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Realistic revitalization: Students help create a new vision for a historic Hamilton neighborhood

December 5, 2019

To David Prytherch, professor of geography, community engaging, client-based work is the foundation of a curriculum that prepares students to deal with the complexities of urban planning. "These kinds of classes are not easy to teach because the stakes are high for everyone," he said. "These are real-world clients, and the projects have real-world consequences" …

Raising diversity awareness was goal of student award-winning campaign

December 5, 2019

Miami University's Shara Clark and a team of Miami University students won 4 awards during the 2019 Blacksmith Awards hosted by the Cincinnati chapter of the Public Relations Society of America …

Past Literary London participants describe their experiences, encourage classmates to join the 15th anniversary trip in 2020

December 3, 2019

Literary London is a summer study abroad program offered by the Department of English that offers an enriching academic and cultural experience for students of all majors. This coming summer 2020 is the program's 15th anniversary …

Daisy Hernández celebrates the translation of her memoir and a new feminist anthology

November 25, 2019

Writer, editor, feminist, and assistant professor of creative writing Daisy Hernández has pulled together an impressive list of achievements, including co-editing a collection of feminist essays and publishing her own memoir …

Miami ranks third in the nation for study abroad among public doctoral universities

November 18, 2019

Miami University's rate of study abroad for undergraduates ranks third in the U.S. among public doctoral universities, according to the latest Open Doors report released Monday, November 18. Miami moved up a spot from last year's fourth place ranking based on rate of study abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year, the Institute of International Education reports …

National award spotlights Miami's focus on international education

November 14, 2019

When Miami University officials launched a strategic plan in 2011 to better integrate international, global and intercultural perspectives into Miami's mission, they added a final, ambitious goal: earn the Simon Award. Next week, President Greg Crawford will travel to the nation's capital to accept the prestigious honor …

Bestselling author Ruta Sepetys reveals the compelling backstory behind the little-known truths that her novels convey

November 7, 2019

Internationally acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Ruta Sepetys visited Miami's Wilks Theater on Tuesday, October 15 to talk to students about her novels …

Menard Family Center for Democracy to promote civic engagement and discourse

November 4, 2019

Beginning in spring 2020, the new Menard Family Center for Democracy at Miami University will lead an expanded effort to develop the civic leadership of its students. Housed jointly in Miami's College of Arts and Science and College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science, the center will create and support a year-round slate of student programs at Miami's three Ohio campuses and beyond …

Foreign Language Day set to introduce 5 key languages to high school students on January 21

November 4, 2019

Miami's Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Culture (GRAMELAC) will host Foreign Language Day on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in Irvin Hall, from 8 am to 2 pm. This event is open to high school students who are seeking an introduction to the featured languages of Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Latin, and Russian …

Janus Forum excites with lively debate between Barbara Boxer and Scott Walker

November 1, 2019

On October 16, former senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) and former governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) debated on the Armstrong Student Center's Wilks Theater stage about "The Trump Presidency: Successes and Failures." …

5 Ways to Celebrate International Education Week at Miami

October 28, 2019

Whether you're a current student, alum, or anything between, there's a way for all members of the Miami community to get involved! Explore 5 ways to celebrate International Education Week this year …

Former president of Kyrgyzstan Roza Otunbayeva explores socio-political relations at 2019 annual Havighurst Center Lecture

October 18, 2019

Miami University students, faculty, and alumni gathered in the Wilks Theater on Wednesday, October 9 to listen to the 2019 annual Havighurst Lecture, given by Roza Otunbayeva, former president of Kyrgyzstan (2010-2011). Otunbayeva spoke on her career and the political, social, and economic environments of Kyrgyzstan …

Distinguished English alumna Lillian Schwales still making strides

October 17, 2019

Lillian Schwales, a 2012 Miami graduate, was honored as one of this year's 18 of the Last 9 distinguished alumni. Schwales obtained her Bachelor's degree in English literature and a minor in business management and operations …

Roshika Bhattarai wants to eliminate hurdles many immigrants face

October 10, 2019

Miami University's Roshika Bhattarai, premedical studies co-major and medical laboratory science major came to the United States from Nepal with her family when she was 9. Grateful that her family had the perseverance to succeed in their new Colerain Township home, Bhattarai wanted to help others. She volunteers with the Bhutanese Community of Cincinnati, a 3-year-old organization that connects immigrants to resources in Southwest Ohio and promotes their language and culture …

Miami professors want art to help change the way climate change is discussed

October 10, 2019

Miami University professors are reaching out to the community to change the way climate change is discussed. Shafkat Khan, a professor in Miami's Dragonfly program, founded Engaging for Climate in Oxford (ECO). He teamed up with Katie Feilen and Amy Sullivan of Project Dragonfly, Shara Clark of the department of media, journalism and film and Stephanie Danker of the art department …

Inside London broadens students' understanding of UK mass media

October 9, 2019

Miami's 6-week summer Inside London program integrates students of various majors through a combined online and study abroad trip, exposing students to the communications industry of the United Kingdom. The trip is offered through the Department of Media, Journalism & Film (MJF), under the supervision of chair and professor Bruce Drushel, who introduced the program in 2008 …

Michael Bess discusses how historians can avoid realist ideology to better predict the future

October 3, 2019

On September 26, the Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Culture (GRAMELAC) sponsored a lecture, "Why So Many People (Including Me) Failed to Foresee the Revolutions of 1989," by historian Michael Bess. He discussed how most scholars proved unable to predict the key events related to the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union …

English department celebrates National Translation Month with professional authors and translators

September 24, 2019

The Department of English welcomed three creative writers and translators to Miami on September 16 and 17, 2019 in honor of National Translation Month. The translators, Poupeh Missaghi, Roy Kesey, and Martin Corless-Smith, participated in a reading from their creative work on the 16th and a Q&A panel for students and faculty on the 17th …

Wil Haygood finalist for Dayton Literary Peace Prize

September 12, 2019

Miami University's Wil Haygood is a finalist for the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for best nonfiction work, for Tigerland. The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation honors writers whose work uses the power of literature to foster peace, social justice, and global understanding …

Miami's updated Critical Race & Ethnic Studies major offers students a powerful new cognitive tool to confront today's global challenges

September 4, 2019

This fall, the Department of Global & Intercultural Studies (GIC) in the College of Arts and Science has unveiled the Critical Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES) major. Along with its associated minor, the major will serve as one of the most prominent new initiatives at Miami to tackle issues related to diversity and inclusion …

Miami's Ohio Writing Project celebrates 40 years

August 29, 2019

The Ohio Writing Project is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It was founded at Miami by Mary Fuller, professor emerita, and the late professor Max Morenberg in 1980 as part of the National Writing Project. Miami is the first national site for the Ohio Writing Project …