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Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

March 21, 2019

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2019 have been presented to Mike Brudzinski, professor of geology and environmental earth sciences; Kevin Bush, associate dean of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) and professor of family science and social work and of educational psychology; and Stephen Norris, professor of history. Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to assistant professors Daisy Hernández, English; Joshua Magee, psychology; and Zhijiang (Justin) Ye, mechanical and manufacturing engineering …

Women After All: World Anthropology Day lecture addresses evolution, health, and the end of male supremacy

March 19, 2019

In order to celebrate World Anthropology Day, Melvin Konner, MD, PhD was invited by the Department of Anthropology to Miami on Thursday, Feb 21 to speak in front of a very full Shideler Hall auditorium about "Women After All: Evolution, Health, and the End of Male Supremacy" …

Urban planning students make their mark on the Hamilton neighborhood of Lindenwald

March 18, 2019

Through mutual connections, professor of geography David Prytherch's advanced urban and regional planning class connected with the City of Hamilton to undertake the project of restoring the Lindenwald neighborhood of Hamilton …

Are mobile mental health apps helpful or harmful? Miami team reveals new research, privacy concerns

March 14, 2019

Use of mental health apps is growing, according to Joshua Magee, assistant professor of psychology, and graduate student Sarah Adut. Their study cites information showing that 80% of Americans under the age of 45 wanted to use apps for mental health monitoring …

Miami's annual Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality Symposium features important conversations about the influence of individual identity on contemporary society

March 12, 2019

On February 22, the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program hosted its 17th annual Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (RCGS) Symposium, an all-day event with paper presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and performances at Miami University's Shriver Center in Oxford …

Miami's Goldman Prize awarded to students Blake Burrell and Megan Cremeans

March 7, 2019

Two Miami University students — juniors Blake Burrell and Megan Cremeans — are recipients of the 2019-2020 Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize. Burrell of New Philadelphia is an anthropology and psychology double major and physics minor. Cremeans of Somerset is a political science and integrated social studies education double major …

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis receives Distinguished Woman of Color Award

March 7, 2019

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, a professor in English and global and intercultural studies at Miami University, is the recipient of the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award for 2019. The award recognizes spirited women of color, particularly those who have been warm and welcoming to others …

Miami Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March 5, 2019

There are many ways for Miami faculty and staff to be involved in National Nutrition Month and celebrate #HealthyMiamiOH. There are several fun events and programs to fuel your body and brain with healthy eating options …

Poetry and production: Two CAS professors unite on a podcast to discuss sound through a humanities perspective

February 26, 2019

Like many areas of niche academia, the field of "sound scholarship" may sound dry to those not familiar with it. Professors cris cheek (English/Creative Writing) and Mack Hagood (Media, Journalism & Film) are working to change that preconception with their podcast Phantom Power, which examines the work of sound scholars, sound artists, and musicians, using a mix of humor and careful audio production …

Miami's Institute for Food: Fostering healthy food, healthy eating, healthy communities, and a healthy planet

February 25, 2019

Friday, February 22 was National CSA Day—a celebration of community supported agriculture, a direct farm-to-consumer market model where people pay for a share of a farmer's harvest in advance. Each week during the harvest season subscribers receive a share of what the farmer grows …

Rebecca Messina (Miami, 1994), Uber CMO, to address graduating seniors at 2019 CAS recognition ceremony

February 22, 2019

Rebecca Messina, Uber's Global Chief Marketing Officer, has been chosen as this year's featured guest speaker for the annual College of Arts and Science Recognition Ceremony on May 18, 2019 …

Opening Minds Through Art touts statewide expansion plans and available grant money among new updates

February 14, 2019

Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) is a program for people with dementia. Headquartered at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center, OMA pairs people in retirement communities with trained volunteers who help participants unlock their inner creativity …

Institute for the Environment & Sustainability's annual Willeke Lecture dives deep into ocean deoxygenation

February 14, 2019

On February 7, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) presented a lecture by Denise Breitburg, senior scientist with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Dr. Breitburg spoke about declining oxygen levels in the world's oceans and coastal waters, as well as the importance of the ocean and the possible solutions to the problem …

Differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese as explained through music and song

February 12, 2019

On Monday, February 4, Miami professor of Lusophone studies Paula Gândara sang and talked about the differences of the Portuguese language in both Portugal and Brazil …

Miami's 4th annual DataFest competition open for registration

February 7, 2019

Registration has officially opened for Miami's 4th annual DataFest competition! You can now sign up with your friends to participate in Miami's only data analytics contest which will run April 5-7 this year …

Zero Waste Oxford to host Miami's first pop-up thrift shop

February 6, 2019

Zero Waste Oxford, Miami's newest student organization, is focused on both reducing waste on Miami's campus and around the greater Oxford area. Founded by seniors Katja Diekgers and Madison Olds, Zero Waste also raises awareness on how college students can live a more sustainable lifestyle …

Guest speakers bring big, bold concepts to spring lectures

February 5, 2019

Miami University welcomes big names and big topics to campus during spring semester. Many of these events are free and open to the public …

Think spring inside The Conservatory at Miami Hamilton

February 5, 2019

From taking a botanical studies course to following The Conservatory on social media, Miami's Conservatory at the Hamilton campus offers many ways for the community to "think spring" …

Miami's Mock Trial students host Ohio high schoolers for the 4th annual Mockhawk Tournament

January 29, 2019

On December 16, 2018, just one day after some Miamians graduated from Miami University, and while most were traveling to or already at home, the James Lewis Family Miami University Mock Trial Program (MMT) welcomed hundreds of Ohio high school students and 20 mock trial teams to Oxford for the 4th Annual Mockhawk Tournament …

Miami's 5th annual CIQS Day helps pave the way for a new generation of young women interested in STEM careers

January 25, 2019

On Tuesday, January 8, the College of Arts and Science's Department of Statistics partnered with the College of Education, Health and Society to host its 5th annual CIQS Day for over 140 young women from several regional high schools …

Miami biologist's research part of new phase in cell biology

January 23, 2019

Recent work by Miami researcher Andor Kiss and colleagues from the University of California, Irvine, is shedding more light on liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS), one of the hottest topics in cell biology, according to Science magazine. In a study published last month in the Journal of Molecular Biology, they demonstrate a model system which they can control, and/or tune, to either prevent or encourage LLPS droplet formation …

Stargazing leads to a future profession for physics and math major

January 23, 2019

Orion Koleva remembers his first semester stargazing with Miami University's Astronomy Club. Now a second-year physics and mathematics double major, he's club president. He's also considering a career in his hobby …

Julia Robinson wants children to fall in love with nature

January 17, 2019

Julia Robinson is the director of the Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education and the senior project manager and museum educator at the Robert A. Hefner Museum of Natural History. She works to develop a love of nature in young children. With more than 54,000 specimens in the museum, she has much to share …

Sports journalist Terence Moore ('78) named Miami's Wiepking Distinguished Professor

January 16, 2019

Terence Moore, a 1978 Miami alum and national sports writer and TV contributor often seen on CNN, ESPN, and MSNBC, has been honored as Miami's Karl and Helen Wiepking Distinguished Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film (MJF) …

Miami history class hosts Skype chat with students in Mexico City

January 7, 2019

During the fall semester, Elena Albarrán, associate professor of history and global and intercultural studies, and her colleague Sonia Robles, assistant professor in the school of communications at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, partnered to build a cross-classroom exchange. The goal was to give students authentic insight on issues related to history and the current climate between the U.S. and its southern neighbor …

Geography students win awards and connect with alumni in Ohio Geographical Information Systems conference

December 13, 2018

Four students from Miami's Department of Geography participated in the annual Ohio GIS (geographic information systems) Conference hosted by the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program in Columbus, OH from September 24-26 …

Mark Curnutte recognized for coverage of race and social justice issues

December 11, 2018

Mark Curnutte, a journalism instructor at Miami and a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter who focuses on race and social justice issues, was awarded the Governor's 2018 Nuestro Amigo. The Nuestro Amigo award was first presented in 1980 by the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/Latino Affairs …

Miami students engage in a modern virtual dialogue with Latin American youth leaders

December 11, 2018

On a cold November 14 evening in Oxford, over 50 students were packed inside a classroom in Upham Hall to listen to current perspectives from students across Latin America. The virtual roundtable with simultaneous translation was entitled, "Challenges and Changes: Voices from Today's Latin American Youth" …