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05/13/2021
Four authors discuss mental health and addiction during Miami's annual creative writing lecture series
For the 2021 edition of the annual Marianne D. McComb Series in Creative Writing, hosted by the Department of English, the theme was centered on mental health and addiction. The month-long series was originally scheduled as a two-day conference in 2020 and was adapted to a Zoom event this spring.
05/06/2021
CAS students tackle interdisciplinary COVID-19 research at Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum
The 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum, held on April 21 over Zoom, featured over 500 Miami student researchers giving a total of 220 presentations. With support from their faculty mentors, students presented their year-long research projects that were conducted in a variety of disciplines and approaches, such as community projects, independent studies, service-learning projects, and creative projects.
05/05/2021
Students showcase their geological research at Miami's first geoscience symposium
The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science (GLG) organized their first annual Geosciences Student Research Symposium (GSRS) this spring. Held April 14 via Zoom, the symposium featured 17 research presentations from undergraduate and graduate students.
05/03/2021
English professors strive to keep students engaged in an age of entirely virtual learning
May marks over a year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March of last year, students and professors alike have faced a multitude of difficulties in the shift to virtual learning. When the new school year began, professors were aware of the obstacles that they'd come to face in an entirely virtual classroom, and two in the Department of English have particularly risen to the challenge.
04/30/2021
Rodney Coates and Tom Fisher selected as CAS Distinguished Educators for 2021
Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies Rodney D. Coates and Associate Professor of Statistics Thomas Fisher have both been selected as the 2021 Distinguished Educators from the College of Arts and Science.
04/22/2021
Panelists discuss structural factors that impact high-risk group experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
Kathie Brinkman, an Oxford community member who serves as an advocate for her 95-year-old mother in assisted living, and Courtney Hineman, a community outreach advocate for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities as well as the co-leader of the Speak Up Self-Advocacy Program, spoke as panelists about the COVID-19 pandemic on April 6 via Zoom.
04/16/2021
Students learn about building their own sustainable microhabitat with Nature in Your Yard
On April 1, Nature in Your Yard, an online event sponsored by the Western Program and the Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation, offered students a discussion on how providing habitat for wildlife in our home landscapes can help us live in balance with nature.
02/04/2021
New professional communication course kickstarts student exposure to work in healthcare
Spring 2021 saw the introduction of a new pilot course constructed and taught by professor of English Heidi McKee, ENG 310B: Professional Writing for Healthcare. The course offers students a curriculum focused on practicing tasks healthcare professionals complete every day
12/11/2020
Alumni Spotlight: Megan Ashdown '16
Interview with Megan Ashdown, who graduated from Miami University in 2016 with a BA in professional writing. Now she works at Elsevier.