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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Thursday, Aug. 11. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

OSUToday sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wex wants to say thanks to OSU faculty and staff with discounts in the Wexner Center Store and Café. Make it an evening at the Wex by seeing our final Kinema Japan installment the documentary Antonio Gaudí for the member price with your OSU ID. Or grab some free Pam's popcorn and take a seat on the Wexner Center Plaza for one last Wex Drive-In. We'll have the family-friendly Howl's Moving Castle on Thursday (8/18). Gates open at 8 p.m. and the film will start at dusk.

Headline news

First piece of steel goes up at James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

 Monday (8/8) marked an important milestone for the construction team as they put in place the first piece of steel for the new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and critical care expansion. The building is expected to be topped out in late winter or early spring of 2012 and opened in late 2014. Visit the Expansion blog and view a video clip of the activity. While you're there sign up to receive e-mail notices when new blog posts are added.


Long-Term Care Workshop – What You Need To Know. LTC Financial Partners, LLC, the premier national network of professional long-term care specialists, is hosting an educational workshop on long term care at the Fawcett Center on Tuesday (8/16). Topics include at-home, assisted-living, and nursing-care options; financing strategies; and the new Ohio Partnership Program which can help families protect assets. Choose one of four workshops: noon-1 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., or 7-8 p.m. Light refreshments. Limited seating. RSVP to 462-8808.

Sharing a student's Global Gateway experience

 Darrilyn Macklin, a first-year student majoring in Chinese, is back from her first study abroad trip to China. She joined 12 other students and East Asian Languages professor Mark Bender on a month-long "Global Gateway" program. They explored the rural and urban cultures in southwest China based at the Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu. Pictured here is Macklin (left) and her Chinese student partner during the trip.
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Know a teen in love? Seeking participants for a teen relationship study. Adolescent couples between the ages of 15-18 are sought to participate in a student-led research study examining adolescent romantic relationships. Couples will be asked to complete a one-time interview lasting approximately 1 hour. Participants will be compensated for their time. Call 316-3787 or e-mail Amber Letcher to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Archivist publishes first comprehensive OSU history in 50 years

 For more than 30 years, Rai Goerler stood watch over the Ohio State University Archives, tending the official "memory" of the university and making sure its roughly two million photos and manuscripts are accessible for research. He fielded countless questions about university history before his retirement at the end of 2010. Writing a book about it seemed the logical next step.
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OSU is conducting a clinical research study of an investigational oral medication for birth control. Qualified participants will receive at no cost for up to 12 months: periodic gynecological exams, investigational oral birth control medication. Females that are 18-40 years of age, sexually active, and have regular menstrual cycles may be eligible for participation. Compensation is available for time and travel.
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Today: Online Student Evaluation of Instruction for full-term classes activated

The Student Evaluation of Instruction is Ohio State's most widely-used method to collect student ratings of instructors. Students access the evaluations through their class schedules on the web. Detailed information about SEIs was e-mailed to instructors on Monday (8/8) and to students on Wednesday (8/10). SEIs cannot be altered or deleted once they are submitted. Students can access SEIs until they receive a grade in the class or until 11:59 p.m. Monday (8/22), whichever comes first.
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Metro Early College seeks OSU professors to sponsor student research projects

Metro Early College High School is actively recruiting OSU professors involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math research to sponsor a Metro student research project. Metro seniors have completed outstanding projects in areas including the colleges of Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine and presented at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. To be a faculty sponsor, contact Andrew Bruening, or
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Events this week

Today: Stone Lab guest lecture series available via webinar

Stone Lab, Ohio State's island campus on Lake Erie, continues its summer lecture series today (8/11) as Laura Powell, assistant director of the Ohio EPA, presents "The Reality of Public Policy and the Environment." Each lecture runs from 7:45-9 p.m. At 7 p.m., Sarah Opfer, Great Lakes regional coordinator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Debris Division, will discuss "A Smorgasbord of Marine Debris." View live online; contact Matthew Forte at or 247-7439 for log-in information.

Upcoming events

Matt Ogborn at the OSU Urban Arts Space Aug. 18

Visit the OSU Urban Arts Space from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday (8/18) to see this month's Marotta Hour performer Matt Ogborn. Through electronics, he uses his viola to build large, lush swaths of sound. Columbus poet John Bennett and series curator Larry Marotta (guitar) open with a short set of words and music. Hear some of the most cutting-edge musicians and composers from Columbus and beyond before the series concludes in September 2011. Free and open to all.
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Learning Collaboration Studio available for autumn classes

The Learning Collaboration Studio is actively seeking faculty and instructors to reserve the room for classes and events to fill out the autumn schedule. The LCS is a reconfigurable learning space complete with dual-boot laptops, SMART Podium, and on-site staff. There is no charge and the Office of the Chief Information Officer sponsors instructor orientation sessions to provide insight on how to make use of the space. Deadline for requests is Friday (8/19).
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Gateway 2 Management training/workshop Aug. 17

A new Gateway 2 Management (G2M) session, "Building a Culture of Coaching" begins Wednesday (8/17) from 2-4:30 p.m. G2M is offered to managers who want to strengthen and build their coaching skills and contribute to achieving the university's goals. Participants must commit to attending all three Wednesday classroom sessions: (8/17), (8/24) and (8/31) and completing coursework on their own.
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Carmen online tutorials now available

The OCIO's Digital Union is announcing the availability of a series of Carmen video tutorials based on the topics covered in its face-to-face Carmen workshops. These tutorials can be accessed anywhere you have an Internet connection and anytime you need them from the Carmen Instructor Tutorials web page.
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Health and wellness

Your Plan for Health Facebook page: Find tips, resources, events

The Your Plan for Health Facebook page is a one-stop-shop resource for healthy recipes, fitness tips, general health and wellness information, and university and community events. Log in to your Facebook page at, type "Your Plan for Health" into the search bar, and click the Like icon. Don't have a personal Facebook account? Visit the Sign Up section at
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