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June/July 2014
Volume 4, Issue 11

Carl Westmoreland, Greta Pope at Freedom Summer 50th anniversary commemoration >>
Carl Westmoreland, senior adviser at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Greta Pope, international performer and Western College for Women alumna, are among featured guests as Miami commemorates the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, near the Freedom Summer Memorial on its Western campus, 3 p.m. Friday, June 20.

Interactive app and Web-based game will share the story of Freedom Summer >>
Ann Elizabeth Armstrong, associate professor of theatre, has been awarded a $59,994 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a prototype for a location-based game about the role Western College for Women (now Miami's Western campus) played in Freedom Summer.

Patent on gag-reflex reduction device granted to Miami >>
The month of April brought good news for Miami’s innovation portfolio. The Office of Technology Transfer and Business Partnerships received news from the US Patent and Trademark Office that a patent will be granted on Miami’s gag-reflex reduction device. Currently, there is no clinically-tested and approved product for this healthcare problem.

Computing + service program to help increase the number of women in electronics and computing >>
A new living learning community (LLC) focused on service-learning in computing is expected to increase the number of women in computing majors. A $620,800 grant from the National Science Foundation will provide funds for mentoring and more than $500,000 in scholarships for students who participate in the LLC, according to William "Bo" Brinkman, principal investigator for the project.

Alumni Association seeking 2014 “18 of the Last 9” nominations >>
The “18 of the Last 9” program recognizes exceptional Miami alumni who are building businesses, impacting lives and excelling in their respective career fields. The overall goal of the program is to celebrate and encourage Miami’s young rising stars as they take on life after college. Online nominations will be accepted until June 30, 2014, click here.

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