Film industry responds to COVID-19 as many face quarantine
As the novel coronavirus continues to force people inside, movie theaters across the globe have closed and streaming services are picking up early releases—making premium content available at home.
Instructor encourages creative virtual teaching techniques
Richard Myers, a senior lecturer in the Miller School of Medicine, offers tips and best practices on shifting to remote instruction for the duration of the semester.
New degree prepares students for the world of big data
Offered this fall, the Master of Science in Data Science will tailor its curriculum for multiple fields.
Are COVID-19 shutdowns teaching us how to reverse the effects of climate change?
In the wake of measures instituted to stop the spread of the pandemic across the globe, emission levels and air pollution have declined in cities hit hard by the virus.
COVID-19 spurs need for a boost in cyber hygiene
A University of Miami cybersecurity lecturer provides a few tips to ensure a positive and safe computing experience.
Contingency course puts students at the helm of a crisis
Students experience the urgency of managing crises in a newly conceived Miami Herbert Business School graduate course.
Internship fund offers financial assistance to undergraduates
The Toppel Career Center is accepting applications from University of Miami undergraduate students who could be eligible to receive monetary aid as they pursue summer internships.
Seeking a job or internship? Visit the virtual job fair
The University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center offers students the ability to participate in a career fair next week without leaving home.
Health expert: Your immune system is the best defense against any virus or infection
A University of Miami registered dietitian suggests ways to become stronger and healthier.
Don’t ignore that census correspondence
The U.S. Census count is crucial because it affects almost every aspect of our daily lives.
Soothe your craving and link to the fine arts
Live music, performances, concerts, and exhibitions are canceled, but the University of Miami continues to bring its collective creativity and real-time connection to the world.
Frenk welcomes back University community
Miller School students share Match Day with families and friends
Unable to celebrate together on the medical campus because of health precautions related to COVID-19, medical school graduates learned about their residency matches by email from the national agency that coordinates the program.
Medical researchers developing rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19
The new test is being developed by Miller School of Medicine researchers in collaboration with Heat Biologics.
COVID-19 fractures the global supply chain
The novel coronavirus has spread so widely around the world that it is affecting almost all links of the global supply chain.
President Frenk, a public health expert, discusses COVID-19 pandemic
University of Miami President Julio Frenk has experienced several pandemics throughout his public health career, including as minister of health for Mexico. He shares his insight in this video.
How COVID-19 is affecting sports and the fans who love the games
The sports world has shut down amid the coronavirus crisis. Two experts from the University of Miami’s School of Education and Human Development discuss the impact.
Frenk: Don’t despair or panic, but give COVID-19 the seriousness it deserves
Now dealing with the fourth pandemic of his public health career, University of Miami President Julio Frenk shares his insight on the lessons we need to heed now—and remember in the future.
Frenk, academic leaders meet to discuss coronavirus responses, plans
The virtual meeting of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s One Community One Goal Academic Leaders Council also addressed strategies for supporting local businesses impacted by the pandemic.
UHealth, Miller School fight COVID-19 on the frontlines and in the labs
As the University of Miami Health System implements measures to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, researchers at the Miller School are working on a vaccine and rapid diagnostic tests to impede it.
Highly improbable events offer challenges and opportunities
Resilience, reason, and knowledge are the best antidotes for rare improbable ‘‘black swan’’ events such as COVID-19 and the current economic upheaval, University of Miami experts suggest.
University experts tackle multiple questions surrounding the coronavirus
Professor Jose Szapocznik, a public health expert, as well as Dr. Jose G. Castro, an infectious disease physician, are immersed in research and clinical practice to treat those affected by the coronavirus.
Escape to a different environment through books
University of Miami librarians offer their favorite books as suggestions to read during this time of social distancing.
Students sculpt possible solutions to real-world problems
University of Miami School of Architecture first-year students construct a mega-model of a resilient Bahamian village, part of a school-wide initiative of projects focused on the country.
Graduate student studies rivers in the skies
Long, narrow regions in the sky, atmospheric rivers transport most of the water vapor outside of the tropics and can pack a powerful punch.
Where, when to cast your vote in the Florida presidential primary election
Here’s your guide to the 2020 presidential preference primary election, which will take place on Tuesday, March 17.
Researcher analyzes how our changing climate is impacting reptiles, amphibians
Professor Chris Searcy is studying the effects of climate change on Everglades wildlife, as well as imperiled reptiles and amphibians throughout the nation.
To cope with COVID-19, carry on
University of Miami anxiety expert Jill Ehreneich-May urges staying the course—albeit from a distance—and being mindful of the present.
Judge A. Jay Cristol Endowed Chair in Bankruptcy awarded
Andrew B. Dawson, law professor and vice dean for academic affairs at the School of Law, was named the first chair during a recent ceremony.
Music is a change agent for disadvantaged youth
Frost School of Music lecturer Brent Swanson’s class Music and Peacebuilding is helping to improve the lives of underprivileged Miami students.
Remote tools, resources available for the University community
The University offers a wide range of tools and resources for working remotely, staying in touch, and getting the job done.
Sophomore class senator charts a noble course
Grateful for his Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship, Landon Coles is committed to “helping those who are underrepresented and historically marginalized.”
University of Miami researchers find an early behavioral marker for autism
A new study of infants who are at high risk for developing autism shows that an early social difficulty with their parents could portend a future autism diagnosis.
Third-year law student takes aim at human trafficking
Through symposia and other forums, Caitlyn Burnitis is aiding in the fight to end a criminal enterprise that ensnares more than 24 million victims worldwide.
University of Miami Physical Therapy students host the Hurricane Challenge
About 200 Miami-Dade County Public Schools pupils participated in the student-led event, which provides a day of fun, music, and games to those living with disabilities.
‘Water insecurity’ may prompt migration
Professor Justin Stoler led a workshop to examine how people’s decisions to migrate may be linked to their access to water and accelerated by climate change.
University to launch Flagship Initiative for Women and Gender Equity
The initiative will address issues of inequality and examine ways in which the institution can support female students, faculty, staff, and other members of the University and broader community in achieving gender parity in leadership.
Research shows verbal bias against Latinxs
A School of Education and Human Development study of three U.S. history textbooks documents a biased treatment of Latinx people.
Top scholars launch new lecture series on Cuban studies
The series will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Havana.
Chemists create new artificial enzyme
Designed at the University of Miami, the triple-stranded molecule may help put chemistry’s holy grail in reach.
Executive promotes purpose-driven business leaders
Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, shared how business strategies that foster inclusion, diversity, and green business practices are the most likely to succeed in the changed world economy.
Researchers, clinicians, and scientists to explore climate’s impact on human health
Climate’s influence on children’s health, the delivery of health care, and policies to mitigate its effects are just some of the topics that will be explored at the one-day Climate and Health Symposium at the University of Miami.
Ecologist has a passion for tropical trees
Mauro Galetti, the new arboretum director and associate professor, is a conservation ecologist with more than a decade of experience researching the rainforests.
University filmmakers’ work hits the screen at Miami Film Festival
Six films created by University of Miami faculty members, students, and alumni will be screened at the Miami Film Festival, which begins March 6.
Coronavirus sprouts a host of conspiracy theories
Joseph Uscinski, associate professor of political science, explores the history of conspiracy theories and why they can pose a danger in times of crisis.
Nursing students leap into the future
From simulating fires in the operating room to incivility in the workplace, the School of Nursing and Health Studies is an enthusiastic testing ground for Magic Leap technology.
Industry leaders to tackle the ‘Business of Health Care’
Government and business experts will convene at the University of Miami in late March for the Business of Health Care conference.
Breaking the glass ceiling: Women soar to the top at the University of Miami
From the Board of Trustees to the Faculty Senate and Student Government, women hold many top leadership positions at the University.
Australian students team up to lead relief efforts for wildfires’ aftermath
University of Miami students will gather on the Lakeside Patio to seek donations for those affected by the wildfires in Australia.
Pixar artist motivates students to move ‘onward’
A one-hour, behind-the-scenes presentation hosted by the University of Miami School of Communication featured insights into Carlos Felipe Leon’s set design process, followed by a Q&A.
Administrator pursued a passion despite the pressure
Christopher Clarke, new director of Multicultural Student Affairs, shares his journey from being a first-generation, Caribbean-American college graduate to becoming an accomplished student affairs professional.
Here’s a Sea Secret: Underwater photo contest open for entries
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Sea Secrets lectures have been cancelled, but the Rosenstiel School's annual underwater photo contest is still accepting entries.
Centralized events calendar now available
Managed by the Office of Conference Services, the web-based events platform provides a single event management medium for the University of Miami community.
March guide to the arts at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive preview of arts-related events this month.
A champion for needle exchange programs
Hansel Tookes, alumnus and assistant professor of medicine, will share his story of success at the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium next week.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for the University of Miami community
The University of Miami is closely monitoring the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. University leaders are working closely with government and public health agencies and continue to follow guidelines from the U.S. Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization.
Scientists are utilizing new methods to help restore the Florida Reef Tract
Faculty and student researchers are experimenting with new techniques and materials to replant corals grown at University of Miami nurseries.
High pollen levels hit Miami
If you live in Miami and have seasonal allergies, your sniffling and sneezing is a bit unusual for this time of year.
United Black Students hosts a day of service and fun
The University of Miami student group partnered with two local, nonprofit organizations to beautify a playground and connect with 20 elementary schoolchildren.
The takedown of a Hollywood mogul
The conviction of film producer Harvey Weinstein is being hailed as providing justice, but it also highlighted how powerful individuals use their influence to impede investigations.
Brain study identifies possible causes of ethnic pain disparities
A new University of Miami study indicates that brain systems related to discrimination could underlie differences in how African Americans and white Americans respond to pain.
For students, anticipation drives sentiment
A new study looks at how expectations create positive or negative emotions when academic grades are on the line.
A collaborative network of microgrids could provide backup electricity
Industrial engineering professor Nurcin Celik is developing technology that would allow local power systems to ‘talk’ to each other and mitigate the impact of power outages.
New master’s degree prepares students for the challenges of a changed world
The Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Architecture, will enroll its first students for this fall.
New facial recognition software ‘scrapes’ inventory from social media
University of Miami students and professors discuss the issues surrounding Clearview AI, a new software program used by police around the nation.
Florence Nightingale’s legacy is celebrated
The School of Nursing and Health Studies honors the founder of modern nursing and the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with ambitious programming.
Centuries-old drama kicks off spring theater season
The University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre opens with a Greek classic.
The Launch Pad welcomes alumnus back to campus
Travis Montaque, founder and CEO of Holler.io, will share how understanding his customers helped him succeed.
The Lowe Art Museum celebrates 70 years
The University of Miami’s museum marks an important milestone.
Modern technology reveals old secrets about the great, white Maya road
Using lidar technology to peer through thick vegetation, researchers are learning more about the longest road from ancient Maya civilization.
Popular exhibit featuring African-American history to be digitized
University Archives invites the community to visit the exhibition at the Otto G. Richter Library before it wraps up at the end of February.
University of Miami joins the Puentes Consortium to foster academic collaboration
The University will work with binational members in the U.S. and Mexico to carry out multidisciplinary research by providing resources for visiting scholars, offering grant writing assistance, and convening large-scale conferences.
Defending nature is lawyer’s passion
Environmental attorney Jessica Owley brings a range of experience in climate change law to the School of Law faculty.
‘Brother, I’m Dying’ selected as 2020 One Book One U read
Haitian American author Edwidge Danticat will discuss her book at the Otto G. Richter Library’s Kislak Center on Feb. 27.
Interactive Media Program graduates to its own department
Fueled by changes in communication and storytelling, the School of Communication’s Interactive Media Program will become its own department this fall.
Forums make it easier to find extracurricular activities
Two new online platforms help University of Miami students discover opportunities to get involved on campus and in the community.
Want to vote in the Florida primary? You need to register.
The deadline to register for the Florida presidential primary is Tuesday, Feb. 18. One student is encouraging her peers to get involved.
A silent epidemic affects communities throughout the US
A University panel of experts will look at the possible prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder.
Bomb cyclone? It’s all about the weather
As northwestern Europe braces for Storm Dennis, a University of Miami tropical cyclone expert explains these powerful winter storms called “bomb cyclones.”
Music fraternity pitches the perfect valentine
Phi Mu Alpha, a social fraternity, offered a song, a rose, and chocolate to those who wished to purchase a special gift for their valentine.
Law clinic students fight for those who may have been wrongfully convicted
The University of Miami School of Law’s Innocence Clinic is often the last resort for Florida inmates trying to overturn their convictions.
Online program gets to the heart of the matter
A website designed to help couples improve their relationships offers support and ways to reduce communication conflict, partner violence, and potential break ups.
University of Miami establishes Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing
Expanding the mission of the Center for Computational Science, IDSC will catalyze data-driven research and enhance understanding of the new field of data science.
Bahamas Consultancy Project
Graduate students in the Miami Herbert Business School visited Freeport on Grand Bahama island as part of a special class called the Bahamas Consultancy Project.
Consulting brings a new level of learning
Meetings with struggling Bahamian business owners provided students in the Miami Herbert Business School’s interdisciplinary action project class new ways to learn and lasting insights.
College of Engineering design builds hope for a lasting seawall
A section of new seawall in North Bay Village was cemented in place on Tuesday using novel building materials and a design from a College of Engineering graduate student.
The Frost Institute supports microbiome research at winter symposium
The recent 2020 Miami Winter Symposium featured scientists and researchers examining the current trends and medical opportunities in microbiome research.
Students help fuel recovery and resilience for Bahamian businesses
A cadre of students with the Miami Herbert Business School’s interdisciplinary action project class met with Bahamian students and local businesses in Freeport to share ideas and inspire hope.
An old tradition enters a new decade
Sportsfest 2020 continued its annual competition and community building as residential colleges prepare for decommissioning this summer.
Eye doctor leads the way to children’s clearer vision across the Caribbean
A University of Miami ophthalmologist is spearheading an effort to improve pediatric vision screenings in the Caribbean Basin.
In today’s world, stress is a daily companion
Two University of Miami experts offer a few solutions on how to cope and deal with stress, pointing out that self-care is the most significant step.
University cinephiles offer their Oscar predictions
A University of Miami student and staff member, both movie buffs, share their opinions on who they think will win an Oscar during Sunday’s Academy Awards.
Kasich encourages students to ‘think big’ and seek change in the U.S.
John Kasich, the former governor of Ohio and onetime presidential candidate, shared stories of persistence and kindness to encourage people to seek change, during an address on Tuesday.
Annual symposium lifts the voice of the underrepresented
The Students of Color Symposium provided a space for students to explore their differences and commonalities, along with workshop sessions and networking opportunities.
Students, teacher score a super hands-on learning experience
The professor and students of a School of Education and Human Development course were volunteers for Super Bowl LIV last week and greeted fans at Sunday’s game at the Hard Rock Stadium.
Students explain lengthy research in a flash
Ten graduate students will each give a lightning talk about their cutting-edge research projects on Wednesday in the Kislak Center.
New commission will investigate gender-based violence
Felicia Marie Knaul, director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, will lead a new Lancet Commission that will examine gender-based violence and maltreatment of young people.
Kolkata, India, faces a sugary dilemma
The documentary, “Sweet Malady,’’ by Professor Sanjeev Chatterjee, chronicles the life of a family in a city where one in five deals with diabetes and sweets are a cultural staple.
University of Miami students perform at Super Bowl LIV
In what was a star-studded week for the host city of the NFL championship game, students from the University of Miami’s Frost Band of the Hour and the color guard, as well as the Hurricanettes dancers, were given the opportunity to perform on professional football’s biggest night.
University innovators judge NFL competition designed to advance player health and safety
Three University of Miami innovators served as judges on the NFL 1st and Future innovation pitch competition.
February guide to the arts at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive preview of arts-related events happening on campus this month.
Summers named University of Miami Distinguished Presidential Scholar
Lawrence H. Summers, the 27th president of Harvard University and former Treasury Secretary in the Clinton administration, will visit the University of Miami in March.
Students team up to help rebuild a resilient Bahamian economy
University of Miami students are working with others in the Bahamas to create strategies that will help local businesses recover and prepare for future natural disasters.
Temporary tattoos mark, target human trafficking
Medical students are trying to bring attention to the plight of the victims of human trafficking, which is prevalent during high profile events such as the Super Bowl.
A Miller School clinic takes care of human trafficking survivors
The THRIVE clinic, established in collaboration with Jackson Health System, is a “one-stop shop” providing comprehensive health care to victims of human trafficking.
Video from the Miami Climate Symposium
The Miami Climate Symposium 2020, presented by the University of Miami, was held Jan. 22-24 and featured two days of scientific examination of extreme weather due to climate change, followed by a public forum attended by more than 500 people that included an informative panel discussion on the issue.
South Florida Air Force cadets receive scholarships
University of Miami’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps hosted a scholarship ceremony for 52 area recipients.
A unique course offers students lessons outside of the classroom
Doctor of Physical Therapy students learn directly from people with disabilities through a distinctive class, Integrated Sports and Leisure.
Students address empowerment, gratitude at scholarship luncheon
During a panel discussion, students said they are grateful for the support they have received and want to pay it forward.
The time is now
Tunnel of Oppression tells stories that transform the University of Miami experience, shedding light on social issues that impact people around the world today.
An 'explosion of ideas' lays the foundation for the ‘Magicverse’
The University of Miami is supporting 24 proposals for Magic Leap’s mixed reality technology, which is destined to transform teaching, learning, research, artistic expression, and patient care.
Frost professor, four alumni win Grammys
Professor Brian Lynch received the award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble, which featured students and alumni and was recorded at the Frost School of Music.
Kobe Bryant’s tragic death ignites collective grief
United by their personal memories of an international icon, people around the world mourn the sudden loss of the Los Angeles Lakers superstar.
Educators get a lesson on their Gen Z students
Generational researcher and adviser Corey Seemiller shared insights during a recent talk on Generation Z, the first wave of whom are now attending college.
Wood is making a comeback as a favorite building material
A new lab at the School of Architecture provides an area to study and teach how timber can be used in South Florida.
Students share their perceptions of the inaugural Miami Climate Symposium
A large number of University of Miami students attended the final day of the symposium, and a few shared their perspectives of the event.
Climate symposium concludes with energetic, informative public forum
Hosted by the University of Miami and spearheaded by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the event featured an informative panel discussion and a sneak peek at an upcoming CNN environmental special.
University of Miami conference brings sports industry leaders to campus
In its fifth year, the conference—hosted by the School of Education and Human Development’s Sport Administration Program—will offer interactive programming and networking.
Two leaders from the University of Miami named 2020 Herald Influencers
Through the end of this year, they will join a group of statewide leaders from a variety of perspectives and industries in assessing the major challenges facing the state of Florida.
Students from Botswana learn all about the U
A unique exchange program brought 10 high school students from Botswana to South Florida and the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.
Workouts made easy for the ’Canes community
The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center offers a great place to exercise; but if you can’t make it to the facility, student trainers share videos that can help you work out without leaving your residential college.
Scholars examine the link between climate change and extreme weather
The Miami Climate Symposium 2020: Predicting and Living with Extremes, a three-day event hosted by the University of Miami, will feature scientists from across the country discussing the impacts of climate change.
John R. Kasich addresses students on February 4
A continuation of the “What Matters to U” speaker series, the former Ohio governor will speak to students about leadership and civic engagement.
The sights and sounds of the Beaux Arts Festival impress, engage, and inspire
Thousands gathered at the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus for a weekend of creativity and culture.
Researcher studies the coastal dynamics of uninhabited islands
Some of the last uninhabited islands on the planet are serving as a natural laboratory for a University of Miami marine geoscientist who is studying how they respond to sea level rise.
Honoring a lifetime of wellness
The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s 18,000-square-foot fitness room named in honor of Norman C. Parsons Jr., the center’s former executive director.
Time-limited theater teaches students teamwork
University of Miami theatre arts students and faculty members come together for a whirlwind day to create plays that are written, rehearsed, technologically produced, and performed in a span of 24 consecutive hours.
Rosenstiel School partners with the MSC Foundation to help save coral reefs
The #SuperCoralPlay campaign combines education and outreach with research and restoration efforts to protect these important underwater ecosystems.
‘Born scientist’ focuses on the weather and climate
Rosenstiel School researcher Emily Becker is part of a dream team of scientists that will present its research at the University of Miami’s climate symposium.
Students honor Haiti earthquake victims
Planet Kreyol and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs host a remembrance ceremony to salute victims of the 2010 earthquake with songs, poetry, dance, and more.
Nobody’s going to the movies, yet everybody’s watching movies
University of Miami film and media specialists discuss the dynamics—competition, quality, and delivery options—that are revolutionizing the film and TV marketplace.
Recent earthquakes may further traumatize Puerto Ricans
The destruction throughout portions of southwestern Puerto Rico brings back memories of the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017.
Leadership UMiami creates pathways to success
The unique program ends with students in the nation’s capital, meeting with elected officials, exploring Capitol Hill, visiting the House Gallery, and more.
Pioneering librarians shine in their U-LINK roles
University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge grantees learn more about the science of team science, and the critical roles University librarians are forging.
Measured responses in the US, Iran conflict
University of Miami Middle East experts share their insights on the latest developments with Iran.
Leadership UMiami students head to DC for hands-on experience, learning
Students participating in Leadership UMiami wrap up their final week of the intensive, hands-on program with meetings in Miami and Washington, D.C.
A delicate, diplomatic tightrope between Iran and US
Following a missile attack against U.S. troops in Iraq, University of Miami Middle East experts said all-out war with Iran would not be good for either country.
Stemming the tide of human trafficking
Top University of Miami leaders, including President Julio Frenk, professor Felicia Knaul and Board of Trustees Chair Hilarie Bass, were among the opening day speakers at a summit addressing human trafficking.
Student journalist chronicled the turmoil in Hong Kong
A fall semester abroad becomes an eye-opening experience for a School of Communication junior.
Alumna gives back to her adopted Bahamas
A graduate of the Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Tara Conway Copper is volunteering at a health care clinic on Great Abaco Island.
U-LINK Hyper-Localism project receives support from AT&T
The multidisciplinary project explores how coastal communities respond and adapt to rising sea levels.
January guide to arts at the U
Review this comprehensive preview of arts-related events happening on campus this month.
Examining health care in Mexico
University of Miami President Julio Frenk, in a new book, argues that universal health care, provided in Mexico through a program known as Seguro Popular, is a human right.
Concert jazz band plays Miles: ‘It’s a head-turning thing’
Frost jazz students brew up their own hot mix of electric jazz in a celebration performance of the Miles Davis album that revolutionized the music world.
Beloved Broadway composer Jerry Herman remembered
The University of Miami alumnus is remembered for his brilliant work in theater, and his commitment, passion, and inspiration to the University and its students.
Breaking out of the ‘academic bubble’
Twenty-four University of Miami faculty will participate in a year-long fellowship aimed at increasing the impact of women and minorities in the public discourse
2019: The year in review
A look back at the biggest stories at the U over the past year.
As a decade ends, how do you measure time?
Time. We all feel its weight and pull, yet the way we perceive time is amazingly arbitrary and created by conventions that bend to age and culture.
An analysis of the articles of impeachment against President Trump
How the charges in each relate to the role of the Constitution and the purpose of government.
Working to revive Florida’s barrier reefs
University of Miami researchers are leading a massive undertaking to plant 150,000 coral colonies on reefs decimated by disease, pollution and rising temperatures using corals grown at UM and partner organizations.
New U-LINK grants support life-changing endeavors
The University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge awards Phase 1 grants to projects that could enhance millions of lives.
Women of Distinction
Patricia A. Whitely, vice president for student affairs, and Margaret Pericak-Vance, director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, were recognized recently for their commitment to caring for the overall health and well-being of others.
Sights and sounds from fall commencement
View a video recap of the 2019 fall commencement at the University of Miami, held on Dec. 12 at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.
University of Miami alumni appointed to 11th Judicial Circuit Court
University of Miami alumni were among a number of new judges named by Gov. Ron DeSantis at a news conference Monday on the Coral Gables campus.
The dismissive remark, ‘OK Boomer’
Baby boomers, Millennials, and GenZs share their sentiments about the generational divide.
University of Miami awarded harmful algal bloom research funding
Funding supports research on the human-health impacts of red tide and other harmful algal blooms.
A trip down TikTok’s rabbit hole
TikTok’s rapid rise in popularity presents a business opportunity, as well as concerns about privacy and censorship.
Fighting a trafficking epidemic
Miller School of Medicine professor JoNell Potter testifies before a Congressional subcommittee on human trafficking.
Finding happiness through service to others
A Fall Commencement speaker encourages graduates to “drink in the eternal foundation of happiness” by pursuing a life committed to serving others.
The ‘double environmental injustice’ of climate change
As more hazardous hurricanes affect more disadvantaged populations, climate and public health experts raise their voices in alarm.
Investigating a potential new threat to the ozone layer
University of Miami atmospheric scientist Elliot Atlas is part of a NASA-funded project studying how intense storms impact the stratosphere.
‘All of Us’ research program marks successful first year
Led by the Miller School of Medicine, the southeast region has enrolled more than 14,000 volunteers in the national landmark study
Fall 2019 Commencement: What you need to know
Two Commencement ceremonies will take place at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Varona honored with Massey Chair
The investiture of the School of Law Dean Anthony E. Varona as the M. Minnette Massey Chair took place Monday.
Winter Wonderful supports music mentorship
The University of Miami Frost School of Music's annual holiday event raises funds for the Donna E. Shalala MusicReach program.
Putting the spotlight on human trafficking
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students hung 3,000 posters in Wynwood last weekend to raise awareness about human trafficking.
A rebirth after Dorian
Life on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas is striving to get back to normal, but the scars of Hurricane Dorian are plainly visible around every turn.
The power and potential of mixed reality
With remarks by entrepreneur and alumnus Rony Abovitz, a recent event at the Kislak Center showcased the future of ‘the transformative partnership’ between the University and Magic Leap.
Finding your place at the U
A UM student retention task force is working to ensure that all first-year students feel at home.
Health and hope for Miami’s homeless
A new School of Nursing and Health Studies’ initiative delivers critical health care for Miami’s homeless population while engendering empathy in students and building community partnerships.
Students connect with alumni changemakers
As part of the Leadership UMiami program, students heard from community leaders who spend their careers fighting for social justice and attended a day-long summit on democracy and social change.
The stories of Dorian at Marsh Harbour
Miller School of Medicine doctors are providing assistance on Great Abaco Island, where survivors of Dorian share their experiences and reflect on their island's efforts to rebuild.
The U’s mark on Art Basel
Jill Deupi, director of the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum, participated in a panel during the unveiling of Jorge Pérez’s new museum art space, “El Espacio 23.”
The high cost of the ‘Man Box’ in Latin America
A recent presentation at the University’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas explored the complex nature of masculinity.
Warriors against violence and hate
Two change-makers who have dedicated their lives to bettering our world will address graduates at next week’s commencement ceremonies.
’Canes share how they prepare for finals
University of Miami students on the Coral Gables campus provide some end-of-semester insights to make it through final exams healthy and happy.
US metal tariffs a steely threat for Brazil and Argentina
New U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum could negatively impact the sagging economies of Brazil and Argentina, according to a University of Miami economist.
A climate mission in Madrid
Follow students in the University of Miami School of Law and their law professor, Jessica Owley, as they file daily dispatches from the United Nations COP25 climate change conference in Madrid.
University of Miami Police Department celebrates golden anniversary
The 31-member force will hold a gala to recognize its five decades of protecting the University community.
UN climate report paints a bleak picture of a planet in peril
University of Miami experts examine the latest Emissions Gap Report, detailing some of the solutions that are needed to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
December guide to arts at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive preview of arts-related events happening on campus this month.
Inside The U Creates
The University of Miami launches a new platform dedicated to arts and humanities.
NFL and University of Miami team up on innovation event
The NFL’s annual 1st and Future Super Bowl event is a pitch competition with $150,000 in awards that is aimed at driving innovation.
Celebrating—and protecting—nature’s bounty
The University of Miami’s Natalie Barefoot is celebrating Thanksgiving week alongside orcas and humpback whales, as part of an all-women research expedition.
Thanksgiving week on campus
With many students and faculty off this week for the Thanksgiving recess, here’s what you need to know regarding Gables campus operations.
Meet the University of Miami artists of Art Basel
As Art Week draws near, graduate students who are pursuing a master’s in fine arts open up about the inspiration behind their featured work.
Dr. Stephen D. Nimer honored with endowed chair
The director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is named the first holder of the Oscar de la Renta Endowed Chair in Cancer Research.
The profound influence of Mr. Rogers
With the new movie about Fred Rogers opening in theaters today, University of Miami faculty reflect on his impact on childhood development.
Some of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions
University of Miami students share how they blend together new and old traditions this upcoming holiday.
You’re invited—on an artistic guilt trip
Jenna Efrein, a senior lecturer in glass in the Art and Art History Department, wants your help collecting thousands of plastic bottles for her next installation.
A side hustle to make ends meet
More and more people are dabbling in side jobs to bring in some extra cash, a growing trend helped along by social platforms and an entrepreneurial spirit.
The water woes of Venice
The northeastern Italian city, built in a lagoon and growing increasingly more susceptible to sea level rise, has experienced its worst flooding in 50 years.
On the front lines of the climate emergency
Climate scientist Katharine Mach is researching ways to adapt to our changing climate, including how people are being forced to retreat from areas becoming uninhabitable.
‘Expanding the boundaries of chemistry’
Thomas J. Meade, the founder of four biotech companies, launches the Frost Institute of Chemistry and Molecular Science’s Future of Chemistry seminars.
Building bridges through Opera
Frost School of Music’s Opera Program set to debut production of “L'enfant et les sortileges.”
Finding life’s passion through Leadership UMiami
During the second workshop, the Butler Center for Service and Leadership created a brave space for students to discuss how their identities can shape their future.
Targeting sexual harrassment on campus
The University of Miami has joined forces with a national collaborative to help raise awareness and implement policies to prevent sexual harassment in higher education.
Witnessing Bolivia’s power vacuum
Political scientist Calla Hummel, who was in Bolivia during its flawed election, shares her insights on President Evo Morales’ sudden resignation.
The road to the Latin Grammy Awards
University of Miami Frost School of Music alumni are recognized on Latin music’s biggest night—the 20th annual Latin Grammys.
A ‘super’ learning experience
A new course is providing students a primer on planning the Super Bowl, one of the biggest events of the year, from its own organizers.
Celebrating alma mater
A week full of spirit, friendly competition and ’Canes pride was on display during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend in November 2019.
CaneStage Theatre Company creates ‘Disney magic’
Griffin Berkenfeld, a University of Miami senior and director of CaneStage’s upcoming production of “The Little Mermaid,” gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to lead the beloved Disney classic.
Ukraine impeachment inquiry enters a new phase
With public impeachment hearings set to begin Wednesday, University of Miami experts weigh in on what to expect.
Gentrification: Is it for better or for worse?
University of Miami experts weigh in on the changes in Miami, and what the future could bring to neighborhoods and communities.
Havana 500: School of Architecture hosts event to mark anniversary
The history of the Caribbean city will be examined during a two-day symposium this week featuring architecture and design experts.
Working to curb a dangerous trend
As vaping becomes more prevalent among the nation’s youth, the University of Miami is working to stem the addictive habit through its first ’Canes Against Vaping week.
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is unforgettable
Two Category 5 storms and an unusual number of weak and short-lived storms characterize a season that still has three weeks to go.
The U unites to support troops
Days ahead of Veterans Day, ’Canes across campus worked together to build care packages for deployed troops as part of Homecoming week’s annual Hurricanes Help the Hometown service event.
The influence of famed astrologer Mercado
Walter Mercado, who died Nov.2, will be buried in his native Puerto Rico on Friday after two days of public viewing.
Donation creates new funds for LGBTQ students
The gift by John I. McKinstry was announced during the LGBTQ Alumni Friends Recognition Reception during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.
Army ROTC program opens doors for students
The University of Miami’s Army ROTC program recently gained a 21-year veteran of the Army to lead the Southern Strike Battalion, which the University is now a member of.
Expanding the horizons of environmental research
Supported by the Office of the Provost, the first Abess Scholars have wide latitude to bridge the gap between science and environmental policy.
UHealth to open medical center in Doral
The new facility will be modeled after the Lennar Foundation Medical Center at the Coral Gables campus.
5G to fuel research and academic pursuits at the University of Miami
The University of Miami will be the first college campus in the United States to adopt AT&T’s 5G+ service and Edge technology.
Rapper 21 Savage and student performer highlight Homecoming concert
Student-run organization HP Concerts gives a behind-the-scenes look of the planning that went into this year’s Homecoming concert.
Working to preserve the safety of immigrants
Miami Law lecture series explores the legal rights of immigrants through the past few decades along with current legal challenges in the United States.
Transforming thoughts to movement offers new hope for spinal cord injury patients
A team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Miller School of Medicine is using a brain-machine interface to help restore function in paralysis patients after spinal cord injury.
A springboard for engaging students
The Platform for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is a concerted effort to elevate the art of teaching at UM so that it becomes as critical as faculty research.
An in-depth look at human migration and health care systems
University of Miami President Julio Frenk delivered the keynote address at a symposium on migration, global change, and policy hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.
The strengthening bond between the Bahamas and the U
Health officials with the Bahamas, including the minister of health, met with University of Miami leaders to determine next steps in providing health care and more.
'Ready to Launch' into a Homecoming like no other
The Homecoming Executive Committee brings the University community together for an out-of-this-world Homecoming week with beloved traditions and exciting changes.
The remarkable life of Harriet Tubman comes to the silver screen
University of Miami faculty members weigh in on the importance of the new biopic on the iconic slave-turned-abolitionist.
What you need to know about the Homecoming kickoff event
Homecoming officially starts Monday, Nov. 4, and all University students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend opening ceremonies.
November guide to arts at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive preview of arts-related events happening on campus this month.
Leadership UMiami 2020 program underway
The Butler Center for Service and Leadership welcomed its newest cohort for Leadership UMiami—a co-curricular, intensive leadership immersion program.
Expanding the University's career network online
Toppel Career Center’s new platform Cane2Cane is actively connecting students with alumni in their industry of choice.
Experts to gather at the University of Miami for climate summit
The three-day event—Miami Climate Symposium 2020: Predicting and Living with Extremes—will explore the growing link between climate change and extreme weather events.
The challenges of health care in the Americas
A panel of experts discussed the complicated situation of health care throughout the Americas during a recent roundtable gathering.
Games for change created by students and faculty
NERDLab at the University of Miami School of Communication is an incubator for projects that inspire and educate through innovation and fun.
Innovative ideas wanted
The Office of the Provost is seeking proposals for projects that will harness Magic Leap technology to bolster learning or research.
A deep dive on migration and human rights
The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas will host a symposium looking at migration, global change, and policy.
A living laboratory for good writing
Veteran journalist Joseph B. Treaster draws on his continuing work for The New York Times to convey the lessons of good writing to communication students.
The smooth beats and sharp lyrics of ‘Freaky Pat’
The musical talents of Patrick McCarthy, known as the performer “Freaky Pat,” are catching the attention of thousands of online listeners, and even a Grammy-award nominated artist.
Emergency notification test Tuesday
The Office of Emergency Management will conduct a full system test of the Emergency Notification Network between 1:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29.
Club embraces gamers of all levels
The University of Miami Video Games Club members share how their passion brings a diverse group of students together on the Coral Gables campus.
Stamps honor Cuba’s World Heritage sites
Cuban American Sergio Baradat, the art director at the United Nations Postal Administration and designer of its newest stamps collection, has donated some of his designs to University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection.
The future of flight
With technology developed at the University of Miami, aerospace engineer GeCheng Zha hopes to usher in a new era of urban air transportation.
Uniting to face the challenges of tomorrow
The second meeting of the Hemispheric University Consortium in Jamaica added new members and signed a memorandum of understanding.
A fresh perspective on life
Alumna Diana Donnarumma received a multi-organ transplant and is now working to help others who suffer from chronic illnesses.
New Architecture Research Center provides more space, amenities
Renovations to the School of Architecture’s library doubled its footprint, offering students a place to interact, share ideas, and learn.
Microaggressions, HIV, and black women in Miami
Through Project MMAGIC, assistant professor of psychology Sannisha Dale will analyze how snide comments, insulting jokes, and reoccurring violence affect the health of black women living with HIV.
Students bring a taste of New York to the Coral Gables campus
Craving a good deli sandwich, four students from New York launch NY Deli, a small business featured at the weekly farmers market.
Remembering Elijah Cummings
A reflection on the unparalleled career of a true public servant, a man respected across the country and the aisles in Washington, D.C.
Intramural fields open for business
The improvements to the IM fields offer a safer, more efficient field for the University community.
Analyzing the letter to Erdoğan
President Donald Trump’s letter to the Turkish president has been looked at as undiplomatic and unprofessional.
'Canes show their pride
The LGBTQ Student Center and SpectrUM invite the UM community to show their true colors during LGBT History Month, celebrated throughout the month of October.
‘Shop Docs’ bring health screenings to barbershops
Miller School of Medicine students are visiting barbershops to offer free health screenings to African-American men who otherwise might not seek health care.
A bright future for business
With a new name and a continued focus on excellence, students, faculty, and staff are excited about the next "chapter" for the Miami Herbert Business School.
Examining Cuba and its diaspora
The University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection will host its third New Directions in Cuban Studies Conference.
A strengthening community of transfer students
The Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement and Tau Sigma offer transfer students the opportunity to put down roots during National Transfer Student Week
The impact of music
Frost School of Music faculty member Carlos Abril highlights how demographic characteristics influence enrollment in specific types of high school music courses.
Miami Business School receives a new name to honor philanthropists
The University of Miami is naming its business school in honor of Patti and Allan Herbert for their transformative $100 million in lifetime giving to the University.
Student organization launched to support Latinas
Lucha Latina celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting Central American culture.
Expanding the path for musicians
The Frost School of Music’s Valerie Coleman, who heads to Carnegie Hall tonight with the Philadelphia Orchestra, has spent her remarkable career making classical music more inclusive.
Building the iDock of the future
Engineering students at the University of Miami combine inventive materials with a new construction method to build an innovative boat dock.
Soccer star tells students ‘your voices are important and powerful’
Women’s soccer World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe urged University of Miami students to fight for equal rights and other important social issues.
Community collaboration on sustainable solutions
Engineering and business professors met with officials from the City of North Bay Village and Miami-Dade County, which are both looking for strategies to adapt to sea level rise.
Providing mental health information to the students
University of Miami and Miami Dade County Public Schools educators say bringing mental health information directly to students in the classroom is a positive step.
Producing future industry leaders
The School of Architecture and College of Engineering are offering new master’s programs to train the next generation of leaders in the construction industry.
Overcoming adversity
Ian Diaz Brannon is the recipient of the Jenkins Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship awarded to ’Canes who have dealt with challenging hardships.
The weakness behind the green light for red meat
Dr. Carl E. Orringer, director of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, urges the public to read the new recommendations on red-meat consumption before following them.
Graduate student revitalizes affinity group on campus
Doctoral student Adrianne Wilson works to promote networking events and workshops for black graduate students across the University.
Five School of Communication students awarded PRSA Miami scholarships
The scholarships are named in honor of Ev Clay, founder of the oldest public relations firm in Florida, and awarded annually at the PRSA Miami scholarship luncheon.
Sights of Family Weekend
More than 2,500 family members attended Family Weekend to re-connect with their students and take advantage of the many engaging programs and exciting activities that took place from Oct. 3-6.
The hottest elective on campus right now
A glassblowing class is exposing students to the ancient craft, with some finding a new passion and a new way to express their art.
All in the ’Cane family
Ahead of Family Weekend, University of Miami senior Jenny Hudak interviewed her father, who enrolled in 1979, played football at the U, and has incredible ties to the University and Coral Gables.
A primer on impeachment
University of Miami law professor Caroline Mala Corbin elucidates the impeachment process.
Turbo-charging the discovery process
Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis pioneered the use of an “amazing microscope” to search for a drug that can repair spinal cord injuries.
October arts guide at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive wrap-up for all arts-related events happening on campus this month.
Amparo’s experience at the U
Amparo Arechabala, the namesake in the immersive play “The Amparo Experience,” recounts her memorable time working for more than 30 years at the University of Miami.
A trailblazer for art in the Caribbean
Erica Moiah James is an art historian who helped paved the way for contemporary art to flourish in The Bahamas.
Prominent industry leaders to speak at Miami Business School
The Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series brings leaders from various industries to speak throughout the year on relevant topics in their respective fields.
Anatomy of a whistleblower scandal
The quickly-moving story has multiple subplots and is the foundation of the impeachment inquiry by House Democrats into President Donald Trump.
Vanishing from the skies
University of Miami ornithologists explain why the loss of nearly 3 billion birds in 50 years is a serious matter.
New ’Cane Angel Network is all about U innovation
Vice Provost for Innovation Norma Kenyon launches new network to match UM-affiliated inventors with investors.
Leonidas Bachas appointed interim director of Frost Institutes
The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences takes the helm of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering’s first center during key transition phase.
Little Shop of Horrors, Miami style
The Ring Theatre kicks off its 2019-2020 season with a cult classic.
Cold brew, cafecito and coffee (oh my!)
With new caffeine options now available on campus, explore how coffee culture shapes the U ahead of National Coffee Day, celebrated on Sunday.
Puerto Rico’s temblor before the storm
University of Miami geoscience experts weigh in on the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck a storm-weary Puerto Rico on Monday.
U-LINK advances climate- and terrorism-related projects
With its latest round of grants, the UM Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge advances three projects that address two critical problems.
Music to help Hurricane Dorian response cause
The University of Miami Frost School of Music will host a benefit concert to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
Exercising your right to vote
University of Miami students talk about the importance of casting a ballot on National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Miami Business School to hold inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Conference
Academic and business leaders will exchange ideas on issues affecting the workplace and academic life.
Graduate student leaders focused on making an impact
The presidents of the School of Law, Miller School of Medicine, and Graduate School student associations share their insights on the future of their organizations.
Documentary class combines science and communication
A unique class developed and co-taught by two University of Miami professors brings science and motion picture production together to create science documentary shorts.
Sparking new autism discoveries
University of Miami researchers who are collaborating on the world’s largest autism research project see promising results in the first study.
‘Utter devastation’
A delegation from the University of Miami visited Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas Sunday, meeting with the minister of health and offering assistance in the recovery.
Megan Rapinoe to speak to students on October 10
Tickets are available starting October 2 for students to hear from the two-time World Cup champion and co-captain of the United States women’s national soccer team.
Remembering Maurice Ferré: Alumnus, trustee, and Miami’s first Hispanic mayor
The former mayor had deep ties to the University of Miami and the community he loved.
Why young adults are angry and afraid about climate change
Talula Thibault, a senior at the University of Miami and chair of the ECO Agency, will participate in the Global Climate Strike alongside a million others around the globe.
Study gives the green light to the fruit fly’s color preference
Overturning a widely accepted fact, University of Miami researchers discover that fruit flies hate blue light and pick their preferred colors based on the time of day.
Mastering sustainability in business
The Miami Business School this fall launched a unique and forward-thinking Master of Science in Sustainable Business degree program.
The $1 trillion US deficit: Should we worry about it?
The United States can handle its growing debt a lot better than other countries, such as Argentina, which is likely to fail to honor its debt soon.
The power of composites
A University of Miami materials engineer is developing a method that will help the aviation industry learn more about the strength and durability of composite materials.
Video: State of the University Town Hall
View highlights from the University of Miami State of the University Town Hall event.
Your favorite flu shot excuse might be a myth
Student Health Service dispels five common misconceptions about the influenza vaccine so that students, faculty, and staff can take charge of their health ahead of flu season.
Coping with disaster
University of Miami experts discuss the potential mental health impacts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.
Lecture series at the School of Nursing and Health Studies
The Fall Lecture series explores topics on accelerated resolution therapy treatments, pain management, and psychological stressor solutions.
Open for business, and restoration
As the Bahamas urges tourists to visit its islands unaffected by Hurricane Dorian, University of Miami architects are helping to support the Bahamian economy by continuing preservation efforts on historic properties there.
Triton takes a bow
The Center for Computational Science celebrated the launch of its newest supercomputer this week, designed to accelerate more data-driven research throughout the University of Miami.
Making his presence known
Internationally acclaimed conductor Gerard Schwarz makes his Frost School debut to rave reviews.
Celebrating our collective success
University of Miami President Julio Frenk touted the University’s recent accomplishments in his second State of the University Town Hall address.
Stories of impact worth hearing
The uniqueness of the University of Miami—as a place to live, learn, share knowledge, and innovate—shines through in three talks presented at the State of the U Town Hall event.
A personal connection spurs relief effort
Katya Saunders, president of the Bahamian Students Association, is leading a relief effort to help her home country rebuild following Hurricane Dorian.
Responding to the disaster in the Bahamas
A team from the University of Miami has visited Bahamas twice in the past few days, making an initial assessments on hospital needs.
Using technology to detect autism sooner
UM psychology and engineering professors are collaborating to create a program that evaluates children for autism using digital data.
South Florida’s ties to the Bahamas
University of Miami’s Otto G. Richter Library houses various archives that tell the story of how South Florida’s history has a deep connection to the Bahamas.
Caring for your fellow 'Canes
Students, faculty and staff can join the growing network of campus “gatekeepers” who are trained to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide during Suicide Prevention Month.
Havana at 500
The University’s School of Architecture and Cuban Heritage Collection team up to showcase the history and legacy of Cuba’s capital.
Possible homes for those recovering from Dorian?
School of Architecture associate professor Sonia Chao and her team have created building kits that would help storm victims in the Bahamas convert shipping containers into alternative housing units.
Empowered by personal choice
Thanks to the Independent Major program, senior Phoebe Cohen is pursuing both of her academic passions—music and science.
Hurricane Dorian relief: how you can help
The University of Miami community has come together to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Find out how you can get involved.
Strengthening mathematical bonds
A new mathematics institute at the University of Miami will harness the knowledge of academics from the U.S. and Latin America.
A deep dive on Dorian
UM researchers answer critical questions about the record-breaking storm that pummeled the Bahamas and is now on a path toward the Southeast.
The mysterious vaping illness
As respiratory illnesses connected to electronic smoking products surge, University of Miami epidemiologist Denise Vidot is alarmed that e-cigarette use is outpacing research on the devices.
September arts guide at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive wrap-up for all arts-related events happening on and off campus this month.
Provost message to faculty on the return of students after Dorian
Jeffrey Duerk, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, sent the following message to faculty on Monday morning regarding the return of students to campus after Hurricane Dorian.
Hurricane Dorian: Information about the storm
This blog will be continually updated with information about the University of Miami and the UM community.
Monitoring Dorian
The University of Miami continues to monitor and prepare for Hurricane Dorian, and look toward recovery efforts after the storm. Here’s a few things to consider to get ready at home.
Latest information on Hurricane Dorian
The University of Miami is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and providing information as needed.
University adopts test-optional admission policy for music and architecture students
The Frost School of Music and School of Architecture can now admit students based on their music auditions or artistic portfolios, not standardized test scores.
A look at the term, LatinX
The name has been adopted by some who prefer a gender-neutral term when referring to ethnicity.
What’s on your playlist?
'Canes share their favorite music obsessions.
The Amazon is on fire—here is why it matters
University of Miami experts share insights on the massive wildfires burning in the Amazon.
The ‘Money Talks’ series offers free personal finance education
The University of Miami new Money Management Program is aimed at complementing existing financial wellness resources.
Study abroad expands hemispheric reach
A new study abroad program will offer students the chance to live in Chile and Argentina this spring.
New student government leaders look to empower and connect
Seniors Emily Gossett, Millie Chokshi, and Jason Kaplan are eager to implement their platform throughout the academic year.
Weekend in Orlando
Follow the sights and sounds of the pregame festivities in Orlando leading up to Saturday’s big game.
Mapping the global highways of hate
A team of researchers created the first mapping model of its kind to track how hate spreads and adapts online, and, they hope, to thwart it.
Drinking water challenges on the rise
University of Miami professors who study water treatment and civil engineering say that water contamination issues point to human error.
Is Newark the next Flint?
University of Miami experts in health geography, law, and public health weigh in on some of the issues surrounding the water-contamination crisis in New Jersey’s largest city.
Stamps Scholars welcomed to campus
The Class of 2023 Stamps Scholars begin their first year at the University of Miami.
Hurricane Productions continues to host the fun
With 102 events already on their calendar, new initiatives are also on the horizon for the University of Miami’s largest student-run organization.
Indicators of change
Economic expert Paulo Leme analyzes last week’s economic downturn.
A world away
Dozens of University of Miami students seized the opportunity to learn across the world this summer.
Back on campus
New and returning students share some of their expectations for the semester on the first day of classes.
Volunteering in their new community
Nearly 100 University of Miami students participated in Orientation Outreach to assist the staff at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School prepare for the new school year.
’Cane Kickoff 2019 wraps up as classes begin
Take a look back on new student orientation and browse through a gallery of photos from various events hosted throughout the week.
Orange and green is in this family's makeup
Father, mother, and daughter will all be students at the University of Miami this fall semester.
What to know if lightning strikes
UM weather expert and senior research associate Brian McNoldy explains the science behind lightning and how to stay out of its path.
The history behind cherished ’Canes traditions
As students make their way back to campus for the new school year, here’s a refresher on some of the longest standing traditions in the University’s history.
Signature event welcomes new students
President Julio Frenk and student leaders formally welcome first-year and transfer students to campus at ’Canes Take Flight.
Remembering Woodstock
Marc Gellman, a University of Miami research associate professor, recounts his experience attending the historic Woodstock music festival in 1969.
Horizons connects new multicultural students
The pre-orientation program introduces a community of new multicultural students to campus life.
Studying the surging seaweed that is sargassum
With beaches from Mexico to northern Florida overrun by smelly sargassum, University of Miami researchers are investigating everything from the seaweed’s movement to its chemical composition.
Conspiracy theories envelop Epstein death
The suicide of politically connected multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday morning has fueled a barrage of conspiracy theories.
’Cane Kickoff 2019 is right around the corner
What to expect as the University of Miami welcomes new students.
The executive MBA program that’s gone global
UM is the only school in the U.S. to offer the Global OneMBA Program, a global executive MBA program offered in partnership with renowned business schools around the world.
Searching for the ‘hidden drivers’ of Florida’s rarest plants
University of Miami biologists are growing thousands of rare plants to determine how microbes and fire will influence their health in a changing climate.
Outdoor wireless connectivity gets a boost
University of Miami Information Technology, working with Facilities Operations and Planning, spent the summer improving outdoor wireless coverage and reliability across the Coral Gables campus.
An American master: Her gift to us, our responsibility to her
Toni Morrison, the critically acclaimed novelist, essayist, professor, and first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, died Aug. 6.
New ’Canes move in
Hundreds of new students and their families filled the Watsco Center and residential colleges at the University of Miami as student move-in began.
Taking a chance on new audiences
Drawing on his experience in a re-envisioned ‘Guys and Dolls,’ choreographer Julio Agustin Matos, Jr., shares his insights on attracting more diverse audiences to Broadway’s Golden Age musicals.
The impact of reviving the federal death penalty
University of Miami legal experts in law and sociology weigh in on the Justice Department’s decision to restart executions.
It's On Us is about you
Renu Nargund serves as an ambassador for the It’s On Us initiative at the University of Miami, and was recently named the District 6 advisor, covering seven states and the District of Columbia. She recently attended the IOU national student summit in Ohio.
Disrupting extremist conspiracy theories
As the nation mourns another massacre by an alleged white supremacist, University of Miami researchers hope their team approach will counter those who act on hate.
The power of trees
University of Miami faculty members weigh in on how planting trees can help reverse the effects of climate change.
US and China continue to spar over currency and tariffs
A move by China to devalue its currency disrupted global financial markets on Monday.
Study abroad programs expand in London and Switzerland
Students interested in sport administration and environmental storytelling can now explore their passion for the subject in a new location.
U-LINK’s ‘big reveal’
The teams awarded grants from the UM Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge share their progress while Provost Jeffrey Duerk unveils plans to bring U-LINK to the classroom.
Mosquitoes now a year-round threat to Miami-Dade County
A new study shows that mosquitos in South Florida are making urban neighborhoods a permanent home.
Using data to predict the future
College of Engineering researcher Ramin Moghaddass is developing a model that uses data science to understand complex systems and prevent catastrophic failures.
Is it time for a third party in the US?
Deep polarization between the Democratic and Republican parties has made some voters believe that it is time for a strong third party to emerge.
Think before you swipe
Recent credit card and credit bureau data breaches emphasize the need to protect yourself against cybercriminals.
Nick Buoniconti, co-founder of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, passes away
Following a devastating spinal cord injury to his son, Marc, in 1985, Buoniconti, a longtime UM trustee, became a driving force dedicated to finding a cure to spinal cord injuries.
How do you get up from a chair?
A University of Miami study is comparing equipment that could help the elderly measure muscle power and velocity, and keep their balance when sitting and standing.
Sylvester the new ‘crown jewel’ helping to fight the war on cancer
With the new NCI designation announced Monday, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will continue its dedicated commitment to clinical care, research, and community outreach.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ranked No. 1 again; UHealth ENT jumps to No. 9
This is the 18th time that Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking, while the Department of Otolaryngology moved into the top 10.
Two undergraduate students awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Shwetha Mudalegundi and Danielle Goldwert were selected from more than 5,000 applicants to receive nationally funded support for their research projects at the University of Miami.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center receives prestigious distinction
Sylvester joins a highly select group as one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state of Florida, and one of just 71 across the nation.
A firsthand lesson in parliamentary politics
Students in the School of Communication’s London program learned how the United Kingdom is navigating Brexit as they visited news, public relations and advertising companies in July.
Ocean predators take center stage
University of Miami shark expert Neil Hammerschlag stars in two nail-biting “Shark Week” specials this week on the Discovery Channel.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center earns prestigious National Cancer Institute designation
Sylvester joins a highly select group as one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state of Florida, and one of just 71 across the nation.
Training teachers in Haiti to address mental health
Doctoral student Marisol Meyer spent a week in Haiti working with Rebati Santé Mentale’s Teachers Mental Health Training Program.
What does Prime Minister Boris Johnson mean for Brexit?
Britain’s new populist leader has promised to separate the country from the European Union by Oct. 31.
Students gain valuable research experience
Computer savvy students from colleges around the country spent the summer with science professors across the university to bolster their research capabilities.
Talking Yoda, the Turnover Chain, and the 2019 college football season
A month before his team battles the Florida Gators in Orlando, Miami football head coach Manny Diaz sat down with the president of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce for a fireside-style chat.
Opening pop-up health clinics in Jamaica
After switching careers from film to nursing, School of Nursing and Health Studies student Andrea Leiner goes ‘off the grid’ in Jamaica and strengthens her passion.
Should age be a factor in the race for U.S. president?
With a field of Democratic presidential candidates that includes three septuagenarians, the question is popping up.
Britain’s Brexit man, Boris Johnson, to be next prime minister
The new leader of the Conservative Party has vowed to tackle Brexit and make it happen sooner rather than later.
New study finds offshore aquaculture has low environmental impact
UM Rosenstiel School researchers monitor nutrient footprint from offshore aquaculture.
Puerto Rico se levantó
Daily protests are taking place in Puerto Rico, calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Roselló.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman will spend his life in prison
How will the sentencing of “El Chapo” impact the drug trade out of Mexico? Bruce Bagley, a professor of International Studies and an expert on drug cartels, weighs in.
Raising ‘reasonable suspicions’ about stop-and-frisk policies
By showing how the controversial crime-fighting strategy is unevenly employed in marginalized neighborhoods, graduate student Rachel Lautenschlager hopes to propel law enforcement reforms.
A miserably hot, humid, and potentially fatal weekend looms
Hosmay Lopez, of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami, says heat waves will become increasingly more common, and deadly.
Hidden figure
UM alumna Shirley Hoffman Kilkelly was one of the few women engineers who worked on the Apollo 11 moon mission.
Rocket man
College of Engineering alumnus Frank DeMattia was just 21 years old when he went to work at NASA on the powerful Saturn V rocket.
Healthy dieting tips for the summer
Registered dietitian Stephanie Sanchez shares realistic, healthy ways to get you on track and headed towards your summer weight and fitness goals.
Great Start introduces incoming commuter and transfer students to campus life
The overnight pre-orientation program – now in its 30th year – welcomes newly admitted first-year commuter and transfer students with a weekend of fun.
Armstrong’s small step left giant memories for those who watched
Apollo 11 astronaut’s moonwalk, which took place 50 years ago Saturday, is remembered by members of the UM community.
Using ‘mooncrete’ for building blocks on the moon
A University of Miami College of Engineering researcher is trying to perfect a technique of using lunar soil as a type of concrete to build structures on the moon.
Expanding her portfolio
Through an internship with M. Shanken Communications, rising senior Teddy Willson has contributed to both Wine Spectator and V magazines.
From tragedy to triumph
University of Miami alumna Vanessa Garcia recounts her personal journey writing for the highly acclaimed play, the “Amparo Experience.”
From the Earth to the moon: How did Apollo 11 change us?
University of Miami religious studies professor Catherine Newell weighs in on some of the big questions about the moon landing.
The next giant leap in space exploration
NASA wants to return humans to the moon by 2024. A University of Miami engineering graduate is part of a team that will help get them there.
Studying the biodiversity of the Solomon Islands
Junior Peter Aronson spent three weeks completing an immersive field research course in the South Pacific Ocean.
Ambassadors for interdisciplinary research
New U-LINK Predoctoral Fellowships allow graduate students to tackle interdisciplinary research projects with faculty from two different areas of expertise.
Discovering a calling in Japan
University of Miami student Kayla Crews has always been fascinated with Japan and its culture. Participating in study abroad there made it all real.
Finding inspiration in Cannes
School of Communication senior Leah Brown attended Cannes Lions Festival, one of the largest annual advertising and media gatherings held for the industry.
Assessing California’s Infrastructure
A University of Miami engineering faculty member discusses how California’s infrastructure fared during the recent earthquake.
Campus weather stations provide accurate forecasting
The University of Miami utilizes WeatherSTEM units on campus that continually scan atmospheric conditions to provide important data on weather conditions and much more.
A Hurricanes connection to U.S. women’s soccer
Betsy Stephenson, a senior development director at the University of Miami, is married to the head coach of the U.S. women’s national soccer team.
Is the World Cup a game changer for gender equality?
University of Miami sports scholars weigh in on the social impact of the Women’s World Cup win, celebrated with a ticker-tape parade in New York today.
Invisible threats in the water
UM experts share some ways to avoid water-borne illnesses this summer.
Finding success on Broadway
University of Miami alumnus Joey Barreiro, performing in the touring Broadway hit “A Bronx Tale,” reflects on how his time at the University influenced his artistic career on stage.
This library collection is something special
The University of Miami Libraries Special Collections contains invaluable items. Here's a look at a few of the rare gems.
Deepfake technology has us asking: Is it real or fake?
Deepfake technology used to alter video and other media is becoming more sophisticated. University of Miami experts weigh in on the threat it poses.
Conducting field research in Belize
Doctoral candidate Adrianne Wilson spent two weeks in Belize researching lane snapper populations.
What does the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision mean?
Miami Law’s Frances Hill discusses the recent SCOTUS ruling that could have far-reaching implications for American politics.
A masterclass with Yoshiki
The Japanese rock legend Yoshiki shares his passion for music during a visit to the University of Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music.
Harris considered big winner in second Democratic debate
Patrick E. Waldinger, assistant director of debate and a lecturer in the University of Miami School of Communication, dissects Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate.
How Stonewall shaped the future for LGBTQ rights and other causes
Members of the University of Miami community reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
Miami Law podcast: 'The Cult of the Constitution'
Mary Anne Franks, in a Miami Law podcast, unboxes all the first and second amendment issues with a good-for-the-goose, good-for-the-gander look at the powers that twist the Constitution to drive their agendas.
What did the Democratic debate tell us?
Patrick E. Waldinger, assistant director of debate and a lecturer in the University of Miami School of Communication, provides his analysis of Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate.
Confronting hate in America today
Lessons from the Holocaust Studies Summer Institute is offered annually to Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers by the School of Education and Human Development.
A clinic without walls aims to conquer HIV/AIDS
As the nation observes National HIV Testing Day today, the University of Miami’s street-based, rapid-HIV testing program holds the promise of becoming a model for reaching at-risk communities.
The Democratic presidential debates come to Miami
The first debates of the Democratic presidential primary season will take place over two nights. How will the candidates compete to come out on top?
Researching abortion laws in Chilean archives
Doctoral student Maria del Rosario Concha Mendez is spending the summer researching materials in the National Library in Santiago for her dissertation.
Joining the Peace Corps in Indonesia
Alumna Lauren Crotty reflects on her undergraduate experience and the path that led her to sign up with the Peace Corps.
Seeing Barcelona through his lens
Charles Gonzalez, a junior in the School of Communication, traveled to Barcelona this summer for a photography workshop.
The battle beyond the pitch
The U.S. women’s national soccer team, competing for the World Cup in France, is entrenched in a court fight for equal pay.
Simulating disaster to train humanitarians
In the first course of its kind on a college campus, faculty, staff, and students will learn if they have the right stuff—and skills—to respond to future disasters.
Preserving precious history
University of Miami Libraries is working to establish a University archive of LGBTQ materials.
Mentoring local youngsters on the gridiron
University of Miami football players and coaches mentored area youth at a free football clinic in Homestead.
Could 5G take weather forecasting back to the 1980s?
Some scientists fear that the new fifth generation of wireless networks interferes with critical satellite data needed for accurate storm forecasting.
New study identifies molecular aging ‘midlife crisis’
A new study led by Miller School professor Dr. Claes Wahlestedt observes that key molecular programs known to promote longevity do not last beyond midlife.
Bolivia under Morales
Evo Morales, first elected president of Bolivia in 2005, and could win an unprecedented fourth term in office in October despite concerns over political corruption.
Celebrating Juneteenth
The University of Miami Black Alumni Society is hosting a number of Juneteenth events around the country to honor the momentous day of freedom and significance in the lives of African-Americans.
A 'super' effort to restore reefs in peril
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s Rescue a Reef program teams up with the NFL and others to help build a coral restoration site off Miami.
The Chopin Academy opens the door to music enthusiasts
The Frost Chopin Festival and Academy at the University of Miami provides unparalleled experiences for budding pianists, and the public.
University of Miami alumna Jackie Nespral chosen ‘Best TV News Anchor of 2019’
The Emmy Award-winning journalist, who grew up in Miami and started her career in Spanish language television, receives the honor from the Miami New Times.
Mobilizing ICU survivors with music
Nursing researchers and music therapists test a simple and cost-effective way of motivating critical care patients to exercise their weakened muscles.
Audiobooks continue to rise in popularity
The University of Miami Libraries offer readers multiple ways to access the books, which are popular with commuters and those who like the convenience.
Assessing the impact of the Taylor Energy oil spill
Rosenstiel School researcher Martin Grosell weighs in on how marine life in the Gulf could be affected by the longest continuous oil spill in U.S. history.
Anthony Eudelio Varona named dean of University of Miami School of Law
Varona, an attorney and educator who specializes in administrative law, communications and media law, and sexuality and gender law, will join the University on Aug. 1.
Winners announced in Rosenstiel School's underwater photo contest
More than 600 underwater images were submitted for this year's contest, with awards given in four categories.
International migration specialist honored by the Spanish Crown
University of Miami sociologist Alejandro Portes receives Spain’s highest honor for his life’s work on one of the world’s major societal issues.
Preventing cancer among firefighters
A two-day symposium hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is focused on controlling and preventing the cancers that are killing firefighters.
Learning the art of filmmaking in Japan
San Diego native Talia Mereles is studying motion picture production for three weeks with eight film students as part of a UM faculty-led study abroad program.
Distraction magazine named ‘Magazine of the Year’
The student-run magazine was honored by the annual Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students.
University earns national recognition for support of first-generation students
The University of Miami is recognized for its commitment to improving experiences and outcomes of first-generation students.
Tackling controversial technology face by face
University of Miami researchers are trying to improve how facial recognition software “sees” race and ethnicity.
Journey to Japan
Recent graduate Andrew Simms shares how he discovered his passion with the help of several offices at the University.
Summer exhibitions at the Lowe Art Museum
Two new exhibitions opening on June 20 challenge stereotypes and examine political complexities
Hong Kong: How the demonstrations happened, and what they might portend
Additional protests in Hong Kong over the weekend resulted in an apology from the region’s chief executive, but the proposed extradition bill remains in play.
Is the Julian Assange indictment an assault on freedom of the press?
UM law professor Lili Levi weighs in on the case of the WikiLeaks founder.
Defying the odds to build a brighter future
Haiti’s 2010 earthquake shattered Fedelene Camille’s hip and, she thought, her dreams. Nearly a decade later, the rising senior reflects on the opportunities that led her to the University of Miami.
Expanding the University of Miami’s connective network
The University of Miami opens a regional office in Mexico City; showcases research in Mexico at prestigious El Colegio Nacional conference.
How El Niño could affect the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season
The climate phenomenon, which impacts weather patterns around the world, is known to suppress tropical storm development.
Wilkins appointed University of Miami School of Communication dean
The University announced the appointment of Karin Gwinn Wilkins as the new dean of the School of Communication.
Looking for summer reading?
Three University of Miami professors recommend their favorites books to enjoy during the summer months ahead.
Hurricane-ready responders
The School of Nursing and Health Studies is preparing undergraduates to be front-line first responders after hurricanes and other disasters.
Surveying the ‘Worlds of Journalism’ in Latin America and the Caribbean
Academics met at the University of Miami to plan the next phase of a study looking at how journalists in the region view their profession and the challenges they face.
The historians of Westeros
Former University of Miami student Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and his wife Linda Antonsson discuss their journey related to the popular HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” which began on campus.
LAND for Affordable Housing
Researchers at the University of Miami are using big data to identify affordable housing opportunities for residents of Miami-Dade County.
The second time around
From office furniture to electronics to kitchen items, the University of Miami sells surplus property at heavily discounted prices. Get details here, and find out more about the University’s initiative to recycle items for reuse.
eMerge Americas Revisted: Zebrafish for therapies
Researchers at the University of Miami are studying zebrafish to understand human genetics and identify treatment strategies for a wide spectrum of diseases and conditions, such as hearing loss, peripheral neuropathy, and autism.
University forms new center to battle Miami's HIV epidemic
Behavioral scientists establish a new mental health research center at the University of Miami to halt Miami's AIDS epidemic.
eMerge Americas Revisited: Building superior weather forecasting models
Researchers at the University of Miami are transforming weather forecasts by creating a seasonal forecasting model that brings together multiple prediction models to produce more reliable forecasts.
eMerge Americas Revisited: Organ on a chip
Imagine simulating diabetes, lung cancer, or heart disease on a device no larger than a credit card.
The politics of the abortion issue
Alabama’s new abortion law puts the issue of women’s rights in the spotlight for the upcoming 2020 elections.
eMerge Americas Revisited: 3D Anatomage Table
The University of Miami is shaping the future of education by using innovative approaches that drive student success through engaged learning.
The 2019 ’Canes Film Showcase will highlight student work
Six short films created by University of Miami film students will be screened in Los Angeles this week.
Understanding journalists and what they do
Researchers from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, will share information on the challenges journalists face and their contributions to society.
Singing in harmony to the top
Two University of Miami a cappella groups, Tufaan and BisCaydence, celebrated big wins in different competitions.
The new onslaught on Roe v. Wade
After Alabama’s governor signed into law the most-stringent anti-abortion bill in the nation, UM experts in law and gender and sexuality studies discuss its repercussions and what’s to come.
Tensions rise with tariff hikes
University of Miami faculty members weigh in on the continuing trade war between the United States and China.
Graduate students win prestigious fellowships
Three students in the College of Arts and Sciences have been recognized with National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
Baseball’s new skipper charts a winning course
Gino DiMare, who took the reins as head coach last summer, has skippered a major turnaround in the program, which now sits poised to play in the NCAA tournament for the first time in two years.
Working for his passion of music
The University of Miami Alumni Association launched its new program, “Meet the CEO,” in NYC Monday featuring music industry executive and alumnus Lyor Cohen.
Global ambassadors promote global learning to peers
Undergraduate students who are part of the Global Ambassadors program draw on their experience to urge fellow students to participate in study abroad.
Placement of Florida foster children mapped
Robert Latham with the School of Law used data available through Florida's public records law to track the whereabouts of foster children since 2002.
Graduates take their next step in style
For graduates, commencement ceremonies are not only a symbol of new beginnings, but an opportunity to set themselves apart through fashion.
Poem by Richard Blanco
Poet and essayist Richard Blanco inspires graduates at the May 10 Commencement ceremony with a poem written just for them, Teach Us, Then. Read the poem below the video.
Commencement 2019: ‘Teach us, Then’
Thousands of University of Miami students crossed the stage at the Watsco Center Friday in three Commencement ceremonies, during which speakers told them to seek success, facilitate positive change, and teach the rest of us along the way.
An empowering rite of passage
Senior Mwambo, an annual pre-commencement celebration honors black and brown students for their academic and civic achievements.
Graduate students eye future success
Commencement speaker Drew Gilpin Faust, former president of Harvard, told University of Miami graduate students that their culturally rich community has uniquely prepared them to help the world and succeed.
A space to meet and collaborate
African Students Union, Caribbean Students Association and Planet Kreyol were recently allocated a shared office in the Shalala Student Center’s Student Organization suite, opening boundless opportunities for collaboration and dialogue.
As Mother’s Day approaches, a mother-daughter bond grows
Alina Hudak, the deputy mayor of Miami-Dade County, will be the alumni speaker during her daughter’s commencement ceremony on Friday.
Miami Law Women president will deliver student speech at Spring 2019 Commencement
Sanjana Palla – who speaks five languages – is graduating from the University of Miami School of Law with a concentration in the business of innovation, law, and technology.
Celebrating graduating students with pride
The fifth annual Lavender Celebration recognizes the accomplishments of graduating LGBTQ+ students and the safe and inclusive spaces they helped create.
University of Miami and Miami Dade College team up for student success
Students who earn an associate’s degree from the Miami Dade Honors College and meet transfer requirements for the University of Miami will be guaranteed acceptance and merit-based financial support.
Placing the spotlight on historical archives
The Cuban Heritage Collection is hosting a panel of distinguished experts to explore the importance of art in a scholarly archive.
Special Report: 2019 Commencement
Commencement ceremonies will take place at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus over three days, on May 9 to May 11, with new graduates participating in seven events.
Finding his groove at the piano—and on the financial stage
From music to money, Joseph Chica renews his life’s passion and finds a new one at the University of Miami.
Met Gala Monday
University of Miami staff and students weigh in on what to expect on the red carpet at the 71st Annual Met Gala in New York City.
Juan siblings’ graduation continues a family tradition
With newly minted University of Miami degrees, three brothers and a sister—all from Spain—solidify a family pact.
Miami’s craft breweries
Senior David Lanster, a research scholar at UM Libraries, gathered information on the history of breweries in Miami for a special collection.
Hilarie Bass named chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees
David Epstein and William Morrison are installed as vice chairs of the BOT; Leah Colucci elected student trustee.
Graduating student ‘Drake-ful’ for opportunities
Destiny James recounts the life-changing challenges and obstacles she climbed to find her vocation at the University of Miami.
Stepping into the past through new technology
Students in a new spring class got a chance to learn virtual and printed 3D technology while also investigating a relic from ancient Greece or Rome.
Sophomore throws first pitch at Miami Marlins game
Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar Miles Pendleton excels on and off campus.
Plotting the future through data
The University of Miami is focused on using data science to drive its students and research to new heights.
Student innovations take center stage at eMerge Americas
University of Miami engineering students were among those who showcased their design projects at the inaugural Florida Intercollegiate Competition in Technological Innovation.
eMerge Americas: Sights and sounds through video
The two-day technology conference focuses on start-ups, innovation, and networking.
Technology on parade at eMerge Americas
The University of Miami showcases its tech projects and groundbreaking research at the annual technology conference.
Overcoming obstacles to succeed
As political unrest continues in Venezuela, several University of Miami students from the South American country received financial grants to help them graduate.
Mueller report update
UM law professor Frances Hill provides insight on some of the redacted report’s key contents.
Advice for the ages
Seven luminaries from fields as diverse as medicine and poetry will share their wisdom with the Class of 2019 in May commencement exercises.
eMerge Americas in action
Connect with the University of Miami during eMerge Americas, which takes place today and Tuesday at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Stepping into the Magicverse
Architecture students used Magic Leap’s spatial computing technology to envision what the future holds on campus and in their careers.
A full slate of Democratic candidates for president
Gregory Koger, professor of political science, provides some insight on what it means to have Joe Biden join the fray.
Noteworthy trove
Trustee Alfred Camner and his family make a second donation of rare musical scores to the University.
Five things to know about the NFL draft
The 2019 NFL draft begins tonight from Nashville, Tennessee, and continues through Saturday with seven rounds of picks.
Lakeside Village reaches the top
The final concrete slabs for the 25 interconnected buildings of the newly named Lakeside Village are complete, marking a key milestone in the construction.
The power of books
A former UM professor started a company dedicated to publishing books on African-American culture, helping to give students access to their history.
Transforming historic sugar mills in the Dominican Republic
A group of School of Architecture students visited the Caribbean nation to learn about the historic sugar mill ruins, as well as the history and culture of Santo Domingo.
First graduate program merging climate and health to launch
Faculty with the Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will teach the interdisciplinary course.
A decade of visionary leadership
Patricia “Trish” White, dean of the School of Law, is stepping down at the end of the academic year.
Embracing Earth Day
At the annual Hug the Lake, sustainability manager Teddy Lhoutellier was honored for improving the environment, reducing waste, and inspiring others to join the University’s sustainability efforts.
Music of the Plants
Alumna Yvette Soler, better known as Tigrilla Gardenia, connects her music engineering background with plants to create the 'perfect musical instrument.'
Preserving treasured items
Preservation Week, from April 21 to April 27, is focused on highlighting the importance of learning how to protect documents, books and other heirlooms.
Experience eMerge Americas
There are numerous ways to connect with the University of Miami during the two-day tech conference on Miami Beach.
Notre Dame fire a ‘lesson in fragility’
A symbol of both French heritage and Catholicism, Paris’ 850-year-old gothic cathedral was gutted by a devastating fire that raged for hours, destroying its vaulted wooden roof and iconic spire.
Celebration of Involvement recognizes service and leadership
The Division of Student Affairs hosted a reception to present campus-wide awards and scholarships to students and staff who have exemplified excellence.
Celebrating Earth Day
The University of Miami celebrates Earth Day with a host of activities at or near the Lakeside Patio.
Phi Beta Kappa initiates new members
The nation’s oldest and most-widely known academic honor society inducted 45 students from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ken Jeong tells students, ‘make the most of it and make it your own’
For the second installment of its “What Matters to U” lecture series, Student Government invited actor, comedian, and physician Ken Jeong to the University of Miami to discuss his atypical career path.
Inside the making of ‘Game of Thrones’
There is at least one member of House Hurricane in the Seven Kingdoms: alumnus David Nutter, who shares some of his experience working as a director for “Game of Thrones” during its eight-season run on HBO. No spoilers.
Peer educators named region's most outstanding group
The William W. Sandler Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education's peer educator team was recognized by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for its significant contributions to the UM community.
Teammates for life
When Gerard Daphnis needed a new kidney, his former UM football teammate stepped up to the plate, strengthening the bond between the two.
Is there a role for morality in science?
An upcoming symposium will explore how professionals in the science field can integrate moral questions into their research.
On the path to being a ‘smart city’
The University of Miami and the City of Coral Gables are hosting a competition aimed at helping the city be smarter, more sustainable, and more efficient.
Student employees honored
To mark student employment week, the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment on Tuesday honored student employees at the 2019 Student Employment Award Ceremony at the Shalala Student Center.
The importance of the humanities
Students and faculty are set to showcase humanities research and inform the University community in understanding what research in the humanities entails.
Pivotal faculty making a positive impact
The University of Miami Faculty Senate honored faculty game-changers for their outstanding service, teaching, and scholarship at a special ceremony Monday.
Frost School welcomes ‘tour de force’ Gerard Schwarz
The internationally acclaimed conductor, composer, recording artist, and educator will conduct the Frost Symphony Orchestra and nurture the great artistic leaders of the future.
Parkinson’s patients turn to yoga and meditation
A new study conducted by the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences is showing improvements in balance and mobility for Parkinson’s patients.
Gerrymandering: Carving up the districts
Frances Hill, professor in the University of Miami School of Law, weighs in on the gerrymandering issue currently being looked at by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hepatitis A on the rise in Florida
After a contagious viral infection of the liver, hepatitis A is spread through people-to-people contact or through contaminated food or water.
Inspiring creativity and innovation in the nation’s capital
An academic festival featuring projects from schools belonging to the Atlantic Coast Conference was held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
A new Miami-Spain connection
The University of Miami signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Universidad de Oviedo.
The end of the Electoral College?
A growing number of presidential hopefuls are calling for the removal of the Electoral College as the 2020 election approaches.
It’s all about the U
The “One Day, One U” digital Giving Day hopes to raise more than $500,000 to support programs and other initiatives at the University of Miami.
Upgrades coming to intramural fields
The Herbert Wellness Center is preparing to upgrade its intramural fields to enhance the on-field experience for its members and the campus community.
Noted Jewish writer donates collection of books and manuscripts
Thane Rosenbaum, a Miami Law alumnus who grew up in Miami Beach, will speak at the Kislak Center about his works and legacy as the son of Holocaust survivors.
An 'ACCelerated' look at research and innovation
During the ACC’s second festival at the Smithsonian, UM faculty and students will take visitors on a spacewalk and tours of the Everglades and a neonatal intensive care unit.
High school and architecture students collaborate on culture
As part of U-Serve 2019, the students will create an installation for the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City.
Focus on dolphin rehabilitation and research
A one-of-a-kind course lets Rosenstiel students spend time with bottlenose dolphins at a rescue and rehabilitation facility in Key Largo.
A crash course in space junk
Space debris piling up in orbit above our planet sparks debate on how to solve an issue that is nearly invisible to us on Earth.
Growing innovative ventures across the hemisphere
University of Miami, eMerge Americas, and partner universities are teaming up to feature entrepreneurial talent at eMerge’s Global Startup Showcase.
The hour belonged to the Frost School
The Frost School of Music’s Band of the Hour thrilled concertgoers at Saturday’s Ultra Music Festival.
Forum showcases undergraduate research
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach presents its annual celebration to promote innovation.
With the Mueller probe now over, what happens next?
UM Law’s Frances Hill answers key questions about the special counsel’s investigation and the attorney general’s letter summarizing its findings.
Student media outlets receive national distinctions
UMTV’s SportsDesk secured its first College Television Award, while Ibis yearbook and Distraction magazine brought home six awards from two national conferences.
Leading a conversation to fuel change in Florida
University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Professor of Practice Xavier Cortada named to the Miami Herald’s panel of top 50 influencers in Florida.
Drawing on her strengths to support others
Graduate student Hilary Yip blended her knowledge of martial arts with her background in music therapy to help boys on the autism spectrum improve their coordination and confidence.
Opportunity to engage at symposium
Senior Manvi Seth provides an inside look at the Whitely Women’s Leadership Symposium, a conference focused on positive change through leadership, community, and wellness.
Two Miami Law alums appointed to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court
“Both will serve with integrity,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said of the two appointees at a midday press conference on the UM campus.
A night of rhythm, song, and achievement
Gloria and Emilio Estefan received a special award from the Library of Congress in a Washington, D.C. event taped for a PBS television show that will air in May.
Managing mental health after traumatic events
As a community struggling to heal suffers additional tragedies, College of Arts and Sciences associate professor Amanda Jensen-Doss discusses mental health as related to trauma.
'A match made in music heaven'
Maria Schneider, a celebrated composer and trailblazing music advocate, has been appointed artistic director of the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute.
Nominations open for the Roberta “Bosey” Fulbright Foote Prize
Established in 2017, the prize recognizes a member of the University community who has made a meaningful contribution to the beauty of campus.
Black Lives: A truly American concert
With an aim to build understanding through music, Frost School of Music faculty, alumni, and students share the stage in solidarity.
The mathematics of bracketology
Mathematical and statistical methods used in an attempt to fill out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket are actually employed in fields like business, government, and medicine.
The current state of retail
As more shoppers turn to online retail, let’s analyze the future of brick-and-mortar storefronts.
A trip abroad opens new career paths
The School of Nursing and Health Studies’ global research training program for minority students is helping diversify the health sciences workforce.
Standing in solidarity
The University of Miami community gathered to remember the victims of the deadly New Zealand mosque attacks.
LCME awards full accreditation to Miller School of Medicine
Culminating "an awesome, institution-wide effort," the Miller School of Medicine is celebrating a new, eight-year cycle of full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
Law school’s Immigration Clinic files suit in support of activist
Activist Claudio Rojas was featured in a documentary film, “The Infiltrators,” which is critical of ICE detention policies.
Researching the Caribbean
Associate professors William Pestle and Kathleen Sullivan Sealey traveled with students over spring break to Puerto Rico and the Bahamas on research trips that delve into the effects of climate change.
Prayer service for New Zealand victims
Muslim Students of the University of Miami will hold a prayer service at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Lakeside Patio in remembrance of the victims of the mass shooting that took place last week in New Zealand.
Who are you at the U?
The theme of the 48th annual Women’s Commission Breakfast keynote address, delivered by Dean Laura Kohn-Wood, was “Intersectionality,” promoting a message of social identity awareness and inclusivity across campus.
Delivering health care in Ecuador
Sophomore Aloki Patel, a double major in Biology and Criminology in the pre-med track, spent spring break volunteering and learning about the local population in Tena, Ecuador.
On home turf, Shalala stays focused on policy
Returning to campus, former UM President Donna E. Shalala discussed the “irrational decision” that added a new title to her impressive resume: congresswoman.
A spring break like no other
More than 40 University of Miami students spent last week in a half dozen U.S. communities learning about social issues and helping others as part of the Alternative Breaks program.
Graduate student conference provides opportunity for learning and dialogue
Students from UM, FIU, and FAU will have their graduate dissertations and projects reviewed by peers and scholars during the Tri-University Graduate Student Conference, which will be held March 23 at the Shalala Student Center.
New York City audition redux
Watch a video about the annual Senior Showcase involving students in the Theatre Arts Program.
All of Us initiative helping to personalize medicine
Become one in a million. Join the All of Us research program.
Marijuana as medicine
With Florida lifting the ban on smokable medical marijuana, the nursing school’s Denise Vidot answers questions about the drug and what it’s used for.
Taking in the sights, sounds, and entertainment of Basel
Three School of Architecture students recount their first day in Switzerland, and some of the architectural wonders—and fun—they experienced.
How do tornadoes and hurricanes compare?
In the aftermath of the powerful tornado that devastated a rural Alabama community, a UM storm expert sheds light on the destructive nature of tornadoes and details how they differ from hurricanes.
From Miami to Colombia
Students share ‘Wow, look at that!’ moments in Colombia and learn about the country’s history and future challenges.
Ready for the bright lights of Broadway
Senior University of Miami Theatre Arts students traveled to New York City over spring break in hopes of making their dreams a reality.
Spring break provides opportunities on campus, too
With a majority of students and faculty away during spring break, Facilities Operations and Planning uses the time to work on numerous projects around campus.
Ocean Awareness Week on campus
A number of events are scheduled from March 18 to 24 to mark Ocean Awareness Week on the University of Miami campus.
Solving Miami-Dade’s affordable housing shortage with LAND
A new tool developed by the University of Miami with support from Citi Community Development has identified thousands of vacant parcels of public land that could be used for affordable housing.
Behind the curtain of art curation
University of Miami students studying art and art history got an exclusive look into New York City’s bustling art industry.
New director named for University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Magda Vergara plans to bring new clients to the institute and increase its presence in the community.
Couples’ therapy, digitized
College of Arts and Sciences researcher Brian Doss helps low-income couples through relationship issues, online.
What’s happening on campus during spring break
Can you still get a good meal on campus? Take a shuttle? Check out all you need to know.
The emotional impact of dealing with deadly tornadoes
A University of Miami psychologist explains what victims of Sunday’s destructive tornadoes in the South are up against and how they can cope.
Building a healthy community
A University of Miami alumna is playing a leading role in Miami-Dade County to ensure public health.
University of Miami earns high marks, receives reaffirmation of accreditation
SACSCOC accreditation signifies that the University maintains a mission that is appropriate to higher education and has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, among other objectives.
In search of hidden worlds
Every other Sunday evening, the Foote University Green is transformed into a makeshift observatory by a dedicated group of students. They are the Astronomy Club.
A mission for Mars
Aerospace engineer Victoria Coverstone is devising a way to protect astronauts from harmful radiation on the Red Planet.
University to begin construction on new student services building
The three-story, 30,000-square-foot facility will transform how students access vital campus services.
Want to learn how to make Cuban cafecito?
UM’s Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos will teach you how during “Week of Cuban Culture,” through March 8.
Highlighting inquiry at the U
The first annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium on March 7 will allow more than 60 presenters to share their projects with the UM community.
THINK program teaches students how to eat healthy and exercise
March is National Nutrition Month, and seventh graders at Henry S. West Laboratory School are learning all about nutrition and kinesiology from UM’s School of Education and Human Development.
The art of advancing America’s orchestras
Mark Volpe, CEO of the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra, spoke with Frost School of Music students about the business of America’s orchestras.
UM students perform at the Miami Heat Black History Month Challenge
Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council participated in the 10th annual game-show style competition at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Is it journalism or blackmail?
Miami Law’s Mary Anne Franks looks at the ongoing saga between Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer.
UHealth to open medical center in North Miami
Modeled after the Lennar Foundation Medical Center, the new facility will be located at SoLé Mia, the mixed-use development in North Miami.
Inside UM’s comprehensive Zika Response Team
Miller School pediatric team monitors Zika-exposed infants for developmental delays.
Making connections across the globe
UM senior Breana Ross was awarded the 2018 Global Citizen Award from a national study abroad company.
Parkland nonprofits presented campaigns from UM students
Four nonprofits founded after last year's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas were this year's clients for the School of Communication's 25-hour PhilADthropy event.
Vaccine validation
The conversation around the decision to vaccinate children becomes a pressing issue as the amount of outbreaks of illness grow in the U.S.
'Sweetest of all sounds'
The father of a theatre arts student who died in an airboat accident presented a lecture to students on the benefits of singing.
Honoring the founding women of the Cuban Heritage Collection
Without their foresight and love of homeland, the collection—the largest repository of Cuban documents outside of the island—might not exist.
A closer look at New York Times v. Sullivan
In the wake of Justice Thomas’s jaw-dropping statement, UM media law experts weigh in on the landmark 1964 ruling.
Critic vs. Director
Which film will win Best Picture? Who will be Best Actor? We asked the experts.
Examining the cause of demonstrations in Haiti
Political unrest has swept through Haiti recently, spurred on by escalating prices and alleged political corruption.
‘Who isn’t impacted by social media?’
Prominent music scholar Kyra Gaunt will deliver a talk Friday about her research into the racial oppression and sexploitation of black girls in online videos.
Furthering diversity efforts at the U
Students are invited to participate in the second annual Students of Color Symposium this weekend, featuring a keynote presentation from #girlboss Sharon Bui.
Supporting the leaders of tomorrow
At an annual luncheon, University of Miami scholarship recipients connect with the donors who help make their educational aspirations a reality.
Okay to go green
From eliminating waste to reusable containers, there are simple steps you can take to make UM more sustainable.
Providing help during a challenging crisis
UM public health experts try to help tackle Venezuela’s ongoing health care crisis.
A ‘School for Lies’—and talent
The Ring Theatre’s contemporary reworking of Molière’s “The Misanthrope” showcases the skills of UM’s young performers and veteran costume designers.
Analyzing President Trump’s national emergency declaration
Miami Law’s Frances Hill answers key questions about the National Emergencies Act.
Closing the kindergarten readiness gap
Researcher Rebecca Bulotsky Shearer is leading a study aimed at increasing the number of kids who are ready to enter kindergarten classrooms.
An iconic newswoman in Miami
UM alumna Alina Mayo Azze, who has covered a myriad of topics during her 37-year career, has been a steadfast voice for the community.
Research-based techniques can lead to smiles
Happiness and well-being scholar Tal Ben-Shahar is UM’s newest Distinguished Presidential Scholar.
LGBTQ human rights in the hemisphere
The University of Miami will host the first symposium to explore LGBTQ human rights across the Americas, which will be held Sunday and Monday.
Assessing sunscreen ban in Key West
UM experts react to a new ban that prohibits people in Key West from using certain types of sunscreens that carry two chemicals believed to be harmful to coral reefs.
The fish whisperer
A matchmaker extraordinaire, Ricardo Cepeda, the manager of the UM Zebrafish Facility, is passionate about aquatic romance.
Love and legacy at the U
The Shelley family shares their story of four generations at the University of Miami.
A bark above
Mark Rowlands, a University of Miami professor who adopted and raised a wolf-dog cub, observed the special bonds between people and animals in an international bestselling memoir.
Coming home from the Grammys
Frost School associate professor John Daversa returns to the University of Miami fresh off his unforgettable Grammy-winning night.
Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building named ‘Building of the Year’
The contest was sponsored by World-Architects, a prestigious industry network of architects and builders.
Dominoes with the Dean
Ryan C. Holmes shares his rich history with the game of dominoes, how it helped empower him, and his hopes of creating a welcoming environment in some friendly competition with UM students.
Capturing attention through inquiry
Architecture student Konstantina Kritharidou’s design for a movable observatory that would sit atop a Patagonian glacier earned her the top spot in the Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis Competition.
‘What matters to U,’ Bill Nye?
The renowned scientist and TV personality addressed students in an inaugural discussion series presented by Student Government.
What’s ahead for UM’s School of Education and Human Development
Transformation is at the core of Dean Laura Kohn-Wood’s vision for the School.
Signing on as a future leader at UM
Members of the Freshman Leadership Council say the program gives them a chance to grow, build relationships, and make an impact during their time at UM.
Beneath the Thwaites Glacier
NASA researchers have discovered a massive void inside one of the world’s most important glaciers.
Hollywood duo entertain questions from UM students
Following an advance screening of “Alita: Battle Angel,” film producer Jon Landau and director Robert Rodriguez engage with UM students.
See-through fish aid scientists in autism-related breakthrough
A study by University of Miami biologists may help unravel the reasons for “tummy troubles.”
Taking it to heart
Alumnus and longtime employee Jesse Marks tells his personal story to raise awareness about heart disease, and to encourage others to keep themselves heart healthy.
And justice for all
Renowned equal justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson is awarded an honorary degree for his work as "a true champion of human rights."
Looking for Texas Tea in the River of Grass
UM experts weigh in on the impacts of drilling for oil in the Everglades.
Grammy trifecta
Trumpeter John Daversa wins three Grammy Awards for his American Dreamers album, and Dafnis Prieto takes the prize for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Hope on the horizon
Gene therapy paves way for a potential cure to sickle cell disease.
What's in store for the State of the Union?
Political science professor Gregory Koger shares his views on the history of the State of the Union address, and what President Donald Trump may touch upon.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen returns to the classroom
A UM Distinguished Presidential Fellow, the former congresswoman is co-teaching a political science class with her husband.
‘Till victory is won’
UM alumnus is on a crusade to get the black national anthem played at more NBA and college games in February.
Can you hear me now?
Scholars from diverse disciplines who were awarded U-LINK grants gather to learn how to communicate effectively.
Fostering greater acceptance at the U
The first of its kind, the Appignani Foundation Chair for the Study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics encourages tolerance and scholarship about secularism.
A new space at the center of campus
The Office of Academic Enhancement is moving to a new office in the Ashe Administration Building.
Pitching their passions
Ten graduate students will vie for audience praise as they present an abridged version of their dissertation projects.
What makes them sweat?
Watch members of Student Government interview administrators while eating increasingly spicy chicken wings in a new video series called, “Hot Seat.”
The commercial 'buzz' behind the big game
Advertisers shell out millions for airtime during the Super Bowl, but is the investment worth it? UM experts weigh in on that and other aspects of Super Bowl commercials.
Career advice on demand
More students are taking advantage of career advising available at the Toppel Career Center without a wait.
University of Miami alumna tapped as finalist for 'Teacher of the Year'
Hope Grant, an educator in the vocational education category, has left an impression on many students during her 33-year career.
The Hoodie Project: Symbol of assumptions
Social Justice Week 2019 begins with an art installation by associate professor Billie Grace Lynn that challenges assumptions made of black men wearing hoodies.
Searching for a cleaner way to mimic Mother Nature
University of Miami chemists are exploring ways to improve the century-old process for manufacturing agricultural fertilizers.
Transformational gift names dermatology department
The University of Miami announces the naming of the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine.
Battling the stress of Hurricane Maria
A University of Miami study determined that Hurricane Maria survivors in Central and South Florida experienced higher levels of mental stress than those who remained on the island.
The Colombian peace process under duress
A recent car bombing at a police academy in Bogota signals a resurgence of guerrilla violence in a country struggling to establish peace.
Social Justice Week aims to engage campus community
Student organizations and campus departments band together to deliver initiatives aimed at bringing awareness to the different social issues impacting the university and greater community.
Gloria Estefan shares the rhythm to success
Women Leaders of the Americas forum, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, features the singer, songwriter and successful businesswoman.
Watching what’s next in Venezuela
Across campus and South Florida, people are keeping a close, hopeful eye on the growing political maneuvering and turmoil in the oil-rich nation.
Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building nominated for ‘Building of the Year’
Public voting will determine the winner of the contest sponsored by World-Architects, a prestigious industry network of architects and builders.
New year, new technology. What it means for students
Find all the news about information technology updates and tips—just for students.
Equal Justice Initiative founder to speak at UM
Bryan Stevenson, an acclaimed public interest lawyer, will address students and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
An appetite for language and travel
Hurricanes can apply for a host of scholarships and fellowships this spring that can take them around the world.
Immersed in issues that matter
The annual Tunnel of Oppression sensory exhibition showcases social justice issues in ways that challenge perceptions and ideas.
Polar vortex unleashes bitter cold
A large area of low pressure and arctic air swirling above the North Pole fractured and split into three pieces.
What does the SCOTUS ruling on the transgender military ban mean?
UM law and political science professors weigh in.
Building a smarter city
The University of Miami brings together leaders in academia, professional practice, and industry to examine cities of the future.
A dark day for universal health coverage
On Dec. 14, 2018 universal health care programs in both the United States and Mexico were dealt significant blows to their future and impact.
Two UMTV shows nominated for College Television Awards
For the first time in more than 15 years, two of UMTV’s weekly shows were nominated for the Television Academy Foundation 39th College Television Awards.
Miami Transplant Institute receives recognition
Miami Transplant Institute performed 681 transplants during 2018, setting a new national record in kidney transplantation.
Frost music masters unravel musical conundrums
Jazz aficionados launch new video series by sharing invaluable performance techniques.
New director of LGBTQ Student Center joins UM
Gisela Vega, the former associate director of LGBTQA Initiatives at Florida International University, joins the Hurricanes family with plans to enhance programming.
Official University app gets a new look
With new “personas” allowing for a more personalized mobile experience, the redesigned University of Miami mobile app provides quick access to campus news, information, and resources.
New U-LINK awards support innovative ideas for tough problems
Teams of scholars will use U-LINK grants to examine ways to reduce opportunity gaps and biases in multiple realms and improve brain injury treatments and coastal protections.
CHC presents Emilia, a documentary about the woman who sewed the first Cuban flag
The film launches the 2019 film series for the UM Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection.
Spring into the new semester
Here’s a go-to list of dates you should keep an eye on throughout the semester, along with some tidbits of news that happened over the break.
UM Hillel receives ‘Outstanding Campus’ award
For more than 77 years, UM Hillel has provided a vibrant and diverse “home-away-from-home” that is focused on the many facets of Jewish life on campus and beyond.
What does the spike in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions mean?
University of Miami experts weigh in on the largest increase in carbon emissions in eight years.
Delving into community health and HIV in Brazil
In a landmark study, a UM researcher determined that community involvement, coupled with federal funding, improved health outcomes in most municipalities in Brazil.
Speakers for Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series announced
The Miami Business School is bringing business leaders to campus to share experiences and insights with the UM community.
University of Miami unveils plans for new on-campus residential village
Centennial Village, which will reimagine student housing on the Coral Gables campus, will replace the Stanford and Hecht Residential Colleges with four new residential colleges.
Maestro on a mission
The Frost School’s John Daversa garners three Grammy nominations and makes a powerful statement about immigrants with “American Dreamers.”
Does seismic blasting harm marine life?
UM experts weigh in on the effects of air gun blasting during oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean.
Diaz takes the helm
Before his family and friends and a throng of media cameras, Miami native Manny Diaz on Wednesday was officially introduced as the football program’s 25th head coach during a packed news conference at the Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami.
Searching for the lost ships of Cortés
The discovery of a centuries-old anchor may help a UM researcher find the fleet the Spanish conquistador scuttled before conquering Mexico.
Cardiac surgeon brings the ‘Miami Method’ to UHealth
Dr. Joseph Lamelas, a renowned expert in various forms of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, joins the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth.
If you like your weather forecast, thank . . . an oceanographer!
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s 2019 Sea Secrets lecture series will feature five free talks by distinguished underwater explorers, researchers, administrators, and swashbucklers.
Remembering UM trustee emeritus Robert Strauss
Passionate about the University of Miami, he served as a trustee for 27 years, beginning in 1991.
Calais Campbell wins NFL Bart Starr Award
Former Miami Hurricanes defensive end recognized by the NFL for work off the field.
Who says it never snows in Miami?
Happy holidays and enjoy.
2018: The year in review
Here’s a look back at the biggest stories at the U over the past year.
Miller School holds health fair in Liberty City
Local residents show up for free health screenings and other services during a community service event, part of the DOCS program.
Maternal inspiration
UM employee Maria Otero founded a charity to make supply bags for disadvantaged new mothers.
Using architecture to address global issues
Students in a School of Architecture design studio addressed some of Miami’s most intractable problems through the built environment.
UM law students file before European Court of Human Rights
Miami Law's Human Rights Clinic is intervening in a case focused on the issue of accountability for gender-based violence by law enforcement.
How to beat the holiday blues
Feelings of depression and anxiety rise during the holidays, but there’s plenty you can do to keep up your spirits and avoid sabotaging your health and well-being while enjoying time off with family and friends, or quiet time alone.
The freedom to choose multiple paths
The Foote Fellows Honors Program offers students added flexibility to pursue multiple academic interests.
'Find your career sweet spot'
Commencement speakers share gems of insight and wisdom as more than 1,000 UM students graduate in two ceremonies.
UM doctors unveil details of U.S. Embassy staff ailments
During a news conference Wednesday, a UM medical team talked about the clinical findings after examining personnel living at the embassy in Havana.
Commencement: What you need to know
Your one-stop shop for University of Miami fall commencement information.
Get to know some of our graduates
The University of Miami will welcome more than 1,000 new graduates into the UM alumni family during two ceremonies taking place on Dec. 13 at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.
Findings from Havana embassy phenomenon
A UM medical team has released the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 personnel living in the U.S. Embassy in Havana.
Fueling momentum for a cause
UM public relations students unveiled their plans to reposition March for Our Lives to attract college students and spread their message in 2019.
Does Brexit have a future?
The answer to that question may impact what happens to the European Union.
No debate: Members of this team are champions
Most UM Debate Team members devote 10 to 15 hours of preparation for each tournament.
Telling the story of discovery
National Geographic connects with the University of Miami to empower the next generation of storytellers.
Opera-tunity at the Frost School
Following national recognition for its French production of Cinderella, the Frost Opera Theater is delving into classical musical theater with “The Light in the Piazza.”
A University of Miami guide to Art Basel
Several UM art students are getting real-world exposure during a highly anticipated – and attended – week of art.
Popularity of UM Libraries on the rise
Over the past several years, more and more students are using UM Libraries as a study place, a meeting place, and more.
Hurricanes get into the holiday spirit
A record number of gifts have been collected across UM campuses to benefit children and seniors in the South Florida community.
Miami Business School hosts first World Leaders Lecture
Former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak, who previously served as minister of the interior and minister of foreign affairs, kicks off the lecture series Monday evening.
Study break tips for students
With finals around the corner, the Division of Student Affairs and the Counseling Center offer tips and resources available to students to help reduce stress.
Assessing the legacy of George H.W. Bush
Former UM students and current faculty members recall the 41st president’s visit to campus and his political impact.
Commencement speakers tap the magic of human talent and the sea
The University of Miami's fall commencement speakers are visionaries in their respective fields.
An enchanting evening of music and merriment for a good cause
More than 400 guests attended the annual Winter Wonderful Frost Holiday Dinner, which benefits the award-winning Donna E. Shalala MusicReach community outreach program.
What is fake news?
School of Communication faculty discuss whether consumers can learn how to discern the “wheat from the chaff” in their news consumption.
The Essential Economist
Richard Weisskoff, professor and chair of the University of Miami Department of International Studies, recently received the prestigious George A. Fulton Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Economic and Demographic Analysis.
Introducing a Game-Changing Global Partnership
Applying the use of different realities
Across the campuses at the University of Miami, students, faculty, and staff are experimenting with the use of differing realities in teaching and education.
Leadership UMiami program explores complex issues
Program gives students the opportunity to uncover what democracy means and how to get to the root of community issues.
The ‘best prospect’ for ensuring success in demanding roles
A new UM study finds that mindfulness training can improve cognitive performance in U.S. Special Operations Forces.
An immigration policy steeped in chaos
Representatives from the University's School of Law legal clinics and UM's Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas explore the spiraling complications of immigration law and policy.
Innovative architecture facility facilitates hands-on learning
UM dedicates ‘transformational’ Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building at the School of Architecture.
What to expect at the G20 summit
Paulo Leme, a lecturer in the Miami Business School, provides his insights into the G20 summit, taking place in Argentina.
UM student promotes Native American culture on campus
Allison Cawthon, founder of the Native American Heritage Month Committee, hopes to teach others about her culture and grow the community on campus.
Insight into InSight’s mission to Mars
NASA’s InSight lander has reached the red planet and is preparing for its mission.
Dance spurred by beauty
Students use art featured on campus as inspiration to create an original dance sequence.
A new federal report heats up discussion on climate change
University of Miami researchers weigh in on the warnings issued in a landmark U.S. government climate report.
Felicia Knaul presents at global leaders forum
The inaugural Women Leaders Global Forum in Iceland is providing a platform to discuss ideas and solutions on how to improve society.
SwampScapes: A journey through the Everglades
An immersive four-platform project co-directed by School of Communication faculty members reconnects users with the importance of the Florida Everglades.
Gift supports and names community well-being doctoral program
A UM alumnus committed to education establishes the Richard J. Kurtz Family Community Well-Being Doctoral Program Endowed Fellowship Fund.
Patients rave about Lennar’s care and culture
In its second year, The Lennar Foundation Medical Center is honored for providing superb personalized care.
UM students give thanks
Throughout campus, students expressed gratitude that they can be at UM and visit family during the Thanksgiving recess.
Florida’s first case of dengue fever in 2018 confirmed
Vector-borne specialist John Beier tells us what we should know about the illness.
Five Qs: The hidden—and deadliest—risk of fighting California’s wildfires
Erin Kobetz, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative, discusses the risk of cancer for firefighters.
UM graduate named Rhodes Scholar
Kristiana Yao, who graduated summa cum laude in May, said she was “still in shock” after finding out she is among 32 Americans named Rhodes Scholars.
Celebrating ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’
UM Libraries is presenting an extraordinary exhibit that immerses the audience in an emotional journey through the novel.
Making a smoke-cloud connection
A UM researcher is helping to lead a study on how smoke interacts with clouds and its impact on the global climate.
Have we lost the art of civility?
People are bombarded with news and information these days, providing opportunities for discourse that at times is not wholesome.
Experiencing the ‘Magicverse’
Students, faculty and staff stopped by the School of Architecture’s Korach Gallery to learn what Magic Leap is all about.
National Geographic On Campus
The On Campus event featured innovative National Geographic Explorers—photographers, scientists, storytellers, and educators—UM scholars, local thought leaders, and students.
California’s deadly wildfires
UM atmospheric scientist Paquita Zuidema answers critical questions about the California wildfires.
The Florida recount continues
UM Professor of Law Frances R. Hill tells us what we should know.
Tropical trees in the Andes are moving up—toward extinction
An international study led by University of Miami tropical biologists reveals that tropical trees are migrating upslope to escape climate change, but not fast enough.
With a shift in focus, RoboCanes regains steam on the world stage
UM’s robotics team recently obtained a new robot with the goal of helping aging individuals.
Hairology embraces the natural look
New student organization’s mission is a movement to return to the ‘roots’ of natural hair.
The number of single, older mothers is on the rise
A University of Miami professor discusses the dynamics of this trend.
A window back in time
A mobile museum coming to UM this week will showcase relics of the African-American experience.
Nat Geo On Campus: A 'world without borders’
Get set for a whirlwind of information on critical issues facing the planet and how to tell those stories with impact.
Gardening for greater awareness
Professors and staff from UM are offering students an in-class introduction to gardening and food production.
A change for Congress
The 2018 midterm election shifts the balance of power in Congress, with women playing a huge role.
From Miami to Madagascar
UM alumna, one-time Miami Dolphins cheerleader, and National Geographic explorer Mireya Mayor lives up to her reputation as the female Indiana Jones.
Student ambassadors for 'It’s on Us' lead the charge
The “It’s On Us” Student Ambassador Program empowers peers to overcome sexual misconduct and gender discrimination through creative and meaningful conversations.
Instilling confidence through self-defense
Self-defense classes quadruple in number as UMPD ramps up their crime prevention department.
Enter the ‘Magicverse’
Students, faculty, and staff have an opportunity over three days to demo unique glasses that introduce the user to mixed reality.
Homecoming revisited
The 2018 celebration of Homecoming and Alumni Weekend was enjoyed by hundreds of alumni, students, staff, faculty, and the UM community.
Property rights in Cuba?
UM experts weigh in on White House consideration to allow Cuban Americans to sue for island properties.
The right stuff
UM engineering alumnus David Cox reflects on his storied career at NASA.
A brave face for his students
First Law School LGBTQ Alumni event honors Professor Marc Fajer.
The ibis we adore
Born in the 1950s, the official mascot of the University of Miami is an American white ibis.
Is history repeating itself? 1968 plus 50 years
Is history repeating itself? UM professors tell where they were in 1968 and weigh in on the issue of a nation divided in 2018.
The battle of the Cuban sandwich
University of Miami communication students create a documentary to try and figure out who truly makes the best Cuban sandwich.
What is the future of Colombia?
Speaking at a University of Miami forum, the Colombian ambassador to the U.S. said the country is stable but faces huge challenges.
A glassblowing artist in the making
Senior Kimberly Diaz never imagined she would develop a passion for glassblowing at UM.
Exhibit provides a deep dive into Afro-Cuban religions and folklore
The papers of noted Cuban ethnographer Lydia Cabrera, part of UM’s Cuban Heritage Collection, are featured in Americas Society exhibition in NYC.
Fighting for a second chance
With a life of crime and gang violence behind him, Miami Law student Angel Sanchez is an eloquent advocate for overturning Florida’s felony voting ban.
The history behind UM’s most cherished traditions
Homecoming marks the time of year when ’Canes join together to celebrate and observe some of the longest standing traditions in the University’s history.
Are conspiracy theories 'for losers'?
UM Political Science Associate Professor Joseph Uscinski, an expert on conspiracy theories, provides his analysis on what makes some people ardent believers.
Stronger than hate
University of Miami holds a vigil to remember those who were killed in the deadly mass shooting inside a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Global health at the crossroads
A new Spring 2019 course at UM will teach students ways to think rigorously about the state of global health, and look for solutions.
Five questions: The rare, polio-like illness affecting children
Paige Kalika, a pediatric neurologist with UHealth—the University of Miami Health System, answers some questions about acute flaccid myelitis.
It’s the most 'adventurous' time of the fall semester
Students on the Homecoming Executive Committee have been planning for the last year to bring 'Canes a week of fun, food and fireworks.
New U-LINK awards focus on climate change risks
Three of U-LINK’s inaugural grant recipients advance to the next round of funding with proposals related to one of Florida’s—and the world’s—biggest challenges.
Brazil 2018: Divided electorate faces second round of presidential elections
University of Miami associate professor Tracy Devine Guzmán analyzes the landscape of Brazil’s presidential run-off election. Brazilians head to the polls on October 28.
Taking proactive steps to stay informed
University of Miami and Key Biscayne officials meet to address the recent threat of red tide in waters off Miami.
Duo set on creating a culturally rich environment at the U
MSA’s Renee Dickens Callan and Junior Pena offer a supportive environment for students of marginalized identities.
The science of climate
Renowned paleoceanographer Maureen Raymo to visit UM as a Distinguished Presidential Scholar and present lectures on the impact of climate change.
Miami Business School celebrates 70 years of its MBA program with engaging forums
The forums, featuring numerous speakers, and a cookout are part of UM’s Homecoming and Alumni Weekend celebrations.
’Canes love comfort food
Fresh off fall break, News@TheU catches up with students to learn what foods make them feel at home.
A Thirst for Different Languages
UM senior Ashley Brooks has earned scholarships and praise for her dedication to mastering languages.
Is big-city living eroding our nice instinct?
A new study by University of Miami psychology researchers of anonymous interactions suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers.
A cleaner, greener palate
UM’s annual Food Day celebration will highlight the need to eat sustainable, locally sourced foods
Building an inclusive gender studies program
University of Miami changes program title of Women’s and Gender Studies to Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Eminent endowed chairs awarded
Two families with deep ties to Miami—the Millers and Fains— celebrate two endowed faculty chair appointments at UM.
UM alumnus discovered water on the moon
The University of Miami remembers alumnus Erik Hauri—the man who discovered water on the moon.
Street Law: It’s about the law and legal system
Through an innovative program, Miami Law students are empowering local high schoolers to think like lawyers.
NatGeo and UM join forces to tackle social and environmental issues
The global exploration, media, and education company will kick off a national campaign at UM to offer college students a unique two-day campus experience.
Promoting positive international relations
A grant from the German government will support a series of roundtable and networking sessions on U.S.-Germany relations.
Sylvia Daunert aims for huge breakthroughs on the nanoscale
As BioNIUM’s new director, the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology plans to elevate UM’s biomedical nanotechnology institute to international prominence.
Searching for the American dream
Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host, journalist and author, tells UM students that globalization and technology have put pressure on the American dream, but those with drive can still succeed.
Inspire U brings together students
The program, in which UM students mentor high school students, aims to get first generation students into college.
UM neurologist elected to National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Ralph Sacco, a top neurologist and researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, joins the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
Ros-Lehtinen named UM Distinguished Presidential Fellow
U.S. Congresswoman and Chairman Emerita of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ileana Ros-Lehtinen named a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at the University of Miami.
UM students embrace community service
Nearly 400 students participate in the National Gandhi Day of Service, the largest annual service day aimed at helping organizations across South Florida.
Film chronicles a mother’s fight for justice
Home Truth, the story of Jessica Lenahan’s pursuit of more effective domestic violence laws, screened at UM’s Cosford Cinema.
Donate to Hurricane Michael relief
Members of the UM community who want to donate to relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricanes Michael and Florence can do so through various agencies.
Increasing Model UN’s global reach
The University of Miami’s Model UN is working to expand its membership and reputation with its first conference this fall.
Student commits to global action
Shravya Jasti was selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University’s Commitments Challenge to support her work in India.
UM to partner with Magic Leap in its ‘Magicverse’
During a keynote address at a conference in Los Angeles, entrepreneurial heavyweight Magic Leap announces an academic partnership with UM in spatial computing.
Gas in the eye
A colorless, odorless gas used by a UM scientist to study ocean currents helps save his vision.
From UM to CNN
CNN correspondent Brian Todd reminisces about how the University of Miami prepared him for future success.
Zeta Tau Alpha keeps tradition alive by thinking pink
Members of Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity gathered this week on the Foote University Green for the kickoff of Think Pink Week, their annual breast cancer education and awareness event.
‘Dwell’ tabletop game shows students daily struggles of poverty
The game was created by an interdisciplinary team from UM’s School of Communication and the School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Future programmers can be found across all disciplines at UM
Students from a variety of majors are now enticed by computer programming.
Haiti dealt another destructive blow by Mother Nature
UM marine geoscientist answers questions about the 5.9-magnitude quake that stuck the island nation Saturday.
Red tide reaches Miami-Dade
How did it get here, and how long will it last? University of Miami experts explain.
Analyzing Mexico’s political left turn
A panel of scholars, convened by UM’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, urged Mexicans to exercise patience as the new government gets set to take power.
UM vs FSU—It’s the Pink Game!
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the sponsor of Saturday’s gridiron match between the Hurricanes and the Seminoles.
Fl@t + Bright exhibit shows a graphic journey
Ivonne de la Paz, marketing specialist and graphic designer for the School of Architecture, is the curator of the exhibit.
Indonesia’s deadly earthquake and tsunami
UM experts explain what happened, discuss if it could happen here, and talk about “strike-slip faults.” And then there is the pubic health risks from mosquitos.
New student chapter looks to tackle ‘the defining challenge of our time’
UM students have started a local chapter of The Climate Reality Project to spotlight efforts to combat the impacts of climate change on South Florida.
Alessia Cara shares her ‘Growing Pains’
The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter visited the University of Miami to speak to students at the Frost School of Music.
Shaping a future leader
ACE Fellow Jesús Castro-Balbi is spending the academic year with top leaders at UM to learn the ins and outs of higher education administration.
Inside The New York Times newsroom
UM alumna Chelsea Matiash, senior editor of digital storytelling at the NYT, credits her UM experience for preparing her for her career.
The curious connection between vision and cognition
Graduate student Diane Zheng’s research on vision and cognitive deterioration has garnered her international recognition.
Michelle Obama: ‘Make voting part of who you are’
The former First Lady spoke to thousands of fans during her final stop of the “When We All Vote” campaign – a nonpartisan effort.
University of Miami student wins major award for project to help coffee farming industry in Dominica
Ezra Remer developed a love of coffee and the Caribbean island in his youth.
The Kavanaugh case: What UM faculty are saying
UM faculty weigh in on the key issues in the alleged sexual misconduct case involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Saving a life by transplanting hope
UM medical student Grace Knudsen will be honored at the UM-UNC football game Thursday for donating her bone marrow to save a life.
Remembering UM trustee emerita Barbara Weintraub
Extremely involved and passionate about UM, she served as a trustee for 21 years, beginning in 1997.
Meet the team working to keep us all safe—and prepared
The University of Miami’s emergency management team is working to create a disaster resilient University.
Campus safety tips from the experts
University of Miami Police and the Department of Parking and Transportation provide various services and programs to safeguard the campus community.
Student interest in global opportunities is on the rise
The number of students applying for Study Abroad has increased dramatically, with Europe being the most popular destination.
With simple songs, students make Leonard Bernstein’s music their own
Theatre arts students open the Ring Theatre’s 2018-19 season with a tribute to the creative genius who is being celebrated around the world.
UM Debate wins tournament championships in national opener
UM representatives earned Novice and Junior Varsity categories at the National Opener, one of the most competitive debate tournaments in the country.
Keeping housing affordable—and afloat
The Office of Civic and Community Engagement receives a $300,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to tackle both of South Florida’s most vexing housing challenges together.
How to vote in college
Get Out The Vote, a nonpartisan initiative headed by the Division of Student Affairs and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, encourages ’Canes at the University of Miami to register to vote.
Do we ban books in the United States? The answer may surprise you.
University of Miami Libraries commemorates Banned Books Week with a special event and display.
Delivering a ‘huge gush of joy and gratitude’
A year after UPup’s founding father met his match, the service club is realizing its goal of becoming a permanent training ground for future service dogs.
Happy fifth birthday, Shalala Student Center!
UM students, faculty and staff commemorated the five-year anniversary of the Donna E. Shalala Student Center by signing a huge thank you note, eating birthday cake and a fiesta.
Chain reaction
Miami’s Turnover Chain inspires copycats, but the U’s turnover prop has a ‘cool factor.’
UM recognized as national leader for civic and democratic engagement
NASPA names UM as a Lead Advisory Institution for the seventh year in a row.
Keeping their stories alive
The trailer for a documentary exploring the relationships between UM students and Holocaust survivors wins a Telly Award.
One step ahead of violent intruders
New technology could help workplaces and schools identify violent intruders before they enter the door.
Don’t cheat on that test
A University of Miami professor has created software to detect fraud in standardized tests.
Video: State of the U
UM President Julio Frenk outlined the strategies of the Roadmap to Our New Century, part of his State of the U address.
UM students react to the State of the U
Students attending Monday night's State of the U address by UM President Julio Frenk offer their assessment of the message delivered.
State of the U address showcases UM successes
At UM’s inaugural State of the U address, President Julio Frenk detailed the strategies of the Roadmap to Our New Century.
Voices of Hurricane Florence
Tropical storm scientists and climate experts at the University of Miami provided insight, observations and critical analysis before, during and in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence as it barreled into the Eastern seaboard.
Argentina’s financial crisis: An opportunity to reform
Joseph Ganitsky, a professor in the Miami Business School, examines the financial crisis facing Argentina.
State of the U
UM President Julio Frenk will host a town hall meeting Monday with students, faculty, staff, and guests where he will outline the university’s roadmap to its future.
Miami Law alumnus provides gift for scholarship and research
A building at Miami Law is named in honor of Robert Dooley, who donated $1.1 million to support the school, its students and faculty.
A University of Miami study offers hope for Parkinson’s patients
The use of video game technology helps physicians more accurately diagnose patients suffering from Parkinson’s.
‘If you can give, you can get’
Karim Ismail, a University of Miami senior majoring in industrial engineering, created a mobile application to buy, sell, and trade locally.
Serena Williams: athlete, woman, human
Researchers in the UM Women’s and Gender Studies Program provide scholarly context around the actions of Serena Williams and the umpire Carlos Ramos during the U.S. Open women’s singles tennis final.
What you should know about Hurricane Florence
UM scientists answer questions about the massive storm threatening the Carolinas.
Educating the public through game design
Award-winning game designer Lindsay D. Grace returns to the School of Communication as Knight Chair in Interactive Media and with a focus on assessing the public’s perception of news.
JCPenney offers 40 percent discounts to UM students, faculty and staff
A look back at Irma and the role of technology in disaster response
Facebook and the University of Miami hosted a forum that explored how technology can improve communication and responses to emergencies.
Earning a doctorate one bamboo at a time
A student of biology, Ph.D. candidate Belen Fadrique has discovered 16 new species of bamboo.
How does a river plume influence hurricanes in the Caribbean?
The answer is more complex than thought, an award-winning dissertation by a UM graduate student shows.
Showcasing new artistic talent at UM
A new exhibition inside the University of Miami Gallery in Wynwood is unveiling the innovative work of several 2018 incoming MFA graduate students.
How to win at your first semester of college—and beyond
The Camner Center for Academic Resources offers a multitude of resources for every UM student.
The Kavanaugh Hearing
UM experts weigh in on what transpired during the confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
When the public interest is paramount
The anonymous op-ed published this week by The New York Times was a bold move that challenges the newspaper’s credibility.
Changes in latitudes
Students who inaugurated the UParis study abroad program improved their French and learned to seize every day.
Ensuring safety at UM: Florida Department of Transportation asks for input from those who commute to campus via US1.
UM Libraries to offer seminars to enhance research skills
The classes are offered to students and all members of the UM community who are doing research in any discipline.
Writing with a commitment to service
A freshman writing course at UM pushes students to get involved in organizations that benefit the greater Miami community.
This team of student leaders puts the U first
Student Government executive officers plan to utilize their strengths, knowledge, and experience to represent the student body and enhance student engagement on campus.
Is Nike’s ad with Kaepernick an example of brand purpose?
It was revealed Monday that Colin Kaepernick will be part of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign.
What’s old is new again: Reviving history at the U
A unique Conservation Lab at the University of Miami’s Otto G. Richter Library is giving history a new lease on life.
Season of music
The Frost School of Music’s signature concert series, Frost Music Live!, opens Sept. 7 at the Maurice Gusman Concert Hall.
Eight things you need to know about Hurricanes, LSU matchup
In a big Sunday matchup, the Miami Hurricanes are ready to take the Tigers by the tail.
Is political polling a dying art?
The stunning victory of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in Florida’s gubernatorial primary defied most polls.
John McCain: A national hero
The longtime Arizona senator, who died from brain cancer at age 81, will be buried Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Power to the People
Recognized by former President Obama, Nurcin Celik is studying microgrids to keep city infrastructures up and running during times of crisis.
A Greener, More Diverse Dining Experience at the U
New student meal plan swipe locations, kosher options and non-plastic disposables are now available as part of UM Dining’s new inclusivity and sustainability initiatives.
Election Day on Campus
University of Miami students express what issues are important to them and their peers on the day of Florida’s primary election.
How Cool Are We?
As a heat wave grips the Northeast, Miami stays cool. UM experts explain why.
New Course Explores Issues People with Disabilities Face
Offered by the School of Education and Human Development, the course looks at the daily life experiences of people with disabilities and how they adjust.
Parkland Students Share March for Our Lives Stories with UM Students
Four former students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School talked with School of Communication students about their activism and its challenges.
Orientation Outreach
Nearly 200 students participated in various beautification projects at Comstock Elementary School during the Butler Center's first service day of the academic year.
‘Year of Glass’ Celebrates Medium with a Variety of Pieces
Two additional exhibitions—one featuring the work of celebrated Venetian glass artist Giampaolo Seguso—will open at the Lowe Art Museum in October.
Sunny with a Chance of Orange and Green
University of Miami alumna Lissette Gonzalez has worn many hats post-graduation before settling into her longest role yet, as meteorologist at CBS4 News.
The Impact of Deportations and Family Separations on Communities
UM Professor Ashmeet Oberoi helped issue a policy statement for changes to the U.S. immigration system.
Newest Stamps Scholars Join UM
University of Miami’s Class of 2022 Stamps Scholars are welcomed to campus with a special meet and greet.
School of Education Professor Honored with Humanitarian Award
Haitian born clinical psychologist Guerda Nicolas is recognized for her work in bringing mental health care to marginalized societies.
Miller School’s Incoming Class Welcomed with Stethoscopes
In a program supported by the Miller School of Medicine's Medical Alumni Association, new medical students each receive a stethoscope when they begin medical school.
Miami Business School Lecture Series Features Top Industry Leaders
Speakers will share their life lessons with students and community members.
A New Debate on the Death Penalty
The use of fentanyl in a Nebraska execution and the Catholic Church’s recent stand on capital punishment has stirred the debate over the way states execute the condemned.
New Academic Year Kicks Off
The University of Miami welcomed more than 2,300 new students to campus as the fall semester got underway.
Culture of Belonging in Action
Intergroup Dialogue, a pilot program that will soon become a UM elective course, promotes honest talk on privilege and power to foster respect for divergent voices.
'Respect' for the Queen of Soul
Aretha Franklin and her music defined “what is soul” to generations of music lovers.
UM Welcomes Newest ’Canes to Campus
The University of Miami kicked into high gear to welcome thousands of new students and ensure move-in days were well organized and efficient.
’Canes Take Flight
UM President Julio Frenk welcomes first-year and transfer students to UM in signature ’Cane Kickoff event.
Hacking for Justice
Miami Law conducts its inaugural Legal Impact Hack for first-year students.
Summer to School Simplified
Conquer common back to school challenges with an expert's guide for parents and children.
Camp Kesem
Unique camp supports children whose parents have cancer.
Need a Job? Get a Tattoo
New study shows that discriminating against workers with tattoos puts hiring managers at a competitive disadvantage.
A Call to Action
Bill Clinton convenes the second summit of his CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at UM.
Trauma of Immigrant Children Linked to Physical Ailments
A UM researcher has determined that children exposed to traumatic events exhibit pains that if left untreated could be dangerous.
Red Tide Alert
Five Q's: UM researcher Larry Brand explains why this year’s red tide event on Florida’s southwest coast is the worst since 2006.
Robotics Lab Opens for Business
The new biomechanical workshop is ready to move innovative ideas from concept to trial.
Kicking Off with Helpful Hands
UM employees give back by giving their time during orientation week to help make ’Cane Kickoff a success.
An Ocean of Therapy
For volunteers from the Miller School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy, Adaptive Beach Days are about fun, sun, water—and helping dreams come true.
Art Historian and Scholar Named Director of Cuban Heritage Collection
Curator Elizabeth Cerejido will be the Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair of the CHC at UM Libraries.
Protecting the ‘Coolest Fish in the Ocean’
A strong team of women researchers in UM’s Shark Research Conservation program represent the next generation of marine scientists.
Learn about U-LINK on August 1
Hear the answers to all your questions about the new presidential funding initiative at a Q&A.
Getting Commuter Students Off to a ‘Great Start’
Using first-hand experience, two students spearhead a pre-orientation program designed to prepare first-year commuter students for their freshman year.
Globetrotters
University of Miami students participated in various activities abroad this summer, ranging from academics to performance and of course, vacation.
Five Questions: Cuba’s Constitutional Reforms
Will proposed changes to Cuba's Constitution make a big difference to the island nation? UM News asked UM's experts.
Miller School Spearheads Effort to Personalize Medicine
A UM-led consortium receives $60 million grant to help build the most inclusive and diverse health database in history.
Team Sonify
Engineering students capture second place in the worldwide blockchain coding competition hosted by Pitbull.
UM's Shark Guru
From hammerheads to great whites, University of Miami researcher Neil Hammerschlag is a dedicated specialist on just about all things sharks.
Program Provides Training to Journalists and Researchers
The newly established Security Training Scholarship Program aims to prepare those operating in high-risk environments.
Catering Excellence
UM dining services team earns national recognition for special event catering.
Criminal Injustice
An ACLU report authored by UM sociologists documents racial and ethnic disparities in Miami-Dade County's criminal justice system.
Reaction to Helsinki
Following the summit between Trump and Putin, reaction from politicians, pundits and former intelligence officials was swift.
The World Cup—Graphically Displayed
A School of Communication associate professor played an important hand—an artistic one!—in World Cup action, coordinating a team of designers to graphically tell the story of the world’s biggest fútbol tournament.
5 Big Questions about Brett Kavanaugh
University of Miami law and political science professors weigh in on Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.
Can Cities Keep Their Cool?
Research bioclimatologists with the UM Synoptic Climatology Lab counsel cities on how to manage rising temperatures.
Studying Playtime at the Beach
A UM-led study is examining how children’s play behavior at beaches could impact their health.
U.S. Journalists Face Increasing Risk
Political polarization, distrust in fact-based knowledge and verbal targeting may be fueling the onslaught.
Taking Center Stage
Three recent UM musical theatre graduates star in the world premiere of new play in Fort Lauderdale.
Focus on Discussion-Based Learning
Select classes will feature Harkness tables where students will sit campfire-style and engage in conversations and dialogue.
UM Law Alumni Recognized
The UM Law School Alumni Association celebrated the achievements of Miami Law Alumni at their annual reception.
UM Student Honors Pearl Harbor Veteran
Emi Kopke created an oil painting to raise money to help veterans in need and their families.
The Anatomy of a Firework
There’s more to Independence Day in Miami than you might think. We’re sharing details on the science behind fireworks and places in and around UM where you can celebrate!
With Justice Kennedy Retiring, What Happens Now?
Faculty from the University of Miami School of Law and College of Arts and Sciences weigh in on the future of the nation's highest court.
Holy Sargassum! Seaweed Invasion
A species of seaweed has been washing up on beaches across the Caribbean and South Florida.
Striving for Improvement
Former NFL player Justin King is getting an advanced degree in sport administration through a UM online program.
The Art and Science of Patient Safety
Future nurses and doctors learn the value of teamwork and communication in the University of Miami's innovative simulation course.
Thank You. Grazie. Danke.
At the University of Miami, employee recognition comes in many forms.
Summertime in ‘the City Beautiful’
Community art project encourages the public to explore the vibrant downtown area of Coral Gables and celebrate a new pedestrian-friendly streetscape.
Mexico’s Presidential Election: Why López Obrador Is Ahead and What Happens Next
It appears that his third run for the presidency will be successful as he distances himself from the political establishment.
Explaining the Holocaust
Teachers tackle challenging questions at the Holocaust Studies Summer Institute.
The Southern Porch as a ‘Sacred Stoop’
A University of Miami lecturer explores the role of the front porch in black communities.
‘I Want to Give Them Hope’
In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, two public health sciences students traveled to Puerto Rico to document a community’s pressing needs.
A 'Cool' Anomaly
Colder Atlantic temperatures could change hurricane season forecasts, but the trend isn't expected to last.
Holes in the Head
UM neurorehabilitation expert David S. Kushner, M.D., who helps modern patients recover from brain surgery, chronicles the remarkable skill of ancient Peru’s cranial surgeons.
Five Questions: The Rollback of Bank Regulations in the Dodd-Frank Act
UM News interviewed a Miami Business School professor to learn more about claims that the changes could trigger another financial crisis.
The Korea Summit: It Should Be Simple—But It Won’t Be
The North Korea-United States summit is scheduled to take place on June 12 in Singapore.
Building Confident Leaders
University leaders learn more about themselves and one another through the popular Essentials of Leadership program.
Coral Defense
A new Rosenstiel School project is studying how effective corals reefs are in mitigating wave velocity and storm surge.
Five Questions: Mount Kilauea Eruption
Photos and video of bubbling and spewing molten lava from Mount Kilauea have been captivating millions of people since its eruption in early May.
Strategic Delivery
A UM alumnus is down under to generate new business leads for Amazon Australia.
Saying Goodbye to Soldiers
As part of the University of Miami Libraries StoryCorps-Warmamas Community Archive, mothers bid goodbye to sons and daughters deployed to war zones.
Talking to Kids About Race
An alumna and now practicum coordinator in the School of Education & Human Development shares lessons and learning about racial identity in free parent community seminar.
Upcoming Elections in Colombia
Voters head to the polls in a historic election to choose the country’s next president.
Wave Upon Wave of Accolades
From boathouse to marine research powerhouse, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science celebrates its 75-year anniversary.
Memorial Day Weekend, the Miami Way
A snapshot guide to the start of summer in and around UM.
From Wall Street to Academia
Former investment banker Charmel Maynard leads UM’s investments and treasury functions.
In Memoriam: Former Dean of Students William 'Bill' Sheeder
Over his more than two decades at the U, the dean of students from 1976-1989 always put students first.
Marine Life Has a Glow to It
The final Sea Secrets lecture at the Rosenstiel School examines the biofluorescence of marine organisms.
Reminiscing with Mister Fix-It
Maintenance mechanic Milton Davis has kept UM housing humming for decades.
A Chip Off The Old Arch
Nontombi Naomi Tutu, daughter of the iconic Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, delivers her father’s message to graduates and gives some powerful advice of her own.
A Story Well-Lived
Graduate students receive newly minted degrees at a ceremony where ambition and experience are valued as keys to success.
The Scenic Route
With a used bicycle from Craigslist and support from UM’s UBike program, one UM employee got a new lease on life.
The Woman Behind the Pups
UPUP’s faculty advisor discusses her life on campus with puppies and the students who have made the service club such a success.
Balancing Education and Life
Kathleen Grace juggles a busy work schedule, motherhood and school as she tackles an advanced degree through UM’s online course offerings.
Celebrating the Journey
“Young, gifted, and black” graduates are honored at Senior Mwambo Ceremony at the Shalala Student Center.
‘A Family of Warriors’
The Casanas family has been through difficult health challenges but will celebrate three graduates on Commencement Day.
UM LGBTQ Graduates Celebrate Lavender Event
The annual tradition honoring graduating LGBTQ and ally students continues to grow, this year introducing new student awards and a keynote speaker.
Special Report: 2018 Commencement
The University of Miami will welcome new graduates into the UM alumni family during seven commencement ceremonies taking place over three days, May 10-12, at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.
Healing Support for Survivors of the Parkland Tragedy
Crisis counselors discuss the response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting at The Melissa Institute's annual conference
The Intersection of Language and Democracy
Faculty explore the crisscrossing lanes of language and democracy at a University of Miami symposium.
A Giant Step Forward for STEM
UM breaks ground on Phillip and Patricia Frost Science and Engineering Building.
Shaped by Culture, Curiosity, and a Calling
Laura Kohn-Wood, appointed dean of the School of Education and Human Development after a national search, is ready to marshal a legion of problem solvers.
Committed to Conservation
Marine Affairs major Hailey Wilson hopes to guide the fashion industry’s corporate sustainability practices.
“Unlimited” Passion for the U
Outgoing Student Government treasurer Emily Bajalia credits her various campus involvements for her “unique” undergraduate experience.
Cross Country ’Cane
California native Liat Cohen found her Miami experience to be collaborative and inspiring.
For Love of Sport
Florida native Ryan Keane follows his family’s passion for sports on his career path.
Special Care for Sylvester’s Youngest Patients
From video games and claymation to pizza Tuesday and cheeseburger Friday, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s pediatric oncology clinic, alex’s place, is anything but ordinary. In fact, the way its staff cares for young patients and their families makes it extraordinary.
Building Relationships in the Community
Medical School graduate Stephanie Ioannou wants to incorporate teaching and mentoring into her medical career.
He Sees a ‘Global Mission’
Miller School M.D./M.P.H. graduate Daniel Baldor has found his calling as a Navy surgeon.
Seeing a Future in Eye Care
Miller School of Medicine graduate Ryan Diel, who graduated among the top in his class, is pursuing a career in ophthalmology.
Striving for the Highest Potential
Ambitious and determined and active in campus organizations, medical school is on the horizon for Rowanne Ali.
Dreaming Big Pays Off
From freshman year to graduation, Andrew Masciarella’s experience at the University of Miami was always authentic and inspirational.
A Change Agent
A graduate of the School of Education and Human Development, Victoria Gonzalez enjoys working with communities to make a difference.
Russ Jollivette, Former Executive Assistant to UM President Foote, Passes Away
Jollivette, who was also VP for Government Relations, worked at UM during one of its most dynamic growth periods.
Blending Design and Construction
Graduating from the School of Architecture, Englander Owen Berry wants to strengthen the connection between design and construction.
Embracing Miami
Philly-born and shaped by Miami, Ivann Anderson leaves the U with nothing short of bittersweet memories and a smile.
Miami Native Transforms Passion into Skill
Emily Elkin plans to use her Master of Architecture to design impactful solutions to problems urban communities face.
A Passion for Sustainable Living
College of Engineering graduate Alec Jimenez draws on his passions and education to begin his career.
Mission to Aerospace
Danielle Coogan interned with both NASA and Boeing during her undergraduate career at the College of Engineering.
A Nurse’s Care Can Make a Lasting Impact
School of Nursing and Health Studies senior Casey Pearce prepares to transition from student to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit caregiver.
Dedicated to Public Health through Public Service
Foote Fellow, Stamps Leadership and National Merit Scholar Kristiana Yao earns two degrees from the University of Miami.
Science and the Art of Music
A Foote Fellow, Amanda Abate will earn her degree in music engineering with a minor in computer engineering.
Moved By the Music
Chee Weng Yim will graduate from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Instrumental Conducting.
An Accidental Designer
Alex Kamphorst discusses how his extracurricular involvement led him to his true passion of public relations.
A Passionate Drive for Service
Brianna Hernandez did not let a nearly four-hour roundtrip daily commute keep her from campus involvement.
Another Run for the Record Books
Team UM made an impressive showing at the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run on Thursday, April 26, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.
Exceptional Scholars Recognized for Their Achievements
Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity honors faculty from a variety of disciplines.
Two Notable Scholars
From Ghana to Brazil, professors Edmund Abaka and George Yudice have traveled across the globe to pursue their research and share their knowledge.
UM's Supply Chain Management Leads the Industry
On April 20, the University of Miami’s Supply Chain Management Department received prestigious recognition from the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) for their dedication to innovative practices and industry leading approaches in healthcare.
The Business of Running a Football Team
Head Coach Mark Richt speaks at the Miami Business School’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series
Charles Zwick, UM Trustee who Balanced the Budget Under LBJ
Zwick was a passionate Hurricanes fan, philanthropist, and former banker.
Advice for Stepping Out in the World
University of Miami graduates will hear from a group of extraordinarily accomplished global citizens before making their own way in the world.
Stepping Out Into the World
University of Miami graduates will hear from a group of extraordinary leaders during this year’s commencement exercises.
Waters Rising!
Cross-curricular performances by Frost School of Music students and faculty increase community awareness about the causes and consequences of sea level rise.
Seeking Synergy in University Collaboration
University leaders from the Americas explore creating a Hemispheric University Consortium to work together to address pressing regional challenges.
UM Technology on Parade
High-tech space helmet technology, a lifelike infant simulator and 3D printing are featured at the UM display at the eMerge Americas convention.
A Woven Fabric of Science, Discovery and Partnership
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and NOAA have worked together for more than 40 years on global advances in understanding our oceans and atmosphere.
Going for Green at the U
The Energy and Conservation Organization was recognized with the 2018 Roberta “Bosey” Fulbright Foote Prize for sparking green awareness and inspiring sustainable initiatives on campus.
Jacqueline Travisano Elected to AutoNation Board
Exposing Corruption Is a National Honor
The Brazilian judge whose office spearheaded a massive corruption and bribery investigation said that his country’s legal system and democracy are stronger as a result.
Julia Cayuso, a Compassionate and Engaged Leader
The director of the University of Miami's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, who passed away April 13, leaves an enduring legacy in "the best job'' she ever had.
Honoring Outstanding Teaching and Service
Business Professor Patricia Abril, and Trustee Stuart Miller receive Faculty Senate's highest honors
Pumped to Take a Stand
Participants of the ninth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on campus pledge to help end sexual violence against women.
Just Dance—at Work!
A Faculty Staff Assistance Program dance therapy class gets employees on their feet and focused on wellness of body and mind.
Old Rhetoric for a New Generation
A University of Miami political scientist explores what a transition of power in Cuba means for its future.
A ’Canes Family Affair at Marlins Park
The 13th annual UM Family Night with the Miami Marlins lives up to its name.
A Legacy of Change
It’s been a year and half since his wife of almost 52 years, Nancy T. Clasby, a pioneering English professor who stood up for those who couldn’t stand for themselves, passed away. But Eugene Clasby, English professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, still beams with admiration when he says her name.
Collaboration Is Key to Success
Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers called for economic policies and practices that embrace collaboration and accountability.
Missing Miami
UM community writes eulogies for a city threatened by sea-level rise.
Gaining Real-World Experience in Improving Communities
UM team takes first place in Impact Investing in Commercial Real Estate competition.
Insights from the Real World of Sports Entertainment
UM's Global Entertainment + Sport Conference brings top athletes, broadcasters and professionals to campus.
Count Them. Nine. Yes, Nine.
For a generation of Juan family members, all roads lead to the University of Miami for their education.
UM’s Legal Counsel honored by Daily Business Review
Zooming in on Black Culture
UMTV airs its first-ever program designed to showcase the experience and excellence of black students.
Assessing Palliative Care Worldwide
A symposium is addressing key findings of the groundbreaking Lancet Commission Report on palliative care and proposing solutions to existing problems.
MLK's Legacy for Justice
The UM community reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. five decades after his death.
Building Back a Better Caribbean
Turning ideas to action fueled the Clinton Foundation’s CGI Action Network Post-Disaster Recovery conference on the Caribbean held at UM.
Giving Students the World
The Black Alumni Society and Woodson Williams Marshall Association help scholars stay focused on their studies, not their finances.
Operation Bases Loaded
The full-scale exercise was designed to help first responders, law enforcement and emergency managers better prepare for emergencies.
Climate Change and Financial Regulation
Caroline Bradley, professor of law, explores the financial implications of climate change.
Facebook: The State v. Social Media
What is the impact data mining will have on Facebook, on other industry giants and overall privacy rights?
‘Powerful Performances’
Makayla Manning, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas alumna and University of Miami freshman, helped organize the March for Our Lives protest on Miami Beach.
Marching for Change
University of Miami students helped organize and participated in the March for Our Lives demonstration Saturday on Miami Beach.
SEEDing Diversity and Inclusion
SEEDS Program uproots biases to grow a garden of empowerment for all at the University of Miami
The Bravery of Women
Women’s Commission’s 47th annual breakfast honors those who stand up to make a difference for women at the U.
Passion for Preserving History
The Kislak Center opens, aims to advance new forms of scholarship and build bridges across the University of Miami and community.
Miami Literary Spice
Novelist Jennine Capó Crucet’s Miami-spiced book talk spotlighted the One Book, One U initiative.
Biden Calls for a Change in Culture
As part of the “It’s On Us” initiative, the former vice president urged the UM community to help combat sexual violence against women.
A Man of Medicine
Haitian-born Henri Ford’s incredible journey to the deanship of the Miller School of Medicine.
Making a Splash with Special Students
Keeping a 30-year tradition, graduate students organize a fun-filled Hurricane Challenge for youngsters with disabilities.
A Fulbright Future
From bringing communities together to understanding the impacts of urbanization on the groundwater supply, UM faculty have received a most prestigious award to advance their research.
The Trance of Tribe
Novelist Jennine Capó Crucet’s book talk on March 20 explores belonging, identity, and what it means to be a first-generation college student.
Enthralled by a Puppet and a Tony
Musical theatre students spent quality time learning (and laughing) with Avenue Q co-creator Jeff Marx.
Blossoming Hemispheric Unity
The University of Miami takes concrete steps to become the hemispheric university as it builds a relationship with a Colombian university.
The Popular Physicist
A UM physicist comments on the passing of British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.
The Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela
Human Rights Watch says the government’s denial of the crisis worsens the suffering of its people.
Blockchain App Unveiled
The SAMBA app was developed by a Miami Law student to help resolve international conflicts.
Gratitude for Greatness
Last week, University of Miami employees from Coral Gables, Miller School of Medicine, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science campuses celebrated their hard work in a variety of ways during faculty and staff appreciation and well-being week.
Low Crime Rate Brings Mark of Honor for UMPD
The University of Miami Police Department is taking a unique approach to sharing the news about the University’s lowest reported crime rate, and you may notice it the next time you speak to a UMPD officer. A pin with a bright red “94” embedded in the U is now a standard part of the UMPD uniform.
Empowering Women at the U
Inspirational women across the University of Miami share their work, their passions, and their drive to empower other women.
Weatherproof Learning
B.E. & W.R. Miller BuildLab allows architecture students to work even in inclement weather.
Boosting the Signal
From spinning vinyl to streaming digital, WVUM celebrates its half-century ride on the changing airwaves of radio with a major renovation.
Democracy and the Detention of Immigrant Families
Rebecca Sharpless, director of Miami Law's Immigration Clinic, calls for a more open society approach to refugee law.
Marching for Policy Change
UM students rally against gun violence, support Coral Gables commission resolution.
Why We Work
In this SEEDS “You Choose” Leadership Award workshop, employees discuss how social identities influence workplace engagement.
Scholarships Fuel Future Opportunities
Stories of humble beginnings and dreams of opportunity highlighted the importance of a culture of philanthropy across generations during the 11th annual Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon.
The Perfect Marriage
The first regional joint NAE-NAM symposium examines the promise of engineering-medical partnerships that improve health care.
Not His 'Darkest Hour'
Fatigued, in ailing health, and miffed that he'd been voted out of power, Winston Churchill visited the University of Miami in 1946 to receive an honorary degree.
Protecting Young Activism
Universities and colleges across the country are revisiting admission standards to ensure student applicants will not be adversely impacted if they are disciplined for peaceful protests.
Frost School Ensemble Honors Stoneman Douglas Community
The concert, entitled “Collaborations,” presented works that inspire musicians to bring art to life.
Hitting a High Note
Student a cappella group BisCaydence wins quarterfinals and advances to the next round in the international competition made famous by Pitch Perfect.
Ten Questions with Jacqueline Travisano
A closer look at the University of Miami's executive vice president for business and finance and chief operating officer.
The Global Influence of Graham
The popular Christian minister preached to more people than any other evangelist in history.
Honoring Lives Lost
A vigil on the University of Miami campus, organized by UM students who graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, honors those lost in the “senseless attack.”
Sea Secrets: Acclaimed Journalist Talks Sea-Level Rise
The latest speaker in the popular lecture series at the Rosenstiel School, Jeff Goodell, shared insights into his new book exploring sea-level rise.
Electronic Devices in Classroom: Help or Hindrance?
At the University of Miami, the professor has the last word on whether students can use their laptops and iPhones in the classroom.
UM Responders Look for Lessons in Tragedy
Members of the University of Miami first response teams remind us of resources available and what to do if crisis hits.
Suffering Through the Violence
Mexican activist, poet and novelist Javier Sicilia deplored the violence stemming from the “drug war” in Mexico that claimed his son’s life.
X Factor
From the North Pole to the South Pole and everywhere in between, the art of UM alumnus Xavier Cortada bridges conflict, inspires action, and teaches the world about science that matters.
University of Miami Experts Comment on Parkland Shooting
A Discussion About Climate Change
A panel of University of Miami faculty talked about the impacts of climate change during a meeting of the UM Citizens Board.
‘If Not Now, When?’
UM Hillel transforms a blank wall into a call to action to build engagement and bring effective change.
Blending Technology and Talent
Students in the Laptop Ensemble at the Frost School of Music are among the first in the country to use laptops as their primary performance instruments to create contemporary masterpieces.
Statement from University of Miami President Julio Frenk on the Appointment of the New Harvard University President
In response to the selection of the new leader of Harvard University, University of Miami President Julio Frenk issued the following statement:
How Fleeing Venezuelans Fare in South Florida and Colombia
A UM study explores why they are leaving and how they acclimate to their new lands.
Exploring Atheism and Secularism
The creation of an endowed chair for the study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics demonstrates UM’s commitment to a leadership role in pursuing new knowledge, information and ideas.
A Sinkhole to the Past
The University of Miami is hosting a full-day conference on the archeological significance of Little Salt Spring.
Advancing Scholarship across the Americas
The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas announces 11 seed grants for 23 faculty across the University.
Luis Santeiro Shares His Memoir
Nearly 200 people turned out for a reading by the lead writer of the popular bilingual sitcom, ‘¿Qué Pasa, USA?’
Enhancing the Patient Experience with Technology
Students in the School of Architecture's Healthcare Design Studio create a talking exam-room wall to help ease patient stress.
Ellie Goldenberg Lives on in Memorial Scholarship
Three UM B.F.A. musical theatre majors are the first recipients of scholarship named in honor of the UM student who died tragically.
Advancing Interdisciplinary Research to Tackle Societal Problems
Five interdisciplinary teams are the inaugural recipients of grant funding from U-LINK—the UM Laboratory for INtegrative Knowledge.
Writing Beyond the Margins
At Students of Color Symposium, motivational speaker Octavia Yearwood encourages students to expand their boundaries.
The Power of Miami
The University of Miami’s business school has changed its name to be more in tune with the city it represents and the aspirations of its students.
Out of the Darkness
A student event featuring an interactive tunnel displaying images, videos and other elements sheds light on oppression.
Aboard the F.G. Walton Smith
Explore the Rosenstiel School’s distinctive resource for scientific research—a 96-foot, state-of-the-art catamaran—in this interactive, special feature.
Impacts of an Oil Spill
Rosenstiel School professor talks about the devastating impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and perhaps a “silver lining.”
Bring DREAMers Fully into American Life
Presidents at three higher education institutions in Miami "lend our unified voices” to the call for bringing DREAMers fully into American life.
Helping Brazilian English Teachers Build Professional Skills
Thirty high school English teachers from Brazil are spending six weeks at UM in a new skill-building program.
A ‘Glocal’ Response
Global and local efforts needed to respond to biological threats, UM President Julio Frenk warned at a biodefense forum.
A Weather Forecast for Your Life?
As artificial Intelligence takes hold, tech visionary David Kenny stresses keeping human values in the mix of data and innovation to “protect humanity.”
’Canes in the Capital
UM’s First Black Graduates Project committee visits an iconic D.C. museum for inspiration to create a Coral Gables campus mural honoring history and inclusion.
Art in the Heart of Campus
The Beaux Arts Festival of Art debuts at a new site with picture-perfect weather and a panoply of original works of art.
King’s Legacy Lives
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for a “Beloved Community” has inspired a number of University of Miami alumni and faculty. Read their recollections below.
One Million Jobs Available for Cyber Security Professionals
UM launches three cyber security certificate programs to equip professionals for the growing employment demand.
Shaping the Future of South Florida Business
The second annual Big Data Conference and Workshop hosted by UM Center for Computational Science encouraged business leaders, including UM alumni, to dive into big data.
Beaux Arts Festival of Art on the Move
Now in its 67th year, the Beaux Arts Festival will move to the Foote University Green.
University of Miami Business School’s Florida 50 Stock Index gains more than 28% during 2017
UMIAMIFL also outperformed two key S&P benchmarks by more than nine percent.
2017: The Year in Review
Here’s a look at what transpired at the U over the past year.
UM Researchers Synergize to Develop Health Care Tool
HealthSnap, developed by five University of Miami graduates, utilizes predictive medicine to encourage wellness.
Miami faces Wisconsin in the 2017 Capital One Orange Bowl
Read UM News reporter Robert Jones’ blog for behind-the-scenes reports.
Susan T. Jones, Stalwart Leader at UM, Passes Away
She touched the lives of many in the community and during her years at the University of Miami. She died Christmas day.
Partnering to Improve Care
SONHS simulation training hones skills of entry-level nurses at UM Hospital.
New Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Named
Josh Friedman comes to the University of Miami from Arizona State University Foundation.
Top Honors for 'All the Buzz'
William W. Sandler Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education earns national recognition for its interactive, peer-designed program.
Graduates Urged to ‘Swing for the Fences’
Retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez gives "Major League" advice to UM’s fall graduating class.
Commencement Profile: Dennis Lejardi
Becoming the Man of the Hour
Commencement Profile: Sandra Lopez Neill
Always a little bit of a flair for the dramatic.
Paying It Forward
A scholarship created by retired Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez and born out of his love for the Boys and Girls Clubs has helped a UM student realize his dream of graduating from college.
Gulf Coast Universities Team Up to Address Hurricane Resilience
New Multi-State Institute Focuses on Reducing Damage from Severe Storms
Commencement Profile: Daniela Deu
Daniela Deu was drawn to both architecture and urbanism, believes architecture can change communities.
Commencement Profile: Chaisson Allen
Canes Basketball player development assistant will graduate with MSED in Sport Administation.
Commencement Profile: David J. Louis, Jr.
UOnline graduate will earn his M.S. in Health Informatics
Commencement Profile: Vanessa Tercero
Seeking a college experience within a diverse community, this graduate found her home away from home at the University of Miami.
Commencement Profile: S. Molly Dominick
Graduating with Comedic Timing
Commencement Profile: Claudia Campano
The top graduate from UM's School of Education and Human Development shines in the classroom.
Commencement Profile: Tracy Ehrlich
‘Part-Time Junior’ Sculpts Her Way to a B.F.A.
Do You Know Numbers?
Numbers and the Making of Us by Caleb Everett, professor and chair of the University of Miami's Anthropology Department, named a “Top 10 Science Book”
One Book, One U
Make Your Home Among Strangers, a UM common reading book, seeks to promote a campus-wide conversation about family, identity, and immigration.
Real-Life Learning Rewards
Students in University of Miami’s School of Communication’s Orange Umbrella Student Consultancy garner real-life experience collaborating with clients.
Cultivating Passion for Civic Participation
Through its new Leadership UMiami program, the Butler Center for Service and Leadership is empowering UM students to be engaged citizens at the local and national level.
Commencement Profile: Sterlie Achille
A Biomedical Engineering Major and campus leader, Sterlie Achille involved herself in many activities outside the classroom.
Music Power, Right On!
UM faculty and staff "closet musicians" take the stage to celebrate an unforgettable era.
Estefan Honored by Kennedy Center
University of Miami alumna Gloria Estefan was among five artists recognized for enriching the human spirit.
Major League Speakers Share Their Magic
Major League Baseball legend Alex Rodriguez will give his advice to undergraduates and Magic Leap, Inc. founder Rony Abovitz will address graduate students.
Charlotte Bound
UM News reporter Robert Jones is headed to North Carolina for the ACC championship game. Read his blog posts for the latest insights and behind-the-scenes look at championship weekend.
Donna Arbide Named Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations at The George Washington University
Arbide leaves the University of Miami after 31 years in Development and Alumni Relations.
Pedestrian Bridge Over U.S. 1 Dedicated
The long-awaited project provides safe passage across U.S. 1 between the University Metrorail station and Mariposa Court.
Sea Hare Reveals Secrets about Learning
Study of the sea hare, with its far simpler nervous system and physiology, has taught us much about how we learn and remember, says Lynne Fieber, associate professor at RSMAS
Keeping the American Dream Alive
UM forum highlights contributions of immigrants, aims to launch a movement toward sensible immigration reform
A Preschool that Strives to Make a Difference
The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind’s New School Provides an Inclusive Setting for Sighted and Visually Impaired Students
Power of Faith
At the entrance of the University of Miami’s Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, a group of statues bring aspects of traditional Judaism to life.
Pedaling Profits
UM Police Department's Innovative Fundraiser Sells Abandoned Bikes to Support United Way
A Solid Business Partner for the Caribbean
The 41st annual conference on the Caribbean and Central America held a special program at the University of Miami School of Business Administration, gathering experts and entrepreneurs to contextualize what the technology revolution in business and industry means for the region.
University of Miami School of Business Receives Major Gift to Support Entrepreneurship
The Finker-Frenkel Legacy Foundation gift will establish the Business Plan Competition Endowed Fund.
Canada’s Health Systems Not an Apt Model for U.S.
C. David Naylor, a UM Presidential Scholar and public health policy expert, provided insight into health systems and what works.
American Caravan for Peace
A cohort of five religious leaders from Miami, including a rabbi and imam from the University of Miami, attended the American Peace Caravan in Morocco in October to promote peace and understanding.
Gabrielle Union Inspires Students to Be Authentic
Hollywood actress and star of the hit BET series Being Mary Jane gets real about gender, race and courage in the face of adversity.
UM, City of Coral Gables Share Accomplishments
The annual development agreement meeting is a time for the city and University to share information and insights.
UM School of Business Administration Partners with Burson-Marsteller
December’s Crisis Management Course is the first such partnership between Burson-Marsteller and an academic institution.
ESPN College GameDay to Broadcast Live from UM Campus
Students, community encouraged to attend live show on Coral Gables campus.
University of Miami Student Will Always Remember this Veteran
Emi Kopke designed a special commemorative shirt that veteran John Seelie wore to Pearl Harbor anniversary.
Student Publications Receive Top Awards
Ibis Yearbook, Distraction Magazine receive awards from the Associated Collegiate Press Association.
UM Continues to Welcome Scholars from Hurricane Hit Areas
The University of Miami continues to welcome professors and eligible students from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean territories impacted by the recent hurricanes to support their research and scholarship.
Students Keep Homecoming Traditions Alive
From decorating ornaments for the Spirit Tree to an a cappella remix of the Alma Mater, Homecoming week competitions engage students in annual traditions.
The Danger of the Status Quo
Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Jim Yong Kim shared insights on global health and lessons learned during a Q & A session at UM’s Cosford Cinema.
UM Scientist Awarded Grant Aimed to Increase U.S. Aquaculture Production
The award is part of $9.3 million NOAA has slated to help spur the development and growth of shellfish, finfish and seaweed aquaculture businesses.
Building the Instinct for Affordable Housing
A minimum-wage worker would have to hold three full-time jobs to afford an average market-rate apartment in Miami, a city with the nation’s highest share of severely cost-burdened renters—individuals and families who spend at least 50 percent of their income on housing.
'Cane Talks: Examining the Culture of Cuba
The University of Miami presented talks by three faculty members on the culture of Cuba during a 'Cane Talks event in April 2017.
UM Hillel: Student Perspectives from Cuba
UM Hillel students reflect on their March 2017 Alternative Spring Break trip to Cuba.
UM Hillel: A Vibrant Patronato, the Cuban Jewish Community
The Patronato, or the Cuban Jewish Community, is at once a cultural gathering place and a tight-knight community for Cuban Jews on the island.
UM Hillel: Connecting to Jewish Cuba
UM Hillel provides an enriching experience to students through its Alternative Spring Break trip to Cuba.
UMIA: A Hub for Caribbean Research
The Hemispheric Caribbean Studies group, an interdisciplinary team of faculty, is part of the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.
CHC: A Collection of Historical Gems
Esperanza Bravo de Varona, professor emerita and founding director of the Cuban Heritage Collection, reflects on the "crown jewel" of Cuban collections that is housed at the University of Miami.
CCS: Using Computational Mapping to Communicate Culture
UM researchers document aspects of culture and history in the Caribbean when mapping often forgotten places.
UMIA: Collaborative Scholarship in the Americas
The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas is bringing together experts to tackle the hemisphere's most pressing challenges.
CCS: Hemispheric Collaboration
UM's Center for Computational Science and the Yucatan State Government sign a strategic agreement to create "UM Computational Science Center for the Americas."
Abess Center: Saving Coral Reefs
UM's interdisciplinary Abess Center is collaborating with counterparts in the Caribbean Basin to help save one of the world's natural wonders.
ICCAS: A Hub for Information on Cuba at the University of Miami
The University of Miami's Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, established in 1999, provides academic and cultural insight on Cuba.
Jazz Cubano!
Afro-Cuban Jazz masters forge new frontiers at the Frost School.
The Fruits of Caribbean Literary Studies
A unique website featuring peer-reviewed Caribbean scholarship is letting that knowledge be shared worldwide.
Impresiones: Sights and Sounds from Travels in Cuba
University of Miami students who visited Cuba in March 2017 describe their experiences in their own words.
The Musical Divide of Charismatic Worship in Haiti
Frost School of Music musicologist explores the impact of music within the narrative of Haiti's cultural and religious identity.
Afro-Cuban Religion: Surviving and Thriving Underground
UM religion experts discuss how Afro-Cuban religions have survived and evolved from its early roots in the slave trade to the Cuban diaspora.
A Musician Grows in Cuba
Frost School of Music dean traveled to Cuba to engage with young Cuban music students.
The Lowe Features Caribbean Art
The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami has a strong penchant for featuring art from its regional neighbor-the Caribbean.
Havana: the 'Rome of the New World'
UM architecture professor has deep roots to Cuba and its unique architecture.
Connections to the Past
A University of Miami architecture student discovered her mother's childhood home and meets her mother's best childhood friend.
Unexpected Reception
UM School of Architecture student Lok Chan found that her Chinese ancestry was of great interest to many in Cuba.
Sanctuaries Reveal 'Otherworldly' Past
A UM art historian marvels at the distinctive colonial architecture of Cuban churches.
Exploring Architectural Wonders
UM Architecture professors and students have a long and varied connection to Cuba and its unique architectural past.
An Interdisciplinary Hemispheric Collaboration
UM College of Arts and Sciences researchers integrate interdisciplinary work in the Caribbean Studies Group.
Football Flashback: 'Canes vs. Cuba
In Miami's first season of football, the Hurricanes traded road trips with the University of Havana.
Digital Home for Cuban Theater
With a passion for Caribbean and Latin American theater, UM's Lillian Manzor helped develop the Cuban Theater Digital Archive with the Otto G. Richter Library and Cuba's National Council for the Performing Arts.
A UM Architect's Connection to Cuba
The first-generation Cuban-American, who has family members living on the island, has studied Central Havana's housing problem and proposed strategies to help solve it.
Marrying Science and Policy in the Bahamas
UM biology professor uses coastal ecology and citizen science to analyze storm risk to life and property in the Bahamas, supporting data-driven policies.
On the Frontlines of Immigration
Miami Law's Rebecca Sharpless and David Abraham discuss changes and policies regarding immigration in the Caribbean.
GTMO: Mayberry with a Caribbean Breeze
Miami Law Professor Christina Frohock discusses the complexity of the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba.
A Trusted Ally for Leftists
UM experts provide insight into Cuba's hemispheric importance for negotiations.
A Renewed, Tenuous Relationship
The future of U.S.-Cuba relations is being closely watched amidst changing administrations and policies.
A Close Look at Cervical Cancer in Haitian Women
A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher is investigating the connection between plants and cancer in the Haitian community.
Comparative Studies Could Identify IBD 'Triggers'
UM medical researchers are collaborating with Cuban counterparts to learn more about gastrointestinal disorders in Hispanics.
Campeche and UM Join Hands to Improve Public Health
The agreement establishes collaboration in training, clinical and research initiatives.
A Hemispheric Approach to Bioethics and Health Policy
UM's Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy is exploring opportunities for partnerships and collaborations with Cuba's academic institutions.
A 'Living Laboratory' for Studying Multiple Sclerosis
UM doctors and scientists are collaborating with health officials in Cuba to examine the differences in rates of multiple sclerosis on the island and elsewhere.
Creative Insight on Cuba's Wastewater System
Limited information on Cuba's water infrastructure system didn't stop two UM students from developing award-winning research.
Transforming Nursing Education in Guyana
The School of Nursing and Health Studies' PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center offers sustainable nurse educator training and health care workforce development to students in Guyana.
Missions of Mercy
For 14 years, Medical Students in Action has brought health care to rural villages in the Dominican Republic.
Health Care in Haiti
The University of Miami and Project Medishare provide much-needed medical services in Haiti, and are training Haitians to help Haitians.
There's Something in the Waters of Puerto Rico's Guánica Bay
Miller School researcher records the second-highest levels of PCBs anywhere in the world.
Delaying Motherhood for Childhood
Doctoral students at the School of Communication are working on a project aimed at reducing adolescent pregnancy in Jamaica.
Sharing Insights on Trauma Care
A budding relationship between University of Miami doctors and their counterparts at a University of Havana hospital is taking shape.
Cuba Water Hassles
An interdisciplinary study at UM is looking at how Cubans on the island cope with water issues that result in health and hygiene concerns.
Sharing Ideas Amid a Changing Culture
Doctors at UM's Miller School of Medicine partner with a Havana hospital to share information around trauma care.
Haiti after Hurricane Matthew
The Haitian government adopts a UM study for its post-Hurricane Matthew recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Studying Caribbean Currency
A political scientist provides his insights and interpretation of the economies of Caribbean nations.
A Close Look at Cuba's Health Care System
Steven Ullmann, UM health care business expert, provides perspective on Cuba's health care system.
A Bright Future for Caribbean Fish
UM Rosenstiel School professors are developing sustainable ways to support aquaculture for business and livelihoods in the Caribbean.
Serving the Underserved in Dominican Republic
UM School of Business Administration students traveled to the Dominican Republic to offer business consulting and training in underserved communities.
Restoring Cuba's Historic Infrastructure
An innovative composite material for repairs can positively impact Cuba's structural restoration efforts.
A Chinese-Cuban Secret Society in Havana
Chinese associations and secret societies in Cuba have deep sociocultural and religious roots back to eighteenth century China.
Chinese Influences on Life and Religion in Cuba
Chinese and African diasporas in Cuba have uniquely blended social, cultural and religious aspects on the island, and understanding this may help areas of anthropology.
Cuban Lecturer Inspires Students through Stories of Resilience
Joan Martínez Evora was a lawyer in Cuba before coming to the U.S. and now teaching at the University of Miami.
Language and the Negotiation of Identities
A UM sociolinguist works to unveil and address the subtle nuances of historical and sociocultural context in languages from the Caribbean.
Exploring Shipwrecks in the Caribbean
Rosenstiel's resident underwater archaeologist explores sunken pirate ships in the Caribbean.
A Winning Team
A new scholarship provided by Payless ShoeSource enables a student from the Caribbean to attend UM.
Student Organizations Embrace Caribbean Culture
Cultural student groups on campus take pride in UM's hemispheric approach to diversity.
Tracing Circuitous Lines of the Black LGBTQ experience
UM anthropologist works to uncover the LGBTQ experience in the Caribbean region.
Helping Hands in Haiti
Faculty and students at several University of Miami schools and colleges have forged strong relationships with Haitians.
El Mar y Él
In an award-winning film, a UM student filmmaker shares his uncle's story of escaping communist Cuba.
Unearthing the Mysteries of the Caribbean
Forensic anthropologist Monica Faraldo employs her passion for bones and puzzles to shed light on ancient migratory routes in the Caribbean.
A Unique Cultural Perspective
A love of language, literature and theatre brings the first Cuban student in decades on a student visa to UM for her doctoral studies.
A Conversation with Yoani Sanchez
The Cuban independent journalist is critical of the Castro regime, and wants more free speech for her country.
Science as Diplomacy
The Rosenstiel School's final lecture of the 2017 Sea Secrets series focused on using science diplomacy to bring marine science together in the U.S. and Cuba and was held at the new Frost Science Museum.
Father of Dust
UM Professor Emeritus Joseph M. Prospero analyzes the effects of Saharan dust on air quality in the Caribbean Basin.
Protecting Flora, Fauna and Humans in the Caribbean Biological Corridor
A University of Miami anthropologist is working to study and protect the unique native flora and fauna-and the people that depend on these environments-in the Caribbean Biological Corridor, which includes Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Cuba.
A Pregnancy Exam for Jaws
Shark expert Neil Hammerschlag administers ultrasounds on sharks at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas.
Finding Keys to Coral Survival
Corals in Cuba, considered to be some of the most pristine in the Caribbean, may help determine how these ecosystems can survive climate change.
Influencing Hurricane Intensity
Rosenstiel School researchers are analyzing whether warmer freshwater from South American rivers is impacting the strength of hurricanes in the Caribbean Sea.
Working Together to Build a Sustainable Future
The UM Chapter of Engineers without Borders travels to the Dominican Republic for the first step in creating a water system engineering project.
Exploring Energy Options for Cuba
A College of Engineering faculty member begins modeling a Net Zero Energy Community for Cuba's future energy infrastructure.
A Museum of Marine Life
Since the 1930s, UM scientists and students have been adding to a vast collection of marine invertebrate species, considered one of the largest in the world.
This is Not a Drill
UM's student-run 'Canes Emergency Response Team puts their training into action to assist with recovery efforts on campus.
It's Back to School
UM undergraduate students resumed classes Monday, some ready, some not, but everyone glad to be back.
What a Ride
UM students recount how they rode out the storm called Hurricane Irma.
Residential Reunion
Students living in residential housing are returning to campus and classes with renewed resolve after Hurricane Irma.
Full Recovery Mode after Hurricane Irma
The University is moving swiftly and diligently to clear widespread downed trees, power lines and other obstacles to coordinate a safe return to the Coral Gables campus.
Safeguarding Students Amid Irma
The University's decision to close classes well in advance of the hurricane enabled the successful evacuation of 4,300 students and a well-orchestrated safety plan for those unable to leave.
Category 5 Teamwork
Classes resume on the Coral Gables campus after the removal of 4 million pounds of landscape debris.
President Julio Frenk's Videos and Letters
University of Miami President Julio Frenk engaged with the UM community during the recent spate of hurricanes affecting Florida, keeping students, staff and faculty aware of storm preparations, and response and recovery efforts.
Mapathon Aims to Aid Relief
Universities across the country are working on updating maps of disaster areas to speed relief efforts to impacted areas.
UM Students from Puerto Rico Weather Hurricane Maria
Recovery efforts led by students and faculty continue as Puerto Rican students stuck on island return.
Serving a Community in Need
UM students fan out across South Florida to help local neighborhoods rebound from the impacts of Hurricane Irma.
Bascom Palmer's Vision Van Provides Relief Care to the Keys
A volunteer team from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute spent three days in Key West providing urgently needed vision care in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
'Canes Family Lends a Helping Hand
The University of Miami joined forces with several agencies to aid victims of recent natural disasters in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean.
UM to Welcome Scholars from Hurricane Hit Areas
The University of Miami is offering professors and graduate students a place to continue their work.
Miller School Mobilizes to Help Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is mobilizing its resources to help Puerto Rico's medical community after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Bringing Support to the Island
The Miller School of Medicine pediatric team delivered supplies and support to Puerto Rico's physicians.
UM School of Education Receives $6.5 Million Grant
The grant will help Miami-Dade teachers engage students with diverse learning needs.
Catalonia’s Vote for Independence
A native of the region, UM’s Joaquin Roy explores the ramifications of Catalonia’s independence referendum.
Focus on Food
UM community dishes out treats and information during Food Day 2017
Tropical Depression 18 - Advisory 1
The University is monitoring the storm. All classes, events, and clinical activities are operating on a regular schedule.
New Leadership Team Moves the U Forward
Open house enables UM community to meet and mingle with new student and administrative leaders
Alma Mater, Stand Forever
Before The Great Miami Hurricane brought them together in 1926, she escaped Armenia on the back of a camel, and he arrived in Miami “over the backs of alligators.” Their separate but extraordinary lives were briefly but forever entwined when they wrote the University of Miami “Alma Mater” together.
UM Dedicates Game-Changing 3D Lab
New College of Engineering-Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Center of Excellence Collaborative Laboratory will be a hub for innovation and collaboration.
Infusing New Blood into a Shakespearean Classic
School of Communication alumni, students and faculty shoot an LGBT interracial vampire romance in Greece.
Emeritus Trustee and Alumnus M. Lee Pearce Passes Away
Dr. Pearce, described as “a tough and savvy investor,” was elected to UM’s Board of Trustees in 1993.
Scaling to New Heights
Master flautist Sir James Galway says that to become an accomplished musician, “practice your scales like there’s no tomorrow.”
The Power of Art
University of Miami’s Wynwood Art Gallery holds its annual faculty exhibition featuring thought-provoking art pieces in a variety of mediums.
Celebrating Innovation and Creativity in Our Nation's Capital
From a game simulating how whales navigate to a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, the U showcased some of its best talent and research at an ACC festival at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
The Witches of Venice
A University of Miami Ph.D. student in the Department of History sheds light on the dark history of witchcraft in 16th century Venice.
Blues and Reds Game To Aid Research
A new mobile game called Blues and Reds, now available worldwide, aims to help researchers study interactive behavior.
A Global Pain Crisis
A major Lancet Commission report, a three-year project headed by UM’s Professor Felicia Knaul and co-authored by President Julio Frenk, finds almost 26 million people die suffering, most without a 3-cent morphine tablet that could alleviate their pain.
CLaRO to Address Health Issues in High-Risk Latino Communities
With a $6.8 million NIH grant, the UM School of Nursing and Health Studies and FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work partnership shows continued excellence in health disparities research.
Seafarers and Sagas
A summer 2017 excursion unlike any other united a group of University of Miami students and faculty throughout parts of Norway, Iceland and England.
A Police Captain’s Journey
John Barkley of the Naples Police Department is earning a MPA degree through UM’s online program.
UM Trustee Robert Mann Passes Away
Alumnus and WVUM co-founder’s influential gifts and service strengthened the U
'Hamilton' star Joshua Henry, B.M. '06
'Hamilton' star Joshua Henry on why kids in the audience bring him to tears
UM to Welcome Scholars from Hurricane Hit Areas
The University of Miami is offering professors and graduate students a place to continue their work.
Miller School Mobilizes to Help Puerto Rico and the Caribbean
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is mobilizing its resources to help Puerto Rico’s medical community after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
Mapathon Aims to Aid Relief
Universities across the country are working on updating maps of disaster areas to speed relief efforts to impacted areas.
University of Miami Welcomes Class of 2021 Stamps Scholars
UM students awarded prestigious Stamps Scholarships.
Autism Experts and Community Members Work Together
The Center for Autism Related Disabilities (CARD) has joined a national team to address the needs of with children on the autism spectrum.
Millions Left in Dark After Irma
With power knocked out for millions of people throughout Florida after Hurricane Irma, does putting power lines underground make sense.
UM Rosenstiel School Scientists Awarded Over $12 Million to Advance Oil Spills Science
SONHS Simulation Hospital
The new SONHS Simulation Hospital offers a powerful new learning environment for health care professionals and communities far and wide.
Pushing the Boundaries in Career Readiness
The University of Miami Toppel Career Center is leading the way in the field of career services through an online video simulation platform for students.
Learning Science by Doing Science
Students in STEM fields at the University of Miami are engaging with each other, across disciplines, in a new era of active education at the College of Arts and Sciences.
Theatre and Revolution in Clinical Legal Education
The University of Miami Law School's Health Rights Clinic incorporates a distinctive collaborative simulation method into its immersive clinical legal education.
Revolutionizing Medical Education at the Gordon Center
The Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education is a renowned facility that applies advanced technology and simulation techniques to medical education at the University of Miami.
Transforming 21st Century Engineering Education
The University of Miami College of Engineering implements an innovative alternative to the traditional lecture format for several of its classes-what's known as an active classroom.
Understanding Pain through Science and Simulation
A UM psychology professor studies the perception and communication of pain in a simulated clinical setting at the College of Arts and Sciences.
RoboCanes
The University of Miami team of soccer-playing robots engages computer science students to experience hands-on learning in robotics and artificial intelligence research.
Teaching Students the Mechanics Behind How Humans Learn
The graduate courses on applied learning will be offered on campus and online by the School of Education and Human Development.
Organs on a Chip
University of Miami engineers are simulating human organs on chips, improving potential applications in health and medicine.
Mighty Girls
Digital games and an interactive classroom developed at the School of Nursing and Health Studies empower girls to use their voices to make wise choices.
Sounding the Alarm
A multidisciplinary team of researchers and medical professionals from the University of Miami and universities across the country has been working to address the effects of audible medical alarms within clinical settings.
A Category 5 Learning Experience
UM's Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. SUSTAIN lab offers an immersive learning experience like no other.
Real-Life Learning Rewards
Students in University of Miami's School of Communication's Orange Umbrella Student Consultancy garner real-life experience collaborating with clients.
Visualization Goes High-Tech with CCS's Viz Lab
From an aerial shot of a shantytown to an image of brain dendrites, the lab offers the UM community a high-tech way to display, present and analyze information.
Reimagining the Library
The new Learning Commons at UM's Richter Library allows students to create, collaborate, investigate and learn.
Design-Thinking Brought to Life at the School of Architecture
An immersive architecture education at the University of Miami engages students in design-thinking and active problem-solving through studio courses and lab spaces.
Dream It, Print It, Do It
The new game-changing College of Engineering-Johnson & Johnson 3D Printing Center of Excellence Collaborative Laboratory will be a hub for innovation and collaboration.
A Vision Becomes Real