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Geography's mapathon unites faculty and students to help provide aid to Puerto Rico

October 16, 2017

On Friday, September 29, the department applied its expertise in mapping and resource management to host a special mapathon to help the victims of Hurricane Maria. Assistant professor of geography and American studies Damon Scott, who has Puerto Rican in-laws, organized the event, which brought together faculty members, students, and volunteers from across the Miami community …

Exhibit from New York City-based archive visits King Library

October 12, 2017

The Blavatnik Archive exhibit complements focus on Russian Revolution's 100th anniversary. Guests can experience the free, public exhibit, which primarily tells the stories of Russian Jews who fought in the Soviet armed forces during World War II, in King Library's main lobby until November 17. It features more than 20 visual panels and an interactive kiosk …

Jackson Katz to speak about why gender violence is an issue for men

October 9, 2017

Jackson Katz, nationally renowned sexual violence speaker, will present "Taking it Personally: Why Gender Violence is an Issue for Men" at 7:30 pm Monday, October 16 in Hall Auditorium. It's On Us will also host a student leadership workshop with Katz for students interested in continuing the conversation and learning how to implement change on campus …

Perspectives on Paper: Understanding Its History, Culture and Art

October 9, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Office of Liberal Education co-sponsored a workshop for students called The History, Culture and Art of Paper

Students spend the summer on both sides of the Atlantic for unique "inside" looks at careers in PR, media, and advertising

September 19, 2017

During the summer of 2017, juniors Katy O'Neill (strategic communication and American studies) and Olivia Prosser (strategic communication and professional writing) participated in the Inside London and Inside New York workshops respectively to learn about potential career paths focused on the worlds of PR, media, journalism, and advertising. They were asked to provide personal insight in their experiences …

Five Miami students receive Gilman scholarship for study abroad

September 18, 2017

Five Miami University students received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund their study abroad experiences this fall. The Gilman scholarships are awarded twice a year by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State …

Human element key to Marvel Comics' success, Miami professor says

September 14, 2017

Bob Batchelor, visiting professor of strategic communication in the department of media, journalism and film, has written a biography of Stan Lee, the iconic co-creator of many of Marvel Comics' famous superheroes …

Creative teaching earns Miami No. 1 public university ranking for faculty commitment

September 12, 2017

It is faculty commitment to teaching that gives Miami University its No. 1 ranking among public colleges in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report

World opens like an atlas for students at Bangkok humanitarian symposium

September 7, 2017

For Miami University student Sara Al-Zubi, her time at a Humanitarian Affairs University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand was like walking into a world atlas …

Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools partner to increase enrollment of diverse students

August 31, 2017

Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) are partnering to increase the number of academically talented and diverse students from the region who pursue and complete a college degree …

Findings from a survey of adult guardianships in Ohio

August 30, 2017

Inspired by recent updates to improve guardianship practice (Rule 66), researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center created and administered a survey to collect data on adult guardianship, managed by Ohio's Probate Courts …

Policy does matter: Ohio continues to make progress in creating a balanced system of long-term services and supports

August 17, 2017

A report from Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center highlights considerable progress Ohio has in creating a more balanced system of long-term services and supports for older adults and adults with disabilities …

Kimberly Hamlin receives NEH Public Scholar Award for Woman Citizen

August 15, 2017

Kimberly Hamlin, associate professor of history and global & intercultural studies, has been awarded with a prestigious Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her biography of suffragist Helen Hamilton Gardener, Woman Citizen

Roxanne Ornelas "water walks" to protect and promote our waterways

July 28, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, associate professor of geography Roxanne Ornelas will join other Native American water walkers as they begin the Nibi Walk, a 2,341-mile-long spiritual journey down the Missouri River to raise awareness of issues threatening the nation's waterways …

Miami University joins commitment to advance workplace diversity and inclusion

July 25, 2017

Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, more than 100 additional CEOs/presidents have taken the pledge, committing themselves and the organizations they lead to advance diversity and inclusion …

Wil Haygood to curate "Harlem Renaissance" exhibition

July 20, 2017

Wil Haygood, Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in Miami University's department of media, journalism and film, has been named guest curator for the Columbus Museum of Art's upcoming exhibit, "I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100" …

Dedication of Ohio historical marker for Percy MacKaye and "The Poet's Shack"

June 19, 2017

An Ohio historical marker for Percy MacKaye — Miami's and America's first poet-in-residence — and "The Poet's Shack" will be dedicated at Miami University at 3:30 pm Wednesday, June 21 …

National Civil Rights Conference honors Miami

June 16, 2017

Miami University's Western College Alumnae Association and Ann Elizabeth Armstrong will receive 2017 Civil Rights and Social Justice awards from the National Civil Rights Conference …

New online courses in speech pathology and audiology help bridge the gap to a graduate degree

June 14, 2017

This summer, Miami's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology is offering 5 special online courses to help prepare undergraduates for graduate coursework …

Humanities and social sciences make a strong showing at Miami's 2017 Undergraduate Research Forum

May 31, 2017

For many, the term "research" often connotes images of chemistry labs, biology specimens, and physics experiments — but students in the humanities and social sciences demonstrated the significance of their own research as well at Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum …

Immigration expert Sheila Croucher finds irony in latest statistics

May 25, 2017

In a recent U.S. News & World Report article on best places to retire, Miami University's Sheila Croucher commented on an irony occurring right before our eyes: The number of Mexicans migrating to the U.S. has decreased while the number of Americans immigrating to Mexico has increased …