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Six faculty members receive University Faculty Scholar and University Junior Faculty Scholar awards for 2021

April 14, 2021

Miami University Faculty Scholar Awards for 2021 have been presented to John Jeep, professor of German, Russian, and Middle East Languages and Cultures (GREAL); Rose Marie Ward, professor of kinesiology, nutrition and health; and Ellen Yezierski, professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards (formerly called the Distinguished Junior Faculty Awards) have been presented to assistant professors Carolyn Hardin, media, journalism and film and global and intercultural studies; Andrew Jones, chemical, paper and bioengineering; and Jessica McCarty, geography …

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CAS expands its focus on diversity, equality, and inclusion for students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Miami community

April 14, 2021

As part of a renewed initiative to help demonstrate Miami University's "philosophy and belief that a diverse academic community is among an institution's greatest strengths," the College of Arts and Science (CAS) has significantly broadened its efforts to develop and offer new programs and resources devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion …

Miami University holds first Women of Excellence Awards

April 8, 2021

Seven women received recognition at Miami University's Women of Excellence Virtual Celebration on Wednesday, March 31 for their leadership and dedication to the Miami community. The recipients, including three faculty members and four undergraduate students, were nominated for recognition by their classmates and colleagues …

Miami alumni advise political science students on finding success on Capitol Hill

April 2, 2021

Three alumni from the Department of Political Science, on March 24 over Zoom, served as panelists to provide advice and insight to political science students about maximizing their time at Miami as well as how to join the Capitol Hill workforce …

2021 President's Distinguished Service Award Recipients Announced

April 1, 2021

Each year, Miami University honors senior students whose service to Miami and our surrounding community embodies Love + Honor with the President's Distinguished Service Award. Their service through campus life, community service, intellectual and cultural leadership or student employment demonstrates the spirit of being a citizen leader of uncommon quality. The 2021 President's Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding students who graduated in December 2020 or January 2021, or are set to graduate in May or August 2021 …

Three new Myaamia Center programs, including two fellowships, aim to increase educational opportunities on campus

April 1, 2021

Miami University and the Myaamia Center are leading an effort to increase educational opportunities about the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and its relationship with the university. Daryl Baldwin, executive director of the Myaamia Center, the Tribe's research arm, said center staff will be reaching out across campus in hopes of strengthening already existing relationships and building new ones that will further increase learning opportunities for all students …

Valuing Water MiniConference educates the public on importance of clean water

March 31, 2021

On March 19, the Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation sponsored and organized the four-session half-day Valuing Water MiniConference: An Environmental and Sociocultural Exploration of Water. A service project on March 20 also took place at Four Mile Creek Restoration with Three Valley Conservation Trust …

Bipartisan discussion between Valerie Jarrett and Marc Short on the new administration takes center stage at Miami's Janus Forum

March 29, 2021

This semester's Janus Forum, held on March 16 over Zoom, centered around President Biden's first 100 days in office, the COVID-19 relief bills, and bipartisanship in American politics today. The two speakers were Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to former president Barack Obama, and Marc Short, Chief of Staff to former Vice President Mike Pence …

Humanities Center's Altman Program sheds light on the topic of mass migrations

March 24, 2021

Each year the Miami University Humanities Center hosts the John W. Altman Program in the Humanities, a series of public events and research focusing on an annual theme. For this year's theme on "Migrations" a recent talk was held on March 11 over Zoom and given by University of Chicago professor of East European history Tara Zahra …

Strippel Series Tackles Inequities in Pandemic Response

March 23, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, and vaccines are gradually rolling out, researchers have reported troubling disparities when it comes to underrepresented populations. So when it came time to choose a theme for this year's Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund for Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights Annual Program, the coronavirus response of the state of Ohio came into focus …

Critical Language Scholarship finalist and alternates named

March 16, 2021

In January, three Miami students were named as semi-finalists for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. We are excited to announce that senior Nancy Pellegrino has been offered the CLS as a finalist, with sophomore Navkiran Chima and senior Mackenzie Holtz selected as alternates …

History professor's research focuses on modern Russian history

March 15, 2021

Recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Scholar award from Miami, Dr. Stephen Norris, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of History and Director, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, took time to discuss recent projects. Norris's research focuses on modern Russian history with an emphasis on visual culture and propaganda since the 19th Century …

Freedom Rider Betty Daniels Rosemond shares her story with Miami students

March 15, 2021

Betty Daniels Rosemond, a Freedom Rider who fought for racial justice, spoke with Miami students in instructor of social justice Mark Curnutte's class on Thursday, March 4 to share her experiences as a member of The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in 1961 …

Ohio officials to share insight on the pandemic's impact on health equity and social justice

March 11, 2021

The Center for American and World Cultures, through its Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund, has organized an online panel series beginning on Tuesday, March 16 to discuss the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 in underrepresented communities …

GIC Career Day offers insight into the job world from an interdisciplinary perspective

March 11, 2021

On March 3, over 140 students, faculty, and alumni participated in GIC Career Day, hosted by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC). The three-part event featured a resume workshop, a LinkedIn and Alumni Connect workshop" …

Miami receives national award for investing in supplier diversity

March 10, 2021

Miami University has been awarded the inaugural Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2021 Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The national award honors colleges and universities that take proactive steps to support and engage with minority-owned businesses through supplier diversity offices, unique programs and leading initiatives …

Call for papers is open for National Civil Rights Conference

March 10, 2021

Miami University will host the 10th Annual National Civil Rights Conference in summer of 2021. The conference was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic …

Where in the World is Miami Wednesday: Uruguay

March 10, 2021

Meet Anna, a junior International Studies and Political Studies major, who is studying Spanish in Montevideo, Uruguay this semester …

Social Innovation Weekend 2021: 'Best event I have ever attended'

March 8, 2020

Andrew Davis, a junior women's, gender, and sexuality studies major, didn't have a typical college student weekend this weekend. Davis and more than 120 other Miami University students spent much of their weekend working to find solutions to some aspect of homelessness and insecure housing at Social Innovation Weekend 2021. Their final ideas ranged from mobile showers and laundry stations for the homeless to transportation and housing services for women of color fleeing violent relationships …

Miami University dedicates Nellie Craig Walker Hall after first Black graduate

February 24, 2021

Miami University officials on Wednesday dedicated the former Campus Avenue Building as Nellie Craig Walker Hall after the university's first Black graduate. 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 …

Miami dedicates residence hall lobbies to honor slain Freedom Summer activists

February 24, 2021

Miami University on Wednesday honored the lives of three slain Freedom Summer activists by dedicating residence hall lobbies after them near the grounds where they trained during Freedom Summer in 1964. 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 University names Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins spring commencement speaker

February 18, 2021

Miami University President Greg Crawford has announced that Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins will be the commencement speaker at Miami's spring ceremony. The university has not yet announced a decision on whether the ceremony, slated for 10:30 am Saturday, May 15, will be in-person or virtual as officials continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the feasibility of large gatherings …

Sociology Professor Studies Gender and Empowerment in Refugee Population

February 18, 2021

Dr. Fauzia Ahmed, Associate Professor of Sociology, was awarded funding from the Philip M. & Elaina Hampton Fund for Faculty International Initiatives during the 2020 fiscal year, to travel to Bangladesh from December 2019 to March 2020 and conduct Participatory Action Research (PAR) on gender and empowerment among Rohingya women in refugee camps …

Miami Named 'Top Producing Institution' for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

February 15, 2021

Miami was named by the Institute of International Education (IIE) as one of the "Top Producing Institutions" for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, as announced by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The recognition as a Top Producing Institution for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2020-2021 academic year is a result of 10 Miami students being offered Fulbright grants in a single year …

Thirteen Miami students, alumni named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

February 1, 2021

Thirteen Miami University students and alumni are semifinalists in the 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student competition. Nine Miami seniors and four alumni have been recommended by the U.S. National Screening Committees for further consideration by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in the countries to which they applied …

Three Named as Critical Language Scholarship Semi-Finalists

January 22, 2021

Three Miami students were named as semi-finalists for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains …