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Ohio State University News Tips 11/12/14

College of Veterinary Medicine offers lecture on Ebola – Nov. 13. Dr. Eric Vela, senior research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute and adjunct faculty in the Ohio State University Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, will present a discussion of the viral pathology of the Ebola virus, as well as offer an update on the current outbreak.
The lecture, “Ebola Virus – The Perfect Killer,” takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Wexner Auditorium, Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Road. (Parking in Sisson Hall lot still accessible - go east of the “road closed” sign). CONTACT: Shannon Zaret, 614-292-4058 or Zaret.4@osu.edu.

A Conversation on Race, Writing and Culture with novelst Zadie Smith – Nov. 13.Award-winning novelist Zadie Smith, author of “White Teeth” andtranslated into over 20 languages, will participate in “A Conversation of Race, Writing and Culture” at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.
Her visit will kick off the 2014 President and Provost's Diversity Lecture and Cultural Art Series,now in its 15th year at Ohio State.
This series offers the campus and the Columbus community opportunities to engage with some of the most eminent scholars, artists and professionals who discuss and exemplify excellence through diversity. The event is free and open to the public. SEE: http://www.osu.edu/diversity/lecture.php.

Panel discusses ways to reduce infant deaths in Central Ohio – Nov.13. Columbus and Ohio have one of the worst rates of infant mortality in the country, and by comparison, the developed world. In Central Ohio, three families lose a baby every week, a death rate not seen in 50 years.
The Health Science Frontiers program in Ohio State’s School of Communication will present a public conversation, “Tackling Our Infant Mortality Crisis: How Do We Reduce Infant Deaths in Central Ohio?” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13,at the WOSU@COSI studios, 333 W. Broad St. 
Panelists include Kelly Kelleher, professor of pediatrics, Ohio State University College of Medicine/Nationwide Children’s HospitalDavid Norris, senior researcher, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; and Jeff Niederdeppe, associate professor of health communication, Cornell University.CONTACT: Erik Nisbet, professor of communication and director, Health Science Frontiers, The Ohio State University, nisbet.5@osu.edu / 614-292-2055. 
SEE: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/events/tackling-our-infant-mortality-crisis-how-do-we-reduce-infant-deaths-in-central-ohio.

Event recalls 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act – Nov. 15.An Evening with U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin” celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.
During the program, which begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., U.S. Congressman John Lewis and his collaborators, Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin, will discuss the Civil Rights Movement, and Lewis’ story as told in the graphic memoir March
In addition, selections from March: Book One and Book Two are on display in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s exhibit The Long March: Civil Rights in Cartoons and Comics currently on view until Nov. 30.
The award-winning a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock will entertain with music that addresses critical issues of democracy, freedom, racism, and economic and social justice. SEE: https://cartoons.osu.edu/events/march-an-evening-with-congressman-john-lewis-nate-powell-and-andrew-aydin/.

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: Jane Carroll, 614-292-5220 or carroll.296@osu.edu; 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.