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STORY TIPS University Communication offers this list of potential news stories on the Columbus campus next week. We'll update this listing every Friday. This and every University Communications news release is available on the Internet and World Wide Web. To access by Internet, you may reach us through either OASIS (Ohio State Information System), the Columbus Freenet or World Wide Gophers. Select News and Weather, then Ohio State University News Releases, then News Releases from University Communications. Our Web address is http://www.acs.ohio-state.edu/ Choose News Releases from The Ohio State University, then News Releases from University Communications. HISTORIC COSTUME COLLECTION PREMIERE--Oct. 26. A 1929 white fur coat with slashed sleeves exposing a magenta lining is one of the garments that can be seen at Fashioning the Future, the premiere exhibition of the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection. The premiere kicks off with a black tie gala, 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the new Geraldine Schottenstein Wing of Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Ave. Sponsored by the Friends of the Historic Costume and Textiles Collection., the gala benefits and celebrates the opening of the College of Human Ecology's new wing, which houses the 7,500 piece collection. Following the gala, the gallery will be open every Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CONTACT: Gail Strege, curator, Historic Costume and Textiles Collection, 292-3090. PROSPECTIVE M.B.A. STUDENTS INVITED TO RECEPTION--Oct. 28. Anyone interested in pursuing a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree is invited to a reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Marriott North, 6500 Doubletree Avenue. Representatives from 13 Ohio universities, including Bowling Green, Case Western, Cleveland State, John Carroll, Kent State, Miami, Ohio State, Ohio, Akron, Cincinnati, Dayton, Wright State and Xavier, will offer information on their programs. CONTACT: Susie Cinadr, Fisher College of Business, 292-8530. EATING FOR HEALTHY TOMORROW'S--Oct. 28. African-Americans suffer from heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure in disproportionate numbers. Many of these cardiovascular disease can be prevented or lessened with a healthy diet. Nutritional and health information will be available at Eating for Healthy Tomorrow's, 2-4 p.m. at the Frank Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, 153 W. 12th Ave. Sponsored in collaboration with the American Heart Association, the event offers practical information and examples for making healthy lifestyle changes. . CONTACT: Michelle Cushnie, Hale Center, 292-0074. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE IS DISCUSSED--Oct. 31. Gordon Eaton, director of the U.S. Geological Survey, and James Hansen, senior scientist at NASA, will join University researchers to discuss Environmental Systems and Climate Changes, 7-9 p.m. in 240 Scott Hall, 1090 Carmack Rd. The talk is part of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change series. Panelists will be Bobby Moser, dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; David Bromwich, senior scientist for the Byrd Polar Research Center; and Lonnie Thompson, professor of geological sciences. CONTACT: Paul Arthur Beckman, Byrd Center, 292-3670. CONFERENCE EXAMINES YOUTH VIOLENCE--Oct. 30-31. Local and national experts on youth violence and gangs will discuss Gangs, Threat Groups and Youth Violence at a two-day conference at the University Ramada Inn, 3110 Olentangy River Road. "We have kids sleeping in bathtubs because they're afraid of being killed in a drive-by shooting," according to conference organizer Ron Huff, director of the Criminal Justice Research Center and the School of Public Policy and Management at Ohio State. Huff has done considerable field research on youth gangs and has interviewed gang members in Columbus and Cleveland as well as Colorado and Florida. The agenda includes: Gangs, Threat Groups and Youth Violence (10/30) 9:10 a.m. Ron Huff, Ohio State, will discuss his research. Law Enforcement Strategies, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Kent Shafer, threat group coordinator for the Columbus Division of Police, on gangs, threat groups, and law enforcement/community collaboration. Prosecutorial Strategies, 1:15-2:45 p.m. U.S. District Judge Edmund Sargus; former U.S. Attorney, will discuss prosecution of gang related crime--specifically the Short North Posse. Strategies for Correctional Institutions. 3:00-4:30 p.m. Matthew Meyer, threat group coordinator, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, on prison gangs and other threat groups. Strategies for Schools (10/31) 8:30-10:00 a.m. Kenneth Trump, a school safety and security expert, on what schools can do about gangs, drugs and youth violence. Strategies for Communities. 10:15-11:45 a.m. Michael Walker and Linda Schmidt, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, on outreach, networking and responses to gangs and youth violence. CONTACT: Ron Huff, School of Public Policy and Management, 292- 4544. LECTURE LOOKS AT COMMUNICATION IN SOUTH AFRICA--Nov.1 Telecommunication Reforms in the New South Africa is the title of a lecture by Robert Horwitz, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 162 Hopkins Hall, 128 N. Oval Mall. Horwitz, of the University of California at San Diego, is author of The Irony of Regulatory Reform: The Deregulation of American Telecommunications and several articles on South African Communication. His lecture is sponsored by five Ohio State departments. CONTACT: Rohan Samarajiva, School of Communication-Journalism, 292-3713. COLLEGE SENIORS INVITED TO GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS-- Nov. 3-5. The 26th Annual Graduate and Professional Schools Visitation Days offers seniors from 54 colleges and universities a look at programs at Ohio State. Students arrive on campus with a completed application for admission to one of Ohio State's graduate or professional units, plus an application for fellowship or scholarship consideration. Sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs, the event features a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the Ohio Union West Ballroom, 1739 N. High St. On Nov. 4, Students meet with academic unit representatives throughout the day. Also on Nov. 4, President Gee will speak to students at a 1:30 p.m. luncheon, and the students will be applauded at a Community Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Keynote speaker for the banquet is Julian Earls, deputy director of operations, NASA Lewis Research Center. Both meal events are at Holiday Inn on the Lane. CONTACT: Rose Wilson Hill, Office of Minority Affairs, 292-0964. The person listed as the contact for each item will have the best information about the story. However, feel free to call on our news services staff for assistance with these or other Ohio State news stories. Amy Murray, 292-8385; Ruth Gerstner, 292- 8424; Tom Spring, 292-8309, and Tracy Turner, 688-3682. -Compiled by Amy Murray, University Communications, (Murray- Goedde.firstname.lastname@example.org). [Submitted by: Von Reid-Vargas (email@example.com) Fri, 25 Oct 1996 14:25:33 -0400] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.