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OSU study: Legal drug similar to marijuana could curb Alzheimer's disease

Research led by Gary Wenk, OSU professor of psychology, suggests that the development of a legal drug that contains certain properties similar to those in marijuana might help prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Any new drug's properties would resemble those of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the main psychoactive substance in the cannabis plant, but would not share its high-producing effects. Read more >


OSU HONEY BEE LAB's ANNUAL HOLIDAY HONEY SALE. The sale, featuring honey varieties, assorted beeswax items, candy, stix, and many new items, continues from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today (11/21), Arps Hall Main Lobby. The sale also will take place at the Hidden Benefits Fair, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday (12/10) at the French Field House. For details, visit or address questions to

OSC’s Ralph Regula School of Computational Science receives national award

Steven Gordon, director and the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science, an initiative of the Ohio Supercomputer Center, this week received the 2008 Undergraduate Computational Engineering and Sciences award from the Krell Institute for its innovative baccalaureate minor program. Located on west campus, OSC provides Ohio industries and universities, including Ohio State, with a reliable high performance computing and networking infrastructure. Through the Ralph Regula School, students at any participating institution can register for courses offered on their home campus or via distance learning or courses offered at any other participating campus. Ohio State is one of the participating 11 member institutions. Contact: Kathryn Kelley, OSC, or 292-6067. Read more >


Fish Oil (Omega 3), Immune Function, and Mood. Would you like to contribute to research exploring the health benefits of fish oil? Men and women ages 40-88 can earn up to $650 for participating in research on the effects of fish oil on immune function and mood. Participation involves taking capsules for 4 months and completing 6 appointments (for a total of 16.25 hours) at the research center. For more information, please visit, or send an e-mail to

Breakout session proposals sought for OSU Extension's Leadership Conference

Breakout session proposals are due by Sunday (11/30) for OSU Extension’s Leadership for Tomorrow Conference: Exploring New Approaches, scheduled for Tuesday (4/28/09)-Thursday (4/30/09) at the Ramada Plaza in Columbus. The conference is sponsored by OSU Extension, the Gist Endowed Chair for Extension Education and Leadership, and Epsilon Sigma Phi - Alpha Eta Chapter. For details or to submit a proposal, visit, or contact 292-4880 or

MCC kicks off International Tellabration Week, launches Story Box Project

The Multicultural Center will kick off International Tellabration Week and launch the OSU Story Box Project at 7 p.m. Monday (11/24) in the Faculty Club Grand Lounge. Kevin Cordi, StoryTeller Artist-in-Residence, will be available at this and other MCC events throughout the year, helping Ohio State and Columbus community members craft and tell their stories of transformation and collecting stories for the OSU StoryBox. In June, this StoryBox will be shipped to a new location someplace in the world. Contact: 688-8449. Read more > (click on StoryBox Project)

Office of Research: Limited submission research funding opportunity programs

  • USDA announces the International Science and Education Competitive Grants Program - sponsor deadline Friday (1/16/09). Internal intent deadline is Friday (12/12). Read more >
  • NSF announces the Partnerships for International Research & Education - sponsor deadline Thursday (2/26/09). Internal intent deadline is Wednesday (12/31). Read more >

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Rules of Engagement: Applying for O&E Related Grants Dec. 12

Attend Rules of Engagement: Applying for O&E Related Grants, from noon-1 p.m. Friday (12/12) at 150 Younkin Success Center and learn about the process of applying for Excellence in Engagement, Service-Learning, and OSU CARES grants to support outreach and engagement scholarship. Register online. RFPs will be available Monday (12/1) at The proposal deadline is Friday (2/27/09).

Community Engagement request for applications

Ohio State’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science has created a Community Engagement Program that is accepting applications to increase partnerships between researchers and communities. Up to $15,000 (no indirect costs) is available per project with a percentage of the budget allocated for community partners. Applicants must have OSU faculty status. Application deadline is Monday (12/1). For questions and a full listing of RFA criteria, contact Nancy Hood at 688-3478 or Download the RFA

Budget Basics for Strategic Planning workshop Dec. 3

Human Resources is offering “Budget Basics for Strategic Planning,” a workshop for department chairs, school directors, deans, associate deans, and assistant deans, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday (12/3) in Suite 430 Gateway Building, 1590 N. High St. Registration required. Register online. Contact: 292-2800

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