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Manuel Acevedo

The Brazil Gateway represented Ohio State at the Partners of the Americas' Higher Education Partnership Conference that took place in Colombia, September 25 – 27.

Universities from different countries in the Americas participated in the conference to exchange knowledge in the field and make connections that could lead to future institutional collaborations. There were universities from Peru, Colombia, Chile and United States, among others.

Jane K. Aparecido, interim director, presented on "The importance of an in-country physical presence to foster meaningful multi-institutional international collaborations," which provided insight about Ohio State’s internationalization efforts and its Global Gateways. To demonstrate the importance of these offices, Aparecido showed how the Design Matters education abroad program was developed.

“Participating in this conference was also important for Brazil Gateway’s strategic goal of expanding its support services to other countries of Latin America and serving as a hub for Ohio State in the region,” said Aparecido.

Vanessa de Souza Palma

Larissa Longo is a visiting scholar and Pelotonia Post Doctoral Fellow.

I first came to The Ohio State University in 2016 to spend one year as a visiting scholar as part of my post-doctorate research at the Microbiology Department. My background is in medical mycology, and this was an intense period of learning with a lot of personal and professional development. I had the opportunity to work with Chad Rappleye, PhD, whom I have always admired, and we just published a paper in co-authorship with Rosana Puccia, PhD, my advisor in Brazil at the time. Spending this time at Ohio State was such a rewarding experience, that I did not want to leave! Because I was not able to continue in Rappleye’s lab, I started looking for post-doctoral positions in another research fields, which opened a totally new world for me.

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Thanksgiving VolunteersRegistration is now open to volunteer at Ohio State's Thanksgiving Dinner, which will take place on November 22 in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. Ohio State hosts one of the largest dinners on a college campus, with an estimated 1,600 guests attending each year. Dinner is served at 11:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner is successful as a result of the help received from the community and Buckeye volunteers who spend a portion of their Thanksgiving Day serving dinner to those guests who are unable to make it home for the holiday.

Volunteers can register online to work the first shift from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. or the second shift from 12:30 - 3 p.m. Volunteer positions include beverage, dinner and dessert servers, greeters, hosts and food carriers, among many other tasks. The deadline to register is October 22.

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Thanksgiving DinnerThe Ohio State University will host one of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in the Ohio Union. An estimated 1,600 guests will attend the dinner, including students, faculty and staff, along with their families, who are unable to travel home for the holiday.

Joining them will be more than 150 volunteers from throughout the university community to assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The deadline to register is October 22.

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JMJazmyn Mustafa, a sophomore psychology major and neuroscience minor, participated in an education abroad program in Scotland through Arcadia University during summer 2018 and is a Gilman Scholarship recipient.

My education abroad program was through Arcadia University. It was called the Arcadia University STEM Summer Research Program 2018. I went to Glasgow, Scotland, for six weeks and had the chance to interact directly with 17 other students. We lived in flat-style housing, made family dinners and explored the city as well as surrounding towns during the weekends. One of my favorite memories was hiking up a mountain of the Isle of Arran. Some of my closest friends on the trip and I took an adventure and made it to the peak, breathing in fresh air and seeing spectacular views. 

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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship recipientsFive doctoral candidates from The Ohio State University have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Education, International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office. John Bundschuh, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Ashlee Dauphinais, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Katherine Fitzgerald, Department of Comparative Studies, Barbara Y. Roth, Department of Political Science, and Nathan Young, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, are the recipients of the fellowship.

These Fulbright-Hays DDRA awards represent more than $220,000 in research funding for 2019-2020. Nationwide across all disciplines 100 Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships were awarded. With five recipients, Ohio State ranks third in the nation for total awards - tied with Michigan State and University of California, Berkeley and behind only the University of Wisconsin (seven awards) and Cornell University (six awards). 

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Taif University President Husam Zaman met with Ohio State President Michael V. DrakeA delegation of faculty and deans from Taif University in Saudia Arabia visited The Ohio State University and met with campus leaders on October 2, 2018. Taif University President Husam Zaman met with Ohio State President Michael V. Drake and Provost W. Randy Smith to discuss shared interests in developing the teaching capacity of faculty. During the day on campus, the visitors learned about how Ohio State provides students access to online education, offers services to support all types of learners and creates the opportunity for success through student life initiatives.

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The Office of International Affairs along with Student Life’s University Dining Services and international student organizations have made Taste of OSU one of Ohio State’s most popular events for 22 years! Taste of OSU 2019 will be held on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 5 – 9 p.m. in the Ohio Union.

Taste of OSU is an evening of cultural exchange through international cuisine and the performing arts. More than 50 organizations participated last year by preparing food, performing on stage or displaying a cultural booth.

Taste of OSU is a great opportunity for student organizations to share their cultural backgrounds with the Ohio State community.

Applications are now open to international and cultural student organizations to participate in Taste of OSU 2019. Visit go.osu.edu/TasteofOSU2019 for more information. Applications will close on November 2 at midnight.

Abstracts are being accepted for the One Health Day Symposium to be held at the Drake Performance and Event Center, November 1 – 2. Abstracts must report the results of original research pertinent to One Health, including work that is educational and/or nontechnical in nature. The deadline for submissions is October 19.

The symposium will bring together multiple disciplines working locally, nationally and internationally to address the spread of disease, promote health and emphasize the connection among humans, animals and the environment. Learn more.

AUCA1 Career FairThe American Universities China Association (AUCA) Career Fair met great success for the third year connecting over 2,500 students to 160 employers providing over 2,000 internships and full-time positions. The fair was held in Shanghai, Beijing and, for the first time, Shenzhen.

Employers from all industries including Alibaba, IBM, JP Morgan, Unilever, Citi, L’Oreal and Deloitte attended the fair. Ohio State was awarded Outstanding Contribution University by the AUCA committee. Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway, hosted the morning session on behalf of AUCA at the Shanghai event.

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