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

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Choose AfterHours Care at Ohio State. The AfterHours Care clinic is now open at the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza Pavilion 2nd floor. Providing urgent care for non-life threatening cuts and burns, minor sprains and strains, colds and flu, as well as stitches, splints and urgent x-rays. Convenient evening and weekend hours, Monday-Friday 5-11 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointments necessary.
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Headline news

Ohio State opens Office of Military and Veterans Services

 Military and veteran students at Ohio State have a new, comprehensive office that caters specifically to their needs. Ohio State's new Office of Military and Veterans Services, 185 Student Academic Services Building, 281 W. Lane Ave., assists students with accessing their educational benefits and the university resources they need for academic success. The new office is the latest in a series of Ohio State initiatives to serve military and veteran students. Other resources include a veterans house, a veterans student organization and a conference on teaching student veterans in the classroom.
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 Urban Arts Space hosts show by faculty, alumni. Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus is hosting Inosculation through Friday (12/14). 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 Saturday (11/3), 6-8 p.m.
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Undergraduate Research Office in new location

The Undergraduate Research Office has moved to a new location at 53 W. 11th Ave. The URO will continue to offer the same services and programs for the entire undergraduate student body and for faculty who work with undergraduates, including office hours, information sessions, and communications regarding undergraduate research opportunities and faculty postings.
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Staff Career Development Grant applications deadline Oct. 29

Human Resources and the University Staff Advisory Committee annually award Staff Career Development Grants of up to $500 to offset costs associated with staff career goals and professional development. The grant must be used toward expenses that occur during calendar year 2013. Information about the grants, including eligibility and selection criteria, is available online. 
-- > Contact: Michele Bondurant, 292-4341
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Who's helping you get more for your retirement? Here is some great news for OSU employees. As a leading retirement provider for higher education, Fidelity is ready to help you take a fresh look at your 403(b) and ARP. Put your savings to the test. Planning and Guidance Consultants are available on campus for complimentary one-on-one consultation. Call (866) 715-6111 or visit to schedule your appointment. Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC, Member NYSE, SIPC.

Traffic and parking alerts

Road closures for Step Up for Stefanie 5K

In support of the Step Up for Stefanie 5K on Sunday (10/28), several roads, including portions of Woody Hayes Drive, Cannon Drive, Neil Avenue, 17th Avenue and College Road, will be closed from 9:30-11 a.m. Please note that Cannon Drive, between John Herrick Drive and Woody Hayes Drive, will be closed to thru traffic beginning at 7:30 a.m. Because of the road closures, the Campus Loop South and Buckeye Village CABS routes will be suspended from approximately 9:30-11 a.m.
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Pothole repair taking place through November

FOD's Landscape Services will be repairing potholes on campus streets through November. There may be some traffic delays, but crews will move out of the way as quickly as possible. Please exercise caution to keep yourself and the crews safe. Remember to share the road.
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Events this week

Today: Donating and Collecting in Early Modern Spain

Enrique García Santo-Tomás, professor of Spanish at the University of Michigan, will give a talk today (10/26) at 10 a.m. at the Humanities Institute, 104 E. 15th Ave., on Juan de Espina y Velasco (1563-1642), whose home is a site for understanding the performance of male domesticity, the dynamics of collecting, and the showcasing of scientific exploration. This lecture is sponsored by History of the Book, an initiative of LiteracyStudies@OSU, with additional support provided by the Iberian Studies working group.
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Trzeciak to discuss the challenges of translating poetry today

The Polish Support Fund, the Polish Cultural Institute of New York, and the Ohio State Polish Studies Initiative are presenting "The Challenges of Translating Poetry: A Conversation with Joanna Trzeciak and Russell Scott Valentino" today (10/26) from 2-5 p.m. in Page Hall's Lockheed Martin Boardroom. Trzeciak, an assistant professor of Russian and Polish Translation at Kent State University, is the 2012 winner of the Polish Cultural Institute's Found in Translation Award. A reception will follow.
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Lecture looks at studies of the history of Christianity in China

Xiaoxin Wu, director of the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim, will deliver "Living with China's Own Heritage: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on the Studies of the History of Christianity in China" today (10/26) from 1-2:45 p.m. in 100 Mendenhall Lab. The event is free and open to the public
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Upcoming events

Venhorst to discuss Human Capital Spillovers in Dutch Cities

The Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics is hosting a seminar on Monday (10/29) from 10-11:30 a.m. in 105 Agricultural Administration Building featuring Viktor Venhorst, post-doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen. Venhorst will present "Human Capital Spillovers in Dutch Cities: Consumption or Productivity?" RSVP is not required.
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Fall Semester Seminar Series kicks off Oct. 30

The first seminar in the Department of Food Science and Technology’s Autumn Term Seminar Series is set for Tuesday (10/30) at 11:45 a.m. in 118 Parker Food Science Building. Marc Hendrickx, senior professor in food technology at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and head of the Laboratory of Food Technology Center for Food and Microbial Technology, will present "High pressure based technologies to modulate functional properties of fruit and vegetable based food systems." All are welcome to attend.
-- > Contact: Kelly Elisar at or 688-4152

School of Music Flute Troupe to perform

 Enjoy the unique and varied sounds of a flute choir on Tuesday (10/30) at 8 p.m. in Weigel Hall. The Ohio State Flute Troupe, directed by Katherine Borst Jones, will perform a variety of solo and chamber selections from Baroque to Contemporary. Advance ticket sales available at 292-2295. One free ticket with BuckID presented in person. This program will be repeated at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Sunday (11/4) at 7 p.m.
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David Bodiker Lecture on Criminal Justice with Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., will present "Excessive Punishment and Mass Incarceration in an Era of Fear and Anger," on Tuesday (10/30) in Drinko Hall. Stevenson has won national acclaim for his work challenging the bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Last year’s lecture was standing-room-only, and early registration is highly encouraged.
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Optometry hosts international public health expert Oct. 30

Kovin Nadoo, global program director for the International Center for Eye Care Education, head of the African Vision Research Institute, and associate professor of optometry at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa is the featured speaker at the annual Jeffrey and Joyce Myers Lecture Series, on Tuesday (10/30) at 5:30 p.m. in 33 Fry Hall. The event is hosted by the College of Optometry.
-- > Contact: mccauley.4@osu.eduor 292-0818


Federal Research Update: Live webinar from Washington, D.C.

The University of Missouri-Columbia in partnership with the State University System of Florida and the National Association of College and University Business Officers will webcast a free, week-long Federal Research Update webinar for university personnel and others interested in the latest on federal agency updates on research and budget priorities and policies. It will be broadcast live from Washington D.C. Monday (10/29)-Friday (11/2). View any or all of the individual 90-minute presentations throughout the week.
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Oct. 29: Designing Effective Educational Environments

UCAT and the Council of Graduate Students are offering "Designing Effective Educational Environments" on Monday (10/29) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Cartoon Room of the Ohio Union. Carney Strange, professor of higher education and student affairs at Bowling Green State University and author of Educating by Design: Creating Campus Learning Environments that Work, will discuss his comprehensive paradigm of environmental design, including the physical, social, organizational, and cultural components of building a community of learning in your classroom.
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Upcoming Digital Union events

Next week's Digital Union workshops focus on Windows 8, video captioning, Prezi, and iPad productivity:

  • Tuesday (10/30): One Tool at a Time: Prezi, 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m., 186 Hagerty
  • Tuesday (10/30): Usability for All: Video Captioning Techniques and Best Practices, 2:20-4:15 p.m., 0029 Derby
  • Wednesday (10/31): Windows 8: Enabling Flexible Workstyles, 12:00-1:00 p.m., 0029 Derby
  • Thursday (11/1): iPad Productivity, 2:00-3:30 p.m., 405 Mason
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