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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Ohio Newsletter for Sunday January 20, 2019 ( 66 items )  

A Helping Hand: Hopson Helping Mansfield Students Achieve Success
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- Ohio State University - Mansfield issued the following news release: Even Buckeyes shouldn't expect to achieve academic success on their own. Adrienne Hopson makes it her mission to make sure students, particularly those new to The Ohio State University at Mansfield, know the regional campus offers a wide array of resources to assist them as they pursue academic accomplishment. A member of the school's faculty since 2015, Hopson is a biology and education instructo  more

AAA Rescued More Than 1,750 Stranded Northwest Ohio Drivers Over the Past Week
TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - 25 Percent Of Calls Came In During The Two-Day Event * * * When winter finally decided to show up, it did so in a big way. Since the cold snap began on January 8, AAA's Roadside Rescue Team came to the aid of more than 1,750 stranded motorists in the Northwest Ohio area - about a quarter of those calls occurred over a two-day period last weekend. "The first winter storm often proves to be a challenge for mo  more

AAA Rescued Nearly 3,500 Stranded Miami Valley Drivers Over the Past Week
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- AAA Club Alliance issued the following news release: * * * - 25 Percent Of Calls Came In During Last Weekend's Two-Day Event * * * When winter finally decided to show up, it did so in a big way. Since the cold snap began on January 8, AAA's Roadside RescueTeam came to the aid of nearly 3,500 stranded motorists in the Miami Valley area - about a quarter of those calls occurred over a two-day period last weekend. "The first winter storm often proves to be a challenge f  more

Abortion Is Dangerous for Women
NEW YORK, Jan. 18 -- The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights issued the following comment: Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how abortion endangers women: "Honest men and women know that abortion kills, but what about the dangers to women who elect to have one? "Last month, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio argued that "abortion is one of the safest medical procedures." Not for the child it isn't, but that was not her point: Iris Harvey was talking ab  more

Acute Hospitalization Prior to Dialysis Predicts Post-Dialysis Harm, UC Research Shows
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: Hospitalizations in the pre-dialysis period adversely impact dialysis outcomes according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC). The study, published online in PLOS ONE finds that pre-dialysis hospitalization is an independent predictor of one-year mortality in dialysis patients. Each year in the United States, over a half million patients receive dialysis for chronic kidney disease and approxi  more

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Prioritizes Access to Care and Tobacco Control for 2019 Legislative Session
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - ACS CAN Looks Forward to Working with the Legislature on Tobacco Control Issues by Increasing Tobacco Control Funding, Raising the Taxes on Other Tobacco Products and Improving Access to Care * * * As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) looks ahead to what public health initiatives our lawmakers can accomplish in the  more

An Ancient Relative of Humans Shows a Surprisingly Modern Trait
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study finds an archaic hominin had modern dental growth * * * A relative of modern humans that lived at least 104,000 years ago in northern China showed evidence of dental growth and development very similar to that of people today, a new study found. An international team of scientists performed the first systematic assessment of dental growth and development in an East Asian archaic hominin fossil that is   more

Angus Champions Named at 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show
ST. JOSEPH, Missouri, Jan. 16 -- The American Angus Association issued the following news release: Angus enthusiasts led 134 entries at the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Show's Angus Show, January 7 in Harrisburg, Pa. Brad Winegardner, Lima, Ohio, evaluated the 110 females, 21 bulls and three cow-calf pairs. Beaver Creek Gemstone 861 was named grand champion bull. Beaver Creek Angus, Thomasville, Pa., owns the March 2018 son of DDA Gemstone 1439. He earlier won junior calf champion. Courtney Dahlqui  more

Art Bomb Brigade Connects People, Food and Art in Akron's Northside District
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: The University of Akron's award-winning Art Bomb Brigade is set to unveil its first indoor mural for the new Countryside Public Market in Akron's Northside District. Twelve UA students from the Myers School of Art worked under the direction of art education faculty, Elisa Gargarella and co-director, Marissa McClellan. They spent the semester researching local farms and exploring ways to tie Countryside's mission  more

Ashbrook Colloquium to Address 'Cyber Warfare'
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Dr. James Jay Carafano, a leading expert in national security and foreign policy challenges, will speak on the topic of "Defense and Technology: What the Future of Cyber Warfare Holds for Us" at a colloquium on Friday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. in the Ashbrook Center, located on the eighth floor of the Library on the Ashland University campus. The colloquium is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419.2  more

Ashland University Online Programs Receive National Recognition
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Three of Ashland University's online programs were recognized with high rankings in the prestigious U.S. News and World Report lists for Best Online Programs for 2019. AU's Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online Program was ranked as the best private online program in Ohio as well as the 101st ranked program overall nationally among Best Online MBA Programs, while AU's Online Bachelor's Programs were rated   more

AU Coburn Gallery Exhibition to Feature Artwork From Myers Collection
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University's Coburn Gallery will host an exhibition titled "Picturing the Past: Highlights from the Ashland University Permanent Collection" that will feature a selection of artwork from the Myers Collection curated by AU Associate Professor Dr. Wendy Schaller. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Coburn Gallery. The reception is free and open  more

Battelle Laboratory Is Country's First to Obtain Additional PFAS Accreditation
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: Battelle has the first laboratory in the United States to receive National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program accreditation for testing of a specific suite of important chemicals. Last November, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its drinking water Method 537.1 for detecting this class of chemicals in drinking water by expanding the  more

BGSU Online Criminal Justice Master's Program One of the Best in Nation
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Bowling Green State University News 2019 January BGSU online criminal justice master's program one of the best in nation Bowling Green State University's online criminal justice master's program is ranked 14th in the country in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings, which were released Jan. 15. "As a public university committed to creating public good, we are working to  more

Board of Trustees Approves New Construction, Tuition and Fee Increases
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Board, administration also discuss regional higher education strategy, budget updates * * * The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved construction of a new building for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as expected tuition and fee changes for incoming students for the Fall of 2019, during its meeting Friday. The Board also held discussions regarding the long-term strategy for region  more

Clark State and Mercy Health to Begin Construction on Health Clinic
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: The Clark State Community College Board of Trustees has voted to approve a contract between Clark State and Mercy Health for a new health clinic on Clark State's Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. Kapp Construction will begin construction on the approximately 1,750 square foot facility in February. "The Board of Trustees wanted to ensure Clark State was planning for future demographics and enrollment  more

Clark State to Induct New Class of Scholars
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- Clark State Community College issued the following news release: Clark State Community College will hold an induction ceremony for the new class of students selected for the Clark State Scholars Program. The Scholars Program is a participatory program for students entering eighth grade that, if successfully completed, results in three years of tuition-free education at Clark State through the efforts of the Clark State Foundation. This year's class includes 40 Ch  more

Cleveland Clinic Named a Certified Mitochondrial Medicine Center
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: Cleveland Clinic has been recognized for excellence in mitochondrial care. The health system was named a certified Mitochondrial Medicine Center by the newly formed Mitochondrial Care Network. The Mitochondrial Care Network is a national effort to formally unify clinicians who provide expert medical care to individuals with mitochondrial disease; define, design and implement best practices in mitochondrial medi  more

Cleveland Clinic Welcomes Keynote Speaker Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley at 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- The Cleveland Clinic issued the following news release: * * * - Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, former U.S. ambassador, to deliver keynote address * * * Cleveland Clinic employees and community members will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, as part of Cleveland Clinic's 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration. The keynote speaker for the event will be Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, a former U.S. ambassador. She has been a stead  more

Country Music Association Foundation Awards Grants to CPS Schools
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news release: The Country Music Association Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to Cincinnati Public Schools, helping keep its arts programs alive. CMA Foundation announced that Cincinnati Public Schools' Music Resource Center has been awarded the grant, enabling the district to offer popular music programming and resources at selected schools. Guitars lessons, studio time and various state-of-the-art musical instru  more

Daemen Recognized Nationally As a Best Value College
AMHERST, New York, Jan. 14 -- Daemen College issued the following news: Daemen College is one of only 57 institutions from across the country selected by University Research and Review as a 2018-19 Best Value College, a national distinction that honors institutions that provide high quality education at an affordable cost. This is the second consecutive year Daemen has been named a Best Value College, placing it among other distinguished institutions such as Ashland University, Mount Aloysius   more

Emeritus Status Extended to Adjuncts, Lecturers at Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: The Ohio State University has made a change to the faculty bylaws that extends emeritus status eligibility to full-time associated faculty - instructors with adjunct, lecturer and clinical practice titles. Previously, only tenure-track, clinical and research faculty were eligible for emeritus status, an honor given upon retirement to recognize sustained academic contributions to the university. The rule change (3335-5  more

Engineering Chair Joseph Slater Played Leadership Role at American Institute of Aerospace and Astronautics Forum
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- Wright State University issued the following news: Joseph C. Slater, chair of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Wright State College of Engineering and Computer Science, played one of the top leadership roles at an annual aerospace forum in California that drew scientists and researchers from around the world. Slater served as technical chair of the Aerospace Design and Structures Group of the American Institute of Aerospace and Astronautics S  more

Environmental Groups Challenge Key Permit for Ohio Petrochemical Plant
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Proposed ethane cracker would threaten communities with toxic air pollution * * * The Sierra Club and partner organizations filed an appeal today challenging a key permit for a massive proposed petrochemical facility known as an "ethane cracker" in Belmont County. The plant is part of the industry's push to steeply increase U.S. plastic production. Ignoring testimony from dozens of concerned citizens at pu  more

Environmental Lecture Series to Focus on Ohio Butterflies
ASHLAND, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- Ashland University issued the following news release: Ashland University's 27th annual Environmental Lecture Series features the theme of "Ohio Citizen Science" and the spring semester events will kick off Thursday, Jan. 24, with a presentation by Dr. Sarah Diamond, George B. Mayer Chair in Urban and Environmental Studies and assistant professor of biology at Case Western Reserve University. The series is focusing on science projects that include work by trained volunt  more

EU Won't Include Agriculture in Trade Talks With U.S.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 -- The National Pork Producers Council issued the following news release: The National Pork Producers Council said it cannot support a trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that does not include agriculture, after the European Commission today issued draft negotiating mandates to EU member states that doesn't include talks on agriculture. "We are infuriated," said NPPC President Jim Heimerl, a pork producer from Johnstown, Ohio. "The EU is one of   more

From Natural Rubber to Medical Glove
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - CFAES research team's creation fends off allergies, blocks radiation * * * An Ohio State University researcher and her team have created the first medical glove that can block radiation while meeting federal guidelines and not triggering allergic reactions. This glove also will eliminate the need for medical professionals working with radiation to double-glove to follow the federal requirement that they prot  more

Generous Gift Endows Position of Head Football Coach
GRANVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- Denison University issued the following news release: The halls of Denison University's Mitchell Athletics Center are filled with images of generations of standout student-athletes -- All-Americans and Hall of Fame honorees who turned grit, talent and a lot of hard work into the highest levels of achievement. And behind each of those athletes was a coach committed to excellence, accomplishment and performance -- both on and off the field. The late Keith Piper, footb  more

In Amicus Brief, The Buckeye Institute Calls on U.S. Supreme Court to Protect First Amendment Rights of Government Contractors
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release: After filing the first post-Janus First Amendment labor law challenge in the United States Supreme Court, The Buckeye Institute filed an amicus brief in support of a related challenge, Bierman v. Dayton. Buckeye's brief calls on the court to recognize that laws forcing recipients of government benefits to speak through unions are unconstitutional. It argues that the lower courts have improperly exempted such "ex  more

In Breast-Cancer Prevention, Race Matters
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Study: Black women face additional obstacles to information, receive less preventive care * * * African-American women at high risk of breast cancer are less likely than white women to pursue potentially life-saving preventive care, and racial disparities in health care and elsewhere are to blame, new research suggests. "African-American women faced additional burdens at every step along the risk-management   more

John Kasich to Speak at Amherst College on February 7
AMHERST, Massachusetts, Jan. 16 -- Amherst College issued the following news release: * * * - Popular Two-Term Ohio Governor and 2016 Presidential Contender to Headline Public Event * * * Amherst College today announced that John R. Kasich, Ohio's outgoing two-term governor and 2016 presidential contender, will speak on campus on Thursday, February 7, at 8 p.m. at Johnson Chapel. The event is open to the public. Kasich, a Republican, has served as Ohio governor since January 2011 and offici  more

John Kasich, Former Governor & Presidential Candidate, Coming to DePauw for Jan. 30 Ubben Lecture
GREENCASTLE, Indiana, Jan. 14 -- DePauw University issued the following news: John R. Kasich Jr., the 69th Governor of Ohio and a candidate for President of the United States in 2016, will come to DePauw University on Wednesday, January 30, as a guest of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series. A Republican who is known for working with Democrats as governor and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Kasich will discuss "Navigating These Partisan Times and Finding Your Personal P  more

Ohio Christian School Takes Its Zoning Discrimination Case to US Supreme Court
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: An Ohio Christian school blocked from serving students in a building that it has owned since 2010 asked the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to take its case. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing Tree of Life Christian Schools filed the petition after an eight-year legal battle with the city of Upper Arlington. The city denied zoning approval for the school to relocate its growing, three-campus ne  more

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales to Begin Wednesday, But Delays Continue
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 -- The Marijuana Policy Project issued the following news release: Medical marijuana sales will begin in Ohio Wednesday, according to news reports (https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2019/01/14/first-medical-marijuana-sales-ohio-set-wednesday-wintersville/2575648002/), but product types and supplies will be limited and delays with implementation will continue for most of the state. Effective medical marijuana laws have been adopted in 32 states, D.C. and the U.S. territ  more

Ohio Online Master's Programs Ranked Among Top in Nation by U.S. News & World Report
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: Four of Ohio University's online master's programs, as well as its overall online bachelor's program, were ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News and World Report in rankings released today. The four master's programs - business administration, education, engineering, and information technology - were ranked among the top 100 programs in the nation. They are among 52 programs ranging from associate's to master's o  more

Ohio State Online Programs Earn Top Rankings From U.S. News
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Online bachelor's and nursing programs rated among top 3 in 2019 issue * * * For the fifth consecutive year, The Ohio State University's online bachelor's and nursing programs have been named among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The 2019 rankings were released today. Ohio State's online master of science in nursing program is ranked No. 2 nationally and No. 1 among public institutions (Johns   more

Ohio University Efforts to Address Affordability and Efficiency Net $13M in Direct Savings to Students Through Measures Implemented in 2018
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - Students saved an additional $1.637M in out-of-pocket savings due to textbook initiatives * * * At Ohio University, we believe every student deserves an education that helps them unlock their limitless potential. That's why we have made a commitment to access and affordability as part of our promise for a high-quality education. In addition to developing unique, institutional affordability initiatives, the U  more

Ohio Wesleyan University: 'The Central Park Five'
DELAWARE, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Ohio Wesleyan University issued the following news release: * * * - Author, Filmmaker Sarah Burns to Screen, Discuss Documentary Jan. 30 at Ohio Wesleyan University * * * Five black and Latino teenagers were convicted of the 1989 rape and beating of a white jogger in New York City's Central Park and then spent between six and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the near-fatal crime. How could this happen? Author and fil  more

Ohio: Limited Medical Cannabis Access Begins
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: Limited sales of medical cannabis products began this week in Ohio -- some two-and-one-half years after the program was initially signed into law. Under the law, cannabis-specific products may be dispensed as oils, tinctures, edibles, patches, or as herbal material. Smoking herbal cannabis is not permitted under the measure; however, the measure does not clarify how this pr  more

Online Accelerated MBA Ranked Among Top Midwest Programs by Online MBA Report
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University's Online Accelerated MBA was ranked No. 3 in Ohio and as one of the Top 20 Online MBA programs in the Midwest by the Online MBA Report for 2019. This is the third year that CSU's innovative program has been ranked by the Online MBA Report as one of the Top 20 Online MBA programs. The ranking places CSU in the top 5% of Midwest Online MBA programs considered. The Online MBA Rep  more

OnMain Taking Next Steps to Redevelop Former Fairgrounds
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: The University of Dayton and Premier Health are taking big steps early this year to position the former Montgomery County fairgrounds for redevelopment. The transformed property will be known as onMain: Dayton's Imagination District, a signature neighborhood to attract jobs, economic development and innovation. The two anchor institutions, which purchased the 38-acre site at South Main and Stewart Streets in 2017,  more

Panel Discussion Assesses Future of Global Trade
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Cleveland State University issued the following news release: Cleveland State University's Global Business Center will host a panel discussion for area businesses highlighting current and future trends in international trade. The event will cover current U.S. relations with China, the potential impact of Brexit implementation on the regional economy and the pending replacement of the North American Free Trade Agreement. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Thursd  more

Political Scientist Kevin Cope Named Associate Professor of Law
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia, Jan. 16 -- The University of Virginia School of Law issued the following news: * * * - Research Focuses on International Law, Migration, Empirical Analysis * * * Kevin Cope, an expert in international law who develops new legal data for cutting-edge research, has joined the University of Virginia School of Law faculty as an associate professor of law. Through sophisticated textual analysis techniques, Cope's work promises to reveal insights into the process of mak  more

Polymer Puree: UA Explores 'Polymer Science of Cooking'
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- The University of Akron issued the following news release: A pound of polymers, a pinch of microcrystals, a dollop of hydrogel and - bon appetit - the table is set for a new course this semester at The University of Akron: "Polymer Science of Cooking." The course - a natural sciences colloquium in the Drs. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Honors College - is an introduction to the basic concepts of polymer science for undergraduate honors students. It uses common foods,   more

Randolph Professor Featured in New York Times for Work as Diversity Ambassador in Brewing Industry
LYNCHBURG, Virginia, Jan. 13 -- Randolph College issued the following news release: J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham, a Randolph communication studies professor, has made national headlines recently as the first-ever diversity ambassador for the Brewers Association. On January 11, Columbus Business First published an article about her keynote at the fifth annual Ohio Craft Brewers Conference in Columbus, Ohio. And on January 14, she was featured in The New York Times for her work, including her devel  more

Report: BC3 No. 1 Again With Lowest Tuition, Highest Salary-to-Cost Ratio
BUTLER, Pa., Jan. 18 -- Butler County Community College issued the following news: For the second consecutive year, Butler County Community College, with six locations in eight counties, has been recognized as offering the most affordable tuition and having the highest salary -to-cost ratio among more than 40 regional colleges and universities, according to U.S. Department of Education College Scoreboard data analyzed and published by the Pittsburgh Business Times. BC3's average net annual pri  more

School Lunch Programs Continue Despite Government Shutdown
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- Cincinnati Public Schools issued the following news: The federally-funded school lunch programs will continue, despite the ongoing government shut down, according to Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) Food Service Director Jessica Shelly. The school breakfast program, the fresh fruit and vegetable program, and the national school lunch program are just some of the child nutrition programs that rely on federal funding from the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutri  more

School of Medicine Names New Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Engagement
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Jan. 17 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Crystal Vance has been named assistant director of development and alumni engagement at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health. A native of Lavalette, West Virginia, Vance has more than 10 years of experience in the Columbus, Ohio, advertising and media market. Since 2011, Vance has served as the business development and marketing manager for Triad Marketing & Me  more

Science, Math and Technology EXPO at North
AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- Akron Public Schools issued the following news: * * * - EXPO Resources and Registration * * * The 63rd annual APS Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math EXPO will be held at North High School on January 26 beginning at 8 a.m. Registration for student projects is January 10. Information is available on individual projects as well as team projects. In addition, videos have been created regarding what to bring to the EXPO, what to wear to the EXPO, how to meet (an  more

State Funding for Antipoverty Programs Falls as Need Grows
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Policy Matters Ohio, a 501(c)3 non-profit and nonpartisan state policy research institute, issued the following news release: In 2017, 14.9 percent of the state's residents lived in poverty - up from 13.3 percent in 2006. Despite this high poverty, a new report from Policy Matters Ohio shows that state policymakers have allowed support for some of the most crucial antipoverty programs to atrophy. Human services are funded by a partnership between state and local gove  more

The 17 Different Ways Your Face Conveys Happiness
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- Ohio State University issued the following news: * * * - Humans have more universal ways of expressing happiness than any other emotion, study finds * * * Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found. And while our faces can convey a multitude of emotions--from anger to sadness to riotous joy--the number of ways our faces can co  more

The Buckeye Institute: Disappointing December Jobs Numbers in an Otherwise Impressive Year
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- 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. "December was a disappointing job growth month for Ohio in an otherwise impressive year. The private sector lost 500 jobs in December, with a large decline in the retail sector (4,300 lost jobs), even during the Christmas seas  more

Tyrone Carr to Serve as Ohio University's Interim LGBT Center Director
ATHENS, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Ohio University issued the following news release: * * * - University to begin national search to fill critical role * * * Tyrone Carr, who has advanced Ohio University's diversity and inclusion efforts throughout his past 28 years of service, has been named interim director of the University's LGBT Center. "Ohio University is an accepting and supportive space where all students are welcome. Our LGBT Center, which just celebrated its twentieth year, provides advoca  more

U.S. News Ranks Wright State Online Programs Among Best for 2019
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 15 -- Wright State University issued the following news: U.S. News & World Report has named Wright State University's online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing as among the best in the nation for 2019. The magazine based its rankings on instructor engagement with students, student excellence, student services and technology, expert opinion, and faculty credentials and training. Scores were calculated using data that the program reported to U.S. News in a st  more

UC Announces Bicentennial Grant Recipients
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Community engagement grants celebrate UC's commitment to urban impact * * * The University of Cincinnati will partner with 15 Greater Cincinnati nonprofit organizations in the coming years to celebrate and extend UC's commitment to urban impact in Greater Cincinnati. UC President Neville Pinto announced the recipients of the UC Bicentennial Community Engagement Grants Tuesday, Jan. 15, at an opening  more

UC Blue Ash Receives Its Largest Gift
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Alumnus Eric Broyles donates $1 million for scholarships * * * University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College has received a $1 million gift--the largest gift in the college's history--from alumnus Eric Broyles, UC Blue Ash '90, BBA '92. The donation supports the Eric C. Broyles Student Success Scholarship Fund, created for UC Blue Ash students intending to pursue a bachelor's degree at UC's Uptown campus  more

UC Professor Evaluates Dust From Dangerous Powders
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - A UC professor models the dustiness of chemical powders within rotating drums to reduce health risks * * * Chemical manufacturing byproducts like powders can be dangerous when inhaled. Knowing how these sometimes hazardous powders transform into aerosol is important in preventing long-term health problems. "There is a risk of inhalation by whoever is handling these powders, so it's necessary to clas  more

UC Researchers Use Tech to Help People With Speech Impediments
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 14 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: For many, talking comes so naturally that we rarely think about it. But there's a lot at play when we talk: our lips, teeth and tongues all work together to produce desired sounds. Even our nose plays a part in this routine - pronouncing "n" or "m" rely on coordination between the mouth and nose. People affected by a structural disorder called velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI), however, have difficulty proper  more

UC, Canadian Connection Creates Global Awareness
CINCINNATI, Ohio, Jan. 17 -- The University of Cincinnati issued the following news: * * * - Students in UC's Honors Program collaborate internationally to learn about sustainable economic solutions * * * As students return to a cold and blustery campus, one group at the University of Cincinnati is still motivated by the warm feelings from their Canadian study abroad last semester. Fifteen undergraduates from UC's Honors Program teamed up with students from the University of Quebec at Montr  more

UM Ranked Among Nation's Best Online Graduate Degrees in Education
OXFORD, Mississippi, Jan. 15 -- The University of Mississippi issued the following news release: * * * - Ole Miss school climbs in U.S. News rankings * * * U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi among the nation's top institutions for online graduate degrees in education. At No. 34, the UM School of Education climbed more than 120 spots from U.S. News' 2018 rankings and is tied with education schools at Ohio University, University of Kansas and the University of S  more

University of Charleston School of Pharmacy to Compete in National Consumers League Script Your Future Inter-Disciplinary Challenge
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Jan. 18 -- University of Charleston issued the following news release: From January 21 to March 22, 2019, an interdisciplinary student team from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP), nursing, and physician assistant programs will kick off a series of community outreach activities throughout West Virginia and southern Ohio to raise awareness about the health consequences of not taking medication as directed. They will join with health professions stu  more

University of Dayton Joins Say Yes to Education National Higher Education Compact
DAYTON, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- University of Dayton issued the following news release: The University of Dayton has pledged support to Say Yes to Education, a nonprofit that works with communities toward a goal of graduating every high school student and sending them to college. The more than 100 colleges and universities in the Say Yes to Education National Higher Education Compact, located in 26 states and the District of Columbia, help high-achieving lower-income students in partner communities r  more

University of Findlay Announces New Vice President of Enrollment Management
FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- The University of Findlay issued the following news release: The University of Findlay is pleased to announce that Jeremy Pittman has been selected to serve as the University's new Vice President for Enrollment Management effective Feb. 4, 2019. Pittman was selected after an extensive national search. He will lead the University's strategic enrollment efforts including overseeing the offices of domestic and international admissions, financial aid, marketing and the reg  more

Wheeling Jesuit Softball Team Volunteers in Local Community
WHEELING, West Virginia, Jan. 16 -- Wheeling Jesuit University issued the following news: Over the weekend, Wheeling Jesuit University's softball team spent time volunteering at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center and Grow Ohio Valley. Both of these organizations are dedicated to improving and helping the local community through anti-hunger programs and housing assistance, meal-deliveries, promoting healthy eating, and creating cleaner environments. The team visited these two organizations   more

Wilson Named Fellow of Inter-American Photochemical Society
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Jan. 16 -- Bowling Green State University issued the following news release: Dr. Marshall Wilson, research professor in the Department of Chemistry, has had a long and illustrious career in photochemistry and photo-biochemistry. In recognition of his work, the Inter-American Photochemical Society (I-APS) has named him a Fellow, an honor reserved for only 2 percent of the society's membership of about 600. Wilson gave his award address at the I-APS annual meeting in Sarasot  more

Wright State University Foundation Launches Students First Fund
KENT, Ohio, Jan. 18 -- Wright State University issued the following news: * * * - New grants program will support student success initiatives * * * In an effort to bolster student success across the Dayton and Lake campuses, the Wright State University Foundation has created the Students First Fund -- a new grants program designed to support innovative ideas that assist students to succeed, thrive, persist, graduate and begin their careers. "Our Foundation Board of Trustees is 100 percent c  more