Thomas Dutton, Miami University professor of architecture and interior design, has received the 2009 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Campus Compact, a national coalition of university presidents committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.
Miami's efforts to increase efficiency and reduce use of resources come from across all campuses. The suggestions to the ThisMakesCents Web site have focused on areas from reduced paper use to turning off lights, energy-efficient vending machines and changes in groundskeeping. Paying attention to how we use resources and how efficiently we perform tasks is the first step in increasing productivity and reducing resource use.
Miami University history professor emeritus Edwin Yamauchi is featured on the July 14 homepage of Jurist, a legal news and research Web site at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, supporting UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recommendations to restore and protect Babylon, the ancient city of Iraq.
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The results from a national survey of political science department chairs regarding the tenure procedures and standards at their colleges or universities appear in the new issue of the journal PS: Political Science and Politics, along with a paper on the survey by John M. Rothgeb Jr. (political science) and Betsy Burger (administrative assistant, political science).
Glenn Platt (interactive media studies) is quoted in a story about Jose A. Bowen, a dean at Southern Methodist University, proudly removing computers from lecture halls and challenging his colleagues to teach without machines. Also says Miami University, where Bowen worked before SMU, pioneered some of these teaching strategies.
Story about $6 million of the $7 million Norwich University is getting for computer security projects going to a Norwich-led research consortium to create programs and software for cyber-security exercises lists other participants in the consortium, including Miami.
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