OSU Engages March 2023 Newsletter

OSU Engages March 2023 Newsletter

OSU Engages

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

Dear Colleagues,

A priority of our work has been to raise the profile of our faculty, staff and students who are active community engaged scholars and practitioners. Weve worked toward this with this newsletter, a revised recognition program, and support to apply or nominate individuals for regional or national awards. The individuals and programs being recognized this year are a small sample of the excellence that exists at Ohio State. Congratulations to each of the 2023 award recipients!

I hope you will consider joining us on April 6 for the annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture. We are very fortunate to have Chancellor Robert Jones, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign visiting campus this year. Ive heard Chancellor Jones speak many times and I would encourage you to attend.

Next month, well start hearing from others engaged in leading community engagement at the university and college level. I look forward to my colleagues sharing their insights in the coming months!

Ryan Schmiesing
Senior Vice Provost, External Engagement


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign chancellor to deliver Patterson Lecture April 6

The 2023 James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture will feature Robert J. Jones, chancellor of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, April 6 from 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. 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. Register by March 22 as seating is limited. A light lunch will be served.

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University Outreach and Engagement Award recipients announced

Congratulations to the 2023 University Outreach and Engagement Award recipients! The awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards were given in the following categories: Community Engaged Scholar, Community Engaged Practitioner, High Impact Program and Community Partnership.

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Engaged Scholar Q&A: Jeffrey Cohen

Project Panchavati was developed with the Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio and includes Ohio States Department of Anthropology and College of Social Work as well as faculty at Denison University and the National Institutes of Health.

Our project, founded during the Covid-19 pandemic, was designed to address the impacts of the digital divide on the community, how we might support the community to better understand and plan for these challenges, and, finally, how best to respond, said Jeffrey Cohen, professor of anthropology.

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Register for the Engaged Scholarship Symposium

Join the Office of Outreach and Engagement for the Engaged Scholarship Symposium on April 20. This symposium will highlight faculty who are co-creating scholarship with our community. Through panel discussions, participants will learn more about the innovative and impactful work of engaged scholars at Ohio State. Registration required and seating is limited.

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New EPA grant supports College of Public Health research

Darryl B. Hood, professor of environmental health sciences, received a new grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to support research analyzing the impact of climate change-related chemical and non-chemical stressor exposures on the health outcomes of Columbus residents. The interdisciplinary team, which includes researchers across Ohio State and additional Ohio-based community stakeholders, was awarded $1.29 million for the three-year project.

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Registration open for the African American Behavioral Health Conference

Please join colleagues and community members for the 2023 African American Behavioral Health Conference on April 6. The conference keynote speaker will be Nicole King Cotton, M.D. of the Morehouse School of Medicine. From social stigma surrounding mental health to the effects of healthcare policy, this conference will bring together attendees from a variety of backgrounds to discuss interdisciplinary approaches to tackling these issues. Registration is required and seating is limited.

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Opportunities at State Science Day: A Celebration of Science

Ohio State is hosting the Ohio Academy of Sciences State Science Day: A Celebration of Science on May 13 from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. at the Ohio Union. We will welcome 5th-12th graders from across the state of Ohio who have received high marks from their local science fairs. There are three opportunities to participate:

  • Showcase of posters (Ohio Union): Visit student posters and interact with students; attend all or part of this time.
  • Site visits (across campus): Host students and their parent/chaperone on an interactive tour or lab demonstration.
  • Lunch with a Scientist (Ohio Union): Join students and their parent/chaperone for lunch in the Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union.

If you would like to participate, please fill out the survey at the link below by March 24.

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Engagement Scholarship Consortium: Call for proposals and more opportunities

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium seeks proposals for its annual conference on October 4-5 in East Lansing, Michigan. The 2023 conference theme will be "Mobilizing Change through Engaged Scholarship." Proposals are due March 31.

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ESC 2023 Awards: The 2023 ESC Awards of Excellence in Engaged Scholarship will recognize exemplary institutional programs in the following categories: Student, Faculty, Staff, Community Partner, and Institution. New this year, ESC is accepting applications for the Distinguished Dissertation Award. Nominations are due March 25.

Learn More and Submit a Nomination

Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop: This workshop is part of the ESC 2023 pre-conference program, taking place Oct. 2-3. The intensive professional development program provides advanced doctoral students and early career faculty with background literature, facilitated discussion, mentoring and presentations designed to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community-engaged scholarship. Applications are due March 31.

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ESC 2023 Grants: Faculty and staff from ESC member institutions may apply for up to $5,000 to fund a one-year project. Collaborative projects among faculty and/or staff from more than one discipline and/or at more than one university are encouraged. Applications are due May 5.

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Submit a proposal for a Student Academic Success Research Grant

Student Academic Excellence is requesting proposals for the 2023 Student Academic Success Research Grants program. Proposals are sought for research or creative arts projects that focus on improving, expanding and/or revising student success programs and services. Grants will be between $5,000 - $25,000 with typical project timelines of one to two years. The submission deadline is March 17.

Learn More and Apply

Center for Operational Excellence Summit 2023

The COE Summit 2023 is your chance to explore how to change, adapt, and excel amid continuing disruption. Join the Center for Operational Excellence April 11-13 at the Fawcett Center as business leaders come together with the Ohio State community for dynamic keynotes and breakout sessions, workshops, and exclusive tour experiencesall focused on the latest best practices in leadership and problem-solving.

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We Grow Scientists event May 3

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will host its inaugural We Grow Scientists event on May 3 from 3 - 7 p.m. at Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. This afternoon of hands-on learning, wagon tours and activities will showcase the many STEM fields CFAES has to offer. We Grow Scientists is a free event and part of the COSI Science Festival (May 3-6).

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Call for Proposals: 2023 CUMU Annual Conference

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities invites proposals for its 2023 CUMU Annual Conference that critically examine how our campuses and cities embrace shared understandings of and a commitment to fostering greater resilience. The conference theme is Resilient Campuses. Resilient Cities. and will take place October 15-18 in Washington, D.C. Submissions are due April 3.

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Make connections with the Outreach and Engagement listserv

Did you know you can connect with colleagues through the Outreach and Engagement listserv? You can share your work and events, look for partnerships and much more by emailing the list at outreach@lists.osu.edu.

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