New “Voices From The Field” Brown Bag Series Focuses On Africa

Maureen Langlois Events, Voices From the Field, Wells to Wellness

The Global Water Institute and the Center for African Studies announce a new informal lunchtime forum to highlight the work of Ohio State faculty who have had significant experience working in Africa.

The series is intended to provide networking opportunities for faculty, students and members of the general public. Speakers will share an account of their experiences doing scholarship or other work in Africa through pictures and informal conversation. Participants are welcome to bring lunch and eat during the sessions.

The series will launch Feb. 22 with a presentation by Sam Clark, a professor in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State. All sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 12-1 in Enarson Classroom Building room 100.


Voices from the Field series lineup

Feb. 22
Sam Clark (Dept. of Sociology), “Health and Demographic Surveillance in Africa: Experiences from the Last 25 Years

March 1
Joe Campbell (School of Environment and Natural Resources), “The Sustainable and Resilient Tanzania Community (SRTC) Program

March 8
Suzanne Gray (School of Environment and Natural Resources), “Water Across the World: Linking Water Quality With Aquatic Biodiversity In Rural Ugandan Communities

March 15
Spring Break

March 22
Roger Dzwonczyk (Department of Engineering Education), “Engineering Service-Learning and Humanitarian Engineering in Ghana: The philosophy, work and student feedback”

March 29
Mary Rodriguez (Department of Agricultural Communication, Education and Leadership), “Lessons learned from exploring the role of women in food security

April 5
Richard Dick (School of Environment and Natural Resources), “Culture, Agriculture and Shrubs: Improving Soils and Crop Yield inWest Africa

April 12
Mario Miranda (Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics), “Promoting Technical Transformation and Financial Inclusion Among Smallholder Farmers in Africa


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Photo: Tony Duke.