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Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is one of the world’s most comprehensive public research universities. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 20 public universities, Ohio State is a research powerhouse, with a wide-ranging network of expertise on a single campus. The Columbus campus is home to more than 300 collaborative research centers and 15 colleges, including seven in the health sciences and colleges of agriculture and engineering.

The breadth, depth and excellence of our interdisciplinary research programs make Ohio State a leading force of innovation and change – locally, nationally and globally. With nearly a billion dollars in research expenditures annually, the university is a world-class innovator in critical areas such as climate change, cancer, infectious diseases, advanced materials and ag-bio products.

In Ohio, more than 64,000 students, from all 50 states and 110 countries, pursue their personal career aspirations at our five campuses. Ohio State’s Alumni Association is one of the oldest in the nation, with more than 500,000 alumni living around the world. Three Global Gateway campuses—in China, Brazil and India—make Ohio State a truly international university.

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The grizzly, or brown, bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is posed to lose protections under the Endangered Species Act. Jim Peaco, Yellowstone National Park

Of bears and biases: scientific judgment and the fate of Yellowstone’s grizzlies

The grizzly bear of Yellowstone is expected to be delisted from the Endangered Species Act. But a survey of grizzly bear researchers finds flaws in how wildlife experts evaluate scientific data.
Explaining ‘America First’ on June 7, 2016. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Trump’s ‘America First’: echoes from 1940s

Seventy-five years after it was discredited by an FDR victory and U.S. entry into World War II, the GOP's candidate revives a controversial slogan.
Donald Trump in the boardroom during an episode of ‘The Apprentice.’ Nick Lehr/The Conversation

Obsessed with reality TV? You may be a narcissist

Studies have shown that since the 1970s, people's scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory are rising. Could there be a connection to television consumption?
Maybe we should just live together… Rejected proposal via www.shutterstock.com

Why are fewer people getting married?

Marriage rates have been falling for decades and are now at their lowest in at least 150 years. What's wrong with getting hitched?
The Pentagon at sunrise. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Has the American military fallen behind?

Trump and Cruz certainly think so. Clinton promises to maintain the "strongest military the world has ever known." An OSU professor examines the issue through three different lens.
Where in the world do you put 4.8 million displaced people? Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Where have 4.8 million Syrian refugees gone?

As part of a collaboration between The Conversation and PBS's Point Taken, a professor from The Ohio State University examines some common misconceptions about Syrian refugees.
Brazil is reeling from the political corruption scandal involving former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (pictured on the fake bills) and members of the current government. Reuters

From Panama papers to Brazilian bribes: why corruption is so costly

The headlines are full of stories of corruption and mega scandals, but what does it mean for the rest of us? And what makes the economic cost of corruption so high?
Syrian refugee Dania poses at the Sacramento, California apartment complex she lives in. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

Syrian refugees next door?

A majority of U.S. citizen oppose Syrian refugee resettlement. We run the numbers to put the perceived risk in perspective.
Who are you calling dumb? Blonde thinking via www.shutterstock.com

Are blondes actually dumb?

The stereotype that blondes lack intelligence has been around for a long time, but research suggests this ill-conceived notion doesn't match the facts.

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