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Tomoyasu's research helps solve the centuries-old mystery of the origin of insect wings

October 16, 2018

Yoshi Tomoyasu, associate professor of biology at Miami University, uses a relatively new approach, evolutionary developmental biology (often called 'evo-devo') to tackle the centuries-old debate about the origin of insect wings. Recent research published by Tomoyasu and his students offers evidence of the dual origin of the evolution of insect wings — one of the three competing explanations for how insect wings developed …

"Locate, excavate, and contextualize": collaborative-community research in Indigenous communities

October 16, 2018

On October 1, Mindy Morgan presented a lecture, "Untangling the Web: Indigenous Linguistic and Cultural Knowledge and Americanist Anthropology," which explored the synthesis of her work from the last 20 years focusing on the opportunities and challenges of linguistic and cultural revitalization of Native American communities …

Commitment to democracy and challenges to sovereignty in Lithuania

October 12, 2018

Many students, as well as university faculty and members of the Lithuanian Club, attended a September 26 lecture and luncheon with His Excellency Rolandas Kriščiūnas, the Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States and Mexico …

Explore the rich, sweet world of one of history's most popular foods in "Chocolate: The Exhibition"

October 11, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, faculty and staff from Miami's College of Arts and Science (CAS) will host "Miami University Gallery Talks" at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) from 12 noon to 2 pm. They will give informal presentations, tours, and Q&A sessions to explore the chemistry of chocolate, how chocolate farming has changed ecosystems, the impact of chocolate on international politics over the centuries, and more …

Kala Allen lifts up the voiceless through research and volunteerism

October 10, 2018

Miami alumna Kala Allen still hears her longtime friend's voice when she does research. Brian committed suicide when Allen was 19. Four years later, Allen is now in Nigeria, Africa. The recipient of a coveted Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in psychology, she's studying cultural differences between Western and developing nations related to suicide and looking for what is common …

Janus Forum examines the Supreme Court and state of our democracy

October 10, 2018

On Wednesday, October 17, the Janus Forum will welcome two political and judicial experts to publicly discuss these latest occurrences in the context of the U.S. Supreme Court's important legacy: GOP strategist, political news contributor, and lawyer Ana Navarro and former Acting Solicitor General and Georgetown law professor Neal Katyal …

WLWT and Miami University co-present Ohio U.S. Senate debate Oct. 26

October 9, 2018

Hall Auditorium on Miami University's Oxford campus is the location for a special, one-hour Ohio U.S. Senate debate between U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci at 7 pm Friday, October 26 …

Sustainability at Miami: Highlights and Progress

October 9, 2018

With a new director of sustainability, reduction in carbon emissions and energy use, and LEED-certified building renovations, Miami is on track to meet its Sustainability Commitments and Goals (SCAG) …

Western Program allows Miami senior to create her own ecology studies minor

October 8, 2018

The Western Program at Miami University, via its individualized studies major and minor, gives students an opportunity to indulge in their passions and interests, deeper than traditional programs …

Celebrating 50 years in Luxembourg, Miamians honor the study abroad tradition

October 5, 2018

As a weeklong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center begins, it's interesting to note that the center might have been located in another country …

Annual Discover the Sciences event breaks record in introducing prospective science majors to CAS

October 4, 2018

In an effort to attract more science-oriented prospective students from around the country, the College of Arts and Science (CAS) held its annual Discover the Sciences event, on Saturday, September 22 …

PayScale.com ranks Miami No. 1 for alumni salaries among Ohio public schools

October 4, 2018

Miami University ranks first among Ohio's public universities for graduates' midcareer salaries. The data comes from the 2018 College Salary Report from Payscale.com …

Media and policy advocate Anna Veduta talks about reporting on "the real Russia"

September 28, 2018

On September 20, Anna Veduta, global outreach director for the English version of the online newspaper Meduza, spoke to a packed room in Harrison Hall about her work with the most reliable media outlet covering Russia …

Mentorship and collaboration: research making a difference in the lives of Ohio families

September 20, 2018

This summer Sara Stemen and Leah Janssen, PhD students in Social Gerontology, mentored five undergraduate students working on a statewide nursing home and residential care facility family satisfaction survey that provides data for Ohio's Long-term Care Consumer Guide …

Looking back: Puerto Rico, one year after Hurricane Maria's devastation

September 19, 2018

The Miami community became involved in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in several ways, including raising money for those impacted, a Mapathon, and Day of the Dead commemoration …

Department of Psychology introduces its inaugural Alumni Advisory Board

September 19, 2018

On Friday, September 7, Department of Psychology students and faculty were introduced to the members of the department's inaugural Alumni Advisory Board …

Thinking about Thoreau: History professor Steven Conn addresses a summer audience of 1500 at New York's Chautauqua Institution

September 18, 2018

This summer, W. E. Smith Professor of History Steven Conn was invited as a Miami Faculty Fellow to the renowned Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York state. There he gave a lecture following the theme of "Ethics of Dissent" …

Twelve students receive the 2018 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award

September 12, 2018

Twelve seniors have received the Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award (PSAAA) for an outstanding record of academic excellence …

Latin American students study US institutions at Miami University

September 10, 2018

This summer, the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) hosted 20 students from 6 Latin American countries (Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic) in the Study of the U.S. Institutes on Social Entrepreneurship (SUSI) program on July 14 - August 18 …

Wil Haygood provides message of hope and respect to Class of 2022

August 24, 2018

Miami University's Class of 2022 was asked to "exude civility" and to respect each other by keynote speaker Wil Haygood during Convocation 2018. Haygood (Miami '76) also addressed incoming students on themes of racial justice, history and the uniting of a community behind its sports teams …

Featuring new airy, wide spaces, Phase 1 of Pearson Hall renovation comes to a close

August 22, 2018

Biological science majors returning to campus this fall are in for a pleasant surprise: the ongoing renovation of Pearson Hall has finally borne fruit. Beautiful new open study spaces, classrooms, and labs throughout the first, second, and third floors of the building have been freshly completed for interdisciplinary, collaborative use …

SEA certificate program gives insight into aging, entrepreneurship

August 17, 2018

As baby boomers head into retirement and beyond, businesses are finding a need to adapt to their changing needs and desires. The online Social Entrepreneurship & Aging Graduate Certificate (SEA) at Miami University helps to prepare socially-minded entrepreneurs and professionals in the field of aging for success in the era of aging and entrepreneurship …

Miami adds its collective voice to national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign

August 16, 2018

Miami University has added its collective voice to the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, which aims to send a welcoming message to international students around the world …

Biochemists Gary Lorigan and Rick Page each awarded a $1.8 million five-year MIRA grant, a first at Miami

August 8, 2018

The NIH has recognized Miami University biochemists Gary Lorigan and Rick Page: They were each awarded about $1.8 million over 5 years, as part of the Maximizing Investigator's Research Award, or MIRA. The MIRA grants, part of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), are highly competitive and essentially set the researcher for a career in NIH funding, said Mike Crowder, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry …

Myaamia Center receives NEH grant to continue indigenous language revitalization

August 8, 2018

A $311,641 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will expand the work of Miami University's Myaamia Center on revitalizing indigenous languages. The grant was awarded to Daryl Baldwin, director of the center, and Gabriela Pérez-Báez, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Oregon, for their project titled "National Breath of Life 2.0: Creating a 'Second Breath' for Indigenous Language Revitalization." …

Ohio Writing Project's graduate teaching program celebrates 15th graduating class

August 7, 2018

The 15th graduating class of the Ohio Writing Project's Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, housed in Miami's Department of English, completed their degrees on July 21 at a ceremony held at the Farmer School of Business …

Americans Abroad: Students create travel blogs to document their summer adventures

August 2, 2018

Americans Abroad is a 4-week summer workshop offered by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. Associate professor Sande Garner and visiting assistant professor Allison Wanger, both of the American Studies (AMS) program, lead Miami students to Ireland, England, and France to examine American heritage tourism from a critical perspective …

12 honorees of this year's 18 of the Last 9 hail from CAS

August 1, 2018

The 2018 honorees for the Miami University Alumni Association's sixth annual 18 of the Last 9 award were recently announced, and 12 of them graduated from Miami with majors in the College of Arts and Science …

Professor of chemistry Scott Hartley wins $742K grant award from the US Department of Energy

July 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded professor of chemistry Scott Hartley a three-year grant of $742,000 for him to conduct research on specific chemical compounds, carbodiimides, used in "nonequilibrium" chemical systems …

Diving in to big data

July 25, 2018

Donna Nguyen, a junior economics and statistics double major from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is used to working with spreadsheets full of data points. But she is new at ecological data collection in the field. As an Undergraduate Summer Scholar, she is getting hands-on experience — and a deep dive — into collecting high-frequency data from several lakes in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains …

Eos Earth and Space Science News highlights paper by Miami scientists

July 5, 2018

Eos Earth & Space Science News highlighted a study by Rachel Pilla, Miami University doctoral student in biology. The Eos Research Spotlights highlight the best accepted articles of Earth and space science. They are selected by the editors of American Geophysical Union journals …

Bob Krueger and Nathan Rayens awarded Astronaut Scholarships

June 28, 2018

Miami University seniors Bob Krueger and Nathan Rayens have been awarded Astronaut Scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). The Astronaut Scholarship is among the most significant merit-based monetary scholarships awarded to undergraduate STEM juniors and seniors …

Krystina Hird, Matt Morris named 2018-2019 Beckman Scholars

June 21, 2018

Senior biochemistry majors Krystina Hird and Matt Morris both chose to attend Miami in part because of the opportunity for undergraduate research. Now, as Beckman Scholars, they will receive $19,300 and continued support for a mentored research project over two summers and one academic year …

Creative writing faculty members, alumnus receive Ohio Arts Council awards

June 21, 2018

Miami University creative writing professors Brian Ascalon Roley and TaraShea Nesbit have received Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council board. Darren Demaree, a creative writing master of arts alumnus, was recognized for poetry …

Beyond the lava: Miami experts focus on volcanic hazards to people, ecology

June 7, 2018

As volcanoes in Hawaii and Guatemala simultaneously spew lava and belch toxic plumes of ash, experts at Miami University focus on the impact to humans and ecology in the surrounding area …