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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 70 items )  

2018-2019 Economics Management Fellows
DELAWARE, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: Ohio Wesleyan University has selected 20 students as 2018-2019 Economics Management Fellows. The four-year fellowships are awarded each fall by Ohio Wesleyan's Department of Economics and by the university's Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship. OWU's newest Economics Management Fellows (EMFs) are: * Chase Agin of Blacklick, Ohio. * Kofi Ansah-Tutu of Lewis Center, Ohio. * Max Be  more

5th Annual Wooster Science Cafe Kicks Off This Fall With An Open House
WOOSTER, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: The Wooster Science Cafe will celebrate its fifth season with an open house featuring science demonstrations and discussion on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Spoon Market & Deli (144 W. Liberty St.) in Wooster. Each succeeding presentation will also be held at Spoon starting at 7 p.m. Laura Sirot, associate professor of biology at The College of Wooster and one of the co-founders and co-coordinato  more

A Terrain Map That Shows Antarctica in Stunning Detail
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Scientists have released the most accurate, high-resolution terrain map of Antarctica ever created. The new map has a resolution of 2 to 8 meters, compared to 1,000 meters, which was typical for previous maps. "It is the highest-resolution terrain map by far of any continent," said Ian Howat, professor of earth sciences and director of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. "Up until  more

Altoona Alumnus Works With Ohio Innocence Project to Free Wrongfully Accused
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Sometimes in our lives, we feel drawn to a certain something--a club or a sport or an organization we want to be a part of for any number of reasons. Jesse Knowlden experienced such a moment during a tour of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he applied for graduate school. The university operates the Ohio Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization devoted to exonerating   more

Alumni Recognized for Athletic Training Work With Detroit Tigers
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Two Bowling Green State University alumni have earned Athletic Trainer of the Year awards for their work on Detroit Tigers affiliate teams. Chris McDonald '00 was named Athletic Trainer of the Year for the International League, which is where the the Toledo Mud Hens, Detroit's Triple-A affiliate, plays. McDonald has been the Mud Hens' athletic trainer for the past five seasons, and has worked for   more

Bee the Power for Our Food
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: Pollinators are very important to The Ohio State University at Mansfield campus. That's why on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, a "Bee the Power of our Food: Pollinators Extravaganza" will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the 'Monarch Right-of-Way' Pollinator Demonstration Plots in front of Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive, Mansfield, OH. "We are seeing a serious decline in our pollinator populations, so g  more

BHSU to Recognize Alumni Award Recipients During Swarm Week
SPEARFISH, South Dakota, Sept. 4 -- Black Hills State University issued the following news: Black Hills State University will recognize several honorees during Swarm Week at the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon at noon Friday, Sept. 28 at the Joy Center. Tickets for the luncheon are $20 per person and must be reserved in advance by calling 605-642-6385. 2018 Award recipients include: Distinguished Alumna, Sandra (Turney) Addy, '56, earned teaching certification from BH and taught in Ohio and Ill  more

Boonshoft School of Medicine Names Kimberly Paul Chief Administrative Officer
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Kimberly Paul has been named chief administrative officer (CAO) at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Paul has served as chief executive officer of Wright State Physicians (WSP) since April 1, 2017. As CAO, Paul will be responsible for the business and financial operations of the Boonshoft School of Medicine, in addition to continuing her duties as the chief executive offic  more

Campus Spirituality to Be Focus of Free Presentation
FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: "Reflections on the Soul of the University" will be the subject of a free, public talk to be given by Dr. William Reist, D.Min., recently retired senior pastor at College First Church of God in Findlay. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium as part of the University of Findlay's DeBow and Catherine Moore Freed Contemporary Christian Lecture S  more

Cincinnati Children's Psychologist Helps Write New National Concussion Guidelines Released by CDC
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: A Cincinnati Children's psychologist helped write a guideline on mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as concussion, among children to be published Sept. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The Pediatric mTBI Guideline, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is intended to safeguard the health of children and teens. Shari Wade, PhD, director of r  more

City of Akron, Akron Community Foundation Grants Give Boost to Neighborhoods
AKRON, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: The City of Akron and Akron Community Foundation have announced $203,840 in grants to help residents improve their community through the Neighborhood Partnership Program. In all, matching grants were awarded to 51 projects throughout Greater Akron that will help strengthen neighborhoods from Goodyear Heights to North Hill. An art garden in the Highland Square neighborhood will provide a community meeting spac  more

City of Athens and Ohio University Receive International Award for Outstanding Town and Gown Relations
ATHENS, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Athens Mayor Steve Patterson and Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis announced that Ohio University and the City of Athens have received the Larry Abernathy Award from the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) for their joint efforts to foster stronger relationships and communications on and off-campus. Mayor Patterson and Jennifer Kirksey, Chief of Staff for President Nellis, accepted the award on behal  more

Clark State Leaders to Headline 2018 Women in Business Networking Conference
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: The 2018 Women in Business Networking (WiBN) Leadership Conference will feature three leaders from Clark State Community College: Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin; Senior Vice President for Student Success Dr. Theresa Felder; and Clark State Foundation Director Toni Overholser. "These outstanding women of Clark State Community College were selected because WiBN's mission is to help women ge  more

Clark State Partnership With Air National Guard Takes Flight
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College has partnered with the 178th Wing to offer classes to airmen on-site at the base location in Springfield, Ohio. "Clark State strives to be as military-friendly as possible," said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State. "We welcome the opportunity to provide classes for the servicemen and women of the Springfield Air National Guard and look forward to growing this  more

Cleveland Clinic Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic has appointed Josette M. Beran as the health system's Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately. Over her 17-year career at Cleveland Clinic, Beran has held a wealth of management and leadership positions. She has served as an administrator in neurology and infectious disease; director of Cardiothoracic Affiliate Programs; senior director of Clinical Operations; and executive director of M  more

Cleveland Clinic Survey: Spouses/Significant Others Play an Influential Role in Getting Men to Take Their Health Seriously
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: A new national survey by Cleveland Clinic reveals a disconnect between the sexes when it comes to staying on top of their health. In two online surveys among approximately 2,000 U.S. men and women 18 years or older, Cleveland Clinic found that 83 percent of women (*) said they encourage their spouse/significant other to get their health checked once a year, however, 30 percent of men believe that they don't nee  more

College Leadership Signs A Declaration on the Rights of Historically-Underserved Students
MARIETTA, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: In the eight months she has been at Marietta College, Dr. Nkenge Friday, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Diversity & Inclusion, has met with countless members of campus to gain a better understanding of the state of diversity and inclusion at Marietta -- with a goal of creating ways to add and keep inclusiveness moving forward. "Our goal is to be highly visible," Friday said. "Our goal is to make this off  more

Conlin Named Vice President for University Advancement, President of BGSU Foundation
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Bowling Green State University has chosen a Texas fundraising professional to lead its advancement and alumni efforts. Pam Conlin, assistant vice president for principal and major gifts at Southern Methodist University, will join BGSU on Oct. 8 as the new vice president for University Advancement and president of the BGSU Foundation. "Increasing private support of the University is absolutely crit  more

Creative Fusion: Data Edition Residency Will Explore Intersections Among Art, Technology and Environmental Justice
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Cleveland Foundation issued the following news release: Beginning in September, the Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion program will bring together a group of three international and five Cleveland-based artists for a three-month residency to explore the intersections of art, technology and community issues. The artists will craft compelling visual art from environmental and health data in Cleveland, strengthening bonds among the technology, arts and culture, and   more

Denison Hosts Fulbright Students From UK
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Denison University issued the following news release: The Fulbright Commission's Sutton Trust U.S. Programme announces two students from the U.K., Lydia Hewitt and Aisling Smith, will study at Denison as participants of the prestigious initiative. They are two of only 72 highly qualified students taking part in the program this year, which brings academically outstanding students from the U.K. to the best colleges in the United States. Vice President for Enrollment   more

Denison University: Groundskeepers Prove Excellence
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- Denison University issued the following news release: Denison University is known for being one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. The bountiful plantings, well-maintained lawns, and healthy trees are all under the care of a group of people who are dedicated to excellence in their work. Each of the college's grounds crew has just been awarded Certified Grounds Technician (GCT) recognition from the Professional Grounds Management Society. Kevin Mer  more

Dr. Carmen Serrata to Give Keynote Address at National Hispanic Education Summit at Ashland University
ASHLAND, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Dr. Carmen Serrata, project manager for College Advising Plus (CAP), will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 National Hispanic Education Summit that be held on the Ashland University campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The summit is presented by the Faith and Education Coalition of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Sarah Ancel had been announced as the keynote speaker for the event, but had to cancel  more

Dr. Klaas Kruithof to Deliver Keynote Address at ACA's 2019 CoatingsTech Conference
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The American Coatings Association issued the following news release: The American Coatings Association (ACA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Klaas Kruithof, chief technology officer (CTO) of AkzoNobel Paints & Coatings, will deliver the keynote address its CoatingsTech Conference, April 8-10, 2019, at the Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference provides a forum for sharing the most innovative technologies and applications shaping the industry, as well  more

Events Scheduled to Help Youth Fight Ohio Opioid Epidemic
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Four regional Hope for Ohio events will welcome youth, parents, advisers and others interested in helping young people fight the opioid epidemic. A project of Ohio Farm Bureau and other supporting organizations, Hope for Ohio works with 4-H and FFA members to encourage peer-to-peer prevention measures. At each event, speakers will share stories and information that will provide youth with tools needed   more

FFRF Asks Ohio School District to Stop Preachy Coaches
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 6 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is strongly objecting to repeated proselytizing occurring in an Ohio school district's sports programs. Back in 2015, the national state/church watchdog wrote the New Lexington Schools in New Lexington, Ohio, regarding a cheerleader coach leading students in prayer, and received just a pro forma acknowledgment. Now, a concerned resident has reported that c  more

First-Time Reports Show Wide Disparity in Pay
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: Data covering 44 of Ohio's 100 largest employers show their CEOs usually make more than 200 times what their companies' typical workers earn in a year. The information is contained in reports to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission required for the first time this year and described in a Policy Matters Ohio report released today (https://w  more

Four Rail Hazmat Training Classes Available
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four rail worker training sessions in the coming months. The dates are as follows: November 11-16, 2018; January 6-11, 2019; February 3-8, 2019; and March 17-22, 2019. These 40-hour rail hazmat/chemical emergency response training courses will run on a Sunday through  more

Graduate Student Appointed to State Military Education Council
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Wright State University issued the following news: As a child, Erin Lunday moved from Germany to Florida. Her own children have moved from Virginia to New York to Ohio. Moving caused some difficulty in school. A school in New York might not accept records from Ohio or test scores from Virginia. But Lunday is looking forward to helping children and their families experience a better transition. Lunday is a doctoral student in Wright State University's Organizational Stud  more

Graphic Images on Cigarette Warnings Stick With Smokers
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: If you want smokers to remember cigarette-warning labels, include a graphic image of the results of long-term smoking, a new study suggests. A vivid image - such as a picture of a nicotine addict smoking through a surgical hole in his throat - packs an emotional punch for smokers, the researchers found. Such images are shocking enough that smokers who viewed them actually remembered less of the associated text warning  more

Heritage College Researcher Wins Top Endocrinology Award
ATHENS, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: John J. Kopchick, Ph.D., a faculty researcher with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has been honored by the Endocrine Society with one of its prestigious 2019 Laureate Awards, considered the top honors in the field of endocrinology. Kopchick, who is Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Heritage College and  more

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Kathleen Clyde, Rob Richardson, Zack Space for Ohio State Office
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- The Human Rights Campaign issued the following news release: Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, announced its endorsement of Kathleen Clyde for Ohio Secretary of State, Rob Richardson for Ohio State Treasurer and Zack Space for Ohio State Auditor. "As thousands of LGBTQ Ohioans remain at risk of discrimination, it is more important than ever that we elect pro-eq  more

IFA Praises New Bill to Address Joint Employer Uncertainty for Franchise Owners
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The International Franchise Association issued the following news release: The International Franchise Association (IFA) today praised the bipartisan Trademark Licensing Protection Act, introduced by U.S. House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). The legislation would resolve legal contradictions for franchisors and franchisees by clarifying the competing laws that require a brand to preserve its federa  more

Kate Manne to Present 13th Annual Lindner Lecture in Ethics
WOOSTER, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- The College of Wooster issued the following news release: Kate Manne, assistant professor of philosophy at Cornell University, will present "On Himpathy and Misogyny" at the 13th Lindner Lecture in Ethics on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at The College of Wooster. The free public lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). A dessert reception will precede the lecture. The following day, Thursday, Sept. 13, a panel of Manne, Van  more

Kosovo: Photographs and Reflections to Be Offered at UF Via Exhibition and Lecture
FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: The evolving culture of the arts, and the American and multinational presence in Kosovo since the war ended in 1999 will be the foci of a photography exhibit and lecture this fall. Kosovan native Burim Myftui's exhibition, titled "Trance," will be featured in the Dudley and Mary Marks Lea Gallery in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion from Sept. 24 to Oct. 20. An opening public reception is scheduled   more

KU Council of Trustees Held First Meeting of New Academic Year
KUTZTOWN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania issued the following news release: The Kutztown University Council of Trustees held first meeting of new academic year Thursday, Sept. 6 In other business, the KU Council of Trustees: *Approved new internship agreements for KU students with Aloft New York, Brooklyn, NY; Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Reading, Pa.; BLaST IU 17, Williamsport, Pa.; Bucks County Youth Center, Doylestown, Pa.; Carelink Community Support S  more

Marietta Among Select Group in 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Rankings
MARIETTA, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College ranks 303rd nationally in the third year of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey of almost 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities released today. "We are delighted to be included in these rankings, and we know from discussions with our current students, and survey responses with alumni that Marietta College is doing the right things in the classroom, in athletic competitions and throu  more

Marietta College to Host Gubernatorial Debate on Oct. 1
MARIETTA, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College will sponsor and host the second of three Ohio gubernatorial debates between Republican nominee Mike DeWine and Democratic nominee Richard Cordray at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Ban Johnson Arena. DeWine, the state's attorney general, and Cordray, the former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, are both aiming to succeed term-limited GOP Gov. John Kasich. The Marietta debate will be   more

Mary Beahm to Retire as Interim Vice President for Human Resources in January
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania, Sept. 6 -- Pennsylvania State University issued the following news release: Mary Beahm, interim vice president for human resources at Penn State, has announced that she will retire from the University on Jan. 15, 2019. Beahm has led Penn State Human Resources since Aug. 1, 2017, following the departure of Susan Basso for a senior leadership role at Ohio State. A national search is in progress to identify a new permanent vice president. "Mary has given more than a  more

Moms Demand Action Issues Statement on Downtown Cincinnati Shooting
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- The Ohio of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement by Volunteer Leader Michele Mueller: * * * The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today issued the following statement in response to reports of a shooting in downtown Cincinnati that left four people dead, including the gunman. Two other people were wounded in the shooting. * *   more

MVNU Invites Community to Be Involved in Messiah
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Choral Union is beginning preparation for the annual presentation of Handel's Messiah, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. MVNU is pleased to invite community members to sing with the students in this traditional performance. Unless you are a returning participant, interested singers should provide a reference to Dr. Robert Tocheff by email at Bob.Toch  more

National Nurses United Statement on Potential Reopening of Affinity Medical Center Under New Operator
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 -- National Nurses United issued the following news release: National Nurses Organizing Committee-Ohio/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) today applauded the announcement of a move to reopen the former Affinity Medical Center, now known as Massillon Regional Medical Center, under new operator Paramount Matrix Healthcare. NNOC/NNU emphasizes that full services must be restored to the public by Paramount as quickly as possible, especially given the ongoing opioid crisis in Sta  more

NSF Grant Renewal Will Help Ohio State and Partner Institutions Increase Underrepresented Minority Students in STEM Fields
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: The Ohio State University and nine other Ohio universities and colleges got a vote of support recently when the National Science Foundation renewed a grant that will help the alliance continue its work to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields. The continuing grant, expected to total $4.5 million over five years, supports the Ohio LSAMP program, short for the Louis Stokes Alliances for  more

Obit: Dr. Ivan E. Frick, Former Findlay College President and Professor
FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: Dr. Ivan E. Frick, 90, of Lancaster, PA and formerly of Elmhurst, IL, died on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Willow Valley Communities. Born in New Providence, PA, he was the son of the late Charles G. and Lillie M. Frick. He was married to the late Ruth H. Frick for more than 64 years. A 1945 graduate of Lampeter (PA) High School, Dr. Frick received his bachelor's from Findlay, College, OH, in 1949. He held t  more

ODU Partners With the Catholic Foundation to Manage Planned Giving Services
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: Ohio Dominican University has partnered with The Catholic Foundation to engage with alumni and friends of the University who are considering supporting ODU through a planned gift. A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death, as part of a donor's overall financial and/or estate planning. The Catholic Foundation offers expertise in the areas of endowments, planned giving and bequests. This partner  more

Ohio Dominican University Receives HLC Accreditation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: Ohio Dominican University has been reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for a 10-year period, the maximum amount of time possible. The regional accreditation agency validates the overall quality of institutions and has affirmed the mission and responsibility of ODU. As part of the accreditation process, a team of HLC peer reviewers visited ODU on March 26-27, 2018. This visit occurs every 10 years.   more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Farm Bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Water Resources Director Peter Bucher: "This farm bill will play a large role in helping states like Ohio increase agricultural conservation and decrease excess nutrients from entering our waterways. "These programs remove financial barriers to implementing conservation and reducing nutrient runoff. "The Senate farm bill received nearly an 8-to-1 ratio of support while the House version only passed by   more

Ohio Farm Bureau Marks 100 Years
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ohio Farm Bureau is gearing up for its 100th anniversary in a major way and the yearlong celebration will include lots of ways to join in the fun. The centennial celebration features a member only concert by country artist Chase Bryant, barn paintings throughout the state, releases of centennial beer and wine, collector edition rifles, a commemorative book, limited edition artwork and lots of collecta  more

Ohio State College of Medicine Selects New Head of Internal Medicine
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: The Ohio State University College of Medicine has tapped Dr. Rama Mallampalli to chair the Department of Internal Medicine. He starts Nov. 15. Dr. Mallampalli will play a key role in growing the national reputation of The Ohio State University in clinical care, service, education and research. Further, he will play a central role in expanding mentoring programs for faculty, trainees and staff within the Department of I  more

Ohio State Responds to Lawsuits Concerning Strauss Misconduct
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: University files motions to dismiss, remains committed to appropriately addressing factual findings of independent investigation when it concludes The Ohio State University today filed motions to dismiss three lawsuits based on statute of limitations grounds. The lawsuits were filed against the university earlier this year in relation to sexual misconduct allegations against Dr. Richard Strauss, a physician employed by  more

Ohio University Directory Provides Easy Access to Experts for the Media
ATHENS, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University's Experts Directory is an efficient and user-friendly online resource for members of the media looking for experts for their stories. Comprised of over 120 expert faculty members from across various colleges and fields, OHIO's Experts Directory aims to provide 24x7 access to experts, providing reporters with diverse perspectives to support general news items, provide background for breaking news, and mor  more

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Joins Marshall Health
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Thomas C. Emmer, M.D., to their orthopaedic teams of providers. Emmer, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon, has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He earned his medical degre  more

Patrick Needham '20 Reflects on Summer Experience at Ladakh Neurology Camp
HAMILTON, New York, Sept. 7 -- Colgate University issued the following news: During the summer, Colgate students applied their liberal arts know-how in a variety of real-world settings, and they continue to update the university community on their experiences. Here, Patrick Needham '20, a biochemistry major from Vermilion, Ohio, writes about his work with neurology patients in Leh, Ladakh, India. A version of this essay originally appeared at ladakhneurology.org. Flying into the airport in Leh  more

Professor Brenda Marshall Among Nine Nursing Leaders to Receive the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 2018 Award
WAYNE, New Jersey, Sept. 5 -- William Paterson University issued the following news release: Brenda Marshall, professor of nursing at William Paterson University, is among nine exceptional psychiatric-mental health nurses selected to receive the 2018 American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) annual awards. Marshall will be honored at the APNA 32nd Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio in October. Marshall will receive the Award for Excellence in Research for her work to examine the best way  more

Public Citizen Issues Statement on Affordable Medications Act
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- Public Citizen issued the following statement by President Robert Weissman: * * * Today, U.S. Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) was joined by co-sponsors Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Corey Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), Tom Udall (N.M.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and She  more

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author James Forman Jr. to Speak at C|M|Law
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Yale Law School professor and Pulitzer Prize winning author James Forman Jr. will deliver a Criminal Justice Forum lecture at Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on Thursday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m. Forman is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. He is the author of the book Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black  more

Rail Unions File Petition Against FRA Over Crews Crossing From Mexico Into the U.S.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Association of Sheet Metal Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Transportation Division (SMART TD) have filed a joint petition challenging actions of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that allow crews comprised of Mexican nationals employed by a   more

Researchers Release the Most Accurate Map of Antarctica Terrain
TWIN CITIES, Minnesota, Sept. 4 -- The University of Minnesota issued the following news release: A team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota and The Ohio State University have released the most accurate high-resolution terrain map of Antarctica ever created. The map uses high-resolution satellite images to show the continent in stunning detail and will provide new insight on climate change. The map, called the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica (REMA), has a resolution of 8   more

Ronald Mcmaster Retires From Owens Community College Board of Trustee
TOLEDO, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Owens Community College Board of Trustee member Ronald McMaster, Ph.D. of Perrysburg was honored today for his 25-years of service and commitment to the College and the Board of Trustees. McMasters will retire at the end of his term appointment on Sept. 21. "Ron's unwavering commitment to higher education has had a profound impact on Owens Community College," said Dee Talmage, chair of the Owens Community Colle  more

SAE Institute Uses OCLC WorldShare Management Services to Unite 51 Campuses in 25 Countries on One Library Services Platform
DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: SAE Institute, a global college focused on the digital arts, is using OCLC's WorldShare Management Services to bring together its 51 campuses in 25 countries on the same library services platform so students and staff can collaborate and access the resources they need. WorldShare Management Services (WMS) provides all the applications needed to manage a library, including acquisitions, circulation, r  more

Sen. Harris To Keynote Ohio Democratic Party State Dinner
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: The Ohio Democratic Party is welcoming Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California to Columbus on Sunday, Oct. 7, to keynote its State Dinner at 5 p.m. in the Battelle Grand Ballroom at the Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215. "Hard-working Ohioans deserve access to affordable health care, good-paying jobs and a fair shake, and that's why I'm excited to join Ohio Democrats at their   more

Stage, Film and Television Phenom Norm Lewis to Be Donnell Broadway Concert Series Guest Artist
FINDLAY, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: Groundbreaking theater, television and movie star Norm Lewis will be the next University of Findlay Donnell Broadway Concert Series guest artist. Lewis, with award-winning Broadway musician Phil Reno accompanying him on piano, will perform Sunday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Winebrenner Theological Seminary's TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $30 for adults, $27 for senior citizens and $10 for non-UF students. They c  more

Stivers & Balderson Headline Ripon Society Breakfast Discussion
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- The Ripon Society issued the following news release: Ohio's newest Member of Congress, U.S. Rep Troy Balderson (OH-12), appeared before a breakfast meeting of The Ripon Society yesterday morning, where he discussed his victory in the August 7th special election, and shared his thoughts on the challenges facing the people he represents as he gears up for the Fall general election campaign. Balderson was joined at the breakfast by his colleague from the Buckeye State - U.S  more

Strategic Planning Process Enters Critical Phase
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 7 -- Wright State University issued the following news: During the final mini-summit, the strategic initiative working groups presented their final projects plans. Wright State University will put the finishing touches on the university's next strategic plan over the next two months, after concluding the fruitful series of mini-summits on Aug. 31. In the final, critical phase of the strategic planning process, university leaders, Strategic Planning Steering Committee members  more

Study Finds You Act Most Like 'You' in a Time Crunch
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: When they must act quickly, selfish people are likely to act more selfishly than usual, while pro-social people behave even more pro-socially, a new study found. The results suggest that when people don't have much time to make a decision, they go with what they've done in similar situations, said Ian Krajbich, co-author of the study and assistant professor of psychology and economics at The Ohio State University. "P  more

The Buckeye Institute Named Finalist for Atlas Network's Prestigious Templeton Freedom Award
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: The Buckeye Institute has been named a finalist for the prestigious Templeton Freedom Award, which is presented each year by the Atlas Network at its annual Freedom Dinner in New York City. The Buckeye Institute was recognized for its success in "fix[ing] a broken criminal justice system, law by law" in Ohio. "We are grateful and honored to be recognized by Atlas Network for our tireless work on criminal justic  more

University of Missouri and Danforth Plant Science Center Strengthen Regional Research and Education With New Joint Appointments
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Sept. 5 -- The University of Missouri issued the following news release: The University of Missouri and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced today that The Ohio State University professor R. Keith Slotkin, and Iowa State professor Bing Yang, have been appointed to joint faculty positions at MU and the Danforth Center. They are the second and third faculty hired through a collaborative initiative that aims to elevate regional plant science to address global chal  more

Wright Leader Academy to Kick Off With New Cohort of Emerging University Leaders
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- Wright State University issued the following news: A new crop of talented faculty and administrators at Wright State University has been named to the Wright Leader Academy, which is designed to help them grow their leadership skills, enhance their internal networks and advance the mission, vision and values of Wright State. The academy is in its third year. The full-day, once-a-month leadership sessions begin in September and conclude in May. "This program has been inst  more

Wright State Professor Sherry Farra Selected for Prestigious Award From American Association of Colleges of Nursing
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 6 -- Wright State University issued the following news: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has selected Wright State University nursing educator Sherry Farra to receive its prestigious AACN 2018-2019 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence Award. The award from the association, the accrediting body for nursing colleges, recognizes a member of the faculty of a member school who systematically investigates questions related to student learning and the condi  more

Wright State Researchers Using NIH Award to Battle Viral Respiratory Infections
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 5 -- Wright State University issued the following news: A team of Wright State University biology researchers is making strides on a novel approach to combatting viral respiratory infections. The work is funded by an award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The project is expected to receive approximately $1.8 million over five years. The team is led by Kate Excoffon, professor of biology in the College   more

Wright State University: Poster Popularity
KENT, Ohio, Sept. 4 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Exploring the limitations of psychological assessments of people whose assigned sex at birth does not match their gender identity won Wright State University grad student Peyton Jones two statewide honors. Jones, who is pursuing his Psy.D. at the School of Professional Psychology, won the Graduate Student Non-Empirical Poster Winner Award and the People's Choice Poster Winner Award at the 2018 Ohio Psychological Associat  more