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'Stemi Alert' saving lives at OSU Medical Center

New technology and a close collaboration with emergency medical service providers is drastically reducing the amount of time it takes for heart attack patients to receive life-saving treatment at the OSU Medical Center. Since the initiative began last year, the time it takes patients arriving at the hospital with severe heart attacks to receive specialized care has been reduced by nearly half. Read more >


RESEARCH STUDY. Interested in DENTAL IMPLANTS? The OSU Division of Periodontology is conducting several studies on dental implant therapy and is seeking volunteers for participation. The various studies have different purposes, eligibility criteria, and time commitment (duration). Schedule a free, no-obligation, screening visit (15-20 minutes), if you: are missing one or more teeth, want to receive dental implants to replace your missing teeth, and are interested in participating in a research study. Please call: (614) 292-7847 (voicemail) or e-mail

Three Ohio State faculty to be honored at Fire and Focus Scholarship Luncheon

The Office of Senior Vice President for Outreach and Engagement Joyce Beatty will host the annual Fire and Focus Scholarship Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday (10/14) at the Hyatt on Capitol Square, 75 E. State St. RSVP by Monday (10/5) to 247-7795 or The event will honor three Ohio State faculty who personify the ideals of teaching, research and service:

  • (Teaching): Adrienne Dixson, assistant professor, School of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Human Ecology
  • (Research): Subha V. Raman, assistant professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Informatics
  • (Service): Golden Jackson, associate professor and former director, Service-Learning Initiative


CLINICAL TRIAL. The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is enrolling participants in a randomized clinical trial to test an investigational device to assist weight loss in patients who have had gastric bypass surgery. You may be eligible if you are 18-65 years of age, you are overweight, and you had gastric bypass surgery 2 or more years ago. If you would like more information about this study, please call Rebecca Dettorre at 293-8549.

New episode of iMix airs today on the Big Ten Network

A new episode of iMix will air on the Big Ten Network today (9/29) at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Features include Ohio State’s Student Farm, where high school students have teamed with undergraduate and graduate students to raise, market and sell vegetables at a local farmer’s market; OARDC on the Wooster campus, where Russian dandelions are farmed for their rubber extract and James Tew works in the Honey Bee Laboratory; and a look back at Pelotonia, from a rider’s point of view. Read more:

Today: OSU Optometry hosts fall fashion eyewear frame expo

The Ohio State Optometry Services' Eyewear Gallery for Great Vision is hosting the semiannual Frame Fashion Expo from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today (9/29) at 338 W. 10th Ave. In addition to the normal selection of 2,200 frames, designer reps from Emilio Pucci, OGA, Kenneth Cole NY, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Seraphin, Fendi, Humphreys and Cover Girl will present their Fall Fashion Collections. Featured frames will be specially priced. Come early to avoid the crowds. VSP ® Vision Insurance accepted. Contact: 292-2020

McMorrough kicks off architecture lecture series Sept. 30

John McMorrough, section head of Architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture, will deliver the first lecture of the Territory Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (9/30) in the Knowlton Hall Auditorium. McMorrough is also principal architect in the firm studioAPT (Architecture Practice Theory). View the complete lecture series schedule at

OSU pharmacogenomics workshop set for Oct. 1

The OSU Center for Personalized Health Care and the Department of Pharmacology, Program in Pharmacogenomics are hosting a workshop, “Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Health Care: Current Development and Future Direction” from 8:30-11:45 a.m. Thursday (10/1) in the Biomedical Research Tower Auditorium. Register online for the free workshop (click on the Preconference Workshop link).

Oct. 1 Libraries’ ReadAloud in a new location

The OSU Libraries ReadAloud program begins its Fall 2009 schedule in a new location: the Berry Café lounge near the west entrance of Thompson Library. The first program, from 3-4 p.m. Thursday (10/1), features Ann Hamilton, Department of Art, weaving together words from texts that inspired her floor installation project in the library, including Mirrors by Eduardo Galeano and A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich. View the Fall ReadAloud schedule at

Webinar to explore unanticipated problems in human subjects research

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is hosting a webinar, “Unanticipated Problems Involving Risks To Participants or Others: Navigating the Office for Human Research Protections and Federal Drug Administration Guidance, and Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs Requirements,” from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday (10/13) in 117 Research Foundation Building. Register online at Contact:

Need help designing an online or hybrid course?

Sign up for "Take Your Course Online," a two-part series that explores strategies and campus resources for designing a hybrid or fully-online course. The sessions are scheduled from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday (10/13) and Thursday (10/15) in SEL 090. Registration is required, and participants should attend with a specific course in mind. Read more:

College planning session for faculty and staff Oct. 13

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience is offering a college planning session for Ohio State faculty and staff with children in grades 7-10 from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday (10/13) in 172 Newton Hall. The brown bag lunch session will help parents understand open and competitive admissions processes, how high school courses affect a child’s chances of being admitted to college, and strategies for paying for college. Contact Michele C. Brown at or 688-4468 to register.

Oct. 14: Faculty Recruitment, Searches and Selection workshop

“Faculty Recruitment, Searches and Selection,” a workshop for department chairs, school directors, deans, associate deans and assistant deans, will be held from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday (10/14) in 090 Science & Engineering Library. Registration is required. Register online > Contact: 247-1847

The American Language Program seeks conversation partners

The American Language Program (English as a Second Language) is recruiting conversation partners for international students. Conversation partners offer students studying English the chance to converse in a relaxed and non-academic atmosphere with a native English speaker. Volunteers commit to spending at least one hour per week (for one quarter only) with his/her international partner. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to apply. Contact:


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