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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Monday, Sept. 8. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

 OSUToday sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State your 15 minutes of fame is coming this week. Be prepared to be dazzled by Andy Warhol like never before. Making its only U.S. stop, Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms will fill all Wexner Center galleries Saturday (9/13)-Sunday (2/15/09). The exhibition features more than 700 works, including film, TV, photographs, paintings, prints, archival material, and more. Don’t miss this show, called “extraordinary” by Art Monthly magazine on the occasion of its wildly successful European tour. Read more >

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BLACK RASPBERRIES SLOW CANCER BY ALTERING HUNDREDS OF GENES

New research strongly suggests that a mix of preventative agents, such as those found in concentrated black raspberries, may more effectively inhibit cancer development than single agents aimed at shutting down a particular gene. Researchers at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, led by principal investigator Gary D. Stoner, a professor of pathology, human nutrition and medicine, examined the effect of freeze-dried black raspberries on genes altered by a chemical carcinogen in an animal model of esophageal cancer. Read more >


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The Fisher College of Business Executive Education program is hosting the Disney Keys to Excellence today (9/8) and Tuesday (9/9) at the Blackwell Inn. The one-day event (offered on both days) will introduce participants to “the business behind the magic” and strategies that they can implement in their own organizations. Registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Receive a $50 discount using this promotional code: OSUNWSE. For details or to register call (877) 544-2384 or click here.


CAMPUS GREEN FAIR SET FOR SEPT. 10 IN LEARNING GARDENS

Transportation and Parking Services and the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens are hosting a Green Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday (9/10) in the Learning Gardens to promote transportation, parking and commuter-related sustainability initiatives. Initiatives and participants include Zipcar Car Sharing, MORPC OSU Vanpooling for faculty and staff, B20 Biodiesel powered CABS, Center for Automotive Research, COTA, campus area biking organizations, and Get Green Columbus. CD 101 will be on-site beginning at 11 a.m. with music and ice cream. Promotional items and a prize drawing will be available. Read more >


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Men and post-menopausal women who have diabetes may be eligible to participate in a 36-week study to understand the role of dietary oils in combination with medicine to control body weight and blood sugar. Participants described as follows: Type 2 Diabetes; using diet or oral diabetes medications; ages 30-70. Participants receive supplements and free diabetes medications. The study includes nine visits to Davis Medical Research Center at OSU. On-campus parking and meals provided. Receive up to $300. Contact: (614) 247-8235 or FACTstudy@gmail.com


RALLY FOR WELLNESS SEPT. 17 AT RPAC

The Faculty and Staff Wellness Program, USAC, Recreational Sports and Your Plan for Health are hosting Rally for Wellness! from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday (9/17) at the RPAC. Earn points toward the 2008 Incentive Program for attending. Enjoy exhibitor and health care professional booths, free biometric health screenings (pre-register at yourplanforhealth.com/pha.html), free lunch and free health screenings. A Red Cross blood drive will take place from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call (800) GIVE-LIFE or visit www.givelife.org (sponsor code: buckeyes) to schedule an appointment. The OSU cheerleaders, football players, band and Brutus Buckeye are expected to appear. Read more >


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Behavior and Exercise for Physical Health Intervention Trial (BEPHIT) at the OSU Medical Center. Are you female and: postmenopausal; overweight (defined as a body mass index between 25-40); interested in preventing breast cancer; have no history of breast cancer; not older than 75 years of age; able to take part in a walking program; and willing to receive one phone call a day while in the study? For details about a new research study looking at ways to prevent breast cancer, please call 293-7280 or 293-6917.


STREET CLOSURES TO IMPACT TRAFFIC TODAY-SEPT. 13

From today (9/8)-Saturday (9/13), street closures near the Lane Avenue Parking Garage construction site are expected to affect traffic. Tuttle Park Place, just south of Lane Avenue will close (i.e. Tuttle Park Place will be closed to southbound traffic from Lane Avenue) due to the need to tie in to the sanitary sewer that runs underneath Tuttle Park Place. The east entrance into the ROTC lot will remain open and will be accessible from northbound Tuttle Park Place. (the Blackwell Valet service will still be able to access their valet spaces, and customers will still be able to access parking in the ROTC and North Ice Rink/St. John Arena lots). Read more >

OSU HOSTS NATIONAL PERSONALIZED HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE

The OSU Center for Personalized Health Care is hosting a national conference Thursday (10/16)-Friday (10/17) at the OSU Biomedical Research Tower focusing on personalized health care topics ranging from research in personalized medicine to clinical applications in patient care. It features internationally renowned speakers in personalized medicine, as well as panel discussions by experts from academia, industry, government and non-profit organizations. Register online or call 292-7424.

DIGITAL UNION OFFERS TECHNOLOGY TUTORIALS SEPT. 15-19

The Digital Union invites OSU students, faculty and staff to take part in Tech Two-A-Days, a series of hands-on technology tutorials featuring 10 workshops in a single week, from Monday (9/15)-Friday (9/19). Learn the newest tech tools for teaching, learning, and research at workshops on visual literacy, podcasting, google docs, SMART boards, copyright, Carmen tools and more. Workshops are free but registration is required. Register online

REGISTER BY OCT. 7 FOR PARENT & FAMILY WEEKEND

Parent and Family Weekend will take place Friday (10/17)-Sunday (10/19) on the OSU campus. Registration deadline is Tuesday (10/7). New elements this year include: generations of Buckeyes, a luncheon to honor current students whose parents and/or grandparents are alumni; the Ohio State Parent Lecture Series, featuring author and original Saturday Night Live writer Alan Zweibel (his daughter attends Ohio State); and a conversation with President E. Gordon Gee, inviting families to ask questions and gain a new understanding of the student experience. View a schedule of activities

MATERNAL FETAL WELFARE COMMITTEE GUIDANCE ONLINE

New guidance for investigators and research staff is available to help clarify the role of Maternal Fetal Welfare Committee review in human subjects research. The MFW Committee reviews protocols that may involve greater than minimal risk to the fetus or that could have unintended effects on study outcomes by including pregnant women. Office of Responsible Research Practices staff will screen IRB applications for investigators and forward submissions for MFW Committee review when needed. Contact: prestage.2@osu.edu
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GRANT PROPOSAL WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES SEPT. 17

The College of Medicine’s Office of Research is sponsoring a series of grant proposal writing workshops in collaboration with the Department of Pathology. The next two workshops will be held on Wednesday (9/17) in 115 Biomedical Research Tower. Building the NIH Grant Proposal is offered from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and Strategies for Success in Sponsored Research advanced session will take place from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Register online. Direct registration questions to rees.1@osu.edu; direct workshop inquiries to street-underwood.1@osu.edu or 292-5857.

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR AUTISM WALK

Faculty, staff and student volunteers are needed to assist in the Columbus Walk Now for Autism to be held Sunday (10/12) at the Schottenstein Center. Registration and a resource fair begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The event is part of Autism Speaks' signature fundraising and awareness event, taking place in communities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. President E. Gordon Gee is honorary chair of the local event. A complete list of volunteer opportunities is available at www.walknowforautism.org/columbus. To volunteer, contact JessieBeauvais@gmail.com.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC HOSTS PIANO SALE SEPT. 13

For the past year, the School of Music has had the benefit of using a number of new Yamaha pianos and Clavinova digital pianos provided by the Yamaha institutional loan program, which provides instruments to OSU and other institutions throughout the year. After one year, the pianos are made available for public purchase. Arrange for a private appointment to view pianos before the sale to the general public by calling 292-3773, or attend the sale for the general public from noon-5 p.m. Saturday (9/13) at the School of Music.

FRONTERAS BILINGUAL CAREER FAIR SEPT. 12

A Fronteras Bilingual Career Fair will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday (9/12) in Nestor Hall (east and west lounges) at Columbus State Community College, 550 E. Spring St., Columbus. The fair is free and open to the public and no registration is required for job seekers. The event will feature businesses who understand the need to expand their role in the Hispanic market and need employees who can help. Anyone interested in booth space should call 888-8888. For general questions, contact: sczekalinski@dispatch.com

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