Monthly Archives: February 2019

Congrats to our 3MT finalists!

Congratulations to our six finalists for the Three Minute Thesis competition, all of whom did an outstanding job and represented the department well! Elizabeth Sneddon, mentored by Anna Radke, won 2nd place for her talk, “To Drink or Not To Drink?” Other contestants and their faculty mentors were:

Lauren Jones (w/ Liz Kiel), “Does having compassion for yourself help with parenting?”

Sarah Adut (w/ Josh Magee), “Mental health treatments at our fingertips”

Elizabeth Pettit (w/ Joe Johnson), “Food for thought: Can eye tracking predict your decisions?”

Annika Goldman (w/ Josh Magee), “The influence of cognitive concerns on intrusive thinking in older adults”

Dani Tapp (w/ Matt McMurray), “Invest in a better treatment for addiction”



Diversity & inclusion events next week

Wil Haygood: The Tigers Who Taught Us Something About Justice
When: Monday, 3/4 @ 6-7:50pm
Where: 001 Upham
Description: Wil Haygood, the author of several books, including The Butler: A Witness to History, will present a talk as part of the Penny Lecture series on Race, Sport, and Social Justice.

Celebrating Global Sisterhood
When: Wednesday, 3/6 @ 4:30-6pm
Where: Shriver Center Heritage Room
Description: This event will bring “together individuals from the Miami and Oxford community in the celebration of diversity and the accomplishments of women around the world.” The event is free but registration is required.

Intellectuals in Revolution: Cuban Cultural Guerrilla Wars
When: Thursday, 3/7 @ 5-7pm
Where: 212 MacMillan Hall (Great Room)
Description: A review of documentary En Un Rincon Del Alma/In One Corner of the Soul (by Jorge Dalton) by Cuban film critic Roberto Madrigal. This documentary follows a conversation with exiled Cuban writer Eliseo Alberto Diego in Mexico City in 2010.

Japanese Culture and Language Club Cooking Night
When: Friday, 3/8 @ 6-9pm
Where: Armstrong Student Kitchen (2055 A)
Description: Join the Japanese Culture and Language Club to make and eat a Japanese meal.

Family Style Shabbos Dinner
When: Friday, 3/8 @ 7-8pm
Where: Chabad, 650 S Campus Avenue
Description: Chabad Jewish Student group at Miami University invites everyone—regardless of background, knowledge, or affiliation—to attend a candle lighting and Shabbos dinner.

Congrats to our newest clinical interns!

Please join me in congratulating all of our 10 clinical graduate students who successfully matched with some top-notch internship sites! We are extremely proud as a department of all of you and know that you will represent the program well. Recognition also goes to their mentors and Aaron as DCT for the hard work and preparation in helping these students to be so successful. Students and their sites follow:

Dorian Dodd – State University of New York – Buffalo
Lauren Forrest – Yale University – Psychiatry
Annie Kalomiris – Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Julia Kaufman – Atlanta VA Health Care System
Alex McConnell – VA Medical Center – Durham
Alex Nyquist – University of Minnesota Medical School
Marie Parsons – VA Boston Healthcare System
Becca Passarelli – St. Louis Psychology Internship Consortium
Laurel Sarfan – VA Northern California Health Care System
Keshia Wagers – WVU Medicine: Univeristy Healthcare

CAS guidelines for faculty fellowships

From Renee Baernstein, the College has developed new guidelines for externally-funded faculty fellowships. such as Fulbright Commission, Ford Foundation, etc. The guidelines can be found on the CAS faculty Canvas site, and apply for any applications submitted after April 1. Note this does not apply to typical research grants, but rather for fellowships that require semester-long teaching absences and do not generate overhead. Please direct any questions to Renee.



APA video competition


Make a creative video about psychological science and win $1,000!

It has never been more important to communicate the rigor and impact of psychological science to the public. APA is calling on you to rise to the challenge. Don’t miss this opportunity to share psychological science with the world!

Make a brief — two-minutes or less — video that creatively and accurately explains a concept or finding from psychological science. In April, up to 10 jury prize winners and one audience favorite will be chosen to each receive a prize of $1,000.

Winning videos will be featured on the PsycShorts contest website and will be screened later this summer at APA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and during the APA convention in Chicago.

Diversity & inclusion events next week

Penny Lecture: Billy Hawkins
When: Monday, 2/25 @ 6-7:50pm
Where: 001 Upham Hall
Description: Dr. Billy Hawkins will present a talk entitled “Making America Great Again: Inhibiting the Conversion of Athletic Capital into Political Capital.” Dr. Hawkins is a scholar in sociology of sport and cultural studies, sport management, and sport for development.

Further than Falafel: Would a two-state solution work?
When: Tuesday, 2/26 @ 6-7:30pm
Where: 1086 Armstrong
Description: Students for Israel at Miami and Hillel: Association of Jewish Students are hosting this free dinner, where the dinner conversation will center around whether a two-state solution would work. All opinions, backgrounds, and viewpoints are welcome.

Denice Frohman Poetry Performance
When: Tuesday, 2/26 @ 7-8pm
Where: 152 Shideler Hall
Description: “Denice Frohman is an award-winning poet, educator, and performer from New York City. She is a Canto Mundo Fellow, former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, and National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures grant recipient.”

Bill Doan: Frozen in the Toilet Paper Aisle of Life
When: Wednesday, 2/27 @ 7:30-9pm
Where: Oxford Community Arts Center
Description: Bill Doan will perform his monologue and graphic novel where he “creates drawings as receptacles of his anxiety.”

Japanese Arts and Crafts Meeting
When: Thursday, 2/28 @ 6-7pm
Where: 226 Upham Hall
Description: The Japanese Culture and Language Club is hosting a fun night of calligraphy, origami, and other Japanese traditional arts and crafts.

Family Style Shabbos Dinner
When: Friday, 3/1 @ 7-8pm
Where: Chabad, 650 S Campus Avenue
Description: Chabad Jewish Student group at Miami University invites everyone—regardless of background, knowledge, or affiliation—to attend a candle lighting and Shabbos dinner.

Black Life at PWI
When: Friday, 3/1 @ 6-8pm
Where: 053 Shideler
Description: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority are hosting a discussion on what life is like for black students and faculty.

Fulbright student program

From Karla Guinigundo, Global Initiatives:

Global Initiatives is currently recruiting Miami’s cohort of applicants for the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports approximately 2,000 U.S. students to engage in study, research, or English teaching assistantships abroad annually.
Academic excellence, leadership, and a commitment to increasing intercultural understanding between the Americans and citizens of other countries are qualities the Fulbright program seeks in applicants.
Nominations by faculty members can be a powerful source of motivation for students. Are there students in your departments or programs that you think would be interested in learning more about Fulbright? If so, please Nominate a Student and we will reach out with an invitation to attend one of the spring information sessions.