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Roza Otunbayeva was the first female state-leader in all of Asia.
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The woman behind Central Asia’s ‘island of democracy’ 

As President Roza Otunbayeva took her seat on stage, a hush fell over the audience in Wilks Theater. The former president of Kyrgyzstan, the first and, so far, only female head of state in Central Asia, sat across from Miami University associate political science professor, Hannah Chapman. Their discussion about Krgyzstan’s history, democratization and the future was a part of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies’ annual lecture series.


Petitioners flocked to Miami's campus to garner signatures on their petition in the midst of a debate on a nuclear bailout.
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Petitioners supporting nuclear bailout target Miami students

If you are asked to sign a petition on campus this week, keep two things in mind: a signature could mean Ohioans will pay 85 cents more a month for energy, and you are stepping into the middle of a complicated dispute involving a new Ohio law aimed at bailing out two failing nuclear plants near Akron.


Miami University partners with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida.
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Lions, tigers and RedHawks? Oh my!

Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, an online science graduate program and education reform initiative, has added a partnership with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida. This makes the ninth zoo or botanical garden partner for the program. 


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Jason Osborne outlines goals for tenure as provost

“I’d love to see [the Global Miami Plan] kind of streamlined, so that it’s not just 300 courses that students have to sift through and check off on a list,” Osborne said. “There’s going to be a lot of ideas batted around, and I know that at the end of the day, any set of ideas that are put forward are going to be vetted through the entire community for feedback.”


Students packed into Wilks Theater to listen to eight panelists discuss their experiences on Miami's majority-white campus.
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Miami is ‘ground zero for anti-racist work’

The forum was a revamped version of a 1981 anti-racism initiative aimed to “help educate the student body about the experiences of students of color on campus,” said doctoral candidate Kyle Larson, one of the forum’s lead organizers.


Adrienne Boggan was a kind and curious artist.
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‘A quiet kindness’: Remembering sophomore Adrienne Boggan

Adrienne was a studio art major, but her love for art extended far beyond academics. Her mom, Jennifer, said she became fascinated with art at just five or six years old. Whenever it was raining outside, Adrienne and her siblings would have sticker parties, covering the dining room table with stickers, construction paper and crayons.   As she grew older, Adrienne never lost that love for creating. 


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Miami receives award for employing people with disabilities

Miami University received the 2019 Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) Employer Partner of Inclusion Gold Award in September.  OOD is an organization based in Columbus that helps people with disabilities become employed and develop independence.  This is Miami’s second year receiving an OOD award. The university was given the Champion of Opportunity Award in 2017, which honored Miami’s effort to hire OOD job seekers particularly that year. 


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Delts face jail

Eighteen current and former Miami University students and former brothers of the Delta Tau Delta (Delts) fraternity have been charged with a total of 68 counts of misdemeanor assault and hazing. The charges come one month after Miami suspended the fraternity for repeatedly assaulting a new member last spring during a fraternity brother Big/Little Reveal event.


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College of Creative Arts redesigns windows, causing controversy

The Center for the Performing Arts (CPA) recently added a series of stencils in dramatic poses to the window in the building’s southern common area. The stencils showed only skinny models that some thought weren’t representative of the entire Theatre Department. Elizabeth Mullinix, dean of the College of Creative Arts (CCA), said the design was meant to unify the CCA buildings and to create a “brand” for the college. 


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New Miami provost devotes his life to learning

Jason Osborne loved college so much he decided he never wanted to leave.  Osborne never set out to become a provost; he just knew he wanted a job where he could keep learning. The university has always been his playground. As Miami University’s provost, or chief academic officer, Osborne spends much of his time in Roudebush Hall studying how to improve Miami as an academic institution.

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