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Author Bruce Watson will deliver keynote address at Miami's convocation

August 18, 2014

Miami University President David Hodge has invited the entire Miami community to the annual convocation ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22, near the Freedom Summer Memorial on Western campus. Author Bruce Watson will deliver the keynote address …

Do you know bonobos?

August 13, 2014

By Mary Kate Findley's observations, Zeke is a typical 4-year-old. He’s full of energy, literally bouncing off the walls, teasing an older male, Vim, then rushing back to his mother, Kimia, for reassurance. Zeke also hangs upside down from man-made vines, grasping them with his feet. And that's typical, too—for a bonobo …

Anthropology students' work featured by Forced Migration Innovation Project

August 7, 2014

A "top-notch" paper by Miami University students has been highlighted online by the Forced Migration Innovation Project (FMIP) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Laura Louden, a senior majoring in anthropology and American studies; Annie Reiswig, a junior anthropology major; and Alex Watson, a junior business economics major, co-authored the paper …

Siler estate gift strengthens Miami Air Force ROTC Detachment

July 24, 2014

When Stetson Siler (Miami '75) made his first trip to Miami University's campus as a high school senior, the city kid from Chicago peered out his car window at the endless cornfields and wondered just where he was headed …

Chelsea Obrebski wins spot on USA Archery Team

July 21, 2014

Chelsea Obrebski, a Miami University senior majoring in botany with a co-major in environmental science, earned a spot on the USA Archery Team to compete in the World Archery Championships in Zagreb, Croatia, Aug. 16-26 …

Michael Markesbery awarded Astronaut Scholarship

July 17, 2014

Michael Markesbery, a senior zoology major and neuroscience and entrepreneurship double minor, has been awarded an Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). He is one of 28 students nationwide to be selected for the $10,000 scholarship by ASF for the 2014-2015 academic year …

Miami's ACE Program for international students sees record numbers

July 17, 2014

The American Culture and English (ACE) Program at Miami University, which provides English and cultural instruction to international students, begins its fourth year with record numbers and the addition of a graduate-level section. ACE enrollment swelled from 37 students when it began in fall 2011 to more than 200 confirmed undergraduates for fall 2014. The majority of these students come from China …

New map of Miami Middletown pushes seamless technological culture

June 19, 2014

Recent Miami University graduate Aaron Smigielski and Ziying Jiang, assistant professor of geography, collaborated over three semesters to develop an interactive web-based map of Miami Middletown with hopes of helping students, faculty and staff locate and utilize campus services more effectively …

Recent Miami grad awarded first place in thesis competition

June 16, 2014

Kelsey Skvoretz, a May Miami University graduate with a dual degree (bachelor's and master's) in quantitative economics, won best paper and presentation in Bowling Green University's undergraduate economics paper competition in April for her honor's thesis, Weighing on the Effectiveness of State Laws on Childhood Obesity: Fat Chance!

Patent on gag-reflex reduction device granted to Miami

June 13, 2014

Miami University received word that a patent will be granted on Miami's gag-reflex reduction device. This device, invented by Donna Scarborough (Speech Pathology and Audiology) and Michael Bailey-Van Kuren (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering), diminishes the gag reflex in situations where a hyper-sensitive response can interfere with routine health procedures  …

Carl Westmoreland, Greta Pope at Freedom Summer 50th anniversary commemoration

June 12, 2014

Carl Westmoreland, senior adviser at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and Greta Pope, international performer and Western College for Women alumna, are among featured guests as Miami University commemorates the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, near the Freedom Summer Memorial on its Western campus, 3 p.m. Friday, June 20 …

Raval earns Early Career award from American Psychological Association

June 12, 2014

Vaishali V. Raval, Miami University researcher and associate professor of psychology, has been awarded the American Psychological Association's Division 52 Early Career Professional 2014 Award for her international research, teaching and efforts in delivering culturally informed clinical services to youth and families within and outside of the U.S. …

Ohio Writing Project celebrates 35 years serving K-12 educators

June 11, 2014

Miami University's Ohio Writing Project celebrates the 35th anniversary of teaching K-12 educators how to teach writing with a special lecture June 27. Its annual four-week workshop begins June 16 with slots still available. As one of the oldest of the 197 sites of the National Writing Project, Miami's site provides professional development as well as academic credit for teachers of writing throughout the region …