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thumbnail 9bYinzhen Fang earned his MBA from Ohio State in 1992 after completing an undergraduate degree in chemistry. He is currently the vice president of human resources at Proctor & Gamble in the greater China area. He chose Ohio State because of the advantages it had to offer. Being a large school, Fang was able to make connections with classmates, network with professors and even become a football fan.

Fang says that Ohio State had a large influence on his career choice. Before attending, he worked for a small company, and after graduation he got a job at a German company. He says his study abroad background allowed him to better understand the corporate culture of international companies.

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lillard deanDean Lillard, professor in the Department of Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Austria for “Life-course Smoking Patterns of eight cohorts of Austrians.” During his time in Austria, Lillard will be teaching and conducting research at Johannes Kepler University of Linz.

“My goal for the teaching aspect of this program is to educate graduate students in the techniques of constructing and analyzing life-course health histories to produce policy relevant insights,” stated Lillard. “My goal for the research part of the Fulbright is to build the evidence needed to forecast the future morbidity effects of smoking in Austria.”

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The Office of International Affairs worked to secure the equipment needed to process I-20s remotely and will begin processing I-20s starting April 6. Processing and mailing may take longer than normal. 

Immigration coordinators will be available by email (preferred) and phone Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to advise and respond to international students’ questions via email and phone through May 1.

Immigration coordinators at the Office of International Affairs will be available for virtual advising starting Wednesday, April 15, Monday – Friday from 1 – 4 p.m. via CarmenZoom. Students can register for 15-minute appointments at go.osu.edu/oiaadvising.

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Fulbright Visiting Scholar Jiraporn Inthasan

The Ohio State University is proud of our distinguished Fulbright and Fulbright-Hays grant recipients, as well as our numerous visiting international Fulbright awardees. Fulbright awards supported 18 Ohio State students, staff and faculty for international studies, teaching and research opportunities in 14 countries around the globe in 2019-2020. More than 50 students and scholars joined the Ohio State family this past year through Visiting Fulbright fellowships and grants. These new Buckeyes hailed from 24 countries spanning six continents and brought an international dimension to laboratories and classroom across campus.

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CostiganLucia Costigan, professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, was awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Mexico.

Costigan will be researching “The Transformation of Portuguese New Christians into Heretics during the Union of the Spanish and Portuguese Crowns: 1580-1640” at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Biblioteca Franciscana and Biblioteca Palafoxiana during January – June 2021.

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caoHeping Cao is an economist, professor and the doctoral supervisor at Peking University School of Economics. He holds a master’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in agricultural economics and a doctorate degree in international finance from The Ohio State University.

Cao says he was impressed by the rigorous teaching style at Ohio State and that was what ultimately led to him getting three degrees from the university.

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thumbnail image001Amanda Hummon, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to the Netherlands.

Hummon will be teaching a graduate course in proteomics at Maastricht University. She will also be conducting imaging mass spectrometry research on patient-derived organoids in the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4I) January – May 2021.

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Dianna Morrison-Beedy"The absolute passion I have now for developing global partnerships, for building real, tangible relationships with people from around the world, and then passing this love onto my colleagues and students – this is the real gift of The Fulbright Program award," reflects Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Centennial Professor of Nursing and Chief Talent & Global Strategy Officer, in The Ohio State University College of Nursing.

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Klein headshot webElizabeth Klein, interim chair and associate professor of health behavior and health promotion at the College of Public Health, has received a Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award to Adelaide, Australia for “Reframing Tobacco Warnings to Promote Female Smoking Cessation.”

Klein will be conducting innovative research at Flinders University that uses eye-tracking methods (near-infrared cameras that capture precise eye movements when viewing content on a screen) to study attention to health messages within reproductive age female smokers.

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Wuhan University Donates Masks and Shares Expertise with Ohio State

Amid the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ohio, colleagues, alumni and friends at Wuhan University in China have shared medical expertise and shipped 10,000 masks to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The donation from colleagues in Wuhan follows a large shipment of supplies to Wuhan from Ohio State in January. A decades-long partnership between the universities has proven to be mutually beneficial during this challenging crisis.

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