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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday November 25, 2018 ( 60 items )  

AAA Club Alliance Warns of Driving Dangers on 'Drinksgiving' AKA Blackout Wednesday
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: The day of frenzied shopping that follows Thanksgiving is commonly referred to as Black Friday. But, in recent years, some have started referring to the night before Thanksgiving as 'Blackout Wednesday' or 'Drinksgiving' because of the heavy alcohol consumption or binge drinking done by college students and others, home for the holiday and reuniting with friends and family at bars, restaurants or homes. "While '  more

AAA Club Alliance: More Than 2 Million Ohio Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up With Thankworthy Gas Prices
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: A record number of Ohioans who will be driving to their Thanksgiving holiday destinations can give thanks for falling gas prices. Even though gas prices in 2018 have been the highest in years, the average price at the pump nationwide and here in the Buckeye State - has been falling steadily for more than a month now. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Ohio is $2.42, down 18-cents from a month   more

Akron Community Foundation: Vernon L. Odom Fund Seeks Grant Proposals
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: The Vernon L. Odom Fund of Akron Community Foundation is seeking grant proposals for programs that promote racial harmony and improve the quality of life within Summit County's minority communities. Qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations should apply online by Dec. 15, 2018. A link to the grant application is available at www.akroncf.org/applyOdom. The Vernon L. Odom Fund awards grants of up to $1,000.   more

Antioch College: TV Documentary Dr. Kevin McGruder and His Book Wins NYABJ Award
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Antioch College issued the following news: A TV documentary featuring an interview with Associate Professor of History Kevin McGruder and his book, Race and Real Estate in Harlem New York, has received a New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) Award for 2018. The NYABJ Awards honor excellence in journalism created by and centering on the African diaspora in and around the media capital of the world. The purpose of the awards is to honor dedicated, hard  more

Ashland University Coburn Gallery Sets Senior Art Exhibition
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: In late November, the Ashland University Coburn Gallery will host the Senior Art Exhibition that features the capstone experience for graduating art and design majors at AU. Bringing together the artwork made by graduating seniors in the Department of Art and Design, the Fall 2018 Senior Art Exhibition will open on Thursday, Nov. 29, with an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coburn Art Gallery located  more

Ashland University: Ashbrook Colloquium to Address 'Slavery and the Constitutional Convention'
ASHLAND, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Dr. Gordon Lloyd, senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center and professor emeritus at Pepperdine University, will speak on the topic of "The Great Difficulty of Framing: Slavery and the Constitutional Convention" at a colloquium on Friday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus. The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more informa  more

Battelle's ThreatSEQ Service Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award in 56th Annual Competition
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * Advanced DNA screening service for gene synthesis biosecurity helps detect and characterize biological threats A Battelle-developed technology that builds on more than a decade of biodefense expertise and genomic data collection and analysis has been named a recipient of a 2018 R&D 100 Award and further enhances Battelle's position at the forefront of innovation for  more

Bowling Green State University Architecture Alumnus Has a Solid Vision
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * Alex Hogrefe '07 is building a name in architectural specialty For a young Alex Hogrefe, a sketch pad and a pencil were his accomplices because he saw the world as a place where imagination just had not yet made its way to images on paper. Even before he reached high school, people were hiring him to compose drawings of their children and pets. "In school, every few years we took these apt  more

Bowling Green State University College of Business Hosts Business Analytics Symposium
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * In an era of big data, demand grows for analytics professionals The Bowling Green State University College of Business recently hosted the annual Business Analytics Symposium, attracting students, professionals and alumni to campus to hear from global leaders on how analytics drive customer value across industries and markets. In an era of big data, presentations focused on the growing dem  more

Bowling Green State University Returns Ancient Mosaics to the Republic of Turkey
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * Mosaics will be displayed at Zeugma Mosaic Museum Twelve pieces of ancient mosaics in Bowling Green State University's art collection are being packed for their return to the Republic of Turkey. Representatives of BGSU and the Turkish government marked the return of the artifacts at a news conference Nov. 20 in the University's Wolfe Center for the Arts, where the mosaics have been on displ  more

Bowling Green State University: A Golden Partnership
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * BGSU, University of Salzburg celebrate 50th anniversary of exchange program For a half-century, Bowling Green State University and the University of Salzburg have had a partnership. During those 50 years, nearly 1,500 students have benefitted from the Academic Year Abroad (AYA) exchange program between the two universities. In June, some 70 of those Salzburg program alumni and many others  more

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: TQL Foundation Donates $1 Million for Cancer Research
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * Gift will benefit Proton Therapy Center at Cincinnati Children's and UC Health and Further Elevate Efforts of the Cincinnati Cancer Center The TQL Foundation donated $1 million to benefit cancer research at the Proton Therapy Center--the only center in the world with a dedicated research gantry. The center is located at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Lib  more

Cincinnati Public Schools: Bengals Donate $250,000 for South Avondale Field
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news release: The Bengals and the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program teamed up to contribute $250,000 to Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC), who will install a synthetic turf field at South Avondale School. Bengals executive vice president Katie Blackburn and safety Shawn Williams took place in a check presentation ceremony at the school on Tuesday. "Safe recreation spaces for youth in Avondale   more

Clark State and Clark County Department of Job and Family Services Partner to Bring Services Directly to Students
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College and the Clark County Department of Job and Family Services/OhioMeansJobs have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will allow CCDJFS to provide services to students on campus. "As we work to offer students a well-rounded service model, it often extends beyond the college," said Nina Wiley, dean of student engagement and support services. "We want to par  more

Clark State Students Take on Challenge, Save More Than $265,000 in Tuition
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: In addition to the many cost saving opportunities offered by Clark State Community College, the Tuition Challenge Program continues to successfully save students on tuition costs. Since 2015 Clark State students have saved more than $265,000 with the program that encourages positive classroom performance. The Tuition Challenge Program waives standard tuition rates for students who complete 12 or more  more

Clark State Will Continue Serving Student Needs Through New Office of Student Support
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College will continue to provide a variety of support services and health and wellness options for students who may have concerns outside of the classroom; however, the services will now be available in the new Office of Student Support services located in Rhodes Hall on Clark State's Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. The on-campus food pantry, school supply donations, clothes/c  more

Cleveland State University Dining Will 'Skip the Straw' to Reduce Plastic Waste
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University has launched an initiative to scale back the use of plastic straws on campus. It is estimated that millions of plastic straws currently pollute the waters of the Great Lakes, harming wildlife and littering beaches. Every year volunteers clean up hundreds of thousands of plastic straws and stirrers from the rivers and beaches along the Lake Erie coast. To help reduce the negativ  more

Cleveland State University Hosts 2018 Kuumba Arts Festival, Dec. 8
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University will host its annual pre-Kwanzaa celebration, the Kuumba Arts Festival, on Saturday, December 8. This year's event, entitled Shake Spear, Urban, will feature a special tribute to the African Grove Theater, which operated in New York City in the 1820's and was one of the first arts institutions in the U.S. dedicated to presenting Shakespearean productions to Black audiences. The F  more

Cleveland State University Professors Selected for Crain's 40 Under 40
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * Wendland and King-White cited for contributions to community Madalynn Wendland and Dakota King-White were chosen for the annual ranking, which highlights the top young professionals in Northeast Ohio who are making major contributions to their communities. Wendland is an associate clinical professor in the School of Health Sciences, Associate Director for Interprofessional Education in the School   more

Cybersecurity Competition Expected to Draw College, High School Teams to Wright State on Dec. 1
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Wright State University issued the following news: A competition designed to give high school and college students some cybersecurity skills and showcase potential careers in the U.S. Army and civilian sector will play out on the campus of Wright State University. Wright State's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will host the event Saturday, Dec. 1. "I am super excited," said Matthew Kijowski, senior comput  more

Dr. John Lechleiter Elected to Battelle Board of Directors
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: * * * Former Eli Lilly and Company CEO brings strong science-driven, business-oriented expertise to innovation Battelle announced today that Dr. John Lechleiter, retired President, CEO and Chairman of Eli Lilly and Company, has been elected to the Battelle Board of Directors. Lechleiter brings decades of experience leading one of the world's top healthcare companies wher  more

Finding a Cure for Epilepsy Is Personal for University of Cincinnati PhD Student
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 23 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * A University of Cincinnati student trustee working on her PhD in neuroscience says while growing up she struggled to manage the seizures that would strike without warning. Diagnosed with epilepsy as a child, Christin Godale says she struggled in school. "It was really hard, to have a seizure as a kid in class." She endured some bullying, and frustration with the unpredictability of her illness, to the p  more

Julia Reichert, Wright State Professor Emeritus, to Be Honored With Prestigious Career Documentary Award
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Documentary filmmaker and Wright State University professor emeritus Julia Reichert will receive the International Documentary Association's Career Achievement Award for 2018. Past recipients of this award include Walter Cronkite, Bill Moyers, Robert Redford, Ken Burns and Jacques Cousteau. Reichert will be presented with the award during a Dec. 8 ceremony in Los Angeles. For near 50 years, Reichert has been a filmmaker  more

Marietta College: Inaugural Stewart Physician Assistant Scholarship Awarded to Zach Fairbanks '19
MARIETTA, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Zach Fairbanks PA'19 (Martins Ferry, Ohio) was recently awarded the Dr. Gloria M. Stewart Physician Assistant Scholarship during Marietta College's annual White Coat Ceremony in October. Fairbanks is the first recipient of the $750 award. "I'm so honored to receive this award. It means the world to me to be the first recipient of the award," Fairbanks said. "Gloria Stewart sounds like an amazing person and I look f  more

Marietta College: Modern Languages Professor Publishes Article in International Book
MARIETTA, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Samuel Cruz, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages at Marietta College, has recently published an article in the Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex, and Latin American Culture. The article, "Class, Gender, Race in Recent Filmic Urban Brazilian Spaces," looks at two recent Brazilian Films and their portrayal of Sao Paulo -- South America's largest city. Cruz analyzes the disenfranchisement and marginalization in t  more

Marietta Signs MBA Articulation Agreement With Marshall University
MARIETTA, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marietta College officials recently signed an articulation agreement with Marshall University's Lewis College of Business to facilitate admission of Marietta's students into MU's new online MBA program. "We are very excited about this new partnership with Marshall," said Dr. Janet Bland, Marietta College Provost. "We think it will be a great opportunity for our students." Marietta students who take nine Business F  more

Marshall Signs Agreement With Local STEM High School for Dual Credit
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Nov. 20 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University has entered into an agreement with Tri-State STEM+M, a fully accredited 9-12th grade public high school with STEM designation from the Ohio Department of Education, to offer dual credit college courses to its students. The high school is one of six STEM-designated schools in Ohio. Its name refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. The agreement was signe  more

Marshall University: Pathology Establishes Dr. Linda G. Brown Endowed Scholarship for Allied Health Professionals
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Nov. 19 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall Pathology has recently established the Dr. Linda G. Brown Endowed Scholarship for Allied Health Professionals. This scholarship will support full-time, undergraduate students who are majoring in a laboratory sciences program in the Marshall University College of Health Professions. The student must demonstrate need per the standards of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, and the studen  more

Nearly 600 Ohioans Sign Up To Run For Local Office Through Ohio Dems' 'Main Street Initiative'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: The Ohio Democratic Party's Main Street Initiative, which recruits, trains and provides support to candidates running for local office, is looking forward to another record-breaking year, as nearly 600 Ohioans have already signed up to participate in the program in 2019. "One of the most important priorities of the Ohio Democratic Party is to build a bench of great public servants, and we're excited to see so many   more

Novant Health Spine Specialists Opens Clinic in Rowan County
SALISBURY, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health Spine Specialists has opened a new location in Salisbury. The new clinic will be staffed by Dr. Mark Redding, who is accepting new patients. Redding received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. Redding then went on to complete an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at Ohio State University Hospitals, located in Columbus, Ohio. Novant Health Spine Spe  more

NOW Issues Statement on Abortion Laws
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The National Organization for Women issued the following statement by President Toni Van Pelt on abortion laws: The Ohio House has passed a bill to criminalize abortions which take place after a fetal heartbeat can be detected- this can be as early as six weeks before many women even know they're pregnant. Although Gov. John Kasich vetoed the bill once in 2016, the legislature may have enough votes now to overturn another veto--and Governor-elect Mike DeWine has promised   more

Ohio Against the Universe
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Planet co-discovered by Ohio State astronomers reaches the finals in ExoCup 2018 Forget clashes between the Buckeyes and That Team Up North. For space nerds, the real battle this week is Ohio against the universe. While the rest of Buckeye Nation was busy crossing out the letter "M," a planet discovered by a team co-led by Ohio State University astronomers spent this week crushing other planets in an internatio  more

OHIO Named One of Six Innovative Colleges to Watch in National Report
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University was named one of six innovative colleges to watch in 2019 after its inclusion in a Chronicle of Higher Education series last month. EAB Global said OHIO's Academic Innovation Accelerator "gives faculty and administrators an opportunity to pitch and pursue new ideas." Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation Brad Cohen says the Accelerator opens the door for faculty and staff to sharpen, test and  more

OHIO Plans for Enhancements to Bicentennial Park Will Highlight Best Attributes of Space With Focus on University Mission
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University is excited to announce a renewed partnership with internationally renowned artist and architectural designer Maya Lin that will enhance her 2004 installment on the Athens campus, entitled "Input." Located on Bicentennial Park's 3.5 acre expanse on the Athens campus's West Green, the earthwork installation was dedicated in 2004 in celebration of OHIO's bicentennial celebration and relates to Lin's first   more

Ohio State Selects Two Scholars for President's Prize
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Graduating seniors' projects focus on youth homelessness and landfill waste reduction The Ohio State University has selected two graduating seniors as recipients of the President's Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to social change. Christian McGhee, of Westerville, Ohio, and Zac Graber, who is from Liberty Center, Ohio, each will receive a $50,000 living stipe  more

Ohio State Trustees Receive Update on New Esports Program
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: When Senior Vice President for Research Morley Stone was transitioning into his new role at The Ohio State University, one of the programs he was interested in learning about was the university's new comprehensive esports program. "I was genuinely delighted by how far along the planning had been with respect to this initiative," Stone said. Stone was joining Ohio State after serving as the chief technology officer at   more

Ohio State University-Mansfield: Local Educators Want to Share Flagway to Increase Mathematics Skills for Elementary
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: Area teachers, students and community members who attended the FlagwayTM Conference at The Ohio State University at Mansfield in October are getting ready to take what they learned and pass it on. They will be teaching others in the community on the new approach to elementary mathematics education at a Training the Trainers event later this month. "Research shows that struggling students in third a  more

Ohio State University: Former Congressman Pat Tiberi Will Be Autumn Commencement Speaker
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * Tiberi is president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable Ohio State graduate and former congressman Patrick Tiberi will deliver Ohio State's autumn commencement address. Approximately 3,500 degrees will be awarded at the ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Tiberi has served as president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable since January 2018. Previously, he rep  more

Ohio State University: Region's First Proton Therapy Facility to Treat Cancer Patients
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute are collaborating with Nationwide Children's Hospital to bring the first proton therapy treatment facility to central Ohio. This will offer state-of-the-art radiation oncology treatment for adult and pediatric cancer patients in one place. The proton center will be located at the new 340,000   more

Ohio State University: Vaping No Boost to Quit Rates in Smokers, Study Suggests
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * 'Dual users' no more likely to kick habit People who vape and smoke cigarettes are no more likely to drop the nicotine habit than those who just smoke, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University studied 617 tobacco users and found no differences in quit rates for "dual users" of both traditional and electronic cigarettes. This research adds important information to the conversation as publi  more

Ohio University's Theater Division Presents Tony Award-Winning Musical, 'Cabaret'
ATHENS, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * A musical that looks at nightlife in Nazi Occupied Berlin Ohio University's Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present "Cabaret," the third production of the 2018-2019 season, with shows at 8 p.m. Nov. 29- Dec. 1 and Dec. 4-8, with a special matinee performance at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Forum theater. "Cabaret," with a book by Joe Masteroff, and music and lyrics by John Kander a  more

OhioHealth Team Prepares for Variety of Situations
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * Emergency Clinical Resource Team Runs Practice Drills OhioHealth is committed to keeping patients, visitors, physicians, associates and volunteers safe. That's why, periodically, hospitals and teams run drills portraying various situations that aren't seen every day - mass casualties or communicable diseases, for example - in order to make sure teams are prepared to handle any situation. "We need to be able to mak  more

OhioHealth: Mansfield Hospital Adds Cardiac MRI to Imaging Modalities
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * Painless, non-invasive scan offers best view yet of heart muscle and surrounding tissues OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital recently added cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to its array of imaging services for the heart. The state-of-the-art MRI scanner helps physicians evaluate and diagnose coronary heart disease, heart failure, valve problems, inflammation, cardiac tumors and damage from heart attacks. "This   more

Owens Announces Board of Trustees Scholarship Recipients
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: Owens Community College's Board of Trustees recently honored high achieving students enrolled for the fall semester by awarding thousands of dollars through the Board of Trustees Scholarship. Scholarship recipients are awarded $1000 per semester, for up to four consecutive semesters if they continue to meet the criteria. Students are eligible for this scholarship if they reside in the Owens legal   more

Policy Matters Ohio: Concentrated Poverty, Racism Keep Ohio Sick
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: In 2016, 10 percent of Ohio neighborhoods were in areas of concentrated poverty -- that's a twofold increase over 2000, according to new analysis from Policy Matters Ohio. Ohio is one of the nation's sickest states, and a growing body of research shows that living in segregated, impoverished areas is bad for peoples' health. Policy Matters' ne  more

Property Casualty Insurers Association: Ohio State Researchers Find Road Design Changes Can Reduce Distracted Driving Crashes
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America issued the following news release: While efforts to combat distracted driving have primarily focused on passing new laws and changing driver behaviors, a new study from The Ohio State University's Risk Institute reveals the important impact that modifying road design can have on reducing the frequency and severity of distracted driving crashes. Researchers Zhenhua Chen and Youngbin Lym, assistant professors in cit  more

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County: Seymour Stein to Discuss Influence of Syd Nathan, King Records at Main Library
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County issued the following news release: Seymour Stein is a legend in the music business and America's greatest living record man. But did you know he had local ties to the Queen City? It was in Cincinnati, under the guidance of Syd Nathan at King Records, that a young Seymour learned the business. The Library welcomes Stein back to the Queen City 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Main Library for a discussion on his ment  more

Slippery Rock University Hosts World-Renowned Flutist Alexa Still Nov. 27
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, Nov. 21 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: The Slippery Rock University Flute studio will host guest artist Alexa Still, the president of the National Flute Association, Nov. 27, for a series of master classes in Swope Music Hall. Still is a former professor of flute and director of performance research at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia. She currently serves as an associate professor of flute at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music  more

Soulful Songstress Amanda Vernon to Perform at University of Findlay
FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: Amanda Vernon's intriguing mantra, "speaking to authentic beauty through music, the language of the soul," illustrates how her audience experiences her work. On Friday, Nov. 30, the University of Findlay will have the privilege of hosting this internationally acclaimed bilingual singer, composer and pianist from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union Atrium. Vernon will be performing as part of UF  more

Stark State College Among Five Northeast Ohio Campuses Receiving a Share of $5.3 Million Approved for Collaborative Workforce Development
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Stark State College issued the following news: Students at Stark State College, Kent State University, The University of Akron, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Lakeland Community College will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in several fields thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment. Through partnerships with area businesses and higher education stakeholders, each of the  more

State of Ohio Awards RAPIDS Grant to Cleveland State University
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Students at Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, and Lorain County Community College will be able to enhance their education and job preparedness in several fields thanks to funding approved by the state Controlling Board to purchase state-of-the-art equipment. Through partnerships with area businesses and higher education stakeholders, the campuses were able to secure funding as follow  more

Three Generations of Ohio Dominican University Students Collaborate to Create Children's Books
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: Taylor Petree is still a couple of years away from earning her Art Education degree from Ohio Dominican, but she has already achieved something that very few college students can claim: she's a published illustrator. "Not only did I not think I would be a published illustrator before graduating, I didn't think I would ever be one," Petree said. She also would never have guessed that her first venture into illustra  more

University of Akron's FanTAXtic Victory Accounting Team Earns Honorable Mention
AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: It was an unprecedented victory for The University of Akron when a team of undergraduate accounting students clinched a Regional Honorable Mention this past week in the 2018 Deloitte FanTAXtic Regional Competition held in Cleveland. This is the first year the UA team, comprised of accounting students Kyle Latham, freshman; Samuel McKown and Thomas Rovnak, sophomores; Thomas Steen, junior; and Rarah Holozadah, se  more

University of Cincinnati Study: Hungry Ticks Work Harder to Find You
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * University of Cincinnati biologists discover the parasite's metabolism speeds up after months of fasting so it can pursue a meal Ticks are hardy little brutes that can go as long as a year without a meal. Now scientists at the University of Cincinnati say the hungrier ticks are, the harder they try to find you or other hosts. The findings could have implications for the spread of tick-borne disease suc  more

University of Cincinnati-Academic Health Center College of Medicine Honors Outstanding Contributors to Research
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: The College of Medicine celebrated its research successes and congratulated key contributors during the Research Recognition Program Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in the CARE/Crawley Atrium. During the event, the college's Office of Research recognized faculty members and staff for their research excellence and contributions in numerous categories during fiscal year 2018. The progra  more

University of Cincinnati-Academic Health Center: Mentoring Program Provides a Comfort Zone
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Nov. 19 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: * * * Mentoring program provides a comfort zone "College is a very transitional time and I think a lot of people get homesick and are very uncertain of themselves when they come here," says Olivia Williams, a third-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) student at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing. "So to have a community you can fall back on and people y  more

University of Minnesota: Volleyball Team Clinches Big Ten Title
TWIN CITIES, Minnesota, Nov. 19 -- The University of Minnesota issued the following news release: The No. 3 University of Minnesota volleyball team clinched the Big Ten Conference title with a thrilling five-set victory at Ohio State on Nov. 17. The Golden Gophers (24-2, 18-0 in league action) won the match 23-25, 25-20, 25-13, 23-25, 15-11. The 2018 championship marks the third Big Ten title for the Gophers in program history. Minnesota clinched the title outright on the last game of the seas  more

University of Mississippi: Applied Sciences Students Take Top Two Awards in 3MT Competition
OXFORD, Mississippi, Nov. 19 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: * * * Matthew Frakes and Prabhdeep Sandha win top doctoral category honors Matthew Frakes, of Columbus, Ohio, and Prabhdeep Sandha, of Jalandhar City, Punjab, India, won first and second place in the doctoral category in the recent Three Minute Thesis Competition sponsored by the University of Mississippi Graduate School. This annual competition asks graduate students to present a compelling orat  more

Wright State Joins National Effort to Increase College Access and Close Achievement Gap
KENT, Ohio, Nov. 21 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University will participate in a new effort with 129 other public universities and systems to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award hundreds of thousands more degrees by 2025. Participating institutions will work within "clusters" as they implement innovative and effective practices to advance student success on their campuses. Collectively, the institutions enroll 3 million students.   more

Yost Tries to Bury Chartergate Audit by Taking Trash Out Week of Thanksgiving
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 20 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: Ohio Auditor Dave Yost published his office's Ohio Department of Education 2015 Charter School Program Application Report online Tuesday -- when the last interview was six months ago, in May -- with the special audit containing a number of disturbing new revelations that need to be independently investigated. "Once again, Dave Yost is a day late, and Ohio taxpayers are still hundreds of millions of dollars short, a  more