Ohio State to Receive Andrew Heiskell Award for Ethiopia One Health Program

Ohio State University will receive an Andrew Heiskell Honorable Mention Award due to the increasing success of its Ethiopia One Health initiative which includes a partnership with Addis Ababa University, Gondar University among other research facilities in Ethiopia. The goal of the program is to improve health in sub-Saharan Africa. It also provides Ethiopian and Ohio State Students educational opportunities abroad.

The Heiskell Awards honor worthy initiatives in international higher education among the member campuses of the Institute of International Education (IIE).

The Ethiopia One Health initiative is made up of researchers, clinicians and students that address major emerging health threats. These threats include things like cervical cancer, rabies, neonatology, food and environmental quality.

Ohio State’s collaboration with Addis Ababa and Gondar Universities will expand by creating certificate programs, hosting visiting scholars, making e-learning available and adding new course work in related degree programs.

IIE will present the awards at a ceremony in New York City on March 20.

Source: http://oia.osu.edu/news/3706-ohio-state-recognized-nationally-for-ethiopia-one-health-initiative.html

The Founding of Ohio State University

The Ohio State University began life as the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College. Governor Rutherford B. Hayes created a board of trustees for the institution in 1870, afterwards construction on the first building began. Ohio funded the founding of the college through the sale of land acquired in the Morrill Act. The Morrill Act essentially gave land to each state who had not seceded from the Union in the American Civil War. Through the act Ohio received a total of 630,000 acres. The legislature profited to the tune of $342,450.80 from its sale. These funds help begin the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College.

The school was originally situated within a farming community located on the northern edge of Columbus, and was intended to matriculate students of various agricultural and mechanical disciplines. Columbus also being located and in the middle of the state and easily accessible by rail and canal came into the decision. The university opened its doors to 24 students on September 18, 1873, including two women. In 1878, the first class of six men graduated.

During the institution’s infancy there was debate over what he purpose of the college should be. Most of the trustees and faculty wanted the school to enhance Ohioans through a broader, liberal arts educations. However, the Ohio Board of Agriculture, specifically its secretary Norton Townshed, preferred a narrower education focusing on new agricultural techniques. Eventually, those who favored a broader, liberal education including English, foreign languages, political science, history and other types of courses won out. This lead to a name change in 1878 at which time the school became known as the Ohio State University, to reflect its wider offering of course work that the University is known for today.



Who would have thought Ohio State could win with their third string quarterback? Nevertheless, Cardale Jones led Ohio State to a 42-20 rout of the Oregon State Ducks.

Early in the season, J.T. Barrett took over for quarterback Braxton Miller who was injured. Cardale Jones took over for the last three games played for the injured J.T. Barrett.

The win extended Ohio State’s winning streak to 13. They have had 14 wins total for the season – a NCAA record tie.

And of course kudos go to Coach Urban Meyer for leading his team to victory!

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Ohio State takes the Sugar Bowl!

The Sugar Bowl Victory puts Ohio State’s winning streak to 12 games. The Ohio State Buckeyes, 4th ranked team upset the 1st ranked Alabama State Crimson Tide 42-35 on Saturday, January 1st. This was the second year in a row that Alabama ended their season at the Sugar Bowl.

So what’s next? They go on to play January 12 in the National Championship game at Arlington, TX. They will be playing the Oregon State Ducks.

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