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05/18/2020
The Trees of Miami
Hefner Museum FYRE students were awarded a grant from M.I.A.M.I WOMEN Giving Circle to update and revitalize the Tree Walk.Ultimately, they aim to make Miami’s living tree collection an aesthetic and intellectual asset of value to everyone on and off campus.
03/17/2020
Faculty and students research the return of beavers to the Midwest and Miami's campus
Bartosz Grudzinski, professor of geography and fluvial geomorphologist, has been collaborating with graduate and undergraduate students to research the return of beavers to Ohio and their impact on the environment and local water quality.
03/16/2020
Senior John Fink describes his experiences as one of six selected worldwide for geology research experience in Japan
John Fink is preparing to graduate from Miami this spring. Last summer, he was granted the opportunity to participate in the International Internship Program through the Institute For Planetary Materials, Okayama University in Misasa, Japan.
03/12/2020
Hefner Museum's Imaginarium Gets a Facelift
Changes are coming and we are excited! Thanks to a grant funded by the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Hefner Museum's Imaginarium will get a much deserved update. New wall exhibits and a vivaria showcasing cool invertebrates and the minute workings of nature that often go unnoticed under our feet will be on full display. We know you will understand the need to close the Imaginarium temporarily while we prepare for these great changes. Since Miami campus transitioned to online classes to reduce exposure to the coronavirus, we will take this opportunity to work really hard on the earlier mentioned updates. In the meantime, wash your hands, stay well, and know we will see you soon to explore the nature in your own backyard and beyond.
03/03/2020
Why anthropology matters now: Dr. Augustín Fuentes gives the International Anthropology Day lecture
The Department of Anthropology presented its International Anthropology Day lecture on Thursday, February 27. University of Notre Dame professor Dr. Augustín Fuentes spoke about his experience as a bio-cultural anthropologist and the ways in which anthropology helps us understand human history and culture.
02/26/2020
Living Más: Julie Felss Masino '93, president of Taco Bell International, to headline the 2020 CAS Recognition Ceremony
Julie Felss Masino, President of Taco Bell International, will offer graduating seniors words of inspiration and encouragement as this year's featured speaker for the College of Arts and Science Recognition Ceremony on May 16, 2020.
02/24/2020
Planetary scientist and educator describes "tales of life and death" in her study of rocks from space
On February 17, Dr. Meenakshi Wadhwa, director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, presented about the study of rocks from elsewhere in the solar system and how they provide insights into the origins and destruction of materials in our corner of the universe.
12/06/2019
Alumni Career Panel informs students on prospective careers in geology, geography, environmental science, and more
On November 11, the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES), the Department of Geography, and the Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science held the 4th annual Alumni Career Networking Event to provide current student majors insight and advice on preparing for life after they graduate from Miami.
11/27/2019
Zoologist Kay Holekamp gives enlightening insight into hyenas for the 45th annual Hefner Lecture
Kay Holekamp, director of Michigan State University's interdisciplinary program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior, was invited to Miami to discuss her work with hyenas in honor of The Hefner Museum of Natural History's 45th annual lecture. The presentation, "A Hyena’s Tale" was held in Benton Hall on November 7.