Editors' picks: 10 Miami media highlights of 2020
Our 10 editors' picks for 2020 provide a reflection of this past year.
Ten Miami news highlights for 2020
As the Miami University community prepares for winter break and the new year, here’s a look back at 10 headlines that captured the innovation, recognition and collaborations in 2020.
Miami community helps make 2020 holiday season a little brighter: Food drives, meals swipe donations and more
Although many holiday season donation campaigns were cancelled on campus this year due to the pandemic, Miami community members came together to help those in need. Some of the projects this year were modified or scaled back from previous years, but they made an impact.
Memories of the Arecibo Telescope: A Q-and-A with Miami space physicist Qihou Zhou
Puerto Rico’s famed Arecibo Observatory telescope collapsed last week, ending an era of world-class research. Miami space physicist Qihou Zhou has likely logged more time than anyone else using the facility. Read our Q-and-A with him about his years at Arecibo.
Denise Taliaferro Baszile named interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Society
Denise Taliaferro Baszile will serve as interim dean of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) from Jan. 1 through May 31.
SLAM becomes a department: a Q-and-A with new chair Melissa Chase
Work started last week to prepare Laws Hall for the new department of sport leadership & management (SLAM). SLAM is now the third largest department in the College of Education, Health and Society, serving over 700 majors and minors.
Miami to award 1,242 degrees during fall commencement
Miami University will present 1,242 degrees during a virtual fall commencement ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
Deeply grateful, President Crawford emphasizes successes and looks to Miami's future
In his end-of-year address, President Greg Crawford thanked the Miami University community for moving the university forward, despite the global pandemic.
Miami University's board of trustees approves two new degrees in nursing
Two new degree programs in nursing at Miami University were approved by the board of trustees at its regular business meeting held Monday, Nov. 30.
Jason Lane named dean of Miami’s College of Education, Health and Society
Jason Lane, dean of the School of Education and professor of Educational Policy & Leadership at the University at Albany, will become dean of Miami University’s College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) on June 1. He will succeed Michael Dantley, who has been the EHS dean since June 2015. Dantley is retiring at the end of December. An interim dean will be appointed soon and will serve from Jan. 1 through May 31.
Word up! Newly coined terms, all with ties to Miami University, capture innovative spirit
Gentelligence. Gaminiscing. Wiicinaakosioni, the Myaamia word for “be together.” These newly coined terms all have ties to Miami University.
Miami to celebrate its first-generation college students Friday
iami University will celebrate the achievements of its 2,350+ first-generation college students on Friday, Nov. 6. Miami First-Generation Day, held as part of the National First-Generation College Celebration, recognizes those who are the first in their families to go to college.