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Miami nationally recognized for increasing student civic engagement

October 19, 2017

Miami University received a Champion Award for its Freedom Summer App at the first-ever ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony on Oct. 19. The awards recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates and civic participation …

Miami Tribe and university strengthen relationship with new agreement, logo

October 19, 2017

There's a new jointly designed Myaamia Heritage Logo that is part of the agreement Miami Tribe Chief Doug Lankford and Miami University President Greg Crawford will sign Saturday, October 21 …

"Check Your Bl!nd Spots" Tour supports diversity and inclusion

October 19, 2017

Miami University will host the "Check Your Bl!nd Spots" campus tour from noon-4 pm Monday, October 23, on Maple Street south of Shriver Center. Students who enter the tour bus will be exposed to possible unconscious bias through a series of quizzes and videos and be empowered to understand the role they can play in promoting diversity and inclusion …

A summer in the Balkans: Impactful internships in a developing democracy

October 18, 2017

One interdisciplinary program Miami offers takes students to Pristina, Kosovo for two months during the summer. Kosovo is a developing nation in the Western Balkans that declared independence from Serbia in 2008 following a series of wars and ethnic cleansing in the late 1990s …

Janus Forum welcomes fiscal experts Alice Rivlin and David Walker to discuss the national debt

October 16, 2017

This October, two prominent experts on the topic will meet on the Janus Forum stage to address the question, "Is the National Debt the New Road to Serfdom?" …

Miami University and the Enduring Legacy of Freedom Summer

October 16, 2017

Authors and Miami alumni Wil Haygood and Jeff Pegues will hold a public conversation on race in America through the lens of Freedom Summer, a marker year in U.S. civil rights, at 10 am Saturday, October 28, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati …

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 …

Exhibit from New York City-based archive visits King Library

October 12, 2017

The Blavatnik Archive exhibit complements focus on Russian Revolution's 100th anniversary. Guests can experience the free, public exhibit, which primarily tells the stories of Russian Jews who fought in the Soviet armed forces during World War II, in King Library's main lobby until November 17. It features more than 20 visual panels and an interactive kiosk …

Perspectives on Paper: Understanding Its History, Culture and Art

October 9, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Office of Liberal Education co-sponsored a workshop for students called The History, Culture and Art of Paper

Five Miami students receive Gilman scholarship for study abroad

September 18, 2017

Five Miami University students received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund their study abroad experiences this fall. The Gilman scholarships are awarded twice a year by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State …

Can you dig it? Anthropology students visit Israel to practice archaeology techniques

September 13, 2017

For 4 weeks this summer, Megan Ashbrook, Sarah Kammer, Caroline Sausser, and Rachel Strohl got to experience first-hand what it is like to be an archaeologist. enlarged photo of professor and students in field. Miami sent the 4 undergraduate anthropology majors to Akko, Israel, where they participated in the Tel Akko Archaeological Field School …

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

World opens like an atlas for students at Bangkok humanitarian symposium

September 7, 2017

For Miami University student Sara Al-Zubi, her time at a Humanitarian Affairs University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand was like walking into a world atlas …

Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools partner to increase enrollment of diverse students

August 31, 2017

Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) are partnering to increase the number of academically talented and diverse students from the region who pursue and complete a college degree …

Kimberly Hamlin receives NEH Public Scholar Award for Woman Citizen

August 15, 2017

Kimberly Hamlin, associate professor of history and global & intercultural studies, has been awarded with a prestigious Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her biography of suffragist Helen Hamilton Gardener, Woman Citizen

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 …

Miami University joins commitment to advance workplace diversity and inclusion

July 25, 2017

Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, more than 100 additional CEOs/presidents have taken the pledge, committing themselves and the organizations they lead to advance diversity and inclusion …

Wil Haygood to curate "Harlem Renaissance" exhibition

July 20, 2017

Wil Haygood, Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in Miami University's department of media, journalism and film, has been named guest curator for the Columbus Museum of Art's upcoming exhibit, "I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100" …