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07/16/2019
AHEAD Award Goes to Miami Student
When she arrived on campus in 2015 for her first year at Miami, Megan Zahneis ‘19 had a positive first impression of disability services. She did not anticipate, however, that disability and advocacy would become such an integral part of her collegiate career. And she certainly had no idea that her work would lead to being nationally recognized in the field.
07/12/2019
Required Diversity & Inclusion Module for Incoming Students
This year, all incoming first-year students will take the online Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) module prior to fall semester. The module, which was piloted to about 1,300 students in 2018-19, helps students learn about and develop skills related to identity, bias, privilege and oppression, the benefits of a diverse community, ally behavior, self-care, and inclusive spaces.
06/26/2019
AccessMU event brings gaming fun to exam week
Global Accessibility Awareness Day was celebrated this year by exam-weary students armed with an XBox and adaptive controllers.
06/20/2019
Miami honors Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Freedom Summer of '64 Award
Pictured above (l-r) are: First Row: Ronald Scott; James W. Dye, Pastor Mt. Zion United Methodist Church; Ty'ron Little. Second row: Michael Hakes-Rodriguez; David Sickey, Tribal Chairman, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Randi Thomas. Third row: Briana Porter and Lauren Poythress. Fourth row: Hannah Specogna; James A. Young, Mayor of Philadelphia, Mississippi; and Jannie Kamara.Representatives of Miami University traveled this week to Mississippi to present the Freedom Summer of ’64 Award to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
06/06/2019
Diversifying Psychology: Miami initiative draws national candidates to Oxford
When it comes to diverse representation in the field of psychology, who has a seat at the table?
05/31/2019
Freedom Summer of ’64 Award presented to historic Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
Fifty-five years after three Freedom Summer volunteers left Oxford, Ohio, to investigate an arson at the historic Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and then disappeared, Miami University will present the church with the Freedom Summer of ’64 Award.
05/23/2019
Prasidh Arora perseveres to become "the engineer I've always wanted to be"
Prasidh Arora, a senior computer engineering major at Miami University, said his journey in the past two years has been a roller coaster ride filled with exhilarating highs and frightening lows. The experience has made him more resilient. Senior Prasidh Arora took a leap of faith when he chose Miami University nearly 9,000 miles away from home. The only thing he knew about it was from a website and some Google images.
04/25/2019
Pilot program uses constructive conflict to shape students’ global view
A group of Miami students meet to participate in a Voices of Discovery: Intergroup Dialogue session.Rule number one: Confidentiality. What is shared will stay here and only what is learned will leave here.
04/24/2019
All for one and access for all at the Accessible Technology Symposium
Accessibility matters, and the 2019 Access for All: Accessible Technology Symposium successfully demonstrated that fact.