HERE IS THE LATEST NEWS and information for Ohio State students for the week of May 20, 2013.
As noted below, this is the last BNN for the summer. We will continue to produce the monthly Buckeye Parent which is distributed on the second of third Wednesday each month. Our office remains open all summer, however, so should you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Have a great week everyone!
Pelotonia fundraising contributes to 11 new cancer research grants at Ohio State
Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute has announced 11 new Idea Grants awarded through the 2013 Intramural Research Program. These multiyear research grants, which total $1.4 million and present creative approaches to understanding and curing cancer, are a way to help teams of scientists at Ohio State start projects that can later attract larger external grants. The Idea Grants are funded primarily by dollars raised through Pelotonia, a grassroots bicycle tour established in 2009 to raise money for cancer research at Ohio State.
-- > Read more: medicalcenter.osu.edu/mediaroom/Pages/News.aspx
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Message from VP for Student Life 'Dr. J'
Life around campus slows during the summer, but it doesn’t stop. If you are going to be around over the next few months, there are plenty of things to do on and around campus to keep you interested and engaged. Read the full column >
Contact Vice President for Student Life Javaune Adams-Gaston at
Commit to our communities
OSU STAR House serves homeless youth
Arising from a research grant, and in response to the lack of targeted services available in Central Ohio for homeless youth, the STAR House, a drop-in center for homeless youth, was opened in October 2006. Homeless youth are one of the most vulnerable populations in the world. These youth avoid services and are at risk for victimization and chronic homelessness well into adulthood. The STAR House serves between 20 to 40 homeless youth each day and its mission is to provide homeless youth a safe respite from the streets where they are able to meet their basic needs and begin reconnecting with the larger social system. To learn more about the OSU STAR House, please contact Jeana Patterson at email@example.com or visit www.osustarhouse.com.
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Center for Resilience at Ohio State featured
The current issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education features a series of articles about the emerging field of resilience. It explains that “the attention on resilience represents a shift toward thinking more broadly about society's biggest challenges — perceiving the world in terms of interconnected systems, instead of stand-alone problems.” The lead article, “After Catastrophe,” includes a description of the Center for Resilience at Ohio State.
-- > Read more: http://chronicle.com/article/After-Catastrophe/138927/
Spring issue of College of Arts and Sciences' ASCENT, now online
This issue celebrates big news and big ideas, locally and globally. Among them, faculty in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature are implementing a $9.6 million U.S. State Department grant in four countries: Living Language explains how critical language institutes help students compete on a world stage. Chemistry major Elisabeth Bianco won a national nanoscience and nanoengineering competition: It’s Elementary gives the backstory; and Art Alumnus Matthew Failor, who now trains and races sled dogs, takes us on an Alaskan Adventure as he completes his second Iditarod.
-- > Read more: artsandsciences.osu.edu/ascent
Buckeye Net News publication schedule
This is the final Buckeye Net News of the 2012-2013 school year. Publication will resume the week of (8/18) at the start of Fall Semester 2013. Have a great summer.
Apple taps two at Ohio State for ADE program
Two members of the Ohio State community have been selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educator program class of 2013.Matthew Stolzfus of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Michael Hofherr, associate vice president for distance education and eLearning, have been invited to join the Apple community of educators because of their commitment to improving teaching and learning with educational technology.
-- > Read more: digitalfirst.osu.edu/news/203
Lecture in Leadership and Ethics: Life Lessons & the Moral Compass
DHLRI Education Committee and the Center for Faculty Advancement, Mentoring, and Engagement invite Fisher College of Business professor Charles Webb to share his expertise and experiences at the upcoming Early Career Development Series event on Friday (5/24) from noon-1 p.m. in 165 Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. Webb will share his expertise and experiences on a wide range of leadership topics and how they relate to the scientific research community.
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