Karen Womack, Miami University athletics retiree, has been selected to receive the Lifetime Service Award from the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association. Womack, who worked at Miami from 1980-2007, will receive the award at the association's 19th annual awards dinner in West Chester April 23.
Oxford resident and Harlem native Gerald Yearwood, senior administrative director in the office of diversity affairs, said summer is his favorite time of year, because it gives him time to travel, reflect and enjoy life. He says his background as a college basketball player and high school basketball coach inspires his work in higher education because it taught him how to mentor young people.
Through a partnership among Miami freshman, Jordan Habel, his leadership team of 12 and the Twin Cities-based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), hundreds of volunteers will prepare 100,000 life-saving meals at an FMSC MobilePackTM event, Sunday, April 15, at Millett Hall.
Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich will present "Environmental Justice and Activism" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Shriver Center multipurpose rooms. She is president of Brockovich Research & Consulting, and the subject of the Oscar-winning film "Erin Brockovich."
Jim Paulus, 79, died Wednesday, April 11, after a short battle with cancer. Paulus served as outreach coordinator for Miami University Hamilton, retiring last year.
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Prashant Vaidnath Rajan a senior zoology and biochemistry major at Miami was mentioned in a feature of Indian American students who received Goldwater Scholarships in 2012.
Doris Bergen (educational psychology) is quoted regarding laughter having a positive effect on your life and the ones around you.
Miami's Voice of America Learning Center is featured in the Best of the North higher education section.
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A. James McAdams, William M. Scholl Professor of International Affairs and director of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame, will speak at 5 p.m. Monday, April 16, 40 Irvin Hall. His lecture, "Which Europe? What Union?" is the second in the series, "The Idea of Europe," sponsored by the European area studies committee.
The Miami University Trumpet Ensemble, directed by James Olcott, will perform at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts. Free and open to the public.
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