2021 Outreach and Engagement Funded Grant Proposals
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.Learn More
2021 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. Congratulations to this year's recipients!
Recipients will be recognized on April 13 at the event OSU Engages: Celebrating Engaged Scholarship at Ohio State.2021 University Outreach and Engagement Awards
Registration is now open for ESC 2021
The 2021 Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference will take place online, Sept. 13-15. Registration is now open. This years annual meeting will explore the theme of Creating Connections and Expanding Possibilities through an inclusive and engaging virtual conference. Ohio State faculty, staff and students qualify for ESC member pricing.Learn more and register
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
Black Impact 100: A Community Effort to Heal a Community
Dr. Josephs experiences led to his research focus on the health of special populationsspecifically African American men, who have the shortest life expectancy of any racial gender group. At Ohio State and across Columbus, hes connected with others who share his goals and in the summer of 2020 launched a research study called Black Impact 100.
Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program: Tressie McMillan Cottom
Tressie McMillan Cottom is an award-winning author, researcher, educator, and cultural critic whose work has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.
Community Connectors: Dan Thomas
Throughout his career, Dan Thomas has had the opportunity to engage the community in many facets. Most recently, as the program director of the Bell National Resource Center, he has provided oversight for the center's Scholars Lounge and mentoring program in partnership with Columbus Preparatory School for Boys. The programs are designed to provide professional development and enhance leadership and literacy skills while promoting positive ethnic identity and cultural values.
Scripted tours through a giant inflatable colon: An innovative and effective educational tool in urban communities
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women in the US and mortality rates are increasing among young adults. Although CRC is largely preventable with screening and often curable when detected at an early stage, many age-appropriate individuals remain unscreened or are not currently up-to-date with screening. We aimed to examine the impact of providing guided, scripted tours through an inflatable colon on three domains: CRC knowledge, likelihood of communicating about CRC with others, and the intention to be screened for CRC in a diverse, urban population.