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Headline Highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in February

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

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Headline Highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in February

On the way to McVey Data Science (photo by Scott Kissell)

Check out our weekly Miami Media Highlights on the Miami University News website.

National Geographic, Feb 23:​​ Demand for death doulas has soared. Here's how they help patients go with grace.

  • This article highlights end-of-life doulas. Elizabeth Lokon, who recently retired from the Scripps Gerontology Center, is quoted. 

The Conversation, Feb 20: Separate water fountains for Black people still stand in the South – thinly veiled monuments to the long, strange, dehumanizing history of segregation

  • This article on the dehumanization of segregation is written by Rodney Coates, professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.

Nature, Feb 19: Black voices in cancer research and oncology

  • This article interviews five Black researchers on what is needed to make cancer research more equal, diverse, and inclusive. Runcie C.W. Chidebe, doctoral student of Social Gerontology in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, is featured.

Forbes, Feb 18: Will Wearable Health Device Data Bring Woe Or Wealth To Providers?

  • This article highlights personal health data tracking and quotes Zafer D. Ozdemir, professor of Information Systems and Analytics. Ozdemir explains his study on game theory, a mathematical model that predicts how competing health care systems will respond and react in different scenarios.

New York Times, Feb 18: Old and Young, Talking Again

  • Miami University began Opening Minds Through Art, a program designed to foster intergenerational understanding, in 2007 and introduced an online version in 2022. This article features Miami student Zach Ahmed, 19, and his weekly chat with Richard Bement, 76.

Age Brilliantly, Feb 18: Embrace Collaborative Intelligence in the Work place

  • This article highlights the book “Gentelligence,” written by Megan Gerhardt, professor of Management and Leadership. 

Forbes, Feb 16: Three Lenses For Leaders To Explore During The Decision-Making Process

  • This article, written by Miami University President Gregory Crawford, recommends three lenses to elevate critical thinking and better outcomes for your organization.

NPR-WNYC, MarketPlace, Feb 15: Freight railroads want to let companies track shipments

  • Lisa Ellram, University Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, discusses the benefits of shipping by rail. This interview has been played on more than 70 NPR stations.

NPR-WVXU, Ch. 91.7, Feb. 7: New exhibit explores revitalization of Miami, Peoria tribes’ art form

  • George Ironstrack, assistant director of the Myaamia Center, is quoted in this story on a recently opened exhibit at Miami’s Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum featuring a collaboration between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Peoria Tribe.