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Miami University announces new "Miami in D.C." Alumni Advisory Board

June 12, 2015

Miami University has formed an inaugural "Miami in D.C." Alumni Advisory Board. The board will work with academic leadership in the College of Arts and Science and the departments of political science, and media, journalism & film to strengthen existing academic programs in the region, such as Inside Washington …

Miami-Smithsonian agreement gives language revitalization a stronger future

June 10, 2015

Language revitalization has a stronger future through an agreement between Miami University's Myaamia Center and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The goal is to revitalize endangered languages through the National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages workshop …

Miami ecologists: Algae in lakes within agricultural watersheds shift to more harmful species during droughts

June 4, 2015

Climate change models predict more frequent and intense summer droughts for many areas, including the Midwest. A study of Ohio lakes led by Miami ecologist Nicole Hayes shows that effects of climate variation, specifically droughts, on algae depend on land use—whether a lake is in a forested or agricultural watershed …

Miami students take action in Social Justice Studies, an interdisciplinary field fueled for change

June 1, 2015

In 2010, after a decade of creative conversations on new ideas, the Social Justice Studies program at Miami University took its place in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology. The field of social justice studies is complex and fascinating, spanning multiple disciplines …

Gold, silver and bronze awards to Miamians for their volunteer work

May 28, 2015

Twenty-four Miami University students have won the 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) for their community service work. Chris Klefeker, coordinator of service learning and volunteerism at Miami Hamilton, also received recognition for her work …

Students in PRSSA get a head-start in the world of public relations

May 27, 2015

For many of those in the College of Arts and Science, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is perfect, especially for students majoring in strategic communications. As a pre-professional organization, it allows students to gain experience in public relations …

Changes to Medicaid reimbursement don't compromise care

May 26, 2015

Changes in nursing home staffing levels have not impacted the quality of care patients receive, new research from Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center suggests …

Miami Hamilton faculty recognized for service and research

May 21, 2015

Four Miami University Hamilton faculty members have been recognized as 2015 Faculty Award recipients: Karen Brentley, D. J. Ferguson, Ann Rypstra and Jennifer Yamashiro …

Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies is ranked among the country's best master's level programs

May 19, 2015

Miami University's Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies is ranked 14th in the first-ever ranking of the country's best master's level programs in the field of Russian and Post-Soviet studies …

Christopher Makaroff named dean of the College of Arts and Science

May 15, 2015

Christopher Makaroff has been named dean of the College of Arts and Science at Miami University effective July 1. Makaroff has been interim dean since Feb. 1 and previously served as associate dean 2012-2015 …

Stacey Lowery Bretz and Mary Jean Corbett each named University Distinguished Professor

May 14, 2015

Stacey Lowery Bretz, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Mary Jean Corbett, professor of English, have been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor by Miami University's board of trustees, effective July 1 …

Graduating seniors recognized at event honoring fallen Marines who were roommates at Miami

May 14, 2015

This Saturday, Ryan Muzzarelli and Thomas Weston will receive their bachelor's degrees and be commissioned as officers in the U.S. Marine Corps. Muzzarelli, a diplomacy and global politics and public administration double major with minors in supply chain management and finance, received the Col. William R. Higgins Leadership Award for his outstanding leadership within the Platoon Leader Class. Weston, a management information system major, was awarded the Capt. Eric Terhune Iron Man Physical Fitness Award for his outstanding performance on the Marine Corps physical fitness test. Sam Bachmann, a sophomore international studies and comparative religion double major, was awarded the Lieutenant Presley N. O’Bannon Memorial Award for outstanding junior officer candidate leadership …

Spreading the love of horses and Redhawks

May 13, 2015

The Miami University Equestrian Team (MUET) brings students together through their love of horses and the university. Students in MUET ride and show horses, and anyone is allowed to try out for the team regardless of their skill level and experience …

CAS senior juggles academics with duties as an EMT

May 11, 2015

Zach Butler is a senior Public Administration major with a minor in Latin American Studies, but he is much more than just a student; he is also a firefighter and emergency medical technician, or EMT, for the Oxford Fire Department …

Miami Second Year Achievement Award winners announced

May 8, 2015

Eight Miami University second-year students received the Second Year Achievement Award for their contributions in undergraduate research, leadership and community service …

Miami microbiologists' research on biofilms uncovers new clues about how to treat pneumonia

May 7, 2015

Microbiologist Mitchell Balish, associate professor of microbiology at Miami University, and his graduate students are working to understand the features of Mycoplasma pneumoniae biofilms and determine how their development might be inhibited. Their work highlights the anti-biofilm potential of a group of chemical compounds called 2-aminoimidazoles (2-AIs) that could lead to improved treatment of patients …

Jim Oris awarded Benjamin Harrison Medallion

May 7, 2015

Jim Oris, associate provost for research and scholarship and dean of the Graduate School, will receive Miami University's prestigious Benjamin Harrison Medallion during the May 16 commencement ceremony. Oris is known internationally for his research on the ecological toxicology of organic chemicals in aquatic systems …

Social Justice Studies Trip to Fiji Educates and Makes a Difference

May 7, 2015

In January of 2015, eighteen Miami students embarked on a trip to Fiji for an intensive Social Justice Studies travel program. Social Justice in Fiji [SJS/SOC 499/599] was the inaugural version of the Social Justice Studies course offered by the Department of Sociology and Gerontology …

Miami junior wins Critical Language Scholarship

May 6, 2015

Monica Komer, a junior international studies and journalism double major with minors in Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship for an intensive language institute in North Africa …

Heeyoung Tai and senior Jessica Walpole honored by the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education

May 6, 2015

Senior premedical student Jessica Walpole and Heeyoung Tai, senior lecturer of chemistry and biochemistry, were honored with awards from the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education …

Miami faculty's books make contributions to history of Latin America

May 6, 2015

José Amador (Latin American Studies) and Elena Jackson Albarrán (History; Latin American Studies) have published books that make contributions to the history of Latin America, and expand the scholarship in their respective subfields of the history of medicine and the history of childhood …

Two Miami students awarded 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

May 4, 2015

Two Miami University seniors have been awarded 2015-2016 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships. Since 2000, 34 Miami seniors or recent graduates have won Fulbright awards to conduct research or teach overseas …

Sarah Chayes explains how corruption is integrated into different societies around the world

May 4, 2015

Sarah Chayes, a former journalist and military adviser with in-depth experience in Afghanistan, addressed a large audience about her discovery of the different kinds of corruption and how they connect to the security crisis all around the globe …

Miami's Burcin Bayram recognized by American Physics Society

April 30, 2015

The American Physics Society named Burcin Bayram, associate professor of physics, Woman Physicist of the Month.The association's committee on the status of women in physics selected Bayram based on her impact in the physics community …

Native landscape garden planned in memory of Rebecca Eldemire

April 30, 2015

The Miami University community is working to honor the memory of slain Miami student Rebecca "Becca" Eldemire with a native landscape garden at Shideler Hall, currently under renovation. Eldemire was a junior geography major and sustainability co-major with a geographic information systems (GISci) certificate …