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
Predictive modeling, data curation helps guide state in COVID-19 response
With a dissertation on building models for influenza pandemics and years of experience working with health departments on complex public health problems, Ayaz Hyder was about as prepared as you could be to meet the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to support from Ohio States Office of Research and Office of Outreach and Engagement, the assistant professor of environmental health sciences is using his expertise in computational epidemiology to develop a shared data resource for agencies and organizations that are responding to COVID-19 and leading recovery efforts across Ohio.
Getting the perspective of the community on community-engaged research
As land-grant universities such as Ohio State encourage more community-based research by faculty and funders such as the National Science Foundation incentivize more collaboration between researchers and communities, one critical voice in the process is often missing the perspective of the community member. A new study being undertaken by four Ohio State faculty members looks to establish best practices for including the community perspective as they look at how large, land-grant research institutions can build meaningful community relationships while conducting research.
Curtis named faculty fellow in the Office of Outreach and Engagement
Kip Curtis, associate professor of Environmental History/Mansfield campus, has joined the Office of Outreach and Engagement as a faculty fellow. In this role, he will continue his focus on the development and implementation of a replicable model of community engagement that results in expansion of the Mansfield Microfarm to other Ohio communities.
Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey
The Ohio Attorney Generals Office partnered with Philanthropy Ohio and The Ohio State Universitys John Glenn College of Public Affairs to produce The Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey which captured early reactions of the nonprofit sector to the pandemic, including their concerns and planned actions.