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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 …

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 …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: social sciences

May 29, 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 second article of a 3-part series, students from the social sciences discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: humanities

May 24, 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 first article of a 3-part series, students from the humanities discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

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 …

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 …

Guatemalan guest speaker describes how Ixil-Maya knowledge and resistance led an environmental justice movement

May 1, 2018

On April 11, Baltazar de la Cruz Rodriguez, a member of the Alcaldía Indígena ancestral authorities of Cotzal, Guatemala, gave a talk entitled "Maya-Ixil Cultural Rights and Megaprojects in Guatemala" …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars; one honorable mention

April 30, 2018

Two Miami University students have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-2019. They are among 211 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering …

John Bailer receives Knox Distinguished Teaching Award

April 18, 2018

John Bailer, University Distinguished Professor and chair of statistics, is the recipient of the 2018 E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes one faculty member who uses creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level …

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 …

Expressing the Inexpressible Through Art Therapy

April 10, 2018

Pediatric medical art therapist Emily Allbery (Miami Class of 2012) works with patients and their families within a children's hospital …