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Living history

If you could get in a time machine and go back to a moment in history, where--and when--would you go? For a group of Ohio State undergraduates, the fantasy of such travel was almost reality, as they visited Central Pacific sites alongside veterans who battled there during World War II.

"Hearing the stories of courage and sacrifice firsthand from veterans who fought, and in many cases bled, on these battlefields makes it come alive," says trip co-leader and history professor Peter Mansoor. "This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these young men and women."

Discover what it was like to walk the sands of Iwo Jima with war heroes.

Take a stand


Americans are sitting more and more--with negative consequences for our bodies, from increased cancer risk to obesity. Workers who avoid prolonged sitting--walking for five minutes every hour burns 10 pounds a year--can reap health benefits.

Find out how Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center is standing up against sedentary work habits.

Brave Buckeyes


Brave, the latest in a string of Pixar hits, has Ohio State ties: Steve May, chief technology officer at Pixar, is one of several alumni who worked on the film.

Read about the Brave Buckeyes, and learn about Ohio State's Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, a trailblazer in the field of computer animation.

Distant relations


Next time you start getting mad, pretend you're a fly on the wall, observing the situation from afar. According to an Ohio State study, adopting a detached view helps curb aggressive thoughts and angry feelings.

Get more info on the useful technique researchers call "self-distancing."

Riding for a cure

With Pelotonia 2012 less than a month away, riders and supporters are gearing up to raise money in the fight against cancer. Every penny goes directly to innovative cancer research at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Learn how Buckeyes on bicycles are becoming one of cancer's biggest enemies.

Share your pride

O-H-I-O: Special engagement

On the day she graduated from Ohio State with her MBA, Jennifer Garrett got the surprise of a lifetime. Her boyfriend, Sean, proposed marriage--with help from President Gee.

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July 2012

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