Ohio State joins prestigious Universitas 21
Ohio State has joined Universitas 21, the leading global network of research universities, spanning 16 countries. Together, the universities foster global citizenship and institutional innovation through research-inspired teaching and learning, wider advocacy for internationalization, student mobility and connecting students and staff. Ohio State is now one of only four institutions representing the United States in this network, joining two existing members — the University of Connecticut and the University of Virginia — and fellow 2013 inductee the University of Maryland.
Ohio State’s inclusion in this organization will provide a wealth of opportunities for collaboration, as well as support for the university’s own goals for internationalization.
Members of Universitas 21 include University of Amsterdam, University of Auckland, University of Birmingham, University of British Columbia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, University of Connecticut, University of Delhi, University College Dublin, University of Edinburgh, Fudan University, University of Glasgow, University of Hong Kong, Korea University, Lund University, McGill University, University of Melbourne, Tecnológico de Monterrey, University of New South Wales, University of Nottingham, University of Queensland, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, National University of Singapore, University of Virginia, Waseda University and — as of May — University of Johannesburg, University of Maryland and Ohio State.
Discount parking vouchers available for OSU garages
Regular visitors to The Ohio State University and faculty, staff and students without garage parking permits may benefit from a new discount voucher being offered by CampusParc. Ten-packs of the discount vouchers, providing 10 garage exits, are now available for $62.50, representing a cost-savings of up to 40 percent for customers parking in a garage for more than three hours. The vouchers are valid at any Ohio State visitor garage, including the South Campus Gateway facility.
“Many of our Ohio State customers have the opportunity — or need — to be on campus for an extended period of time,” said CampusParc President Sarah Blouch. “For those regular visitors, we are pleased to offer the new discount vouchers. Whether you intend to shop, see a film and have dinner at South Campus Gateway, or attend a conference in the Ohio Union, the discount parking voucher will prove to be appealing — and of significant savings — to many of our visitors.”
The vouchers, which are not valid on football Saturdays or for special events, are now available for purchase at the CampusParc Customer Service Center in 160 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Road, on Ohio State’s West Campus.
Columbus in top 25 for attracting young college grads
Columbus is the 31st largest metropolitan area in the United States, but it outdoes itself when it comes to creating jobs for the college-educated between the ages of 20 and 30. According to a USA Today study of US Census Bureau data, Columbus ranked No. 24 nationally in drawing this segment between 2006-11, employing 73,008 young people with a bachelor’s degree or higher, a 16.7 percent increase in that span.
The largest metro areas — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, DC — drew the most young graduates, accounting for 25 percent of all new jobs for this group. Read the complete USA Today article at usat.ly/11r4CmY.
WOSU’s 89.7 garners six Associated Press Media Editors awards
The Ohio Associated Press Media Editors recognized 89.7 NPR News, WOSU Public Media’s all-day NPR news radio station, as the 2012 Outstanding News Operation. Radio stations recognized in the division cover major markets in Ohio, including Cleveland and Cincinnati.
89.7 NPR News also received five first-place awards in a variety of categories, including:
• Best Feature Reporting for News Morning anchor Steve Brown’s “Frances Carr, Angel for the Homeless,” a profile piece of a former soup kitchen director.
• Extraordinary Coverage of a Scheduled Event for Ann Fisher’s “The Health Care Decision” on All Sides with Ann Fisher, which dealt with the Supreme Court’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act decision.
• Best Breaking News Coverage for “Train Derailment and Fire” by Brown and Managing Editor Tom Borgerding, which covered the derailment in July 2012.
• Best Enterprise Reporting for News Morning host Debbie Holmes’ “Ohio Farmers Blame Migrant Worker Shortage on Immigration Fears.”
• Best Investigative Reporting for Mandy Trimble’s “Seedy Motels,” a look at the East Side’s dilapidated motels.
Daley honored as a 2013 Academy of Nursing Education Fellow
Linda Daley, assistant dean for Prelicensure Programs and professor of Clinical Nursing, is among 28 distinguished nurse educators who have been selected as the seventh class of fellows for induction into the prestigious Academy of Nursing Education, the National League for Nursing announced.
The Academy of Nursing Education Review took into account applicants’ contributions to innovative teaching and learning strategies; nursing education research; faculty development activities; academic leadership; promotion of public policy that advances nursing education; and collaborative educational, practice or community partnerships.
The NLN established the Academy of Nursing Education in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding nurse educators. Fellows support the mission and core values of the NLN, assist in the work required to prepare graduates from all types of nursing programs and serve as mentors and resources for new educators and those in clinical practice who hope to someday enter the ranks of nurse faculty. The induction ceremony will take place at the NLN Banquet Sept. 20 during the 2013 Education Summit in Washington, DC.