Diversity and Inclusion News

A cultural reawakening: Myaamia ribbonwork connects tribe students with their ancestors
Ribbonwork is part of an ongoing cultural revitalization led by the Myaamia Center, a collaboration between the university and Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. (Myaamia is “Miami” in the Miami language.)
Miami's disability studies program ranks among nation's best
Great College Deals has ranked Miami University's disability studies program No. 9 in the nation. Miami offers a minor in disability studies.
Physical health tied to native language use
An academic review of research suggests a link between an indigenous community's language vitality and its members' health.
"Musical Crossroads": Tammy Kernodle's behind-the-scenes experience with the newest Smithsonian museum
When a museum chronicling the experiences of Africans in America was first conceptualized in 1915, few could have dreamed that an African-American man would be elected as president. For me, the opening of this museum is very personal as it represents my life coming full circle.
MacArthur "genius grant" awarded to Miami University's Daryl Baldwin
Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University and a leader in Native American language and cultural revitalization, has been named one of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows - recipients of the so-called "genius grants."
From Syria to Freedom Summer: diverse lineup of events next week highlights interdepartmental collaborations
A Freedom Summer app presentation, Syria at the Crossroads program, an oud (Arabian lute) recital and a discussion on "21st Century Lynchings?" are among diverse and collaborative events next week.
LSAMP Program at Miami receives its largest group yet of minority students pursuing the STEM fields
August 23 marked the end of Miami's third annual early arrival program for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), which is a federally funded initiative to promote engagement and success of minority students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields
Jacqueline Rioja-Velarde and Katherine Fowler-Cordova recognized by Ohio Latino Affairs Commission
Jacqueline Rioja-Velarde and Katherine Fowler-Cordova of Miami University will receive awards from the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission for outstanding achievements in professional and community service and for serving as role models for the Hispanic community in Ohio.
Human Rights and Social Justice Program: "Security, a permanent challenge for Latin America" Sept. 21
Luis Ferrer of the Universidad Central de Venezuela will present "Security: A permanent challenge for Latin America" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in 322 McGuffey Hall.