COLUMBUS, OH, Sep. 14, 2011 – Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, joined by Kent State University Board of Trustees, today named the The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State an Ohio Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation. Ranked as the 3rd best fashion school in the U.S.
COLUMBUS, OH, Aug. 11, 2011 – Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro today charted a new course for higher education in the state, presenting a plan allowing Ohio’s 14 public universities to be free from mandates which stifle efficiency and innovation.
COLUMBUS—Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut today joined Miami University President David Hodge and State Representative Tim Derickson in announcing the third Ohio Center of Excellence in the category of Cultural and Societal Transformation, the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University.
COLUMBUS — Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut today announced his intention to step down as the state's leader of higher education after four years of service, effective March 13, 2011.
WASHINGTON, DC – The White House today announced a $5 million grant to the Ohio Supercomputer Center and several partner organizations to support the advanced manufacturing efforts of midwestern small- and medium-sized manufacturers (SMEs).
COLUMBUS – In recognition of the impact of arts and culture in fueling job creation and business development, Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut and University of Cincinnati President Gregory H. Williams today announced that the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is Ohio's first Center of Excellence in Music and the Performing Arts.
COLUMBUS — The University System of Ohio's Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) programs are the gateway for more than 45,000 of Ohioans re-entering the educational pipeline. Brushing up on skills to prepare for college, bolstering their job readiness, and preparing to take the GED test - these students are pursuing education that will make them, and Ohio, more competitive in the knowledge-based economy.
COLUMBUS – Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut today announced a joint pilot program between the University System of Ohio and Flat World Knowledge, the largest publisher of free and open college textbooks for students worldwide. The program will allow 1,000 Ohio students to receive digital textbooks for free.
COLUMBUS - Under a directive from Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut issued today, military training, experience, and coursework of student servicemembers will count for credit throughout the University System of Ohio. Providing a uniform state standard for recognizing military credits is expected to help bring current student servicemembers into the workforce sooner and attract new student servicemembers to Ohio.
COLUMBUS–Recognizing reducing textbook costs is an important way to help keep students in school, and that new digital tools make it easier than ever to lower prices while enriching learning, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut today announced the University System of Ohio's 2011 Ohio Faculty Innovator Award winners.