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SarahFlanagan webSarah Flanagan, computer science and engineering and Japanese double major and new Ohio State alumna, was recently awarded a position with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

A teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan, The JET Program brings people from all around the world to facilitate cultural exchange with students and communities throughout Japan.

Flanagan studied abroad at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan during the 2017-2018 academic year and said she was inspired to apply for the JET Program because of studying abroad.

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2020 GraduatesCongratulations to Class of 2020 graduating seniors Bella Caruso, Mathew Clement, Emma Cline, Delaney Morphew and Julia Phillips. Through their work with international partnerships, Fulbright, communications and the reception area in the Office of International Affairs, these five Buckeyes advanced internationalization efforts at Ohio State. We appreciate their commitment, hard work and dedication and wish them the best in their future endeavors.

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thumbnail clark jill GlennJill Clark, associate professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Canada for “Scaling-up food democracy: An analysis of Canadian and U.S. food policy councils.”

During her time in Canada, Clark will be researching at Carleton University to study the role of local, state and provincial food policy councils in a national food policy. Her work will involve engaging with the Canadian Food Governance project team, conducting interviews and drawing cross-country comparisons from the U.K. and Australia.

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The China Gateway is here to connect Buckeyes to resources to weather this storm, including networking and career help. The Gateway introduced a series of virtual events to support career development and to connect with alumni in China. The virtual events include an alumni career talk, employer information sessions and an online career fair.

ByteDance, Youhug Media and BOE hosted virtual information sessions to promote internships and full-time job opportunities in China. Many Ohio State students attended the information sessions.

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Scammers target international students and scholars because cultural and language barriers often make it difficult for international students and scholars to determine whether an offer for help or request for money is real or fake. The most common scams encountered are those involving immigration, tuition, taxes, employment, travel and housing. Most recently, scammers are also taking advantage of the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus to steal money or sensitive information.

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glove covered fist bumpOhio State’s research community is playing a critical role in identifying innovative solutions to the numerous impacts from COVID-19. To help assist in these efforts the Office of Research in coordination with the Office of the Chief Information Officer, has developed keepresearching.osu.edu to help better connect the people and resources at Ohio State that are moving COVID-related research forward.

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The China Gateway is helping Ohio State convince admitted first year students that the Buckeye state is the place to be autumn semester to start their college career in the United States.

The China Gateway is partnering with undergraduate admissions in the Office of Student Academic Success to host webinars for first year admitted students to provide more information about the university, answer questions and encourage them to commit to Ohio State.

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Led by Dr. James L. Moore III, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the College of Education and Human Ecology offered the education abroad program during this past spring break. Titled, “Higher Education in Brazil: Access, Equity, and Opportunity,” this education abroad experience took place in the Bahia region of Brazil.

The course aims to expose Ohio State students to educational access and equity challenges in Brazil commonly experienced by low-income and first-generation college students enrolled in American universities and colleges. 

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Two Brazilian alumni were awarded the International Alumni Award from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at a ceremony on campus on March 7: Mauricio Bittencourt, PhD in agricultural economics, 2004, who has a 24-year career at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR); and Luiz Lucchesi, PhD in agronomy, 1997, who has a long-standing commitment to sustainable agriculture in Brazil.

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My name is Dillon McBride, and I am a pre-candidacy PhD student in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine at Ohio State. My research interests focus on the evolution of influenza A virus, especially at the human-animal interface to protect public health and mitigate pandemic risk. This past December, I was fortunate enough to attend the first Center for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnostics, Genomics and Epidemiology (CADDE) genomic epidemiology workshop hosted at the Institute of Tropical Medicine of São Paulo, Brazil. The center is a Brazil-United Kingdom collaborative center to study arboviruses such as yellow fever.

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