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The latest news and information for Ohio State students and families for the week of October 26, 2014. Just a few addtional pieces of information for you this week:

First, thanks so much to the many students, parents, and families who attended Parent and Family Weekend 2014. We hope the weekend allowed you and your student(s) to better connect in her/his Buckeye experience. Be on the lookout for a more complete recap of Parent and Family Weekend in the upcoming November Buckeye Parent Newsletter.

Second, registration for Undergraduate Student Government's Buckeye Road Trip is active. Buckeye Roadtrip is a reduced cost busing service designed to bring students to cities in and out of Ohio during times of break. USG is currently taking reservations for it's Thanksgiving Break trips which include Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Pittsburgh, PA. Trips costs are $15 roundtrip. Students must use their Ohio State username and password to sign-up for trips. Trips are limited in size and are first come, first serve while seats are available. You can find registration information on-line by clicking here.

Have a great week everyone!


Message from VP for Student Life ‘Dr. J’


One of the great things about Ohio State is the wide range of cultural experiences available to us. Be it dance, music or art in any form, our campus and the greater Columbus area is the perfect place to become involved. The Wexner Center for the Arts is an amazing treasure, and their current exhibition is well worth your time.
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Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at

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Keep your eye on the ball?


Batter up! It takes great hitting to win contests like the World Series, which begins this week. Could optometry research at Ohio State uncover the subtleties of a better batting average? Professors Nicklaus Fogt and Aaron Zimmerman have studied the way players tracked thousands of pitches with their eyes and their heads to see if there is any scientific reason to “keep your eye on the ball.”
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Buckeye Voices: From space camp to Astronaut Scholar


Only 58 women have ever traveled to space. Ohio State’s first Astronaut Scholar, 4th-year student Jillian Yuricich, hopes to one day join their esteemed ranks. With internships at NASA, U.S. Naval Air Systems Command and Rolls-Royce, Yuricich is getting closer to what she calls the “greatest adventure.”
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If you or someone in your area has an idea for a blog post, contact buckeyevoices@osu.eduMonica DeMeglio at 292-3076, or Amy McKay at 292-0614.

Students using technology to raise funds for charity

As part of their fall semester leadership challenge, students in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program will be working with Targeted Victory, a political consulting and fundraising firm based in Washington DC, to leverage TV’s sophisticated software to help area non-profits and other causes raise money. Over a dozen leadership challenges have been completed by BLF students in partnership with a variety of business, non-profits and other agencies.
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President to deliver first University Address Oct. 30

President Michael V. Drake invites you to attend his first University Address during the University Senate meeting on Thursday (10/30) at 3:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theatre. You can view it live online at (not active until 10/30).


Research Scholar Award applications due Nov. 1

Applications for the Research Scholar Award for first-time undergraduate research funding are being accepted. This $1,000 award is designed to generate early interest in undergraduate research and reduce barriers to faculty-mentored research opportunities for students in all disciplines. Applications are accepted on a monthly basis, and the next round of applications are due Saturday (11/1).
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Undergraduate Training Program in Mathematical Biology

A year-long (2014-2015) program in mathematical biology for undergraduate students provides training for potential researchers in interdisciplinary research at the interface of mathematics and biology via training in computation and mathematics. Third or fourth-year students across campus may apply for the 8-10 seats available. Apply by Wednesday (11/5).
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Vote online for International Photography Competition

Facebook users can vote for their favorite photo in International Affairs annual International Photography Competition. Vote once every 24 hours through the Facebook app. Online voting will end on Monday (11/3) and the top three photos with the highest number of votes will be named the winners. For more information and photo contest rules, visit

Upcoming events

Fisher College of Business and GE Capital are hosting the National Middle Market Summit on Wednesday (10/29). To watch a live stream of the summit from 8:30 a.m.-noon, register at the National Center for the Middle Market website.

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute open house, Wednesday (11/5) at 460 W. 10th Ave. Self-guided tours from 6-8 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Two special CABS routes, marked The James, will run during the mid-day tour. Read more >

Thinking about medical school? Hear OSU Latina/o medical students share advice for undergraduates, Monday (10/27), 5:30-7 p.m., 062 Hagerty. OSU College of Medicine students will share how they prepared as undergraduates for medical school and succeeded in admission. Read more >

Ohio State’s Bioethics Society hosts David Goldman, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, for lecture and discussion, “Brains and Blame: What Can Neuroscience Tell Us About Responsibility?” Tuesday (10/28), 6:30 p.m. in 218 Enarson Classrooms. RSVP. Contact:

OSU’s Phi Sigma Iota and the Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures is hosting Foreign Language Film Fest, “The Other Side of the Battlefield,” starting Wednesday (10/29). Experience well documented war battles from a different perspective and in a different language. Read more >

International Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are teaming up with IES Abroad to host a panel, “The Global Citizen: Study Abroad as a Career Catalyst,” Monday (11/17), 4 p.m., Hale Hall’s MLK Lounge - part of International Education Week. RSVP by Monday (11/10).


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