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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday December 23, 2018 ( 84 items )  

Akron Community Foundation: A Continuum of Services
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - How three local leaders in education and their organizations are working together to improve outcomes Atop Akron's North Hill, in one of the school district's oldest buildings, a new and innovative education model is taking root. High school students at Akron Public Schools' North Community Learning Center -- in a neighborhood represented by 26 languages and 14 different countries -- are taking the f  more

Antioch College Announces a Directed Grant From Yellow Springs Community Foundation
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Antioch College issued the following news: Antioch College is pleased to announce that it has received a directed grant from the Yellow Springs Community Foundation to support maintenance of the College's iconic Antioch Hall (known by students and alumni as "Main Building"). The grant will provide for heat and mechanical upgrades needed to protect the 166-year-old structure. The grant signals confidence in Antioch College's vision and the vital reciprocity it s  more

Ashland University Receives Healthy Worksite Bronze Level Award
ASHLAND, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University was one of 73 Ohio employers recognized for healthy worksite practices by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO). AU received the 2018 Healthy Worksite Bronze Level Award from the organization. According to Ryan Hess, chair of the business council, this achievement demonstrates AU's commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. "Your company's exemplary efforts to provide employe  more

Assessing the Lame Duck Damage: Bad Bills Progress, Some Disasters Avoided
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: With Ohio's General Assembly returning to Columbus next week, many Ohioans face significant threats to their well-being. That includes the possibility that the legislature could override Governor Kasich's veto of legislation freezing enrollment in Medicaid expansion, which could cause hundreds of thousands of Ohioans to lose health insurance A  more

Bart Murphy Named OCLC Chief Technology and Information Officer
DUBLIN, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- The Online Computer Library Center issued the following news release: Bart Murphy, an innovative technology leader with significant application development and infrastructure management experience, has been named Chief Technology and Information Officer of OCLC. Murphy's technology experience spans a diverse set of organizations and industries. He most recently was the Chief Technology Officer of PriorAuthNow, a technology organization that enables streamlining of heal  more

Bath Community Fund Awards $19,800 in Grants
BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Akron Community Foundation issued the following news release: On Friday, Dec. 7, Bath Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation announced its third round of grants to support nonprofit organizations serving Bath Township. Grants totaling $19,800 were awarded to 10 local nonprofits, bringing the fund's cumulative grantmaking total to nearly $50,000 since it was established less than five years ago. Created in 2014 by a group of committed Bath residents, Bath C  more

BGSU's December Graduating Class Includes 1,001 Candidates
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Bowling Green State University celebrated its 293rd graduation with two ceremonies December 14-15 at the Stroh Center. The December Class of 2018 graduating class includes 1,001 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 87 were presented associate degrees and 687 bachelor's degrees. Of those, 165 have received honors for their high grade-point averages. The 218 graduate students included 205 candidate  more

Biology Faculty Receives Grant to Help Increase STEM Degrees Among Minorities
CAMARILLO, California, Dec. 17 -- California State University issued the following news release: CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Biology Lecturer Caryl Ann Becerra, Ph.D., has received $35,000 for a project called "California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (CSU-LSAMP)." LSAMP stands for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program, which is named after the Ohio Congressman who helped to create the program. It is funded by the National Science Foun  more

Breathing Study Shows Huge Armored Dinosaurs Battled Overheating With Nasal Air-Conditioning
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- [TNSscience] -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Researchers use 3D computer modeling to simulate heat exchange in dinosaurs * * * Being a gigantic dinosaur presented some challenges, such as overheating in the Cretaceous sun and frying your brain. Researchers from Ohio University and NYITCOM at Arkansas State show in a new article in PLOS ONE that the heavily armored, club-tailed ankylosaurs had a built-in air conditioner in their snouts.   more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Reaches Two Tentative Agreements With Wheeling & Lake Erie
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached two tentative agreements with the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway (W&LE) -- one for the craft of locomotive engineer and one for the craft of trainman. The proposed agreements govern work rules, rates of pay, and health & welfare issues for approximately 75 locomo  more

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen to Hold Secretary-Treasurers Training Class for LM-2 Filers
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, a division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued the following news: The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for all Secretary-Treasurers who file LM-2 reports for their General Committee of Adjustment (GCA), Division or State Legislative Board (SLB). The training will take place in San Antonio, Texas, from February 26-28, 2019. Each year, labor organizations must f  more

Buckeye Institute's Work on Occupational Licensing Reform Benefits Workers
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following statement: Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement after the passage of Senate Bill 255 by the Ohio General Assembly. "With Senate Bill 255, Ohio becomes a national leader in occupational licensing reform and the policies in the bill will enable policymakers to end permission slip regulations that create barriers to employment for too many Americans. "These reforms have bee  more

Business Conditions Report: December 2018
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- The Precision Metalforming Association issued the following news release: Metalforming companies anticipate little change in business conditions during the next three months, according to the December 2018 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report. Prepared monthly, the report is an economic indicator for manufacturing, sampling 115 metalforming companies in the United States and Canada. The December report shows that 23% of participants fo  more

Business Owner Credits UC for Startup Success
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Datazar is one of 300 new companies getting off the ground with help from UC A former University of Cincinnati physics student started a business to address his personal frustration over the difficulty of sharing research data. Aman Tsegai founded data-analytics company Datazar in 2015 while studying at UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. The Cincinnati company provides a web platform for ind  more

Chip Wilson to Lead MVNU Athletics
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University President Henry W. Spaulding II, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the appointment of Chip Wilson as the new Director of Athletics as of Dec. 17. "I firmly believe that Chip Wilson is uniquely suited to serve as our athletic director," said Spaulding. "He loves MVNU, our coaches and our athletes. Good days are ahead for our athletic program." Wilson joined MVNU in 20  more

Clark State to Welcome Higher Education Expert Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab to Performing Arts Center for Public Event
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College will welcome higher education expert Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab to the Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, January 23. Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab is professor of higher education policy and sociology at Temple University and founder of the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice in Philadelphia, as well as the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. She is best known for her innovative resear  more

Cleveland State University: Personalizing Coupons
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Study examines impact of new technology on consumer choice As with many phases of life, mobile computing is transforming consumer decision making by making it easier to compare products and potential discounts in real time. One of the newer components of this phenomenon is the growth of mobile coupons which offer the ability to provide discounts based on previous shopping behavior, thereby conven  more

College Welcomes Former Congresswoman to Campus for One Week in April
MARIETTA, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Marjorie Margolies, a former journalist and Democratic politician from Pennsylvania, will visit Marietta College from April 1-5 as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. As President of the Women's Campaign International, Margolies is dedicated to empowering women around the world to become agents of change in their communities. The organization seeks to facilitate training and programs that encourage women to participat  more

Commencement Speaker Provides Advice for AU Graduates
ASHLAND, Ohio, Dec. 15 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Dr. Steven Fuller, professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, spoke on the topic, "Staying Human in the Twenty-First Century: It's Harder Than It Sounds," during Ashland University's winter commencement ceremony held Dec. 15 in Kates Gymnasium. As the commencement speaker for the event, Fuller posed the question, "So in what sense are all people created equal." "I would like to prop  more

Cost to Walk Away From Facebook for a Year? More Than $1,000, New Study Finds
SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, Dec. 19 -- Tufts University issued the following news release: * * * - Real-life auctions reveal consistent value for users that exceeds Facebook market value BOSTON and GAMBIER, Ohio (Dec. 19, 2018, 2:00 p.m. ET)--How valuable is Facebook to its users, and how can you measure the value of the site when access is free? Three economists and a social media researcher pooled their work and expertise to assess Facebook's value to its users, in contrast to its market val  more

Dauch College of Business and Economics Schedules Initial Lecture in McKnight Life Calling Series
ASHLAND, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University's Dauch College of Business and Economics will hold its first lecture in the McKnight Life Calling Lecture Series on Jan. 31, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of the Dauch College on the AU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. This initial lecture of the new series will feature Dr. Bryan Dik, professor of psychology at Colorado State University and also co-founder and Chief Science Offi  more

Donation Helps Feed Students in Need at Ohio State Mansfield
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: When you think of college students, you often picture people who have great lives with bright futures. Some college students struggle financially and, as a result, don't have access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. When some Mansfield community members heard about how students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield were struggling with these issues, they decided to do what  more

Eight High School Seniors Awarded Full-Tuition Saint Mary Academic Scholarships
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, Dec. 18 -- Marian University issued the following news: Eight outstanding school seniors from Indiana and Ohio have been awarded full-tuition scholarships to Marian University. Each year, the university invites some of its top undergraduate applicants to compete for its prestigious Saint Mary Academic Scholarship. The award covers tuition expenses for all four years. This year, 78 students were selected to compete for the Marian scholarship based on their academic accom  more

Enhancing the Global Rule of Law
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - C|M|LAW Partners with the Republic of Slovenia Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will work with the Republic of Slovenia to enhance understanding of governmental systems and the rule of law and increase research and educational exchanges between the two nations. John Plecnik, an associate professor of law at CSU, has been awarded a bilateral grant from the Public Res  more

Epplen Named Pharmacy's Associate Dean of Student Affairs
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: Associate Professor Kelly Epplen, PharmD, BCACP, FASHP, will transition to her new role as associate dean of student affairs of the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy on Jan. 1, 2019. Epplen has a long-standing history of service to the college and to the profession of pharmacy: A UC alumnae, Epplen graduated with her BS in pharmacy in 1995 and doctor of pharmacy degree in 1997. She was instrumental in estab  more

Falter Thomas Experiences 'Reality Czech' as Fulbright Scholar
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Although Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, is very similar to Bowling Green State University, with about 24,000 students, including 4,000 education majors, Dr. Angela Falter Thomas is finding that life is very different there. The BGSU associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning is spending the academic year abroad teaching through the Fulbright program. The focus of her  more

Feelings Linked to Stress Are a "Warning to Take Stock and Think About How to Take Care of Yourself"
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Everyday Health's conversation with longtime Ohio State researcher Janice Kiecolt-Glaser The Q and A below with Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at The Ohio State University, is published here with permission from Everyday Health. Kiecolt-Glaser is a member of the Wellness Advisory Board of 12 national experts in behavioral medicine, neuroendocrinology, mind-bod  more

FFRF Calls for End to Ohio City-Sponsored Menorah Lighting Ceremony
MADISON, Wisconsin, Dec. 19 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is calling for an end to an Ohio police department's unconstitutional annual hosting of a religious event. A concerned area resident contacted FFRF to report that each year the Amberley Village Police-Fire Department hosts a menorah lighting ceremony. According to the complainant, this event is sponsored by the department and this year's event was promote  more

Forecasters May Be Looking in Wrong Place When Predicting Tornadoes, Ohio Research Shows
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Research demonstrates existing hypothesis of top-down tornado formation is incorrect Weather forecasters may be looking in the wrong place when working to issue tornado warnings, new research led by Ohio University has demonstrated. Historically, there have been a wide number of conflicting theories about how tornadoes form, but the most widely accepted was that they form from the top down, based on work done  more

Former Student-Athlete Replaces Mentor at Her Childhood Dental Office
MARIETTA, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Marietta College issued the following news release: Returning to Ashtabula was not something Mattie Stowell '14 was looking to do. Still, after graduating from Ohio State's College of Dentistry in 2018, Stowell immediately found herself back at a place that she was very familiar with, her hometown dental office, Ashtabula Dental Associates. "It just sort of worked out that way," said Mattie, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Marietta Colle  more

Gov. Kasich Vetoes Bill That Could Let Out-of-State Groups Sue Ohio Cities and Towns Over Gun Safety Measures
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news release: The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today applauded Gov. Kasich for vetoing House Bill 228, a bill that could allow out-of-state special interest groups to sue Ohio cities and towns for attempting to enact or enforce local solutions to gun violence. "The governor saw this for what it is   more

Greater Akron Chamber Presents The Morning Buzz on Friday, January 11, 2019
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- The Greater Akron Chamber issued the following news release: Greater Akron--The Morning Buzz is a monthly speaker breakfast series, which aims to connect small- and medium-sized businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success. On Friday, January 11, 2019, join us to hear Steve Millard, President & CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber. Since June 2018, Steve Millard has served as the President & CEO of the Greater Akron Chamber  more

Historic: Republican Governor John Kasich Signs Pro-LGBTQ Executive Order
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 -- Freedom for All Americans issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio state employees will now be protected from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed an historic executive order protecting LGBTQ state employees from discrimination. In what will be a defining element of Governor Kasich's legacy, he will be the first Republican Governor of a state without statutory protections for LGBT  more

Hospital Leaders Elected to OHA'S Board of Trustees, Ohiohealth Executive Mike Louge to Chair Board
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- The Ohio Hospital Association issued the following news release: The Ohio Hospital Association, the united voice of Ohio's 237 hospitals and 13 health systems, announces new officers and welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees for next year. Mike Louge, executive vice president and chief operating officer, OhioHealth (Columbus) will chair the board beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Ed Roth, president and CEO, Aultman Health Foundation (Canton) is chair-elect and Rick  more

IBELIEVE Foundation Presents Voinovich School With Annual Award
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: The iBELIEVE Foundation recently honored Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs with their 2018 iGIVE Award for the School's work on behalf of the Appalachian region. The iBELIEVE Foundation advocates for Appalachia's youth, specifically working to close the college access gap that affects the region. The annual iGIVE Award honors companies and organizations that invest in Appalachian youth  more

Legal Restrictions on Formerly Incarcerated Ohioans Close Pathways to 1.3 Million Jobs
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: An estimated 1.3 million Ohio jobs are either completely or partially off limits to Ohioans with previous criminal convictions. That is one in four of the state's jobs, according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio, in collaboration with the Ohio Justice and Policy Center and the Fund for Our Economic Future. Some 850 state laws and admin  more

Liberty Counsel: 'Grinches' Can't Steal Nativity Scene
LOGAN, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Liberty Counsel issued the following news release: Liberty Counsel has offered to defend a Christmas light display containing a Nativity scene after the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) demanded its removal from the exterior walls of the Hocking County Courthouse. The Christmas light collection displayed in downtown Logan and on the courthouse exterior is a 79-year-old holiday tradition which consists of secular and religious Christmas symbols. The collection inc  more

Maryrose Sylvester '88 Shares Core Pieces of Advice With Class of 2018
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: * * * - Commencement speaker also was awarded an honorary degree, a Doctor of Business Administration Alumna Maryrose Sylvester '88 shared her core pieces of advice with the Bowling Green State University Class of 2018 on December 14 at the Stroh Center. Sylvester, who also was awarded an honorary degree, a Doctor of Business Administration, addressed the candidates from the Graduate College and  more

Mazza Museum 'Show of Hands' Exhibition Includes Plaster Casts From Famed Artists
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: Several acclaimed artists have literally given the University of Findlay's Mazza Museum a hand. "Show of Hands," an exhibition featuring plaster molds of the hands of several artists whose original works are part of the Museum's collection, is on display in the Dana Younger Gallery. The exhibition will remain on display for 18 months. There are currently 55 hands in the collection, 31 of which will be shown   more

Melfe and Von Handorf Awarded University Scholars Fellowship
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Honors Program is proud to announce Molly R. Melfe and Kate Von Handorf have received the University Scholars Fellowship for 2018. The USF is a full-tuition scholarship renewable for up to five years. It is offered to incoming freshmen with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, and an ACT score of 33 or higher. The award also establishes acceptance into the Ho  more

Mike Alden to Lead CSU Athletics on Interim Basis
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Nationally recognized administrator named senior advisor to the president for athletics Mike Alden, a highly respected athletics administrator who most recently served as athletic director for the University of Missouri, has been appointed senior advisor to the president of Cleveland State University for athletics. In that role, Alden will lead CSU's 18 Division I sports and athletics operations  more

More Than 170 Students Receive Degrees During Fall Commencement
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - Jim Strode, Ph.D., ODU associate professor of Sport Management, and dean of Graduate Studies, delivered the Commencement address. Ohio Dominican University officially welcomed more than 170 graduates into its alumni family during the University's 110th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Graduates were joined by hundreds of family and friends in Alumni Hall. Jim Strode, Ph.D., ODU associate  more

Mount St. Joseph University Announces Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Mount St. Joseph University issued the following news release: Mount St. Joseph University has announced that Christa Currie, Ph.D., has been named the first Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. Dr. Currie will support the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, assessment of student learning, academic travel course development, and academic program review. In this newly established leadership position, she will work closely with the Provost and the Associ  more

Myers Appointed, Reiter and Sears Reappointed To Terra State Community College Board Of Trustees
FREMONT, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Terra State Community College issued the following news release: The Terra State Community College Board of Trustees announced that Governor John Kasich has appointed Timothy Myers and reappointed Board Chair Kay Reiter and Board Vice Chair Kellie Carte Sears, all of Fremont, to serve on the Board. Myers' appointment expires December 30, 2020, while Reiter's and Sears' reappointments expire December 30, 2024. Myers currently serves as the General Manager of Century Di  more

New Grant Advances Teaching Fellows Program
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Cleveland Foundation provides $159,000 in additional funding Cleveland State University has received a new grant from the Cleveland Foundation to continue its highly successful Teaching Fellows program, a unique student teaching initiative conducted in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The Foundation recently approved a $159,000 grant to fund the fourth year of the ini  more

New Provider Joins Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine
BOLIVIA, North Carolina, Dec. 19 -- Novant Health issued the following news release: Novant Health is pleased to welcome Dr. Sandra Carnahan to Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine in Leland. Carnahan joined the clinic in December and is accepting new patients. Carnahan completed medical school at A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, with a degree in osteopathic medicine. She completed her osteopathic family medicine residency at Universi  more

Ohio Dems' Statement on Texas Ruling on the Affordable Care Act
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 15 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement: The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to last evening's ruling by a Texas judge that puts health coverage in jeopardy for millions of Ohioans: "Over the past two years, Ohioans have been standing up and speaking out to demand that elected officials protect their health care, as Republicans have launched one attack after another. Meanwhile, Ohio Attorn  more

Ohio Environmental Council Issues Statement on Zinke's Ouster at Interior
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 15 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following statement by Executive Director Heather Taylor-Miesle: "Ryan Zinke's ouster at the Department of the Interior comes nearly two years too late. Zinke has shrunk national monuments, opened our national coasts to oil and gas drilling, and fought to begin drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Zinke's record is that of supporting oil and gas developers over clean air, land, and water" "As the search begins fo  more

Ohio State Celebrates Progress Activating Talent
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Two years ago, The Ohio State University became a founding member of the American Talent Initiative. Now a new report is highlighting the success the initiative is having in finding and educating that talent. The American Talent Initiative is a first-of-its-kind partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ithaka S+R and the Aspen Institute to enroll and graduate an additional 50,000 low- and moderate-income students at   more

Ohio State Startup Raises $59 Million in Initial Funding to Treat 'Undruggable' Illness
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: A biotechnology company with roots at The Ohio State University is making news after raising $59 million from investors. Entrada Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing new ways of treating devastating diseases by delivering drugs into target cells. The company was co-founded by Dehua Pei, Charles H. Kimberly Professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio State. The funding sets a new record for Ohio Stat  more

Ohio State University Autumn Graduates Earn Degrees, Hear Inspirational Address
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Former congressman and Ohio State alum Pat Tiberi tells graduates he's been living the American dream The Ohio State University awarded 3,754 degrees during autumn commencement ceremonies on Sunday. That's the most degrees for an autumn graduation in university history, and the Schottenstein Center was packed to the top with families and friends eager to see their loved ones graduate. Commencement speaker Pat  more

Ohio State University: Nightlights for Stream Dwellers? No, Thanks
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study: Artificial light harms ecosystem health * * * Artificial light at night isn't just a health problem for those of us sitting in bed scrolling through Instagram instead of hitting the sack -- it hurts entire outdoor ecosystems. When the critters that live in and around streams and wetlands are settling into their nighttime routines, streetlights and other sources of illumination filter down through the   more

Ohio State University: What are You Looking At? How Attention Affects Decision-Making
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- [TNSscience] --Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Eye-trackers show that what you gaze at influences your choices * * * Scientists using eye-tracking technology have found that what we look at helps guide our decisions when faced with two visible choices, such as snack food options. But it is not as easy as saying we simply choose what we look at the most, the research found. Instead, our gaze amplifies our desire for choices we already like.  more

Ohio University Small Business Development Center Recognized at Statewide Conference
ATHENS, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Three counselors from Ohio University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) were recognized at the Ohio SBDC statewide conference in November for earned certifications and outstanding work. Cindy Voorhies, SBDC director and business advisor for Belmont, Guernsey and Muskingum counties, received the Peer Advocacy Award for her distinguished work in promoting SBDC services. The award recognizes an individual who goe  more

Ohio Wesleyan University Connections
DELAWARE, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio Wesleyan Awards Seven Grants to Support Student Academic, Research, and Internship Experiences From completing community mapping work in Costa Rica to comparing life expectancies in Italy and the United States, Ohio Wesleyan University students are receiving nearly $49,000 in new university-funded grants to support academic, research, and internship experiences. Ohio Wesleyan today announced i  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: Building Community Through Geography
DELAWARE, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * -Ohio Wesleyan Student Earns NSF Funds to Attend First-of-Its-Kind Conference Ohio Wesleyan University student Janelle Valdinger is one of fewer than 20 undergraduate and graduate students across the country invited to participate in January in the first national Workshop on Community Geography. Valdinger, an OWU geography major, has been named a Community Geography Fellow and awarded funds to attend  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: Gilman International Scholarships
DELAWARE, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Ohio Wesleyan Students Awarded Funds to Support Semesters in France, Italy Two Ohio Wesleyan University students have earned competitive Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to study abroad during the upcoming spring semester. Junior Joe Brush of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, will study in Florence, Italy, and junior Paris Norman of Cleveland, Ohio, will study in Paris, France. Expanding Underst  more

OhioHealth Marion Offering Tobacco Cessation Classes
MARION, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Marion General Hospital, a part of OhioHealth, issued the following news release: OhioHealth Marion General Hospital is offering Tobacco Cessation Classes to help those who are determined to quit tobacco. Participants will learn a positive approach to becoming a non-tobacco user, strategies to recover from tobacco addiction, the barriers to tobacco cessation, the health benefits of choosing a tobacco-free lifestyle, nicotine-replacement options, motivational exercise   more

One Type of Brain Cell May Invite Alzheimer's
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Research on toxic proteins could drive treatment strategies Better tactics for detecting, preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease depend on a clearer understanding of cellular-level changes in the minds of patients, and a new study has uncovered novel details about the vulnerability of one type of brain cell. Researchers found that excitatory neurons - those that are more likely to trigger an action (as o  more

Peer Sponsors Help Veteran Students Succeed at Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: After a six-year career in the Air Force, Hannah Rodas was looking to begin the next step in her life and it started in higher education. "When I was originally looking into school after getting out of the military, I didn't anticipate going to Ohio State," Rodas said. "I'm from Michigan to begin with. It had never really crossed my mind but my husband is from the area and we wanted to move somewhere where we would hav  more

President Schrader Tells Graduating Students That Touching Lives Will Be Their Legacy
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 15 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University President Cheryl B. Schrader told graduating students at fall commencement that acts of kindness can be a powerful world-changing force and that the graduates' legacy will be every life that they touch. Schrader addressed several thousand students, their family members and friends during commencement at the Wright State Nutter Center on Saturday, Dec. 15. "Class of 2018, I know that you will touc  more

Professor's Work to Be Shown in Berlin Exhibition
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Antioch College issued the following news: The Scenic Design and performance work of Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Installation Michael Casselli '87 will be included in a retrospective of the work of Iranian-American theater director Reza Abdoh's (1963-95). The exhibition is being Co-organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator at Large, The Museum of Modern Art; and Negar Azimi, Tiffany Malakooti, and Babak Radboy for Bidoun. The   more

Research Shows There's a Gold Standard for Tipping
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: Consumers equate gold with status and luxury -- and it turns out seeing the color makes them more generous tippers, according to new research from University of Dayton Assistant Professor of Marketing Na Young Lee. The color gold positively influenced tipping across five studies, among the first to investigate how and why color influences customer tipping behavior. The findings were published in the peer-reviewed   more

Researchers Study Trauma-Specific Performance Improvement Activities Performed by Emergency Medical Services
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Because the emergency medical services (EMS) treatment first responders give to patients in the field can significantly affect the outcome of their recovery, it is vital for any trauma system to continually assess and improve coordination of patient care and outcomes. To better understand the EMS services provided throughout Ohio, researchers in the Department of Surgery at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of  more

Researchers Unveil Climate Change Action Plan for Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Recommendations focus on ways city can adapt to changing weather patterns A task force led by researchers at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University has released its final list of 43 recommended actions that can be taken to help central Ohio prepare for climate change. The finalized Columbus Climate Adaptation Plan will be presented to Columbus City Council and Mayor An  more

Schnepp Receives Prestigious ATMAE Award
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Dr. Jerry Schnepp, associate professor of visual communication technology (VCT) and director of Bowling Green State University's Collab Lab, has been recognized with the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) Faculty Excellence Award for 2018. Schnepp has been at BGSU since 2012 and is a technologist, designer and creative problem-solver, teaching classes on intera  more

Smart Circuit Self-Driving Shuttles Fuel Ohio State Research
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: Columbus residents and visitors now have the chance to ride Ohio's first self-driving shuttles. The Smart Circuit shuttles began humming their way along the Scioto Mile in Downtown Columbus on Dec. 10. The low-speed, electric vehicles make stops at COSI, the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Bicentennial Park and Smart Columbus Experience Center. The service offers free rides to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.,   more

Stanford Water Law Expert Discusses Proposed Rollback of Clean Water Act Protections
STANFORD, California, Dec. 19 -- Stanford University issued the following news release: * * * - The Trump administration has proposed greatly limiting regulation of wetlands and other waterways. Leon Szeptycki, executive director of Stanford's Water in the West program, explains the complex legal history involved and potential impacts of the change. Moved to action by images of Ohio's Cuyahoga River on fire in 1972, U.S. legislators passed the Clean Water Act to protect the country's "naviga  more

Statement From the Ohio Environmental Council and the Ohio Cattlemen's Association on the Passage of the Farm Bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 20 -- The Ohio Environmental Council issued the following news release: Today, President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law, providing stability for the agricultural industry and conservation. Farmers and environmentalists both value the essential conservation programs in the Farm Bill, and share the core goals of protecting our natural resources by supporting conservation efforts on the land. The following statement can be attributed in full, or in part, to Heather Taylo  more

The Buckeye Institute Releases Economic Freedom of North America 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Ohio ranks an unimpressive 38th out of all 50 states in this year's Economic Freedom of North America report, released today by the Economic Research Center at The Buckeye Institute in partnership with Canada's Fraser Institute. The report ranks every state and province in North America based on economic freedom, as measured by government spending, taxation, and labor market restrictions. "For Ohioans, this rep  more

The Buckeye Institute: Just in Time for Christmas, Ohio Sees Third Best Job Growth Year in Last Three Decades
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Andrew J. Kidd, Ph.D., an economist with The Buckeye Institute's Economic Research Center, commented on newly released employment data from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. "Just in time for Christmas, Ohioans received an early present: Private sector job growth has surpassed 106,000 for the year--the third best job growth year in the last three decades. The unemployment rate is also down for the  more

Thiel College Awards Badger High School Senior Full Academic Scholarship
GREENVILLE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 17 -- Thiel College issued the following news release: Badger High School senior Allison Philbrick, of Kinsman, Ohio, has been awarded an academic scholarship worth $129,000 to Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. The scholarship announcement was made Monday afternoon at the high school with representatives of the school administration and Thiel College along with her family. "Allison has worked hard and earned this opportunity," Vice President of Enrollment Managem  more

UA Experts Share Predictions for 2019
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: Partisan infighting. Tariffs -- yea or nay? Disaster preparation. What's next in social media? With a New Year just ahead, we asked some of our faculty experts to weigh in on those questions and others. Here are their predictions for what could await us in 2019. * Prediction: Unfortunately, when it comes to the political forecast for 2019, I predict more stormy weather ahead. By Dr. David Cohen, professor of   more

UC Prof Reveals Revolutionary World of Roman Retail
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Ancient Romans revolutionized 'the shop,' producing them in numbers never before known, says UC archaeologist Steven Ellis. He explores the revolutionary world of Roman retail in a new book released earlier this summer When it comes to retail therapy in the ancient world, no one perfected it quite like the Romans, says University of Cincinnati archaeologist Steven Ellis. A stroll through the main str  more

UC Researchers Enhance Training for Snow and Ice Drivers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 10 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Driving simulators can offer better training for drivers salting and plowing Ohio roads Each year the Ohio Department of Transportation hires about 350 drivers to plow, salt and maintain roads for the winter season. Some of these drivers are experienced vets, but many of them come with little or no experience driving large snowplows. Maintaining safe roadways in these icy and snowy months is crucial   more

UC Researchers Use Ultrasound and Games for Speech Therapy
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Converting ultrasound images into games will help children visualize their speech patterns Up to 2 percent of people who reach adulthood have speech disorders that affect their ability to pronounce certain sounds. Conventional speech therapy involves clinicians and verbal feedback, but sometimes children are not responsive to this. An effective alternative to conventional therapy is visual feedback th  more

UC Study: Prehistoric Horses Were Homebodies
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- [TNSscience] -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Geochemical analysis of fossils suggests horses in Florida did not make epic migrations Unlike today's zebras, prehistoric horses in parts of North America did not make epic migrations to find food or fresh water, according to a new study by the University of Cincinnati. The findings suggest Florida was something of a horse paradise 5 million years ago, providing everything horses cou  more

UC's Online Master of Engineering Program Ranked Top 30 Nationally
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: From 2011 to 2016, first-time enrollment for engineering master's programs increased an average of 5.6 percent annually (Council of Graduate Schools/Graduate Record Examinations Program). With more engineers across the country going to graduate school, universities are adding programs to accommodate these students. For working engineers who want to expand their technical and professional skills in the field, an  more

UF to Offer Introductory Animal Ultrasound Course
FINDLAY, Ohio, Dec. 21 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: Medical imaging doesn't just benefit humans, as some University of Findlay students will learn. "Introduction to Animal Ultrasound" will be available for pre-veterinary medicine and animal science students beginning in Spring 2019. The course will teach hands-on equipment basics, along with the physics governing ultrasound imaging. Image orientation and scan planes will also be incorporated. Students will us  more

University of Dayton Sets Another Research Record, Claims Top Spot Nationally for Materials Engineering
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: The University of Dayton set another research record in fiscal year 2018 and claimed the top spot in the nation among universities for materials engineering research in the latest National Science Foundation rankings for fiscal year 2017. UD ranks in the top 25 of all U.S. colleges and universities in seven categories. The University performed $149.8 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2018, eclipsing the  more

Virtual and Augmented Reality Immersion Program Seeks to Help Health Care Providers Better Understand Patients
KENT, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Wright State University issued the following news: A multidisciplinary team of Wright State University researchers has been awarded funding from the Ohio Department of Medicaid for $469,813 to advance health equity for the Medicaid population by increasing Medicaid provider cultural competency and awareness of implicit bias through training composed of virtual and augmented reality. In addition to Wright State, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio University, The Ohio S  more

Weathersfield Township Renews Contract With Chamber For Development Services
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Dec. 19 -- The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber issued the following news release: Weathersfield Township Trustees voted unanimously at their meeting Tuesday evening to renew their contract with the Regional Chamber for customized economic development and related services for 2019--the third consecutive year they have contracted for the services. Under the terms of the one-year, $25,000-contract, the Chamber will provide to Weathersfield specific services that focus on econ  more

What is the Future of Land-Grant Universities?
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 18 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - A conversation with a co-author of "Land-Grant Universities for the Future" When land-grant universities were founded in the mid-19th century, the United States was much different than it is today. What do such institutions need to do to survive and thrive in our very different world? To answer that question, Stephen Gavazzi and E. Gordon Gee interviewed 27 presidents and chancellors of land-grant universitie  more

WPC Expands Toms Run Nature Reserve to 369 Acres
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Dec. 17 -- The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy issued the following news release: * * * - A new trail, ADA-accessible path and parking area will open next year Located approximately 10 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's Toms Run Nature Reserve in Kilbuck Township, Allegheny County, expanded today by 52 acres to a total of 369 acres, thanks to a newly protected property near the reserve. The addition protects a large forested slop  more