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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Monday, Oct. 24. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Join us Tuesday (10/25) at 7 p.m. for a conversation with filmmakers Dani Leventhal, a Columbus native, and Jacqueline Goss. Leventhal will present two videos about her troubling and moving experiences in Israel, while Goss will introduce The Observers, a portrait of the harsh yet stunning Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. On Wednesday (10/26) at 7 p.m., Elliott Hundley stops by for an Artist's Talk on his multimedia exhibition The Bacchae currently on view in the Wexner Center galleries. Hear him elaborate on his process and the influence of Greek tragedy on his work.

Headline news

OSU physicists share decades of discovery

 The world's second-largest particle accelerator may have shut down permanently on Sept. 30, but for Brian Winer and Richard Hughes, the science goes on. The Ohio State physicists — who worked at the particle accelerator at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill., for more than 25 years — are helping to close a chapter on 20th century physics and open a new chapter to whatever lay beyond.
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Pictured here: OSU physicists Brian Winer, left, and Richard Hughes first began work with the Tevatron at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory as undergraduate research assistants in the 1980s.


FastCare Clinics Help Combat Cough-Cold Season. Combat cough and cold season with the help of the Medical Center's FastCare clinics 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. OSU Health Plan member's co-pay is $20.
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Benefits Open Enrollment 2012 starts Nov. 16

Benefits Open Enrollment 2012 will take place Wednesday (11/16)-Friday (12/2). Please look for specific Open Enrollment information to be mailed to your home address in November. You are strongly encouraged to review this material and attend an Open Enrollment forum to learn about changes to our benefits plans. Register online to attend a forum at to learn more about changes effective Jan. 1, 2012.


 Students in the OSU Glass art program are hosting the annual Great Glass Pumpkin Sale this week: on Thursday (10/27) and Friday (10/28) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in front of Hopkins Hall. The sale will feature glass pumpkins and gourds all handmade by students in the Glass Program. This year, credit cards will be accepted. This is a great opportunity to pick up some unique holiday gifts while supporting the OSU glass art club.
-- > Contact: Department of Art at 292-5072

Your password's days are numbered

Why do I have to change my password?

Strengthening the Ohio State Username (lastname.#) password helps to ensure your personal security and the security of the university's systems and resources. Hackers can sometimes go undetected for months or even years while stealing your personal information. Requiring password changes for all Ohio State Username accounts at is the first step in Ohio State's overarching plan to protect online identity information and access to protected resources.


Are you African-American? Less than 28 weeks pregnant? Researchers at the OSUMC are conducting an NIH funded study to examine how responses to stressful situations may be related to risk of preterm delivery. Participation involves 1 visit for 4-4.5 hours. Women will be compensated $160 for their time and may earn $100 for answering questionnaires after delivery. Contact 293-5262 or visit:

Events this week

Oct. 27: Gee, Chatas to discuss 'financing the university' at Town Hall Meeting

 Join President Gordon Gee, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Geoff Chatas, and other university officials at 2 p.m. Thursday (10/27) for a discussion on financially sustaining the university. This Town Hall Meeting is co-hosted by USAC and the Faculty Council. Location is the Saxbe Auditorium in Drinko Hall. This event will also be streamed live at rtsp:// (Real Media) and mms:// (Windows Media). Questions may be submitted in advance to A limited number of submitted questions can be answered.

Guest pianist Harsha Abeyaratne in concert today at 8 p.m.

 Guest pianist Harsha Abeyaratne, associate professor of music at Muskingum University will present a concert today (10/24) at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth, his "mostly Liszt" program will include the composer's Sonata in b minor and Mephisto Waltz. Tickets are available at the door (cash or check only) for $12 general public; $6 senior citizens and students (with ID).
-- > Contact: 247-7036
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Optometry hosts Optometry & Vision Science Editor-in-Chief

Tony Adams, editor-in-chief of Optometry & Vision Science and professor and dean emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry, will deliver "Hope for Prevention of Diabetic Retinal Complications: the Journey" at 5:15 p.m. today (10/24) in 140 Pfahl Executive Conference Center. Adams is the featured speaker at the third annual Jeffrey and Joyce Myers Lecture Series.
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Third Annual Writers Talk Halloween special features students

The third annual Writers Talk Halloween special, features the short story "Hello, Slocum," written by OSU creative writing alumnus Juliet Williams and performed by Fort Hayes theatre students, and contributions from the OSU student group 8th Floor Improv. Today (10/24) at 7 p.m. on WCRS radio, 98.3 & 102.1 FM and Wednesday (10/26) at 8 p.m. and Friday (10/28) at midnight, on WCBE radio, 90.5 FM. See upcoming shows at
-- > Contact: Doug Dangler at

Ohio State Wind Symphony concert Oct. 25

The Ohio State Wind Symphony will present its first concert of the season at 8 p.m. Tuesday (10/25) in Weigel Auditorium. The program will celebrate the anniversary of well-known compositions by Dahl, Sousa, and Holst, as well as A Percy Grainger Triptych in honor of the 50th anniversary of the composer's death. Tickets available at the door (cash or check only) for $6 general public, OSU faculty, staff, and Alumni Association members; $4 senior citizens and students (with ID).
-- > Contact: 247-7036
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Upcoming events

Horne to present TOPS open house; RSVP by Oct. 28

The Nisonger Center is presenting a day-long open house on Wednesday (11/2) at the Frank Hale Cultural Center for current and future families in its TOPS (Transition Options in Post-Secondary Settings) program for students with intellectual disabilities. TOPS stands for. LeDerick Horne, entrepreneur, playwright, poet will discuss the importance of transition to college and/or employment and the strategies that work to support success. RSVP to by Friday (10/28).
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Mac 101: Introduction to Macintosh Computers

Are you interested in using a Mac but not quite comfortable in the Macintosh environment? Join the OCIO's Digital Union and Marc Eisenberg, Ohio State Apple campus rep, for an intro to the Mac OS X desktop and useful tools at 2 p.m. Friday (10/28) in 060 SEL. This session is intended for beginners in the Mac environment. Laptops will be provided for the session.
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