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Class of 2022 will learn about civil rights during Convocation

August 10, 2018

About 5,000 incoming first-year students at Miami University will be the first to receive a new book from best-selling author and alumnus Wil Haygood August 24. This exclusive release is part of Convocation 2018 as Miami begins fall semester …

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 …

Miami scientists welcome Talawanda elementary students for Science Week

May 31, 2018

Miami scientists welcomed hundreds of elementary students from Talawanda's Bogan, Kramer and Marshall schools during the 12th annual Science Week May 21-23 …

Student-developed web app explores overdose deaths in Butler County

May 30, 2018

A new interactive web app promises to become an important component in battling the opioid crisis in Butler County by exploring the patterns of overdose deaths. Using data from the the Butler County Coroner's office, statistics students at Miami University developed the Overdose Deaths in Butler County web app …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: natural sciences

May 30, 2018

CAS students in a spectrum of liberal arts majors have already begun their adventures in study abroad programs, undergraduate research experiences, and internships. In this third article of a 3-part series, students from the natural sciences discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: social sciences

May 29, 2018

CAS students in a spectrum of liberal arts majors have already begun their adventures in study abroad programs, undergraduate research experiences, and internships. In this second article of a 3-part series, students from the social sciences discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

African Student Union's 12th Annual Gala unites and celebrates culture throughout the continent

May 25, 2018

Miami's African Student Union (ASU) hosted its 12th annual gala event on April 12 at Armstrong Student Center's Wilks Theater. The event featured an array of art, literature, dancing, drama, cuisine and cultural expressions from a wide array of African countries that are represented in the Miami community …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: humanities

May 24, 2018

CAS students in a spectrum of liberal arts majors have already begun their adventures in study abroad programs, undergraduate research experiences, and internships. In this first article of a 3-part series, students from the humanities discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

2018 College of Arts and Science graduation ceremony features student Max Leveridge and alum Scott Hess

May 23, 2018

On the evening of Saturday, May 19, new student graduate Max Leveridge and 1989 Miami alum Scott Hess took the stage in a packed Millett Assembly Hall to address the College of Arts and Science's graduating Class of 2018, along with their families and friends …

Q-and-A with Miami graduate student awarded two prestigious honors

May 23, 2018

Cynthia Smith, a literature graduate student at Miami University, was recently awarded the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Dissertation Fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia …

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 …

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

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 …