Pulitzer Prize winner will talk history at Sinclair

Sinclair Community College will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner to its second annual history symposium on Tuesday.

Foner will speak about “How the Reconstruction Amendments Changed the Constitution” at 1 p.m. Oct. 25 in Smith Auditorium in Building 12. The event is free and open to the public.

Attendees will get to participate in history quizzes and book raffles, and refreshments will be served.

Foner is a professor at Columbia University and has served as president of the Organization of American Historians. His teaching and publications have focused on intellectual, political and social history and the history of race relations.

Foner’s book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize and Bancroft and Lincoln prizes. Two other books he wrote also received high honors from national publications.

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“I am excited about Dr. Foner’s visit to Sinclair. This is a great learning opportunity for our students,” said Yufeng Wang, a professor and coordinator in the history humanities department at Sinclair who started the history symposium two years ago.

Medical marvel

Wright State University researchers have invented a medical device that could eliminate the need for radiation-emitting X-rays in certain procedures, according to WSU.

The device would allow for real-time tracking of a surgical tool so physicians can guide catheters or position stents without having to stop to take X-rays. The researchers will present their model to Ohio’s top investors, entrepreneurial providers and university leaders at the Ohio Collegiate Venture Showcase in Columbus on Friday.

Presidents converge

Wright State will host a symposium Wednesday as part of its national search for the university’s eighth president.

The symposium is set for 2:30 p.m. in Oelman Hall. Panelists will include University of Toledo President Sharon Gaber; Bowling Green State University President Mary Ellen Mazey; state Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering; and state Rep. Mike Duffey, R-Worthington.

The event moderator will be Sinclair Community College President Steve Johnson.

MBA online

The University of Dayton School of Business Administration will partner with 2U, Inc. to offer MBA@Dayton, a new online Master of Business Administration program starting in October 2017.

UD faculty and executives-in-residence will teach courses through live online classes accessed through an”online campus.” Although it’s an online program, students will be required to meet with UD faculty and cohort members once on campus and another time in a domestic or international city.

Quack, quack

Some Ohio State students are concerned about where the ducks that called Mirror Lake home will go as the lake is restored. Experts told the university that the ducks will naturally find a new home. But if some don’t, Ohio State has a contract with a wildlife management firm that would help relocate the waterfowl.

The water from Mirror Lake was drained last week and a project to return it to its natural state is underway and will be completed in 2018.

CSU gets grant

Central State University received an $88,000 grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for the second year in a row to support expansion of its sexual assault prevention campaign called #NOMEANSKNOW.

The grant supports the continuation of Bystander Intervention Training, which was implemented this fall to target certain student groups.

Student leaders and resident advisers will receive training that details how to effectively report and respond to reports of sexual assaults. Campus police will receive enhanced training in reporting assaults and how to track them and follow up.

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