Again this year, the university has recognized the scholarship, teaching and service of Moritz faculty. Robert J. Lynn Chair in Law Martha Chamallas delivered the University Distinguished Lecture in March. Frank R. Strong Chair in Law Joshua Dressler has been named a Distinguished Scholar, and his criminal law colleague, Edwin M. Cooperman Designated Professor of Law Alan C. Michaels, has won an Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. Lawrence D. Stanley Professor of Law Gregory M. Travalio was a recipient of the OSU Faculty Award for Distinguished University Service. They are the most recent to be honored among faculty whose reputation for scholarship and gifted teaching rises each year.
During the time the new Ohio Union is under construction, Transportation and Parking will be refurbishing part of the existing Ohio Union garage; tearing down a poorly functioning portion; and rebuilding 800 new spaces in a garage that will be adjacent to the new Union. The project will be in four phases:
Phase 1 - begins in April, 2007 - June 9, 2007: Restoration will begin on the northern half of the existing garage. To facilitate the work (most of which will be done in the evening), no more than 200 spaces will be blocked at a given time, and the location of these blocked spaces will move around as the work progresses. We do not anticipate a parking problem with these space closures during this period of time.
Phase 2 - begins June 8, 2007 - September 22, 2007: The garage will close completely for continued restoration of the northern half. The southern half (which was an expansion built at a later date) will be demolished due to the lack of circulation capability and lack of efficiency. These 400 spaces will be rebuilt as part of Phase 3.
During this period of time, BG and CG keycards will be programmed to work in the 11th Avenue garage as an alternate parking location. Hourly parking will be available in the 12th Avenue and Neil Avenue garages.
Phase 3 - begins Late Summer 2007 to Early Fall 2008: An 800 space new garage will be built about 35' south of the remaining garage. This facility will replace the 400 existing spaces being demolished and will add 400 new spaces to the area. The new garage should open sometime in the fall 2008.
Phase 4 - July, 2008: The elevator in the existing Ohio
Union garage will be refurbished.
Drawing of the Ohio Union Restoration & Expansion (pdf)
Excerpted from the OSU Transportation & Parking website
The following research tips and stories of interest are excerpted from the Moritz Law Library's newsletter for faculty, Opinio Juris, April issue. For more information about other legal research topics, please visit the Library's blog.
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Database
The U.S. Supreme Court Justices Database, according to the website, is "a multi-user, public database containing a wealth of information on individuals nominated (whether confirmed or not) to the U.S. Supreme Court (John Jay-Samuel A. Alito, Jr). Specifically, the Database houses 263 variables, falling roughly into five categories: identifiers, background characteristics and personal attributes, nomination and confirmation, service on the Court, and departures from the bench."
Lawriter to be New Online Provider for Ohio Codes
Casemaker Publisher, Lawriter LLC, was awarded the web publishing contract to provide the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) online versions of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC). These are the online versions of the codes that are freely available to the general public. The new contract with Lawriter replaces LSC’s previous agreement with Lexis, which provided the Anderson's version of the Codes familiar to most Ohio researchers.
Progress Report on State Government Internet Presence
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has released its report, Harmony Helps: A Progress Report on State Government Internet Presence - March 2007. "This brief explores how state web portals have matured and examines the impact of the 2003 expansion of the dot-gov domain to state and local governments; trends in state portal domain naming conventions; trends in Internet portal branding and marketing; the alignment of agency websites and state email addressing with the state portal; areas of cross-boundary collaboration for online services; and areas for future progress in cross-boundary collaboration for online services."
Excerpted from the March issue of “The Nutshell,” a publication of the OSU Alumni Association.
Climate change a hot topic at OSU
OSU's Byrd Polar Research Center is world renowned for global climate change research. Researchers presented four major studies on climate change at a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; topics included shrinking Peruvian glaciers and Antarctic ecosystem changes. (Learn more)
Super tomatoes provide disease fighting antioxidants
A new study suggests that a special variety of orange-colored tomatoes, called tangerine tomatoes, provides a different form of lycopene, a disease-fighting antioxidant, that our bodies may more readily use. Details on the report are available here. The study’s lead author Steven Schwartz spoke at last year’s Alumni Leaders’ Conference.
Schools play a role in fighting childhood obesity
A new nationwide study suggests that schools do more to fight obesity than they do to cause it. Researchers discovered that one measure of obesity rose more than twice as fast when kindergarten and first-grade students were on summer break than during the school year. Obese children gained weight no faster than other children did during the school year. It was during the summer that overweight children gained weight more quickly than average. (Learn more)
OSU students make finals of tech entrepreneurship competition
A team of Ohio State students are finalists in one of the nation's most prestigious technology entrepreneurship competitions. Two graduate physics students and two MBA students comprise the team that is exploring an array sensor for medical imaging based on a spintronic functional polymer. The group will compete in the final round of the 2007 MRS Entrepreneurship Challenge on April 10 in San Francisco. The winning team receives a $3,000 grand prize. (Learn more)
Buckeyes make Big Ten history
For the first time in Big Ten history a single school holds outright conference titles in football and both men's and women's basketball. For more on this accomplishment and the men’s and women’s teams click here.
Diver qualifies for NCAA championships, wins Big Ten honors
Kellen Harkness qualified for his fourth consecutive NCAA championships after winning the three-meter board at the NCAA Zone C meet. The senior was awarded Big Ten Diver of the year honors and shared Big Ten Diver of the meet awards with teammate Burkley Showe.
Synchronized swimmers qualify for national championships
The synchronized swimming team won its 16th North Regional championship Saturday to qualify for the 2007 U.S. Collegiate National Championships in Norton, Mass. The Buckeyes won all four routines en route to scoring a season-high 105 points.
Runners receive All-America honors
Jenna Harris and Veronica Jatsek each earned All-America honors at the 2007 NCAA Indoor Women’s Track and Field Championships. Harris, who set the Buckeye record in the 400-meter dash Friday at 52.74, finished eighth in the final Saturday in a time of 53.31. In the field events, Jastek placed seventh in the weight throw to earn her first All-America honor Saturday at a distance of 66 feet, 9 3/4 inches.
Fencing team wins fifth-consecutive Midwest Conference championship
The fencing team won its fifth-consecutive Midwest Conference championship Sunday. The second-ranked OSU men's squad won all three team competitions, sweeping foil, epee and sabre. The fifth-ranked women's squad scored 645 points and won the sabre competition, while finishing second in both foil and epee.
McDonald’s to sponsor OSU athletics
McDonald’s signed an agreement to be an OSU athletics sponsor for the next five years. The contract is worth $2.5 million and includes advertising and the right to sell spring game tickets at select Central Ohio McDonald’s. (Learn more)
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