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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Thursday, Aug. 26. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Governor orders flags to be lowered Friday in honor of Sen. William Saxbe

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland on Wednesday (8/25) issued the following proclamation in memory of former U.S. Senator, U.S. Attorney General and Ohio Speaker of the House William B. Saxbe:

"In honor of the life and service of William B. Saxbe I hereby proclaim, by the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Ohio by the Ohio Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flags of the United States of America and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio from sunrise to sunset on Friday (8/27)."


OSU Medical Students Learn About Aging From Seniors. Are you, your parents, older relatives, or older friends interested in helping medical students learn how to care for older patients? The OSU Senior Partners Program seeks senior adults interested in meeting with medical students throughout the first 2 years of medical school. "Senior Partners" will learn to live healthier lives through this free support and education while their medical students learns about diseases, illnesses and conditions that often affect older adults. Contact: Michelle Myers at 292-2936 or

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OARnet part of $111 million broadband stimulus funding grants

The Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet), a multidisciplinary research center under Ohio State’s Office of Research, is part of two grants totaling more than $111 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to extend broadband access throughout northeast and southern Ohio. Adding more than 3,500 miles of optical fiber to the state will promote creation and retention of jobs throughout the state, while maintaining OARnet’s core mission of serving the research and education needs of higher education. Read more:


Honey Bee Lab Honey Sale Today. Visit the OSU Honey Bee Lab Honey Sale at The Market at 15th and High, from 4-7 p.m. today (8/26). There will be varieties of honey, candy, candles, hand creams, and soaps. You can visit the Bee Lab web site at to view products. Other sale dates include Thursday (9/30) and Thursday (10/21). Contact: Sherry Ferrell at

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Students First, Students Now

When alumni give back, Ohio State students reap the benefits. Find out how a few scholarship recipients are putting their financial aid to good use. "Students First, Students Now: Financial Aid at Ohio State," a new feature at, highlights Ohio State's commitment to help students attend college. Read more:

Regular university hours resume Sept. 7

The university will recognize the Labor Day holiday on Monday (9/6). Offices will be closed. Summer quarter hours end and the university returns to regular hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. when offices open on Tuesday (9/7).

Environmental Health & Safety summer newsletter available online

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety Summer 2010 quarterly newsletter is now available online. Also, please take a moment and take a survey regarding the quarterly newsletter, at Contact: OEHS at 292-1284 or

Center for Clinical and Translational Science membership program

Ohio State's Center for Clinical and Translational Science is launching its new membership program for clinical and translational scientists and the scientific community. The CCTS provides an academic home for clinical and translational science at Ohio State, the OSU Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Membership is free. Contact: Valerie DeGroff, 366-7367 or Read more:


Sept. 8: Faculty Policies, Resources and Development workshop

“Faculty Policies, Resources and Development at Ohio State,” a workshop for new department chairs, school directors, deans, associate and assistant deans, will be held from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Wednesday (9/8) in Suite 430 of Gateway. Lunch is included. Registration is required. Register online. Contact: 247-1847

Key Legal Issues workshop Sept. 14

“Key Legal Issues for Senior Leaders,” a workshop for department chairs, school directors, deans, associate and assistant deans, will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday (9/14) in the Ohio Union Cartoon Room. Registration is required. Registration is required. Register online. Contact: 247-1847

Upcoming events

Professor composes soundtrack for award winning documentary

Steven Glaser, professor of piano in the School of Music, composed the soundtrack for an upcoming award winning documentary, A Bridge Life, making its world television premiere on the Documentary Channel on Monday (8/30), at 8 p.m. ET with an encore presentation at 11 p.m. A Bridge Life was the recipient of a Christ Award from the Columbus International Film and Documentary Festival in November. The Documentary Channel is on Channel 197 on the Dish Network and Channel 267 on DirecTV. Read more >

Aug. 31: CaptionAid presentation in the Digital Union

CaptionAid, a new tool developed by the Web Accessibility Center for editing and producing synchronized captions for course materials and videos, will be demonstrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday (8/31) by WAC Director Ken Petri. Attend at the Digital Union, 060 Science and Engineering Library or view from your computer using a web conferencing system. Register at

Volunteers needed for President’s Convocation Sept. 20

The 2010 President’s Convocation is at 10:30 a.m. Monday (9/20) in St. John Arena. Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience seeks faculty, staff and students to fill a number of volunteer roles for two shifts: from 9-11 a.m. at St. John Arena and from 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. RSVP by Tuesday (9/7) to with your shift availability. You will receive volunteer assignment and details the week before Convocation. Contact: Joanne Dury or Jenny Osborn at or 247-3035

Sept. 8: Basic Communication Needs of the Deaf Patient workshop

Interpreter Services at the OSU Medical Center is offering a workshop, “Basic Communication Needs of the Deaf Patient” from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday (9/8) in the Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium. Attendees will examine written materials by deaf persons and the structure of American Sign Language, and learn how to use different communication techniques and the services of an interpreter in a clinical setting. This class offers CE's for nurses and social workers. RSVP to

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