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Miami Media Highlights March 6-12

Miami Media Highlights March 6-12

Spectrum News, March 12: Miami University preparing students for evolution of smart manufacturing

Interview with Fazeel Kahn, professor of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, and how Miami offers the only bachelor’s degree in Robotics Engineering in Ohio. 

Journal-News, March 12: Pitman: Chamina Curtis is a changemaker of Hamilton

This column by Michael Pitman talks about the work done by Chamina Curtis, assistant lecturer at Miami Regionals, for the city of Hamilton.

Journal-News, March 11: Miami University faculty closer to union approval, though some not included

This article reports on a state board ruling that moves Miami closer to seeing an employee vote on whether its faculty can form a labor union. This story also appears in: 

The Conversation, March 10: As March Madness looms, growth in legalized sports betting may pose a threat to college athletes

Jason Osborne, professor of Statistics, penned this article on March Madness and the prevalence of sports betting and references Miami’s Institute for Responsible Gaming, Lottery, and Sports. This story also appears in:

3BL CSR Wire, March 10:  Duke Energy Aims To Increase Graduation Rates in Greater Cincinnati With $100,000 Foundation Grant to Moon Shot for Equity
This article highlights the Moon Shot grant of $100,000 to provide scholarships to underserved students at four local universities.  Miami Regionals are included in this program.

Journal-News, March 10:  Erin Brockovich in Middletown addresses East Palestine train derailment, calls it a ‘fiasco’
This article highlights the Alex and Lena Casper Memorial Lecture series Thursday, March 9.  Environmental advocate Erin Brockvich was the guest speaker. 

Real Clear Energy, March 9:  How Low Can You Go? For Energy, We’re Already There

Brigham McCown, assistant clinical professor in the Farmer School of Business and research associate in the Department of Political Science, and senior fellow and director of the Initiative on American Energy Security at Hudson Institute, wrote this article about the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the Biden administration’s energy policy. 

WYSO, March 9: Miami University to offer cybersecurity degree this fall

This article is about how Miami University plans to offer a cybersecurity degree next fall to students. Scott Campbell, instructor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is quoted.

Yahoo News, March 7: Miami University extends ‘test-optional policy’ for admission through 2026

This article reports on Miami University announcing that ACT and SAT scores will not be required for admission but optional for first-year and transfer students through spring 2026. This story also appears in:

Live Science, March 7: Newfound ancient Egyptian sphinx statue may depict Roman emperor Claudius, but not everyone agrees

Steven Tuck, professor of History, is featured in this article discussing whether a sphinx found at an ancient Egyptian temple depicts the face of Roman emperor Claudius. Reports on this topic also appeared in:

Dayton Daily News, March 6: Archdeacon: The perseverance of Peyton Scott

This article reports on basketball player Peyton Scott and her story as one of the most accomplished players to play for Miami. 

The Conversation - News Times Online, March 5: How socialism became un-American through the Ad Council’s propaganda campaigns
This article by Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy, teaching professor of Global and Intercultural Studies, highlights the beginning of political propaganda in the U.S. prior to and during World War II and how it has changed, but still continues in the modern political arena.  This article also appeared in: