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ACE Program, with over 300 new students last fall, maintains its strong campus presence into the new year

January 12, 2017

The ACE Program targets those students from foreign countries, mainly China, whose high school transcript, extracurriculars, and interests are on par with other Miami students but need to boost their English language proficiency to excel in regular Miami courses …

Communitywide celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 16

January 9, 2017

A communitywide celebration of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. will be held at 11 am Monday, January 16, at the Shriver Center Dolibois Room. Tammy Kernodle, professor of musicology at Miami, will be the guest speaker …

Miami University's OMA receives national Alzheimer's legacy award

January 9, 2017

Opening Minds through Art (OMA), developed at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center, has received a 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award in the Creative Expression category …

Miami's 3rd annual CIQS Day introduces STEM careers to area high school female students

January 4, 2017

Miami is hosting its 3rd annual Careers Involving Quantitative Skills (CIQS, pronounced "kicks") event, a day designed to encourage female high school students to pursue a career in STEM or in other fields that require good quantitative skills …

Miami students immerse themselves in unique programs this January Term

January 3, 2017

Miami's 4th annual Winter Term (also known as January Term, or J-Term), which began this week, offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of different immersive study abroad and study away programs, including some on campus and online. With dozens of classes and program options, there is something for all interests …

Two Miamians win Student of the Year awards from Public Relations Society

January 2, 2017

Miami University students Dalton Ulm and Paige Garty were named finalists for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Student of the Year awards …

"What the L?": CAS faculty from diverse fields provide insight into their latest language research

December 22, 2016

During the Fall 2016 semester, Miami faculty from 3 different CAS departments presented previews of their current language research projects for the "What the L?" series of lectures, which was held in October, November, and December and covered different related topics …

Three Miami students receive Gilman scholarship for study abroad

December 19, 2016

Three Miami University students received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to help fund their study abroad experiences this spring …

Human Rights and Social Justice Film Festival one of the highlights of International Education Week at Miami

December 15, 2016

In observance of International Education Week this past November, Miami's Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) collaborated with the Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) and Global Initiatives to host a number of events and activities, all aimed at promoting the importance and value of international education and exchange …

Wil Haygood looks at how the Obamas reshaped perceptions of the black family

December 14, 2016

In his most recent article published in The Washington Post, Wil Haygood, author and Miami's Boadway Visiting Professor, takes a look at how the first family reshaped perceptions of the black family in America …

Students from Miami's nationally ranked Mock Trial Team leading and judging 2nd annual MockHawk Tournament

December 7, 2016

For its second year, the MockHawk Tournament will be sponsored on campus by Miami's James Lewis Family Mock Trial team (widely called Miami Mock Trial, or MMT) …

Creative study on beetle forewings provides first compelling evidence of centuries-old theory

December 1, 2016

Without using any modern technical laboratory methods, researchers in Yoshinori Tomoyasu's evolutionary developmental biology lab have produced the first quantitative evidence supporting the importance of beetle forewings (elytra) …

Leland Spencer receives three national awards for his research

December 1, 2016

Leland Spencer, assistant professor of interdisciplinary and communication studies at Miami University, was recently recognized with three national awards for his research on gender identity …

Nohelia Rojas-Miesse receives national award for study abroad program

December 1, 2016

Nohelia Rojas-Miesse, senior lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese at Miami University, received a national award from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) for her medical service study abroad program in Nicaragua …

David Serlin addresses the intersection of medicine and the humanities for Altman Program Lecture

December 1, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, David Serlin, an associate professor of communication at UC San Diego, visited Miami to give a lecture, "Designs for Living: Rethinking the Medical Model of Disability through Architecture," as part of the 2016-17 Altman Program in the Humanities …

FanQuakes: Miami and OSU geologists collaborate to measure fan celebrations at Ohio stadium on a seismic scale

November 30, 2016

Sports fan and Miami University seismologist Mike Brudzinski is part of a team that is measuring fan-made seismic activity during football games at Ohio Stadium, the third largest football stadium in the United States

Only 30 percent of Ohioans volunteer, study finds

November 29, 2016

In any given year, roughly 7 out of 10 Ohioans do not engage in any organized volunteer work. This, according to the 2016 Ohio Civic Health Index co-authored by Miami University's John Forren and Theresa Ervin Conover, assistant professors in justice and community studies …

Literary London 2017 offers new courses and internship opportunities in one of the world's cultural capitals

November 29, 2016

Literary London, a summer study abroad program housed in the Department of English, will offer internships next year alongside courses on Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, according to program director and associate professor of English Kaara Peterson …

Miami student volunteers, Institute for Food farm produce help local pantry

November 22, 2016

Miami's Institute for Food recently delivered fresh produce to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry to supplement its Thanksgiving meals program …

His/Her/Hirstory Symposium addresses key election issues related to women

November 21, 2016

On Election Day 2016, as many Americans were turning out to the polls, participants in the His/Her/Hirstory Symposium discussed various projects related to women, the presidential election, and other hot topics …

Five Miami faculty members honored at GCCCU

November 17, 2016

Five Miami University educators were recently recognized for their dedication to their institution and students by the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities (GCCCU) …

Miami ranks No. 1 for study abroad participation

November 14, 2016

Miami University ranks No. 1 in the nation among public doctoral universities for undergraduate student participation in study abroad programs, with 49.1% of its students studying abroad before they graduate …

Research from Miami's Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences recognized in "The Top 60 Papers from the First 60 Years of Limnology and Oceanography"

November 10, 2016

Scientists from Miami's Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences (CAWS) are well-represented in the first-ever virtual issue of Limnology and Oceanography, "The Top 60 Papers from the First 60 Years of L&O" …

IES alumni provide current students with valuable insight on careers

November 10, 2016

On October 10-13, Miami staff, students, and alumni took part in several events to celebrate the re-opening of Shideler Hall. The Department of Geography, the Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, and the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability featured workshops, career panels and keynote talks during the week that offered a range of topics …

Institute for Food wants to provide Miamians farm-to-table produce

November 3, 2016

Through their new organic farm located just one mile from the center of campus, the Institute for Food wants to make locally and sustainably grown vegetables accessible to all members of the Miami community starting in the 2017 growing season …

From classrooms to campaigns: Two CAS political science students flex their political muscles

November 3, 2016

Millennials are often critiqued by older generations for not being politically active. CAS students and fellow Inside Washington participants Kirby Chandler and Emily Weber are working to change that narrative …

Miami's innovative stormwater management highlighted in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

October 24, 2016

Miami University has been highlighted in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) in the Water section for its efforts in advancing sustainability in higher education …

Student-produced podcast honored in international competition

October 21, 2016

Three recent Miami University graduates received a second-place award in an international competition for a podcast episode they created. The award was announced at the 2016 Broadcast Education Association Super-Regional Conference …

Havighurst Colloquia Series: NYU professor gives insight into state "possession" and "depossession" in the Soviet Union

October 19, 2016

New York University's Anne O'Donnell visited Miami October 10 as part of the ongoing Havighurst Colloquia Series, held each semester on topics of Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies …