On Friday, December 6, 2019, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Dr. Kathy McMahon-Klosterman of Miami University will present a talk in 127 PSYC entitled, “Disability rights are civil rights.” Dr. McMahon-Klosterman is a Professor Emerita of Educational Psychology, Women’s Studies, Disability Studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University. Dr. McMahon-Klosterman has a long history of service at Miami University and in the broader community, and she continues to be active in these communities. Her extensive résumé of service and accomplishment includes helping to establish the Minor in Disability Studies at Miami, serving as the Eminent Faculty Scholar for Community Engagement at Miami, where she championed service learning, and serving as president of the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
On November 13th, Mental Health Awareness Day will be taking place on campus, with events happening all over campus all-day that are open to all students. The day will culminate with a speaker from the Active Minds Speakers Bureau, Colleen Coffey, who is delivering her program called “My Brother, My Sister, My Keeper.” It is aimed primarily at mental health within Greek Life, but it will probably be applicable to anyone who is part of any student organization. The presentation will take place in Hall Auditorium, November 13, from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Admission is free.
2019 Distinguished Educator Award winner Lynette Hudiburgh, Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics will present a talk entitled, “Statistics: Confused, Misused, and Abused, orHow to Avoid Being Swept Away in the Data Deluge” on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 4-5:30 p.m. in 002 Upham. This is an update for the time and location.
Miami’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Gina McCarthy is coming to Miami to be the keynote speaker to kick off the festivities. Ms. McCarthy headed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2013-2017 under President Barack Obama. She is currently director of the Center for Climate Health and the Global Environment (C-CHANGE) and professor in Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Her keynote address will take place on Friday, September 13 at 5 pm in Wilks Theater, inside the Armstrong Student Center at Miami’s Oxford campus. All members of the public, including students and professionals in environmental science, are invited to attend.
Gina McCarthy has long been a strong advocate for a sensible, impactful, and science-based environmental policy. Her 35-year career in public service, dedicated to environmental protection and public health, culminated when she led the EPA during Obama’s second term. Her leadership and perseverance at the agency have led to federal, state, and local actions on critical environmental issues consistent with a growing US economy, including advancement of clean energy, public transportation, and public health.