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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 …

Three doctoral students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 13, 2019

Miami University doctoral students Akanksha Das, Shelby Ortiz and Jared Tangeman (Miami '17) have been awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) …

Students tackle mental health through digital arts project inspired by Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen

May 8, 2019

Aligning with May's National Mental Health Month, students in Miami University's arts management and entrepreneurship program took themes from the Dear Evan Hansen musical and turned them into a digital community engagement project …

Uber CMO Rebecca Messina, 2019 CAS Commencement Speaker, shares her path to success along with favorite Miami memories

May 8, 2019

The 2019 College of Arts and Science commencement speaker is Rebecca Messina, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Uber. Messina graduated from Miami in 1994 with a BA in Spanish and Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs …

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 researchers to test suicide prevention tool at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

May 1, 2019

The REDS (Research on Eating Disorders and Suicidality) lab at Miami, led by April Smith, associate professor of psychology, recently received two grants from the Department of Defense, totaling more than $1.5 million. One grant oversees the testing of a suicide intervention program designed for service members at both Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Joint Base Lewis McChord. The second grant funds a project aimed at understanding symptoms of suicidal ideation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

After an overdose: Miami researchers study opioid overdose effects on the brain in ongoing drug crisis

March 26, 2019

Matthew McMurray, Miami University assistant professor of psychology, and his team decided to look at overdoses through a different lens. They found that most research focuses on prevention and how to keep people from becoming addicted in the first place. It ignores a key question: What happens after someone overdoses and gets revived? …

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 …

E. F. Patten Prize awarded to senior psychology major Alaina Swope

March 20, 2019

Alaina Swope is the 2019 winner of the Department of Psychology's E.F. Patten Prize, awarded each year to an outstanding senior psychology major, based on exceptional academic performance and engagement in scholarly activities …

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" …

Lisa Ellram and Gary Lorigan each named University Distinguished Professor

March 15, 2019

Lisa Ellram, the James Evans Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, and Gary Lorigan, the John W. Steube Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, have been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor by Miami University's board of trustees, effective July 1 …

Are mobile mental health apps helpful or harmful? Miami team reveals new research, privacy concerns

March 14, 2019

Use of mental health apps is growing, according to Joshua Magee, assistant professor of psychology, and graduate student Sarah Adut. Their study cites information showing that 80% of Americans under the age of 45 wanted to use apps for mental health monitoring …

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 …

Miami Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March 5, 2019

There are many ways for Miami faculty and staff to be involved in National Nutrition Month and celebrate #HealthyMiamiOH. There are several fun events and programs to fuel your body and brain with healthy eating options …

Miami's Institute for Food: Fostering healthy food, healthy eating, healthy communities, and a healthy planet

February 25, 2019

Friday, February 22 was National CSA Day—a celebration of community supported agriculture, a direct farm-to-consumer market model where people pay for a share of a farmer's harvest in advance. Each week during the harvest season subscribers receive a share of what the farmer grows …