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Ohio State University News Tips 5/8/15

More than 11,000 Ohio State students will graduate at spring commencement – May 10. Ohio State will present diplomas to 11,040 graduates on Sunday, May 10 – the largest graduating class in university history. The ceremony begins at noon in Ohio Stadium. 
Archie Griffin, senior vice president for alumni relations and president and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, will deliver the commencement address. 
The ceremony celebrates the academic achievements and hard work students have put forth to earn their degrees. Each graduate will receive his or her own diploma at the ceremony, a practice rarely attempted by a university the size of Ohio State. SEE: http://commencement.osu.edu/. CONTACT: Amy Murray, 614-292-8385, murray-goedde.1@osu.edu.

National Collegiate Aviation Championship event returns to Ohio State University Airport – May 12 – 16. The Ohio State University Center for Aviation Studies hosts NIFA SAFECON 2015, a flight competition that brings the nation’s top collegiate pilots to The Ohio State University’s Don Scott Field, 2160 W. Case Road., to participate in flight and ground events that encourage aviation safety, as well as superior knowledge, skill, and professionalism. NIFA stands for National Intercollegiate Flying Association. SAFECON stands for Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference.
Throughout the week, 29 teams, comprising almost 400 students will compete in 12 different events, including aircraft recognition, navigation, precision landing and message drop. SEE: https://aviation.osu.edu/safecon-2015.
CONTACT: Matt Schutte, Director of Communications, College of Engineering, 614-905-0166, Schutte.9@osu.edu or Josh Fisher, President, NIFA SAFECON 2015, 330-618-8631, Fisher.1023@osu.edu.

Study: When the baby comes, working couples no longer share housework equally. When highly educated, dual-career couples have their first child, both spouses think the baby increases their workloads by equal amounts – but a new study suggests that’s not true.
When asked directly, both men and women thought their own daily workloads had increased by more than four hours after their child was born.
Detailed time diaries that the new mothers and fathers kept told a different story. Both spouses overestimated their increased workload – but by widely varying amounts. Compared to the parents’ estimated four hours of extra work each day, the time diaries showed women’s workloads increased by two hours a day, while men’s total working time each day increased by only about 40 minutes.
“Women ended up shouldering a lot more of the work that comes with a new baby, even though both men and women thought they added the same amount of additional work,” said study co-author Claire Kamp Dush, associate professor of human sciences at The Ohio State University.
The results were especially surprising because before the baby was born, these couples were sharing household chores relatively equally. SEE: https://news.osu.edu/news/2015/05/07/new-baby/.

Glacier scientists are using supercomputers and Ohio State satellite mapping to aid Nepal quake relief efforts. Researchers who normally use high-resolution satellite imagery to study glaciers are using their technology this week to help with disaster relief and longer-term stabilization planning efforts related to the recent earthquake in Nepal.Two research teams – one at The Ohio State University and another at the University of Minnesota – are working quickly to employ Surface Extraction for TIN-based Searchspace Minimization software to produce high-resolution, 3-D digital surface maps for use in the Nepali relief effort. The Ohio Supercomputer Center is providing the computing power for these data-intensive calculations.“These data are critical for a range of uses, including mapping infrastructure, planning rescues and assessing slope stability,” explained Ian Howat, associate professor of earth sciences at Ohio State and a principal investigator in the Glacier Dynamics Research Group at the university’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center. “Thus far, we have produced a mosaic that models the Kathmandu area with measurements at 8-meter intervals.” SEE: https://www.osc.edu/press/nepal_disaster_relief_efforts_to_be_aided_by_glacier_researchers. CONTACT: Jamie Abel, Ohio Technology Consortium,
614-292-6495, jabel@oh-tech.org.

The person listed as the CONTACT will have the most current information about the story. Call on our media relations staff for help with any Ohio State story:Liz Cook, 614-292-7276 or cook.17@osu.edu; Gary Lewis, 614-688-2048 or lewis.330@osu.edu; or Amy Murray, 614-292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu.