Research makes science fiction reality
In the decades since Gene Roddenberry’s original Star Trek television series aired, every show of the science fiction entertainment franchise has featured a handheld portable scanning device known as the medical tricorder.  Used to diagnose medical conditions within seconds and take basic vital measurements, this non-invasive techno
Miami University Regionals' Artist Series returns this fall
Miami University Regionals' Artist Series returns this year with an outstanding lineup of performances that includes bluegrass, American roots music, blues and jazz at the Hamilton and Middletown campuses.
Miami University cited as "rising star" in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014
Miami University, called "the honors public university in one of the nation's largest states," is included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges' list of the "best and most interesting colleges and universities" in the country for 2014. The guide also recognizes Miami's architecture, business and music programs as being strong. Colleges featured in the g
Miami Nation historical collection now online
A new digital collection from the Miami University Libraries will highlight the history of the Miami people. The Myaamia Collection Online will showcase digital versions of significant resources held in the Walter Havighurst Special Collections that document the history and culture of the Miami (Myaamia) people. The result of an agreement between
Tuition and budget set; new names for several university areas
Miami University trustees today (June 21) voted to raise tuition 1.5 percent, or $199, for the 2013-2014 school year for undergraduates at the Oxford campus. In-state students will pay $13,266 in tuition; out-of-state students will pay $29,056, also a 1.5 percent increase. The state legislature had approved increases of up to 2 percent but, throug
Two national trustees appointed to Miami board
New national trustees were appointed to Miami's board of trustees at the June meeting: Terry Hershey (Miami '69) and John Altman (Miami '60). Hershey, of Denver, taught journalism at Northern Illinois University and then managed a chain of newspapers in suburban Chicago. She joined Time Warner Inc. in 1981 and spent more than 25 years with the com
James Oris and Sheila Croucher each named University Distinguished Professor
jim-oris-sm.pngJames Oris, associate provost for research, dean of the Graduate School and professor of zoology; and Sheila Croucher, professor of American studies, have been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor by Miami University's board of trustees, effective July 1, 2013. Established by the trustees in 1981 to attract and retain eminent professors, the title includes a $6,000 annual stipend for professional expenses.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits Miami Middletown
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan held a town hall meeting at Miami University Middletown Thursday, June 20. His visit focused on the importance of expanding early learning opportunities for all children, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Miami Provost Bobby Gempesaw opened the town hall. Richard Ross, state superintendent in the Ohio Department of Education, moderated the event, and John Pepper, former CEO, Procter & Gamble and Carine M. Feyten, dean of the School of Education, Health & Society, participated as panelists along with Duncan.
Curiosity leads engineering students to redesign Pulley Tower systems
bells.jpg Engineering students Aaron Pittenger (left), Brandon Withrow (right) and Brian Breitsch (not pictured) redesigned the Pulley Tower electronic control systems (photo by Elizabeth Runyon). Like other Miami students, Aaron Pittenger wondered about the music he heard when he walked around campus. During a communications class, he went to the Pulley To