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Lecture Series: Drew Dudley on "leading with lollipops"

February 24, 2017

Drew Dudley, founder and chief catalyst of Day One Leadership, will present "Everyday Leadership: Leading with Lollipops". Dudley works with organizations around the world to empower people to increase their leadership capacity. His clients have included McDonald's, DreamWorks Animation, Proctor & Gamble Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and more than 75 colleges and universities …

Too much garlic mustard, or too many deer? Wilson Lecture March 1

February 24, 2017

Susan Kalisz, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will present "The role of species interaction in forest invasion: the good, the bad and the ungulate." Her talk, intended for a general audience, is the annual Roger Wilson Lecture in Botany sponsored by the department of biology …

Miami Regionals sponsor women's history events

February 24, 2017

Miami University Regionals are sponsoring a number of events for Women's History Month. The themes this year are Women Who Care (Middletown campus) and The Past and Future of Women's Activism (Hamilton campus) …

Phyllis Cummins named Researcher of the Year by Ohio gerontology association

February 23, 2017

Phyllis Cummins, senior research scholar for Scripps Gerontology Center, was selected as Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) …

IES hosts annual Willeke lecture series with Dr. Elizabeth Hoover

February 23, 2017

This year's Willeke speaker was Elizabeth Hoover, assistant professor of American studies at Brown University. Hoover has taught courses on environmental justice in Native communities, indigenous food movements, and community-engaged research …

Criminal Justice Week planned at Miami Regionals

February 22, 2017

During Criminal Justice Week (February 27 - March 3), Miami Regionals' department of justice and community studies will host events featuring current practitioners, experts in the field, and faculty. Guests from the areas of law enforcement, forensic investigation, courts and corrections will participate …

Celebrating Global Sisterhood reception March 7

February 21, 2017

This year's theme is "Finding Our Place," and keynote speaker Roxanne Ornelas, director of women's, gender and sexuality studies, will present "Belonging and Equality: Women Rise and Organize!" Attendees will also hear from student speakers and this year's Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award recipient(s) …

Belk Greenhouse is year-round home to stunning blooms, research discoveries

February 16, 2017

Belk Greenhouse, attached to Boyd Hall on Miami University's Western campus, The greenhouse — a pleasant getaway for anyone craving spring and seeking an escape from winter's gray skies — is home to blooming orchids, lush ferns, prickly cacti and a gigantic Philodendron selloum that shed its original 4-inch pot decades ago …

Assistant professor of psychology receives Rising Star designation

February 16, 2017

April Smith, Miami University assistant professor of psychology, was named a 2016 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science …

Faculty and students meet to discuss implications of the federal government's immigration ban

February 14, 2017

The Departments of Political Science, Comparative Religion, and Global and Intercultural Studies recently hosted a special "pop-up" lecture in which students and professors came together to discuss President Trump's recent immigration ban on 7 Muslim-majority countries …

What might have been: A Miami psychologist's research on regret

February 9, 2017

Amy Summerville, associate professor of psychology and founder of the Miami University Regret Lab says that romance is the most common source of regret in people's lives. Through research done at her Regret Lab, Summerville is focused on understanding when and why people think about "what might have been," and the impact the thoughts have on behavior and emotions …

Miami among 600 universities signing letter to Homeland Security

February 8, 2017

Miami University President Greg Crawford is among 600 college and university presidents who signed a letter to John Kelly, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, late last week …

Miami gerontology professor named OAGE Educator of the Year

February 6, 2017

Kate de Medeiros, associate professor of sociology and gerontology and the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Professor of Gerontology, has been named Educator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education (OAGE) …

Eight Miami students named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

February 3, 2017

Eight Miami University students have been recommended by the U.S. National Screening Committee as semifinalists in the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition …

Over Here! Over Here! U.S. Propaganda and the Arts of WWI exhibition and more

February 1, 2017

Visit the Art Museum this semester to go back in time and discover Prints of the Great War, U.S. Propaganda and the Arts of WWI and experience a student response to Conflict and Resolution through three impactful gallery spaces …

Dept. of Psychology takes initiative with improving mental-health among children

February 1, 2017

Miami's Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP) has been a university-based center since 1998. Housed within the Department of Psychology, the CSBMHP aims to implement effective programs to improve healthy psychological development of children and to reduce mental and behavioral health barriers to learning …

Miami "genius grant" winner Daryl Baldwin to address graduates May 13

January 30, 2017

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University and a leader in Native American language and cultural revitalization, will be the commencement speaker at Miami's ceremony 1:30 pm Saturday, May 13, at Yager Stadium …

University statement on immigration executive order

January 30, 2017

Miami University sent a statement to faculty, students and staff January 29 following an executive order affecting immigration …

Ohio university presidents send letter supporting Bridge Act for DACA students

January 29, 2017

Miami President Greg Crawford and all 14 Ohio public university presidents and the president of Ohio's Inter-University Council sent a letter to key senators supporting the BRIDGE ACT for DACA students …

Penny Lecture Series opens

January 27, 2017

Miami University's 2017 Penny Lecture Series begins Monday, January 30, with "No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing," presented by Waverly Duck of the University of Pittsburgh …

Miami's Speech and Hearing Clinic: Changing people's lives for more than 60 years

January 26, 2017

For more than 60 years, the clinic has met the speech and audiology needs of tri-state residents as well as the Miami community. More than 1,700 visitors, ranging from infants to the elderly, visit the clinic in Bachelor Hall annually. All of the providers are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and committed to providing individualized assessment and treatment for communication disorders …

New artwork at Shideler Hall funded through Ohio Percent for Arts Program

January 24, 2017

Artists Amy Baur and Brian Boldon were selected to create "Flux" to hang near the central staircase in Shideler, which houses Miami University's department of geology and environmental earth science, the geography department as well as the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability …

Miami alumnus receives highest U.S. award for early-career scientists and engineers

January 19, 2017

Matthew Wheeler, a Miami graduate and independent researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers …

Caffeinated compost: More than 2,000 pounds of Miami's coffee grounds composted at Institute for Food farm

January 19, 2017

More than 2,000 pounds of used coffee grounds and filters, collected over the fall semester from various buildings on campus, are being turned into compost at Miami's new Institute for Food farm …

Alpha Phi Omega: Skills learned from service

January 19, 2017

Alpha Phi Omega, or APhiO for short, is a national co-ed service fraternity founded in 1925 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. Since then, the fraternity has expanded its chapters to include more than 400,000 members on over 375 campuses, including Miami University …

Miami's third annual CIQS Day encourages young women to pursue STEM fields

January 18, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10, the College of Arts and Science's Department of Statistics partnered with the College of Education, Health and Society to host its 3rd annual CIQS Day for 109 girls representing 7 regional high schools …

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 …

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 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 …