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
Register for Think Beyond: Urban Universities + Thriving Communities
January 28, 2020
Communities flourish when everyone within them has the opportunity to flourish.
When urban-serving universities and communities join forces, we can confront the complexities of education, healthcare, economic and human development in order to:
Prepare an increasingly diverse workforce to successfully navigate careers
through technological, economic and social change.
Assess, treat and prevent urban health risks for increasingly diverse populations.
Create sustainable solutions for continued and inclusive growth that improve the quality of life in our communities.
Join educators, industry, nonprofit and community leaders at The Ohio State University to exchange ideas and reinvigorate our collective efforts toward strengthening and sustaining vibrant, inclusive communities.
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Zimpher to deliver Discovery Themes Lecture Jan. 28
Defining the New Urban Land-Grant University: A Theory of Leadership, Action and Impact In the deep land-grant tradition, service to community is at the core of that amazing legacy. But the shift from largely rural populations to pervasive city demographics presents a transformative opportunity for those large public universities who live and serve there. We have learned much from early adopters of the anchor institution concept of urban-serving universities. But not enough that we cant adopt a larger commitment to urbanity, not as ancillary to our mission but rather, fundamental to our future. Such opportunities require shared leadership and place-based investments, often referred to as collective theories of leadership, shared goals, actions and individual responsibility in order to actually make significant and long-lasting change for the better.
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.