Miami News

From the Office of the President

  Miami News is your monthly insight into what is happening on campus.
March, 2011  
Volume I, Issue 10  

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Four Fine Days
The Farmer School of Business and Hall Auditorium were two sites selected by George Clooney for filming the movie “Ides of March.” Besides Clooney, other notable stars on campus March 1-4 included Ryan Gosling, Paul Giamatti, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood. The release date is scheduled for January 2012.

Brand Continues to Unfold
“We love teaching” and “the best professors take college out of the classroom” are the primary themes of the ads recently placed in the Chronicle of Higher Education. The goal of the full-page ads is to positively impact Miami’s national reputation among our peers. To view the ads, click here.

May Commencement Speaker Announced
PepsiCo Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Indra Nooyi is Miami’s featured speaker for spring commencement at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, in Yager Stadium. “Ms. Nooyi is known for the global perspective and diversity inclusion she brings to PepsiCo this focus is exactly what we prepare our students for so that they are ready and able to work in a truly global, diverse world upon graduation,” said President David Hodge.

Clean Water Leads to a Healthy Life
Miami students and faculty from across eight academic divisions are working together to submit a proposal to the National Science Foundation that would create a new watershed education and research center at Hueston Woods State Park. The proposal’s objectives are to maximize the relationship between the Ecology Research Center and Hueston Woods and to raise the profile of the unique ecological features of large watersheds that drain into reservoirs.

On a Journey from 'Good to Great'
Business Weeks’s sixth annual survey of the nation’s best undergraduate business programs ranks the Farmer School of Business 22nd overall and seventh among those programs offered by public universities and colleges in the U.S. In addition to being in the nation’s top 5 percent of schools, it is the only Ohio program in the top 25 and one of only two Ohio institutions in the top 50.

Accent on The Future
Last December, trustees accepted 36 recommendations from President David Hodge to improve operations and student support. One of the recommendations currently being carried out involves Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, which is collecting data to help the university evaluate its non-academic functions. The next phase is to benchmark the data against comparable higher education organizations and organizations outside of higher education.



Student leaders unite to raise money and build a school.