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10/16/2020
The 2020 Hefner Lecture presents "How Your Observations Can Lead to Amazing Discoveries" with ecologists from the online nature app iNaturalist
Miami's Hefner Museum of Natural History will hold its 46th Annual Hefner Lecture online on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm. It will feature ecologists Michael P. Moore and Carrie Seltzer, who will address the topic, "From Evolving Dragonflies to Invading Lanternflies: How Your Observations Can Lead to Amazing Discoveries."
09/23/2020
Western Program professor Nik Money invites students on a nature walk to discover wild mushrooms
Professor Nik Money, mycologist and director of the Western Program, is taking students on a botanical journey into the Western Woods to study mushrooms on October 16, from 2:30 to 4 pm.
09/08/2020
Carolyn S. Craig joins CAS as director of diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging
The College of Arts and Science is excited to welcome Carolyn S. Craig to the dean's staff as their new director of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Craig has worked at Miami University since 2015 and is credentialed as both a certified diversity professional (CDP) and an advanced certified cultural intelligence professional (ACCQP).
09/04/2020
Miami Career Center set to host virtual career and internship fair
On September 9-11, Miami's Center for Career Exploration & Success (CCES) will be hosting three days of virtual career fairs for students to attend. Each fair, hosted on Handshake, will take place from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
09/02/2020
Instituting a healthier perspective on food: Miami's community supported agriculture program swings into fall
Food options in Oxford, Ohio aren't just limited to Bagel and Deli, campus dining halls, or Mac & Joe's. The Institute for Food, founded in 2015, engages the Miami University community around issues of food, health, and sustainable agriculture. The Institute for Food is part of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, directed by Jonathan Levy.
05/18/2020
The Trees of Miami
Hefner Museum FYRE students were awarded a grant from M.I.A.M.I WOMEN Giving Circle to update and revitalize the Tree Walk.Ultimately, they aim to make Miami’s living tree collection an aesthetic and intellectual asset of value to everyone on and off campus.
03/17/2020
Faculty and students research the return of beavers to the Midwest and Miami's campus
Bartosz Grudzinski, professor of geography and fluvial geomorphologist, has been collaborating with graduate and undergraduate students to research the return of beavers to Ohio and their impact on the environment and local water quality.
03/16/2020
Senior John Fink describes his experiences as one of six selected worldwide for geology research experience in Japan
John Fink is preparing to graduate from Miami this spring. Last summer, he was granted the opportunity to participate in the International Internship Program through the Institute For Planetary Materials, Okayama University in Misasa, Japan.
03/12/2020
Hefner Museum's Imaginarium Gets a Facelift
Changes are coming and we are excited! Thanks to a grant funded by the Ohio Environmental Education Fund, Hefner Museum's Imaginarium will get a much deserved update. New wall exhibits and a vivaria showcasing cool invertebrates and the minute workings of nature that often go unnoticed under our feet will be on full display. We know you will understand the need to close the Imaginarium temporarily while we prepare for these great changes. Since Miami campus transitioned to online classes to reduce exposure to the coronavirus, we will take this opportunity to work really hard on the earlier mentioned updates. In the meantime, wash your hands, stay well, and know we will see you soon to explore the nature in your own backyard and beyond.