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Laura Neack, The New Foreign Policy: Complex Interactions, Competing Interests, 3rd ed., Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Robert W. Thurston, history: Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry, published by Rowman & Littlefield, October 2013.

Grants

Dana Cox, Nirmala Naresh, Jane Keiser, Suzanne Harper, Beatriz D’Ambrosio; Department of Mathematics and M. Todd Edwards; Department of Teacher Education, received $348,631.57 grant from the Ohio Department of Education for Project DOVETAIL. (Developing Ownership & Vision: Empowering Teachers as Instructional Leaders) Project aims to develop a cadre of teacher leaders whose mathematical expertise will help support teachers as they work to enhance the mathematical experiences for students in local area schools.

Dawna Meehan, psychology, $75,000 from the Ohio Department of Mental Health for "A Multi-Tiered Evaluation of the Efficacy and Effectiveness of the FLIP IT Parent Training Model."

Presentations

Beatriz S. D’Ambrosio; mathematics, keynote address at the 2014 Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators' Conference in Irvine, California. Entitled, "Living Contradictions: Negotiating Practices as Mathematics Teacher Educators"

Mitchell Balish, microbiology: "Mycoplasma Gliding Motility and the Illusion of Homology." Invited presentation at the 2014 American Society for Microbiology meetings, session " Prokaryotes on the Move."

Publications

Jason Schmidt, former zoology doctoral student, Thomas Crist, biology, Kerri Wrinn, former zoology doctoral student, and Ann Rypstra, biology: "Predator interference alters foraging behavior of a generalist predatory arthropod." Oecologia May 2014.

Laura Neack, "Pathways to Power," Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations, Vol. XIV, No. 11 (Summer-Fall 2013).

Recognitions

 Kimberly Snow Logsdon, Global Initiatives: won two awards at November 2013 University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) marketing conference in Austin, TX.  Logsdon recieved the silver award for most improved and the bronze award for print publication, brochure for "Study Abroad at Miami University" and "Global Partner Summer School" respectively.

Robert W. Thurston (history) wins the 2013 Gourmand Wine Books best in the U.S.A. coffee book award for Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry. The book is now competing against winners in the same category in other countries for Gourmand's best in the world coffee book award. The ceremony is May 20, 2014 during the Beijing Cookbook Fair in Beijing, China.

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