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Belk Greenhouse is year-round home to stunning blooms, research discoveries

February 16, 2017

Belk Greenhouse, attached to Boyd Hall on Miami University's Western campus, The greenhouse — a pleasant getaway for anyone craving spring and seeking an escape from winter's gray skies — is home to blooming orchids, lush ferns, prickly cacti and a gigantic Philodendron selloum that shed its original 4-inch pot decades ago …

Assistant professor of psychology receives Rising Star designation

February 16, 2017

April Smith, Miami University assistant professor of psychology, was named a 2016 Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science …

Miami theatre: BLISS (or, Emily Post is Dead!) premieres Feb. 22

February 15, 2017

"BLISS (or, Emily Post is Dead!) is about women whose fates have been predetermined by men, or have they?" asks the playwright. The setting is 1960 in North Orange, New Jersey. Clytemnestra and Medea are housewives with a pill addiction and Antigone is the love-sick teenage girl next door. On the surface, they blissfully live by the "rules" of Emily Post, who famously wrote the book on etiquette, but these women harbor dark secrets to cope with the strictures of that perfect life …

Experience a taste of Brazil at A Carnival of Flavors

February 14, 2017

Experience a taste of Brazil's Carnival with the Center for American and World Cultures' A Carnival of Flavors. Silvia Rothschild, Latino community coordinator in global initiatives, explains that Carnival is a cross-cultural exchange between European Christian traditions and African influences …

Faculty and students meet to discuss implications of the federal government's immigration ban

February 14, 2017

The Departments of Political Science, Comparative Religion, and Global and Intercultural Studies recently hosted a special "pop-up" lecture in which students and professors came together to discuss President Trump's recent immigration ban on 7 Muslim-majority countries …

Miami hosting 16th annual Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium

February 10, 2017

Miami University is hosting the 16th annual Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium. This year the theme is "Intersectional Analyses of the Arts and Performance," focusing on how race, class, gender and sexuality can be expressed in multifaceted ways through the creative and performing arts …

What might have been: A Miami psychologist's research on regret

February 9, 2017

Amy Summerville, associate professor of psychology and founder of the Miami University Regret Lab says that romance is the most common source of regret in people's lives. Through research done at her Regret Lab, Summerville is focused on understanding when and why people think about "what might have been," and the impact the thoughts have on behavior and emotions …

It Gets Better Project and Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles visit Miami

February 9, 2017

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles will visit Miami University for a weeklong residency from February 20-25 culminating with a musical performance of "It Gets Better". Throughout the week the "It Gets Better" cast members will lead focused conversations identifying issues members of the LGBTQ community face and discussing possible solutions …

Miami among 600 universities signing letter to Homeland Security

February 8, 2017

Miami University President Greg Crawford is among 600 college and university presidents who signed a letter to John Kelly, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, late last week …

Eight Miami students named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

February 3, 2017

Eight Miami University students have been recommended by the U.S. National Screening Committee as semifinalists in the 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. Student Program competition …

Over Here! Over Here! U.S. Propaganda and the Arts of WWI exhibition and more

February 1, 2017

Visit the Art Museum this semester to go back in time and discover Prints of the Great War, U.S. Propaganda and the Arts of WWI and experience a student response to Conflict and Resolution through three impactful gallery spaces …

Miami "genius grant" winner Daryl Baldwin to address graduates May 13

January 30, 2017

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center at Miami University and a leader in Native American language and cultural revitalization, will be the commencement speaker at Miami's ceremony 1:30 pm Saturday, May 13, at Yager Stadium …

University statement on immigration executive order

January 30, 2017

Miami University sent a statement to faculty, students and staff January 29 following an executive order affecting immigration …

Ohio university presidents send letter supporting Bridge Act for DACA students

January 29, 2017

Miami President Greg Crawford and all 14 Ohio public university presidents and the president of Ohio's Inter-University Council sent a letter to key senators supporting the BRIDGE ACT for DACA students …

Penny Lecture Series opens

January 27, 2017

Miami University's 2017 Penny Lecture Series begins Monday, January 30, with "No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing," presented by Waverly Duck of the University of Pittsburgh …

New artwork at Shideler Hall funded through Ohio Percent for Arts Program

January 24, 2017

Artists Amy Baur and Brian Boldon were selected to create "Flux" to hang near the central staircase in Shideler, which houses Miami University's department of geology and environmental earth science, the geography department as well as the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability …

Caffeinated compost: More than 2,000 pounds of Miami's coffee grounds composted at Institute for Food farm

January 19, 2017

More than 2,000 pounds of used coffee grounds and filters, collected over the fall semester from various buildings on campus, are being turned into compost at Miami's new Institute for Food farm …

Miami's third annual CIQS Day encourages young women to pursue STEM fields

January 18, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10, the College of Arts and Science's Department of Statistics partnered with the College of Education, Health and Society to host its 3rd annual CIQS Day for 109 girls representing 7 regional high schools …

ACE Program, with over 300 new students last fall, maintains its strong campus presence into the new year

January 12, 2017

The ACE Program targets those students from foreign countries, mainly China, whose high school transcript, extracurriculars, and interests are on par with other Miami students but need to boost their English language proficiency to excel in regular Miami courses …

Miami University's OMA receives national Alzheimer's legacy award

January 9, 2017

Opening Minds through Art (OMA), developed at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center, has received a 2016 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award in the Creative Expression category …

Miami students immerse themselves in unique programs this January Term

January 3, 2017

Miami's 4th annual Winter Term (also known as January Term, or J-Term), which began this week, offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of different immersive study abroad and study away programs, including some on campus and online. With dozens of classes and program options, there is something for all interests …

"What the L?": CAS faculty from diverse fields provide insight into their latest language research

December 22, 2016

During the Fall 2016 semester, Miami faculty from 3 different CAS departments presented previews of their current language research projects for the "What the L?" series of lectures, which was held in October, November, and December and covered different related topics …

Three Miami students receive Gilman scholarship for study abroad

December 19, 2016

Three Miami University students received Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to help fund their study abroad experiences this spring …