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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.

Diversity & inclusion events next week

Please be sure to see especially an event hosted by our own Student Circle of ABPSi:

Black Mental Health Night
When: Tuesday, 2/19 6-8pm
Where: 32 Shideler Hall
Description: Dr. Linda James Myers will be giving the keynote presentation at the second annual Black Mental Health Night, hosted by the Miami University Student Circle of the Association of Black Psychologists and the Department of Psychology.

…as well as other events, still thanks to Lauren:

Nature Tech: The History of Native American Land Management in the Ohio Valley
When: Monday, 2/18 @ 5-6pm
Where: 322 McGuffey Hall
Description: The Native American Student Association of MUH will host this event, where attendees will “gain insight into the greatest story never told about how Native peoples created vast foods capes with bio-engineering and lost it all in the process of American expansion.”

Discipline, Control, and the Black Body
When: Monday, 2/18 @ 6-7:50pm
Where: 001 Upham Hall
Description: Robert Turner II from George Washington University will give a Penny Lecture related to race, sport, and social justice. Specifically, his talk is entitled “Discipline, Control, and the Black Body.”

The Student Voice: Parkland Students Speak
When: Monday, 2/18 @ 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Hall Auditorium, Green Room
Description: Parkland High School students David Hogg and Alex Wind will speak as part of the Miami University Lecture Series.

Native American Perspectives on Interracial Healing
When: Tuesday, 2/19 @ 5-6pm
Where: Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton, OH (1601 University Blvd)
Description: The Native American Student Association of MUH will host this talk, which will “discuss race in America from the Diné (Navajo) lens of “hozhó” to give the much needed tools in this time.”

Black History Month Banquet
When: Wednesday, 2/20 @ 6-9pm
Where: Armstrong Pavillion C
Description: The theme of the banquet is “I’m Black and I’m Proud.” The banquet will feature a keynote presentation by Courtney Allen, a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership PhD program at Miami. The event also includes dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission, and can be purchased online or in person at the Miami Box Office. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, 2/13.

Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Symposium
When: Friday, 2/22 @ 7:30am-8pm
Where: Dolibois Room, Shriver
Description: This symposium consists of paper presentations, panels, roundtables, and performances all related to race, class, gender, and sexuality. This symposium is free and open to the public.

Alumni board Career Path Symposium

Our dedicated Alumni Advisory Board has worked extremely hard in developing a workshop for all students interested in improving their career readiness. From Vaishali:

The Department of Psychology Alumni Advisory Board presents a Career Path Symposium titled, ” Innovative & Prepared: Your Road Map toward Career Success” on Friday March 15 from 10 am to 2 pm in Farmer School of Business. The workshop will enable you to discover your own personal story and brand, provide practical guide to your job search, describe many career avenues open to you with a psychology degree, and discuss written and unwritten roles for work success.

More information can be found on the flyer in the Team Drive here.

Please help to Make It Miami 2019

The schedule for this year’s Make It Miami events is available and Ted Peters (CAS) is asking that those faculty interested please enter your names directly in this spreadsheet. These are usually held Fridays (two Mondays), 11:15 – 12:15, in Armstrong.

In addition, those interested in serving on other faculty panels through the Office of Admission  are asked to contact Ted Peters. These other panels are Junior Preview Days held on Saturdays (3/9, 4/6, 4/27) from 9:15 – 10:15.

Finally, if you are willing to allow prospective students to visit your classes to get a sense of how excellent we are as instructors, please enter your information in this spreadsheet (be sure it opens to the first tab, CAS).

Diversity & inclusion events next week

Lauren is back with weekly diversity and inclusion events on campus, below.

Also please remember that this is Black History Month with many great events on campus and the community. A list of influential Black  psychologists can be found through Active Minds, the APA, and other sources for those interested in classroom use (or otherwise!).

The Personal is Political: Examining Black Sportswomen’s Contemporary Activist’s Efforts
When: Monday 2/11 6-7:50pm
Where: 001 Upham Hall
Description: Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique will present a talk examining how black female college athletes experience marginalization and promote social justice strategies to redress social inequalities.

Memories from Heart Mountain
When: Tuesday 2/12 7-8pm
Where: Dave Finkelman Auditorium, Middletown campus
Description: Sam Mihara will share his childhood experiences of internment as a Japanese American during World War II.

Faculty Unhinged: Dr. Leland Spencer
When: Wednesday 2/13 11:30am-12:30pm
Where: 114 Rentschler Hall, Hamilton campus
Description: Dr. Leland Spencer will discuss gender, sex, and gender identity.

Stories of Worldwide Interconnected Lives
When: Wednesday 2/13 5-6:30pm
Where: 212 MacMillan Hall
Description: “Students, faculty, and staff with worldwide experiences will share their own stories reflecting on how their cross-cultural journeys and intercultural connections influence the development of their sense of belonging to a larger community(its), and influence the intersectionality of their cultural identity(ies).”

Activism Then and Now: Reflections on the Black Student Action Association and Vietnam War Protests in 1970
When: Thursday 2/14 12-1pm
Where: 320 King Library
Description: “Explore the history of Larry Clark, a Miami alum considered to be one of the leaders of the Black Protest Movement at Miami University. Now an award-winning filmmaker, Clark’s leadership at Miami is examined through lecture and film clips by Dr. Andy Rice, assistant processor of comparative media studies.”

When:: Friday 2/15 7-11pm
Where: Armstrong Fritz Pavillion
Description: The Japanese Culture and Language Club is hosting a festival celebrating the New Year in Japan. There will be booths with activities, information about Japanese culture and holidays, performances, and food.

Chinese New Year Gala
When: Saturday 2/16 7-10pm
Where: Hall Auditorium Green Room
Description: Come celebrate the Chinese New Year by watching performances and eating a Chinese meal.

OARS Innovation and networking event Thursday

From Heather Johnston, OARS:

Sponsored by Miami University’s Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship in collaboration with the Office of the President, this event for the Miami community, area business and industry leaders, and the public will be held on Thursday, January 24. Sessions include the following:

10:00am-11:30am (322 McGuffey Hall) — Plenary Session involving TED Talk-like presentations from innovators representing regional business and industry, local government, business incubators, and Miami University alumni.

11:30am-12:00pm (322 McGuffey Hall) — “Leveraging Academics and Business: A New Approach for Innovation at Miami University,” presented by Jim Oris, Associate Provost for Research.

1:30pm-2:30pm (320 King Library) — Burr Zimmerman of Urban Venture Group will lead a session on forming partnerships and applying for Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.

2:30pm-3:00pm (320 King Library) — Xiao-Wen Cheng, of the Microbiology Department, will talk about his experience in the I-Corps@Ohio program.

2:45pm-5:00pm — Burr Zimmerman will be available for individual grant application coaching for Miami faculty in 15-minute sessions.

Coffee and lunch are included. To attend, please register by Wednesday. More information can be found here.