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Miami Media Highlights Dec. 13 to Dec. 19

Miami Media Highlights Dec. 13 to Dec. 19

Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 20: What students say about the fall 2021 college experience

This article discusses how returning to in-person studies has pointed students in a positive direction. Jenny Darroch, dean of the Farmer School of Business, is quoted. This story also appeared in Techregister. 

Journal-News, Dec. 19: Miami U. retiree, friend pen book about culture experience in Thailand

This article features a book co-written by Don Kaufman, retired professor and former director of the Hefner Museum of Natural History. 

Newscaf, Dec. 18: He was the Canadian head of the world’s largest pot company. His next big bet? A rare fungus worth $10,000 a kilogram

Nik Money, professor of Biology and director of the Western Program, is quoted in this article about Mood Science, a company researching psilocybin and “magic mushrooms.” This article appeared in seven other outlets. 

Canberra Times, Dec. 18: Tick, tick, boom: No time to spare

This article features a look at the research of Nik Money, professor of Biology and director of the Western Program, highlighting his book “Nature Fast Nature Slow: How life works from Fractions of a Second to Billions of Years.”  

Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 17: Colleges must redefine leadership

This opinion piece by Cristina Alcalde, vice president for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, discusses how women of color are doing much of the work that benefits institutions, yet they aren’t being recognized or rewarded for it. 

Times Higher Education, Dec. 17: ‘High stakes’ and hurdles ahead for KAIST’s New York campus

Jason Lane, dean of Education, Health, and Society, is quoted in this article about hurdles in higher education. A subscription is required. 

Associated Press, Dec. 17: Harvard drops standardized test requirement through 2026

This article reports that Harvard University and Miami University, among others, have suspended standardized test requirements. This article appeared in more than 160 other outlets.

Wisconsin Business Journal, Dec. 16: New AARP analysis: Only 29% of nursing home residents and 11% of staff in WI have received COVID-19 booster

This article about new data on vaccination rates among nursing home residents cites work conducted by Miami’s Scripps Center for Gerontology and AARP. It appeared in more than 10 other outlets, including Iowa News Now, Milwaukee Community Journal, and AARP. 

New York Magazine, Dec. 15: She Supported Her Child Being Trans. So the State Separated Them.

Research by Kate Kuvalanka, professor of Family Science, was cited in this New York Magazine piece about a court case and LGBTQ rights. Kuvalanka’s work, “An Exploratory Study of Custody Challenges Experienced by Affirming Mothers of Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children,” was published in Family Court Review. 

College Football News, Dec. 15: Miami University vs North Texas: Frisco Football Classic Bowl How To Watch

This article offers insight and a preview of the Dec. 23 Frisco Football Classic, in which Miami University will play North Texas. 

American Psychological Association, Dec. 15: Psychology takes toys seriously, with Barry Kudrowitz, PhD, and Doris Bergen, PhD

In this podcast, Doris Bergen, a professor emerita of Educational Psychology, discusses the psychology of toys.

Dayton Daily News, Dec. 15: Best of 2021: Top 10 inspiring stories from Tom Archdeacon

Miami’s “Wayne Embry Day” is featured in this year-end-review of inspiring stories. It also appeared in Springfield News-Sun. 

Cincinnati Business Courier, Dec. 15: Miami University names new top lawyer

This article announces that Miami has named Amy Shoemaker vice president and general counsel. It appeared in two other outlets. 

NPR WVXU, Dec. 13: Miami University Trustees meet

This radio segment mentions the actions taken at the Miami University Board of Trustees meeting. It aired twice.