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Two Miami alums seek to bring sports and esports together

May 17, 2018

Electronic sports, or esports, have been rising since early 2013. Today, hundreds of thousands of viewers watch esport events online every day, with that number reaching millions across the globe for major events like the League of Legends World Finals …

Afro-Futurism as the "liberation genre"

May 15, 2018

On April 25, the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies hosted a packed discussion entitled "Black Feminist Theory & Afro-Futurism in Black Panther and Beyond," hosted by Miami associate professor of history Tammy Brown and featuring speakers Celia C. Peters and Dr. Holly McGee …

15th Annual Neuroscience Day comes to Miami on May 25

May 14, 2018

The Ohio Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (OMV-SfN) will host its 15th Annual Neuroscience Day, the premier scientific neuroscience meeting in the region, on the Oxford campus of Miami University on Friday, May 25, 2018 …

Miami's Bateman Competition team takes Honorable Mention

May 11, 2018

Every year, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) hosts the Bateman Competition. In this national competition, PRSSA selects a client that 84 colleges and universities work with to come up with a strategic plan to solve a particular objective for the client …

Miami students explore Tianjin during Summer Intensive Chinese Program

May 10, 2018

The Miami Summer Intensive Chinese Program in Tianjin, China is offered by the Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (GRAMELAC) …

Miami University Geological Society visits New Mexico over spring break

May 10, 2018

Members of the Miami University Geological Society (MUGS) spent their spring break exploring the natural features and geological monuments of Albuquerque, New Mexico …

GER232 Students Gain Unique Understanding of the Holocaust

May 10, 2018

When Al Miller stood in front of assistant professor of German Mariana Ivanova’s class, he spoke about his experience as a Holocaust survivor. This was part of the syllabus for GER 232: The Holocaust in German Literature, History and Film

Conservation scientist and Miami alum discusses work with the World Wildlife Fund and Natural Capital Project

May 9, 2018

On April 13, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) had the pleasure of hosting Derric Pennington (Miami '03) as the guest speaker for their end-of-the-year banquet …

Benson Lecture presented by astronomy editor and enthusiast David Eicher

May 7, 2018

Astronomy magazine chief editor David Eicher gave the Benson Lecture on April 12, which this year marked its 50th anniversary …

Award-winning history teacher and Miami alumna Sara Ziemnik speaks to future teachers

May 4, 2018

Sara Ziemnik (Miami '99) returned to her alma mater on April 12 for the Manning Morgan Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History, to present "Making the Past Present: Insights from the National History Teacher of the Year" …

Miami receives eight Fulbright grant offers, the most ever

May 3, 2018

Eight of Miami University's Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2018-2019 grants, while 3 others have been selected as alternates. This is Miami's largest cohort of Fulbright offers to date …

Undergraduates conduct research projects for better health choices

May 3, 2018

Lamuel Bean wants to improve the health of communities. Katherine Rodriguez is influenced by her career goal of becoming a neonatologist. And Isabel Held's tragic loss of a friend motivated her to research the connection between neurology and behaviors. These three Miami undergraduates are all researching different aspects of alcohol addiction …

Biology faculty Rachel Yoho publishes work studying climate change, energy technologies in undergraduate education

May 3, 2017

Rachel Yoho, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Biology working with Project Dragonfly, has published a research article, "Climate change and energy technologies in undergraduate introductory science textbooks," in the journal, Environmental Communication

Animals occupy a large space in Linda Zehler's heart

May 2, 2018

Linda Zehler, director of lab animal research, will retire on May 11 after 32 years of managing and caring for all of Miami's lab animals …

Miami Mock Trial wins National Championship

May 2, 2018

The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial Program team won the 2018 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 20-22, beating defending runner-up Yale University …

Guest speaker Eileen Braman reveals the connections between law, political science, and psychology in annual O'Hara Lecture

May 2, 2018

On April 18, the Department of Political Science hosted its annual Lloyd and Mary O'Hara Lecture in Law and Politics. Entitled "Assessing Government Authority: Constitutional Rules and Political Context," it was given by Eileen Braman, associate professor of political science at Indiana University …

Students experience German language and culture in Heidelberg, Jena, Dessau, and Berlin

May 2, 2018

Each summer, students studying German have the opportunity to travel to Germany to expand their language skills. Led by professor of German John M. Jeep, Miami's Intensive German Summer in Heidelberg, Jena, Dessau, and Berlin is a seven-week program in which students earn eight credit hours towards their German studies…

Guatemalan guest speaker describes how Ixil-Maya knowledge and resistance led an environmental justice movement

May 1, 2018

On April 11, Baltazar de la Cruz Rodriguez, a member of the Alcaldía Indígena ancestral authorities of Cotzal, Guatemala, gave a talk entitled "Maya-Ixil Cultural Rights and Megaprojects in Guatemala" …

Joy Connolly speaks on Greek influence in Roman literature and culture

April 30, 2018

On April 9, provost and senior vice president at the CUNY Graduate Center Joy Connolly visited Miami to give a lecture entitled "Displacement and Dual Voices: Roman Writing in the Late Republic" …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars; one honorable mention

April 30, 2018

Two Miami University students have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-2019. They are among 211 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering …

GRAMELAC's Amy Shaiman: More than a professor

April 26, 2018

Hebrew instructor Amy Shaiman (Miami '91) wears many Miami hats. She adapts herself to fill the gaps at the university and does so with pride …

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

April 24, 2018

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2018 have been presented to Qihou Zhou, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering, and Lisa Ellram, Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management. Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to Dominik Konkolewicz, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry; and Bob De Schutter, C. Michael Armstrong Assistant Professor of Applied Game Design …

Sue Henry Center for Pre-Law Education co-sponsors the Careers in Law Panel

April 24, 2018

The Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education hosted its first Careers in Law panel on Wednesday, April 4 as part of the Career Exploration Series from the Center for Career Exploration & Success, which highlights different industries 5 times per year …

Spark Foundry CMO and Miami alum Scott Hess chosen as CAS commencement ceremony featured speaker

April 23, 2018

Scott Hess has been chosen as this year's featured speaker for the College of Arts and Sciences Recognition Ceremony on May 19. Today, Hess serves as the Chief Marketing Officer at Spark Foundry in Chicago, IL, one of the world's largest media agencies …

Natalia Roudakova speaks about the crisis of journalism in Russia

April 20, 2018

On April 2, cultural anthropologist Natalia Roudakova spoke about her book, Losing Pravda: Ethics and the Press in Post-Truth Russia as part of this spring's Havighurst Colloquia Series, "The Intimacy of Power: Politics and Everyday Life in Russia and Eastern Europe" …

Dr. Jennifer Richeson discusses the psychology in changing racial dynamics in the U.S.

April 19, 2018

Yale psychology professor Dr. Jennifer Richeson came to campus to deliver a lecture on Friday March 30. Her talk, titled "Racial and Political Dynamics of an Approaching 'Majority-Minority' United States," focused on the changing racial dynamics in the U.S. as the number of minorities continually increases …

Institute for Food accepting new subscribers for 2018 fall CSA

April 18, 2018

Sign up now for Miami's Institute for Food fall 2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Applications are accepted through August 17. Applications for the Summer CSA will be accepted through April 20 …

John Bailer receives Knox Distinguished Teaching Award

April 18, 2018

John Bailer, University Distinguished Professor and chair of statistics, is the recipient of the 2018 E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes one faculty member who uses creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level …

Bryant Simon discusses Reverse Fordism: Chicken Tenders, Politics, and Tragedy in Reagan's America and Beyond

April 18, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, Bryant Simon, professor of history and American studies at Temple University, presented his lecture, "Politics, Tragedy and Chicken Tenders" for the Department of History's Charles R. and Elizabeth C. Wilson Lecture …

Life After Bachelor Hall: English alumni highlight careers

April 17, 2018

Beyond Bachelor Hall is an annual event that brings in distinguished Miami alumni to talk to students about their careers. It started off with an inspirational word from Patrick Murphy, professor of English and associate chair for undergraduate studies …

The MEGAA Symposium and literature as a tool of revolution

April 13, 2018

The 15th Annual Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium featured 6 panels in 3 different sessions followed by a teaching showcase and a campus tour …

Miami professor Nicole Thesz publishes book on famous German novelist

April 13, 2018

Associate professor of German Nicole Thesz published The Communicative Event in the Works of Günter Grass: Stages of Speech, 1959-2015 in January …

Dr. Robert Jenkins discusses corruption in Russia, Hungary, and South Africa for the Finch Lecture

April 11, 2018

On Tuesday March 13, Robert Jenkins of UNC Chapel Hill delivered a lecture titled "Private Gains from Public Service: Comparing State Capture in Russia, Hungary, and South Africa" as a part of the annual Finch Lecture Series put on by the Department of Political Science …

How can a hymn divide a religious community?

April 10, 2018

Dr. Hoenes del Pinal, assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, gave a lecture based on his ethnographic research about how language and nonverbal communication drive social and religious change in Guatemala …

Worldwide book debut highlight of Miami Convocation

April 9, 2018

A worldwide exclusive awaits Miami University freshmen in the start of their college careers next fall: They will be the first to receive copies of the highly anticipated Wil Haygood book, TIGERLAND: The Miracle on East Broad Street