The Ohio State University Alumni Association


Winter 2021
Ice sages

Ice sages

Pioneers of paleoclimatology

Pioneers of paleoclimatology

Learn from the experiences of Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie Thompson as they reflect on the value of personal identity, facing your fears and forging paths for others.

Lives in science and service

Lives in science and service

​See how the careers of Ohio State paleoclimatologists Ellen Mosley-Thompson and Lonnie Thompson have grown in tandem with humans’ understanding of climate change.​

How do you collect an ice core?

How do you collect an ice core?

Gathering ice from the world’s most remote places takes a team and equipment specially prepared for extreme temperatures and terrain. Follow along on one trip to Peru. See the steps.

A frozen history of Earth’s climate

A frozen history of Earth’s climate

Similar to rings in a tree trunk, layers of glaciers show what Earth’s climate was like as the ice formed. Find out what the Thompsons’ ice cores can reveal. See an ice core.

Vision for a model land grant

Vision for a model land grant

President Kristina M. Johnson intends to make The Ohio State University a model for the 21st century land grant university. Read more about her vision.

Feeling at home and invested

Feeling at home and invested

Discover how Veronica Meinhard, the wife of President Kristina M. Johnson, plans to help The Ohio State University achieve debt-free degrees at scale.

You are the foundation of our tenacious family

You are the foundation of our tenacious family

President Kristina M. Johnson thanks alumni for being incredible Buckeye ambassadors. Read more about her memorable first year at The Ohio State University.

You’re changing the world

You’re changing the world

Buckeyes the world over put their talents to work to create discoveries, welcoming homes and a safer planet.

Applying inspiration

Applying inspiration

Taylor Gruenwald documented a home renovation on the social media platform TikTok. Learn how she engaged her massive following.

Embracing community

Embracing community

Leaning on her experiences as an Evans Scholar at Ohio State, learn how Taylor Gruenwald builds up communities through an appreciation for individual differences.

Test your ‘Jeopardy!’ chops

Test your ‘Jeopardy!’ chops

Get to know Buckeye Matt Amodio. The second-winningest “Jeopardy!” champion, answers questions about neural networks, trivia and choosing Ohio State.

In a word, grateful

In a word, grateful

Legendary quarterback and new author Rex Kern reflects on life, football and friends such as Woody Hayes.

Head start with heart

Head start with heart

At 18, Lizzie Chung will earn diplomas from high school and Ohio State, getting a jump on her mission to cure MS.

A model for accessibility

A model for accessibility

Learn how Caroline Karbowski, Ohio State senior and leader of the nonprofit See3D, empowers students who are visually impaired to make their own discoveries.

Is the U.S. energy grid ready for the future?

Is the U.S. energy grid ready for the future?

Ohio State Professor Abdollah Shafieezadeh explains why the U.S. needs to act now to secure the power grid from hackers, harsh weather and disparities.

Lending a hand, and an ear

Lending a hand, and an ear

Morgan Weininger is improving lives, safety and empathy by connecting people who are homeless to resources and support.

A relationship builder

A relationship builder

Alumni association board member Said Sariolghalam turns to his alma mater for social and service opportunities.

The gifts learning bestows

The gifts learning bestows

Charlotte Jenkins Shroyer shares her uniquely American journey from hardscrabble start to a PhD and beyond.

Perspectives

Perspectives

Buckeye alumni write to Ohio State Alumni Magazine about recent stories and to share stories of their own. Read their ideas and reactions in their own words.

Web exclusives

How to boost your energy

How to boost your energy

Boosting physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy can help people move from tired to fulfilled. Ohio State’s chief wellness officer shares how.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Remembering Ohio State alumni who recently passed away.