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Not your average major: Western Program alumni reflect on their self-designed studies and successes

December 12, 2017

Also known as Individualized Studies, the Western Program is a hidden gem in the CAS roster of majors and has a history at Miami dating back to 1853 …

CAS alums Kristen Sarenteas, Rebecca Messina, Jennifer Rooney named as top women business leaders

December 11, 2017

Three CAS alums, Kristen Sarenteas, Rebecca Messina, and Jennifer Rooney, have recently been lauded in prominent business publications for their work in banking and marketing …

Grow-your-own bone a future goal for Miami researchers

December 8, 2017

Growing new bone in place of ones damaged by trauma or disease may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but an interdisciplinary team of Miami researchers is harnessing technology and medical innovations to bring the idea closer to reality …

New products support tribe students, promote university and tribe unity

December 8, 2017

Within a recently signed agreement between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University, a product line, the Myaamia Heritage Collection, has been created to celebrate the partnership and bolster awareness of its history …

Global & Intercultural Studies, in its third academic year, looks back at a productive, exciting 2017

December 5, 2017

Miami's Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC), officially established in fall 2015, has completed many important milestones in 2017 …

Shane Ankeney and Marne Levine both recognized in Adweek 50 for media & tech leadership

December 4, 2017

Two Miami CAS alumni who majored in communication, Shane Ankeney and Marne Levine, have recently been featured as among the Adweek 50, a list of movers and shakers in the media and tech world who are "leading the charge toward transformation" …

Miami first among top national universities for efficiently producing high quality results

November 30, 2017

Miami University is the most efficient school among top national universities in an exclusive U.S. News & World Report analysis that compared spending and educational quality …

Alums Markesbery and Venna along with CAS faculty receive national recognition

November 21, 2017

In November 2017, several faculty and alumni from the College of Arts and Science gained notable recognition from prominent national organizations …

2017 CAS Distinguished Educator Award honors Stephen Norris and Jason Rech

November 20, 2017

CAS professors Stephen Norris and Jason Rech have been honored by the College of Arts and Science, which every year recognizes one or two outstanding CAS faculty members for their excellence as a Distinguished Educator …

From Phoenix to New York City, are American cities sustainable or resilient?

November 17, 2017

New York University professor Andrew Ross led the fall semester's final edition of the Humanities Center's Altman Distinguished Lecture Series, "Plan for the Best or Anticipate the Worst? From Sustainability to Resilience," on November 8 …

Primatologist Linda Marchant lauded nationally for her research

November 15, 2017

Linda Marchant, professor of anthropology at Miami University, received two national awards for her research. She received the award for Outstanding Research into Human Origins from the Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology (CRAFT) and the Stone Age Institute (SAI). Marchant also received the Distinguished Primatologist Award from The Midwest Primate Interest Group (MPIG) …

Miami-directed video on infant mortality in permanent online gallery

November 15, 2017

Miami University students and faculty created a digital narrative on infant mortality that won them recognition from the National Academy of Medicine's Community Art Project. The video captures the everyday struggles of families and is the first story emerging from Miami's infant mortality project with Butler County's PRIMED for Action …

War and revolution from a Russian perspective: Havighurst Center holds symposium on the Blavatnik Archive

November 15, 2017

Three scholars of Jewish history visited Miami on Friday, November 3 to discuss how specific events from the Russian Revolution and WWII had profound impact on the lives of Jewish soldiers and civilians in a special symposium entitled War, Revolution, and Jewish Life

Miami ranks among top national universities in study abroad participation

November 13, 2017

Miami University continues to be one of the top universities in the nation for the number and percentage of students who earn credit abroad. Among public, doctoral institutions, Miami ranks #3 for undergraduate participation in study abroad at 46.3% …

Miami's President Crawford a founding member of Presidents' Circle of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

November 13, 2017

Miami University President Gregory Crawford is participating in the full CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ group and with a newly formed group for higher education presidents …

Miami students and alumni discuss gender and law at the Women in Law and Leadership Symposium

November 10, 2017

On Friday, November 3, Miami's recently renamed Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education hosted a symposium that focused on issues related to gender issues in law and leadership, as well as keys to overcoming them. Approximately 130 students, faculty, and community members registered to attend the day's events …

Film about Appalachian life and music has Miami connections

November 9, 2017

Warren and Judy Waldron love performing traditional Appalachian folk music. Soon, they'll have a wider audience for their old-time music when they appear in Dale Farmer's Mountain Minor, a film the Preble County man wrote and directed based on his family's migration from the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Southern Ohio …

Department of History observes 500 years since Martin Luther's landmark 95 Theses

November 9, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther's work, the Department of History hosted a free public symposium entitled Reformations of the Sixteenth Century: Martin Luther and His World, 500 Years Later November 2-3 at the Miami Art Museum …

Partnering to advance preference based care among nursing home residents

November 6, 2017

Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center's project, "Incorporating the Preferences for Everyday Living into Ohio's Nursing Homes to Improve Resident Care," is funded to partner with nursing home providers seeking to deliver person-centered care by honoring their residents' preferences for everyday living …

Dr. Dustin B. Wygant returns to Miami for colloquium on forensic psychology

November 6, 2017

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Eastern Kentucky University, Dr. Dustin B. Wygant, recently returned to campus for a colloquium …

Urbanization Much More Than City Growth, Expert Says

October 23, 2017

The Humanities Center featured Neil Brenner,a professor of urban theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, in a lecture sponsored by the John W. Altman Program. Brenner told the audience that cities should be considered not only in terms of their geographic area, their buildings, and their residents, but as part of a large, complex system of infrastructure, land, and resources, much of which exist apart from the cities themselves and are often rendered invisible …

Climate change could decrease sun's ability to disinfect lakes, coastal waters

October 19, 2017

A new study led by Miami University researchers and published in the journal Scientific Reports outlines how a rise in the amount of organic matter washed into bodies of water can stunt the ability of the sun's pathogen-killing ultraviolet rays to penetrate the water's surface. This impact could lead to an increase in waterborne pathogens and the diseases they can cause in humans and wildlife …

Miami nationally recognized for increasing student civic engagement

October 19, 2017

Miami University received a Champion Award for its Freedom Summer App at the first-ever ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony on Oct. 19. The awards recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates and civic participation …

Miami Tribe and university strengthen relationship with new agreement, logo

October 19, 2017

There's a new jointly designed Myaamia Heritage Logo that is part of the agreement Miami Tribe Chief Doug Lankford and Miami University President Greg Crawford will sign Saturday, October 21 …

A summer in the Balkans: Impactful internships in a developing democracy

October 18, 2017

One interdisciplinary program Miami offers takes students to Pristina, Kosovo for two months during the summer. Kosovo is a developing nation in the Western Balkans that declared independence from Serbia in 2008 following a series of wars and ethnic cleansing in the late 1990s …

Geography's mapathon unites faculty and students to help provide aid to Puerto Rico

October 16, 2017

On Friday, September 29, the department applied its expertise in mapping and resource management to host a special mapathon to help the victims of Hurricane Maria. Assistant professor of geography and American studies Damon Scott, who has Puerto Rican in-laws, organized the event, which brought together faculty members, students, and volunteers from across the Miami community …

Nine students receive Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award

October 11, 2017

Nine students received the 2017 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami University's intellectual environment …

Perspectives on Paper: Understanding Its History, Culture and Art

October 9, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and the Office of Liberal Education co-sponsored a workshop for students called The History, Culture and Art of Paper

CAS science programs reach through Ohio and beyond with Discover the Sciences

October 4, 2017

Miami has been hosting its annual Discover the Sciences event for prospective students and their families for roughly 10 years. This year was the event's largest yet. A total of 315 students and their parents came from all over Ohio as well as Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and other states …

Psychologist Richard E. Mayer returns to Miami for colloquium on multimedia learning

September 27, 2017

On October 19, Miami alum and world-renowned educational psychologist Richard E. Mayer returned to campus to give a psychology colloquium on multimedia learning and how knowledge can be transferred to new situations …

Students spend the summer on both sides of the Atlantic for unique "inside" looks at careers in PR, media, and advertising

September 19, 2017

During the summer of 2017, juniors Katy O'Neill (strategic communication and American studies) and Olivia Prosser (strategic communication and professional writing) participated in the Inside London and Inside New York workshops respectively to learn about potential career paths focused on the worlds of PR, media, journalism, and advertising. They were asked to provide personal insight in their experiences …

Five Miami students receive Gilman scholarship for study abroad

September 18, 2017

Five Miami University students received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to help fund their study abroad experiences this fall. The Gilman scholarships are awarded twice a year by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State …

Human element key to Marvel Comics' success, Miami professor says

September 14, 2017

Bob Batchelor, visiting professor of strategic communication in the department of media, journalism and film, has written a biography of Stan Lee, the iconic co-creator of many of Marvel Comics' famous superheroes …

Can you dig it? Anthropology students visit Israel to practice archaeology techniques

September 13, 2017

For 4 weeks this summer, Megan Ashbrook, Sarah Kammer, Caroline Sausser, and Rachel Strohl got to experience first-hand what it is like to be an archaeologist. enlarged photo of professor and students in field. Miami sent the 4 undergraduate anthropology majors to Akko, Israel, where they participated in the Tel Akko Archaeological Field School …

Creative teaching earns Miami No. 1 public university ranking for faculty commitment

September 12, 2017

It is faculty commitment to teaching that gives Miami University its No. 1 ranking among public colleges in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report