OSU Engages November 2021 Newsletter

OSU Engages November 2021 Newsletter

OSU Engages

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

Apply now for the University Outreach and Engagement Awards!

Ohio State is seeking nominations of programs, scholars and practitioners for the 2022 University Outreach and Engagement Awards, which honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in producing engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in three categories: High Impact Program, Community Engaged Scholar and Community Engaged Practitioner (for staff). The deadline to apply is January 7, 2022.

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Engaged Scholar Q&A: Darryl Hood

The first 20 years of Darryl Hood's career were spent at Meharry Medical College, which is located in an underserved census tract in Nashville. There, he became sensitized to the plight of residents in vulnerable communities. At Ohio State, Dr. Hood has continued his innovation in discovery as co-architect of the novel Public Health Exposome framework and analytics. This paradigm-altering framework interrogates hypotheses focused on determining if there are associations between the built, natural and social environment and disparate health outcomes observed in vulnerable populations.

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Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice - next meeting Nov. 9

The next meeting of the Engaged Scholarship Faculty Community of Practice will take place on Nov. 9 from 2:30-4 p.m.

The Office of Outreach and Engagement has placed a greater emphasis on the scholarship of engagement over the past few years through its grants and awards programs. In an effort to further advance this work and raise its profile at the university, we have formed a Community of Practice (CoP) for Ohio State faculty. If your scholarship is in any way focused on connecting the "rich resources of the university to our most pressing social, civic and ethical problems," (from Boyer, 1996, The Scholarship of Engagement), we would invite you to participate in this CoP.

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Community Connector Q&A: Whitney Gherman

As an Extension educator in Marion County, a significant part of Whitney Gherman's job is to redistribute material and financial resources from the university to support community-led initiatives and programs. Recently, she mobilized activists, community residents, artists and community-accountable scholars to participate in collaborative and emergent dreaming, writing and drafting of a new program, Marion Dreamkeepers. The program and research study elevated youth of color as leaders for racial justice and exemplified community responsive, collaborative, creative work in Extension.

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Engaged Practitioners Network - next meeting Dec. 3

The next meeting of the Engaged Practitioners Network will take place on
Dec. 3 at 10 a.m.

The Engaged Practitioners Network is for those Ohio State staff who are working in spaces of community outreach and engagement. We will provide an opportunity for sharing best practices as well as networking with colleagues across campus. We hope to amplify collaborations, share best practices and increase professional development opportunities.

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Broader Impacts Workshop Series

This series of workshops is a part of Ohio State s participation in the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Societys new Program to Enhance Organizational Research Impact Capacity (ORIC). The workshops will be facilitated by Courtney Price, who serves as Ohio States research impact professional in the ORIC program with support from Interim Senior Vice Provost Ryan Schmiesing.

Broader Impacts Partnerships
Dec. 8 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Attendees will gain valuable insights into the process of finding the right BI partner, building relationships and developing equitable partnerships. Potential BI partners within Ohio State and the Central Ohio community will be highlighted. This workshop is meant to build on concepts covered in BI 101, however, prior attendance at a BI 101 workshop is not required.

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2021 SciAccess Conference: Nov. 12-13

This annual conference promotes best practices for accessible STEM research, education, and outreach. You will hear from scientists with disabilities who are leaders in the fields, professors who specialize in accessible STEM, disability advocates, and students with ideas, innovations, and first-hand lived experiences to share.

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Arts Publics: A panel with Marshall Shorts, Guisela Latorre, and Columbus-based muralists, moderated by Jody Patterson - Nov. 10

Public art provides necessary visibility and dialogue around urgent issues of our time, and the exhibition of a some of the Art Unites Cbus murals at Ohio State this fall offers the opportunity to examine the role of murals in community activism. Arts Publics brings together Guisela Latorre, an expert on murals, street art, and art and politics and professor of Womens Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Marshall Shorts, an artist, designer, brand strategist and community organizer who has been instrumental in local programs and organizations.

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Call for submissions: ENGAGE! from IUPUI

ENGAGE! editors invite you to submit manuscripts, as well as pieces reflecting the visual and performing arts, for the next volume to be published in 2022 in three issues. Published by the IUPUI Office of Community Engagement, ENGAGE! is committed to advancing the field of community engaged research and community based participatory research evaluation and assessment in urban settings, nationally and internationally.

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CUMU Learning & Sharing Virtual Series

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Learning & Sharing Virtual Series is a free, CUMU members-only program focused on critical dialogue with practical takeaways that create action. This virtual series brings together CUMU administrators, faculty, staff, students, and community partners to learn from one another and share challenges and successes on a set of discrete issue areas. This virtual series is offered at no-cost to CUMU members and their partners. Ohio State is a CUMU member.

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