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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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