May 15, 2007

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 14
Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"News and Events" is a 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 (subject: News%20%26%20Events%20Newsletter) or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Banner delivered to Virginia Tech

Thanks to all of you who signed the "Today we are all Hokies" banner. We sent it last week to the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. We know that it was well-received.

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College hosts Israeli inspector

Dr. Mohammad Abed el Khaliq, Chief Veterinary Inspector of Israel's largest and newest meat processing facility, is visiting the College as part of a tour of Ohio, hosted by the Cleveland-based Ohio-Israel Agricultural Initiative. On Tuesday, Dr. Fernando Silveira, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, took Dr. Khaliq on a tour of a meat processing facility in Pickerington with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Dr. Khaliq will speak to a students in the Veterinary Public Health specialty on "Meat Inspection in Israel, working within Kosher and Halal restrictions" at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 in the Funderberg Conference Room in Sisson Hall.

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Another successful Colerain Elementary event

Thanks to students who volunteered to take animals, shoot photos and be with the special students at Colerain Elementary last Friday. A teacher at the school mentioned how much the students appreciate your participation, and how much teachers and administrators appreciate the support of the College of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked at the school for nearly 20 years, and said our participation has been an important event all those years.

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Newsletters now available

Check out more news from the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and get the Oncology Quarterly for spring.

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Clinical Trials Office has a new website

Read information about the new Clinical Trials Office including current studies at the Clinical Trials Office website.

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Veterinary Medicine in OnCampus

A special two-page ad in the center of OnCampus will debut on Thursday, May 17. Watch for it!

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Upcoming Events

Pizza Party: Class of 2009 and Class of 2010

Members of the Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society will sponsor an annual pizza party for first and second year students at the Varsity Club on Friday, May 18 from 3-5 p.m.

May 19: Hike and Eat and Clippers Baseball

On May 19, faculty, staff and students are invited to "Race for the Cure" for breast cancer research with colleagues and friends on the College of Veterinary Medicine team: "Bark, Meow, Chirp, Neigh, Moo & Others."That afternoon, plan to go to the Omega Tau Sigma house, 4673 Kenny Rd., for the annual OTS Hog Roast. Enjoy free dinner, beverages and a band. Everyone – faculty, staff, students and their families are invited to attend. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. That evening is Ohio State Nightwith the Columbus Clippers at Cooper Stadium! Game time: 7:05 pm; Gates open: 6:00 pm Free tickets are available on a first come basis in the Dean's office in VMAB. This is a Staff Appreciation Event.

Inaugural Awards Ceremony scheduled for Saturday June 9

The inaugural College of Veterinary Medicine Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 9th at 11 a.m. in the Veterinary Hospital Auditorium.The senior clinical awards, Phi Zeta candidates and other student awards will be presented.All members of the college community, including faculty, staff, students, family members and friends are invited to this event.A light lunch will be served in the Hummel Grand Lounge of VMAB after the presentation.

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Vet Med in the News

Follow up stories on the pet food recall

Web-based survey at American College of Veterinary Pathology website (ACVP)

American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians launched a Web-based survey to gather scientific data on the recent cases of pet food-induced nephrotoxicity. The survey is accessible on the members-only and nonmembers sites by clicking on News and then on AAVLD Pet Food Toxicity Survey.

More information can be obtained by reading Defining a confirmed case of illness from contaminated pet food. [ - 47KB]

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News across campus

Bill Clinton to address graduates on June 10

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will be the speaker for Ohio State's spring commencement, set for Sunday, June 10, at Ohio Stadium. Approximately 7,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students will receive degrees at the ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. Graduates and guests can find complete information on the ceremony at the OSU Commencement website.

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