Symposium brings together Ohio State and community partners
Ohio State and the communities that the university serves benefit from partnerships in which know-how and resources are exchanged, said community partners, administrators and faculty members during the Autumn 2023 Engaged Scholarship Symposium.Learn More
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Applications open for the Schweitzer Fellows Program
The application for the 2024-25 cohort of Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellows is now open. The Schweitzer Fellows program supports and trains emerging health-focused graduate and professional students in creating and carrying out service projects to address unmet community needs.Learn more
Announcing the 2023 Engagement Grant recipients
This year 14 proposals were selected for funding through the Outreach and Engagement grants process. More than $250,000 was awarded at a maximum amount of $20,000 to support development of impact reports for programs, performances or exhibits; development of a public policy document or impact report; development or implementation of a program, performance, exhibition, or initiative based upon previous research, assessment, or public input; or enhance or expand a program that extends community access to the university, broadly defined.Read more
Check out the OSU Engages November Newsletter!
This month's edition features news about the Engaged Scholarship Symposium, visiting artist opportunities, the Engaged Scholar Q&A with Nyama McCarthy-Brown and more!Read more
First Bold Booth Now Operational in Downtown Columbus
The first of five dynamic parking lot attendant booths that transform the mundane into public art is now open. Titled Coney Island, the first booth is located in the parking lot of The Westin ColumbusGreat Southern Hotel in downtown Columbus just east of the corner of South High and East Main streets.
Preserving Diversity in the Southside Revitalization
In neighborhoods of steep economic and racial diversity, such as Columbus Southside, divides between the wealthy and impoverished can cause certain demographics to get pushed elsewhere during times of revitalization. With the City of Columbus and Nationwide Childrens Hospital putting forth efforts to restore dilapidated areas of the Southside to their former glory, the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State has partnered alongside them to help preserve the treasured diversity that the Southside has cultivated
Emerging Diseases Linked to Antibiotic Resistant Organisms
Alarming increases in antibiotic-resistant organisms have led the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control to declare a global health disaster, and some members of Ohio State's faculty are doing their part to combat these "superbugs."
Schweitzer Fellows Engage Communities to Improve Health
T.M. Ayodele Adesanya, an MD-Ph.D. student in biomedical sciences, had a passion for the kids at Champion Middle School on the Near East Side of Columbus after learning in 2010 that the state declared it to be the most underperforming middle school in Ohio. The Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellows program (ASF), a year-long fellowship in which graduate and professional students design and implement community engagement projects, gave him an opportunity to help.
Language Sciences Come to Life at COSI
Combining the natural interest many people have in language with engaging hands-on experiments has been a winning formula for the Language Sciences Pod - one of three pods that comprise the Labs in Life exhibit, a partnership between Ohio State and COSI that provides the public with a chance to watch and participate in real research as it happens.