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Mandela Fellows Welcome ReceptionAn opening reception at the Fisher College of Business on Monday evening June 19, 2017 welcomed the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to The Ohio State University. The fellows are starting a six-week academic and leadership institute at Ohio State focusing on leadership and management skills. The John Glenn College of Public Affairs and the Center for African Studies organized programming for the institute that is focused on public management and five subthemes: health, business and entrepreneurship, agriculture, education, and democracy and governance.

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The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program has awarded a $50,000 grant to C.K. Shum, professor and distinguished university scholar, and Tang-Yi Yang, in the School of Earth Sciences, to develop a prototype to monitor floods, droughts and freshwater resources at basin scales globally. They will use geodetic a satellite-based gravity observational system and the associated cloud based computing tools to conduct their research.

Ohio State’s I-Corps team is composed of Shum, Yang and Ratnesh Bhattacharya, director of the university’s India Gateway in Mumbai. The NSF I-Corps program is an immersive learning experience which will prepare the I-Corps team to go beyond the bounds of traditional instruction to engage with industry, customers and competitors and translate Ohio State faculty research innovations into products and processes that benefit society.

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Waste Management Conference in MumbaiMore than 400 professionals from the private and public sectors attended the Waste Management Innovation Conference in Mumbai on April 17-18, 2017 to identify innovative solutions to reduce waste in India in order to help the economy achieve sustainable growth.

The U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, sponsor of the conference, established a seed capital fund to invest in promising new initiatives, such as innovative waste reduction or avoidance technologies and practices. Proposals for funding will be solicited based on the results of the conference, and Ohio State will award and monitor the grants over the next year.

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Incoming international students from China admitted for autumn semester, and their parents, have the opportunity to attend Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO), a one-day orientation session offered by Ohio State that will take place in Shanghai and Beijing from June 16-24.

This year marks the program’s fifth PDO, and Ohio State expects close to 400 students and 460 parents to attend the orientation this summer. Ohio State expects 1,130 new Chinese students to begin their studies on main campus autumn semester.

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AUCA Career DayThe summer edition of the China Gateway News features stories on visits from the Ohio State James Cancer Hospital to explore opportunities for partnerships, and from the Moritz College of Law to engage with alumni and recruit future students. The China Gateway also hosted a career management workshop for Fisher students, supported recruitment efforts in Shanghai, Jinan and Suzhou, attended a career day with other Big 10 universities with liaison offices in China, and hosted another successful year-end event with students’ parents. Enjoy these stories and more, and learn about how you can connect with and support Ohio State's China Gateway.

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The Ohio State University, Indian Institute Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) and Techstain Technologies will host a one day symposium, “Science and Engineering of Sustainable Development.” The symposium will be an annual event and the inaugural symposium will be held on July 26, 2017 at IIT Bombay and focus on the “Sustainability of Earth and Water Resources from an Ecological Perspective.” Priya Kurle, assistant director of the Ohio State India Gateway, is helping coordinate the event.

The day-long symposium will identify the cross-linkages between the concepts and practice of sustainable engineering. It will bring together thought leaders and practitioners across multiple sectors to deliberate upon the critical challenges facing India’s sustainable development and brainstorm the direction needed for exploring potential solutions.

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Chandan Sen, MD, associate dean in the College of Medicine at Ohio State, is already preparing for the Global Health Summit to be held in Kolkata, India, December 28 – 30. During his June visit to India, he and Priya Kurle, assistant director of the Ohio State India Gateway, met with delegates from the Indian Pharmaceutical Association as well as representatives from various companies to get their input on the Summit and encourage their future engagement.

The Global Health Summit is being held to engage with healthcare professionals and government officials of West Bengal in collaboration with Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare and several leading professional associations, to enhance skills, and exchange knowledge and best practices. The goal is to address major diseases, and make quality healthcare affordable and accessible to all people.

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The first cohort of 20 students from the Certified Care Givers Program received their certificates at a ceremony in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. The program is the result of a partnership between IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Limited and Ohio State’s College of Nursing.

The course was developed with quality assurance training, education, employability and employment as key outcomes of the program. The modules were designed by experts in the field of nursing from Ohio State and IL&FS with a learner centric approach, and hands-on training provided through a simulated learning environment in a nursing home with mentoring by IL&FS facility. The trainees also underwent IT training and through the course gained the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to perform basic care services par excellence for a patient or resident under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor.

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Margot Kaminski, assistant professor in the Moritz College of Law, was recently awarded the prestigious new Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant to complete research in Europe from January - June 2018.

Kaminski’s research titled, “Trans-Atlantic Approaches to Governing Sensor Privacy,” will investigate and contest the already-challenged transnational approach to privacy governance between the United States and the European Union.

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Fisher students in Jaisalmer, IndiaFive students from the Ohio State Fisher College of Business have traveled to Jaisalmer, India to work with CITTA, a non-profit organization, and help determine the most economically sustainable way to harvest, store, transport, and purify water in this desert region. Specifically they are examining options for the Jaisalmer Fort, the only living fort in the world, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Prince Chaitanya Raj Singh of Jaisalmer reached out to Ohio State to inquire about the ways in which business students could offer their expertise and create a feasibility plan that will help preserve this landmark as both a working fort and historical monument.

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