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  • Global Engagement Nights

    Join the conversation and cultural exchange every Tuesday from 6 - 7 p.m. in 122 Oxley Hall.

  • Global Perspectives

    Catch up on latest news from the Office of International Affairs in the Spring 2014 issue of Global Perspectives.

  • Paul Simon Award

    Ohio State wins Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

  • BRAZIL GATEWAY

    The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a plan to move forward with the opening of a Global Gateway office in São Paulo, Brazil.

New Course Examines Environmental Issues in Africa

Moritz' goal is for students to come to an anthropological understanding of the complexity of environmental issues in contemporary Africa within the context of global climate change. To learn more about the class, read the syllabus for "Anthropology of Africa."

The Center for African Studies was motivated to develop a course that surrounded environmental issues in Africa for several reasons. "College students today are very aware of the importance of environmental protection, and therefore this course should have wide appeal," said David Kraybill, Director of the center. "Many OSU students also have a humanitarian interest in Africa. The environment is especially important in Africa because of widespread poverty, and the poorer people are, the more they are exposed to the environment and the more they depend on it for their wellbeing. This course focuses on how humans affect the environment and how the environment affects humans in Africa."

The Center for African Studies works to expand African studies curriculum across disciplines, increase interaction between Africanist faculty across campus, organize lectures and conferences, and conduct outreach activities with K-12 business, government and civic groups.

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    Ohio State Wins Senator Simon Award for Campus Internationalization

    The Ohio State University has been selected to receive NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization which recognizes institutions for overall excellence in internationaliz ...

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  • Ohio State professor joins collaborative research team

    Ohio State’s Nicholas Breyfogle, an associate professor of history, is part of a collaborative research team studying Russia’s environmental history and natural resources.

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