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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, Oct. 19. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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As service providers to all of central campus, Receiving, Stores and Mail do more for the university than you might imagine. Here are a few of the unexpected things we offer. On campus storage: 50-plus departments use our warehouse to store items. Discount holiday shipping: Save on UPS shipping for personal packages at Station 88 in the Ohio Union. Operation feed: Have us pick up and recycle your used toner cartridges. Proceeds go to meals for those in need in our community.
-- > Contact: 292-2694 or visit

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Kirwan Institute program targets global justice

As part of its long-standing work to eliminate racial and social inequities, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity's Global Justice Program engages a wide range of international issues. Topics include: the global food system crisis and the social impacts of land grabs on the African continent; the relative exclusion of minority groups from the developmental process in the Brazilian, Russian, Indian, Chinese, and South African (BRICS) economies; and rising Islamophobia in the United States.

The program is also home to the journal Race/Ethnicity, produced in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.
-- > Contact: Kathy Baird,, 292-8766
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Global Justice Program; Local and OSU involvement

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Headline news

Ohio State receives $1.7 million to study disease-causing infectious agents

 Researchers at Ohio State's College of Medicine are recipients of a $1.7 million award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for infectious disease transmission research. Jiyan Ma, associate professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry, and colleagues are interested in observing what causes a particular group of infectious agents, or proteins, to transmit disease.
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Zero Waste at Ohio Stadium recognized by national publication

Ohio State has been recognized by Waste and Recycling News for cleaning up Ohio Stadium "in a big way." Considering the storied OSU-Michigan football rivalry, the Michigan-based publication had mixed feelings about saying anything positive about Ohio State but, after a writer with WR spent a day with the zero waste program for the Colorado game, they could not resist. Read the flattering reviews of the OSU program, and view pictures, by using the following links:
-- > Editorial (with Editorial cartoon); timeline; video and photo gallery

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What is my Ohio State Username and where do I use it?

Your Ohio State Username (lastname.#) serves as your unique identifier at the university. It is also part of your official university e-mail address (e.g. and provides access to resources such as BuckeyeLink, Carmen, e-mail, OSU Libraries, and Faculty/Staff Benefits Open Enrollment. Log in to to manage Ohio State Username account and change your password.

Events this week

Today: The James, Kroger and Ohio State team up to Light the Schott Pink

Join The James, Kroger and Ohio State at 6 p.m. today (10/19) at the Schottenstein Center and shed light on the fight against breast cancer by lighting the center pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Central Ohioans are asked to join The James and Kroger in lighting up the exterior of their homes by Monday (10/24) with pink, energy-saving CFL light bulbs available for $5 at Kroger (a portion of the proceeds benefits the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.)
-- > Contact: Jennifer Hargett, OSUCCC-James, at 293-2806 or

Geography lecture: The Arctic's Shrinking Sea Ice Cover

Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center and professor of Geography, University of Colorado, Boulder will deliver "The Arctic's Shrinking Sea Ice Cover: Why Should I Care?" beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (10/20) in Cartoon Room 2 of the Ohio Union. The event is the Department of Geography's Edward J. Taaffee Physical Geography Lecture.
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Coolidge to deliver AFTER EFFECTS symposium keynote Oct. 21

The Knowlton School of Architecture is hosting a public lecture by Matthew Coolidge, founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angeles, at 5:30 p.m. Friday (10/21) in Knowlton Hall Gui Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception in Knowlton Hall's Banvard Gallery. Read more. The lecture is the keynote address of the symposium AFTER EFFECTS: Emerging Metrics in Landscape, hosted by KSA this weekend.
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Knowlton School of Architecture Graduate Open House Oct. 21

The Knowlton School of Architecture Graduate Open House will take place Friday (10/21) in Knowlton Hall. Considering a graduate degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or City and Regional Planning. Info sessions in the morning, with informal, bonus sessions and tours arranged throughout the afternoon. For details and to RSVP for the open house, visit or call 292-1404.

Upcoming events

Ohio State music traditions team up for special concert Oct. 23

 The OSU Men's Glee Club and alumni of OSU's Marching Band and Men's Glee Club will perform favorite buckeye and patriotic music at 3 p.m. Sunday (10/23) in Weigel Auditorium. Reserved section tickets available through the OSU Theatre Box Office (292-2295): $12 general, OSU faculty, staff, and Alumni Association members; $6 senior citizens and students. Tickets available at the door for $10. The box office opens two hours before the concert. All proceeds benefit the School of Music.
-- > Contact: 247-7036
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Save the date for the 2012 CCTS Scientific Meeting

The Third Annual Center for Clinical and Translational Science Scientific Meeting will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday (5/18/2012), on the first floor of the Biomedical Research Tower. Please mark your calendar.
-- > Contact: Valerie DeGroff at


Planning a Class Session Oct. 21

UCAT is hosting "Planning a Class Session" from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday (10/21) in 150 Younkin Success Center. Both new and experienced teachers are invited to learn how to structure the classroom interaction that you have with your students in order to meet your learning objectives. Participants will leave with a plan for a single class session and the tools for planning others.
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Oct. 25: Responding to Student Writing

CSTW and UCAT are offering "Responding to Student Writing" from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday (10/25) in 300 Younkin Success Center. Most course instructors will be asked to respond to and evaluate various forms of student writing. Learn how responding effectively to assignments will ease your subsequent responsibility of assigning grades, and will help students improve their writing.
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Thompson Library Satellite Writing Center

New this year is the Thompson Library Satellite Writing Center, a collaboration of the OSU Writing Center and Thompson Library offering free writing tutorials in 460 Thompson Library to all OSU students, faculty and staff. Tutors will help individuals with writing assignments, research projects, application materials, resumes, cover letters, digital projects (PowerPoints, Blogs, etc.) and more. Hours are weekdays 11:30 a.m.-1:18 p.m. and 5:30-7:18 p.m.
-- > Contact: or 688-5633
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