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 …

Miami University marks the 50th anniversary of local Freedom Summer history

June 9, 2014

Photographer Herbert Randall no longer has the nightmares that haunted his sleep after a harrowing incident while documenting the 1964 civil rights initiative known as Freedom Summer. Fifty years later, Richard Momeyer believes there is still much to learn from the hundreds of volunteers—many of them white college students—who trained in Oxford before heading south to register black voters and set up freedom schools and community centers …

Miami marks Freedom Summer 50th anniversary with commemoration, conference, convocation and more

June 9, 2014

Miami University marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer with a commemoration Friday, June 20. Carl Westmoreland, senior adviser at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, will be the featured speaker at the 3 p.m. event near the Freedom Summer Memorial on Western campus …

Quanyu Huang promotes a "kinder, gentler" education model combining the best of East and West

May 30, 2014

In his latest book, Quanyu Huang explores blending the best practices of American and Chinese education to create well-rounded students on both continents, and just maybe leveling the playing field for future scientific Nobel Prize winners …

Marchant, Taylor and Ward appointed to director positions

May 23, 2014

The office of the provost has appointed three faculty members to serve in university director positions beginning July 2014: Linda Marchant, Rich Taylor and Rose Marie Ward. The three have significant records of excellence in teaching, scholarship and service …

Interactive app and Web-based game will share the story of Freedom Summer

May 22, 2014

A Miami University theatre professor has been awarded a $59,994 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop a prototype for a location-based game about the role Western College for Women (now Miami's Western campus) played in Freedom Summer …

Nancy Solomon elected Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society

May 14, 2014

Nancy Solomon, professor of biology at Miami University, is one of five new Fellows of the Animal Behavior Society. She is the first ABS Fellow at Miami. A behavioral ecologist, Solomon's research focuses on the ecology, reproduction and behavior of small mammals …