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Small changes lead to increased protective ability in disease-related protein; Study involved fish from the Antarctic to the tropics

Researchers from Miami and Ashland Universities and the National Institutes of Health have used a novel approach to show how evolutionary changes in a small heat shock protein have altered its ability to protect other proteins from damage during periods of physiological stress. The findings, published March 29 in PLoS One, provide a unique perspective on the function of these "stress proteins" and suggest ways that they could be altered to modify their protective abilities, according to Andor Kiss, Miami adjunct assistant professor of zoology and microbiology and one of the study authors.

Miami recognizes its student workers during National Student Employee Week April 8-14

National Student Employee Week is celebrated nationally by many colleges and universities as a way to recognize the contributions of students to the university workforce. It is also a celebration of the valuable skills many students learn through their employment experience.

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Open sessions for finalists, director of Howe Center for Writing Excellence

Finalists for the director of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence will give open sessions April 13, 18 and 20. Information for the open sessions and the finalists' CVs are on the provost's website.

Jazz Ensemble concert April 10

The Miami University Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jeremy Long, will perform with guest saxophonist Dave Pietro at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for general admission.

Dance Theatre concerts April 14, 15

Miami University's Dance Theatre will present its annual spring concerts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, in Hall Auditorium. The concerts combine elements of different dance forms and feature music that ranges from the sounds of the Big Band era to Philip Glass to contemporary.

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Miami in the News

JournalNews and Cincinnati Enquirer, Friday, April 6; local and statewide TV stations, Thursday, April 5

Stories about rallies at Miami and UC Thursday evening to protest an attack on two gay students last month. Some stories quote President Hodge, Andy Zeisler (equity and equal opportunity) and Miami students.

Good magazine, Thursday, April 5

Article about entrepreneurs discovering innovation was the easy part when they launch their businesses quotes Brett Smith (director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship) and talks about Miami's center.

Dayton Daily News, JournalNews and other Cox Ohio papers, Friday, April 6

Cathy Moore (career services) is quoted in a story about the likelihood of more graduates and interns being hired this year.

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Events: Oxford and Regionals

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  • Tim Ryan, leader of PwC's audit and assurance practices, will speak on "Leadership Lessons in Integrity, Optimism and Perseverance" at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Taylor Auditorium, Farmer School of Business. His talk is part of the Farmer School's Executive Speakers Series.

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