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Michio Kaku, futurist, physicist and popularizer of science, to speak on "The Future of the Mind"

February 20, 2020

Michio Kaku, one of the most widely recognized figures in science today, will present "The Future of the Mind" as part of the Miami University Lecture Series. Kaku, a futurist, best-selling author and popularizer of science — his FaceBook page has more than 3 million fans — is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York …

Refresh your recycling know-how during RecycleMania 2020

February 18, 2020

Cecil Okotah, Miami University's recycling coordinator, and Olivia Herron, sustainability coordinator (both graduate students in environmental science) are helping the Miami community improve its recycling prowess during RecycleMania 2020 …

Alumna Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins to receive Freedom Summer of '64 Award

February 10, 2020

A career dedicated to protecting and expanding voting rights makes Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins a natural choice for the Freedom Summer of '64 Award from Miami University. Created in 2017, the award honors leaders who strive to advance civil rights and social justice in America. Jefferson-Jenkins graduated from Western College for Women in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in social science and education. From 1998 to 2002, she served as both the 15th national president of the League of Women Voters of the United States – the first African American to hold the role – and chair of the League of Women Voters Education Fund …

Next steps on Miami's path to carbon neutrality

February 6, 2020

The sustainability committee suggests a move to empower faculty, staff and students. Based on its research and findings, the committee recommends that Miami become a signatory of the Presidents' Climate Leadership Commitments …

Events highlight Miami's role in civil rights, social justice

February 6, 2020

The public is invited to join the Miami University community February 25 and 26 for two events exploring the connections that Miami, Oxford, and the Western College for Women have to the civil rights movement and lessons learned to inspire progress today …

Black History Month events at Miami Oxford and Regionals

February 5, 2020

Miami University will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events at all campuses …

Latest award spotlights unique relationship between the two Miamis

January 30, 2020

The Myaamia Heritage Award Program, which began in 1991, is a 4-year undergraduate college experience for Miami tribe students enrolled at the Oxford campus. It provides a tuition waiver and the additional coursework relative to their heritage …

Sixteen Miami students, alumni named semifinalists in Fulbright competition

January 30, 2020

Sixteen Miami University students and alumni are semifinalists in the 2020-2021 Fulbright U.S. Student competition. 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 …

Freedom Summer 55 Conference

January 30, 2020

The video for this November 2019 conference features historic footage of Freedom Summer and reflections by those who were there, as well as conference participants' thoughts on Freedom Summer's impact on them …

Craig Williamson's OPUS grant will provide new insights on effects of browning in lakes worldwide

January 29, 2020

Craig Williamson, Ohio Eminent Scholar of Ecosystem Ecology and Miami University professor of biology, has built one of the world’s largest research databases on water transparency in lakes. Williamson's long-term and in-depth research on lake water transparency has been recognized with an Opportunities for Promoting Understanding Through Synthesis (OPUS): Core Research Synthesis grant for nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) …

Undergraduate Summer Scholarship sparks yearlong research project

January 23, 2020

Alyssa Bley came one step closer to achieving her dream of a career as a scientist when she was awarded a Miami University Undergraduate Summer Scholarship in 2019. She conducted research in David Berg's Aquatic Biodiversity and Conservation Laboratory, which brought opportunities beyond what she could have imagined …

8 ways to be environmentally friendly at Miami and at home

January 22, 2020

We've put together 8 tips to help you become more environmentally friendly at Miami and at home …

Prosecution Project examines how sociopolitical crimes are prosecuted

January 16, 2020

A visiting assistant professor of sociology and social justice studies at Miami University, Michael Loadenthal directs the Prosecution Project, which seeks to understand how terrorism, extremism, and hate crimes are prosecuted in the U.S. justice system. The Prosecution Project's dataset includes all crimes of political violence, without regard to the identity of the targets or the ideology of the perpetrators, so it paints a uniquely comprehensive picture …

$290,000 grant supports Student Citizens summer program for underserved high school students

January 13, 2020

Miami University has been awarded $290,000 over 3 years from the Teagle Foundation to engage underrepresented high school students during rigorous 2-week humanities summer seminars. The goal is to dramatically improve college readiness and graduation rates, while cultivating students' interest in humanities-related fields and civic engagement. The grant comes through the Teagle Foundation's Pathways to the Liberal Arts initiative …

Polar deserts could provide first look at climate change effects in Antarctica

January 9, 2020

Miami University microbiologist Rachael Morgan-Kiss is one of dozens of scientists who have been investigating an Antarctic polar desert's ecosystems through the McMurdo Long Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) project …

InterfACE mentorship program integrates international students into the broader Miami community

January 9, 2020

The American Culture and English Program (ACE), which has been a part of the Miami University curricula since 2011, seeks to facilitate the linguistic, cultural, and academic transition of international students to Miami. More recently, a mentorship program called InterfACE has become a large part of ACE's overall success …

Public administrator and Miami alum Carter Hewgley returns to teach a mini-course and share his experiences

January 9, 2020

Last fall, Miami's Department of Political Science hosted alum Carter Hewgley, class of 2003, as its Visiting Fellow in Public Leadership. Hewgley visited Miami from October 21-24, his first time back since graduation …

Want to be inspired? Ten ways Miamians are making an impact here and abroad

January 8, 2020

As many embark on 2020 with aspirations to do better or make a difference, they can find inspiration in this roundup of 10 examples from 2019 showing how Miami University students, faculty, staff and alumni are making an impact in their communities and around the world …

Western Program's ongoing "Tea and Conversation" talks address educational reform, social justice, and morality

January 2, 2020

Once per week throughout the fall semester, Miami's Western Program, home of the individualized studies major, has hosted "Tea and Conversation" in the famous Reading Room of Peabody Hall …

Miami names rooms for slain Freedom Summer activists

December 13, 2019

Miami University will recognize three slain civil rights activists by naming student lounges for them near the grounds where they had trained during Freedom Summer in 1964. An estimated 800 volunteers were trained in June 1964 at the Western College for Women, now part of Miami University's Western campus …

Students ponder visual representations of time with Jenann Ismael

December 12, 2019

On November 21, professor of philosophy at Columbia University Jenann Ismael addressed a large crowd in Shriver Center to give a special lecture titled "Visual Representations of Time: From Physics to Philosophy." Its purpose was to examine the role of pictorial representations in our understanding of time …

Letting go and hoping the ship floats: sitting down with history authors Dr. Lindsay Schakenbach Regele and Dr. Andrew Offenburger

December 11, 2019

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele (PhD Brown, '15) and Andrew Offenburger (PhD Yale, '14) of the Department of History have recently published their own books, but it was no easy task. Turning graduate school dissertations into published works meant both scholars endured a lot of rethinking, recrafting, breakthroughs, self-doubt, and feelings of reward …

Opening Minds through Art initiative expands to medical schools, allied health partnerships

December 10, 2019

A new contract with the Ohio Department of Medicaid will help Miami University's Opening Minds through Art (OMA) initiative link students at the state's medical schools and schools of allied health with older Ohioans living with dementia. OMA has signed a three-year, $872,907 contract with Ohio Medicaid committing to establish 36 such partnerships, which could include required field placements, clinical placements and capstone courses, said Elizabeth Lokon, director and founder of OMA, which is based in Miami's Scripps Gerontology Center …

Alumni Career Panel informs students on prospective careers in geology, geography, environmental science, and more

December 6, 2019

On November 11, the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES), the Department of Geography, and the Department of Geology and Environmental Earth Science held the 4th annual Alumni Career Networking Event to provide current student majors insight and advice on preparing for life after they graduate from Miami …

Microbiology faculty provide rich research opportunities in the health sciences for undergrads

December 6, 2019

The Department of Microbiology offers numerous research opportunities to undergraduates looking for experiences outside the classroom that will expand their knowledge and lab skills …

Realistic revitalization: Students help create a new vision for a historic Hamilton neighborhood

December 5, 2019

To David Prytherch, professor of geography, community engaging, client-based work is the foundation of a curriculum that prepares students to deal with the complexities of urban planning. "These kinds of classes are not easy to teach because the stakes are high for everyone," he said. "These are real-world clients, and the projects have real-world consequences" …

Raising diversity awareness was goal of student award-winning campaign

December 5, 2019

Miami University's Shara Clark and a team of Miami University students won 4 awards during the 2019 Blacksmith Awards hosted by the Cincinnati chapter of the Public Relations Society of America …

Jill Korach honored for global impact in environmental education

December 4, 2019

For her work in 16 countries, Miami University's Jill Korach received the 2019 award for Outstanding Service to Environmental Education by the North American Association for Environmental Education …

Sierra Club names Miami one of top 100 "Coolest Schools" in green colleges ranking

December 4, 2019

Miami University is 70th among the Sierra Club's "Coolest Schools" 2019 ranking for the greenest colleges. Miami is the top Ohio public university on the list of 282 schools based on food, energy, waste, research, transportation, and curriculum …