Northern Kentucky University won a federal grant to expand outreach programs for small and medium businesses in the Tristate.

NKU nabbed a $175,000 U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant, which the university will match.

Dr. Stephen Mueller is director of the International Business Center and associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at NKU’s College of Business. He has made expansion of outreach activities to the local business community a top priority for the center.

“This exposure can lead to internships with small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as full-time employment opportunities in international business,” he explains.
A new humanities center at Miami University will be a place for teaching, research and discussion of world issues such as religious conflicts or technological advances. Laura Mandell, an associate professor of English, helped win a $250,000 President’s Academic Enrichment Award to fund the center. That money comes from a $6.5 million gift from the late Arretha Sheriff.

Jay Chatterjee, a professor of planning and architecture at The University of Cincinnati, won the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center’s 2008 Visionary Award for his work in initiating a master planning process for UC’s maincampus.

Judy Singleton, an assistant professor of sociology and social work at the College of Mount St. Joseph, won the college’s 2008 Sister Adele Clifford Excellence in Teaching Award. It is the highest teaching honor presented to a full-time faculty member.

Xavier University tied for first place with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Modern Healthcare’s Top Business Graduate Schools for Physicians analysis. The rankings were based on programs awarding master’s degrees with courses that focus on physicians and clinical aspects of health care.
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