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Hike-A-Thon Plus Kicks Off Week of Wellness

September 11, 2018

The Hike-A-Thon Plus offers more than just an everyday hike in Oxford. You get the beauty of the natural landscape as well as more than 25 fun, interactive stations along route to the Dewitt Cabin. Hike-A-Thon partner stations include monarch butterfly way stations, geocaching, bird watching, raising awareness of Paws for A Cause - Miami's service dog organization, and much more …

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 …

Diving in to big data

July 25, 2018

Donna Nguyen, a junior economics and statistics double major from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is used to working with spreadsheets full of data points. But she is new at ecological data collection in the field. As an Undergraduate Summer Scholar, she is getting hands-on experience — and a deep dive — into collecting high-frequency data from several lakes in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains …

Eos Earth and Space Science News highlights paper by Miami scientists

July 5, 2018

Eos Earth & Space Science News highlighted a study by Rachel Pilla, Miami University doctoral student in biology. The Eos Research Spotlights highlight the best accepted articles of Earth and space science. They are selected by the editors of American Geophysical Union journals …

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 …

Beyond the lava: Miami experts focus on volcanic hazards to people, ecology

June 7, 2018

As volcanoes in Hawaii and Guatemala simultaneously spew lava and belch toxic plumes of ash, experts at Miami University focus on the impact to humans and ecology in the surrounding area …

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 …

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 …

Miami University Geological Society visits New Mexico over spring break

May 10, 2018

Members of the Miami University Geological Society (MUGS) spent their spring break exploring the natural features and geological monuments of Albuquerque, New Mexico …

Conservation scientist and Miami alum discusses work with the World Wildlife Fund and Natural Capital Project

May 9, 2018

On April 13, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) had the pleasure of hosting Derric Pennington (Miami '03) as the guest speaker for their end-of-the-year banquet …

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 …

Biology faculty Rachel Yoho publishes work studying climate change, energy technologies in undergraduate education

May 3, 2017

Rachel Yoho, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Biology working with Project Dragonfly, has published a research article, "Climate change and energy technologies in undergraduate introductory science textbooks," in the journal, Environmental Communication

Guatemalan guest speaker describes how Ixil-Maya knowledge and resistance led an environmental justice movement

May 1, 2018

On April 11, Baltazar de la Cruz Rodriguez, a member of the Alcaldía Indígena ancestral authorities of Cotzal, Guatemala, gave a talk entitled "Maya-Ixil Cultural Rights and Megaprojects in Guatemala" …

Institute for Food accepting new subscribers for 2018 fall CSA

April 18, 2018

Sign up now for Miami's Institute for Food fall 2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Applications are accepted through August 17. Applications for the Summer CSA will be accepted through April 20 …

Bryant Simon discusses Reverse Fordism: Chicken Tenders, Politics, and Tragedy in Reagan's America and Beyond

April 18, 2018

On Wednesday, April 11, Bryant Simon, professor of history and American studies at Temple University, presented his lecture, "Politics, Tragedy and Chicken Tenders" for the Department of History's Charles R. and Elizabeth C. Wilson Lecture …

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" …

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 …

The rocks that joined the Americas: Is there a connection between climate and evolution of life?

March 9, 2018

As part of the GeoPRISMS Distinguished Lectureship Program, Miami University's Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science was proud to host Dr. Esteban Gazel, an associate professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. In his public lecture he discussed the "young continent," or isthmus, that connects the Americas …

Michael Vanni named Fellow of the Ecological Society of America

March 1, 2018

Michael Vanni, professor of biology and director of the Center for Aquatic and Watershed Sciences at Miami University, has been named a 2018 Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) …

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 …

Geologists explore relationship of fracking and earthquakes in Ohio

February 5, 2018

Miami University researchers have discovered the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and earthquakes is more complicated than previously believed. Their discoveries offer new insights into how natural gas extraction induces seismic activity …