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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 …

For these students, Miami is a study abroad location

August 4, 2016

This year, 135 Chinese college students opened Miami University's doors to a new culture. The students are enrolled in Miami's Global Partner Summer School program, developed by Global Initiatives …

Miami students receive Gilman scholarships for study abroad

July 25, 2016

Three Miami University students received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to help fund their study abroad experiences this fall …

Miami professor named 2016 American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow

July 21, 2016

The American Chemical Society has named Ellen Yezierski, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, a 2016 ACS Fellow. She is one of 57 distinguished scientists in this year's class who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and important contributions to ACS …

Miami's rain gardens slow and purify runoff while adding beauty and habitat

July 21, 2016

Two new rain gardens are being created on campus, joining the extensive rain garden on Western campus and three others designed to help reduce and purify rain runoff …

Zackary Hill wins award for adapted screenplay

July 21, 2016

Zackary Hill, coordinator and adviser for Miami University's Western program, and his co-writer have been named among winners of the Adapted Screenplay Competition …

Students more aware of sexual assault prevention; Miami part of statewide survey

July 18, 2016

Miami University students say they have participated in sexual assault prevention training and in training on procedures for reporting sexual assault at rates well above the average college student in Ohio, 42% and 30% higher, respectively …

Rick Page receives NSF CAREER grant for research on the "fascinating process" of protein quality control

July 14, 2016

Rick Page, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Miami University, has been recognized as one of the nation's top young faculty in his field by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with the award of a CAREER grant from the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program …

Student journalists professionally recognized, published

July 14, 2016

The Miami Student, Miami University's student newspaper, was recognized by The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in Ohio for work published by the newspaper in 2015 …

Miami's butterfly gardens provide beauty and resources

July 7, 2016

Butterflies are visiting Miami thanks to pollinator-friendly gardens created by horticulturalist Dan Garber last year and now in peak bloom. The gardens are designed to provide food sources for pollinators, especially the Monarch butterfly. Populations of Monarch butterflies have been rapidly declining due to habitat loss in North America …

Institute for Food harvests first crops

July 1, 2016

Miami students and staff are harvesting the first crops from the Miami University Institute for Food farm. The early vegetables include multiple kinds of lettuce, new potatoes, radishes, parsley, basil and spring onions …

Cameron Williams named Astronaut Scholar

June 30, 2016

Cameron Williams, a senior biochemistry major and mathematics minor from Hamilton, has been awarded an Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). He is one of 40 students nationwide to be selected for the scholarship, worth up to $10,000, for the 2016-2017 academic year …

From Project REACH to Dream Keepers: expanding access to a college education

June 24, 2016

Since 2007, Project REACH (Reaching Every Aspiration for College with Hope) has worked to expand college readiness among underserved student populations within Cincinnati-area high schools. Now renamed Dream Keepers, the program is expected to expand its reach to additional schools within the Cincinnati area …

Miami's Scripps Gerontology Center awarded $1.4 million grant

June 23, 2016

Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center is the recipient of a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The money will be used to research older learners and their ability to complete college programs …

Students flock to new Film Studies co-major

June 21, 2016

Since its inception in fall 2015, Miami's new Film Studies co-major has already attracted 20 students, with more expected in the near future. The co-major, which students pair with a major in another department, explores topics such as film history, global cinemas, and film theory …

Ohio American Legion brings Buckeye Boys State to Miami University

June 17, 2016

The American Legion Buckeye Boys State board of trustees voted Thursday, June 16, to relocate the American Legion Buckeye Boys State program to Miami University's Oxford campus in 2017. American Legion Buckeye Boys State is an 8-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Ohio government …

Miami among top producers of Fortune 500 CEOs

June 17, 2016

Miami made Money's Top 10 list for CEOs of Fortune 500 companies — and the magazine points out that Miami is the only school in the top 10 with two female Fortune 500 CEOs to its credit …

Journalism students find Cuban story behind the baseball

June 16, 2016

Speaking in the common language of baseball, Miami students studying abroad in Havana, Cuba, hit a home run with Plaza, a little league team. Presenting 12 new baseballs to the team, journalism students Ben Blanchard and Jack Evans not only found a story, they connected with the Cuban culture …

Miami senior headed to Jordan on Critical Language Scholarship

June 9, 2016

Miami University senior Ethan Wotring has been awarded a prestigious 2016 Critical Language Scholarship. He will spend eight weeks studying Arabic at the Jordanian Language Academy in Madaba, Jordan …

American Studies majors embark on intercultural experiences beyond the classroom

June 3, 2016

Miami students in the American Studies program, as part of the College of Arts and Science's recently unveiled Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, have tackled a number of valuable research and experiential learning projects with faculty during the 2015-16 academic year …

Loan debt and sunsets make meaningful art for professor

June 2, 2016

A $63,000 debt and a desire to capture beauty turned a hobby into meaningful art for Rodney Coates …

Data Central: Students apply analytics in all areas

May 26, 2016

L. Allison Jones-Farmer, the Van Andel Professor of Business Analytics, joined Miami in 2014 to help create Miami University's Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS). John Bailer, University Distinguished Professor and chair of the department of statistics, said the time was right for CADS …

Miami receives fourth 2016 Beckman Scholars Institutional Award

May 19, 2016

Miami University is one of 12 institutions nationwide to receive the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation's 2016 Beckman Scholars Program Institutional Award. The $130,000 award supports undergraduate research and faculty mentoring for select students in chemistry, biochemistry and the biological sciences …