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Bennett Omalu and Jeanne Marie Laskas featured in Lecture Series

September 26, 2016

Bennett Omalu and Jeanne Marie Laskas will open the 2016-2017 Miami University Lecture Series with "Concussion: Don't Break the Rules, Change the Game" at 7:30 pm Monday, Oct. 3, at Hall Auditorium …

Miami's disability studies program ranks among nation's best

September 26, 2016

Great College Deals has ranked Miami University's disability studies program No. 9 in the nation. Miami offers a minor in disability studies …

NASA Astronaut Michael McCulley presents scholarship to Miami senior

September 23, 2016

Former NASA Astronaut Michael McCulley will present senior Cameron Williams with an Astronaut Scholarship and will share his experiences in space at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Hall Auditorium …

Physical health tied to native language use

September 22, 2016

An academic review of research suggests a link between an indigenous community's language vitality and its members' health …

"Musical Crossroads": Tammy Kernodle's behind-the-scenes experience with the newest Smithsonian museum

September 22, 2016

When President Obama dedicates the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture this weekend, we will witness history in the making …

MacArthur "genius grant" awarded to Miami University's Daryl Baldwin

September 22, 2016

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University and a leader in Native American language and cultural revitalization, has been named one of the 2016 MacArthur Fellows — recipients of the so-called "genius grants" …

From Syria to Freedom Summer: diverse lineup of events highlights interdepartmental collaborations

September 21, 2016

A Freedom Summer app presentation, Syria at the Crossroads program, an oud (Arabian lute) recital and a discussion on "21st Century Lynchings?" are among diverse and collaborative events next week at Miami …

Discover the Sciences event highlights CAS math and natural science offerings for prospective students

September 21, 2016

High school students interested in majoring in math and science had the opportunity to attend the annual Discover the Sciences program on September 10 to learn more about the state-of-the-art mathematical and natural science programs in Miami's College of Arts and Science (CAS) …

LSAMP Program at Miami receives its largest group yet of minority students pursuing the STEM fields

September 20, 2016

August 23 marked the end of Miami's third annual early arrival program for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), which is a federally funded initiative to promote engagement and success of minority students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. The week-long program brings incoming students together for team-building exercises and a collaborative research project on a real-world industrial problem sponsored by Kroger …

Jacqueline Rioja-Velarde and Katherine Fowler-Cordova recognized by Ohio Latino Affairs Commission

September 19, 2016

Jacqueline Rioja-Velarde and Katherine Fowler-Cordova of Miami University will receive awards from the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission for outstanding achievements in professional and community service and for serving as role models for the Hispanic community in Ohio

Unsung heroes recognized at Unity in the Community

September 16, 2016

Twenty-five members of the Miami University-Oxford-Butler County community were recognized at Miami's Unity in the Community event Sept. 14. They were presented with Unsung Hero awards to recognize their "tireless efforts on behalf of Miami students and Oxford that continuously make and help foster community at Miami" …

Knowing their tribal identity helps Native American students succeed

September 15, 2016

The Myaamia Center ("Myaamia" is "Miami" in the Miami language) on Miami University's Oxford, Ohio, campus, melds academics with the Miami Tribe's language and cultural revitalization efforts for the benefit of the tribe and the university community. Students from the tribe take a series of six 1-hour cultural Myaamia classes starting their first year …

Miami's Wil Haygood wins second Ohioana Book Award

September 14, 2016

Miami University faculty member Wil Haygood has won the Ohioana Book Award in Nonfiction for his book Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America

2016 sexual assault climate survey results online

September 14, 2016

Results of a sexual assault climate survey administered last April indicate Miami University students are more aware of sexual assault prevention than the average college student in Ohio but are not immune to sexual assault or interpersonal violence …

Outstanding faculty commitment at Miami recognized with No. 1 public university ranking

September 13, 2016

U.S. News & World Report ranks Miami University the top public university in the nation for its faculty members' outstanding commitment to undergraduate teaching …

STEM Girls Day Out event to inspire young female scientists with a taste of college-level research and scholarship

September 13, 2016

The Hefner Museum of Natural History and the College of Arts and Science (CAS) at Miami University is collaborating with Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) to offer a special educational field trip for elementary and middle school girls to learn about and develop interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) …

Miami students spend a long, hot summer working with some of the movers and shakers of our nation's capital

September 12, 2016

Miami's Inside Washington program, run by the Department of Media, Journalism & Film (MJF), took 15 juniors and seniors to Washington DC this summer, where they heard speakers and interned for a variety of lobbyists, journalists, and Senators and Congressmen …

Hailiang Dong promotes new research collaborations between U.S. and Chinese scientists

September 9, 2016

Miami geomicrobiologist Hailiang Dong is part of an effort to promote interdisciplinary research and create new opportunities for collaborations between U.S. and Chinese scientists …

Discover a treasure trove at Miami's museums

September 8, 2016

Six museums educate students and others about art, history, artifacts. Five of them, inside traditional bricks-and-mortar buildings, are free and open to the public …

SEA Miami offers students an immersive educational voyage in the Caribbean during January 2017

September 7, 2016

This upcoming winter term, Miami students will have the opportunity to escape from Ohio's icy temperatures to immerse themselves in oceanic sciences and maritime history aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer, a research sailing vessel departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico in the sunny Caribbean …

Connect, learn, share: Miami events promote inclusiveness

September 1, 2016

Numerous events and programs designed to serve as a catalyst for intercultural connection and dialogue are planned for the upcoming academic year …

"Can Medicine Save the Humanities?" Opening talk for Altman Program

August 25, 2016

John McGowan, the Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, will present "Can Medicine Save the Humanities, and Vice Versa?" at 4 pm Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Shriver Center Dolibois Room …

Scripps Gerontology Center receives grant to improve Ohio's nursing homes

August 22, 2016

Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid to improve nursing home residents' quality of life …

CAS Alums Bringing Home the Gold in 18 of the Last 9 Ceremony

August 22, 2016

While American athletes were off in Rio earning gold medals in the Olympics, Miami began celebrating its own "gold medalists" in the form of successful alum. On Friday, October 28, 18 Miami alumni are being honored on campus with the "18 of the Last 9" Young Alumni Award …

Community focus unites Miami and Zambia scientists in environmental research

August 18, 2016

An intensive three-week study abroad workshop in the Republic of Zambia teamed Miami University students and professors with colleagues from the University of Zambia and the Zambia Environmental Management Agency in three ongoing research projects …

Miami's Myaamia Center receives NSF grant for "Breath of Life" project

August 18, 2016

The Myaamia Center at Miami University has been awarded a $182,406 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the "National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages" project. The funding is part of the Documenting Endangered Languages program, a joint effort between the NSF and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which is designed to support projects that protect and preserve endangered languages …

State grant to expand Miami's Opening Minds through Art program

August 15, 2016

Opening Minds through Art (OMA) has been awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Medicaid to expand its award-winning program in the state. OMA is an intergenerational art-making program for people with dementia developed at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center …

Miami's ponds add beauty, manage stormwater: 300 geothermal wells under ponds are a first in the world

August 11, 2016

Miami's new ponds — Western Upper and Lower Ponds and Patterson Pond — work in concert with rain gardens on campus to manage and purify stormwater runoff …

Miami's Ohio Writing Project celebrates 37 years of writing instruction

August 9, 2016

From June 13 to July 8, 33 K-12 teachers from all over southwest Ohio participated in Miami's 37th annual Ohio Writing Project (OWP) workshop focusing on the teaching of writing …