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Snow leopard begins a new legacy at Miami University

June 22, 2017

With few museums in the world having snow leopards on display, it's even more rare to find one on a university campus. At Miami University, Olga the snow leopard has joined a growing zoological resource for students …

National Civil Rights Conference honors Miami

June 16, 2017

Miami University's Western College Alumnae Association and Ann Elizabeth Armstrong will receive 2017 Civil Rights and Social Justice awards from the National Civil Rights Conference …

Musicians listen to their bodies to play without pain

June 15, 2017

A chance meeting with Leonard "Jay" Smart at a symposium got Harvey Thurmer thinking about the potential of quantitative data to measure the benefits of the Alexander Technique. The technique takes its name from actor F. M. Alexander, who developed its principles in the 1890s as a way to reduce unnecessary muscular and mental tension by becoming more kinesthetically aware …

Haygood named a Patrick Henry Writing Fellow for 2017-2018

June 15, 2017

Wil Haygood, Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in Miami University's department of media, journalism and film, has received the Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland …

New online courses in speech pathology and audiology help bridge the gap to a graduate degree

June 14, 2017

This summer, Miami's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology is offering 5 special online courses to help prepare undergraduates for graduate coursework …

Ginny Engwall named outstanding new academic adviser

June 8, 2017

The Ohio Academic Advising Association has selected Virginia "Ginny" Engwall as a 2017 OHAAA Outstanding New Advisor. This award is given in recognition of Engwall's demonstrated abilities as an advocate for advising for students in Ohio …

First place and finalist awards go to Miami students in national journalism contest

June 1, 2017

Miami University senior A.J. Newberry has been named the national winner in editorial cartooning in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2016 Mark of Excellence competition. Newberry, a film studies and graphic design double-major, was one of 51 first-place winners. Fifteen May 2016 Miami graduates were also recognized in the competition, with two entries selected as national finalists …

Humanities and social sciences make a strong showing at Miami's 2017 Undergraduate Research Forum

May 31, 2017

For many, the term "research" often connotes images of chemistry labs, biology specimens, and physics experiments — but students in the humanities and social sciences demonstrated the significance of their own research as well at Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum …

Immigration expert Sheila Croucher finds irony in latest statistics

May 25, 2017

In a recent U.S. News & World Report article on best places to retire, Miami University's Sheila Croucher commented on an irony occurring right before our eyes: The number of Mexicans migrating to the U.S. has decreased while the number of Americans immigrating to Mexico has increased …

Trashcano delights third graders during Science Week

May 25, 2017

All it took was one large trash can, a two-liter bottle, water and liquid nitrogen to delight hundreds of third-grade visitors to Miami University …

Stats+Stories podcast partners with the American Statistical Association

May 25, 2017

These days, more than ever, statisticians and journalists share a common mission, especially when it comes to promoting the importance of evidence and data in a world increasingly complicated by social media. Though statisticians and journalists are not usually natural partners, that is not the case at Miami University …

Graduate student in psychology awarded teaching excellence award

May 22, 2017

Paige Lloyd, a doctoral student in the psychology department at Miami University, has been awarded the 2017 Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) …

Center for Digital Scholarship turns big ideas into digital realities

May 18, 2017

Launched in 2013, Miami's Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) bridges the chasm between big ideas and digital realities, offering the staff expertise, services and facilities to support, develop and enhance digital scholarship and research projects. By bringing faculty- and student-scholars together with librarians and technologists, CDS has rounded out a number of winning teams, supporting projects ranging from digital exhibits and e-books to storytelling apps, websites and digital archives …

Miami University students awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grants

May 18, 2017

Several Miami University students have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for the 2018-2019 academic year …

Miami biology instructor enjoys modeling mammals and birds from clay

May 18, 2017

Walk into Mike Wright's third-floor studio in the Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) and you'll find yourself surrounded by all kinds of interesting creatures, including a flying squirrel, a green heron, wood frogs and a spotted salamander …

How the quality of care in Ohio's skilled nursing facilities compares

May 15, 2017

A recent study on the quality of care provided to residents on Medicaid in Ohio's nursing homes by researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center suggests room for improvement …

Outstanding Professor of the Year Amber Franklin makes room for focused learning

May 12, 2017

Amber Franklin, the 2017 Associated Student Government's Outstanding Professor of the Year, discovered that sometimes the right kind of space leads to the best teaching and learning …

Senior Reeti Pal and sociology professor Dr. Jennifer Bulanda are this year's Mallory-Wilson Center award recipients

May 10, 2017

The Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education is proud to present Miami senior Reeti Pal with the 2017 Ken and Joan Frankel Outstanding Premedical Student Award and Miami Sociology professor Jennifer Bulanda with the Mallory-Wilson Center Faculty/Staff Recognition Award. Reeti will be honored at a ceremony on May 12, while Dr. Bulanda received her award from Miami's seniors at the Graduating Prehealth Student Reception on April 20th …

Honors history major Jacob Bruggeman wins national History Scholar Award

May 9, 2017

Jacob Bruggeman, an honors sophomore double major in history and political science, was one of 15 students nationwide to receive a 2017 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award …

2017 Commencement Speaker Daryl Baldwin and the Myaamia Center, with roots in College of Arts and Science, work to revitalize a once-dormant language

May 9, 2017

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center and esteemed language revivalist, has many to thank for the revitalization of Myaamia language and culture within his tribal community. Even in light of his recent achievements — including a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and being named the commencement speaker for Miami's graduating class of 2017 — Baldwin remains focused on both the community which he serves and the relationships that he's helped build over the years …

"Americans in Debt" course highlights the prevalence of an unfortunate aspect of American culture

May 9, 2017

This year, assistant professor Carolyn Hardin offered her AMS 205 - Introduction to American Cultures students a twist: they would examine how debt, in the form of credit cards, payday loans, mortgages, and student loans, became prevalent in American culture …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars; two honorable mentions

May 4, 2017

Two Miami University students have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2017-2018. They are among 240 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering …

MJF alum Nicole Theodore helps to push Playboy's progressive, feminist edge

May 4, 2017

Theodore is currently an associate editor at Playboy Enterprises. A proud feminist and 2014 Miami alum with degrees in journalism and psychology, she has written pieces for Playboy's online magazine …

Outlook promising for 2017 Miami graduates; four years of surveys show Miami grads stay in high demand

May 3, 2017

Miami University will award 3,949 degrees Saturday, May 13, during a commencement ceremony that celebrates achievements and looks to the future. Miami's 2017 graduates have reason to be excited about their possibilities …

Moonshine U gives students a taste of the distilling industry

May 3, 2017

Students who participated in the interdepartmental fermentation course CHM/CPB/MBI 436 in the Fall 2016 semester spent four days at Moonshine University, a distilling school in Louisville, KY. They completed a full distiller course that exposed them to the various aspects of alcohol production, from the distilling process to marketing to the legal elements …

Students win second place in U.S. Department of Energy design competition

May 2, 2017

A team of Miami University students placed second in the small multifamily housing category of the U.S. Department of Energy's annual Race to Zero Student Design Competition. The competition engages university students to design a zero-energy ready home — a high-performance home that is so energy efficient it can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption with renewable energy …

Miami's herbarium home to about 650,000 dried plants — and no beetles

April 27, 2017

The Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium in Upham Hall is a systematically arranged collection of approximately 650,000 dried plants from around the world. The collection dates back to the 1790s and burgeoned in 1967 with the purchase of Oberlin College's sizable collection …

Leland Spencer receives Early Career Research Award

April 27, 2017

Leland G. Spencer, assistant professor of interdisciplinary and communication studies, received the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award from the Southern States Communication Association …

PayScale puts Miami's ROI at No. 1 in Ohio; Money magazine ranks Miami among top 25 in U.S.

April 24, 2017

Miami University is the No. 1 public university in Ohio by return on investment according to a just-released report by PayScale Inc. Using PayScale's data, Money magazine ranked "state schools most likely to pay off," naming Miami as one of its top 25 national public schools …

Twenty-three students earn President's Distinguished Service Award

April 24, 2017

Miami University President Gregory Crawford honored 23 students for their contributions to campus and the community through service and leadership …

Linda Marchant awarded Benjamin Harrison Medallion

April 20, 2017

Linda Marchant, professor of anthropology, was awarded Miami University's prestigious Benjamin Harrison Medallion. The Benjamin Harrison Medallion Award is one of the most significant recognitions Miami offers faculty for contributions attesting to qualities of teaching, research and/or service. She was honored at the April University Awards Reception …