Make your 2022 Buckeyes for Charity pledge today!
Buckeyes for Charity is your opportunity to donate to community organizations and make a difference. This years campaign includes more than 850 state-wide nonprofits, giving us an even greater opportunity to make an impact. You can donate to a meaningful cause via credit card, check, cash or payroll deduction and choose to make a one-time or recurring donation. As Buckeyes, we are Caring for Our Communities.Learn More
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Seed Fund for Racial Justice Symposium Oct. 12
Please join colleagues for the Seed Fund for Racial Justice Symposium on Oct. 12. Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast and networking. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The symposium will feature panels and lightning talks from recipients of Seed Fund for Racial Justice Grants.Learn more and register
Ohio State Energy Partners makes annual philanthropic awards
Ohio State Energy Partners has provided more than $800,000 to programs through its 2021-22 philanthropic awards. The awards provide funding for proposals that align with Ohio States 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.Read more
Williams named faculty fellow
Valarie Williams, professor of Dance, has been named a faculty fellow in the Office of Outreach and Engagement. In this role, she will be coordinating and leading the universitys efforts to complete and submit its Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement application. As a professor of Dance, Williams collaborates on artistic projects producing critical conversations connecting scholarship in the arts with solutions for global societal change.Read more
Ohio State appoints Ryan Schmiesing as senior vice provost for external engagement
The Ohio State University has selected Ryan Schmiesing as senior vice provost for external engagement. As senior vice provost, Schmiesing leads Ohio States external engagement strategy that connects the universitys expertise, scholarship and service to local, statewide, national and international communities. He also provides leadership of regional campus strategy and operations in partnership with campus deans and directors.
One student's vital calling to ensure equity
As the pandemic rolled on, Metlock challenged herself to find innovative ways to combat the sharp health disparities the nation was coming to grips with. The result was Black Health Explained, an online platform that delivers health-related information to young Black people through blogging, videos, infographics and other content on Instagram and her website.
A Practical Guide to Planning Collaborative Initiatives to Advance Racial Equity
The Divided Community Project and Mershon Center for International studies have released the second edition of A Practical Guide to Planning Collaborative Initiatives to Advance Racial Equity. This edition compiles the learning from U.S.-based multi-pronged and sequenced processes created to advance race equity in this country. Whether they are called truth, transformation and healing commissions or something else, these processes are designed to facilitate collaborative problem-solving over a period of years to achieve the equitable society that will afford each person the opportunity to thrive.