Ohio State News (alumni)

2019
November
07,
2019
| 10:12 PM America/New_York
The annual Rock Ceremony at The Ohio State University, a somber tribute to the sacrifice made by alumni in service of the country, launched a series of honors for veterans this weekend. ...
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October
07,
2019
| 08:31 PM America/New_York
A blackout in Ohio Stadium and a parade and pep rally marked 107 years of homecoming events at The Ohio State University with a nod to the university’s founding history. ...
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September
25,
2019
| 03:11 PM America/New_York
A satellite on schedule to launch in 2021 could offer a more comprehensive look at flooding in vulnerable, under-studied parts of the world, including much of Africa, South America and Indonesia, a new study has found. ...
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September
20,
2019
| 04:05 PM America/New_York
Rattan Lal, Ohio State Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, has earned the 2019 Alumni Medalist Award for his revolutionary contributions to the understanding of earth’s most basic, life-giving resources. Having earned his PhD in ag...
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August
04,
2019
| 10:19 PM America/New_York
The Ohio State University awarded 1,661 degrees and certificates at summer 2019 commencement. ...
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July
16,
2019
| 04:56 PM America/New_York
When NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite launched into space in April 2018, it did so with a specific goal: to search the universe for new planets. But in recently published research, a team of astronomers at The Ohio State University showed...
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June
26,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
New research indicates that a person’s neighborhood may play a large role in influencing the decision to commute by bike. ...
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June
21,
2019
| 04:44 PM America/New_York
A shortage of high school physics teachers has led to teachers with little-to-no training taking over physics classrooms, reports show. This has led to additional stress and job dissatisfaction for those teachers—and a difficult learning experience f...
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June
19,
2019
| 09:31 PM America/New_York
The Air Force has unveiled the names of the six officers — including three pilots — who will join the Thunderbirds demonstration team for the 2020 season. Among the new officers is Capt. Kyle Oliver, of the 27th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Lang...
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June
03,
2019
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
Researchers at The Ohio State University have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where groundwater meets the oceans—the first such analysis of its kind, giving important data points to communities and conservationists to help pro...
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May
13,
2019
| 08:51 PM America/New_York
Researchers have built a more efficient, more reliable potassium-oxygen battery, a step toward a potential solution for energy storage on the nation’s power grid and longer-lasting batteries in cell phones and laptops. In a study published this mo...
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May
09,
2019
| 07:39 PM America/New_York
Transportation is changing. Cars can run on electricity, and tell us whether we are too distracted while we drive. Buses offer free wi-fi. Ride-sharing is ubiquitous. Bike-commuting is in vogue. Decades from now, the way people move through their ...
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May
05,
2019
| 10:02 PM America/New_York
Facts on Spring 2019 Commencement The Ohio State University Sunday, May 5, 2019 Noon, Ohio Stadium   Number of degrees and certificates Doctoral             294 Professional       811 Masters            1,913 Bachelors     ...
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May
02,
2019
| 10:11 PM America/New_York
Scientists at The Ohio State University have discovered a new species that lived more than 500 million years ago—a form of ancient echinoderm that was ancestral to modern-day groups such as sea cucumbers, sea urchins, sea stars, brittle stars and cri...
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April
10,
2019
| 03:12 PM America/New_York
The dust that settles throughout our homes and offices almost always contains bits of chemicals that can cause problems for the human endocrine system, scientists say. But a new study indicates that the microbes we track into buildings—the microscopi...
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March
28,
2019
| 08:20 PM America/New_York
Maybe running comes easy, each stride pleasant and light. Maybe it comes hard, each step a slog to the finish. Either way, the human body is constantly calibrating, making microscopic adjustments to keep us from falling as we weekend-warrior our way ...
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March
22,
2019
| 09:31 PM America/New_York
Climate change’s effects are already widespread, accelerating soil erosion, bleaching coral reefs and prompting intense weather, and some of those effects might not be reversible, experts say. But at The Ohio State University’s first-ever climate ...
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March
18,
2019
| 05:01 PM America/New_York
Electronics rule our world, but electrons rule our electronics. A research team at The Ohio State University has discovered a way to simplify how electronic devices use those electrons—using a material that can serve dual roles in electronics, whe...
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March
05,
2019
| 11:03 PM America/New_York
Bandages infused with electricity can help heal wounds faster than typical bandages or antibiotics—but for years, researchers have not really understood why. A recent study by a team at The Ohio State University is offering new clues about the sci...
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February
25,
2019
| 06:35 PM America/New_York
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth’s solar system, new research suggests. The new telescope paves the...
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February
21,
2019
| 09:03 PM America/New_York
Food can conjure up all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings—childhood nostalgia, memories of road trips, or just the simple comfort of a nourishing cup of soup. For restaurants, though, conveying a sense of love could be as simple as picking a differ...
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February
08,
2019
| 10:33 PM America/New_York
An Ohio State University engineering professor has become the first woman from the university to be named to the National Academy of Engineering. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, associate dean for research in Ohio State’s College of Engineering, was on...
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January
31,
2019
| 10:20 PM America/New_York
The composition of the universe—the elements that are the building blocks for every bit of matter—is ever-changing and ever-evolving, thanks to the lives and deaths of stars. An outline of how those elements form as stars grow and explode and fade...
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January
21,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/New_York
Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the continued, accelerating warming of the Earth’s atmosphere, a new study has found. Scientists concerned about sea level rise ...
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January
14,
2019
| 09:29 PM America/New_York
Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions—from ange...
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January
08,
2019
| 02:44 PM America/New_York
A new method of drawing electoral districts that combines game theory and the word game “Ghost” could result in maps that are more demographically representative, according to two mathematicians. In the game “Ghost,” players take turns saying lett...
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January
04,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
The Ohio State University’s new chief of police, Kimberly Spears-McNatt, knows what it’s like to walk across campus as a new student in a new city. Spears-McNatt grew up in Akron before heading to Ohio State for college. She lived in Canfield Hall...
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2018
December
31,
2018
| 08:01 PM America/New_York
The Ohio State University and the University of Washington will be fierce competitors for the Rose Bowl game tomorrow. But today, supporters and students of the two schools aided Goodwill Southern California to help make a difference in the community...
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December
26,
2018
| 05:11 PM America/New_York
Humans can get by in the most basic of shelters, can scratch together a meal from the most humble of ingredients. But we can’t survive without clean water. And in places where water is scarce—the world’s deserts, for example—getting water to people r...
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December
18,
2018
| 03:52 PM America/New_York
COLUMBUS, Ohio—A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University has released its final list of 43 recommended actions that can be taken to help central Ohio prepare for climate change....
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