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Leading child advocate Marian Wright Edelman to speak Feb. 5 at Miami

January 23, 2015

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Miami University's Hall Auditorium …

An Interview with Dean Phyllis Callahan

January 23, 2015

In this interview conducted by CAS communications intern and Miami Student associate editor Victoria Slater, Dean Callahan reflects on her leadership of the College of Arts and Science before her transition to University Provost in February …

Near and far, winter term 2015 opens students to a world of discovery

January 22, 2015

Dozens of Miami University students rang in the new year in Australia, while others spent winter term in Cuba during a historic moment of transition. Some students and faculty spent the three weeks focusing on research in their laboratories, while others studied online, in class or away at workshops in cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles …

Miami hosts first CIQS day to encourage women to participate in STEM fields

January 20, 2015

Local high school girls visited Miami University for a taste of science, creativity, and college life last Tuesday, as part of the first Careers Involving Quantitative Skills (CIQS, or "kicks") Day …

Miami geologists confirm fracking as cause of rare "felt" earthquake in Ohio

January 12, 2015

A new study by Miami University geologists links the March 2014 earthquakes in Poland Township, Ohio, to hydraulic fracturing that activated a previously unknown fault. The induced seismic sequence included a rare felt earthquake of magnitude 3.0, according to research published online Jan. 6 by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA) …

A life in the classroom keeps this 93-year-old professor young

January 8, 2015

He may move slowly, but John Eicher's 93-year-old brain works at a pace unknown to most 20-year olds. The Miami University professor emeritus has lived a life most people cannot comprehend. From working with Nobel Prize winners to living a secret, double life during World War II, he still talks about complex chemistry concepts and says he feels most at home in a classroom even today …

"You Live In a Watershed!": Student-designed exhibit aims to educate state park visitors

December 17, 2014

Visitors to the nature center at Hueston Woods State Park near Oxford can learn about the importance of watersheds, thanks to an interactive exhibit 15 Miami University students helped design …

Chris Makaroff to be interim dean of College of Arts and Science

December 17, 2014

Chris Makaroff, associate dean and professor, has been named interim dean of the College of Arts and Science effective Feb. 1, when current dean Phyllis Callahan begins in her new position as Miami's provost and executive vice president for academic affairs …

Miami University Humanities Center awarded $500,000 NEH Challenge Grant

December 10, 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Miami University Humanities Center a $500,000 Challenge Grant. Miami is one of only five institutions of higher education, and 16 organizations nationwide, to receive a challenge grant this year …

Phyllis Callahan to become Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

December 2, 2014

Dr. Phyllis Callahan, Dean of the College of Arts and Science, has been named Miami University's Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs effective February 1, 2015. President David Hodge formally made the announcement to all Miami faculty and staff on December 1 …

Miami wins the Kill the Cup University Challenge

December 2, 2014

Miami University won the Kill the Cup University Challenge — Waste Reduction division, thanks to all who used reusable mugs instead of single use cups. By using a reusable mug to purchase coffee at campus coffee shops, Miami students, faculty and staff helped reduce disposable single use cup waste on campus by 5.5 % during the inaugural 4-week competition …

Miami University and Turkish university to form sister relationship

November 20, 2014

Miami University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Erzincan University in Turkey. Glenn Muschert, professor of sociology, and Fauzia Ahmed, assistant professor of sociology and women’s studies, visited Erzincan University last month to sign the MOU and move forward with a sister university relationship …

New Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education finds home in Pearson Hall

November 18, 2014

Current and prospective students can learn more about Miami University's pre-health programs at the new Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education, which opened in Pearson Hall this fall. "It gave us a presence we didn’t have before," said David Pennock, a professor of biology and the program's director …

Kimberly Hamlin honored with Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize

November 17, 2014

Kimberly Hamlin, associate professor of American studies and history, was awarded the Margaret W. Rossiter History of Women in Science Prize for her article "The 'Case of a Bearded Woman': Hypertrichosis and the Construction of Gender in the Age of Darwin" (American Quarterly, December 2011). The article was recognized by the History of Science Society (HSS) as an outstanding article on the role of women in science …

Miami ranks No. 2 in nationwide list for students studying abroad

November 17, 2014

Miami University ranks No. 2 nationwide among public doctoral universities for undergraduate student participation in study abroad programs …

Students transform nature into art and grow through collaboration

November 12, 2014

Gathered in the third floor conference room of Pearson Hall in May, four artists, three scientists and a handful of Miami faculty began the 2014 summer session united in a common purpose: communicate issues of environmental science in unconventional, engaging ways …

Miami faculty part of CDC Ebola Web training team

October 31, 2014

Glenn Platt and colleagues at Miami University’s Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) are working with medical professionals to create a visual, Web-based training program to help medical staff learn how to protect themselves while working with patients who may have the Ebola virus …