June 2018

Getting a head start. The Keenan Family Foundation has made a $17 million commitment to the Max M. Fisher College of Business, strengthening Ohio State’s expertise in the field of entrepreneurship. The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship will focus on cultivating skill sets and creating enriched extracurricular experiences—connecting students to the startup ecosystem in central Ohio and beyond.

Major momentum, continued. Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award—recognizing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. At the same time, the College of Medicine created a new center focused on research and discovery in the delivery of health care services and announced plans to bring 500 new biomedical sciences faculty to the university over the next five years.

Tour de force. Students, faculty and staff joined President Michael V. Drake for the first of the university's summer state tours, visiting seven cities and towns in as many Ohio counties. Stops ranged from a family farm working with Ohio State scientists to improve water quality to the Wilson Sporting Goods factory, where footballs for Saturdays in the 'Shoe are made. Watch a video of the tour, demonstrating Ohio State's land-grant mission to impact communities across the state.

World-class artists. The Wexner Center for the Arts has announced its Artist Residency Awards, supporting new works by visual artist and bestselling author Edmund de Waal; Columbus-based musician and educator Mark Lomax II; filmmaker and LGBTQ pioneer Barbara Hammer; internationally acclaimed documentarian Bill Morrison; and award-winning multimedia artist Natasha Mendonca. The awards help advance Ohio State’s focus on research and creative expression across all disciplines.

On your mark, get set … Thousands of new first-year students are preparing to begin their Buckeye journeys at the university’s orientation program, connecting with classmates and receiving advice from President Drake. Once again, the autumn class is expected to be the most talented and diverse in university history—and will be the first to experience a number of unprecedented initiatives at Ohio State, including the Buckeye Opportunity Program and the Digital Flagship collaboration with Apple.

By the Numbers

16th among the nation's best public universities in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 edition of "America's Best Colleges"

1st among Ohio publics in academics

25 years Wexner Medical Center has been named one of the country's best by U.S. News & World Report

11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

8th among public universities for commitment to undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report

66,046 students enrolled

550,000 Ohio State's living alumni

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