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Mental Health within the LGBTQ+ Youth Community: From Class Project to Community Engagement

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) youth are two to three times more likely to commit suicide than their heterosexual, cisgender counterparts*. While this disparity may seem alarming, it’s actually quite common place. But why? Diana Maier and Ashley Hill wondered the same thing. As master’s students in Ohio State’s College of Social Work, both were troubled by these statistics. A project for their Social and Economic Justice class required students to research and develop an advocacy plan for any current social justice issue. Maier and Hill decided to focus their project on LGBTQ+ mental health in Columbus.

 

 

Discovery Talks: Infectious Diseases Institute Trains Researchers to Give Educational, TED-Style Talks in the Community

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Discovery Talks is a program created by Ohio State’s Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI), with a focus on disseminating results of research by faculty, students and staff on infectious diseases to the public using a TED talk-style approach.

 

 

Kirwan to Deliver 15th Annual Patterson Lecture May 2

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William E. "Brit" Kirwan is chancellor emeritus of the University System of Maryland will deliver the 15th Annual Patterson Lecture on May 2.

 

 

Bringing Science to the Kids

Laura Wagner shares her enthusiasm for language science with a young visitor at AAAS Family Science Days.

When you volunteer at a linguistics booth for kids at a science conference, you never know who you’ll meet. Kathryn Campbell-Kibler met a third-grade girl who made up her own language. “She got a piece of paper and wrote out the symbols in her made-up language,” Campbell-Kibler said. “One of the things that struck me was that she had dots that indicated whether you read the text forward, backward or up or down. It was amazing.”

 

 

Community Engagement Conference Helps Develop Meaningful Partnerships for Health

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A two-day conference to build relationships, share knowledge and improve community health filled hallways, meeting rooms and ballrooms at The Ohio State University this week. The inaugural Community Engagement Conference was held at the Ohio Union Wednesday and Thursday. While the focus of the conference was advancing a culture of wellness and health, the goal was to help identify and develop meaningful partnerships far beyond the university.

 

 

Watch Donna Shalala's Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture

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Donna Shalala presented "Advancing Health and Wellness" on Jan. 24, 2018.

 

 

2018 Community Engagement Conference

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Ohio State’s inaugural Community Engagement Conference will take place January 24-25, 2018 in the Ohio Union.

 

 

Connect and Collaborate Grant Helps Generation Rx Fight Prescription Drug Misuse

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The opioid epidemic has consistently been making national headlines and with good reason. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and it’s estimated that approximately eleven Ohioans die each day from a drug overdose. With such alarming statistics, it’s difficult to imagine how such a large health crisis could be solved. However, for a group of individuals at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, fighting back against prescription drug misuse is in their mission statement. Since 2007, Generation Rx has worked to educate individuals of all ages about the dangers of misusing prescription medications. A partnership between The Ohio State University and the Cardinal Health Foundation was established in 2009, and is headed by Dr. Kenneth Hale and Dr. Nicole C. Kwiek within the College of Pharmacy. The amount of food waste in the U.S. has a plethora of negative impacts on food security, resource conservation and climate change, which are just a few of the reasons why Brian Roe, Van Buren professor in the Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Development Economics, helped create the OSU Food Waste Collaborative.

 

 

Watch J.D. Vance's Provost's Discovery Themes Lecture

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J.D. Vance will propose a hands-on approach to problems facing his native state of Ohio: opioid addiction, under-preparedness of the workforce, and domestic instability. Through his non-profit organization, Our Ohio Renewal, Vance, a 2009 alumnus of Ohio State, will tackle these issues that shaped his upbringing in Middletown, Ohio, subject of Hillbilly Elegy, Vance’s #1 New York Times best-seller.

 

 

Researchers, Students and Community Come Together to Reduce Food Waste

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Food waste is a big issue; specifically, a 133 billion pound issue that often goes unnoticed in everyday life. According to the USDA, the United States wastes 30-40 percent of the food supply, and food waste is the single largest element going into municipal landfills. The amount of food waste in the U.S. has a plethora of negative impacts on food security, resource conservation and climate change, which are just a few of the reasons why Brian Roe, Van Buren professor in the Department of Agriculture, Environmental and Development Economics, helped create the OSU Food Waste Collaborative.