The Latest Academic and Sports News from the OSU Alumni Association
Excerpted from the July issue of “The Nutshell,” a publication of the OSU Alumni Association
Gee to return as OSU president
On July 12, trustees hired Gordon Gee as the university's 14th president.
Gee said he looks forward to being "part of the most exciting academic
environment in higher education." Gee led Ohio State from 1990 to
1997. Since then, the university has become more competitive, thanks in
part to the selective admissions process Gee started.
Welcome from OSUAA (includes photos and slideshow)
Photos, video, and more from the university
Archie’s Insights on the announcement
Students and staff welcome Gee
Saving money with smarter traffic control boxes
Ohio State University engineers are working to make the traffic control boxes on major freeways smarter. They've developed new software that allows the boxes to locate road traffic back-ups, accidents or other road incidents and notify transportation authorities at lower cost, especially in rural areas. Large cities like Columbus can save tens of thousands of dollars a month. Learn more
Google to scan one million OSU library books
This summer Ohio State and Google will begin the process of scanning an estimated one million books from the university's libraries. As part of a six-year agreement, OSU and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation will work with Google to digitize the full text of books for the Google Books Library Project. Learn more
Big Ten Network to launch August 30
The Big Ten Network is launching August 30 and will air over 35 football games this fall. The network has announced its pre-Big Ten Conference schedule, which includes the first two Buckeye football games. In addition to Big Ten football, the Big Ten Network will provide more in-depth coverage of Ohio State athletics than any other network. To find out if you will get the Big Ten Network, log onto www.BigTenNetwork.com and enter your zip code or call (866) WANTB10 to be connected to your local cable or satellite provider.
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