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Department of Psychology introduces its inaugural Alumni Advisory Board

September 19, 2018

On Friday, September 7, Department of Psychology students and faculty were introduced to the members of the department's inaugural Alumni Advisory Board …

Hike-A-Thon Plus Kicks Off Week of Wellness

September 11, 2018

The Hike-A-Thon Plus offers more than just an everyday hike in Oxford. You get the beauty of the natural landscape as well as more than 25 fun, interactive stations along route to the Dewitt Cabin. Hike-A-Thon partner stations include monarch butterfly way stations, geocaching, bird watching, raising awareness of Paws for A Cause - Miami's service dog organization, and much more …

Featuring new airy, wide spaces, Phase 1 of Pearson Hall renovation comes to a close

August 22, 2018

Biological science majors returning to campus this fall are in for a pleasant surprise: the ongoing renovation of Pearson Hall has finally borne fruit. Beautiful new open study spaces, classrooms, and labs throughout the first, second, and third floors of the building have been freshly completed for interdisciplinary, collaborative use …

SEA certificate program gives insight into aging, entrepreneurship

August 17, 2018

As baby boomers head into retirement and beyond, businesses are finding a need to adapt to their changing needs and desires. The online Social Entrepreneurship & Aging Graduate Certificate (SEA) at Miami University helps to prepare socially-minded entrepreneurs and professionals in the field of aging for success in the era of aging and entrepreneurship …

Biochemists Gary Lorigan and Rick Page each awarded a $1.8 million five-year MIRA grant, a first at Miami

August 8, 2018

The NIH has recognized Miami University biochemists Gary Lorigan and Rick Page: They were each awarded about $1.8 million over 5 years, as part of the Maximizing Investigator's Research Award, or MIRA. The MIRA grants, part of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), are highly competitive and essentially set the researcher for a career in NIH funding, said Mike Crowder, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry …

Professor of chemistry Scott Hartley wins $742K grant award from the US Department of Energy

July 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded professor of chemistry Scott Hartley a three-year grant of $742,000 for him to conduct research on specific chemical compounds, carbodiimides, used in "nonequilibrium" chemical systems …

Diving in to big data

July 25, 2018

Donna Nguyen, a junior economics and statistics double major from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is used to working with spreadsheets full of data points. But she is new at ecological data collection in the field. As an Undergraduate Summer Scholar, she is getting hands-on experience — and a deep dive — into collecting high-frequency data from several lakes in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains …

Eos Earth and Space Science News highlights paper by Miami scientists

July 5, 2018

Eos Earth & Space Science News highlighted a study by Rachel Pilla, Miami University doctoral student in biology. The Eos Research Spotlights highlight the best accepted articles of Earth and space science. They are selected by the editors of American Geophysical Union journals …

Krystina Hird, Matt Morris named 2018-2019 Beckman Scholars

June 21, 2018

Senior biochemistry majors Krystina Hird and Matt Morris both chose to attend Miami in part because of the opportunity for undergraduate research. Now, as Beckman Scholars, they will receive $19,300 and continued support for a mentored research project over two summers and one academic year …

Beyond the lava: Miami experts focus on volcanic hazards to people, ecology

June 7, 2018

As volcanoes in Hawaii and Guatemala simultaneously spew lava and belch toxic plumes of ash, experts at Miami University focus on the impact to humans and ecology in the surrounding area …

Miami scientists welcome Talawanda elementary students for Science Week

May 31, 2018

Miami scientists welcomed hundreds of elementary students from Talawanda's Bogan, Kramer and Marshall schools during the 12th annual Science Week May 21-23 …

Student-developed web app explores overdose deaths in Butler County

May 30, 2018

A new interactive web app promises to become an important component in battling the opioid crisis in Butler County by exploring the patterns of overdose deaths. Using data from the the Butler County Coroner's office, statistics students at Miami University developed the Overdose Deaths in Butler County web app …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: natural sciences

May 30, 2018

CAS students in a spectrum of liberal arts majors have already begun their adventures in study abroad programs, undergraduate research experiences, and internships. In this third article of a 3-part series, students from the natural sciences discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

2018 College of Arts and Science graduation ceremony features student Max Leveridge and alum Scott Hess

May 23, 2018

On the evening of Saturday, May 19, new student graduate Max Leveridge and 1989 Miami alum Scott Hess took the stage in a packed Millett Assembly Hall to address the College of Arts and Science's graduating Class of 2018, along with their families and friends …

Conservation scientist and Miami alum discusses work with the World Wildlife Fund and Natural Capital Project

May 9, 2018

On April 13, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) had the pleasure of hosting Derric Pennington (Miami '03) as the guest speaker for their end-of-the-year banquet …

Benson Lecture presented by astronomy editor and enthusiast David Eicher

May 7, 2018

Astronomy magazine chief editor David Eicher gave the Benson Lecture on April 12, which this year marked its 50th anniversary …

Undergraduates conduct research projects for better health choices

May 3, 2018

Lamuel Bean wants to improve the health of communities. Katherine Rodriguez is influenced by her career goal of becoming a neonatologist. And Isabel Held's tragic loss of a friend motivated her to research the connection between neurology and behaviors. These three Miami undergraduates are all researching different aspects of alcohol addiction …

Biology faculty Rachel Yoho publishes work studying climate change, energy technologies in undergraduate education

May 3, 2017

Rachel Yoho, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Biology working with Project Dragonfly, has published a research article, "Climate change and energy technologies in undergraduate introductory science textbooks," in the journal, Environmental Communication

Animals occupy a large space in Linda Zehler's heart

May 2, 2018

Linda Zehler, director of lab animal research, will retire on May 11 after 32 years of managing and caring for all of Miami's lab animals …

Guest speaker Eileen Braman reveals the connections between law, political science, and psychology in annual O'Hara Lecture

May 2, 2018

On April 18, the Department of Political Science hosted its annual Lloyd and Mary O'Hara Lecture in Law and Politics. Entitled "Assessing Government Authority: Constitutional Rules and Political Context," it was given by Eileen Braman, associate professor of political science at Indiana University …