Other Events and Workshops

participants at a workshop at the Wooster campus

Recurring Events

Graduate Student Support Group

Every Friday, 5:00-6:00PM, via Zoom

Are you a current or incoming graduate student looking for a supportive community during this stage in your academic career? The Graduate Student Support Group serves as a safe and confidential network to help graduate students manage the challenges that arise during this exciting, but stressful chapter in their lives. 

Due to the current health crisis all graduate Student Support Group Meetings are now being held online via Zoom exclusively. Please email Dr. Leo Taylor (taylor.3408@osu.edu) to receive the Zoom link.


Other Events Around Campus and in Our Community

Wonder Woman Wednesday Series

Wednesdays in March, 11:30AM-12:30PM, Zoom

In celebration of Women’s History Month, every Wednesday in March, the OSU Leadership Center invites you to learn more about women in the workplace and how to create an inclusive and equitable environment. This complimentary webinar will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm. This series was created in collaboration with the community development program through OSU Extension in Medina County. Topics include women's history and strengths (March 3); empathy and perspective (March 10); vulnerability and authenticity (March 17); self -empowerment (March 24); and creating your board of directors (March 31).


Our Inclusive Path Forward: Addressing Inequities in STEM Education

Wednesdays in March and April, 6:00PM, Zoom

The six-part series features lectures by national leaders in recruiting, retaining and graduating a diverse population of STEM students in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. The goal is to provide opportunities for faculty, staff and students to learn about best practices and ultimately make Ohio State’s STEM programs more equitable and inclusive. While some events have a disciplinary focus, all attendees will benefit from the perspectives and practices shared. 

The series kicks off March 3 and wraps up April 14. All events are free and open to the public. 


We're Not Your Model: Dismantling the Asian Model Minority Myth

Thursdays in March, 3:00PM, Zoom

For decades, Asian and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) folks have been told that our experiences as a community are not racialized, that our “success” as a community, either academically or professionally makes us a “model” minority, and disqualifies us from experiences with racism and oppression. Yet when we explore the numerous identities that exist within the APIDA community and the historical legacy of oppression APIDA folks contend with on a daily basis, we see that the label of “model minority” is nothing but a myth, and that this label serves a very different sociological function, one that is far from complimentary. Join Sophia Antoun, Intercultural Specialist for APIDA Student Initiatives, in a discussion of the “Model Minority” myth’s historical roots in white supremacy, and discover ways to dismantle the myth, reduce its harmful impacts on our everyday lives, and reclaim an empowered APIDA identity.


Hearts of Glass Film Discussion

Thursday, April 15, 4:00-5:00PM

The Ohio State University Nisonger Center and the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council are excited to bring you the award-winning "Hearts of Glass" documentary! Click here to learn more.

Previously scheduled to debut in April 2020 at Gateway Film Center in collaboration with several local community partner agencies; we are excited to announce you can now participate VIRTUALLY in April 2021!  This event will begin with exclusive access to view the documentary during the week of April 9th – 17th, 2021 and include a virtual panel discussion via Zoom on April 15th 2021 4:00-5:00pm.

This film showcases the employment of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and highlights the importance of competitive wages and inclusive employment in a vertical greenhouse.  

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event!
Advanced registration is required.

Stream the film using this link.
Register here to join the film discussion.


2021 Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, & Disability Conference

Monday, April 19th and Tuesday, April 20th, Zoom

This annual conference aims to serve as a catalyst for positive change and a springboard for collaborations with our partners in education, business, public, and social service. Each year a series of workshops will provide a forum for individuals and organizations to expand their knowledge and perspectives, and an opportunity to increase community resources through the synergy of collaboration.

The workshops are designed to bring a diverse audience together to discuss the full spectrum of disability issues and experiences. To ensure broad participation from the university community, business, state and local government, educators, advocacy organizations, social service agencies, and individuals with disabilities sponsors are sought each year to subsidize conference participants. This year’s conference will consider disability as context and will explore:

  • How is disability experienced across race, religion, gender, age and geography?
  • How is disability reflected in work, education, commerce and leisure?
  • How can disability transform our environment, culture and politics?

Conference presentations will examine the foundations of access or design an inclusive future by submitting a proposal. Presentations that encourage discussion across the typical social and disciplinary boundaries; connect individuals to local, national or international communities; or consider parallels, distinctions and intersections with race, gender and ethnicity will be given a preference.

The 2021 conference will take place on Monday, April 19th and Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 and proposals are due on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021. This year’s conference will have a virtual component and in-person participation will be determined based on safety consideration.For full details about the conference, please visit the conference’s homepage.


Center for Applied Plant Sciences 2021 Seminar Series: Inclusive Research Environments & Broadening Participation with Dr. Leo Taylor and Dr. Marcela Hernandez

Friday, May 7th, 12:30-1:30PM EST Zoom

Dr. Taylor will explore how various forms of bias are barriers to creating diverse, inclusive and equitable research environments. This seminar will address simple strategies that can be implemented to expose and mitigate bias.

Dr. Hernandez will explore systemic issues and identify strategies to address these problems. This seminar will showcase examples of successful programs and initiatives to broaden participation in STEM.

Join via Zoom (meeting link)go.osu.edu/caps-seminars
Meeting ID: 997 9284 0415
Password: 419323

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please email caps@osu.edu. Requests made two weeks inadvance of the seminar will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.