Friday, December 12, 2003

Campus notebook

Union Institute hosts leadership seminar

UNION INSTITUTE - Union Institute and University will present "Political Leadership," a seminar on community building and leadership development, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Presenters will include representatives from the Charter Committee and the Democratic and Republican parties.

The seminar, funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, is free to the public. It will be on the Union Institute campus, 440 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills.

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EPA recognizes Miami University

MIAMI U. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Miami University's recycling program for creating a waste-reduction campaign that extends beyond campus.

Miami received one of the 36 WasteWise honorable mention awards given to companies, schools and municipalities across the country. Miami was one of five universities recognized.

In the past year, the university has recycled more than 2,200 tons of material and built a larger materials-recovery facility to accommodate the amount of recyclable materials, school officials said.

Two of the other universities the EPA recognized are from Ohio: Youngstown State and Ohio universities.

UC professor honored with award for book

U. of CINCINNATI - Sally Moomaw, a University of Cincinnati author and early childhood education specialist, and co-author Guy W. Jones were honored this week for their book, Lessons from Turtle Island - Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms (Redleaf Press; 2002).

The book, for teachers of early childhood classrooms, was one of 12 selected from 392 nominations to join the winner's circle of the 19th annual Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards.

Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights works to promote equality.

Moomaw is associate director of professional development at UC's Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center and has more than 20 years of experience teaching preschool children. Jones is one of the founders of the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans, which is based in Dayton, Ohio.

The book offers guidelines and a resource list to help teachers plan multicultural activities in their classrooms.

Dayton law school receives $1M donation

U. of DAYTON - University of Dayton's School of Law has received $1 million and land worth about $300,000 to establish the Samuel A. McCray Endowed Chair in Law.

Samuel Adams McCray, who died May 31 at age 89, wanted to educate future lawyers, school officials said. Though McCray didn't graduate from UD, his father, Alfred McCray, a common pleas judge in Dayton, coached football and basketball at St. Mary's College, UD's predecessor.

Lisa Kloppenberg, dean of the law school, will name the first McCray Endowed Chair in Law next semester.

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