COLUMBUS, Ohio — One of The Ohio State University's most decorated faculty researchers, Rattan Lal, will address the university's summer graduates. Lal is a distinguished university professor of Soil Science in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Recently, Lal was honored with the 2019 Japan Prize in recognition of his research on sustainable soil management and its role in improving global food security and mitigating climate change.
"I am pleased to welcome Distinguished University Professor Rattan Lal to speak at our 422nd commencement ceremony this summer," said President Michael V. Drake. "A world-renowned scholar and Buckeye alumnus, Dr. Lal has devoted his career to addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time, from food scarcity to climate change - scholarship that will uplift and inspire our graduates as they prepare to make their own mark on our world."
Approximately 1,500 degrees will be awarded at The Ohio State University's summer commencement ceremony. The summer commencement will be held at 2 pm on August 4, at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.