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Bryant Simon discusses Reverse Fordism: Chicken Tenders, Politics, and Tragedy in Reagan's America and Beyond

April 18, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, Bryant Simon, professor of history and American studies at Temple University, presented his lecture, "Politics, Tragedy and Chicken Tenders" for the Department of History's Charles R. and Elizabeth C. Wilson Lecture …

Miami University researchers uncover "nature's secrets" in fungi, flies and frogs

April 12, 2018

Science Friday will welcome Miami scientists Nicholas Money and Rick Lee who will discuss their research in uncovering some of "nature's secrets" …

Bearded Lady Project comes to Miami to boost the image of women in science

April 6, 2018

The scarcity of women in science project teams led to Dr. Ellen Currano's project, "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" …

Dr. Adekeye Adebajo speaks on Nigeria and South African relations for the spring Grayson Kirk Lecture

April 3, 2018

Adekeye Adebajo, director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) at the University of Johannesburg, came to campus to present a lecture on the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa on Monday, March 12 …

Pearson Hall: The upgraded home for Miami's biology, microbiology, zoology and botany students

March 28, 2018

As the headquarters for Miami's Departments of Biology and Microbiology, Pearson Hall is currently undergoing its first serious renovation in its 33-year history …

Dr. Alan Lew presents on tourism and global consciousness

March 12, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6, Dr. Alan Lew from Northern Arizona University presented his lecture "Tourism and Global Consciousness" as part of the Critical Tourism course and public lecture series put on by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) …

The rocks that joined the Americas: Is there a connection between climate and evolution of life?

March 9, 2018

As part of the GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program, Miami University's Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science was proud to host Dr. Esteban Gazel, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. In his public lecture he discussed the "young continent," or isthmus, that connects the Americas …

Michael Vanni named Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

March 1, 2018

Michael Vanni, professor of biology and director of the Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences at Miami University, has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) …

IES guest lecturer calls climate change the greatest opportunity for healthcare in the 21st century

February 26, 2018

On February 15, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) welcomed Gary Cohen, an environmental health advocate and president and co-founder of Health Care Without Harm, who addressed a over 100 students and faculty on climate change and the relationship with healthcare …

Miami doctoral student named Presidential Management Fellows finalist

February 15, 2018

Miami University doctoral student Ashley Walters has been named a Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2018 Finalist. Walters, who is in the ecology, evolution and environmental biology doctoral program was one of 425 finalists chosen from approximately 6,040 applicants …

Geologists explore relationship of fracking and earthquakes in Ohio

February 5, 2018

Miami University researchers have discovered the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes is more complicated than previously believed. Their discoveries offer new insights into how natural gas extraction induces seismic activity …

Miami among nation's best for return on investment, career prep

January 18, 2018

Miami University is among the nation's best colleges for academics, career preparation and affordability/financial aid, according to The Princeton Review. The university appears in the Princeton Review's 2018 edition of its annual guide, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck

CIQS Day and Miami faculty empower young women to prepare for STEM fields

January 16, 2018

On Tuesday, January 9, the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education, Health and Society hosted the 4th annual CIQS (Careers Involving Quantitative Skills) Day for 72 young women from 5 regional high schools …

Miami first among top national universities for efficiently producing high quality results

November 30, 2017

Miami University is the most efficient school among top national universities in an exclusive U.S. News & World Report analysis that compared spending and educational quality …

Alums Markesbery and Venna along with CAS faculty receive national recognition

November 21, 2017

In November 2017, several faculty and alumni from the College of Arts and Science gained notable recognition from prominent national organizations …

From Phoenix to New York City, are American cities sustainable or resilient?

November 17, 2017

New York University professor Andrew Ross led the fall semester's final edition of the Humanities Center's Altman Distinguished Lecture Series, "Plan for the Best or Anticipate the Worst? From Sustainability to Resilience," on November 8 …

Urbanization Much More Than City Growth, Expert Says

October 23, 2017

The Humanities Center featured Neil Brenner,a professor of urban theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in a lecture sponsored by the John W. Altman Program. Brenner told the audience that cities should be considered not only in terms of their geographic area, their buildings, and their residents, but as part of a large, complex system of infrastructure, land, and resources, much of which exist apart from the cities themselves and are often rendered invisible …

Climate change could decrease sun's ability to disinfect lakes, coastal waters

October 19, 2017

A new study led by Miami University researchers and published in the journal Scientific Reports outlines how a rise in the amount of organic matter washed into bodies of water can stunt the ability of the sun's pathogen-killing ultraviolet rays to penetrate the water's surface. This impact could lead to an increase in waterborne pathogens and the diseases they can cause in humans and wildlife …

Geography's mapathon unites faculty and students to help provide aid to Puerto Rico

October 16, 2017

On Friday, September 29, the department applied its expertise in mapping and resource management to host a special mapathon to help the victims of Hurricane Maria. Assistant professor of geography and American studies Damon Scott, who has Puerto Rican in-laws, organized the event, which brought together faculty members, students, and volunteers from across the Miami community …

CAS science programs reach through Ohio and beyond with Discover the Sciences

October 4, 2017

Miami has been hosting its annual Discover the Sciences event for prospective students and their families for roughly 10 years. This year was the event's largest yet. A total of 315 students and their parents came from all over Ohio as well as Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and other states …

Creative teaching earns Miami No. 1 public university ranking for faculty commitment

September 12, 2017

It is faculty commitment to teaching that gives Miami University its No. 1 ranking among public colleges in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report

Miami University receives more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation for new research equipment

August 28, 2017

Miami University received two grant awards, totaling nearly $1.1 million, in the 2017 round of competition for the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. The national rate of success for proposals submitted to the program is only 20% …

Mice on the move in Michigan, some "hitchhike," researchers say

August 24, 2017

In an apparent response to climate change, species are migrating, including the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) that is moving northward into territory long occupied by the woodland deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), said Papuga, a graduate student at Miami University. He and Joseph Baumgartner — both pursuing doctorates through Miami's evolution, ecology and environmental biology program — work closely with Susan Hoffman, associate professor of biology, whose lab focuses on the evolutionary genetics of mammals …

Roxanne Ornelas "water walks" to protect and promote our waterways

July 28, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, associate professor of geography Roxanne Ornelas will join other Native American water walkers as they begin the Nibi Walk, a 2,341-mile-long spiritual journey down the Missouri River to raise awareness of issues threatening the nation's waterways …