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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.
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.
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"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."
Miami's Climate Action Task Force seeks student representative: Apply by Oct. 18
Students: Opportunity to help shape Miami's Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Task Force (CATF) executive steering committee is seeking students to apply for the position of student representative. Apply by Oct. 18.
Joe Madison to receive Freedom Summer of '64 Award at Miami's Diversity and Inclusion Conference Oct. 9
Less than a month before the presidential election, an intense focus on voting rights will come to Miami Oct. 9 when influential radio talk-show host Joe Madison gives the keynote address at Miami's virtual Diversity and Inclusion Conference, called "Across the Divide."
Miami University names building after first Black graduate
Nellie Craig is Miami's first Black graduate at Miami in 1905.Nellie Craig was a trailblazer who broke new ground both at Miami University and in her community. Now, Miami's first Black graduate has a building named in her honor on the university's Oxford campus.
Miami commits to carbon neutrality and climate resilience: Virtual PCLC signing ceremony Sept. 22
Join Miami President Greg Crawford, Second Nature's president Tim Carter, members of Miami's new Climate Action Task Force executive steering committee, the office of sustainability and the City of Oxford Mayor Mike Smith for a virtual ceremony at noon, Sept. 22.
Five new things for sustainability at Miami this fall
From the new Climate Action Task Force to sustainability during the pandemic, sustainability at Miami will advance even further this year.
President Crawford to sign Second Nature's PCLC: Climate Commitment
President Greg Crawford will sign Second Nature's Climate Commitment, the most comprehensive of its Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments (PCLC).