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February 16, 2022 at 8:22 am

Call for proposals: Place-based Learning and Research Symposium

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From Ohio University News

Ohio University will host the inaugural Place-based Learning and Research Symposium on March 18, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Ridges, Building 19.

Under a broad umbrella of place-based instruction, research, creativity, and daily living, this interdisciplinary symposium is an opportunity to explore and foster shared knowledge.

The Center for Campus and Community Engagement, Ohio Fellows, and the Margaret Boyd Scholars Programs are partnering to host the symposium and invite faculty, students, and other community members to submit presentation proposals before March 1.

“While we encourage topics that celebrate southeast Ohio, ‘place’ is relative — it is a sensitivity to place that matters. Share your knowledge and experience,” Jerry Miller, faculty mentor for the Ohio Fellows and professor in the Scripps College of Communication, said.

Accepted proposals for research and creative activities can be shared through presentations including performance, activities, or demonstrations, as well as poster presentations. Completed proposals must include the name(s) of presenters and a 250-word abstract.

Possible topics:

Being Physical: Attitudes toward Outdoor Activities in Southeast Ohio

  • Discover the Diversity of Southeast Ohio: Flora and Fauna around the Hocking River
  • Poetry of Appalachia
  • What the Shibboleth? You are not from around here!

For more information, please contact Jerry Miller, professor of communication studies in the Scripps College of Communications, or Michelle O’Malley, associate professor of instruction in linguistics in the College of Arts & Sciences, at

University and community members may sign up to attend by March 11, 2022, and may submit proposal abstracts by completing this form.

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