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Fulbright Scholar David Somers in SpainThe Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2020-2021 is now open. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination awards to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Explore open opportunities in the Catalog of Awards and view an upcoming webinar for more information. 

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Sword smallGreater Columbus Sister Cities President Tim Sword and Chairman of the India Committee Shalendra Porwal visited India for business networking and stopped by the India Gateway.

Columbus has formalized a permanent relationship through a partnership agreement between the mayor and the highest elected officials with 10 cities worldwide including Accra, Ahmedabad, Curitiba, Dresden, Genoa, Hefei, Herzliya, Odense, Seville and Tainan City. Columbus is beginning to take its rightful place on the international stage.

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BajaUnveiling smallThe Ohio State University is no stranger to motorsports and is home to their own successful Baja student organization. The India Gateway didn’t have to think twice about accepting the invitation to visit with the all-women Baja team from the Cummins College of Engineering for Women in Pune, India on January 17. The team will participate in the Society of Automotive Engineers International’s competition for the first time on April 11 - 14 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

The Center for Automotive Research Director Giorgio Rizzoni and Cummins Global Technical Operations Executive Director Paul Sowerby unveiled the Cummins College 2019 vehicle, and the team gave a demonstration. Rizzoni received exclusive access to inspect the vehicle from the driver’s seat and spent quality time coaching the team.

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CSIOVisit smallIsh Gulati, neonatologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and assistant professor at the Wexner Medical Center, visited neonatal intensive care hospitals and met with consulting and resident doctors in Mumbai, Delhi and Meerut.

He discussed the challenges in neonatology and offered suggestions while sharing some best practices from his own work with hospitals in Columbus. This meeting was helpful for Gulati in focusing efforts towards employing tele-counseling that would allow more rhythmic engagement on specific topics and could lead towards tele-medicine.

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SIAT Keynote smallThe Ohio State Center for Automotive Research Director Giorgio Rizzoni was invited to be a keynote speaker at the sixteenth Symposium of International Automobile Technology on January 16 – 18 in Pune, India.

Rizzoni spoke about smart mobility, covered technology advancements in electric vehicles and the research and work being conducted at Ohio State. He also met with the local leadership of Cummins and Eaton and academic partners at the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay.

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Kay Bea Jones, professor of architecture, Fulbright recipientThe Ohio State University is ranked eighth in the nation and is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Six scholars from Ohio State were awarded Fulbright grants in the past year.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. These programs enhance the quality of global understanding, sending our students, scholars and faculty all over the world while at the same time, bringing the world’s best and brightest here to Ohio State.

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Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, first woman named to National Academy of EngineeringThe Ohio State University engineering professor Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska has become the first woman from the university to be named to the National Academy of Engineering. Associate dean for research in Ohio State College of Engineering and professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Dr. Grejner-Brzezinska was one of 86 new members to receive the honor this year. 

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Rodolfo Bellesi, Ohio State College of Engineering alumnus and Brazilian native, recently spoke to 614 Startups and other media outlets about his success and shared advice to those intending to start their own businesses.

Bellesi started Ikove Capital along with Flavio Lobato and John D'Orazio, a venture development company founded to pursue early stage investments in the Midwest with an emphasis on technology commercialization.

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Ten students – all members of Alpha Zeta Partners – from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) spent their time in Brazil taking Portuguese and agriculture classes at Ohio State’s partner institution, Escola Superior de Agricultura in the University of São Paulo (ESALQ – USP) located in Piracicaba. Accompanied by Associate Professor Jeff King, PhD, the group was in Brazil from January 3 – February 9.

The purpose of the fraternity of Alpha Zeta is to bring together students interested in the continued advancement of agriculture and natural resources, and to foster and develop high standards of scholarship, character and leadership among its members.

While visiting the Brazil Gateway, the students learned more about Ohio State’s internationalization effort, the Brazil Gateway, student and faculty exchanges, and partnerships between Ohio State and Brazilian institutions.

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Sammy Bonner is an undergraduate student majoring in interior design, who participated in the Design Matters education abroad program in 2018. Design Matters is a collaboration with Mackenzie Presbyterian University, where students create designs to positively impact a local community in need.

I’m Sammy Bonner, and I’m a junior interior designer at Ohio State. I’m from Lafayette, Indiana, and I moved to Columbus to study design at Ohio State! I decided to study design because I loved the TV show, Bar Rescue, when I was growing up and I’ve always wanted to be able to create beautiful solutions to problems like these. I hope to be able to travel more for design in my future career.

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