Croce in first class of AACR Academy Fellows
Carlo Croce, professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at Ohio State, where he also serves as director of Human Cancer Genetics, has been elected to the first class of the Fellows of the American Association of Cancer Research. The class was inducted at the AACR annual meeting April 6-10 in Washington, DC.
The AACR Academy was created to recognize distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer. These Fellows have been selected through a rigorous peer-review process that evaluates individuals for their scientific achievements in cancer research.
The Fellows of the AACR Academy is a separate entity within the AACR; only individuals who have made exceptional contributions to cancer and/or cancer-related biomedical science are eligible for election.
The inaugural class consists of 106 individuals from around the world, symbolizing the age of the organization upon establishment of the Academy.
Caligiuri elected to American Association for Cancer Research board
Michael Caligiuri, who leads the The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, is one of five distinguished scientists elected by members of the American Association for Cancer Research to serve on the AACR Board of Directors for the 2013-16 term.
Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research and its mission to prevent and cure cancer. AACR membership includes more than 34,000 laboratory, translational and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals and cancer advocates residing in more than 90 countries.
The Submission is 2013 Buckeye Book selection
The Office of First Year Experience has announced that The Submission by Amy Waldman is the Buckeye Book Community common reading selection for the first-year class. Incoming students are given the book at summer orientation and participate in lectures, activities, trips and discussions during the academic year. If any faculty teach the book in a current course or have expertise around the issues of 9/11, safety and security, faith, American history, architecture or related topics and wish to be involved in the BBC, contact Daniel Mac-Kenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 247-6285.
For more information, visit fye.osu.edu/bbc.html.
Mathematics’ Flicker awarded Simons Fellowship
Professor Yuval Flicker in the Department of Mathematics received a prestigious Simons Fellowship for his project “Studies in Automorphic Forms.” The award, which is aimed at advancing research in basic science and mathematics, will allow Flicker to take a year-long sabbatical to focus on his research. The award is based on each applicant’s scientific accomplishment in the five-year period preceding the application and on the potential scientific impact of the leave period.
KeyBank continues support for its minority efforts in Fisher College through 2016
The KeyBank Foundation has approved a grant award to Fisher for continuation of the Minority MBA Case Competition and the Leadership and Creativity Undergraduate Minority Student Symposium. The $540,000 grant will enable the two programs to continue through 2016.
The KeyBank Minority MBA Case Competition was created in partnership with Fisher’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services in 2005. The annual event draws teams from top business schools such as University of Chicago, Indiana University, University of Texas, Syracuse University and State University of New York at Buffalo. Created in 2007, KeyBank and Fisher established the undergraduate symposium to offer undergraduate students from around the country a unique educational experience that builds upon the traditional business management education course work.
OSU named Environmental March Madness winner
The Ohio State University was named national champion in the second annual Environmental March Madness tournament. Organizers said Ohio State’s demonstrated excellence in environmental academics and sustainability, as well as outstanding student and faculty engagement in the tournament, were the reasons it beat out three other universities in the tournament’s “Finest Four:” Colorado State University, George Mason University and the University of Washington.
Neil Drobny, director of Ohio State’s Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS) program, led the university’s effort in the competition. As winner of this year’s tournament, the EEDS program will receive a $5,000 award. The competition is sponsored by Enviance Inc. in partnership with GreenBiz Group and Qualtrics.
OSU Mobile now available for Android
OSU Mobile 2.0 launched this week, which adds the Android platform to what was initially an iOS-only app. Other improvements in the new version of the free app make it easier to navigate, improves its accessibility and makes it iPad friendly. It gives users easy access to everything Ohio State offers, including university news and events, information on bus times and an interactive map, including parking information.
“With approximately 20,000 downloads, Android users are an important audience for OSU Mobile,” said Steve Fischer, Web and mobile apps director in the Office of the Chief Information Officer. “The long-standing goal is a great app experience in both iOS and Android.”
OSU Mobile is available at osu.edu/osumobile.