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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Wednesday, Dec. 23. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Study: Glycemic index education leads to better diabetes control

 Nine weeks of education about the glycemic index in foods is enough to encourage adults with type 2 diabetes to adopt better dietary habits that result in improvements to their health, recent research suggests. The research addresses a controversy in the nutrition community, where some practitioners believe the principles behind maintaining a low-glycemic-index diet are too complicated for average consumers, said Carla Miller, senior author of the study and an associate professor of human nutrition at Ohio State. Read more:


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OSU Marching Band Rose Bowl schedule announced

Although the OSU Marching Band is not holding open practices on campus in preparation for the Rose Bowl, as was incorrectly stated in the Monday edition of OSUToday, there is a full slate of appearances scheduled when the band arrives in California. In addition to performances in the parade and at the game itself, a public rehearsal is scheduled for 9-11 a.m. Thursday (12/31) at Glendale Community College Stadium, 1500 N. Verdugo Road in Glendale, Calif. The band welcomes the public and OSU alumni and friends to its traditional day-before-the-game open rehearsal. A complete list of appearances is available at

Former Distinguished Staff Award winner turns attention to deserving colleagues

 A former University Distinguished Staff Award winner herself, Jeanne Osborne, administrative/project coordinator in Animal Sciences, has made it a point to make sure other staffers are honored for going above and beyond the call of duty. Read the onCampus article. Human Resources is accepting nominations for the 2010 awards until Friday (1/15/10). Read more:

Project REACH workshops to help women faculty in STEM

Project REACH is a series of workshops to help women faculty in STEM extend the reach of their research via commercialization activities. Sponsored by CEOS (Comprehensive Equity at Ohio State, an NSF-funded ADVANCE program), the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Office of Research, Project REACH will commence winter quarter. Read more:

Your Plan for Health PHA award winners

Congratulations to Shilpa Sangvai, Natalie Case, Amy Mullins, Margaret Rhoads, Patrice Dickerson, Thomas McGinnis, Susan Jaeger, Ricky Harris, Joseph Cochran and Jessica Mercerhill. These faculty/staff members won a $50 Visa debit card for completing their 2009 Personal Health Assessment. Faculty and staff who completed their PHA by Monday (11/30) were entered into a monthly drawing to receive one of 10 $50 debit cards.

OSUToday holiday production schedule

During the quarter break, OSUToday will be published on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. In addition, OSUToday will not be published on Friday (12/25) and Friday (1/1/10) due to the holidays. Daily production will resume Monday (1/4/10). Please note: The deadline for the Monday (12/28) OSUToday is noon today (12/23); deadline for the Monday (1/3) issue is noon Wednesday (12/30).

Ohio Union seeks nominations for sandwich club

Sloopy’s, a 1950’s diner in the new Ohio Union, will feature sandwiches named after students, faculty, staff and alumni. Each recipient will have a sandwich named in their honor for a year, receive a free meal at the diner each quarter, and have a short bio on the menu. All students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to nominate others or self-nominate by Friday (1/15/10) at

Upcoming events

Spend New Year’s Eve at the RPAC

Join at least 1,400 of your closest friends as the Ohio State community spends New Year’s Eve at the RPAC. This family fun, non-alcoholic event has become an Ohio State tradition. The evening is filled with recreational activities, children’s arts and crafts, international music, food, party hats and lots of noise as everyone welcomes the new year at midnight. The New Year’s Eve Party is from 9 p.m.Thursday (12/31) until 1 a.m. Friday (1/1/10) at the RPAC. All activities are free. Read more:

Register now for Jan. 23 breast cancer symposium

The annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Review, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (1/23/10) at the Hyatt on Capitol Square, will include a review of state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant disease and a review of the latest microvascular breast reconstruction procedures. The OSU Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Contact: Nancy Jones at or 293-3688. Read more:

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