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Students from Miami's nationally ranked Mock Trial Team leading and judging 2nd annual MockHawk Tournament

December 7, 2016

For its second year, the MockHawk Tournament will be sponsored on campus by Miami's James Lewis Family Mock Trial team (widely called Miami Mock Trial, or MMT) …

Creative study on beetle forewings provides first compelling evidence of centuries-old theory

December 1, 2016

Without using any modern technical laboratory methods, researchers in Yoshinori Tomoyasu's evolutionary developmental biology lab have produced the first quantitative evidence supporting the importance of beetle forewings (elytra) …

David Serlin addresses the intersection of medicine and the humanities for Altman Program Lecture

December 1, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, David Serlin, an associate professor of communication at UC San Diego, visited Miami to give a lecture, "Designs for Living: Rethinking the Medical Model of Disability through Architecture," as part of the 2016-17 Altman Program in the Humanities …

FanQuakes: Miami and OSU geologists collaborate to measure fan celebrations at Ohio stadium on a seismic scale

November 30, 2016

Sports fan and Miami University seismologist Mike Brudzinski is part of a team that is measuring fan-made seismic activity during football games at Ohio Stadium, the third largest football stadium in the United States

Only 30 percent of Ohioans volunteer, study finds

November 29, 2016

In any given year, roughly 7 out of 10 Ohioans do not engage in any organized volunteer work. This, according to the 2016 Ohio Civic Health Index co-authored by Miami University's John Forren and Theresa Ervin Conover, assistant professors in justice and community studies …

Literary London 2017 offers new courses and internship opportunities in one of the world's cultural capitals

November 29, 2016

Literary London, a summer study abroad program housed in the Department of English, will offer internships next year alongside courses on Jane Austen and William Shakespeare, according to program director and associate professor of English Kaara Peterson …

Miami student volunteers, Institute for Food farm produce help local pantry

November 22, 2016

Miami's Institute for Food recently delivered fresh produce to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry to supplement its Thanksgiving meals program …

His/Her/Hirstory Symposium addresses key election issues related to women

November 21, 2016

On Election Day 2016, as many Americans were turning out to the polls, participants in the His/Her/Hirstory Symposium discussed various projects related to women, the presidential election, and other hot topics …

Miami ranks No. 1 for study abroad participation

November 14, 2016

Miami University ranks No. 1 in the nation among public doctoral universities for undergraduate student participation in study abroad programs, with 49.1% of its students studying abroad before they graduate …

Research from Miami's Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences recognized in "The Top 60 Papers from the First 60 Years of Limnology and Oceanography"

November 10, 2016

Scientists from Miami's Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences (CAWS) are well-represented in the first-ever virtual issue of Limnology and Oceanography, "The Top 60 Papers from the First 60 Years of L&O" …

IES alumni provide current students with valuable insight on careers

November 10, 2016

On October 10-13, Miami staff, students, and alumni took part in several events to celebrate the re-opening of Shideler Hall. The Department of Geography, the Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, and the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability featured workshops, career panels and keynote talks during the week that offered a range of topics …

Institute for Food wants to provide Miamians farm-to-table produce

November 3, 2016

Through their new organic farm located just one mile from the center of campus, the Institute for Food wants to make locally and sustainably grown vegetables accessible to all members of the Miami community starting in the 2017 growing season …

From classrooms to campaigns: Two CAS political science students flex their political muscles

November 3, 2016

Millennials are often critiqued by older generations for not being politically active. CAS students and fellow Inside Washington participants Kirby Chandler and Emily Weber are working to change that narrative …

Miami's innovative stormwater management highlighted in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index

October 24, 2016

Miami University has been highlighted in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) in the Water section for its efforts in advancing sustainability in higher education …

Havighurst Colloquia Series: NYU professor gives insight into state "possession" and "depossession" in the Soviet Union

October 19, 2016

New York University's Anne O'Donnell visited Miami October 10 as part of the ongoing Havighurst Colloquia Series, held each semester on topics of Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies …

NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle pilot Michael McCulley presents Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award to Miami senior

October 17, 2016

NASA astronaut Michael McCulley, pilot of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and member of the launch crew that deployed Galileo for its exploration of Jupiter, presented the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation award to student Cameron Williams Thursday, September 29 …

Elena Jackson Albarrán receives award for book on Mexican history

October 12, 2016

Elena Jackson Albarrán, associate professor of history and Latin American studies at Miami University, received the 2016 Maria Elena Martinez Prize for her book, Seen and Heard in Mexico: Children and Revolutionary Nationalism

Famous pathologist Bennet Omalu, featured in the movie Concussion, joins journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas to share life anecdotes at Miami University Lecture Series

October 12, 2016

On Monday, October 6, the Miami University Lecture Series featured pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu and journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas for its first event of the year, focused on Omalu's life story as the person who first diagnosed the disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Laska's novel, Concussion, was inspired by the true story of Omalu and eventually led to last year's movie of the same name starring Will Smith …

Miami to open the Miami University-Sanya University American Cultural Center at Sanya University in China this spring

October 6, 2016

Miami University will launch the Miami University-Sanya University American Cultural Center at Sanya University in China in May …

Miami's Constitution Day Conference brings in nationally recognized scholars to provide modern context to the U.S. Constitution

October 4, 2016

On September 22, the Miami University Janus Forum, in partnership with the Jack Miller Center, presented the Constitution Day Conference in Armstrong Student Center. Focusing on both historical and modern interpretations of the U.S. Constitution, the day-long event consisted of two moderated roundtable conversations followed by a final presentation from two constitutional experts …

A cultural reawakening: Myaamia ribbonwork connects tribe students with their ancestors

September 29, 2016

The art form of peepankišaapiikahkia eehkwaatamenki (Myaamia ribbonwork) grew out of the 1700s trade era when the Myaamia people acquired silk ribbons from European traders. They used the ribbons in such bold colors as red, black, white, yellow and blue to decorate clothing the men and women wore for special occasions, as well as moccasins, bags and other belongings …

Miami's disability studies program ranks among nation's best

September 26, 2016

Great College Deals has ranked Miami University's disability studies program No. 9 in the nation. Miami offers a minor in disability studies …

Physical health tied to native language use

September 22, 2016

An academic review of research suggests a link between an indigenous community's language vitality and its members' health …