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Story Ideas for Media 5/14/07


Student display their research projects at Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
The increasing popularity of undergraduate research at Ohio State is illustrated as some of the university's best and brightest undergraduates display their projects in the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. The forum, which will display the work of students in all undergraduate research areas, is from noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday (5/16) at the French Field House, 460 Woody Hayes Drive. A study on the feasibility of making fuel from eggshells, a look at the influence of urban noise on bird songs, and research on a new mosquitocide by a 19 year-old graduating senior are among the more than 300 research projects that will be featured. CONTACT: Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385.


Strong marriage helps couples deal with temperamental baby.
Couples with infants who are particularly fussy or difficult typically do just fine as parents – as long as they have a strong marital relationship. A new study found that a couple's relationship with each other was key in determining how they reacted as parents when faced with a temperamental baby.
"When couples with a supportive marital relationship have a difficult baby, they tend to rise to the challenge," said Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, co-author of the study and assistant professor of human development and family science at Ohio State University.
"Couples who don't have a strong relationship with each other are more likely to undermine each other and get into conflicts when they have to deal with a particularly challenging baby."
CONTACT: Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, (614) 688-3437; SEE: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/inftemp.htm


Vet school hosts Israeli veterinary inspector – May 15 and 16.
Dr. Mohammad Abed el Khaliq, Chief Veterinary Inspector of Israel's largest and newest meat processing facility, is visiting The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as part of a tour of Ohio, hosted by the Cleveland-based Ohio-Israel Agricultural Initiative. On Tuesday, Dr. Fernando Silveira will host Khaliq on a tour of a meat processing facility in Pickerington with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections. Khaliq will speak to a group of students in the Veterinary Public Health specialty on "Meat Inspection in Israel, working within Kosher and Halal restrictions" at 1 p.m. on Wednesday (5/16) in the Funderberg Conference Room in Sisson Hall, 1920 Coffey Rd. Silveira was hosted in Israel by Khaliq last year. CONTACT: Melissa Weber, (614) 292-3752 or cell (614) 327-6024.

Ohio State hosts "CPS Day" to combine baseball with learning – May 16. The Ohio State University is joining with Columbus Public Schools (CPS) for "CPS Day" on Wednesday (5/16). Nearly 3,000 sixth-graders from 30 Columbus Public Schools will travel to campus for an educational pep rally at 10 a.m. in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium followed by a sold-out Buckeye baseball game vs. North Florida at 12:05 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. CPS Day is designed to show young students the opportunities for and advantages of higher education and the importance of staying in school. Columbus Public Schools developed a standards-based curriculum oriented around baseball, including the history of baseball, knowledge of the game, baseball statistics and biographies of famous players. For media credentials or more information, CONTACT: Leann Parker, Athletics, (614) 688-0294, or Amy Murray, University Relations, (614) 292-8385.

Preschoolers and dignitaries join OSU Kids Corps celebration – May 18. OSU Kids Corps will celebrate a successful year, and mark AmeriCorps Week, with 140 preschoolers, their teachers and families. The celebration takes place from 1:30-4 p.m. on Friday (5/18) at the Lincoln Tower grass fields. Frances Strickland, Ohio's First Lady, will join the fun from 3:15-4 p.m. Gene Harris, superintendent of Columbus Public Schools, will attend from 2-3 p.m. OSU President Karen Holbrook will greet the children from 1:30-2:15 p.m. Members of the university Marching, Pep and Athletic bands will play at 1:30 p.m., and many other activities are planned until 4 p.m. The children attend Head Start centers including Godman Guild, G-Tyree, Capital Park and Woodland; and the Northside Child Development Center. CONTACT: Aaron Robertson, OSU Kid Corps program manager, (614) 292-5138.

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; Shelly Hoffman;(614) 247-4748 or hoffman.511@osu.edu; Jim Lynch; (614) 247-4110 or lynch.270@osu.edu; or Amy Murray; (614) 292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu