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Let’s support the Department of Psychology as we start a new year!

Help support the department with #MoveInMiami

As discussed some previously in this post, Miami coordinates a one-day fundraising campaign on freshman move-in day, Thursday, August 24. This is one opportunity for individual departments to include individual “projects” for targeted publicity and (hopefully) support.

This year we are focusing on the graduate student travel fund and the neuroscience curriculum. We are asking for your help in publicizing these campaigns in any of several ways:

  • Take a picture in the main office for us to post on social media, with a single phrase of “wisdom” for the incoming class.
  • Post the links to your social media, and be sure to use the #MoveInMiami tag. You might also follow activity of other university entities such as @PresGreg or @miamiuniversity.
  • Reach out to individual alumni, especially former graduate students that might understand the need for graduate student travel support. Every little bit helps.
  • Make a contribution! Again, every little bit helps.

I’m hopeful we can all work a little bit to see if we can make this a success. For relatively little individual effort, flash campaigns such as this can reap tangible (and “record-breaking”) benefits. I understand that the fundraising functions of the department and university are not within our typical routines and appreciate any activity each of you are comfortable undertaking.

Support the neuroscience curriculum! #MoveInMiami

Sheep brain dissections in PSY251 teach students the basics of neuroanatomy and help conceptualize the 3-dimensional structure of the brain. This experience creates a strong foundation for all upper-level neuroscience courses.

The second of our #MoveInMiami projects is to support the undergraduate neuroscience curriculum; the related page can be found here, and states:

Neuroscience is one of the most demanding fields in medicine and research, and is also incredibly popular among Miami undergraduates. Enrollment in the neuroscience co-major has steadily increased since its inception.

The behavioral neuroscience fund will expand experiential learning experiences across the neuroscience curriculum in the Psychology Department, including 200, 300, and 400 level courses.

Stay tuned for more about how you can help with this effort as well as the graduate student travel fund, our other #MoveInMiami project. This project was previously announced in this post describing the campaign.

Support the grad students! #MoveInMiami

Graduate students attend a conference in Chicago

Psychology graduate students in Chicago

Each year, Miami coordinates a one-day fundraising campaign, #MoveInMiami. Departments, programs, and organizations are encouraged to propose specific programming they would like to target for contributions through the campaign. These focal “projects” are promoted on the first-year move-in date on Thursday, August 24 to parents, alumni, and the Miami community.

We have selected to focus on the Graduate Student Travel Fund. As you know, Cecilia and Amy set up this fund specifically to augment the available university funds for graduate students to attend and present at conferences. We will also be supporting the undergraduate neuroscience curriculum in a separate project.

A big component of the campaign has been promoting projects through social media. University accounts, President Crawford, and alumni networks will all be publicizing the campaign, and faculty are encouraged to consider joining in through social media platforms as they see fit.

Often these campaigns are run with goals and/or challenges that we might discuss closer to move-in. In the past it has been a successful (“record-breaking”) way to generate enthusiasm and support for all kinds of programs across the university. More to come…