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Ohio State University News Tips 5/19/15

Free eye exams for service animals – May 20 and 27. Drs. Anne Gemensky-Metzler and David Wilke, board certifiedveterinary ophthalmologists at the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, are conducting free eye exams on pre-registered service animals on May 20, 9:30 a.m. to noon, and May 27, 9:30 to 11 a.m. The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists hosts this event annually, allowing hundreds of veterinarians across the U.S. and Canada to offer sight assessments to thousands of service animals. CONTACT: Melissa Weber, 614-327-6024 or weber.254@osu.edu.

Ohio State Fans: 7 things to know about growing an Ohio buckeye tree. Spring is a great time for Buckeye nuts to plant their own source of buckeye nuts.
Ohio State University experts say the Ohio buckeye makes a good yard tree, though with caveats, and does best when put in before summer’s heat. Fall planting, too, is an option.
Paul Snyder, program assistant at the university’s Secrest Arboretum in Wooster, said the tree’s virtues include greenish-yellow spring flowers, pumpkin-orange fall leaves, and eventually buckets of rich-brown nuts. The nuts are toxic and can’t be eaten but find good uses in crafts, especially for fans of the Scarlet and Gray. SEE: http://cfaes.osu.edu/news/articles/ohio-state-fans-7-things-know-about-growing-ohio-buckeye-tree.

Ohio State to co-host Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit in Washington, D.C. – May 21. The Ohio State University Food Innovation Center and John Glenn College of Public Affairs, along with National Geographic, will host the Dietary Guidelines for Americans Summit from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 at National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. Since its release, the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has sparked a national conversation about food policy and the impact of the dietary guidelines on the way Americans consume, grow and think about food.
Several Ohio State professors are among the nationally recognized experts who will participate in the panels to discuss how the dietary guidelines can help vulnerable populations; consumer behavior and adoption of the guidelines. The summit will be livestreamed at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1686833

Ohio State joins national team studying unmanned aircraft systems. The Ohio State University and the University of California, Davis have joined a team designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to launch a new era of commercial unmanned aircraft research, development and integration into the nation’s airspace.
The FAA recently selected the Alliance for System Safety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems through Research Excellence (ASSURE) team to run a new National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (COE UAS).
ASSURE comprises the world’s top UAS universities with 15 core schools and five associate members from three countries and more than 100 government and industry partners. Mississippi State University is leading this alliance of academic and industry partners. SEE: https://news.osu.edu/news/2015/05/15/ohio-state-joins-national-team-studying-unmanned-aircraft-systems/.

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.