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  1. Structural Racism in America

    Jun 3, 2020

    At the Urban Institute, they examine how historical and ongoing public policies, institutional practices, and cultural narratives perpetuate racial inequalities and constrain mobility for communities of color. For decades, their researchers have called attention to the role of race and racism in our public and private institutions and offered evidence-based solutions for how to address these inequities. Follow this link to learn more.

  2. USDA Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production Announces Grants

    Jun 3, 2020

    The 2018 Farm Bill required the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish an Office of Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production. In authorizing the Office, Congress recognized that farmers in urban communities may not fully take advantage of USDA’s resources and may need extra focus. USDA recently created this office within the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the office has been busy implementing the farm bill’s urban agriculture provisions.

  3. 2019 City Highlights Report Now Available

    May 4, 2020

    Every year, the OSU Extension Strategic Initiatives and Urban Engagement unit publishes a City Highlights report showcasing the urban impact from Ohio’s 15 largest counties. This year, a PDF highlights how urban counties address priority areas and a story map allows users to click an interactive map to view stories about OSU Extension’s presence across the state. Follow this link to learn more.

  4. Open Ohio State Faculty Position: Assistant Professor in Regional/Rural/Urban Economics

    Apr 8, 2020

    The Ohio State University Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics seeks applications for an Assistant Professor in Regional/Rural/Urban Economics, with a focus on economic development in rural communities representative of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Follow this link to learn more.

  5. OSU Extension Offices Implement Teleworking Amid COVID-19 Outbreak Concerns

    Mar 23, 2020

    OSU Extension offices throughout Ohio have implemented teleworking options for staff amid current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak concerns.

  6. Infodemic: Half-Truths, Lies, and Critical Information in a Time of Pandemics Webinar

    Mar 18, 2020

    As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, so does misinformation — thwarting efforts to control the disease and risking lives. In this webinar, Dr. Claire Wardle, a leading expert on content verification, will outline the global trends around information flows and the coronavirus. Follow this link to learn more.

  7. President Drake Coronavirus Update

    Mar 13, 2020

    President Michael V. Drake updated the media on what The Ohio State University is doing to address the challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Follow this link to watch the recording.

  8. Follow-Up Meeting for Summit on Extension in Urban Communities

    Feb 13, 2020

    Join your peers for a Follow-Up Meeting for the Summit on Extension in Urban Communities. Take a look at the goals that were created and play a part in creating the Plan of Work for 2020-2025.

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  9. Making a Difference Through Family and Consumer Sciences

    Feb 6, 2020

    The annual Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Educator Day celebration will take place on the Wednesday, February 12, 2020. FCS Educator Day is designed to encourage others to become FCS educators and to recognize and celebrate the important role that Family and Consumer Sciences educators play in our schools and communities. Follow this link to learn more.

  10. Overview of Adventure Central

    Feb 6, 2020

    Adventure Central is a trusted, community-based, positive youth development partnership serving at-risk children and their parents in the West Dayton community for over 19 years. Follow this link to learn more.