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Story Ideas for Media 3/23/18

Symposium explores national security, emerging technologies and the law – March 23 and 24. The Moritz College of Law is hosting a two-day symposium “National Security, Emerging Technologies, and the Law” on March 23 and 24. The symposium is a multidisciplinary exploration of emerging technologies that have profound implications for our national security and which pose important issues of both law and policy. 

Panels on Friday, March 23 will explain the new technologies and explore their national security implications. Panels on Saturday morning, March 24, 2018, will discuss how the role of technology in national security can effectively be taught in law schools, as well as the role of ethics in the use of national security technologies. SEE: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/briefing-room/events/2018-i-s-symposium-national-security-emerging-technologies-and-the-law/.


Night out for children on the autism spectrum – March 27. Eating out with children on the autism spectrum can pose special challenges – so much so, parents often don’t attempt it. Students studying hospitality management at the College of Education and Human Ecology are making such a dining experience possible and enjoyable on March 27 when they host Hospitality Listens, a free dinner for children on the autism spectrum and their families. The event features a meal planned and prepared by the students, who have been trained to serve and assist guests with autism. Included will be activities and “chill zones” for children. Food and space are sponsored by Ohio State Student Life Dining Services. Additional support comes from the Hospitality Management Advisory Board with industry members. Families were invited by OCALI, an organization working to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live their best lives. The event takes place in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom in the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. CONTACT: Janet Ciccone, Ciccone.2@osu.edu, 614-292-5338.

Diversity, Media and Women's Leadership in Sport: A Call to Action – March 28. The Sports and Society Initiative, the School of Communication, and the Black Advertising and Strategic Communication Association host a panel discussion “Diversity, Media and Women’s Leadership in Sport” on at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, in 220 Schoenbaum Hall, 210 W. Woodruff Ave. The event, free and open to the public, will feature female panelists in various roles across the sport industry, including Dru Hancock, former chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and senior associate commissioner of the Big 12 Conference. SEE: https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news-events/events/diversity-media-and-womens-leadership-sport-call-action.

The Future of the All-Volunteer Force and Democracy in America – March 29. When the United States ended the draft and moved to an all-volunteer military in 1973, most political and military leaders assumed that the nation would reactivate the draft in the event of another major, long-lasting war. But that didn't happen. The U.S. fought long and costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with an all-volunteer force (AVF), even as some service members were deployed for three and even four tours of duty. On Thursday, March 29, a conference sponsored by the Mershon Center and the Glenn College will explore the issue as part of a series of national events examining the all-volunteer force and democracy in America. The conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mershon Center, 1502 Neil Ave. SEE: https://mershoncenter.osu.edu/eventcalendar/event-calendar/eventdetail/657/-/the-future-of-the-all-volunteer-force-and-democracy-in-america.html.

Event will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – April 4. The College of Social Work, in collaboration with the King Arts Complex, hosts “Music and Racial Justice: From Abolition to Black Lives Matter” at 6:45 p.m. at the King Arts Complex, 867 Mount Vernon Ave. The evening of song, narration and images will honor Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. The collaboration will present the ways the battle for racial justice has been fought and show how music inspired and informed movements for racial justice across five eras in American history. SEE: https://csw.osu.edu/about/diversity. CONTACT: Frankie Jones-Harris, Jones-Harris.1@osu.edu, 614-330-2206. 

Weekend of veterans awareness film screening and 5K – April 6 and 7. The College of Social Work, Office of Military and Veterans Service and nonprofit Run Down the Demons Run Down the Demons host an Ohio State Weekend of Veterans Awareness. A free screening of “Thank You for Your Service” takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 6 at the Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theatre, 1871 N. High St. A panel discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Finkel with book signing follows at 5 p.m. at Mershon Auditorium. On Saturday, April 7, Run Down the Demons hosts its annual 5K Obstacle Run/Walk at Remembrance Park to raise awareness about mental health issues veterans face. SEE: https://csw.osu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/TYFYSAnnouncement.pdf. CONTACT: Frankie Jones-Harris, Jones-Harris.1@osu.edu, 614-330-2206.

Seeds of Service event brings improvements to the Olentangy River Trail – April 7. Ohio State student organizations are advancing sustainability efforts in Columbus with Seeds of Service, a planting and cleanup event along the Olentangy River Trail near the Schottenstein Center. Sponsored by Undergraduate Student Government and Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed, the event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bloch Cancer Survivors Plaza at the northeast corner of Lane Ave. and Olentangy River Road.
Last year, the volunteer service event attracted more than 200 students from 40 student organizations. The event is a step toward achieving the university’s strategic sustainability goal of doubling the campus tree canopy by 2025. 
The event is part of Time for Change Week, a week of programming and events focused on increasing environmental awareness and community engagement at Ohio State. SEE: go.osu.edu/seedsofservice.