News

Krystina Hird, Matt Morris named 2018-2019 Beckman Scholars

June 21, 2018

Senior biochemistry majors Krystina Hird and Matt Morris both chose to attend Miami in part because of the opportunity for undergraduate research. Now, as Beckman Scholars, they will receive $19,300 and continued support for a mentored research project over two summers and one academic year …

Eos Earth and Space Science News Research Spotlight highlights paper by Miami scientists

June 21, 2018

A recent paper by Rachel Pilla, Miami University doctoral student in biology, is featured as a Research Spotlight on Eos Earth & Space Science News. Research Spotlights highlight the best accepted articles for the broad Earth and space science community, selected by the editors of American Geophysical Union journals …

Creative writing faculty members, alumnus receive Ohio Arts Council awards

June 21, 2018

Miami University creative writing professors Brian Ascalon Roley and TaraShea Nesbit have received Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council board. Darren Demaree, a creative writing master of arts alumnus, was recognized for poetry …

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 …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: natural sciences

May 30, 2018

CAS students in a spectrum of liberal arts majors have already begun their adventures in study abroad programs, undergraduate research experiences, and internships. In this third article of a 3-part series, students from the natural sciences discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: social sciences

May 29, 2018

CAS students in a spectrum of liberal arts majors have already begun their adventures in study abroad programs, undergraduate research experiences, and internships. In this second article of a 3-part series, students from the social sciences discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

African Student Union's 12th Annual Gala unites and celebrates culture throughout the continent

May 25, 2018

Miami's African Student Union (ASU) hosted its 12th annual gala event on April 12 at Armstrong Student Center's Wilks Theater. The event featured an array of art, literature, dancing, drama, cuisine and cultural expressions from a wide array of African countries that are represented in the Miami community …

CAS students embark on extraordinary summer adventures: humanities

May 24, 2018

CAS students in a spectrum of liberal arts majors have already begun their adventures in study abroad programs, undergraduate research experiences, and internships. In this first article of a 3-part series, students from the humanities discuss their 2018 summer opportunities …

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 …

Two Miami alums seek to bring sports and esports together

May 17, 2018

Electronic sports, or esports, have been rising since early 2013. Today, hundreds of thousands of viewers watch esport events online every day, with that number reaching millions across the globe for major events like the League of Legends World Finals …

Afro-Futurism as the "liberation genre"

May 15, 2018

On April 25, the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies hosted a packed discussion entitled "Black Feminist Theory & Afro-Futurism in Black Panther and Beyond," hosted by Miami associate professor of history Tammy Brown and featuring speakers Celia C. Peters and Dr. Holly McGee …

Miami students explore Tianjin during Summer Intensive Chinese Program

May 10, 2018

The Miami Summer Intensive Chinese Program in Tianjin, China is offered by the Department of German, Russian, Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (GRAMELAC) …

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 …

GER232 Students Gain Unique Understanding of the Holocaust

May 10, 2018

When Al Miller stood in front of assistant professor of German Mariana Ivanova’s class, he spoke about his experience as a Holocaust survivor. This was part of the syllabus for GER 232: The Holocaust in German Literature, History and Film

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 …

Award-winning history teacher and Miami alumna Sara Ziemnik speaks to future teachers

May 4, 2018

Sara Ziemnik (Miami '99) returned to her alma mater on April 12 for the Manning Morgan Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the Department of History, to present "Making the Past Present: Insights from the National History Teacher of the Year" …

Miami receives eight Fulbright grant offers, the most ever

May 3, 2018

Eight of Miami University's Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2018-2019 grants, while 3 others have been selected as alternates. This is Miami's largest cohort of Fulbright offers to date …

Undergraduates conduct research projects for better health choices

May 3, 2018

Lamuel Bean wants to improve the health of communities. Katherine Rodriguez is influenced by her career goal of becoming a neonatologist. And Isabel Held's tragic loss of a friend motivated her to research the connection between neurology and behaviors. These three Miami undergraduates are all researching different aspects of alcohol addiction …

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

Miami Mock Trial wins National Championship

May 2, 2018

The Miami University James Lewis Family Mock Trial Program team won the 2018 American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 20-22, beating defending runner-up Yale University …

Guest speaker Eileen Braman reveals the connections between law, political science, and psychology in annual O'Hara Lecture

May 2, 2018

On April 18, the Department of Political Science hosted its annual Lloyd and Mary O'Hara Lecture in Law and Politics. Entitled "Assessing Government Authority: Constitutional Rules and Political Context," it was given by Eileen Braman, associate professor of political science at Indiana University …

Students experience German language and culture in Heidelberg, Jena, Dessau, and Berlin

May 2, 2018

Each summer, students studying German have the opportunity to travel to Germany to expand their language skills. Led by professor of German John M. Jeep, Miami's Intensive German Summer in Heidelberg, Jena, Dessau, and Berlin is a seven-week program in which students earn eight credit hours towards their German studies…

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" …

Joy Connolly speaks on Greek influence in Roman literature and culture

April 30, 2018

On April 9, provost and senior vice president at the CUNY Graduate Center Joy Connolly visited Miami to give a lecture entitled "Displacement and Dual Voices: Roman Writing in the Late Republic" …

Two Miami students named Goldwater Scholars; one honorable mention

April 30, 2018

Two Miami University students have each received a Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-2019. They are among 211 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering …

GRAMELAC's Amy Shaiman: More than a professor

April 26, 2018

Hebrew instructor Amy Shaiman (Miami '91) wears many Miami hats. She adapts herself to fill the gaps at the university and does so with pride …

Distinguished Scholar and Junior Faculty Scholar awards announced

April 24, 2018

Miami University Distinguished Scholar Awards for 2018 have been presented to Qihou Zhou, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering, and Lisa Ellram, Rees Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management. Junior Faculty Scholar Awards have been presented to Dominik Konkolewicz, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry; and Bob De Schutter, C. Michael Armstrong Assistant Professor of Applied Game Design …