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Headline Highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in December

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

aerial view of Alumni Hall and Harrison Hall in the distance
Aerial view of Alumni Hall (by Jeff Sabo)
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Headline Highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in December

#Aerial view of Alumni Hall (by Jeff Sabo)()

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

Arstechnica, Dec. 2: Archaeologists find partially mutilated Vesuvius victim at new Herculaneum dig

  • Steven Tuck, professor of History, is quoted in this article about archaeological finds at a site near Pompeii. 

Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 2: 2019 Thinking Won’t Work in 2022

  • Jaime Hunt, vice president and chief communications and marketing officer, reports on flexibility and adaptability being needed in the “new abnormal.” 

NBC Sports, Dec. 6: College Football Bowl Schedule: Date, TV Channel, how to watch

  • Article includes the Miami RedHawks game schedule in the Frisco Football Classic. Additional reports appeared in about 50 articles. 

WXIX-CIN, Dec. 6: New book explores how schools fail Black boys and how to fix the system

  • Broadcast about “Toward a BlackBoyCrit Pedagogy,” a new book by Nathaniel Bryan, assistant professor of Teacher Education. 

 Dayton Daily News, Dec. 7: Miami seniors, coach revel in chance to play one more game

  • Chuck Martin, head football coach, is quoted in this story about the Miami RedHawks bowl game in Frisco, Texas. 

WVXU, Dec.10: How neepwaantiinki has led to 50 years of partnership between Miami University and the Miami Tribe

  • Kara Strass, director of Miami Tribe Relations, is quoted in this feature about Miami University and Miami Tribe of Oklahoma celebrating 50 years of partnership.  
New York Magazine, Dec. 15: She Supported Her Child Being Trans. So the State Separated Them.

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

  • Doris Bergen, professor emerita of Educational Psychology, discusses the psychology of toys in this podcast. 
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. 

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

  • 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 the College of Education, Health, and Society, is quoted in this article about hurdles in higher education for an international campus. 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.

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

  • Nicholas 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

  • Feature on the research of Nicholas Money, professor of Biology and director of the Western Program, and his new book, “Nature Fast Nature Slow: How life works from Fractions of a Second to Billions of Years.”

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

  • Jenny Darroch, dean of the Farmer School of Business, is quoted in this article about how returning to in-person studies has pointed students in a positive direction. Also appeared in Techregister. 

Global Tech News Daily, Dec. 24: Learning From Nature: Using Microbial Consortia To Improve Biochemical Synthesis

  • Research findings by J. Andrew Jones, assistant professor of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering, and Xin Wang, assistant professor of Microbiology, are mentioned in this article about the mass production of chemicals with the advent of synthetic microbial consortia. 

Bloom Magazine, Dec. 22: Citizen Scientist: What Color Is That Squirrel?

  • Steve Sullivan, director of the Hefner Museum of Natural History, is quoted in this article about how researchers collect data on squirrels to better understand evolutionary effects of climate change, urbanization, and more. 

Airport Improvement, Dec. 21: Cincinnati Int’l assumes operation of local university airport

  • Miami University President Gregory Crawford is quoted in this story about the partnership between Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Miami University regarding Miami’s airport. 

TechiLive, Dec. 28: Shippers Plan New Strategies, Stopgap Measures To Ease Freight Pain

  • Lisa Ellram, professor of Management, is quoted in this article about businesses taking on new strategies to ease their supply-chain demand issues.  Additional reports appeared in three other outlets. 

WKRC Cincinnati, Dec. 30: Making New Year’s resolutions is one thing, sticking to them is another

  • Psychiatrist Ritch Hall, coordinator for substance abuse services with the Student Counseling Service, is interviewed in this news segment about New Year’s resolutions. 
CBS News, Dec. 31: The Pet Project with Jane Pauley
  • Allen McConnell, chair and professor of Psychology, is interviewed in this news segment about the benefits of owning pets.