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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Tuesday, Oct. 18. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Ohio State scientist receives one of nation's highest honors

 An Ohio State scientist, whose research and discoveries are respected around the world, has been named to the prestigious Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine. Carlo M. Croce, chair of the department of molecular virology, immunology, and medical genetics; and director of the OSU Medical Center's Institute of Genetics, was named a member of the IOM on Monday (10/17) in Washington, DC.
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OSU Wireless: Same username and password as lastname.#

Tired of having a separate login for your OSU Wireless account? With the new site, you will have one less username and password to remember. Change your password at to sync your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) with your OSU Wireless credentials.


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Events this week

Today: Mortar Board Senior Class Honorary hosts Columbus on Campus

The Mortar Board Senior Class Honorary is hosting Columbus on Campus, an event geared to introduce students to Columbus, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday (10/18) in the Ohio Union Performance Hall. Local businesses will provide engaging activities for students, in addition to providing information and brochures. From making flubber to seeing live dancers, enjoy a "mini" taste of Columbus. Free admission and beverages.

Today: Reading Immigration I at Swing Space Gallery

Visit the new Arts and Sciences Swing Space Gallery (1556 N. High St.) from 5-7 p.m. today (10/18) and hear artists and writers live readings of their short stories/poems based on their immigration experience. A special introductory performance from Living Out by Lisa Loomer, currently in production with the OSU Theatre Department, will start off the evening.
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Bill Lestock Trio to perform free concert in Newark

 The Bill Lestock Trio will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday (10/19) in the LeFevre Hall Black Box Theater at Ohio State Newark. The concert is free and open to the public. Entirely acoustic, the concert will allow the audience to hear the nuances of upright bass, acoustic guitar, and mandolin/fiddle with no electrical mediation.
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Henry Smith-Miller to lecture at KSA Oct. 19

Henry Smith-Miller will lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (10/19) in the Gui Auditorium, 250 Knowlton Hall. Smith-Miller is a partner in Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects. The firm has received numerous awards. This lecture is free and open to the public.
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Upcoming events

Rinkov lectureship in ovarian cancer set for Nov. 3

"Ovarian Cancer: Prevention, Screening and Treatment" is the topic of the Claudia Rinkov Lectureship in Ovarian Cancer presented by David Cohn, director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Ohio State, from 6-7 p.m. Thursday (11/3) in the Ohio Union Interfaith Room. Cohn is a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the OSUCCC – James. Registration from 5:30-6 p.m. RSVP by Friday (10/28) at
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Today: OHR Financial Planning Series

Robert Reed of Reed Financial Planning is presenting "The Seven Secrets of Financial Success" from noon-1 p.m. today (10/18) in Human Resources' Gateway offices, 1590 N. High St., Suite 430, Room 425. Register online at

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. Register online for this OCIO Digital Union workshop.

Teaching and Research Statements

The third installment of UCAT and Career Connection's "Planning Ahead for an Academic Job Search" series will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday (10/20). "Teaching and Research Statements" will provide an overview of each type of statement, describe how they are used in the academic job search process, and provide guidance on how to write them. There will be opportunities in the session to start the process of writing these statements.
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Work-life balance workshop for academic leaders

"Helping Faculty Find Work-Life Balance" will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday (10/25) in 400 Stillman Hall. This workshop is for academic leaders: department chairs, school directors, deans, associate and assistant deans. Registration is required.
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Work-Life Balance for Faculty: A Working Session

Human Resources and The Women's Place invite you to attend Work-Life Balance for Faculty: A Working Session, a two-hour workshop explaining results derived from separate studies of female and male faculty across disciplines, career stages, and institutions, from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday (10/25). It includes a discussion on work-life balance issues and policies pertinent to Ohio State faculty. Registration is required.
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