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The Brazil Gateway will welcome Ohio State representatives Bruce McPheron, executive vice president and provost, Gil Latz, vice provost of global strategies and international affairs, Gates Garrity-Rokous, vice president and chief compliance officer, and Padmini Roy-Dixon, executive director of the global gateways and partnerships to Brazil, February 10-13.

During the visit, the delegation will meet with longtime partners, Visagio, a management engineering company, the University of São Paulo and the Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (USP-ESALQ), as well as potential new partners, Sinal do Vale, a sustainable solutions company, and Fermetec, an alcohol fermentation business.

On February 12, the Brazil Gateway will host a Buckeye reception in São Paulo to celebrate Ohio State’s 150 years, the Brazil Gateway's fifth anniversary and the 55-year-long partnership with USP-ESALQ.

The visit to Brazil will advance mutual understanding and strengthen the relationship between partners, alumni and friends.

Kelly Franz

Melissa Liang is a senior majoring in operations management who studied abroad with the Fisher College of Business Honors Global Lab program in Brazil during Winter Break 2019.

Through the Fisher College of Business Honors Cohort program, I had the chance to spend two weeks in São Paulo and Rio experiencing a variety of companies and cultural experiences.

We competed in a case competition with other Brazilian students and not only experienced new perspectives on life but formed life-long friendships.

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Henrique Amorim

Time and Time Again

Henrique Amorim graduated from Ohio State with a master’s in botany in 1970. He returned to Ohio State in 1974 as a visiting scholar after receiving his PhD in agronomy from the University of São Paulo (USP). In 1977, Amorim started what would be a very successful business in alcohol fermentation, Fermentec, in the city of Piracicaba. Most recently, he visited Ohio State in 2018 for the launch of the book Pathways to Collaboration, in which his experience was featured.

BAF 0373The India Gateway hosted Ohio State senior leadership recently in Mumbai and New Delhi, taking the opportunity to showcase firsthand several long-standing partnerships, connections with prominent alumni and celebrate the university’s Sesquicentennial.

The Ohio State delegation included, Bruce McPheron, executive vice president and provost; Gil Latz, vice provost of Global Strategies and International Affairs; Anil Makhija, dean of the Fisher College of Business; Gates Garrity-Rokous, vice president and chief compliance officer; and Padmini Roy-Dixon, executive director of the Global Gateways and Partnerships.

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Visiting Invest São Paulo

Students, faculty and staff from the Fisher Honors Cohort Program were in Brazil December 11-21. The program consists of a diverse, tight knit group of 30 highly motivated, hand-picked students who seek to leverage educational opportunities across the entire university. The program spans the autumn and spring semesters of a student’s junior year and continues into their senior year.

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