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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 …

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 …

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" …

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" …

Dr. Adekeye Adebajo speaks on Nigeria and South African relations for the spring Grayson Kirk Lecture

April 3, 2018

Adekeye Adebajo, director of the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) at the University of Johannesburg, came to campus to present a lecture on the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa on Monday, March 12 …

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 …

Dr. Alan Lew presents on tourism and global consciousness

March 12, 2018

On Tuesday, March 6, Dr. Alan Lew from Northern Arizona University presented his lecture "Tourism and Global Consciousness" as part of the Critical Tourism course and public lecture series put on by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

From Phoenix to New York City, are American cities sustainable or resilient?

November 17, 2017

New York University professor Andrew Ross led the fall semester's final edition of the Humanities Center's Altman Distinguished Lecture Series, "Plan for the Best or Anticipate the Worst? From Sustainability to Resilience," on November 8 …