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H1N1 Campus International Coordination and Policy was one of the topics discussed at the annual meeting of the Association of Public Land Grant Universities in Washington, D.C. Dieter Wanner, Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, served as the moderator for a panel discussion that included Shelly Hoffman, Ohio State's Assistant Vice President of Media Relations. The discussion centered on a wide range of communications and policy strategies relating to the H1N1 virus implemented at universities around the country.

Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson President of IcelandIceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson is returning to Ohio to strengthen the bonds he created with Ohio State University faculty and staff when he visited campus in 2007. Grimsson will visit Ohio from Dec. 9 to Dec. 13 to continue fostering the relationship between his country and Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Ohio State’s Institute for Chinese Studies presents the third annual “CHINA Town Hall: Local Reflections, National Reflections” lecture and web cast on December 8 at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. CHINA Town Hall is an event being conducted in 40 cities nationwide that will provide a unique opportunity for area residents to learn about the importance of China’s relationship with the United States, and have their questions answered by leading China specialists.

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Best in Show photographThe 2009 International Photography Exhibition features 31 original photographs taken overseas by Ohio State students, staff and faculty. The exhibition is on display in Bricker Hall Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., until December 31, 2009.

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One of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus will be hosted by Ohio State at 1 p.m. Thursday (11/26) at the RPAC in the Tom Davis Special Events Gym. The free annual event will be held for more than 1,400 guests — students, faculty and staff, along with their families — who are unable to travel to their own homes for the holiday. Volunteers from the university community will assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner. Tickets are required and available at the Hale Cultural Center. View a slide show of last year's dinner. Contact: Lawrence Williamson, at Williamson.1@osu.edu or 292-0074.

Wuhan delegation visits with President Gee

A visit with student leaders, shadowing experiences with staff members in Student Life, meeting President Gee and cheering on the Buckeyes as they won in overtime against the University of Iowa, are just the highlights of a three-week long visit to Ohio State for 13 members of a delegation from Wuhan University in China. The delegation also will take part in Ohio State’s Thanksgiving Dinner on campus to experience first-hand this American holiday tradition.

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The Institute for Chinese Studies will continue its “China in Global Context” lecture series with Christopher Agnew, assistant professor of history at the University of Dayton, who will present on “The Sage's Kin: Social Power and the Making of the Descendants of Confucius.” Agnew's lecture will detail the way in which the Kongs of Qufu, the recognized descendants of Confucius, used ritual practice and collective memory to reinforce a lineage identity and social hierarchy centered on the “Duke for Fulfilling the Sage.” The lecture will be held on Friday, November 20, at 2:30 p.m. in 062 Hagerty Hall.

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Jennifer SuchlandThe Slavic Department's Literature and Culture Forum features Jennifer Suchland discussing "The Making of 'Natasha' and the International Politics of Sex Trafficking" on Friday (11/20) at 3 p.m. in Hagerty Hall 406. Suchland's research tackles the political and cultural production of 'Natasha' as a trope to represent trafficked women from the post-socialist region.

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The Center for Latin American Studies presents A Via Láctea (The Milky Way) on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. in 180 Hagerty Hall. Heitor, a literature professor, meets and falls in love with Júlia, a young actress. Throughout the film they develop a love/hate relationship that takes the scenery to the busy streets of São Paulo where there is everything from child beggars to crazy men with guns. The chaotic nature of urban life is contrasted with serene shots of Brazilian country side to further reinforce the impact of environment on personal relationships. The free film is in Portuguese with English subtitles.

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The Center for Latin American Studies presents Não por acaso (Not by Chance) on Wednesday (11/18) at 7:30 p.m. in 180 Hagerty Hall. Two control-obsessed characters, Ênio, a traffic control worker, and Pedro, a pool player, find fulfillment in a mathematical mindset that leads them toward the feeling of control they long for. But all is thrown to the winds when both Ênio's ex-wife and Pedro's wife die in a car accident. Pedro meets Lúcia and tries to re-live the same exact moments he once lived with his wife; Ênio is forced to confront his loss through the appearance of his unknown daughter. Eventually however, the two men must decide between their obsessions and the new opportunities life has given them. The free film is in Portuguese with English subtitles. For a complete list of films, visit http://clas.osu.edu.