April 2015

2020 Vision

2020 Vision

During his first months as Ohio State’s 15th president, Michael V. Drake looked, listened and learned.

With time, his observations developed into a vision for the university, a path firmly grounded in Ohio State’s land-grant mission but one that also acknowledges the challenges of the modern-day world. Drake unveiled the plan during his investiture ceremony March 31, sharing a message of inclusive excellence with more than 1,500 guests in attendance and thousands more watching online from 38 countries.

Drake outlined the focus areas Ohio State will tackle in the next five years — access, affordability and teaching excellence; community engagement; and diversity and inclusion. In today’s world, he noted, “The university must continue to be a beacon that illuminates the clearest path to the American Dream.”


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Investment in innovation


From anti-cancer drugs to chemical warfare antidotes to energy-efficient materials, Ohio State’s new CBEC building will enhance the university’s already leading-edge work in many different areas. The new facility, part of the university’s framework plan, had its grand opening in April, which was a chance to recognize its promise and acknowledge those who helped make it happen.


Spring has sprung on campus

Spring at Ohio State

The trees on the Oval are blooming, spring break is past and the end of the spring semester is looming. It is a great time to be at Ohio State, and it is also one of the most beautiful times of the year on campus. Take a look at images from spring on a blossoming campus.


Like oil and water

Like oil and water

The piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at Ohio State doesn’t look like a very big deal, but it could make a significant difference for future environmental cleanups. Water passes through the mesh but oil doesn’t, thanks to a nearly invisible oil-repelling coating on its surface.


A magnetic discovery

Magnet that controls heat

Heat, it turns out, has a magnetic personality. As strange as it may sound, Ohio State researchers have discovered – for the first time ever – that a magnet can control heat. “This adds a new dimension to our understanding of acoustic waves,” said Joseph Heremans, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Nanotechnology and professor of mechanical engineering.


Great things happen when #BuckeyesGive

Buckeyes Give

Students, volunteers, faculty and staff across the university are writing notes and making calls to thank Ohio State supporters. See the impact of giving at Ohio State and learn more about the great things that happen when #BuckeyesGive.

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High Points

Solving the most pressing neurological disorders. Next year, the Wexner Medical Center will open a new hospital to meet the growing needs for services for patients with neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. As part of Ohio State’s Neurological Institute, services and research at the Brain and Spine Hospital will improve the diagnosis, treatment and likelihood of finding a cure for these diseases.

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Buckeye Birthday in Barcelona

Buckeye Birthday in Barcelona!
“We had just left Camp Nou when the sun was setting on another perfect day in España. While we are merely shadows in the image, make no mistake, the vibrant city definitely felt our presence. Happy 28th Sagar! Go Bucks!” --Darshan Patel, ’09, ’11

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