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Looking back: Puerto Rico, one year after Hurricane Maria's devastation

September 19, 2018

The Miami community became involved in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in several ways, including raising money for those impacted, a Mapathon, and Day of the Dead commemoration …

Thinking about Thoreau: History professor Steven Conn addresses a summer audience of 1500 at New York's Chautauqua Institution

September 18, 2018

This summer, W. E. Smith Professor of History Steven Conn was invited as a Miami Faculty Fellow to the renowned Chautauqua Institution in southwestern New York state. There he gave a lecture following the theme of "Ethics of Dissent" …

Twelve students receive the 2018 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award

September 12, 2018

Twelve seniors have received the Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award (PSAAA) for an outstanding record of academic excellence …

Rapper, actor Ice-T presents "Race in America: Bridging the Gap" Sept. 24

September 12, 2018

Ice-T not only invented gangster rap, he has lived it. He is the original embodiment of LA hip-hop. Through his music, his book, The Ice Opinion, and his lecture tours to America's prisons, high schools and colleges, Ice-T has become an influential spokesman for America's youth, regardless of color …

Hike-A-Thon Plus Kicks Off Week of Wellness

September 11, 2018

The Hike-A-Thon Plus offers more than just an everyday hike in Oxford. You get the beauty of the natural landscape as well as more than 25 fun, interactive stations along route to the Dewitt Cabin. Hike-A-Thon partner stations include monarch butterfly way stations, geocaching, bird watching, raising awareness of Paws for A Cause - Miami's service dog organization, and much more …

Latin American students study US institutions at Miami University

September 10, 2018

This summer, the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC) hosted 20 students from 6 Latin American countries (Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic) in the Study of the U.S. Institutes on Social Entrepreneurship (SUSI) program on July 14 - August 18 …

Wil Haygood provides message of hope and respect to Class of 2022

August 24, 2018

Miami University's Class of 2022 was asked to "exude civility" and to respect each other by keynote speaker Wil Haygood during Convocation 2018. Haygood (Miami '76) also addressed incoming students on themes of racial justice, history and the uniting of a community behind its sports teams …

Featuring new airy, wide spaces, Phase 1 of Pearson Hall renovation comes to a close

August 22, 2018

Biological science majors returning to campus this fall are in for a pleasant surprise: the ongoing renovation of Pearson Hall has finally borne fruit. Beautiful new open study spaces, classrooms, and labs throughout the first, second, and third floors of the building have been freshly completed for interdisciplinary, collaborative use …

SEA certificate program gives insight into aging, entrepreneurship

August 17, 2018

As baby boomers head into retirement and beyond, businesses are finding a need to adapt to their changing needs and desires. The online Social Entrepreneurship & Aging Graduate Certificate (SEA) at Miami University helps to prepare socially-minded entrepreneurs and professionals in the field of aging for success in the era of aging and entrepreneurship …

Miami adds its collective voice to national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign

August 16, 2018

Miami University has added its collective voice to the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, which aims to send a welcoming message to international students around the world …

Biochemists Gary Lorigan and Rick Page each awarded a $1.8 million five-year MIRA grant, a first at Miami

August 8, 2018

The NIH has recognized Miami University biochemists Gary Lorigan and Rick Page: They were each awarded about $1.8 million over 5 years, as part of the Maximizing Investigator's Research Award, or MIRA. The MIRA grants, part of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), are highly competitive and essentially set the researcher for a career in NIH funding, said Mike Crowder, chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry …

Myaamia Center receives NEH grant to continue indigenous language revitalization

August 8, 2018

A $311,641 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will expand the work of Miami University's Myaamia Center on revitalizing indigenous languages. The grant was awarded to Daryl Baldwin, director of the center, and Gabriela Pérez-Báez, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Oregon, for their project titled "National Breath of Life 2.0: Creating a 'Second Breath' for Indigenous Language Revitalization." …

Americans Abroad: Students create travel blogs to document their summer adventures

August 2, 2018

Americans Abroad is a 4-week summer workshop offered by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies. Associate professor Sande Garner and visiting assistant professor Allison Wanger, both of the American Studies (AMS) program, lead Miami students to Ireland, England, and France to examine American heritage tourism from a critical perspective …

12 honorees of this year's 18 of the Last 9 hail from CAS

August 1, 2018

The 2018 honorees for the Miami University Alumni Association's sixth annual 18 of the Last 9 award were recently announced, and 12 of them graduated from Miami with majors in the College of Arts and Science …

Professor of chemistry Scott Hartley wins $742K grant award from the US Department of Energy

July 30, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded professor of chemistry Scott Hartley a three-year grant of $742,000 for him to conduct research on specific chemical compounds, carbodiimides, used in "nonequilibrium" chemical systems …

Miami University Inside Washington Student Helps Shattered Communities Heal

July 25, 2018

Naomi Gaston, a social work and individualized studies major, is interested in community organizing and advocacy. Life as a Washington insider is never predictable. Which is what Gaston quickly learned while participating in a Miami University program called Inside Washington …

Diving in to big data

July 25, 2018

Donna Nguyen, a junior economics and statistics double major from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is used to working with spreadsheets full of data points. But she is new at ecological data collection in the field. As an Undergraduate Summer Scholar, she is getting hands-on experience — and a deep dive — into collecting high-frequency data from several lakes in Pennsylvania's Pocono mountains …

Eos Earth and Space Science News highlights paper by Miami scientists

July 5, 2018

Eos Earth & Space Science News highlighted a study by Rachel Pilla, Miami University doctoral student in biology. The Eos Research Spotlights highlight the best accepted articles of Earth and space science. They are selected by the editors of American Geophysical Union journals …

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 …

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 …