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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, Dec. 26. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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The clock is ticking on Annie Leibovitz, our singular exhibition of the noted photographer’s work, which closes Sunday. Visit while you can, and enjoy our enlightening, informative (and free with the cost of admission) Walk-In Tours, scheduled today through Saturday at 1 p.m. each day. No reservations are necessary. And while you’re here, check out Interventions, an exhibition of work from high school students in our Art & Environment program. Interventions also closes Sunday. program.

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Violent video games: More playing time equals more aggression

 A new study provides the first experimental evidence that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time. Researchers found that people who played a violent video game for three consecutive days showed increases in aggressive behavior and hostile expectations each day they played. Although other experimental studies have shown that a single session of playing a violent video game increased short-term aggression, this is the first to show longer-term effects, said Brad Bushman, co-author of the study and professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State.
-- > Read more: researchnews.osu.edu/archive/violgametime.htm


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 Choose AfterHours Care at Ohio State. The AfterHours Care clinic is now open at the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza Pavilion 2nd floor. Providing urgent care for non-life threatening cuts and burns, minor sprains and strains, colds and flu, as well as stitches, splints and urgent x-rays. Convenient evening and weekend hours, Monday-Friday 5-11 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No appointments necessary.
-- > Contact: 685-3357


Newly organized science networks foster research, grad education

Two science networks have been established at Ohio State to make things like searching for research partners or forming scholarly connections not just possible, but the way of the future. The launch of the Environmental Sciences Network and Life Sciences Network was announced a year ago as an offshoot from the 2008 doctoral program review. That review and two task forces that followed, showed that, though Ohio State had massive potential in these two broad areas of study, the traditional administrative structure hampered the collaborations that could make the university's reputation in participating disciplines really shine.
-- > Read more: oncampus.osu.edu/2012/12/bridging-the-silos/


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Logan elected president of National Economic Association

 Trevon Logan, associate professor of economics, has been elected president of the National Economic Association, founded in 1969 as the Caucus of Black Economists to promote the professional lives of minorities within the profession. He will serve as president-elect from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2013 and then as president from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014. Logan will be the youngest president in the NEA's history.
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2012 W-2 statements can be received onliner

Register to receive an online version of your 2012 W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. Online W-2s are generally available earlier than mailed copies and can be printed, saved, and downloaded into most tax software. Once registered, the W-2 statement is posted on a secure Web site. An email is sent when the W-2 is available. Register by Tuesday (1/15). Anyone who registers will not receive a mailed paper copy of the W-2. Employees who have previously registered do not need to register again.
-- > Read more: http://controller.osu.edu/pay/pay-w2.shtm

OSUToday semester break publication schedule

OSUToday is currently following 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 gammage.2@osu.edu; the deadline is noon the day prior to publication. Send advertising inquiries to Bill Estep at estep.47@osu.edu or 292-8421.

Upcoming events

Farmland Preservation Summit set for Jan. 17

Farmers, landowners, planners, local officials, land trust leadership, economic development professionals and anyone interested in preserving farmland in Ohio can get tips from the experts on the subject during a farmland summit on Thursday (1/17) from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Ohio State's Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. The 13th  annual Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit is designed to help interested parties learn various techniques, tools and methods to preserve farmland. Register by Thursday (1/10).
-- > Registration: go.osu.edu/farmlandsummit2013

Training/workshops

Jan. 9: Basic Communication Needs of the Deaf Patient

Interpreter Services at the Wexner Medical Center is offering a free workshop, "Basic Communication Needs of the Deaf Patient" on Wednesday (1/9) from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Ross Heart Hospital auditorium. Examine written materials by deaf persons and the structure of American Sign Language, and learn how to use different communication techniques and the services of an interpreter in a clinical setting. CEs for nurses and social workers; event is open to the public.
-- > Register: Milly.Valverde@osumc.edu

Diversity: Exploring Blind Spots in Yourself and Others Jan. 23

The John Glenn School of Public Affairs is presenting "Diversity: Exploring Blind Spots in Yourself and in Others" on Wednesday (1/23) from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fawcett Center. This advanced diversity training will challenge participants to examine diversity consciousness, inclusion and integrity.
-- > Contact: Natalie Gintert at gintert.5@osu.edu or 247-8823
-- > Read more: glennschool.osu.edu/training/maps.html

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