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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Thursday, Sept. 11. 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 in two days. 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. Stick around Saturday (9/13) for a special tribute concert spotlighting the music of art-rock legends the Velvet Underground. Hear timeless Velvets’ classics performed by Robert Forster, one of the founders of revered Aussie indie band The Go-Betweens. Read more >

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OHIO STATE PHYSICISTS PLAY PART IN WORLD’S “BIG BANG MACHINE”

In the early hours of Wednesday (9/10), Ohio State physicists joined other physicists around the world to watch as the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland was turned on and the first beam was successfully steered around the 17-mile loop of underground tunnel in the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. The $8 billion LHC will allow physicists to study the smallest-known particles in the universe. OSU physicists are collaborating on the three largest experiments, ALICE, ATLAS, and CMS. The ALICE group is headed by professors Thomas Humanic and Michael Lisa; the ATLAS by professors K.K. Gan, Richard Kass and Harris Kagan; the CMS group by professors Stanley Durkin, T.Y.Ling, Richard Hughes, and Brian Winer. Read more >


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RETIREMENT INCOME PLANNING WORKSHOP. New York Life Insurance Company will host a Retirement Income Planning workshop on Wednesday (9/17) at the Fawcett Center. Speakers will include NYL retirement income specialists and Bill Rives, Fisher College of Business senior lecturer in finance. Three workshop times are available: 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. The workshop is designed for OSU faculty and staff nearing retirement, who are just beginning to evaluate their retirement income options. Seating is limited to 20 persons per session. Please RSVP to NYL at 793-2121 during regular business hours (mention OSU seminar).


SCARLET, GRAY & GREEN COLLECTS OVER 130 TONS OF RECYCLABLES

With more than 13 tons of recyclables collected in Ohio Stadium during the 2008 football home opener vs. Youngstown State, Ohio State’s Scarlet, Gray & Green sustainability campaign has totaled more than 132 tons in the span of just nine home games the last two seasons. The program exceeded expectations in its inaugural year in 2007 by amassing 119 tons, including 81 tons inside Ohio Stadium. 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.


TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR FISHER COUNCIL ON GLOBAL TRADE & TECHNOLOGY

A limited number of tickets have been made available for three-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Thomas L. Friedman’s keynote speech at the sixth Fisher Council on Global Trade & Technology, to be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday (9/24) at Mershon Auditorium. Friedman will receive the Fisher Prize and deliver a keynote focusing on the green movement in America, the topic of his new book “Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America.” The event is free and open to the OSU community, but tickets will be required. Reserve tickets online

NEW DAYS, NEW DISCOVERIES AT FARM SCIENCE REVIEW

"New Days, New Discoveries" is the theme of this year's Farm Science Review, being held Tuesday (9/16)-Thursday (9/18) at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, Ohio. Sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, OSU Extension, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the event includes commercial exhibitors and the latest in agricultural research, conservation, family and nutrition, and gardening and landscape. Tickets are $8 at the gate or $5 in advance when purchased from OSU Extension county offices or participating agribusinesses (children 5 and younger admitted free.) Read more >

STUDENT MOVE-IN TO IMPACT CAMPUS TRAFFIC SEPT. 18, 21

Faculty and staff are advised to avoid driving on campus on Sunday (9/21), when more than 5,000 students are expected to move into residence halls. Most campus streets and many parking lots will be closed to normal traffic from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. On Thursday (9/18), approximately 1,500 students will move into the residence halls, affecting traffic from about 3-9 p.m. Those working on campus that day should try to avoid the high-traffic areas near the residence halls and plan for some potential delays. Read more >

LEAVE INFO FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION POLL WORKERS

Ohio State anticipates that some faculty and staff may wish to work the polls during the November election. The university has not adopted poll worker leave, so employees need to use vacation, compensatory time, or unpaid leave to perform this function. Units are encouraged to approve the leave if it does not create a hardship for unit operations. The university encourages the use of flextime arrangements when feasible to allow for poll service while minimizing the need for using personal paid leave banks. For details, contact your department Human Resource Professional or your Office of Human Resources Consultant (hr.osu.edu/ohrc/ohrcteams.aspx).

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS SEEKING ADVISORS

Are you looking to get more involved by advising a student organization? There are many organizations on campus that are looking for you. If interested, contact Adam Burden, aburden@studentlife.osu.edu at the Ohio Union for information about advisor requirements and which organizations are looking for advisors.

IRB FORMS HELP SESSION SEPT. 17

Investigators, graduate students and research staff are encouraged to attend a help session on IRB applications from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday (9/17) in 113 Research Foundation. Office of Responsible Research Practices staff will provide an overview of the Initial Review of Human Subjects Research application and will also answer questions regarding all IRB forms (e.g., initial review, continuing review, amendment, event reporting). The session is targeted to researchers who submit materials to the Biomedical and Cancer IRBs, but is open to all human subjects researchers. Register online. Contact: prestage.2@osu.edu or 292-0214

AAAS EXTENSION CENTER OFFERS VOTER MOBILIZATION COURSE

The African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Ave. will offer African American and African Studies 495: Get Out the Vote! Service Learning in Urban Communities during Autumn Quarter. The course is designed to equip students with the skills necessary to run an effective non-partisan, voter mobilization campaign based on the principles of community organizing. Faculty and staff are asked to pass the word on to students who may be interested. For details, contact course instructor Judson L. Jeffries at jeffries.70@osu.edu.

OSC HOSTS SUPERCOMPUTING WORKSHOP SEPT. 23

A free workshop, Supercomputing at the Ohio Supercomputer Center is scheduled from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday (9/23) at the OSC on West Campus. The workshop will provide an overview of OSC’s supercomputing and related resources offered to Ohio academic researchers and their collaborators. To register, contact trn-contact@osc.edu or 292-0890.

FREE MEN'S HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENT SEPT. 13

A men’s health and wellness event, The Power to Live, taking place from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday (9/13) at the Fawcett Center will focus on choices and changes that men in minority communities can make to live healthier lives. The OSU Medical Center, the Diversity Enhancement Program at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the Bell Resource Center are among sponsors of the event. The event is free and open to the public. Register online. Contact: 293-7020

OSU SENSORY ANALYSIS LAB SEEKS VOLUNTEER JUDGES

Help visually evaluate fresh eggs made safe with new technology at the Sensory Analysis Laboratory in the Parker Food Science building. There is no tasting or eating involved, all you need to do is judge appearance. The test takes about 20 minutes and can earn you a $2 gift certificate to the OSU Dairy Store, across the hall from the sensory lab. This is by appointment only, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday (9/18) and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday (9/19). Contact kamotani.2@osu.edu by Tuesday (9/16) if interested.

TODAY ONLY: ALAN JACKSON & TRACE ADKINS PRESALE OFFER

Alan Jackson and Trace Adkins, with special guest James Otto are scheduled to perform at Value City Arena at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (11/6). Jackson’s new collection is named Good Time, while Adkins recently released American Man, Greatest Hits Vol. II. OSU faculty and staff have access to the presale until midnight today (9/11) only. Use the password "orange" in the box marked “Presale Offer” by using this link. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday (9/12) at the box office and Ticketmaster.

METALLICA PRESALE TICKET PACKAGE OFFER

Metallica with guests Down & The Sword will perform Sunday (11/9) at Value City Arena. OSU faculty and staff have access to the presale ticket package offer, which includes tickets, the new Death Magnetic CD and a download of the Columbus show, today (9/11) thru 10 p.m. Friday (9/12). Use the password "magnetic" in the box marked “Presale Offer” by using this link. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday (9/13) at the box office and Ticketmaster.

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