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Story Ideas for Media 11/15/10


Ohio State ranked in the top 20 nationally for study abroad and international students. The Ohio State University is one of the nation’s top 20 universities for the number of students studying abroad and its international student enrollment, according to the Open Doors 2010 report, an annual survey published by the Institute of International Education.
Ohio State is ranked 20th for students studying abroad and 15th for hosting international students. Ohio State also ranks 3rd in the nation in studying abroad on short-term programs.
International students at Ohio State come from 104 different countries including, China (1,576); South Korea (822); India (821); Taiwan (249) and Turkey (114). Nationally, the leading home countries for international students are China, India, South Korea, Canada and Taiwan.
The top fields of study at Ohio State for international students include engineering, business, and biomedical and biological sciences, similar to the national trend.
The most popular destinations for Ohio State students to study abroad include the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Turkey. CONTACT: Maureen Miller at (614) 247-2462 or miller.4468@osu.edu. SEE: http://oia.osu.edu/

Royal Shakespeare Company to give private performance in New York to support partnership with Ohio State. Ohio State is joining with the Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory to bring the Royal Shakespeare Company to America for an unprecedented six-week New York residency next summer. It will be the first time in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s long history of tours to America that the company will perform a full season of five Shakespeare plays in repertory. There will be 45 performances, July 6 – August 14, on a specially constructed replica of the company’s Stratford-Upon-Avon theater – named for this occasion the Scarlet & Gray Stage. On the evening of July 12 2011, the company will do a private performance of Romeo and Juliet for Ohio State alumni, supporters, students, faculty, and friends in order to raise $1 million for The Ohio State University Arts Initiative and its ongoing relationship with the Royal Shakespeare Company. SEE: http://artsinitiative.osu.edu/about-the-royal-shakespeare-company-partnership.html


Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile to lecture at Ohio State – Nov. 15. Donna Brazile brings her signature no-nonsense style to Ohio State today (11/15) when she’ll talk about the nation’s current political climate. Brazile’s lecture, presented as part of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs’ Barbara K. Fergus Women in Leadership Lecture Series, begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union Archie M. Griffin Ballroom, 1739 N. High St.
Brazile is a university professor, author of the best-selling book Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, a columnist, a political contributor on CNN and ABC, and the Democratic National Committee’s vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation. In 2000, Brazile made history when she served as campaign manager for Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign.
The event is free and open to the public, however, seating capacity has been reached. MEDIA CONTACT: Hank Wilson, Glenn School, (614) 247-4517, wilson.2080@osu.edu

Three former astronauts discuss the future of space exploration – Nov. 21. Senator and former astronaut John Glenn is one of three NASA astronauts who will present “The Future of Human Space Exploration: A Panel Discussion with Luminary NASA Astronauts,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday (11/21) at COSI, 333 W Broad St.
The event celebrates the achievements of NASA’s manned space program and explores the future of space exploration. Featured speakers are Senator John Glenn (Mercury-6/STS-95), John M. Grunsfeld (STS 67/81/103/109/125), and the Honorable Harrison H. Schmitt (Apollo 17) - astronauts whose collective careers have spanned the Mercury, Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs.
This panel discussion is the fourth in the annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Lectureship in Cosmology and Astrophysics presented by The Ohio State University Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP).
The event is free, however reservations are required at http://nasapanel.eventbrite.com/ or (614) 228-2674. Lecture attendees may also attend a free viewing of the giant screen film “The Dream is Alive” at 1 or 5 p.m. SEE: http://ccapp.osu.edu/biardlecture.html#biard2010

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