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Kimberly Hamlin receives NEH Public Scholar Award for Woman Citizen

August 15, 2017

Kimberly Hamlin, associate professor of history and global & intercultural studies, has been awarded with a prestigious Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her biography of suffragist Helen Hamilton Gardener, Woman Citizen

Honorary doctorates recognize lifetime achievements of two women

August 15, 2017

In addition to 22 doctoral degrees awarded during a special hooding ceremony Friday, August 11, two accomplished women received honorary doctorates from Miami University …

Miami's Ohio Writing Project boosts writing and teaching skills

August 15, 2017

Housed within the Department of English, the Ohio Writing Project provides professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers, offers graduate workshops, a free teacher conference, and holds a Youth Writing Camp for 5th through 8th graders every summer …

Join the fun: Row with the Confucius Institute for the 2017 Dragon Boat Festival

August 3, 2017

Miami University's Confucius Institute is looking for anyone aged 12 or older who is willing to be on a team of rowers for the 2nd annual Hamilton Dragon Boat Festival and Asian Culture Celebration Saturday, September 9, on the Great Miami River …

Roxanne Ornelas "water walks" to protect and promote our waterways

July 28, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, associate professor of geography Roxanne Ornelas will join other Native American water walkers as they begin the Nibi Walk, a 2,341-mile-long spiritual journey down the Missouri River to raise awareness of issues threatening the nation's waterways …

Miami University joins commitment to advance workplace diversity and inclusion

July 25, 2017

Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, more than 100 additional CEOs/presidents have taken the pledge, committing themselves and the organizations they lead to advance diversity and inclusion …

Media and culture students receive prestigious NATAS award

July 24, 2017

Seven recent Miami University graduates have won Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences regional student production award for best long form fiction production …

Wil Haygood to curate "Harlem Renaissance" exhibition

July 20, 2017

Wil Haygood, Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in Miami University's department of media, journalism and film, has been named guest curator for the Columbus Museum of Art's upcoming exhibit, "I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100" …

Miami's academic boot camp drives up student-athlete GPAs

July 20, 2017

The RedHawks Summer Bridge Program started 7 summers ago as a way to prepare first-year athletes in select sports for Miami's rigorous academic experience. Craig Bennett, assistant athletic director for academic support services, developed the program with Rodney Coates, professor of global and intercultural studies …

Biochemistry majors Callie Miller and Audrey Short selected as 2017-2018 Beckman Scholars

July 13, 2017

Miami University students Callie Miller and Audrey Short have been selected as Beckman Scholars for 2017-2018. The $19,300 scholarship provides exceptional undergraduate students with continued support for a mentored research project over two summers and one academic year …

Scripps Gerontology Center's latest grant tops one million

July 11, 2017

Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center has been awarded a $1.23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Scholars will use the money to research skill proficiencies and lifelong learning activities of middle-aged and older adults …

Avnika Bali, Jana Cable named Astronaut Scholars

June 30, 2017

Avnika Bali, a senior biochemistry and biological physics double major from Oxford, and Jana Cable, a senior microbiology major from Bowling Green, have been awarded an Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) …

Snow leopard begins a new legacy at Miami University

June 22, 2017

With few museums in the world having snow leopards on display, it's even more rare to find one on a university campus. At Miami University, Olga the snow leopard has joined a growing zoological resource for students …

National Civil Rights Conference honors Miami

June 16, 2017

Miami University's Western College Alumnae Association and Ann Elizabeth Armstrong will receive 2017 Civil Rights and Social Justice awards from the National Civil Rights Conference …

Musicians listen to their bodies to play without pain

June 15, 2017

A chance meeting with Leonard "Jay" Smart at a symposium got Harvey Thurmer thinking about the potential of quantitative data to measure the benefits of the Alexander Technique. The technique takes its name from actor F. M. Alexander, who developed its principles in the 1890s as a way to reduce unnecessary muscular and mental tension by becoming more kinesthetically aware …

Haygood named a Patrick Henry Writing Fellow for 2017-2018

June 15, 2017

Wil Haygood, Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in Miami University's department of media, journalism and film, has received the Patrick Henry Writing Fellowship at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland …

New online courses in speech pathology and audiology help bridge the gap to a graduate degree

June 14, 2017

This summer, Miami's Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology is offering 5 special online courses to help prepare undergraduates for graduate coursework …

Ginny Engwall named outstanding new academic adviser

June 8, 2017

The Ohio Academic Advising Association has selected Virginia "Ginny" Engwall as a 2017 OHAAA Outstanding New Advisor. This award is given in recognition of Engwall's demonstrated abilities as an advocate for advising for students in Ohio …

First place and finalist awards go to Miami students in national journalism contest

June 1, 2017

Miami University senior A.J. Newberry has been named the national winner in editorial cartooning in the Society of Professional Journalists' 2016 Mark of Excellence competition. Newberry, a film studies and graphic design double-major, was one of 51 first-place winners. Fifteen May 2016 Miami graduates were also recognized in the competition, with two entries selected as national finalists …

Humanities and social sciences make a strong showing at Miami's 2017 Undergraduate Research Forum

May 31, 2017

For many, the term "research" often connotes images of chemistry labs, biology specimens, and physics experiments — but students in the humanities and social sciences demonstrated the significance of their own research as well at Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum …

Immigration expert Sheila Croucher finds irony in latest statistics

May 25, 2017

In a recent U.S. News & World Report article on best places to retire, Miami University's Sheila Croucher commented on an irony occurring right before our eyes: The number of Mexicans migrating to the U.S. has decreased while the number of Americans immigrating to Mexico has increased …

Trashcano delights third graders during Science Week

May 25, 2017

All it took was one large trash can, a two-liter bottle, water and liquid nitrogen to delight hundreds of third-grade visitors to Miami University …

Stats+Stories podcast partners with the American Statistical Association

May 25, 2017

These days, more than ever, statisticians and journalists share a common mission, especially when it comes to promoting the importance of evidence and data in a world increasingly complicated by social media. Though statisticians and journalists are not usually natural partners, that is not the case at Miami University …

Graduate student in psychology awarded teaching excellence award

May 22, 2017

Paige Lloyd, a doctoral student in the psychology department at Miami University, has been awarded the 2017 Wilbert J. McKeachie Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) …

Center for Digital Scholarship turns big ideas into digital realities

May 18, 2017

Launched in 2013, Miami's Center for Digital Scholarship (CDS) bridges the chasm between big ideas and digital realities, offering the staff expertise, services and facilities to support, develop and enhance digital scholarship and research projects. By bringing faculty- and student-scholars together with librarians and technologists, CDS has rounded out a number of winning teams, supporting projects ranging from digital exhibits and e-books to storytelling apps, websites and digital archives …

Miami University students awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grants

May 18, 2017

Several Miami University students have been selected to receive Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for the 2018-2019 academic year …

Miami biology instructor enjoys modeling mammals and birds from clay

May 18, 2017

Walk into Mike Wright's third-floor studio in the Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) and you'll find yourself surrounded by all kinds of interesting creatures, including a flying squirrel, a green heron, wood frogs and a spotted salamander …

How the quality of care in Ohio's skilled nursing facilities compares

May 15, 2017

A recent study on the quality of care provided to residents on Medicaid in Ohio's nursing homes by researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center suggests room for improvement …

Outstanding Professor of the Year Amber Franklin makes room for focused learning

May 12, 2017

Amber Franklin, the 2017 Associated Student Government's Outstanding Professor of the Year, discovered that sometimes the right kind of space leads to the best teaching and learning …

Senior Reeti Pal and sociology professor Dr. Jennifer Bulanda are this year's Mallory-Wilson Center award recipients

May 10, 2017

The Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education is proud to present Miami senior Reeti Pal with the 2017 Ken and Joan Frankel Outstanding Premedical Student Award and Miami Sociology professor Jennifer Bulanda with the Mallory-Wilson Center Faculty/Staff Recognition Award. Reeti will be honored at a ceremony on May 12, while Dr. Bulanda received her award from Miami's seniors at the Graduating Prehealth Student Reception on April 20th …

Honors history major Jacob Bruggeman wins national History Scholar Award

May 9, 2017

Jacob Bruggeman, an honors sophomore double major in history and political science, was one of 15 students nationwide to receive a 2017 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award …

2017 Commencement Speaker Daryl Baldwin and the Myaamia Center, with roots in College of Arts and Science, work to revitalize a once-dormant language

May 9, 2017

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center and esteemed language revivalist, has many to thank for the revitalization of Myaamia language and culture within his tribal community. Even in light of his recent achievements — including a MacArthur "Genius" Grant and being named the commencement speaker for Miami's graduating class of 2017 — Baldwin remains focused on both the community which he serves and the relationships that he's helped build over the years …

"Americans in Debt" course highlights the prevalence of an unfortunate aspect of American culture

May 9, 2017

This year, assistant professor Carolyn Hardin offered her AMS 205 - Introduction to American Cultures students a twist: they would examine how debt, in the form of credit cards, payday loans, mortgages, and student loans, became prevalent in American culture …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars; two honorable mentions

May 4, 2017

Two Miami University students have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2017-2018. They are among 240 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering …