Congratulations to Samantha Rumschlag

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Miami University graduate student Samantha Rumschlag was recently recognized as a recipient of The Graduate Achievement Award.  This award is presented to full and part-time graduate students who have completed significant work in any external research or creative activity.

Rumschlag, who is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in ecology, evolution, and environmental biology, took her undergraduate experiences studying amphibians at Dennison University to the next level.

A self-described disease ecologist, Rumschlag spent the past summer observing tadpoles in the water and frogs on land, specifically focusing on how a stressful larval condition through exposure to a commonly used pesticide influences frogs’ susceptibility to pathogens across different life stages.

As a reward for her work, Rumschlag was granted $200, a fund provided by Alumni and Friends of Miami University.

“I very much appreciate the recognition and the award and I’m going to use this to further my research with amphibians and disease,” she said upon receiving this award.

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GreenHawks Media is Miami University’s first environmental publication. Our goal is to unite green initiatives on campus and in the community. We hope to make a difference in a journalistic fashion by spreading news and information as well as educating our readers. We would like to present GreenHawks Media as a central place for groups and individuals to share their ideas, concerns, and initiatives. Individually and in small groups, efforts are made to make a difference and promote change. While one person may have a concern, another is researching it and needs assistance. While one initiative is being made in a science department, a similar idea is being discussed in a local business. GreenHawks Media provides the opportunity for shared visions to come together. We are journalists, writers, photographers, and scientists. We are students. We are motivated to use media to contribute to the change that our generation needs to make in order to protect and understand the planet we call home.

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