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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 to co-host Data Fest, a data analysis competition for stats, engineering and business students

March 24, 2016

This April, Miami University's College of Arts and Science, College of Engineering and Computing, and Farmer School of Business are joining forces through Miami's Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) to present DataFest, a national data analytics competition organized by the American Statistical Association (ASA) …

Instagram's COO, Miami alum Marne Levine to give CAS commencement speech

March 23, 2016

Marne Levine, Instagram's first Chief Operating Officer and a Miami alumna, will give the speech for the recognition ceremony honoring College of Arts and Science (CAS) graduates on May 14 at 7:30 pm in Millett Assembly Hall …

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 …

National political figures present a three-way discussion about "Is This Any Way to Elect a President?"

March 18, 2016

A full house in the Armstrong Wilks Theatre welcomed well-known political figures James Carville, Alex Castellanos, and Anne Compton on Wednesday, March 9 for Miami's seventh Janus Forum, a biannual debate that encourages the community to convene and openly discuss opposing views on a specific topic …

Guided wildflower walks at Silvoor Biological Sanctuary

March 17, 2016

Guided wildflower walks at Silvoor Biological Sanctuary will be held at 1 p.m. on seven consecutive Sundays beginning March 27 (Easter) and ending May 8 (Mother's Day) …

Members of the Miami community invited to run a 10K in honor of lecturer Adrian Gaskins

March 17, 2016

On Saturday, April 30, Miami faculty, staff, and students are invited to run in the Flying Pig Marathon Toyota 10K to support the Adrian Gaskins Memorial Scholarship Fund. The run will take place in Cincinnati …

Several Miami graduate school programs rank among best in nation

March 16, 2016

Four Miami University graduate programs are in the top 100 of U.S. News and World Report's 2017 edition of Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today. Miami's part-time MBA program ranks 28. Other Miami graduate programs ranked among the top 100 in their respective program areas include speech-language pathology at 69, English at 77 and history at 92 …

Miami shares in $1 million grant for biohealth research and workforce training

March 14, 2016

New research on additive manufacturing (3-D printing) is progressing via a grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Miami University, as a member of the Southwest Ohio Regional Consortia, is sharing a $1 million grant through the RAPIDS (Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills) program …

Miami students spend J-Term experiencing Argentinian culture

March 14, 2016

Eleven Miami students traveled to Argentina over J-Term to earn Spanish and geology credits and experienced glaciers, ziplining, the Andes Mountains, Valle Hermoso, and much more …

Jennie Elder Suel Award winners speak volumes through advocacy

March 3, 2016

Shamika Karikari, Deborah Scott and Alexis (Aziza) Thompson initiate conversations about diversity, advocate for justice and equality, and serve as role models. The three Miami women are the 2016 recipients of the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award …

"Very tiny" Miami University Press makes big ripples in literary world

February 25, 2016

The Miami University Press' annual novella contest has had a record-breaking year, with more than 150 manuscripts submitted. The latest winner of the Novella Prize, announced Friday, is Tara Deal's That Night Alive: I've Come Close

Diana Furchtgott-Roth addresses the 'myth' of the wage gap: Does it exist?

February 24, 2016

Diana Furchtgott-Roth visited Miami to speak to students and faculty during a Janus Forum Visiting Scholar Series Lecture entitled, "The Myth of the Wage Gap: Why Women Should Move On and Quit Complaining" …