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

J.D. Vance

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

Sarah Grossman

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.



Register Now: 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. Registration information coming soon.



​Roads Scholars Tour Focuses on Learning about Southwest Ohio

Roads Scholars visit the Wright Brothers Museum in Dayton

The trip begins with a story about Hugh Jackman and some wild animals and ends with a lesson from the unofficial weed king of Ohio. Welcome to The Ohio State University 2017 Roads Scholar Tour. The Roads Scholars Tour is a two-day trip for faculty, staff and community partners to learn more about Ohio history and the university’s deep connections throughout the state. Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement Stephen Myers is the tour guide and ringleader for the Roads Scholars. “It’s a little snapshot of some of the really incredible and interesting things going on in this great state,” Myers said.



Growing Food and Harvesting Hope for Cancer Survivors

Growing Hope Participants

When cancer rears its ugly head and strikes close to home, the physical and mental health impacts can be devastating. Enter Dr. Colleen Spees, assistant professor and member of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, who is channeling hope and empowerment to cancer survivors through her community-based cancer research. Six years ago, Dave Claborn, director of development and community relations at Ohio State Marion, came together with his team to develop an idea that would reward good, local students: GoBuck$. GoBuck$ is a scholarship program that provides students attending Marion City Schools tuition vouchers for attendance and academic achievement.



University Engagement Recognition Awards Recipients Announced

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Ohio State’s Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in local, national and international community-university collaborations. Recipients include the National Expansion of Reading Recovery program (Distinguished Community Engagement), the Nationwide Children’s Hospital-China Pediatric Violence and Injury Prevention and Research International Program (Distinguished International Engagement), and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (Distinguished Service-Learning). All awardees will be recognized at a ceremony on May 3 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Ballroom.



Watch Richard Florida’s Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecture

Richard Florida

Dr. Richard Florida discussed "The New Urban Crisis" for the Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program at The Ohio State University.



Growing Healthy Kids Columbus Coalition Works to Prevent Childhood Obesity

A trail mix bar for a healthy gathering.

Eating healthy isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially when you are very young and may not have control over your food choices. Luckily, the Growing Healthy Kids Columbus Coalition is helping to build the healthiest generation yet. With 45 organizations involved, including OSU Extension and Columbus Public Health, the coalition networks and collaborates on childhood obesity prevention efforts. By making small changes throughout the Columbus area, the coalition is starting to see a big difference with the way children are eating.



Rewatch the Patterson Lecture featuring University of Kansas Chancellor

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little

The 14th Annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture will feature University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on Wednesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin East Ballroom. A light lunch will be served. The lecture honors former Board of Trustees member James Patterson and the cause to which he is most committed - a vibrant university fulfilling its land-grant mission in an ever-changing world. Seating is limited to 300. Register by April 26.



Pharmacy Ambassadors Program Assists Resettled Refugees

Pharmacy Ambassadors and participants at the pharmacy.

Pharmacy Ambassadors takes participants through a two and a half hour interactive program, teaching them how to navigate and familiarize themselves with the U.S. healthcare system.