Engaged Scholars: Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan
The community-engaged scholarship of Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan explores novel strategies, interventions and partnerships to address health disparities among populations made vulnerable by systemic inequity. As health equity, when everyone has a fair and just opportunity to attain their highest level of health possible, is their goal, it is absolutely critical to center the voices and lived experiences of the community, through meaningful and mutually beneficial partnerships, in addressing barriers to their health and wellness. They are honored to do that through research, clinical care and advocacy, and to share the importance of community engagement with the next generation of leaders through teaching and mentoring.Learn More
OSU Engages February Newsletter
Check out the February edition of the OSU Engages Newsletter featuring the Engaged Scholar Q&A w/ Darrell Gray, Joshua Joseph and Timiya Nolan, the Community Connector Q&A w/ AJ Johnson, Ohio States new Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice and more!Read more
Engaging Diverse Communities: Creating Foundational Knowledge
Join the Offices of Outreach and Engagement and Service-Learning in a workshop examining impacts of social identity and systemic imbalances of power in engaging diverse communities. This workshop provides a foundational knowledge to participants of key terms and concepts including social identity, bias, privileged identities and targeted identities. The training will begin with an overview of social identities (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, etc.). Participants will consider their own identities and how they experience these identities as well as the impact identity has on others. The workshop will take place on March 11 at 11 a.m.Register
Call for proposals: Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) seeks proposals for its 2021 conference on Sept.13-15 via virtual format. The conference will feature panels, presentations, posters, and workshops on best practices for transforming higher education through publicly engaged scholarship, teaching and policy. The 2021 annual meeting will explore the theme of Creating Connections and Expanding Possibilities through an inclusive and engaging virtual conference.
Proposals are due March 15.Learn more and apply
Engagement Scholarship Consortium Calls for Nominations for Excellence Awards Program
The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) supports and encourages excellence in engaged scholarship through its annual ESC Awards Program. The annual Awards Program recognizes higher education institutions and their exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship. The 2021 ESC Awards of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship will recognize exemplary institutional programs in the following four categories: Student, Faculty, Staff, and Community Partner.
The nomination deadline is March 26, 2021.Learn more and apply
Pharmacy successfully transitions to virtual summer camp
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced in-person activities to be cancelled, the College of Pharmacy had to get creative to ensure the success of its long-running summer camp Pills, Potions and Poisons. So Cynthia Canan, camp director and lecturer, and her team got together and made a plan to pull off a virtual camp.
Ohio State partners in new effort to expand teen health programs in Columbus
The Ohio State University is a partner in a $2.5 million federal grant to support and expand adolescent health care services within Columbus City Schools, with a special emphasis on prevention of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. The Office of Population Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded the grant to Nationwide Childrens Hospital.
Central Ohio team succeeds at American Dream competition
A project to help eligible central Ohioans seal their criminal records and improve their lives has been provisionally awarded $500,000 in the 2020 Alliance for the American Dream competition sponsored by Schmidt Futures. Columbus City Council, Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Ohio States Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Smart Columbus and Buckeye Interactive developed the Opportunity Port project. The online portal combines technology and legal expertise to guide eligible people through the application process.
Call For Action On Racial Justice
Ohio State has established the Seed Fund for Racial Justice to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism and racial disparities found in all aspects of American society. Grants will be used to seed innovative, untested, and/or exploratory research approaches and creative ideas that will contribute to the elimination of racism and solve its underlying causes and consequences on our campuses, in our community, and across the nation.
Outreach and Engagement funding supports community-engaged scholarship and professional development
The Office of Outreach and Engagement has recently provided more than $130,000 to faculty in support of their community-engaged scholarship and professional development programs that will benefit the community and university. Providing strategic funding to faculty to enhance their efforts in advancing their engaged scholarship will help ensure we are having a direct impact in partnership with our communities, said Ryan Schmiesing, vice provost for Outreach and Engagement. Additionally, by providing professional development opportunities, our faculty and staff are building capacity for members of the community and university.