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Upon receiving a Fulbright-Hays fellowship, Ian Lanzillotti, a graduate student in Ohio State Department of History, went to the Kabardino-Balkar region of Russia to conduct research for his doctoral dissertation from October 2010 to May 2011. His research focuses on interethnic relations and the development of national consciousness in Russia’s multi-ethnic North Caucasus region.
Ohio State’s Ken Rinaldo, professor and head of the art and technology area of the Department of Art, created a sustainability research project in Russia. His research focuses on developing sustainable agricultural sources for feeding urban populations.
iAGRI, a food security project supported by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, organized a conference, “Climate Change, Sustainable Intensification and Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa,” held in Morogoro, Tanzania on November 13 - 15.
Ohio State faculty on the steering committee included professors David Kraybill, Rattan Lal and David Hansen. The conference covered topics such as land use and farming systems in Africa and measurement of climate change impacts on the region. The food security project is administered by Ohio State's Office of International Programs in Agriculture and funded by USAID.
Learn more about this conference here, or visit the iAGRI website to read more about the food security project.
Ohio State will host its first Health Sciences Innovation Conference in Mumbai, India on January 15 – 18, 2015. The focus of the conference will be India’s rapidly growing biotech and health sciences industry with the goal of developing strategic partnerships between Ohio State faculty and other Indian academic institutions. The All India Institute for Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the country’s top public health care and research institution, will partner with Ohio State in hosting this conference. As part of this partnership, a two-day workshop on Regenerative Medicine will be hosted by AIIMS at New Delhi on January 12-13, 2015.
Chandan Sen, professor and associate dean in the College of Medicine, is chair of the organizing committee and William Brustein, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs, is serving as co-chair. The Ohio State India Gateway will provide support for the conference in-country.
Mershon affiliates Esther Gottlieb and John Carlarne have won a Public Education for Peacebuilding Support grant from the United States Institute for Peace for their project "Business for Peace Collaboratory."
Through this project, Gottlieb and Carlarne seek to establish an online laboratory where Ohio State students and scholars can collaborate with Ohio businesspeople, policymakers, and peace practitioners. The goal is to think strategically about how business affects peace and how peace and conflict impact profitability and competitiveness.
The project will also include agencies and advocacy groups such as the Ohio Development Services Agency, Columbus Council of World Affairs, and Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Leela Singh, a fourth-year theater major, was a 2013 Holbrook Summer Fellow. She traveled to Jaipur, India to research the experiences of folk performers and their relationship with the Rajasthani tourist industry. Through anonymous interviews, ethnographic field notes and documentation of her personal experiences in-country, she was able to craft a compelling and thoughtful narrative. Read more about her research experiences from the Undergraduate Research Office.
Last March, a $1.4 million relationship between Ohio State and the University of Sao Paulo was established to allow researchers from both universities to apply for funding for collaborative research projects. Ohio State College of Pharmacy professor, Robert Lee, will work alongside researchers and students from Ohio State and the University of Sao Paulo to investigate liposomes as a drug delivery system for treatment of squamous cell carcinoma tumors, the second most common form of skin cancer. Read more about this collaborative research effort here.
An article by Yana Hashamova, Mershon affiliate and director of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, has won the Heldt Prize for best article from the Association for Women in Slavic Studies.
"War Rape: (Re)defining Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Nationhood" was published in Embracing Arms: Cultural Representation of Slavic and Balkan Women in War, edited by Helena Goscilo and Yana Hashamova (Central European University Press, 2012).
Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War (Yale University Press, 2013) is an insider's view of the most decisive phase of the Iraq War. Before coming to The Ohio State University, Mansoor was executive officer to Gen. Petraeus during the time the surge strategy was developed and implemented.