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Psychology department houses new center to support and advocate for children and families of the incarcerated

June 30, 2020

Two psychology faculty have received funding to move forward with their department's new Center for the Study and Support of Children and Families of the Incarcerated (CSSCFI), which will conduct research on children with parents in prison and advocate for the needs of children of incarcerated parents and their caregivers …

A $25,000 gift from the Western College Alumnae Association to help support Miami's diversity initiatives

June 25, 2020

A $25,000 gift from the Western College Alumnae Association will help support the work of Miami University's newly created President's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. The alumnae association's board unanimously voted to support the diversity and inclusion initiatives announced by Miami University President Greg Crawford …

Generation COVID: Film studies students turn their quarantine experiences into a documentary

June 8, 2020

In mid-March when Miami students were informed that all spring classes would be taught remotely and they would have to move off campus, students in Andy Rice's documentary film production class agreed to work collaboratively on a film about the impact of COVID-19 on the students' lives …

First online Undergraduate Research Forum feedback: "Fantastic"

May 28, 2020

Miami University's annual Undergraduate Research Forum (URF) was held April 29, in an online event format for the first time in its 26 years. The traditional poster sessions and oral presentations were hosted on Webex, allowing for attendees join in remotely from across the country. Students appreciated the effort to transform the forum to an online event, according to feedback collected by Joyce Fernandes, director of undergraduate research and professor of biology …

Miami receives 10 Fulbright grant offers: a new record

May 7, 2020

Ten of Miami University's Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2020-2021 grants and two have been named alternates. These are the most offers Miami has ever received in a single year. Fulbright, the largest U.S. exchange program, provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs outside of the United States …

In her novel Beheld, TaraShea Nesbit brings to life voices normally kept silent in history

May 6, 2020

TaraShea Nesbit, assistant professor of English in fiction and creative nonfiction, new novel Beheld is about about the Plymouth settlers. She first stumbled into Plymouth while reading an account of the colony by William Bradford, the first governor …

Chinese students at Miami donate 5,000+ protective masks to community

April 23, 2019

Miami University students from China have donated more than 5,000 protective masks in the Oxford area to health workers, the police and some Miami employees. Hanzhou Zhang, a senior computer science major leading the effort, said their most recent donation of about 2,000 masks was made to Miami’s Student Health Services to distribute as needed …

Growing numbers of Professional Writing and Interactive Media Studies double majors forge a formidable set of skills for the future

April 1, 2020

As a need for diversified skills in the workplace increases, more and more Miami students are choosing to double major or co-major in professional writing (PW) and interactive media studies (IMS). There is an increasing need from employers for recent graduates who understand the digital world of design and user experience as well as a need for employees who are strong writers who can communicate across any platform effectively …

Yvette Harris receives Distinguished Woman of Color Award

March 11, 2020

Yvette Harris, professor of psychology at Miami University, is the recipient of the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award for 2020. The award recognizes spirited women of color, particularly those who have been warm and welcoming to others. The award is named after Jennie Elder Suel, who received recognition in 1994 …

Author and member of U.S. National Commission on Hunger shares how to solve America's food insecurity and poverty crisis

March 9, 2020

On March 2, Jeremy K. Everett, founder and executive director of Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, discussed how we can all help solve America's hunger crisis at the Puff Memorial Lecture …

Why anthropology matters now: Dr. Augustín Fuentes gives the International Anthropology Day lecture

March 4, 2020

The Department of Anthropology presented its International Anthropology Day lecture on Thursday, February 27. University of Notre Dame professor Dr. Augustín Fuentes spoke about his experience as a bio-cultural anthropologist and the ways in which anthropology helps us understand human history and culture …

Journalist and author Wil Haygood discusses his book "Showdown" and debuts trailer for Thurgood Marshall documentary

March 2, 2020

On Tuesday, February 25, award-winning author and journalist Wil Haygood '76 shared his writing process for his 2015 biography Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America, and debuted the trailer for an upcoming documentary based on the book …

Living Más: Julie Felss Masino '93, president of Taco Bell International, to headline the 2020 CAS Recognition Ceremony

February 26, 2020

Julie Felss Masino, President of Taco Bell International, will offer graduating seniors words of inspiration and encouragement as this year's featured speaker for the College of Arts and Science Recognition Ceremony on May 16, 2020 …

Miami's Model Arab League student team captures numerous regional awards

February 25, 2020

On February 20-22, Miami University's Model Arab League student team met great success at the Ohio Valley Regional Model Arab League, hosted at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. Nearly all students won an outstanding or distinguished award for their representation as delegates of Sudan or Qatar …

Alumna Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins to receive Freedom Summer of '64 Award

February 10, 2020

A career dedicated to protecting and expanding voting rights makes Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins a natural choice for the Freedom Summer of '64 Award from Miami University. Created in 2017, the award honors leaders who strive to advance civil rights and social justice in America. Jefferson-Jenkins graduated from Western College for Women in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in social science and education. From 1998 to 2002, she served as both the 15th national president of the League of Women Voters of the United States – the first African American to hold the role – and chair of the League of Women Voters Education Fund …

Events highlight Miami's role in civil rights, social justice

February 6, 2020

The public is invited to join the Miami University community February 25 and 26 for two events exploring the connections that Miami, Oxford, and the Western College for Women have to the civil rights movement and lessons learned to inspire progress today …

Latest award spotlights unique relationship between the two Miamis

January 30, 2020

The Myaamia Heritage Award Program, which began in 1991, is a 4-year undergraduate college experience for Miami tribe students enrolled at the Oxford campus. It provides a tuition waiver and the additional coursework relative to their heritage …

Sixteen Miami students, alumni named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

January 30, 2020

Sixteen Miami University students and alumni are semifinalists in the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student competition. Fulbright, the largest U.S. exchange program, provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs outside of the United States …

Freedom Summer 55 Conference

January 30, 2020

The video for this November 2019 conference features historic footage of Freedom Summer and reflections by those who were there, as well as conference participants' thoughts on Freedom Summer's impact on them …

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 …

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 …