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09/14/2020
Alicia Knoedler named Miami’s vice president for research and innovation
Alicia Knoedler will become Miami University’s vice president for research and innovation (VPRI) on Nov. 1. She is the former executive associate vice president for research and executive director of the Center for Research Program Development and Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma.
08/27/2020
The 19th Amendment turns 100: a Q-and-A with historian, author and professor Kimberly Hamlin
"To my mind, the best way to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment is to continue to fight for universal voting rights and voter access – to make it easier, not harder, for all citizens to cast their ballots," says Kimberly Hamlin, whose new book "Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener" tells the remarkable true story of the “fallen woman” who reinvented herself and helped secure Congressional passage of the 19th Amendment.
08/26/2020
Search for the "wings" of a crustacean sheds light on origins of insect wings
The tiny shrimp-like crustacean Parhyale has a body plan similar to insects. Miami researchers found that Parhyale have gene networks similar to insect wing gene networks, shedding light on the origin of insect wings. Crustacean genes might shed light on the origin of wings in insects, a new study by Yoshi Tomoyasu and Courtney Clark-Hatchel (Miami '12, Ph.D. '18) finds.
07/20/2020
Miami chemists' breakthrough technique enables design at the interface of chemistry and biology
A technique developed by Miami University chemists Dominik Konkolewicz and Rick Page may help enable more rapid and efficient development of new materials for use in pharmaceuticals, biofuels, and other applications.
07/16/2020
Myaamia culture and imagery to be part of the K-12 "Ohio as America" curriculum
The Myaamia Center, some Miami University art education students and the Talawanda School District have collaborated the past three years on curriculum to help fourth graders learn about Myaamia culture and imagery. Starting this fall, the two Myaamia culture and imagery lessons will become part of the K-12 Ohio as America curriculum.
06/25/2020
Miamians help local landowner in the fight against emerald ash borer
The parasitic wasp Tetrastichus planipennisi is one of three species released to attack the emerald ash borer. Miamians were involved in recent releases on the property of a local landowner.Miamians are helping with a program that hopes to greatly reduce the number of emerald ash borer beetles, which have killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America since its detection in 2002.
06/22/2020
Miami's Scripps researchers find no link between nursing home residents with COVID-19 and facility quality
Bowblis summarized, "These findings show that there is no difference in the probability of having a high caseload of residents with COVID-19 based on the facility quality star rating. "
06/03/2020
Lei Kerr is inventor on Miami's newest patent
Small enough to fit into a suitcase, the device mimics human breathing and helps determine the toxicity of the smallest particles that enter the nasal cavity, particularly the olfactory region. The research could provide more realistic predictions for drug screening and other potential commercial uses, Kerr said.
06/03/2020
Miami receives 5th Beckman Institutional Award for undergraduate research
"We are incredibly proud to be among a select group of schools to have received this award five times," Rick Page, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, said.