June 2015

Ali Rezai

The next frontier

Ohio State is ready to explore the next frontier.

In 2016, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will open a new brain and spine hospital that will meet the growing need for services for patients with neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke and many others.

The new facility will provide a place for doctors like Ali Rezai to continue their innovative work exploring the largely uncharted neurological realm.

In addition to the new hospital, a $10 million gift from alumnus Stan Ross and his wife Joan will pave the way for the Wexner Medical Center’s new Center for Brain Health and Performance, which will advance research across the entire spectrum of brain health.


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A helping hand for students

Students studying

Ohio State has taken another step toward ensuring affordability for students. President Michael V. Drake recently announced details of a new program that will provide grants to more than 12,000 current Ohio State students. This is just one of many ways the institution is acting on Drake’s 2020 Vision.


Riding to end cancer

Team Buckeye

Since its inception, Pelotonia has raised more than $82 million for cancer research at Ohio State. The 2015 renewal is set for Aug. 7-9 and a number of participants are joining the ride as a part of Team Buckeye. Alumni are getting into the act, too, with a challenge that allows you to participate wherever you live.


Studying life in America

Studying life

A recent $52 million contract renewal ensures that Ohio State will continue leading a survey that examines the lives of everyday Americans. The survey provides invaluable information to social scientists about the ways we learn, work, raise our families and more.


The ‘cool factor’ doesn't matter

Cool factor

A new nationwide study reveals that the kind of cities that attract college graduates has changed since the 1990s. In the 1990s, grads were moving to cities with fast-growing “smart” industries in fields like high tech, the study found. But since 2000, with a less vibrant national economy, college graduates are flocking toward the biggest cities with the biggest labor markets and the best chances of landing a job.


Mann helps others follow their vet med dreams

Robert Mann

Very few people are lucky enough to live out their childhood dreams. For Robert Mann, he lives his dream every day he spends working as a veterinarian. “I could not imagine my life if I were not a veterinarian and Ohio State grad,” Mann said. “It’s not just what I do, it’s who I am.”

and points of pride
High Points

Supercomputers aid Nepal. Following the recent earthquake that devastated Nepal, a team of Ohio State glacier scientists is helping to address the ensuing humanitarian crisis. With support from the Ohio Supercomputer Center, they are employing high-resolution satellite imagery – technology normally used to study glaciers – to assist with disaster relief and stabilization-planning efforts.

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Rocky O-H-I-O

Rocky O-H-I-O
Buckeye rowers have a little fun with Rocky after racing at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, PA.

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