direct questions or send items to be considered for publication to OSUToday editor Randy Gammage at Limit text to 125 words and include contact information and a web link.

Post awards/honors on the onCampus Bulletin Board

Have you or someone you know won an award recently on campus or off campus? Consider posting the announcement on the Awards category of the onCampus Bulletin Board, Available to OSU faculty and staff, post your own item by using your OSU Internet ID (name.#) and password, then register with a user name and password of your choosing.

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