Miami students embrace Middle Eastern culture firsthand in university’s first study abroad trip to Oman
During Winter Term 2015, 11 Miami students visited the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula for Miami's inaugural "Transitions and Traditions in Oman" trip, which was intended to help them think critically about Omani culture from religious, cultural, political, social, economic, and historical perspectives
JANUS Forum addresses foreign policy
A packed Wilks Theatre welcomed Nicholas Burns and Frances Townsend to Miami University's fifth biannual JANUS Forum last Wednesday evening, as they addressed the question, "Has the Obama foreign policy made us safer from terrorism?"
Political science professor sees success with book
When Karen Dawisha, Miami University political science professor and Director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, compiled five years of research into a 500-page book, she had no idea it would become a bestseller and land her a spot on the acclaimed TV program Frontline.
50 Years After Freedom Summer: Understanding the Past, Building the Future
In June of 1964, an estimated 800 student volunteers gathered on what is now known as Western campus. Beginning October 11, 2014, some of those same 48 original volunteers reconvened on Miami University’s campus for the four-day Freedom Summer Conference and Reunion
Scripps hosts interactive symposium on developing sustainable volunteer programs
oma-volunteer-symposium_banner-image_102914.pngSara Peller, LCSW, Associate Executive Director of Programs at DOROT will share the organization’s strategies for developing a sustainable volunteer base and the organizational culture and structure needed to support a successful volunteer initiative. For the last three decades, DOROT has been an innovative leader in the field of aging services and volunteerism. DOROT manages over 7,000 volunteers who help address issues of social isolation and loneliness among older adults living at home.
Guest speakers from both sides of the political spectrum address economic inequality
On October 15, 2014, the Janus Forum was held in the Armstrong Student Center's Wilks Theater. The Janus Forum is an opportunity for the Miami community to witness a discussion from two opposing viewpoints about an important and timely issue and arrive at their own opinions.
“Red, White & Few”: Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks comes to Miami to explain why more women are needed in Congress
Hundreds swarmed into the Armstrong Student Center Pavillion Monday, Oct. 6 to welcome Miami alumna (1982) and Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks back to her alma mater. Brooks, a Republican Representative for the fifth district in Indiana, spoke proudly and confidently on her topic, "Red White and Few: Why the U.S. Congress Needs More Women."