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Distinguished Teaching Awards presented to four faculty

September 16, 2014

Rodney Coates, Sergio Sanabria, Andrew Casper and Alysia Fischer each received the University Distinguished Teaching Award for their excellence. The University Distinguished Teaching Award is conferred upon faculty whose achievements unequivocally merit recognition for excellence in teaching. Up to four awards are given annually with up to one award for each rank: full professor; associate professor; assistant professor; and clinical, lecturer, and/or part-time faculty …

Criminal Justice Week events planned at Miami Hamilton

September 12, 2014

The problem of contemporary human trafficking and slavery is the topic of Criminal Justice Week at Miami Hamilton …

Alzheimer's documentary film and panel discussion Sept. 18

September 12, 2014

A panel discussion and screening of the film "You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't Live Here: An Alzheimer's Documentary" will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in 212 MacMillan Hall …

Physics department introduces new SCALE-UP teaching approach

September 11, 2014

The department of physics has introduced a new approach to teaching 100-level physics classes that encourages students to work together in groups to solve problems in class. The method known as SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Activities for Large-Enrollment Undergraduate Programs) integrates lab and lecture into a studio environment …

Award-winning writer Andrew Revkin opens Altman Program

September 9, 2014

Andrew Revkin, award-winning writer and author of The New York Times' Dot Earth Blog, will present "Seeking a Good Path in the Anthropocene" at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, in the Wilks Theater of the Armstrong Student Center. His is the opening lecture in the Miami University Humanities Center's 2014-2015 Altman Program. This year's Altman Program topic, "The Anthropocene: A New Era in Human-Environment Relations," explores the pressing challenges of an age in which human activity has overtaken natural geological processes …

Series talks about health information technology at Miami's regional locations

September 3, 2014

Miami University's regional campuses continue a series of talks on health information technology Tuesday, Sept. 9, with a presentation on "A Physician's Perspective on Health Information Technology" by Kami Park. All talks in the series are 5:30-6:30 p.m. in 312 Mosler Hall at Miami Hamilton …

Does the EPA Favor Industry When Assessing Chemical Dangers? (Newsweek)

September 3, 2014

On a late spring morning in 2012, Michelle Boone settled into her seat on an expert panel at the U.S. Environmental Protection in Washington, D.C. As the day wore on, she felt more and more uneasy. Boone, an ecologist who works with amphibians at Miami University of Ohio, was chosen to be one of a handful of people to weigh in on the effect of a widely used pesticide on amphibians …

Miami University's national conference to offer a close look at civil rights struggle

September 2, 2014

Miami University's upcoming national conference on Freedom Summer will feature some leading voices revisiting that pivotal time in civil rights history and discussing the struggle that continues today. The "50 Years After Freedom Summer: Understanding the Past, Building the Future" reunion and conference Oct. 11-14 will include historic participants along with scholars, activists, students and others exploring the continued significance of Freedom Summer  …

Richard Lee part of first genome sequencing of an extremophile

August 29, 2014

The Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica, has the smallest genome yet reported for an insect. The recently sequenced genome—the first for an Antarctic animal—was completed by a team of researchers that includes entomologist Richard Lee, University Distinguished Professor of Biology at Miami University …

Miami students receive Bioinformatics Scholarships

August 29, 2014

Thirteen Miami University students have been awarded the 2014-2015 Choose Ohio First Bioinformatics Scholarship. The goal of the Choose Ohio First Bioinformatics Scholarship Program is to set Ohio on track to be a leader in the bioinformatics industry by ensuring a well-prepared pool of diverse, highly-trained students to enter the bioinformatics workforce in Ohio …

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

August 26, 2014

The Myaamia Center at Miami University has received a $167,650 grant awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project titled "Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages." Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center, is principal investigator …

Rodney Coates recognized by ASA

August 25, 2014

Rodney D. Coates, professor of sociology, social justice and gerontology and interim director of the black world studies program, was honored with the 2014 Founder's Award for Scholarship and Service from the American Sociological Association …

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 …