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News & Events

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  1. Urban October

    Oct 3, 2018

    Every year UN-Habitat and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions around urban sustainability in October. This year, Urban October will begin with World Habitat Day on 1 October and end with World Cities Day on 31 October. The theme for World Habitat Day is Municipal Solid Waste Management, and for World Cities Day is Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities. Follow this link to read more.

  2. Kirwan Institute Launches Nation’s First Free & Publicly Available Online Implicit Bias Training

    Oct 3, 2018

    The Kirwan Institute is committed to the creation of a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have the opportunity to succeed. Developed in partnership with the Schott Foundation for Public Education and The Ohio State University, this educational opportunity is provided at no cost. These modules include a series of videos, activities, and resources. Follow this link for the training videos.

  3. Perspectives on the Urban-Rural Divide

    Aug 21, 2018

    The facts are stark. Economic change and recovery in our nation have resulted in vastly different opportunities and outcomes for individuals and families based on where they live. An urban-rural divide narrative is solidifying around these trends. Follow this link to read the complete article from Cities Speak.

  4. The Man Showing the Country What Makes Cities Work

    Aug 7, 2018

    Steve Benjamin represents the interests of U.S. mayors. When it comes to his city, he's interested in the "three I's" of city life - infrastructure, innovation, and inclusion. Follow this link to read the complete article.

  5. Leadership in the City Course Registration

    May 24, 2018

    Are you interested in Extension in urban areas and ready to improve your knowledge, skills, and results? Have you heard about the Leadership in the City 10-month online course?

    This comprehensive professional development program will help you learn about leadership, networks, innovation, and management. The online program will prepare you, as an Extension professional, to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally.

  6. National Urban Extension Conference 2019

    May 24, 2018

    Washington State University Extension and the National Urban Extension Leaders are pleased to jointly announce the National Urban Extension Conference on “Innovation in the City: A Land Grant University Experience,” held in Seattle, Washington, May 20-23, 2019.

    The conference will provide opportunities for Extension professionals from all program areas to share their research and innovative educational strategies that address the needs of urban, suburban, and peri-urban populations as well as urban-rural interdependencies.

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    NUEL North Central Regional Caucus

    Mar 23, 2018

    NUEL North Central Regional Caucus
    May 9-10, 2018
    Marriott Grand St. Louis, MO
    Promotional Flier

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    National Urban Extension Conference - May 20-23, 2019

    Feb 2, 2018

    The 2019 National Urban Extension Conference will be held at The Motif, Seattle WA, May 20-23, 2019.

    Make your plans to attend what will be an amazing conference to celebrate all that is urban extension and plan for our future.

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    National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Semi Annual Meeting

    Oct 17, 2017

    National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL)
    Semi-Annual Meeting

    December 11-13, 2017

    Renaissance Nashville Hotel - Nashville, Tennessee

    You are invited to the National Urban Extension’s Leader’s (NUEL) semi-annual meeting in Nashville, December 11-13. The meeting will begin on Monday, December 11 at 8 a.m. and conclude on Wednesday, December 13, at 12 p.m.

  10. Register for Summer Extension in the City Meeting

    Jul 12, 2017

    Summer Extension in the City Meeting

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10 am - 3 pm at the Cuyahoga County Extension Office

    Registration is $25 and includes a morning snack, lunch, and transportation for the afternoon tour. OSU employees may register using accounting codes.