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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" …

Dr. Jennifer Richeson discusses the psychology in changing racial dynamics in the U.S.

April 19, 2018

Yale psychology professor Dr. Jennifer Richeson came to campus to deliver a lecture on Friday March 30. Her talk, titled "Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching 'Majority-Minority' United States," focused on the changing racial dynamics in the U.S. as the number of minorities continually increases …

Bryant Simon discusses Reverse Fordism: Chicken Tenders, Politics, and Tragedy in Reagan's America and Beyond

April 18, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, Bryant Simon, professor of history and American studies at Temple University, presented his lecture, "Politics, Tragedy and Chicken Tenders" for the Department of History's Charles R. and Elizabeth C. Wilson Lecture …

The MEGAA Symposium and literature as a tool of revolution

April 13, 2018

The 15th Annual Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium featured 6 panels in 3 different sessions followed by a teaching showcase and a campus tour …

Miami professor Nicole Thesz publishes book on famous German novelist

April 13, 2018

Associate professor of German Nicole Thesz published The Communicative Event in the Works of Günter Grass: Stages of Speech, 1959-2015 in January …

Dr. Robert Jenkins discusses corruption in Russia, Hungary, and South Africa for the Finch Lecture

April 11, 2018

On Tuesday March 13, Robert Jenkins of UNC Chapel Hill delivered a lecture titled "Private Gains from Public Service: Comparing State Capture in Russia, Hungary, and South Africa" as a part of the annual Finch Lecture Series put on by the Department of Political Science …

How can a hymn divide a religious community?

April 10, 2018

Dr. Hoenes del Pinal, assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, gave a lecture based on his ethnographic research about how language and nonverbal communication drive social and religious change in Guatemala …

Worldwide book debut highlight of Miami Convocation

April 9, 2018

A worldwide exclusive awaits Miami University freshmen in the start of their college careers next fall: They will be the first to receive copies of the highly anticipated Wil Haygood book, TIGERLAND: The Miracle on East Broad Street

Geoffrion Fellowship creates networking opportunities for humanities students

April 5, 2018

An integral part of the Humanities Center's Altman Fellows Program, the Geoffrion Family Undergraduate Fellows work with an interdisciplinary team of Miami University faculty members exploring a critical topic in the humanities …

Dr. Adekeye Adebajo speaks on Nigeria and South African relations for the spring Grayson Kirk Lecture

April 3, 2018

Adekeye Adebajo, director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) at the University of Johannesburg, came to campus to present a lecture on the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa on Monday, March 12 …

Women & Writing panel addresses how #MeToo has impacted women journalists

March 16, 2017

On Saturday, February 24, Miami University's Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Scholars in Writing for the Media Program presented an event titled "Women & Writing: Finding Your Voice in a #MeToo World." …

Janus Forum poses the question: In the age of Trump, is the party over?

March 15, 2018

The Janus Forum, offered once each semester, held its 6th annual spring lecture on March 7, inviting students and faculty to discuss the American political parties and their changing roles and influences during the administration of Donald Trump …

Changing views through history: Japan's only female shogun and her significance to historical research

March 14, 2018

On March 5, Ethan Segal, associate professor of history at Michigan State University, gave a lecture entitled "Rethinking Women's Roles in Early Medieval Japan: Was Hojo Masako Japan's Only Female Shogun?" …

Dr. Alan Lew presents on tourism and global consciousness

March 12, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6, Dr. Alan Lew from Northern Arizona University presented his lecture "Tourism and Global Consciousness" as part of the Critical Tourism course and public lecture series put on by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) …

U.S. Rep. John Lewis to receive Freedom Summer of '64 award recognizing lifetime of civil rights work

March 8, 2018

U.S. Representative and civil rights icon John Lewis of Georgia was a leader in the 1964 Freedom Summer voter registration of black residents in the South. Miami University, current site of the training of Freedom Summer volunteers, honors that history with a memorial, and is now honoring Lewis with a Freedom Summer of '64 Award …

Juniors Jacob Bruggeman and Miranda Woods awarded Miami's Goldman Prize

March 8, 2018

Juniors Jacob Bruggeman, a history and political science double major from Brunswick, and Miranda Woods, an architecture major from Washington, D.C., have each been awarded Miami's Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize for the 2018-2019 academic year …

HIVoices shares stories of those impacted by HIV

March 8, 2018

On March 1, Newport, Kentucky-based theatre group Falcon Takes Flight put on an on-campus performance of HIVoices, intended to raise awareness about HIV in the community …

Western College at Miami declared a Freedom Station

March 1, 2018

Oxford's former Western College for Women, a significant site for civil rights efforts in the 1960s, has been designated a Freedom Station by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center …

MU2DC reveals to students what's behind the curtain of DC's complex web of politics

February 26, 2018

This past January term, a group of 10 political science majors thought they had a pretty clear idea of what to expect when they signed up for the second annual offering of the MU2DC 3-credit online and experiential learning course …

IES guest lecturer calls climate change the greatest opportunity for healthcare in the 21st century

February 26, 2018

On February 15, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) welcomed Gary Cohen, an environmental health advocate and president and co-founder of Health Care Without Harm, who addressed a over 100 students and faculty on climate change and the relationship with healthcare …

History's Lost and Found: The Story of Jerry Williams

February 15, 2018

A scholar's research and a nearly 80-year old letter exposed and righted a forgotten wrong …