Alumni Newsletters

Legal expert Benjamin Wittes gives 7th Annual Darrell West Lecture for the Dept of Political Science

October 19, 2018

Benjamin Wittes, a nationally renowned expert on legal and US national security policy and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings Institution, came to Miami on September 26 to give the 7th annual Darrell West Lecture in American Politics …

"Locate, excavate, and contextualize": collaborative-community research in Indigenous communities

October 16, 2018

On October 1, Mindy Morgan presented a lecture, "Untangling the Web: Indigenous Linguistic and Cultural Knowledge and Americanist Anthropology," which explored the synthesis of her work from the last 20 years focusing on the opportunities and challenges of linguistic and cultural revitalization of Native American communities …

Commitment to democracy and challenges to sovereignty in Lithuania

October 12, 2018

Many students, as well as university faculty and members of the Lithuanian Club, attended a September 26 lecture and luncheon with His Excellency Rolandas Kriščiūnas, the Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States and Mexico …

Explore the rich, sweet world of one of history's most popular foods in "Chocolate: The Exhibition"

October 11, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, faculty and staff from Miami's College of Arts and Science (CAS) will host "Miami University Gallery Talks" at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) from 12 noon to 2 pm. They will give informal presentations, tours, and Q&A sessions to explore the chemistry of chocolate, how chocolate farming has changed ecosystems, the impact of chocolate on international politics over the centuries, and more …

Kala Allen lifts up the voiceless through research and volunteerism

October 10, 2018

Miami alumna Kala Allen still hears her longtime friend's voice when she does research. Brian committed suicide when Allen was 19. Four years later, Allen is now in Nigeria, Africa. The recipient of a coveted Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in psychology, she's studying cultural differences between Western and developing nations related to suicide and looking for what is common …

WLWT and Miami University co-present Ohio U.S. Senate debate Oct. 26

October 9, 2018

Hall Auditorium on Miami University's Oxford campus is the location for a special, one-hour Ohio U.S. Senate debate between U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci at 7 pm Friday, October 26 …

Celebrating 50 years in Luxembourg, Miamians honor the study abroad tradition

October 5, 2018

As a weeklong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center begins, it's interesting to note that the center might have been located in another country … ranks Miami No. 1 for alumni salaries among Ohio public schools

October 4, 2018

Miami University ranks first among Ohio's public universities for graduates' midcareer salaries. The data comes from the 2018 College Salary Report from …

Media and policy advocate Anna Veduta talks about reporting on "the real Russia"

September 28, 2018

On September 20, Anna Veduta, global outreach director for the English version of the online newspaper Meduza, spoke to a packed room in Harrison Hall about her work with the most reliable media outlet covering Russia …

Looking back: Puerto Rico, one year after Hurricane Maria's devastation

September 19, 2018

The Miami community became involved in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in several ways, including raising money for those impacted, a Mapathon, and Day of the Dead commemoration …

Thinking about Thoreau: History professor Steven Conn addresses a summer audience of 1500 at New York's Chautauqua Institution

September 18, 2018

This summer, W. E. Smith Professor of History Steven Conn was invited as a Miami Faculty Fellow to the renowned Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York state. There he gave a lecture following the theme of "Ethics of Dissent" …

Latin American students study US institutions at Miami University

September 10, 2018

This summer, the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) hosted 20 students from 6 Latin American countries (Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic) in the Study of the U.S. Institutes on Social Entrepreneurship (SUSI) program on July 14 - August 18 …

Wil Haygood provides message of hope and respect to Class of 2022

August 24, 2018

Miami University's Class of 2022 was asked to "exude civility" and to respect each other by keynote speaker Wil Haygood during Convocation 2018. Haygood (Miami '76) also addressed incoming students on themes of racial justice, history and the uniting of a community behind its sports teams …

Miami adds its collective voice to national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign

August 16, 2018

Miami University has added its collective voice to the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, which aims to send a welcoming message to international students around the world …

Myaamia Center receives NEH grant to continue indigenous language revitalization

August 8, 2018

A $311,641 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will expand the work of Miami University's Myaamia Center on revitalizing indigenous languages. The grant was awarded to Daryl Baldwin, director of the center, and Gabriela Pérez-Báez, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Oregon, for their project titled "National Breath of Life 2.0: Creating a 'Second Breath' for Indigenous Language Revitalization." …

Americans Abroad: Students create travel blogs to document their summer adventures

August 2, 2018

Americans Abroad is a 4-week summer workshop offered by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. Associate professor Sande Garner and visiting assistant professor Allison Wanger, both of the American Studies (AMS) program, lead Miami students to Ireland, England, and France to examine American heritage tourism from a critical perspective …

12 honorees of this year's 18 of the Last 9 hail from CAS

August 1, 2018

The 2018 honorees for the Miami University Alumni Association's sixth annual 18 of the Last 9 award were recently announced, and 12 of them graduated from Miami with majors in the College of Arts and Science …

African Student Union's 12th Annual Gala unites and celebrates culture throughout the continent

May 25, 2018

Miami's African Student Union (ASU) hosted its 12th annual gala event on April 12 at Armstrong Student Center's Wilks Theater. The event featured an array of art, literature, dancing, drama, cuisine and cultural expressions from a wide array of African countries that are represented in the Miami community …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: humanities

May 24, 2018

CAS students in a spectrum of liberal arts majors have already begun their adventures in study abroad programs, undergraduate research experiences, and internships. In this first article of a 3-part series, students from the humanities discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

2018 College of Arts and Science graduation ceremony features student Max Leveridge and alum Scott Hess

May 23, 2018

On the evening of Saturday, May 19, new student graduate Max Leveridge and 1989 Miami alum Scott Hess took the stage in a packed Millett Assembly Hall to address the College of Arts and Science's graduating Class of 2018, along with their families and friends …

Afro-Futurism as the "liberation genre"

May 15, 2018

On April 25, the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies hosted a packed discussion entitled "Black Feminist Theory & Afro-Futurism in Black Panther and Beyond," hosted by Miami associate professor of history Tammy Brown and featuring speakers Celia C. Peters and Dr. Holly McGee …

Miami students explore Tianjin during Summer Intensive Chinese Program

May 10, 2018

The Miami Summer Intensive Chinese Program in Tianjin, China is offered by the Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (GRAMELAC) …

GER232 Students Gain Unique Understanding of the Holocaust

May 10, 2018

When Al Miller stood in front of assistant professor of German Mariana Ivanova’s class, he spoke about his experience as a Holocaust survivor. This was part of the syllabus for GER 232: The Holocaust in German Literature, History and Film