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John Pepper, former CEO of Procter & Gamble, discusses leadership and the value of the humanities

October 18, 2021

Miami University welcomed John Pepper for a lecture “History, Leadership, and the Good Life” on September 22. Pepper is the former CEO of Procter and Gamble, The Walt Disney Company, and co-chairman of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. In the lecture, he mainly talked about the value of humanities education for leadership and career success.

Miami students connect with law schools at annual Law Day event

October 18, 2021

On Wednesday, October 6, Miami University’s Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education hosted its yearly Law Day Event at the Shriver Center on campus. The event is an opportunity for students to learn more about the law school application process and specific law schools they are interested in. 

Prospective students gather at Miami University for the annual Discover the Sciences event

October 8, 2021

Nearly 70 prospective students and their families assembled in Benton Hall on Saturday, September 25 for Miami’s Discover the Sciences event.

Miami's new LSAMP coordinator prioritizes getting students in tune with the campus community

October 6, 2021

The Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) 4-year honors program at Miami is staying busy this fall semester. Coordinated by Breion Hawkins, LSAMP’s goal is to provide connection and opportunity for historically underrepresented minority STEM students.

The Janus Forum to address the impact of cryptocurrency on money, markets, and governance

September 30, 2021

This semester, the biannual Janus Forum welcomes two financial experts on the digital payment system known as cryptocurrency: former White House senior economic advisor Todd Buchholz and 43rd U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios. They will discuss whether cryptocurrency is “the Future of Money, or the End of the State as We Know It?” on October 6, 2021 from 6:30 to 8 pm in Miami’s Wilks Theater.

This year's SUSI program, despite being virtual, creates lasting impacts on both its Miami and international participants

September 29, 2021

In a departure from its traditional in-person format, this summer Miami University held a virtual Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI) for Student Leaders workshop for students from the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela.

Five CAS students named Hannon Armstrong Climate Solutions Scholars

September 21, 2021

Five undergraduate CAS students, all seniors, have been awarded the Hannon Armstrong Foundation Climate Solutions Scholarship to help them pursue careers related to climate action and sustainability. The establishment of this new scholarship was announced in May.

Miami's award-winning Stats + Stories podcast, celebrating its 200th episode, looks to expand its global audience

September 14, 2021

Since 2013, John Bailer and Richard Campbell have been collaborating in a public, online forum to discuss both “the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.” This month they reached a significant milestone: the 200th episode of Stats + Stories.

Miami's annual UniDiversity Festival returns with live, in-person family events on September 17

September 13, 2021

Miami University and the City of Oxford once again welcome the community for the annual Latin American and Caribbean UniDiversity Festival, an evening of outdoor family fun, dance, food, and friendship. The event, free and open to the public, takes place at 5:30 pm on Friday, September 17, in Oxford Uptown Parks.

Geoffrion Family Fellows Program Transforms Students into Researchers

September 2, 2021

Last spring, junior Navkiran "Nav" Chima was named to the Geoffrion Family Fellows (GFF) Program, part of the annual Altman Program at Miami. This fall, she and seven other Fellows will become bonafide humanities researchers.

Miami's new Physician Associate Program begins preparing a new generation of holistic healthcare professionals

September 1, 2021

Earlier this year, Miami unveiled plans for a new physician associate graduate program, which offers a versatile, integrated, and interdisciplinary approach in managing and treating patients. It will be guided under the direction of associate teaching professor Christopher Howell.

Braving new challenges, Miami’s Inside Washington Program concludes a successful summer in Washington DC

August 19, 2021

This summer, 19 Miami undergraduates from a spectrum of majors spent an exhilarating ten weeks in Washington, DC for the university’s renowned Inside Washington Program -- one of the few such Miami programs that was able to proceed this year despite the ongoing pandemic.

CAS faculty receive national fellowships for scholarship projects beginning in the summer and fall

June 4, 2021

Three faculty members from across the College of Arts and Science have recently received prominent research fellowships to support their research projects and professional development …

World’s lakes losing oxygen rapidly as planet warms: Miami researchers part of large-scale study

June 2, 2021

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.

More than 20 Miami professors among top 2% of researchers based on analysis of citations

June 2, 2021

More than 20 Miami University faculty members are among the top 2 percent of the world’s researchers, according to a recent Stanford University study. Based on an analysis of citations, the study identified the top scholars among nearly eight million authors in 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields.

Miami's Public Health program publishes results and recommendations from its contact tracing partnership with Butler County

May 27, 2021

Miami’s program in Public Health, which over the past year has trained over 130 students to work as contact tracers to help manage the COVID-19 pandemic, has published results of its collaborative efforts with the Butler County Health District in the Journal of Public Health Management & Practice …

Hardship or Hope? Miami students study the American Dream in small-town Iowa

May 27, 2021

Studying Storm Lake, Iowa was intentional, but the timing came unexpectedly. Faculty lead Andrew Offenburger, associate professor of history, graduated from Buena Vista University there in 1998 but, back then, didn't realize how globalization shaped the town around him. It wasn't until two years ago, when his Argentinian wife María became a U.S. citizen, that he thought more systematically about the stories of others working toward a life in the U.S. …

Expanding the "ripple of hope": CAS celebrates the 2021 graduation of 1407 bachelor's and 233 master's students

May 25, 2021

As a promising reflection of a resurging economy and reduced pandemic restrictions, the newest College of Arts and Science members of Miami’s worldwide alumni network were congratulated in a two-part, socially distant, in-person ceremony on May 15 in Yager Stadium …

Four Miami Students, Alumni to Embark on Fulbright Grants, Two others Alternates

May 20, 2021

Four of Miami University's Fulbright semifinalists have been offered 2021-2022 grants and two have been named alternates. Fulbright, the largest U.S. exchange program, provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English teaching assistant programs outside of the United States. Since 2000, 78 Miami students and alumni — not including these latest offers — have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program grants to conduct research or teach overseas, according to Karla Guinigundo, director of global partnerships in Miami's Office of Global Initiatives …

University Provost announces TCPL faculty promotions at CAS

May 14, 2021

Congratulations to our CAS Teaching/Clinical Professors and Lecturers (TCPL), recently promoted effective July 1, 2021. Their promotions were supported and approved by Dean Chris Makaroff and their department chairs. They were then sent to the Provost, Jason Osborne, for final approval …

Tom Crist and James Kiper awarded Miami University's Benjamin Harrison Medallion

May 13, 2021

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" …

Miami students celebrate diversity with Horizon, Lavender ceremonies

May 13, 2021

Graduating senior Alexandra Hernandez can't wait to start the next phase of her life after she earns a bachelor's degree from Miami University this weekend. The Lima, Ohio woman double majored in international studies and Spanish with a minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies. She hopes to teach English abroad later this year or in early 2022 …

Four authors discuss mental health and addiction during Miami's annual creative writing lecture series

May 13, 2021

For the 2021 edition of the annual Marianne D. McComb Series in Creative Writing, hosted by the Department of English, the theme was centered on mental health and addiction. The month-long series was originally scheduled as a two-day conference in 2020 and was adapted to a Zoom event this spring …

"One of the greatest shows on this planet": a Q-and-A with biologist Yoshi Tomoyasu about Brood X cicadas

May 12, 2021

Trillions of cicadas are likely just days away from emerging in Ohio and throughout the Northeast, and Miami University's Yoshi Tomoyasu, associate professor of biology, offered his thoughts on the insects, their evolution and lifecycle, and why humans should embrace their emergence …

MUDEC Students Reflect on Cold War Politics in Croatia

May 6, 2021

Students of HST 250 - Comparative Cold War Childhoods spent the semester learning about the construction of an ideologically binary world on both sides of the Iron Curtain, but their study tour to Zadar, Croatia gave them new insights about the nuances of Cold War geopolitics. Croatia, as part of former Yugoslavia under the socialist regime of Josep Broz Tito, defied communist and capitalist control as a leader of the Non-Aligned Movement …

CAS students tackle interdisciplinary COVID-19 research at Miami's annual Undergraduate Research Forum

May 6, 2021

The 27th Annual Undergraduate Research Forum, held on April 21 over Zoom, featured over 500 Miami student researchers giving a total of 220 presentations. With support from their faculty mentors, students presented their year-long research projects that were conducted in a variety of disciplines and approaches, such as community projects, independent studies, service-learning projects, and creative projects. Of the nearly 200 research projects led by students in the College of Arts and Science, at least 14 were focused on COVID-19 …

Students showcase their geological research at Miami's first geoscience symposium

May 5, 2021

The Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science (GLG) organized their first annual Geosciences Student Research Symposium (GSRS) this spring. Held April 14 via Zoom, the symposium featured 17 research presentations from undergraduate and graduate students …

Hannon Armstrong Foundation selects Miami for inaugural Climate Solutions Scholarship

May 5, 2021

Rising juniors and seniors at Miami University with a demonstrated interest in sustainability have the opportunity to earn a scholarship that covers tuition, room and board thanks to the Hannon Armstrong Foundation Climate Solutions Scholarship. Made possible through an initial $200,000 grant, the new needs-based scholarships will serve a cohort of up to 5 undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers related to climate action and sustainability …

English professors strive to keep students engaged in an age of entirely virtual learning

May 3, 2021

Teaching English 495, a literature and cultural theory capstone, associate professor Anita Mannur has incorporated cooking sessions as part of her course, with students cooking various dishes and sharing the results. Likewise, associate professor Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, in her third year of teaching at Miami, has switched the intro-level English 111 class to an entirely virtual operation with the assistance of graduate teaching assistants …

Rodney Coates and Tom Fisher selected as CAS Distinguished Educators for 2021

April 30, 2021

Professor of Global and Intercultural Studies Rodney D. Coates and Associate Professor of Statistics Thomas Fisher have both been selected as the 2021 Distinguished Educators from the College of Arts and Science …

Tammy Kernodle and David Berg named University Distinguished Professors

April 28, 2021

Tammy Kernodle, professor of musicology, and David Berg, professor of biology and professor of biological sciences, have been awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor by Miami University's board of trustees, effective July 1. Established by the trustees in 1981 to attract and retain eminent professors, the title includes an annual stipend for conducting research and other professional activities. University Distinguished Professors have national and international stature with demonstrated recognition and projected high level of scholarly productivity in the future. They must be a teacher of demonstrated excellence and a contributor to the life and mission of Miami University …

Panelists discuss structural factors that impact high-risk group experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2021

Kathie Brinkman, an Oxford community member who serves as an advocate for her 95-year-old mother in assisted living, and Courtney Hineman, a community outreach advocate for the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities as well as the co-leader of the Speak Up Self-Advocacy Program, spoke as panelists about the COVID-19 pandemic on April 6 via Zoom …

Miami ranks in the Top 50 as one of the nation's "Best Value Public Colleges"

April 21, 2021

Miami University is ranked in the top 50 as one of the nation's "Best Value Public Colleges," the Princeton Review Reports. The education services company lists Miami as No. 37 among top public schools in its annual listings released today (April 20). Miami is among 200 schools selected from a pool of 650 the company considered this year …

Megan Gross receives Knox Distinguished Teaching Award

April 21, 2021

Megan Gross, associate clinical lecturer of speech pathology and audiology, is the recipient of Miami University's 2021 E. Phillip Knox Distinguished Teaching Award. The award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate creative, innovative and engaging teaching methods at the undergraduate level …

Students learn about building their own sustainable microhabitat with Nature in Your Yard

April 16, 2021

On April 1, Nature in Your Yard, an online event sponsored by the Western Program and the Western Center for Social Impact and Innovation, offered students a discussion on how providing habitat for wildlife in our home landscapes can help us live in balance with nature …

A new study shows Asian Americans are struggling due to discrimination during the pandemic

April 15, 2021

Data collected from Asian Americans about their experiences of discrimination during the pandemic show some troubling effects, according to Miami University's Vaishali Raval. Raval and her co-researcher, Virginia Huynh of California State University—Northridge, are awaiting review from the Journal of Asian American Psychology for their study, "The psychological impact of racial discrimination towards Asian Americans amidst Covid-19, the so-called 'China' virus" …

Miami University junior Ethan Klein named a Goldwater Scholar

April 14, 2021

Miami University junior Ethan Klein has been named a Goldwater Scholar for 2021-2022. He is among 410 students nationwide to receive the scholarship, the premiere undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering. Klein, from Stevenson Ranch, California, is one of seven students from an Ohio public university to receive the award. He is a geology major with an environmental science co-major, pursuing a certificate in geographic information science …