Miami News

From the Office of the President

  Miami News is your monthly insight into what is happening on campus.
February, 2011  
Volume I, Issue 9  

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Students Participate in Live National Webcast on Jobs and the Economy
Top entrepreneurial students from Miami and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill teamed up in a digital town hall meeting,  "Finding Work, Finding Our Way: Building the Economy and Jobs of the Future.”  The live broadcast was presented by The Atlantic and underwritten by Microsoft.  Click here to watch the full video.

An Ohio Center of Excellence

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut recently announced the designation of the Scripps Gerontology Center as a Center of Excellence by the state.  As Ohio’s older population dramatically increases, the research, education, and services provided by the Scripps Center become increasingly important to society.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go

You can cut your college costs by graduating in four years.  Sounds simple, yet most college students do not graduate in that timeframe.  Miami's students are the exception as our four-year graduation rate ranks 10th among public colleges and universities in the U.S., according to the 2009 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

Introducing First-Year Students to Science and Biology

Miami is one of 14 institutions joining the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) Science Education Alliance (SEA) as an associate member.  The SEA is a national experiment in both research and education that revolves around a research course in genomics for undergraduate students.

Accountancy Programs Continue to Excel

More than 1,700 college and university educators rank Miami’s undergraduate accountancy program 17th and its master of accountancy program 25th in the U.S. according to a survey by the Public Accounting Report, an independent newsletter of the accounting profession.

Revolving Green Fund Update

As a result of a university-wide effort to erect a wind turbine at the Ecology Research Center (ERC), Miami has been recognized as one of 52 colleges in a survey titled, "Greening the Bottom Line: The Trend Toward Green Revolving Funds on Campus.”  The Cambridge-based Sustainable Endowments Institute in collaboration with 11 partner organizations publishes the data.



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