Algal Research Report Features Integrated Agency-University Collaboration

Maureen Langlois Field to Faucet

Scientists in multiple disciplines at The Ohio State University are delivering solutions to potential health problems and industry concerns associated with harmful algal blooms—in Lake Erie and inland lakes, as well as around the world. Ohio State researchers are part of the Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), a statewide response to harmful algal blooms established by the Ohio Department …

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: Exploring The Role Of Women In Food Security

Maureen Langlois General

Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Women have been identified as key players in improving household food security. However, they face many challenges. There are many interventions that have targeted women to help them bring in addition income or to help with their agricultural production. Working in Cameroon and researching in Ethiopia have provided opportunities to see two …

Marty Kress Named Executive Director of GWI

Maureen Langlois General

Effective January 1, 2017, Marty Kress has been appointed to head the Global Water Institute at Ohio State. Kress served as the interim director of the Global Water Institute (and its former incarnation the Global Water Initiative) for nearly two years prior to this appointment. Kress led the development of the institute by synthesizing the perspectives and strengths of a …

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 …