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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, Oct. 21. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Headline news

Digital Union office earns Green Buckeye certification

 Wandering through the Digital Union's offices on the third floor of the Science and Engineering Library, it's theoretically possible to miss the fact that it's quite the environmentally friendly outfit. Until, that is, you start looking for a trash can. "It can be a little annoying if you're actually looking for a trash can," said Jonathan Diehl, a student employee at the Digital Union. It's that way of thinking - that environmentally friendly culture - that has led to the DU becoming Ohio State's first office to earn official "Green Buckeye" certification.
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Married couples needed for a research study. OSU professor Brad Bushman is conducting a National Science Foundation funded three-week study on how spouses relate to each other. You can earn at least $100/couple ($50/person) for your time. Contact for details.

Childs writes about the history of oil, gas, and environmentalism

"Green energy" and alternative fuel sources are popular and highly political topics. The history of energy policy in the U. S. helps explain how laws concerning the use of natural resources are made and continue to evolve. William Childs, a professor of American history at OSU, writes about this subject in the November issue of the department's monthly history magazine, Origins. The online publication provides scholars' original interpretations of important contemporary issues as a free public service.
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Launch of online animal ordering planned the end of October

Researchers can order animals online, track animal census, and monitor per diem charges in one convenient location through e-Protocol. Online animal ordering will begin Monday (10/31). Automated census roll-out will begin Monday (11/7). To become familiar with the new tools, training ( is available. All of the university's online software and downloadable forms that support your research are available at

Campus Campaign: Your gifts at work in ...

Breast Cancer Research: We continue to fight

 Continue to fight. These were Stefanie Spielman's final thoughts before she lost her decade-long battle with breast cancer in 2009. The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research, the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund, and Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute are doing just that. Today, more than $8 million has been raised for the Spielman funds to support breast cancer patients and research at the OSUCCC-James.Pictured here: Stefanie and Chris Speilman.
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Construction/traffic alert

Step Up for Stefanie 5K to impact campus roads, bus service

In support of the Step Up for Stefanie 5k on Sunday (10/23), several roads, including portions of Tuttle Park Place, Woody Hayes Drive and Fred Taylor Drive, will be closed from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Because of the road closures, the Campus Loop South and Buckeye Village CABS routes will be suspended during this time.
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Events this week

Today: IMPACT exhibition, 'Immigration What's at Stake?' Conference reception

 The IMPACT Exhibition Reception and "Immigration What's at Stake?" Conference Reception is from 4–6 p.m. today (10/21) in the Swing Space Gallery (1556 N. High St.) It is free and open to the public. Presented in conjunction with the year-long Conversation on Immigration, IMPACT contains work by more than 40 artists and writers from across North America who are immigrants or the children of immigrants. Image by Pamela Flynn.
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Upcoming events

OSU Renewable Energy Workshop Nov. 10

Ohio State is hosting its fourth annual Renewable Energy Workshop from 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Thursday (11/10) at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster. Experts from Ohio State and industry will speak. Professional engineers will earn 5 PDH's. Details and registration info at (click on the link under Events). Editor's note: The date was incorrectly listed as Nov. 11 in Thursday's OSUToday.
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Oct. 23 walk to benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by participating in the Columbus Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Sunday (10/23) at Fred Beekman Park on west campus. Proceeds will benefit local and national suicide prevention and awareness programs. Registration is at 11 a.m.; the walk begins at noon. To register, donate or to learn more, visit

Oct. 24: Olympic & Civil Rights Icon John Carlos at Ohio State

The School of PAES and Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male are hosting John Carlos as part of a national tour promoting his new book The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World <>, at 6 p.m. Monday (10/24) in 1000 McPherson Lab. Books will be for sale and Carlos will be available to sign following the presentation. Admission is free and open to the public.

Artist Elliott Hundley to give free talk at Wexner Center

Los Angeles artist Elliott Hundley will discuss his riveting mixed-media collage and sculptural works, currently on view in the exhibition "Elliott Hundley: The Bacchae" at the Wexner Center, at 7 p.m. Wednesday (10/26) in the center's Film/Video Theater. Hundley will elaborate on his process and the influence of Greek tragedy on his work. The galleries will stay open until the talk begins, with free admission after 6 p.m.
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Swashbuckling high sea adventures at the next Libraries' ReadAloud

Jasmine Anderson, Office of Financial Services, will transform herself into a pirate and take us back in time to swashbuckling high sea adventures at the next Libraries' ReadAloud, from 3-4 p.m. Thursday (10/27) in 202 Thompson Library. She will read from The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen,1995, and Castaways of the Flying Dutchman by Brian Jacques, 2001. Contact with questions or to subscribe to ReadAloud weekly reminders
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Upcoming Social Work events

Workshops and film will be held at 115 Stillman Hall (McMillin Room). View a calendar of events.

  • Wednesday (10/26): The Four Agreements in Clinical Social Work Practice, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 3 CEUs available.
  • Friday (11/4): Habits of the Heart: Spirituality and Religion for Clinical Social Workers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 CEUs available.
  • Friday (11/4): Alumni Society Cultural Diversity Film Fest, My Sister's Keeper, 7 p.m., free and open to all OSU and social work alumni, students, faculty, and friends. Read more >

Department of Theatre to present Living Out Oct. 27-Nov. 6

Ohio State's Department of Theatre heads downtown this fall to present the play "Living Out" by Lisa Loomer at CAPA's Vern Riffe Studio One Theatre, 77 S. High St. The play, directed by Maureen Ryan and featuring a cast of eight graduate and undergraduate students, runs Thursday (10/27)-Sunday (11/6). Tickets are available from the Ohio State theatre box office; 292-2295, or CAPA's ticket office at 469-0939. Living Out is a witty drama that explores the challenges faced by today's working mothers.


Presale offer for Frozen Diamond Faceoff Hockey game

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in an exclusive ticket presale opportunity for tickets in the designated Ohio State sections for The Frozen Diamond Faceoff Hockey game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines, to be played at Progressive Field in Cleveland at 5 p.m. Sunday (1/15/12). Visit for specific event, pricing and seating info and the link to order tickets. This presale offer begins at 10 a.m. Monday (10/31). Special offer code/password: BUCKEYES

Cars and drivers needed for the Homecoming Parade

Do you have a convertible car you'd like to show off to the OSU community? The 2011 Homecoming Parade is in need of a few additional cars to drive VIPs on Friday (10/28) from 5-7:30 p.m. Contact Alexa Lorick at to learn how you can be a part of one of the oldest traditions at Ohio State.

Free LASIK evaluation at OSU Havener Eye Institute

The OSU Havener Eye Institute is offering free LASIK evaluations to interested patients. The evaluation consists of a thorough eye exam and consultation with a surgeon. It takes about an hour and can be scheduled at the OSU Eye and Ear Institute near campus or the Dublin office. To schedule an evaluation, contact 366-1270 or
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