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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Tuesday, Oct. 11. 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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Children's vision: A quality of life issue

 The Children's Vision Fund (305847) allows the College of Optometry to provide glasses and/or therapy for children who have some form of visual or ocular disease, whose parents do not have adequate insurance coverage or have demonstrated financial need. With limited funds only a handful of children can be helped each year.

Unfortunately there is a large and ever-growing number of "working poor" who do not have any insurance whatsoever or do not have vision insurance. This year, gifts to the fund allowed us to help two families meet the visual needs of their children at a time when intervention could have the greatest impact on the child's quality of life and set the course for future success.

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Ohio State among six 'Bicycle Friendly Universities'

The League of American Bicyclists announced six new Bicycle Friendly Universities on Monday (10/10) at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference and Ohio State is one of only six universities nationwide to receive this designation. Ohio State is recognized for investing more than $2 million over the last three years to connect the campus to the city's bicycle infrastructure system, construct new bike facilities and parking, and to launch Yay Bikes - a bike education and safety campaign.
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On Research blog looks at latest prostate cancer screening advice

The latest recommendations by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force on curtailing prostate cancer screening tests is sure to elicit a similar reaction to what followed the agency's earlier recommendations two years ago on breast cancer screening for women in their 40s. But behind the whole issue is the question of how people make decisions and whether faith or facts carry more weight in the final deliberations. Read more about it at the On Research blog at

OSU travelers' information system

Already behind the wheel and want the latest traffic information to get you to and from Ohio State? Just tune in to 1650 AM for the best routes visitors and patients should follow to campus and the Medical Center. Getting where you need to be has never been easier, with key traffic updates during special OSU events, orientation and Schottenstein Center events.
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Diversity Network announced

On the occasion of National Coming Out Day, today (10/11), OSUMC's Diversity Council announces its newly formed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Diversity Network. The goal is to create an environment that thrives and benefits from the similarities and differences of each individual, provide a forum for personal and professional development, sponsor activities, and increase outreach and engagement with the central Ohio LGBT community. The next meeting is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday (10/25) in Ross Auditorium. Straight allies welcome.
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Construction/traffic alert

Westbound Woody Hayes closed Oct. 14 (evening)-Oct. 15

From 7 p.m. Friday (10/14) to 7 p.m. Saturday (10/15), the westbound lanes of Woody Hayes will be closed to traffic, between Fyffe and Kenny Road, to accommodate the delivery of transformers to the new substation. Detours will be in place, and officers will direct traffic.
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Events this week

Kieran to lecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture

Stephen Kieran, a teacher at University of Pennsylvania and a founding partner of Philadelphia-based firm Kieran Timberlake, will lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (10/12) in the Gui Auditorium, 250 Knowlton Hall. Kieran's citations include the 2008 Architecture Firm Award. He is currently involved in the design of the new Embassy of the United States in London. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Raimund Goerler is Oct. 13 Libraries' ReadAloud guest

Raimund E. Goerler, university archivist from 1978-2010 and assistant director for Special Collections and Archives of the OSU Libraries from 2000-2010, will read from his new book, The Ohio State University: An Illustrated History in 202 Thompson Library from 3-4 p.m. Thursday (10/13). This is the first one-volume history of the university to appear in more than 50 years.
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FCFS luncheon: Herbert to discuss human trafficking victims

 Judge Paul Herbert, Administrative and Presiding Judge Franklin County Municipal Court will discuss "What can happen when your job becomes a chore ... and you ask God for help" at the next Fellowship of Christian Faculty and Staff lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday (10/14) in the Faculty Club. Herbert will share his experience in creating a specialized court docket for human trafficking victims charged with the crime of prostitution.
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Alternative career day for Arts and Humanities graduate students

A panel featuring Ohio State Ph.D.s and Paula Chambers, founder and director of The Versatile Ph.D., will discuss how they found professional success outside the academy at 3 p.m. Friday (10/14). Learn about the many career paths open to graduate students beyond the tenure track. Faculty, students and staff can register online.
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Festival of Physics Oct. 15 and 16 at COSI

Join Ohio State physics faculty and students for two days of hands-on activities, presentations and lectures from 11 a.m-3:30 p.m. Saturday (10/15) and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday (10/16) at COSI, 333 W. Broad St.
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Upcoming events

Lebow to speak on politics of identity

 Richard Ned Lebow, James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government at Dartmouth College, will speak at noon Tuesday (10/18) on his forthcoming book, In Search of Ourselves: The Politics and Ethics of Identity at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Lebow is a former director of the Mershon Center. RSVP to by Friday (10/14).
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College of Law seeking mock trial jurors

The Clinical Programs at the Moritz College of Law is seeking faculty/staff/students/friends to serve as jurors at mock trials to be held on Thursday (11/10), Tuesday (11/15), Thursday (11/17) and Tuesday (11/22). Choose any combination of the four trials, which last 2-3 hours starting at 4 p.m. in the Moot Court Room, 249 College of Law. A light dinner will be provided.
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Recruiting Diverse Faculty workshop for academic leaders

A workshop, "Recruiting Diverse Faculty" will take place from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday (10/19) in 165 Thompson Library. This workshop is for academic leaders: department chairs, school directors, deans, associate and assistant deans. Registration is required.
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Brainsquall workshop in the Digital Union Oct. 19

How do you transform a group of individuals into a team capable of producing creative, unique ideas? Find out at 10 a.m. Wednesday (10/19) in 285 Baker Systems during this OCIO Digital Union session, and learn how top design firms prompt teams to generate great solutions.
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Oct. 21: Microsoft Productivity Tools demonstration

Join Microsoft in 200 Campbell Hall from 10 a.m.-noon Friday (10/21) for a demonstration of how familiar tools such as Office 2010, Windows 7, Windows Live, Microsoft Research, and Office Labs can make information more useable, flexible, available and valuable. Learn how to use these tools in the classroom and in social networks to encourage collaboration among students and faculty to publish, share, and co-author.
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