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1. Alumni generate Pulitzer pride
2. Researchers receive top honors in science
3. New undergrad major fosters medical research
4. New veterinary public health specialization created
5. Graduate School undergoes review
6. Piketon Endeavor Center opens for business
7. Knowlton School of Architecture honored for literary style
8. College of Veterinary Medicine names new dean
9. Dentistry faculty named best in U.S.
10. SBS honors Huber Faculty Fellows
11. Professor reaps agricultural acclaim 12. Engineering
prof receives NSF CAREER Award
********** TOP HEADLINES FOR MAY 2005
ALUMNI GENERATE PULITZER PRIDE
Three Ohio State graduates won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for excellence in
editorial cartooning, national reporting, and feature writing. All three say
their Ohio State education and experiences were instrumental in helping them
capture the prize.
- Nick Anderson, editorial cartoonist for the Louisville Courier-Journal,
was cited "for his unusual graphic style that produced extraordinarily
thoughtful and powerful messages." Anderson, who earned his B.A. in
Political Science in 1990, was cartoonist for Ohio State's student
newspaper, The Lantern, during his career as a student.
- Walt Bogdanich, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, won his
second career Pulitzer "for his heavily documented stories about the
corporate cover-up of responsibility for fatal accidents at railway
crossings." Bogdanich earned his master's degree in 1976 as part of the
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.
- Julia Keller, a Chicago Tribune reporter, was recognized "for her
gripping, meticulously reconstructed account of a deadly 10-second tornado
that ripped through Utica, Ill." Keller earned her Ph.D. in English from
Ohio State in 1995. She reported for The Columbus Dispatch from 1981 to
READ MORE http://www.osu.edu/dosomethinggreat/pulitzer05/index.php
RESEARCHERS RECEIVE TOP HONORS IN SCIENCE
Two Ohio State researchers--a noted glaciologist and an acclaimed inorganic
chemist--have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the
country's most prestigious scientific honors:
- Lonnie Thompson, Distinguished University Professor of geological sciences
and an expert on the effects that global climate change is having on the
shrinking of glaciers and ice fields around the globe
- Malcolm Chisholm, a professor of chemistry and leading researcher in the
field of developing "smart" materials and innovative polymers.
READ MORE http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/newnas.htm
NEW UNDERGRAD MAJOR FOSTERS MEDICAL RESEARCH
Ohio State's College of Medicine and Public Health will offer a new
undergrad major autumn quarter for incoming students interested in combining
health care with advanced scientific research. The biomedical science major
will be based in the School of Allied Medical Professions and is designed to
prepare students for medical school, a biomedical research program, or one
of many professional health or health-related programs.
NEW VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIZATION CREATED
To address the increasing threat of diseases passed from animals to humans,
the College of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Public Health have
created a new veterinary public health specialization within the Master of
Public Health (MPH) degree program. The program, particularly beneficial to
students planning to apply to a DVM program, is currently taking
applications for autumn quarter 2005.
READ MORE http://vet.osu.edu/vetpublichealth
GRADUATE SCHOOL UNDERGOES REVIEW
Executive Vice President and Provost Barbara Snyder has charged an 11-member
committee to review the Graduate School. Chaired by Paul Beck, dean of
social and behavioral sciences, the committee is being asked to consider the
current structure and functions of the school, define an optimal structure
and functions, and make recommendations.
PIKETON ENDEAVOR CENTER OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Construction of a new Ohio State business facility, designed to increase
jobs and boost economic development throughout southern Ohio, is now
complete and open for business. The 27,000-square-foot Endeavor Center
Business Incubator and Training Facility, located on the grounds of Ohio
State's South Centers at Piketon, is available to assist local business
owners in expansion or to help jump-start new businesses.
READ MORE http://southcenters.osu.edu
KNOWLTON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE HONORED FOR LITERARY STYLE
The KSA Library received the Award of Excellence in the American Institute
of Architects and the American Library Association's 2005 Library Buildings
Award Program, which recognizes excellence in the architectural design and
planning of libraries. The KSA library is a two-story, glass-box, book-lined
room overlooking a rooftop garden. The library has 30,000 volumes and
seating for 70 people in 40 table seats and 30 lounge chairs, each designed
by a famous architect or designer.
READ MORE http://knowlton.osu.edu/newscenter/show.asp?ID=469
COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE NAMES NEW DEAN
Thomas Rosol, Ohio State's former senior associate vice president for
research, has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Since Rosol joined Ohio State's faculty in 1986, he has taught in the
College of Medicine and Public Health, the College of Dentistry, and in the
College of Veterinary Medicine. Subject to approval by the Board of
Trustees, his appointment begins July 1.
READ MORE http://vet.osu.edu/1121.htm
DENTISTRY FACULTY NAMED BEST IN U.S.
Eighteen of the 53 Columbus-area dentists named as "The Best Dentists in
America" are members of Ohio State's College of Dentistry faculty. The South
Carolina firm Woodward/White, Inc. conducted a nationwide survey of dentists
and compiled a database of more than 7,000 dentists in eight specialties,
"The Best Dentists in America 2004-05." The College of Dentistry is part of
the Ohio State Health Sciences Center, one of the most comprehensive health
sciences centers in the U.S.
SBS HONORS HUBER FACULTY FELLOWS
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has selected three Joan N.
Huber Faculty Fellows: John Bruno, professor of psychology and neuroscience
whose research deals with reducing the impact of age- and trauma-related
deficits; David Jacobs, professor of sociology and renowned scholar in
criminology and political sociology; and Mei-Po Kwan, professor of geography
whose research focuses on individual accessibility in space-time,
telecommunications, and information technologies; human activity patterns;
and gender and race issues in urban transportation.
READ MORE http://www.osu.edu/news/lvl2_news_story.php?id=1064
PROFESSOR REAPS AGRICULTURAL ACCLAIM
Internationally recognized soil scientist Rattan Lal is one of two
recipients of this year's Norman E. Borlaug Award, presented annually for
contributions to global food security. Lal, who directs the Carbon
Management and Sequestration Center at Ohio State, focuses on soil carbon
sequestration as a means to improve soil quality, advance food security, and
use sound agricultural practices to help control the release of carbon
dioxide into the atmosphere.
READ MORE http://www.ag.ohio-state.edu/~news/story.php?id=3062
ENGINEERING PROF EARNS NSF CAREER AWARD
Katharine Flores, materials science and engineering, has received a
prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development
Program CAREER Award. Flores was awarded $500,000 over five years for her
proposal, "Development of a Structurally Based Plastic Flow Model to Enhance
the Utilization of Bulk Metallic Glasses."
READ MORE http://www.eng.ohio-state.edu/news/coe_news/coe_news.html
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