OSU Engages February 2022 Newsletter

OSU Engages February 2022 Newsletter

OSU Engages

Stories and Opportunities for Ohio State's Outreach and Engagement Community

Engaged Scholar Q&A: Camille Quinn

As a mixed methodologist, Camille Quinn uses community-based participatory research methods to engage adolescent girls, as well as community and government partners who serve them, to identify strengths-based approaches to promote their physical and mental health, and crime desistance. To become a scholar of consequence who centers Black adolescent girls and young women involved with, or at risk of involvement with, the youth punishment system, she collaborates with local and state organizations and government partners to conduct community engaged research that also transcends the classroom for students.

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Making Sense of the Census: Census 2020 - A Decade of Incredible Growth and Change in Central Ohio

On Feb. 18, join the Engaged Practitioners Network in the Office of Outreach and Engagement and the Community Engagement Council at the Wexner Medical Center and Health Science Colleges for a presentation and dialogue examining the growth of our community and the ways in which the university can work towards supporting our evolving community in meaningful ways.

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In new blog, provost identifies three key areas of focus for academic community

To build on conversations she initiated across the university in fall semester, Executive Vice President and Provost Melissa Gilliam has begun sharing her perspectives on Ohio States academic mission and vision in a periodic blog on the Office of Academic Affairs website. In the initial post of Academic Voices: A Provosts Blog, she shares what has impressed her during her early assessment of the academic community and identifies three major areas of support and operational need. Subscribers will be sent a link when new posts are added to the blog.

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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 Ohio State priorities, and promote interdisciplinary and community collaboration. Submissions are due Feb. 11. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to apply. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.

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Knowledge, Power & the Ethics of Engaged Scholarship

In January, the Department of Womens, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Center for Ethnic Studies hosted a webinar roundtable featuring interdisciplinary perspectives and firsthand accounts about the ethics of engagement and the politics of knowledge production. After the webinar, Associate Professor Jennifer Suchland, one of the panelists, shared her thoughts on the importance of the topic.

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Anderson-Butcher selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

Congratulations to Professor Dawn Anderson-Butcher, who has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSSW). Anderson-Butcher is the first faculty member in the College of Social Works history to be inducted into this honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners. Anderson-Butcher also serves as executive director for teaching/learning and research for the LiFEsports initiative.

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Tutorial helps explain science and math behind the calculations of Katherine Johnson, colleagues

In celebration of Black History month, the STEMcoding Project, led by Professor Chris Orban, teamed up with Jahmour Givans from the OSU Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics (CCAPP) to develop a tutorial that helps to explain the science and math behind the calculations that Katherine Johnson and other African American women did for NASA as part of Project Mercury. The contribution of these women was celebrated in the 2016 movie Hidden Figures.

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Submit a proposal for the 2022 Engagement Scholarship Consortium Conference

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for its 2022 conference taking place Sept. 21-22. The annual meeting will be hosted at the University of Georgia and will explore the theme of The Impact of Engaged Scholarship: People, Purpose, and Passion. The 2022 ESC Conference will provide a platform for intentional conversations about the many ways that community engagement impacts communities and the academy. Proposals will be considered on any topic clearly connected to the advancement of community engagement. Proposals are due March 31.

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Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship

Michigan State Universitys Office for University Outreach and Engagement is hosting the 5th annual Summer Intensive on Community-Engaged Scholarship. The target audience is early-career faculty and advanced graduate students who are interested in community-engaged research and teaching. Through interactive workshops, field trips, lightning talks, case studies, panel discussions, and individual consultations over five days, June 6-10, participants will explore issues related to community-engagement and develop plans for their own successful engagement efforts. Applications are due by April 4.

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Metropolitan Universities call for special journal issue proposals

Metropolitan Universities journal has a proud and successful tradition of publishing timely and innovative special issues. The journal invites proposals for special issues on any topic likely to be of interest to the journals readers that advance and engage with critical, evidence-based studies and perspectives relevant to urban and metropolitan campuses (universities, colleges, and community-colleges). Proposals should be submitted by Feb. 28.

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Academy of Teaching seeks proposals for spring conference

The Academy of Teaching seeks presentation proposals for its spring conference that reflect the theme "Pandemic Pedagogies." The Academy invites participants and presenters to consider how teaching during both social and health pandemics has compelled us to adapt and rethink our ways of teaching and reaching students. Conference topics will combine COVID-19 lessons learned with a vision for moving forward as we continue to work towards inclusive teaching practices in multiple modalities.

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