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
Faith Mission Outreach Eye Clinic
Life can be scary when you cant get the help you need because of your past. The pain of needing to explain yourself over and over again to different people is often worse than receiving a difficult diagnosis. Until she came to the Faith Mission Outreach Eye Clinic, that was exactly the case for a recent patient. She came to the clinic, which is run by Ohio States College of Optometry, with complaints of severe headaches as well as a recent weight gain and a whooshing sound in her ears. But because the patient was a past drug addict, the three emergency rooms she had visited all thought she was just seeking drugs for her habit.
Engineeering Outreach in Honduras
Engineering students have been travelling to Honduras to visit the Montaa de Luz orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS every spring since 2005. Including this years journey, more than 100 students have taken part in the initiative, which has produced a broad range of projects, including water system improvements and a computer lab for the orphanage.
Students Studying Abroad in Brazil
Over the summer, Destiny Jackson, a senior majoring in Sociology and Film Studies, took part in Ohio States Global Gateway Study Abroad program in Brazil. The program is open to students of any major who are interested in learning about the global significance of Brazil. Destiny received a grant from the Office of Outreach and Engagement to help fund her month-long experience abroad. During the trip she went to the cities of Sao Paulo and Araraquara in the southeast, and Salvador in the northeast of Brazil.