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Students spend the summer on both sides of the Atlantic for unique "inside" looks at careers in PR, media, and advertising

September 19, 2017

During the summer of 2017, juniors Katy O'Neill (strategic communication and American studies) and Olivia Prosser (strategic communication and professional writing) participated in the Inside London and Inside New York workshops respectively to learn about potential career paths focused on the worlds of PR, media, journalism, and advertising. They were asked to provide personal insight in their experiences …

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 …

Human element key to Marvel Comics' success, Miami professor says

September 14, 2017

Bob Batchelor, visiting professor of strategic communication in the department of media, journalism and film, has written a biography of Stan Lee, the iconic co-creator of many of Marvel Comics' famous superheroes …

Take a Walk for the 2017 Hike-A-Thon Plus and 4 Paws for Ability

September 13, 2017

Discover our local natural resources, learn from over 20 educational partners, and explore by hiking on marked 1-, 3- and 5-mile trails at the Miami University Natural Areas. All faculty, staff, students, and community members of all ages welcome. No registration is required and all activities are free …

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 …

Educational psychologist Richard E. Mayer to discuss how video games can be used in teaching

September 12, 2017

1969 Miami alum Richard E. Mayer returns to his alma mater later this month to give a special colloquium on how psychologists use video games and multimedia for education …

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 …

Findings from a survey of adult guardianships in Ohio

August 30, 2017

Inspired by recent updates to improve guardianship practice (Rule 66), researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center created and administered a survey to collect data on adult guardianship, managed by Ohio's Probate Courts …

Miami University receives more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation for new research equipment

August 28, 2017

Miami University received two grant awards, totaling nearly $1.1 million, in the 2017 round of competition for the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. The national rate of success for proposals submitted to the program is only 20% …

Mice on the move in Michigan, some "hitchhike," researchers say

August 24, 2017

In an apparent response to climate change, species are migrating, including the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) that is moving northward into territory long occupied by the woodland deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), said Papuga, a graduate student at Miami University. He and Joseph Baumgartner — both pursuing doctorates through Miami's evolution, ecology and environmental biology program — work closely with Susan Hoffman, associate professor of biology, whose lab focuses on the evolutionary genetics of mammals …

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 …

Media and culture students receive prestigious NATAS award

July 24, 2017

Seven recent Miami University graduates have won Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences regional student production award for best long form fiction production …

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" …

Biochemistry majors Callie Miller and Audrey Short selected as 2017-2018 Beckman Scholars

July 13, 2017

Miami University students Callie Miller and Audrey Short have been selected as Beckman Scholars for 2017-2018. The $19,300 scholarship provides exceptional undergraduate students with continued support for a mentored research project over two summers and one academic year …

Scripps Gerontology Center's latest grant tops one million

July 11, 2017

Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center has been awarded a $1.23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Scholars will use the money to research skill proficiencies and lifelong learning activities of middle-aged and older adults …

Avnika Bali, Jana Cable named Astronaut Scholars

June 30, 2017

Avnika Bali, a senior biochemistry and biological physics double major from Oxford, and Jana Cable, a senior microbiology major from Bowling Green, have been awarded an Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) …

Snow leopard begins a new legacy at Miami University

June 22, 2017

With few museums in the world having snow leopards on display, it's even more rare to find one on a university campus. At Miami University, Olga the snow leopard has joined a growing zoological resource for students …