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The Brazilian Graduate Students and Scholars Conference (BRASCON) promotes activities to enable integration, communication and professional development for Brazilian scientific community. This year BRASCON will take place June 23 - 24 at The Ohio State University.

Registration is available online.

Confirmed speakers include:

José Pires, Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader, Andeavor Corporation; Duilia de Mello, Vice Provost, The Catholic University of America; Joana D'arc Felix de Souza, Associate Professor and Coordinator, State Technical School Professor Carmelino Correa Jr.; Ulisses Mello, Director of Research, IBM Brazil; Marcio Resende, Associate Professor, University of Florida.


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The Brazil Gateway team was on campus for their annual visit in April. Luke Barbara, director, and Jane Aparecido, academic relations and alumni community manager, met with students, faculty and staff involved with and interested in Brazil to plan for future activities and efforts in connecting partners and fostering collaborations between many departments of Ohio State and Brazilian institutions.
While on campus, the Brazil Gateway hosted two events with their campus partners, on April 12.

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Nanavati Hospital 3The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center conducted an Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery workshop at Nanavati Hospital on March 9 – 11, 2018. Ricardo Carrau, MD, Comprehensive Skull Base Surgery program director, and Daniel Prevedello, MD, Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery program director, with the Wexner Medical Center, highlighted lectures and interactive discussions, live surgery and cadaveric prosections of skull base endoscopic surgeries.

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DSC 0004The Ohio State India Gateway hosted an India Buckeye Alumni Recruitment training led by Marco Chavez, senior assistant director of Enrollment Services, on February 9, 2018.

Chavez presented background information about international undergraduate student recruitment, admissions and the Student Calling Project, which encourages alumni to engage with recently admitted students and their parents to answer questions and share their own experience as a Buckeye. Two alumni, Radhika Sadana and Karan Bhasin, gained first-hand experience in speaking to students with the Student Calling Project at the training.

In spring semester 2018, there are 546 students from India enrolled at Ohio State.


Paul Tek Shing Yin 尹德勝 is the president and CEO of Dah Chung Holding Limited and Screw & Fastener Investment Limited. He is also independent non-executive director of Qingdao Holdings International Limited. Paul earned Silver Bauhinia Star, second rank in the Order of the Bauhinia Star in Hong Kong for distinguished members who have devoted to public service leadership for a long period. He is the member of HKSAR Justices of the Peace (non-government) and a founding advisory board member of the Ohio State Hong Kong and Shanghai Alumni Chapters. 

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