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Ohio State University News Tips 1/23/15

Ohio Union student event offers congratulations to the Buckeyes – Jan. 23. The Ohio Union is expected to be packed for the National Championship Student Celebration at 5:30 p.m. today at the union, 1739 N. High St. The celebration, hosted by the Office of Student Life, will include remarks by Coach Urban Meyer and several players, plus appearances by the band, cheerleaders and Brutus. The event will last until approximately 6:30 p.m. CONTACT: Dave Isaacs, 614-292-8424.

Ohio State to host national championship celebration at Ohio Stadium – Jan. 24. Buckeye fans are invited to celebrate the 2014 National Championship season with head coach Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 24 at Ohio Stadium.
Gates will open at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free with general admission seating in A and AA decks. Parking also will be free on all surface lots and in the Lane, West Lane, Tuttle, Northwest, Neil Avenue and Arps garages. SEE: http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012015aag.html

Ohio State Social Work Students Volunteer to Count the Homeless – Jan. 29.Ted Williams (the man with the golden voice) put homelessness back in the news, but how many homeless people really live in Columbus? On Thursday, January 29, from 3:30 – 7 a.m., students and graduates from Ohio State’s College of Social Work will volunteer to walk the streets and visit the shelters of Columbus to count the homeless as part of the annual HUD-required Point in Time Count, held during the last week of January. Later that day, they will also serve meals and help the shelters with other services for the homeless. Why would a social work student want to work with the homeless? For more information or to talk with a student about why they’re participating, CONTACT: Frankie Jones-Harris at jones-harris.1@osu.edu, 614-292-3540, or 614-330-2206.

Hostile boss? Study finds advantages to giving it right back. In a result that surprised researchers, a new study found that employees who had hostile bosses were better off on several measures if they returned the hostility.
The study found that employees felt less like victims when they retaliated against their bad bosses and as a result experienced less psychological distress, more job satisfaction and more commitment to their employer.
“Before we did this study, I thought there would be no upside to employees who retaliated against their bosses, but that’s not what we found,” said Bennett Tepper, lead author of the study and professor of management and human resources at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. SEE: http://news.osu.edu/news/2015/01/20/hostile-boss-study-finds-advantages-to-giving-it-right-back/

Researchers: Toledo water crisis impacted perceptions of Lake Erie algae causes. The August 2014 water crisis in Toledo, Ohio, impacted Ohioans’ views of Lake Erie algae problems by increasing the attribution of blame of algae growth on crop and animal agriculture, as well as increasing the levels of reported fear and concern among citizens, said Brian Roe, an economist in Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. SEE: http://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/researchers-toledo-water-crisis-impacted-perceptions-lake-erie-algae-causes

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.