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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 …

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 …

Miami students plan purposeful volunteer ventures during spring break

March 19, 2015

Miami University students and faculty are looking to make a difference during spring break through activities that provide meaningful experiences at home and abroad …

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 

From Wonder Woman to Mom's Survival 101, Miami Regionals to focus on health and empowerment during Women’s History Month

February 25, 2015

Miami University Regionals are sponsoring a number of events for Women's History Month. The events are focusing on women's health and empowerment …

Dr. Drew talks hookup culture, addictions at lecture

February 25, 2015

Dr. Drew Pinsky, a celebrity doctor known for his perspectives on sex, relationships, and addictions, spoke on Monday, February 16 at Hall Auditorium, as part of Miami University’s Lecture Series. In his talk, "Addictions Can Happen to You," Pinsky encouraged a conversation with the student audience about alcohol-induced hookup culture, and how to live a happier, drug-free life …

Step back in time with Miami memorabilia now archived in one place

February 19, 2015

The archives for Miami University, Western College for Women and the Oxford College for Women are now housed under one roof on north campus. The Western College Memorial Archives recently joined the other archives in an annex behind Withrow Court, an intramural sports gymnasium on Tallawanda Road …

Bishop Woods project to restore diverse ecosystem and create safe/accessible pathways

February 12, 2015

White, yellow and pink tape on several trees in Bishop Woods signal the beginning phase of a restoration project recently approved unanimously by the Bachelor Reserve and Other Natural Areas Committee at Miami University …

Miami students, faculty watch history unfold during study abroad trip to Cuba

February 5, 2015

Before they even arrived in Cuba, the 22 Miami University students and 3 faculty advisers could tell this was a new day for the Caribbean island nation. Their Jan. 4-14 study abroad trip came less than 3 weeks after Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced plans to restore full diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility …

Miami's Feed My Starving Children student organization strives to ensure no children go hungry

February 2, 2015

For the last three years, Miami University's FMSC chapter has been holding annual MobilePack events for the students and community members of Oxford. Volunteers put in just two hours of time one day each year to keep almost 1,000 children consistently fed and healthy all year round …