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Miami receives fourth 2016 Beckman Scholars Institutional Award

May 19, 2016

Miami University is one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation's 2016 Beckman Scholars Program Institutional Award. The $130,000 award supports undergraduate research and faculty mentoring for select students in chemistry, biochemistry and the biological sciences …

Talawanda students "ooh and ah" during Science Week at Miami

May 19, 2016

Nearly 1,100 Talawanda students in first through fifth grades learned about chemistry, physics, geology and other science areas during Miami University's Science Week, May 16-20 …

Fulbright recipient wants to be "catalyst for change" concerning how individuals with disabilities are viewed

May 12, 2016

Ever since she played her first basketball game at age 7, Emily Paxson has been out to show people she could accomplish whatever she set her mind to, despite missing her middle and index fingers on both hands …

Record-setting year for Miami's Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grantees

May 12, 2016

Five Miami University students have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is the highest number of Miami students to be offered Fulbright grants in a single academic year …

Summer reading book, Spare Parts, focuses on overcoming adversity

May 12, 2016

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream has been chosen for Miami University's 2016 summer reading program …

Professor Emeritus John Eicher to be inducted to Ohio Hall of Fame

May 12, 2016

After spending 37 years teaching at Miami University and 14 years teaching and learning with Miami's Institute for Learning in Retirement, John Eicher, emeritus professor of chemistry, is getting recognized by the state of Ohio for his extraordinary life …

Spreading JOY, from Oxford, Ohio, to the Dominican Republic

May 11, 2016

Frankie Roskam did not come to Miami University knowing she would end up starting a nonprofit organization. But that's what happened …

Susan Hoffman and senior Katherine Makaroff honored by the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education

May 10, 2016

Senior premedical student Katherine Makaroff and Susan Hoffman, associate professor of biology, were honored with awards from the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education …

Grant brings India to Miami to study cultural-centered mental health approaches

May 5, 2016

Miami is one of only four institutions in the United States to receive a three-year $190,000 grant from the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative distributed by the U.S. Department of State. Miami shares the grant with the department of psychology at Christ University …

Miami hosts national data analytics competition

May 5, 2016

From 6 p.m. on Friday April 29th until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st, 50 students from three Ohio universities participated in a nationwide data analytics competition known as DataFest …

French and Italian study abroad programs offer great immersive experiences

May 2, 2016

This past January, dozens of Miami students took part in three major study abroad opportunities sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, in collaboration with the Department of English …

Three Miami students win Miami University Libraries inaugural award

April 29, 2016

Three Miami students won the Miami University Libraries' Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence (LAURE), an award given to Miami University undergraduates who demonstrate excellence in library research conducted in support of a student project …

Campus beauty rooted in its trees

April 28, 2016

Most people probably have trouble remembering when Arbor Day falls on the calendar, but not Richard 'Dick' Munson. It's his favorite holiday and this Friday, he'll plant a tree for the 44th consecutive year …

Brand strategist David Kelbaugh joins other MJF alums to advise students on media careers

April 28, 2016

On Monday, April 18, David Kelbaugh and four other Miami alums that work in media came to speak at a panel presentation to give Miami students advice and share their different career paths …

Miami Mock Trial places second in division, third overall at National Championship

April 27, 2016

The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial Program team placed second in their division and third overall at the 2016 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament held in Greenville, South Carolina, April 15-17. This is Miami's ninth consecutive top 10, and third consecutive top five, finish at the national tournament …

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

April 25, 2016

The Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award for 2016 will be presented to M. Cameron Hay-Rollins, associate professor of anthropology. Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards will be presented to Elise Clerkin, assistant professor of psychology; Rick Page, assistant professor of biology and microbiology; and Leland Spencer, assistant professor of integrative studies …

Dr. Don Francis leaves students inspired and motivated after lecture

April 25, 2016

Members of the Miami community were left inspired and motivated after listening to a special guest lecturer, Dr. Don Francis, who visited campus on April 14 to meet with several classes and give a stimulating address …

Journalist Charles M. Blow addresses the Black Lives Matter movement

April 22, 2016

Charles M. Blow, visual op-ed columnist for The New York Times and CNN contributor, visited Miami on Monday, April 11 in Benton Hall to talk about the national Black Lives Matter movement …

Microbiology students win presentation awards

April 20, 2016

Two Miami University microbiology graduate students won presentation awards at the 2016 Ohio Branch of the American Society of Microbiology annual meetings held April 8-9 …

Media, journalism and film alumni honored for career success

April 19, 2016

Miami University's department of media, journalism and film recognized 5 graduates for early and significant career contributions to the areas of government, news, entertainment, and business. They were honored during the first annual MJF Distinguished Alumni Days, April 17-19 …

Three Miami students named Goldwater Scholars; one Honorable Mention

April 18, 2016

Three Miami University students have received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2016-2017. They are among 252 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering …

Seventeen students earn President's Distinguished Service Award

April 18, 2016

Miami University President David Hodge honored 17 students for their contributions to campus and the community through service and leadership …

Genocide and Holocaust Education Program: Keynote, film series, Reading of the Names

April 14, 2016

The annual Genocide and Holocaust Education (GHE) Program at Miami University April 19-May 5 includes events that reflect on and acknowledge historical and contemporary genocides …

West Lecture offers scientific reasoning for behavior of 2016 presidential candidates

April 13, 2016

An audience of Miami students and faculty gathered in the Armstrong Student Center to hear Lynn Vavreck's "Who's Ahead and Who's Behind in the Race for the White House …

Miami's Cuba in Transition explores the history and culture of the U.S.'s newly restored diplomatic partner

April 8, 2016

This January, a group of 22 Miami students was able to witness firsthand the ongoing political and social transitions in Cuba through the Cuba in Transition study abroad program …

Rebekah Bolser gives young people a platform to voice their concerns

April 7, 2016

Rebekah Bolser, a sophomore strategic communications and political science double major, was named a Campus Compact 2016 Newman Civic Fellow, receiving one of only 218 awards given to university students nationwide …

Miami among top schools narrowing black-white graduation gap

March 23, 2016

Miami University is noted as an exemplary university for having made great gains in decreasing the gap between graduation rates of white and African-American students in the report "Rising Tide II: Do Black Students Benefit as Grad Rates Increase?" released March 23 …

Holi festival

March 23, 2016

Miami University's Indian Student Association hosted Holi early this year (March 12) since March 23, the actual date, is during spring break …

Inside Hollywood gives a unique experience for students interested in the TV and film industry

March 22, 2016

Miami students are no strangers to studying abroad. But they also have the opportunity to 'study away' in Los Angeles for a three-week program called Inside Hollywood. This faculty-led program began in the summer of 2013 and has had great student participation in both winter and summer sessions since …