Read OSUToday online

The Ohio State University OSUToday

Search OSU


Good Day!
WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Tuesday, Nov. 27. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

OSUToday sponsored by the Wexner Center for the Arts

Today (11/27) at 7 p.m. filmmaker and Ohio State graduate Ann Fessler introduces her powerful documentary A Girl Like Her, which reveals the hidden history of women who became pregnant in the 1950s and 60s, were banished to maternity homes, and forced to give their children up for adoption. The program starts with Fessler's short Cliff & Hazel, a humorous and poignant portrait of her adoptive parents (supported by the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio Program); a book-signing by Fessler follows.

Students first

Ohio State senior named Marshall Scholar

 Ohio State senior Alexander Chaitoff has been named a 2013 Marshall Scholar. The Marshall Scholarship supports graduate study at any academic institution in the United Kingdom; thirty-six scholarships were awarded to outstanding seniors and recent graduates across the country. As a Marshall Scholar, Chaitoff will spend one year at the University of Sheffield in England obtaining a Master's of Public Health before returning to the U.S. to attend medical school. He plans to dedicate his career to improving the quality of healthcare for minorities.

Shown here: Chaitoff (above right) began conducting research in the College of Public Health in his sophomore year under Thomas Wickizer (left), studying racial disparities in seeking treatment for mental illness.
-- > Read more:


Annual Craft and Gift Bazaar Wednesday (11/28), 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Agricultural Administration Building at the corner of Fyffe and Woody Hayes Drive (sponsors: OSU Extension and CFAES). Items for sale include: OSU logo items from Buckeye Bargains; textile accessories; turned-wood items; pet gifts; homemade soaps; clothing; jewelry; products from Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, and Advocare. Lunch available for a donation. Bring a canned food item for the Columbus Food Pantry. Free admission.

Headline news

Thanks for a great undefeated season, Buckeyes

 Congrats to the Buckeyes, who finished an undefeated season with a win over Michigan. Coach Urban Meyer's first year marks only the sixth undefeated and untied season in Ohio State football history. (The other teams: 1916, 1944, 1954, 1968, and 2002.) View a photo collage of the season and remarks by Archie Griffin, Buckeye football player from 1972-75 and now president of the Alumni Association at Ohio State:


Pi Alpha Xi (PAX) Poinsettia Sale runs Wednesday (11/28) and Thursday (11/29) from 7a.m.-6 p.m. in Howlett Hall Greenhouse, 680 Vernon Tharp St. Traditional to contemporary poinsettias are available along with centerpieces, outdoor planters, and additional holiday plants. Poinsettia prices are $6 (4 inch pot), and $10 (6 1/2 inch pot). Cash, checks, credit cards, and Pro-Cards are accepted. Proceeds from this sale fund PAX's scholarships, and educational trips. For a coupon, and more information visit the PAX website at:

Human research protection program undergoes reaccreditation

A team of experts from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs will be on campus today (11/27)-Thursday (11/229) to review records and interview approximately 125 individuals involved in human subjects research at Ohio State. Accreditation ensures that the human research protection program complies with all applicable requirements governing research involving humans. Preparation for the site visit involved work by hundreds of university personnel during the preceding months. Ohio State's human research protection program initially received full accreditation in March 2010.
-- > Read more:


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 alert

Nov. 28: Traffic impacts for Winter Wonderland event

Vehicular traffic and CABS service delays are anticipated along 12th Avenue, Neil Avenue, the Cunz Hall loop, and Neil Drive on Wednesday (11/28) from 7-10 p.m. as horse carriage rides move through these areas during OUAB's Winter Wonderland event. (This event is available to OSU Columbus students with a valid BuckID only.) Pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are encouraged to plan their routes accordingly and to proceed with caution in the area.
-- > Read more:

Events this week

Nov. 28 Wellness Wednesday: Healthy Oils in the Diet

Join Martha Belury on Wednesday (11/28) from noon-1 p.m. in the Ohio Union Barbie Tootle Room as she discusses why and what oils we should include in our diet. Scientists are discovering new things about dietary oils; these new findings may reveal that healthy oils may be useful for preventing heart disease as well as manage other conditions like insulin resistance, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. Register for this free event at

Langdon to deliver Nisonger Center presentation Nov. 28

The Nisonger Center is offering a brown bag presentation from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday (11/28) in 230 McCampbell Hall. Peter Langdon, clinical senior lecturer and honorary consultant clinical and forensic psychologist at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, United Kingdom, will deliver "Moral Development and Criminal Offending by Men with Intellectual Disabilities." The event is open to all.
-- > Contact: Ann Robinson at
-- > Read more:

Service-Learning coffee hour on conference participation

The Service-Learning Initiative is hosting a service-learning coffee hour on Thursday (11/29) at 9 a.m. in the conference room of 53 W. 11th to discuss participation in national service-learning and community engagement conferences, such as IARSLCE and NOSC. Ohio State staff and instructors who attended conferences will share their experiences and discuss why conference participation is beneficial to the work we do. All are invited.
-- > RSVP: Harmony Cox at

Ohio State co-hosts Statewide Tribute to Rosa Parks Nov. 29-30

The Offices of Outreach and Engagement and Diversity and Inclusion, along with COTA and Rosa Parks Day Founder Joyce Beatty, are co-hosting Ohio's Eighth Annual Statewide Tribute to Rosa Parks on Thursday (11/29)-Friday (11/30). On Thursday at COSI, WOSU-TV will record a panel discussion featuring Charles Neblett and Rutha Harris, two of the three surviving original Freedom Singers; Bettie Mae Fikes, Freedom Singer; and Danielle McGuire, Rosa Parks historian and author of At the Dark End of the Street. The annual Children's Assembly on Friday will welcome more than 500 schoolchildren to the Capitol Theatre.
-- > Read more:

Columbia professor to speak on 'Supermajority Rule and Democracy'

Melissa Schwartzberg, associate professor of political science at Columbia University is the next Democracy Studies Speakers Series guest on Friday (11/30) at 12:30 p.m. at the Barrister Club, 25 W. 11th Ave. Her presentation, "Supermajority Rule and Democracy," shifts the speakers series into the focus of its second year: the current condition of legislative paralysis caused by partisan polarization and institutional gridlock. The event is free.
-- > Register:
-- > Read more:

Nov. 30: 20th Annual Music Celebration Concert

 The School of Music is celebrating 20 years of its fast-paced musical extravaganza, featuring more than 400 musicians in more than 16 different ensembles including the Wind Symphony, Men's Glee Club, Jazz Ensemble, Chorale, and more, on Friday (11/30) at 8 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium. Advance ticket sales available at 292-3535 or One free ticket with BuckID presented in person (subject to availability.)
-- > Ticket policies and details:

Upcoming events

College planning session for faculty and staff Dec. 4

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and First Year Experience is offering a college planning session for Ohio State faculty and staff with children in grades 7-10 to be held Tuesday (12/4) from noon-1 p.m. (feel free to bring a lunch) in 160 Meiling Hall. This is the first in a series of three workshops planned for this year.
-- > Register: Michele Brown at or 688-4468

 Orton Hall


Links to important information for faculty and staff

Ohio State's event calendar

Ohio State's RSS feed
(more RSS info)

Ohio State on:

Contact Information

Contact us

Submit a news item

OSUToday Archive

OnCampus Bulletin Board

Register for a calendar account

To unsubscribe

To remove unsubscribe
(subscribe again)

The Ohio State University

popular image