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Tomoyasu's research helps solve the centuries-old mystery of the origin of insect wings

October 16, 2018

Yoshi Tomoyasu, associate professor of biology at Miami University, uses a relatively new approach, evolutionary developmental biology (often called 'evo-devo') to tackle the centuries-old debate about the origin of insect wings. Recent research published by Tomoyasu and his students offers evidence of the dual origin of the evolution of insect wings — one of the three competing explanations for how insect wings developed …

Explore the rich, sweet world of one of history's most popular foods in "Chocolate: The Exhibition"

October 11, 2018

On Saturday, October 20, faculty and staff from Miami's College of Arts and Science (CAS) will host "Miami University Gallery Talks" at Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) from 12 noon to 2 pm. They will give informal presentations, tours, and Q&A sessions to explore the chemistry of chocolate, how chocolate farming has changed ecosystems, the impact of chocolate on international politics over the centuries, and more …

Annual Discover the Sciences event breaks record in introducing prospective science majors to CAS

October 4, 2018

In an effort to attract more science-oriented prospective students from around the country, the College of Arts and Science (CAS) held its annual Discover the Sciences event, on Saturday, September 22 …

PayScale.com ranks Miami No. 1 for alumni salaries among Ohio public schools

October 4, 2018

Miami University ranks first among Ohio's public universities for graduates' midcareer salaries. The data comes from the 2018 College Salary Report from Payscale.com …

Featuring new airy, wide spaces, Phase 1 of Pearson Hall renovation comes to a close

August 22, 2018

Biological science majors returning to campus this fall are in for a pleasant surprise: the ongoing renovation of Pearson Hall has finally borne fruit. Beautiful new open study spaces, classrooms, and labs throughout the first, second, and third floors of the building have been freshly completed for interdisciplinary, collaborative use …

Professor of chemistry Scott Hartley wins $742K grant award from the US Department of Energy

July 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded professor of chemistry Scott Hartley a three-year grant of $742,000 for him to conduct research on specific chemical compounds, carbodiimides, used in "nonequilibrium" chemical systems …

Krystina Hird, Matt Morris named 2018-2019 Beckman Scholars

June 21, 2018

Senior biochemistry majors Krystina Hird and Matt Morris both chose to attend Miami in part because of the opportunity for undergraduate research. Now, as Beckman Scholars, they will receive $19,300 and continued support for a mentored research project over two summers and one academic year …

Miami scientists welcome Talawanda elementary students for Science Week

May 31, 2018

Miami scientists welcomed hundreds of elementary students from Talawanda's Bogan, Kramer and Marshall schools during the 12th annual Science Week May 21-23 …

Student-developed web app explores overdose deaths in Butler County

May 30, 2018

A new interactive web app promises to become an important component in battling the opioid crisis in Butler County by exploring the patterns of overdose deaths. Using data from the the Butler County Coroner's office, statistics students at Miami University developed the Overdose Deaths in Butler County web app …

2018 College of Arts and Science graduation ceremony features student Max Leveridge and alum Scott Hess

May 23, 2018

On the evening of Saturday, May 19, new student graduate Max Leveridge and 1989 Miami alum Scott Hess took the stage in a packed Millett Assembly Hall to address the College of Arts and Science's graduating Class of 2018, along with their families and friends …

15th Annual Neuroscience Day comes to Miami on May 25

May 14, 2018

The Ohio Miami Valley Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (OMV-SfN) will host its 15th Annual Neuroscience Day, the premier scientific neuroscience meeting in the region, on the Oxford campus of Miami University on Friday, May 25, 2018 …

Benson Lecture presented by astronomy editor and enthusiast David Eicher

May 7, 2018

Astronomy magazine chief editor David Eicher gave the Benson Lecture on April 12, which this year marked its 50th anniversary …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars; one honorable mention

April 30, 2018

Two Miami University students have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-2019. They are among 211 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering …

Bearded Lady Project comes to Miami to boost the image of women in science

April 6, 2018

The scarcity of women in science project teams led to Dr. Ellen Currano's project, "The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science" …

Chemistry chair Michael Crowder's research accepted to high impact national journal

April 3, 2018

Michael Crowder, professor and chair of chemistry, has recently had his research article, "The Continuing Challenge of Metallo-b-Lactamase Inhibition: Mechanism Matters," accepted by Trends in Pharmacological Sciences

Pearson Hall: The upgraded home for Miami's biology, microbiology, zoology and botany students

March 28, 2018

As the headquarters for Miami's Departments of Biology and Microbiology, Pearson Hall is currently undergoing its first serious renovation in its 33-year history …

IES guest lecturer calls climate change the greatest opportunity for healthcare in the 21st century

February 26, 2018

On February 15, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) welcomed Gary Cohen, an environmental health advocate and president and co-founder of Health Care Without Harm, who addressed a over 100 students and faculty on climate change and the relationship with healthcare …

Miami doctoral student named Presidential Management Fellows finalist

February 15, 2018

Miami University doctoral student Ashley Walters has been named a Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Class of 2018 Finalist. Walters, who is in the ecology, evolution and environmental biology doctoral program was one of 425 finalists chosen from approximately 6,040 applicants …

Miami among nation's best for return on investment, career prep

January 18, 2018

Miami University is among the nation's best colleges for academics, career preparation and affordability/financial aid, according to The Princeton Review. The university appears in the Princeton Review's 2018 edition of its annual guide, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck

CIQS Day and Miami faculty empower young women to prepare for STEM fields

January 16, 2018

On Tuesday, January 9, the College of Arts and Science and the College of Education, Health and Society hosted the 4th annual CIQS (Careers Involving Quantitative Skills) Day for 72 young women from 5 regional high schools …

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 …

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 …

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 …