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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 …

Zoologist Kay Holekamp gives enlightening insight into hyenas for the 45th annual Hefner Lecture

November 27, 2019

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ten seniors receive 2019 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award

September 18, 2019

Ten seniors received the 2019 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award (PSAAA). The award is given annually to students who have achieved an outstanding record of academic excellence and have made sustained and significant contributions to the intellectual climate of a department, an academic division or the campus …

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 …

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 …

Renovations to Pearson and MacMillan Halls offer improved teaching and study spaces

August 19, 2019

In just a few days, students taking classes in biology, microbiology, and global & intercultural studies will be welcomed with new and improved spaces within Pearson and MacMillan Halls …

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 …

Mack Hagood examines our fight to control noise with sound

July 16, 2019

The noise is positive for Hush: Media and Sonic Self-Control, a new book by Miami University's Mack Hagood. The book's focus is on how we use sound to change our environment …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars

May 22, 2019

Miami University juniors Caleb Kozuszek and Rosamiel "Rosie" Ries have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2019-2020. They are among 496 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering. Kozuszek, a biochemistry major from Hillsboro, and Ries, a geology and physics double major from Centerville, are two of 13 students at an Ohio public university to receive a Goldwater Scholarship …

Miami and city of Oxford receive the "Town and Gown" award

May 22, 2019

Miami University and the city of Oxford have received the 2019 International Town and Gown Association's Larry Abernathy Award. Mayor Kate Rousmaniere and Jayne Brownell, Miami's vice president for the Division of Student Life, were presented with the award at the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) conference at Penn State on May 21 …