Fellowship Opportunity for Graduate Students

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If you’re a graduate student with an interest in promoting health in under-served communities in the Columbus area, please consider applying for the Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. This program is open to anyone who will be enrolled in graduate or professional school during the 2018-19 school year, in any discipline, with an interest in developing a service project to increase …

Deadline Approaching for Student Program in Tanzania

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Our friends at the Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program are once again taking a group of Ohio State students on a service-learning trip to Tanzania this spring, and the deadline to enroll is quickly approaching. Applications must be received by this coming Thursday, November 9th. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to get involved with the Global …

Engineering Students Seek Solution For Too Much Fluoride

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Fluoride—an indispensable element for dental health, right? That’s why many cities in the United States add it to their drinking water. But what if you have too much? Too much of a good thing Depending on where you are on Earth, you might have just that problem: too much fluoride. Due to the local rock chemistry, some regions’ groundwater naturally contains …

Water Management Association of Ohio Networking Event

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Love learning? Curious about hot topics in today’s water issues? Want to discover jobs in water-related fields? On November 1, the Water Management Association of Ohio will host a career networking session where students will be able to meet working water professionals. Students may also stay to see winning posters in the categories of dam safety, floodplain management, lake management, stormwater, …

Q&A With Visiting Scholar Zaina Hussein

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Zaina Hussein, a Ph.D. student at the University of Dodoma in Tanzania, is here at Ohio State this fall as a visiting scholar working with Asst. Professor Audrey Sawyer in the School of Earth Sciences. Hussein, Sawyer and others are collaborating with GWI on a groundwater survey of rural Tanzania to fill a critical data gap in that area. Hear …

Ohio State Builds Capacity In Tanzania With Train-the-Trainers For Newborns

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Last year, a team of nurse trainers from Ohio State went to Dodoma, Tanzania to train practicing nurses there about critical care for newborns. This August, they went back and taught alongside last year’s alumni to create a group of local professionals capable of saving babies’ lives. As part of Ohio State’s Greif Neonatal Survival Program, instructors traveled to Tanzania …

Marwa Village Community Health Consultation: June 2017

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The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community (SRTC) program invites you to a brown bag lunch presentation entitled, “Marwa Village Community Health Consultation: June 2017.” In June 2017 the Sustainable and Resilient Tanzanian Community program hosted their inaugural Intern program in Marwa village in the Same District of the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. SRTC intern Vikas Munjal, an Ohio State public health …

GWI at the OHI/O Hackathon

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The Global Water Institute has partnered with OHI/O to offer a challenge at the upcoming OHI/O Hackathon on the weekend of October 21 and 22. Students will have 24 hours to design and program an interactive utility for accessing village water data, optimized for users in the United States and in Tanzania. Interested in tackling this project? Sign up now …

Strengthening Research Methodology And Data Analysis Capacity In Higher Education In Ethiopia: Challenges And Opportunities

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Ann O’Connell, professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio State, will share some experiences with capacity building for research in higher education in Ethiopia. She will approach this presentation as a methodologist and educational statistician and will provide some suggestions for how students and faculty can become engaged in international …

Between A Rock And A Hard Place: Surveys Of Groundwater Resources In Rural Tanzania

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Voices from the Field Brown Bag Speaker Series Groundwater in Tanzania is a critical water resource that can sustain communities during dry seasons and improve health and education outcomes for community members. Large rural areas of Tanzania lack access to groundwater, frequently due to underproductive wells and non-functional pumps or distribution systems. Improved understanding of geology and groundwater monitoring could …