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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 …

Talawanda students "ooh and ah" during Science Week at Miami

May 19, 2016

Nearly 1,100 Talawanda students in first through fifth grades learned about chemistry, physics, geology and other science areas during Miami University's Science Week, May 16-20 …

Fulbright recipient wants to be "catalyst for change" concerning how individuals with disabilities are viewed

May 12, 2016

Ever since she played her first basketball game at age 7, Emily Paxson has been out to show people she could accomplish whatever she set her mind to, despite missing her middle and index fingers on both hands …

Record-setting year for Miami's Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship grantees

May 12, 2016

Five Miami University students have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants for the 2016-2017 academic year. This is the highest number of Miami students to be offered Fulbright grants in a single academic year …

Summer reading book, Spare Parts, focuses on overcoming adversity

May 12, 2016

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream has been chosen for Miami University's 2016 summer reading program …

Professor Emeritus John Eicher to be inducted to Ohio Hall of Fame

May 12, 2016

After spending 37 years teaching at Miami University and 14 years teaching and learning with Miami's Institute for Learning in Retirement, John Eicher, emeritus professor of chemistry, is getting recognized by the state of Ohio for his extraordinary life …

Spreading JOY, from Oxford, Ohio, to the Dominican Republic

May 11, 2016

Frankie Roskam did not come to Miami University knowing she would end up starting a nonprofit organization. But that's what happened …

Susan Hoffman and senior Katherine Makaroff honored by the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education

May 10, 2016

Senior premedical student Katherine Makaroff and Susan Hoffman, associate professor of biology, were honored with awards from the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education …

Grant brings India to Miami to study cultural-centered mental health approaches

May 5, 2016

Miami is one of only four institutions in the United States to receive a three-year $190,000 grant from the Indo-U.S. 21st Century Knowledge Initiative distributed by the U.S. Department of State. Miami shares the grant with the department of psychology at Christ University …

Miami hosts national data analytics competition

May 5, 2016

From 6 p.m. on Friday April 29th until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1st, 50 students from three Ohio universities participated in a nationwide data analytics competition known as DataFest …

French and Italian study abroad programs offer great immersive experiences

May 2, 2016

This past January, dozens of Miami students took part in three major study abroad opportunities sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, in collaboration with the Department of English …

Three Miami students win Miami University Libraries inaugural award

April 29, 2016

Three Miami students won the Miami University Libraries' Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence (LAURE), an award given to Miami University undergraduates who demonstrate excellence in library research conducted in support of a student project …

Campus beauty rooted in its trees

April 28, 2016

Most people probably have trouble remembering when Arbor Day falls on the calendar, but not Richard 'Dick' Munson. It's his favorite holiday and this Friday, he'll plant a tree for the 44th consecutive year …

Brand strategist David Kelbaugh joins other MJF alums to advise students on media careers

April 28, 2016

On Monday, April 18, David Kelbaugh and four other Miami alums that work in media came to speak at a panel presentation to give Miami students advice and share their different career paths …

Miami Mock Trial places second in division, third overall at National Championship

April 27, 2016

The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial Program team placed second in their division and third overall at the 2016 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament held in Greenville, South Carolina, April 15-17. This is Miami's ninth consecutive top 10, and third consecutive top five, finish at the national tournament …

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

April 25, 2016

The Miami University Distinguished Scholar Award for 2016 will be presented to M. Cameron Hay-Rollins, associate professor of anthropology. Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards will be presented to Elise Clerkin, assistant professor of psychology; Rick Page, assistant professor of biology and microbiology; and Leland Spencer, assistant professor of integrative studies …

Dr. Don Francis leaves students inspired and motivated after lecture

April 25, 2016

Members of the Miami community were left inspired and motivated after listening to a special guest lecturer, Dr. Don Francis, who visited campus on April 14 to meet with several classes and give a stimulating address …

Journalist Charles M. Blow addresses the Black Lives Matter movement

April 22, 2016

Charles M. Blow, visual op-ed columnist for The New York Times and CNN contributor, visited Miami on Monday, April 11 in Benton Hall to talk about the national Black Lives Matter movement …

Microbiology students win presentation awards

April 20, 2016

Two Miami University microbiology graduate students won presentation awards at the 2016 Ohio Branch of the American Society of Microbiology annual meetings held April 8-9 …