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04/02/2021
Miami alumni advise political science students on finding success on Capitol Hill
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.
03/31/2021
Valuing Water MiniConference educates the public on importance of clean water
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. 
03/24/2021
Humanities Center's Altman Program sheds light on the topic of mass migrations
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.
03/15/2021
Freedom Rider Betty Daniels Rosemond shares her story with Miami students
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.
03/11/2021
Ohio officials to share insight on the pandemic's impact on health equity and social justice
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.
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.