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12/03/2019
Coming to a classroom near you: team-based learning
Kristen Budd, associate professor of sociology and gerontology, is turning traditional classroom group work on its head with a teaching strategy called team-based learning.
11/05/2019
2019 GSA Presentations by Miami University Faculty, Staff, and Students
Thirty Miami University Gerontology faculty, research staff, and graduate students will present at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX, November 13 - 17, 2019.
10/29/2019
Graduate Research Forum Nov. 1: 140 presentations, posters and art displays
Graduate students from all divisions will present more than 140 oral sessions, poster presentations and art displays at the Graduate Research Forum Nov. 1.
10/10/2019
Freedom Summer –Then, Now and the Future
Volunteers at Freedom Summer at the then Western College for Women in OxfordThe public is invited to Freedom 55, a mini-conference exploring the local history of Freedom Summer in 1964, and also current lessons and ideas to continue to address voting rights and social inequalities.
10/07/2019
Empathy and the Religious "Enemy": Miami students conduct interviews with Westboro Baptist Church members
This past summer, sophomore Alexa Lawhorn and senior Sofia Vlahakos travelled to Topeka, Kansas for 5 days with assistant teaching professor of comparative religion Hillel Gray to meet and interview members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church (WBC)
10/03/2019
Michael Bess discusses how historians can avoid realist ideology to better predict the future
On September 26, the Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Culture (GRAMELAC) sponsored a lecture, "Why So Many People (Including Me) Failed to Foresee the Revolutions of 1989," by historian Michael Bess
09/04/2019
Miami's updated Critical Race & Ethnic Studies major offers students a powerful new cognitive tool to confront today's global challenges
This fall, the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies (GIC) in the College of Arts and Science has unveiled the Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES) major. Along with its associated minor, the major will serve as one of the most prominent new initiatives at Miami to tackle issues related to diversity and inclusion
07/31/2019
Research by John Bowblis and Amy Roberts cited in Forbes article about importance of social workers in nursing homes
Nursing home residents and their families rely on social workers to help navigate the maze of decisions required to meet their often-changing health needs.
07/22/2019
Latin American students visit Oxford to share interdisciplinary and intercultural experiences with Miami faculty and students
Twenty students from Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic will soon be wrapping up three weeks in Oxford as part of Miami's annual Study of United States Institutions (SUSI) program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Department of Education