College of Arts and Science, Miami University
Alumni Update
September 2019
Students in Pearson Hall - first day of class for 2019-20 school year
Students studying in front of the "Web of Life" mural in the renovated Pearson Hall. Miami's first day of the new fall 2019 semester was on August 26, with a record 4,300 new students arriving to our nationally-ranked Top 50 university.
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Ellen Yezierski
Ohio Writing Project celebrates 40 years
New CRES major
CAS Alumni News and Spotlights
Ruth Milligan
Ruth Milligan ('00, Speech Communication), founder and executive speech coach at Articulation, gave special welcome remarks to incoming CAS students as part of Miami's 2019 convocation weekend
Yvette Simpson
Yvette Simpson ('00, Political Science & Mass Communications) joins ABC News as a TV correspondent
Bonnie Meibers
Bonnie Meibers ('18, Journalism & Marketing) wrote the lead story on Oregon District recovery in Dayton Daily News
B. Layla Mehdi
B. Layla Mehdi (PhD '12, Analytical Chemistry) earns the prestigious Albert Crewe Award for her microscopy research
Christopher Dennison (2011)
SPOTLIGHT: Chris Dennison ('11, Sociology) teaches sociology at the University of Buffalo
Steve Susi
Steve Susi ('93, Mass Communications) publishes his book, Brand Currency: A Former Amazon Exec on Money, Information, Loyalty, and Time
Leah Vincent
SPOTLIGHT: Former midshipman Leah Vincent ('03, Microbiology) is a scientist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Student News and Spotlights
Alexandra Adams
Alexandra Adams (pictured), Cierra Farst, and Foster Edens receive national scholarships to support study abroad programs
from Global Initiatives
August Hagemann
August Hagemann (Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies) is the first recipient of a fellowship by the Karen Dawisha Memorial Fund
Caroline Igo, Ashaali Divekar, and Arman Aboutorabi - some of the new CAS student communications interns
Meet Caroline Igo, Ashaali Divekar, and Arman Aboutorabi, just a few of our newest CAS communications student assistants who help produce media content for the College of Arts and Science
Stephanie Gibson '22 - Environmental Earth Science & Sustainability
CAS Faculty Spotlights
Meet some of the new CAS faculty for the 2019-20 academic year
CAS faculty receiving NSF grants in July/August 2019: Scott Hartley, Carrie Tyler, Anna Ghazaryan, Alim Sukhtayev, Mike Vanni, Liz Widom
CAS faculty were awarded new grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in July and August. From L to R: Scott Hartley (Chemistry), Carrie Tyler (Geology), Anna Ghazaryan (Mathematics), Alim Sukhtayev (Mathematics), Mike Vanni (Biology), and Liz Widom (Geology).
Cameron Hay-Rollins
Cameron Hay-Rollins' (Anthropology) research on addiction treatment and recovery is featured in the Dayton Daily News
Stacey Lowery Bretz
Stacey Lowery Bretz (Chemistry) wins   2020 Award for Achievement in Research for the Teaching & Learning of Chemistry from American Chemical Society
Wil Haygood
Wil Haygood's (Media, Journalism & Film) book Tigerland is a finalist for the 2019 Dayton Literary Peace Prize in fiction and nonfiction
Patricia Newberry
Patricia Newberry (Media, Journalism & Film) has been sworn in as the 103rd national president of the Society of Professional Journalists
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