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2017-2018 Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship RecipientsThe Office of International Affairs recently recognized the 2017-2018 recipients of the Wolfe Study Abroad Scholarship at the annual Wolfe Luncheon on April 19 at the Faculty Club. President Michael V. Drake, MD, other university leaders, the Wolfe family and representatives of The Dispatch Printing Company and the Wolfe Foundation, congratulated the 29 recipients. Students were awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help fund their individual long-term study abroad programs.

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Starting with Reading Day on April 24, the Office of International Affairs will have spaces reserved for students who need a quite place to study throughout finals week in rooms 100 and 160.
Dates and times:

April 24 - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
April 25 - 4 - 9 p.m.
April 26 - 6:30 - 9 p.m.
April 27 - 4 - 9 p.m.
April 30 - 4 - 9 p.m.

On the day of Reading Day, the global engagement team will also have snacks and coffee available starting at 10 a.m. until supplies last in 160 Enarson Classroom Building. Room 100 will also be available until 9 p.m. as a designated study area for students looking for a quiet place to prepare for exams. In room 160, at 12 p.m., there will be a special activity led by Program Coordinator Dan Montour.

AUCA 4.4.2018 Group PhotoPhoebe You, director of the Ohio State China Gateway, and Wanling Qu, director of the University of Minnesota China office, led the American Universities’ China Association (AUCA) conference on April 4 at New York University Shanghai.

Shuzhe Ding, associate vice chancellor of NYU Shanghai, delivered the opening remarks, followed by a panel discussion on U.S.-China higher education collaboration models and best practices from Weimin Zhang, Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry dean at the University of Southern California-Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Richard Foristel, director of Webster University China, and Shuzhe Ding. 

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BRASA (Brazilian Student Association) at The Ohio State University has been very active since its relaunch this year. Their website is filled with interesting information for Brazilians wanting to come to Ohio State and for those who want to go to Brazil.

Interested students can find a list of short-term housing options near campus, which can be useful for Brazilians coming to Ohio State as graduate students or visiting scholars.

Take a look at BRASA's page.

Service-learning partnership in TanzaniaService-learning practitioners seeking to develop and nurture genuine and integrated partnerships with peer agencies, communities and stakeholders are invited to an interactive case study session about the Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community on Thursday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. in 100 Enarson Classroom Building. Nelson Ishengoma, University of Dodoma, Tanzania and Joseph T. Campbell, School of Environment and Natural Resources, will present a reflective analysis of the partnership between the community of Marwa Village (Tanzania), the Kilimanjaro Hope Organization (Tanzanian NGO), the University of Dodoma (Tanzania) and The Ohio State University.

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Franklin and Modise open wheelchair basketball event with Ambassador Earl R. MillerSydney Franklin, a 3rd year occupational therapy doctoral student, was recently awarded the Reciprocal Exchange Award from the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. This award allows Americans the opportunity to travel to Africa to build on strategic partnerships with their counters from Africa. Franklin and Lady Modise, a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow from Botswana, will be facilitating events for the disabled population of Gaborone and surrounding areas.

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Brazilian perpective students thinking about doing an MBA or LL.M at Ohio State should consider applying for a Scolarship for the Americas.

Both the Fisher College of Business and Moritz College of Law have the Scholarship for the Americas opportunity for outstanding candidates, which is a great option for Brazilian candidates.

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Sonal Gupta with fellow peers

Sonal Gupta is a senior studying finance at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business.

In December, 25 seniors from the Fisher College of Business traveled to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro for 10 days as part of the Honors Cohort Program. The program was led by two faculty members, Ty Shepfer, director of the Honors Cohort Program, and Zach Grammel, program coordinator in the Office of Global Business. We spent 10 days visiting companies, meeting global leaders and immersing ourselves in Brazilian culture.

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 KBJonesKay Bea Jones, professor of architecture, is the recipient of a prestigious 2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant.

Jones is researching The Architecture of Olivetti at Ivrea, Italy: Modern Symbols and Methods for Revitalization and Remediation of Industrial Architecture and Landscapes at the University of Trento from February – July 2019.

“I will be teaching, lecturing and pursuing my research in a new environment for me in Italy,” Jones said. “I look forward to developing new professional relationships and perhaps developing opportunities for student and colleague exchanges, visiting lectures and joint project teams. I anticipate that this will provide content and opportunities to complete my book oaths topic.”

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AnthonyLeeAnthony Lee graduated from the Ohio State Fisher College of Business MBA program in 2004. Before he became a Buckeye, he worked for State Farm Mutual Insurance from 1998-2003. Through the connections he made during the MBA program, he was able to advance his career path in Nationwide. In 2007, he returned to Asia to pursuit new opportunities and held executive role with AIA in Hong Kong. Lee is currently working as a financial services partner at Big Four Accounting Firm KPMG in China.

His most memorable time at Ohio State was the MBA program orientation session when the dean introduced a number of students in his class who had achieved significant success in their careers including patents. At that moment, he knew he had made the right choice to attend Ohio State. The group projects also provided opportunities to work with people from a multitude of backgrounds and working styles.

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