August 2016

Pelotonia riders line up
     
 

A ride that drives innovation

Nearly 8,000 cancer fighters took to the streets to ride in Pelotonia 16 earlier this month.

The annual event has raised more than $120 million to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. So how are those funds driving innovation?

One example is the Pelotonia-funded research of Ohio State's Heather Hampel, who made a cancer discovery that spurred the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a recommendation for all newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients nationwide.

 
     
 

Snyder wins Olympic gold

Kyle Snyder

On Sunday, Kyle Snyder became the youngest Olympic wrestling champion in U.S. history when he claimed the 97kg title in Rio. This was just the latest accomplishment in a year that's also seen him win a world championship and an NCAA championship. Learn more about his journey to Olympic gold.

 
 

Traversing Ohio

State Tour

The Ohio State Tour took President Michael V. Drake and a contingent of university students and alumni to 20 different stops throughout Ohio. Learn more about some of these visits and how they provided opportunities for Drake to emphasize the importance of college access, affordability and excellence.

 
 

Unproven claims

Unproven Claims

A cross-disciplinary team of Ohio State researchers has discovered that e-cigarette manufacturers are making health claims that likely won't stand up to new Food and Drug Administration regulations.

 
 

Supporting students and teaching

Ratmir Timashev

Veeam Software Corporation, co-founded by arts and sciences alumnus Ratmir Timashev and his partner Andrei Baronov, has made a gift of $5 million to the College of Arts and Sciences to support student scholarships and teaching in chemical physics and data analytics.

 
     
 
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Accomplishments 
and points of pride
 
High Points

Most donors in Ohio State history — again. A record-breaking 245,653 alumni and friends supported the university in the last fiscal year. They contributed $454 million in total giving, with $388 million in cash — also records. The generosity of Buckeye Nation has never been greater as the university prepares to celebrate the conclusion of the But for Ohio State Campaign.

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Share your pride

Four young children showing their

Starting them young
Ohio State alumna Ashlie Henricks '11 shared this photo of children in her family taken during a vacation this summer at Hilton Head. Pictured are cousins Libby (age 2), Mason (age 1), Maggie (age 4) and Madeline (age 3).

 
     
 
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