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Headline Highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in October

Our editors' picks for October provide a snapshot of recent news media coverage Compiled by university news and communications

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Kumler Chapel (image by Jeff Sabo)
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Headline Highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in October

Kumler Chapel (image by Jeff Sabo)

The San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct. 22: Intergenerational workforce brings challenges, opportunities

  • Megan Gerhardt, professor of Management and Leadership, shares insight on Gentelligence and how to lead in an intergenerational workforce.

New York Post, Oct. 18: Professors say students aren’t ready for college after pandemic learning: ‘Far from normal’

  • This article details the lack of student readiness and engagement following the pandemic. Jenny Darroch, dean of the Farmer School of Business, is quoted in the article as it relates to Miami’s student population. 

NBC - WDTN, Oct. 17: Tips to prevent spreading war misinformation on social media

  • Nathan French, professor of Comparative Religion, discusses engaging with social media content about the Israel Hamas War and offers advice on how not to share or spread false information. French also provided background for PBS – WPT.

The New Yorker, Oct. 16: Beyond the myth of rural America 

  • “The Lies of the Land,” written by Steven Conn, professor of History, and published this month, is featured prominently in this article about the development of rural America. Conn also was featured on NPR – WOSU 89.7 discussing the current state of rural America.

NPR - WYSO, Ch. 91.3, Oct. 10: Ohio schools experiment with sensory rooms, other mental health tools after COVID-19

  • This news story shares the work of The Ohio School Wellness Initiative. Miami University partnered with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Education to sponsor the initiative.

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 8: Do We Need to Wear Noise-Canceling Headphones and Earbuds This Much?

  • This article looking at how noise canceling headphones can cut us off from the world and communication with others features Mack Hagood, the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blaney Associate Professor of Media, Journalism, and Film. This article also appeared on MSN, and Hagood was also quoted in a recent story in the Washington Post.

NBC, Today, Oct. 2: Beyoncé and Taylor Swift aren’t rivals. So why are they often pitted against each other?

  • Tammy Kernodle, University Distinguished Professor of Music, weighs in on the fan-induced rivalry of Beyoncé and Taylor Swift. Kernodle further explains that these artists have shifted the paradigm of excellence with their respective summer concert tours.