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Social change panelists deep dive into what led them into careers, giving advice to students

January 10, 2022

Last November, Miami’s Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation hosted a Careers in Change Making Panel featuring activists Kasha Huk, Katrina Briddell, and Michael Forrester ‘03 for a discussion surrounding careers in social change both in the non-profit sector and the for-profit sector.

Havighurst Center guest lecturer challenges anti-Darwinism in Dostoevsky's writings

Dec 06, 2021

As part of the ongoing Havighurst Center Colloquia Series: Dostoevsky at 200, visiting assistant professor of Russian Brendan Mooney spoke to Miami University students on November 15 about his recent research on the acclaimed Russian novelist, Fyodor Dosoevsky.

Climate Cafe Q and A highlights the progress of the Climate Action Task Force

December 1, 2021

On November 11, the Miami University Sustainability Office and the Climate Action Task Force hosted their last Climate Café session of the year. Throughout the semester, members of the task force have led discussions on different topics regarding Miami’s effort to achieve carbon neutrality.

Author and poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil hopes curiosity will provoke kindness

November 22, 2021

The Marianne D. McComb Reading series, hosted by the Department of English, continued with this year’s focus on race, craft, and imagination on October 19 with author and poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

Humanitarian activist Sharon P. Holland discusses the philosophical distinctions between humans and animals

November 18, 2021

Sharon P. Holland, a professor in American studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, visited Miami on November 4 to deliver a Humanities Center-sponsored lecture titled “A Black Feminist Consideration of Animal Life” in the Shriver Center.

Political scientist Rob Reich shows Miami students that philanthropy isn't always what it seems

November 2, 2021

Rob Reich, a professor of political science at Stanford University and the author of Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, spoke to Miami University students virtually October 19 about philanthropy and how it could better serve the public.

Miami's Naval ROTC program to celebrate its "75th Plus ONE year" legacy on campus in November

October 28, 2021

On November 11-14, Miami’s Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NROTC) program will celebrate the formation of the Department of Naval Science 76 years ago, two months after the end of World War II. And after the twists and turns of COVID-19 forced Miami to move to a virtual space for many months, the event promises to demonstrate that NROTC is back in business.

Arab-Israeli conflict discussed at Grayson Kirk lecture, presented by Miami's Department of Global & Intercultural Studies

October 26, 2021

On October 5, the Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecture series hosted Peter Beinart, an author, journalist, and professor of political science and journalism at the City University of New York. His research focuses on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Cryptocurrency experts debate viability and call for students to get involved in future development

October 25, 2021

Miami University’s Janus Forum hosted Todd Buchholz and Rosie Rios to discuss their opposing viewpoints on “Cryptocurrency: The Future of Money, or the End of the State as We Know It?” The October 6 event was sponsored by alumnus Thomas W. Smith (Miami ‘50), the Menard Family Center for Democracy, and the Department of Political Science. Audience members could submit questions via Twitter, and many were also provided by the Miami University Blockchain club . The student moderator was Reena Murphy, an Environmental Science graduate student and Miami graduate from Chemistry & Biochemistry.

John Pepper, former CEO of Procter & Gamble, discusses leadership and the value of the humanities

October 18, 2021

Miami University welcomed John Pepper for a lecture “History, Leadership, and the Good Life” on September 22. Pepper is the former CEO of Procter and Gamble, The Walt Disney Company, and co-chairman of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. In the lecture, he mainly talked about the value of humanities education for leadership and career success.

Miami students connect with law schools at annual Law Day event

October 18, 2021

On Wednesday, October 6, Miami University’s Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education hosted its yearly Law Day Event at the Shriver Center on campus. The event is an opportunity for students to learn more about the law school application process and specific law schools they are interested in. 

Prospective students gather at Miami University for the annual Discover the Sciences event

October 8, 2021

Nearly 70 prospective students and their families assembled in Benton Hall on Saturday, September 25 for Miami’s Discover the Sciences event.

Miami's new LSAMP coordinator prioritizes getting students in tune with the campus community

October 6, 2021

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) 4-year honors program at Miami is staying busy this fall semester. Coordinated by Breion Hawkins, LSAMP’s goal is to provide connection and opportunity for historically underrepresented minority STEM students.

The Janus Forum to address the impact of cryptocurrency on money, markets, and governance

September 30, 2021

This semester, the biannual Janus Forum welcomes two financial experts on the digital payment system known as cryptocurrency: former White House senior economic advisor Todd Buchholz and 43rd U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. They will discuss whether cryptocurrency is “the Future of Money, or the End of the State as We Know It?” on October 6, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 pm in Miami’s Wilks Theater.

This year's SUSI program, despite being virtual, creates lasting impacts on both its Miami and international participants

September 29, 2021

In a departure from its traditional in-person format, this summer Miami University held a virtual Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders workshop for students from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Five CAS students named Hannon Armstrong Climate Solutions Scholars

September 21, 2021

Five undergraduate CAS students, all seniors, have been awarded the Hannon Armstrong Foundation Climate Solutions Scholarship to help them pursue careers related to climate action and sustainability. The establishment of this new scholarship was announced in May.

Miami's award-winning Stats + Stories podcast, celebrating its 200th episode, looks to expand its global audience

September 14, 2021

Since 2013, John Bailer and Richard Campbell have been collaborating in a public, online forum to discuss both “the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.” This month they reached a significant milestone: the 200th episode of Stats + Stories.

Miami's annual UniDiversity Festival returns with live, in-person family events on September 17

September 13, 2021

Miami University and the City of Oxford once again welcome the community for the annual Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival, an evening of outdoor family fun, dance, food, and friendship. The event, free and open to the public, takes place at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 17, in Oxford Uptown Parks.

Geoffrion Family Fellows Program Transforms Students into Researchers

September 2, 2021

Last spring, junior Navkiran "Nav" Chima was named to the Geoffrion Family Fellows (GFF) Program, part of the annual Altman Program at Miami. This fall, she and seven other Fellows will become bonafide humanities researchers.

Miami's new Physician Associate Program begins preparing a new generation of holistic healthcare professionals

September 1, 2021

Earlier this year, Miami unveiled plans for a new physician associate graduate program, which offers a versatile, integrated, and interdisciplinary approach in managing and treating patients. It will be guided under the direction of associate teaching professor Christopher Howell.

Braving new challenges, Miami’s Inside Washington Program concludes a successful summer in Washington DC

August 19, 2021

This summer, 19 Miami undergraduates from a spectrum of majors spent an exhilarating ten weeks in Washington, DC for the university’s renowned Inside Washington Program -- one of the few such Miami programs that was able to proceed this year despite the ongoing pandemic.

CAS faculty receive national fellowships for scholarship projects beginning in the summer and fall

June 4, 2021

Three faculty members from across the College of Arts and Science have recently received prominent research fellowships to support their research projects and professional development …

World’s lakes losing oxygen rapidly as planet warms: Miami researchers part of large-scale study

June 2, 2021

Oxygen levels in the world’s temperate freshwater lakes are declining rapidly – faster than in the oceans— a trend driven largely by climate change that threatens freshwater biodiversity and drinking water quality.

More than 20 Miami professors among top 2% of researchers based on analysis of citations

June 2, 2021

More than 20 Miami University faculty members are among the top 2 percent of the world’s researchers, according to a recent Stanford University study. Based on an analysis of citations, the study identified the top scholars among nearly eight million authors in 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields.

Miami's Public Health program publishes results and recommendations from its contact tracing partnership with Butler County

May 27, 2021

Miami’s program in Public Health, which over the past year has trained over 130 students to work as contact tracers to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic, has published results of its collaborative efforts with the Butler County Health District in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice …

Hardship or Hope? Miami students study the American Dream in small-town Iowa

May 27, 2021

Studying Storm Lake, Iowa was intentional, but the timing came unexpectedly. Faculty lead Andrew Offenburger, associate professor of history, graduated from Buena Vista University there in 1998 but, back then, didn't realize how globalization shaped the town around him. It wasn't until two years ago, when his Argentinian wife María became a U.S. citizen, that he thought more systematically about the stories of others working toward a life in the U.S. …

Expanding the "ripple of hope": CAS celebrates the 2021 graduation of 1407 bachelor's and 233 master's students

May 25, 2021

As a promising reflection of a resurging economy and reduced pandemic restrictions, the newest College of Arts and Science members of Miami’s worldwide alumni network were congratulated in a two-part, socially distant, in-person ceremony on May 15 in Yager Stadium …

Four Miami Students, Alumni to Embark on Fulbright Grants, Two others Alternates

May 20, 2021

Four of Miami University's Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2021-2022 grants and two have been named alternates. Fulbright, the largest U.S. exchange program, provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs outside of the United States. Since 2000, 78 Miami students and alumni — not including these latest offers — have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research or teach overseas, according to Karla Guinigundo, director of global partnerships in Miami's Office of Global Initiatives …

University Provost announces TCPL faculty promotions at CAS

May 14, 2021

Congratulations to our CAS Teaching/Clinical Professors and Lecturers (TCPL), recently promoted effective July 1, 2021. Their promotions were supported and approved by Dean Chris Makaroff and their department chairs. They were then sent to the Provost, Jason Osborne, for final approval …

Tom Crist and James Kiper awarded Miami University's Benjamin Harrison Medallion

May 13, 2021

Tom Crist, professor and chair of biology, and James Kiper, professor of computer science and software engineering, have been honored with the 2021 Benjamin Harrison Medallion. Named for America's 23rd president who graduated from Miami in 1852, the medallion is Miami University's most prestigious career faculty honor and recognizes "contribution to the education of the nation" …

Miami students celebrate diversity with Horizon, Lavender ceremonies

May 13, 2021

Graduating senior Alexandra Hernandez can't wait to start the next phase of her life after she earns a bachelor's degree from Miami University this weekend. The Lima, Ohio woman double majored in international studies and Spanish with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies. She hopes to teach English abroad later this year or in early 2022 …

Four authors discuss mental health and addiction during Miami's annual creative writing lecture series

May 13, 2021

For the 2021 edition of the annual Marianne D. McComb Series in Creative Writing, hosted by the Department of English, the theme was centered on mental health and addiction. The month-long series was originally scheduled as a two-day conference in 2020 and was adapted to a Zoom event this spring …

"One of the greatest shows on this planet": a Q-and-A with biologist Yoshi Tomoyasu about Brood X cicadas

May 12, 2021

Trillions of cicadas are likely just days away from emerging in Ohio and throughout the Northeast, and Miami University's Yoshi Tomoyasu, associate professor of biology, offered his thoughts on the insects, their evolution and lifecycle, and why humans should embrace their emergence …

MUDEC Students Reflect on Cold War Politics in Croatia

May 6, 2021

Students of HST 250 - Comparative Cold War Childhoods spent the semester learning about the construction of an ideologically binary world on both sides of the Iron Curtain, but their study tour to Zadar, Croatia gave them new insights about the nuances of Cold War geopolitics. Croatia, as part of former Yugoslavia under the socialist regime of Josep Broz Tito, defied communist and capitalist control as a leader of the Non-Aligned Movement …

CAS students tackle interdisciplinary COVID-19 research at Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum

May 6, 2021

The 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum, held on April 21 over Zoom, featured over 500 Miami student researchers giving a total of 220 presentations. With support from their faculty mentors, students presented their year-long research projects that were conducted in a variety of disciplines and approaches, such as community projects, independent studies, service-learning projects, and creative projects. Of the nearly 200 research projects led by students in the College of Arts and Science, at least 14 were focused on COVID-19 …

Students showcase their geological research at Miami's first geoscience symposium

May 5, 2021

The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science (GLG) organized their first annual Geosciences Student Research Symposium (GSRS) this spring. Held April 14 via Zoom, the symposium featured 17 research presentations from undergraduate and graduate students …

Hannon Armstrong Foundation selects Miami for inaugural Climate Solutions Scholarship

May 5, 2021

Rising juniors and seniors at Miami University with a demonstrated interest in sustainability have the opportunity to earn a scholarship that covers tuition, room and board thanks to the Hannon Armstrong Foundation Climate Solutions Scholarship. Made possible through an initial $200,000 grant, the new needs-based scholarships will serve a cohort of up to 5 undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers related to climate action and sustainability …