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Ohio State University News Tips for 7/15/16

Students celebrate successful urban garden – July 20. “Growcase” is a celebration of the first year of a successful urban garden on the near east side of Columbus. Organized by two Ohio State students and the Office of Student Life’s Social Change department, the project included educational programming for children and others in the neighborhood. On Wednesday, July 20, from noon to 2 p.m., area residents will gather for a highly visual event to showcase the impact of the project on the community. The event will be at the garden, 1201 Hildreth Ave., Columbus. CONTACT: Dave Isaacs, Office of Student Life, 614-292-8424, Isaacs.84@osu.edu.

Dancing with the Community. From Central Ohio schools to Salvador, Brazil, the Department of Dance partners with local and international communities to expand the public understanding of dance. Students from the department have engaged with the Franklin County Community Based Correctional Facility, Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center and many others in a conversation through words and movement. SEE: http://engage.osu.edu/newslist-items/dance.html.

Gebreyes appointed Executive Director of Global One Health initiative. Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor and director of global health programs for the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed executive director of The Ohio State University’s innovative Global One Health initiative and named to the Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professorship.
One Health partners Ohio State with 19 Ethiopian and U.S. institutes to improve health, build capacity and provide learning opportunities for Ethiopian and Ohio State students, and has recently expanded operations into eastern Africa, Brazil and southeast Asia. Gebreyes developed the One Health project in 2009, and in 2012 the initiative grew to include Ohio State’s seven health sciences colleges as well as the colleges of food, agricultural, and environmental sciences; business; engineering; arts and sciences; and social work. SEE: https://oia.osu.edu/news/4264-gebreyes-appointed-executive-director-of-global-one-health-initiative.html.

Two students named Tillman Military Scholars. Khalida Hendricks, a Ph.D. student in theoretical particle physics, and Amy Riedel, a law student focusing on space law, have been named 2016 Tillman Military Scholars. The Military Scholars Program, established in 2004 by the Pat Tillman Foundation, invests in military veterans and their spousesthrough educational scholarships, building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.

The foundation was created to honor Pat Tillman, who left his NFL playing career to enlist in the U.S. Army after 9/11. Tillman served as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan before being killed in active service in 2004.
Hendricks, upon completing her studies in theoretical particle physics, wants to become a university professor and a role model for other female scientists working in areas where women are underrepresented. Riedel, upon earning her JD, wants to develop new space regulations and establish a regulatory body that encourages responsible colonization of space and commercialization through advances in technology. Hendricks and Riedel are two of 60 selected from over 7,500 applicants for this prestigious award. SEE: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/meet-our-scholars/.

Free online course offers tips for dining with diabetes. Educators and researchers at Ohio State University Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences, have developed a self-paced online course to help participants learn, share and chat with health professionals about managing diabetes.
The course, Dining with Diabetes: Beyond the Kitchen, focuses on carbohydrates, fats, sodium, vitamins, minerals and fiber. The easy-to-follow three-module course includes lessons, videos and activities to complete.
Participants can expect to learn:

  • How important blood sugar and carbohydrates are for managing diabetes.
  • How fats and sodium affect a healthy diet.
  • The role vitamins, minerals and fiber play in a healthy diet.
  • How to make healthy food choices when eating out and grocery shopping.

Sign up is easy and free. Visit go.osu.edu/DWD_BTK and click “buy now.” The course will be added to cart for checkout at no cost. After completing the transaction, participants will be required to create an account with campus.extension.org to take advantage of all the materials.CONTACT: Course instructors Dan Remley, remley.4@osu.edu or Susan Zies, zies.1@osu.edu.