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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, Oct. 26. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Final harvest! Rain or shine, the Market at 15th & Highwill be there to brighten your day with fresh, local produce, awesome baked goods, and a visit from a local food truck. After a great year, this is the final Market of the season, so be sure to stop by tomorrow (10/27) from 3:30-6:30 p.m. to get your fresh food fix — but don’t worry, the market will return next year! And don’t forget: Purchases at the Market can be used toward Your Plan 4 Health.

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Seven-year grant supports neurologic study

As part of a select group of 25 national clinical sites, The Ohio State University Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have received a seven-year grant supporting clinical trials for neurologic diseases. The National Institute of Health (NIH) has created a Network of Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT) program that fosters the cooperation needed between sites across the country to conduct timely trials. The first meeting of all NeuroNEXT principal investigators is scheduled for Nov. 18 at the NIH headquarters in Bethesda, Md. The program will build on the comprehensive research through OSU’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Department of Neuroscience, and the departments of Neurology and Neurological Surgery at Ohio State and Nationwide Children’s.


Open an account with Ohio’s 529 plan with at least $100 by Nov. 18 and CollegeAdvantage will deposit a $50 bonus in your account! Enter promo code 529 when opening an account. Contributions are fully tax-deductible on Ohio state taxes, up to $2,000 annually. Your earnings are tax-free when the account is used for college. Funds can be used at any accredited college in the country. Payroll deduction available. Visit for more information. $50 bonus offer ends Nov. 18. 

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Salute honors African American veterans of the Gulf War

The Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center will host its Sixth Annual Black Veterans Day Salute from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday (11/12). This salute will honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of our nation’s African American servicemen and women. Do you know a veteran who should be honored? Contact the AAAS Community Extension Center, at 292-3922. Dr. Larry A. Valero, associate professor of Security Studies at the University of Texas at El Paso, will deliver the keynote address. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. An RSVP is required by Saturday (11/5).
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Covelli Enterprises proudly announces the Grand Opening of the country’s largest Panera today (Wednesday, 10/26) on West Lane Avenue next to the Varsity Club. The Panera on West Lane Avenue features 100 parking spaces for your convenience. Join the OSU Marching Band, OSU cheerleaders, and Brutus Buckeye today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 299-4400. Visit Panera on Lane Avenue on game day. Go Bucks! Beat Wisconsin!

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Buckeyes to honor Eddie George’s induction

Eddie George, the Heisman Trophy-winning tailback who holds the single-season and single-game rushing records for Ohio State and ranks second only to the great Archie Griffin in career yards, will be honored at halftime of Ohio State’s Oct. 28 Homecoming game against Wisconsin. The Department of Athletics will recognize George for his pending induction into the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame in December, and his official enshrinement this summer in South Bend, Ind. George will become the 23rd Ohio State player to enter college football’s Hall of Fame.
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Are you African-American? Less than 28 weeks pregnant? Researchers at OSUMC are conducting an NIH funded study to examine how responses to stressful situations may be related to risk of preterm delivery. Participation involves one visit for 4-4.5 hours. Women will be compensated $160 for their time and may earn $100 for answering questionnaires after delivery. Please contact us at: or (614) 293-5262.

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Events this week

Today: John C. Burnham Lecture

The Department of History welcomes Keith A. Walloo, the Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs at Princeton University, who will deliver the John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine/Science today (10/26) from 4-5 p.m. in the Faculty Club Grand Lounge. His topic is “Between Liberal Medicince and Conservative Care: The History and Politics of Pain Relief in America.”
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Today: OSU Symphony Orchestra opens its season

The OSU Symphony Orchestra will present its first program of the season featuring works by Zwilich, Verdi and Strauss. Emily Patronik, who is pursuing a DMA degree, is the featured soloist on the bassoon concerto by Ellen Taafe Zwilich. Graduate student Tim Berens will conduct the Overture from Verdi's La Forza del Destino. The symphony is conducted by Marshall Haddock on Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration.
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Anne Carson presents new plays at Wex

Renowned poet and classicist Anne Carson presents her original plays BRACKO and PINPLAY, inspired by the poetry of Sappho and Euripides’s The Bacchae,on Friday (10/28) at 4:30 p.m. in the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Theater. The plays will be performed by Carson, her collaborator Robert Currie, artist Elliott Hundley (whose work based on The Bacchae is on view at the Wex), Richard Fletcher (assistant professor in the department of Greek and Latin), and Ohio State students. Admission is free, and a Q&A and book signing will be held following.
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Upcoming events

Horowitz to discuss how military experience influence leaders

 Michael Horowitz, associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak at noon Wednesday (11/2) on "How Prior Military Experience Influences The Future Militarized Behavior Of Leaders" at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. He is author of The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics (Princeton, 2010). In this talk, Horowitz will discuss findings from a new data set that encompasses the military, educational, occupational, and family background of almost 3,000 heads of state from 1869-2004. To attend, contact by Monday (10/31).
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Piazza: An online Q&A platform

Join the OCIO’s Digital Union and Piazza team member, Nick LaVassar, on Friday (11/4) at 2 p.m. in the Physics Research Building, Room 1080, for a hands-on demonstration of Piazza, an online platform for class Q&A. Bring your laptop to join in the online part of the conversation, and find out how Piazza is being used for collaboration and student engagement in the classroom. 
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A work/life solution in a hectic world

In our fast paced culture we have more on our to-do lists than ever before. Although we can’t expand the number of hours in a day, we can learn how to get more done by better managing and renewing our energy resources. The key is to achieve a work/life balance. Join the John Glenn School of Public Affairs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday (11/8) for “Fully Engaged: Achieving Work/Life Balance” at the Fawcett Center. Attendees can gain the strategies to achieve this balance and move forward with increased energy and overall life satisfaction. 
-- > Contact: Natalie Gintert at or 247-8823
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Advancing Women Leaders – Summer Institutes

HERS Institutes provides an intensive 12-day curriculum that prepares women faculty and administrators for institutional leadership roles. Each year OSU sends several faculty and staff women to the institute, which addresses higher education issues and leadership skill building and takes place next year on the campuses of Bryn Mawr College or the University of Denver. The Women’s Place invites faculty and administrative staff women to a brown bag lunch from 11a.m.- noon Tuesday (11/8) at 400 Stillman Hall to learn about the institutes and application process.
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Gain insight into U.S. research funding priorities

Do you wish you knew where federal agencies are headed and how to align your funding requests to their priorities and direction? Attend this “FY12 Federal Research Priorities and Budget” webinar and hear directly from program personnel at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Naval Research, Army Medical and Materiel Command, and the Departments of Agriculture, Education and Energy as they share agency direction and funding priorities for the coming year. The webinar will be broadcast over a three-day period Monday (10/31) through Wednesday (11/2) from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Open to all faculty, staff and students. Attend as your schedule and interest permits and come and go between presenters.
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Consider Portuguese Individualized Instruction

Portuguese Individualized Instruction is a self-paced, mastery-based program of learning designed to mirror the courses offered in the classroom. Students can enroll for 2 to 20 credit hours per quarter. Students schedule in-person or Skype appointments with their instructors to fulfill course requirements. Appointments last 15 minutes and are offered weekdays, weekends, and evenings. Individualized Instruction is a great option for those who have a busy schedule.
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