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College of Pharmacy diabetes initiative produces impressive results

Pharmacists are pivotal in healthcare teams, according to results of a study involving Ohio State’s College of Pharmacy. Project IMPACT: Diabetes added pharmacists to low-income diabetic patients’ healthcare teams, which improved diabetes management. “These results clearly show that pharmacists, through a collaborative effort, can help patients better manage diabetes,” College of Pharmacy’s Stuart Beatty said.

Project IMPACT collects data from 25 cities, including Columbus. The Wexner Medical Center’s Martha Morehouse and CarePoint East General Internal Medicine are local clinical sites.
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 The Full Monty: Advanced Strengths Workshop. The full monty is a British slang phrase generally used to mean everything, which is necessary -Wikipedia. You may have participated in a Strengths workshop and learned your top five strengths. Attend the OSU Leadership Center workshop on Thursday (12/12) and receive your complete 34 Strengths report.  Leading with strengths helps your team and organization grow. – Gallup. Beth Flynn is facilitating this workshop.
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New tobacco cessation program benefits

Beginning January 1, over-the-counter nicotine supplements (patches, gum and lozenges) and prescription cessation medications (i.e., Zyban, Chantix) are covered through the pharmacy benefit plan at 100 percent when used in conjunction with an approved tobacco cessation program. A prescription must be obtained from your physician for all tobacco cessation products. (See page 5 at Free cessation services can be obtained through Health Coaching at OSU Health Plan. Call 292-4700 or (800) 678-6269.
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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.

OAA seeks Framework Faculty Fellow

The Office of Academic Affairs is seeking applications for the 2014 Framework Faculty Fellow. The fellow will be responsible for connecting faculty and students to learning opportunities that advance the One Ohio State Framework Plan. The fellow will lead a learning experience aligned with their interests and will develop a small grant program to support other faculty in creating learning opportunities that engage the campus. Deadline is Monday (11/25).
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Planning for retirement is not easy. Join Mitch Grant and the Lincoln Financial Advisors team specializing in ARP, 403(b), 457 and STRS PLOP for OSU faculty and staff. Mitch’s services create an efficient portfolio design that can help produce a reliable stream of retirement income. Comprehensive financial planning and brokerage services are available. Contact Mitch today for a no cost or obligation consultation, at 431-4330 or

Today: Ohio State recognizing America Recycles Day

Today (11/15), students, faculty, and staff can bring their unwanted e-waste items to the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Collected materials will be recovered by RecycleForce, a non-profit, that provides a pathway for formerly incarcerated men and women to successfully re-integrate into the workforce. Ohio State has also registered its zero waste effort at Ohio Stadium’s last home football game on Saturday (11/23) as an America Recycles Day event.
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Maintenance planned this weekend for eRequest and eTravel

The Office of the CIO is providing advance notice about planned maintenance that will affect eRequest and eTravel. Both eRequest and eTravel will be unavailable from 7 p.m. Saturday (11/16) until 7 a.m. Sunday (11/17). Check the OCIO System Status page for changes or updates to this work.

2013 Bucks for Charity Drive campaign ends today

Columbus campus faculty, staff, retirees and students still have an opportunity to support central Ohio environmental, health and human service agencies through the Bucks for Charity Drive. Donor pledge forms and information about participating agencies can be found at Individuals may support preferred charities through one-time contributions (cash or check) or through payroll deduction pledges. All contributions are tax-deductible.
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Events this week

ICS continues lecture series with Hsiao-wen Cheng

The Institute for Chinese Studies continues its "Understanding China-Its Roots and New Frontiers" lecture series today (11/15) at 2:30 p.m. in 208 Pomerene Hall, with Hsiao-wen Cheng, research associate and visiting professor at the Harvard Divinity School. Cheng will present "Medicine, Exorcism, and Beyond: Contending Treatments on Sexual Desire and the Female Body in Song China."
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Workshop with poet Terrance Hayes Nov. 16

Terrance Hayes, author of Lighthead (Penguin 2010), winner of the 2010 National Book Award, and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, will conduct a workshop for MFA students and a public reading of his work on Saturday (11/16) at 7:30 p.m. at the OSU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The event is part of the Visiting Writer Series in the MFA Program in Creative Writing. More information can be found at.
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Upcoming events

Science Sundays public lecture series continues Nov. 17

Science Sundays, a free monthly public lecture series, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and its sponsoring science centers, continues Sunday (11/17) from 3-4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U. S. Bank Conference Theater. Reception to follow. Risa Wechsler, associate professor of physics at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, is the guest speaker.
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Gross is MBI Colloquium speaker Nov. 18

Steven Gross, Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine will present the next MBI Colloquium on Monday (11/18) from 3-3:50 p.m. in 355 Jennings Hall. Gross will talk about molecular-motor based transport, how it functions, and what theoretical modeling can contribute to understanding it.
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Administrative Research Council meeting Nov. 19

College and university research administrators are invited to attend this meeting on Tuesday (11/19) from 10 a.m.-noon in the Smith Seminar Room, Physics Research Building. The agenda will include research administration and compliance updates, presentations from the Office of International Affairs, Office of Gender Initiatives in STEMM, and more.
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Alternative Thanksgiving Nov. 19

The Student Life Multicultural Center is hosting Alternative Thanksgiving, on Tuesday (11/19) at 5:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union Performance Hall. This event is an open social and political alternative event to the Thanksgiving national holiday. Food will be served that was common in Ohio in 1830. Enjoy performances by Native American hip hop artist Frank Waln and hoop dancer Samsoche Sampson. RSVP required.
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Presentation, panel discussion on internationally shared classes

Join the OSU Libraries’ Area Studies specialists for a presentation and panel discussion about internationally shared classes on Wednesday (11/20) from noon-1 p.m. in 165 Thompson Library. The group collaborates with faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants to provide ongoing support services for Globally Networked Learning Environments. Bring your questions and insights.
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Special preview: Via Brasil

Get a sneak preview of the Wexner Center for the Arts’ Via Brasil project exploring Brazil’s vibrant culture on Thursday (11/21) from 3:30-5 p.m. in the center’s Film/Video Theater. The upcoming semester’s Via Brasil-related programming includes the exhibition Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, a companion film series, performing arts programs, a symposium, and more.
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Matinees that Matter continues Nov. 21

The Wexner Medical Center’s Matinees that Matter continues Thursday (11/21) from noon-1:30 p.m. in 170 DHLRI for a look at Teaching of the Tree People. The national acclaimed artist and Skokomish tribal leader, Gerald Bruce Miller (subyay) interprets the sacred teachings of the natural world. The documentary is successful in sharing native reality and environmental knowledge. Christine Ballengee Morris is the moderator.
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Fall Digital storytelling workshop, Dec. 13, 16 and 17

The Digital Storytelling Program is offering its free fall workshop for faculty, staff and students on Friday (12/13) from 9 a.m.-noon and Monday (12/16) and Tuesday (12/17) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Register at by Wednesday (11/27). Preference will be given to those who are using digital storytelling for academic or research purposes.
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Join us for Thanksgiving Day Chinese & turkey buffet
– Thursday (11/28), noon-6 p.m. Enjoy over 50 authentic Chinese items: General Tso's Chicken; Cantonese Roasted Duck; Asparagus Sea Scallops & Shrimp; Hand Carved Thanksgiving Turkey and holiday side dishes; plus irresistible desserts and soft-serve ice cream station. Please visit us at 1689 W. Lane Ave at The Shops on Lane Ave, Upper Arlington. View menu at Reservations recommended: 486-7126.

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