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2015

2015 in review

2015 in review
December 22, 2015 - Buckeyes achieved greatness throughout 2015, from becoming college football’s undisputed national champions to advancing research across varied disciplines to making a difference globally. We celebrated traditions, marked Brutus’ 50th and examined how the student experience has changed while also pressing forward with a new vision for our great land-grant university.

Autumn commencement

Autumn commencement
December 21, 2015 - About 3,000 Buckeyes joined the ranks of alumni on Sunday. The commencement address was given by Frank Shankwitz, co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Joseph Sullivant Medal was awarded to Thomas D. Brock ('49, '50 and '52), who is credited with the discovery of microorganisms that grow at very high temperatures in the geothermally heated waters in Yellowstone Park hot springs - one of the fundamental milestones of microbiology.

What is a Buckeye?

What is a Buckeye?
December 17, 2015 - "What is a Buckeye?" was a top Google search in 2015. Many of us know that a Buckeye is a poisonous nut -- and Ohio State's beloved mascot. But, being a Buckeye means something different to everyone. Read through our Storify to see how people answered this question on social media.

Innovation in the Andes

Innovation in the Andes
December 14, 2015 - Ohio State is known around the world for its climate change research. Now, scientists are using new ideas to study melting glaciers in the Peruvian Andes.

Rivalry 101

Rivalry 101
November 28, 2015 - On Nov. 28, the Buckeyes take on the Wolverines at Ann Arbor – the 112th occasion of a game that's recognized as one of the greatest sports rivalries of all time. Use our interactive timeline to take a look back at The Game, from its humble 1901 inception in Columbus to the 1950 Snow Bowl to the Urban Era.

Pelotonia 15 breaks records

Pelotonia 15 breaks records
November 13, 2015 - While the Ohio State community celebrates a record-breaking $23,659,675 raised this year to end cancer, we take a look back at #Pelotonia15 through the eyes of riders, researchers, patients and families.

Legacy of service

Legacy of service
November 10, 2015 - The buildings in the North Residential District may be new, but the tradition of honoring Ohio State veterans who died in service has been longstanding.

You're a good Buckeye, Charlie Brown.

You're a good Buckeye, Charlie Brown.
November 06, 2015 - Ohio State plays a major role in the cartoon classic’s big-screen debut.

Happy birthday, Brutus!

Happy birthday, Brutus!
November 05, 2015 - Brutus Buckeye, the beloved Ohio State mascot, is turning 50. From his fiberglass days to his dance moves on the field, take a look back in time to celebrate memorable moments.

Sustainability in action

Sustainability in action
October 30, 2015 - Every day, in countless ways, Buckeyes take responsibility for their environmental footprint and add sustainability to the list of reasons to be proud of Ohio State. Use this interactive map to discover many ways sustainability initiatives are flourishing here.

Cultural exchange

Cultural exchange
October 26, 2015 - The Best Damn Band in the Land’s British invasion was a chance to showcase Ohio State’s top musical talent on an international stage. And for the students, it was a cultural experience like no other.

Inspired design

Inspired design
October 16, 2015 - A public art project transforms mundane structures downtown and challenges people to think of new uses for everyday spaces.

'Honor of a lifetime'

'Honor of a lifetime'
October 01, 2015 - Game day hype builds to one big moment for Ohio State’s 60th drum major, Nathan MacMaster. Standing at the top of a long, dark ramp, listening to the roar of 100,000-plus fans – he focuses on the job ahead and relies on the decades of tradition behind him.

Saving lives in Malawi

Saving lives in Malawi
September 18, 2015 - The small African country of Malawi experiences low life expectancy, high rates of infant mortality and high incidence of HIV. Researchers and students at Ohio State are teaming up with some Malawians, an international aid group and other universities to find ways to improve – and even save – lives.

Faces of affordability

Faces of affordability
September 18, 2015 - Approximately 12,000 undergraduate students returned to campus this autumn with a boost in financial support after Ohio State awarded $15 million in President's Affordability Grants. Below are just a few of their stories.

50 years of 'Sloopy'

50 years of 'Sloopy'
September 02, 2015 - As "Hang on Sloopy" celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, take a walk back through time to learn about the song's roots in rhythm and blues and how it became a tradition at Ohio State. Hear from the artists who brought "Sloopy" to life and to Ohio Stadium.

Keeping college affordable

Keeping college affordable
September 02, 2015 - Ohio State’s affordability summit engaged the university community in a robust discussion on how it will lead the national conversation on affordable excellence.

Vision on tour

Vision on tour
August 18, 2015 - President Michael V. Drake took his 2020 Vision on the road this summer to the small towns and big cities of Ohio. He shared details of his plans for making college more accessible and affordable while continuing to invest in excellence in teaching at Ohio State.

"Remember when?"
August 17, 2015 - Ohio State researchers use brain scans to reveal what happens when people recall memories sparked by their own photos. Their work provides a new path to study conditions like Alzheimer's disease.

Summer commencement

Summer commencement
August 10, 2015 - Approximately 1,700 degrees were awarded to proud Ohio State students - and now proud alumni - during the summer 2015 commencement ceremony.

Pelotonia powerhouse

Pelotonia powerhouse
July 30, 2015 - Every August, thousands of riders hop on their bikes with one goal: to end cancer. Pelotonia, a two-day ride that crisscrosses central Ohio, has raised more than $92 million so far to fund cancer research at Ohio State. Below are the stories of a few Team Buckeye members and why they ride.

100 years of song

100 years of song
July 20, 2015 - What every Buckeye should know about the Orton Hall Chimes on their 100th anniversary.

Thanks, Archie!

Thanks, Archie!
July 06, 2015 - As Archie Griffin steps down as CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association and prepares for a new advisory role at Ohio State, Buckeyes are taking the time to thank him and ask the questions they have always wanted to pose.

Art of matchmaking

Art of matchmaking
June 30, 2015 - The Wexner Center for the Arts closed its 25th anniversary season with a transformative performance by world-renowned artist and Ohio State professor Ann Hamilton and critically heralded SITI Company. Collaborations like this are what the Wex does best — and give Ohio State a stellar reputation beyond Columbus.

Studying life in America

Studying life in America
June 17, 2015 - A recent $52 million contract renewal ensures that Ohio State will continue leading a survey that examines the lives of everyday Americans, which provides invaluable information to social scientists about the way we learn, work, raise our families and more.

Affordable excellence

Affordable excellence
June 05, 2015 - Ohio State announces $15 million in President's Affordability Grants, and the Board of Trustees approve President Drake's freeze in tuition, fees, room and board as part of his 2020 Vision.

Orientation 2015

Orientation 2015
May 28, 2015 - Thousands of new Buckeyes will visit Ohio State’s campus this summer for orientation. What will they discover?

Navigating stress

Navigating stress
May 26, 2015 - An Ohio State researcher explains how her research has found its way “from the bench to the people” and is helping to lessen everyday stress in the lives of workers.

Congratulations, graduates!

Congratulations, graduates!
May 11, 2015 - On May 10, Ohio State welcomed more than 10,700 Buckeyes into the alumni family. Click through the photos to see some highlights from this special Buckeye moment.

President Drake proposes freeze in tuition, fees, room and board.

President Drake proposes freeze in tuition, fees, room and board.
May 08, 2015 - As part of his 2020 Vision, President Drake proposes freeze in tuition, fees, room and board.

#OSUgrad family: Archie and Adam Griffin

#OSUgrad family: Archie and Adam Griffin
May 04, 2015 - When Archie Griffin addresses the 2015 graduating class at this spring’s commencement ceremony, he also will be congratulating his son, Adam Griffin.

Perfect alignment

Perfect alignment
April 23, 2015 - Now embarking on its second decade, Ohio State’s mobile dental clinic works with Columbus area schools to provide much-needed care for thousands of children.

Ohio State in bloom

Ohio State in bloom
April 17, 2015 - From magnolia blossoms to colorful tulips to frisbee on the Oval, campus is in bloom.

A mark of distinction

A mark of distinction
April 09, 2015 - Meet 10 Ohio State professors honored for their passion for teaching through the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Whether they're teaching the history of the Holocaust or primate behaviors, each professor has an inspirational story and a passion for making a difference in each student's life.

Great things happen when Buckeyes give

Great things happen when Buckeyes give
April 08, 2015 - 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.

2020 Vision

2020 Vision
April 01, 2015 - “As we approach the university’s 150th birthday – just five years from now – we must re-envision our land-grant role in the modern light of the 21st century.” – President Michael V. Drake

Investment in innovation

Investment in innovation
March 30, 2015 - 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.

Strange attraction

Strange attraction
March 23, 2015 - Study shows magnets can control heat and sound.

Denman Forum celebrates its 20th anniversary

Denman Forum celebrates its 20th anniversary
March 23, 2015 - More than 600 Ohio State students presented their work at this year’s Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
From discovering new medical technologies to exploring the health of military families, their research seeks to answer questions and solve problems.

Buckeye Voices

Buckeye Voices
March 06, 2015 - From Ohio State’s tradition of research to the experiences of students serving communities around the world, the university community has an abundance of fresh perspectives and expertise. Buckeye Voices shares those insights in blog postings from senior leaders, alumni, faculty, students and staff.

Upp and coming

Upp and coming
February 23, 2015 - For men's basketball student manager Derek Upp, being a Buckeye means being a part of a family, inspiring Buckeye Nation and paying forward for other kids with disabilities.

Fulbrights at Ohio State

Fulbrights at Ohio State
February 12, 2015 - From teaching English in Germany to developing online courses in Jamaica, Ohio State's Fulbrights pursue their dreams and make a difference abroad. Learn more about these 2014-15 Fulbrights and how they're strengthening international relationships.

Celebrating #BuckeyeLove

Celebrating #BuckeyeLove
January 30, 2015 - Whether it’s choosing the perfect major, providing life-saving medical care or being part of a long-standing tradition, there are many ways to find Buckeye love at Ohio State. Here are 14 reasons to love Ohio State.

Ohio State announces the John Glenn College of Public Affairs

Ohio State announces the John Glenn College of Public Affairs
January 30, 2015 - The John Glenn College of Public Affairs will become the university's 15th college.

Scholar stories

Scholar stories
January 30, 2015 - Investing in scholarships is to invest in the next generation of Buckeyes. Meet recent scholarship recipients, and learn about the life-changing impact a scholarship has made.

Champs, on and off the field

Champs, on and off the field
January 22, 2015 - Whether they're heading toward the end zone or seeking a cure for cancer, Buckeyes unite to do great things.

National champions!

National champions!
January 13, 2015 - The Buckeyes are returning to Columbus as national champions - a historic end to a historic season. Relive the game’s highlights through photos, fan reaction and national coverage.

Good luck, Buckeyes!

Good luck, Buckeyes!
January 08, 2015 - Cie Grant, a member of Ohio State's 2002 National Championship team and #BuckeyeForLife, leads a chorus of fans wishing this year's team luck in Monday night's first College Football Playoff National Championship.

Winter wondercampus

Winter wondercampus
January 06, 2015 - Campus is full of beautiful sights following the first snowfalls of 2015.

Onto the national championship!

Onto the national championship!
January 06, 2015 - Victory was so sweet in New Orleans on Jan. 1 for the Buckeyes, and now attention is turning to a face-off with the Oregon Ducks in the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship.