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Advising Obama

Both on the home front and abroad, President Barack Obama and his administration have plenty of decisions to make.

Ohio State experts across campus--economists, health care policy experts, political scientists, and more--recently gave the Ohio State Alumni Magazine their advice to the new president.

Read university experts' advice on five critical issues.

"How I got to college"

Gregory Washington is the interim dean of the College of Engineering. But years ago, he was the first in his family to pursue an education beyond high school. He eventually earned his doctorate--and inspired his mom to go back to school.

Watch Washington discuss his path to college.

Learn more about Ohio State financial aid resources.

A time to heal

Iraqi academics want to return to the glory days, when their universities were seen as some of the Middle East's best institutions of higher education.

A group of Iraqi college presidents recently visited Ohio State to learn about technology and teaching techniques.

Find out more.

Old habits die hard

Employees with previous work experience bring valuable knowledge and skills to their new jobs. But some of what they learned may actually hurt their work performance, according to a new Ohio State study.

Find out which new employees do best--and what managers can learn from the study.

Solar solution

Low-income Columbus children will soon have a new way to get to after-school programs: a small fleet of electric vehicles. Ohio State engineering students and researchers will design the vans and a solar-recharging station, while business students will analyze how the program works.

Read about the Ford grant that makes the program possible.

Share your spirit

O-H-I-O: Military promotion

Promotion to Brigadier General: Mike Murray (Class of '82) in Ft. Hood, Texas. Pictured from right to left: Gen. Murray, his wife Jane Murray, brother Matt Murray, and sister Cindy Murray (Class of '88). See more images.

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