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Beyond sunburn: implications of ozone, UV radiation and climate for a sustainable future

June 26, 2019

Ozone depletion in the stratosphere continues to affect not only ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels at the Earth’s surface but also climate across the Southern Hemisphere, an international study reports. The paper, published this week in Nature Sustainability, reports on the complex interactions between ozone depletion, UV radiation and climate change, and how they impact human health, food and water security, and the environment …

Rachel Ollier and Rosie Ries awarded Astronaut Scholarships

June 19, 2019

Miami University seniors Rachel Ollier and Rosamiel "Rosie" Ries have been awarded scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). They are two of 52 students from 40 universities to receive the award, worth up to $10,000, for the 2019-2020 academic year …

Summer reading book, One Size Fits None, selected for Class of 2023

May 30, 2019

One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl's Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture, by Stephanie Anderson has been selected as Miami University's 2019 summer reading book. One Size Fits None is the story of Anderson's journey throughout America’s farming communities. She reports on efforts to adapt our current food production system to a more sustainable, climate friendly, and healthy practice …

Honoring Miami "roots and wings": Rebecca Messina '94 addresses nearly 1700 bachelor's and master's graduates at annual CAS spring recognition ceremony

May 30, 2019

On May 18, the College of Arts and Science, highlighted by speeches by Rebecca Messina '94 and Jacob Bruggeman '19, celebrated the achievement of 1521 bachelors and 176 masters graduates at the 2019 Recognition Ceremony …

Miami earns gold in STARS sustainability rating system

May 30, 2019

Miami University has achieved its first STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars

May 22, 2019

Miami University juniors Caleb Kozuszek and Rosamiel "Rosie" Ries have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2019-2020. They are among 496 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering. Kozuszek, a biochemistry major from Hillsboro, and Ries, a geology and physics double major from Centerville, are two of 13 students at an Ohio public university to receive a Goldwater Scholarship …

Miami and city of Oxford receive the "Town and Gown" award

May 22, 2019

Miami University and the city of Oxford have received the 2019 International Town and Gown Association's Larry Abernathy Award. Mayor Kate Rousmaniere and Jayne Brownell, Miami's vice president for the Division of Student Life, were presented with the award at the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) conference at Penn State on May 21 …

New majors, a new department, approved by Miami trustees

May 17, 2019

With awareness of changing needs in the marketplace, Miami University trustees at their May 17 meeting approved the establishment of two bachelor of arts degrees — one with a major in data analytics and one with a major in organizational leadership — both in the College of Arts and Science. …

Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to headline the 50th anniversary of Miami's Institute for the Environment & Sustainability

May 14, 2019

On Friday, September 13, Miami's Institute for the Environment & Sustainability (IES) begins a weekend celebrating its 50th anniversary and 5 decades of environmental stewardship and problem solving with a keynote address by former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy …

On the move: $5.2 million funds four microbiologists' research from Acton Lake to Antarctica

April 4, 2019

Four Miami University microbiologists — who make up the department's new microbiology physiology research cluster — collaborate on projects with each other and with more than a dozen researchers from other universities. Together, they are working on 5 projects funded by more than $5.2 million in recent grants from 3 national agencies …

New History Channel series produced by Miami alumni

April 1, 2019

Three Miami University alumni are behind a new docuseries, The American Farm, which will premiere at 10 pm Thursday, April 4, on the History Channel. The series was produced by BoBCat Studios, a multi-platform production company in Los Angeles co-founded by Jeff Conroy (Miami '94). He is an Emmy award-winning producer of programs such as Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

March 21, 2019

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2019 have been presented to Mike Brudzinski, professor of geology and environmental earth sciences; Kevin Bush, associate dean of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) and professor of family science and social work and of educational psychology; and Stephen Norris, professor of history. Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to assistant professors Daisy Hernández, English; Joshua Magee, psychology; and Zhijiang (Justin) Ye, mechanical and manufacturing engineering …

Urban planning students make their mark on the Hamilton neighborhood of Lindenwald

March 18, 2019

Through mutual connections, professor of geography David Prytherch's advanced urban and regional planning class connected with the City of Hamilton to undertake the project of restoring the Lindenwald neighborhood of Hamilton …

Mineralogist John Rakovan: Solving the mysteries of the world's finest gold specimen with Los Alamos Neutron Science Center

February 21, 2019

With the help of one of the world's most powerful linear accelerators, a team of scientists have for the first time 'looked' inside the finest known specimen of wire gold. "Some native metals, a metal or metal alloy found in nature can occur in what is called wire morphology," said John Rakovan, professor of geology and environmental earth science at Miami University …

Institute for the Environment & Sustainability's annual Willeke Lecture dives deep into ocean deoxygenation

February 14, 2019

On February 7, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) presented a lecture by Denise Breitburg, senior scientist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Dr. Breitburg spoke about declining oxygen levels in the world's oceans and coastal waters, as well as the importance of the ocean and the possible solutions to the problem …

Guest speakers bring big, bold concepts to spring lectures

February 5, 2019

Miami University welcomes big names and big topics to campus during spring semester. Many of these events are free and open to the public …

Miami's 5th annual CIQS Day helps pave the way for a new generation of young women interested in STEM careers

January 25, 2019

On Tuesday, January 8, the College of Arts and Science's Department of Statistics partnered with the College of Education, Health and Society to host its 5th annual CIQS Day for over 140 young women from several regional high schools …

Geography students win awards and connect with alumni in Ohio Geographical Information Systems conference

December 13, 2018

Four students from Miami's Department of Geography participated in the annual Ohio GIS (geographic information systems) Conference hosted by the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program in Columbus, OH from September 24-26 …

Miami Graduate Research Forum students receive top honors

December 10, 2018

Students receiving top honors for Miami University's 2018 Graduate Research Forum learned in early December the results of the judges' decisions. A panel of alumni judges selected student awardees based on evaluations and research abstracts …

Urban & regional planning majors tackle real-world issues in Chicago

November 26, 2018

Every year, assistant professor of geography Damon Scott teaches GEO 493 - Urban Field Experience, a geography capstone in which urban & regional planning (URP) majors travel to Chicago for two separate weekends. The goal of the class is for students to learn about contemporary urban planning issues from community leaders, planning professionals and neighborhood organizations …

Geography, geology, and environmental science majors connect with successful alumni at career networking event

November 20, 2018

On Monday, November 12, over 100 students gathered in Shideler Hall to participate in the 3rd annual alumni career networking event for the Department of Geography, Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, and the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability (IES) …

Western Program announces its launch of Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation in fall 2019

November 12, 2018

On Saturday, October 27, Western College Program alumni, faculty, and current students all gathered for a special announcement: the launch of the new Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation, which in fall 2019 will introduce new programming to promote inquiry and action in addressing problems at the intersections of science and social impact …

Sustainability at Miami: Highlights and Progress

October 9, 2018

With a new director of sustainability, reduction in carbon emissions and energy use, and LEED-certified building renovations, Miami is on track to meet its Sustainability Commitments and Goals (SCAG) …