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PayScale puts Miami's ROI at No. 1 in Ohio; Money magazine ranks Miami among top 25 in U.S.

April 24, 2017

Miami University is the No. 1 public university in Ohio by return on investment according to a just-released report by PayScale Inc. Using PayScale's data, Money magazine ranked "state schools most likely to pay off," naming Miami as one of its top 25 national public schools …

Undergraduate Research Forum April 26

April 24, 2017

The 23rd annual Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum will be held Wednesday, April 26, in Shriver Center. All are welcome to visit the forum, which showcases the creative and scholarly activities of undergraduates who engaged in research during the academic year …

Twenty-three students earn President's Distinguished Service Award

April 24, 2017

Miami University President Gregory Crawford honored 23 students for their contributions to campus and the community through service and leadership …

Linda Marchant awarded Benjamin Harrison Medallion

April 20, 2017

Linda Marchant, professor of anthropology, was awarded Miami University's prestigious Benjamin Harrison Medallion. The Benjamin Harrison Medallion Award is one of the most significant recognitions Miami offers faculty for contributions attesting to qualities of teaching, research and/or service. She was honored at the April University Awards Reception …

Ancient flask leads Miami anthropologist to historical discovery

April 20, 2017

Miami University anthropologist Jeb Card helped unlock a key to ancient Maya politics and political boundaries with a seventh-century flask found in Tazumal, El Salvador …

Libraries research award honors four undergraduates

April 20, 2017

Recognizing that great student research goes hand in hand with knowledgeable use of library resources, the Miami University Libraries have announced four honorees for the 2017 Libraries Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence (LAURE) …

Miami University Art Museum commemorates 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into WWI

April 20, 2017

On April 6, the Miami University Art Museum marked the one-hundredth anniversary of the United States' entrance into World War I with a lecture in association with one of the three current exhibitions. The museum, free and open to the public, displayed artifacts from the period, including letters, sheet music, sound recordings, and posters …

Janus Forum, rescheduled for April 27, to feature Heather Mac Donald and Martin O'Malley

April 19, 2017

The Janus Forum returns to Miami's Oxford campus on April 27, with Heather Mac Donald and Martin O'Malley discussing their views on the topic, "Can Both Black and Blue Lives Matter?" Mac Donald and O'Malley both have had direct experience with the criminal justice system and race relations in America …

Miamians remember Holocaust victims with daylong readings of names

April 19, 2017

Miami University will honor those who died during the Holocaust by reading names for Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom Hashoah, Monday April 24 …

Miami's Institute for Food farm offers locally grown, fresh produce

April 18, 2017

Miami University's Institute for Food will showcase its farm by inviting Miami community members to join an inaugural Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project …

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

April 13, 2017

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2017 have been presented to David Berg, professor of biology; Jonathan Strauss, professor of French and Italian; and Janardin Subedi, professor of sociology and gerontology. Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to Mahmud Khan, assistant professor of physics; Brian Meyers, assistant professor of music; and April Smith, assistant professor of psychology …

"Seeing the Racial Water": author Robin DiAngelo headlines the O'Hara Lecture

April 13, 2017

The 2017 Lloyd and Mary O'Hara Lecture, hosted by the Department of Political Science on April 5 in Shideler 152, presented speaker Robin DiAngelo, an academic, lecturer, and author in critical discourse analysis and whiteness studies …

Theatre: The Wild Party opens

April 13, 2017

The Miami University department of theatre will present The Wild Party, with book, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The musical won the 2000 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical …

Lynette Hudiburgh receives Knox Distinguished Teaching Award

April 11, 2017

Lynette Hudiburgh, lecturer of statistics, is the recipient of the 2017 E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes one faculty member who uses creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level …

Miami alumna and CST Brands Inc. president/CEO Kim Lubel returns to campus to give CAS commencement address

April 10, 2017

Kim Lubel, chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of CST Brands Inc., will be returning to Oxford to be the featured speaker at the College of Arts and Sciences Recognition Ceremony on May 13 …

Suzanne Kunkel and Allen McConnell each named University Distinguished Professor

April 6, 2017

Suzanne Kunkel, professor of sociology and gerontology and director of the Scripps Gerontology Center, and Allen McConnell, professor of psychology, have been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor by Miami University's board of trustees, effective July 1 …

Opening Minds through Art event showcases artwork, special relationships formed between Miami students and elders with dementia

April 6, 2017

Opening Minds through Art (OMA), Miami University's award-winning intergenerational art program for people with dementia, was founded in 2007 at the Scripps Gerontology Center by Elizabeth "Like" Lokon …

Lost in translation: author Safia Elhillo addresses the refugee experience

April 4, 2017

On March 16, successful Sudanese American author and poet Safia Elhillo shared her insights and experiences as the first speaker in the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies' Spring 2017 lecture series, Refuge/Refugees

Summer reading book, Hillbilly Elegy, reflects on local setting

April 3, 2017

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance, has been selected as Miami University's 2017 summer reading book. Hillbilly Elegy is the story of Vance's upbringing and family history in Middletown, Ohio, and Kentucky …

Miami designated "Voter Friendly" in inaugural Voter Friendly Campus program

March 30, 2017

Miami University's Oxford and Hamilton campuses are among 83 campuses nationwide designated as a "Voter Friendly Campus" …

Miami University graduate students awarded research scholarship

March 28, 2017

Paige Lloyd, a doctoral student in the psychology department at Miami University, has received a $15,000 Scholar Award from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, a philanthropic educational organization. In addition to Lloyd, Miami alumna Hailee Yoshizaki Gibbons, is also one of the 100 recipients of the $15,000 Scholar Award. Gibbons is a 2008 alumna of Western College …

Shellfish graveyards offer glimpse of ocean's pristine past

March 16, 2017

The shells of dead mollusks offer a treasure trove of information about the state of oceans over thousands of years. A new study by Miami University paleontologist Carrie Tyler and principal investigator Michal Kowalewski of the Florida Museum of Natural History shows that these shellfish graveyards can record patterns in the diversity and distribution of marine animals with surprising accuracy …