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October
1996
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Story Tips of Local News Media

                          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.1@osu.edu).


[Submitted by: Von Reid-Vargas (ereid@magnus.acs.ohio-state.edu)
               
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 14:25:33 -0400]
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