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Urban planning students make their mark on the Hamilton neighborhood of Lindenwald

March 18, 2019

Through mutual connections, professor of geography David Prytherch's advanced urban and regional planning class connected with the City of Hamilton to undertake the project of restoring the Lindenwald neighborhood of Hamilton …

Miami receives top award for campus internationalization effort

March 12, 2019

Miami University has been awarded a 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Named after the late U.S. senator from Illinois, the award recognizes outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization …

Miami's annual Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality Symposium features important conversations about the influence of individual identity on contemporary society

March 12, 2019

On February 22, the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program hosted its 17th annual Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (RCGS) Symposium, an all-day event with paper presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and performances at Miami University's Shriver Center in Oxford …

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis receives Distinguished Woman of Color Award

March 7, 2019

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, a professor in English and global and intercultural studies at Miami University, is the recipient of the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award for 2019. The award recognizes spirited women of color, particularly those who have been warm and welcoming to others …

New York Times reporter Rukmini Callimachi to deliver Wikenden Memorial Lecture

March 6, 2019

The department of comparative religion will present the 2018-2019 Arthur C. Wikenden Memorial Lecture. Rukmini Callimachi is a New York Times foreign correspondent and a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. She specializes in reporting on the Islamic State and has been cited by U.S. lawmakers and foreign governments …

Scholar on racial studies, hate, diversity, speaking at Miami University

March 6, 2019

Abby Ferber, professor of sociology and women's and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and co-founder and director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion (home of The Knapsack Institute) will be at Miami University March 12-13 to present workshops and a public lecture …

Washington Post/ESPN sports journalist Kevin Blackistone to visit Miami

March 6, 2019

Sports journalist Kevin Blackistone, who writes for The Washington Post and appears on ESPN's "Around the Horn," will deliver the Alan G. Ingham Memorial Lecture for Miami University’s department of kinesiology and health …

Rebecca Messina (Miami, 1994), Uber CMO, to address graduating seniors at 2019 CAS recognition ceremony

February 22, 2019

Rebecca Messina, Uber's Global Chief Marketing Officer, has been chosen as this year's featured guest speaker for the annual College of Arts and Science Recognition Ceremony on May 18, 2019 …

Differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese as explained through music and song

February 12, 2019

On Monday, February 4, Miami professor of Lusophone studies Paula Gândara sang and talked about the differences of the Portuguese language in both Portugal and Brazil …

Fourteen Miami students, alumni named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

February 7, 2019

Fourteen Miami University students and alumni are semifinalists in the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student competition. Fulbright, the largest U.S. exchange program, provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs outside of the United States …

Guest speakers bring big, bold concepts to spring lectures

February 5, 2019

Miami University welcomes big names and big topics to campus during spring semester. Many of these events are free and open to the public …

Miami history class hosts Skype chat with students in Mexico City

January 7, 2019

During the fall semester, Elena Albarrán, associate professor of history and global and intercultural studies, and her colleague Sonia Robles, assistant professor in the school of communications at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, partnered to build a cross-classroom exchange. The goal was to give students authentic insight on issues related to history and the current climate between the U.S. and its southern neighbor …

Mark Curnutte recognized for coverage of race and social justice issues

December 11, 2018

Mark Curnutte, a journalism instructor at Miami and a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter who focuses on race and social justice issues, was awarded the Governor's 2018 Nuestro Amigo. The Nuestro Amigo award was first presented in 1980 by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs …

Miami students engage in a modern virtual dialogue with Latin American youth leaders

December 11, 2018

On a cold November 14 evening in Oxford, over 50 students were packed inside a classroom in Upham Hall to listen to current perspectives from students across Latin America. The virtual roundtable with simultaneous translation was entitled, "Challenges and Changes: Voices from Today's Latin American Youth" …

Miami Jewish community reflects true meaning of Hanukkah amid national tension

December 6, 2018

For the Miami University Jewish community, now is the time for rededication and reflection of faith. Hanukkah, which runs December 2-10, is the 8-day Jewish festival of lights …

International students sharpen their English skills, build connections at Conversation Café

December 5, 2018

American Culture and English (ACE) Program students at Miami attend an assigned session of Conversation Café once a week to supplement a required ACE course. It's one of the more enjoyable parts of their curriculum …

Former Miami professor returns to campus to present lecture on the story of Emmett Till

December 3, 2018

The 2018 American Studies biennial lecture, "Emmett Till: Why His Story Still Matters," was held on Wednesday, November 18 and presented by Elliott Gorn, the Joseph A. Gagliano Chair in urban history at Loyola University Chicago …

Urban & regional planning majors tackle real-world issues in Chicago

November 26, 2018

Every year, assistant professor of geography Damon Scott teaches GEO 493 - Urban Field Experience, a geography capstone in which urban & regional planning (URP) majors travel to Chicago for two separate weekends. The goal of the class is for students to learn about contemporary urban planning issues from community leaders, planning professionals and neighborhood organizations …

Mexican history class looks for learning on the other side of the border

November 15, 2018

Elena Albarrán, associate professor of history and global and intercultural studies, listens as a student asks if her peers have seen pictures — hundreds of Central American families migrating toward the U.S. In this Mexican history course, there's no shortage of current events to tie in. From food and heritage, the Mexican-American War and Cinco de Mayo, ongoing lessons include drug cartels, popular culture, NAFTA and President Donald Trump's calls for a border wall …

As hate crimes rise across the U.S., a Miami team researches political motivations and prosecution

November 15, 2018

Michael Loadenthal, visiting assistant professor of sociology and social justice, researches political violence and attributes the increase to shifts in U.S. political discourse, which he said is moving toward authoritarianism, nativism, and nationalism …

Miami's study abroad program is in the top five nationally among public universities

November 14, 2018

Miami ranks No. 4 — sharing top recognition with William and Mary, Georgia Tech and the University of Virginia — according to the Open Doors 2018 report released November 13 by the Institute of International Education …