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10/07/2020
Miami's public health program engineers a new contact tracing program for Butler County to fight COVID-19
Early this summer, after the COVID-19 pandemic had already swept across the country and shut down college campuses and businesses around the world, Miami's public health program began to put together a plan to help track the virus's rampant spread throughout the local community.
10/01/2020
Miami's Humanities Center stimulates conversation by addressing race and racism with the Laptop Lecture Series
Miami University's Humanities Center has developed a new Laptop Lectures series this fall on race and racism. These online lectures are short videos recorded by faculty members in social isolation and connect humanities research to contemporary social challenges.
09/23/2020
Dr. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon wins prestigious Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship
Dr. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon has been selected as one of 15 Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows, a group of the nation's most talented innovators and entrepreneurs marshaling their best ideas to create and scale intergenerational solutions.
09/18/2020
Scripps Gerontology Center partners with Preference Based Living for online tool to document preferences of older adults
A new online tool is now available for health care providers to assess the preferences of their residents or clients.
09/17/2020
Scripps Gerontology Center will help student job training and credentials for adults
Improving job training and education for adults through post-baccalaureate credentials is the goal of two new Scripps research projects.
09/08/2020
Carolyn S. Craig joins CAS as director of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging
The College of Arts and Science is excited to welcome Carolyn S. Craig to the dean's staff as their new director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Craig has worked at Miami University since 2015 and is credentialed as both a certified diversity professional (CDP) and an advanced certified cultural intelligence professional (ACCQP).
09/04/2020
Miami Career Center set to host virtual career and internship fair
On September 9-11, Miami's Center for Career Exploration & Success (CCES) will be hosting three days of virtual career fairs for students to attend. Each fair, hosted on Handshake, will take place from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
08/19/2020
IDEAS: 'The elderly' casually dismissed as expendable in age of coronavirus
Featured in Springfield News-Sun and Dayton Daily News, Dr. Kate de Medieros writes an op-ed on COVID-19 and attitudes towards older adults. The article highlights the danger of ageist approaches of lumping older adults together based on chronological age and under the umbrella of vulnerability.
08/17/2020
Scripps Gerontology Center engaged in new federal grant to expand dementia-capable communities
The Administration for Community Living (ACL), has awarded a second 3-year grant to Ohio partners aimed at expanding dementia-capable communities and implementation of programs within underserved communities.