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Miami University honored outgoing president David Hodge Friday. During its regular meeting Friday morning the board of trustees recognized Hodge for his ten years of service. He's retiring at the end of the month.

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It’'s every kid’'s dream come true: a study by the American Psychological Association shows that video games may provide learning, health and even social benefits. 

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Last month, President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, announced she plans to take a year off between graduating high school and starting her studies at Harvard.

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Long before texting, Twitter, and Instagram, the best way to get a short message to a friend or loved one was to send a postcard. They could be found almost everywhere and people delighted in mailing pictures from their travels, or simply collecting them for fun. Miami University has hundreds of thousands of postcards and is now giving them a new life.

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My old friend Jim Freidman was the most creative Cincinnati TV producer I ever wrote about – and I wrote a lot about his   "Best & Worst of Cincinnati," "Celebrate Cincinnati," "The Magic of Television" and Dreambuilders specials.

So it's no surprise to me that Friedman has been honored for his creativity in his current career at Miami University, as the White Family Clinical Faculty in the Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Farmer School of Business.

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Paleontologists, fossil collectors and rock hounds from around the world are drawn to southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana due to our region's variety and abundance of fossils and minerals. Scientists and hobbyists can learn more about fossil and rock collecting this weekend at the 2016 GeoFair gem, mineral and fossil show.

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Bill Hemmer takes a break from “America’s Newsroom” to head home and speak at Xavier University on April 13.

The Fox News Channel anchor from Delhi Township will address Xavier University’s Williams College of Business Distinguished Speakers Luncheon. His topic: “Leadership: How To Get ‘From Here To There’ Through Technology, Experience And Hard Work.”

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Miami University's 22nd president will be Gregory Crawford. He'll take over in July for David Hodge, who's retiring.

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's newborn intensive-care unit (NICU) simulated a real emergency this past weekend and evacuated pretend patients and their equipment. The medical staff performed well. But could virtual reality training improve the results for next year's drill?

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Forums will begin next week allowing students, staff, and faculty to meet with the man Miami University has chosen to be its next president.

Gregory P. Crawford is the finalist to become Miami University’s 22nd president. He is currently a Professor of Physics and Vice President and Associate Provost at the University of Notre Dame, where he has also served as the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science.

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