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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 >
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 292-6067. Read more >
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 leadershipfortomorrow.osu.edu, or contact 292-4880 or email@example.com.
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
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 http://outreachgrants.osu.edu. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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