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02/10/2021
Jumping genes: a Q-and-A with geneticist Meixia Zhao
Left to right: Meixia Zhao, assistant professor of biology, with biology majors Liz Kelly (senior) and Alaina Singh (junior), and doctoral student Beibei Liu.Now in her third year at Miami, geneticist and computational biologist Meixia Zhas has a recent grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a new major publication published this week, and a new baby.
01/14/2021
Myaamia Center's National Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages receives NEH grant
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.
01/11/2021
Miami University-based initiative receives $6 million to aid mental wellness for Ohio's K-12 students and staff
$6 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) fund will support the Ohio School Wellness Initiative to aid mental health and substance use supports for Ohio’s K-12 students and staff. The project team is led by Cricket Meehan, director of Miami's Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs.
10/14/2020
Extramural funding at Miami University sets new record in fiscal year 2020
The total extramural funding received in FY 2020 was $26,951,278, an increase of more than 10% over FY 2019, according to Mike Crowder, interim vice president for research and innovation.
10/06/2020
Miami fire scientist: "Zombie fires" one of new features driving Arctic fires
A number of fires in Sakha Republic, Russia, from June 25, 2020, typical across tundra ecosystems in June. Fire activity suggests direct relationships between burning and permafrost thaw in this region of cold but ice-rich permafrost (McCarty et.al.)."Zombie fires" and burning of fire-resistant vegetation are new features driving Arctic fires — with strong consequences for the global climate — warn international fire scientists in a commentary published this week in Nature Geoscience. "We need new approaches to wildland fire fighting to save the Arctic — there's no time to lose."
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.