Miami University

Miami University
4:06 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Miami student earns astronaut scholarship

Dirk Auman in the lab; the image on the monitor shows an Arabidopsis plant cell undergoing meiosis, a specialized cell division that produces gamete (sperm and ovules).
Credit Scott Kissell / Miami University

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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Miami University
2:28 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

'Priceless' artifacts stolen from Miami University

Credit Miami University

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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Oxford's Freedom Summer Monument
1:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

"Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer"

A new book provides detailed information about the Freedom Summer Monument on the campus of Western College at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, which was dedicated in 2000. Finding Freedom: Memorializing the Voices of Freedom Summer commemorates Western’s role in Freedom Summer and memorializes James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman, the Freedom Summer trainees subsequently murdered in Mississippi. The book’s author, Jacqueline Johnson, is the archivist of the Western College Memorial Archives, and she talks with Mark Perzel about this tragic time in American history.

Miami University
1:32 am
Fri April 26, 2013

CraftSummer Workshops

If this is the summer you are going to exercise your artistic side, you’ll want to learn all about the Miami University CraftSummer artist workshops. Ron Stevens, the CraftSummer director, joins our Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to talk about the variety of courses being offered, how experienced you do or don’t have to be, and how to get registered for classes that start June 7.

Miami University
4:21 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Miami and UC increasing security at graduation

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In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Miami University is stepping up security at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says there have been no threats or safety concerns but the school is updating measures as a matter of good practice. She adds the changes are basically the same as those already in place for football games. All bags will be checked and attendees will be "subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items."

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