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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Thursday, Dec. 6. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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New iMacs are arriving soon! Apple announced a brand new, slim iMac desktop in October. 21.5 inch models are beginning to ship now, and 27 inch models will ship in December. Get your eRequest orders in, or stop by WiredOut to pick one up for yourself. We will be open during winter break to serve you. Apple products are available with special pricing below academic discounts at WiredOut and the Wexner Center Store.
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Hussain studies link between traumatic experiences and physical health and well-being

 Since September 2011, Mariam Hussain, a third year psychology and neuroscience double-major and Peer Research Contact with the Undergraduate Research Office, has been conducting research with Janice Kiecolt-Glaser in the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research Stress and Health Lab. In collaboration with the Wexner Medical Center’s Clinical Research Center and funded by the Pelotonia Undergraduate Fellowship Program, her research seeks to uncover how traumatic experiences can lead to intrusive thoughts and, ultimately, affect physical health and well-being.

By guiding participants through interdisciplinary tasks such as blood pressure measurements and psychological questionnaires, she seeks to determine if there is a positive correlation between constant, traumatic thoughts and additional health problems.

Shown above: Hussain (left) collects a participant's blood pressure measurents.


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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Headline news

Pilot project created to increase traffic safety

Do you LOOK? Our campus and the surrounding city streets are home to many busy crosswalks. With thousands of motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians on campus every day, we are truly a multi-modal campus, and it is important for all modes of transportation to follow the rules of the road. As a pilot project to increase traffic safety, permanent "LOOK" markings and temporary signs have been added to a few high-traffic crosswalks on campus to remind everyone to look around when using a crosswalk, especially before entering. Whether walking, biking, or driving, we all share the responsibility to ensure that we navigate campus safely. Learn more, including the locations, at


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.

Autumn issue of College of Arts and Sciences' ASCENT online

Highlights of this issue include trips to places we don't often go:  ringside seats at the DNC and RNC with students and alumni (Unconventional Coverage); on-set as  alumni digital animation pioneers talk about the making of last summer’s blockbusters: Brave and Ice Age: Continental Drift (The Right Direction); and underground at the Large Hadron Collider with physics faculty and their grad students (Hunting the Higgs).   
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Are you concerned that your child never seems to be full? Do you have a child aged 3-5? If so, you may be eligible to participate in a free 6-session intervention that focuses on how to feed your child, parenting skills and nutrition education. Parents will be compensated for their time. Please call our study staff at the FeeDIn Study 722-3503, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for more information or email us at

OSUToday semester break publication schedule

Starting Monday (12/10), OSUToday will follow its semester break schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Daily publication will resume the first week of spring semester. Send news and event information to editor Randy Gammage at; the deadline is noon the day prior to publication. Send advertising inquiries to Bill Estep at or 292-8421.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion holiday celebration message

The holidays are a time of celebration and giving. In this spirit of celebration, the university wants to take care that our festivities respect the diversity of religious beliefs or nonbeliefs of students and colleagues. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has compiled a list of practices to help ensure that campus celebrations are inclusive, respectful and festive. 
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Traffic and parking alert

19th Avenue and Magruder Road

19th Avenue at Magruder Road will be closed to thru traffic beginning Thursday (12/13) at 6 a.m. through early January. Magruder will be closed, and 18th Avenue will be opened to eastbound delivery traffic during construction. The East Residential CABS bus route will not service stops along 19th Avenue or Neil Avenue during this time and instead will be rerouted along Woodruff Avenue and Tuttle Park Place to 17th Avenue.
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Events this week

WOSU to broadcast School of Music Celebration Concert

WOSU TV will broadcast the premiere of The Ohio State University Holiday Extravaganza 2012 on Sunday (12/9) at 8 p.m. The broadcast, in true HD, is an hour-long feature of the best of the 20th Annual School of Music Celebration Concert presented Friday (11/30) for a capacity crowd at Mershon Auditorium. The program will re-air Tuesday (12/25) at 8 p.m. and can be heard as an audio program on Classical 101 FM on Sunday (12/16) at 3 p.m. and on Tuesday (12/25) at 7 p.m. 
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Upcoming events

Pathology Grand Rounds: The Changing Healthcare Landscape at OSU

Edmund Funai, Chief Operating Officer, OSU Health System, associate dean for administration, College of Medicine, Wexner Medical Center, will present "The Changing Healthcare Landscape at OSU" at noon Tuesday (12/11) in 170 DHLRI.  The lecture is free and offers 1 CME credit.
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OSU Extension to host statewide land-use conference Jan. 11

Government officials, planners, developers, landowners, farmers, producers and those interested in land-use implications regarding everything from agriculture as an economic force to planning for oil and gas use, are invited to participate in the 2013 Ohio Land Use Conference, Friday (1/11). The conference runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive. OSU Extension is among the sponsors.
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Understanding and Surviving the Budget Process

Join the John Glenn School of Public Affairs on Thursday (1/10) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for "Show Me the Money: Understanding and Surviving the Budget Process." This seminar is designed to help you better understand the public budgeting process, and identify the skills and strategies to position yourself to successfully engage in the process.
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