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Miami Media Highlights April 29-May 5

Miami Media Highlights April 29-May 5

WGN, Ch. 9, May 5: Backstory with Larry Potash
This program features Robert Thurston, professor emeritus of History, speaking on the history of coffee.

WVXU 91.7, May 2: Miami University unveils sculpture by Leonardo Drew on Western Campus
Jack Green, director and chief curator of the Richard and Carole Cocks Art Museum at Miami, is quoted in this story on the unveiling of a new sculpture on Miami’s Western campus.

Oxford Observer, May 2: Early College Academy awards Miami associate degrees
Miami President Gregory Crawford is quoted in this story about Early College Academy, which helps high school students also graduate with an associate degree.

Toledo Legal News, May 2: Ohio Department of Aging, Scripps Gerontology Center to launch statewide survey of long-term care facilities
This article focuses on the announcement that Miami’s Scripps Gerontology Center will soon launch Ohio’s Biennial Survey of Long-Term Care Facilities.

Dayton Business Journal, May 1: Miami University awarded $10M from Butler County for advanced manufacturing hub
This article looks at the recent awarding of $10 million to Miami University from the Butler County Board of Commissioners toward the upcoming advanced manufacturing hub collaboration that will house Miami and Butler Tech students (subscription may be required). Additional coverage appeared in the Cincinnati Business Courier Online, WVXU, and Journal-News, among other outlets.

Yahoo News, May 1: How the arrival of iodized salt 100 years ago changed America
James Tobin, professor of Journalism, is quoted in this story in The Washington Post about how an iodine deficiency ravaged much of the northern United States in the early 20th century.

Forbes, April 30: Leaders’ Data Literacy: Quantitative Depth And Human Dimension
President Gregory Crawford writes on the importance of leaders having greater quantitative and analytical skills. 

Journal-News, April 30: ‘One year ago, we did not have baseballs. Literally.’ – Miami Middletown baseball returns after five-year hiatus
Mark Adams, coach of the Miami Middletown baseball team, is quoted in this story about the program’s return.