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CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: humanities

May 24, 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 first article of a 3-part series, students from the humanities discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

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" …

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 …

Tammy Kernodle awarded Benjamin Harrison Medallion

April 11, 2018

Tammy Kernodle, professor of musicology and affiliate faculty of American studies, black world studies and women's, gender and sexuality studies, was awarded Miami University's prestigious Benjamin Harrison Medallion …

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

Bearded Lady Project comes to Miami to boost the image of women in science

April 6, 2018

The scarcity of women in science project teams led to Dr. Ellen Currano's project, "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" …

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 …