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Genocide and Holocaust Education Program: "Responsibility to Acknowledge"

April 16, 2015

The annual Genocide and Holocaust Education (GHE) Program at Miami continues with events April 20-24. The program began with a Reading of the Names ceremony on April 16, Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day …

Day of Silence observed to support LGBT community

April 16, 2015

The Day of Silence, a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools, is being observed by some students on Miami's campuses April 17 …

Belk Lecture: "Plants that create the world's great drinks"

April 14, 2015

Miami University's biology department and Western program presents this year's Belk Lecture featuring award-winning author Amy Stewart, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Leonard Theatre in Peabody Hall. She is best known for books focusing on the perils and pleasures of the natural world. Stewart's lecture, "The Drunken Botanist: The plants that create the world's great drinks," will explore the various plants used to create alcohol all over the world …

Miami professors named to Cincy Magazine's Outstanding Educators Class of 2015

April 9, 2015

Five Miami University professors, including Yoshi Tomoyasu, assistant professor of biology, have been named to Cincy Magazine's Outstanding Educators Class of 2015 …

Miami students embrace Middle Eastern culture firsthand in university's first study abroad trip to Oman

April 1, 2015

During Winter Term 2015, 11 Miami students visited the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula for Miami's inaugural Transitions and Traditions in Oman trip, which was intended to help them think critically about Omani culture from religious, cultural, political, social, economic, and historical perspectives …

Pulitzer Prize winners to give keynote address at annual Women in Leadership Symposium

March 31, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn will present the keynote address at Miami University's 2nd annual Women in Leadership Symposium at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in the Armstrong Student Center Pavilion. The annual conference is part of the M.I.A.M.I. Women — Miami Initiative for Advancing, Mentoring and Investing in Women — cross-campus initiative to inspire and empower women for success in life through leadership and giving back …

Miami mock trial wins ORCS, team advances to national championship tournament

March 27, 2015

The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial program placed first in the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS) held in Louisville, Ky., March 13-15. The winning team will compete in the 48-team field in the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament hosted by the University of Cincinnati April 17-19. Miami has now qualified teams to the Mock Trial National Tournament each year since 1995—longer than any other program in the country except for Rhodes College …

CAS students grow from experiencing liberté firsthand in the City of Light

March 25, 2015

Eighteen Miami students were in Paris during Winter Term 2015 participating in the Paris: Cultural Capital winter workshop when 12 people were murdered at the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper …

Miami Dragonfly associates selected as fellows

March 25, 2015

Three Miami University Project Dragonfly associates have been selected to receive this year's Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellowships. Shasta Bray, Rebecca Detrich and Laura Schetter are among 35 educators from the U.S. and Canada to be selected in recognition of their commitment to geographic education …

Stacey Lowery Bretz named Chemist of the Year by Cincinnati section of the ACS

March 20, 2015

Stacey Lowery Bretz, the Volwiler Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry at Miami University, was named Chemist of the Year for 2015 by the Cincinnati section of the American Chemical Society. She was honored at the organization's March 18 meeting, at which she gave the featured lecture …

Students explore career opportunities with the Inside Chicago workshop

March 18, 2015

Inside Chicago, a 5-day intensive workshop showcasing various career choices for high achieving Miami students in the liberal arts, held its first 'real world'-centered trip in the Windy City this past January with 15 students from the College of Arts and Science …

JANUS Forum addresses foreign policy

March 18, 2015

A packed Wilks Theatre welcomed Nicholas Burns and Frances Townsend to Miami University's fifth biannual JANUS Forum last Wednesday evening, as they addressed the question, "Has the Obama foreign policy made us safer from terrorism?" …

Gavels handmade by Miami Tribe member presented to Ohio Legislature

March 17, 2015

Two gavels that a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma crafted by hand were presented to the Ohio Legislature recently in honor of Statehood Day. The Ohio History Connection presented the gavels—each with a small wooden plate adorned with the Ohio flag—during ceremonies in the House of Representatives and Senate on March 4 …

ROI means JOB: 97.6% of Miami grads employed or in grad school by fall

March 12, 2015

Nearly 98% of Miami University students who graduated August 2013-May 2014 were employed or in graduate school by fall 2014. Miami obtained data from 51% of Oxford bachelor's degree graduates in order to achieve a collective picture of new alumni success …

Dave Russell inspires avian appreciation in students of all ages

March 12, 2015

Dave Russell, senior lecturer in biology and co-founder of the Avian Research and Education Institute, is a master bird bander licensed to handle federally protected species and to train banders. He’s one of only 12 master banders in Ohio …

Suzanne Kunkel receives national award for work in aging and gerontological studies

March 9, 2015

Miami University's Suzanne Kunkel received the 2015 Clark Tibbitts Award from the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education for her outstanding contributions to the advancement of gerontology as a field of study. The award is the highest honor given by the association annually to educators, scholars and leaders in the field …

It's On Us: Miami promotes awareness about sexual assault prevention

March 3, 2015

Miami joins the national awareness initiative, "It's On Us," to stop sexual assault and interpersonal violence on campus. The initiative, launched by President Barack Obama, was created to make sexual assault prevention a priority at many schools across the country. It encourages students to speak out and take action to prevent sexual assault crimes …

One of America's "most inspiring women," Bonnie St. John, to address May graduates

February 27, 2015

Bonnie St. John, best-selling author, Paralympic skiing medalist and former White House official will speak to Miami University graduates and families at commencement ceremonies, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Yager Stadium …

Russian studies expert Karen Dawisha believes President Vladimir Putin using Ukraine

February 26, 2015

Karen Dawisha, a Miami University political science professor, claims Russian President Vladimir Putin is using Ukraine as a way to rally Russian citizens around him, drawing their attention away from his controversial past