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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 …

25 years of showcasing student research: Undergraduate Research Forum April 23-24

April 17, 2019

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum April 23 and 24. New programs — and a second day — have been added to the traditional open house poster sessions to highlight the wide variety of resources that help make undergraduate student research at Miami so successful …

Miami to host 2009 Nobel Prize winning author Herta Müller

April 16, 2019

The annual Havighurst Lecture, sponsored by Miami University's Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, will be delivered on Tuesday, April 23 by author and 2009 Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller. Free and open to the public, the Havighurst Lecture brings an internationally recognized figure to campus each year to talk about the politics, history, and culture of Russia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet world …

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 …

Lisa Ellram and Gary Lorigan each named University Distinguished Professor

March 15, 2019

Lisa Ellram, the James Evans Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management, and Gary Lorigan, the John W. Steube Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, have been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor by Miami University's board of trustees, effective July 1 …

Miami graduate school programs rank among the best in the nation

March 14, 2019

Two Miami University graduate programs are in the top 100 of U.S. News and World Report's 2020 edition of Best Graduate Schools rankings. Miami's graduate programs have ranked in the top 100 in recent years and include: speech-language pathology at 69, English at 77, earth sciences at 90 and history at 98 …

Are mobile mental health apps helpful or harmful? Miami team reveals new research, privacy concerns

March 14, 2019

Use of mental health apps is growing, according to Joshua Magee, assistant professor of psychology, and graduate student Sarah Adut. Their study cites information showing that 80% of Americans under the age of 45 wanted to use apps for mental health monitoring …

Hate math? Professors tackle arithmophobia with innovation

March 13, 2019

Some math problems are pondered for years, even centuries, and many are still without answers. These challenges require an approach rarely seen in the math classroom: long-term collaboration, analysis from multiple viewpoints, and celebration of the process …

Miami receives top award for campus internationalization effort

March 12, 2019

Miami University has been awarded a 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Named after the late U.S. senator from Illinois, the award recognizes outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization …

Richard Campbell receives 2019 Benjamin Harrison Medallion

March 12, 2019

Richard Campbell, professor of journalism, is the 2019 recipient of Miami University's prestigious Benjamin Harrison Medallion. The Benjamin Harrison Medallion, named for the Miami alumnus and 23rd president of the United States, has the inscription of "For Outstanding Contribution to the Education of the Nation" …

Miami's annual Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality Symposium features important conversations about the influence of individual identity on contemporary society

March 12, 2019

On February 22, the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program hosted its 17th annual Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (RCGS) Symposium, an all-day event with paper presentations, panels, roundtable discussions, and performances at Miami University's Shriver Center in Oxford …

Miami's Goldman Prize awarded to students Blake Burrell and Megan Cremeans

March 7, 2019

Two Miami University students — juniors Blake Burrell and Megan Cremeans — are recipients of the 2019-2020 Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize. Burrell of New Philadelphia is an anthropology and psychology double major and physics minor. Cremeans of Somerset is a political science and integrated social studies education double major …

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis receives Distinguished Woman of Color Award

March 7, 2019

Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, a professor in English and global and intercultural studies at Miami University, is the recipient of the Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award for 2019. The award recognizes spirited women of color, particularly those who have been warm and welcoming to others …

Miami Celebrates National Nutrition Month

March 5, 2019

There are many ways for Miami faculty and staff to be involved in National Nutrition Month and celebrate #HealthyMiamiOH. There are several fun events and programs to fuel your body and brain with healthy eating options …

CBS News Chief Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues ('92) is Miami's 2019 spring commencement speaker

February 27, 2019

Three-time Emmy Award winner and CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues (Miami '92) will address graduates and families at Miami University's 180th spring commencement ceremony 1:30 pm, Saturday, May 18, at Yager Stadium …

Poetry and production: Two CAS professors unite on a podcast to discuss sound through a humanities perspective

February 26, 2019

Like many areas of niche academia, the field of "sound scholarship" may sound dry to those not familiar with it. Professors cris cheek (English/Creative Writing) and Mack Hagood (Media, Journalism & Film) are working to change that preconception with their podcast Phantom Power, which examines the work of sound scholars, sound artists, and musicians, using a mix of humor and careful audio production …

Miami's Institute for Food: Fostering healthy food, healthy eating, healthy communities, and a healthy planet

February 25, 2019

Friday, February 22 was National CSA Day—a celebration of community supported agriculture, a direct farm-to-consumer market model where people pay for a share of a farmer's harvest in advance. Each week during the harvest season subscribers receive a share of what the farmer grows …

Rebecca Messina (Miami, 1994), Uber CMO, to address graduating seniors at 2019 CAS recognition ceremony

February 22, 2019

Rebecca Messina, Uber's Global Chief Marketing Officer, has been chosen as this year's featured guest speaker for the annual College of Arts and Science Recognition Ceremony on May 18, 2019 …