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Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness facility will enhance the collaborations that define Miami

April 7, 2021

The new Clinical Health Sciences and Wellness facility will be part of Miami University's first "corridor of excellence," said Steve Large, assistant vice president for health and wellness and a member of the planning committee for the facility. Located on Campus Avenue, its proximity to Miami's Recreational Sports Center, Phillips Hall, and the Goggin Ice Arena creates a corridor that will naturally promote cross-divisional partnerships in order to advance holistic wellness efforts for our campus and local communities, Large said …

Miami alumni advise political science students on finding success on Capitol Hill

April 2, 2021

Three alumni from the Department of Political Science, on March 24 over Zoom, served as panelists to provide advice and insight to political science students about maximizing their time at Miami as well as how to join the Capitol Hill workforce …

2021 President's Distinguished Service Award Recipients Announced

April 1, 2021

Each year, Miami University honors senior students whose service to Miami and our surrounding community embodies Love + Honor with the President's Distinguished Service Award. Their service through campus life, community service, intellectual and cultural leadership or student employment demonstrates the spirit of being a citizen leader of uncommon quality. The 2021 President's Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding students who graduated in December 2020 or January 2021, or are set to graduate in May or August 2021 …

Three new Myaamia Center programs, including two fellowships, aim to increase educational opportunities on campus

April 1, 2021

Miami University and the Myaamia Center are leading an effort to increase educational opportunities about the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and its relationship with the university. Daryl Baldwin, executive director of the Myaamia Center, the Tribe's research arm, said center staff will be reaching out across campus in hopes of strengthening already existing relationships and building new ones that will further increase learning opportunities for all students …

Valuing Water MiniConference educates the public on importance of clean water

March 31, 2021

On March 19, the Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation sponsored and organized the four-session half-day Valuing Water MiniConference: An Environmental and Sociocultural Exploration of Water. A service project on March 20 also took place at Four Mile Creek Restoration with Three Valley Conservation Trust …

Bipartisan discussion between Valerie Jarrett and Marc Short on the new administration takes center stage at Miami's Janus Forum

March 29, 2020

This semester’s Janus Forum, held on March 16 over Zoom, centered around President Biden’s first 100 days in office, the COVID-19 relief bills, and bipartisanship in American politics today. The two speakers were Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to former president Barack Obama, and Marc Short, Chief of Staff to former Vice President Mike Pence. …

Humanities Center's Altman Program sheds light on the topic of mass migrations

March 24, 2021

Each year the Miami University Humanities Center hosts the John W. Altman Program in the Humanities, a series of public events and research focusing on an annual theme. For this year's theme on "Migrations" a recent talk was held on March 11 over Zoom and given by University of Chicago professor of East European history Tara Zahra …

Strippel Series Tackles Inequities in Pandemic Response

March 23, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, and vaccines are gradually rolling out, researchers have reported troubling disparities when it comes to underrepresented populations. So when it came time to choose a theme for this year's Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund for Continuing Dialogue on Justice and Human Rights Annual Program, the coronavirus response of the state of Ohio came into focus …

Critical Language Scholarship finalist and alternates named

March 16, 2021

In January, three Miami students were named as semi-finalists for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. We are excited to announce that senior Nancy Pellegrino has been offered the CLS as a finalist, with sophomore Navkiran Chima and senior Mackenzie Holtz selected as alternates …

History professor's research focuses on modern Russian history

March 15, 2021

Recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Scholar award from Miami, Dr. Stephen Norris, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of History and Director, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, took time to discuss recent projects. Norris's research focuses on modern Russian history with an emphasis on visual culture and propaganda since the 19th Century …

Freedom Rider Betty Daniels Rosemond shares her story with Miami students

March 15, 2021

Betty Daniels Rosemond, a Freedom Rider who fought for racial justice, spoke with Miami students in instructor of social justice Mark Curnutte's class on Thursday, March 4 to share her experiences as a member of The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in 1961 …

Ohio officials to share insight on the pandemic's impact on health equity and social justice

March 11, 2021

The Center for American and World Cultures, through its Robert E. Strippel Memorial Fund, has organized an online panel series beginning on Tuesday, March 16 to discuss the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 in underrepresented communities …

GIC Career Day offers insight into the job world from an interdisciplinary perspective

March 11, 2021

On March 3, over 140 students, faculty, and alumni participated in GIC Career Day, hosted by the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies (GIC). The three-part event featured a resume workshop, a LinkedIn and Alumni Connect workshop" …

Miami receives national award for investing in supplier diversity

March 10, 2021

Miami University has been awarded the inaugural Jesse L. Moore Supplier 2021 Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The national award honors colleges and universities that take proactive steps to support and engage with minority-owned businesses through supplier diversity offices, unique programs and leading initiatives …

Call for papers is open for National Civil Rights Conference

March 10, 2021

Miami University will host the 10th Annual National Civil Rights Conference in summer of 2021. The conference was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic …

Where in the World is Miami Wednesday: Uruguay

March 10, 2021

Meet Anna, a junior International Studies and Political Studies major, who is studying Spanish in Montevideo, Uruguay this semester …

Social Innovation Weekend 2021: 'Best event I have ever attended'

March 8, 2020

Andrew Davis, a junior women's, gender, and sexuality studies major, didn't have a typical college student weekend this weekend. Davis and more than 120 other Miami University students spent much of their weekend working to find solutions to some aspect of homelessness and insecure housing at Social Innovation Weekend 2021. Their final ideas ranged from mobile showers and laundry stations for the homeless to transportation and housing services for women of color fleeing violent relationships …

Nethmi De Alwis receives Global Marie Curie Fellowship for post-doctoral research

March 2, 2021

Nethmi De Alwis, a doctoral student in chemistry at Miami University, received a Global Marie Curie Global Fellowship from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Programme. The MSCA is part of the European Union flagship fellowship program for researchers in the European Union or associated countries. The Global Marie Curie Fellowship funds cover two years of living and travel expenses …

Miami University's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition winners

March 2, 2021

Ten finalists competed in the Miami University Graduate School Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition held virtually February 24. Finalists were selected from nearly 30 graduate students who participated earlier this semester in the research communication competition …

Miami University dedicates Nellie Craig Walker Hall after first Black graduate

February 24, 2021

Miami University officials on Wednesday dedicated the former Campus Avenue Building as Nellie Craig Walker Hall after the university's first Black graduate. The Oxford native graduated from Miami in 1905, having earned a two-year teaching certificate. She became the first Black educator to student-teach in the community's public schools to a mixed-race class …

Miami dedicates residence hall lobbies to honor slain Freedom Summer activists

February 24, 2021

Miami University on Wednesday honored the lives of three slain Freedom Summer activists by dedicating residence hall lobbies after them near the grounds where they trained during Freedom Summer in 1964. Michael Schwerner, 24, James Chaney, 21, and Andrew Goodman, 20, were among approximately 800 volunteers who trained at the Western College for Women, which is now part of Miami's Western campus …

Miami University names Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins spring commencement speaker

February 18, 2021

Miami University President Greg Crawford has announced that Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins will be the commencement speaker at Miami's spring ceremony. The university has not yet announced a decision on whether the ceremony, slated for 10:30 am Saturday, May 15, will be in-person or virtual as officials continue to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the feasibility of large gatherings …

Sociology Professor Studies Gender and Empowerment in Refugee Population

February 18, 2021

Dr. Fauzia Ahmed, Associate Professor of Sociology, was awarded funding from the Philip M. & Elaina Hampton Fund for Faculty International Initiatives during the 2020 fiscal year, to travel to Bangladesh from December 2019 to March 2020 and conduct Participatory Action Research (PAR) on gender and empowerment among Rohingya women in refugee camps …

Miami Named 'Top Producing Institution' for Fulbright U.S. Student Program

February 15, 2021

Miami was named by the Institute of International Education (IIE) as one of the "Top Producing Institutions" for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, as announced by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The recognition as a Top Producing Institution for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program for the 2020-2021 academic year is a result of 10 Miami students being offered Fulbright grants in a single year …

Jumping genes: a Q-and-A with geneticist Meixia Zhao

February 10, 2021

Geneticist and computational biologist, Meixia Zhao studies transposable elements — also known as "jumping genes" — using maize as a model system. She joined Miami University in fall 2018 as assistant professor of biology …

New professional communication course kickstarts student exposure to work in healthcare

February 4, 2021

Spring 2021 saw the introduction of a new pilot course constructed and taught by professor of English Heidi McKee, ENG 310B: Professional Writing for Healthcare. The course offers students a curriculum focused on practicing tasks healthcare professionals complete every day …

Thirteen Miami students, alumni named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

February 1, 2021

Thirteen Miami University students and alumni are semifinalists in the 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student competition. Nine Miami seniors and four alumni have been recommended by the U.S. National Screening Committees for further consideration by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in the countries to which they applied …

Stacey Lowery Bretz elected chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education

January 20, 2021

Stacey Lowery Bretz, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been elected chair of the Division of Chemical Education in the American Chemical Society for 2021. The American Chemical Society (ACS) is one of the world's largest scientific organizations with members in more than 130 countries …

Three Named as Critical Language Scholarship Semi-Finalists

January 22, 2021

Three Miami students were named as semi-finalists for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program, an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend 8-10 weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains …

Myaamia Center's National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages receives NEH grant

January 14, 2021

The Myaamia Center's National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages was recently awarded a $349,442 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant. The Preservation and Access Education and Training grant will support the continued development of the National Breath of Life in the areas of training for community curated tribal archives for language revitalization and building an apprenticeship program for tribal community archivists who work directly with language archives …

Miami University-based initiative receives $6 million to aid mental wellness for Ohio's K-12 students and staff

January 11, 2021

The Ohio School Wellness Initiative, a Miami University-led project to aid mental health and substance use supports for Ohio's K-12 students and staff, was selected to receive $6 million from the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund. The project is led by Cricket Meehan, director of Miami's Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs (CSBMHP) in the department of psychology …

President Crawford and the President's Executive Cabinet issue statement on events in Congress

January 7, 2021

"Our values at Miami University commit us to the common good, solidarity, respectful dialogue, civil discourse, and the unfettered, evidence-based search for truth. Our mission as an educational institution includes elevating awareness of our democratic government and civic responsibility …"

Patrick Haney is the 2020 William Holmes McGuffey Award honoree

December 9, 2020

Patrick Haney started as an assistant professor; he's now a professor and associate dean of Miami's College of Arts and Science. He's also this year's recipient of the William Holmes McGuffey Award. Formerly known as the Effective Educator Award, the McGuffey Award honors one Miami faculty or staff member whose impact extends far beyond the traditional parameters of education …

Six Miami students named Gilman Scholars

December 8, 2020

Six Miami University students have been awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to help fund their study abroad experiences this spring and summer. The combined total awarded to these students is $28,500. Two other Miami students were named as alternates for Summer 2021. Recipients of the Gilman Scholarship represent 307 colleges and universities across the United States who will study or intern in 87 countries through the end of 2021. Fewer than 1000 scholarships were awarded nationwide …

Scripps Gerontology features research fellow John Bowbliss

December 4, 2020

Professor of Economics and Scripps Research Fellow, Dr. John Bowblis wasted no time in 2020. In addition to 16 peer-reviewed papers accepted for publication and one research brief, Bowblis has an active role in five newly-funded grants. The research teams on three of these grants include other Scripps investigators …

Media, Journalism & Film alumni offer career advice at online panel

December 1, 2020

On November 4, three Miami University alumni from the Department of Media, Journalism & Film (MJF) addressed their professional careers with students at a special online career panel via Zoom. Celena Fields '16, who works in music marketing, Angela Hatcher '19, a senior brand manager at Procter & Gamble, and Ben Garbarek '08, a journalist/political reporter, spoke about their experiences and advice for Miami students entering the workforce …