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Miami Media Highlights Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

Miami Media Highlights Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

Radio Free Asia, Feb. 6: Chinese irrigation tunnel project in Xinjiang hits snag: too much water

This article reports on an irrigation project China is building to divert snow melt from the Altay Mountains to its desert areas. Stanley Toops, associate professor of Geography, is quoted. 

CNN Business, Feb. 5: The U.S. desperately needs skilled workers. But the community colleges that train them are woefully underfunded

This article reports on the U.S. seeking to train workers for infrastructure jobs through community colleges that are underfunded. Riley Acton, assistant professor of Economics, is quoted. Additional reports on this topic appeared in: 

NPR-KQED, Feb. 4: Nursing Homes facing Nurse Shortage

This radio broadcast reports on nursing home staff shortages. John Bowblis, professor of Economics, is featured. 

U.S. News and World Report, Feb. 4: What to Know About Ethnic Studies Degrees

This article reports on Ethnic Studies degrees and the value they can offer to nearly any profession. Rodney Coates, professor of Global and Intercultural Studies, is quoted. Additional reports on this topic appeared in: 

Yahoo Sports, Feb. 3: Miami’s coaching memorial awaits Super Bowl outcome for former player, L.A. Rams coach Sean McVay

This article reports on Sean McVay qualifying for Miami University’s Cradle of Coaches if the L.A Rams win the Super Bowl. David Sayler, director of Intercollegiate Athletics, is quoted. 

WLRN Radio, Feb. 3: The Harlem Renaissance Festival

This radio broadcast reports on the The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond festival and features Tammy Kernodle, University Distinguished Professor of Music. Additional reports on this topic appeared in: 

USA Today, Feb. 1:  Fact check: Mike Pence did not have the power to overturn 2020 election results, keep Trump in office

This article reports on claims that Mike Pence had the authority to overturn the 2020 presidential election. John Forren, chair and associate professor of Justice and  Community Studies and executive director of Miami’s Menard Family Center for Democracy  is quoted. 

CIO Dive, Feb. 1: Interoperability a long way off as enterprises target multicloud

This article reports on how to manage multi clouds in business. David Siedl, vice president for IT Services and CIO, is quoted. Additional reports on this topic appeared in:

The Tribune, Jan. 31: As COVID hurts student mental health, organization sends clinicians into schools

This article reports on a Miami University survey that reports that 75% of K-12 school officials in the state of Ohio have had increased concerns about their students’ mental health since the beginning of the pandemic. Kristy Brann, associate professor of Educational Psychology, is quoted. 

ABC WCPO Ch. 9, Jan. 31: Melissa Thomasson discusses economy 

This news broadcast reports on consumer spending linked to local sports team performance. Melissa Thomasson, associate dean for faculty affairs and personnel for Farmer School of Business, is featured. 

Dayton Business Journal, Jan. 31: Dayton-area business schools rank among best in U.S.

This article reports on Dayton area business schools being ranked highly in the new Poets & Quants rating, including the Farmer School of Business which was ranked the top business school in the state, #12 among publics, and #32 overall. Jenny Darroch, Dean of the Farmer School of Business, is quoted. Additional reports on this topic appeared in: