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Zirkle ChrisChristopher Zirkle, Department of Educational Studies associate professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology, has been awarded a 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Finland for “International Collaboration for Vocational Teacher Education.”

From August 15 – December 15, 2020, Zirkle will be teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland. He will teach two classes, one on the Foundations of Vocational Education in the United States and one on Teachers and Teacher Education in the United States. Zirkle will also be visiting schools, observing classes and interacting with teachers and school administrators.

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Margaret Price and IvyMargaret Price, associate professor in the Department of English (Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy) and director of the Disability Studies Program, has received a prestigious 2020 – 2021 Fulbright Award to Sweden.

Price will research and complete her book Crip Spacetime: A Re-orientation to Disability Studies at the University of Gothenburg during August – December 2020. The book is under contract with Duke University Press and expected in 2022.

Crip spacetime is a concept developed by Price that describes how access should be conceptualized in university spaces in more sustainable ways. One of the primary shifts she advocates is moving away from an individual notion of “accommodating” disabilities, and toward an approach that emphasizes the connections between individuals, space, time, and relationships.

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Students and scholars can now download the Global Events at Ohio State app to stay updated on upcoming events, sign up for notifications, add events to your calendar and access important resources and information from the Office of International Affairs. Download the app at go.osu.edu/globalevents.

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DSC 1138The Office of International Affairs is seeking nominations for the 2020 International Engagement Awards, which honor students, faculty and staff who have engaged in exceptional international outreach and community service projects.

  1. The Distinguished International Engagement Award will recognize Ohio State students, faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in and commitment to international outreach and engagement by having established a project that has a long-term record to sustained impact, achievement and scholarship. ($3,000)
  2. The Emerging International Engagement Award will recognize Ohio State students, faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding promise in international outreach and engagement with development of a relatively new initiative that has shown short-term results and has the potential for long-term impact, achievement and scholarship. ($1,000)

Apply at go.osu.edu/InternationalAwards by April 12.

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The India Gateway and India Alumni Club held a sesquicentennial reception in New Delhi, that hosted alumni from New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bhopal and Bangalore and celebrated 150 years of Buckeye spirit.

“Since its founding in 1870, Ohio State has epitomized the belief that by educating our citizens, we ensure a better tomorrow for ourselves and society,” said Bruce McPheron, executive vice president and provost. “Thank you for joining as we honor and explore our history, celebrate who we are today and embrace our future.”

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Buckeye alumni worldwide are contributing to solving the most challenging health problems.

Shridhar Narayanan, Pharmacy PhD ’96, founder and CEO of the Foundation for Neglected Diseases Research, is one of these alumni making a global impact and was visited by Ohio State leadership during their time in India.

Narayanan shared memories from his time as a student, how he overcame culture differences and recounted his journey from a pharmacist to a molecular research scientist. In 2019, Narayanan received the College of Pharmacy Jack L. Bean Post-Baccalaureate Alumni Award.

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Mamata webFifty years ago, Mamata Mukhopadhyay became the first woman to graduate with a chemical engineering PhD from Ohio State. Since graduating in 1969, she became an assistant professor then eventually faculty emeritus at IIT Bombay in the Department of Chemical Engineering teaching thermodynamics, supercritical fluid extraction technology, processing with supercritical fluids, production of nanoparticles, food process engineering and cryogenics. Mukhopadhyay also wrote Natural Extracts Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide and Phase Equilibrium in Solid-Liquid-Supercritical Fluid Systems, the second chapter of Supercritical Fluid Technology for Drug Product Development.

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TataVisitOhio State is building on a long-standing relationship with the Mahindra Institute of Quality and the Tata Group to create global business and operational leaders. During their visit to India, Ohio State leadership visited both companies to discuss their partnerships and explore opportunities for future projects in business, agriculture and engineering.

The Fisher College of Business partners with Mahindra Institute of Quality for certification of the Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management, and the Sustainability Institute hosted Anirban Ghosh, Mahindra’s chief sustainability officer, on campus during September 2019.

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LandryCarol Landry, associate professor of biology and plant ecology at the Mansfield campus, has been awarded a Fulbright Core Scholar Research Grant to the Bahamas.

Landry will be an adjunct professor in the Department of Pure and Applied Sciences and research maintaining biodiversity in coastal ecosystems with the University of the Bahamas Gerace Research Institute during three time periods for a total of six months over the 2019-2020 academic year.

Landry said the purpose of this project is to understand natural mechanisms that maintain biodiversity by investigating the reproductive ecology of plants and pollinators in Bahamian coastal ecosystems and comparing pollinator species composition on islands with and without honeybees. She is also interested in the effects of hurricanes on coastal plant-insect communities, impact of herbivory and seed predation on plant reproductive success and the effect of competition and predator and parasite interactions on pollinator population dynamics.

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El-Sherbini receives 2020 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement AwardOn February 14, 2020, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) honored Magda El-Sherbini, professor and Middle East and Islamic Studies librarian at The Ohio State University, as the 2020 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community-at-large serves as a model for those in the field.

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