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Story Idea for Media 3/22/13

Renowned primatologist Jane Goodall available to speak to media – March 25. Primatologist Jane Goodall will be available to meet with central Ohio media at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25, at the Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater, 1739 N. High St.
The availability precedes a 7:30 p.m. ticketed event for students with Goodall in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom. In “Sowing the Seeds of Hope: An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall,” Goodall will discuss her career as a pioneering chimpanzee behavioral researcher, world-renowned conservationist and United Nations Messenger of Peace. The program is hosted by the Ohio Union Activities Board. CONTACT: Jane Carroll, 614-292-5220 or

Keeping Ohio college graduates in Ohio is focus of conference – March 25. There is a lot of talk these days about matching skills to available jobs. Policy-makers, people in industry, government and education agree we need to get the workforce of today and tomorrow educated with the skills that employers need.

This topic is the focus of a one-day conference, “Strengthening Pathways, From Higher Education into Careers,” for industry leaders, educators and policy-makers. The event will be held on Monday, March 25 at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. Speakers include E. Gordon Gee, president, The Ohio State University; Jeffrey Wadsworth, president and CEO, Battelle; Barbara Snyder, president, Case Western University; John Minor, president and chief investment officer, JobsOhio; William Konstantacos, vice president, Honda; and Dale Carlson, Aviation; General Electric. Battelle, The Ohio State University, Case Western University, the Business-Higher Education Forum and the Council of Graduate Schools are hosting the event. SEE: http://battelle.org/media/events/2013/02/11/strengthening-pathways-from-higher-education-into-career. CONTACT: Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385.

President Gee to speak at Columbus Metropolitan Club – March 27. Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee will present “From Global Engagement to Global Embodiment” to the Columbus Metropolitan Club at noon on Wednesday, March 27 at the Athletic Club of Columbus, 136 E. Broad St. Gee will discuss the keystone for success in the 21st century: moving from tolerating differences in backgrounds and perspectives to embracing them. Because of Ohio State’s breadth and scale on campus and our activities throughout the world, the university is uniquely positioned to lead as the model for the future. CONTACT: Gayle Saunders, (614) 292-5962 or saunders.372@osu.edu. SEE: http://www.columbusmetroclub.org/Default.aspx?pageId=49313&eventId=645324&EventViewMode=EventDetails.

Lecture focuses on Jewish Law and Changing Times – March 24. The 25th Annual Pearl and Troy Feibel Lecture on Judaism and the Law will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 24 at the JCC of Greater Columbus, 1125 College Ave. This year’s lecture, Jewish Law and Changing Times, will be given by Rabbi David Saperstein, Juris Doctor and director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and Rabbi Professor Marc Saperstein, principal, Leo Baeck College, London, England. The program is free and open to the public. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Feibel Family and the late Robert Shamansky, Ohio State’s Melton Center for Jewish Studies and Moritz College of Law, and the Jewish Federation of Columbus. CONTACT: Lori Fireman, Melton Center for Jewish Studies, 614-292-0700, fireman.2@osu.edu. SEE: