Tuesday - May 21, 2019
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday January 13, 2019 ( 63 items )  

2000 Catawba Alumnus and Neonatologist Awarded $3 Million Research Grant From NIH
SALISBURY, North Carolina, Jan. 7 -- Catawba College issued the following news: Catawba College alumnus Dr. Jonathan Slaughter '00, a Neonatologist and Research Principal Investigator at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University, was recently awarded a five-year, $3 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health to help neonatal caregivers better care for preterm infants through Early Prediction of Spontaneous Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) Closure and PDA-Asso  more

21 Nationally Renowned Policy Groups Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Buckeye's Case to End Forced Union Exclusive Representation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: Twenty-one nationally renowned public policy organizations filed amicus briefs with the United States Supreme Court in support of The Buckeye Institute's case Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Organization, which calls for an immediate end to laws that force public-sector employees to accept a union's exclusive representation. The Competitive Enterprise Institute, National Association of Scholars, National Right to Work   more

Akron Law Announces Comprehensive Partnership With Bar Review Leader BARBRI
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: Students at The University of Akron School of Law students will be provided with additional comprehensive and tailored support services to help ensure academic success and passage of the bar exam, thanks to a comprehensive four-year partnership with the School announced with bar review leader BARBRI. The Akron Law-BARBRI Partnership for Student Success will begin this spring semester with enhanced classes in Adva  more

Annual Scholastic Arts Competition
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news: * * * - APS Art Students, Teachers Awarded * * * Akron Public Schools students received awards in the 2018 North-East Central-Ohio Scholastic Art Awards. The NECO awards cover six counties, including Summit, Stark, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Medina and Portage. Students in seventh through 12th grade enter artwork in multiple categories, including drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media and photography. Firestone High School st  more

AU to Hold Events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University is hosting Dr. Ronnie A. Dunn from Cleveland State University to speak as part of a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event on the AU campus. In addition, AU G.I.V.S. is hosting a day of service in conjunction with the Oxfam Hunger Banquet to raise awareness about food insecurity and provide food boxes to Ashland area seniors in need. The event featuring Dunn will take place Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Jac  more

Beech Trees are Dying, and Nobody's Sure Why
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Intense effort underway to find culprit behind rapid disease spread * * * A confounding new disease is killing beech trees in Ohio and elsewhere, and plant scientists are sounding an alarm while looking for an explanation. In a study published in the journal Forest Pathology, researchers and naturalists from The Ohio State University and metroparks in northeastern Ohio report on the emerging "beech leaf dise  more

BGSU Adding New Global Internships in Hong Kong and Melbourne
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Bowling Green State University is expanding students' opportunities to enrich their lives and their career possibilities with international internships. The University is adding Hong Kong and Melbourne, Australia, as two new sites for BGSU students to engage in internships abroad, starting summer 2019. These locations join BGSU's current global internships in Madrid and Alcala, Spain, London, and Li  more

BGSU Builds Upon Existing Engagement and Partnerships
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: STEM is a significant focus of education at all levels, driven by workforce demand within Ohio and beyond. BGSU meets this community need starting with the youngest students and continuing through the university level and into the many careers that depend on this skill set. "Our emphasis on promoting STEM engagement is not because STEM is more important than other aspects of human endeavor such as   more

BGSU Study Analyzes Digital Natives' Use of YouTube Videos and Its Business Implications
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Based on information gleaned from nearly 700 individuals who answered questionnaires or participated in interviews and an analysis of most-watched YouTube channels, a Bowling Green State University professor and seven graduate students have written a book that analyzes the power of YouTube and online videos for businesses. The book describes how YouTube cultivates an entrepreneurial and promotional   more

BLET to Host Local Chairman Class in March 2019
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- 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 host a Local Chairman training class from March 31 through April 5, 2019, at the BLET National Division headquarters and Training Center in Independence, Ohio. The class is designed to help Local Chairmen develop and hone the skills necessary to provide the best representation possibl  more

Board of Trustees to Discuss Regional Higher Education Recommendations During January Meeting
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Board will also consider capital projects, tuition recommendations * * * The Ohio University Board of Trustees will discuss OHIO's regional higher education strategy and consider capital projects and tuition and fee changes, among other items, during its meetings on Jan. 17 and 18 at Walter Hall in Athens. Following the meetings, Board members will attend a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the newly-renovated El  more

Celebrities Highlight Plight of 'Backyard Dogs' in PETA Video
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Tom Hardy, Casey Affleck, and Priyanka Chopra Lend Their Voices to Video Spot Featuring Real-Life Footage of Neglected Animals Hitting Chilly Cincinnati * * * To encourage people to keep their animal companions indoors throughout the winter and all year round, PETA is running a public service announcement starring Tom Hardy, Casey Affleck, and Priyanka Chopra in notoriously cold  more

Center for Constitutional Law and Bliss Institute to Commemorate Anniversary of 25th Amendment
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution's 25th Amendment, The University of Akron School of Law's Center for Constitutional Law (Center for Con Law) and the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics will co-sponsor a half-day symposium on Friday, Jan. 25. The history and relevance of the amendment and its provision for the vice president and cabinet to remove a president from office becau  more

Clark State Develops Indoor Walking Trails to Support Health and Wellness of Campus Community
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College continues making strides toward a healthy community of faculty, staff and students with the addition of indoor walking trails. "Health and wellness - and our students, employees and the community's well-being - are a priority at Clark State," said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State. "Ensuring that we provide these opportunities is part of our mission." Clark   more

Clark State Xenia Location Now Open for Enrollment
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 7 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College is open for student enrollment at its new Xenia location at the Xenia YMCA, 336 South Progress Drive. Classes will begin on Monday, January 14. Day and evening classes will be offered along with child care for those who need it. Clark State, in collaboration with the City of Xenia, Kettering Health Network, the YMCA of Greater Dayton, the Xenia Adult Recreation and Servic  more

Clark State's Therese Filicko Appointed to AACC Faculty Advisory Council
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Therese Filicko, associate professor of political science at Clark State Community College, has been appointed to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Faculty Advisory Council. She was nominated by Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin and later interviewed by two members of the Council. Filicko has taught at Clark State since 2012. She has served as Faculty Senate chair and curr  more

Clark State, City of Springfield to Host 29th Annual MLK, Jr. Luncheon
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College and the City of Springfield will host the 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon on Friday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street in downtown Springfield. Marya Rutherford Long, vice president at Fifth Third Bank of Dayton and Cincinnati will be the featured guest speaker   more

Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System Celebrate Hospital Integration
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - New Branding and hospital names unveiled * * * Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System officials celebrated the addition of Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) and Martin Health System as full members of the Cleveland Clinic health system, during events in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Vero Beach, Fla., on Wednesday. Hospital leaders from all three organizations came together  more

Cleveland State University: Learning From the IPhone
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Research investigates how products develop brand identity * * * The iPhone is one of the most celebrated brand extensions that parent company Apple has brought out in recent years. Part of the success of the iPhone can be attributed to its parent which enjoys tremendous brand equity globally. Such equity now figures prominently into the valuation of firms, compared to tangible assets such as man  more

Congratulations to the Latest Companies Earning MVP Status
FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, Jan. 10 -- NTEA, The Association for the Work Truck Industry issued the following news release: Because standards don't raise themselves, NTEA's Member Verification Program (MVP) acknowledges the companies leading the industry to excellence. Fleet managers, truck dealers and OEMs know truck equipment manufacturers and distributors with MVP status have implemented specific business and quality standards and comply with federal regulations. New MVP members (as of Dec  more

CPS Board Elects Jones, Messer as 2019 Officers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 7 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news release: Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education re-elected Carolyn Jones as Board President and elected Ryan Messer Vice President during its 2019 organizational meeting. The Board appointed members to Board Committees, and committees met to elect committee officers. The Board also approved its meeting schedule for the 2019 Calendar Year. Finance Committee * Melanie Bates * Eve Bolton * Ryan Messer Polic  more

CSU Alum Dan Miller Has Been Selected as a Venture for America Fellow
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 7 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Recent mechanical engineering graduate Dan Miller will continue to expand his expertise in entrepreneurship through his participation in the prestigious Venture for America Fellowship program. Venture for America is a non-profit organization that places recent graduates at startups in cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems, forging a community of entrepreneurs committed to building companies that   more

CSU Names Ray Pinner Interim VP of Business Affairs & Finance
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: * * * - Longtime executive previously served as finance VP at University of Alabama in Huntsville * * * Ray Pinner, a respected higher education executive with extensive experience with public colleges and universities, has been named interim vice president of business affairs & finance at Cleveland State University. In that role, he will oversee finance and accounting, financial aid, facilities and ope  more

Earn College Credit While in High School
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news: * * * - College Credit Plus Information Nights * * * Students in Akron Public Schools have multiple opportunities to earn college credit while attending high school. In addition to AP and IB courses and articulated credit through career technical courses, students may also enroll in the College Credit Plus program and take classes online or at local college campuses. Akron Public Schools currently works with colleges thro  more

Environmental Policy Expert Looks to Ohio State for Leadership
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: When it comes to building a community that is environmentally sustainable and resilient, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin believes The Ohio State University should play a role similar to a certain web-slinging superhero. "So I think it's like the Spiderman thing: You guys have a lot of power and you have a lot of responsibility," he said. Abdul-Matin, who served as the sustainability policy adviser to former New York City Mayor Mi  more

GCP and RITE Join Forces to Build the IT Talent Pipeline in the Region
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- The Greater Cleveland Partnership issued the following news release: * * * - Creating better opportunities to build the region's IT talent pipeline * * * Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) and RITE have joined forces to leverage current programming and gain synergiestoward a shared vision of addressing information technology workforce challenges in Northeast Ohio. This integrated structure will support the workforce in Northeast Ohio, CIO engagement in economic d  more

Higgins Joins Ohio Farm Bureau Staff
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: Ty Higgins has been named director of media relations for Ohio Farm Bureau. He will be the organization's primary point of contact for journalists reporting on farm, food, environmental and public policy issues. Higgins also will contribute content across Farm Bureau's print, broadcast and social channels and will work with Farm Bureau members as they communicate with public officials and consumers. F  more

Lecture Artist Series Focuses on Drug Epidemic
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: As the drug epidemic continues to plague the nation, Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Lecture Artist Series, Jan. 24-26, brings the conversation front and center to not only shed light on the problem, but to explore the services available in Knox County to assist the at-risk population and provide opportunities for citizens to get involved. Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Wetzel wi  more

MVNU Named Best Value College for 2018-19
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University has been named one of only 57 institutions nationally as a Best Value College for 2018-19 by BestValueColleges.org. "When we scoured the internet for student and alumni comments we found that this university enjoyed a high percentage of positive comments, placing it in the top tier of our Best Value colleges and universities," read BestValueColleges.org's review of  more

MVNU, Kenyon College to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio, Jan. 7 -- Mount Vernon Nazarene University issued the following news release: Mount Vernon Nazarene University, in partnership with Kenyon College and the Knox County community, will present the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 21, from 9-11 a.m., in Peirce Hall, Thomas Hall on the Kenyon College campus. With the theme "Sisters in the Struggle: Pioneers of the Civil Rights Movement," the breakfast and program will feature speaker D  more

New Style Helmet Could Reduce Risk of Concussions
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: Former Biomimicry Fellows Dr. Emily Kennedy and Dr. Bor-Kai (Bill) Hsiung successfully completed the prototyping and testing of a hedgehog-inspired impact protection technology, using funding provided by the University of Akron Research Foundation's Spark Fund. This marks the successful completion of the second of six projects funded by the Spark Fund, starting in 2017. Kennedy and Hsiung also collaborated with Dr  more

ODU Public Relations Students Take Top Honors in National Competition
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- Ohio Dominican University issued the following news: * * * - As part of the competition, teams were asked to develop a public relations campaign that helps to raise awareness among America's youth about the important roles that natural gas and oil play in everyday life. * * * A team of seven Ohio Dominican University (ODU) Public Relations and Marketing Communications students has taken top honors in the EdVenture Partners (EVP) and American Petroleum Institute's (  more

Ohio Democrats Request Records From Inspector General Report on Bill Lager Company
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following news: * * * - Company Owned By ECOT Founder Received Millions From State Contract; Whistleblowers Faced 'Significant Retaliation' * * * The Ohio Democratic Party today requested all investigatory records from a long-delayed Inspector General's report that found whistleblowers faced "significant retaliation" for criticizing the performance of IQ Innovations -- a company owned by ECOT founder and GOP donor Bill Lager, who  more

Ohio Governor Signs Landmark Reform of Occupational Licenses
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Jan. 7 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a sweeping overhaul of Ohio's occupational licensing laws on Friday, which govern nearly one-fifth of the state's workforce. By limiting the ability of otherwise qualified people to work in a given field, licensing laws limit competition and drive up prices for consumers. One study published by the Institute for Justice found that licensing costs the Buckeye State nearly 68,0  more

Ohio State Mansfield Seeks Nominees for Annual Alumni Awards Program
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: The Ohio State University at Mansfield is looking for outstanding alumni to be nominated for its annual Alumni Hall of Fame Awards. The program honors graduates who have contributed significantly to their professions and communities. "The Alumni Hall of Fame is a way for the campus to first, recognize our regional alumni and their great works, and second, help connect these alumni and their stories   more

Ohio State Research Finds Toilet Stool May Solve Common Bowel Issues
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study provides medical evidence that squatting is effective * * * Most people aren't eager to talk about how to improve bowel movements, but researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the solution to common bowel issues may be as simple as boosting your feet on a stool. "These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos and social media, but there was really no medi  more

Ohio State Units Merge to Form New Office of Student Academic Success
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Initiative consolidates, realigns enrollment services, undergraduate education * * * The Ohio State University has realigned existing units to establish a new, comprehensive office designed to provide students with the tools and opportunities they need to thrive and succeed academically from the first point of contact with the university through graduation. Under the new structure, the units dedicated to enro  more

Ohio Take Note: New Medicaid Requirements Strip Health Care From 17,000 in Arkansas
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: A proposal submitted by Governor Kasich for federal approval would allow Ohio to take Medicaid coverage from people who can't get 80 hours of work a month. A new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that similar policy has stripped nearly 17,000 Arkansas residents of health care since June. CBPP wil  more

Ohio Tax Structure Contributes to Racial Inequity
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: * * * - New research underlines need to overhaul state tax code * * * Ohio's upside-down tax system takes an especially heavy toll on black and Latino residents. That's the finding of new research from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy (ITEP), a national nonprofit research group with a sophisticated model of the tax system, that wa  more

OhioHealth Riverside Pioneers Robotic-Assisted Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- OhioHealth issued the following news release: * * * - Robot reduces occupational hazard for physicians, improves outcomes for patients * * * OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital recently became the first care site in Ohio to perform a robot-assisted treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Using the CorePath robotic system, interventional cardiologist John A. Phillips, MD, successfully removed plaque and placed a stent to unclog blockages in the leg of a wo  more

Pharmacy Technician Program Offered
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- Belmont College issued the following news: The Workforce Development and Community Education Department at Belmont College will be offering a 70-hour Pharmacy Technician Program this spring. The program provides both technical and practical training which will help to enable students to function as a competent entry-level pharmacy technician. Classes will be offered beginning March 6 through May 23 on Monday's and Wednesday's from 6:00pm-9:30pm. An 80-hour clin  more

Public Health Careers 101 Event to Showcase Opportunities in Field's Growth
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Wright State University issued the following news: There are many career opportunities pursued by those working in public health. Commonly, practitioners go into health education, health care administration or nonprofit work. However, the field has more possibilities than many realize. To share about some of the careers that public health graduates enjoy, the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Master of Public Health Program will host an educational panel  more

Reynolds Workshop for Young Writers Celebrates 25 Years
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- Denison University issued the following news release: Everyone can write -- to some degree -- but how do you learn to become a really outstanding creative writer, someone who can create, develop a strong narrative, build nuance, and keep your readers engaged? For 25 years, Denison University's Jonathan Reynolds Young Writers Workshop has shown young writers how to find their voice and develop the expertise to become exceptional writers. Each summer, junior and senio  more

Rick Locke '83, Renowned Mayo Clinic Gastroenterologist and Longtime DePauw Trustee, Dies at Age 57
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Jan. 11 -- DePauw University issued the following news: G. Richard Locke III, M.D., a 1983 graduate of DePauw and a member of the University's Board of Trustees, died yesterday at his home in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by his family, from complications of progressive supranuclear palsy. Dr. Locke, a Mayo Clinic physician who was internationally known for his work in the epidemiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders and gastroesophageal reflux disease, was 57   more

Spring Speaker Series Lineup Addresses Race, Bias, Civil Discourse
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 7 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: The University of Dayton Speaker Series roster for spring 2019 features Spelman College president emerita and race relations expert Beverly Daniel Tatum; award-winning economist and think tank president Arthur C. Brooks; and Shankar Vedantam, an NPR host who examines hidden biases and the inner workings of the human brain. "We're excited to bring to campus three internationally recognized speakers who will be prese  more

SRU Alumna Fulfills Mission to Help Hondurans to Hear
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pennsylvania, Jan. 9 -- Slippery Rock University issued the following news: Life for nearly 1,200 hearing-impaired citizens in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa changed dramatically last November when a team of sorority members from Delta Zeta partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to bring the gift of hearing to them. Founded on the campus of Miami (Ohio) University in 1902, Delta Zeta is an international college sorority with more than 266,000 members worldwide and 17  more

Statement From Wright State University President Cheryl B. Schrader
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 6 -- Wright State University issued the following statement: "Although the union has the right to call a strike, it is disappointing. Certainly, faculty members and their union understand the massive financial challenges the university has confronted in recent years. "The employment terms are fair in light of our unprecedented financial crisis, and the actions we have taken to respond to the crisis. Under the terms of our last and best offer, our faculty would continue to enjo  more

Student-Led Initiative Helps Save on Book Cost
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: Buying books can be expensive. Every semester many students have to make a decision that may hurt their academic progress - buy all the books required or forgo the expense to save a little money. Students at The Ohio State University at Mansfield have decided to try to help each other out a bit by attending a textbook swap. Kidron Stamper, who serves as the student member of the Ohio State Mansfiel  more

Taylor Garners National Distinguished Service Award for Dedication to Student Media
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Kelly Taylor, a senior lecturer in journalism, is the recipient of the College Media Association's Reid H. Montgomery Distinguished Service Award. A full-time BGSU faculty member for 20 years, she has served as chair of the Student Media Advisory Committee for the last five years. The award is named for the late Reid H. Montgomery of South Carolina, an influential member of the College Media Associ  more

Teamsters Applaud Bipartisan House Pension Reform Bill by Rep. Neal
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation Would Protect Retirements of 1.5M Americans Currently in Jeopardy * * * The Teamsters are lauding the reintroduction of bipartisan pension reform legislation today that would bolster the solvency of multiemployer pensions covering some 1.5 million Americans that are currently facing an uncertain future. The Rehabilitation of Multiemployer Pensions Act, offered by Rep. Rich  more

TechGROWTH Ohio Portfolio Company Global Cooling Inc. Receives Ohio's Best Startup Culture Award
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 9 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Global Cooling, Inc., a TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company helping to build the economy of Southeastern Ohio, was recently recognized with TechOhio's Best Startup Culture Award in the late-stage startup category. Global Cooling, Inc. develops and manufactures Stirling Ultracold ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers that use the company's proprietary free-piston Stirling engines. Stirling Ultracold freezers are used in lab  more

The Answer to Gerrymandering? Have Democrats and Republicans Play a Game
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Mathematician combines game theory and politics to draw better electoral maps * * * A new method of drawing electoral districts that combines game theory and the word game "Ghost" could result in maps that are more demographically representative, according to two mathematicians. In the game "Ghost," players take turns saying letters, with each letter building on the last letter played. Players create word fra  more

To Meet His Climate Commitment Gov. Wolf Must Cut Methane Pollution From Oil and Gas
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- Earthworks issued the following statement Pennsylvania and Ohio Field Advocate Leann Leiter: "Governor Wolf's commitment to reducing statewide greenhouse gases will make Pennsylvania a safer, wealthier and healthier place to live. But to make a real difference, he must recognize that the oil and gas industry is a key source of methane and other pollution, and that its continued expansion makes meeting climate goals difficult if not impossible. "Governor Wolf's Department  more

Top 7 Discoveries at Cincinnati Children's Featured in Research Annual Report
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 7 -- The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - $222.5M in Funding Leads to Dozens of Discoveries, Including Genes Linked to Preterm Birth, Mono Virus May Contribute to Multiple Diseases, and Community-Wide Improvements in Asthma Outcomes * * * From basic science discoveries that could transform healthcare in years to come to clinical trials and quality improvements helping children right now, the growing team of scient  more

UA to Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: To celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., The University of Akron has scheduled a Martin Luther King Jr. Activities Fair on Monday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Jean Hower Taber Student Union Ballroom. This event enables the University and local community to utilize the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday as a "day on" rather than a "day off." It also serves as an opportunity for community and U  more

UC Alumnus Drives Innovation Through Technology Park
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: University of Cincinnati alumnus Mike Bowman (chemical engineering '64) has made a career driving innovation forward. A former vice president and general manager for DuPont, Bowman eventually left the large chemical manufacturer to become the chairman and CEO of the Delaware Technology Park, Inc. Bowman was instrumental in building up the technology park, a collaboration between the Delaware, the University of  more

UC Nursing Faculty Gets Federal Grant to Fight the Opioid Epidemic
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Goal is to create a model for other communities * * * Working as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) at Highland District Hospital in Hillsboro, Ohio puts Jennifer Lanzillotta, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing, on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. Thanks to a Health Resources and Services Administration one-year grant for $200,000 f  more

UC Researchers Enhance Training for Snow and Ice Drivers
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- 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 c  more

UF's Online Health Informatics Ranked First in the Nation
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 8 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay's online Master of Science in Health Informatics was recently ranked first in the nation in 2019 by Best College Reviews. "University of Findlay, which secured the number one spot, was chosen for the University's overall outstanding reputation as well as the program's comprehensive core curriculum, for its faculty's excellence and the continued commitment to providing non-traditional  more

University of Cincinnati Fossils Come Home
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 11 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - The University of Minnesota donated its collection to the Cincinnati Museum Center, which will benefit UC's geology research * * * Days before Christmas, a tractor trailer packed as full as Santa's sleigh pulled into Cincinnati from Minnesota. The Earth Sciences department at the University of Minnesota shipped 268 boxes of prehistoric treasures to the Cincinnati Museum Center. Inside were thousands  more

USOC Announces Best of December Honors for Team USA Awards Presented by Dow
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, Jan. 9 -- The U.S. Olympic Committee issued the following news release: Standout performances during December earned swimmer Caeleb Dressel (Green Cove Springs, Florida), alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin (Avon, Colorado) and the ice dance team of Madison Hubbell (Sylvania, Ohio) and Zachary Donohue (Madison, Connecticut) Best of December honors for the Team USA Awards presented by Dow, the United States Olympic Committee announced today. Dressel led U.S. swimmers with   more

Why Cleveland Clinic Won't Recommend 'Medical Marijuana' for Patients
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 10 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: On Sept. 8, Ohio law began permitting state-licensed dispensaries to sell marijuana to treat a specific set of health conditions, with a doctor's recommendation. We at Cleveland Clinic, however, will not be recommending "medical marijuana" for our patients. At Cleveland Clinic, we believe there are better alternatives. In the world of healthcare, a medication is a drug that has endured extensive clinical trial  more

Wright State Plans Normal Hours of Operation, Following Union Representing Some Faculty Members Issuing January 22 Strike Notice
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 7 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Wright State University will maintain its normal operating hours following a strike notice filed today by the union representing nearly 560 of the university's more than 1,700 faculty members. The notification indicates the strike may begin on Tuesday, January 22 at 8 a.m. "We are disappointed the union representing many of our faculty members decided to file a strike notification today," said Wright State University Pres  more