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03/03/2021
Weekly Three 03/03/21
The Weekly Three posting from the Office of Institutional Diversity on March 3, 2021: DEI Implementation, Community Updates, and Celebrations and Recognition
03/02/2021
Nethmi De Alwis receives Global Marie Curie Fellowship for post-doctoral research
The highly competitive fellowship will allow De Alwis to work in the lab group of Athina Anasasaki, assistant professor of polymer materials, at ETH Zurich, university for science and technology in Zurich, Switzerland.
02/24/2021
Miami University dedicates Nellie Craig Walker Hall after first Black graduate
Miami University officials dedicated the former Campus Avenue Building as Nellie Craig Walker Hall after the university's first Black graduate.  She earned a two-year teaching certificate in 1905. The Oxford native graduated from Miami in 1905, having earned a two-year teaching certificate. She became the first Black educator to student teach in the community’s public schools to a mixed-race class.  Now, she is the first woman of color to have a building named in her honor at Miami.
02/24/2021
Miami dedicates residence hall lobbies to honor slain Freedom Summer activists
Michael Schwerner, 24, James Chaney, 21, and Andrew Goodman, 20, were among approximately 800 volunteers who trained at the Western College for Women, which is now part of Miami’s Western campus. Miami President Gregory Crawford said that history is now part of Miami’s heritage, and that the spaces were dedicated “to honor their lives and elevate their example.”
02/24/2021
Weekly Three 02/24/21
The Weekly Three posting from the Office of Institutional Diversity on February 24, 2021: Subscribe to the DEI Listserv, Community Updates, and Celebrations and Recognition
02/22/2021
CAS Global Readiness Certificate Cohort Announced
Twenty-six CAS students are part of the newest Global Readiness Certificate Cohort.
02/18/2021
Miami University names Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins spring commencement speaker
Dr. Jefferson-Jenkins, former president of League of Women Voters and voting rights activist ( and a 1974 Western College for Women alumna) to speak May 15
02/18/2021
Miami University to honor Wayne Embry and his late wife, Terri, with the Freedom Summer of ’64 Award
Miami University will honor NBA executive and basketball icon Wayne Embry (Miami ’58) and his late wife, Terri Embry (Miami ’60), with the Freedom Summer of ’64 Award. The award is bestowed by Miami each year upon a distinguished leader who has inspired the nation to advance civil rights and social justice.  Miami University will honor NBA executive and basketball icon Wayne Embry (Miami '58) and his late wife, Terri Embry (Miami '60), with the Freedom Summer of ’64 Award. The award is bestowed by Miami each year upon a distinguished leader who has inspired the nation to advance civil rights and social justice.
02/17/2021
Weekly Three 02/17/21
The Weekly Three posting from the Office of Institutional Diversity on February 17, 2021: Leadership Training Opportunity, Community Updates, and Celebrations and Recognition