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Miami Media Highlights March 14 to March 20

Miami Media Highlights March 14 to March 20

Spectrum News, March 20: The Kissing Bug: The True Story of a Family

Daisy Hernandez, associate professor of English, discusses her book, “The Kissing Bug,” which won the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award. 

Journal-News, March 19: Exhibit in Middletown highlights creative skills required for braiding hair

This article reports on a collection of works called “Kanekalon: Family” by interdisciplinary artist and designer Erica Rodney, which is on exhibit at Miami University Regionals. 

PBS, March 19: Let Ohio Women Vote

This video broadcast discusses the women’s suffrage movement and voting rights. Kimberly Hamlin, professor of History and Global and Intercultural Studies, and Tammy Brown, associate professor of Global and Intercultural Studies and History, are featured. This program ran on PBS stations throughout Ohio. 

CBS WKRC Ch. 12, March 18: Miami U's synchronized skating program wins national title, earns spot in worlds

This broadcast story and article reports on Miami’s synchronized skating team winning the 2022 US National Synchronized Skating Championship, and the senior team winning the silver medal, earning a spot at the upcoming world championships. Head coach Carla DeGirolamo is quoted, as well as several of the athletes. 

Forbes, March 17: How Personas Can Help You Make The Right Marketing Choices

This article, written by Jaime Hunt, vice president and chief marketing and communications officer, reports on the use of personas to help marketing teams discover what marketing methods are best to use.

NPR WYPR (Baltimore), March 17: Jazz Night in America

Tammy Kernodle, University Distinguished Professor of Music, is interviewed in this broadcast about jazz artist Shemekia Copeland and her place in the culture. An article also appears on Jazz 90.1

Williamson Herald, March 17: Brentwood Library plays host to ‘Telling a People’s Story’ exhibit

This article reports on the art exhibit, “Telling a People’s Story: African American Children’s Illustrated Literature,” being displayed at the Brentwood Library in conjunction with Miami University Art Museum. 

Forbes, March 16: 14 Strategies For Inspiring A Company’s Social Media Followers

This article about strategies communication pros can use to inspire their company’s social media followers features Jaime Hunt, vice president and chief marketing and communications officer.

Journal-News, March 15: Oxford Police Dept. adds social services liaison to follow up on emergency calls

This article reports on the collaboration between Miami University and the Oxford Police Department to add a social services liaison. Sharon Custer, Family Science and Social Work director of field education and partnership specialist, is quoted. 

FOX WXIX Ch. 19, March 15: Miami University offering free online course for alumni, faculty and staff

This broadcast reports on Miami University offering a free online course to all alumni, faculty and staff on diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Duke Energy, March 15: Duke Energy Foundation awards $150,000 to support STEM, environmental education initiatives across Greater Cincinnati

This article reports on the Duke Energy Foundation awarding grants to 12 educational programs, including Miami University. 

Dayton Daily News, March 15: Startup Weekend coming to Dayton in April

This article discusses an upcoming event in Dayton that draws inspiration from similar events at Miami University. 

Canton Repository, March 14: Ohio nursing homes comply with vaccine mandate deadline despite low vax rates 

Robert Applebaum, professor of Sociology and Gerontology, is quoted in this story about vaccination rates among nursing home staff members. A similar story appeared in the Ashland Times-Gazette.