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Watch as four of Ohio State's faculty - Nyama McCarthy-Brown, Mary Rodriguez, Susan Melsop and William Miller - share their thoughts on the importance of engaging the community in their research and teaching.

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Be sure to check out a new webpage - "Broader Impacts at The Ohio State University and Beyond" - that includes information and resources around broader impacts for Ohio State faculty and staff, including how to request consultations and workshops.

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Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Congratulations to this year's recipients!

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Ohio State Energy Partners has provided more than $800,000 to programs through its 2021-22 philanthropic awards. The awards provide funding for proposals that align with Ohio States sustainability goals and support the continuation of successful initiatives or the development/implementation of new programs or research projects that continue the trajectory of meeting the goals. As part of its commitment to academic collaboration, OSEP contributes $810,000 annually to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes.

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President Kristina M. Johnson delivered the 2022 James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture on April 12. The lecture annually features a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond. You can watch the replay at the link below.

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Check out the June/July issue of the OSU Engages newsletter! This issue has announcements of the Outreach and Engagement Impact Grant recipients, Staff Grant recipients, the Engaged Scholar Q&A with Terri Teal Bucci, and more!

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While many faculty, staff and students are actively conducting research in the community, the voice of community members is often missing or underrepresented in this work.

Four Ohio State faculty members recently completed a study to inform Ohio State leadership and researchers about community and neighborhood leaders' perspectives on Ohio State research, specifically as participants in research, but more generally as community and neighborhood leaders.

"Relationships are key to engaged research," said Jill Clark, associate professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and one of the principal investigators of the study. "In a relationship, listening to what potential partners, collaborators, and colleagues are saying about their needs and wants and taking the time to learn historical and current perspectives on relationships with the university is foundational to that relationship."

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