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08/22/2018
Lunchtime talk: The Good Fight: One Family's Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in the Face of the Alzheimer's Pandemic
Niki Kapsambelis will give a talk at noon on Friday, September 14, in the Heritage Room of the Shriver Center. Her talk is titled The Good Fight: One Family's Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in the Face of the Alzheimer's Pandemic.
07/30/2018
Scripps Gerontology Center a partner in Oxford’s survey on aging
Survey on aging in Oxford expands. A survey seeking local needs for an aging population has been expanded from a written one sent to 700 random people to an online survey with everyone invited to take part.
06/25/2018
Miami University's Phyllis Cummins elected to National Council for Workforce Education Board
Dr. Phyllis Cummins, Senior Research Scholar at Scripps Gerontology Center, has been elected to serve on the National Council for Workforce Education's Board of Directors. Cummins joins three other new members elected to the board and will serve a one-year term. In 2012, Dr. Cummins was awarded the James Jacobs Scholarship Award from NCWE for her dissertation research on older workers attaining credentials and degrees at community colleges.
06/12/2018
Economic impact of Miami University is $2.3 billion
Miami University's economic impact to the state in FY 2017 was $2.3 billion, via operational, student, visitor, alumni and other spending and investment.
06/05/2018
Preferences for Activity and Leisure (PAL) Cards are one of 16 Ohio Nursing Home Quality Improvement Projects
PAL Cards provide at-a-glance information about a resident's background and important preferences for daily life that can be used to spark conversation and build relationships between residents and staff.
06/04/2018
Opening Minds through Art's tenth anniversary
A decade has gone by since I started the Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program. During this time the program has grown tremendously, thanks to Scripps Gerontology Center’s support and Miami University’s recognition of its value to the students.
05/31/2018
Miami scientists welcome Talawanda elementary students for Science Week
Students learned about brains and neuroscience with Jennifer Quinn, associate professor of psychology, and graduate students (photos by Scott Kissell). Miami scientists welcomed hundreds of elementary students from Talawanda’s Bogan, Kramer and Marshall schools during the 12th annual Science Week May 21-23.
05/25/2018
African Student Union's 12th Annual Gala unites and celebrates culture throughout the continent
Miami's African Student Union (ASU) hosted its 12th annual gala event on April 12 at Armstrong Student Center's Wilks Theater. The event featured an array of art, literature, dancing, drama, cuisine and cultural expressions from a wide array of African countries that are represented in the Miami community
05/23/2018
2018 College of Arts and Science graduation ceremony features student Max Leveridge and alum Scott Hess
On the evening of Saturday, May 19, new student graduate Max Leveridge and 1989 Miami alum Scott Hess took the stage in a packed Millett Assembly Hall to address the College of Arts and Science's graduating Class of 2018, along with their families and friends