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"In our continued fight for social justice, we all need to play a larger role in helping those around us understand the world is a better place when we celebrate our differences and respect one another. It is important to remain true to Ohio State’s values of inclusion, diversity and tolerance and be empowered to promote kindness, empathy and acceptance of all people and communities. We have but one chance to live and learn together. It is time to break the silence and together be an advocate for change," Gil Latz, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs.

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Kati Fitzgerald in China"Funding from Fulbright-Hays gave me the time and resources necessary to conduct long-term, ethnographic research with a small community in rural Qinghai," explains Kati Fitzgerald. A doctoral candidate in the Department of Comparative Studies, Fitzgerald conducted her dissertation research in China on No Pure Lands: The Contemporary Buddhism of Tibetan Lay Women with funding support from the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship administered by the U.S. Department of Education, International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office.

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ADITI KARE PANANDIKARAditi Kare Panandikar graduated from the College of Pharmacy with a Masters in Pharma Business Administration (1992). In May 2015, Panandikar was the recipient of the Jack L. Beal Post-Baccalaureate Alumni award from Ohio State for her outstanding contributions to the pharma industry. She was the recipient of the Leader of the Year award at the UBM India Pharma Awards and Business Woman of the Year award at the Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence in 2016.

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DR 24The Office of International Affairs believes that every Ohio State student should have the opportunity to study abroad and engage on a global scale. Incoming students and families are invited to join the education abroad team to learn more about why (and how) Buckeyes go international.

Incoming Buckeyes are encouraged to join the education abroad CarmenZoom orientation at a date and time that works for them.

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As the global community races to slow the spread of COVID-19, Ohio State’s Global One Health initiative (GOHi) and the College of Medicine are joining forces to help partners in Ethiopia as they gear up for an increase in testing and addressing areas of mitigation and response.

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While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency.

This May is Mental Health Month! The Office of International Affairs is highlighting tools and resources available for students at Ohio State.

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We are here for you. #TogetherAsBuckeyes worldwide, we will meet the globe’s evolving challenges today and tomorrow. While we are apart for now, stay globally engaged by exploring new cultures and the world from your home.

Natália Nunes, PhD candidate at the University of São Paulo’s Institute for International Relations is currently a visiting scholar at The Ohio State Moritz College of Law’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center for a semester.

I strongly believe that the way we are received and treated defines the experience in place. I was extremely well received, and most importantly, welcomed here.

I found professional, spiritual, personal support—I found friends and love. All clichés can be applied as to how time flies and to how you want to stay and go at the same time.

The simplest things, like watching the seasons change, were the most special. I am still evaluating the many levels of learning, including about myself, but for now: thanks to those involved.”

The Brazil Gateway team launched a series of webinars to take place this spring and summer on a variety of topics. Webinars will happen every week on Wednesdays, at 12 p.m. EST.

“These webinars are not only a great opportunity to share information and research, but also to engage Ohio State’s students, staff, faculty, alumni and partners during this time of physical distancing,” said Jane K. Aparecido, Brazil Gateway director.

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We are proud to introduce the new Brazilian Student Association (BRASA) leadership at Ohio State (2020-2021). We also want to thank former president, Luana Lamberti, who will focus on her PhD in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and former treasurer, Vanessa Hart, as she graduates from her undergraduate program in communications.

Giovanna Tavares Decenzi served as vice president (2019-2020) and will step up into the role of president. She began her studies at Kent State University, where she was the vice president and president of the International Student Council and International Women’s Group, respectively. She was also the event coordinator of the Brazilian Organization at Kent State. Last year, she transferred to Ohio State and is studying marketing with a minor in organizational performance. Decenzi is also a member of Alpha Chi Omega on campus.

Luiza Souza Corrêa will serve as vice-president. She is currently pursuing a graduate
degree in the Department of Design. She has been very active within BRASA since
she joined the university, participating in and organizing events and meetings,
and helping recruit new members. She is interested in visual communication
and photography.

Sophia Lenhart, a second-year undergraduate Portuguese major, will serve as treasurer. She spent the spring semester of 2019 at the University of Campinas, studying Portuguese and environmental science. She plans to continue to a graduate program in law, wanting to focus on immigration rights and environmental policy.