Engaged Scholars: Michael Stamatikos
Michael Stamatikos long-standing strategic collaboration in fast-paced astrophysical research with the National Science Foundations IceCube Observatory and NASAs Swift/Fermi satellite missions has allowed him to participate in major scientific discoveries, while providing undergraduate students access to advanced research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This aligns well with his efforts toward improving the professional development of educators, K-16 student success, science advocacy and community engagement.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
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
Meet the 2021-22 Albert Schweitzer Fellows
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a one-year community service program for graduate and professional students at Ohio State and Ohio University. You are invited to learn about the work fellows plan to conduct over the course of the upcoming academic year.Read more
Campus Compact now accepting proposals for Compact22 national conference
Proposals are sought that explore the theme: A Better Way Forward: Innovation with equity at the center. The conference will explore how we can imagine a better way forward, mobilizing the power of higher education to drive innovation, build connections, and create a new normal centered in equity and justice. Proposals due Oct. 15.Learn more and apply
Water First For Thirst Promotes Healthy Beverage Consumption
Health campaigns have picked up in popularity in recent years, as Americans face a staggering increase in obesity rates. While this epidemic does affect adults, one of the more prominent concerns is its impact on children, due to lower levels of activity and higher consumption of unhealthy foods. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 20% of children and teenagers in the U.S. are obese. One group at Ohio State is working to resolve this issue through a healthy consumption program called Water First for Thirst. The program is part of a statewide campaign to educate Ohioans about why water should be the first beverage of choice.
Mentoring, Scholarship Help LASER Provide a Path for Latino Students
In high school, Frederick Aldama saw many of his Latino friends headed down self-destructive paths. He believes if it wasn't for his mother, and a reminder that he is capable of making it to college, his life would have turned out much differently. Now, as an Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor and University Distinguished Scholar, he hopes to instill that reminder he once received into Latino and Latina students in Columbus through the LASER program at Ohio State.
South African Clinical Pharmacists Train at Ohio State in Transatlantic Partnership
"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." Made famous by Socrates, these words resemble how Natalie Schellack, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in South Africa, views her line of work.
Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center Engages through Exhibit, Education
"Nature's best thermometer, perhaps its most sensitive and unambiguous indicator of climate change, is ice. When ice gets sufficiently warm, it melts. Ice asks no questions, presents no arguments, reads no newspapers, listens to no debates. It is not burdened by ideology and carries no political baggage as it crosses the threshold from solid to liquid." These words, by Henry Pollack in A World Without Ice, appear in white on the sky blue walls in the Thompson Library Gallery as a part of Mysteries in Ice - an interactive exhibition on polar exploration.
Girls Circle Project Hopes to Empower Young Girls
Anna Lunsford grew up with her father and brother. She played with boys' toys and didn't have many girl friends, or a strong female figure to look up to. Now, she is hoping to be that role model for young girls in Columbus as a part of the Girls Circle Project at Ohio State.