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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 …

Class of 2022 will learn about civil rights during Convocation

August 10, 2018

About 5,000 incoming first-year students at Miami University will be the first to receive a new book from best-selling author and alumnus Wil Haygood August 24. This exclusive release is part of Convocation 2018 as Miami begins fall semester …

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." …

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 …

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

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) …

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" …

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 …