Editors' picks: 10 Miami media highlights of 2020

Compiled by university news and communications

Miami Media Highlights displays selected media placements of contributions by Miamians and the local and global impact of the university. Updated weekly, it is accessible on the Miami News website.

Our 10 editors' picks for 2020 provide a reflection of this past year: 

Washington Post, Dec. 11: How will fans feel years after dropping the Redskins nickname? Miami (Ohio) provides a clue.
  • Interviews with Kara Strass, director of Miami Tribe Relations; Jannie Kamara, student body president;, Steve Snyder, alumnus and former interim athletic director; former Miami President James Garland and others about the process of dropping the Redskins name and how the name has become obsolete.
Forbes, Dec. 9: Checkered Policies For Giving Vaccines To U.S. Workers Could Create Another Pandemic-Related Crisis. 
  • Interview with Phil Smith, assistant professor of kinesiology, nutrition and health., Nov. 27: Keeping all the pets in the family.
  • Interview with Allen McConnell, chair and University Distinguished Professor of psychology.
New York Times, Oct. 29: Why spiders and snakes and things that crawl fill so many of us with dread.
  • Interview with Yoshi Tomoyasu, associate professor of biology, on why insects are amazing (not disgusting) and how they are embedded in Japanese culture. Aug. 22: Why wildfires are everyone’s problem.
  • Interview with Jessica McCarty, assistant professor of geography on wildfires in Siberia., May 19: After Arbery shooting, black parents are rethinking 'the talk' with sons to explain white vigilantes.
  • Interview with Rodney Coates, professor of critical race and ethnic studies, global and intercultural studies., March 25. Coronavirus quarantine? Gen X was made for this. Boomers and Gen Z, not so much.
  • OpEd by Megan Gerhardt, professor of management and leadership.
Boston Herald, March 29: Relief package billions can’t buy hospitals out of shortage.
  • Interview with Lisa Ellram, University Distinguished Professor and the James Evans Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management.
Washington Post, March 1: The problem with women’s history month in 2020. Women’s history is integral to understanding American history — and not just one month per year.
  • Article by Kimberly Hamlin, NEH Public Scholar and associate professor of history.
“Hidden Brain,”, Feb. 29: Looking Back: Reflecting On The Past To Understand The Present.
  • Interview with Amy Summerville, associate professor of psychology and director of the Regret Lab.