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For Immediate Release

Oct. 24, 2008

Contact: Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284 or Lesley King Fry (419) 995-8671

Oct. 27-31 at Ohio State Lima

A busy week on campus features distinguished speakers, a thought-provoking film and healthy eating

Speaker: Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy, physicist, Loose Pakistani Nukes ­– An Imagined  Danger?

12:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 27, 2008, in Reed Hall 160

The government of Pakistan stoutly maintains that its nuclear weapons are under stringent safeguards and cannot be stolen or misused. Some important members of the US political establishment concur. So are commonly expressed fears real or imagined? What can be done to reduce nuclear dangers? Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is chairman and professor of physics at Islamabad’s Quaid-e-Azam University, he has taught for more than 34 years. He holds a Ph.D in nuclear physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received numerous prizes for his scientific work and science education work. Dr. Hoodbhoy is also involved in social issues, such as women's rights, environment, education, and nuclear disarmament. In 2003, Dr. Hoodbhoy was invited to the Pugwash Council, and he is a sponsor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He is a member of the Permanent Monitoring Panel on Terrorism of the World Federation of Scientists.

Workshop: Healthy Cooking for the College Student – Fight the Freshman 15!

6 p.m., Tues., Oct. 28, 2008 at the Longmeadow Clubhouse, 4175 Harding Highway

 The Ohio State Lima Student Wellness Program brings OSU Extension specialist Jody Norton in to help students navigate the “fast food lane.” Topics will include smart snacking tips, how to cook for 1-2 people and sampling free samples. For more information, contact Gail Nelson at nelson.700@osu.edu.

Film: The Listening Project

12:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 29, 2008, in Galvin Hall Game Room

“What does the world think of America?” This seemingly simple question led to a global quest for four Americans, whose thought-provoking journey through fourteen countries is documented in The Listening Project. Emotional encounters with dozens of diverse and fascinating characters reveal the breadth of U.S. impact on ordinary people's lives around the world. The result is a beautiful and inspiring examination of crumbling empires,

human fellowship, and the meaning of citizenship in a globalized world. Running time is 76 minutes. Free popcorn provided. For information, visit http://www.thelisteningprojectfilm.com/  or http://thelisteningprojectfilm.com/new/about/TLP_presskit_Feb08.pdf

Speaker: Honors Colloquium with Ulrich Straus

3:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 29, 2008, in Science 100

Ulrich Straus is the author of The Anguish of Surrender: Japanese POWs of World War II. He served as a U.S. Army language officer during the occupation of Japan and translated for the Allied Prosecution Staff at the Tokyo War Crimes trial before going on to become a career diplomat with the U.S. State Department. Strauss will discuss his experiences as a linguist in occupied Japan, his research on the psychological hardships faced by Japanese POWs in World War II and the lessons of the Allied occupation of Japan. Sponsored by the History Department and the Honors Program.

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