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Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) encompasses a broad set of approaches to adapt to climate change, that involve the management of ecosystems and their services to reduce the vulnerability of human communities. EbA has gained popularity as an approach to climate adaptation, and a wide body of evidence for EbA across the spectrum of green-grey approaches has been generated. However, few of these examples are in urban contexts, and of those, the majority are concentrated in the Global North. Robust case studies of EbA that have been developed with the specific socio-political contexts of cities in the Global South in mind are few and far between. Follow this link to learn more.
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City living appears to improve reproductive success for migratory tree swallows compared to breeding in more environmentally protected areas, a new five-year study suggests. But urban life comes with a big trade-off – health hazards linked to poorer water quality. Researchers found that city-dwelling birds bred more nestlings because of warmer local temperatures. But they also had much higher levels of mercury in their blood – presumably from eating insects that spent their larval stages in contaminated water – than their counterparts breeding in less urban areas. Follow this link to learn more.
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A celebration of the land-grant mission of The Ohio State University brought together past and present leaders of the university to discuss the successes and challenges facing higher education.
This month, Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson joined former President E. Gordon Gee for a virtual fireside chat. The conversation was moderated by Stephen Gavazzi, professor of human development and family science, and David Staley, associate professor of history.
Gavazzi and Staley edited “Fulfilling the 21st Century Land-Grant Mission,” a book of essays that includes contributions from Gee, former Ohio State presidents William “Brit” Kirwan and Michael V. Drake, and university faculty and staff. Follow this link to learn more.
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Don't Miss Out! The last day to register is Friday, November 20, 2020!Are you interested in Extension in urban areas and ready to improve your knowledge, skills, and results? The Leadership in the City course will help you learn about leadership, networks, innovation, and management. The 5-month online program will prepare you, as an Extension professional, to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. The goal of this comprehensive professional development program is to improve the knowledge, skills, and results of university Extension professionals working in large cities. You will connect with peers from around the country to engage in critical thinking and creative problem solving to become better prepared to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. The program was developed based on a foundation of entrepreneurial theory and urban Extension practice and will build upon existing leadership experiences, management training, and Extension professional development. You will learn from experienced leaders; apply what you learn in your city, region, or state; engage in critical thinking and creative problem solving; and participate in online collaborative learning. Each competency-based module incorporates interactive digital delivery and the flipped classroom model for active learning and engagement. Upon completion of the course, you will be better prepared to:
- Evaluate, illustrate, and build upon their four dimensions as an entrepreneurial leader (traits and drivers; competencies and experiences).
- Navigate as a leader working in the urban and university contexts.
- Implement elements of entrepreneurial organizations.
Registration is now open for the 2020 OSU Extension Annual (Virtual) Conference!
You are invited to attend and participate in the 2020 OSU Extension Virtual Annual Conference – Embrace Change Together!
This 3-day 2020 virtual conference will highlight how our efforts meet today's challenges to create a more engaged tomorrow. This conference will also showcase innovative presenters and sessions full of new ways you can engage our four tracks.The conference is December 7-9, 2020, beginning at 8:45 a.m. To register, you will need an approved eRequest #
- All-Conference Pass: $25
- Students: $10