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Honoring Miami "roots and wings": Rebecca Messina '94 addresses nearly 1700 bachelor's and master's graduates at annual CAS spring recognition ceremony

May 30, 2019

On May 18, the College of Arts and Science, highlighted by speeches by Rebecca Messina '94 and Jacob Bruggeman '19, celebrated the achievement of 1521 bachelors and 176 masters graduates at the 2019 Recognition Ceremony …

Miami earns gold in STARS sustainability rating system

May 30, 2019

Miami University has achieved its first STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education …

Nobel Prize winner speaks of the power of truth in the shadow of a dictatorship

May 23, 2019

On April 23, the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies welcomed 2009 Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller for its annual lecture event. Müller's literature, described as depicting an individual's vulnerability under oppression and persecution, is rooted in her experiences in Romania as a German-speaking ethnic minority …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars

May 22, 2019

Miami University juniors Caleb Kozuszek and Rosamiel "Rosie" Ries have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2019-2020. They are among 496 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering. Kozuszek, a biochemistry major from Hillsboro, and Ries, a geology and physics double major from Centerville, are two of 13 students at an Ohio public university to receive a Goldwater Scholarship …

Miami and city of Oxford receive the "Town and Gown" award

May 22, 2019

Miami University and the city of Oxford have received the 2019 International Town and Gown Association's Larry Abernathy Award. Mayor Kate Rousmaniere and Jayne Brownell, Miami's vice president for the Division of Student Life, were presented with the award at the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) conference at Penn State on May 21 …

New grant expands fresh food access to Miami and Oxford communities

May 21, 2019

Data from last year's student health survey revealed that about 20% of students experienced food insecurity at some point, and a portion of those students experienced it on a regular basis. Food insecurity means either skipping a meal, going without food entirely, or eating reduced meals to save resources for other priorities …

New majors, a new department, approved by Miami trustees

May 17, 2019

With awareness of changing needs in the marketplace, Miami University trustees at their May 17 meeting approved the establishment of two bachelor of arts degrees — one with a major in data analytics and one with a major in organizational leadership — both in the College of Arts and Science. …

Farm Fresh Veggies-Direct to You!

May 14, 2019

The Miami Institute for Food is paving a path to #HealthyMiamiOH by planting, growing, and bringing farm fresh veggies direct to campus. Miami faculty, staff, students, and community members can subscribe and receive a share of weekly harvests May 23-December 5, 2019 …

Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to headline the 50th anniversary of Miami's Institute for the Environment & Sustainability

May 14, 2019

On Friday, September 13, Miami's Institute for the Environment & Sustainability (IES) begins a weekend celebrating its 50th anniversary and 5 decades of environmental stewardship and problem solving with a keynote address by former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy …

Three doctoral students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 13, 2019

Miami University doctoral students Akanksha Das, Shelby Ortiz and Jared Tangeman (Miami '17) have been awarded fellowships from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) …

Psychology students work to charter a Miami chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists

May 13, 2019

The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) is a club on Miami's campus, generating a significant impact. After only a year on campus, the ABPsi student circle has accumulated over 20 students, and it continues to grow as it focuses on issues, particularly African American, and presents a different worldview on them …

Reily Township launches student-created website developed through Miami community collaboration

May 12, 2019

Thanks to a community-university collaboration, Reily Township just launched a new website — researched, designed and written entirely by Miami University students — that serves as an information spot for residents and visitors …

Award-winning author addresses the increase of asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border

May 2, 2019

Mexican author Valeria Luiselli visited Miami to discuss Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions, her award-winning book that digs deeper at what happens to the unaccompanied children crossing the border when they are held in detention centers. She was the spring semester speaker for the biannual Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies …

Miami researchers to test suicide prevention tool at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

May 1, 2019

The REDS (Research on Eating Disorders and Suicidality) lab at Miami, led by April Smith, associate professor of psychology, recently received two grants from the Department of Defense, totaling more than $1.5 million. One grant oversees the testing of a suicide intervention program designed for service members at both Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Joint Base Lewis McChord. The second grant funds a project aimed at understanding symptoms of suicidal ideation at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base …

Miami's Inside Washington program celebrates 20th anniversary while surpassing 500 graduates

April 30, 2019

Miami's renowned Inside Washington program, which has exposed more than 500 Miami students to the career opportunities possible in Washington, DC, observes its 20th anniversary in 2019 …

Pilot program uses constructive conflict to shape students' global view

April 25, 2019

Voices of Discovery: Intergroup Dialogue, a 3-credit pilot course run by the Center for American and World Cultures, invites students to reveal their personal beliefs and breakdown complexities surrounding topics like race, religion, identity and spirituality …

2019 President's Distinguished Service Award recipients = exceptional seniors

April 18, 2019

Miami University President Gregory Crawford honored 18 students whose service through campus life, community service, intellectual and cultural leadership or student employment demonstrate the spirit of being a citizen leader of uncommon quality …

Global Initiatives unveils campaign to increase study abroad for underrepresented students

April 18, 2019

Global Initiatives' Study Abroad is for Me (SAIFM) program seeks to not only increase program participation, but increase underrepresented applicants like students of color, those with financial need, males and international students …

Psychology symposium, run by alumni, offers students "Your Road Map Toward Career Success"

April 15, 2019

As part of a biannual alumni board event, on March 15 the Department of Psychology hosted four concurrent sessions conducted by members of the Psychology Alumni Advisory Board to guide psychology majors towards career success …

Seven Miamians (students, a faculty member and an alumnus) offered Fulbright awards to conduct research or teach overseas

April 11, 2019

Six of Miami University's Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2019-2020 grants and another has been named an alternate. In addition, Tani Sebro, an assistant professor in Global & Intercultural Studies, has been offered a Fulbright Scholar award through the ASEAN Research Program to study migrants returning to Myanmar from Thailand …

Miami students receive EPA funding for research

April 10, 2019

Two Miami University student research teams have been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue research in their desired fields. The funding is provided through the EPA's People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grants program …

Two English minors, Linguistics and Medical Humanities, offer unique interdisciplinary opportunities

April 8, 2019

Miami's Department of English introduced its new medical humanities minor to join linguistics as minors that have a particularly interdisciplinary focus. Both minors offer students unique opportunities to work across multiple fields and departments as they supplement their majors …

On the move: $5.2 million funds four microbiologists' research from Acton Lake to Antarctica

April 4, 2019

Four Miami University microbiologists — who make up the department's new microbiology physiology research cluster — collaborate on projects with each other and with more than a dozen researchers from other universities. Together, they are working on 5 projects funded by more than $5.2 million in recent grants from 3 national agencies …

Storm-chasing physics alumna returns to campus to present tornado and hurricane research

April 3, 2019

In the 51st year of the Department of Physics' George C. Benson Memorial Lecture, held on March 7, Karen Kosiba (Miami 2002) presented "Into the Storm...Oh, the Places Mobile Radars Will Go!" where she discussed the results of her work …

AG Loretta Lynch and Dr. Tom Price discuss "Drowning in Drugs: The Opioid Crisis in America"

April 2, 2019

The Janus Forum, held on March 13, invited former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Tom Price to share their views and experiences on the opioid crisis …

New History Channel series produced by Miami alumni

April 1, 2019

Three Miami University alumni are behind a new docuseries, The American Farm, which will premiere at 10 pm Thursday, April 4, on the History Channel. The series was produced by BoBCat Studios, a multi-platform production company in Los Angeles co-founded by Jeff Conroy (Miami '94). He is an Emmy award-winning producer of programs such as Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch

After an overdose: Miami researchers study opioid overdose effects on the brain in ongoing drug crisis

March 26, 2019

Matthew McMurray, Miami University assistant professor of psychology, and his team decided to look at overdoses through a different lens. They found that most research focuses on prevention and how to keep people from becoming addicted in the first place. It ignores a key question: What happens after someone overdoses and gets revived? …

Industry professional and Miami alumni participants in Inside NYC program reveal their motivations

March 25, 2019

Inside NYC was created 6 years ago by Bill Brewer, professor of strategic communications in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. The program gives a select group of students the opportunity to travel to New York City and visit executives from over 15 different advertising, marketing, and public relations agencies, non-profits, and corporations …

Wil Haygood's Tigerland: A community brought together by two state championships

March 22, 2019

On March 6, journalist, award-winning author, and Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Wil Haygood (Miami, 1976), opened up about the inspiration of his recently released book, Tigerland

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

March 21, 2019

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2019 have been presented to Mike Brudzinski, professor of geology and environmental earth sciences; Kevin Bush, associate dean of the College of Education, Health and Society (EHS) and professor of family science and social work and of educational psychology; and Stephen Norris, professor of history. Miami University Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to assistant professors Daisy Hernández, English; Joshua Magee, psychology; and Zhijiang (Justin) Ye, mechanical and manufacturing engineering …

Environmental science alum Todd Foster offers career advice to IES students

March 21, 2019

On February 27, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) alum Todd Foster (MEn, 2000) spoke to about two dozen students and faculty about his experience at Miami, his career path, and his passions with a career-oriented lecture entitled, "Are You Prepared to Keep an Open Mind about Your Career?" …

Renée Baernstein receives Excellence in Career Development Award

March 20, 2019

Renée Baernstein, senior associate dean of the College of Arts and Science, has received the Excellence in Career Development Award from Enrollment Management & Student Success. The award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in the development of the Miami University career community …

E. F. Patten Prize awarded to senior psychology major Alaina Swope

March 20, 2019

Alaina Swope is the 2019 winner of the Department of Psychology's E.F. Patten Prize, awarded each year to an outstanding senior psychology major, based on exceptional academic performance and engagement in scholarly activities …

Women After All: World Anthropology Day lecture addresses evolution, health, and the end of male supremacy

March 19, 2019

In order to celebrate World Anthropology Day, Melvin Konner, MD, PhD was invited by the Department of Anthropology to Miami on Thursday, Feb 21 to speak in front of a very full Shideler Hall auditorium about "Women After All: Evolution, Health, and the End of Male Supremacy" …

Kristen Budd receives Knox Distinguished Teaching Award

March 18, 2019

Kristen Budd, assistant professor of sociology and gerontology, is the recipient of the 2019 E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes one faculty member who uses creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level …

Urban planning students make their mark on the Hamilton neighborhood of Lindenwald

March 18, 2019

Through mutual connections, professor of geography David Prytherch's advanced urban and regional planning class connected with the City of Hamilton to undertake the project of restoring the Lindenwald neighborhood of Hamilton …