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Miami University Sustainability Annual Report FY 2021: 52% reduction in energy-based carbon emissions among highlights
The report, now available to view., shows how Miami progressed sustainability even during the pandemic. The Sustainability Committee recommends that the University establish three Miami University Sustainability Pillars.
Miami's LEED Gold- and Silver-certified buildings now account for more than 30% of gross square footage
Miami University recently earned its fifth Gold certification for a LEED building . Completed in summer 2020, the renovation of Pearson Hall, home to Miami’s life sciences departments, is Miami’s first academic building to earn LEED Gold status.
Miami’s top 50 national ranking stands firm in 2022 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings
Miami is No. 6 among public universities on the list for strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.At No. 46 among national public universities, Miami University is in the top 50 of U.S. News & World Report’s just-released 2022 rankings.
Climate Café Series: Meet Miami's Climate Action Task Force, learn about Miami's carbon neutrality goals
The Office of Sustainability presents 5 Climate Cafés this fall. Join us to meet members of Miami’s Climate Action Task Force, learn about Miami’s path to carbon neutrality and give your input.
World’s lakes losing oxygen rapidly as planet warms: Miami researchers part of large-scale study
Sensor buoys on Lake Taupo, New Zealand, gather high-frequency data for long-term, large-scale lake studies.Oxygen levels in the world’s temperate freshwater lakes are declining rapidly — faster than in the oceans — a trend driven largely by climate change that threatens freshwater biodiversity and drinking water quality.
Through the Lens: Campus cicada invasion photo gallery
Scott Kissell, senior university photographer, captured the Brood X cicada invasion on Miami's Oxford campus.  View the photo gallery: Miami Cicada Invasion
"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."
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 University suspends ACT, SAT admission requirement for Fall 2022 on the Oxford campus
Miami University has announced it will be test optional and not require ACT or SAT test scores of first-year students applying for admission for fall 2022 and spring 2023 to ensure equitable access for students affected by test cancellations and other implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.