Three students awarded Fulbright-Hays grant
Three Ohio State graduate students have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright-Hays grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Gordon Ulmer, Department of Anthropology, and Kirsten Hildonen and Ian Johnson, Department of History, were selected to participate in the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program.
The grant enables the students to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Ulmer will study in Peru, Hildonen in Serbia and Johnson in Russia. The Office of International Affairs administers the Fulbright-Hays program.
Distinguished Service Award call for nominations; Nov. 22 deadline
Nominations are being accepted through Nov. 22 for the university’s Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the university. Nominees may include those who have served in academic or administrative positions at the university, as well as alumni and other non-university individuals. No faculty or staff member is recognized until at least one year after retirement.
For more information, contact Dana Booth, University Advancement, at 688-4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or read more at osu.edu/universityawards/dsa.
Ohio State planetarium hosts Grand Re-Opening public event
The Department of Astronomy’s planetarium is hosting a public Grand Re-opening to show off its new renovations. A state-of-the art Spitz SciDome XD extreme definition digital projector and NanoSeam dome highlight the improvements, which also include a digital surround-sound system, comfortable theater seating and numerous other improvements.
The free Grand Re-Opening will be held on International Astronomy Day, Oct. 12. The program begins at 1 p.m. with repeat showings every half hour throughout the afternoon and evening until 9 p.m.
Reservations are strongly recommended as seats are filling up fast. Sign up for your show of choice at planetarium-grand-reopening.eventbrite.com.
Weather-permitting, the event will include a star party on the roof of Smith Lab starting at 7:30 p.m. with views of the heavens through the planetarium’s 12-inch telescope plus numerous smaller telescopes set up on the new observing deck.
Ohio State/Brazil collaboration funds 24 proposals to build on existing partnerships
Ohio State and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) will jointly fund 24 proposals that build on existing partnerships and encourage collaboration in new ways. The funding is made available through a Scientific Cooperation Agreement that was signed in March to support research and innovation. Ohio State and FAPESP will each contribute $700,000 to the five-year program. The awards represent seed funding, with a goal of securing additional support from funding agencies in the U.S. and Brazil. For more information, visit go.osu.edu/Brazil_awards.
Improve the Medical Center while parking for football
This season some Buckeye fans can feel good about where they park on football Saturdays because their parking fee will help patients and families at the Wexner Medical Center. For a donation of $15 per car, the Service Board offers parking for every home football game at The Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza, 2050 Kenny Road.
Football parking is a major fundraiser for the Service Board, with all proceeds used to support, through its grant program, projects to improve the patient and visitor experience at the Medical Center.
During the 2012 football season, about 3,000 cars parked at the Morehouse Medical Plaza, helping to fund 49 grants. Projects supported include:
• Humidifiers for head and neck cancer patients.
• Stuffed animals, games and clothing for the Children and Adolescent Psychiatry program.
• Transportation assistance to appointments for low-income patients.
• Camp registrations for the Burn Survivor Camp.
• iPads for children with autism and developmental disabilities to use.
The Service Board, through a variety of events and projects, has raised more than $1 million.
2013 crime, fire reports now available
Ohio State’s 2013 Annual Security Report and 2013 Annual Fire Safety Report are now available. The Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Ohio State and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.
The Annual Fire Safety Report contains statistics related to fires that occurred in on-campus student housing facilities for the past three years, descriptions of fire safety systems in on-campus student housing facilities, and policies and other information related to fires and fire prevention. Both reports can be found at dps.osu.edu/campus_safety/Annual_Security_Fire_Safety_Report.pdf.