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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Tuesday, Oct. 23. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Headline News

Four from Ohio State earn Fulbright Scholar grants

Three Ohio State faculty members and one graduate assistant from have been selected as recipients of prestigious Fulbright fellowships. The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, do research or participate in seminars abroad. Those selected: Angela Kay Brintlinger (associate professor, Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures), Poland; Monika Luiza Brodnicka (senior lecturer, Comparative Studies), Senegal and Burkina Faso; Sarah Cowles Gerhan (assistant professor, Knowlton School of Architecture), Georgia; Sharon Miriam Ross (graduate assistant, Linguistics), Israel.
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Urban Arts Space Hosts Show by Faculty, Alumni
Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus hosts Inosculation through December 14. The exhibition features works by more than 40 artists from Ohio State's Department of Art, past and present, pairing works by current faculty with pieces by alumni. Opening reception November 3, 6-8 pm.
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Parking vendor taps familiar face as its leader

When LAZ parking was approved as Ohio State's new parking services operator, the company decided it needed a leader who already knew the ins and outs of the business. It turned to Sarah Blouch, who had built OSU's Transportation and Parking Services into a $36 million operation. Now that the operation has officially been turned over to LAZ's CampusPark division, Blouch says those who park on campus likely will begin to see changes in the way things work — hopefully in a good way.
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Events this week

Dialogue and Discussion Series on Diversity, Oct. 25

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a Dialogue and Discussion Series, offering OSU faculty, staff and students an opportunity to explore topics that impact diversity on the Ohio State campus. This annual discussion series promotes excellence through diversity while enhancing the educational experience for the Ohio State community. The next discussion will be Thursday (10/25) from 3-4 p.m. in 285/289 Student Academic Services Building. The topic: “Beyond Obama: A Conversation about Race and Politics in America” with Dr. Ismail White. Seating is limited. RSVP by noon Wednesday(10/24).
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Are you looking for an affordable, quality school conveniently located near campus for your child? St. Joseph Montessori School is a Catholic Montessori school offering education to preK-8th grade students. Learn more by attending an open house on Sunday (10/28) from 3-5 p.m., by calling 291-8601, or visiting St. Joseph Montessori School is located at 933 Hamlet St. on the corner of Summit and 1st Ave. Educating the Human Potential.

Pharmacy Distinguished Lecture to focus on kidney and liver cancer

The College of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents Sharyn D. Baker, associate faculty member at St. Jude’s Hospital. She will present “Contribution of the Hepatic Uptake Transporters OATP1B1 and OATP1B3 to the Disposition of Sorafenib and Sorafenib-glucuronide." The event is Thursday (10/25) at 11:30 a.m. in 115 Biomedical Research Tower.
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The Science and Impact of Climate Change, Oct. 25

The Byrd Polar Research 2012 Seminar Series welcomes Franco Einaudi who will give a public lecture on Thursday (10/25) entitled “The Science and Impact of Climate Change.” Einaudi is the retired director of Earth Sciences, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the 11th floor of Thompson Library. A reception will follow. All are welcome.
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Upcoming events

Security Conference hosted by OCIO and Battelle

Space remains available for the Cyber Security Conference on Monday (10/29). This one-day event will be held at the Fawcett Center with admission and lunch provided by the Office of the CIO and Battelle. Learn about current security issues and best practices from the experts. Registration is required.
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Solving the supply and demand dilemma

"Who Says Retailing Isn't Rocket Science? Achieving Out-of-This-World Results by Solving the Supply and Demand Dilemma" will take place Tuesday (11/13) from 8 a.m.-noon in the Ohio Union’s Archie Griffin West Ballroom. The keynote speaker is Ananth Raman, professor of business logistics at Harvard Business School and co-author of The New Science of Retailing: How Analytics Are Transforming the Supply Chain and Improving Performance. OSU special discounted rate is $125.
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Louis Menand to speak on Nov. 14

Harvard English Professor Louis Menand will kick off the Humanities Institute’s Public Humanities Lecture Series on Wednesday (11/14) at 3:30 p.m. in 1120 Thompson Library. Menand will deliver “What Every College Student Needs to Know.” Menand’s book The Metaphysical Club won the Pulitzer Prize for History is 2002. Menand is a staff writer at The New Yorker; his most recent book is The Marketplace of Ideas, on American higher education. A reception will follow.
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Health & Wellness

Wellness Wednesdays at Ohio State

The Wellness Wednesday calendar, an ever-growing resource of weekly wellness campus activities, is now available. Register for fun activities designed to improve your well-being: wellness walks, lunch-and-learns, Your Plan for Health workshops, food demonstrations and much more.
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Oct. 25: Weisz to discuss chronic disease

George Weisz, Cotton Hannah Chair for the History of Medicine at McGill University, will deliver the 10th Annual John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine, “The Reinvention of Chronic Disease in the 20th Century” on Thursday (10/25) at 4:30 p.m. in 550 Health Sciences Library. A reception will be held at 4 p.m. The event is hosted by the Department of History and the Medical Heritage Center.
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Engaging Faculty in Strategic Planning

“Engaging Faculty in Strategic Planning” is scheduled for Wednesday (11/7) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in 400 Stillman Hall. This workshop is for academic leaders such as department chairs, school directors, deans, associate and assistant deans. This workshop was originally scheduled for Thursday (10/25) and was moved due to several conflicts. Registration is required.
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Mediation skills workshop, Nov. 1

Interested in becoming a more effective problem solver in your work setting? Learning about the mediation process can help. Mediation is a multi-step process where a third party or mediator helps others to negotiate an agreement. Join the John Glenn School of Public Affairs on Thursday (11/1) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fawcett Center for a workshop on mediation skills.
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