Miami University trustees at their Feb. 3 board meeting approved the promotion and/or tenure of 37 faculty members. A list of those faculty can be found here. Provost Bobby Gempesaw commended the group overall for teaching abilities and innovations, research and commitment to students.
Miami University, an early leader in campus recycling, is looking to get back in the game with a weekly series of "Go Green @ Miami" events and competitions in Spring 2012. Miami was commended by the White House Task Force on Recycling in 2000 and went on to co-found the RecycleMania national collegiate recycling competition with Ohio University. Miami won three times and placed in the top four since its beginning in 2001 through 2008.
A $100,000 gift to Miami University from Carol Peery Ayers (Miami '77) and Randy Ayers (Miami '78) has established endowments supporting study abroad experiences for Spanish majors and scholarship support for the men's basketball program.
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"Lives Remembered" features obituary of Claude Spencer (former Miami public safety director) and quotes Bob Sherman (former director of continuing education and summer sessions).
Story about resources such as Kickstarter and FundaGeek helping technology entrepreneurs as well as basic researchers get their ideas off the ground, mentions an appeal from a Miami zoology student for financial support of a trip she'll take to Borneo to study Sunda Clouded Leopard conservation.
Story about the GOP presidential race coming to Ohio, cites Philip Russo.
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The office for the advancement of research and scholarship (OARS) will host a workshop for faculty and staff on strategies for locating grant opportunities using the Internet. The workshop will take place 9-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in 264 Bachelor Hall. Contact Helen Kiss at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
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