Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sister Survivors: Call for interested faculty

From Lana Rosenberg, chair of the university lecture series, there is a unique opportunity to interact with Rachael Denhollander and Jordyn Wieber when they visit campus on October 29. In particular, Psychology is able to select two individuals to attend a special seminar (3:30) and/or dinner (5:45) with the speakers when they are on campus to present their public lecture at Hall Auditorium (7:30), “Sister Survivors: Former Gymnasts Ignite Change (#Metoo, #ustoo).” These courageous women were instrumental in bringing to light the case against Larry Nassar, one of the most prolific sexual abusers in recorded history. If you are interested in attending these exclusive events,  or would like more information, please let me know. Departmental representatives must be identified by October 16. Ticketing for the public lecture begins on October 24.


Child, adolescent & parent volunteers needed

From Vaishali; please contact her if you are willing to help out. Please also feel free to distribute to those you know who might be willing:

The doctoral program in clinical psychology is looking for children and adolescents (ages 7-15) and their parents to help graduate students learn to administer assessment measures and conduct clinical interviews in the upcoming weeks.

Participation would involve bringing your child/adolescent to the Psychology Clinic on the Oxford Campus for one or two testing sessions and parents participating in a 30 minute interview. Graduate students are willing to accommodate family schedules by being available in the evenings and on weekends and will provide small prizes/rewards for the children/adolescents.

Because our students are learning how to administer the tests, the test administration cannot be considered valid and we cannot give you feedback about how your child did. However, children and parents in the past have found the experience to be really valuable as they can learn about the process of psychological assessment.


Diversity & inclusion events next week

Self-Perception and Academic Achievement
When: Monday 10/8 7-8:30pm
Where: 322 McGuffey
Description: Zehan Guo, a professor in the department of education in Mudanjiang Normal University, will give a talk entitled “Self-Perception and Academic Achievements among Students in US, Vietnam, and China.”

Women’s Baseball Lecture
When: Tuesday 10/9 12-1pm
Where: 320 King
Description: Callie Batts Maddox is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health. She will present a talk about the history of women’s baseball at Western College and Miami University, and “reveal important connections between sport, physical activity, and gender in higher education.”

Hidden Voices: The Right to Grow Old
When: Wednesday 10/10 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Taylor Auditorium, Farmer School of Business
Description: “A decade of violence, corruption and scarcity triggered a vast movement of Hondurans fleeing collapsing communities towards perceived shelter across borders. Tomas Ayuso will render visible the man-made catastrophe of forced migration on a people who refused dispossession, and fight for their right to grow old in Honduras, Mexico and the United States.”

Korean Thanksgiving
When: Wednesday 10/10 8pm
Where: Shideler Hall (contact the Korean American Student Association to inquire about the room number)
Description: The general body members of the Korean American Student Association will learn about traditional Korean Thanksgiving culture.

Humanities Teaching Labs

Pepper Stetler, Associate Director of the Humanities Center, brought to my attention a new initiative of the center called Humanities Teaching Labs. The program would require you to partner with a faculty from the humanities on a specific theme, and provides $2,500 in professional development funds and $5,000 in project expenses. Applications are due November 30. From the call for proposals:

The Miami University Humanities Center invites applications for a new program that integrates faculty research and teaching in innovative ways. Humanities Teaching Labs aim to bring together faculty from the humanities and related disciplines in student-engaged research projects organized around a central theme. Embracing the true sense of laboratory experimentation familiar to the sciences, Humanities Teaching Labs will promote skill-building, hands-on experimentation and outcomes communicable to the Miami community and beyond


IRB training in-house Nov. 2

Neal Sullivan will be conducting the in-person (MU Application) training during our regular colloquium time, 3:00 – 4:15, in PSYC 125 on November 2. I arranged this for the first-year graduate students but anybody with an upcoming renewal due date might consider attending as well.