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MEDIA ADVISORY: Monday lineup for ‘New Horizons in Science’ briefings

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Eight Ohio State University faculty researchers will present “New Horizons in Science” briefings on Monday (10/20) during ScienceWriters2014, the annual combined meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, hosted this year by Ohio State.

All talks take place at the Hilton Downtown Columbus, 401 N. High St. Monday’s lineup of Ohio State presentations features:

El Niño and human history: The record written in tropical glaciers
Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professors, Byrd Polar Research Center, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Metabolism: A new link between marital stress, depression and health
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research; Martha Belury, professor of nutrition, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Beyond graphene: Tunable one-atom-thick materials for tomorrow’s technology
Josh Goldberger, assistant professor of chemistry, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Coyotes in the Loop: A close-up of survival in the urban coreStanley Gehrt, associate professor of wildlife ecology and Extension wildlife specialist, 11 a.m.-noon

Progress toward targeted cancer therapies: A new role for microRNA
Carlo Croce, Distinguished University Professor and chair, molecular virology, immunology and medical genetics, 3-4 p.m.

Prediction, perception and how we shape memory
Per Sederberg, assistant professor of psychology; associate director, Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, 4-5 p.m.

Talks by Gehrt and Sederberg will be covered on Twitter via @OhioStateLive. Follow conference attendees’ tweets about the presentations using the hashtag #sciwri14.

The full “New Horizons in Science” program is online here.


Media wishing to cover the meeting: Call Jeff Grabmeier, 614-439-9033, or email Grabmeier.1@osu.edu