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. The Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference Recap

    Nov 4, 2019

    The Coalition for Urban and Metropolitan Universities Conference (CUMU) was held in Philadelphia on October 20-23. CUMU is one of the nations largest and long-running organizations committed to serving and connecting the world’s urban and metropolitan universities to address the unique challenges faced in urban environments. Follow this link to learn more.

  2. Urban Extension 2020-2025 Summit

    Oct 18, 2019

    Mark your calendars for January 29, 2020 to work with your colleagues to plan for the future of urban Extension in Ohio. The all-day event will be held at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus. Visit for more information.

  3. Urban October

    Oct 8, 2019

    Today 55% of the world’s population live in cities and towns and the number is growing every day. Every October UN-Habitat and partners organize a month of activities, events, and discussions on urban sustainability. Follow this link to learn more.

  4. Urban Air Quality Speaker Series: Dr. Michelle Bell

    Sep 26, 2019

    Air Quality is quickly becoming a global health crisis, especially in highly urbanized areas. Urban air pollution depends on many factors, ranging from meteorological conditions to geographic factors.Dr. Michelle Bell’s research investigates how human health is affected by atmospheric systems, including air pollution and weather. Other areas of interest in research include health impacts of climate change and environmental justice. Follow this link to learn more.

  5. Registration is Open for the 2019 Ohio Food Policy Summit

    Sep 24, 2019

    Join Ohio Food Policy Network for the 9th Annual Ohio Food Policy Summit on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, hosted by the Ohio Food Policy Network and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Follow this link to learn more.

  6. 2019 World Food Day Flash Talk

    Sep 10, 2019

    The Ohio State University Initiative for Food and AgriCultural Transformation (InFACT), the Sustainability Institute (SI), University Libraries, and the College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) are hosting Food Flash Talks on October 17, 2019, as a part of a series of events for World Food Day. Follow this link to learn more.

  7. National Science Foundation and Ohio State University: Addressing the Challenges of Urbanization

    Aug 2, 2019

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing in a portfolio of interdisciplinary activities to advance fundamental knowledge about the diverse changes associated with urbanization to help the nation and the world address the challenges and seize the tremendous opportunities of urban systems. Follow this link to learn more.

  8. How Land-Grant Universities Can Enrich the Future of Communities

    Jul 16, 2019

    The Morrill Act of 1862, signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln, granted federal land to states to support the development of America’s first public universities. 
    Follow this link to read more.

  9. Leadership in the City Online Course

    Jun 25, 2019

    By participating in the Leadership in the City online course, you will have the opportunity to further your development as a professional, discover yourself as a leader, gain networking opportunities, and learn about innovation and management techniques. This online program will prepare you as an Extension professional to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, and recognized nationally. Follow this link to learn more.

  10. CFAES Teaching & Learning Symposium

    Jun 25, 2019

    Register now for the CFAES Teaching & Learning Symposium that will take place on August 13, 2019 at the Fawcett Event Center on the Ohio State Columbus campus. Follow this link to learn more.