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The Latest Research, Academic and Sports News from the OSU Alumni Association

Excerpted from the June issue of The Nutshell, a publication of the OSU Alumni Association.

Academic News

Minor Changes in the 2008 Academic Calendar
OSU will hold spring break a week earlier than usual next year, and will shorten summer quarter by a week, to avoid holiday conflicts. [More Information]

Spring 2007 Commencement
Seven honorary doctorates were given at the commencement ceremony on June 10. Recipients include Dr. Gerald D. Buckberg, medical researcher and cardiac surgeon; Jean-Pierre G. Changeux, a pioneer in the field of modern neurobiology; former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who delivered the commencement address; Karen A. Holbrook, retiring president of The Ohio State University; and Gilberto Gil Moreira, a Grammy award-winning world musician and Brazil's Minister of Culture. [Commencement Story | Slideshow and Video Presentation]

Groundbreaking held for the University District’s Neighborhood Policing Center
Construction has begun on the Neighborhood Policing Center in the University District. Located at 248 E. 11th Ave. between Summit and North Fourth streets, the $4.4 million, 13,500 square-foot facility will serve as the new Columbus police substation for Precinct 4 and will include permanent office space for University Police, Community Crime Patrol and a Neighborhood Pride Center. Meeting rooms will also be provided for residents and community organizations. Construction is scheduled for completion in summer 2008. Ohio State and the city will share equally in the cost. [More Information]

Saying goodbye to President Holbrook
The Columbus Dispatch takes a look back on President Karen Holbrook’s time as OSU president. Holbrook will retire from the university at the end of June. [Read Story]

Athletics News

Big Ten Network Update
The Big Ten Network will launch in August with the start of the football season. The network will offer a programming lineup of major events unparalleled within college sports TV today- more than 350 live events – including top men’s sports like football and basketball. [Learn More]

Diver Named ESPN The Magazine First Team All American
Ohio State diver Kellen Harkness was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large First Team. Harkness adds the first team honor to his Third Team Academic All-America selection in 2006. [Read More]

Two Buckeye Gymnasts Qualify for 2007 VISA Championships
DJ Bucher and Sean Regan of the Ohio State men's gymnastics team advanced to the 2007 VISA Championships held August 15-18 in San Jose, Calif., after qualifying at the 2007 U.S. men's national qualifier June 9 in Colorado Springs, Colo. [Read More]

Athlete of the Year Honors for Jessica Davenport
Jessica Davenport of the women's basketball team was named as one of two 2007 Ohio State Athletes of the Year by the Ohio State department of athletics. Davenport, who finished her career in 2007 as the program's first three-time All-American, also was named 2006 Women's Ohio State Athlete of the Year and is the first repeat women's winner since Donica Merriman earned the honor for her performance on the track and field team in 2000 and '01.

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