Climate Change Assessment Created for Columbus with Help from Buckeye Experts

A team driven by scientists at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) at The Ohio State University has discharged its last rundown of 43 prescribed moves that can be made to enable focal Ohio to get ready for environmental change.

BPCRC scientists worked together with in excess of 75 neighborhood partners and specialized specialists to build up the activity plan, which diagrams suggestions for adjusting to outrageous warmth, breaking down air and water quality, flooding, and different changes that are as of now happening and liable to heighten with environmental change. The report additionally addresses scenarios for crisis readiness and ensuring the safety of the people.

The proposals are broken into two classifications: essential and optimistic.

Those vital proposals incorporate building up a superior system of focuses where individuals can discover shelter from extraordinary warmth, modernizing the electric lattice, and enhancing training around limiting exercises that add to some of environmental change’s most squeezing reactions – outrageous warmth, diminished air and water quality and expanded flooding. The team additionally prescribes the city survey its stormwater foundation, directions and specialized archives, and make changes to diminish the danger of restricted flooding and cellar reinforcements.

Undergrad Buckeyes Build the Software Framework for a “Smart” Columbus

Two understudies from The Ohio State University are building up the working software framework for the Smart Columbus venture.

The Smart Columbus Operating System is the “innovative spine” of the brilliant urban communities venture. The working framework is an open information stage to gather and offer information. Information gathered and created as a feature of the Smart Columbus venture will help create projects to influence associated vehicles to stay away from accidents, help build up a typical installment application for administrations or take care of stopping issues for real occasions.

One case of the working framework’s advantages will oversee how individuals utilize open transportation. He said in the long run clients will have the capacity to take the information made by COTA and calendar their transport ride. It will counteract long holds up at a transport stop and make life more effective.

The Smart Columbus software could potentially help citizens and students in all kinds of ways.

OSU Continues Study That Focuses on At-Risk Youth

Research from The Ohio State University’s Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity is helping the Columbus City Council fund new programs to aid vulnerable youth.

Kirwan Institute Senior Legal Analyst Kyle Strickland presented the findings of the report Renewing Our Call to Action at a hearing in City Hall Monday night. Columbus City Councilman Shannon Hardin hosted the hearing to present the research and announce $100,000 in funding to support programs that aid the boys and young men identified in the report.

Renewing Our Call to Action is intended to help expand the work of the city’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative. President Obama launched the program in 2014 to address the persistent challenges faced by boys and young men of color and find ways to help these boys reach their potential.

According to the Kirwan Institute research, 45 percent of the city’s 290,100 youth between the ages of 0 and 24 live in neighborhoods that experience high or very high vulnerability.

Five seniors named captains for 2014

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five seniors were announced as team captains today by coach Urban Meyer. The five, chosen by vote of their teammates, included injured and out-for-the-year quarterback Braxton Miller, cornerback Doran Grant, linebacker Curtis Grant, defensive tackle Michael Bennett and tight end Jeff Heuerman.
Miller, who will have surgery tomorrow to repair his injured right shoulder, will not be able to accompany the team to its game in Baltimore against Navy this weekend, and coach Urban Meyer said Miller would have to count on the 70-man travel roster when he is able to travel with the team.

Heuerman, called one of the best tight ends in the country by Meyer during his press conference today, is also not 100 percent but Meyer anticipated he will be able to play Saturday. Heuerman is a veteran of 36 games with 22 starts and he has 35 career receptions for 585 yards and five touchdowns.

Joining Miller and Heuerman as captains are three defensive standouts, all in their fourth seasons with the Scarlet and Gray:
•Doran Grant has played in all 39 games over the past three seasons and has started 15 times. The only returning starter in the secondary, he has recorded 83 tackles, 11 pass break-ups and four interceptions.
•Curtis Grant is a 13-game starter who is coming off his best season as a Buckeye when he played in 12 games last season, started 10 times and had 52 tackles, four TFLs and two pass break-ups. He is a veteran of 30 games.
•Bennett started 13 games at defensive tackles last season and was among the team leaders in TFLs (11.5 for minus-62 yards) and quarterback sacks (seven). He also contributed 42 tackles and he enters his senior campaign with 34 games played, 17.5 TFLs, 11 quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

The team will have one final practice – Tuesday – before the fall semester starts on Wednesday.


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Ohio State fall camp update

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Buckeyes worked through practice No. 15 of the 2014 fall camp season Saturday morning – part of it an intrasquad scrimmage – in lovely conditions at the Ackerman Road fields. Afterward, head coach Urban Meyer met with the media at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

Meyer first addressed the status of quarterback Braxton Miller, who participated in the scrimmage on a limited basis. He said he should be ready to go in two weeks, that his shoulder was structurally fine, but that soreness was holding him back.

Chase for No. 2 QB: Meyer said redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has moved slightly ahead of third-year sophomore Cardale Jones in the competition for the No. 2 quarterback position behind Miller. Meyer’s reasons for Barrett’s rise: “Functionality, completing passes, growing up a bit, understanding things.

RBs Smith & Dunn praised: Fifth-year senior Rod Smith and third-year sophomore Bri’onte Dunn each drew compliments from Meyer on Saturday and both are in the mix at running back.
Three offensive line positions now filled: Meyer said that Baldwin has earned the starting position at right tackle, joining left tackle Taylor Decker and right guard Pat Elflein as starters along an offensive line that must replace four graduated seniors who are all in NFL training camps right now.


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