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  1. Dr. Mazeika Sullivan has recently been appointed to lead a new Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force for the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS).

    Faculty member appointed to lead new task force for international scientific organization

    Aug 4, 2020

    Dr. Mazeika Sullivan, a facuty member in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University has recently been appointed to lead a new Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Task Force for the Society of Freshwater Science (SFS). This initiative aims to break down barriers for underrepresented groups through a set of intentional and clear actions such as establishing long-term relationships with minority-serving institutions; increasing authorship opportunities for underrepresented scientists; developing a Diversity Mentor program; instituting a JEDI training program for all SFS members; increasing the Society's international profile/membership; and reviewing business practices to increase support of minority-owned businesses. The JEDI Task Force will to work quickly to effect "rapid evolution" in SFS around JEDI issues. Dr. Sullivan was selected to lead this initiative because of his effective and long-term work in broadening participation in science. 

  2. Professor Basta sampling soil in Cleveland.  Photo by Marie Barni.

    Faculty expert provides soil testing guidance in HGTV gardening article

    Jul 28, 2020

    A new HGTV article written by Margeaux Emery, “When to Test Garden Soil for Lead Contamination and What to Do if It’s Present” features expertise provided by Nicholas Basta, professor of Soil and Environmental Chemistry in the School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University.  The article shares scientific information and guidance for homeowners and gardeners on the paramount importance of testing soil for contaminants and especially at certain areas, such as former industrial sites or old urban areas being considered for new uses and how to have your soil tested and what the results mean for edible gardening.

  3. Friends, Community and Alumni 2020 Survey

    Don't miss your chance to share your feedback!

    Jul 15, 2020

    Take a moment and share your feedback with us, the School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Professionals Network on programming topics of interest, communication preferences, interest in engagement opportunities and much more!  Don't miss your chance - our survey closes on July 17, 2020.

  4. SENR News Highlights for early July 2020.

    SENR News Highlights

    Jul 15, 2020

    Early July 2020 News Highlights for the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Find out about recent publications, recognitions and programs offered and much more!

    SENR Highlights

    Aquatic Ecosystems Program Director Eugene Braig is a contributing author on Ohio Sea Grant’s “Make Learning to Fish This Year’s Summer Project.”

  5. SENR News Highlights for late June 2020.

    SENR News Highlights

    Jun 26, 2020

    Late June 2020 News Highlights for the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Find out about recent publications, recognitions and programs offered and much more!

  6. SENR Picks

    (NEW!) SENR Picks

    Jun 24, 2020

    Learn about the Ohio Bat Roost Monitoring Project, a citizen science project of the ODNR, Division of Wildlife in this SENR Picks with Extension Wildlife Program Specialist Marne Titchenell.

  7. Associate Professor Kerry Ard is quoted in a recent NBC News article

    Faculty Member Quoted in NBC News Article

    Jun 23, 2020

    School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty member Kerry Ard is quoted in a recent NBC News article, “In ‘Cancer Alley,’ a renewed focus on systemic racism is too late” by Luke Denne.  Ard, an environmental sociologist, who leads and publishes research on the intersection of environmental inequalities and health disparities notes in the article, “Black Americans are twice as likely to be exposed to the most toxic pollution” and that “African American communities just become like the dumping zones.”  Read the full article on the impact of COVID-19 on Black communities here.

  8. Early June News Highlights for the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR)

    SENR News Highlights

    Jun 16, 2020

    Early June 2020 News Highlights for the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Find out about recent publications, recognitions and programs offered and much more!

  9. Nick Basta

    Faculty member appointed to national soil science committee

    Jun 8, 2020

    Nick Basta, a faculty member in the School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) has been appointed to the U.S. National Committee for Soil Science (USNC/SS) by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. 

  10. In the news

    What consumers will see and should expect as farmers markets, farm markets, and you-pick operations open amid COVID-19

    Jun 8, 2020

    SENR faculty member Shoshanah Inwood, assistant professor of community, food, and economic development discusses the COVID-19 pandemic impact on growers, local farmers, and livestock producers and what consumers will see and should expect as Ohio farmers markets, farm markets, and you-pick operations open in a recent CFAES News Release.

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