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One Book: One Community Meet the physician who helped discover the Flint, Michigan, water crisis: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Members of the community are invited to participate in One Book, One Community, a free community book club hosted by The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in partnership with the public library systems of Licking County, the Licking County Foundation, the Licking County Health Department, UnitedWay of Licking County and Denison University. Participants will read What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, and then meet for a discussion and book signing with the author to kick off National LibraryWeek on Monday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. in the Ohio State Newark/COTC John Gilbert Reese Center, 1209 University Drive, Newark. What the Eyes Don’t See is the inspiring story of how Dr. Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water — and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, the book reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Hanna-Attisha herself — an immigrant, doctor, scientist and mother whose family’s activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. It is a riveting account of a shameful disaster that became a tale of hope, the story of a city on The Ohio State University at Newark March 2020 Continued on page 3 Students who enroll in education abroad programs earn college credits or even internship experience. However, those are just a fraction of what many students gain from education abroad. Alumni report academic, career and emotional success after participating in an education abroad program, according to studies by the University of California, Merced. Confidence, friendship, new perspectives and a love of travel are what The Ohio State University at Newark psychology major AudreyWaymire obtained from participating in an education abroad trip to Liverpool, England. She was one of 18 students who took classes, traveled and completed projects together during the spring semester of 2019. The Past, Present and Future of Liverpool program introduces students to the history, literature and culture of Liverpool, England, examining it as a microcosm of the past three centuries of British history. ForWaymire and many others, these opportunities broaden their perspectives, help them gain confidence and inspire them to continue traveling. She noted that going to places like the Tate Modern gallery and the Merseyside Maritime Museum were very impactful. She considers the time getting to know her peers in a more casual setting while visiting locations notable for their significance to the Beatles and learning about the music group’s influence invaluable. They also visited Chester andWales whereWaymire said the architecture, scenery and people were “absolutely unforgettable.” “The Merseyside Maritime Museum has an exhibit about slavery that really opened my eyes more to what slaves went through,”Waymire said. “Studying abroad is an experience of a lifetime. It took me to a new part of the world, gave me amazing experiences and helped me learn how to put myself out there.” Her first education abroad experience has led her to enroll in a second. She will travel to Paris in May as a part of the Global May program. The two-week trip enables students to explore the social, cultural and geographical history of Paris focusing on how the evolution of specific sites have shaped the city. Beyond the Textbook Education abroad taught Ohio State Newark student AudreyWaymire more than she expected Continued on page 3

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