Stay informed about Ebola
Although we currently do not have a confirmed case of Ebola in Ohio, it’s important for everyone to have the facts about the disease. The health and safety of all of our students, faculty, staff, patients, visitors and the community is the university’s top priority. You are at no risk of contracting Ebola if you have not had direct contact with a person with active symptoms of the disease. The Ohio Department of Health is operating a 24-hour-a-day call center to answer questions about Ebola and related support available in Ohio. The call center is being staffed by public health nurses and other public health professionals. The number to call is 1-866-800-1404.
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Buckeye Voices: Ohio State research on national stage
Cardinal Ohio State’s research has implications far beyond the classroom and lab, and science writers help share those results with people around the world, explains Provost Joseph Steinmetz. He writes, “These writers have the skills to translate the work of scientists and extend our outreach to the public.”
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Making sense of big data for improved patient care
Ohio State is part of an 11-institution consortium funded by the National Institutes of Health to fulfill these combined needs by developing tools that make it easier to gather, analyze and interpret data generated by health sensors. Products from the initiative will include open-source computing systems to crunch the data and software that can deliver useful, “actionable” information to health care practitioners. The $10.8 million in NIH funding over four years establishes the National Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data-to-Knowledge.
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State of research address/Innovator of the Year awards
Caroline Whitacre, vice president for research, will deliver the state of research address on Friday (10/31) at 8:30 a.m. in the Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater. Immediately following the address, the winners of the 2014 Innovator, Early Career Innovator and Student Innovator of the Year awards will be announced. A reception will follow. The event is open to the entire research community.
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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor spring 2015
Students can begin registering Monday (10/20) for courses in the newly revised Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor, offered through Fisher College of Business. The minor provides students from multiple majors with a core understanding of how to develop a start-up business or create new products and services within an existing enterprise.
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New cross-disciplinary courses spring 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences is offering two new interdisciplinary team-taught courses for undergraduates, spring semester: HIV: From Microbiology to Macrohistory (history and microbiology) and Modernist Thought and Culture, 1880-1945. The courses are open to all undergraduates. See your advisor for more detailed information.
Online Wellness Assessment launched
Take the new online Wellness Assessment during the month of October, and be entered to win a pair of Beats. Click here and find out where you stand in the nine dimensions of wellness. Get the knowledge to be your best because how you live your life today matters.
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How to Get Involved in Undergraduate Research: Informational Session, Tuesday (10/21), 5:30-6:30 p.m., room 070 in 18th Ave Library. Read more >
Fair Use and You: Copyright Considerations for Writing Theses and Dissertations, Tuesday (10/21), 3-4:30 p.m., 165 Thompson Library. Register >
Ohio State’s Planetarium, fifth floor Smith Lab, special events: Solar Eclipse, Thursday (10/23); Parent and Family weekend Saturday (10/25); and Halloween Shows, Friday (10/31). Read more >
The African Youth League of Ohio State is hosting African Night, Saturday (11/8), 6:30 p.m., Ohio Union Performance Hall. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook >