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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" …

Rapper, actor Ice-T presents "Race in America: Bridging the Gap" Sept. 24

September 12, 2018

Ice-T not only invented gangster rap, he has lived it. He is the original embodiment of LA hip-hop. Through his music, his book, The Ice Opinion, and his lecture tours to America's prisons, high schools and colleges, Ice-T has become an influential spokesman for America's youth, regardless of color …

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 …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: social sciences

May 29, 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 second article of a 3-part series, students from the social sciences discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

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 …

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

Award-winning history teacher and Miami alumna Sara Ziemnik speaks to future teachers

May 4, 2018

Sara Ziemnik (Miami '99) returned to her alma mater on April 12 for the Manning Morgan Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History, to present "Making the Past Present: Insights from the National History Teacher of the Year" …

Miami receives eight Fulbright grant offers, the most ever

May 3, 2018

Eight of Miami University's Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2018-2019 grants, while 3 others have been selected as alternates. This is Miami's largest cohort of Fulbright offers to date …

Guest speaker Eileen Braman reveals the connections between law, political science, and psychology in annual O'Hara Lecture

May 2, 2018

On April 18, the Department of Political Science hosted its annual Lloyd and Mary O'Hara Lecture in Law and Politics. Entitled "Assessing Government Authority: Constitutional Rules and Political Context," it was given by Eileen Braman, associate professor of political science at Indiana University …

Students experience German language and culture in Heidelberg, Jena, Dessau, and Berlin

May 2, 2018

Each summer, students studying German have the opportunity to travel to Germany to expand their language skills. Led by professor of German John M. Jeep, Miami's Intensive German Summer in Heidelberg, Jena, Dessau, and Berlin is a seven-week program in which students earn eight credit hours towards their German studies…

Guatemalan guest speaker describes how Ixil-Maya knowledge and resistance led an environmental justice movement

May 1, 2018

On April 11, Baltazar de la Cruz Rodriguez, a member of the Alcaldía Indígena ancestral authorities of Cotzal, Guatemala, gave a talk entitled "Maya-Ixil Cultural Rights and Megaprojects in Guatemala" …

Joy Connolly speaks on Greek influence in Roman literature and culture

April 30, 2018

On April 9, provost and senior vice president at the CUNY Graduate Center Joy Connolly visited Miami to give a lecture entitled "Displacement and Dual Voices: Roman Writing in the Late Republic" …

GRAMELAC's Amy Shaiman: More than a professor

April 26, 2018

Hebrew instructor Amy Shaiman (Miami '91) wears many Miami hats. She adapts herself to fill the gaps at the university and does so with pride …

Natalia Roudakova speaks about the crisis of journalism in Russia

April 20, 2018

On April 2, cultural anthropologist Natalia Roudakova spoke about her book, Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia as part of this spring's Havighurst Colloquia Series, "The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe" …