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Bienvenida, Global Health Alliance!

In the spring of 2014, the Miami University Global Health Alliance was born. The idea originated with five students participating in Miami University’s Global Health minor, introduced the previous fall under the direction of coordinator, Cameron Hay-Rollins, a professor of anthropology. “We…realized there’s not really somewhere for us to all come and talk about issues […]

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Major Effects of Sea Level Rise

It’s a widely known fact that rising sea levels are a direct consequence of global warming; sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 0.14 inches/year since the early 1990s, according to National Geographic. But what effects do these seemingly decimal numbers have on our Earth, and how will this change affect us? […]

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The 5 W’s of Renewable Energy

1. What? Renewable energy is energy from a source that is not depleted when used, or that which can replenish itself during our lifetime. Some examples include wind, solar power, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. 2. Why? Why should we use renewable energy sources? Because the fossil fuels we rely on to warm our […]

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The Christmas Cactus

With its funny genus name, Schlumbergera, the Christmas cactus is a lovely plant to care for, and enjoyable to learn about. These tropical cacti are native to Brazil, where they grow in mountains and on top of other plants. In Brazil they bloom around Easter, but in Ohio’s climate they flower around Thanksgiving and Christmas. […]

A tree protected by TREE-age outside of Kumler Chapel; Courtesy of Dan Garber

Axing the Ash: Invasive Insect Plagues MU

They came in droves, burrowed in the wood of ships from the south of Asia. Smaller than a penny and the color of a precious gemstone, they killed tens of millions of ash trees across the Midwestern United States. By the time Miami University learned of the problem on campus, it was too late; the […]

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The Christmas Cactus

With its funny genus name, Schlumbergera, the Christmas cactus is a lovely plant to care for, and enjoyable to learn about. These tropical cacti are native to Brazil, where they grow in mountains and on top of other plants. In Brazil they bloom around Easter, but in Ohio’s climate they flower around Thanksgiving and Christmas. […]

LÄRABAR gets points with me mainly because of its marketing. The name is the first thing I see, and automatically it looks authentic (thanks to the accent above the A). Something about the lettering looks organic and very outdoorsy to me, which makes me believe its many claims on its wrapper. I used to be […]

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Bienvenida, Global Health Alliance!

In the spring of 2014, the Miami University Global Health Alliance was born. The idea originated with five students participating in Miami University’s Global Health minor, introduced the previous … [Read More...]

A tree protected by TREE-age outside of Kumler Chapel; Courtesy of Dan Garber

Axing the Ash: Invasive Insect Plagues MU

They came in droves, burrowed in the wood of ships from the south of Asia. Smaller than a penny and the color of a precious gemstone, they killed tens of millions of ash trees across the Midwestern … [Read More...]

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Transforming Nature

This past summer, Miami University faculty members teamed up for a six-week fellowship with four student artists and three student scientists to bring science to the community using various art … [Read More...]

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