Outreach and Engagement Staff Grants
The Office of Outreach and Engagement is offering two new grant opportunities for university staff. The Outreach and Engagement Community Programs and Events Grant provides staff working in outreach and engagement spaces the opportunity to create and implement community engaged programs, while the Outreach and Engagement Professional Development Grant provides staff working in outreach and engagement spaces the opportunity to further their career growth and development. Both grants are for a maximum of $500 and applications are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30.Learn More
Nominations sought for Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and Patterson Lecture
Nominations are being sought for future editions of the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program and the Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture.
The Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program brings eminent authorities to Ohio State to address topics related to the Discovery Themes and to engage students, faculty, staff and members of the community in thoughtful examination of major issues of public concern.
The Patterson Lecture brings to campus annually a prominent figure to speak to the range of challenges facing land-grant institutions in the 21st century and beyond. The lecture challenges the university and community audience to continue to use their knowledge and resources and work together to solve world issues.Nominate a speaker
Engaged Practitioners Network Meeting Oct. 1
The next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network will be Oct. 1 at 10 a.m.
The Engaged Practitioners Network is for those Ohio State staff who are working in spaces of community outreach and engagement. We will provide an opportunity for sharing best practices as well as networking with colleagues across campus. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.Register and learn more
2021 Outreach and Engagement grant recipients announced
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has awarded more than $215,000 to 23 recipients of 2021 Outreach and Engagement grants. Grants were awarded at a maximum amount of $10,000 to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or report; or support for a team to develop a grant proposal or finalize a manuscript for publication submission.Read more
OSU Engages August/September Newsletter
Check out the OSU Engages August/September Newsletter, featuring information on the next meetings of the Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice and the Engaged Practitioners Network, plus the Engaged Scholar Q&A with Holly Dabelko-Schoeny and the Community Connector Q&A with Karima Samadi.Read more
New partnership at Ohio State to tackle climate and water justice
Two of The Ohio State Universitys internationally recognized organizations, the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and Global Water Institute (GWI), are joining forces to tackle one of the most critical issues facing society today: climate and water justice.
Students organize COVID-19 pop-up testing sites
The 15 minutes it took one Columbus family to get tested for COVID-19 meant the difference between taking their unknowingly infected 7-year-old son to a birthday party, as planned, or going straight back home to set up a telehealth appointment with his pediatrician. Breaking chains of infection like the one that could have unfolded at the party is the primary purpose of COVID-19 testing sites run by Ohio State University public health students, who have been operating the pop-ups since July around central Ohio.
Ohio Sea Grant releases 2021 summary of Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative
An update of the statewide Harmful Algal Bloom Research Initiative (HABRI), consisting of more than 80 science teams seeking solutions for harmful algal blooms in Ohio, was released Sept. 13. The 2021 research findings update was released by Ohio Sea Grant, on behalf of The Ohio State University, The University of Toledo and the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Mural installations on Columbus campus explore art and activism
As students, faculty and staff return to The Ohio State University this week, colorful murals stand in popular destinations on campus. The artwork delivers a powerful message. The murals, installed in the plaza south of the Wexner Center for the Arts, Thompson Library and Hale Black Cultural Center, are part of a collaboration with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) to bring #ArtUnitesCbus, a Black Lives Matter public art initiative, to the Columbus campus this fall.
Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice
The next meeting of the Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice will take place on Sept. 30 from 2:30-4 p.m. The Office of Outreach and Engagement has placed a greater emphasis on the scholarship of engagement over the past few years through its grants and awards programs. In an effort to further advance this work and raise its profile at the university, we have formed a Community of Practice (CoP) for Ohio State faculty. If your scholarship is in any way focused on connecting the "rich resources of the university to our most pressing social, civic and ethical problems," (from Boyer, 1996, The Scholarship of Engagement), we would invite you to participate in this CoP.