Monthly Archives: May 2018

Updates from alumni

I just wanted to pass on the word I’ve recently received from a couple of former students. Kala Allen (B.A., ’16) was just named a recipient for a Fulbright fellowship to conduct a research experience in Nigeria! Kala is currently working at Duke University’s Brain Imaging and Analysis Center studying dementia and macular degeneration, and has also been accepted to the Peace Corps. We are extremely proud of Kala who worked with April Smith, Jay Smart, and me.

I received word from Roger Knudson that Miraj Desai (B.A., ’05) has just published a book, Travel and Movement in Clinical Psychology: The World Outside the Clinic. Miraj is now an Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry at Yale, and has also been selected for the Melba J.T. Vasquez Early Career Award for Distinguished Contributions in Research from the APA Minority Fellowship Program!

Congratulations to both of these recent alumni, making Miami Psychology proud!

Diversity events 5/6 – 5/12

The last batch of events for the semester; thanks again Lauren!

The Chatter Box
When: 5/8 at 3pm
Where: Rentschler 114 (Multicultural and Diversity Office; Hamilton)
Description: This event is sponsored by Student Disability Services. This event will include “an environment where those with visible and non-visible disabilities can make new friends, address issues, get empowered and achieve goals.”

Russia’s Quiet Revolution: Single Motherhood and Normalized Gender Crisis
When: 5/10 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Harrison Hall 302 (Oxford)
Description: As part of the Havinghurst Center Lecture Series, Jennifer Ultrata, from the University of Puget Sound, will present a talk on the gender crisis in Russia.

Farewell Shabbat
When: 5/11 6-8pm
Where: Hillel (11 E Walnut St, Oxford, OH)
Description: Hillel, the Association of Jewish Students, will host their final Shabbat dinner, where senior students will be honored.

Telling a People’s Story Museum Exhibition
When: Now through 6/30
Where: Miami University Art Museum
Description: This museum exhibition is devoted to the art found within the pages of African-American children’s picture books. Through 95 books and 130 illustrations, the exhibition emphasizes the strength of the illustrations as visual narrative representations of the African-American experience.