Highpoints March 2016

Top one percent in the world. Nine Ohio State faculty members were named to Thomson Reuters’ 2015 list of Highly-Cited Researchers, a measure of worldwide impact and influence. These faculty — in areas from clinical medicine to space science — have contributed research that ranks among the top one percent most cited for their field and year.

Exploring the cosmos. Ohio State scientists are playing a major role in developing NASA’s new telescope that can map the Milky Way galaxy and the distant universe 100 times faster than the Hubble Space Telescope. The university has the nation’s largest scientific footprint on the project, which is expected to launch in the mid-2020s.

Best and brightest. Ohio State is one of only 14 research institutions named as a top producer of both Fulbright Students and Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange initiative, sending students and faculty to study, teach and research across the globe.

Let’s dance. BuckeyeThon’s Dance Marathon, the largest in the nation, registered almost 5,000 students for 24-straight hours to raise money for kids being treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. When the music stopped, they had raised $1.3 million. It’s the second-straight year the event has broken the seven-figure mark — with more than $5 million raised overall.

Top 10 for global service. Ohio State is among the colleges and universities with the most alumni serving in the Peace Corps — last year and in the more than 50-year history of the global volunteering organization. Buckeyes are currently making a difference in countries and communities around the world in agriculture, education and more.