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Volume 1, Issue 9
Thursday, February 15, 2007
"News and Events" is a (mostly) bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu or give me a call at 614-292-3752.
Students can receive up to a $4,200 stipend for participating in summer research. More information on the application process is available at http://vet.osu.edu/2603.htm.
Ohio State has once again renewed a partnership with MentorNet, the E-Mentoring Network for Diversity in Engineering and Science. MentorNet connects undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and professionals, allowing them to experience e-mail based mentoring relationships. This mentoring network helps students excel in science, engineering and mathematics, particularly women and underrepresented minorities. Faculty members have the opportunity to offer great advice to students seeking information. To learn more and to join the MentorNet community, simply go to www.mentornet.net, create a username and password, and provide an e-mail address. Next, follow the One-on-One Mentoring links to create a Mentor Profile. Membership not only includes a one-on-one mentoring program, but also access to an E-forum for discussion groups on topics such as job searches. There is also a resume database for students who are looking for jobs or internships.
Nong Inpanbutr and Melissa Weber will be contacting each faculty member to collect information for the AAVMC International Activities database. We'll be looking for your international activities from 2006. The information needs to be collected by 2/26/07; we'll send you a specific list of questions to make sure we know the project title, sponsoring organization, what country – or countries – you visited, and type of visit (teaching, research or service). Thanks in advance for responding to our upcoming email, and feel free to contact Melissa if you have any questions (weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu)
Last newsletter mentioned "Our Ohio," which featured a 10-minute segment about the Marysville Large Animal Facility on January 13th on WPTD-TV, Channel 16, Dayton. That segment can now be accessed at their web site. The link is at the top of the page. Or, from their home page, click on Television> Watch Videos, then click on Animals on the left.)
Watch for three high school students here videotaping in conjunction with a special "careers" feature that will be broadcast on WOSU-TV.
The National Advisory Research Resources Council of the National Institutes of Health, has five new members, one of whom is our own Dean Tom Rosol. The NARRC, which advises NCRR on policies and programs and performs second-level peer review of grant applications.
Dr. Prosper Boyaka, associate professor, and Dr. Ian Davis, assistant professor, both in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, have organized the Immunology Journal Club. Students, faculty, and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine and other Ohio State units can review recent research publications in various areas of immunology. To encourage and facilitate the participation of a broad audience, the club meetings will include overview sessions to familiarize all the participants with key immunology concepts. Meetings are held Thursday 4-5 pm in the Funderberg Conference Room (A180 Sisson Hall) with video conference to the Wooster campus. Contact Dr. Boyaka at boyaka [dot] 1 [at] osu [dot] edu for more information or check Bios, the monthly newsletter of Veterinary Biosciences for additional details.
Dr. Jim Belknap was quoted in article from the Daily Racing Form and appeared on the NTRA website.
Science fair judges needed for the Columbus Public Schools district-wide elementary school Invention Convention, to be held Wednesday, March 28, 9:30am-11:45am at the Aladdin Shrine Center. Faculty, staff, and students with a science interest are welcome to serve as judges. Those interested in being a judge can register via the Columbus Public Schools Invention Convention link on the Project GRO website. Questions?...E-mail Lisa Liedkte at lprinz-liedtke [at] columbus [dot] k12 [dot] oh [dot] us
A new sustainability initiative being initiated through Business Operations has made available new recycled copy paper alternatives now available through OSU Stores.
Also, there is a new web site highlighting some of the current sustainability initiatives happening in Business Ops.
The Ohio State University Health Literacy Initiative is sponsoring a one day workshop on Health Literacy for Diverse Audiences on May 8th in Columbus. This workshop is designed to offer the basic knowledge and skills needed to apply guidelines and tools necessary to develop low-literacy materials that are culturally specific. Previous training in health literacy is not necessary to attend this workshop.