November 2015

London (and the NFL) calling. The Ohio State Marching Band performed in London’s Wembley Stadium prior to an NFL game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars — its first performance overseas and a first for the NFL International Series. The band’s groundbreaking shows and Buckeye fan favorites have already attracted national and global attention.

Global destination for innovation. Ohio State is one of the World's Most Innovative Universities, a ranking by Reuters identifying which institutions contribute the most to science and technology, and have the greatest impact on the global economy. A focus excellence — in research, innovation and more — is part of President Michael V. Drake’s 2020 Vision.

Pablo Picasso cubed. The legacy of one of the 20th century’s greatest artists is flourishing at Ohio State. Diana Widmaier Picasso, art historian and Pablo’s granddaughter, will visit for a special event coinciding with the exhibition After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists. Both follow the renowned Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection, which featured 19 works by the artist.

Top of the national class. Ohio State is home to the No. 3 Army Cadet in the country. Senior Patrick Brito received the honor on the national Order of Merit List, which ranks Army ROTC seniors across the United States — almost 5,600 overall — on academic performance, physical ability, leadership qualities and more. The university, meanwhile, was named the top school in the nation for veterans.

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G progress in literacy. Nearly 400,000 elementary school students gained expert reading support in the last five years — with low progress first-graders learning up to 166 percent faster than typical rates — through an Ohio State-led initiative that is one of the most widely implemented literacy intervention programs in the world.