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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, Sept. 30. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Headline news

Earth scientist receives PECASE award

 Ian Howat, assistant professor, School of Earth Sciences, will receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at a dinner at the White House in October. The PECASE is the highest award given by the United States government to science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.
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Are you pregnant? Have you not received the flu shot this year? Researchers at the OSU Medical Center are conducting a study of effects of life stress on the immune system in pregnancy. Participants will complete 5 study visits over one month. Each will receive a flu shot, answer questions about life stress, health, and health behaviors and, at each study visit, have a small amount of blood drawn. Participants will be paid up to $150. Contact: 293-5262
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Ohio State students competing in Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon

Ohio State students are in Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, where collegiate teams design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. The Buckeye entry, enCORE, is doing phenomenally well; winners will be announced Saturday (10/1). Visit the official competition website, to follow the team's progress and cast your online vote for enCORE in the People's Choice Award competition. Read the students' blog and view photos and videos at


FastCare Clinics Help Combat Cough-Cold Season. Combat cough and cold season with the help of the Medical Center's FastCare clinics open in the Market District Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington and in the Giant Eagle in Gahanna. The clinics provide quality, convenient care for common illnesses such as colds, sinus infections, sore throats, earaches and others. No appointment necessary, and evening and weekend hours available. Visits start at $59 and your insurance can be billed. OSU Health Plan member's co-pay is $20.
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Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium progress report

The Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium program is picking up steam. Seventy-two percent (8.1 tons of recycling, 1.4 tons of compost and food donation) of the materials from the Colorado game were diverted from the landfill (only 3.6 tons of trash). Fans did an excellent job in keeping the compost and recycling separate - which led to the first load of compost accepted. Even the Marching Band showed their support by forming a recycling symbol during the pre-game show.
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OCIO IT Resource Guides

The OCIO Information Technology Resources for Faculty and Staff guides are now available online. The reference guides highlight university-provided information and learning technology resources and services available at Ohio State. A limited number of printed copies are available at the IT Service Desk, 025 Central Classroom Building. To view and download your copy, visit

National Coming Out Day ad supports OSU GLBT community

Each year, members and supporters of the Ohio State GLBT community publish a two-page ad in The Lantern for National Coming Out Day, on Tuesday (10/11). The ad provides a visible presence of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who stand as allies to their GLBT colleagues and students. Donate and sign your name by Thursday (10/6) at All monies collected support the cost of the ad and GLBT scholarships. Coordinated by Scarlet & Gay, the OSU GLBT Alumni Society.
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Upcoming events

Marcucci to present MBI Colloquium Oct. 3

The next MBI Colloquium will take place from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday (10/3) in 355 Jennings Hall. Guido Marcucci, Department of Internal Medicine - Division of Hematology & Oncology, OSU will discuss Gene-microRNA networks in Acute Myeloid Leukemia: biology, prognostic and therapeutic implications.
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WOSU TV to air 'Prohibition', 'Evening with Ken Burns'

WOSU TV will air Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's new film, "Prohibition" Sunday (10/2)-Tuesday (10/4) at 8 p.m. The film discusses the passing and eventual repeal of the 18th Amendment and the Ohio connection (the Anti-Saloon League in Westerville). On Tuesday (10/4), "An Evening with Ken Burns" will air at 10 p.m. on WOSU Plus. Burns and Lynn Novick join WOSU's Ann Fisher, Fred Andrle, Kevin Boyle (History), and Mike Neblo (Political Science) for a panel discussion around issues of civility, immigration and democracy.
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Copyright, fair use, and ownership discussion

Join the OCIO's Digital Union and Anne Gilliland of the Prior Health Sciences Copyright Management Office for a discussion around common copyright questions that come up in all disciplines and around all media at 10 a.m. Wednesday (10/5) in 285 Baker Systems. Gilliland will introduce two new short videos on copyright basics that can be used when talking about copyright with classes or individuals.
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Webinar – FY12 Federal Research Priorities and Budget

Webinar – FY12 Federal Research Priorities and Budget will be broadcast 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday (10/31)-Wednesday (11/2) in 117 Research Administration Building. Hear from program personnel at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Naval Research, Army Medical and Materiel Command, and the Departments of Agriculture, Education and Energy as they share agency direction and funding priorities for the coming year. Attend as your schedule permits.
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2012 Staff Career Development Grants: Oct. 24 deadline

Human Resources and the University Staff Advisory Committee invite staff to apply for Staff Career Development Grants of up to $500, awarded annually to offset costs associated with staff career goals and professional development. Deadline is Monday (10/24). The grant can be used toward expenses such as conference fees, registration fees, tuition, textbooks, research supplies, and transportation.
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Oct. 4: Xtranormal hands-on workshop

Looking for a creative way to convey dull or challenging information other than text alone? Consider using Xtranormal, a website where you can create video clips in which animated characters speak the text that you type. The OCIO's Digital Union and Paul Cook, webmaster in the Office of Geriatrics and Gerontology, who will show you educational examples of Xtranormal videos created to introduce topics, list guidelines that may otherwise be ignored, or promote ideas at 1 p.m. Tuesday (10/4) in 009 Ramseyer.
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