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The United States is the world's leading consumer of coffee, with Americans drinking 400 million cups of coffee per day. Most coffee lovers have their favorite blend or brand and preferred brewing method, and about a third of them like it black. But what goes into making a good cup of coffee, and why do we make drinking it an integral part of our daily lives?


You’ll never watch Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” the same way after reading this column.

I always learn a lot about TV when former NBC late-night programming executive Rick Ludwin returns to speak to students at Miami University, his alma mater.

On Thursday night, he revealed NBC's camera tricks on Fallon’s top-rated “Tonight Show” to overcome limitations of cramped Studio 6B in New York’s Rockefeller Center – and a few other observations about Stephen Colbert and the changes in TV’s late-night landscape.

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Shortly after the discovery of Homo naledi (a new ancestor of humans), Miami University says its anthropology students can hold precise plastic replicas of some of the fossils.

The Miami University Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine establishes collaborations between the University and community groups in the neighborhood, providing opportunities for student, faculty, and community learning, in an environment that fosters and supports social justice and community transformation.

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On the heels of the U.S. re-opening its embassy in Cuba, Miami University is planning a  journalism study abroad program there.

The star of NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyers” brings his stand-up act to Miami University’s Parents Weekend in Oxford on Oct. 17.

He debuted on “Late Night” Feb. 24, when Jimmy Fallon took over “The Tonight Show” from Jay Leno.


Letterpress printing, which uses moveable type, was the everyday printing technique for centuries. And although it is time-consuming and labor-intensive, especially compared to digital print technologies, it is not only still in use today, it’'s making a comeback. “Pressing On, The Letterpress Film will be a feature-length documentary that explores letterpress printing, and who and what has kept it alive.

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Update 02/24/15:

The open forum in Oxford for the Miami University Regional Campus Process Committee has been canceled for Friday, Feb. 27, and rescheduled for 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in 112 Pearson Hall.

The open forum at the West Chester campus is being held as scheduled: 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in the Voice of America Auditorium.

Miami University is reviewing how it can improve and change its regional campuses.

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Miami University students are mapping out molecular properties with the help of new ultrafast laser technology to better understand energy transfer for processes in collisions between atoms and molecules.