Digital Media

Videos, podcast and other multimedia created by the Dragonfly community

Attracting Native Pollinators

Attracting Native Pollinators

GFP student Sydney Raftery created this infographic which shows different ways to attract pollinators to your yard.

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How Can We Bring Pollinators to School?

How Can We Bring Pollinators to School?

AIP graduate Brendan McKee created this infographic to help establish gardens and encourage pollinators at schools.

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Dragonfly Staff Support Messages

Dragonfly Staff Support Messages

Our Oxford, Ohio, based Dragonfly team at Miami University recently got “together at home” to share some messages via Skype for all our wonderful and resilient students and partners. Check it out and enjoy!

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Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 5

Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 5

Episode 5:Biodiversity conservation Dragonfly team members and instructors Jeannie Miller Martin and Ramana Callan join host Kevin Matteson to discuss the required readings for this discussion as well as thoughts on mainstreaming biodiversity. Towards the end of

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Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 4

Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 4

Episode 4: Climate Change Dragonfly team members and instructors Katie Feilen and Shafkat Khan join host Kevin Matteson to discuss the following required readings for this discussion as well as local actions to combat climate change. We

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Impostor Syndrome in academia and beyond

Impostor Syndrome in academia and beyond

A discussion with Tory Lowe (lowetc@miamioh.edu) and Ana Baratta (barattae@miamioh.edu) from the Rinella Learning Center at Miami University. Hosted by Kevin Matteson (matteskc@miamioh.edu) from Project Dragonfly. Contact any of us with additional comments or questions!

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Biology in the Age of Technology 2020 Ecospot Conversation

Biology in the Age of Technology 2020 Ecospot Conversation

Check out the conversation below with Kevin Matteson (Associate Director of Masters Programs with Project Dragonfly), Beth Keskey (GFP student) and Alisha Singleton (AIP student). Beth and Alicia describe the process of developing their Ecospots

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Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 3

Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 3

Episode 3: Extinction and its consequences Dragonfly team members and instructors Ramana Callan, Kendra Cipollini, and Kevin Matteson discuss the following required readings for this discussion as well as their personal feelings about extinctions. We start off discussing extinct

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Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 2

Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 2

Episode 2: Invasive Species Dragonfly team members and instructors Amy Sullivan, Judy Metcalf, and Kevin Matteson discuss the following required readings for this discussion as well as their interactions with invasive species. Enjoy! Notable quotes: “When you

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Gigantism Evolution in Sharks & Whales

Gigantism Evolution in Sharks & Whales

GFP student Courtney Nachlas created this infographic explaining the evolutionary history of marine gigantism in sharks and whales.

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AIP Master Institutions help victims of the Australia  bushfires

AIP Master Institutions help victims of the Australia bushfires

Our hearts are with our friends in Australia as they deal with the aftermath of hundreds of devastating fires. Our AIP Master Institutions are joining efforts to help victims of the bushfires. Click below to

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Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 1

Issues and Biodiversity Podcast 1

Episode 1: Biodiversity Past, Present, and Future Dragonfly team members and instructors Kevin Matteson, Katie Feilen and Amy Sullivan discuss the following required readings for this discussion as well as their own research backgrounds. Notable quotes:

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Job Searching and Interviewing Tips – Dr. Shelby Summers Ballard

Job Searching and Interviewing Tips – Dr. Shelby Summers Ballard

Friday, February 14, 2020 12:00-1:30 PM (ET) In this stream, Dr. Shelby Summers Ballard discusses job searching and interviewing tips to assist Miami University graduate students in their post-study job search.

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Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Lands & Communities – Dr. Gary Nabhan

Food from the Radical Center: Healing Our Lands & Communities – Dr. Gary Nabhan

Streaming live from the Barrows Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:00-9:00 PM (ET) Gary Nabhan is an ethnobiologist, nature writer, and world expert on the people, plants

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GFP Advising Webinar

GFP Advising Webinar

Miami graduate advisers Jill Korach and Kevin Matteson discuss and answer questions about the GFP master’s program, Master Plans, and upcoming spring courses. Recorded Thursday, January 23, 2020 See “Presentation Notes” below to jump to

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Antoinette van de Water – Elephant conservation, coexistence and community engagement strategies

Antoinette van de Water – Elephant conservation, coexistence and community engagement strategies

Global Field Program alum Antoinette van de Water recently presented her research on human-elephant coexistence at TedxVeghel. Her presentation includes several projects initiated during her time in the GFP. In her presentation she states: “I

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CVs vs Resumes: When To Use The Right One

CVs vs Resumes: When To Use The Right One

In this webinar, Shelby Summers Ballard discusses tips for improving CVs and Resumes and when to use each.

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Who does Namibia’s wildlife belong to?

Who does Namibia’s wildlife belong to?

Dan Marsh, Director of Education at the award-winning Cincinnati Zoo, presents a wildlife conservation talk on “Success and Consequences: Who does Namibia’s wildlife belong to?” Sponsored by Individualized Studies (Western Program) and the Western Center

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Professionalism 101: Teaching Students How to Learn

Professionalism 101: Teaching Students How to Learn

Going live Friday, November 8th, 2019 from 12-1:30 pm. This presentation, by Learning Specialists Tory Lowe and Anna Baratta from Miami University’s Rinella Learning Center, will cover effective ways to teach students how to learn.

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A Hyena’s Tale

A Hyena’s Tale

The Hefner Museum of Natural History is pleased to present the 45th annual Hefner Lecture featuring renowned hyena researcher Dr. Kay Holekamp. The below presentation was streamed live from Benton Hall, Miami University on November

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Professionalism 101: How to Use LinkedIn

Professionalism 101: How to Use LinkedIn

Dr. Shelby Summers Ballard is Associate Director of Academic Initiatives and Special Projects and Graduate Student Advisor at the Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) at Miami University. She works with a staff of

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Watch Dragonfly’s 2019 info session!

Watch Dragonfly’s 2019 info session!

Project Dragonfly‘s Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson and Director of Communications and Research Jamie Anzano provide details and respond to questions about the Global Field Program, the Advanced Inquiry Program, and Earth Expeditions. Check

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Inaugural Dragonfly Alumni Newsletter

Inaugural Dragonfly Alumni Newsletter

Appeared 2019 We are pleased to announce that we’ve created our first alumni newsletter. We plan to send two issues annually.

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Watch Dragonfly’s first webinar!

Watch Dragonfly’s first webinar!

Project Dragonfly‘s Director of Communications and Research Jamie Anzano and Associate Director of Master’s Programs Kevin Matteson provide details and respond to questions about the Global Field Program, the Advanced Inquiry Program, and Earth Expeditions. Links

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