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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Monday, Sept. 14. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Luc Tuymans, a retrospective exhibition of the work of the internationally known artist, opens at the Wexner Center Thursday (9/17). Jointly organized by the Wexner Center and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition features more than 70 of Tuymans’ paintings from 1978 to the present. See this highly anticipated show in its premiere venue. It’s also a Free Thursday, with free admission to the galleries from 4-8 pm. Read more:

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Study: Hairstylists can help identify older clients who need health services

 Hairstylists are in a great position to notice when their older clients are starting to suffer from depression, dementia, or self-neglect, and have a unique opportunity to help steer their elderly clients to needed health services, according to a small, exploratory study co-authored by Keith Anderson, OSU assistant professor of social work. Anderson conducted the study with Andrea Cimbal and Jeffrey Maile, OSU graduate students in social work. Their results appear in the current issue of the Journal of Applied Gerontology. Read more:


FLU VACCINE RESEARCH STUDY. The Ohio State University Rardin Family Practice is conducting a flu vaccine research study for people 65 and older. Eligible participants will receive a flu vaccine and be compensated for their time. For more information about these trials, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Paula Smailes at (614) 293-3644 or e-mail at

Read the latest posting at the On Research blog

Should scientists and scholars spend much time communicating their research to the public? Some communications experts have said yes, definitely, but communicating effectively is not always an easy task. Many proponents for this approach of "framing science" are ignoring some practical roadblocks to success in this kind of effort. Find out more through the latest posting at the On Research blog at

Retirement Choices Forum set for Sept. 16

Human Resources will offer a forum from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday (9/16) at 1590 N. High St., Suite 430 for newly hired faculty and staff to help with decisions regarding their retirement choices under ARP/OPERS/STRS. Designed for faculty and staff who have an appointment of at least 75 percent FTE and have been with the university for less than 120 days. Read more:

Staff unable to attend may use the free OPERS webinars. Register online at Contact: 292-1050

Center for Clinical and Translational Science Open House Sept. 18

The CCTS has moved to its new location on the second floor of Prior Health Sciences Library. The OSU community is invited to attend an open house celebration from 2:30-5 p.m. Friday (9/18). Read more:

SIS Faculty Center forum Sept. 22

Instructors interested in learning more about the Student Information System (SIS) Faculty Center are invited to attend an open forum from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday (9/22) in 250 Knowlton Hall. See how to access class rosters, post grades and view advisee information in the SIS. Registration is not required. Contact: or 292-9330

American Language Program offers non-credit classes starting Sept. 23

The American Language Program offers non-credit classes for those who want to improve their English skills but who cannot study English full-time in the intensive program. A variety of classes are taught every quarter. Classes are taught on the OSU campus with 25 hours of instruction (evening classes meet once a week for 10 weeks). Classes are small and are open to all who wish to enroll. Please note: these courses do not issue the form I-20 for a student visa. Contact: ALP office at 292-1364. Read more:

Program on dealing with disruptive or troubled students (and others)

Attend a workshop presented by Anna Stephenson, from OSU Police and Andrea Goldblum, director of Student Judicial Affairs, and learn about issues concerning disruptive and troubled students (and others). Learn what options and resources exist for responding to situations in positive, helpful ways. Space is limited. The workshop will be held at 33 W. 11th Ave., room 101 on the following dates and times: Tuesday (9/29), 9-11 a.m., and Thursday (10/8), 2-4 p.m. Reserve your space by contacting

Register now to attend International Symposium at OSU

The International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases, "Symposium XXIV: Molecular Approaches to Leukemia in the 21st Century: Biology, Outcome Prediction and Personalized Therapy," will be held at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Thursday (10/15)-Friday (10/16). The event features lectures by internationally renowned scientists. An accompanying mini-symposium, "Comparative Animal Models of Leukemia" will be held Wednesday (10/14). Free for OSU faculty, trainees and staff. Read more:

Red Cross blood drive at the Rally for Wellness! Health Fair

Appointments for the Red Cross blood drive, to be held during the Rally for Wellness! Health Fair Thursday (9/17), are available from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Schedule at (800) GIVE-LIFE or (sponsor code: buckeyes).


This week: Technology workshops at the Digital Union

Sign up for workshops featuring the latest technology tools for teaching and learning during the Digital Union's Tech 2-A-Day series today (9/14)-Friday (9/18). Topics include Google apps, SMART interactive whiteboards, teaching online, videoconferencing, social networking, and more. Workshops are free, but registration is required. See details and registration at

Donations for Mid-Ohio Foodbank to be collected at Rally for Wellness!

In the spirit of helping others, please bring a canned food item for a Mid-Ohio Foodbank collection to the Rally for Wellness! Health Fair from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday (9/17) at the RPAC. The fair is sponsored by Your Plan for Health, USAC, Recreational Sports and Ohio State Health Plan (formerly Managed Health Care Systems). Read more:

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