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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 …

Miami students focus on service during spring break 2017

March 16, 2017

Many Miami University students will spend their spring break serving others, learning and exploring at both the local and international levels …

Daryl Baldwin, James Tobin headline the Michael J. Colligan History Project lectures

March 10, 2017

Daryl Baldwin, director of the Myaamia Center, speaks about the Miami Tribe and Miami University. Since 1972, the tribe and university have been partnering to achieve both university and tribal community educational goals. James Tobin, professor of media, journalism and film, argues that the conventional wisdom of recent decades — Franklin Roosevelt engaged in a massive deception about his disability — is flat wrong …

Trauma exposure expert Laura van Dernoot Lipsky on "Intergenerational Trauma: Coming Together to Build Resistance" March 14

March 10, 2017

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of the Seattle-based Trauma Stewardship Institute, will present "Legacies of Loss: Intergenerational Trauma, Coming Together to Build Resistance" …

Women's Read In evolves to promote celebration and creative expression

March 9, 2017

While the Women's Read In has evolved into a more interactive, engaging format in recent years, the founders' original vision of an inclusive community event encouraging reflection and expression remains vibrant 11 years later …

Miami recognizes three women for their contributions to student success

March 9, 2017

Miami University faculty member Marsha Robinson, staff member Michelle Thomas and community member Patricia Ellis each received the 2017 Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award. The award recognizes spirited women of color, particularly those who have been warm and welcoming to others …

Summit brings leaders of minority-owned businesses to campus

March 9, 2017

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Miami University presented the first Minority-Owned Business Leaders' Summit at Miami's Oxford campus, Monday, March 6. While on campus, leaders of minority-owned businesses spoke with representatives from career services about hiring students as interns and employees, held an interactive roundtable with student leaders and discussed working with a public university with administrators …

Goldman Prize winner Quentin Russell to share his love of poetry with area students

March 9, 2017

As the 2017 recipient of the Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize, Quentin Russell will spend the next year teaching poetry after school to students at area high schools …

Refuge/Refugee Lecture Series highlights the plight of some of the world's most vulnerable people

March 8, 2017

This spring semester the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) is hosting a series of lectures, Refuge/Refugee, to call attention to the world's refugee crisis, overwhelmingly Syrian, which in 2016 became the largest since World War II …

Miami professor develops online organizing tool for research collaboration

March 2, 2017

Frustration led historian Andrew Offenburger to create SourceNotes, an online platform he developed that helps researchers organize their notes from primary and secondary sources …

Miami designated one of the STEM Jobs Approved Colleges

March 1, 2017

Miami University is designated one of the 2016-2017 STEM JobsSM Approved Colleges by Victory Media. The survey rates universities, colleges, community colleges and trade schools on their ability and responsiveness to connecting programs and students with high-demand, high-growth STEM occupations …

Two Miami faculty awarded national humanities research fellowships

February 28, 2017

Miami University's Michele Navakas and José Amador both received fellowships for 2017-2018 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Humanities Center (NHC), respectively. Navakas is assistant professor of English and Amador is associate professor of global and intercultural studies …

Miami Regionals sponsor women's history events

February 24, 2017

Miami University Regionals are sponsoring a number of events for Women's History Month. The themes this year are Women Who Care (Middletown campus) and The Past and Future of Women's Activism (Hamilton campus) …

IES hosts annual Willeke lecture series with Dr. Elizabeth Hoover

February 23, 2017

This year's Willeke speaker was Elizabeth Hoover, assistant professor of American studies at Brown University. Hoover has taught courses on environmental justice in Native communities, indigenous food movements, and community-engaged research …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …