Trustees honor retiring faculty and staff; approve new bachelor's degree in arts management
At its May 14 business meeting, Miami University’s board of trustees congratulated the Class of 2021 as nearly 4,800 graduates, along with some members of the Class of 2020, participated in commencement ceremonies held May 13 - May 16.
Sisters from Miami University classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate commencement together  
isters Hannah and Sam Baird are both celebrating commencement at Miami University this week — Hannah with the Class of 2020 and Sam with the Class of 2021.  “It absolutely makes it more special,” said Hannah, who earned a bachelor’s degree in education last May when that graduation ceremony was held virtually because of the pandemic.
Robin Parker looks back on building a strong legal team at Miami
As chief legal counsel, Robin Parker exudes a kind of protective passion that reassures. No matter the issue, she’s got this. 
Miami University on track to welcome largest, most academically accomplished incoming class in history
Miami University is on track to welcome its largest and most academically accomplished first-year class in history, with more than 4,600 first-year students confirming their intention to begin this fall.
Tom Crist and James Kiper awarded Miami University's Benjamin Harrison Medallion
Tom Crist, professor and chair of biology, and James Kiper, professor of computer science and software engineering, have been honored with the 2021 Benjamin Harrison Medallion. Named for America’s 23rd president who graduated from Miami in 1852, the medallion is Miami University’s most prestigious career faculty honor and recognizes "contribution to the education of the nation."
"One of the greatest shows on this planet": a Q-and-A with biologist Yoshi Tomoyasu about Brood X cicadas
Tomoyasu is excited to "finally be able to experience this event! Why? Because this is a very unique event that happens only in eastern North America, and is one of the greatest shows on this planet. Well, that is at least for bug lovers."
Engineering success: Three sisters find a home in Miami’s College of Engineering and Computing
Laura, Elsa and Allison Jacob are all majoring in engineering at Miami University, but each sister has carved her own path.
Miami University to celebrate Classes of 2020 and 2021 during in-person commencement ceremonies May 13-16
Miami University will celebrate the Class of 2021 and its 4,800 graduates during in-person commencement ceremonies at Yager Stadium (an outdoor venue), May 14-16, rain or shine. Miami is also holding an additional ceremony at 7 p.m. May 13 for its Class of 2020, whose in-person ceremony was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
Hannon Armstrong Foundation selects Miami for inaugural Climate Solutions Scholarship
Made possible through an initial $200,000 grant, the new needs-based scholarships will serve a cohort of up to five undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers related to climate action and sustainability. The program aims to provide financial assistance for high-achieving, sustainability-focused students from underrepresented communities at Miami and Morgan State University.
Miami's new Indoor Equestrian Center will expand K-12 outreach and student opportunities
Scheduled to open this summer, the 125-by-250 square foot riding surface within the arena will allow for year-round educational and outreach programming for the university community and year-round training for the club team and academic classes.
Miami to honor Wayne Embry and late wife with Freedom Summer of ’64 Award
A statue capturing Embry’s likeness and signature hook shot will be unveiled after the ceremony. The statue — along with a Wayne Embry Scholarship to support Miami varsity men’s basketball student-athletes — were created from private donations.
Headline highlights: Miami and Miamians in the news in April
Our editors' picks for April provide a snapshot of recent news media coverage.