Connect: News from Ohio State January

Kristy Kieda on January 28, 2016

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January 2016 | Archives

Ann Hamilton

Uncovering a national treasure

Distinguished University Professor Ann Hamilton is a national treasure whose projects have long created conversations in the art world and beyond.

Hamilton earned the distinction as one of the country’s most important artists when she was presented with the National Medal of Arts last year. In an interactive feature, she shares the details and meaning behind three of her favorite commissions.


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Tackling complex problems


Ohio State students and UPS teamed up last fall to find solutions to complex problems facing our world during Solve-A-Thon, an exhilarating, multidisciplinary learning experience.


Wintry welcome

Wintry welcome

The new year and semester got off to a snowy start. Buckeyes shared their photos of wintry scenes and heartwarming feelings about being back on campus.


Tools track American life

Does eye color have any connection to alcoholism? Do college freshmen really gain the dreaded 15 pounds? Answers to those questions and more are held in a one-of-a-kind data treasure trove that Ohio State researchers have managed for 50 years.


Achieving affordability

Sakinah Ali

Sakinah Ali always planned on college. A President’s Affordability Grant is helping to ease her family’s financial commitment in the process. The university recently invested an additional $20 million in the grant program, which provides need-based aid to Ohio undergraduates and is part of Ohio State’s broad approach to reducing student debt.

Accomplishments and points of pride
High Points

Curing cancer at the nanoscale. By reprogramming individual human cells, scientists may one day rid the world of incurable cancers — and a Buckeye engineering student is doing his part. Technology developed by Lingqian Chang can safely apply the electrical field needed to make cells permeable, providing unprecedented control over dosage of cancer drug treatments.

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Share your pride

A visit to Columbus

A visit to Columbus
Children of alumna Karen Orts-Ronlund ’89 ’94 ’99 share their pride while taking an excursion to COSI during a recent trip to Columbus. The Ronlunds are from Australia and were visiting family in central Ohio.

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