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Prosecution Project examines how sociopolitical crimes are prosecuted

January 16, 2020

A visiting assistant professor of sociology and social justice studies at Miami University, Michael Loadenthal directs the Prosecution Project, which seeks to understand how terrorism, extremism, and hate crimes are prosecuted in the U.S. justice system. The Prosecution Project's dataset includes all crimes of political violence, without regard to the identity of the targets or the ideology of the perpetrators, so it paints a uniquely comprehensive picture …

$290,000 grant supports Student Citizens summer program for underserved high school students

January 13, 2020

Miami University has been awarded $290,000 over 3 years from the Teagle Foundation to engage underrepresented high school students during rigorous 2-week humanities summer seminars. The goal is to dramatically improve college readiness and graduation rates, while cultivating students' interest in humanities-related fields and civic engagement. The grant comes through the Teagle Foundation's Pathways to the Liberal Arts initiative …

InterfACE mentorship program integrates international students into the broader Miami community

January 9, 2020

The American Culture and English Program (ACE), which has been a part of the Miami University curricula since 2011, seeks to facilitate the linguistic, cultural, and academic transition of international students to Miami. More recently, a mentorship program called InterfACE has become a large part of ACE's overall success …

Public administrator and Miami alum Carter Hewgley returns to teach a mini-course and share his experiences

January 9, 2020

Last fall, Miami's Department of Political Science hosted alum Carter Hewgley, class of 2003, as its Visiting Fellow in Public Leadership. Hewgley visited Miami from October 21-24, his first time back since graduation …

Want to be inspired? Ten ways Miamians are making an impact here and abroad

January 8, 2020

As many embark on 2020 with aspirations to do better or make a difference, they can find inspiration in this roundup of 10 examples from 2019 showing how Miami University students, faculty, staff and alumni are making an impact in their communities and around the world …

Community celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. January 20

January 8, 2020

The community is invited to "Continuing the Dream in 2020," a celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The event includes a continental breakfast at 10 am with a program at 11 am. It is free and open to the public. Carolyn Craig, marketing instructor at Miami, is the guest speaker …

Western Program's ongoing "Tea and Conversation" talks address educational reform, social justice, and morality

January 2, 2020

Once per week throughout the fall semester, Miami's Western Program, home of the individualized studies major, has hosted "Tea and Conversation" in the famous Reading Room of Peabody Hall …

Miami names rooms for slain Freedom Summer activists

December 13, 2019

Miami University will recognize three slain civil rights activists by naming student lounges for them near the grounds where they had trained during Freedom Summer in 1964. An estimated 800 volunteers were trained in June 1964 at the Western College for Women, now part of Miami University's Western campus …

Miami hosts first Career Discovery Conference to offer guidance for international students

December 13, 2019

On November 16, Miami's American Culture & English (ACE) Program and Center for Career Exploration & Success (CCES) held the first Career Discovery Conference, designed to assist international students in learning how to navigate job and internship searches in the United States and abroad …

Students ponder visual representations of time with Jenann Ismael

December 12, 2019

On November 21, professor of philosophy at Columbia University Jenann Ismael addressed a large crowd in Shriver Center to give a special lecture titled "Visual Representations of Time: From Physics to Philosophy." Its purpose was to examine the role of pictorial representations in our understanding of time …

Letting go and hoping the ship floats: sitting down with history authors Dr. Lindsay Schakenbach Regele and Dr. Andrew Offenburger

December 11, 2019

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele (PhD Brown, '15) and Andrew Offenburger (PhD Yale, '14) of the Department of History have recently published their own books, but it was no easy task. Turning graduate school dissertations into published works meant both scholars endured a lot of rethinking, recrafting, breakthroughs, self-doubt, and feelings of reward …

Realistic revitalization: Students help create a new vision for a historic Hamilton neighborhood

December 5, 2019

To David Prytherch, professor of geography, community engaging, client-based work is the foundation of a curriculum that prepares students to deal with the complexities of urban planning. "These kinds of classes are not easy to teach because the stakes are high for everyone," he said. "These are real-world clients, and the projects have real-world consequences" …

Raising diversity awareness was goal of student award-winning campaign

December 5, 2019

Miami University's Shara Clark and a team of Miami University students won 4 awards during the 2019 Blacksmith Awards hosted by the Cincinnati chapter of the Public Relations Society of America …

Past Literary London participants describe their experiences, encourage classmates to join the 15th anniversary trip in 2020

December 3, 2019

Literary London is a summer study abroad program offered by the Department of English that offers an enriching academic and cultural experience for students of all majors. This coming summer 2020 is the program's 15th anniversary …

Miami in Spain study abroad program provides opportunity to advance in language

November 26, 2019

Miami in Spain, offered by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is one of the largest and most popular Miami study abroad programs that allows students to explore and become immersed in Spanish culture. Students who have completed SPN 311 (Grammar Review and Introductory Composition) by trip departure are eligible to attend …

Daisy Hernández celebrates the translation of her memoir and a new feminist anthology

November 25, 2019

Writer, editor, feminist, and assistant professor of creative writing Daisy Hernández has pulled together an impressive list of achievements, including co-editing a collection of feminist essays and publishing her own memoir …

Kimberly A. Hamlin is newest member of the Organization of American Historians

November 19, 2019

Miami University's Kimberly A. Hamlin is one of 21 new speakers appointed to the Organization of American Historians as a Distinguished Lecturer. Specializing in women, gender and science in the U.S., Hamlin teaches history and American studies as an associate professor …

Miami ranks third in the nation for study abroad among public doctoral universities

November 18, 2019

Miami University's rate of study abroad for undergraduates ranks third in the U.S. among public doctoral universities, according to the latest Open Doors report released Monday, November 18. Miami moved up a spot from last year's fourth place ranking based on rate of study abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year, the Institute of International Education reports …

National award spotlights Miami's focus on international education

November 14, 2019

When Miami University officials launched a strategic plan in 2011 to better integrate international, global and intercultural perspectives into Miami's mission, they added a final, ambitious goal: earn the Simon Award. Next week, President Greg Crawford will travel to the nation's capital to accept the prestigious honor …

Students discover realities of China's Uyghur crisis in fall Grayson Kirk Lecture

November 14, 2019

On October 22, the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) hosted Sean R. Roberts, professor and director of international development studies at The George Washington University, to present on "China's War on Uyghurs: Counterterrorism in the Name of Cultural Genocide" …

Bestselling author Ruta Sepetys reveals the compelling backstory behind the little-known truths that her novels convey

November 7, 2019

Internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys visited Miami's Wilks Theater on Tuesday, October 15 to talk to students about her novels …

Archaeologist Morag Kersel tells the (w)hole story for the 2019 International Archaeology Day lecture

November 5, 2019

The Department of Anthropology presented its second annual International Archaeology Day lecture on Thursday, October 17. Followed by a Q&A, the lecture was given by DePaul University archaeologist Dr. Morag Kersel, who spoke about her field work in Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian territories …

Menard Family Center for Democracy to promote civic engagement and discourse

November 4, 2019

Beginning in spring 2020, the new Menard Family Center for Democracy at Miami University will lead an expanded effort to develop the civic leadership of its students. Housed jointly in Miami's College of Arts and Science and College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science, the center will create and support a year-round slate of student programs at Miami's three Ohio campuses and beyond …

Foreign Language Day set to introduce 5 key languages to high school students on January 21

November 4, 2019

Miami's Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Culture (GRAMELAC) will host Foreign Language Day on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Irvin Hall, from 8 am to 2 pm. This event is open to high school students who are seeking an introduction to the featured languages of Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Latin, and Russian …

New book looks at ISIS and its savvy use of media

November 1, 2019

Miami University's Rosemary Pennington warns that savvy use of media by the Islamic State group ISIS could sustain its terrorist network despite the recent reported killing of its leader …