News & Events

News & Events

OSU Urban Extension is available in a variety of formats. Check out the Urban Updates blog, our upcoming events, the news stories below, subscribe to our newsletter, and view Ohio's Urban Counties' social media links on the right of this page.

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  1. 2016–2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Estimates

    May 5, 2022

    The U.S. Census Bureau released new statistics from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. Read more.

  2. U.S. Census Back to Data Basics Webinar Series

    Feb 3, 2022

    Working with U.S. Census Bureau data can feel like a complex puzzle and finding the right pieces to complete the picture may seem daunting to anyone who is not a statistician. To help guide novice data users, Census Academy is launching the 2022 Back to Data Basics Webinar Series on Thursdays.

  3. Kirwan Biweekly Virtual Forum Spring 2022 Series

    Jan 20, 2022

    The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity starts up their Spring 2022 Virtual Forum Series on February 3. The 75-minute webinars are held every other Thursday through April 28. The first session on February 3 is titled "No Struggle, No Progress: Social Justice Organizing in the 21st Century." All forums are virtual and will be recorded.

  4. Celebrating Ohio Cities

    Oct 29, 2021

    During the month of October Ohio State University Extension celebrated “Urban October,” a worldwide campaign the United Nations launched to focus on the opportunities and challenges created by the fast rate of change in cities. The theme of Ohio’s monthlong campaign was “Celebrating Ohio Cities—Where We Live, Work, Play, Learn, and Serve.” This was OSU Extension’s first year participating in Urban October.

  5. Ohio State Packs, Delivers Meals to Fight Food Insecurity

    Oct 29, 2021

    Some 188,300 meals were packed and delivered to families in northeast Ohio last week as part of an effort by more than 500 volunteers from The Ohio State University who joined 200 community organization partners to fight food insecurity in Ohio. Follow this link to learn more.

  6. OSU Extension Annual Urban Summit

    Aug 17, 2021

    Kick-Off to Urban October on Friday, October 1 in Toledo

    Celebrating Ohio Cities Where We Live, Work, Play, Learn, and Serve

    OSU Extension is joining the global community to celebrate Urban October and is planning several events in Ohio. Join your Ohio Extension colleagues for this kick-off event.

  7. Mark Your Calendars for Urban October 2021

    May 26, 2021

    Join OSU Extension as we engage with Ohio communities and join the global community, campus, and community partners in a series of activities, events, and discussions during the month of October. A kickoff event will be held during the OSU Extension Annual Urban Summit on October 1 in Toledo. More information will be coming soon!

  8. NUEL National Urban Extension Summit

    Mar 10, 2021

    You are invited to attend the National Urban Extension Leaders Virtual National Urban Extension Summit, which is being held on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, and Thursday, May 20, 2021. Participation is free and open to all interested Extension professionals. Follow this link to learn more.

  9. Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop Online Version

    Dec 28, 2020

    During this multi-day virtual Multicultural Self-Awareness Workshop, participants will explore ways in which to view interactions with people different from themselves.The online workshop is taking place May 12, 13, 19, 20, 2021 from 1-4 p.m. EST. Follow this link to learn more.

  10. Last Chance to Register for the 2021 Leadership in the City Course

    Nov 19, 2020

    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.
    Follow this link to learn more