Campus News

  1. Scientist develops innovative vaccine for profit-draining swine virus

    Oct 31, 2013

    A CFAES researcher has created a unique vaccine to protect swine from porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), a viral disease that causes direct losses to U.S. swine producers to the tune of $664 million a year.

  2. Chancellor Carey visits ATI, OARDC in Wooster

    Oct 31, 2013

    John Carey, chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, learned about the many ways in which outdoor labs, innovative technologies, public-private partnerships and technical education are shaping Ohio's economic and environmental future during a Sept. 4 visit to CFAES's Wooster campuses.

  3. Migration station: Stone Lab staff helps migrating monarchs

    Oct 29, 2013

    Monarch butterflies are some of the most well-known butterflies in North America, due to their large size and deep orange coloring. Their migration from Canada to Mexico and back is nothing short of spectacular, with thousands of butterflies congregating at stops along the way to rest.

  4. Ohio State to conduct wide range of shale-related research

    Oct 28, 2013

    Ohio State University experts -- including from CFAES and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and OARDC -- have begun focusing their expertise on the shale energy industry in Ohio.

  5. New undergraduate minor in sustainability now available

    Oct 25, 2013

    Ohio State undergraduate students can now complement their major program of study with a focus on sustainability through enrollment in the new minor in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (EEDS).

    The EEDS minor offers students a multidisciplinary program that focuses on the human, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability -- often referred to as people, planet and profit.

  6. Rattan Lal named UN Global Dryland Champion

    Oct 22, 2013

    CFAES's Rattan Lal has been chosen as one of the first Global Dryland Champions by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The honor, according to a letter by Luc Gnacadja of Benin, the convention's executive secretary, recognizes "those who have made outstanding contributions to our efforts for achieving a land-degradation-neutral world."

  7. Steven Neal named assistant dean for CFAES

    Oct 16, 2013

    Steven Neal has been named assistant dean, academic affairs, for CFAES effective Oct. 1. He replaces Jill Pfister, who retired Sept. 30.

  8. Jill Pfister retires after 33 years of service

    Oct 10, 2013

    Jill Pfister, assistant dean of academic affairs for CFAES, retired from Ohio State effective Sept. 30 after 33 years at the university and a total of 36 years of public service.

  9. Open Doors Training

    Oct 8, 2013

    Mark your calendar for the following programs in October and early November sponsored by CFAES's Diversity Catalyst Team:

    Open Doors Training at Four Locations

    Open Doors is a four-hour training consisting of three modules that focus on recognizing, identifying, and addressing bias. Module 1: What is bias and how do I interrupt it? Module 2: Sharing identities and empathetic listening. Module 3: Working with persons in distress. 

  10. Students Congregate for Back 2 School Bash

    Sep 23, 2013

    On August 29 the Animal Science Community Alliance and CFAES Student Council hosted the Back 2 School Bash. 940 students, over 100 more from last year, traveled to Fred Beekman Park to enjoy kickball, games, cookout, ice cream and interaction with student organizations within the college. Games included strong man, dunk tank, golf simulator, basketball shot, inflatable slide challenge and a mechanical bull. There were 35 organizations present at the bash and 16 kickball teams. Farm House and Alpha Sigma Upsilon rose to the top of the tournament to keep their champion title.