Press Releases

August
23,
2019
| 06:44 PM America/New_York

Ohio State seeks trustee approval on Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center

New 225,000-square-foot facility home for future health care leaders

The Ohio State University is taking the next step on a proposed Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Center that will blend innovative technology and hands-on learning in conjunction with the
August
16,
2019
| 08:10 PM America/New_York

Students move into Ohio State University residence halls and are welcomed to campus

Autumn semester marks the start of the university’s 150th academic year

Students will be moving into residence halls over the weekend as The Ohio State University marks the start of its 150th academic year. Here are the top events that media can cover as the
August
10,
2019
| 06:01 AM America/New_York

Low-income, black neighborhoods still hit hard by air pollution

Health disparities align with dirty air, researcher says

Disease-causing air pollution remains high in pockets of America – particularly those where many low-income and African-American people live, a disparity highlighted in research presented at the
August
02,
2019
| 07:34 PM America/New_York
Ohio State Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach Patrick Klein has resigned in a letter to the university. The Department of Athletics released the following statement: “Ohio State is investigating allegations of violations of NCAA rules
July
29,
2019
| 03:08 PM America/New_York

Study finds worrisome birth-control knowledge gaps

Many women who rely on condoms overestimate effectiveness

A new study has uncovered concerning gaps in knowledge about birth control effectiveness. About half of the women in the study who used condoms mistakenly thought they were the most effective
July
25,
2019
| 10:10 PM America/New_York

Alliance for the American Dream promotes collaboration and benefits central Ohio

Winning project to help middle income homeowners will assist 10,000 middle-class families

Home ownership on a middle-income budget is a step closer to being realized for 10,000 central Ohioans, after a proposal by a team of Ohio State University faculty and community partners was selected
July
24,
2019
| 03:23 PM America/New_York

Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

Study also finds lower depression risk in kids with good family support

It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in efforts to monitor the effects of treatment, said the author of a new study examining cortisol levels in the
July
23,
2019
| 02:50 PM America/New_York

Keeping livestock in the yard just might help your baby’s immune system

Study: Amish babies’ gut microbes lead to more robust immune development in newborn pigs

Getting up close – and a little dirty – with farm animals just might help us fend off illness, say researchers who’ve further demonstrated the benefits of early exposure to a wide variety of
July
16,
2019
| 05:53 PM America/New_York
In light of recent news surrounding Jeffrey Epstein, Ohio State initiated a review of gifts and donations. Preliminary findings show that the university has received one gift from Epstein and one gift from an affiliated foundation. In 1990,
July
16,
2019
| 04:56 PM America/New_York

Supernova observation first of its kind using NASA satellite

Data from NASA and Ohio State offer new clues about why stars explode

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
July
15,
2019
| 10:07 PM America/New_York

Ohio State announces summer commencement speaker

Renowned soil scientist Rattan Lal will address graduates

Soil scientist Rattan Lal, one of The Ohio State University’s most decorated faculty researchers, will address the university’s summer graduates. Approximately 1,500 degrees will be awarded at the