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Summer 2022

Our Alumni
This Grammy finalist’s job: Teach music, spread joy!

Katie Paulson Silcott ’02, ’10 MA shares with middle schoolers the power of music to build confidence and unite people. 

Campus & Community
WOSU turns 100: Power of the people

From the early days of radio, WOSU Public Media has enriched lives in Columbus. What comes next? GM Ronnie Agnew shares.

Our Alumni
Soul mates and science: Here, he found 2 loves

Howard M. Johnson found a bright future on a campus far from home. Now, he and his late wife are lighting the way for others.

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Arts & Culture
Top 40: Four Buckeyes, four road trip playlists

We asked an alum, two professors and a student which songs they would queue up for a summer drive. See what you think. 

Research & Innovation
Why Pelotonia makes this cancer researcher cry

Abby Zalenski’s grandpa lived thanks to a charity ride-funded treatment, and that put her on a path to help others. 

Our Students
60 years apart, scientists share zeal for discovery

Kristin Chesnutt is the first recipient of the Nancy Byrd Johnson and Howard M. Johnson endowment, and a kindred spirit.

Research & Innovation
He sees the potential for data to do good 

Researcher Ayaz Hyder turns insights from the pandemic into tools that can help us better navigate future public health crises. 

Campus & Community
President Kristina M. Johnson answers your questions

She talks about helping students, teaching financial literacy, fall highlights and the toughest times of her life.

Our Alumni
This family will tell you: One blind date started it all

Or maybe it was the scholarships. Either way, the result is 10 Buckeyes, 13 degrees and a special love for Ohio State.

Research & Innovation
This project will track bees using their DNA  

Funded by the Defense Department, the professor-alumnus collaboration is intended to help protect crucial pollinators. 

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