September 2016

Performers on stage

A dramatic intervention

A new Ohio State study showed improvement in the social and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) using a signature approach pairing the recitation of Shakespeare’s rhythmic language with physical gesture.

The Shakespeare and Autism program is a collaborative effort between Ohio State’s Nisonger Center and the Department of Theatre. It shows increasing promise as a way to improve social interaction for those dealing with ASD.


‘Circle of greatness’

Ohio State football players

Ohio State football players from six decades gathered last fall, sharing the memories and lifelong lessons they gleaned from winning championships with the Buckeyes. Learn more about the championship insights they shared.


Making sense of the senseless

Maggie Smith

When alumna Maggie Smith sat down to write her poem “Good Bones,” she didn’t do so with a goal of helping thousands of people cope with grief. She just wanted to find a way to channel the angst created from watching her children growing up in a conflicted world.


Emotion reliever?

Pain reliever

Acetaminophen is the country’s most commonly used pain reliever and fever reducer. A recent Ohio State study suggests that when it relieves your pain, it may be staving off emotion, too.


Gift to benefit Ohio State scholarships


The Ohio State University has received $5 million from Local 423 — the largest gift received as part of the Ohio Scholarship Challenge — which doubles the impact of the union’s generosity and ensures it will benefit students for generations to come.

and points of pride
High Points

International exemplar. When Prince Albert II of Monaco wanted to learn more about innovative approaches to environmental and sustainability challenges, he turned to Ohio State — visiting with President Drake and a host of university leaders, scientists and students during a fact-finding tour of campus. Of particular interest were the nationally recognized zero-waste efforts at Ohio Stadium.

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Share your pride

Friends visit Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Buckeyes
Ohio State alumni (from left) John H. Thrush ’69 and Joan Frenee Duplain Thrush ’68 share their pride with friends Rose and John Lorenzen during a recent visit to Red Rock Canyon in Waterton Lakes Park, Alberta, Canada.

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