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. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Summit on Extension in Ohio’s Urban Communities: Strengthen Ohio by Strengthening Cities and Urban-Rural Connections

    Jan 13, 2020

    The Summit on Extension in Ohio’s Urban Communities event will take place January 29, 2020. The purpose is to better understand and address: Real-life context of Extension work in urban communities (scale, diversity, complexity, urban-rural interface); Alignment with the National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Framework and Integration with university, college, and other converging interests; OSU Extension’s strategies to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, recognized nationally; and Strengthen Ohio by strengthening cities and urban-rural connections.

  6. Think Beyond Summit: Urban Universities + Thriving Communities

    Nov 7, 2019

    Join educators, industry, nonprofit, and community leaders at The Ohio State University on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST in the Ohio Union to exchange ideas and reinvigorate the collective efforts toward strengthening and sustaining vibrant, inclusive communities. Follow this link to learn more.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.