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Outreach and Engagement Newsletter - March 2012
In this issue
- Outreach & Engagement Welcomes New Vice President Valerie Lee!
- Sustainable Futures for Linden Village
- Worldwide Partnership Is Ohio State’s Magrath/Kellogg Award Nominee
- Ohio State Celebrates the Columbus Bicentennial
- Alma Powell to deliver Patterson Lecture on May 16—Save the Date!
- Engineering Outreach in Honduras
- Check Out Ohio State Outreach & Engagement on Facebook!
- Outreach & Engagement Teams with Wexner Medical Center, Agriculture on Gates Grant Submission
Valerie Lee, the university’s vice provost for Diversity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer, has accepted the additional role of vice president for Outreach & Engagement. “Dr. Lee is absolutely the ideal person to help this university broaden its land-grant mission to improve lives and enrich communities. In assuming this new role, she will extend and build upon the crucial work begun by Joyce Beatty,” President E. Gordon Gee said. Read more.
The idea of the Sustainable Futures for Linden Village initiative is to provide recommendations and generate visions on how to make the area more livable and how to create healthy neighborhoods. But project leaders knew that in order to make a real impact, they would need significant input from residents. “If you don't live there and aren’t there every day, you have no idea what is going on,” said Jesus J. Lara, an assistant professor in the Knowlton School of Architecture and one of the project leads. “So we needed to immerse in the community, talk to the residents and interact as much as possible, and make the residents part of the process.” Read more.
This year, Ohio State’s nominee for the Magrath/Kellogg engagement award helps ensure the safety and health of a worldwide workforce. “Burn Injury Assessment, Treatment, and Recovery Education: A Worldwide Partnership” brings together the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University’s Burn Center, American Electric Power, and AES Corporation to address the on-site needs of health and safety personnel through 11 countries. Read more.
Columbus celebrated its 200th birthday on February 14. Through a range of events and initiatives, Ohio State is helping the city commemorate its bicentennial, which is not only honoring the city’s past, but also building for the future. Read more.
Alma J. Powell, board chair of America’s Promise Alliance, is the keynote speaker for the 9th Annual James F. Patterson Land-Grant University Lecture on May 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Ohio Union, Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom. To RSVP or for more information, visit http://go.osu.edu/pattersonlecture.
Engineering students have been travelling to Honduras to visit the MontaĖa de Luz orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS every spring since 2005. After this year’s journey, more than 100 students will have taken part in the initiative, which has produced a broad range of projects, including a water system and computer lab for the orphanage. Read more.
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wants the world’s biggest problems to be solved. Grants they provide to innovative programs help to advance that goal. The Office of Outreach & Engagement has teamed with Ohio States Wexner Medical Center and College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences to apply for a Gates Foundation Grant that looks to improve birth outcomes. Read more.