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01/11/2018
1,000 available patents may have new life with novel agreement
A new agreement will soon bring together Miami faculty and students with AFRL and industry researchers.Miami University and Wright Brothers Institute of Dayton will work together to identify technologies from an Air Force Research Lab portfolio of more than 1,000 patents that have potential commercial use for public good.
10/19/2017
Climate change could decrease sun's ability to disinfect lakes, coastal waters
The pristine waters of Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe contrast with the brown water in Star Harbor, Lake Tahoe, where people and boats are active. Dissolved organic matter from activity and from heavy rains can cloud the water and reduce solar disinfection.One of the largely unanticipated impacts of a changing climate may be a decline in sunlight's ability to disinfect inland lakes, rivers, and coastal waters.
05/15/2017
How the quality of care in Ohio's skilled nursing facilities compares
A recent study on the quality of care provided to residents on Medicaid in Ohio's nursing homes by researchers at Miami University's Scripps Gerontology Center suggests room for improvement.
04/20/2017
Ancient flask leads Miami anthropologist to historical discovery
The Tazumal flask peeks out from a crowd of pseuodoglyphic vessels.Miami University anthropologist Jeb Card helped unlock a key to ancient Maya politics and political boundaries with a seventh-century flask found in Tazumal, El Salvador.
04/07/2017
Symposium: Agricultural Legacies/Rural Opportunities in Southwest Ohio, April 14
A food and farm symposium, "Agricultural Legacies/Rural Opportunities in Southwest Ohio," offers presentations and panel discussions on agricultural history, local food systems and rural communities,1-5:30 p.m. Friday, April 14.
03/02/2017
Lei Kerr's artificial nose research awarded Beagle Freedom Prize, other grants for alternatives research
Miami University scientist Lei Kerr is developing an "artificial nose" — a project that has the potential to replace animal-based research with more effective and humane alternatives. She was recently awarded a $50,000 Beagle Freedom Prize from the Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) in support of her research.
01/26/2017
Students call "foul": Study finds bias in football rulings on the field
When you're a frustrated football fan, one of the phrases you probably utter the most is, "Come on, ref!" Rhett Brymer, the John Mee Endowed Assistant Professor of Management, and undergraduate students Mickey Whitford and Mike Macey are no different — except for the fact that they have access to big data analytics tools and the skills to use them.
12/01/2016
Creative study on beetle forewings provides first compelling evidence of centuries-old theory
Without using modern technical laboratory methods, researchers in Yoshinori Tomoyasu’s evolutionary developmental biology lab have produced the first quantitative evidence supporting the importance of beetle forewings (elytra).
11/29/2016
Only 30 percent of Ohioans volunteer, study finds
In any given year, roughly seven out of 10 Ohioans do not engage in any organized volunteer work. This, according to the 2016 Ohio Civic Health Index co-authored by Miami University's John Forren and Theresa Ervin Conover, assistant professors in justice and community studies.