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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Monday, Oct. 31. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Combat cough and cold season with the help of the Medical Center's FastCare clinics. FastCare clinics are 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. For OSU Health Plan members, your co-pay is $20. Read more >

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Board of Trustees to name Corbett A. Price as charter trustee

Ohio State's Board of Trustees, pending approval at its' Friday (11/4) meeting, will appoint Corbett A. Price as a charter trustee of the university for a three-year term. He brings valuable professional experience in health care and hospital management to the board. Charter trustees offer counsel and expertise to the board, participate in all board activities including committee membership and committee voting privileges, but do not have voting privileges and cannot become officers.
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Researchers at the OSU School of Communication are conducting a study focusing on women's and couple's experiences with fertility issues and we need your help! Women, 18-50 years old, and/or their partners who have experienced fertility issues are needed for the study exploring how individuals talk about these issues with partners, friends and family members. Interviews will be one-on-one at the individuals' chosen location.
-- > Contact: Angela Palmer-Wackerly at or 561-9215, or Dr. Janice Raup-Krieger at or 292-4040

Professor emeritus receives top award for work in environmental education

 Rosanne Fortner, former OSU Sea Grant education director and current COSEE Great Lakes director, received the highest honor from the North American Association for Environmental Education at its annual conference on Saturday (10/15). Fortner was presented the 2011 Walter E. Jeske Award, which recognizes individual's outstanding service to NAAEE and leadership within the environment education profession.
-- > Contact: Fortner at or (910) 278-6754, or Jeff Reutter at or 292-4364
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If you know someone who has symptomatic asthma they may qualify for an alternative medicine study of soy and asthma being conducted at the OSU Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital. This study is testing if soy isoflavone supplements can improve asthma symptoms; 380 people, 12 years and older will be assigned to either soy or placebo. Participants will receive up to $400 for their participation.
-- > Contact: 293-4978 or

University advisory group to assist in parking privatization quest

Editor's note: Bruce Weide, representing the Faculty Senate Fiscal Committee, has been added to the advisory group since this item was published on Thursday (10/27).

As Ohio State considers privatizing its parking system in lieu of a large one-time payment to support the university's academic missions, a Parking Advisory Group with administrative, faculty, staff and student representatives has been formed. The group's goal will be to assist and advise Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Geoff Chatas and senior leaders throughout the process, providing guidance and thought from each area within Ohio State. Chatas will chair the group, which also will include Chris Culley, general counsel; Bob Schottenstein, Board of Trustees; Jim Rathman, Faculty Senate chair; Nick Messenger, student leadership; Heather Link, USAC chair; Larry Anstine, Medical Center; Javaune Adams-Gaston, Student Life; Vijay Gadepally, graduate student rep.; Brad Harris, senior fiscal officer, Arts and Sciences, and Bruce Weide, Faculty Senate Fiscal Committee. Parking vendor Requests for Qualifications were sent out in late September and are due in by Nov. 2.
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Construction/traffic alert

Today: Utility work to impact travel on College

Officers will direct traffic this morning (10/31), on College just south of Woodruff, while workers repair a buried utility, and then later again this week during asphalt repair. Two-way, two-lane traffic will be maintained at all times.
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Events this week

Engineering, Medicine tissue engineering & regenerative medicine symposium

The third annual College of Engineering and College of Medicine joint symposium will be held from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday (11/1) in 115 Biomedical Research Tower. Speakers will discuss clinical challenges and enabling engineering technologies in the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
-- > Contact: Keith Gooch at or 292-2665
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Writers Talk features John Guilmartin, William Shkurti, Bradley Zweig

OSU professor John Guilmartin, Jr. and former OSU CFO William Shkurti will discuss their experiences in and writing about the Vietnam War. Also, Bradley Zweig, writer of the stage script for Disney's "Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever," will discuss bringing the animated duo to the stage, at 7 p.m. today (10/31), on WCRS radio, 98.3 and 102.1 FM, and 8 p.m. Wednesday (11/2) on WCBE radio, 90.5 FM.
-- > Contact: Doug Dangler at
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MacKinnon to discuss Animals in Ancient Athens and Pompeii

The Archaeological Institute of America is sponsoring a lecture by professor Michael Mackinnon of the University of Winnipeg on "'Tail' of Two Cities: Animals in Cultural Life in Ancient Athens and Pompeii" at 8 p.m. Tuesday (11/1) in 0300 Journalism Building. The event is free and all are welcome.
-- > Contact: Timothy McNiven at

OUAB Celebrity Signer Series features Mike Doss

The Ohio Union Activities Board is welcoming OSU alum Mike Doss as part of their Dates and Data Celebrity Signer Series. Faculty, staff and students can meet the Ohio State Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday (11/1) in Woody's Tavern in the Ohio Union. Bring Ohio State gear or pick up a headshot at the event to be signed by Doss.
-- > Contact: Ariel Cohen at
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International Speaker Series: Business Practices for Brazil

Join the Fisher College of Business International Programs Office for a talk on doing business in Brazil with Weber Pimenta, managing partner at Visagio Consulting, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday (11/1) in 355 Gerlach Hall. Visagio is a Brazilian Business Consulting Company and focused on Management Engineering. Pimenta has dedicated three years of consulting on the Brazilian sugar and ethanol industry, being responsible for the financial modeling of the biggest ethanol pipeline in the world. RSVP to Tina Hrabak at

Panel to consider latest developments in Arab Spring

A panel discussion on "The Arab Spring: Developments in North Africa and the Middle East" will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday (11/3) at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. The panel features Joshua Stacher, professor of political science at Kent State University; Sabra Webber, chair of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; and Alam Payind, director of the Middle East Studies Center. Moderated by J. Craig Jenkins, director of the Mershon Center; introductory remarks by William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs.
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Upcoming events

Cybersecurity expert to speak on cyber defense and power

 Cybersecurity expert Jeffrey Hunker will speak at noon Tuesday (11/8) on "Cyber as a National Security Issue: What We Know and Don't Know (and What are the Elephants in the Room?)" at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies. Hunker is author of Creeping Failure: How We Broke the Internet and What We Can Do to Fix It (Random House, 2010), a consultant to NATO, and principal investigator of an NSF project on the future of the Internet. RSVP to by Friday (11/4).
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College of Law presents 'How Can You Not Defend Those People?'

Abbe Smith, professor of law and director of the Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy Clinic at Georgetown University, will deliver the David H. Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice on Thursday (11/10) at the Moritz College of Law Saxbe Auditorium. Lunch provided; RSVP by Tuesday (11/1). Smith will explore reasons for defending the guilty, and discuss her own motivations in defending the guilty.
-- > Contact Chris Marcum at or 688-8232
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Is your team functioning to the best of its ability?

Getting work done in the 21st century relies on technology and teamwork. Join the John Glenn School of Public Affairs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday (11/16) at the Fawcett Center for "Teamwork: Moving from Dysfunction to High Performance." Learn to analyze team performance, identify effective and ineffective team behaviors and implement strategies for more productive teamwork.
-- > Contact: Natalie Gintert at or 247-8823
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Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, but faculty and GTAs are in a unique position to help. From 3:30-5 p.m. Monday (11/7) in 300 Younkin Success Center, a certified instructor from Ohio State's Campus Suicide Prevention Training Program will teach you about prevention and early intervention techniques to help prevent suicide.
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Post or view items for sale on the onCampus Bulletin Board

Thank you notes, recognitions, and words of appreciation for OSU colleagues who have been supportive or helpful can be posted under the Notes of Appreciation category on the onCampus Bulletin Board, In addition, faculty and staff can post or view a variety of items for sale. The bulletin board is available to all OSU faculty and staff. All you need to do is authenticate using your OSU Internet ID (name.#) and password, then register with a user name and password of your choosing.

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