18:00 PM

Story Ideas for Media 1/11/13

In How Many Ways Might Your Kitchen Cupboards Affect Your Health? Study Aims to Find Out. In this age of convenience, of making every task as short and as easy as possible, could we be setting up home environments that harm our health?

In a new Ohio State University study, researchers will learn more about the home-health relationship by personally examining 100 central Ohio residences and, in particular, food choices and food availability in those dwellings. In a rare twist, the scientists will even assess the architectural features associated with food – how and where it’s stored, how easy it is to obtain and where it is typically consumed.

"We're really trying to create a picture of what that home environment is in relation to food," said Charles Emery, professor of psychology at Ohio State and principal investigator on the study. CONTACT: Charles Emery, (614) 688-3061, Emery.33@osu.edu. SEE: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/foodhome.htm.

Writers Dan Kois and Scott Raab to Visit – Jan. 17. The Department of English Visiting Writers Program presents Dan Kois, senior editor at Slate magazine and Scott Raab, writer-at-large, Esquire magazine and author of The Whore of Akron: One Man’s Search for the Soul of LeBron James, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 the Thompson Library. Copies of books will be available for purchase at the reading. This event is free and open to the public. SEE: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/events/evening-with-writers-dan-kois-and-scott-raab.

Danny Glover to deliver annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration keynote address – Jan. 15. Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover will be the keynote speaker at Ohio State’s 41st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, "Celebrate the Legacy: A Voice in the Crowd." Glover's address, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom, 1739 N. High St. The event also features Ohio State's African American Voices Gospel Choir. CONTACT: Larry Williamson. SEE: http://odi.osu.edu/ for more information.

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; or Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu