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March 17 , 2008
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In this issue:

  • Chemistry Department Seminar
  • Optometry Open House
  • 2008 CUR National Conference

Science Quotes

  • "I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for." --
    James H. Boren
  • "Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true." --
    Niels Bohr
  • "To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so."--
    Robert Orben

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    Chemistry Department Seminar

    Everyone is invited to attend the Chemistry Department Seminar on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 p.m. in BSC 336. Dr. Jennifer Ottesen from The Ohio State University Biochemistry Department will speak on "Using Synthetic Proteins to Solve Biological Problems." All are welcome!

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    Optometry Open House

    The Ohio State University College of Optometry is hosting an open house on Saturday, April 12, 2008. No pre-registration is needed to attend. Discover the many opportunities a career in optometry has to offer! Join us for an inside look at the OSU College of Optometry: tour our academic and clinical facilities, learn more about financing an optometry degree, and meet with College faculty, students, as well as alumni, practitioners, and academic and career counselors.

    The American Optometric Association defines Doctors of Optometry as the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. Doctors of Optometry prescribe medications, low vision rehabilitation, vision therapy, spectacle lenses, contact lenses, and perform certain surgical procedures.

    For more information or questions, please contact the Student Affairs Office at (614) 292-2647, or email, or go to

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    2008 CUR National Conference
    Frontiers and Challenges in Undergraduate Research

    Hosted by College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, June 21-24, 2008

    Academic investigation lives, by definition, on the frontiers of knowledge. New information and advances in technology change our research questions and methods; new theoretical perspectives challenge our assumptions; increased interdisiplinary collaboration brings us new partners and opens new avenues of study; and new political and pedogogical contexts demand that we offer expanded research opportunities to more of our students. And yet, with all that is new, we have many of the same old devils on our tail: time, money, institutional politics, student preparedness. The theme of this conference is the exploration of current conditions and future possibilities in undergraduate research, but we invite all of the presenters to be explicit about the ways that they encounter and address the real logistical challenges entailed in their projects.

    2008 Conference Sub Themes

    Undergraduate Research and Scholarship in Arts and Humanities
    Assessment of Research Outcomes
    Beyond the academy: Real-world applications of research results
    Early involvement in research
    Research in a Global environment
    Undergraduate research in the interface of disciplines

    Please go to for more information.

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