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Headline highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in April

Selected media placements of contributions by Miamians and the local and global impact of the university.

Headline highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in April

Compiled by university news and communications 

Miami Media Highlights displays selected media placements of contributions by Miamians and the local and global impact of the university. Updated weekly, it is accessible on the Miami News website.

Our editors' picks for April provide a snapshot of recent news media coverage: 

Forbes, March 31: How Companies Can Create Educational Programs That Support College Students Today

  • Miami University President Gregory Crawford wrote this article for Forbes Business Council about Miami’s "Work+" program that facilitates collaboration with industry and state partners. 

Journal-News, April 13: Miami nursing students get unexpected front-line work during COVID-19 vaccine efforts

  • Miami University nursing students are featured in this story about Miami’s vaccine clinics. 

Yahoo! Finance, April 14: selected as strategic partner in Ohio

  • Miami University’s Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP) was recently profiled for selecting Cincinnati-based as a partner for two pilot initiatives supported by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) to address the growing student and staff mental wellness crisis worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. This story appeared in more than 25 news outlets, including this broadcast news report on WKRC Ch. 12

Associated Press, April 16: ‘Hillbilly’ to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio

  • John Forren, chair and associate professor of political science, is quoted in this article about author J.D. Vance’s potential run for Senate in Ohio. This article appeared in more than 215 outlets throughout the country, including the Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, The Houston Chronicle and the Columbus Dispatch. 

NBC News, April 19, 'It physically hurts': Black men are in mourning for George Floyd — and themselves

  • Rodney Coates, professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and Global and Intercultural Studies, is quoted in this article about how the Derek Chauvin trial and recent police killings of Black people have reopened fresh wounds. 

Cincinnati Business Courier, April 22: Miami University business school receives major gift

  • The Farmer School of Business is featured and Dean Jenny Darroch is quoted in this article about a $500,000 gift made to the school to enhance career and professional opportunities. 

Dayton Business Journal, April 23: Net-zero emissions: Here's how UD, Miami plan to get there

  • Adam Sizemore, director of sustainability, and Tim LaGrange, associate director of engineering, are quoted throughout this article that features Miami’s sustainability efforts and its plan to heat and cool every campus building with geothermal energy by 2026. 

The Wall Street Journal, April 27: The Class of 2020 Feels Cheated on Graduation

  • Miami University is one of three schools featured in this article for holding and in-person ceremony this year for its 2020 graduates. Ted Pickerill, executive assistant to the president and secretary of the board of trustees, is quoted., April 28, Everything You’ve Been Told About Weight May Be Wrong

  • Jeffrey Hunger, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted in this article about misconceptions about how to lose weight. 

Cincinnati Public Radio, April 28: Biden Nominates Miami U Director For National Council On The Humanities

  • This article highlights the news that President Joe Biden has nominated Daryl Baldwin, executive director of the Myaamia Center, to the National Council on the Humanities. Miami President Gregory Crawford is quoted. 

Washington Post, April 29: Teen, meet baby: Introducing a new sibling after a long age gap

  • Anthony James, interim vice president for diversity and inclusion and director of the family science program, is quoted in this article about family structures adapting to changes, such as the introduction of a new baby. 

Cincinnati Business Courier, April 29: Magic mushrooms are at the heart of a $1.5M Miami University research grant

  • This article profiles a recent $1.5M grant from PsyBio Therapeutics Corp. to Miami researchers J. Andrew Jones, assistant professor of chemical, paper and biomedical engineering, and Matthew McMurray, assistant professor of psychology, to further research and drug development of psychoactive medications for the treatment of mental health disorders