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November 2015 Archives

Serving an Invisible Population

There are more than 1,500 homeless youth living on the streets of central Ohio, with few targeted services existing for them. Star House, the nation’s only research-based drop-in center, works to pull these young people from the fringes of society, writes founder Natasha Slesnick, a professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology. “When our most vulnerable communities thrive, our entire society thrives,” she says.

Speech and Hearing Students Improve Pre-K Literacy Scores

Graduate students and staff from the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic partnered with Hilltop Preschool in an on-site, pre-K literacy intervention program to improve reading/comprehension levels and build a better support system for parents and teachers. The results? After 11 weeks, 89 percent of students demonstrated higher literacy scores.booth to be designed as part of a public art project downtown.

South African Clinical Pharmacists Train at OSU in Transatlantic Partnership

Natalie Schellack, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in South Africa along with Delyne Subrayen, a ward pharmacist for a private sector South African hospital, Netcare Sunward Park Hospital, visited Ohio State in late October to discuss their progress with the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Program: a partnership with South African pharmacists and physicians and Ohio State. Debra Goff, associate professor of pharmacy and infectious disease specialist, started the program in 2013 to help improve antibiotic stewardship--the correct and effective prescription of antibiotics--in South Africa.

Who’s Who in Black Columbus Honors Ohio State Faculty and Staff

More than 50 Ohio State faculty and staff were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in the 13th edition of Who’s Who in Black Columbus. At the event in the Ohio Union’s Archie Griffin Ballroom on Oct. 27, President Michael V. Drake provided congratulatory remarks via a video message, Provost Joseph E. Steinmetz welcomed the audience on behalf of the university, and Vice Provost for Diversity Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Sharon Davies provided remarks to the attendees. Students and alumni from the OSU African American Voices Choir performed selections as well.

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The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

- Carnegie Foundation (2008)

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