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Story Ideas for Media 10/21/16

Ohio State to Host ‘The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016’ – Oct. 27 and 28. The Ohio State University Department of History, in partnership with the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, will host a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the war. “The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016” will be presented Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28. Most events are free and open to all.
Ohio State was chosen by the commission to host the event “because of the strength of our military history program, which is among the best if not the best in the United States,” explained Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (retired), and the General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair of Military History.
The event will include a keynote address Thursday evening by Sir Hew Strachan, the world’s leading historian of the First World War. Strachan will discuss the killing fields of 1916, the year that witnessed horrendous fighting at Verdun and on the Somme.
Friday’s daytime events feature experts addressing the military history of the war, the financing of the combatants, the human toll of the conflict, changes the war brought to the law of war and the medical condition diagnosed at the time as “shell shock.” SEE: https://u.osu.edu/ww1centennial/.

Center for Automotive Research celebrates 25th anniversary – Oct. 28. The Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR) will host friends and the community-at-large to celebrate its first 25 years and to experience first-hand the influential research and education the center performs daily.
From its origin as a concept in the minds of leaders at Honda, Transportation Research Center, the State of Ohio and Ohio State University, the center has evolved since 1991 to become an internationally recognized research hub in sustainable and safe mobility.
CAR will hold a 25th Anniversary Celebration Open House from 3 to 8 p.m. at the center, 930 Kinnear Road. The official celebration ceremony begins at 4 p.m. CONTACT: Matt Schutte, director of communications, College of Engineering, 614-247-6445, schutte.9@osu.edu. SEE: http://go.osu.edu/25car.

Ohio State center will help regional manufacturing companies grow. The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) will receive up to $8.6 million in federal, state and industry funding over the next five years to lead a program facilitating growth of small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies in the 15-county central Ohio region. The program is funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, with matching funds provided by the Ohio Development Services Agency, which administers operations through seven regional affiliates.
CDME was designated as a new Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) affiliate organization on Oct. 1 and began execution immediately.
As the largest industry sector in the state of Ohio—accounting for 17 percent of the state’s GDP—manufacturing is critical to Ohio’s economy. CONTACT: Matt Schutte, 614-247-6445, schutte.9@osu.edu. SEE: https://engineering.osu.edu/news/2016/10/ohio-state-center-will-help-regional-manufacturing-companies-grow.