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Ohio State News Tips 9/27/13

Four-ton telescope part to be lifted from Ohio State building, put on truck, sent to Arizona – Oct. 1. Ohio State’s contribution – actually the last of a matching pair -- to the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona is complete.

The Multi-Object Double CCD Spectrographs/Imagers (MODS2), which has been under construction in the Department of Astronomy’s Imaging Sciences Laboratory, in the basement of McPherson Chemical Laboratory, 140 W. 18th Ave., will be crane-lifted from the basement and shipped to Mt. Graham, Ariz. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 for installation on the world’s largest telescope.

The movement of the MODS2 is expected to take place between noon and 1 p.m. on the 19th Avenue side of McPherson Chemical Lab. MODS1 was shipped in May 2010. Astronomy Professor Rick Pogge is lead scientist on the MODS project. CONTACT: Sandi Rutkowski, Communications Director, College of Arts and Sciences, 614-292-4759; Rutkowski.1@osu.edu.

Ohio State hosts Personalized Health Care Conference – Oct. 2 and 3. Academic leaders, industry experts, thought leaders, government policymakers, scientists, educators, health-care providers and entrepreneurs from across the globe will gather at The Ohio State University October 2-3 to share the latest innovations in personalized health care, design thinking and the delivery of medicine.

The 2013 Johanna and Ralph DeStefano Personalized Health Care Conference, hosted by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s IDEA Studio for Healthcare and Design, will be at the Blackwell Inn at 2110 Tuttle Park Place.

With a theme of “Delivering Medicine that Matters,” attendees will hear from experts about using design thinking to disrupt medicine and healthcare delivery from the current paradigm of sick care delivered from hospitals and clinics into wellness that is delivered through everyday buying decisions. CONTACT: Sherri Kirk, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, Sherri.Kirk@osumc.edu.

Ohio State program focuses on differences between public and private – Oct. 3 and 4. Ohio State’s Center for Ethics and Human Values is leading a university wide conversation Oct. 3 and 4 on the distinction between public and private. This theme connects a wide range of policy questions and scholarly problems across seemingly disparate domains.

Ezekiel Emanuel, vice provost for global initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “Health Care Reform and the Future of American Medicine” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in 160 Meiling Hall, 370 W. 9th Ave.

The keynote address, “Deciding by Default,” will be delivered by Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor and the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 in the U.S. Bank Theater in the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St.
SEE: http://compas.osu.edu/publicprivate.

The person listed as the CONTACT will have the most current information about the story. Call on our media relations staff for help with any Ohio State story: Jane Carroll, 614-292-5220 or carroll.296@osu.edu; Liz Cook, 614-292-7276 or cook.17@osu.edu; Gary Lewis, 614-292-2048 or lewis.330@osu.edu; or Amy Murray, 614-292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu.