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Maria Dellapina is "living my vision" at Miami: doing research and working with faculty

August 26, 2015

Maria Dellapina, a senior biology major from Alexandria and Miami-Hughes intern, is conducting amphibian conservation research with Michelle Boone, associate professor of biology …

Students in the Geology & Environmental Earth Science Department trace environmental contamination near two superfund sites close to campus

August 25, 2015

PhD student Kelly McHugh and undergraduate student Tim Carlson have been conducting environmental contamination research in the vicinity of the Fernald Feed Materials Production Center and the Miamisburg Mound Laboratories Site with Dr. Elisabeth Widom. Both locations are superfund sites, meaning they were heavily contaminated with hazardous wastes …

Back in the swing of things: Foucault Pendulum in motion at Kreger

August 20, 2015

Miami's physics department may have gotten a new house last year, but it never really felt like home until the new Foucault pendulum was put in place in Kreger Hall …

American studies professor implements new research partnership with Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma

August 20, 2015

Sandra Garner, assistant professor of American Studies, is using her research expertise on Native American cultures and issues of identity, belonging, and difference to develop an interactive and long-term research partnership with the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma …

New ACE director Carol Olausen prepares to bridge the gap between American and international students at Miami

August 17, 2015

Carol Olausen is beginning her first year as director of the American Culture and English (ACE) progam. Olausen believes that the presence of international students on campus is a mutually beneficial relationship for both the American and international students …

Nicole Hayes wins Frost Award from Ecological Society of America for Excellence in Graduate Research

August 12, 2015

Ecologist Nicole Hayes (Miami Ph.D. '15) received the Thomas M. Frost Award for Excellence in Graduate Research from the Ecological Society of America Aquatic Ecology Section …

New global and intercultural studies department integrates six programs, elevating visibility and enhancing collaborations

August 12, 2015

The new department of global and intercultural studies (GIC), part of the College of Arts and Science (CAS), will shine a spotlight on Miami's liberal arts curriculum this fall. The GIC is set to build on existing synergies through the integration of six CAS programs: American studies, Asian/Asian American studies, Black world studies, international studies, Latin American studies and women's, gender & sexuality studies …

Video game experiment leads to insights into sexism

July 30, 2015

Using a popular video game, Jeffrey Kuznekoff, Miami Middletown assistant professor, and his Australian-based colleague gained insights that may unlock some of the doors blocking gender equality in the workplace …

Faculty and students create virtual reality simulations to prepare Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Neonatal Unit in disaster response

July 29, 2015

The Effects of Virtual Reality Simulation on Worker Emergency Evacuation of Neonates project is funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a joint effort among Miami, Wright State, University of Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital …

Generations United names Opening Minds through Art a "Program of Distinction"

July 24, 2015

Opening Minds through Art (OMA), an intergenerational art program for people with dementia, has been designated a Program of Distinction by Generations United. OMA was founded in 2007 at the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. Student volunteers work with elders in long-term care facilities to create works of abstract art …

Miami Department of Anthropology utilizes new technology to share artifacts with the world

July 24, 2015

Sarah Loomis, along with other students in her area of study, is working on creating a virtual archaeological museum with artifacts collected by the university …

Ecologically sound renovations to Shideler Hall make a good fit for students studying geology, geography and environment/sustainability

July 23, 2015

The departments of geography and of geology and environmental Earth science will join Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) to combine their vast geoscience resources and facilities under one high-tech, ecologically-efficient roof of a renovated Shideler Hall …

Four Miami graduates awarded 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

July 21, 2015

Four recent Miami University graduates have been awarded 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships. Since 2000, 36 Miami seniors or recent graduates have won Fulbright awards to conduct research or teach overseas …

Psychology students in the REDS Lab focus on suicide among college athletes

July 21, 2015

Assistant professor of psychology April Smith and psychology majors Katie Harris and Kala Allen are working together on a research project that combines their interest in athletics with the focus of the REDS (Research on Eating Disorders and Suicidality) Lab …

Miami professor leads an international team to create cultural-centered mental health education

July 16, 2015

Vaishali Raval, an associate professor of psychology, will lead a team to develop teaching curricula with a global perspective. Miami is one of only four institutions in the U.S. to receive a $190,000 grant (effective fall 2015) from the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative distributed by the U.S. Department of State. Miami shares the grant with the department of psychology at Christ University in Karnataka, India …

New research laboratory at Lacawac Sanctuary enhances Miami's Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences

July 16, 2015

A new laboratory for research and environmental education was launched last month at Lacawac Sanctuary and Biological Field Station in Pennsylvania—one of the field sites of Miami University's Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences (CAWS) …

The Ohio Writing Project, teachers learning from teachers on Miami's campus

July 14, 2015

Now in its 35th year, the Ohio Writing Project, or OWP, is just one site of the National Writing Project, a professional network for the teaching of writing. The OWP offers several different programs, including a four-week, two-week, weekend, online hybrid, and youth writing camp …

Ohio's progress in long-term care services is considerable, but challenges remain

July 6, 2015

With more than 2.5 million people over the age of 60, Ohio has the 7th largest older population in the country, and researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center say policymakers, consumer groups and care providers need to get ready for unprecedented growth …

Maeva Metz awarded Astronaut Scholarship

June 25, 2015

Maeva Metz, a senior microbiology major and molecular biology minor from Brookfield, Conn., has been awarded an Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). She is one of 38 students nationwide to be selected for the scholarship, worth up to $10,000, for the 2015-2016 academic year …

Miami students among those helped with state internship and co-ops program

June 25, 2015

Nearly 2,500 students at Ohio universities, community colleges and technical centers benefited from new or expanded co-op and internship programs in the last two years, thanks to Ohio Means Internships & Co-ops (OMIC) …

Professor of black world studies says it's time to address racial and societal fault lines

June 25, 2015

Rodney Coates, interim director of black world studies, says events like last week's deadly shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, emphasize the need to address what he describes as "racial and societal fault lines" in the United States …

Miami's new Sustainability websites provide answers, information and reports on progress

June 18, 2015

Miami's commitment to sustainability is evident in our academic programs, physical campus and operations. President David Hodge endorsed the 2010 Miami University Sustainability Commitments and Goals (SCAG), and a Sustainability Committee was established to help track and report progress on those goals …

Miami University announces new "Miami in D.C." Alumni Advisory Board

June 12, 2015

Miami University has formed an inaugural "Miami in D.C." Alumni Advisory Board. The board will work with academic leadership in the College of Arts and Science and the departments of political science, and media, journalism & film to strengthen existing academic programs in the region, such as Inside Washington …

Miami-Smithsonian agreement gives language revitalization a stronger future

June 10, 2015

Language revitalization has a stronger future through an agreement between Miami University's Myaamia Center and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The goal is to revitalize endangered languages through the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages workshop …

Miami ecologists: Algae in lakes within agricultural watersheds shift to more harmful species during droughts

June 4, 2015

Climate change models predict more frequent and intense summer droughts for many areas, including the Midwest. A study of Ohio lakes led by Miami ecologist Nicole Hayes shows that effects of climate variation, specifically droughts, on algae depend on land use—whether a lake is in a forested or agricultural watershed …

Miami students take action in Social Justice Studies, an interdisciplinary field fueled for change

June 1, 2015

In 2010, after a decade of creative conversations on new ideas, the Social Justice Studies program at Miami University took its place in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology. The field of social justice studies is complex and fascinating, spanning multiple disciplines …