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On August 2 – 4, the Brazil Gateway represented Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business at The MBA Tour in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, respectively.

The MBA Tour is an independent information source regarding MBA admissions that holds events to promote personal interaction between prospective MBA students, business school admissions representatives and alumni.

Brazil Gateway shared information about Fisher’s MBA programs and other graduate and professional programs with more than 300 Brazilians in both cities.

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Nnaemeka Anene

Anene is majoring in materials science and engineering major on a pre-medicine track who participated in “Brazil Higher Education,” an education abroad program.

For Spring Break 2018, I spent my time in Salvador, Brazil. We visited a number of public and private universities and spoke to students of all backgrounds, religious beliefs and economic statuses. On our very first day at one of the engineering/technical schools, we visited Area One. We became immersed in deep discussion with Luis, a student at the school. He was officially an intermediate level English speaker. I was able to communicate with him using the more-than-nine-years of Spanish I had taken throughout my educational experience. While not Portuguese, there is some intersection between the two languages, and it allowed for a relatively free flowing conversation with him. We spoke on political issues and the abuse he witnessed firsthand, as well as how much he loved rock and roll.

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João Pedro CarvalhoClose to 23 new undergraduate and graduate students and visiting scholars will be arriving on campus this autumn semester.

We would love to introduce some of these new Brazilian Buckeyes to our community. In this edition you will learn a bit more about João Pedro Carvalho, who will pursue his MBA full time at the Fisher College of Business.

Carvalho majored in advertising and worked across several industries that included: technology (digital startup accelerator), automobile manufacturing (fire truck dealer), consulting (full service design agency) and education (bilingual program for schools). He is the co-founder of a not-for profit venture that was created to support underprivileged children from poor communities in his hometown through sports and education. See video.

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European Model of Sport education abroad"Along with touring sporting facilities in Germany and the Czech Republic, we got to also see a lot of historically significant landmarks in both countries," reflects sport industry major Alyssa Hoying. A synchronized swimmer student-athlete, Alyssa studied abroad on the European Model of Sport program this summer.

"We really enjoyed getting to learn more about their history stemming from WWII and how sport has influenced them throughout it as well. The group we went with was so fun! Dr. Turner and Dr. Graham were a pleasure to have leading our trip. The students embraced the schedule of our packed trip and we made the most out of everything they had planned for us!”

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Erin Langermeier visits Bayern Munich stadium"Not only did I get to learn about sports in Europe and explore cities/countries I have never been to before, but I had the opportunity to meet and build a relationship with Ohio State students that I did not know before," reflects junior finance major Erin Langermeier about her experience on the European Model of Sport education abroad program.

In order to study how the sports industry differs in Europe from the North American systems, students visited multiple facilities, including the soccer and basketball stadiums at Bayern Munich, the Olympic Park in Munich, the 02 Arena in Prague and all the Olympic facilities in Berlin.

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Luke Barbara

After four years of dedicated service, Luke Barbara has resigned as director of the Brazil Gateway. Barbara’s connections in Brazil and his knowledge of Ohio State were instrumental in launching the Brazil Gateway in 2014. His guidance will be missed as he leaves to pursue his new career path. His last day with the Brazil Gateway was August 8.

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Sultana N. Nahar

Astronomy Professor Sultana N. Nahar has been appointed as adjoint [sic] professor of physics at Cairo University (Egypt). Cairo University’s Department of Physics applied for the appointment in 2016 and the final approval by the president occurred on May 30, 2018

“I am very honored to have this opportunity,” said Nahar.

The position is for one year, but is renewable every year at the recommendation of the University of Cairo’s Physics Department. As adjunct professor, Nahar will help young scientists in Egypt learn more about the field of applying spectroscopy as a tool to further understand the solar system and the structure of materials existing in stars. She will deliver lectures and carry out research studies.

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Ohio State expects to welcome close to 2,100 new international students to the Buckeye family this autumn semester – a record number for the university.

Out of the total number of students, 805 are graduate and professional students and 1,327 are undergraduate students.

The new students represent a total of 67 different countries including Australia, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and Turkey.

The leading home countries for the new international students are China (1,515), India (204), South Korea (94), Taiwan (26) and Malaysia (23).

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Public Health Buckeyes O-H-I-O in HelsinkiBuckeyes critically examined the role of culture, education, economy, and environment on public health-related issues in both classroom settings and through extensive travel throughout Finland and Estonia this summer via a program organized by the College of Public Health with resident director Lorraine Wallace.

"This trip gave me the opportunity to apply many concepts I have learned in the classroom and develop a global perspective on healthcare," reflects Maura O'Keeffe, a public health major. "I had a wonderful time and highly recommend people study abroad to gain the first-hand experience that cannot be taught in a classroom. I had a awesome experience and I’m sad it’s over!"

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Beatriz Schmidt

Schmidt is a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at the Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, who spent one semester at Ohio State.

I spent one semester as a visiting scholar linked to the Human Development and Family Science Program at The Ohio State University, and it was such a wonderful experience! I had the opportunity to develop great work with my faculty sponsor, Professor Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, PhD. We discussed data pertaining to my dissertation, regarding co-parenting across the transition to parenthood in Brazilian families. In co-authorship with my PhD advisor in Brazil, Professor Piccinini, we wrote articles and presented posters in scientific events held at Ohio State, like the International Scholar Research Exposition and the Education and Human Ecology Student Research Forum (you can see Professor Schoppe-Sullivan and me in the picture at one of these events). Shortly after I returned to Brazil, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation. I was also awarded a scholarship for a postdoctoral internship in psychology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, which is enabling us to continue such a productive and enjoyable collaborative endeavor amongst the research groups in Brazil and the United States.

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