Graham, Moore named ACE Fellows
David Graham, assistant provost and associate athletic director for Student-Athlete Success, and James Moore, associate provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, were named American Council on Education Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year.
The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration. Fifty Fellows, nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their institutions, were selected this year following a rigorous application process.
Cedar Point hosts exclusive Ohio State Day
Enjoy a special one-of-a-kind day of fun, entertainment, networking and family time for Ohio State alumni, friends and their guests at Cedar Point from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 10. At Ohio State Day, attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to try out the new coaster opening this spring: GateKeeper, an incredible wing coaster that will make you feel like you’re riding on the wings of a jet.
Also enjoy Planet Snoopy, Kiddy Kingdom and two other areas just for children and their families. This is a private event not open to the public. Cedar Point opens for the 2013 season on May 11. All the details can be found at go.osu.edu/S7x.
Hamilton’s art installation named best in a public space
The 400-member International Association of Art Critics United States has selected its favorite exhibitions for 2012, including Ann Hamilton’s swinging installation at the Park Avenue Armory. Hamilton, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor, created the major multimedia installation for the armory’s soaring drill hall in New York City.
The installation, the artist’s first large-scale project in New York in over a decade, was on view in December and early January. In the event of a thread, Hamilton wove together an exploration of time-based performance, the act of public speaking and the poetic accumulation of material for which she is well known. Hamilton’s show was honored as Best Project in a Public Space.
Fisher College highly touted by business recruiters
Fisher College of Business made the largest advancement of any school in the Businessweek 2013 Best Undergraduate Business Schools report, ranking 34th in the nation and showing strong scores in a number of key areas, including career outcomes and academic quality.
Recruiters, in particular, gave Fisher high marks, ranking the college 13th among all schools and 8th among public universities.
Fisher’s academic quality score was elevated by curriculum changes designed to improve the student experience in a number of areas. Overall, more than 120 schools were ranked. The full report can be reviewed at go.osu.edu/S7y.
Ohio State’s 2 Ross team receives Beacon Award for Excellence
The 2 Ross team at Ohio State’s Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital has received the Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. This prestigious designation is given to a select few nursing units in the US each year. It is based on rigorous standards in professional practice, patient care and outcomes in six categories.
The 2 Ross team joins 4 Ross and the Medical Intensive Care Unit as Ohio State’s most recent Beacon Award-winning units. The 2 Ross leadership team includes Traci Mignery, Lisa Smith, Amy Alexander, Kristine Fink, Marcia Belcher and Alana Smith.
Law professor named Radcliffe Institute Fellow
Moritz College of Law Professor Amy Cohen has been selected as a Radcliffe Institute Fellow for the 2013-14 academic year. This extremely competitive program provides a one-year fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and supports outstanding research projects in a variety of disciplines. Less than 5 percent of applicants are accepted. Past Radcliffe Fellows have included Pulitzer-prize winners, Tony Award winners, leading physicists, future MacArthur fellows and a future United States Senator. In the last 13 years, only approximately 10 of the 650 fellows selected have been law professors.
During her time as a Radcliffe Institute Fellow, Cohen will work on a project that examines what is at stake when developing countries regulate their food markets around the imperatives of large supermarket chains. She spent five months in India studying this phenomenon as it was unfolding on the ground, interviewing farmers, traders, corporate leaders, policymakers, small and large retailers and middle class consumers in the east Indian state of West Bengal about how retail corporations are attempting to reshape how food is produced and consumed in the “new” India.