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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, Oct. 14. 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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Celebrating the 75th anniversary of Script Ohio

 This month marks the 75th anniversary of a treasured Ohio State tradition — Script Ohio. First performed in Ohio Stadium in October of 1936, Script Ohio is the signature formation of the OSU Marching Band. At the same time, the university is also saluting marching band director Jon Woods, who is retiring at the end of the 2011-12 academic year.
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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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Kirwan Institute receives HUD grant for work on equitable development

A collaboration including the Kirwan Institute Opportunity Communities program and two other partner organizations was recently awarded a $900,000 grant to serve as one of the primary technical assistance providers for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on equitable development for the national sustainable communities program. Kirwan will train regional planners on social equity issues and will also assist with regional planning, opportunity mapping and civic engagement in a number of regions working on regional sustainability plans.
-- > Contact: Kathy Baird, 292-8766 or
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Pregnant or not pregnant? Have you not received the flu shot this year? Researchers at OSUMC are conducting a study of effects of life stress on the immune system in pregnancy. Women 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. Please visit or contact us at 293-5262.

Student information releases

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records, including financial records. Without the appropriate student information releases, student account, and academic records cannot be discussed with a parent, guardian, spouse, or other parties. Students can now complete information releases for academic, account and financial aid information online by selecting Student Information Release in the Personal Information section of the Student Center, available via

Students wishing to withhold the release of their Directory Information can select that option under the Withhold Directory Information tab. For more information, see the Student Information Release FAQ at

OSU Medical Center launches IHIS Oct. 15

On Saturday (10/15), the OSU Medical Center is launching Integrated Health care Information System, which is a single, integrated electronic medical record for patients. IHIS will offer patients and staff improved safety, efficiency and convenience. This major undertaking has involved the training of approximately 14,000 Ohio State physicians and staff throughout the Columbus area.
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Construction/traffic alert

Alley, east of Neil Avenue, to close for two months

The southern portion of the alley, east of Neil Avenue, between 11th and 10th avenues, will be closed from Monday (10/17)-Saturday (12/17) for utility work and repaving. Vehicles and pedestrians may enter the northern portion of the alley to access adjacent parking lots and buildings (including the Younkin Center), but through-traffic will not be possible.
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Events this week

Today: Undergraduate Research Student Poster Forum

The Fall Undergraduate Research Student Poster Forum will take place today (10/14) in the Buckeye Reading Room in Thompson Library. View nearly 90 student posters highlighting summer research accomplishments from noon-3 p.m.; reception at 3 p.m. in 165 Thompson Library. Stop by for as long as your schedule allows. All are welcome.
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School of Music to present free concert Oct. 15

The School of Music is presenting a free concert on Saturday (10/15) at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium in association with Parent and Family Weekend. The concert will highlight vocal and instrumental soloists and ensembles from the school including the Art Blakey Jazz Combo, the Firebird Flute Trio, and The Men's Glee Club Statesmen singing traditional OSU songs.
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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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Public Access to Octagon Earthworks Oct. 16

The Newark Earthworks Center has announced a public access day at the Octagon Earthworks from noon-4 p.m. Sunday (10/16). Enjoy guided tours of the site, Native crafts and atlatl throwing, as well as a ceremony acknowledging the Octagon as a ceremonial site.
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Upcoming events

Tang is MBI Colloquium guest Oct. 17

The MBI Colloquium series continues from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday (10/17) in 355 Jennings Hall. Dalin Tang, Mathematical Sciences, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will discuss Computational Human Ventricle Models for Surgical Optimization Based on Patient-Specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging
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Byrd Polar Research Center Special Lecture Oct. 25

The Byrd Polar Research Center is presenting a lecture by John R. Dudeney, former deputy director of the British Antarctic Survey, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday (10/25) in 136 Scott. Dudeney will deliver "From 'Scotia' to 'Operation Tabarin' Developing British Policy for Antarctica 1903 to 1946. Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Community Shares of Mid Ohio event at Faculty Club

Join Community Shares of Mid Ohio for food, networking and fun from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday (10/20) in the Faculty Club Grand Lounge. Network with colleagues & fellow supporters, and connect with local charities working in your community. Look for Community Shares of Mid Ohio in the Bucks for Charity Resource Guide on page 22/code number 60088.
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Exempt forms help session Oct. 19

The Office of Responsible Research Practices offers monthly workshops consisting of forms help sessions and seminars on various educational topics. A session on exempt research will take place from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday (10/19) in 117 Research Administration Building. ORRP staff will provide an overview of the application and will explain the types of human subjects research that are exempt from IRB review.
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Harlem Globetrotters presale offer through Oct. 16

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2012 World Tour to Nationwide Arena on Thursday (12/29) at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday (10/17) at the Nationwide Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster Centers. OSU faculty and staff have access to the presale, with 25 percent off select seats, through 10 p.m. Sunday (10/16). Password: GLOBIE. Use the links below.
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 Orton Hall


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