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Sesame Street comes to Miami Lecture Series

February 9, 2016

Caroll Spinney, Sonia Manzano, and Michael Davis will present "The Role of Sesame Street in the Development of Cultural Awareness," as part of the 2015-2016 Miami University Lecture Series 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15, at Hall Auditorium …

Sir Ken Robinson brings global perspective on creativity and innovation to Miami University's spring commencement

February 8, 2016

Sir Ken Robinson, internationally acclaimed expert on creativity, is the keynote speaker for Miami University’s 2016 spring commencement ceremony, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Yager Stadium …

CAS students volunteer for a community-building, life-changing experience in El Salvador

February 5, 2016

This past January, a group of 4 Miami students from the College of Arts and Science as well as two Miami alumni joined forces with other members of Habitat for Humanity to help build a 4-person home for a family in El Salvador …

Linking in: Miami students connect, land jobs on popular professional network

February 4, 2016

Mary Beth Barnes, senior assistant director and liaison to the College of Arts and Science for career services, said LinkedIn is a topic she always brings up to Miami students, regardless of their year in school or field of study. "It's such an important part of the process to help them explore careers, network with alumni and really just sort of grow their own personal network," Barnes said …

Miami introduces HawksNest, a new crowdfunding platform

February 4, 2016

Together with university advancement, the office for the advancement of research and scholarship is rolling out a new crowdfunding platform called HawksNest. Through HawksNest, alumni, family and friends of the university can directly support the research, scholarship and service projects of Miami University students, faculty and staff …

Miami University researcher assesses Zika virus threat to U.S.

February 2, 2016

"There is currently only a low risk the Zika virus will become a major problem in the United States or Canada," a Miami University researcher said. Dhananjai "DJ" Rao's initial Zika computer model forecast for several countries in South America has been submitted to a government agency working on this for its use …

Miami students hit NYC for an insider's view on news and media industries

February 2, 2016

Miami students spent 6 days in January, in the heart of New York City, to gain insight of the many career paths available in the world of news and media …

Miami Regionals sponsor black history events

January 28, 2016

Miami University Regionals are sponsoring a number of events for Black History Month …

Eight Miami students named semi-finalists in Fulbright competition

January 21, 2016

Eight Miami University students have been named semi-finalists in the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant competition. The largest U.S. exchange program, Fulbright awards students travel grants to teach or research overseas …

Winter term takes students to Costa Rica, the computer screen and everywhere in between

January 21, 2016

In all, 4,916 Miami students registered for credited winter term courses this year compared to 4,449 students last year, according to statistics provided by Tim Kuykendoll, senior assistant registrar for technology …

Miami hosts high school outreach events to inspire careers and creativity in the sciences

January 21, 2016

Local school girls attended Miami University's second annual CIQS Day on January 14, hoping to kick start their careers in the STEM fields. On the following day, 41 10th grader honor students from Oxford's Talawanda High School joined Miami for a biology lab where they analyzed photosynthetic proteins & pigments from the thylakoid membranes from spinach as well as several species of alga …

Miami's Department of Physics joins acclaimed international network for research on quantum information science

January 13, 2016

The Macklin Quantum Information (QI) Group, a research cluster in Miami's Department of Physics devoted to the growing field of quantum information theory, has been invited to become a node of the internationally renowned Southwestern Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) network …

Climate change is rapidly warming the world's lakes, new research shows

January 7, 2016

Climate change is rapidly warming the surface waters of lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new study spanning six continents. More than 60 scientists, including Craig Williamson, Ohio Eminent Scholar of Ecosystem Ecology at Miami University, took part in the research, published in the Dec. 16, 2015, issue of Geophysical Research Letters

Ohio nursing homes have emergency plans, but are they complete?

January 4, 2016

Researchers at Miami University Scripps Gerontology Center say nearly all of Ohio's nursing homes have plans in place to respond to emergencies, but not enough facilities are coordinating efforts with hospitals, emergency responders and public health officials …

Miami students receive Gilman scholarships for study abroad

December 14, 2015

Dakota Potts, an international studies and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies double major, and Joshua Harrington, a sophomore East Asian Languages and Cultures major, were awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to support their study abroad experiences …

Zoology major Jocelynne Samu designs her own research program

December 14, 2015

When senior zoology major (and environmental science co-major) Jocelynne Samu realized there were limitations in going the traditional route at Miami to pursue her passion of doing research on animal predators, she decided to develop her own research project …

Research on sexting, politics and streaming teaches students fundamentals in strategic communication

December 10, 2015

A survey done by Miami University students found that trust is the biggest fault among millennials when it comes to sexting. Undergraduate students in a strategic communication planning course taught by Rob Batchelor surveyed 1,557 college students nationwide on sexting, analyzed results and then reported their findings — all part of a semesterlong project focusing on the study of modern communication, the media and news …

Haygood book nominated for NAACP Image Award

December 9, 2015

The book Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America by Wil Haygood, Miami University visiting professor and alumnus, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award …

Jim Oris receives SETAC Fellows Award

December 8, 2015

Jim Oris, associate provost for research and scholarship and dean of the Graduate School, has received the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 2015 Fellows Award …

Bridges Program introduces culturally diverse, high-achieving students to Miami

December 3, 2015

More than 600 high school students participated in this year's Bridges Program, an overnight visit program for high-achieving high school seniors who have a commitment to and appreciation for cultural diversity. Students came from Columbus and Chillicothe; Dayton and Cincinnati; Cleveland, Akron and Toledo; and out of state …

New Shideler Hall to feature a geospatial analysis center, redesigned geology museum, 3D digital globe, and more innovations

December 2, 2015

When the 90,000 sq.ft., newly renovated Shideler Hall reopens for business in January, it will offer an array of exciting and innovative resources for faculty and students primarily in the fields of geology, environmental earth science, geography, and environment & sustainability …

Nohelia Rojas-Miesse receives first John. E. Dolibois Faculty Award

November 18, 2015

Global Initiatives has awarded the first John E. Dolibois Faculty Award for Innovation in Global Programming to Nohelia Rojas-Miesse, senior lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese …

Miami ranks No. 2 for study abroad participation

November 16, 2015

Miami University ranks No. 2 in the country among public doctoral universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad, with 42% of students studying in a foreign country prior to graduation …

Paul Urayama receives 2015 CAS Distinguished Educator Award

November 12, 2015

Paul Urayama, associate professor of physics, has been selected to receive the 2015 College of Arts and Science Distinguished Educator Award …

Lauren Misel: solving biological problems with computers

November 12, 2015

Lauren Misel, a junior microbiology major and bioinformatics minor from Newark, had never taken a programming course until her sophomore year at Miami. Two semesters later she was selected as a Miami-Hughes intern, spending the summer conducting research and working on a software tool "CRISPR-Cas9 Target Prediction" with her faculty mentor Chun Liang, professor of biology …

Yes, humanities majors can become CEOs

November 12, 2015

Christian Flores isn't your typical college senior. At 23 years old, the Latin American studies major already has CEO on his résumé and is pursuing a career in corporate America …

Are women equal in America today? Two prominent Janus Forum guests address gender equality

November 12, 2015

On October 28, Miami University's Janus Forum Steering Committee and the Department of Political Science invited distinguished guests Christina Hoff Sommers and Rinku Sen to speak on feminism and equality in present day America …