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Will it be you who explores the world? Join us for the 2017 Education Abroad Expo, which will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with education abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors and learn more about how to fund their prospective education abroad experience. View a map of the East Ballroom with a list of all of the exhibitors.

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With the goal to increase relationships in Brazil, leadership from the Fisher College of Business spent three days, August 1-3, in São Paulo, meeting with leading universities and industry partners and engaging with alumni, Ohio State friends and prospective students.

Dean Anil Makhija and Senior Associate Dean and Professor Peter Ward visited top public and private universities in São Paulo and in nearby São Bernardo do Campo (recognized as a manufacturing epicenter of Brazil) to build relationships and explore collaborations that will provide global opportunities for Fisher students and faculty.

During their trip, Makhija delivered the keynote address at the National Finance Forum, jointly organized by Visagio and The Ohio State University. Visagio is a global consulting firm with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, London, Perth and Moscow. At the Finance Forum, Makhija’s presentation focused on the financial and operational opportunities and challenges of middle market firms in Brazil, the United States and globally.

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Leonardo Sprintzen is a 2017 graduate of the Fisher College of Business and is from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Knowing that I wanted the tools to make the difference in the future, applying to Ohio State was a clear decision for me. Now that I have just graduated and am a proud Buckeye alumnus, I would like to recount my Ohio State experience! One powerful tool that Ohio State provided me with is a connection to the world through a diverse campus environment. Within the student body, you can find people from all over the world, which means that respect and tolerance are important pillars of this institution. Meeting new people and consequently discovering new cultures expands our ability to understand and work with others, giving us the ability to overcome and prevent any ethnic or racial divisions, ultimately helping us to fight ignorance.

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More than 100 professionals from academic, industrial and non- governmental organizations (NGO) attended the July 26 symposium on sustainability at IIT- Bombay. The symposium was held to discuss the critical challenges, find innovative solutions, and share success stories in sustainable development. Sessions also explored the role of science and engineering in sustainability and brought sustainability and resiliency studies to the forefront of engineering research and development initiatives.

The symposium addressed a wide variety of topics including the challenges of NGOs in creating sustainable farming communities; the growing need for technologies and engineering professionals to provide innovative solutions to the current electricity and water crisis in India; and sustainable recycling of land, water, urban and industrial waste with current innovative technologies. IIT Bombay engineering students also had an opportunity to showcase their projects and network with corporations.

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Abhay Satoskar visits Mumbai to engage support for health conferenceAbhay Satoskar, M.D., a professor in the Division of Experimental Pathology and Department of Microbiology at Ohio State, is already preparing for a two-day conference on International Emerging Infectious Disease to be held in November 2018 in Mumbai. During his visit to India in June, Satoskar and Priya Kurle, assistant director of the Ohio State India Gateway, met with Sujata Saunik, ‎principal secretary (financial reforms) with the Government of Maharashtra to provide an update on the conference and gain support. The two also plan to meet with a variety of stakeholders including delegates from state and central government as well as corporate representatives.

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International student orientation leaders and peer advisorsA change in the payment schedule for tuition and fees that applies to all new undergraduate, graduate and professional international students provides flexibility during their first semester at Ohio State. The change extends the payment deadline to the second Friday after the start of classes. For this autumn semester, that deadline would be Friday, September 1. This extended deadline only applies to an international student’s first semester of enrollment at Ohio State, and all future payments would be made according to Ohio State’s regular tuition and fee deadline schedule.

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City of Columbus leadership hosts Mandela Washington FellowsThe Mandela Washington Fellows visited City Hall on July 12, 2017 and met with Columbus City Department leaders and elected officials. Mayor Andrew J. Ginther welcomed the Fellows to Columbus. Councilmembers Shannon G. Hardin, Michael Stinziano and President Pro Tem Priscilla R. Tyson spoke with the Fellows about city governance.

City Department presentations included Carla Williams-Scott discussing the Department of Neighborhoods, Auditor Hugh J. Dorrian giving an overview of government structure, Tracie Davies explained the role of the Public Utilities, Dan Giangardella explaining the Department of Finance, Steve Francis laying out the role of Diversity and Inclusion and Anthony Celebrezze talking about Building and Zoning. Additional presentations included Hannah Jones from the Department of Development and Kelly Scocco explaining the Department of Public Safety. The Fellows asked questions about the challenges that Columbus is facing and the successes that have resulted from specific program initiatives.

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Mahindra Reva, a Bangalore, India-based company has joined a research consortium within Ohio State’s College of Engineering that focuses on transmission technologies and providing research opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students. The relationship with Mahindra began in 2013 when senior leadership in the College of Engineering visited the electric car manufacturer’s headquarters, followed by subsequent visits by Rajendra Singh, professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Singh’s relationship with Mahindra prompted the company to join the consortium formed by Ohio State’s Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory.

GearLab is a research group dedicated to aiding sponsoring industries and government agencies by:

  1. Enhancing gear and power transmission technology through fundamental and applied research and transfer research results
  2. Providing graduate and under graduate students with applied educational and research opportunities in gear and power transmission related disciplines
  3. Keeping sponsors updated on latest gear and transmission technologies

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Ohio State is expecting close to 2,000 new international students to join the Buckeye family this autumn semester.

They hail from all over the world – a total of 68 different countries will be represented including Albania, Bangladesh, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia and Turkey.

The leading home countries for the new international students are China (1,380), India (236), South Korea (104), Malaysia (36) and Taiwan (30).

The Office of International Affairs plans and organizes orientation for international students once they arrive at Ohio State to help them prepare and acclimate to life in Columbus and at an American university.

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Senator Tavares and Representative Boggs host Mandela Fellows at Ohio Statehouse

Senator Charleta Tavares and Representative Kristin Boggs hosted the Mandela Washington Fellows for a panel discussion on July 13, 2017. After touring the Ohio Statehouse and other sites at Capitol Square in Columbus, the Fellows enaged in a wide-ranging discussion with the two members of the Ohio General Assembly. Fellows learned about the bicameral system of legislature in Ohio and engaged the

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