Monthly Archives: February 2018

Congratulations to our clinical internship applicants!

Some wonderful news from Aaron Luebbe, Director of Clinical Training:

It is with extreme pleasure that I inform you that 100% of students
who applied for the predoctoral clinical internship matched this year!

This result is the culmination of months (years) of hard work,
preparation, and dedication by these students, along with the support
of their mentors and peers. I’m grateful for the support that our
program provides one another. And the sites at which these students
matched are some of the top in the nation.

So please join me in congratulating the following students who have
matched at the following sites:

Natalie Cook: Phoenix VA Health Care System
Mills Smith-Millman: VA Maryland HCS/Univ Maryland School of Medicine
Belinda Teo: Hawthorn Center

Please join me in congratulating these students, and recognizing the efforts of our strong clinical program in bringing this about. We wish these students the best of success as they head for their internships later this year!

Diversity events this week

Note that the weekly diversity events are now collated by Lauren Forrest (taking over from Laurel), whom we thank for her efforts to keep us informed of these! We are trying to post these with enough lead time for appropriate planning, but if there are any suggestions for how to better do so, please let us know.

Art Museum Lecture: Black Power No More
When: Monday, March 5 at 10am
Where: Miami University Art Museum
Description: Join us for an explanation of the embrace and cooptation of black pride. Black Power energized the Civil Rights Movement and gave African Americans a new sense of pride.

Was Hojo Masako Japan’s Only Female Shogun?
When: Monday, March 5 at 4pm (1.5-hour event)
Where: Harrison Hall 111
Description: Dr. Ethan Segal is an Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Japan Council at Michigan State University. Professor Segal’s lecture explores a wide range of issues, including Hojo Masako’s life and legacy.

The Structure of Protest Cycles: Contagion and Cohesion in South Korea’s Democracy Movement
When: Monday, March 5 at 6pm
Where: Upham 001
Description: Rodney Coates, professor of in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies and director of Black World Studies, brings the speakers to campus for his class “Critical Inquiry and Penny Lecture Series.” The theme of this year’s series is Global Identities and Social Movements.

Art Museum Lecture: Tammy Kernodle
When: Tuesday, March 6 at 12pm
Where: Miami University Art Museum
Description: Explore Hughes’ collaborative projects with singers and composers and how these efforts resulted in the formation of narratives of resistance that parallel the direct action activism that defined the the civil rights struggle of the 1960s. Co-sponsored with Association of Black Faculty and Staff (ABFAS)

Diversity Week featuring Damon Williams
When: Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm (2-hour event)
Where: Hamilton campus, 114 Rentschler Hall
Description: The keynote presentation will engage audiences in a unique TED Talk-like conversation about the most cutting-edge ideas regarding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leadership today.

Miami Theatre: We Are Proud to Present
When: March 7 through March 10 at 7:30pm; March 10 and March 11 at 2:00pm
Where: Studio 88 Theatre
Description: We Are Proud To Present invites us into the rehearsal room with six actors devising a presentation about a little-known genocide in German colonial Africa. Their stormy collaboration questions how histories are written and whose voices are heard.
$12 Adult | $9 Senior | $8 Student

The Mountaintop, LA Theatre Works
When: Thursday, March 8 at 7:30pm (2.5-hour event)
Where: Hall Auitorium
Description: Punctuated by the immortal line, “I’ve been to the mountaintop,” the celebrated Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. reveals his hopes, regrets, and fears, creating a masterful bridge between mortality and immortality. $20 Adult | $19 Senior | $10 Youth/Student

Japanese Cooking Night
When: Friday, March 9 at 6:00pm
Where: Armstrong Student Kitchen
Description: Come join us for a night of fun while we make okonomiyaki and strawberry daifuku. Cost is $5 per person.

Congratulations to our 2018-19 Dissertation Scholar!

I am pleased to announce that Lauren Forrest has been selected as the 2018-19 Dissertation Scholar for the department. Lauren’s dissertation, under the direction of April Smith, will examine the role of interoception (the ability to detect and become cognitively aware of the sensations present in the body) in differentiating among those with suicidal self-injurious behaviors, non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, and healthy controls. Please join me in congratulating Lauren as she pursues this important work!

Call for Dean’s Scholar and Capretta Scholarship nominations

Allen McConnell and the Awards Committee announce two important recognitions for your talented undergraduate and graduate students:

The deadline for Dean’s Scholars applications has been set, with completed nominations being due before the end of the day on Friday, March 16, 2018. The College of Arts and Science Dean’s Scholarship is designed to encourage scholarly activity among Miami’s best undergraduate seniors, with students applying for support during the spring semester of their junior year. Details can be found on the Team Drive here.

The deadline for Capretta Scholarship consideration is Friday, April 6, 2018. The Capretta Scholarship is awarded to graduate students for research accomplishments completed at Miami University. Graduate students who have completed their master’s thesis and have not previously received the Capretta Scholarship are eligible for consideration. Nominations can be initiated by psychology faculty or by students (self or peer). Details can be found on the Team Drive here.

Service learning course support

The Miami University Office of Community Engagement and Service and Service-Learning Designation Committee (SLDC) are now accepting Service-Learning class proposals for the Fall 2018 and January 2019 terms. They write:

Miami University defines Service-Learning (SL) as “an experiential pedagogical practice that uses action and reflection on complex public challenges to meet community-voiced needs and enhance learning through mutually beneficial, reciprocal partnerships.” Note that a syllabus is NOT required at the time of submission. Proposals for SL classes are due by noon on Monday, March 5, 2018. Submit your proposals here

They are also offering grants to support your service-learning course and community-engaged work:

Faculty from Miami Oxford campus are invited to submit a proposal for our NEW Faculty Community Engagement Mini-Grant Program. Proposals are due Monday, March 5th.
These grants of up to $1,000, are available to fund the development of new Service-Learning courses or initiatives or the improvement of existing ones, and/or for the implementation of community-based research projects or professional development related to Community-Engaged Teaching, Research or Scholarship.

See Summer!

Cheryl Young, Asst. Provost (Global Initiatives), is asking for your help to increase the number of students participating in study abroad and study away programs this summer. Many application deadlines are March 1 so if you have students or advisees asking about such programs, or those you think might benefit from them, consider sharing this promotional video or have them visit

Faculty scholar award nominations due Mar. 2

We have several faculty who would be competitive for the prestigious faculty scholar awards; from Vanessa Gordon, OARS, on behalf of the CFR:

A gentle reminder that all Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar Awards nominations are due no later than Friday, March 2, 2018.

For information on how to submit a nomination and to see past awardees, please visit this link. The online application can be accessed directly here.

Awards for Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholars will be given out at the University Awards Ceremony on April 18, 2018 from 5-6:30pm.


Diversity events this week

From the Diversity and Inclusion committee, by way of Laurel Sarfan:

Chinese New Year Celebration
When: Friday February 16th @ 7-9PM
Where: Hall Auditorium
Description: An exciting performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year, involving music, dance, and theatre.

Cross-Cultural Lecture 2: Cupping Therapy and its Demonstrations
When: Tuesday, February 20th @ 7PM
Where: McGuffey Hall 221
Description: Li Xiaoqian, a doctor from Guangdong Sports Hospital and team doctor of Guangdong Swimming team, will give a speech on “Those Mysterious Cupping Marks (on the Back of Michael Phelps)–Cupping Therapy and Its Demonstrations.”

HIV Voices: A Storytelling Project About Courage and Acceptance
When: Thursday, March 1st @ 6PM
Where: McGuffey 322
Description: A powerful storytelling event sponsored by the Women’s & LGBTQ* Center; Department of Global & Intercultural Studies; Department of English; Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; American Studies

Dr. Damon Williams: Diversity Week Keynote Speaker
When: Wednesday, March 7th @ 6:30PM
Where: Taylor Auditorium, FSB
Description: Dr. Williams is a scholar, leader, and educator whose “Inclusive Excellence Tour” engages audiences in a unique TED Talk-like conversation about the most cutting-edge ideas regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) leadership today.

Keep your eyes open for more events during Diversity Week, coming up from March 5th-9th!

MPA reminder

From Allen McConnell:

MPA’s 90th annual meeting will be held April 12-14, 2018, at the Palmer House in Chicago. Interested people (faculty, graduate students, undergraduates) can register now for the conference on-line. We recently negotiated for significantly reduced room rates at the Palmer House and moved the conference earlier in the semester to avoid scheduling conflicts (e.g., graduation weekends, finals week). As a result, our discounted hotel block typically sells out well in advance of the registration deadline, and currently fewer than 20% of the discounted MPA rooms remain. Thus, I’d strongly encourage people to both register for the conference and grab a discounted Palmer House room as soon as possible (once our room block is sold, what remaining rooms are available will be considerably more expensive). More details can be found on-line: