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What tombstones can tell us

August 14, 2019

Many of us are familiar with the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius that wiped out the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But did you know there were survivors? Miami University professor Steven Tuck used 2,000-year-old records and found survival and prosperity in 79 AD …

Wil Haygood receives Ohioana Award for "Tigerland"

August 8, 2019

Miami University's Wil Haygood will receive the 2019 Ohioana Award for best book about Ohio or an Ohioan this fall. His 2018 book Tigerland: 1968-1969, A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing, was given the nod by a jury made up of six librarians from around Ohio …

Miami University to host 2020 National Civil Rights Conference

August 1, 2019

The 10th annual National Civil Rights Conference will be at Miami University June 22-23, 2020. The theme of next year's conference, which will move from the South to Oxford, Ohio will be "Rise, Advocate, Educate and Cooperate: The Challenge of Change." The conference will offer workshops, artistic productions, sessions, tours, vendors and networking opportunities …

Latin American students visit Oxford to share interdisciplinary and intercultural experiences with Miami faculty and students

July 22, 2019

Twenty students from Panama, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic will soon be wrapping up three weeks in Oxford as part of Miami's annual Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) program, sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the Department of Education …

Award-winning collaboration "HumanitiesWorks" uses data to disprove public perception

July 9, 2019

"There's virtually no long-term difference in career satisfaction, income, employability and other metrics between people who major in business and people who study history or anthropology," said Tim Melley. Melley, professor of English and director of the Humanities Center, is part of a team pushing Miami away from the stereotype in a time where other schools nationwide are shuttering programs …

Miami honors Mt. Zion United Methodist Church with Freedom Summer of '64 Award

June 20, 2019

Representatives of Miami University traveled this week to Mississippi to present the Freedom Summer of '64 Award to Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Fifty-five years ago, three Freedom Summer volunteers left Oxford, Ohio, to investigate an arson at the historic church and then disappeared …

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 …

Nobel Prize winner speaks of the power of truth in the shadow of a dictatorship

May 23, 2019

On April 23, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies welcomed 2009 Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller for its annual lecture event. Müller's literature, described as depicting an individual's vulnerability under oppression and persecution, is rooted in her experiences in Romania as a German-speaking ethnic minority …

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 …

Award-winning author addresses the increase of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border

May 2, 2019

Mexican author Valeria Luiselli visited Miami to discuss Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, her award-winning book that digs deeper at what happens to the unaccompanied children crossing the border when they are held in detention centers. She was the spring semester speaker for the biannual Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies …

Miami's Inside Washington program celebrates 20th anniversary while surpassing 500 graduates

April 30, 2019

Miami's renowned Inside Washington program, which has exposed more than 500 Miami students to the career opportunities possible in Washington, DC, observes its 20th anniversary in 2019 …

Pilot program uses constructive conflict to shape students' global view

April 25, 2019

Voices of Discovery: Intergroup Dialogue, a 3-credit pilot course run by the Center for American and World Cultures, invites students to reveal their personal beliefs and breakdown complexities surrounding topics like race, religion, identity and spirituality …

Global Initiatives unveils campaign to increase study abroad for underrepresented students

April 18, 2019

Global Initiatives' Study Abroad is for Me (SAIFM) program seeks to not only increase program participation, but increase underrepresented applicants like students of color, those with financial need, males and international students …

Seven Miamians (students, a faculty member and an alumnus) offered Fulbright awards to conduct research or teach overseas

April 11, 2019

Six of Miami University's Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2019-2020 grants and another has been named an alternate. In addition, Tani Sebro, an assistant professor in Global & Intercultural Studies, has been offered a Fulbright Scholar award through the ASEAN Research Program to study migrants returning to Myanmar from Thailand …

Two English minors, Linguistics and Medical Humanities, offer unique interdisciplinary opportunities

April 8, 2019

Miami's Department of English introduced its new medical humanities minor to join linguistics as minors that have a particularly interdisciplinary focus. Both minors offer students unique opportunities to work across multiple fields and departments as they supplement their majors …

AG Loretta Lynch and Dr. Tom Price discuss "Drowning in Drugs: The Opioid Crisis in America"

April 2, 2019

The Janus Forum, held on March 13, invited former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price to share their views and experiences on the opioid crisis …

Wil Haygood's Tigerland: A community brought together by two state championships

March 22, 2019

On March 6, journalist, award-winning author, and Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Wil Haygood (Miami, 1976), opened up about the inspiration of his recently released book, Tigerland

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 …

Women After All: World Anthropology Day lecture addresses evolution, health, and the end of male supremacy

March 19, 2019

In order to celebrate World Anthropology Day, Melvin Konner, MD, PhD was invited by the Department of Anthropology to Miami on Thursday, Feb 21 to speak in front of a very full Shideler Hall auditorium about "Women After All: Evolution, Health, and the End of Male Supremacy" …

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 …

Miami receives top award for campus internationalization effort

March 12, 2019

Miami University has been awarded a 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Named after the late U.S. senator from Illinois, the award recognizes outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization …

Miami's annual Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality Symposium features important conversations about the influence of individual identity on contemporary society

March 12, 2019

On February 22, the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program hosted its 17th annual Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (RCGS) Symposium, an all-day event with paper presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and performances at Miami University's Shriver Center in Oxford …

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis receives Distinguished Woman of Color Award

March 7, 2019

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, a professor in English and global and intercultural studies at Miami University, is the recipient of the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award for 2019. The award recognizes spirited women of color, particularly those who have been warm and welcoming to others …