The Latest Academic and Sports News from the OSU Alumni Association
Excerpted from the September issue of “The Nutshell,” a publication of the OSU Alumni Association
Just because the University main library is under construction doesn’t mean you can’t still access its vast resources. Members of the Ohio State Alumni Association have access to the Ohio State University Libraries. This includes on-site borrowing privileges, as well as entry to the Alumni Online Library, a database that contains 6 million volumes in the Ohio State collection and offers access to more than 38 million more. Users also can access databases on a broad spectrum of subjects.
What I did on my summer vacation...
For many Ohio State students summer vacation isn’t about relaxing by the pool. They spent the summer trotting the globe: studying architecture in Europe and agriculture in China, volunteering in Mexico, and learning Arabic in Yemen. Find out more about their adventures in their own words.
OSU popular with first-generation students
Nearly one quarter of the first-year students entering OSU this fall are expected to be first in their family to graduate from college. The figure exceeds the national average of 15.9 percent. Learn more...
U.S. News and Washington Monthly release annual
Ohio State is again ranked 19th among the nation's top 50 public universities, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of America's Best Colleges. Ohio State is rated 10th among national public institutions in the Washington Monthly College Guide. Learn more...
Research NewsDiabetics save thousands by using insulin pens
Diabetics who need insulin could significantly reduce their annual healthcare costs by using an insulin pen instead of a syringe. A study found that using an insulin pen may result in fewer trips to the ER and doctor's office, resulting in substantial savings to diabetics and their insurers.
Year-round schools no better for students
A sociologist at OSU found that, over a full year, math and reading test scores improved about the same amount for children in year-round schools as they did for students whose schools followed a traditional nine-month calendar. Learn more...
Athletics NewsBe a good sport
The Ohio State Sportsmanship Council encourages you to be a good sport whenever and wherever you’re watching the Buckeyes. Learn more about the Sportsmanship Council. Download a PDF of the “Best Fans” logo.
Get out the vote
It’s time again to vote for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. Cast your ballot here.
OH-IO on TV
Check out the new OSU commercial to be aired during football games. The spot uses images from students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
Athletics good stuff
Katie Dull of the women’s volleyball team had career highs of 19 points, 14 kills, three ace serves, four block assists and 14 digs in the 3-0 win over Youngstown State.
Goalkeeper Lauren Robertson recorded three shutouts and 13 saves to be named Big Ten women’s soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Robertson, from Mission Viejo, Calif., was instrumental in three Buckeye wins, recording shutouts against Wright State (3-0), Pepperdine (1-0), and San Diego (2-0).
OSU Hall of Fame inductions
The 2007 class was officially inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame this month. The inductees include Andy Dumpis (volleyball), Ivan Gilbert (fencing), Marv Homan (administration), Pete Johnson (football), Susan Mallery (track/cross country), Kristy Dascoli (tennis), Yalena Kalkina (fencing), Conny Kirsch (rowing) and Anna Smith (softball). Long-time equipment manager Brice “Wes” Westfall was presented with an honorary Varsity "O."
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