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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 …

"Check Your Bl!nd Spots" Tour supports diversity and inclusion

October 19, 2017

Miami University will host the "Check Your Bl!nd Spots" campus tour from noon-4 pm Monday, October 23, on Maple Street south of Shriver Center. Students who enter the tour bus will be exposed to possible unconscious bias through a series of quizzes and videos and be empowered to understand the role they can play in promoting diversity and inclusion …

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 …

Janus Forum welcomes fiscal experts Alice Rivlin and David Walker to discuss the national debt

October 16, 2017

This October, two prominent experts on the topic will meet on the Janus Forum stage to address the question, "Is the National Debt the New Road to Serfdom?" …

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to give Anderson Lecture

October 16, 2017

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, is the speaker for the 2017 Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series presented by Miami University’s Farmer School of Business …

Miami University and the Enduring Legacy of Freedom Summer

October 16, 2017

Authors and Miami alumni Wil Haygood and Jeff Pegues will hold a public conversation on race in America through the lens of Freedom Summer, a marker year in U.S. civil rights, at 10 am Saturday, October 28, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati …

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 …

Exhibit from New York City-based archive visits King Library

October 12, 2017

The Blavatnik Archive exhibit complements focus on Russian Revolution's 100th anniversary. Guests can experience the free, public exhibit, which primarily tells the stories of Russian Jews who fought in the Soviet armed forces during World War II, in King Library's main lobby until November 17. It features more than 20 visual panels and an interactive kiosk …

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 …

Women in Law & Leadership Symposium scheduled for Nov 3, 2017 at the Marcum Conference Center

October 3, 2017

Miami University and the newly renamed Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education are proud to present a day-long public conference focused on issues related to women in law and leadership …

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

World opens like an atlas for students at Bangkok humanitarian symposium

September 7, 2017

For Miami University student Sara Al-Zubi, her time at a Humanitarian Affairs University Scholars Leadership Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand was like walking into a world atlas …

CADS Welcomes Two New Assistant Directors

September 6, 2017

Miami's Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) is pleased to announce two new assistant directors. Lindsey Holden joins CADS from the Miami University Office of Admission. Bree O'Day joins CADS after an accomplished career in digital analytics, specifically in the retail industry …

Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools partner to increase enrollment of diverse students

August 31, 2017

Miami University and Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) are partnering to increase the number of academically talented and diverse students from the region who pursue and complete a college degree …

Findings from a survey of adult guardianships in Ohio

August 30, 2017

Inspired by recent updates to improve guardianship practice (Rule 66), researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center created and administered a survey to collect data on adult guardianship, managed by Ohio's Probate Courts …

Miami University receives more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation for new research equipment

August 28, 2017

Miami University received two grant awards, totaling nearly $1.1 million, in the 2017 round of competition for the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) program. The national rate of success for proposals submitted to the program is only 20% …

Mice on the move in Michigan, some "hitchhike," researchers say

August 24, 2017

In an apparent response to climate change, species are migrating, including the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) that is moving northward into territory long occupied by the woodland deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus), said Papuga, a graduate student at Miami University. He and Joseph Baumgartner — both pursuing doctorates through Miami's evolution, ecology and environmental biology program — work closely with Susan Hoffman, associate professor of biology, whose lab focuses on the evolutionary genetics of mammals …

Policy does matter: Ohio continues to make progress in creating a balanced system of long-term services and supports

August 17, 2017

A report from Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center highlights considerable progress Ohio has in creating a more balanced system of long-term services and supports for older adults and adults with disabilities …

Kimberly Hamlin receives NEH Public Scholar Award for Woman Citizen

August 15, 2017

Kimberly Hamlin, associate professor of history and global & intercultural studies, has been awarded with a prestigious Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her biography of suffragist Helen Hamilton Gardener, Woman Citizen

Honorary doctorates recognize lifetime achievements of two women

August 15, 2017

In addition to 22 doctoral degrees awarded during a special hooding ceremony Friday, August 11, two accomplished women received honorary doctorates from Miami University …

Miami's Ohio Writing Project boosts writing and teaching skills

August 15, 2017

Housed within the Department of English, the Ohio Writing Project provides professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers, offers graduate workshops, a free teacher conference, and holds a Youth Writing Camp for 5th through 8th graders every summer …

Roxanne Ornelas "water walks" to protect and promote our waterways

July 28, 2017

On Tuesday, August 1, associate professor of geography Roxanne Ornelas will join other Native American water walkers as they begin the Nibi Walk, a 2,341-mile-long spiritual journey down the Missouri River to raise awareness of issues threatening the nation's waterways …

Miami University joins commitment to advance workplace diversity and inclusion

July 25, 2017

Only one month after 175 CEOs came together to launch the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, more than 100 additional CEOs/presidents have taken the pledge, committing themselves and the organizations they lead to advance diversity and inclusion …

Media and culture students receive prestigious NATAS award

July 24, 2017

Seven recent Miami University graduates have won Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences regional student production award for best long form fiction production …

Wil Haygood to curate "Harlem Renaissance" exhibition

July 20, 2017

Wil Haygood, Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in Miami University's department of media, journalism and film, has been named guest curator for the Columbus Museum of Art's upcoming exhibit, "I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100" …

Miami's academic boot camp drives up student-athlete GPAs

July 20, 2017

The RedHawks Summer Bridge Program started 7 summers ago as a way to prepare first-year athletes in select sports for Miami's rigorous academic experience. Craig Bennett, assistant athletic director for academic support services, developed the program with Rodney Coates, professor of global and intercultural studies …