Spring Service-Learning Opportunity In Tanzania

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The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program has announced a series of informational sessions for their upcoming service-learning trip in May of 2018. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to help a Tanzanian village address problems involving water access, public health, and gender equity. Interested students can find more information on the dates and times of these info sessions on the program …

Measuring the Substantive Representation of Zimbabwean Women’s Issues in the National Legislature

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series The presence of women in African politics has been hailed by observers both inside and outside the region as a step in the right direction toward ensuring the representation of women’s issues. Focusing on the relationship between descriptive and substantive representation during the Zimbabwean 8th Parliament Session, Fungisai Musoni will analyze the …

US EPA Announces 2017 Campus RainWorks Challenge

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The US Environmental Protection Agency recently opened registration for the 2017 iteration of its Campus RainWorks Challenge. The challenge is a design competition in which student teams, along with faculty advisors, are tasked with improving stormwater management on their campuses in a way that reduces environmental impacts while improving campus aesthetics and usability. Past projects have recommended installing permeable pavement, …

Brown Bag: Stuck Between Two Extremes: Trying to Find Solutions That Work in the Field and in the Lab

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Finding compatible research cultures in the field may be just as difficult–but is certainly just as important–as bridging different human cultures. For a recent project on foot-and-mouth disease, Rebecca Garabed experienced the juxtaposition of the research culture of a remote field team in Cameroon with that of the high-security US reference laboratory …

Brown Bag: Cooperation and Collaboration to Meet Challenges of Research in a ‘No-Go’ Zone

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Note: This session was previously scheduled to be on Sept. 20. Dr. Phang has kindly agreed to speak on Nov. 15 instead due to an unforeseen conflict. In the fall of 2013, the Modeling Regime Shifts in the Logone (MORSL) team was eager to continue their multi-year human and natural system research …

Brown Bag: From Focus Groups to Field Experiments: A Decade of Data Collection in Malawi

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Studying the relationship between identity and politics in Malawi forces researchers to rely on a plethora of data collection methodologies, including oral histories, elite interviews, focus group discussions, large-scale citizen surveys, survey experiments, lab-in-the-field experiments, and field experiments. Amanda Robinson will highlight the challenges and opportunities that each of these methodologies has presented …

Brown Bag: Veterinary Data Collection in Ethiopia- Maria Belu

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Kickoff speaker Maria Belu, DVM As part of the CDC Global Health Security Agenda, Ohio State led a mass rabies vaccination pilot this year in Ethiopia. It was a six-week campaign that included numerous field and classroom trainings. This work, part of a large collaborative effort to prevent and control rabies in Ethiopia, involved collection of data on dog populations …

Challenges And Opportunities Of Data In Africa: Autumn 2017 Voices from the Field Speaker Series

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GWI is once again teaming up with the Center for African Studies and the Global One Health initiative to present Voices from the Field, a brown bag speaker series featuring multidisciplinary researchers from Ohio State who work in Africa. This semester’s theme, Challenges and Opportunities of Data in Africa, explores how research, teaching and extension efforts can capture the potential …

New Student Opportunities This Autumn Semester

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GWI is proud to announce an expanded portfolio of student activities this fall. These opportunities–both within academic courses and outside of class–will give students the chance to dig in to the real global issues that GWI and its partners face and the systems thinking necessary to tackle them effectively. Challenge: When To Water? Engineering Capstone: FABE 4900 Often, even when …