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
Sign up for the Outreach and Engagement Listserv
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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
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.
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.
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.