News & Announcements
Trevor Brown to serve as executive dean of the professional colleges
Trevor Brown, dean of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, has accepted the additional role of executive dean for professional colleges. He will serve as chair of the professional colleges cluster and convene the leaders of the seven colleges to handle pertinent matters designated by the provost. The appointment, subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, is effective December 1, 2019, to June 30, 2022.Learn More
Linkage and Leverage Grants: Fall Cycle Deadline
The Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation Linkage and Leverage Grants program seeks to Link and Leverage to address compelling food security challenges by building on our strengths in climate, environment, technology and agroecosystems; local to global engagements; new food economies; and campus food cultures and education. Deadline for fall cyle is December 19, 2019.Learn More Here
Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award Nomination Deadline
Nominations for the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, sponsored by Senate Diversity Committee and Human Resources, are due on Friday, January 17th, 2020.Learn More and Nominate
Distinguished Staff Award Nomination Deadline
Nomination for the Distinguished Staff Award, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, are due on Friday, January 17th, 2020.Learn More and Nominate
I-Corps@Ohio RFPs being accepted
The deadline to apply for the I-Corps@Ohio 2020 cohort is January 21, 2020. It's a statewide program developed to assist faculty, staff and students at Ohio colleges in validating the market potential of technologies and launching startup companies. Teams that receive funding will complete an intensive eight-week, training program designed to help understand the market, develop a commercialization strategy and attain research skills for their technology.Learn More and Apply
Transition in the College of Medicine
K. Craig Kent, MD, dean of the College of Medicine, vice president for Health Sciences and the Leslie H. and Abigail S. Wexner Dean’s Chair in Medicine, has accepted a new and exciting opportunity as executive vice president for health affairs at the University of Virginia, effective Feb. 1.
Aldama, Grejner-Brzezinska, Merritt named Distinguished University Professors
At the Board of Trustees meeting on Nov. 20, 2019, Frederick Luis Aldama, Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, and Deborah Jones Merritt were conferred with the title of Distinguished University Professor, the university's highest faculty honor.
Ohio State honors student awarded Rhodes Scholarship
Henry Wu, a fourth-year philosophy and political science major at The Ohio State University, has been named a 2020 Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarship was founded in 1902, and supports graduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Thirty-two scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding seniors and recent graduates across the United States. The Rhodes Trust selected Henry for his commitment to fighting human trafficking and researching migration patterns and policies impacting the involuntary movement of peoples.
Ohio State awards President’s Prize to two outstanding scholars
The Ohio State University has selected two graduating seniors as recipients of the 2020 President’s Prize for their dedication to improving people’s lives through the power of accessible educational experiences. Simone Bacon, of Chicago, and Jen Schlegel, who is from Coshocton, each will receive a $50,000 living stipend and up to $50,000 in startup funding through the President’s Prize, the highest university recognition bestowed on exceptional students committed to social change. They will each work with faculty mentors and other experts, while sharing their ideas and experiences with Ohio State’s global community of alumni, supporters and partners.
Zero Waste Board Meeting Supports University’s Sustainability Goals
Zero waste is defined as diverting 90% or more of waste from the landfill. Ohio State’s goal is to become a zero waste campus through recycling, compost and reuse by 2025. Ohio State’s Board of Trustees meet quarterly to discuss university business. The two-day event holds six committee meetings and concludes with a full board session. It is open to the general public and routinely hosts more than 100 attendees each day.