Miami News

From the Office of the President

  Miami News is your monthly insight into what is happening on campus.
July, 2010  
Volume I, Issue 2  

Exciting Student Center News
Miami University made a splash in moving forward on the Student Center project thanks to Mike and Anne Armstrong, both 1961 graduates, in naming the Armstrong Student Center with a lead gift of $15 million. Click here for details. The University also announced a generous gift from David ’66 and Charlotte Shade and the Shade Family Foundation for this initiative. Additional details can be found here.

Click on each article’s title to access the full story.

Miami Receives Beckman Scholars Program Award

Students’ Miami Experiences are shaped by their high degree of intellectual maturity and motivation.  This summer, more than 350 students are on campus actively participating in undergraduate research.  Two students – one a senior biochemistry and microbiology double major with a molecular biology minor and the other a senior chemistry major – have been working with faculty mentors year-around since their freshman and sophomore years on campus.

Center for Social Entrepreneurship Hosts 20 Top North African Students

The U.S. Department of State selected Miami’s center as one of only five sites in the U.S. to host a 2010 Study of the United States Institute (SUSI).  A $220,000 grant permits the Farmer School of Business to host promising future African leaders from Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Libya, and Algeria.  The five-week institute teaches participants how to employ entrepreneurial skills to address social issues.  To read more about the center, click here.

Regulations Suggested for Greek Organizations Focus on Accountability, Expectations

A task group is meeting weekly this summer to follow up on suggestions from a June 2009 external Greek Assessment Report and April 2010 Blue Ribbon committee report of Miami’s Greek system and to specifically address the type of misconduct exhibited by three Miami sororities this spring.

Implementing More Efficient Practices

Staff members from all levels of the Housing, Dining and Guest Services Department are reviewing policies such as energy, labor, facilities management, and information technology during an extensive internal LEAN (Leveraging Efficiencies and Aligning Needs) audit.  The projected savings is $123,000 for the year.



Tour the Farmer School of Business