March 2017

Waste not, win often. For the fifth straight year, Ohio State was crowned the Big Ten champion of waste reduction and sustainability at home football games. The university achieved an average waste diversion rate at Ohio Stadium of 95.4 percent. The best single-game total, topping 96 percent, came in the win over Michigan. Nationally, Ohio State ranked in the top 10 for game-day recycling efforts.

For the kids. BuckeyeThon raised more than $1.5 million to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital — culminating in a 24-hour dance marathon that brought together pediatric cancer patients and college students. It is the third consecutive year that the group broke the seven-figure mark. BuckeyeThon, the university's largest student-run philanthropic organization, has raised $6.5 million since 2001.

No. 1 for research. An Ohio State professor has been named the most influential scholar in his field. Tim Judge, the Joseph A. Alutto Chair in Leadership Effectiveness at Fisher College of Business, is ranked first out of 8,000 research scientists for number of citations in industrial and organizational psychology. He has studied leadership, personality, job attitudes, staffing, emotions and intelligence for 25 years.

World renowned. Ohio State is No. 2 among research institutions for Fulbright Scholars. Ten faculty scholars from Ohio State were awarded Fulbright grants in the past year as part of the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. The university is also a top producer of Fulbright students. Overall, the Fulbright program operates in more than 125 countries worldwide.

And the Oscar goes to … None hangs on those words like an Academy Award nominee. This year, as in awards seasons past, Buckeyes waited to hear whether the movies they helped create were called. Alumni of the university’s prestigious Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design, for example, worked on Oscar-nominated animated hits such as “Moana” and “Zootopia.”