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INITIAL RESULTS FROM FACULTY AND STAFF CULTURE SURVEY AVAILABLE
The faculty and staff culture surveys from earlier this year had strong response rates: 52 percent of staff and 46 percent of tenured/tenure track faculty completed them. One major survey finding is that, for both faculty and staff, immediate work environment has the greatest impact on satisfaction and commitment. President E. Gordon Gee would like to thank all of those who participated in the surveys and invites all faculty and staff to read about more of the major findings and view overall responses at hr.osu.edu/culturesurvey.
NIH AWARDS $4.6 MILLION TO EXPAND GLOBAL HEALTH NETWORK
The Fogarty International Center, part of the National Institutes of Health will award $4.6 million over three years to expand its network of global health education programs to include 12 additional campuses in the United States, China and Mexico. Ohio State is among those sites and will receive approximately $400,000 over three years through the Framework Programs for Global Health. OSU's program will include global health courses for college-preparatory students, a minor in global health for undergraduates and an interdisciplinary specialization for graduate students. Read about the Framework Program. View the NIH release
HAMILTON HONORED WITH $250,000 HEINZ AWARD
Ann Hamilton, OSU professor of art and one of contemporary art’s most influential voices, has been selected to receive the 14th annual Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities, among the largest individual achievement prizes in the world. A provocative visual artist whose installations around the world have woven a broad palette of media into engaging sensory environments, Hamilton is among five distinguished Americans selected to receive one of the $250,000 awards, presented by the Heinz Family Foundation. Read more >
UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES TO MEET SEPT. 18-19
Ohio State's Board of Trustees and its committees will meet today (9/18) and Friday (9/19) at the Longaberger Alumni House. All committee meetings will occur today (9/18). The Audit and Compliance Committee and Committee on Trusteeship will meet from 12:30-2 p.m.; Medical Center Affairs from 2:15-3:45 p.m.; Development and Investment from 2:15-3:15 p.m.; Academic Affairs and Student Life from 4-5 p.m.; and Fiscal Affairs from 4-5:30 p.m. On Friday (9/19), the formal board meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m. and recess into executive session. Trustees will break for lunch at noon and the full board will reconvene at 1 p.m. Read more >
OHIO STATE ALUMNI TO RECEIVE HONORS
The OSU Alumni Association will present 16 awards at its 50th annual recognition banquet Friday (9/26) at the Hyatt Regency, 350 N. High St. The 2008 Alumni Medalist is William G. Lowrie (B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1966), a former president of Amoco Corp. who has played a major role in increasing oil recovery and advancing drilling technology. Read about all the award winners. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 292-9311
RECEIVED A SUSPICIOUS E-MAIL? CHECK THE OIT SYSTEMS STATUS PAGE
Recently, a number of e-mails have been circulating from sources claiming to be from the Ohio State Technical Support (email@example.com) or Exciting Upgrade To OSU E-mail Accounts. The e-mails ask people to submit their osu.edu e-mail account information and password, sometimes along with personal information such as a birth date. These messages are not from OIT; they are phishing attempts. You should never reply to these e-mails and never give your password to anyone. Unsure about whether the e-mail is legitimate? Visit the OIT Systems Status Page to find up-to-date notices on key services.
FOOD SAFETY WHEN THE ELECTRICITY GOES OUT
No electricity? Looking for information on what do about the food in your freezer and how to eat - no heating required? The Department of Human Nutrition and OSU Extension have fact sheets that will provide good advice for you:
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY MOVES TO TOWNSHEND HALL