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Ohio State University News Tips 11/4/14

Ohio State recognizes veterans in annual “Rock Ceremony” – Nov. 6. Ohio State will host the annual Veteran's Day "Rock Ceremony" Tribute at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. The ceremony recognizes Ohio State alumni who died in service to the country as members of the armed forces. The program includes a 21-gun salute and the laying of a wreath at the rock in front of Bricker Hall that was dedicated to Ohio State’s WWI veterans. SEE: http://veterans.osu.edu/.

Ohio State offers two day symposium “From Anita Hill to the White House Task Force on Sexual Assault” – Nov. 6 and 7. Anita Hill, who challenged the nomination of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, will participate in an Ohio State University conference on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6 and 7, on topics surrounding past and contemporary issues of sexual violence in the law, in society and on college campuses.
ANITA: Speaking the Truth to Power, a film screening and panel discussion featuring Hill and filmmaker Freida Lee Mock, takes place on Thursday, Nov. 6. at
Mershon Auditorium, 1871 North High Street. The film screening begins at 7 p.m., and the panel discussion begins at 8:30.
Hill will participate in a panel discussion, Responding to Gendered Violence in Society, Law, and on College Campuses, at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law, 55 W. 12th Ave. Other panelists include Martha Chamallas, Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law, Moritz College of Law; Katie Hanna, executive director, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Gisell Jeter-Bennett, graduate associate, No Place for Hate Task Force. Hill will be introduced by Brenda Drake, lawyer and community leader.
Both events are free and open to the public.
SEE: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/events/from-anita-hill-to-the-white-house-task-force-on-sexual-assault-2-day-symposium.

Ohio State University Trustees to meet Nov. 5-7.
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees and its committees will meet Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 5-7.
The Wexner Medical Center Board will meet from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 5 in the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital, 452 W. 10th Ave.
Board of Trustee committee meetings take place at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Road, on Thursday, Nov. 6. There will be meetings of the Governance Committee from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; the Advancement and Audit and Compliance committees from 2:30 to 4 p.m.; and the Finance and Academic Affairs and Student Life committees from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.
The full board meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 in the Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium.CONTACT: Chris Davey, 614-292-5962, Davey.8@osu.edu. SEE: http://news.osu.edu/news/2014/11/04/***notice-of-meeting-ohio-state-university-trustees-to-meet-nov-5-7/

Black Veterans Day Salute marks 70th anniversary of GI Bill – Nov. 8. The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies Community Extension Center will host its ninth annual Black Veterans Day Salute on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Extension Center, 905 Mount Vernon Ave. This year is the 70th anniversary of the GI Bill. Servicemen and women who took advantage of the GI Bill will be honored.
The annual event recognizes and honors the sacrifices and accomplishments of our nation’s African American servicemen and women who have enabled Americans to enjoy rights, freedoms and securities that are often unappreciated.
This event is open to the public but reservations are required. For more information, visit http://go.osu.edu/2014bvds. CONTACT: Sarah Twitty, (614) 292-1348, twitty.1@osu.edu.

$2.6 million NIH grant funds new language teaching model to serve Spanish-speaking chronic care patients. Glenn Martinez, Ohio State University professor and chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; and UshaMenon, Ohio State University Centennial Professor of Nursing; are co-principal investigators on an innovative five-year, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders RO1 project.
Integrated Second Language Learning for Chronic Care is designed to change the way Spanish for the health professions has been taught.
“Simply put,” Martinez said, “We are testing a model to train nurse practitioners to have the language and cultural skills to serve Hispanic patients with diabetes.
“The big idea is that when a student learns a language we should not only assess their performance in that language, but the impact of that performance on the person they’re speaking to.
“Unfortunately, the focus in language education has always been on the speaker never on the hearer. CONTACT: Sandi Rutkowski, Communications Director, College of Arts and Sciences, 614-292-4759; Rutkowski.1@osu.edu. SEE: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news/26-million-nih-grant-funds-new-language-teaching-model-to-serve-spanish-speaking-chronic-care-p.

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