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  UPDATE 5/09/14:  Miami University says a public memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Former United States Ambassador John Dolibois has died. The Miami University graduate was 95.

Dolibois was born in Luxembourg and emigrated to the United States in 1931. He graduated from Miami University in 1942 and was fundamental in creating the school's Luxembourg campus which was later named in his honor.

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If you're more inclined to call Friday "Single's Awareness Day" than "Valentine's Day," Miami University researcher Amy Summerville says cheer up. Well, kind of.

Update 1/13/14 at 1:55 PM:  Miami University spokeswoman Claire Wagner said in an e-mail because the case involves a current student, the school will not comment on the complaint other than to deny the allegations.

Wagner said Miami is committed to the success of all of its students and Miami is committed to equal access. 

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Cincinnati and Miami University will host the 2016 NCAA Division One Men's Ice Hockey MidWest Regional. The 2014 MidWest Regional is also being held in Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber expects the two-day tournament will generate more than 850 hotel room nights.

Games will be played at US Bank Arena.

In a release, the Chamber says,

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Earlier this year Miami University's first police canine retired. On Monday the university held a retirement ceremony for Ero, the German Shepherd who has been with the department since 2005.

Ero continues to live with his handler, Officer Keith Hibbard, and Hibbard's new K-9 partner, Figo.

In an interview posted on Miami's website, Officer Hibbard says:

Many colleges and universities have embraced online learning and now offer a variety of courses students can take without ever entering a classroom. Now some universities are offering free online classes, called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses. Miami University Assistant Provost, Global Initiatives, Cheryl Young, Associate Dean of On-line Education at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business-Distance Learning, Dr. B. J.

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Miami University's newest canine officer is part of the security team for Monday's visit by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Miami's first police dog, Ero, retired earlier this year. His replacement is a 1-1/2 year old Belgian Malinois  named Figo. He and handler, Officer Keith Hibbard are hard at work today helping local and national authorities with the Secretary's appearance at the Fraternal Order of Police National Convention.

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NPR is reporting Friday on a new study suggesting the gap between men and women in technology fields could be related the a lack of high school girls taking physics classes or living in communities that don't have a lot of females in tech-related jobs.

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A Miami University student is being rewarded for having his head in the clouds.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is awarding Senior Dirk Auman  a $10,000 scholarship. He's one of just 28 students nationwide to receive the honor. You have to be nominated by a professor and meet a host of criteria to qualify.

Auman is double-majoring in biochemistry and engineering physics with a minor in computer science.

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It might be a case for Indiana Jones... Miami University says someone has stolen 13 Native American, Aztec and other artifacts. The items were taken sometime over the weekend.

The university estimates the loss at nearly $10,000 but says that is a generic estimate based on similar objects found online. An official says the items are priceless because the real value is unknown and the items are irreplaceable.

In a release the university writes:

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