Jason Reece to serve as vice provost for urban research and community engagement
We are pleased to announce that Jason Reece will serve as vice provost for urban research and community engagement, effective January 1. In his new role, Jason will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to create a strategic vision for academic partnership with Ohio States local communities. He will contribute to our strategic focus area in external engagement, which seeks to forge strong, mutually beneficial connections with external communities. He will serve as a key advisor to academic leaders by using an asset-based approach to address major challenges facing local communities.Learn More
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Applications are open for the annual OSEP awards
In collaboration with Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), the Office of Academic Affairs has opened a call for grant proposals that align with the universitys sustainability goals; advance diversity, equity and inclusion goals; or provide research opportunities to students who have had limited exposure to undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities. Submissions are due Feb. 10, 2023. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.Learn more and apply
Next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network: Dec. 2
The Engaged Practitioners Network is a space for those Ohio State staff who are working in community outreach and engagement. Our goal is to continue to grow the community of practice for staff. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.Learn more and register
Applications open for Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program
Applications are being accepted for the 2023-24 class of the Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program. The Schweitzer Fellows Program supports and trains health-focused graduate and professional students in creating and carrying out service projects to address unmet community needs. Fellows partner with an existing community agency in the Columbus or Athens area and have both an academic and a community-based mentor. Applications are due Jan. 23.Learn more and apply
Getting WISE to fight ageism
Because of negative connotations that come with aging and unfavorable perceptions of older people, ageism has become a problem in America. This is something Get WISE (Wellness through Intergenerational Social Engagement) wants to change. The program is an intergenerational project that builds relationships between young children and older adults. Ohio State connects with Worthington Christian Village to make this possible.
Learning from each other Inside-Out
Creating dialogue, immersing students in unfamiliar environments and encouraging experiential learning are all part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Programs mission. Inside-Out brings incarcerated and non-incarcerated college students together in an educational environment within a prison, where they can learn side by side with students of different backgrounds than them.
COVID Connect bridges gap between community need, expert support
In a time when many of us feel increasingly disconnected out of public health necessity, an effort led by the College of Public Health is bringing together those in need with those most able to offer assistance. COVID Connect, a project to unite health departments and other organizations with professional volunteers willing to share their expertise, already has begun to serve as a lifeline during an unprecedented time in modern history.
Taking anthropology to the public
After scientific racism propaganda was found on Ohio States campus in 2016, the Anthropology Public Outreach Program (APOP) was created to help educate the public and the Ohio State community on biological anthropology, human and cultural variation, and connecting the dots between science and humanities. It is important to look at how the concrete science of biology and the cultural pieces of a persons environment work together. There is a bigger picture that includes how the societal parts impact the human body.
University Outreach and Engagement Awards announced!
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. This year 11 awards were given in four categories: Community Engaged Scholar, Community Engaged Program, Community Partner and Community Engaged Champion.