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GEE TO ADDRESS FACULTY COUNCIL OCT. 4

President E. Gordon Gee will make his first formal address as Ohio State's 14th President at the Faculty Council meeting to be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow (10/4) in Weigel Hall, with a reception to follow. All faculty are invited to attend. Staff also may watch it live at president.osu.edu


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The Central Ohio Professional Education Council is hosting free programs designed for those considering their health care and pension options through either STRS, PERS or SERS. Programs will address Social Security, 403b accounts, income pension distribution choices, Medicare and Long Term Care issues, as well as Estate Planning Concepts. Retirement Income Planning workshops include Wednesday (10/10) at Graves Hall and Thursday (10/11) at the Fawcett Center. Estate Planning workshops include Tuesday (10/9) at the Dublin Library and Wednesday (10/17) at Graves Hall. Times, additional dates, and registration are available online at www.thecopecnetwork.org.


PRESIDENT OF BROOKINGS INSTITUTION TO LECTURE OCT. 9

Strobe Talbott, president of the Brookings Institution, will deliver “Election of the Century: The American Presidency and the World” at noon Tuesday (10/9) at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. The Brookings Institution is the nation’s oldest think tank devoted to public service through research and education in the social sciences, particularly economics, government, and foreign policy. Talbott served for seven years in the U.S. State Department after spending 21 years as a foreign affairs reporter and editor for Time magazine. Read more or RSVP


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PRESIDENT GEE’S FIRST DAY GREETING AVAILABLE ONLINE

Due to a technical issue, some of you may not have received President Gee’s First Day Greeting that was mailed out early Monday morning (10/1). If you were among the few who did not, please click here to read his message.

TODAY’S RETIREMENT PLANNING BASICS CLASS CANCELLED

The financial planning session entitled “Retirement Planning Basics,” scheduled for today (10/3) has been cancelled. The Office of Human Resources regrets any inconvenience. Visit hr.osu.edu/finseries for a schedule of upcoming classes. Contact: 292-1050

OCT. 4 BETHA GRANT-WRITING WORKSHOP CANCELLED

The Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs Grant-writing Workshop originally scheduled for 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday (10/4), has been cancelled. The workshop will not be rescheduled. Workshop materials will be made available on the Battelle Endowment Web site. Anyone with questions should contact J. Briggs Cormier, Battelle Endowment Coordinator, at betha@admin.ohio-state.edu or 292-5881.

CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION 7 P.M. OCT. 4 AT FAWCETT

With support from the Battelle Endowment for Technology and Human Affairs, the Byrd Polar Research Center is offering the final in a series of public discussions about the implications of climate change. Representatives from Honda of America, American Electric Power and the Air Transportation Association will participate in a panel discussion at 7 p.m. Thursday (10/4) in the Fawcett Center, followed by a question and answer period facilitated by Andy Keeler, OSU faculty member from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Contact: landis.83@osu.edu or 688-8279

READALOUD BEGINS REGULAR WEEKLY PROGRAMMING OCT. 4

The Libraries’ ReadAloud program begins regular weekly sessions Thursday (10/4) from 3-4 p.m. at the Wexner Center Cafe: Cam’s on Campus. Enjoy free refreshments. This week, Nancy Courtney, Outreach Coordinator for OSU Libraries, will read selections from “Messages from My Father” by Calvin Trillin; Mary Klie, Wexner Center, will read from “Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art,” and James Petsche, Wexner Center, joins the program with selections from Ann Packer’s “The Dive from Clausen’s Pier.” Contact: distel.1@osu.edu

OSU MANSFIELD HOSTS 20 STRAWS FILM, DISCUSSION OCT. 8

Ohio State Mansfield will sponsor a film and discussion on “20 Straws: Growing up Gay” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday (10/8) in the Conard Performance Hall in Riedl Hall. The film follows the lives of nine teenagers from Columbus as they come into their identities as out, gay youth. On Tuesday (10/9) the campus will host a panel of speakers from the Wooster Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays as they share their personal stories about loving someone gay, lesbian or bisexual. The discussion is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Conard Performance Hall. Contact: (419) 755-4215

AMERICAN HEALTH POLICY: CRACKS IN THE FOUNDATION OCT. 8

The Center for Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evaluation Studies at the OSU College of Public Health will host a symposium featuring John Nyman, one of America’s foremost health economists and professor of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, on Monday (10/8) at the Faculty Club (room A-D). The presentation is titled “American Health Policy: Cracks in the Foundation.” Light refreshments will be served at noon, followed by the lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The event is free, however participants are asked to RSVP to csmathers@cph.osu.edu. Contact: Carol Smathers, 247-4245

NATIONAL INJURY & VIOLENCE PREVENTION RESEARCH CONFERENCE OCT. 10-11

The Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital will co-sponsor the 2007 National Injury & Violence Prevention Research Conference Wednesday (10/10)-Thursday (10/11) at the Research Institute in Columbus. Huiyun Xiang, director of the International Program in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute and assistant professor in the OSU College of Medicine, is the conference chair. More than 40 researchers will be presenting their work in either oral or poster sessions. Contact: 355-2768 or huiyun.xiang@nationwidechildrens.org
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OSU NEWARK HOSTS ARTIST RECEPTION OCT. 6

The Ohio State Newark campus will host a Meet the Artists reception from 5-7 p.m. Saturday (10/6) at the LeFevre Gallery, to coincide with the current exhibit “Meaning, Myth and Mystery.” The public is invited. The exhibit is on display in the gallery through Friday (11/9). Contact: (740) 366-9369. Read more >

ONCAMPUS SEEKS FACULTY, STAFF STORIES ABOUT USING FACEBOOK

onCampus is looking for faculty and staff who are using the popular Internet networking site Facebook for professional or personal purposes. Faculty who use Facebook in their classes to communicate with students or provide them with course materials are especially invited to contribute stories. Contact Julia Harris at harris.587@osu.edu or call 292-4971 by Monday (10/8).

 

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