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Miami's greenhouses: Overflowing with plants and research

December 5, 2018

With new faculty in plant biology, the new Institute for Food farm and new LED lighting, Miami's Belk greenhouse is overflowing with plants and research …

John Bailer named 2018 AAAS Fellow

November 27, 2018

A. John Bailer, University Distinguished Professor and chair of statistics, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) …

Tomoyasu's research helps solve the centuries-old mystery of the origin of insect wings

October 16, 2018

Yoshi Tomoyasu, associate professor of biology at Miami University, uses a relatively new approach, evolutionary developmental biology (often called 'evo-devo') to tackle the centuries-old debate about the origin of insect wings. Recent research published by Tomoyasu and his students offers evidence of the dual origin of the evolution of insect wings — one of the three competing explanations for how insect wings developed …

Kala Allen lifts up the voiceless through research and volunteerism

October 10, 2018

Miami alumna Kala Allen still hears her longtime friend's voice when she does research. Brian committed suicide when Allen was 19. Four years later, Allen is now in Nigeria, Africa. The recipient of a coveted Fulbright U.S. Student Program award in psychology, she's studying cultural differences between Western and developing nations related to suicide and looking for what is common …

Annual Discover the Sciences event breaks record in introducing prospective science majors to CAS

October 4, 2018

In an effort to attract more science-oriented prospective students from around the country, the College of Arts and Science (CAS) held its annual Discover the Sciences event, on Saturday, September 22 …

PayScale.com ranks Miami No. 1 for alumni salaries among Ohio public schools

October 4, 2018

Miami University ranks first among Ohio's public universities for graduates' midcareer salaries. The data comes from the 2018 College Salary Report from Payscale.com …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Nursing is a "people profession" and more men are signing up

May 10, 2018

Mark Ball, 42, of Oxford is back in school, pursuing what he always wanted to do — become a nurse. Now in his 3rd year of Miami University's bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program, he is proud to be part of the changing face of nursing …

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 …