Tackling Infectious Disease With A Systems Approach: Two Stories From East Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Voices From the Field, Wells to Wellness

A lunch forum featuring three international visitors working with Ohio State in East Africa. Date: Wednesday, June 14, 12-2 Location: Enarson Classroom Building Room 160 on the Ohio State University campus Lunch will be provided (please register for a lunch) Please join international visitors working with Ohio State’s Global One Health Initiative and the Global Water Institute to learn about …

Brown Bag: Promoting Technical Transformation And Financial Inclusion Among Smallholder Farmers In Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Voices From the Field

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Mario Miranda will discuss two interrelated factors that have been identified by development economists as critical impediments to wider adoption of improved technologies among smallholder farmers in developing countries: lack of access to credit and riskiness of income due to the vagaries of weather. He will focus on his experiences in Ghana, …

Brown Bag: Culture, Agriculture And Shrubs: Improving Soils and Crop Yield in West Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Voices From the Field

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The Sahel is an ecologically fragile environment where in-season drought periods are common, causing chronic low yields, crop failures, and long-term food insecurity. Biologically based systems are needed that utilize local resources and can buffer against drought in the Sahel. Two native shrubs, Piliostigma reticulatum and Guiera senegalensis, coexist with row crops …

Brown Bag: Linking Water Quality With Aquatic Biodiversity In Rural Ugandan Communities

Maureen Langlois Events, Voices From the Field

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series This week, Suzanne Gray will discuss her Water Across the World project, where she works with students in rural Uganda and those in rural Ohio to connect them on issues of water quality in their respective communities. “For the past seven years we have been combining our research interests in Uganda with …

Brown Bag: The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community Program

Maureen Langlois Events, Voices From the Field, Wells to Wellness

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community Program (SRTC) is an interdisciplinary, international service-learning program for students, faculty and staff across several Ohio State departments and Tanzanian partners. SRTC Program co-founder Joe Campbell will discuss the program’s participatory, values-based approach working with the village of Marwa and the Same District (Tanzania) to bring …

Brown Bag: Health And Demographic Surveillance In Africa: Experiences From The Last 25 Years

Maureen Langlois Events, Voices From the Field

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Africa is the world region with the least information on population health.  Most civil registration and vital statistics systems in Africa cover a small fraction of the population and produce data that are not useful.  Consequently, the empirical basis for understanding population dynamics and population health in Africa is surprisingly thin.  Professor …

New “Voices From The Field” Brown Bag Series Focuses On Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Voices From the Field, Wells to Wellness

The Global Water Institute and the Center for African Studies announce a new informal lunchtime forum to highlight the work of Ohio State faculty who have had significant experience working in Africa. The series is intended to provide networking opportunities for faculty, students and members of the general public. Speakers will share an account of their experiences doing scholarship or …

EVENT: Faculty Forum: Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Maureen Langlois Events

On November 18, 2016, the Sustainable and Resilient Economy and Global Water Institute will seek to identify and build a community of Ohio State faculty who are engaged in work related to water systems and interested in pursuing collaborative research, teaching or outreach that addresses these challenges. Join us for a structured forum to discuss opportunities for developing sustainable and …

Phosphorus ‘Signatures’ Help Managers Understand, Mitigate Harmful Algal Blooms

Maureen Langlois Field to Faucet

Researchers at The Ohio State University are investigating new techniques to detect organic phosphorus compounds in water samples from the Lake Erie watershed. Their goal is to develop unique phosphorus signatures that can provide a clue to the origin of phosphorus found fueling harmful algal blooms (HABs). Dr. Paula Mouser, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic …

EVENT: Global Water Institute At GIS Day

Maureen Langlois Events, Wells to Wellness

The Global Water Insitute’s Senior Research Associate Rebecca Gianotti will give a lightning talk at the campus GIS Day about using GIS to explore water resource sustainability in Tanzania. Date: Nov. 16, 2016, 10-4 p.m. Location: Research Commons (3rd floor, 18th Avenue Library) More information: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/gis-day-2016/