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Miami geologist, colleagues: New evidence argues against prehistoric extraterrestrial impact

Miami University geologist Jason Rech is part of a new collaborative study led by U.S. Geological Survey scientists that demonstrates evidence used to support a possible extraterrestrial impact event is, instead, likely the result of natural processes. Their study casts doubt on the Younger Dryas impact hypothesis, a hotly contested idea that links climate change, extinctions and the demise of the Clovis culture.


Miami University to stream commencement ceremony; Composer A.R. Rahman will address graduates

World-renowned composer and musician A.R. Rahman will address students and their families at Miami University's 173rd annual spring commencement at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Yager Stadium. For the first time, Miami will stream the commencement ceremony live on the Web, making it viewable worldwide.


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Microbiology students earn awards

The department of microbiology presented awards and scholarships to several undergraduate and graduate students during the April 11 Orton K. Stark Lecture.


Family nutrition topic of iWork.iLive.iLearn talk

Join Melanie Lipps, Employee Health and Well-Being registered dietitian at Miami University, 11 a.m.-noon Monday, April 30, in 212 MacMillan Hall, to learn nutrition basics for the whole family as iWork.iLive.iLearn series returns.


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Science Now (science magazine); LiveScience.com and Space.com, Monday, April 23

Editorial about a new study that says an extraterrestrial impact wasn't to blame for the extinction of woolly mammoths almost 13,000 years ago. Study by Pigati, et.al. Includes Jason Rech (geology).


Dayton Daily News, Tuesday, April 24

Story about Ohio Third Frontier Commission officials voting on applications for funding for start-up companies mentions Miami's request.


JournalNews and Dayton Daily News, Tuesday, April 24

Healthy Aging report quotes Suzanne Kunkel (Scripps Gerontology Center).


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Upcoming Events

  • The Miami University Choraliers, conducted by William Bausano, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, in Hall Auditorium. The free concert will feature music from many cultures including South Africa, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and the United States.

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  • The finance and audit committee of Miami University's board of trustees will meet 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Aprii 26, in 104 Roudebush Hall. An executive session will be held from 2-2:30 p.m.
  • The academic and student affairs committee of the board of trustees will meet Thursday, April 26, in 180c Upham Hall. An executive session begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 9 a.m. public session.

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