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05/12/2021
"One of the greatest shows on this planet": a Q-and-A with biologist Yoshi Tomoyasu about Brood X cicadas
Tomoyasu is excited to "finally be able to experience this event! Why? Because this is a very unique event that happens only in eastern North America, and is one of the greatest shows on this planet. Well, that is at least for bug lovers."
05/05/2021
Hannon Armstrong Foundation selects Miami for inaugural Climate Solutions Scholarship
Made possible through an initial $200,000 grant, the new needs-based scholarships will serve a cohort of up to five undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers related to climate action and sustainability. The program aims to provide financial assistance for high-achieving, sustainability-focused students from underrepresented communities at Miami and Morgan State University.
04/01/2021
Miami University suspends ACT, SAT admission requirement for Fall 2022 on the Oxford campus
Miami University has announced it will be test optional and not require ACT or SAT test scores of first-year students applying for admission for fall 2022 and spring 2023 to ensure equitable access for students affected by test cancellations and other implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
03/11/2021
Through the Lens: Pushing through the pandemic
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the governor’s March 2020 stay-at-home order, we take a look back on our shared experience. Click through our photo gallery of 52 images captured by Scott Kissell, senior university photographer, and Jeff Sabo, director of university photographic services.
01/26/2021
Miami University named one of 20 wheelchair-friendly colleges in first guide for wheelchair users
Wheels on Campus: A Guide to Wheelchair-Friendly Higher Education named Miami University one of 20 colleges that create wheelchair-friendly campuses and cultures that promote an inclusive college experience.
12/16/2020
Miami community helps make 2020 holiday season a little brighter: Food drives, meals swipe donations and more
Although many holiday season donation campaigns were cancelled on campus this year due to the pandemic, Miami community members came together to help those in need. Some of the projects this year were modified or scaled back from previous years, but they made an impact.
10/30/2020
Gratitude shared for committee and task force work
President Greg Crawford convened the Safe Return to Campus Planning and Coordinating Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force during 2020 to address two critical issues affecting the health and wellbeing of the Miami community—the pandemic and racial unrest in the United States.
10/22/2020
Miami is a Top 100 Sierra Club Cool School and a Princeton Review Green College
Miami University ranked 71st among the Sierra Club’s "Coolest Schools" 2020 for the greenest colleges, the top Ohio public university on the list of 312 schools ranked. Miami is also again listed in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2021 Edition, one of 416 schools selected for being environmentally responsible.
10/06/2020
Miami fire scientist: "Zombie fires" one of new features driving Arctic fires
A number of fires in Sakha Republic, Russia, from June 25, 2020, typical across tundra ecosystems in June. Fire activity suggests direct relationships between burning and permafrost thaw in this region of cold but ice-rich permafrost (McCarty et.al.)."Zombie fires" and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires — with strong consequences for the global climate — warn international fire scientists in a commentary published this week in Nature Geoscience. "We need new approaches to wildland fire fighting to save the Arctic — there's no time to lose."