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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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The Ohio State University received a $2 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to support community engagement through the arts. The grants intended long-term outcomes include strengthening Ohio States partnerships with community arts and cultural organizations in Columbus, bolstering a cross-sector career support system for arts students and visual and performing artists in central Ohio, and increasing opportunities for engagement with the arts at all five of Ohio States campuses.

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Taking place July 25-26, the 2024 African American Behavioral Health Conference will engage scholars and practitioners in conversation regarding the latest research and clinical practices to support the African American community in Ohio.

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Congratulations to the 2024 University Outreach and Engagement Award recipients! The awards honor faculty, staff and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards were given in the following categories: Community Engaged Scholar, Community Engaged Practitioner and Community Partnership.

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Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) has announced the recipients of its 2024-25 philanthropic awards. The awards provide funding for proposals that align with Ohio State's 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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To support and promote high-impact engaged scholarship, the Office of Outreach and Engagement has instituted a process to certify programs of excellence in engaged scholarship. The certification process seeks to identify and certify projects annually that demonstrate excellence in community-engaged scholarship and meet the criteria of high-impact engaged scholarship. Congratulations to the 2024 Programs of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship!

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Next meeting: Sept. 4, 4:30-6 p.m.
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Are you interested in sharing your community engagement projects or hearing from others about their projects? Join our community and you can share your engagement work with peers in a supportive environment. This session will allow you to informally present or share any current work, ideas or plans. You can decide if you would like feedback, dialogue or even just connection! You are welcome to join even if you would simply like to hear others share. Whether this is your first time, or you have been with us all year, we hope you will join us!

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Check out the Ohio State Engages June/July newsletter! This issue includes this year's Ohio State Energy Partners Award recipients, the Engaged Scholars Q&A with John Beacom, and more!

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Ohio States Engaged Scholars have made significant community impacts with their partners and important contributions to the universitys culture of engagement, further strengthening the institution's commitment to supporting communities.

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