University Outreach and Engagement Awards announced!
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. This year 11 awards were given in four categories: Community Engaged Scholar, Community Engaged Program, Community Partner and Community Engaged Champion.Learn More
Recap of Think Beyond: Urban Universities + Thriving Communities
Educators, industry, nonprofit and community leaders at The Ohio State University gathered to exchange ideas and reinvigorate our collective efforts toward strengthening and sustaining vibrant, inclusive communities.
It was made evidently clear that communities flourish when everyone within them has the opportunity to flourish.
Through thought-provoking presentations by world-renowned speakers and thoughtful discussions, summit attendees learned that when urban-serving universities and communities join forces, we can confront the complexities of education, healthcare, economic and human development.
We can prepare an increasingly diverse workforce to successfully navigate careers through technological, economic and social change. And together, we can create sustainable solutions for continued and inclusive growth that improve the quality of life in our communities.
View presentations from the summit
Submit a nomination for the Engagement Scholarship Consortium Awards
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is accepting nominations for its 2020 Excellence Awards Program, which recognizes exemplary engagement scholarship by faculty, students and community partners. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 3. Award recipients will be recognized during the 2020 Annual Conference in Philadelphia in September. Ohio State is a founding member of ESC.
For more information on nomination procedures and submission, visit https://engagementscholarship.org/grants-awards/esc-awards-program.
Call for Proposals: Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) seeks proposals for its 2020 conference, Envisioning Engaged Scholarship. Proposals are due March 27. The conference will be held Sept. 13-14 in Philadelphia. This year, special emphasis will be placed on proposals that look to the future of engaged scholarship and community engagement. Ohio State is a founding member of ESC.
IDEA encourages a more engaging and accountable democracy
Expanding democracy studies at Ohio State from being primarily faculty-oriented toward more student and community engagement was the idea behind the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA). When IDEAs director, Michael Neblo, rebranded the program in 2017, he knew he wanted its mission to relate to three main areas: generating and disseminating knowledge about American political institutions; creating dialogue and deliberation; and enhancing the education of citizens.
Dr. Darrell Gray II named Columbus CEOs Practitioner of the Year
For Dr. Darrell Gray II, being a doctor is more than just showing up in a white coat. Its about making a difference by listening, promoting diversity and meeting patients where they need care. Gray is a gastroenterologist at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center who attended medical school at Howard College of Medicine in Washington, D.C. Although he believed he would become a cardiologist, he realized he could make a difference as a gastroenterologist.
Ohio States Global Water Institute among top 100 proposals for MacArthur $100M grant
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation unveiled The Ohio State University Global Water Institute as one of the highest-scoring proposals in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges.
Ohio State leading community effort to keep the American dream alive
The Ohio State University asked, and the community answered with nine bold solutions to bolster the middle class. Now, three of those ideas have been selected to move forward for continued development to meet the Schmidt Futures challenge to raise the income of 10,000 central Ohio households by 10 percent by 2022.
Partnerships help Central Ohio become more age-friendly for older adults
With a growing 65+ year-old population, the Central Ohio community has put its attention on creating an accessible environment that allows all ages to flourish. Thanks to Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County, older adults are experiencing more access to necessities like transportation and housing, as well as experiencing an improvement in inclusion. Age-Friendly Columbus and Franklin County is part of a worldwide network, but is recognized as one of the leading programs due to the benefits of being housed in Ohio States College of Social Work. In fact, the initiative received the Council on Social Work Educations Community Partnership Action Award in the fall of 2019.