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Miami University and Turkish university to form sister relationship

November 20, 2014

Miami University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Erzincan University in Turkey. Glenn Muschert, professor of sociology, and Fauzia Ahmed, assistant professor of sociology and women’s studies, visited Erzincan University last month to sign the MOU and move forward with a sister university relationship …

New Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education finds home in Pearson Hall

November 18, 2014

Current and prospective students can learn more about Miami University's pre-health programs at the new Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education, which opened in Pearson Hall this fall. "It gave us a presence we didn’t have before," said David Pennock, a professor of biology and the program's director …

Kimberly Hamlin honored with Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

November 17, 2014

Kimberly Hamlin, associate professor of American studies and history, was awarded the Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize for her article "The 'Case of a Bearded Woman': Hypertrichosis and the Construction of Gender in the Age of Darwin" (American Quarterly, December 2011). The article was recognized by the History of Science Society (HSS) as an outstanding article on the role of women in science …

Miami ranks No. 2 in nationwide list for students studying abroad

November 17, 2014

Miami University ranks No. 2 nationwide among public doctoral universities for undergraduate student participation in study abroad programs …

Students transform nature into art and grow through collaboration

November 12, 2014

Gathered in the third floor conference room of Pearson Hall in May, four artists, three scientists and a handful of Miami faculty began the 2014 summer session united in a common purpose: communicate issues of environmental science in unconventional, engaging ways …

The healing power of art becomes inspiration for museum exhibit

October 31, 2014

Expressive therapies are proving to be an effective way of dealing with emotional, cognitive, behavioral or physical issues, and it became the inspiration behind the creation of an exhibition at the Miami University Art Museum …

Miami faculty part of CDC Ebola Web training team

October 31, 2014

Glenn Platt and colleagues at Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) are working with medical professionals to create a visual, Web-based training program to help medical staff learn how to protect themselves while working with patients who may have the Ebola virus …

50 Years After Freedom Summer: Understanding the Past, Building the Future

October 30, 2014

In June of 1964, an estimated 800 student volunteers gathered on what is now known as Western campus. Beginning October 11, 2014, some of those same 48 original volunteers reconvened on Miami University's campus for the four-day Freedom Summer Conference and Reunion …

Guest speakers from both sides of the political spectrum address economic inequality

October 27, 2014

On October 15, 2014, the Janus Forum was held in the Armstrong Student Center's Wilks Theater. The Janus Forum is an opportunity for the Miami community to witness a discussion from two opposing viewpoints about an important and timely issue and arrive at their own opinions …

Eight students receive Provost's Academic Achievement Award

October 23, 2014

Eight students received the 2014 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami University's intellectual environment. The recipients were selected based on nominations from Miami faculty …

Miami Students Share Thoughts on 2014's Law Day Fair

October 21, 2014

On October 2nd, 2014, Miami's Pre-Law Program had their annual Law Day Fair in the Shriver Multipurpose Room. Eighty law schools attended and set up booths to answer questions about law school admission and provide information about their programs to prospective students …

Three Miami University faculty and staff honored by YWCA

October 20, 2014

The YWCA of Hamilton has selected three Miami University faculty members as honorees for the 2014 YWCA Hamilton Outstanding Women of Achievement awards. The YWCA will honor a total of five women. The three honorees from Miami are Denise Baszile, Doris Bergen and Whitney Womack Smith …

Miami professor wins writing competition

October 16, 2014

Kay Sloan, professor of English at Miami University, is the winner of the 2014 novella award from the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society Inc. Her winning piece, Give Me You, tells a story about two couples who were wild and politically radical as young adults in the 30s, with their colored indiscretions following them later in their lives …

"Red, White & Few": Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks comes to Miami to explain why more women are needed in Congress

October 15, 2014

Hundreds swarmed into the Armstrong Student Center Pavillion Monday, Oct. 6 to welcome Miami alumna (1982) and Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks back to her alma mater. Brooks, a Republican Representative for the fifth district in Indiana, spoke proudly and confidently on her topic, "Red White and Few: Why the U.S. Congress Needs More Women" …

NSF-funded project to learn how students interpret chemistry concepts

October 14, 2014

In response to projections that the U.S. will need an additional one million workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by 2022, the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) issued a report in 2012 that called for improving STEM education during the first two years of college …

An experiment in crowdfunding: Unlocking the secrets of the frog that can freeze

October 13, 2014

Andor Kiss is the first scientist at Miami University to use the science crowdfunding website Experiment to help fund discovery science. He hopes to fund his project "Unlock the secrets of animals that survive freezing!" to sequence the genome of the North American wood frog. The wood frog (Rana sylvatica) can freeze solid and then thaw—multiple times—with no ill effect …

Alumnus Mark Cannon named first Visiting Fellow in Public Leadership

October 13, 2014

Miami University alumnus Mark Cannon will serve as the first Visiting Fellow in Public Leadership as part of Miami's "Ohio Public Leaders: Inside State and Local Government" program. The program is sponsored by the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs and department of political science …