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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Monday, Oct. 10. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Combat cough and cold season with the help of the Medical Center's FastCare clinics. FastCare clinics are open in the Market District Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington and in the Giant Eagle in Gahanna. They 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. For OSU Health Plan members, your co-pay is $20. Read more >

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Researchers aim to build dust library

 Researchers recently isolated 63 unique dust particles from their laboratory – and that's just the beginning. The chemists were testing a new kind of sensor when dust got stuck inside it, and they discovered that they could measure the composition of single dust particles. The discovery could aid the study of respiratory diseases caused by airborne particles, explained James Coe, professor of chemistry at Ohio State.
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 What do passwords and underwear have in common? A) They last a long time. B) The smaller the better. C) You have to put your name in them. D) You should change them and never share. Test your password knowledge with the OCIO's It's Time to Change Your Password video. Then log in to to make your Ohio State Username account secure.

Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium – progress report

The Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium program is getting ever closer to the goal. Three new milestones were set at the Michigan State University game: Ohio Stadium's highest diversion rate (82 percent), lowest amount of trash sent to the landfill (2.2 tons), and the most compost/food diversion (2.4 tons). Please spread the word that gray is for compost (food and fiber products only) and scarlet is for recycling (plastic, aluminum, and anything else).
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Needed: Moderately Obese Men and Women for an OSU Nutrition Study. Non-smoking, moderately obese people (body mass index between 30 and 44), with family history of obesity, aged 21-40, needed for study on body processes that affect weight control; must give 2 small blood and urine samples, do a 20-30 minute breath test that measures internal calorie use rates, and take vegetable oil capsules for 6 weeks; compensation of up to $300.
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OSU Extension educator to lead NEAFCS

 Carol Chandler, educator for Ohio State University Extension, has been elected president-elect for the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. With 1,900 members, NEAFCS is the professional organization for Extension family and consumer scientists. Chandler's term on the NEAFCS Board will end in September 2014.
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Events this week

Writers Talk features Rules, Vengeance, and Songs

OSU journalism lecturer Nicole Kraft talks to bestselling author Jackie Collins about her latest novel, New York Times best-selling author Grant Cardone discusses his book, The 10X Rule, and singer-songwriter Beth Wood, in Columbus on Friday (10/14) discusses the politics of songwriting. Tune in today (10/10) at 7 p.m. on WCRS (98.3 and 102.1 FM) and Wednesday (10/11) at 8 p.m. on WCBE (90.5 FM). Check out upcoming shows at
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Page-by-page Moby-Dick artist to appear

Columbus artist Matt Kish will be at the Wexner Center Tuesday (10/11) at 7 p.m. to discuss the origin and execution of his epic project, "Moby-Dick in Pictures: One Drawing for Every Page." A self-taught artist, Kish uses a variety of low-tech materials to create his work, often incorporating images and text from found papers. His discussion will be followed by a signing and a reception in the Wexner Center Store. Admission is free.
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John Glenn School of Public Affairs Open House Oct. 12

Visit the John Glenn School of Public Affairs Open House from 3-6 pm Wednesday (10/12) in Page Hall. Learn about degree and co-curricular programs, including: Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs, Dual and Joint Graduate Degree Programs, Washington Academic Internship Program, the John Glenn Civic Leadership Council, and more. Any student who attends an info session will be entered to win a free iPad! RSVP at or call 688-3206 ext. 1

Fall Undergraduate Research Day & Student Poster Forum Oct. 14

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the Fall Undergraduate Research Student Poster Forum on Friday (10/14) in the Buckeye Reading Room at Thompson Library. A poster forum will run from noon-3 p.m., followed by a reception. All are welcome. RSVP to with "Forum" in the subject line; walk-ins welcome.
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Public Health celebrates new LEED-certified home Oct. 14

The College of Public Health is hosting its annual Champions of Public Health awards in a special location, the newly renovated Cunz Hall on Friday (10/14). The gala celebrates the first time the entire college has been under one roof. Save the date for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours of the LEED-certified building, and the 2011 Champions of Public Health.
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Upcoming events

Obesity and Chronic Disease Symposium: register by Oct. 11

Register by Tuesday (10/11) for the Obesity and Chronic Disease Symposium to be held Tuesday (11/1)-Wednesday (11/2) at the Blackwell. Ohio State's Food Innovation Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital are co-sponsoring the symposium, exploring the latest medical, educational, community action, and public policy approaches to tackling the international obesity epidemic. David Kessler, former commissioner of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, is the keynote speaker.
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Alumni institute features health care policy speakers

Greg Moody, director of Gov. John Kasich's Office of Health Transformation, and William Cleverley, professor emeritus and president of Cleverley and Associates, are leading the agenda for the 2011 Management Institute, from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday (11/4) at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris. The event is sponsored by the College of Public Health's Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society and brings attention to issues of importance for health care managers and policy-makers.
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Usability workshop series in the Digital Union

Join the OCIO's Digital Union and the Web Accessibility Center staff in 060 SEL at 10 a.m. Wednesday (10/12) for a hands-on workshop on creating easily navigable PDF documents. This is the first in a series of four Usability for All workshops presenting strategies to help you improve the usability and accessibility of your course materials in Carmen and elsewhere.
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Carmen Rubrics workshop Oct. 14

Learn to use the Rubrics tool in Carmen to provide structured feedback at 10 a.m. Friday (10/14) in 460B Prior Health Sciences Library. Rubrics let you list your expectations for student performance and apply them consistently to student submissions. In this Digital Union workshop, you will learn to build two types of rubrics within Carmen and apply them in the Dropbox.
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Oct. 18: What students want in their mobile application

Join the OCIO's Digital Union, collaborators from the OCIO, Student Life, and University Communications for a discussion about the development of OSU Mobile at 1 p.m. Tuesday (10/18) in A143 PAES. Steve Fischer, James Burgoon, and Glenn Donaldson will share the technologies used, some of the challenges working on a large campus, and how involving students can make things run more smoothly than one might expect.
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