Engaged Scholars: Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan
The community-engaged scholarship of Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan explores novel strategies, interventions and partnerships to address health disparities among populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity. As health equity, when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health possible, is their goal, it is absolutely critical to center the voices and lived experiences of the community, through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships, in addressing barriers to their health and wellness. They are honored to do that through research, clinical care and advocacy, and to share the importance of community engagement with the next generation of leaders through teaching and mentoring.Learn More
OSU Engages February Newsletter
Check out the February edition of the OSU Engages Newsletter featuring the Engaged Scholar Q&A w/ Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan, the Community Connector Q&A w/ AJ Johnson, Ohio States new Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice and more!Read more
Engaging Diverse Communities: Creating Foundational Knowledge
Join the Offices of Outreach and Engagement and Service-Learning in a workshop examining impacts of social identity and systemic imbalances of power in engaging diverse communities. This workshop provides a foundational knowledge to participants of key terms and concepts including social identity, bias, privileged identities and targeted identities. The training will begin with an overview of social identities (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, etc.). Participants will consider their own identities and how they experience these identities as well as the impact identity has on others. The workshop will take place on March 11 at 11 a.m.Register
Call for proposals: Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) seeks proposals for its 2021 conference on Sept.13-15 via virtual format. The conference will feature panels, presentations, posters, and workshops on best practices for transforming higher education through publicly engaged scholarship, teaching and policy. The 2021 annual meeting will explore the theme of Creating Connections and Expanding Possibilities through an inclusive and engaging virtual conference.
Proposals are due March 15.Learn more and apply
Engagement Scholarship Consortium Calls for Nominations for Excellence Awards Program
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) supports and encourages excellence in engaged scholarship through its annual ESC Awards Program. The annual Awards Program recognizes higher education institutions and their exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship. The 2021 ESC Awards of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship will recognize exemplary institutional programs in the following four categories: Student, Faculty, Staff, and Community Partner.
The nomination deadline is March 26, 2021.Learn more and apply
Community engaged learning: Blueprint Columbus and senior capstones
Communities experiencing population, climatic and other major changes are frequently seeking to build green infrastructure to improve the functioning of basic municipal services while also improving the quality of the local environment. Blueprint Columbus is an innovative way of eliminating sanitary sewer overflows while also investing in neighborhoods and the local economy. A partnership with Ohio State through multiple capstone courses has helped the program improve outreach and engagement in Columbus Neighborhoods.
Engaged Scholars: Mary Rodriguez
New American and low-income communities face unique and difficult challenges. Through community engaged scholarship, Assistant Professor of Community Leadership Mary Rodriguez focuses on supporting communities in change processes at the individual, household, and community levels. She says strong, resilient communities are made up of the individuals and their assets, the relationships and bonds between one another, and the organizations and external players that support them.
Community Connectors: Jason Cervenec
Jason Cervenec, education and outreach director, wears a few different hats at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, all of which involving engaging with communities. He shares the centers cutting edge science with the general public, helps decision makers understand climate change and its impacts, and educates youth and families about the geosciences and polar regions.
Black Impact 100: A Community Effort to Heal a Community
Dr. Josephs experiences led to his research focus on the health of special populationsspecifically African American men, who have the shortest life expectancy of any racial gender group. At Ohio State and across Columbus, hes connected with others who share his goals and in the summer of 2020 launched a research study called Black Impact 100.
Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program: Tressie McMillan Cottom
Tressie McMillan Cottom is an award-winning author, researcher, educator, and cultural critic whose work has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.