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Martha Weber
Undergraduate Research Coordinator
019 King Library
513-529-1775
weberme@MiamiOH.edu

Miami is nationally recognized by U.S.News & World Report for its "unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching." Getting involved in research allows students to build meaningful relationships with our dedicated Miami faculty outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our model of engaged inquiry encourages critical thinking and peer-assisted learning to provide students with personal, educational, and professional growth. By participating in undergraduate research, students gain experience and skills valued by employers, graduate schools and medical schools.

Miami student researchers craft their own understanding of the value of inquiry-based learning. Every Miami program has opportunities for students to excel through research experiences. They learn that the research process involves systematic investigations to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, explore new creative ideas, or develop new theories. Miami students do not have to be a science major to participate in undergraduate research. Students get involved in undergraduate research in the math, engineering, business, humanities, education, fine and performing arts, and health and social sciences. A variety of student research stories are highlighted on departmental websites.

For more information, visit Undergraduate Research or the Graduate School.

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New electronic sponsored programs administration (eSPA) system to be implemented

On January 1, 2015, Miami University will begin using an electronic sponsored programs administration (eSPA) system to help manage research administration and electronic submission of proposals. Read more here.

New Director of the Office of Research for Undergraduates (ORU) named

Naus Family Faculty Scholar and professor of psychology Joseph G. Johnson has been named the first director of Miami University's Office of Research for Undergraduates (ORU). Read the full press release.

Submissions for the Summer 2015 issue of CUR Quarterly due August 15

CUR Quarterly seeks that describe how students in professionally accredited degree programs – business, education, engineering, health fields, social work, architecture, etc. – include and support undergraduate participation in research. Ideally, authors will be able to share evidence on student learning and/or outcomes as well as “lessons learned” about engaging in research with students in professional disciplines. Also invited are shorter vignettes (300 words) that offer concrete, creative suggestions with regard to any aspect of undergraduate research undertaken in conjunction with professional degree programs. If you are interested in contributing an article or vignette, please submit a short (300-500 words) prospectus describing the focus of your proposed article or vignette online at http://curq.msubmit.net/ by August 15, 2014. Accepted authors will be notified by August 29, 2014. 

NEH Summer Stipend 2015 internal competition deadline is August 22

The Summer Stipends Program at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provides $6,000 for individuals to spend two consecutive months of full-time advanced research and writing that is of value to scholars and general audiences in the humanities. Miami University is eligible to nominate two full-time faculty for the program.   Proposals and reference letters must be submitted to NEH electronically through grants.gov by September 30, 2014.  However, only the two individuals nominated by Miami may submit a proposal.  To provide time for the internal review and the electronic submission process the internal deadline for proposals is 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014.  For more information read the full memo from Director of Research & Sponsored Programs Anne Schauer.

NSF Grants Conference to be held October 6-7, 2014

The first National Science Foundation Grants Conference of fiscal year 2015 will be hosted by George Washington University on October 6-7, 2014.

Key officials representing each NSF program directorate, administrative office, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the Inspector General will participate in this two-day conference. The conference is considered a must, particularly for new faculty, researchers, educators and administrators who want to gain insight into a wide range of important and timely issues at NSF including: the state of current funding; the proposal and award process; and current and recently updated policies and procedures.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to NSF;
  • NSF's proposal preparation and merit review process;
  • Award management;
  • Conflict of interest policies;
  • New programs and initiatives;
  • Cross-disciplinary and special interest programs; and
  • Breakout sessions by discipline.

NIH rolls out new biosketch format

The new format will allow up to five pages for the entire biosketch, and researchers will be permitted to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science, the influence of their contributions on their scientific field, and any subsequent effects of those contributions on health or technology. The new format also will allow researchers to describe their specific role in those discoveries and to annotate their description with up to four publications. Additionally, researchers will be allowed to include a link to their complete list of publications in SciENcv or My Bibliography. The new format will apply for all grant applications received for FY 2016 funding and beyond (which generally refers to applications submitted in early 2015).  More information is available on the NIH website.

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Martha Weber
Undergraduate Research Coordinator
019 King Library
513-529-1775
weberme@MiamiOH.edu

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  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

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    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

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    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

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    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

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    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency