University Outreach and Engagement Awards - apply now!
The university is seeking nominations of programs, scholars and community partners for the 2020 University Outreach and Engagement Awards, which honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in three categories: Community Engaged Program, Community Engaged Scholars, and Community Partner. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2020.Learn More
Students raise funds for the community through Communication course
Breaking from the routine of attending large lectures, memorizing notes and taking exams by entering the real world and applying knowledge through service-learning can be refreshing for students. A class of Ohio State students experienced the difference during autumn semester through the Communication Dynamics in Groups (Comm 4635) course. This service-learning course allows students to work in groups, connect with an organization in the Columbus community, and give back, all while gaining skills that will aid them in the professional world.
Preparing young students for kindergarten success
More than half of the children in Ohio enter kindergarten without the skills they need to succeed, according to a study done by College of Education and Human Ecology Distinguished Professor Laura Justice. This inspired the creation of the Summer Success program, which helps to supply children with the proper tools to be prepared as they enter school.
Middle school students get hands-on science experience at Breakfast of Science Champions
Ohio State welcomed several hundred middle school students from nine Columbus City Schools on Nov. 6 for the Breakfast of Science Champions. The students took part in hands-on science activities that engaged them in a day of fun, interactive learning. Nine sites around campus served as hosts to the students, who visited laboratories and facilities, met faculty, staff and Ohio State students, and participated in scientific investigations.
Ohio State brings conflict resolution from law school to communities
The Divided Community Project, based at the Moritz College of Law, designs processes that help communities identify, understand and address divisions in their own communities caused by differences in race, economy, ethnicity and religion.
Opioid addiction study to begin work in Ohio communities
As part of a federal research study to dramatically reduce opioid overdose deaths, an Ohio State University-led coalition will begin assisting Ohio counties with prevention, treatment and recovery programs before the end of the year. The National Institutes of Health today announced when interventions will begin in the communities in Ohio and three other states that are participating in the HEALing Communities Study, which aims to reduce overdose deaths by 40% over three years.