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"You Live In a Watershed!": Student-designed exhibit aims to educate state park visitors

December 17, 2014

Visitors to the nature center at Hueston Woods State Park near Oxford can learn about the importance of watersheds, thanks to an interactive exhibit 15 Miami University students helped design …

Chris Makaroff to be interim dean of College of Arts and Science

December 17, 2014

Chris Makaroff, associate dean and professor, has been named interim dean of the College of Arts and Science effective Feb. 1, when current dean Phyllis Callahan begins in her new position as Miami's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs …

More Miami University students registered to participate in winter term

December 12, 2014

This January, thousands of Miami University students hope to enrich their academic experiences through study abroad, conducting research, completing a workshop or internship or taking additional online or on-campus courses. Miami last year became the first public university in Ohio to offer a winter term, which this academic year will run from Jan. 2-24 …

Miami University Humanities Center awarded $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant

December 10, 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Miami University Humanities Center a $500,000 Challenge Grant. Miami is one of only five institutions of higher education, and 16 organizations nationwide, to receive a challenge grant this year …

Phyllis Callahan to become Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

December 2, 2014

Dr. Phyllis Callahan, Dean of the College of Arts and Science, has been named Miami University's Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs effective February 1, 2015. President David Hodge formally made the announcement to all Miami faculty and staff on December 1 …

Miami wins the Kill the Cup University Challenge

December 2, 2014

Miami University won the Kill the Cup University Challenge — Waste Reduction division, thanks to all who used reusable mugs instead of single use cups. By using a reusable mug to purchase coffee at campus coffee shops, Miami students, faculty and staff helped reduce disposable single use cup waste on campus by 5.5 % during the inaugural 4-week competition …

Miami University and Turkish university to form sister relationship

November 20, 2014

Miami University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Erzincan University in Turkey. Glenn Muschert, professor of sociology, and Fauzia Ahmed, assistant professor of sociology and women’s studies, visited Erzincan University last month to sign the MOU and move forward with a sister university relationship …

New Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education finds home in Pearson Hall

November 18, 2014

Current and prospective students can learn more about Miami University's pre-health programs at the new Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education, which opened in Pearson Hall this fall. "It gave us a presence we didn’t have before," said David Pennock, a professor of biology and the program's director …

Kimberly Hamlin honored with Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

November 17, 2014

Kimberly Hamlin, associate professor of American studies and history, was awarded the Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize for her article "The 'Case of a Bearded Woman': Hypertrichosis and the Construction of Gender in the Age of Darwin" (American Quarterly, December 2011). The article was recognized by the History of Science Society (HSS) as an outstanding article on the role of women in science …

Miami ranks No. 2 in nationwide list for students studying abroad

November 17, 2014

Miami University ranks No. 2 nationwide among public doctoral universities for undergraduate student participation in study abroad programs …

Students transform nature into art and grow through collaboration

November 12, 2014

Gathered in the third floor conference room of Pearson Hall in May, four artists, three scientists and a handful of Miami faculty began the 2014 summer session united in a common purpose: communicate issues of environmental science in unconventional, engaging ways …

Miami faculty part of CDC Ebola Web training team

October 31, 2014

Glenn Platt and colleagues at Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) are working with medical professionals to create a visual, Web-based training program to help medical staff learn how to protect themselves while working with patients who may have the Ebola virus …

50 Years After Freedom Summer: Understanding the Past, Building the Future

October 30, 2014

In June of 1964, an estimated 800 student volunteers gathered on what is now known as Western campus. Beginning October 11, 2014, some of those same 48 original volunteers reconvened on Miami University's campus for the four-day Freedom Summer Conference and Reunion …

Guest speakers from both sides of the political spectrum address economic inequality

October 27, 2014

On October 15, 2014, the Janus Forum was held in the Armstrong Student Center's Wilks Theater. The Janus Forum is an opportunity for the Miami community to witness a discussion from two opposing viewpoints about an important and timely issue and arrive at their own opinions …

Eight students receive Provost's Academic Achievement Award

October 23, 2014

Eight students received the 2014 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami University's intellectual environment. The recipients were selected based on nominations from Miami faculty …

Miami Students Share Thoughts on 2014's Law Day Fair

October 21, 2014

On October 2nd, 2014, Miami's Pre-Law Program had their annual Law Day Fair in the Shriver Multipurpose Room. Eighty law schools attended and set up booths to answer questions about law school admission and provide information about their programs to prospective students …

Three Miami University faculty and staff honored by YWCA

October 20, 2014

The YWCA of Hamilton has selected three Miami University faculty members as honorees for the 2014 YWCA Hamilton Outstanding Women of Achievement awards. The YWCA will honor a total of five women. The three honorees from Miami are Denise Baszile, Doris Bergen and Whitney Womack Smith …