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Miami doctoral student named Presidential Management Fellows finalist

February 15, 2018

Miami University doctoral student Ashley Walters has been named a Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2018 Finalist. Walters, who is in the ecology, evolution and environmental biology doctoral program was one of 425 finalists chosen from approximately 6,040 applicants …

History's Lost and Found: The Story of Jerry Williams

February 15, 2018

A scholar's research and a nearly 80-year old letter exposed and righted a forgotten wrong …

GIC 205 - Critical Tourism: Going beyond the tourist's view

February 9, 2018

What happens behind the scenes in the tourism industry? A course within the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies, titled Critical Tourism (GIC 205), explores the different aspects of tourism that take place beyond the tourist's point of view …

Third Annual DataFest Registration Now Open!

February 8, 2018

The Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) is hosting their 3rd annual DataFest, Miami's data analysis competition, on April 6-8. The event is a collaborative effort of the Farmer School of Business, the College of Engineering and Computing, and the College of Arts and Science …

Geologists explore relationship of fracking and earthquakes in Ohio

February 5, 2018

Miami University researchers have discovered the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes is more complicated than previously believed. Their discoveries offer new insights into how natural gas extraction induces seismic activity …

Inside Hollywood gives students a foot in the door to the entertainment industry

February 5, 2018

For the past 4 years, Miami has hosted Inside Hollywood during 3 weeks of January term. As its website boasts, it is a 3-credit program in Los Angeles that "takes students inside the entertainment industry, including film and television preproduction, production and editing, script development, casting, entertainment law, administration and finance, development, distribution and marketing …

Robert Applebaum to speak at Health Policy of Ohio (HPIO) forum

February 2, 2018

This forum, a follow-up to a popular 2016 HPIO forum, will explore the aging policy landscape, supports for healthy aging, public and private payment models and social determinants of health for aging populations …

Ten Miami students and four alumni named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

February 1, 2018

Ten Miami University students and four alumni are semifinalists in the 2018-2019 U.S. Student Program competition. The group of 14 make up Miami's largest semifinalist cohort yet …

Kimberly Hamlin receives Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics for her biography of Helen Hamilton Gardener

January 30, 2018

Associate professor Kimberly Hamlin, who teaches in both the Departments of Global and Intercultural Studies and History, has received project funding from the 2017 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics …

CAS Dean Chris Makaroff selected to participate in prestigious Department of Defense program

January 23, 2018

Chris Makaroff, dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of chemistry, was chosen among a select group from around the country to engage with senior military officials and private sector business and community executives for the Secretary of Defense's Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC) this April …

Miami among nation's best for return on investment, career prep

January 18, 2018

Miami University is among the nation's best colleges for academics, career preparation and affordability/financial aid, according to The Princeton Review. The university appears in the Princeton Review's 2018 edition of its annual guide, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck

CIQS Day and Miami faculty empower young women to prepare for STEM fields

January 16, 2018

On Tuesday, January 9, the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education, Health and Society hosted the 4th annual CIQS (Careers Involving Quantitative Skills) Day for 72 young women from 5 regional high schools …

1,000 available patents may have new life with novel agreement

January 11, 2018

Miami University and Wright Brothers Institute of Dayton will work together to identify technologies from an Air Force Research Lab portfolio of more than 1,000 patents that have potential commercial use for public good …

In light of international headlines, psychology professor's research on sexual harassment receives renewed attention

January 3, 2018

As the international #MeToo movement continues to shake up the traditional power structures in the media, politics, and business worlds, assistant professor of psychology Jonathan Kunstman's 2011 research exploring the origins of sexual harassment has gained important new relevance …

Miami students conducting age-friendly city research study

January 3, 2018

First Year Research Experience (FYRE) students are partnering with Scripps Gerontology Center to complete needs assessment for Oxford's Age-Friendly City Project …

Miami students receive honors at Cincinnati public relations competition

January 2, 2018

Miami students were honored by the Cincinnati chapter of the Public Relations Society of America during its Blacksmith Awards competition …

Dear World brings members of the Miami community together to share their stories

December 19, 2017

Dear World, a catalyst for starting conversations and uniting people from various backgrounds, was hosted by Miami's Performing Arts Series on December 7. The event prompts participants to ask themselves, "What story will you tell the world?" They then write their messages on their bodies for a portrait-style photo …

Not your average major: Western Program alumni reflect on their self-designed studies and successes

December 12, 2017

Also known as Individualized Studies, the Western Program is a hidden gem in the CAS roster of majors and has a history at Miami dating back to 1853 …

CAS alums Kristen Saranteas, Rebecca Messina, Jennifer Rooney named as top women business leaders

December 11, 2017

Three CAS alums, Kristen Saranteas, Rebecca Messina, and Jennifer Rooney, have recently been lauded in prominent business publications for their work in banking and marketing …

Grow-your-own bone a future goal for Miami researchers

December 8, 2017

Growing new bone in place of ones damaged by trauma or disease may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but an interdisciplinary team of Miami researchers is harnessing technology and medical innovations to bring the idea closer to reality …

New products support tribe students, promote university and tribe unity

December 8, 2017

Within a recently signed agreement between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University, a product line, the Myaamia Heritage Collection, has been created to celebrate the partnership and bolster awareness of its history …

Global & Intercultural Studies, in its third academic year, looks back at a productive, exciting 2017

December 5, 2017

Miami's Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC), officially established in fall 2015, has completed many important milestones in 2017 …

Shane Ankeney and Marne Levine both recognized in Adweek 50 for media & tech leadership

December 4, 2017

Two Miami CAS alumni who majored in communication, Shane Ankeney and Marne Levine, have recently been featured as among the Adweek 50, a list of movers and shakers in the media and tech world who are "leading the charge toward transformation" …

Miami first among top national universities for efficiently producing high quality results

November 30, 2017

Miami University is the most efficient school among top national universities in an exclusive U.S. News & World Report analysis that compared spending and educational quality …

Alums Markesbery and Venna along with CAS faculty receive national recognition

November 21, 2017

In November 2017, several faculty and alumni from the College of Arts and Science gained notable recognition from prominent national organizations …

2017 CAS Distinguished Educator Award honors Stephen Norris and Jason Rech

November 20, 2017

CAS professors Stephen Norris and Jason Rech have been honored by the College of Arts and Science, which every year recognizes one or two outstanding CAS faculty members for their excellence as a Distinguished Educator …

From Phoenix to New York City, are American cities sustainable or resilient?

November 17, 2017

New York University professor Andrew Ross led the fall semester's final edition of the Humanities Center's Altman Distinguished Lecture Series, "Plan for the Best or Anticipate the Worst? From Sustainability to Resilience," on November 8 …

Primatologist Linda Marchant lauded nationally for her research

November 15, 2017

Linda Marchant, professor of anthropology at Miami University, received two national awards for her research. She received the award for Outstanding Research into Human Origins from the Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology (CRAFT) and the Stone Age Institute (SAI). Marchant also received the Distinguished Primatologist Award from The Midwest Primate Interest Group (MPIG) …

Miami-directed video on infant mortality in permanent online gallery

November 15, 2017

Miami University students and faculty created a digital narrative on infant mortality that won them recognition from the National Academy of Medicine's Community Art Project. The video captures the everyday struggles of families and is the first story emerging from Miami's infant mortality project with Butler County's PRIMED for Action …

War and revolution from a Russian perspective: Havighurst Center holds symposium on the Blavatnik Archive

November 15, 2017

Three scholars of Jewish history visited Miami on Friday, November 3 to discuss how specific events from the Russian Revolution and WWII had profound impact on the lives of Jewish soldiers and civilians in a special symposium entitled War, Revolution, and Jewish Life

Miami ranks among top national universities in study abroad participation

November 13, 2017

Miami University continues to be one of the top universities in the nation for the number and percentage of students who earn credit abroad. Among public, doctoral institutions, Miami ranks #3 for undergraduate participation in study abroad at 46.3% …

Miami's President Crawford a founding member of Presidents' Circle of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

November 13, 2017

Miami University President Gregory Crawford is participating in the full CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ group and with a newly formed group for higher education presidents …

Miami students and alumni discuss gender and law at the Women in Law and Leadership Symposium

November 10, 2017

On Friday, November 3, Miami's recently renamed Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education hosted a symposium that focused on issues related to gender issues in law and leadership, as well as keys to overcoming them. Approximately 130 students, faculty, and community members registered to attend the day's events …

Film about Appalachian life and music has Miami connections

November 9, 2017

Warren and Judy Waldron love performing traditional Appalachian folk music. Soon, they'll have a wider audience for their old-time music when they appear in Dale Farmer's Mountain Minor, a film the Preble County man wrote and directed based on his family's migration from the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Southern Ohio …

Department of History observes 500 years since Martin Luther's landmark 95 Theses

November 9, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther's work, the Department of History hosted a free public symposium entitled Reformations of the Sixteenth Century: Martin Luther and His World, 500 Years Later November 2-3 at the Miami Art Museum …