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Miami's herbarium home to about 650,000 dried plants — and no beetles

April 27, 2017

The Willard Sherman Turrell Herbarium in Upham Hall is a systematically arranged collection of approximately 650,000 dried plants from around the world. The collection dates back to the 1790s and burgeoned in 1967 with the purchase of Oberlin College's sizable collection …

Leland Spencer receives Early Career Research Award

April 27, 2017

Leland G. Spencer, assistant professor of interdisciplinary and communication studies, received the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award from the Southern States Communication Association …

PayScale puts Miami's ROI at No. 1 in Ohio; Money magazine ranks Miami among top 25 in U.S.

April 24, 2017

Miami University is the No. 1 public university in Ohio by return on investment according to a just-released report by PayScale Inc. Using PayScale's data, Money magazine ranked "state schools most likely to pay off," naming Miami as one of its top 25 national public schools …

Twenty-three students earn President's Distinguished Service Award

April 24, 2017

Miami University President Gregory Crawford honored 23 students for their contributions to campus and the community through service and leadership …

Linda Marchant awarded Benjamin Harrison Medallion

April 20, 2017

Linda Marchant, professor of anthropology, was awarded Miami University's prestigious Benjamin Harrison Medallion. The Benjamin Harrison Medallion Award is one of the most significant recognitions Miami offers faculty for contributions attesting to qualities of teaching, research and/or service. She was honored at the April University Awards Reception …

Ancient flask leads Miami anthropologist to historical discovery

April 20, 2017

Miami University anthropologist Jeb Card helped unlock a key to ancient Maya politics and political boundaries with a seventh-century flask found in Tazumal, El Salvador …

Libraries research award honors four undergraduates

April 20, 2017

Recognizing that great student research goes hand in hand with knowledgeable use of library resources, the Miami University Libraries have announced four honorees for the 2017 Libraries Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence (LAURE) …

Miami University Art Museum commemorates 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into WWI

April 20, 2017

On April 6, the Miami University Art Museum marked the one-hundredth anniversary of the United States' entrance into World War I with a lecture in association with one of the three current exhibitions. The museum, free and open to the public, displayed artifacts from the period, including letters, sheet music, sound recordings, and posters …

Miamians remember Holocaust victims with daylong readings of names

April 19, 2017

Miami University will honor those who died during the Holocaust by reading names for Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, Monday April 24 …

Distinguished alumni return to talk careers in media with current students

April 19, 2017

The Department of Media, Journalism and Film (MJF) held its annual Distinguished Alumni Panel on Monday, April 3. Five invited alumni, all mass communication (now media and culture) majors, shared their experiences and offered career advice to students …

Miami's Institute for Food farm offers locally grown, fresh produce

April 18, 2017

Miami University's Institute for Food will showcase its farm by inviting Miami community members to join an inaugural Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project …

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

April 13, 2017

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2017 have been presented to David Berg, professor of biology; Jonathan Strauss, professor of French and Italian; and Janardin Subedi, professor of sociology and gerontology. Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to Mahmud Khan, assistant professor of physics; Brian Meyers, assistant professor of music; and April Smith, assistant professor of psychology …

Theatre: The Wild Party opens

April 13, 2017

The Miami University department of theatre will present The Wild Party, with book, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The musical won the 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical …

"Seeing the Racial Water": author Robin DiAngelo headlines the O'Hara Lecture

April 13, 2017

The 2017 Lloyd and Mary O'Hara Lecture, hosted by the Department of Political Science on April 5 in Shideler 152, presented speaker Robin DiAngelo, an academic, lecturer, and author in critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies …

Miami graduate student named president of national microscopy student council

April 12, 2017

Joshua Silverstein, a geology graduate student at Miami University, has been elected president of the Microscopy Society of America's (MSA) newly formed student council …

New online graduate certificate program to encourage innovative entrepreneurial solutions for rising aging challenges

April 12, 2017

Miami's new Social Entrepreneurship & Aging (SEA) Graduate Certificate, beginning in Fall 2017, is set to explore a new set of challenges and market opportunities. The United States, like many countries in western Europe, Japan, and others, has begun to experience the impact of a rising aging population …

Lynette Hudiburgh receives Knox Distinguished Teaching Award

April 11, 2017

Lynette Hudiburgh, lecturer of statistics, is the recipient of the 2017 E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes one faculty member who uses creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level …

Miami alumna and CST Brands Inc. president/CEO Kim Lubel returns to campus to give CAS commencement address

April 10, 2017

Kim Lubel, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of CST Brands Inc., will be returning to Oxford to be the featured speaker at the College of Arts and Sciences Recognition Ceremony on May 13 …

Suzanne Kunkel and Allen McConnell each named University Distinguished Professor

April 6, 2017

Suzanne Kunkel, professor of sociology and gerontology and director of the Scripps Gerontology Center, and Allen McConnell, professor of psychology, have been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor by Miami University's board of trustees, effective July 1 …

Opening Minds through Art event showcases artwork, special relationships formed between Miami students and elders with dementia

April 6, 2017

Opening Minds through Art (OMA), Miami University's award-winning intergenerational art program for people with dementia, was founded in 2007 at the Scripps Gerontology Center by Elizabeth "Like" Lokon …

Miami students win 13 Mark of Excellence awards in Detroit

April 5, 2017

Several Miami University students were recently recognized in the annual Mark of Excellence competition of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). There were 6 first-place and 7 finalist awards …

Lost in translation: author Safia Elhillo addresses the refugee experience

April 4, 2017

On March 16, successful Sudanese American author and poet Safia Elhillo shared her insights and experiences as the first speaker in the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies' Spring 2017 lecture series, Refuge/Refugees

Summer reading book, Hillbilly Elegy, reflects on local setting

April 3, 2017

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance, has been selected as Miami University's 2017 summer reading book. Hillbilly Elegy is the story of Vance's upbringing and family history in Middletown, Ohio, and Kentucky …

Miami designated "Voter Friendly" in inaugural Voter Friendly Campus program

March 30, 2017

Miami University's Oxford and Hamilton campuses are among 83 campuses nationwide designated as a "Voter Friendly Campus" …

Miami University graduate students awarded research scholarship

March 28, 2017

Paige Lloyd, a doctoral student in the psychology department at Miami University, has received a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization. In addition to Lloyd, Miami alumna Hailee Yoshizaki Gibbons, is also one of the 100 recipients of the $15,000 Scholar Award. Gibbons is a 2008 alumna of Western College …

Shellfish graveyards offer glimpse of ocean's pristine past

March 16, 2017

The shells of dead mollusks offer a treasure trove of information about the state of oceans over thousands of years. A new study by Miami University paleontologist Carrie Tyler and principal investigator Michal Kowalewski of the Florida Museum of Natural History shows that these shellfish graveyards can record patterns in the diversity and distribution of marine animals with surprising accuracy …

Miami graduate school programs rank among best in nation

March 14, 2017

Four Miami University graduate programs are in the top 100 of U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of Best Graduate Schools rankings …

Miami recognizes three women for their contributions to student success

March 9, 2017

Miami University faculty member Marsha Robinson, staff member Michelle Thomas and community member Patricia Ellis each received the 2017 Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award. The award recognizes spirited women of color, particularly those who have been warm and welcoming to others …

Summit brings leaders of minority-owned businesses to campus

March 9, 2017

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Miami University presented the first Minority-Owned Business Leaders' Summit at Miami's Oxford campus, Monday, March 6. While on campus, leaders of minority-owned businesses spoke with representatives from career services about hiring students as interns and employees, held an interactive roundtable with student leaders and discussed working with a public university with administrators …

Goldman Prize winner Quentin Russell to share his love of poetry with area students

March 9, 2017

As the 2017 recipient of the Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize, Quentin Russell will spend the next year teaching poetry after school to students at area high schools …