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05/13/2019
Psychology students work to charter a Miami chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists
The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) is a club on Miami's campus, generating a significant impact. After only a year on campus, the ABPsi student circle has accumulated over 20 students, and it continues to grow as it focuses on issues, particularly African American, and presents a different worldview on them
05/08/2019
Uber CMO Rebecca Messina, 2019 CAS Commencement Speaker, shares her path to success along with favorite Miami memories
The 2019 College of Arts and Science commencement speaker is Rebecca Messina, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Uber. Messina graduated from Miami in 1994 with a BA in Spanish and Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs
05/02/2019
Award-winning author addresses the increase of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border
Mexican author Valeria Luiselli visited Miami to discuss "Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions", her award-winning book that digs deeper at what happens to the unaccompanied children crossing the border when they are held in detention centers
04/02/2019
AG Loretta Lynch and Dr. Tom Price discuss "Drowning in Drugs: The Opioid Crisis in America"
The Janus Forum, held on March 13, invited former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price to share their views and experiences on the opioid crisis
03/19/2019
Women After All: World Anthropology Day lecture addresses evolution, health, and the end of male supremacy
In order to celebrate World Anthropology Day, Melvin Konner, MD, PhD was invited by the Department of Anthropology to Miami on Thursday, February 21 to speak in front of a very full Shideler Hall auditorium about "Women After All: Evolution, Health, and the End of Male Supremacy"
03/12/2019
Miami's annual Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality Symposium features important conversations about the influence of individual identity on contemporary society
On February 22, the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program hosted its 17th annual Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (RCGS) Symposium, an all-day event with paper presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and performances at Miami University's Shriver Center in Oxford
03/06/2019
Scholar on racial studies, hate, diversity, speaking at Miami University
Abby Ferber, professor of sociology and women’s and ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs will present the Sherry Corbett Memorial Lecture on "Hate and hate speech on campus" at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, in 152 Shideler Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.
03/06/2019
Drowning in Drugs: AG Loretta Lynch and Dr. Tom Price to discuss national opioid crisis for spring 2019's Janus Forum
On March 13, Loretta Lynch, attorney general under President Obama, and Tom Price, former secretary of Health and Human Services under President Trump, together will speak about America’s national opioid crisis for the 2019 spring's Janus Forum
02/27/2019
Insights about Community Based Organizations (CBOs) that serve aging adults and people with disabilities
A recent article co-authored by Beth Blair, senior research associate at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and Suzanne R. Kunkel, Ph.D., executive director of the Scripps Gerontology Center and a professor of Gerontology at Miami University, shares insights discovered in new data.