University Outreach and Engagement Awards
Ohio State's University Outreach and Engagement Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.Learn More
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Engaged Practitioners Network Meeting Dec. 3
The next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network will be Dec. 3 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
CUMU Learning & Sharing Virtual Series
The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Learning & Sharing Virtual Series is a free, CUMU members-only program focused on critical dialogue with practical takeaways that create action. This virtual series brings together CUMU administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners to learn from one another and share challenges and successes on a set of discrete issue areas. This virtual series is offered at no-cost to CUMU members and their partners. Ohio State is a CUMU member.Read more
OSU Engages November Newsletter
Check out the OSU Engages November Newsletter featuring the University Outreach and Engagement Awards, the Engaged Scholar Q&A with Darryl Hood, the Community Connector Q&A with Whitney Gherman, and more!Read more
Ohio States new military medicine program offers life-changing, comprehensive care
Wounded military service members from across the country are getting specialized, life-changing care at the new Military Medicine Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine. The program brings together a team of advanced reconstructive surgeons, military specialists and rehabilitation experts to help restore the health and well-being of severely injured military members.
Community Connectors: Whitney Gherman
The most significant part of my job is to redistribute material and financial resources from the university to support community-led initiatives and programs. For example, most recently I mobilized activists, community residents, artists and community-accountable scholars to participate in collaborative and emergent dreaming, writing and drafting of a new program, Marion Dreamkeepers. The program and research study elevated youth of color as leaders for racial justice and exemplified community responsive, collaborative, creative work in Extension. I offered a critical and reflexive understanding of theory and young people led the way of implementation, providing insight to their lived realities and perceptions as well as new ways of facilitating Extension programs.
Engaged Scholars: Darryl Hood
The first 20-years of Dr. Hoods career were spent at Meharry Medical College, which is located in an extremely poor census tract in Nashville. There, he became sensitized to the plight of residents in vulnerable communities. At Ohio State, Dr. Hood has continued his innovation in discovery as co-architect of the novel Public Health Exposome framework and analytics. This paradigm-altering framework interrogates hypotheses focused on determining if there are associations between the built, natural and social environment and disparate health outcomes observed in vulnerable populations.
Ohio State-developed crop management system improves yields and soil quality for the West African Sahel
A group of farmers, researchers, students, extension specialists, and NGOs gathered on October 7th for the inaugural Field Day of the Optimized Shrub System (OSS), an innovative management system developed for rainfed crops in the West African Sahel.
Manufacturing tour highlights critical roles students will fill
Ohio State Lima is in the business of honing and expanding human potential that will impact not only the student, but also the greater community. It takes a team to develop this talent pipeline from both inside and outside the university. Several parts of that talent pipeline came together with positive results this autumn as the staff and professors who work most closely with students in the new engineering technology program visited local manufacturers that will eventually employ Ohio State graduates.