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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 16, 2018 ( 107 items )  

461 Graduates Prepare for Owens Community College Fall Commencement
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: 461 candidates for graduation, including 82 from the Findlay-area Campus, will receive their degrees during the 38th Owens Community College Fall Commencement on Friday, Dec. 14. Of those graduates, 98 will graduate with honors. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center on the College's Toledo-area Campus. Alexandra R. Kania of Toledo has been selected as the Owens Communi  more

ABC Ohio Calls Co-Executive Ministers Rev. Mark Click and Rev. Jane Gibbons
VALLEY FORGE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 12 -- American Baptist Churches USA issued the following news release: At the November 3 meeting of the American Baptist Churches of Ohio Board of Region Ministries, the Board voted to call Rev. Mark Click and Rev. Jane Gibbons as Co-Executive Ministers for the region beginning January 1, 2019. Rev. Click will serve as Executive Minister for Administration and Denominational Relations, and Rev. Gibbons will serve as Executive Minister for Program and Ministry De  more

ACS CAN Celebrates City Council Passage of Tobacco 21 in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following statement: Today, the Cincinnati city council voted five to three to raise the minimum age of tobacco sales to 21 years old. In response, Andrea Britcher, Ohio grassroots manager for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, issued the following statement: "The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network celebrates the action councilmembers took today. "Tobacco 21 is the next step to  more

ADL Praises Law Enforcement for Thwarting Terror Attack on Jewish Community Near Toledo
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release: ADL today applauded law enforcement for thwarting a planned terror attack against the Jewish community in the Toledo, Ohio area. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Damon M. Joseph, 21, of Holland, Ohio was arrested and charged in federal court after planning an attack on a synagogue near Toledo. Joseph was charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS. Joseph was arres  more

Akron Public Schools: School Counselor Summit
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news: * * * - A Panel Discussion at OhioMeansJobs More than 70 secondary school counselors from Akron Public Schools and other Summit County schools attended the School Counselor Summit Conference on December 7. The half-day conference was held at OhioMeansJobs Summit County Building at 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave. The conference format was a panel discussion about well-paying career opportunities in Summit County for students direct  more

American Atheists Speaks Out Against Female Genital Mutilation in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- American Atheists issued the following news: American Atheists, on behalf of its more than 1,200 constituents in Ohio, provided testimony supporting SB 214, a bill that would protect women and girls in Ohio from harmful practices known as female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM consists in ritually cutting or altering the female genitalia for non-medical purposes. Religious communities predominately force this unethical pseudo-treatment upon young females--with non-lice  more

American Petroleum Institute Bolsters State and Federal Affairs Departments With New Hires
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 -- The American Petroleum Institute issued the following news release: The American Petroleum Institute today announced three new hires, including key additions to API's External Mobilization - Central Region in Ohio and the Federal Affairs department in Washington, DC. External Mobilization - Central Region has hired: * Kevin Servick, Central Region Campaign Manager will enhance API's regional network of industry advocates who understand the important role energy plays in  more

AmericanHort Commends Passage of Farm Bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- AmericanHort issued the following news release: * * * - Final Bill a Big Win for Horticulture AmericanHort commended Congress on Wednesday for the swift passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which cleared by overwhelming bipartisan votes in both the House and Senate this week. The Senate voted 87-13 on Tuesday while the House passed the legislation by a 369-47 vote this afternoon. The bill now awaits the President's signature to be enacted into law and will be in effect un  more

AMPD and VCT Students Partner to Deliver Authentic Community Materials
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * - Cross-program collaboration pays off for students and local businesses When Mariana Mitova started a new fashion styling class this semester, her goals stretched beyond the typical program description. "I really wanted students to get a real-life experience," Mitova said. She coordinates the University's apparel merchandise and product design program, which was just named among the natio  more

Board Recognizes 4.0 Students, Rhodes Scholar
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Dec. 14 -- Michigan State University issued the following news release: The Michigan State University Board of Trustees presented 21 awards for academic achievement to students earning a 4.0 GPA at the close of their last semester at MSU. Recipients included students from Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania as well as three international students. "Receiving an undergraduate degree with a perfect GPA is truly an amazing accomplishment," MSU Interim President John   more

Building a Better Weapon Against Harmful Algal Blooms
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Research focuses on improving predictive models for farmers, others Predicting and pinpointing which farming practices are most likely to protect against environmental harm is a complex proposition, and researchers at The Ohio State University are working to fine-tune the tools that could help farmers and others prevent harmful algal blooms. This week at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting in W  more

Campus Recreation Expands Services for Patrons, Members
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Monthly memberships and an online membership renewal process are among the new benefits available to patrons with several Ohio University Campus Recreation facilities. The Aquatic Center and the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center implemented a monthly membership option in fall 2018. Walter Fieldhouse currently offers day passes, while Bird Ice Arena has implemented a new multi-visit pass for Rec Skate and Freestyle Skat  more

Clark State Board Member Andy Bell Reappointed to National Committee
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College Board of Trustees member Andy Bell has been reappointed to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Finance and Audit Committee for 2019. "Andy Bell has served Clark State's students, faculty and staff with distinction as a Board member," said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State. "Now, on a national level, ACCT also benefits from Andy's financial a  more

Clark State Scholars Program Continues Growth, Expands Into County Schools
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: The Clark State Community College Foundation Scholars program expanded from the Springfield City School District into Champaign County last year with the addition of Graham Local School District and Urbana City Schools. This year, the program has expanded even further and has recruited its first class of scholars from the Clark-Shawnee Local School District and Tecumseh Local School District. The Cla  more

Cleveland Clinic Studies Reveal Role of Red Meat in Gut Bacteria, Heart Disease Development
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Studies compare impacts of dietary red meat versus other protein sources In concurrent studies, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered new mechanisms that demonstrate why and how regularly eating red meat can increase the risk of heart disease, and the role gut bacteria play in that process. The research, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., builds upon previous work showing TMAO (trimethylamine N-  more

Climate Change Leading to Water Shortage in Andes, Himalayas
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Rapidly melting glaciers causing similar problems on two continents Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades. Their findings--that glaciers in both parts of the world are melting more rapidly than at any point in the last   more

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Announces Elephant Naming Opportunity
POWELL, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced a naming opportunity for the female elephant calf born just under a week ago at the Zoo. The calf was born on Thursday, December 6 at 3:09 a.m. in the Zoo's Asia Quest region. The public is invited to help name the calf by voting for their favorite name choice from a list provided by one of the Zoo's longtime supporters with input from the Zoo's animal care team  more

Columbus Zoo Mourns Loss of Giraffe After Rare Cesarean Section
POWELL, Ohio, Dec. 8 -- The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium issued the following news release: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is saddened to report the loss of Masai giraffe, Cami, four days after a Cesarean section. Cami, who was monitored around the clock by the Zoo's animal care experts, collapsed at approximately 1 a.m. and was unable to rise. The veterinary team immobilized her to assess her condition and provide fluids, but she passed a short time later. Initial bloodwork suggested acute kidney   more

Concord University Holds Twentieth Fall Commencement
ATHENS, West Virginia, Dec. 8 -- Concord University issued the following news release: * * * - Candidates for graduation - both graduate and undergraduate - are included at the end of this file. Concord University held its Twentieth Fall Commencement today, (Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018) in the Leslie R. and Ruby Webb Carter Center. The ceremony began at 11 a.m. in the main gym. Twenty-eight graduate candidates and 104 undergraduate candidates meeting requirements for graduation participated. Alo  more

Congress Passes 2018 Farm Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following news release: The National Pork Producers Council praised Senate and House lawmakers for today approving the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days. "Obviously, the Farm Bill is extremely important to American agriculture," said NPPC President Jim Heimerl, a por  more

Congress Passes 2018 Farm Bill
WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following news release: The National Pork Producers Council praised Senate and House lawmakers for today approving the 2018 Farm Bill, which includes important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. President Trump is expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days. "Obviously, the Farm Bill is extremely important to American agriculture," said NPPC President Jim Heimerl, a por  more

Connecting With Your Newborn Through Books
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - Cincinnati Children's launches new book program for NICU babies Babies admitted to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are often at an increased risk of developmental delays due to their prematurity or their illness. To help babies have a better developmental outcome, Cincinnati Children's is launching a new program to help parents connect and bond with their babies th  more

County Farm Bureaus Honored for Outstanding Programming
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Twenty-one county Farm Bureaus were honored with Achievement Awards for outstanding programming over the past year during the 100th annual meeting of Ohio Farm Bureau Dec. 6-7. "Our county Farm Bureaus are the heart of our organization," said Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Adam Sharp. "Our members know what their communities need and help make good things happen." Volunteer Farm Bureau mem  more

CSU Announces Retirement of Berinthia Levine
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Longtime VP of Advancement will step down June 30 Berinthia LeVine, vice president for advancement at Cleveland State University and executive director of the CSU Foundation, will retire from the University on June 30. Levine was appointed to her position in 2011 and has overseen a significant increase in fundraising operations and alumni engagement over her tenure, during which CSU has raised ov  more

CSU Celebrates Fall Commencement December 16
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University will host fall commencement exercises at 1 p.m., Sunday, December 16 at the Wolstein Center on campus. CSU President Harlan M. Sands, who was appointed the University's seventh president earlier this year, will serve as the commencement speaker. He will provide insights gathered from his first 6 months on campus and discuss how graduates can continue to promote CSU's mission as p  more

CSU Works With Local Schools to Help Them Earn STEM School Designation
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University's Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) Education Center worked with a trio of schools to help them earn official STEM school designation from the state of Ohio. Gesu Catholic School in University Heights, Boulevard Elementary School in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District and Orchard STEM School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School   more

Dater Students Graduate From Hospitality Program
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news release: Dater High School sophomore Julie Martinez Lopez can't wait to begin working at a bakery next month. "I'm so excited," she said. Martinez Lopez says she loves baking and is looking forward to decorating cakes and cupcakes. Martinez Lopez is one of 14 Dater High School students to complete a 12-week culinary program, acquainting them with the many facets of the hospitality industry; from tourism, to cater  more

Drake Addresses Council of Graduate Students
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Funding, campus safety and professional development were among the topics of interest when Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake spoke to graduate students last week. Drake was the guest of the Council of Graduate Students December delegate meeting on Friday. The council is the official branch of student government that represents every graduate student at Ohio State. "Graduate students are an essential par  more

El Gamal Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Inventions have optimized technology for mobile users An Ohio State University scientist has been awarded the title of Fellow by the National Academy of Inventors. Hesham El Gamal, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was one of 148 academic inventors to receive the honor this year. The award is given to academic inventors and innovators who have "demonstrated a prolific spirit of   more

Farm Bill Statement From Ohio Farm Bureau
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following statement by President Frank Burkett III upon completion of the 2018 Farm Bill: "Ohio Farm Bureau is very appreciative of the efforts of our agriculture committee members, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and Congressman Bob Gibbs. Their involvement helped shape a farm bill that will benefit all Ohioans, and we are thankful for their leadership. "The bill provides a strong safety net for farm families  more

Former Attorney General Meese Headlines Statement Supporting Fire the Swamp Language Inclusion in Government Funding Bill
FAIRFAX, Virginia, Dec. 13 -- Americans for Limited Government issued the following joint statement: Americans for Limited Government today issued the following joint statement with twelve conservative leaders including former Attorney General Ed Meese, former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Representative Bob McEwen and Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin in favor of Congress passing the MERIT Act during the lame duck session: "The December spendin  more

Former Sen. Richard Lugar Honored by Indianapolis
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Denison University issued the following news release: The city of Indianapolis recently honored Richard Lugar, a member of the Denison Class of 1954 and former Indiana senator. The city named a downtown plaza after Lugar, who also is a former mayor of Indianapolis. The Richard G. Lugar Plaza was dedicated by Mayor Joe Hogsett and former Mayor Greg Ballard to honor Lugar's contributions to the city. Lugar has been a leader since his days at Denison. He graduated fir  more

Four Finalists Named in Discussion Meet
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Four finalists will compete in Ohio Farm Bureau Federation's 2019 Discussion Meet. They are Gregory Corcoran of Chillicothe, Andrew "Dewey" Mann of Ashville, Micaela Wright of Arcanum and Victoria Popp of Cincinnati. The annual contest tests participants' subject knowledge, problem solving abilities and personal and small group communications skills. These young agricultural professionals will compete  more

From Letter Grades to Improving Teaching, Ohio State President Discusses Staff Concerns
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Staff Advisory Committee questions Drake on staff role in improving Ohio State Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake spent an hour with university staff members Tuesday to share progress on the strategic plan, apprise them on the search for a new academic health care leader and explain why he wishes some students wouldn't get a letter grade in class. The University Staff Advisory Committee hosted D  more

Health Commissioner, Master of Public Health Student Leads Effort to Improve Public Transportation
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Many take for granted one of the most basic determinants of health: access to affordable and convenient transportation. The cost and time required for daily travel between work, home, school, daycare, the grocery store and other places have great impacts on the quality of life for everyone. For those working in public health, convenient transportation plays a crucial role. It is the focus of ongoing work in Springdale, O  more

HLC Reaffirms Mount Vernon Nazarene University Accreditation
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Dr. Henry W. Spaulding II, president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, proudly announces the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has reaffirmed the university's accreditation. The next review process will take place in 2028-2029. The accreditation is crucial for students both academically and financially. According to Spaulding, student course credits are transferable to and from MVNU, graduates   more

Honorary Degree is Awarded to Warren L. Woolford
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: In honor of his service to The University of Akron and the community, Warren L. Woolford will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. The degree will be conferred at the 10 a.m. commencement exercise on Dec. 15, 2018, at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Woolford was appointed to the UA Board of Trustees by Gov. Ted Strickland in 2009. He served the Board and the University well, chairing the Pre  more

House of Representatives Calls for Immediate Release of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo
NEW YORK, Dec. 13 -- PEN America issued the following news release: The U.S. House of Representatives adopted by vote of 394 to 1 House Resolution 1091 today, calling for the immediate release of 2018 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award recipients Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, journalists for Reuters who were doing their jobs reporting on atrocities committed by the Burmese military in 2017. The resolution also condemns acts of genocide against the Rohingya, the minority Muslim community under siege b  more

Inaugural Cohort of Ohio University Students Selected to Participate in Capital Internship Program in Washington, DC This Spring
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, today, announced the four students who comprise the inaugural cohort of Ohio University's Capital Internship Program. This spring, these four students will intern with members of Ohio's Congressional delegation to explore public service: * Max Annable, a senior triple major student in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Center for International Studies from Oberlin, Ohio  more

Key Factors for Family Satisfaction With Nursing Homes
TWIN CITIES, Minnesota, Dec. 13 -- The University of Minnesota issued the following news release: In recent months, news headlines have included numerous investigations into cases of nursing home staff shortages and resident maltreatment -- many of which were reported by the families of vulnerable residents. A study led by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee, in collaboration with colleagues at Miami University of Ohio, compared factors that impa  more

Kidney Donor Madison Butler Gives Ultimate Gift to Her Mother
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: As the Butler family of Bellefontaine enters the Christmas season this year, they will have many gifts to celebrate, but undoubtedly the greatest is the gift of life. Daughter Madison this fall donated a kidney to her mother, Stephanie, who was in seriously failing health. Now Madison is back at Bowling Green State University getting ready to graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in communicatio  more

Lame Duck Lottery: Slew of Dangerous Bills Loom as General Assembly Winds Down
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: As Ohio's General Assembly closes out its work for the two-year session, there is plenty to keep an eye on--and be concerned about. Beyond those issues that get a lot of public attention, others that affect the quality of life for Ohioans - as well as their democratic rights and their pocketbooks - can slip through in a lame-duck session. Here  more

Laveing New Chairman of Pennsylvania State Legislative Board
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: Brother Tim M. Laveing was elected by acclamation to serve as Chairman of the BLET's Pennsylvania State Legislative Board at its fourth quadrennial meeting in Hershey, Pa., on September 10, 2018. A Norfolk Southern locomotive engineer, Brother Laveing is a member of BLET Division 325 (Wilkinsburg, Pa.). He hired out with Conrail i  more

Liberty Counsel: Ohio Heartbeat Bill
COLUMBUS, Florida, Dec. 13 -- Liberty Counsel issued the following news release: The Ohio Senate passed The Human Heartbeat Protection Act, also known as the "Heartbeat Bill," by a vote of 18 to 13 yesterday. HB 258 bans abortions on babies when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually within a few weeks of conception. Liberty Counsel has offered free legal defense once it is signed into law. Prior to the floor vote, the Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee added two amendmen  more

Live Stream Link Provided for Winter Commencement Ceremony
ASHLAND, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University's Winter 2018 Commencement will be held on Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Dr. Steve Fuller, professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. His speech title is "Staying Human in the Twenty-First Century: It's Harder Than It Sounds." No tickets will be required  more

Lorina Wise Named Chief Human Resources Officer at Nationwide Children's Hospital
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Nationwide Children's Hospital has selected Lorina Wise as chief human resources officer. With more than 25 years of experience working with large organizations on labor and employment matters, Wise began working for Nationwide Children's legal department in 2012 and has worked closely with Human Resources during her time, serving as senior counsel on employment matters. "We are extremely fortunate to  more

Marlene Harris-Ride Cincinnati Gives $200,000 to Support Cancer Research
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: Marlene Harris-Ride Cincinnati has continued its support of University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute scientists with the annual award of seven grants, totaling $200,000, to continue promising breast cancer research. Ride Cincinnati, a cycling event for all ages and abilities, was founded in 2007 by Harvey Harris, DDS, his family and two friends in memory of his late wife,  more

Millennium Fund for Children Awards $43,750 to Youth Programs
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: Akron Community Foundation's Millennium Fund for Children recently awarded 31 grants totaling $43,750 to children's programs throughout Greater Akron. The community foundation's board of directors ratified the grants at its Dec. 7 meeting, bringing the fund's cumulative grantmaking to more than $750,000. A partnership of the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com and Akron Community Foundation, the Millennium Fund for  more

Narrowing the Universe in the Search for Life
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - How a planet's interior could help determine its habitability Humankind's exploration of space has for years pondered one central question: Is there another world somewhere in the universe where human beings could survive? And as astrophysicists and astronomers have searched for the answer, they've traditionally looked for a world that has water. But Wendy Panero, professor of earth sciences at The Ohio Stat  more

Nearly 1,700 Students to Graduate at Wright State's 2018 Fall Commencement
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Nearly 1,700 students are expected to graduate during Wright State University's 2018 fall commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center. Tickets are required. The class of 2018 includes graduates with 1,010 bachelor's degrees, 602 master's, 54 doctorates of philosophy, as well as those awarded associate degrees and post-master's certificates. The class feature  more

New Dual-Licensure Programs Prepare Teachers to Support All Students, Regardless of Disability
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - Ohio Dominican University has developed the state's first undergraduate dual-licensure programs for high school mathematics and art teacher candidates to also earn their intervention specialist license within four years. Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has developed the state's first undergraduate dual-licensure programs for high school mathematics and art teacher candidates to also earn their intervention  more

New Mural Hopes to Inspire Speech at Hunter Hall Clinic
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: A new mural in the Hunter Hall Clinic will give patients something to talk about -- at least that's the goal of the art work in one of the treatment rooms in the speech and language disorders clinic in downtown Mount Vernon. The mural depicts a farm scene including a farmer and his family, and of course animals including cows, chickens, a pig, a dog, a cat, ducks and a sheep. It is the familiarit  more

New Sports Nutrition Center Developed on Campus
ASHLAND, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: The Ashland University athletic department has launched a new sports nutrition initiative with the development of a Sports Nutrition Counseling Center. The center, in conjunction with the University's Dietetics Program, will help student-athletes maximize their performance through nutrition. The Sports Nutrition Counseling Center is one of the first of its kind at the Division II level and will help AU student-athl  more

ODU to Host St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture on Jan. 24
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - Sr. Kathleen McManus, OP, Ph.D., a member of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, will deliver the keynote address, "Light Out of Darkness: Dominican Stories of Justice." Ohio Dominican University's Center for Dominican Studies and Office of Academic Affairs will host its annual St. Thomas Aquinas Convocation at 11 a.m. on Jan. 24, 2019. The convocation will take place in the Matesich Theatr  more

Ohio Auctioneer Wins World Livestock Auctioneer Championship Qualifier
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Dec. 14 -- The Livestock Marketing Association issued the following news release: Daniel Mitchell, Cumberland, Ohio was named Champion at the 2019 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship (WLAC) Eastern Regional Qualifying Event. Northeast Georgia Livestock, Athens, GA hosted the final of three WLAC qualifying events on Wednesday, December 12. A total of 24 contestants from 14 different states/providences competed for a top 10 placing, granting them a spot in the 2019 WLAC  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Delegates Set Policies for Coming Year
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Continuing a century-long tradition, Ohio Farm Bureau members convened recently to identify policies that benefit Ohio agriculture and guide their organization. During Farm Bureau's historic 100th annual meeting, delegates addressed rural infrastructure needs, water quality challenges, thoughtful governance and a variety of other topics meaningful to Ohioans. Farm Bureau's business sessions included 3  more

Ohio Farm Bureau Honors Four Industry Leaders
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Four individuals who have made significant contributions to agriculture and Farm Bureau were honored by the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Farm Bureau volunteers and farmers Dennis Heyob of Hamilton County and Charles Lausin of Geauga County received the Distinguished Service Award. Farm Bureau leader and educator Alfred DiVencenzo was presented posthumously with the Cooperative/Agricultural Educator Awa  more

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Reappoints Vice President for Research John Leland to State Committee
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: Ohio Gov. John Kasich reappointed John Leland, University of Dayton vice president for research, to the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee for a one-year term. It's the third term for Leland, whom Gov. Kasich first appointed to inaugural committee in 2014 for a two-year term. Kasich reappointed Leland for another two-year term in 2017. The committee will help legislators and members of the aerospace  more

Ohio Governor Signs Unsafe Used Tire Legislation
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 -- The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association issued the following news: The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) applauds Ohio Gov. John Kasich who signed legislation today to prohibit the installation of unsafe used tires that pose a risk to Ohio motorists. Sen. Frank LaRose (R-Hudson) and Rep. Robert Sprague (R-Findlay) sponsored the new law, which will impose a fine on a business that installs tires that exhibit any one of several unsafe conditions such as worn-out   more

Ohio Lawmakers Pass Multiple Extreme Abortion Bans
NEW YORK, Dec. 14 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following news release: * * * - Center for Reproductive Rights urges Governor Kasich to veto Ohio abortion bans Today, the Ohio state senate passed a law (HB 258) that would effectively ban abortion outright. The law makes it a crime for doctors to provide an abortion once a heartbeat has been detected--around six weeks of pregnancy. Yesterday, Ohio legislators passed a separate bill (SB 145) banning the most common method of   more

OHIO Professors' 3D Visualizations of Fossils Highlighted in National Science Foundations' 'Bits and Bytes' Newsletter
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - 3D visualizations cast new light on organisms, especially for students studying them The work of two Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine professors was recently featured in the National Science Foundations' " Bits and Bytes" newsletter. The publication, which focuses on innovative computer science research, showcased Dr. Patrick O'Connor and Dr. Nancy Stevens' research on how computer tec  more

Ohio State University Partnerships Offer Solutions to Middle-Class Challenges
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Three projects move forward to finalist stage in Alliance for the American Dream competition Challenges facing middle-class families abound, and The Ohio State University is working with community partners to develop innovative ideas to solve those problems, thanks to a collaboration with the Alliance for the American Dream. The alliance at Ohio State was launched in May, when university and central Ohio leade  more

Ohio State University Partnerships Offer Solutions to Middle-Class Challenges
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: * * * - Three projects move forward to finalist stage in Alliance for the American Dream competition Challenges facing middle-class families abound, and The Ohio State University is working with community partners to develop innovative ideas to solve those problems, thanks to a collaboration with the Alliance for the American Dream. The alliance at Ohio State was launched in May, when university a  more

OHIO to Expand Its Support of Veterans via Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Federal program will fund tuition expenses that exceed any tuition and fee amounts currently payable under the Post-9/11 GI Bill Ohio University has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans. The program will fund tuition expenses that exceed any tu  more

Ohio Veterinarian Follows in Father's UF Board of Trustees Footsteps
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: Veterinarian Tod Beckett, DVM, has been selected to serve as a University of Findlay Board of Trustees member. His board appointment filled the vacancy left by Michael Walker. He is the son of, C. Richard Beckett, DVM, a renowned Findlay veterinarian and a retired board of trustees chair whose service to UF included helping to found the pre-veterinary medicine and equestrian studies programs more than 30 year  more

Ohio Wesleyan University Career Connection Center
DELAWARE, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio Wesleyan Appoints Alumna Megan R. Ellis as Executive Director of New University Initiative To lead its new OWU Career Connection Center, Ohio Wesleyan University conducted a national search to find "a creative and visionary leader" who would serve as "an energetic, engaging and passionate advocate" for students preparing for a lifetime of fulfilling work. It turns out the ideal candidate alrea  more

OhioHealth, ChenMed Partner to Transform Primary Care for Underserved Seniors
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 5 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: OhioHealth, a nationally recognized health system based in Columbus, Ohio and ChenMed, today announced plans to open three, new, geriatric-based primary care practices in underserved neighborhoods near north Columbus, the far east side and in the Hilltop/west side area. The dedicated senior medical centers, opening in early fall 2019, will improve the lives of moderate-to-low-income seniors, particularly those with Medicare  more

Orthopaedic Surgeon Gives Patient a Leg Up - By Saving It
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: Ask Robert Moore, 61, of Louisville, Kentucky about motorcycle safety and he'll tell you that good riding gear is essential; especially if you accidently get slammed into by another vehicle, for example a car that's going 70 mph. Then he'll also tell you how the care, and the limb lengthening procedure, he received at University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center saved his life .  more

Orthopaedic Surgeon Gives Patient a Leg Up - By Saving It
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - John Wyrick, MD, is the Tristate's expert in limb lengthening and limb salvaging Ask Robert Moore, 61, of Louisville, Kentucky about motorcycle safety and he'll tell you that good riding gear is essential; especially if you accidently get slammed into by another vehicle, for example a car that's going 70 mph. Then he'll also tell you how the care, and the limb lengthening procedure, he received at Uni  more

Owens' Welding Program Earns Prestigious American Welding Society Accreditation
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Owens Community College issued the following news release: The Owens Community College Welding Program has received accreditation through 2021 from the American Welding Society (AWS) by meeting the rigorous standards AWS has set in the industry. The Welding Design Center at Owens is now one of just eight AWS accredited test facilities in Ohio. "The AWS accreditation process is significant and thorough," said Tracy Campbell, chair of Applied Engineering an  more

Patrick Green Named 2018 Kevin Lodder Scholarship Recipient
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Dec. 10 -- The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas issued the following news release: Patrick Green, Director of Certification and Customer Service Manager at Tobler Marina of Hayden, Idaho, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Kevin Lodder Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation. The scholarship recipient was honored Sunday evening, Dec. 9, at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Op  more

Petrochemical Booster Rick Perry Rides to the Rescue of the Fracking Industry
WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release: - Trump's Energy Department is backing a dirty petrochemical plan When he took the job, Energy Secretary Rick Perry didn't seem to know what the Department of Energy actually did. But since then, he has committed himself to one mission: promoting fossil fuels and petrochemicals. Specifically, Perry is pushing a massive petrochemical buildout in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, which would turn the Tri-Stat  more

Portman Says One Thing, Does the Other on Holding Saudi Arabia Accountable
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: U.S. Sen. Rob Portman made a great show this week about "holding the Saudi Arabia government accountable for its actions" -- but on a resolution that would have actually held Saudi Arabia accountable and ended U.S. military assistance for that nation's war in Yemen, Portman voted no. "Rob Portman is the king of taking credit for legislation and making flowery statements, but when it came down to voting on a bill th  more

Rashid Appointed to Stark State College Board of Trustees
NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Stark State College issued the following news: Harun A. Rashid, EMBA, of Hudson has been appointed by Gov. John Kasich to the board of trustees at Stark State College. His term runs through Nov. 2, 2021. Currently the vice president and chief information officer at Akron Children's Hospital, Rashid has more than 25 years of information services experience. He came to Children's from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where he last served as vice  more

Researcher Receives Second Patent for Device to Provide Relief From Glaucoma
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: Khalid Lafdi, University of Dayton Wright Brothers Endowed Chair in Nanomaterials, was named on a second patent for a medical drainage device mainly for glaucoma patients that also could be used for drainage in the ears, brain or chest or to provide access to larger veins or arteries. Glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans, according to the Glaucoma Research Foundation. It occurs when the eye stops natural  more

Ride Cincinnati Grants Awarded
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Marlene Harris-Ride Cincinnati gives $200,000 in grants to support breast cancer research at the University of Cincinnati Marlene Harris-Ride Cincinnati has continued its support of University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute scientists with the annual award of seven grants, totaling $200,000, to continue promising breast cancer research. Ride Cincinnati, a cycling event for all ages and abilities, was  more

SAH Archipedia: Ohio's Classic Buildings Completed
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 10 -- The Society of Architectural Historians issued the following news release: Our list of Ohio's Classic Buildings is now complete on SAH Archipedia. Compiled by state coordinator Barbara Powers, this collection of buildings and sites includes contributions from 26 authors and photographs by Richard W. Burry of the Volunteer Photography Group. SAH Archipedia is an interactive, media-rich online encyclopedia of American architecture developed by the Society of Archite  more

Santa, Thunder Girls & Drummers Headed to AAA's New Car Care Center Saturday
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: AAA honored 16 local police departments throughout the greater Cincinnati area on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at its annual AAA Traffic Safety Awards program for their exemplary efforts to address issues such as impaired and distracted driving as well as pedestrian safety in the community. The awards were presented during a special ceremony at the Metropolitan Club in Covington, Kentucky. Honorees were selected through an   more

Scientists Create Most Accurate Tool Yet Developed To Predict Asthma in Young Children
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have created and tested a decision tool that appears to be the most accurate, non-invasive method yet developed to predict asthma in young children. The researchers hope the Pediatric Asthma Risk Score (PARS) will become the most common tool used by medical practitioners to predict asthma and help prevent the common airway  more

Second Year of Award Captured Again at STEM HS
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news: * * * - Congressional App Challenge Goes to APS For the second year of the Congressional App Challenge, created last year by Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, Akron Public Schools students have captured the award. Again this year, also, it is students from the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) STEM High School. Congressman Tim Ryan is proud to announce the winning team for the 2018 Congressional App Challenge: Ben Engdahl, Ean  more

Small Business Basics Seminars Set For January 2019
FREMONT, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- Terra State Community College issued the following news release: The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College is offering free, two-hour seminars, "Small Business Basics," that will answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business. This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts and help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, busines  more

Smart Columbus Partners With ODU to Enhance Campus Sustainability and Safety
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - Smart is just the start" -- it's something we say frequently at Smart Columbus. Smart Columbus is the smart city initiative of the Columbus region. The program was initiated after Columbus beat out 77 other cities to win the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Smart City Challenge in 2016. As the winner, Columbus won the distinction as "America's Smart City," and $50 million in grant funding -- $40  more

Statement From the Ohio Environmental Council on the Farm Bill Passage
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement: * * * The US House of Representatives joined the Senate today in approving the Farm Bill. This legislation removed many of the controversial provisions that had slowed down discussions throughout 2018, including reductions to conservation funding, anti-environmental riders, and changes to SNAP work requirements. The bill now heads to the president for his signature. The following statement can be attribut  more

Statement From the Ohio Environmental Council on the Trump Administration's Dirty Water Rule
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement: * * * Today, the U.S. EPA released their replacement for the Clean Water Rule, starting the clock on a 60 day public commenting period. In 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order repealing the Clean Water Rule, putting at risk numerous wetlands and miles of streams in Ohio, some of which Ohioans depend on for drinking water. The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Kristy   more

Still-Hemorrhaging Abortion Patient Calls 911 for Help After Being Kicked Out of Ohio Abortion Facility at Closing Time
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Operation Rescue issued the following news release: A woman who received an abortion at the Preterm abortion facility in Cleveland, Ohio, was forced to call 911 for an ambulance for herself after she was put out of the facility at the end of the business day while still hemorrhaging from her abortion. The incident occurred on November 9, 2018, at approximately 5:50 p.m. The 911 recording obtained by local pro-life activist Fred Sokol, who also photographed the incid  more

Students Apply Skills to Serve Others
BLUE ASH, Ohio, Dec. 14 -- The University of Cincinnati's Blue Ash College issued the following news release: When students at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College are able to get hands-on learning while also giving back to local organizations, it's the best of both worlds. As part of the graduation requirements for the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies in Applied Administration (BTAS) program at UC Blue Ash, students must complete a capstone project where they collaborate wit  more

Taylor Named Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship Recipient
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, Dec. 10 -- The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas issued the following news release: Chad Taylor, owner of Taylor's South Shore Marina in Waynesville, Ohio, has been selected as the recipient of the sixth annual Duane Spader Leadership Development Scholarship, announced the MRAA Educational Foundation yesterday. This year's scholarship recipient was unveiled at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo on Sunday evening, Dec. 9, during the Marine Retailers Associatio  more

The Buckeye Institute: With Reforms, Ohio Would Be National Leader on Drug Sentencing Policy
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Daniel J. Dew, legal fellow at The Buckeye Institute's Legal Center, testified today (see full text below or download a PDF (https://www.buckeyeinstitute.org/library/docLib/2018-12-12-The-Buckeye-Institute-With-Reforms-Ohio-Would-Be-National-Leader-on-Drug-Sentencing-Policy-testimony.pdf)) before the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee on Senate Bill 341 and the need for criminal sentencing reform in Ohio. Dew open  more

The University of Akron to Award Degrees to 1,150 Candidates
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: The University of Akron Interim President John C. Green will deliver the address at two commencement ceremonies at E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Saturday, Dec. 15. UA's fall class of 2018 includes a total of 1,150 degree candidates from 16 states and 19 countries. This group includes 57 candidates for doctorate degrees, 31 for Juris Doctor degrees, 176 for master's degrees, 766 for bachelor's degrees, and 1  more

Trump Cruelly Claims Closing Of Lordstown Plant 'Doesn't Really Matter'
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement: Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper released the following statement today following remarks from President Donald Trump that if GM moves forward with closing its plant in Lordstown, "It doesn't really matter because Ohio is, under my leadership from a national standpoint, Ohio's going to replace those jobs like in two minutes." "President Trump's dismissal of the devastating impact this plant closure   more

UC Brain Tumor Center Offers High School Students a Peek Inside the Brain
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - High school students from Summit Academy visit campus to learn about brain tumors and neurosurgery. In the memoir "Death Be Not Proud," first published in 1949, a father recounts the story of his son, Johnny Gunther, who was only 17 years old when he died of a brain tumor. The book details what his son bravely endured, sharing what a brave and spirited boy Johnny was, while also providing hope and com  more

UC Brain Tumor Center Offers Student Group a Peek Inside the Brain
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- The University of Cincinnati's Academic Health Center issued the following news release: In the memoir "Death Be Not Proud," first published in 1949, a father recounts the story of his son, Johnny Gunther, who was only 17 years old when he died of a brain tumor. The book details what his son bravely endured, sharing what a brave and spirited boy Johnny was, while also providing hope and comfort to those in similar experiences. Though decades old, the story continue  more

UC Computer Science Student Starts Career With Google
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - In August, Kurt Lewis will start work at Google in product infrastructure Kurt Lewis's philosophy on cooperative education is to seize opportunities while you have the chance. That's what led him to co-op with software giants such as Siemens PLM Software and GE Digital, as well as Etegent Technologies, a research and development-focused company of 25 or so employees. "I got the chance to jump around   more

UC Researchers Find Chronic Rhinits Influences Hospital Readmissions for Asthma and COPD Patients
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Better treatment of the respiratory tracts needed Patients hospitalized for either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of being readmitted for a hospital stay within 30 days of release if they also suffer from chronic rhinitis, according to a trio of researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC). The study is available online in the Journal of Allergy and Clin  more

UC's Award-Winning Campus Designated Bicycle-Friendly
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: With many green and efficient buildings and recognized as a Gold rated institution by the Association of the Advancement of Sustainability of Higher Education's STARS Report, the University of Cincinnati can now add another sustainability honor to its award-winning campus. The League of American Bicyclists recently named UC as a bicycle-friendly university -- presenting a bronze-level award to the Uptown campu  more

University to Celebrate Ellis Hall With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Jan. 18
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Building will include LEED certification, grand entrance lobby, and collaboration spaces The Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences will hold a ribbon-cutting for the newly-renovated Ellis Hall on Friday, Jan. 18. Special guests include Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, First Lady Ruthie Nellis, Interim Arts and Sciences Dean Joe Shields, and members of the Ohio University Board of Trustees. The   more

Vormelker, Brewer Awarded Student of the Month Honors for December
GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 14 -- Thiel College issued the following news release: Thiel College announces Phillip Brewer '19, of Cortland, Ohio, and Jessica Vormelker '19, of Orwell, Ohio, have earned Student of the Month honors for December. The Student of the Month is awarded to seniors. It is among the most prestigious student awards at Thiel College, with only about six students each semester earning the honor. Brewer is earning a dual major in religion and theology/youth ministry wit  more

Wheeling Jesuit to Continue Respiratory Care Practitioner Program
WHEELING, West Virginia, Dec. 14 -- Wheeling Jesuit University issued the following news: Wheeling Jesuit University has officially announced the continuation of the Respiratory Care Practitioner Program, formerly known as the respiratory therapy program. Marybeth Emmerth, associate professor and program director, is an alumna of the University and she has been at Wheeling Jesuit for more than 30 years. She explained that there is an ever-growing need for respiratory professionals, especially  more

When Scientists Push People to Their Tipping Point
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - We're bad at knowing when we will fall - or when we're upright You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. No, we're not talking about your emotional tipping point. A new study examined how far people thought they could lean over backwards before they would actually fall to the ground. When study participants were put into a device t  more

When Scientists Push People to Their Tipping Point
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: * * * - We're bad at knowing when we will fall - or when we're upright You probably overestimate just how far someone can push you before you reach your tipping point, new research suggests. No, we're not talking about your emotional tipping point. A new study examined how far people thought they could lean over backwards before they would actually fall to the ground. When study participants wer  more

William C. (Wym) Portman Elected Chair of UC's Board of Trustees
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - With completion of Tom Cassady's term as board chair, Wym Portman has been elected UC's new board chair. Elected vice chair was Ron Brown, and Geraldine "Ginger" Warner will serve as secretary. The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees elected officers during the Dec. 11 meeting, and William C. "Wym" Portman, III, was unanimously elected chair for the next year. Ron Brown will serve as vice chair  more

Wright State University: 3D Thinking
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Wright State senior Rachel Evans completes manufacturing internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee conjures up images of historic research that led to the development of nuclear weapons. But today the lab has a facility that is at the forefront of new manufacturing technologies. Rachel Evans, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Wright State University, pla  more

Wright State University: Grand Challenges
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Wright State chosen as university node for prestigious National Academy of Engineering academic program Wright State will become part of a national program designed to prepare and sharpen the focus of college undergraduates to become future leaders with deeper and broader understanding of how to address challenges of the 21st century -- from clean water to cyberspace security. The university was notified in Nov  more

Wright State University: Literary Lioness
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 13 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Wright State's Damaris Serrano again wins highest literary honor awarded by her native Panama The Republic of Panama's highest literary honor for the third time has been bestowed on Damaris Serrano, associate professor of Spanish at Wright State University. Serrano, a native of Panama, is the recipient of this year's Ricardo Miro National Award in the category of Essay for her work titled "Panama Post/Modernity  more

Wright State University: Muscle Mystery
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 11 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Wright State biologist Andrew Voss lands $454,000 federal research award to investigate Huntington's disease A $454,967 federal research award will help associate biology professor Andrew Voss and his Wright State University students investigate Huntington's disease, a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain and possibly skeletal muscle. Huntington's disease, whi  more

Wright State University: Saving Our History
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Linda Black-Kurek '78 fulfills her passion for the Dayton community and her alma mater by supporting the new Wright State University Archives Center Linda Black-Kurek only recently made her first visit to Wright State University's Special Collections and Archives. The 1978 Wright State graduate admits she was somewhat overcome by the volumes of photographs, letters, journals and other historic treasures on hand.  more

Wright State University: Taking the Lead
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 12 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - Wright State's Considine Scholars Program fostering leadership skills among women in STEM A novel program designed to cultivate leadership skills among female Wright State University students by funding undergraduate STEM research positions in campus laboratories is picking up speed. The Considine Scholars Program, which awards $5,000 apiece to each selected scholar, is in its third year. The scholars are Eliz  more