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Miami among nation's best for return on investment, career prep

January 18, 2018

Miami University is among the nation's best colleges for academics, career preparation and affordability/financial aid, according to The Princeton Review. The university appears in the Princeton Review's 2018 edition of its annual guide, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck

CIQS Day and Miami faculty empower young women to prepare for STEM fields

January 16, 2018

On Tuesday, January 9, the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education, Health and Society hosted the 4th annual CIQS (Careers Involving Quantitative Skills) Day for 72 young women from 5 regional high schools …

In light of international headlines, psychology professor's research on sexual harassment receives renewed attention

January 3, 2018

As the international #MeToo movement continues to shake up the traditional power structures in the media, politics, and business worlds, assistant professor of psychology Jonathan Kunstman's 2011 research exploring the origins of sexual harassment has gained important new relevance …

Miami students conducting age-friendly city research study

January 3, 2018

First Year Research Experience (FYRE) students are partnering with Scripps Gerontology Center to complete needs assessment for Oxford's Age-Friendly City Project …

Dear World brings members of the Miami community together to share their stories

December 19, 2017

Dear World, a catalyst for starting conversations and uniting people from various backgrounds, was hosted by Miami's Performing Arts Series on December 7. The event prompts participants to ask themselves, "What story will you tell the world?" They then write their messages on their bodies for a portrait-style photo …

Not your average major: Western Program alumni reflect on their self-designed studies and successes

December 12, 2017

Also known as Individualized Studies, the Western Program is a hidden gem in the CAS roster of majors and has a history at Miami dating back to 1853 …

Grow-your-own bone a future goal for Miami researchers

December 8, 2017

Growing new bone in place of ones damaged by trauma or disease may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but an interdisciplinary team of Miami researchers is harnessing technology and medical innovations to bring the idea closer to reality …

New products support tribe students, promote university and tribe unity

December 8, 2017

Within a recently signed agreement between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University, a product line, the Myaamia Heritage Collection, has been created to celebrate the partnership and bolster awareness of its history …

Global & Intercultural Studies, in its third academic year, looks back at a productive, exciting 2017

December 5, 2017

Miami's Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC), officially established in fall 2015, has completed many important milestones in 2017 …

Miami first among top national universities for efficiently producing high quality results

November 30, 2017

Miami University is the most efficient school among top national universities in an exclusive U.S. News & World Report analysis that compared spending and educational quality …

Alums Markesbery and Venna along with CAS faculty receive national recognition

November 21, 2017

In November 2017, several faculty and alumni from the College of Arts and Science gained notable recognition from prominent national organizations …

2017 CAS Distinguished Educator Award honors Stephen Norris and Jason Rech

November 20, 2017

CAS professors Stephen Norris and Jason Rech have been honored by the College of Arts and Science, which every year recognizes one or two outstanding CAS faculty members for their excellence as a Distinguished Educator …

From Phoenix to New York City, are American cities sustainable or resilient?

November 17, 2017

New York University professor Andrew Ross led the fall semester's final edition of the Humanities Center's Altman Distinguished Lecture Series, "Plan for the Best or Anticipate the Worst? From Sustainability to Resilience," on November 8 …

Primatologist Linda Marchant lauded nationally for her research

November 15, 2017

Linda Marchant, professor of anthropology at Miami University, received two national awards for her research. She received the award for Outstanding Research into Human Origins from the Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology (CRAFT) and the Stone Age Institute (SAI). Marchant also received the Distinguished Primatologist Award from The Midwest Primate Interest Group (MPIG) …

Miami-directed video on infant mortality in permanent online gallery

November 15, 2017

Miami University students and faculty created a digital narrative on infant mortality that won them recognition from the National Academy of Medicine's Community Art Project. The video captures the everyday struggles of families and is the first story emerging from Miami's infant mortality project with Butler County's PRIMED for Action …

War and revolution from a Russian perspective: Havighurst Center holds symposium on the Blavatnik Archive

November 15, 2017

Three scholars of Jewish history visited Miami on Friday, November 3 to discuss how specific events from the Russian Revolution and WWII had profound impact on the lives of Jewish soldiers and civilians in a special symposium entitled War, Revolution, and Jewish Life

Miami ranks among top national universities in study abroad participation

November 13, 2017

Miami University continues to be one of the top universities in the nation for the number and percentage of students who earn credit abroad. Among public, doctoral institutions, Miami ranks #3 for undergraduate participation in study abroad at 46.3% …

Miami's President Crawford a founding member of Presidents' Circle of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

November 13, 2017

Miami University President Gregory Crawford is participating in the full CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ group and with a newly formed group for higher education presidents …

Miami students and alumni discuss gender and law at the Women in Law and Leadership Symposium

November 10, 2017

On Friday, November 3, Miami's recently renamed Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education hosted a symposium that focused on issues related to gender issues in law and leadership, as well as keys to overcoming them. Approximately 130 students, faculty, and community members registered to attend the day's events …

Film about Appalachian life and music has Miami connections

November 9, 2017

Warren and Judy Waldron love performing traditional Appalachian folk music. Soon, they'll have a wider audience for their old-time music when they appear in Dale Farmer's Mountain Minor, a film the Preble County man wrote and directed based on his family's migration from the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Southern Ohio …

Department of History observes 500 years since Martin Luther's landmark 95 Theses

November 9, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther's work, the Department of History hosted a free public symposium entitled Reformations of the Sixteenth Century: Martin Luther and His World, 500 Years Later November 2-3 at the Miami Art Museum …

Partnering to advance preference based care among nursing home residents

November 6, 2017

Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center's project, "Incorporating the Preferences for Everyday Living into Ohio's Nursing Homes to Improve Resident Care," is funded to partner with nursing home providers seeking to deliver person-centered care by honoring their residents' preferences for everyday living …

Dr. Dustin B. Wygant returns to Miami for colloquium on forensic psychology

November 6, 2017

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Dustin B. Wygant, recently returned to campus for a colloquium …

Urbanization Much More Than City Growth, Expert Says

October 23, 2017

The Humanities Center featured Neil Brenner,a professor of urban theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in a lecture sponsored by the John W. Altman Program. Brenner told the audience that cities should be considered not only in terms of their geographic area, their buildings, and their residents, but as part of a large, complex system of infrastructure, land, and resources, much of which exist apart from the cities themselves and are often rendered invisible …

Climate change could decrease sun's ability to disinfect lakes, coastal waters

October 19, 2017

A new study led by Miami University researchers and published in the journal Scientific Reports outlines how a rise in the amount of organic matter washed into bodies of water can stunt the ability of the sun's pathogen-killing ultraviolet rays to penetrate the water's surface. This impact could lead to an increase in waterborne pathogens and the diseases they can cause in humans and wildlife …