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Ohio State University News Tips - 04/17/15

Athletics Department to hold equipment sale – April 18. Prior to the annual LiFE Sports Spring Football Game presented by Nationwide Insurance on Saturday, April 18, the Ohio State University Department of Athletics will hold an equipment sale inside French Field House, 460 Woody Hayes Drive. 

Fans will have the opportunity to purchase selected items from the football, basketball, hockey, tennis and spirit programs. The sale will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and conclude at 11 a.m.
All items will be sold on a first-come-first-served, in-person basis. Cash and credit will be accepted. Prices may vary depending on the item. Multiple purchases are permitted, and all sales are final. Depending on crowd size, access to the building may be restricted. SEE: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/genrel/041415aaa.html.

New cartoon art exhibit, Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women, opens – April 19. An opening program and reception for Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women will be held on Sunday, April 19, at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, 1813 N. High St. The program begins with a 1:30 p.m. tour of the exhibition by curator Sarah Lightman. At 3 p.m., comics artists Trina Robbins and Sarah Glidden will give presentations about their work, followed by a panel discussion. An exhibition reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The exhibit will be open for viewing throughout the day and during the reception. Admission is free. CONTACT: Jenny Robb, curator and associate professor,robb.41@osu.edu.

Starting Off on the Right Paw – April 21. Dr. Meghan Herron, behavior specialist in the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center, presents Starting Off on the Right Paw - The Basics of Puppy Behavior and Problem Prevention, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp St. (use the east side Subway entrance). Refreshments served at 5 p.m. Admission $5; ($3 with a Buck ID). Herron’s book, Decoding Your Dog, will be available for purchase for $22. SEE: http://vet.osu.edu, CONTACT: Melissa Weber, 614-292-3752, weber.254@osu.edu.

Free eye exams for service animals. Veterinary ophthalmologists from The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center will offer free sight-saving eye exams for service animals in May; service dog handlers and owners must pre-register before April 30 with the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Drs. Anne Gemensky-Metzler and David Wilke, Ohio State’s board certified ophthalmologists, are part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, which hosts this event. In order to participate, dogs must be active “working dogs” that were certified by or currently enrolled in a formal training program or organization; owners or agents for the dog(s) must register the animal online at www.acvoeyeexam.org. Once registered, the owner or agent can call The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center at (614) 292-3551 to schedule an appointment. MEDIA CONTACT: Melissa Weber, 614-292-3752, weber.254@osu.edu.

Confronting the Childhood Bullying Epidemic in Ohio – April 30. Over a quarter of American students report being bullied each school year. Bullying no longer is confined to the school yard as it has migrated online and onto our children’s mobile phones and tablets. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 15 percent of high school students reported being bullied online. Two-thirds of children never report being bullied to their parents or teachers
Research shows that bullied kids have substantially increased risk for a range of mental health, physical health and educational problems. Ohio State’s School of Communication Health Sciences Frontiers program will host a public conversation on the childhood bullying epidemic in Ohio from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 30 at WOSU@COSI, 333 W. Broad St. Panelists include: Dr. Elise Berlan, adolescent health expert, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, The Ohio State University; Kelly Dillon, Ohio State University doctoral candidate and cyber-bullying expert; and Jeannie Nuss, features reporter, The Columbus Dispatch. MEDIA CONTACT: Professor Erik Nisbet, Nisbet.5@osu.edu. SEE: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/events/confronting-the-childhood-bullying-epidemic-in-ohio.

Ohio State scientists develop mesh that captures oil—but lets water through. The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn’t look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups.
Water passes through the mesh but oil doesn’t, thanks to a nearly invisible oil-repelling coating on its surface.
In tests, researchers mixed water with oil and poured the mixture onto the mesh. The water filtered through the mesh to land in a beaker below. The oil collected on top of the mesh, and rolled off easily into a separate beaker when the mesh was tilted.
The mesh coating is among a suite of nature-inspired nanotechnologies under development at Ohio State. Potential applications range from cleaning oil spills to tracking oil deposits underground.
“If you scale this up, you could potentially catch an oil spill with a net,” said Bharat Bhushan, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Howard D. Winbigler Professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio State. SEE: http://news.osu.edu/news/2015/04/15/oilnano/.

The person listed as the CONTACT will have the most current information about the story. Call on our media relations staff for help with any Ohio State story:Liz Cook, 614-292-7276 or cook.17@osu.edu; Gary Lewis, 614-688-2048 or lewis.330@osu.edu; or Amy Murray, 614-292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu.