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NACDEP Registration Reminder – One week left!
If you have yet to get registered, doing so soon saves us $100. The $450 conference registration will go up to $550 after May 9. If you plan to attend and have not yet registered, please take care of this ASAP. Also, if you want to be a part of the conference accommodations, remember to reserve your room ASAP. Our conference rate at the Sheraton Burlington ($144) is available until June 3 or the block is full, whichever happens first. Don’t delay!
Above the Line Book Club
We are four chapters into the Above the Line book by Meyer and Coffey and the online discussion has been great (some of the face-to-face insights that have been shared with me have been incredibly enlightening as well). Thank you to everyone who has joined in the conversation to date. This week we look at Chapter 5, but you may engage in the discussion with any material covered so far by posting your thoughts or reactions to others on the CD Facebook Chat Page. If you are not a member of this group, let us know and we will get that changed!
Welcome Ashley Levesque and Robert Concitis
You may recall that Rachel Crusey Schrock (our finance office liaison) left CFAES for the Department of Physics at the end of February. With Sandy’s help (of course) and that of Anna Bernard (4-H) we managed the interim. I am pleased to inform you that as of April 25, we gained the help and guidance of Robert Concitis and Ashley Levesque. Ashley comes from the Office of Enrollment Services & Undergraduate Education as a Budget Analyst and is now housed in Ag Admin 23. You may know Robert already as the highly capable colleague of the last eight years from the CFAES Finance Service Center. Robert will provide our primary support and is located in Ag Admin’s Suite 100. Please extend a warm welcome to both!
Please formally welcome Brian Raison to the role of Field Specialist, Community and Organizational Leadership Development. Today, Brian begins another chapter in his Extension career which includes a partial appointment in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership. He is co-located with the Greene County Extension office and can be reached at 937-510-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
eXtension Webinar to Review Recent Changes and New Opportunities for Extension Professionals - May 4:
Recent Changes and New Opportunities for Member Institutions
On Wednesday, May 4 from 2-3 p.m., the eXtension Foundation will host a webinar for all Extension professionals to review recent changes and new opportunities now available for member institutions. On hand to present will be eXtension CEO Christine Geith and members of the leadership team to answer questions and provide examples of how eXtension’s new tools, services and initiatives can be used by Cooperative Extension Service teams and professionals.
For more information and the option to add this event to your calendar, visit learn.extension.org/events/2621.
Phosphorus and Nitrogen and Carbon, OH MY! - OSU Mansfield Lecture May 5:
William J. Mitsch, eminent scholar and director, Everglades Wetland Research Park, and founding director, Olentangy River Wetland Research Park, presents this special lecture Thursday, May 5 from 1-2 p.m. in 151 Riedl Hall at Ohio State Mansfield. He will discuss the role of wetlands in mitigating pollutants in our landscape and our globe. Read more.
Energy Efficiency CEO to lead EPN Breakfast Discussion - May 10:
Energy efficiency can be a great way for building owners and managers, from residential to industrial, to quickly and sometimes easily reduce energy consumption, costs and the carbon footprint. Attend the Tuesday, May 10 Environmental Professionals Network breakfast at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center (7:15 to 9:15 a.m.) and hear John Seryak, PE, CEO of Go Sustainable Energy, lead a conversation on "Energy Efficiency — How Low Can You Go?" Registration is $10 (free for Ohio State students). Learn more and register here. Read the related CFAES news article.
NCRWN Webinar- Developing Capacity for Local Watershed Management - May 18:
The National Central Region Water Network (NCRWN) will host a webinar titled Developing Capacity for Local Watershed Management on May 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. The speakers are Anne Baird and Joe Bonnell, The Ohio State University, Professional Development Needs on Water Resource Managers: Core Competencies; Lois Wolfson, Michigan State University and Jane Frankenberger, Purdue University, Perspective from four Watershed Academy Programs on Training Water Resource Professionals; and Anne Lewandowski, University of Minnesota, Professional Training Methods: The Role of Online Learning. For more information and to register, click here.
NCRCRD Webinar: "The Impact of Latino-Owned Business on Local Economic Performance" - May 23:
The Impact of Latino-Owned Business on Local Economic Performance
May 23 at 1 p.m.
There is no registration and no fee for attending this webinar. To join, go to: ncrcrd.adobeconnect.com/ncrcrd. Enter as a guest, type your name into the text box provided and click on “Enter Room." A list of upcoming as well as recorded and Take Out Menu webinars can be found at: ncrcrd.msu.edu/ncrcrd/webinars.
About the webinar:
This webinar presents results found using limited access microdata from in the Michigan Census Research Data Center. The project merged three limited-access Census Bureau data sets by individual firm and establishment level to investigate the factors associated with the Latino-owned business (LOB) location and dynamics over time. Further, the webinar will present results from the limited-access data sets merge limited-access Census Bureau data with county level information to investigate the impact of LOB employment share on local economic performance measures, namely per capita income, employment, poverty, and population growth. Beginning with OLS and then moving to the Spatial Durbin Model, these results show the impact of LOB overall employment share is insignificant. When decomposed into various industries, however, LOB employment share does have a significant impact on economic performance measures. Significance varies by industry, but the results support a divide in the impact of LOB employment share in low and high-barrier industries.
Craig Carpenter successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Immigrants, Self-Employment, and Growth in the United States,” on February 29, 2016. The dissertation focused on the impact of Latino-owned businesses and how geographic, industrial, and business owner factors impact the survival, growth, and local impact of Latino-owned businesses. He has accepted a position as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University, which he begins in June.
Upcoming eXtension Web Sessions:
Visit eXtension Learn (learn.extension.org) to view and register for upcoming webinar sessions. Please share these events with others who may also be interested.
Climate Change Science 101 for Land Grant University Administrators: A Primer for Deans, Directors and Support Staff - May 19 at 10 a.m.
Creating Inclusive Extension Spaces and Programming - June 21 at 1 p.m.
Upcoming Events in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning:
Visit the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (odee.osu.edu/resourcecenter/workshops) to view and register for upcoming sessions, including:
- Creating Engaging Online Activities - May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Stillman Hall 135 & 145)
- Delivering Online Content - May 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Stillman Hall 135 & 145)
- Creating a Virtual Meeting Space with CarmenConnect (Hands-on) - May 26 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Derby Hall 029)
REMINDERS / UPDATES / NEWS:
Patterson Lecture featuring Janet Napolitano - Live Stream May 3:
The 13th Annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture will feature University of California President Janet Napolitano on Tuesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event has reached capacity, but you have the opportunity to view via live stream. The lecture honors former Board of Trustees member James Patterson and the cause to which he is most committed — a vibrant university fulfilling its land-grant mission in an ever-changing world.
New BuckeyePass Service coming on May 15 - We will all need to enroll by the end of September:
The Ohio State University is committed to protecting our institutional and personal data. Over the past few years, phishing and identity theft crimes have increased in the higher education sector. As a result, Enterprise Security is excited to announce a new multi-factor authentication service, BuckeyePass. This new BuckeyePass service will be powered by Duo Security, and is separate and independent from your university password. Your university password will never be shared with Duo.
You’ve probably been using multi-factor authentication without even realizing it. It has been progressively making its way onto banking and credit card sites, and you can even add this extra layer of protection to most social media sites if you choose. For example, after entering your username and password to log in to your account, the site may generate an additional password or code that is sent to your email or cell phone that must be entered before you can finish logging in to the account. That’s multi-factor authentication (Want more info? Click here).
Beginning Sunday, May 15, users of the following systems will be required to use BuckeyePass to authenticate:
- PeopleSoft Finance
- PeopleSoft eMaterials
OCIO-managed Cisco AnyConnect VPN (This affects only users with OCIO RSA Tokens connecting to the OCIO VPN.)
You can enroll any time in the next few weeks at buckeyepass.osu.edu (before you register, you might want to visit the Knowledge Base under "Need more help?"). One thing especially to note: All university employees will begin using Duo to access Employee Self-Service within HR by the end of September. You will receive further details as the implementation date gets closer.
If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 614-688-4357 (HELP) or email@example.com.
Discontinuation of Apple QuickTime on Microsoft Windows begins May 4:
From Matt DeVore, Chief Information Officer, CFAES ....
Apple has announced they have discontinued support for Apple QuickTime on Microsoft Windows which means they will no longer provide updates to patch vulnerabilities. There are at least two new vulnerabilities impacting QuickTime for which there will be no patches made available. The Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and Apple are urging anyone who has QuickTime on a Microsoft Windows platform to remove the application immediately.
In most cases, QuickTime is not an important application and users won’t notice whether they have it or not. However, if there are mission-critical cases in your environment which require the use of QuickTime on Windows, please contact CFAES Information Security Officer Rob Clifford (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can explore alternatives or compensating controls to protect these systems and the business needs they serve.
Our Information Technology Services team has established a strategy to automatically remove QuickTime from the Windows platform on the Columbus and Wooster Campuses but manual intervention may be required at the distributed Extension and Outlying Agricultural Research Station sites. The removal of QuickTime on Windows is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 after classes and finals are over. In the meantime, IT Services staff will also be reaching out to some of you directly to discuss any concerns and remove QuickTime manually or refer you to Rob Clifford.
Buckeye Summit inspires Action:
|More than 600 people convened for change at the inaugural Buckeye Summit on food security.|
Engaging presentations about Ohio State’s work in the fight for food security and thoughtful discourse among researchers, students, alumni and friends are shaping potential solutions. Following the event, Buckeye Volunteers made an immediate impact by creating and packing up 76,000-plus nutritious meals for hungry families in central Ohio.
Comprehensive Energy Management Project Update:
Ohio State will continue to explore this project into the fall because of its potential to accelerate progress toward our sustainability goals. The work to prepare a Request for Proposals will continue over the summer, but the RFP will not be issued until students and faculty have returned to campus in the fall. The university is working with our advisory groups to develop the RFP, which will include requirements for conservation, service and reliability, financial terms and more that a partner would need to meet if the university pursues an energy relationship. At that point, six multi-firm teams will have an opportunity to submit bids. The university will continue to engage with the campus community in the fall about next steps. Read more.
Articles/Publications of Interest:
Weekly News Digest (CFAES information blog for faculty & staff - April 10-May 1)
- Janini Appointed Interim Director of Ohio State ATI
- Ohio State to Host Workshop for Businesses on Measuring Sustainability
- Save the Date: Farm Science Review is September 20-22
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