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Headline Highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in May

Our editors' picks for May provide a snapshot of recent news media coverage.

Headline Highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in May

 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 May provide a snapshot of recent news media coverage:, May 26: The American Dream in the back of a Sunoco.

  • Anita Mannur, associate professor of English, is quoted in this story about immigrants starting their own businesses at nearly twice the rate of native-born Americans. 

Real Clear Education, May 26: The urgent need to modernize our nation’s student visa policy. 

  • This article by President Gregory Crawford urges Congress to address the immigration system for international students’ access to applying and completing the visa process. 

The, May 24: Creating a Personal Academic Training Program from Day 1 

  • This article by President Gregory Crawford discusses the importance of faculty leadership in the academy.

The Washington Post, May 23: The man who taught millions to read before being forgotten

  • This article about William Holmes McGuffey mentions he was a professor of ancient languages at Miami University.

The New York Times, May 19: E-Bikes can provide a good workout

  • This New York Times article mentions a study led by Helaine Alessio, professor and chair of kinesiology nutrition and health; Kyle Timmerman, associate professor of KNH; and John Bailer, professor and chair of statistics. The study, with former Miami students Timothy Reiman, Brett Kemer and Winston von Carlowitz, was published in the Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.

National Geographic, May 19: ‘Zombie’ fires in the Arctic are linked to climate change

  • Jessica McCarty, assistant professor of geography, was quoted in this article about climate change. This article also appeared appeared on and Science

Yahoo News, May 18: Miami University campus readies for cicadas emergence: What they're doing

Yoshi Tomoyasu, associate professor of biology, and Cody Powell, vice president of Facilities Planning and Operations, were interviewed in news articles and TV reports about Brood X cicadas and how Miami is preparing for them. Reports appeared in YahooNews, WLWT Ch. 5, and WKRC Ch. 12., May 20:  Know what works to calm you down

  • A study by Joseph Rode, professor of management, was spotlighted in this column for his work showing that emotional intelligence is linked to higher salaries and increased job satisfaction., May 19: A working solution for ‘free’ college

  • This op-ed by President Gregory Crawford showcases Miami's Work+ program.

Popular Science, May 17: How does BMI change your COVID-19 risk? The answer reveals how little we know about body fat and health

  • Jeffrey Hunger, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted in this article. 

FastCompany and, May 17: Emotional Intelligence is more than a buzzword — it’s a requirement for a return to life

  • Scott Dust, assistant professor of management, is quoted in this article.

Inside Higher Ed, May 17:  The transformative power of student voices in the midst of racial injustice

  • Miami University is listed among institutions that had student-led movements for racial justice in 2020-2021. 

Smithsonian Magazine, May 14: Vesuvius Victim Identified as Elite Roman Soldier Sent on Failed Rescue Mission

  • Stephen Tuck, professor of history, is quoted in this article about new findings from an ancient town of Herculaneum, which was destroyed by Vesuvius.

Dayton Business Journal, May 11:  Miami adds micro-credentials for upskilling workers (paywall)

  • Ryan Baltrip, director of digital learning initiatives, was quoted in this article about Miami online programs.

Higher Ed Dive, May 7: President Speaks: How one university plans to zero out its carbon emissions

  • This op-ed by President Gregory Crawford discusses Miami's commitment to sustainability and what it is doing to become carbon neutral.

U.K. Finance, and, May 3: 

Hannon Armstrong Foundation Establishes Climate Solutions Scholarship Program to Support Sustainability-Focused Students from Historically Underrepresented Communities

  • This article about a new scholarship program for sustainability-minded students mentions that Miami was one of the two schools selected to participate., May 3:  Writing as Thinking: Why Writing is Still a Critical Skill in Business

  • This Forbes column by President Gregory Crawford discusses how effective writing can help sharpen critical thinking and position people and organizations to thrive.

Wayne Embry Day  

  • Cincinnati Enquirer This story also ran in the Akron Beacon Journal, Alliance Review, Ashland Times-Gazette, Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, Daily Record, Fremont News Messenger, Independent Online, Mansfield News Journal, Port Clinton News Herald, Record-Courier, Repository, Times-Reporter and World News Network.


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