December 5, 2006

In the News

Volume 1, Issue 5
Tuesday, December 5, 2006

"News and Events" is a (mostly) bi-weekly briefing from Melissa Weber in the CVM Communications & Marketing office. If you have news items or comments, please send them to weber [dot] 254 [at] osu [dot] edu or give me a call at 614-292-3752.

Stories Today

Veterinary Information Systems (V.I.S.ion) update

from Darryl Jordan

New Prime Computer Contract

Many of you may be aware that a new prime computer contract with Dell, HP, IBM, and Lenovo began on September 1. You are encouraged to purchase standard configurations for your areas through this, since discounts range from 34 percent to 45 percent off typical higher education web pricing. Make certain that requisitions include the COMPE category code as well as the Contract ID: 06-198. If you have questions, please contact Gary McMasters at mcmasters [dot] 11 [at] osu [dot] edu or 247-6992. Additional information about the contract is posted to the ibuy web site.

Welcome new staff…..

Please join me in welcoming April Pugh to the College of Veterinary Medicine as Assistant Director of Students Affairs. Her primary role will involve recruitment activities. For assistance with any recruitment activities, please do not hesitate to contact her at (614) 292-8831 or pugh [dot] 102 [at] osu [dot] edu.

Connect to Ohio State features Puppy Kindergarten

In addition to being featured on The Ohio State University web page, a great video about the most recent Puppy Kindergarten is a feature story in "Connect to Ohio State" the e-newsletter distributed to thousands of Ohio State alumni. Not only is the College of Veterinary Medicine featured, but so is Warren Flood, Director of Educational Design and Systems.

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Vet Med in the news

Rehab, dental, orthopedics -- all for pets at special clinic

Plain Dealer
November 8, 2006

Featured Expert: Richard Bednarski, director of the Veterinary Medical Center

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Runners help fat dogs shed unwanted pounds

New York Sun
November 24, 2006

Featured expert: Ken Hinchcliff, Equine section head and expert in exercise physiology

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Across Campus

Hidden Benefits Fair

The University Staff Advisory Committee (USAC) Hidden Benefits Fair is Wednesday, December 6, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the French Field House. Additional information can be found online.

Upcoming Events:

Save the date: Wednesday, January 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Ideation Forum, Wexner Auditorium, VMAB

Dr. Mary McLoughlin, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons and associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Don Stredney, Senior Scientist, Ohio Supercomputer Center, will discuss their recently funded joint project, "Employing Simulation Technologies for Veterinary Surgical Training to Reduce Animal Use: Accelerating Adoption", sponsored by the Alternatives in Research and Development Foundation. Anyone with an interest in surgical techniques and training is welcome to attend and participate in the discussion.