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Ohio State receives $9.6 million Critical Languages Award

 Galal Walker (pictured here) and Mari Noda, professors of East Asian Languages and Literatures at OSU, successfully competed for a new three-year Department of State grant that provides more than $3.2 million per year in funding to administer and implement the Critical Language Scholarship Program in East Asia. Ohio State is the only university in the country to receive this award. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, in cooperation with the National East Asian Languages Center, will establish four intensive language institutes in partner universities in China; and one each in universities in Japan, Korea and Indonesia. 
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 Save money and support OSU at the same time! WOW! Internet-Cable-Phone offers a $5 to $15 monthly discount off WOW! services to current students, faculty or staff, and a portion of that money goes back to OSU for the OCIO Learning Technologies Grants program. The program offers a suite of grants to provide OSU community members an opportunity to effectively use technology to promote student engagement, increase instructor efficiency, and support anytime/anyplace learning. For details, click here.

Ohio State remembers former university trustee Robert Duncan

Ohio State is grieving the loss of notable alumnus, former Board of Trustees member, distinguished jurist in residence and longtime friend Robert Duncan, who died Friday (11/2) at the age of 85. Duncan was a two-time graduate of Ohio State, having earned a B.S. in 1948 and a J.D. in 1952. He was a member of the university's Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2007, serving as board chair from 2006-2007. In addition to serving as secretary of the Board of Trustees, and as vice president and general counsel for the university, he was a member of the executive committee of the Presidents Club and chairman of the University Hospital Board.
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Combat cough and cold season with help from Ohio State's FastCare. Our clinics provide fast, convenient care for common illnesses such as colds, sinus infections, coughs, sore throats, earaches and others. No appointment necessary, with evening and weekend hours available. Clinics are located in the Market District Giant Eagle in Upper Arlington and the Giant Eagle in Gahanna. When applicable, we can bill your insurance. For OSU Health Plan members, your co-pay is $20.
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Transition at Ohio State Lima

John R. Snyder, dean and director of OSU’s Lima campus since 2003, has announced that he will step down as dean and director at the end of his second term in June 2013. Snyder will be serving full-time as a faculty member on the Lima campus in health and rehabilitation sciences. During his very successful tenure as dean and director, Snyder has developed academic programs, enhanced the student experience, built facilities, and fostered numerous dynamic and fruitful community partnerships.
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Ohio State Business Plan Competition: Deadline Nov. 13

The 2013 Business Plan Competition is an opportunity to win part of over $130,000 in cash and services to turn your idea into a thriving business. Faculty and staff can encourage their students to participate and are eligible to be a part of the student team. Click here to submit your concept using a simple online submission process. The deadline to register is Tuesday (11/13).
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Events this week

Nov. 7 Science Café: Single stream recycling

Join us Wednesday (11/7) at 6:30 p.m. in 090/070 Science and Engineering Library for the next Science Cafe discussion. Rich Simon from Rumpke Recycling will follow the journey of recyclables as they go from the recycling bin to the manufacturing of end products and future markets for the waste we generate. All are welcome.
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Theatre, Music stage 'solve-it-yourself' Broadway musical

The Department of Theatre and School of Music presents the solve-it-yourself Broadway Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, directed and conducted by A. Scott Parry, from Wednesday (11/7) to Sunday (11/11) in Thurber Theater at the Drake Performance and Event Center. This bawdy but good-natured work has multiple endings, and the ultimate resolution will be determined by audience vote. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Theatre Box Office or online through TicketMaster.
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Faculty recital features sounds of tin cans, plastic buckets, clay pots

 Percussion faculty Susan Powell and Joseph Krygier, also known as The Pendulum Duo, will present a recital on Thursday (11/8) at 8 p.m. in Weigel Hall. The program derives inspiration from diverse sources such as NYC street musicians and the classical music of India, will feature works by Steve Reich and David Lang, and marks the premiere of Krygier's Build a Better Mousetrap for xylophone and drum set components. One free ticket with BuckID presented in person.
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Sustainable Social Entrepreneurship with Kohl Crecelius

Rec Sports welcomes Kohl Crecelius, founder and CEO of Krochet Kids International, a non-profit organization that empowers women to rise above poverty, to the Ohio Union West Ballroom on Thursday (11/8) at 7 p.m. for a free event. Krochet Kids International offers women the assets, skills, and knowledge to pull themselves out of poverty by teaching them to crochet fashion headwear and accessories sold at retail outlets like Nordstrom's. A free crochet class will be held at 5:45 p.m. with experts from The Yarn Shop.
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Upcoming events

The Best Damn Band in the Land presents Hometown Concert

 The OSU Marching Band's annual concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday (11/11) at Veterans Memorial, 300 W. Broad St. Selections from football halftime shows will be conducted by newly named director Jonathan Waters. Concert highlights include music from the popular OSU vs. Nebraska video game-themed halftime show, which went viral with over 14 million hits on YouTube. Advance ticket sales available at 292-2295. One free ticket with BuckID presented in person, subject to availability.
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The Law and Use of Social Networking Sites for Academic Research Purposes

This offering in the Libraries’ Lecture Series tackles a complicated and evolving issue, describing the uses of social networking sites for academic research purposes, and exploring both the ethical and legal implications of such uses. The workshop will be held Wednesday (11/7) in Thompson Library.
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Columbus Startup Weekend Nov. 9-11

Learn how to start a company in just 54 hours at Columbus Startup Weekend, to be held Friday (11/9)-Sunday (11/11) in the Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Office at 1524 N. High St. Students can apply for a scholarship through TCO to attend Startup Weekend for free.
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