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Microbiology faculty provide rich research opportunities in the health sciences for undergrads

December 6, 2019

The Department of Microbiology offers numerous research opportunities to undergraduates looking for experiences outside the classroom that will expand their knowledge and lab skills …

Prestigious Fellowship Recognizes Miami Faculty as a Top Public Health Scholar

December 3, 2019

Paul Branscum, a Miami University associate professor of kinesiology and health (KNH), has been awarded Fellow status of the American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB), which is a prestigious appointment reserved only for the most accomplished public health scholars …

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 …

What's in a number? Let's start with 10

November 5, 2019

The November 7-8 Department of Statistics anniversary program includes workshops, networking for students and alumni, and a live broadcast of the Stats + Stories podcast. Guests on recent episodes have discussed "Using stats to improve your League of Legends game," data and democracy, forensic science, sports, and more …

Why Public Health is About Far More than Diet and Exercise

October 1, 2019

According to Helaine Alessio, Miami University professor of kinesiology and a national committee member for the American College of Sports Medicine's (ACSM) ActivEarth, health and wellness also depend on many contextual factors found throughout the communities in which we live …

Discover the Sciences allows prospective students to see their goals as a reality

October 1, 2019

Nearly 350 prospective students and their families gathered into Benton Hall for the College of Arts and Science's annual Discover the Sciences event on Saturday, September 21. Discover the Sciences is a university event to attract potential students who want to focus their studies in math and science …

Miami researchers discover process to sustainably produce psilocybin — a drug candidate that could help treat depression

September 24, 2019

Through metabolic engineering, Andrew Jones and his team of students discovered a way to sustainably produce a promising drug candidate to help patients with treatment-resistant depression …

Gina McCarthy inspires younger generation with message of hope

September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 13, Miami's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES) kicked off its celebration of 50 years at the university with a keynote lecture from former US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) administrator Gina McCarthy …

Miami University takes first step toward new health science building

September 20, 2019

Miami University's board of trustees took the first step toward a new health science building on the Oxford campus, authorizing a contract for planning and design. At its September 20 regular business meeting, the board unanimously authorized Miami's administration to sign contracts of up to $4.5 million for preconstruction services for the new building. This follows the work completed last year on the cost, feasibility and early site selection for the project …

Students and faculty explore educational opportunities at fall Psychology Open House

September 16, 2019

Psychology students interacted with faculty and representatives of various on-campus organizations in order to learn how to become more involved within the Department of Psychology. Many of the booths included information about undergraduate research, internships, and clubs …

Bahamas Mapathon volunteers aid in Hurricane Dorian relief

September 11, 2019

Miami University's Bahamas Mapathon drew about 100 students and faculty to help in the recovery efforts. The department of geography and its Geospatial Analysis Center held the event after Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands. Ancilleno "Leno" Davis, (Miami PhD '18) who works in the Bahamas, connected through Skype …

Federal grant gives students insight into income and health inequity worldwide

August 21, 2019

Miami University — in partnership with Christ University in Bengaluru, India — has received a one-year $99,846 grant. The grant is through the U.S. Department of State's Partnership 2020 educational initiative in collaboration with University of Nebraska Omaha. The interdisciplinary grant will support the project, Extending the Christ-Miami Partnership: Training in Innovation to Address Global Health and Economic Disparities …

Eye-catching exhibit reveals the unseen

July 31, 2019

Science and art converge at Miami's Center for Advanced Microscopy and Imaging …

Five things you should know about art, dementia and aging

July 17, 2019

There are many kinds of dementias. Elizabeth "Like" Lokon, founder and director of Opening Minds through Art (OMA) — an award-winning, evidence-based art program for people with neurocognitive disorders — uses dementia in plural form to convey the fact that it has many types. Headquartered at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center, OMA pairs people with dementia (artists) with volunteers (Miami students, families or caregivers) who are trained to rely on imagination instead of memory to create unique pieces and help those with dementia maintain their freedom of expression …

STEAM-powered and DIY: Mixing art, neurobiology and renovations in Pearson Hall

July 10, 2019

Walking down a hallway in Pearson Hall's newly renovated research lab area, visitors can view a mural of the neuroscience research within. Like in the 1966 science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, passersby can view a larger-than-life painting of the inner world of neurons. You can visualize, on a giant scale, the central nervous system of the Jonah crab …

Beyond sunburn: implications of ozone, UV radiation and climate for a sustainable future

June 26, 2019

Ozone depletion in the stratosphere continues to affect not only ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels at the Earth’s surface but also climate across the Southern Hemisphere, an international study reports. The paper, published this week in Nature Sustainability, reports on the complex interactions between ozone depletion, UV radiation and climate change, and how they impact human health, food and water security, and the environment …

Diversifying Psychology: Miami initiative draws national candidates to Oxford

June 6, 2019

Akanksha Das, a doctoral student with Miami University's ACE (Anxiety, Cognition, and Emotion) Lab sees how diversity impacts research and the research environment. The broader systemic issue, Das said, is a cycle that occurs when researchers have a narrow focus, only reading work done by people who share similar assumptions and experiences. In an effort to incorporate different voices in the field, the psychology department launched its inaugural Diversifying Psychology Weekend in May …

Summer reading book, One Size Fits None, selected for Class of 2023

May 30, 2019

One Size Fits None: A Farm Girl's Search for the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture, by Stephanie Anderson has been selected as Miami University's 2019 summer reading book. One Size Fits None is the story of Anderson's journey throughout America’s farming communities. She reports on efforts to adapt our current food production system to a more sustainable, climate friendly, and healthy practice …

Honoring Miami "roots and wings": Rebecca Messina '94 addresses nearly 1700 bachelor's and master's graduates at annual CAS spring recognition ceremony

May 30, 2019

On May 18, the College of Arts and Science, highlighted by speeches by Rebecca Messina '94 and Jacob Bruggeman '19, celebrated the achievement of 1521 bachelors and 176 masters graduates at the 2019 Recognition Ceremony …