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WhatsApp Image 2017 11 13 at 2.49.55 PMPriya Kurle, assistant director, and Manoj Garai, international corporate manager of the Ohio State India Gateway, recently visited Mahindra Institute of Quality (MIQ) and Mahindra car manufacturing centre in Nasik on November 13. They met with Rajendra Singh, executive dean of MIQ, to discuss the opportunity of Mahindra & Mahindra being one of the Gamba sites for the Fisher College of Business Certificate in Operational Excellence program. Candidates will visit the MIQ centre for one week in April 2018.

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Provost Bruce McPheron officially opens GOHi Eastern Africa officeEach year, thousands of Ethiopians are infected with rabies, and many die from it. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ethiopia reports the highest number of rabies deaths in the world, yet it is an underestimation because countless cases go undetected and untreated.

In fact, in 2016, new research documented that Ethiopia had one of the highest infection rates for zoonotic diseases (transmissible from animals to humans), such as brucellosis, rabies, anthrax and others. Ethiopia is not alone in these rates – other Eastern African countries also suffer from the burden of mortality and morbidity from these illnesses.

The common link among these infectious diseases, and others including Zika or Ebola, is that they occur at the interface of humans, animals and the ecosystem. One Health is a method approach to combat diseases that occur at this interface with a comprehensive system involving research, policy and practice.

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WhatsApp Image 2017 11 05 at 10.02.30 PMHira Nakhasi, U.S. Food and Drug Administration director of the Division of Emerging and Transfusion Transmitted Diseases, visited the Ohio State India Gateway in Mumbai on November 4 to discuss vaccine development for leishmaniasis at Genova Healthcare in Pune. Abhay Satoskar from The Ohio State University Department of Microbiology is developing vaccines and diagnostic tests for leishmania infection with Nakhasi and submitting to the FDA for evaluation.

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The Ohio State University is ranked in the top 5 nationally among doctoral institutions for the number of students studying abroad and is in the top 20 for its international student enrollment, according to a national report Monday, November 13.

Ohio State ranks 5th among the nation’s colleges and universities and 1st in the Big Ten with 2,886 students studying abroad in 2015-16, a 6.5 percent increase over the previous year. Ohio State ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of students participating in short-term programs with 2,774 studying abroad for one to eight weeks during the academic year. Ohio State ranks 17th in the nation with 7,684* international students enrolled in 2016, an 8 percent increase in enrollment from the previous year.

These findings were issued as part of the 2017 Open Doors Report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Great Wall of ChinaEducation abroad allows you to earn academic credit, fulfill requirements in your major, minor or elective coursework; experience hands-on learning and gain invaluable intellectual insight. The Office of International Affairs offers a myriad of study abroad programs for students to choose from, so you can find the one that's the right fit for you. There are several education abroad programs with deadlines occurring in November and December. Read more to explore these faculty-led programs and be sure to submit your application on time. To learn more about semester-length semester programs, use the education abroad search tool.

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CAYdX8sVIAAOEZA.jpg largeThe Polish Studies Initiative of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies is seeking applications for faculty and graduate student research grants, as well as undergraduate and graduate student scholarships for education abroad and internships. Faculty and post-candidacy PhD students can apply for up to $1,500 in funding to support research on Polish society and culture, including Polish-American culture, from any disciplinary perspective. Funds can be used for travel, conference attendance or other research related expenses. Pre-candidacy PhD, graduate, professional and undergraduate students can apply for up to $1,000 in scholarship funds to support participation in an education abroad program for Polish language or Polish area studies, a domestic intensive Polish language program or an internship in Poland. The annual Polish Studies Initiative grant and scholarship applications are open until February 1. For more information, visit the Center for Slavic and East European Studies website or contact csees@osu.edu.

WhatsApp Image 2017 11 06 at 3.59.17 PMThe Ohio State University and the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai are collaborating in the fields of digital pathology, critical and emergency care medicine, oncology and personalized medicine.

Ohio State Professor of Microbiology Abhay Satoskar met Nanavati Hospital Chairman Priyam Jhaveri along with Chief Financial Officer Deepak Patkar, Executive Director Mradul Kaushik, Managing Advisor Pramod Lele and Chief Operating Officer Rajendra Patkar on November 2 to discuss the collaboration in the areas of joint research, and students and faculty exchange.

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Kessia Cericola is an Ohio State Moritz College Of Law alumna, Columbus Attorney, and Chair Of The GCSCI Curitiba Committee.

I moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2008 right after I finished my Bachelor of Law and passed the Brazilian Bar exam. I decided to go back to school in 2011, when I applied to the LL.M. program at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. As an LL.M. student, I had the opportunity to meet students from many different countries, and I learned as much with them as I learned in the classroom. After I graduated, I decided to fulfill the requirements to sit for the Ohio Bar. Once the Supreme Court of Ohio approved my education, I studied day and night to pass the test. Thankfully I passed. The support and encouragement that I received from my friends, family and mentors – in special from Jim Lewis, co-chair of the Moritz LL.M. Council, were essential during that time.

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Program Manager Amanda Yusko and Immigration Coordinator Camila LeMaster Esquivel of the Office of International Affairs each received prestigious awards at this year’s NAFSA (Association of International Educators) Regional Conference for Region VI, which consists of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.

Yusko took home the 2017 George Hertrich Advocacy Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and scholarship. To be nominated for this award, contenders must be active in NAFSA, exhibit a disposition to assist other colleagues and advocate the cause of international education.

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IMG 1816The Global Gateways received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to provide intercultural training and overseas opportunities for undergraduate students at The Ohio State University.

The Global Gateways, in collaboration with the East Asian Studies Center, are currently accepting applications from students to participate in a Global Leadership Academy at Wuhan University in Wuhan, China. Interested students will be tasked to design a project for student leadership development and implement this project during May and June with a cohort of eight to 10 student leaders each from Ohio State and Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.

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