Miami News

From the Office of the President

  Miami News is your monthly insight into what is happening on campus.
August, 2010  
Volume I, Issue 3  

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U.S. News & World Report Ranks Miami 2nd Nationally for Its Commitment to Teaching

Miami is ranked 2nd among “Best Colleges: Undergraduate Teaching at National Universities.”  Only Dartmouth College ranks higher.  President Hodge said, "It is very meaningful to receive national recognition for Miami's focus on student success, knowing that it comes from the deep commitment of our faculty and staff to produce graduates of uncommon quality." To see the top 16 undergraduate teaching colleges, click here.

Princeton Review's The Best 373 Colleges - 2011
Miami is listed among 15 percent of the nation's four-year colleges and is recognized as one of 152 institutions in Princeton Review’s best Midwestern colleges section.  The rankings are based on institutional data, school visits, student feedback, and staff opinions.

The Realities of Funding Higher Education in Ohio (Video Interview)
The Business Courier 250 List ranked Miami No. 30 as one of the largest and most important organizations in Greater Cincinnati.  President David Hodge explains in his interview with Doug Bolton, Business Courier publisher, how he and his administrative team are handling the enormous change in the economy and the challenges facing Miami University.
Click here for the full-length video.

Students Unveil Building Plans for Over-the-Rhine Renovation
What does it mean to go from community service to community engagement at Miami?   One example is the immersion of architecture and interior design majors with faculty members in a residency program called DesignBuild Studio.  The goal is to advance the social and physical rejuvenation of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine Community, which suffers classic problems of many poor, inner-city neighborhoods such as population decline, homelessness, and increased segregation.  To learn more about Miami’s Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine, click here.

Undergraduates Take Advantage of Research Opportunities
What sets Miami apart from other four-year public colleges and universities is the training and hands-on experience available to students year-round.  Whether they are experienced researchers or conducting their first research project, students of every discipline can pursue independent research through Miami-funded programs.  To learn more, click here.

Jay Allison, NPR's "This I Believe," to Speak
Miami’s annual Convocation will be held on the morning of Friday, Aug. 20, in Central Quad near the sundial.  Jay Allison, National Public Radio's "This I Believe" and co-editor of the book based on the series, will be the guest speaker.

Information on Dalai Lama's Visit (Oct. 21, 2010)
A website is now available to inform the Miami community and general public about the visit by His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.  For more information, click here.



Conducting Research in the Center for Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics (CBFG)