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Ohio State News Tips 2/7/14

Ann Hamilton Project Archive created at Ohio State. The works of internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton, professor, Department of Art, and Distinguished University Professor at Ohio State, are being digitally archived in a new publicly accessible collection within the university’s Visual Resources Library, housed in the Department of History of Art.
The collection – the Ann Hamilton Project Archive – currently contains more than 1,000 downloadable, high-resolution images from 35 art installations by Hamilton, ranging from her time as a graduate student at the Yale School of Art to her current large-scale multi-media installations exhibited worldwide. The digitization of the collection is ongoing and publicly available through vrl.osu.edu. CONTACT: Victoria Ellwood, ellwood.1@osu.edu.

Students prepare for BuckeyeThon. BuckeyeThon is the largest, student-run philanthropy in the state of Ohio. BuckeyeThon (For the Kids) supports the Hematology/Oncology/BMT department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital through events and activities throughout the year, culminating in the annual dance marathon. 3,500 students are expected to participate this year. Last year they raised over $608,000, and this year the goal is $750,000. The event is on Feb. 14 and 15 in the Ohio Union.
Possible story lines:
•A student couldn’t attend BuckeyeThon last year because he was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia 15 days before the event. He is now is remission, and will able to attend this year. His sister is also part of the event.
•A student who turns 21 years old during BuckeyeThon has chosen to dance For The Kids instead of celebrating some other way. She has set her fundraising goal at $2,100 to represent her turning 21.
•The marathon is also personal for a dancing student whose younger sister is now cancer free after being treated Nationwide Children’s. Both will be at BuckeyeThon.
For information and to set up interviews, CONTACT Dave Isaacs, Office of Student Life, 614-292-8424 or Isaacs.84@osu.edu.

Olympics story idea: Study shows figure skaters’ training influences force of landings. New research indicates figure skaters are suffering preventable injuries because they train in boots that result in incorrect muscle mechanics. Researchers from Ohio State’s exercise physiology program, including a former competitive skater, compared the force of jumps performed by female figure skaters to those done by non-skaters. The research was published in the February 2014 Journal of Sports Sciences, “