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Taking a trip down memory lane can be soothing
Nostalgia evokes pleasant memories for many, and it can also help comfort Alzheimer’s patients, according to Dolores Perdomo, a University of Miami psychologist.
Vaccines are safe for women and teens, medical specialists say
University of Miami physicians address some of the recent concerns from women and parents of teens about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Dynamic duo forms a research connection
Maria Jose Baeza Robba, second-year Ph.D. student, and Nicholas Metheny, assistant professor, joined forces to tackle grad school, research firsts, and COVID-19 concerns in the sexual and gender minority community.
Marine biologists, local officials seek answers to recent fish kill
Faculty members at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are partnering with local and state government leaders to determine what factors led to fish kill events in Biscayne Bay during the past two summers.
‘Evicted’ selected for One Book, One U
The Pulitzer Prize-winning book studies eight poor families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads; it also integrates the landlord’s perspective. Harvard professor Matthew Desmond, the author, will join a discussion with the University of Miami community in February.
The U.S. Constitution celebrates its 234th birthday
A willingness to compromise, a gentleman’s code of civic virtue and service, and a commitment to the collective good of the country are characteristics that defined the 39 brave men who, on Sept. 17, 1787, penned their names to the final draft of the document that changed the United States, according to a constitutional specialist.
Researcher examines how circular currents of water impact storms
Warm water eddies that break off from the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico can supercharge hurricanes in only a few hours, Rosenstiel School oceanographer Lynn “Nick” Shay’s research reveals.
Student learns from NOAA scientists during summer program
Ava De Leon was one of only 15 students accepted into an inclusive fisheries 10-week internship offered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration aimed at giving diverse talent hands-on experience in marine science.
Theranos trial highlights the dark side of leadership
The high-profile fraud trial of Theranos startup founder Elizabeth Holmes exposes a shadow side of leadership that undermines healthy workplace culture, according to Linda Neider, chair of the Miami Herbert Business School’s Management Department.
University earns recognition as a platinum green business
The City of Coral Gables will present the University with a Platinum Green Business Certification at a City Commission meeting later this month.
Events celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the culture and history of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. At the University of Miami, students, and faculty and staff members prepare programs to encourage learning, dialogue, and celebrations.
Resurrected Ebony magazine reaches for its niche
Can the magazine that once highlighted Black success attract readers today? Members of the University community weigh in on the periodical’s past and its return to publication.
Psychologists: Masks do not impede preschoolers’ language development
A team of psychology researchers observed that young children produce the same amount of language whether or not they are wearing masks. Another finding showed that kids produce more complex speech sounds while wearing masks than without them.
University events pay tribute to 9/11 victims, first responders
In poignant and moving remembrances, the University of Miami marked the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed thousands and moved a nation.
Former Anheuser-Busch CEO addresses leadership, team culture
In a discussion at the Miami Herbert Business School, Carlos Brito revealed the elements that are needed to operate a successful business.
Researchers work to find strategies to produce seafood
The Rosenstiel School’s growing Aquaculture Program trains students to cultivate high-demand fish using techniques they develop and refine at the Experimental Fish Hatchery.
Events recognize Sept. 11 anniversary
Two events will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one at The Rock Plaza hosted by the Division of Student Affairs and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership and a second at the Miami Herbert Business School.
Live concerts are back at Frost with a star-studded lineup
Students at the Frost School of Music prepare to perform with some of the best entertainers during this season’s Frost Music Live concert series.
How the 9/11 attacks changed emergency response
From search and rescue efforts to training for first responders, 9/11 ushered in a host of changes in emergency preparation and response, according to University of Miami experts.
Researchers explore cancer risks at condo collapse
After the 12-story Champlain Towers South building suddenly crumbled in Surfside, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative stepped up to protect rescue workers from health hazards.
Former NFL player enters the Georgia Senate race
A University of Miami political scientist shares his insight about former University of Georgia standout Herschel Walker running for office.
New commercial captures the energy of the U
The University debuted its new national TV commercial this past weekend. The 30-second spot offers an energetic and comprehensive look at the University, our community, and the ever brighter future we create. Check it out and, if you like it, share it on social media.
What SCOTUS’ decision not to block the Texas abortion law means
University of Miami scholars analyze the high court’s narrowly decided opinion on the nation’s most restrictive abortion law yet.
Amazon expands, invests in retail stores
Responding to bottlenecks in the online marketplace and a desire for more consumer data, Amazon’s purchase of retail store properties constitutes sound business strategy, said Sara Rushinek, a professor and e-commerce specialist.
Student awarded Miami Dolphins Foundation scholarship
Stracey Aurelien, a first-year student at the University of Miami, received a financial award through the Nat Moore Scholarship and Vocational Grant Endowment Program.
Why do we collect things?
Various members of the University of Miami community, as well as collectors, offer a myriad of reasons for the fascination with accumulating items of interest.
What you need to know about COVID-19 testing at Pavia Garage
The Pavia Garage on the Coral Gables Campus now houses two COVID-19 testing sites for University of Miami students and employees. Here’s what you need to know to ensure you test at the correct site.
Students help address challenges created by the pandemic
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students have continued working to make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic by volunteering in the community, conducting research, and fine-tuning their expertise as they approach graduation.
In the aftermath of Ida, Louisiana faces daunting challenges
Massive flooding, hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, and a crippled power grid will test the state as it tries to rebound from Hurricane Ida, University of Miami experts say.
Researchers developing air quality sensors to detect COVID-19
Pratim Biswas, aerosol scientist and dean of the College of Engineering, is exploring ways to detect, track, and prevent transmission of the coronavirus.
Toppel Career Center offers a semester full of programs
The University of Miami’s career-advising experts have several events and programs planned this fall to help students find internships and discover fulfilling jobs.
September guide to the arts at the U
Check out this comprehensive list of arts-related events happening this month on and off campus that includes a roundup of exciting concerts, exhibitions, and interactive discussions.
Veterans reflect on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan
In the wake of the United States’ final departure from Afghanistan after two decades of war, Jack Miller—a faculty member in the School of Communication, Air Force veteran who served in Afghanistan, and advisor to the Veteran Students Organization (VSO)—reflects on the crisis. Zachary Danney, president of the VSO, says that watching events unfold has been very difficult for veteran students.
Preschool classroom study sheds light on curtailing the pandemic
By observing children and their teachers in motion, an interdisciplinary team of researchers proposes strategies for limiting the spread of COVID-19 in school.
Miracle matter: Engineer creates concrete that heals itself
Ali Ghahremaninezhad’s self-healing concrete would eliminate the need for costly infrastructure repairs and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Does the US have leverage in restricting Taliban access to assets?
University of Miami law and finance experts assess whether the U.S. holds bargaining power with the Taliban regime by restricting access to billions of dollars of international assets pertaining to Afghanistan.
Ida and Katrina: Both powerful cyclones with key differences
Hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy shares insights on some peculiarities that distinguished Hurricane Ida from Katrina, which both struck the Louisiana gulf coast on the same day, but 16 years apart.
Peafowl proliferation in the Grove: Is it paradise or a problem?
A film by University of Miami faculty members documents the controversy and the efforts of the City of Miami to curtail the problem of a growing pheasant population in Coconut Grove.
Legendary drummer’s visit to Frost School memorable
As the world mourns the loss of Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, Shelly Berg, dean of the Frost School of Music, remembers the time when the musician made a special visit to the University.
Biology graduate student surveys trees of the Southwestern Amazon
Riley Fortier is working to understand forest dynamics at the edge of the Amazon rainforest to see how the diverse, yet critical, ecosystem is faring today.
Empty nest syndrome can cause sense of loss, anxiety
With school back in session and many parents dropping college-aged children off for their advanced education, there are many ways that moms and dads can prepare themselves for the transition if there are no other children still living at home.
Vigil memorializes Haiti earthquake victims, raises awareness
Planet Kreyol, the Haitian student organization, and the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs hosted a “Moment of Silence Vigil Event” on Thursday in honor of the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
The start of a new academic year—in photos
Thousands of University of Miami students made their way to the Coral Gables Campus for the Fall 2021 semester. Here’s a pictorial view of their first two weeks.
New census data shapes neighborhoods, cities, politics
University of Miami demographers interpret the freshest census numbers and assess the implications of the country becoming more diverse and more multiracial, while showing the lowest growth rate in nearly a century.
University health economist heads new commission to examine inequities in global cancer care
Felicia Marie Knaul, a professor affiliated with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, will lead a new Lancet commission focused on building a connection between cancer and health care systems.
Student Government’s executive officers eager to inspire, serve
As the University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus begins the fall academic semester, Student Government’s new leaders are encouraging others to get involved by setting an example.
Researchers awarded $3 million from National Institutes of Health
Guillermo “Willy” Prado, vice provost for faculty affairs, and his research team will use the money to roll out a parenting training program that has been in the making for 20 years—eHealth Familias Unidas for Mental Health—to 18 clinics across South Florida.
Lakeside Village wins prestigious architecture award
The 12-acre student housing complex, which opened last year on the University’s Coral Gables Campus, is a recipient of the International Architecture Award by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
Students share their excitement about being back on campus
The University welcomed students and faculty and staff members for the first day of fall semester classes on Monday. And a few students shared their zeal and anticipation for upcoming events.
The Lowe welcomes back in-person visitors
The Lowe Art Museum on the Coral Gables Campus has reopened to the general public and will now offer free admission through May 31, 2022.
Wastewater provides early detection of COVID-19
A team of researchers at the University of Miami are hoping to prevent coronavirus outbreaks on campus before they begin by monitoring wastewater.
Leader notes partnerships as key to The Underline’s success
During a Miami Herbert Business School lecture, Meg Daly, CEO and president of Friends of The Underline, discussed how parsing financial support and opportunistic startup strategies have fostered development of the 10-mile linear park and urban trail.
Signature event welcomes thousands of new students
In a festive celebration at the Watsco Center, President Julio Frenk, members of the faculty, and student leaders formally greeted first-year and transfer students at the annual ’Canes Take Flight program.
The beauty of vaccines: They require a small personal investment
As rates for routine vaccinations continue to fall, Cindy Munro, the dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, explains why the advantages of vaccines for measles, shingles, hepatitis, and many other preventable diseases outweigh the risks.
How to support children’s mental health during the school year
University psychology scholars give parents and guardians some pointers about how to help lower their children’s anxiety levels during what may be a challenging school year with a new spike in COVID-19 cases.
Haitian student organization rallies support following earthquake
Planet Kreyol co-presidents have organized a donation drive and will host a vigil for the lives lost following the worst earthquake to hit the country since 2010.
Panelists: Global leaders key to reversing the pandemic
University of Miami President Julio Frenk, along with WHO advisor Dr. Peter Singer, participated in a panel about the false information that has been circulating during the coronavirus epidemic.
'Jeopardy!' continues its long run with two new hosts
What game show has finally chosen permanent hosts? Mitchell Shapiro, professor in the School of Communication, reflects on the success of “Jeopardy!” and the selection of the new emcees.
Why earthquakes are so devastating to Haiti
Complex geology combined with structures that are not resistant to earth tremors make the island nation especially vulnerable to the effects of earthquakes, University of Miami experts say.
Pediatricians: Vaccines, masks, distancing help protect children
University of Miami pediatricians shed light on how parents, guardians, and school personnel can help curb the spread of COVID-19 in classrooms this fall as the American Academy of Pediatrics reported an increase in the number of children testing positive for the virus.
Former Notre Dame Law School dean to serve as Miami Law interim dean
Nell Jessup Newton, a female trailblazer in legal education, will steer the School of Law during the search for its new dean.
Students begin move in for the Fall 2021 semester
Students began to arrive yesterday from all over the globe to begin their new journey at the University of Miami. Over the course of this week, thousands of students will move into their school-year residence on the Coral Gables Campus.
Incentive program encourages students to get COVID-19 vaccines
The University of Miami has implemented a program that will allow students who receive vaccines against the coronavirus to be eligible for prizes.
‘America’s Afghanistan’ comes to an end
Bradford R. McGuinn, a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, examines the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impact on the United States moving forward.
University ventures into South Florida’s emerging tech ecosystem
The University of Miami appoints Kelly Montoya to the City of Miami’s Venture Miami team with an aim to help expand the mayor’s efforts to enhance Miami’s innovation economy and tech ecosystem.
University mobilizes to assist Haiti after magnitude 7.2 earthquake
Guerda Nicolas, a professor currently in Haiti visiting family, recounted the immediate aftermath of the temblor, as Miller School of Medicine Dean Henri Ford met with a group of stakeholders to consider potential relief efforts.
University community needs to follow testing, vaccine rules
All residential students are required to test for COVID-19 within 24 hours of arrival on campus. With the start of classes on Aug. 23, here is the critical information members of the University community need to know.
Town halls focus on importance of vaccine, masks
In three separate information sessions, University of Miami leaders shared important information about COVID-19, vaccination efforts, and what to expect when the fall semester begins.
Bascom Palmer launches rapid virtual eye care
Using a teleopthalmology platform, Bascom Palmer clinical providers can evaluate and diagnose patients seeking treatment for common eye conditions via virtual eye care appointments.
Architecture student immerses herself in the latest technology
Olivia Schilling opens up about her experience working with the School of Architecture’s newest KUKA robotic fabrication technology—one of the largest among university robotic arms in the southeast.
Sophomore builds cryptocurrency mining rig
Computer engineering student Emnet Yebeltal teamed up with Miami Herbert Business School students for an interdisciplinary project in cryptocurrency mining—verifying transactions on the blockchain.
Ph.D. student’s experience in weather patterns sparks interest in research
Rosenstiel School’s Mary Beth Arcodia bridges her love for astronomy and math to help better predict extreme weather events in the United States.
‘Brighter Shades’ to dazzle, empower students
The Division of Development and Alumni Relations partnered with Orange Umbrella at the School of Communication to launch a social campaign that features eight unique sunglass case designs. Proceeds will benefit students facing financial hardships.
Geography, economic level affect adaptation to extreme heat
Doctoral student Lynée Turek-Hankins is the lead author of a study that examines how different regions around the world respond and adapt to a warming climate.
What Cuomo’s resignation means for his political future
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was once hailed for his administration’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Now, after his announced resignation amid a multitude of sexual harassment allegations, his political future is bleak, University of Miami scholars contend.
Latest climate change report a ‘code red for humanity’
Earth is warming at a rate faster than previously thought, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment report warns. It will take reducing greenhouse gas emissions by substantial levels to avoid a climate catastrophe, University of Miami researchers say.
Register to attend a virtual town hall about the fall semester
University of Miami leadership will host a series of virtual town hall meetings to discuss the current state of the pandemic, the latest public health guidelines, and the University protocols that are in place to ensure a safe and engaging fall semester.
Computer scientist is a pioneer for women in technology
Yelena Yesha has been appointed the first Knight Chair of the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) at the University of Miami. “She is the perfect fit because she also has the expertise in translating data science into computer applications to solve real-world problems,” said IDSC founding director Nicholas Tsinoremas.
Virtual summer programs foster education, engagement
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine aims to prepare the next generation of physicians through a one-of-a-kind summer experience for underrepresented students from local high schools and colleges across the country.
Updated hurricane outlook calls for more storms
NOAA forecasters are now predicting 15 to 21 named storms. University of Miami tropical cyclone expert Brian McNoldy answers questions about the midseason update as well as other hurricane-related topics.
Breakthrough cases show vaccines are working
As the number of fully vaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 inches up, Dr. Bhavarth Shukla, UHealth’s medical director for infection control and employee health, explains the positive news—the vaccines are preventing serious illness, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Researcher examines extreme heat, multiple sclerosis link
Public health scientist Naresh Kumar found that clinical visits by multiple sclerosis patients to Veterans Affairs medical centers increased during months associated with warmer weather and high humidity.
Former U.S. health secretary joins Miami Herbert Business School
Alex Azar, who as the nation’s top health official supervised Operation Warp Speed to develop COVID-19 vaccines in record time, will undertake a teaching and policy research position at the University of Miami this September.
Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation
After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.
Inter-American Health Task Force makes recommendations for improved health policy
In a recently published report, the task force, convened by the Inter-American Dialogue and co-chaired by University of Miami President Julio Frenk, identified five key areas to improve cooperation and coordination to support COVID-19 response and recovery throughout the Western Hemisphere.
Surfside mayor navigates challenges, tragedy
Mayor Charles W. Burkett, a University of Miami alumnus, is leading the town of Surfside out of an unthinkable tragedy.
Director’s entrepreneurial spirit boosts the Launch Pad
Brian Breslin is an innovative leader who became an entrepreneur at 15. He brought his expertise to the Launch Pad—the University of Miami’s business support center—where he became its leader in 2017.
Carbon border tariff takes aim at worst pollution perpetrators
University of Miami business and law specialists tout the potential of a carbon border tax to level the global playing field and cut carbon emissions scientists link to extreme weather catastrophes.
New evidence shows the COVID-19 Delta variant rapidly rising
The University’s coronavirus sequencing effort uncovered that there are several variants present in its patient population, but Delta is chief among them and easily transmitted. And its presence is likely triggering a local surge in the infectious disease.
Researchers offer lifelines to Black women with HIV
Coinciding with the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, a unique Department of Psychology study known as MMAGIC helped dozens of marginalized women through unprecedented stress.
Surf’s up at the Olympics and in a new history class
With a Hawaiian woman capturing gold in surfing’s Olympic debut, professor Martin Nesvig discusses his course on surfing and Hawaiian history.
University Libraries sheds light on turmoil in Cuba, Haiti
Learn more about the Cuban and Haitian diasporas from the University’s Special Collections and Cuban Heritage Collection—the largest archive of materials about Cuba outside of the island.
Bascom Palmer ranks No. 1 for 20th year in U.S. News & World Report
The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was ranked first for the 18th consecutive year—20th time overall—since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings 32 years ago.
Students help peers with research needs
Peer research consultants are trained to assist undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of requests in Richter Library.
Florida Task Force 2 members come home
Nearly a month after the deadly Surfside condo collapse, the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team/Task Force 2, which includes two Miller School of Medicine physicians, ends its deployment.
Researcher advances strategy to manage fisheries
Renato Molina, assistant professor, explores how transboundary marine protected areas can lead to greater fisheries cooperation between countries.
The good and the bad for chocolate lovers
With the recent celebration of World Chocolate Day and National Milk Chocolate Day around the corner, it is a good time to remember some of the benefits of chocolate.
Historian appointed Bacardí Chair in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies
Michael J. Bustamante, noted scholar and author of “Cuban Memory Wars,” will help launch an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Cuban studies.
Two studies examine how Latin American journalists cope with stress
University collaborations, one in Mexico and the other in Brazil, show that many reporters turn to colleagues and their desire to provide public service to bolster emotional strength when facing threat and harassment.
Union leader: Flight attendants under threat from unruly passengers
During a talk hosted by the Miami Herbert Business School, Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, highlighted the role of collective action to safeguard workers’ rights and livelihoods.
Frost School, Festival Napa Valley ‘join forces’
The Frost School of Music continues to expand opportunities for students and has partnered with the music, food, and wine festival. A selected group took a musical journey to California to perform in the 10-day event.
University researcher aids in river’s restoration
Daniel Suman, a professor of marine affairs and policy, is collaborating with the environmental group Marea Verde to bring a solar- and hydro-powered trash collection device to the polluted Juan Díaz River in Panama.
No fans or tourists: Can Tokyo still medal with the Olympics?
Applying resilient urban design concepts and transparent marketing strategies may help Japan mitigate a mountain of challenges and stage a successful Olympics, suggest University of Miami specialists in those fields.
Doctoral student researches cardiovascular disease in women
Carolina Velasquez is spending her summer studying how total body fat, muscle mass, physical activity, and nutrition affect blood vessel health among underrepresented groups at risk for cardiovascular disease.
Cuban American students rally for country’s freedom
University of Miami students share a common message of solidarity with Cuban protesters who are demanding freedom and denouncing the Communist government.
Graduate student tackles issues of sustainability, resilience
Paula Christina Viala’s career path has taken a few twists and turns. Now, she is part of the Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program and is working as an intern this summer for the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience.
Medical student urges social transformation to end HIV/AIDS
Forty years after the U.S. documented its first cases of HIV, Christopher Garcia-Wilde says a focus on basic essentials can help vanquish the world’s most persistent pandemic.
University employee heads to the Olympics
Nadia Eke’s Olympic dream is about to become reality. The University of Miami staff member will represent her home country of Ghana in the triple jump at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
University dives into the esports academic arena
A new University of Miami certificate program will introduce participants to the burgeoning industry around competitive video games.
Aging condos fraught with challenges for owners, governing groups
Business and law experts at the University of Miami gauge the impact of the Surfside tragedy on the owners of older condominium units and examine initiatives to revamp the policies and procedures that regulate the associations.
Graduate student documents the ecology of endangered salamanders
In studying the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, Leyna Stemle is hoping to provide data to help prevent the extinction of the species.
Student conducts sea turtle research at remote outpost
Hannah Ditzler, a graduate student in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmosphere Science’s master of professional science program, is working on Loggerhead Key to research ways to help conserve loggerhead and green sea turtles.
Condo collapse could transform building codes in Florida
When Hurricane Andrew devastated south Miami-Dade County nearly 30 years ago, the state’s building codes underwent a major revision. The recent collapse of the building in Surfside could do the same.
Cubans demand freedom in protests across the island
The demonstrators, marching in cities across the Caribbean country and in Miami, have also called for President Miguel Díaz-Canel to step down.
Brazil’s central bank president: Innovations fueling rebound
Roberto Campos Neto, in a live lecture at the Miami Herbert Business School, highlighted new tech-driven policies developed by the central bank as key to the country’s robust economic recovery.
Historian’s book about Satchel Paige headed to Hollywood
History professor Donald Spivey spent 12 years researching and writing “If You Were Only White: The Life of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige.” Now, Apple Studios has acquired the rights to the text for a dramatic series on Negro Leagues Baseball, using the life of Paige as a backdrop.
Gratitude, engagement, innovation animate award-winning work
As the University of Miami reflects on an academic year without parallel, the inventive ways it used to attract, steward, and inform alumni and donors have received fresh accolades from its peers in higher education advancement.
Assassination of Haitian president plunges country into further chaos
Haitian-born professors MarieGuerda Nicolas and Louis Herns Marcelin offer their insights into the crisis crippling the island nation.
Toppel provides electrifying connections for students, local businesses
Kristophe Smith-Walker, a junior at the University of Miami, utilizes the Toppel Career Center’s resources and programs, including internship opportunities, to gain experience and bolster his career development.
Life on Zoom fuels surge in cosmetic surgeries
Bothered by unflattering online images and with time to recover at home, more people are seeking plastic surgeries to correct perceived flaws.
Explore Florida’s fashion trends throughout the years
In the online series, “Deep Dives,” Cristina Favretto, head of the University of Miami Libraries Special Collections, will host a catwalk through rare books and other items in the archives that feature styles from the past.
Latest information on Tropical Storm Elsa
The University of Miami is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Elsa and providing information as needed.
Many question Bill Cosby’s release from prison
Supporters of the #MeToo movement expressed outrage, but legal experts say procedural errors in the handling of the case led to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction.
Social media influencers have the power to sway audiences
Claudia Townsend, associate professor of marketing, and undergraduate student Jasmine Ortiz, a professional singer, songwriter, and social media personality explain the world of digital marketing.
Professor devotes his career to chronicling U.S. Jewish communities
University of Miami demographer Ira Sheskin, whose expertise has been called upon by media covering the Surfside tragedy, has been documenting the changes in South Florida Jewish communities for four decades.
Law experts: Britney Spears’ legal drama is rife with paradoxes
University of Miami family law professors explore the reported conditions of the conservatorship—the legal framework created purportedly to protect the pop star—that Spears and some of her ‘Free Britney’ supporters claim is ‘abusive’ and ‘traumatizing.’
Virtual celebration marks Pride Month
To acknowledge and honor the LGBTQ+ community, the University of Miami’s LGBTQ Student Center celebrated on Wednesday evening with an online event that included a trivia game and a verbal call to action.
Florida college presidents pledge their support for Dreamers
At a roundtable led by the Immigration Partnership and Coalition Fund, Florida’s chapter of the American Business Immigration Coalition, higher education leaders implored the state’s senators to pass the 2021 Dream Act.
Journalists bring expertise, heart to Surfside coverage
Faculty members and a graduate student in the School of Communication—veteran newspeople—share how they cope with covering large scale catastrophes, including the condo building collapse.
University of Miami training center helps first responders at Surfside site
The Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education has taught advanced practice interventions to firefighters and paramedics in the field for decades, including the members of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Florida Task Force 1, which is deployed at the condo collapse in the beachside community.
Economists: Strengthen U.S.-Latin America bond through trade, educational support
To advance U.S. interests—and to counter China’s increased presence in the hemisphere—the Biden administration should increase trade and help advance education in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to scholars from the Miami Herbert Business School.
International graduate students help others learn new languages
Drawing from the University’s pool of bilingual talent, the Directed Independent Language Study program has offered not-for-credit lessons in languages from Arabic to Zulu.
Summer is the perfect time to dive into a book
University faculty and staff members share the titles of books currently on their reading lists.
Frost Chopin Academy connects professionals, students
The Frost School of Music showcases pianist Frédéric Chopin with an academy and festival dedicated to the composer’s craft that brings together masters and novices.
Frenk: Pandemic accelerated a digital revolution in higher education
At an investment and trade forum focused on South Florida and Latin America and the Caribbean, University of Miami President Julio Frenk joined the presidents of Florida International University and Miami Dade College to discuss how postsecondary institutions changed during COVID-19.
Students swab rail stations to identify, map microbes across Miami
As part of Global City Sampling Day, teams of University of Miami students fanned out across Miami-Dade County on Monday taking microbial samples on surfaces at each of the 23 Metrorail stops. Their efforts will help create a map of the community of microorganisms that inhabit the city.
Read the latest issue of Miami magazine online
The Spring 2021 edition pays homage to the indomitable Hurricanes spirit—from Howard Schnellenberger’s legendary revival of the football program to new initiatives that position the University at the forefront of the tech revolution.
Student team analyzes water quality in the Keys
Led by biology professor Kathleen Sullivan Sealey, the group is working to detect and evaluate how and where the water on the archipelago is changing, particularly in many of its canals.
Holocaust Teacher Institute celebrates 20 years
In a collaboration with the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, the institute instructs hundreds of teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools yearly on the history of the Holocaust.
U.S. Fulbright awards enable students to explore passions abroad
Two recent University of Miami alumni have been granted U.S. Fulbright awards that will take one to Bulgaria, the other to Dominica.
Research recommends managed retreat as climate change option
Katharine Mach, a Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researcher, argues in a new paper that managed retreat—moving people and property out of harm’s way—should be viewed as a proactive approach that can support communities and livelihoods in the face of climate change.
How age-defying professional athletes are beating father time
Advancements in nutrition, training, and sports medicine have helped athletes like Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, and Serena Williams extend their careers and excel in their sport.
COVID-19 deaths in Latin America highest in Mexico, Brazil
New academic papers from the University of Miami COVID-19 Observatory show that the lack of a unified federal response in both countries worsened the impact of the virus.
Bills to expand, restrict voting create battles
Frances Hill and Gregory Koger, University of Miami professors, analyze voting legislation being proposed in various states and in Congress and the impact they could have on future elections if they become law.
University economists: Inflation spike no cause for alarm
Alex Horenstein and Miguel Angel Iraola Guzman, both faculty members with the Miami Herbert Business School, agree that the current rise in prices are symptomatic of the recovery and warrant attention, but not worry—at least for now.
Inaugural class graduates from First Star Academy
In a ceremony on Wednesday, the University of Miami celebrated the graduating class from the national program that prepares at-risk teens for college by providing on-campus residential stays and intensive learning during their high school summers.
Juneteenth commemorates the date U.S. slaves learned of their freedom
Two University of Miami professors reflect on the significance of June 19, which has gained popularity and is celebrated in many states with parades, family reunions, picnics, and other festivities.
Celebrate Juneteenth with ’Canes around the nation
The University of Miami Black Alumni Society will host a virtual celebration on Friday evening that will feature interactive cooking demonstrations and a moderated discussion. All members of the University community are invited to attend.
In the face of a pandemic, student retention rate improves
The University of Miami yielded a high spring enrollment based on its ability to support new first-year and transfer students during an atypical academic year.
Student Government vice president selected for prestigious summer program
Ajiri Uzere, a senior at the University of Miami, was accepted into the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program. She shares how the experiences and opportunities provided to her have shaped who she is today.
Miami physician appointed new director of Student Health Service
An expert in emergency and family medicine, Dr. Emilio G. Volz, a University of Miami alumnus and double-board certified physician, will begin his new role on July 1.
Frost School faculty member celebrates in ‘Stride’ with Pulitzer win
Tania León, the 2021 Distinguished Composer-in-Residence for the Frost School of Music, was recently awarded the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in music.
Haiti expert: Country needs a ‘transitional government’
Professor Louis Herns Marcelin maintains the Caribbean nation needs oversight to ensure a free election after the current president faces demands to step down over allegations of corruption and collusion with local gangs.
Opinion: Compromise needed for tennis’ physical, mental challenges
To Arlette Perry, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences in the School of Education and Human Development, tennis is “like playing a physical chess match” that can be taxing for the athlete.
College of Engineering launches innovative department
The college has created a Department of Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering to fulfill new aspirations and address challenging issues.
Doctors assess COVID-19 ‘breakthrough’ cases in Miami
Three physicians from the Miller School of Medicine joined Centers for Disease Control and Prevention administrators to talk about these rare instances, effective treatments, and the virus variants that may be prompting them.
Civil engineer helps build a better bridge
Christian C. Steputat, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering, has worked on design and construction projects all over the world, including the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas, and the guitar-shaped Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino here in Hollywood.
Students’ extended reality projects propel their education into the future
Four students are wrapping up projects this summer as part of the first XR Awards—grants that allowed them to explore a topic in their field of interest that is enhanced by using virtual, augmented, or mixed reality.
Artist’s archive sheds light on ’60s, ’70s Cuba
German-born Anna Veltfort spent her formative years on the island, and her unique blog and historical material now have a special place in the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection.
CEO of Camillus House credits degree for her success
Hilda Fernandez, a University alumna, attributes her studies in communications as the foundation for a dynamic career in local government, media, and leadership.
Experts delve into recent ransomware attacks
University of Miami cybersecurity and supply chain faculty members explain why cybercriminals are finding infrastructure a lucrative target.
’Canes on ’Canes webinar takes a deep dive on hurricanes
Composed of graduate and undergraduate students, the education and outreach group provided an outlook on the 2021 hurricane season, and an overview of tropical cyclone research underway at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
Education innovator highlights risk-taking, destigmatizing failure
Sal Khan, founder and CEO of the Khan Academy, touted the “huge positives” that come with guiding a values-aligned nonprofit organization with a global educational mission in his virtual lecture to the Miami Herbert Business School.
Frenk to deliver keynote on global health goals after COVID-19
At a large gathering of cancer experts this weekend, University of Miami President Julio Frenk will speak to health care providers about how the world can create a brighter future after the pandemic.
Leader’s actions raise concerns for El Salvador’s future
The United States has sharply rebuked Nayib Bukele, the 39-year-old president of the Central American country, because recent actions point to him being on a path toward dictatorship.
Learn more about the 2021 hurricane season
During a special webinar, ’Canes on ’Canes, a group of student researchers, will explain what is in store for the current hurricane season and how to prepare.
Silvers named chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees
A two-time University alumna, successful attorney, media entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Laurie Silvers is founder of the SyFy channel.
Hurricanes could strain COVID-weary residents, supply chains
The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which gets underway June 1 as the nation continues to battle a pandemic, could produce anywhere from 13 to 20 named storms. University of Miami experts address what the period may hold.
Training ground fuels musical careers, dreams
For nearly two decades, the Frost Preparatory Program at the University of Miami has served children by taking them on a musical journey. But that trip also has paved career paths for countless students who worked as teaching assistants and found a calling.
Architecture students participate in Nantucket challenge
A group, led by Sonia Chao, research associate professor in the School of Architecture, was invited to reimagine the coastal island town and suggest ways it could meet the challenges of sea level rise.
Alumnus appointed president of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system
Terrence Cheng, who earned a M.F.A. in fiction from the University of Miami and is currently director of the University of Connecticut’s Stamford campus, will begin his new post on July 2.
Top CNN producer lives, loves, and breathes news
Javier Morgado, a graduate of the School of Communication, said he learned all the ins and outs of broadcast journalism at the University.
Study Abroad Office lauded for webinar on working internationally
The University’s unit, in collaboration with one of its providers, offered a two-day leadership summit that is a finalist for an Innovation in Diversity award.
Redesignation for Haitians ‘a small victory that must be acknowledged’
MarieGuerda Nicolas, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development, analyzes what the 18-month “Temporary Protected Status” extension means for Haitians living in the United States.
University updates mask mandate, COVID-19 safety protocols
The use of masks in outdoor settings is no longer required on any University of Miami campus and faculty, staff, and students no longer need to complete the daily symptom checker to enter University buildings. Indoor mask use and testing requirements also were revised.
Master’s-degree student: ‘I try to see the creativity that is all around us’
Coming from a small, southern African country, Thandolwethu Mamba hopes to one day mesh his love for a variety of passions—including music, youth education, public health, and biochemical research—into a career path that will help others.
University’s COVID-19 vaccine effort shifts focus to children
After nearly six months of administering COVID-19 vaccinations, the University of Miami is encouraging unvaccinated patients, students, and faculty and staff members to visit a clinic or pharmacy near their home for the shot.
Native American chosen for Student Government judicial branch
Dallas Bennett was recently selected Student Government Supreme Court Associate Justice. He aims to set an example for the younger generation on his reservation and is working to make education at the University of Miami more accessible for other indigenous people.
Monument in Coconut Grove will honor Marjory Stoneman Douglas
The streaming service Hulu has launched a program to increase the number of statues honoring historic women in the country. Archival material about the activist from the University Libraries’ Special Collections will help provide information for the project.
University joins the Center for Accelerated Real Time Analytics
As a member of the National Science Foundation-sponsored center, the University of Miami will partner with industry and government to drive innovations that rely on real-time data.
Graduate student breaks barriers in sports industry
Vikaya Powell, who spent the 2020 football season working as a student manager for the Miami Hurricanes equipment staff, is the first woman to work in the same area for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.
New Miller School-led Lancet study on redefining the future of pandemics
South Florida could be heading toward another summer of slime
A massive buildup of blue-green algae in Lake Okeechobee threatens the state’s East and West coasts. University of Miami phytoplankton and water quality experts address the challenges that another massive red tide outbreak would pose.
Deep Dive explores ‘Reefs, Wrecks, and Rascals’
Arthur Dunkelman, curator of the University of Miami Kislak Collection, shared his passion and expertise in a webinar Thursday that charted the feats and misdeeds of some of the most scurrilous pirates who roamed the Spanish Main in search of treasure.
Class offers students an enhanced spiritual experience
An innovative special topics course explores the intersection of faith, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
University continues test-optional admissions for a second year
With uncertainty about testing availability still a factor, admissions officials have waived the requirement for incoming first-year students to provide standardized test scores.
Student reflects on the intersection of Black culture and architecture
Recent graduate Jennifer Lamy studied alongside assistant professor Germane Barnes, who is well known for his work exploring the relationship between architecture and identity, and was empowered to learn the terrain.
Promoter’s vision sparked car racing in Miami
Patricia Sanchez Abril, a professor in the Miami Herbert Business School whose entrepreneurial father, Ralph Sanchez, brought the first Grand Prix to the city in the early 1980s, reflects on his legacy as Formula One racing prepares to return.
How do we flourish? Researchers plan to count the ways.
Two professors from the School of Education and Human Development have been selected to study how people all around the world flourish.
Four faculty members inducted into the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida
Elected by their peers through a highly selective process, the new University academy members—Maria T. Abreu, Guillermo Prado, Jeffery M. Vance, and Stephen D. Nimer—will provide a resource for scientific studies of statewide topics.
Tropical species race uphill, temperate species lag as climate changes
Responses to rising temperatures vary by latitude, but researchers fear there may be no clear winners among the plants and animals using these strategies.
Watch the highlights of the 2021 commencement ceremonies
Nearly 3,800 students were awarded degrees during the University’s first in-person commencement ceremonies since 2019, with many participating in the events at Hard Rock Stadium. Relive the sights and sounds of the momentous occasion.
Resilience, persistence, and achievement highlighted at Miller School of Medicine commencement
A number of speakers applauded the new graduates, urging them to embrace the challenges ahead and provide exceptional care to future patients.
Commencement speakers applaud persistence in the face of hardship
Three honorary degree recipients who know adversity told hundreds of undergraduates at Friday’s commencement ceremonies that their proven ability to overcome obstacles will serve them well.
Speakers advise graduate students to embrace the uncertainty
Thursday’s graduate commencement ceremonies featured speakers who recognized the pandemic’s grip on the world and urged graduates to thrive during this period of volatility and encouraged them to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Personal perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis in India
University students and staff and faculty members with direct links to the nation, which is struggling with a massive second wave of coronavirus infections, shed light on the situation.
Doctors hope that teens will line up for COVID-19 vaccines
With the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine receiving emergency use authorization for children and teens 12 to 15 years old, the University of Miami’s Pediatric Mobile Clinic will begin offering the vaccine next week.
School of Law honors its newest legal eagles
At the first in-person commencement exercise at the University of Miami since 2019, hundreds of University of Miami School of Law graduates accepted newly minted degrees and celebrated the close of an academic year that included lessons in resiliency and adaptability.
Annual African rite of passage celebrates Black graduates
Tierini Hodges-Murad, a life coach and double alumna of the University of Miami, offered words of wisdom to graduating students at this year’s Senior Mwambo Ceremony.
Groups’ priority: Providing relief for women, children who face violence
During a virtual event on Monday, a panel of researchers and advocates from non-governmental organizations discussed the ways that the voices of young victims can be heard, their experiences addressed, and policies drafted to provide help.
Chemists close in on greener method for making fertilizer
After adding a mechanical mixer and salts to their experiments, University of Miami researchers find a new way to convert a polluting gas into a key component of fertilizer—a discovery with implications in the fight against global warming.
Camner Center provides services to aid student success
Learning specialists and disability and tutoring services staff members from the Camner Center for Academic Resources all worked together to support students during this challenging academic year.
An emerging religious question: Will the faithful return?
With houses of worship reopening their doors after more than a year of disruption, University of Miami professors of religious studies explore the trends influencing whether the faithful and those hungering for connection will return to in-person attendance.
Colombians protest amid surge of coronavirus cases
Riots have broken out in several cities throughout the South American country as residents protest increasing poverty that has been worsened by the pandemic lockdown.
Special Report: 2021 Commencement
Commencement will take place in person this week from May 12 through May 14, with seven ceremonies planned to celebrate new graduates. Get more details about the events and read about the special guest speakers.
Lavender Celebration honors 2021 graduates
The seventh annual event recognized LGBTQIA+ students virtually with performances, awards, and a keynote speech from award-winning Broadway and film producer Jayne Baron Sherman.
University provides advanced degrees to MDC students
The University of Miami is collaborating with Miami Dade College to make data science master’s degrees more accessible to graduates of MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology.
Where to dive, dine on campus this summer
Whether you want to sign up for an outdoor adventure, do some indoor rock climbing, take a fitness class, or just relax by the pool, there are a few ways to spend the next couple of months at the University.
Health experts address vaccine hesitancy concerns
A trio of University of Miami medical leaders participated in a virtual town hall on Tuesday to educate and provide information about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Communication students create media campaigns for local organization
Students in the Internet and Media Activism class provided Shake-A-Leg Miami with several ways to increase awareness of the work it does to help children with disabilities enjoy the waters of Biscayne Bay.
Student focuses research on Obeah, a religion used by Jamaican slaves
As part of the Library Research Scholars Program, Kay-Ann Henry, a University senior, presented her project on the system of belief used by certain Caribbean people.
University reaffirms commitment to ‘belonging and justice’ through naming, renaming of facilities
In a series of decisions Monday, the executive committee of the University of Miami Board of Trustees moved to recognize the legacies of Black role models and also remove names from a building structure and recital hall.
Doctors: Children need to receive required immunizations
To prepare for when children can receive a COVID-19 vaccine, pediatricians at the Miller School of Medicine say it is critical that kids get their routine shots.
Changemakers steer graduates into the future
Seven luminaries who have bettered our world with their ideas, passions, expertise, talent, and humanity will share their advice with the Class of 2021 during commencement ceremonies at Hard Rock Stadium next week.
Battles being waged to overcome vaccine hesitancy
As more and more vaccines are being administered, the push is on to convince everyone to get protected. Eliminating barriers to health care and ramping up educational efforts are just some of the ways to get more people to get the shot, University of Miami researchers say.
The chips are down in Detroit, but supply chains are not to blame
U.S. auto plants are cutting jobs and trimming production for want of needed semiconductor chips, but given the structure of the chip supply chain, this was inevitable, University of Miami management experts assert.
Work and play top students’ summer itinerary
As the spring semester comes to an end, students summarize their plans for the upcoming time off from school. Many are looking forward to getting a break and reconnecting with family.
May guide to the arts at the U
University of Miami arts and humanities leaders reflect on the spring 2021 semester and offer their hopes for the future.
Pandemic response, economy highlight Biden’s first 100 days
How is President Joe Biden doing after 100 days in office? University of Miami scholars offer their observations.
Miami mayor shares updates on his technology quest
During a recent Miami Herbert Business School webinar, Mayor Francis X. Suarez spoke with Provost Jeffrey L. Duerk and Dean John Quelch about his vision for the city and what’s currently unfolding in the technology sector.
Graduate student focuses on racial messages between Black youth, families
Monique McKenny, a fourth-year counseling psychology doctoral candidate, explores cultural strengths of Black families and the communications between youth and caregivers about race and racial experiences.
Autism researchers explore technology’s use in clinical therapy
Two teams of professors are working to create extended reality applications to help those on the spectrum learn and practice safety and employment skills.
Hemingway is still a force in the literary sea
Among the most celebrated of American writers, Ernest ‘‘Papa’’ Hemingway continues to be read and studied for his writing style and masterful storytelling technique even as a new era evolves that celebrates a diverse amalgam of writers’ voices and interests, according to University literary experts.
Foote Prize recipients recognized for dedication to sustainability
Charles “Chuck” Cobb and Sofia Mesa, commended for their vision and commitment, are named this year’s winners of the award that recognizes members of the University community who have made a meaningful contribution to the beauty, significance, and future of the campus.
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is an ‘important milestone for humanity’
The four-pound craft is paving the way for future exploration of the red planet and, perhaps, other worlds, according to Lynn Holly Sargent, a Ph.D. student in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
Five students earn fellowships to propel their graduate studies
University of Miami students in science and engineering disciplines earned prestigious National Science Foundation scholarships that will help fund graduate research on a range of topics, from climate change to endangered species to wireless power transfer devices.
For Mitchell Kaplan, his bookstore is that ‘third place’ where people meet, share ideas
The owner of Books & Books, University of Miami alumnus, and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair discussed his career as an entrepreneur as well as his work in the community during the final “What Matters to U” speaker series event of the academic year.
President Biden wants to slash carbon emissions in half by 2030. Here’s what it will take
University of Miami experts in environmental law, atmospheric science, and sustainability explain how Biden’s ambitious climate plan could succeed.
Students share ways they connect with nature
As Earth Week winds to a close, University of Miami students discuss their favorite ways to unplug, get out, and connect with Mother Nature.
Film professor shares the inspiration behind ‘Phantom Lady’
Christina Lane, chair and associate professor in the Department of Cinematic Arts, has devoted her research in film studies to the subject of women in the film industry.
Making art with a message
Jenna Efrein, a senior lecturer in the Department of Art and Art History, is collecting plastic water bottles for her latest art installation in honor of Earth Week.
Student values how technology can enhance learning
Experimenting with mixed or augmented realities, said Nhadya Lawes, a junior at the University of Miami, has opened opportunities to “put another world, another virtual world on top of the world that you are already seeing since the pandemic... It’s just opening up technology to be even more a part of our lives.”
What happens now that Cuban President Raúl Castro stepped down
Without a Castro at the head of the Communist Party of Cuba for the first time in more than 60 years, University of Miami experts weigh in on what the transfer of power means for the future of the island.
Chauvin verdict an example of American judicial system ‘getting it right’
But more work, from community-police partnerships to the passage of legislation, needs to be accomplished, University of Miami experts and scholars contend.
Racial Justice Grant recipients share their vision, motivation behind projects
During the final Courageous Conversations dialogue of the semester, members of the campus community reflected on the progress made to advance Black lives at the University and in the community.
Graduate student named among world’s best Spanish-language writers
Dainerys Machado Vento, a graduate student in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, is among the promising young writers honored by the prestigious Granta literary magazine.
Experts examine health policy and politics in a pandemic world
Public health experts from the U.S. and Latin America, along with health industry representatives, convened to analyze the policy and politics relating to the pandemic as part of the “2021 Business of Health Care” conference, hosted by the Miami Herbert Business School.
Symposium highlights breadth, depth of graduate and postdoctoral research
The third Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium demonstrated that curiosity and interest in research among students and postdoctoral fellows is thriving at the University of Miami.
Professor helps create collapsible ‘distributed tension’ sculpture
The unique tensegrity sculpture that Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos, assistant professor in the College of Engineering, designed with a French artist and Swiss architecture firm was recently unveiled in Geneva, Switzerland.
COVID-19 vaccines available on Coral Gables Campus for employees, students
The University’s COVID-19 vaccine site at the Herbert Wellness Center has a limited number of appointments available on Wednesday. The appointments, which must be scheduled through MyUHealthChart, are available to students, faculty, and staff.
Technology experts, researchers reimagine health care
The University’s fourth annual Smart Cities Miami Conference showcased digital tools and other innovations that may turn your living space into an interactive, mixed reality experience that can connect you to your physician.
Sunshine to supply University’s main source of power
Beginning this summer, the University of Miami will join a voluntary Florida Power & Light program to provide more solar energy to its campuses.
Student employees play a crucial role
The second week of April is recognized as National Student Employment Week. At the University and other higher education institutions across the United States, many workers are recognized for their dedication and leadership.
Need a job? Toppel offers help to graduating students
A new 8-Step Job Search Toolkit launched by the career center may help soon-to-be graduates start the hunt with a host of links to web tools.
Student makes an impact in the fight against COVID-19
James Lai, a senior biomedical engineering major, used his skills to create 3D-printed nasal swabs and respiratory adaptors for front-line health care workers battling the coronavirus.
Cuban exile reminisces about the Bay of Pigs invasion
Eduardo Zayas Bazán, a member of the Amigos board of the University’s Cuban Heritage Collection, recalls the unsuccessful incursion as its 60th anniversary approaches on April 17.
Panel addresses ‘COVID-19 and the NBA Bubble’
At a School of Law virtual conference about entertainment and sports law, NBA and Disney executives outlined the steps that went into creating and maintaining the famous isolation zone during the summer and fall of 2020.
Alumna finds an outlet for creativity, studies in Spain
Brenna O’Neill’s passion for psychology, international studies, and Spanish—her majors and minor at the University of Miami—have led her around the world.
Student Government celebrates transition of power
Members of the University administration and peers congratulated outgoing president Abigail Adeleke on her unparalleled presidential experience and welcomed Landon Coles into the role as Student Government president at a ceremony on Tuesday.
Virtual forum will explore new health care technology
The University’s fourth annual Smart Cities Miami Conference will expose participants to digital tools that can help them offer better health care to their residents.
Miami Book Fair creator to headline event
Mitchell Kaplan, founder of the annual literary festival and Books & Books, will participate in a virtual discussion next Thursday as part of the Student Government’s “What Matters To U” speaker series.
New teaching awards aim to celebrate exemplary instructors
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost opened nominations for an inaugural set of teaching awards that will recognize outstanding faculty members.
Project voices people’s dreams for a post-pandemic future
The multimedia forum, “Sharing Our Dreams,” spearheaded by School of Communication professor Sanjeev Chatterjee, brings together dozens of perspectives from different parts of the world.
Teacher fosters an interest in science with music
John Carlo Tulinao, a University of Miami graduate student, recently garnered a National Science Teaching Association award for his success of connecting with his students in the classroom through exemplary teaching.
COVID-19 vaccination opt-in available to University students
UHealth has received a limited quantity of vaccines for distribution to University of Miami students beginning today. Those who are interested in receiving the vaccine must opt in through CaneLink as soon as possible.
Law professor analyzes the global minimum tax
Stanley I. Langbein, from the School of Law, explains the corporate tax rate that could help level the playing field in the global economy and the steps needed to implement it.
Heading back to the office? Get your pets ready for the change
Philosophy chair Mark Rowlands, who has written a range of books exploring animal sensitivity and awareness, reminds us that keeping our pet’s routine in mind as we transition back to the office may well preserve peace in the household and prevent ruffling any fur.
Symposium focuses on the rise of resiliency efforts
More than 60 environmental researchers, practitioners, and leaders from the Caribbean and South Florida offered presentations highlighting the “human center dimension” of climate change and resiliency.
Dedication memorializes Holocaust victims
On Holocaust Remembrance Day, UM Hillel, the University’s Jewish student organization, hosted a name-reading ceremony on campus to honor the children who died during the World War II genocide.
Frenk receives honorary doctoral degree
For “his work as an extraordinary health practitioner, scientist, politician, academic, and a truly model citizen in the Americas,” the University president was lauded by The University of the West Indies.
‘Intense life experiences’ drive student’s creativity
Jasmine Ortiz, a junior majoring in muscianship, artistry development, and entrepreneurship, hopes to one day merge her passion for music with her love for advocacy.
Recipients of inaugural racial justice grants announced
As part of President Julio Frenk’s ongoing commitment to combat institutionalized and systemic anti-Black racism on campus and in South Florida, the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership launched the Racial Justice Pilot Grant Program.
New ‘north star’ guides University
The disruption caused by COVID-19 is accelerating innovations, technologies, and initiatives that will lead a stronger, more resilient University of Miami to its centennial in 2025.
Wastewater crisis sheds light on Florida’s environmental troubles
University experts in marine science, environmental health, law, and engineering reflect on state and local leaders’ decisions during a crisis prompted by contaminated water spewing from an old phosphate retention pond.
School Library Month boosts awareness
Charles Eckman, the University’s top librarian, discusses topics relevant to his occupation and elevates knowledge about the profession.
Research identifies gender bias in estimation of patients’ pain
A new study suggests that when men and women express the same amount of hurt, women’s pain is considered less intense based on stereotypes.
Suez Canal crisis sparks debate on a variety of topics
The massive container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal amid a smothering sandstorm. University of Miami scholars discuss how the meteorological phenomenon can disrupt life and machinery and take a look at the potential fallout that lies ahead.
Many are confronting pandemic weight gain
Research has found that some individuals who followed lockdown restrictions gained up to 20 pounds during the past year. According to sociologists and other health experts, anxiety, fear, and sadness caused by social isolation contributed to the extra bulk.
Atlanta Fed president shares bank’s measures to reset the economy
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta highlighted the importance of creating jobs, especially those that foster an inclusive economy, as critical to economic recovery.
Discussion focuses on amplifying AAPI voices, addressing anti-Asian violence
The Student Government and the Office of the President hosted a second Courageous Conversations, an online series event, dedicated to providing an outlet for honest dialogue about the difficulties the Asian American Pacific Islander community has been facing.
Virtual forum will tackle intersection of climate change, societal barriers
Experts will explore why human-centered issues must be addressed in conjunction with things like rising seas, stronger storms, and increased hydro-static pressure at a symposium on April 7.
Alumna aids rover’s daring descent to another world
University of Miami graduate Erisa Hines Stilley, a NASA engineer on the Mars 2020 mission, helped lead the entry, descent, and landing team for the space agency’s most sophisticated robotic rover, which is currently looking for signs of ancient life on the red planet.
April guide to the arts at the U
Check out this comprehensive preview of arts-related events happening this month on and off campus.
Mobile clinic takes vaccines to underserved areas
The UHealth Pediatric Mobile Clinic is now offering the COVID-19 inoculations to adult family members of their patients in disadvantaged communities throughout Miami-Dade County.
First ladies uniquely shape US history
Despite the constraints of societal mores and complex family dynamics, a number of presidents’ wives have left a lasting impact on the country, advancing women’s rights and other signature causes while reflecting the changing dimensions of women’s power and potential.
Student organization tackles gender disparity
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the University of Miami chapter of the Girl Up group continues to make strides to help advance women and girls locally and internationally.
Student is a trailblazer for change
Paul Douillon will represent the University of Miami as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow in Ireland this summer. He is one of 14 high-achieving U.S. college students of color who will spend a month on the Emerald Isle learning about leadership, intercultural communication, and social justice.
Atlanta shootings point to intersection of racism, sexism
While the suspect in the killing of eight people—six of them women of Asian descent—at Atlanta-area massage businesses has claimed his shooting spree was not racially motivated but done to eliminate a “temptation,” experts say racism and sexism are inseparable.
University Asian community, allies come together for a cause
The “Culture Showcase for a Change” event—hosted by the Asian American Student Association and Filipino Student Association—celebrated Asian heritage, denounced Asian hate, and called for support of Hate is a Virus, a nonprofit group that is fighting against xenophobia and racism in the United States.
Prince Charles: ‘Sustainability is the growth opportunity of our time’
The Prince of Wales, in a special address to the Miami Herbert Business School’s Chief Sustainability Officer Summit, urged company and industry leaders to work together to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future.
Student advocate named 2021 Newman Civic Fellow
Living with a life-altering spinal cord injury and trying to navigate college, Ian Malesiewski faced some challenges; and because of them, he created the DefIANt Scholars Program—a scholarship fund that helps disabled students in higher education. Because of it, he has earned a venerable accolade for being a changemaker and problem-solver.
NFTs are a new financial frontier in cyberspace
Non-fungible tokens have exploded in popularity as a way for people to purchase unique digital items, but the expansion of this market highlights the blockchain technology behind it.
Public health leaders discuss steps needed to empower women
During a virtual dialogue held Thursday, panelists of the “Leading Women in Global Health: Equity and Health” forum focused on how the ongoing pandemic has impacted women in Latin America.
Intramural sports get creative so students can play safely
The Department of Wellness and Recreation faced a challenge in creating fitness activities. However, it was able to set up new game plans to allow for a semester of in-person and virtual fun while adhering to the physical-distance rule.
Health care conference explores the industry’s rebound
Two former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services secretaries and a range of influential leaders convene for the University of Miami’s “2021 The Business of Health Care” virtual conference on April 16 to address the sector’s recovery in the wake of the pandemic.
Student groups urge end to anti-Asian violence, hatred
In the wake of recent killings in Atlanta, the Asian American Student Association and Filipino Student Association will host a philanthropic event on Saturday to raise awareness and donations for the nonprofit organization Hate is a Virus.
Students don’t waffle when choosing their favorite fixings
In celebration of International Waffle Day, students share about their favorite toppings and accompaniments for the delectable, versatile breakfast food.
New dining options on campus whet the appetite
Smoothie King, a national franchise, and Daybreak, an all-day breakfast dining concept, opened their doors to the University of Miami community this semester.
Number of immigrants at the southern border grows
University of Miami experts offer their observations about why an influx of individuals are seeking to enter the United States.
Nominations open for the Roberta ‘Bosey’ Fulbright Foote Prize
Established in 2017, the award recognizes a member of the University of Miami community who has made a meaningful contribution to the beauty of the campus.
Frost Music Fest ’21 rekindles live performance
An eclectic lineup of artists and genres took center stage in front of an audience on the Coral Gables Campus on Saturday, March 20. Watch a recap video and view a slideshow.
Don’t let the small stuff get you down
A new study led by University of Miami psychologists suggests that the longer negativity lingers in your brain, the unhappier you may be.
Marine biologist documents the impacts of climate change
In his travels around the world to survey and map coral reefs, Sam Purkis, a professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has witnessed firsthand the devastating impact of global warming.
Medical experts discuss potential for COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Using “carrots rather than sticks” and encouraging “community immunity” over herd immunity were among the ideas raised by the health care professionals during the national conversation.
Architect works, lives among his creations
Rocco Ceo supervises his students as they build structures that often end up on campus. The professor of architecture was recently chosen as a Fellow by the American Institute of Architects, one of the highest honors in the profession.
Researcher finds a better way to tap into the brain
Using a new class of nanoparticles that are two thousand times thinner than a human hair, Sakhrat Khizroev, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University’s College of Engineering, hopes to unlock the secrets of the brain.
Local GOP leaders discuss the future of the party
The University of Miami’s Department of Political Science hosted South Florida politicians during a virtual dialogue Tuesday evening that explored where the Republican Party is headed after the 2020 election.
Frost School’s concert features eclectic lineup
The Frost Music Fest ’21 on Saturday is set to highlight a variety of genres for a night of live music for faculty, staff, and students at the University of Miami. A simulcast will allow others to attend virtually.
Seminar steers students professionally, mentally
Students can attend a free, one-day conference on March 27 hosted by the Toppel Career Center that will help to identify their career strengths and teach them how to navigate the job search with confidence.
Grab the snacks; celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on-screen
Movie buffs and novices alike can turn to films to commemorate St. Paddy’s day in a unique way.
Above the Bar aims to help minority students realize their law school dreams
Founded by University of Miami junior Jordan Farrell, the multicultural organization provides test preparation and other resources for aspiring lawyers.
From jury selection to murder charges, experts look at the Derek Chauvin trial
With the legal proceedings of the former Minneapolis police officer underway, George Floyd’s death is front and center once again. And University of Miami criminology scholars examine aspects of the case.
Team works to enhance South Florida’s coastal resilience
An interdisciplinary group of University professors is working to develop, test, and deploy newly engineered artificial reefs that could decrease wave energy and help save coastlines from destruction during storms.
CEO touts benefits of AR as ‘next level’ technology
Peggy Johnson, a veteran tech executive who joined Magic Leap last July, shared industry insights during a recent Knight Venture Leaders Lecture at the Miami Herbert Business School.
Should colleges and universities mandate COVID-19 vaccines?
The University of Miami will convene a national conversation on Wednesday, March 17, to address whether the inoculations must be compulsory and to discuss other related ethical considerations.
Priorities shifting to value people, planet on par with profits
The global move toward green energy technologies—such as the production of batteries to power electric cars—is motivating executives to pursue more holistic performance precedences, according to leaders associated with the Miami Herbert Business School.
Trustee named CEO of the Year by CEO Update
Johnny C. Taylor, an alumnus of the School of Communication, was recognized for providing human resource professionals with assets to help them navigate the pandemic and for advancing federal policies that benefit the workplace.
Author’s work explores the intricacies of immigration
Associate Professor Patricia Engel’s latest book, “Infinite Country,” was picked as the March selection by Reese Witherspoon for her reading community, Reese’s Book Club.
Even during a pandemic, the show must go on
Nearly a full year after the coronavirus forced curtains to close in theaters around the world, students and faculty members in the Department of Theatre Arts are working to stage a new performance—virtually.
Frost School festival brings back live music
The Frost School of Music will host a free festival on March 20 for the University of Miami community featuring a star-studded lineup.
University of Miami named a ‘Voter Friendly Campus’
The Butler Center for Service and Leadership’s efforts to engage students in the political process earned the University a special designation for the 2021-22 academic year.
Virtual discussion features Florida Republicans
Hosted by the Department of Political Science, event participants will explore “The Future of the Republican Party.”
Mentorship program enhances multicultural undergraduates’ experience
Beyond the Horizons offers incoming students a mentor for one year to help them learn all about the University’s resources, while providing a deep dive into the multicultural scene on campus.
High levels of pollen in Miami are nothing to sneeze at
Pollen counts in the city have been on the rise since mid-February, signaling a return of allergy season. And human-induced climate change is making it worse.
Senior: ‘Music has been a constant throughout my life’
Since he was a baby, David Cote has been drawn to music. Then he went from music-themed video games to actually learning to play instruments. Now, he is on track to graduate with a degree in music therapy from the Frost School of Music.
Should water be traded as a commodity?
University of Miami experts discuss the benefits and drawbacks of water futures. Trading began in December and gives a stable price option to farmers struggling with drought.
Students of Color Symposium fosters action in the name of justice
During the two-day event, alumna Ana Navarro, keynote speaker; other alumni; and University of Miami leaders offered advice and expertise on standing up to systemic unfairness with positive deeds.
Choose to challenge inequality, create change, and celebrate women
International Women’s Day, March 8, lauds the achievements of women. A few University of Miami students share which women in their lives are role models and an inspiration.
Students list what they love about Miami for ‘305 Day’
March 5 has been designated a special time for celebrating the Magic City, and its weather, food, culture, and proximity to beaches are among the favorites of University students.
University of Miami Libraries system offers a plethora of goods, services
In addition to safe study spaces, consultations, tutoring, remote access to computers, use of laptops, and access to video games are all available for students and faculty and staff members.
March 4 a decisive date for QAnon believers
Are followers of this right-wing, Pro-Trump premise on the rise? An expert on conspiracy theories weighs in.
Get in ‘good trouble’ at the Students of Color Symposium
The annual educational initiative goes virtual this year to support the ongoing diversity efforts at the University of Miami. Commentator Ana Navarro will be the keynote speaker, and she will share her expertise and insight about navigating the political justice realm.
Panel: US immigration reform faces challenges
Legal experts, community activists, and academics discussed some of the difficulties and possible opportunities for immigration revisions during a virtual seminar.
How does the latest COVID-19 vaccine compare to the others?
Two infectious disease experts at the University of Miami share their insight about the newest COVID-19 inoculation, which requires only a single shot and does not have to be stored at extremely cold temperatures.
Student makes ‘huge and lasting impact’ on Haiti school
University of Miami civic scholar Diane Stephen’s service project leaves 150 children, and their community, with improved health.
Wellness Wednesdays offer spring pick-me-up
Two weekdays will feature no classes and a host of activities for students aimed at providing fun and promoting fitness, including yoga, nutrition tips, and information on camping.
Scholars deliberate the value of Facebook’s ‘Supreme Court’
University of Miami experts in law and communications weigh the potential for Facebook’s oversight body to satisfy critics and ease tensions in the digital war playing out on its platform.
Report confirms pandemic-related spikes in domestic violence
Led by the University of Miami, a study suggests that quarantines spurred by coronavirus safety precautions have increased physical abuse across the nation and around the world.
Harold Long, founder of United Black Students, passes away
A double University of Miami alumnus, Harold Long led a sit-in at then-President Henry King Stanford’s office in 1968 that helped pave the way for the admission of more Black students at the institution.
Environment, fauna, culture influence professors’ architecture
Carie Penabad and Adib Cúre were chosen as the 2021 Emerging Voices award winners by the Architectural League of New York.
March guide to the arts at the U
Check out this comprehensive preview of arts-related events happening this month on and off campus.
University of Miami leads a pilot program to track variants of COVID-19
A team of faculty members at the Miller School of Medicine working to detect variants in COVID-19 positive samples has found about 25 percent contain the more contagious U.K. variant. They also found the Brazilian variant.
Permanent exhibit to highlight the history of Black students
With a significant gift from Johnny C. Taylor Jr., alumnus and member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees, an interactive display will spotlight the impact of the University’s Black students from the past, through the decades, and beyond.
Learn more about student groups that illuminate the Black experience
Black History Month, or Black Awareness Month, may be coming to an end, but there are plenty of organizations on campus you can support or engage with throughout the year.
Hackathon seeks students’ solutions to solve food waste
The virtual Food Future Hack challenges participants to develop innovative approaches to prevent global food excess.
Engineering student’s technology could revolutionize the use of drones
Tomas Pribanic has found a way to apply ion thrust to autonomous aerial vehicles in Earth’s atmosphere, creating a silent propulsion system and paving the way for the greater application of drones in the cargo delivery industry.
Researcher works to eliminate the ‘blind spot’ of racism
Zinzi Bailey, research assistant professor, investigates the causes of structural discrimination and its role in the poor health outcomes of many Black people.
Joe Echevarria appointed CEO of UHealth
On Wednesday, Joe Echevarria, after serving in an interim capacity, was named CEO of UHealth and executive vice president for Health Affairs at the University, effective immediately.
Make a splash with rented watersport, camping gear
Students, faculty, and staff can discover the natural beauty of Miami in a safe and fun way with a new equipment-rental program at Outdoor Adventures on the Coral Gables Campus.
Undergrad creates virtual exhibition to celebrate Black achievements
Taylor Washington, an industrial engineering major, debuted the online display to highlight the rich Black history at the University of Miami.
Endowments will power big data solutions with technical talent
With more than $12 million from the Knight Foundation and Phillip and Patricia Frost, the Institute for Data Science and Computing is establishing its first endowed faculty chairs.
Former Peace Corps volunteers share their views about service
The Master of Arts in International Administration and Master of Science in Education in Community and Social Change programs will host a virtual panel discussion series in honor of the Peace Corps’ 60th anniversary.
Gender-based violence in Latin America a prevalent problem
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the danger of women being mistreated throughout the region, according to University of Miami experts.
Dialogues, events foster equity, inclusion during Social Justice Week
The Butler Center for Service and Leadership hosted its annual Social Justice Week filled with events and opportunities for students to engage in discourse that brings awareness to issues impacting the community.
University scientist’s tool predicts harsh weather
Ben Kirtman, a professor of atmospheric sciences, is the primary architect of the multi-model Subseasonal Experiment, or SubX, which forecast a breakdown of the polar vortex that led to frigid temperatures in Texas and other states.
Author joins virtual conversation ‘to talk about race’
Ijeoma Oluo discussed her book, “So You Want to Talk About Race,” during an online event presented by the One Book, One U common reading program, which offers an opportunity for the University community to explore issues of diversity and inclusion.
Graduate student makes music, maintains pedagogical presence
Madeline Harts, a soprano, voice instructor, and doctoral candidate at the Frost School of Music, shares her gift with others through performance and education.
Cuba expands the private sector to spark economy
The Caribbean nation has increased the number of jobs where self-employment is allowed from 127 to 2,000. But will the recent move help stimulate the economy? A University of Miami political scientist weighs in.
Frigid weather exposes the nation’s frail power grids
With cold temperatures knocking out electricity to millions of people in Texas and other parts of the country, the United States’ aging infrastructure is once again under scrutiny. University of Miami experts say upgrades are badly needed.
Breath analyzer test deployed to help better screen coronavirus
Students living at Lakeside Village and University Village began the twice-weekly breath analyzer test as a surveillance tool against COVID-19.
Mastercard executive: Economic digitization fuels success
Ajay Banga said that the company’s growth and prosperity has been driven by a social compact that emphasizes “doing well by doing good.”
Alumna’s love for music strikes a chord in teaching
Nerissa Manela, who graduated from the Frost School of Music, was recently awarded Rookie Teacher of the Year by Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
National health database opens to University researchers
Already containing health records, surveys, and measurements from more than 200,000 people from all walks of life, the All of Us Research Program’s Researcher Workbench is a treasure trove waiting to be mined.
Reminder: Complete your COVID-19 module and Daily Symptom Checker
Every member of the University community should complete the COVID-19 "We Are One U" module. Also, the Daily Symptom Checker is required for anyone who will be on campus in order to remain in compliance with safety protocols.
Architecture professor’s work reaches The Museum of Modern Art
Germane Barnes’ mixed media collages will be part of the exhibition, “Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America,” which opens on Feb. 27 and examines Black cultural spaces.
XR Initiative boosts education, research, collaboration
The University of Miami launched a new website that highlights the progress being made with extended reality technology that is being used to pursue innovative solutions.
Pandemic lockdown spurs home improvement projects
Architecture professors at the University of Miami delve into why more people have modified their homes within the past year.
Sensors could improve at-home health care
The University’s Institute for Data Science and Computing is partnering with GE Global Research to devise secure, smart technology that could improve patient outcomes.
World’s wealthiest man has a (tunnel) vision for Miami
Elon Musk, who heads the list of the top 10 richest people, has proposed building a tunnel underneath the Miami River to alleviate traffic gridlock. Engineers say it can be done, despite the challenges posed by Miami’s porous limestone. Architects say sustainable initiatives shouldn’t be abandoned.
Immigration Clinic scholars toil to protect detainees from COVID-19
As part of the class action lawsuit the University of Miami School of Law filed with partners against U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement, students help to save lives as they learn the intricacies of immigration law.
Connect with nature during the Great Backyard Bird Count
Head outdoors this weekend and be a part of the flock that tries to help tally the avian population across the globe.
‘Courageous Conversations’ spark dialogue about diversity, equity, inclusion
The first event in a new series centered around “Finding Common Ground and Building Community” and was hosted by the Office of the President and Student Government.
The Year of the Ox signals strength, perseverance
Asian American Student Association members explain the importance of the Lunar New Year 2021 and share memories of past celebrations.
Fauci shares insight about COVID-19 lessons, challenges
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert spoke to students and faculty members at the Miller School of Medicine on Wednesday as part of Grand Rounds.
Easy recipes, quick ideas to brighten your Valentine’s Day
With the holiday of love approaching, here are some foolproof recipes to prepare for a cozy night at home. And you can order a virtual serenade for your loved one.
Researchers broaden tracking of COVID-19 through wastewater
A University of Miami-led team recently received a major federal grant to study how wastewater can be used to help predict coronavirus outbreaks.
University, Student Government to host first Courageous Conversations event
The new discussion series will offer a forum for direct engagement with leadership about how the University of Miami can come together to create a more inclusive environment and serve as an overall exemplary institution. It also will address issues presented by participants.
Sophomore launches magazine to amplify Black voices
Julian Crosby established Gravity Magazine, the University’s first student publication dedicated to highlighting and uplifting Black experiences.
Roundtable takes a step in the right direction for social change
A discussion hosted by the Frost School of Music explored the interplay of music, memory, and monuments—a trifecta of concerns centered on music as a tool for commemorating, celebrating, and challenging complex historical narratives.
For Black Americans, fear fuels doubt about COVID-19 vaccines
Mistrust of the coronavirus inoculations is rooted in a long history of medical mistreatment of patients of color. More efforts are needed to gain their confidence, University of Miami medical authorities say.
Cancer patients in Mexico face dire scenario in wake of COVID-19
In a recent webinar, public health experts explored what should be happening in the Latin American country to assist those facing the deadly disease during the pandemic.
Competitors rapidly focus on unique ways to save lives, resources
During the Graduate School’s fifth annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition, students shared condensed versions of a variety of research projects.
Advertising for the big game requires super sensitivity
With the pandemic continuing to cast its gloomy shadow, marketers face especially long odds this year to design an alluring Super Bowl ad—and some are scoring by choosing not to play, a Miami Herbert Business School marketing specialist says.
Doctor feeds off-duty passion with Good Samaritan Meals
A nonprofit, co-founded by a University alumnus, delivers thousands of pounds of perfectly edible but hard-to-sell food weekly from local retailers to the needy.
Patricia Whitely, Aileen Ugalde named senior vice presidents
The two have led their respective units, Student Affairs and the Office of the General Counsel, to new heights during their long years of service to the University.
‘Coopetition’ offers pathway to improve US-China relations
To reassert U.S. economic authority and to promote global prosperity, University of Miami Herbert Business School experts urge a new sensibility to international relationships and increased cooperation and competition with China.
Recommit to slowing the spread
Watch this important message from Abigail A. Adeleke, Student Government president, and Dr. Roy E. Weiss, chief medical officer for COVID-19, about the public health measures you should take to keep yourself and your fellow ’Canes healthy and safe.
Designs of tiny homes earn big recognition for students
Two University of Miami School of Architecture students recently won honorable mentions in the Center for Architecture Sarasota’s “Less is More” competition.
New fellowship offers undergraduates a means to pursue their passions
The Academic Enhancement Research Fellowship gives students the funding to explore a topic of their choice. Awardees have a chance to delve into creative projects outside the traditional classroom setting.
Medical ethicist: Race is the most important predictor of environmental harm
In the inaugural Climate and Racial Justice Talk, Harriet A. Washington debunks myths and asks her own tough questions.
The Washington Post’s editor announces plans to retire
Martin Baron has made a major impact on American journalism and has spearheaded three major national newspapers. Members of the University of Miami community comment on his legacy.
Graduate students compete to entice viewers with their research
The fifth annual Three-Minute Thesis Competition offers a window into the variety of student research happening at the University’s schools and colleges.
Real estate CEO emphasizes the importance of ‘pivoting’
Sandeep Mathrani, speaking as part of the Distinguished Leader Lecture series at the Miami Herbert Business School, discussed the importance of management flexibility.
Medical experts explain the evolution of the novel coronavirus
University of Miami doctors and scientists address how the virus that is causing a global pandemic spreads, producing new variants in its wake.
‘Black HERstory Month’ honors exemplary women
Zoria Telfare, a junior at the University of Miami, helped coordinate the observance of Black Awareness Month centered around a theme that she feels hits home.
February guide to the arts at the U
Check out this comprehensive wrap-up for all arts-related events happening this month on and off campus.
Experts take stock of the turbulence in the market
Financial gurus associated with the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School examine the impact of the army of amateur traders whose unconventional practices are rocking the stock market and roiling financial professionals.
Reminder: Study spaces available for students
An online calendar identifies vacant classrooms for the spring semester that can be used as study spaces or as a place where students can access remote classes.
A plethora of events offers students opportunities to bond
A wealth of happenings and experiences this semester allows students to engage with peers while maintaining health and safety precautions.
Student Government advocates safety and accessibility
The Student Government executive board is excited to welcome students back to a campus with pandemic protocols in place, and it plans to be as available as possible for its peers.
Scientists study the impacts of aerosolized algae
Using fruit flies as human stand-ins, a multidisciplinary team did research on the short- and long-term health effects of exposure to aerosolized cyanobacteria.
University positioned to be a pipeline for technology boom
Scholars reflect on the industry’s expansion into Miami.
Online discourse explores new congressional agenda
Political experts discussed how the new Congress—with Democrats in control of both the House and Senate—will work with the new administration.
University poised to process 3,000 COVID-19 tests a day
Having already performed 130,000 tests for the novel coronavirus, the pathology lab is picking up the pace as the spring semester gets underway.
Dean appointed to nursing’s top advisory council
Cindy Munro, who leads the School of Nursing and Health Studies, will help guide the National Institute of Nursing Research, which launched her own career.
U-LINK team launches Climate and Racial Justice Talks
Award-winning medical ethicist Harriet A. Washington kicks off the series designed to inspire a new generation of antiracism and climate justice scholars and advocates.
New series shines a ‘spotlight’ on the University’s creative community
The U Creates initiative has launched “Spotlight,” a new series that introduces remarkable people who make up the artistic community at the University of Miami.
‘So You Want to Talk About Race’ chosen as One Book, One U selection
The University of Miami community is invited to participate in several events to discuss crucial topics regarding social justice and racial equality, explored in Ijeoma Oluo’s best-seller.
Inauguration poet’s powerful prose, presence captivate millions
University writing experts weigh in on the inaugural poem, written and recited by Amanda Gorman, a 22-year-old U.S. youth poet laureate.
Public Health Ambassadors Program boosts its staff
The number of ambassadors has been increased from 75 to 100 as the University continues to support a safe environment and help students adhere to COVID-19 guidelines.
Sea Secrets lectures focus on innovative research
The series—which will feature experts discussing their groundbreaking research on corals, ocean and atmospheric science, and how climate change is forcing communities to alter their long-range plans—will begin this week.
In new role, lieutenant connects community with police
Octavia Bridges—a 20-year veteran of the University of Miami Police Department and the first Black woman to serve as a lieutenant—has been promoted to oversee crime prevention and community relations on the Coral Gables Campus.
Scholars examine the mob mentality
The Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has given social scientists and psychologists another example to examine the behavior and actions of groups.
Forecast predicts another Roaring ’20s
Some experts believe that pent-up demand will push the economy into a rebound after the majority of the U.S. population receives the COVID-19 vaccine.
Information on arrival COVID-19 testing for students
All students are required to test negative for COVID-19 before attending any in-person classes, programs, or work shifts on any University of Miami campus. With the start of classes Monday, here is the critical information students need to know.
Artistic skills, winding path lead to successful career
University of Miami alumnus Eddie Alvarez excels as a newspaper designer and is now an art director at The Washington Post.
Writing a successful memoir requires talent, personal touch
University of Miami Creative Writing faculty members explore the travails of an increasingly popular nonfiction genre that sends writers chasing time and truth down the rabbit hole of memory.
Students hope to see ‘follow through’ after inauguration
University of Miami students share their thoughts and impressions as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take the helm.
In an inauguration like no other, Biden issues a call for unity
Following Wednesday’s historic event, University of Miami experts in various fields provide their insight on the biggest challenges facing the new administration.
Lifelong learning opportunities available to alumni
As part of the “Roadmap to Our New Century” initiative, the University of Miami advances the art of teaching and the science of learning by partnering with students, alumni, and others to offer options throughout the entire adult learning life cycle.
Reforming Section 230: Is the internet free for all or a free-for-all?
University of Miami experts weigh the merit and consequences of amending or repealing the communications law that provides a legal shield for service providers from the words, images, and videos posted by their users.
Artist’s life, legacy honored on new USPS postage
The United States Postal Service features Emilio Sanchez, the first Cuban American visual artist to be recognized in a new series of Forever stamps.
Inaugural Frost Institute takes shape
With the first elevated concrete floor deck poured last week, the Frost Institute of Chemistry and Molecular Science is on pace to open in the summer of 2022.
Scholars link diet, dentition, and linguistics
In a new study that scrutinized the speech patterns of Freddie Mercury, Michael Phelps, and other celebrities, University of Miami researchers offer insights on how diet ultimately reshapes language.
Symposium to explore climate change in the Caribbean, South Florida
The multidisciplinary forum in April will explore lessons learned from the regions. There is a call for papers to be presented, but abstracts must be submitted by Jan. 17.
Remembering the man who ‘saved Miami football’
Former executive vice president John L. Green Jr., who helped launch the University’s football dynasty with two key coaching hires, passed away this month.
Panel: Pandemic intensified need for palliative care in Latin America
In a virtual discussion on Tuesday, health care professionals from across the region advocated for increased resources to offer pain relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why are artists selling their music catalogs?
University of Miami experts explain the recent megadeals taking place in the complex industry.
Why impeach a president who is about to leave office?
A University of Miami political science expert provides his thoughts on the article of impeachment that has been filed against President Donald Trump.
Racial Justice Grant Program now accepting applications
A new program aims to support service, research, and programmatic activities that focus on Black communities on and off campus.
Graduate student delivers a new twist on weather forecasts
Inspired by a Rosenstiel School course, Touri White has found a way to incorporate information about climate change into UMTV’S CanesCast weather reports.
Luis Glaser, ‘a champion for faculty and students,’ passes away
The former executive vice president and provost served from 1986 to 2005, elevating the University’s stature as a leading research institution.
Groundbreaking situation comedy leaves its imprint
A professor in the School of Communication, and an expert on the history of television sitcoms, writes about the 50th anniversary of “All in the Family.”
Time will tell whether pollsters really ‘blew it again’ in 2020
A University of Miami political scientist weighs in on whether election polls can be trusted given what occurred in 2016 and again last year.
Global classrooms spur thought-provoking discourse
The Hemispheric University Consortium is connecting universities and students for critical conversations focused on solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, such as climate change.
New traditions may keep the holiday blues at bay
Experts say creativity and kindness can help make the most of this challenging holiday season.
Special connections boosted spirits during the past year
Some members of the University of Miami community share how they were able to weather the ups and downs of 2020.
Rosenstiel School's underwater photo contest features enthralling pictures
The annual competition, which has been ongoing for 15 years, received more than 700 submissions from all over the world.
Public Voices fellows make themselves heard
Faculty members break into an “unwelcoming” media universe to share their expertise on everything from chronic fatigue to gospel music.
Vaccine’s arrival ‘a game changer’
Front-line workers for the UHealth system’s coronavirus unit received the first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Medical Campus on Tuesday.
2020 at the U: The year in review
Take a look at a month-by-month recap of the biggest stories at the University of Miami during the past year.
Collaboration was key for University in 2020
Students, faculty, and staff adapted to a new way of learning, teaching, and working spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Undergrad maximizes his education
Junior Christopher Carson is constantly learning, through books and experiences, and hopes to use his broad knowledge base to help improve the world.
Legal luminaries urge graduates to be catalysts for change
Speakers at the University of Miami’s Friday commencement ceremonies motivated students to improve the pandemic-stricken world and our divided nation.
Cuban artists protest censorship, repression
Members of the San Isidro Movement in Havana face arrests and harassment, while protests in support of the group have occurred in Miami and elsewhere.
Commencement 2020: ‘A celebration, a new beginning, and a fork in the road’
On Thursday, the first of two days of University of Miami virtual fall commencement ceremonies, some 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees.
Associate professor writes, produces, directs HBO film
Tom Musca worked with several University of Miami alumni to produce a movie that is now streaming on HBO Max and HBO Latino.
Kinesiology professor shares tips to improve work-from-home posture
Enhancing your workspace environment helps your physical health, according to clinical professor Kysha Harriell.
Team aims to elevate indigenous voices
A group of professors and staff members are working to start a Native American and Global Indigenous Studies program at the University, beginning with an introductory class offered this spring.
University is planning its vaccine distribution strategy
Leaders are poised to inoculate front-line health care workers once the first COVID-19 vaccines are available.
Student recognized for outstanding volunteer work
Kayla Abramowitz founded Kayla Cares 4 Kids to bring a smile to children’s faces as they endure extended hospital stays.
Distraction Magazine and the Ibis Yearbook garner top honors
The student media outlets were recognized nationally by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association.
Experts gauge the parameters of presidential pardons
University of Miami School of Law scholars assess the limits, context, and contours of these absolutions that are outlined, albeit broadly, by the U.S. Constitution.
MAP aims to keep housing affordable, afloat
With support from JPMorgan Chase, the Office of Civic and Community Engagement enhanced its Miami Affordability Project to tackle two of Greater Miami’s most vexing challenges.
Distinguished alumni to salute 2020 graduates
Four extraordinary alumni will share their advice with 5,000 graduates who will have the opportunity to celebrate their hard-earned degrees this week.
Professor emerita to examine ‘speech acts’ in three countries
Arlene Clachar has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a prestigious English language specialist assignment that will include the United States, Uzbekistan, and Russia.
Digitalization of education in the early innings
Christopher Paucek, co-founder of the firm 2U, touted the potential of technology to expand the reach of pedagogy and promote lifelong learning opportunities.
Alumna part of Biden’s all-women communications team
Maria del Pilar “Pili” Tobar is among the senior staff for the incoming administration; she will work as deputy White House communications director.
Language, cultural identity can affect pain
A new study out of the University of Miami suggests that the language a bilingual person speaks can affect their physical sensations, depending on the cultural association tied to each vernacular.
2020 Atlantic hurricane season was a novel one
What was behind the record-smashing season? Was human-induced climate change a factor? And, what does next year hold for storm-weary coastal residents? University of Miami Rosenstiel School hurricane experts provide their input to address these questions.
University’s December graduation ceremonies to be held virtually
Instead of in-person celebrations at Hard Rock Stadium, President Julio Frenk announced that the University of Miami will hold its four observances online because of updated COVID-19 data.
New Peruvian student group tracks instability, protests in Peru
The newly chartered Peruvian Students Association seeks to expand its impact and influence beyond campus, supporting protests against education cutbacks in the South American country and connecting students across the United States to their Andean roots.
Graduate student shares her passion for protecting sea turtles
Leyna Stemle aided in a study that is examining whether attaching green LED lights to fishing nets in Ghana helps keep sea turtles from being entangled in the nets.
HIV researchers, advocates take their fight to the street
As the world observes the 32nd annual World AIDS Day, a University of Miami team is shining a bright light on a neighborhood initiative to curtail the epidemic.
Scanning electron microscope opens new avenues of research
With the acquisition of the new instrument and an accompanying nanoindenter, studies at the College of Engineering are entering a new and advanced era of materials characterization.
High profitability stokes cannabis’ rising popularity
University of Miami researchers applaud the scientific inquiry and access to reliable data that accompanies the legalization of cannabis—as four more states recently approved measures, and federal legislation to decriminalize it continues to progress.
Cuban Heritage Collection to benefit from upcoming auction
The prestigious Pan American Art Projects Gallery will donate 25 percent of a virtual, live event to the University Libraries’ parcel.
Persist, connect, adapt to build resiliency
Members of the University of Miami community share their ideas on how to persevere during the pandemic.
Frost School joins star-studded salute to nurses
University and celebrity musicians will participate in a benefit concert on Thanksgiving Day to support the nonprofit organization Nurse Heroes Foundation.
Experiential learning prompts student to dive into his own business
Antonio Rojas, a double alumnus of the Miami Herbert Business School, reflects on his educational experience, starting a swimwear company, and advice for current students.
Chicken parmesan for the soul: Cooking with an alumnus
A graduate of the Executive MBA for Health Management and Policy program at the Miami Herbert Business School, Dr. Alex Morizio turns to Instagram as a creative food outlet.
COVID-19 vaccine trials exhibit early success
Physicians at the Miller School of Medicine say that data show vaccines are highly effective against the coronavirus.
Professor uses art to portray the pandemic
The University of Miami Department of Art and Art History presents “Pandemic | Miami Corona Project,” a virtual exhibit by artist Xavier Cortada.
Caribbean nations explore new ideas, directions to recover from pandemic
Caribbean experts assessed the coronavirus’s impact on the region in a webinar on Nov. 19 hosted by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.
StoryMap illuminates impacts of Miami’s historic racial segregation
A project on race, housing, and displacement in Miami connects past patterns of discrimination to modern disparities.
University student groups join forces to host rally supporting Black lives
United Black Students and the Black Student Athlete Alliance, in partnership with the University of Miami administration, mobilize to honor the lives lost due to police brutality.
What’s open, closed on campus during the winter recess
As students and faculty and staff members prepare to wrap up the Fall 2020 semester, here’s a look at the availability of facilities and services during the break.
Julio Frenk: Empowered WHO needed to battle pandemics
The University of Miami president called for increased cooperation, new powers for the World Health Organization, and transparency incentives as critical to manage and mitigate future health outbreaks.
Food, family are students’ Thanksgiving favorites
As COVID-19 surges from coast to coast, University of Miami students share their favorite traditions as they head for winter break and the holiday.
University of Miami, NOAA launch one-of-a-kind collaboration
The University of Miami-NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies will advance research in areas such as weather and climate observations, ecosystem science, and the restoration of marine resources.
Presidential passage from Trump to Biden a rocky road
The current transition following the Nov. 3 election is unlike any other, University of Miami experts agree.
Symposium to take the pulse of climate impacts on health
The Miller School of Medicine partners with the CLEO Institute on a virtual, three-day discussion and examination that begins on Nov. 19.
Political candidates need to understand, respond to Latino voters
The 2020 Presidential Election proved that the Hispanic electorate is complex and that campaigners need to make a connection with different communities.
Airline president highlights adaptability, safety
In a conversation with John Quelch, dean of the Miami Herbert Business School—as part of the Virtual Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series—American Airlines president Robert Isom said the airline industry is rebuilding for the better and that it is more efficient and responsive to its customers.
U-LINK connects the dots with school-based forums
The Frost School of Music will host the inaugural U-LINK event highlighting faculty research on a common theme.
Student brings attention to hurricane relief in Central America
Jackeline Del Arca, a senior who was born and grew up in Honduras, shares how students, faculty, and staff can assist those impacted by Hurricane Eta.
Student designs could amplify the beauty of the Gifford Arboretum
A senior engineering course challenged student teams to craft sustainable plans that could attract more visitors to the garden.
Hearing test may detect autism in newborns
University of Miami and Harvard Medical School researchers are tweaking a standard hearing test to help detect autism at a very early age.
Rock climbing wall gives students a chance to scale new heights
Outdoor Adventures at Lakeside Village now offers one-hour climbing sessions—no experience necessary.
Doctors share how they tackle pancreatic cancer at Sylvester
In the wake of game show host Alex Trebek’s passing, doctors at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, explain the ongoing research being performed to help treat pancreatic cancer patients.
Adopt an attitude of gratitude this November
The University’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations is spearheading a 21-day campaign devoted to expressing appreciation. All are welcome to participate.
Miami Dolphins Foundation commits $75 million gift to Sylvester
The transformational gift, announced Tuesday, will continue to support research and treatment at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, South Florida’s only NCI-designated cancer center.
Study: Advanced scheduling for workers is better for business
Restaurant employees asked to work last-minute shifts may hurt a business’ bottom line, a new inquiry led by a researcher with the Miami Herbert Business School shows.
Frost adapts music instruction to orchestrate safeguards
The school of music is working proactively to provide a safe and productive semester for its students and faculty members.
The pandemic has been harmful to working women
University of Miami experts discuss the ramifications of COVID-19 and its influence on gender inequality in the labor force.
Data scientists gather ‘chaos into something organized’
The University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing will host a lecture series to describe this emerging profession.
Harris leads series of firsts from the 2020 Election
In a presidential vote that saw a record turnout, the ascension of Kamala Harris to the vice presidency could inspire a generation of young women, University of Miami faculty members conclude.
Latest information on Tropical Storm Eta
The University of Miami is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Eta and providing information as needed.
Sociologists dispel the ‘bad apple’ excuse for racialized policing
In the first study of its kind, University of Miami researchers find that police exhibit significantly higher levels of anti-Black biases than the general public.
Hurricane Productions board to present first hybrid concert
“Vibestream 2020” is an in-person and virtual musical performance for the University of Miami community that will feature rapper and singer Bryce Vine.
Mechanical engineer uses novel technique to create a new material
When it came time to create a lightweight, yet strong, composite for the aviation industry, Emrah Celik had to invent a new 3D printing technique to make the material a reality.
University entities offer dialogue, post-election resources
More than 50 participants attended the virtual “Brave Spaces: Processing the 2020 Election” forum, which provided a space for the University community to process, find support, and move forward together after election night.
Conference explores how to shape the health care industry
A Miami Herbert Business School event showcases experts expounding on the coronavirus’ impact and what changes may be coming down the road.
Chile's constitutional referendum seeks social reforms
Chileans took a tentative first step toward redrafting their constitution—imposed 40 years ago by the military regime—in what University of Miami political scientists say will be an effort fraught with challenges to address the country’s inequalities.
Group leaders want to stretch service beyond just a day
Student organizers for the National Gandhi Day of Service hope to foster a passion for long-term community assistance through a series of in-person and virtual events.
Research shows COVID-19 has hit Hispanic communities hard
University of Miami experts discuss why Latinos are among a population that has been the most affected by the novel coronavirus.
November guide to the arts at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive wrap-up for all arts-related events on campus this month, including the new University of Miami Athletics digital collection at University Libraries.
Pandemic lays bare the harsh reality of inequities
University of Miami experts explain why COVID-19 has disproportionately affected marginalized populations.
Bank of America CEO: Employee safety highest priority
Brian Moynihan shares wisdom gleaned while leading the nation’s second-largest bank through a pandemic and his perspective about being resilient during difficult times.
Why are some countries’ citizens happier than others?
A new study shows that social justice plays a pivotal role in the happiness of a nation’s residents.
Halloween seeds its roots in Celtic ritual
Most Halloween traditions were implanted by the ancient Irish festival of “Samhain,” and the arrival of nearly half a million immigrants fleeing a devastating famine in the mid-19th century helped the holiday get its start in the United States, a University of Miami history professor explains.
Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion bolsters its mission
Formed five years ago at the recommendation of students, the committee has established new subgroups to address various concerns related to access.
Hurricane football greats share lessons from the leadership playbook
Iconic University of Miami quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Bernie Kosar and former assistant coach Marc Trestman discussed their leadership styles during a virtual fireside chat hosted by the School of Law’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law program.
Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
Does the pope’s statement signal a change in Catholic Church doctrine? Members of the University community weigh in.
Conference examines lessons learned from the pandemic
Experts weigh in on how to improve COVID-19 response and better prepare for future events across the Americas.
University tests ‘game-changing’ COVID-19 breath analyzer
The University of Miami is serving as a pilot study site for a new, rapid coronavirus test that examines air droplets from a person’s breath.
Transparency in a pandemic
The University of Miami addresses recent criticism about its COVID-related policies and their impact on privacy.
Downsized and under-resourced, the IRS is challenged
University business and tax law experts outline the factors driving the downsizing of the Internal Revenue Service.
Students' sculptures are a reflection of themselves
An asynchronous learning model provided an opportunity to create a hands-on process with a three-dimensional approach for a fall class.
Oceanographer finds solace under the surface
Claire Paris-Limouzy started freediving for research and ended up becoming a record-breaking athlete who is also spearheading a Scientific Freediving program at the University.
Symposium tracks changing trends, forces driving migration
Sociology scholars from around the world convened for a virtual conference hosted by the University of Miami on Thursday to explore shifting tendencies in international relocation and the implications for global social change.
Alumna, Olympian: Lead with love
Lauryn Williams, track and field and bobsled medalist, addressed the University community during Wednesday night’s “What Matters to U” virtual event.
Zoom CEO and founder: My employees’ happiness is my number one job
During his appearance Tuesday on a webinar hosted by the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School, tech mogul Eric Yuan highlighted the importance of a workplace culture of happiness and urged that businesses pay greater attention to the digital divide.
Support, events engage students in the election season
Early voting in Florida began this week and will last through Nov. 1. Here’s a rundown of everything students need to know about upcoming campus events, from the final debate watch party to transportation to the polls.
Internet’s immediacy gives political advertising a boost
Social media and microtargeting have changed the name of the game for modern campaigns, University of Miami experts say.
Title IX office hosts events to illuminate domestic violence awareness
Held throughout October, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month honors survivors and is a voice for its victims.
What you should know about the DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit against Google
John Mark Newman, associate professor at the University of Miami School of Law and an expert on these issues, breaks down the biggest antitrust case against a tech company in two decades, including what it means for consumers.
Do electric vehicles have an impact on climate change?
David Kelly, academic director of the Master of Science in Sustainable Business Program, believes electric vehicles will help the environment but may not be the most efficient solution.
Violence against women, children escalates during pandemic
During an online seminar Tuesday, experts explored ways in which the coronavirus has increased domestic violence in Latin America.
Alumna elected to lead Cuban American Bar Association
Miriam Soler Ramos, the city attorney for Coral Gables, who earned both her bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from the University of Miami, will head the largest minority bar association in Florida.
Researchers aim to end Miami’s HIV epidemic
From the farm fields of south Miami-Dade County to the corner stores in Liberty City, researchers are pursuing novel approaches to halt new infections of HIV in different at-risk communities.
Early end to census may have implications for Florida
The Supreme Court’s ruling that effectively ends the 2020 Census may jeopardize federal funds to Florida and other states and shift key legislative apportionment, according to a constitutional law expert.
Student creates app to boost peer-to-peer networking
Eureka Match is a mobile application that serves as a professional networking tool for University of Miami students to build their dream start-up team.
Biomedical engineer develops techniques to help preserve, improve eyesight
An early fascination with the eye, born partly out of a desire to learn why her own eyesight was poor, has helped Noel Ziebarth conduct successful research into the most valued of the senses.
New technology has potential to revolutionize surgery
Two Miller School of Medicine surgeons and UMIT’s Innovate lab created a program that produces 3D holograms of a patient’s spine and brain from their own MRI images.
Scientific evidence and global collaboration can help end the pandemic
During a virtual panel discussion hosted by the University of Washington, President Julio Frenk discussed global responses to the pandemic—and what is needed to move forward.
Students are keeping the ’Canes spirit alive
Members of the Homecoming Executive Committee share how they pivoted this year to plan a ’Canes Spirit Week that continues to generate excitement and honor tradition.
Salsa Craze dances onto a virtual platform
One of the University’s largest student-run organizations didn’t miss a beat when moving its dance lessons online.
Celebrate National Transfer Student Week
Tau Sigma National Honor Society and the Department of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement host a week of interactive events honoring transfer students Oct. 19-25.
Alumna brings autism clinic home to Kuwait
A graduate of the highly selective Applied Behavior Analysis program, Fajer Almenaie is changing the landscape for children on the autism spectrum in the Middle East.
Toppel expands opportunities for career advice
The Toppel Career Center is offering an alternative to faculty members if they have to reschedule a class. Let one of the center’s advisors provide a virtual presentation highlighting career resources during that time period.
Health care leaders to imagine a post-COVID environment
Thought-leaders representing critical health care sectors—hospitals, nursing, insurance providers, physician groups, and financial services—will share their insights on the current state of the industry and also on a post-COVID environment in a virtual half-day webinar on Friday, Oct. 30, hosted by the University of Miami.
Extra time at home prods consumers to declutter, decorate
A University of Miami alumna hosts television segments to help viewers organize and spiff up their spaces during the additional time spent in the house because of the pandemic.
Physician is a defender for the homeless
When he isn’t caring for patients at UHealth Tower, Dr. Armen Henderson volunteers his time and efforts delivering much-needed services for those without a place to live during this pandemic.
What role does the media have in an election year?
Four prominent alumni in the media offered their perspectives on the state of journalism in present day America during a virtual lecture last Thursday.
Opinion: Will Barrett be a consistent conservative? Time will tell
The confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett as the next U.S. Supreme Court justice is scheduled to begin Oct. 12.
Emergency notification test slated for Thursday
The Office of Emergency Management will conduct a test on Thursday, Oct. 15, which will include text messages, phone calls, and other notifications.
U.S. health secretary discusses system reforms during a pandemic
In a Miami Herbert Business School webinar yesterday, the country’s top health official, Alex Azar, highlighted the administration’s effort to restructure the health care system to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and support countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cultivating empathy: Selfless acts are good for others and good for you
University of Miami scholars are exploring the value of empathy and compassion on a person’s self-worth and the world around them.
A hint of life in the clouds of Venus? Not so fast
The recent discovery of phosphine, which is considered a biomarker, in the Venusian atmosphere is not a “slam dunk” that there’s life floating around in the planet’s clouds. Additional investigation is needed, University of Miami researchers say.
Researchers tackle racial inequality
Seven teams of professors from a range of disciplines were awarded funding through a U-LINK social equity rapid response challenge.
Hurricanes on Ice creates community for skaters
The student organization provides an outlet for former competitive skaters, as well as students just looking to learn the basics.
Conspiracy theories abound this election season
A University of Miami political scientist and expert on the subject explains why these theories are gathering steam this fall.
Student spreads awareness about mental health
In light of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which runs Oct. 4-10, undergraduate student Krishna Louis offers advice and encouragement as part of her effort to create lasting change beyond the Coral Gables Campus.
Two students awarded public relations scholarships
Tayana Dix and Camille Devincenti, from the University of Miami, were among South Florida university students honored at the recent Public Relations Society of America Miami chapter’s 2020 awards ceremony, hosted by Local 10 news anchor Louis Aguirre.
U.S. Health secretary to speak Thursday during webinar
Alex Azar, the nation’s leading health officer whose principal function is to advise the president on the nation’s health matters, will address a Miami Herbert Business School audience on Oct. 8 as part of the Virtual Distinguished Leaders Lecture series.
Opinion: Vice-presidential debate expected to draw a big audience
The University of Miami debate team coaches note that the age of the presidential candidates, President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, and the uncertainty of 2020 are elevating the vice-presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris.
CEO addresses being objective in the world of politics
The chief executive officer of Politico, a digital news platform, told an audience during a recent virtual lecture that his publication strives to be “essential, trustworthy, and non-partisan.’’
School of Law initiative combats COVID-19 disparities
A project from the School of Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service is fighting both COVID-19 in one of Miami’s marginalized communities and the underlying health conditions laid bare by the pandemic.
Sea Secrets lecture unlocks keys to aquaculture
A special edition of the Rosenstiel School’s series offers a window into its aquaculture program, which collaborates with global businesses to improve the thriving industry.
Opinion: Presidential debate was ‘incoherent’
The president of the University of Miami Debate Team provides his analysis of the first presidential debate between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joseph Biden.
Cuban Americans show strong support for Trump
A Trump win in Miami-Dade County could be disastrous for Joe Biden, according to a University of Miami lecturer.
Do your part to help slow the spread
Members of the University of Miami community share how they’re helping to protect fellow ’Canes and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Business school alumna gets a salute from the U.S. president
With the skills and confidence garnered from her Master’s in Leadership degree, business school alumna Lily Rodriguez launched a nonprofit to educate children with autism while also volunteering to support local Cub Scouts—logging hundreds of service hours that earned her a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Inequities, instability exacerbate COVID-19 in Peru, Argentina
Former officials in the Latin American countries share the reasons for the coronavirus’s impact during a webinar hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.
Training for law students focuses on diversity
Conducted virtually by the School of Law and Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, the session covered racial and gender bias and the ways in which stereotypes and negative societal views become internalized.
Build a career in foreign policy
Join four distinguished alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Master of Arts in International Administration program for a panel discussion about their careers on Oct. 6.
October guide to the arts at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive wrap-up for all arts-related events happening this month.
Undergrad’s passion, perseverance liberated horses
Student senator Tuana Yazici’s dogged preparation and research helped free hundreds of abused carriage horses in her Turkish homeland.
Nanotechnology experts meet to share new ideas
The 13th annual NanoFlorida conference was hosted by the University of Miami last Friday and about 500 people tuned in virtually to learn about advances in the field from two pioneers.
Politico CEO: Trusted journalism is exactly the tonic that is needed
Patrick Steel, the chief executive officer of the national media platform covering political and policy news, will address a business school audience on Thursday, two days after the first presidential debate.
Lecture explores the media’s role in an election year
Prominent alumni in the media will offer insights into their work during the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series’ virtual talk on Thursday, Oct. 8.
’Canes gear up for second annual #OneDayOneU Giving Day
The goal: engage 2,020 donors in 24 hours and unlock additional funds to support the University of Miami.
Legal and political gurus assess nominee for the high court
Law and government experts give their input on Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald J. Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court of the United States.
Researchers to discuss COVID-19 findings in Peru, Argentina
An online seminar sponsored by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas will explore the public health response to the pandemic in the two Latin American countries.
What will it take for Trump to win the upcoming debate?
The first presidential debate between President Donald J. Trump and former vice president and democratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden will be held at 9 p.m. Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The University of Miami’s assistant director of debate offers his insights.
What will it take for Biden to win the upcoming debate?
The first presidential debate between President Donald J. Trump and former vice president and democratic presidential nominee Joseph Biden will be held at 9 p.m. Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. The University of Miami’s director of debate offers his insights.
Campus groups host festivities before rival football match
As the Miami Hurricanes take on Florida State, University of Miami students are invited to a Friday-night celebration and a prime-time watch party on campus before the game on Saturday night.
Researcher addresses why big numbers boggle the mind
Linguist Caleb Everett reminds us that the mind has yet to grasp the modern world’s explosion of massive numbers and that it’s natural that we’re numbed by references to millions and billions.
Spring academic calendar is set
The Spring 2021 semester will begin on Jan. 25, a week later than originally scheduled.
Group needs votes so its voices can continue to be heard
Tufaan, the University of Miami’s South Asian a cappella group, needs the community’s help to advance in the international UpstagedAID One World, Every Student Voice 2020 Championship.
Pediatric expert addresses children and COVID-19
Dr. Brandon Chatani, a Miller School of Medicine infectious disease specialist, offers advice on ways parents can protect their kids from the coronavirus as local schools begin opening for in-person classes.
Without federal protection, hundreds of imperiled species face greater peril
With the federal Endangered Species Act in danger, University of Miami researchers find that state protections won’t safeguard many threatened plants and animals.
The Wynwood Gallery displays University students’ artistry
An online exhibit spotlights the talents of two University of Miami incoming Master of Fine Arts graduate students.
Are political polls reliable?
Casey Klofstad, political science professor, explains why and how voters should pay attention to polls.
Uncertainty during the pandemic can lead to depression, anxiety
Experts in psychology and business discuss how doubt affects individuals during times of increased stress.
The Abraham Accords point to ‘the perseverance of Israel’
The diplomatic agreement between Israel and two Arab countries brokered by the Trump administration, while not seismic, could help clarify the configuration of power in the Middle East.
Voter Ambassador Program uses new tactics to register students
The number of participants in the volunteer program is the highest since its debut in 2018. And limitations caused by the pandemic have necessitated different ways to reach out to voters.
Miami Law’s legal eagles reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy
Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, the Supreme Court justice, who passed away last Friday, was a towering women’s rights champion and steadfast advocate for gender equality and civil rights.
The Lowe Art Museum hosts a night of Hispanic culture
The gallery celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a virtual event that paired works of art from its collection with discourse about the identity, religion, and politics of the community.
Knaul elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
Felicia Knaul, an international health economist and expert in health systems and social sectors, is among 77 new fellows honored for their impact on health sciences.
Successful entrepreneur: It’s important to learn from failures
Stephen A. Schwarzman, co-founder of the investment firm Blackstone, shared insights on the economy and tips for business owners as part of his Miami Herbert Business School Cobb Leadership Lecture.
Can managed retreat save lives, homes from the West Coast’s fires?
Rosenstiel School researcher Katharine Mach, who studies the response and adaptation to changing climatic conditions, examines the possibilities of moving people and assets out of harm’s way.
Is climate change fueling the West Coast’s destructive fires?
As the battle to contain wildfires continues, so does the debate as to how much climate change is exacerbating the blazes. And, University of Miami experts weigh in.
Student honors victims of 9/11 with a ‘ruck’
First-year student Alex Grayson Westover channeled his passion to commemorate the brave men and women who lost their lives 19 years ago by holding a 9.11-mile ruck—a run or brisk walk carrying a weighted backpack—through the Coral Gables Campus and surrounding neighborhoods.
Miami-Dade academic leaders discuss tackling school reopening
University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho spoke to business leaders from the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
Florida may hold the key to the 2020 presidential election
Experts in the Department of Political Science’s 2020 election class explain why all eyes may be on Florida leading up to Nov. 3.
Frost band marches to a new cadence
The Frost School of Music’s Band of the Hour discovers new ways to deliver school spirit at the Hard Rock Stadium and on campus amid the pandemic.
Alumna pivots from the pitch to team communications
Lauren Markwith played four years with Miami Hurricanes soccer. Now, she is on staff for Inter Miami—one of Major League Soccer’s newest clubs.
University student creates nonprofit to support research on Visual Snow Syndrome
Sierra Domb uses her communications skills to raise awareness of and funding for studies on a sensory-altering neurological condition.
Blackstone CEO to share insights on global investment strategy
Stephen A. Schwarzman, a philanthropist and the CEO, chairman, and co-founder of Blackstone, is the keynote speaker for the Cobb Leadership Lecture Series on Sept. 17.
The University ranks among the nation’s top tier
The University of Miami jumped eight spots to No. 49 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking.
Special Collections explores Miami Beach’s colorful history
Guests of a recent online seminar from the “Deep Dives” series hosted by University of Miami Libraries joined Cristina Favretto on a trip back in time.
Lauren Book uses her personal power to prevent sexual abuse
From victim to thriving survivor, the Florida senator and alumna educates, protects, and helps children heal.
Scholar Strike unites campuses in a stand against racial injustice
Held at colleges and universities across the country, the two-day event featured direct action and teach-in activities to amplify Black voices and explore ways to dismantle racism.
Group hosts football-season opener to boost ’Cane spirits
Category 5, the University of Miami’s spirit programming board, leads its first-ever pregame kickoff event on the intramural fields.
For ’Canes defensive lineman, playing field includes football and music
Jaelan Phillips explains how recuperating from an accident gave him time to realize his love for music.
University chaplain inspired to pen song about the pandemic
Kevin John Simon was moved by the lack of people on campus and rising unemployment numbers when he wrote “Lockdown My Town.”
International student was motivated to help others in his shoes
Alumnus Nitin Agrawal started an educational technology company to assist students from abroad to stay and work in the United States.
Pandemic popularizes a plethora of words, phrases
The global coronavirus has quickly transformed our language to include many words and phrases that were not part of our daily vocabulary, such as "social distancing" and "quarantine."
Iron Arrow amends traditions that might offend
Recognizing that some construe Iron Arrow’s celebration of Miccosukee culture as appropriation, the tribe and the honor society are changing several decades-old customs.
Plagues, pandemics dispense lessons and change
Hugh M. Thomas, professor of history, provides a perspective on the Black Death that devastated Europe in the Middle Ages and what it and the current pandemic have taught society.
Stampino steps into a new administrative role
Maria Galli Stampino, who has served as an administrator in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently began an internship as dean of Undergraduate Affairs in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Scientist takes a closer look at the genome
With a $1.82 million grant, computer scientist and bioinformatic researcher Zheng Wang is poised to help researchers see every aspect of the genome in super-resolution 3D.
Climate change is pushing people and wildlife to new habitats
Experts in climate change and its effects on fish and humanity spoke about their latest findings during the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s third virtual Climate Café.
A new crop of activist athletes takes a stand
More than 50 years after Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists at the 1968 Olympic Games to protest racial injustice in the U.S., a new generation of athletes has taken up the mantle.
Consortium fortifies commitment to create collaborations
Members of the University of Miami-led Hemispheric University Consortium share a fresh outlook for the fall semester and launch a new website that enhances a connection between education, research, and innovation.
COVID-19 is ravaging Latin America
In a virtual seminar hosted Wednesday by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, participants presented projections for deaths in the region.
Price of testing for COVID-19 can be off the charts
Lack of both transparency and competition in the fragmented health care industry pave the way for surprise billing and a wide variability in costs for diagnosis, say health care policy specialists.
Toppel Career Center customizes advising for students
The center is reorganizing the way it consults by using teams of advisors who will focus on certain industries and provide personalized advice.
Open-air activities offer students fun, safety
The University’s outdoor adventure program is geared to introduce recreation that is healthy, amusing, and enjoyable.
Alumnae are change agents in their fields
The Alumni Association has launched a new program that features women who have succeeded in their careers and are making their mark.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center receives transformational $126 million gift
Sylvester, part of UHealth and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will use the anonymous gift—the largest in the University’s history—to propel into its next chapter of excellence.
September guide to the arts at the U
Still stymied by the pandemic, leaders of the arts and humanities offer messages of resilience.
COVID-19 in the Americas seminar will explore policies, perspectives
Participants in the virtual discussion—hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation—will discuss data and projections for the region, which continues to be a hot spot for the virus.
A leadership conversation about the fall semester
In these unprecedented times, University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Erin Kobetz, who is leading the tracking and tracing efforts on campus, provide a candid assessment of the University’s reopening progress.
New virtual exhibit spotlights Cuban culture
Students launch a digital display through a course that offers hands-on experience in the curatorial and museum fields.
Engineering student helps NASA advance its mission
During a 10-week virtual internship at NASA’s Glen Research Center, Carnell Bolden worked on a groundbreaking technique to take temperature measurements inside turbine engines.
For Brazilian investor, taking risks paid off
Businessman Jorge Paulo Lemann discussed his many hits—and a few misses—during the Miami Herbert Business School’s Virtual Distinguished Leader Lecture series on Thursday.
Miller School part of nationwide convalescent plasma study
The University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute is starting a controlled, randomized trial to gather data about whether plasma is as helpful to treat COVID-19 as some physicians believe.
Course explores global health and disparities during the pandemic
Students enrolled in a public health class will examine how countries reacted, or failed to react, to COVID-19 to protect their residents.
Rules are different for dating during a pandemic
A University of Miami expert explains the new conventions of courting in an environment where social distancing is mandatory.
Voluntary COVID-19 testing begins Thursday
The University of Miami will randomly test students, faculty, and staff for COVID-19 as part of its tracking strategy to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic infections across all campuses.
Law professor takes on a new role to help boost faculty diversity
As the new associate provost for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Office of Faculty Affairs, Osamudia James will help lead University-wide efforts to recruit and retain more underrepresented faculty members.
Investment banker will speak Thursday in lecture series
Renowned investor and former Brazilian national tennis player to share insights at Miami Herbert Business School lecture.
New dashboard tracks coronavirus impact on the University community
The University of Miami COVID-19 Dashboard, released Monday, provides a snapshot on testing, positive results, students in quarantine or isolation, and hospitalizations.
On-campus study spaces available for students
A new online calendar identifies vacant classroom spaces that can be used to study or connect to remote classes.
Having a doctor who shares the race of their patients may ease pain
New research suggests that Black patients may have less pain and anxiety when treated by a physician of their own race.
University instructors learn about fingertip resources
In a virtual coffee hour, new faculty members got the chance to meet and discover ways they can enhance their teaching.
Obese people face greater risk from COVID-19
There is new evidence that a body mass index of 30 or more can cause more vulnerability and severe complications if one contracts the coronavirus.
Researchers share novel ways to restore South Florida’s coral reefs
In the second “Climate Café,” professors from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science described the history of Florida’s coral reef research and how they are working to revive the Florida Reef Tract in the face of climate change.
Weather, wind contributed to fish kill in Biscayne Bay
The head of the ocean acidification lab at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science collected water samples of the areas affected by the phenomenon and explained possible causes.
University used teamwork to execute remote and safe-classroom instruction
With three different modalities—in-person, remote, and hybrid learning—and technology like webcams for videoconferencing now in place, classes have resumed on the Coral Gables Campus with the safety of students, faculty, and instructors in mind.
Make sure you are ‘Campus Ready’
In case you missed it, the “Campus Ready” series provided updates on what you need to know in order to eat, shop, study, stay fit, and more, now that the Fall 2020 semester is underway.
What you need to know about accessing student services
Various student-focused offices—including the Student Health Service, Counseling Center, and Camner Center for Academic Resources—are ready and able to assist via virtual visits.
What you need to know before visiting the University libraries
With a team of experts ready to support students, faculty, and staff, new guidelines implemented by the University of Miami Libraries feature scheduling in-person visits and remote access to resources—including tutoring, workshops, and materials.
In corporate finance, a ‘divorce’ is sometimes the best decision
A newly released study, by Miami Herbert Business School experts on mergers and acquisitions, uses a social-finance lens to understand what doomed these partnerships.
Termite-fishing chimpanzees provide clues to the evolution of technology
Researchers, who remotely videotaped a generation of wild chimpanzees learning to use tools, gain insights into how technology came to define human culture.
Pandemic spurs a burst of technology innovation
University experts say the COVID-19 crisis is encouraging the next revolution in computing and discovery, with more to come.
Student records history during the pandemic
Amanda Nwaba, a Miller School of Medicine student, is gathering stories that document how her peers have been involved in battling COVID-19—not just in Miami, but with information that impacts the country.
University students exude enthusiasm on first day of classes
As the 2020 Fall semester began on Monday, many students voiced their desire to learn and meet new people.
Women’s voices are still growing a century after gaining voting rights
In the 2020 elections a record number of women are running for elected office, setting the stage for their unprecedented political engagement.
The nomination of Kamala Harris brings energy, momentum to the Democratic Party
The U.S. senator and former prosecutor, picked to be Joe Biden’s running mate, has galvanized a critical group for Democrats: Black women.
Public health student learns the power of a phone call
So far, junior Nicolas Hernandez has provided more than 1,000 Spanish-speakers in the Carolinas with vital information about the novel coronavirus.
Is there still an opportunity to address police reform?
Despite the gridlock in Congress, there are some measures that could be taken to address police reform, according to University of Miami experts, such as investing in communities and people, building trust and transparency between citizens and officers, and reallocating certain resources.
Global warming is changing our plant communities
In a comprehensive study of nearly 20,000 species, University research shows that plant communities are shifting to include more heat-loving species as a result of climate change.
All-female Student Government executive board makes history
The 2020-2021 Student Government executive board features Abigail Adeleke, president; Shirley Gelman, vice president; and Amanda Rodriguez, who is serving as treasurer.
Explore a guide to help faculty navigate the semester
A back-to-campus primer ensures that instructors are ready to make the most of this semester.
Research explores how the brain functions
Brian Anwari, clinical associate professor, can answer many questions about how our brains work.
Public health ambassadors are connecting peer-to-peer
A cadre of 75 students have been hired to support safety on the University’s Coral Gables Campus and encourage healthy behaviors.
University’s Lakeside Village welcomes first residents
Lakeside Village, a 12-acre, transformative housing complex on the shores of Lake Osceola in the heart of the Coral Gables Campus, officially opened its doors on Thursday to greet the inaugural class of students.
Student group encourages peers to vote on Tuesday
Get Out The Vote, the university’s chapter of the nonpartisan initiative headed by the Division of Student Affairs and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, encourages ’Canes to head to the polls.
University of Miami recognized for its ‘green’ commitment
The University of Miami’s Coral Gables Campus recently received a “Tree Campus USA” designation from the Arbor Day Foundation.
What you need to know about parking and getting around campus
Parking enforcement on the Coral Gables Campus (including the Gables One Tower) begins Monday, Aug. 17, and a valid University permit will be required. Learn more about changes to the Hurry ’Canes Shuttle service and ways to save while traveling to and from campus.
New students welcomed with virtual, signature fanfare
The ’Cane spirit reigned during the University’s annual President’s Welcome and ’Canes Take Flight event.
What you need to know about navigating the Student Center Complex
The Student Center Complex—which includes the Donna E. Shalala Student Center, Whitten University Center, University Center Pool, and the Rathskeller—is open, but students and others will need to follow some new guidelines.
Student uses skills, social media to spread coral reef awareness
Juliana Grilo, a Rosenstiel School undergraduate student, utilized her photos and videos to broadcast consciousness about coral restoration.
The future of the beauty and wellness industry
University of Miami experts discuss the future of the beauty and wellness industry as it navigates through COVID-19.
What to know before your workout at the Herbert Wellness Center
The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables campus reopened its doors to students only on Monday, Aug. 3, and it plans to reopen to non-student members on Nov. 1. Learn more about what to expect before your next visit.
Political conventions are another victim of the pandemic
The Republican and Democratic parties will hold small gatherings with virtual programming to avoid the usual large crowds and multiple events.
The clock is ticking on a probable TikTok sale
University of Miami business experts examine the implications—transactional, ethical, and legal—of the pending sale of the social networking site that shares short videos.
With an emphasis on health and safety, students move in for fall semester
Faculty and staff members welcomed students and their families back onto the Coral Gables Campus ahead of the first day of classes on Aug. 17.
What you need to know to purchase course materials and supplies
The new Campus Store retail experience focuses on online ordering, priority entry during store hours, and after-hours appointments for in-store shopping and consultations.
Lebanon needs help to heal
A recent explosion in the port city of Beirut left devastation and an inconceivable scope of destruction.
Help for COVID-19-related concerns is just a phone call away
As on-campus classes resume, the new UHealth Personalized Medicine Program for students, faculty, and staff will provide swift answers and, when needed, arrange fast-track clinical or emergency care.
What you need to know about dining on campus
From a new reservations system to expanded retail grab-and-go dining options, here’s what the University of Miami Dining Services is offering this fall to students, faculty, and staff on the Coral Gables Campus.
‘Big Election Course’ tackles timely political issues
Political science faculty members are prepared to teach students the ins and outs of American politics during an election year—and a pandemic.
Scholarship program puts career dreams of more diverse nurses in reach
The School of Nursing and Health Studies has received renewed federal funding to increase the number of primary care nurse practitioners for minority populations.
Student makes a difference by teaching dance
Leyla Shapiro, a junior at the University of Miami, spent her summer virtually giving instructions on Latin ballroom dancing to students with disabilities.
What spaghetti models do and don’t tell us about a hurricane
As the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season heads into its peak months, Brian McNoldy, senior research associate at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, answers questions about hurricane spaghetti models.
University hires 75 students to encourage healthy behaviors
The new Public Health Ambassadors Program, formed to support the safe reopening of campus and COVID-19 operating plans, officially kicked off with a virtual training this week.
COVID-19 testing required of all students prior to return to campus
All students—both residential and non-residential—must test negative for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall semester.
Experts discuss ways to predict and hopefully curb climate change
In their first Climate Café, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science faculty members and students detailed some of the effects of climate change in 2020.
First Star mentorship fosters respect and resiliency
Student and faculty mentors and their foster-care teen mentees both reap rich rewards through interaction with the First Star University of Miami Academy.
New student-centered service now fully operational
’Canes Central provides undergraduate and graduate students with easy, efficient support for registration and records, billing and payment, financial aid, and ’Cane Cards.
University of Miami researcher makes a splash on ‘Shark Week’
Neil Hammerschlag provides a preview of what to expect during this year’s shark programming set to begin airing on the Discovery Channel on Aug. 9.
Reimagined workplaces prioritize safety and well-being
University of Miami architects and engineers, spurred by lessons learned from the pandemic, re-create workspaces and prioritize safety, worker welfare, and a different cadence for remote and office work.
Program provides strategies for parenting during a pandemic
A newly developed therapy aims to bolster child-rearing techniques during the age of COVID-19.
From lynching to corporal punishment, researcher connects the dots perpetuating racism
As the nation confronts its racist legacy, sociologist Nick Petersen’s research exploring how institutions perpetuate inequalities takes on even more relevance.
Student enjoys being at the forefront of discovery
Employing her love for scientific inquiry that developed at a young age, Isadora Smith conducts research that could help lead to revolutionary treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Rosenstiel School to launch Climate Cafés series
The series of three virtual seminars will focus on climate science and research being conducted by Rosenstiel School faculty members and students.
UMTV’s The Culture sheds light on the Black Lives Matter movement
A group of University of Miami students take a deep dive through film, photography, and journalism into the history of police brutality and social justice issues Black people are facing in the United States.
Volunteer Corps matches recent graduates with businesses that need help
Alumni from the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School volunteer their skills to support nonprofit organizations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Broadcast brings Biscayne Bay to the homes of Shake-A-Leg campers
Each program developed by University of Miami students explores the water and animal life and provides a virtual experience during the pandemic.
Patti Herbert, University alumna and benefactor, passes away
A longtime philanthropist—who met her lifelong partner, Allan Herbert, at the University in 1954—Patti Herbert gave generously to numerous causes that advanced academics and student life.
University’s Black Greek fraternities, sororities elevate pride, service, and voices
Black Greek Letter Organizations continue a long tradition of celebrating culture and being advocates for social and racial justice.
Pence visits University of Miami to highlight launch of COVID-19 clinical trials
“Today is a day of hope,” Vice President Mike Pence said during Monday’s visit to the Miller School of Medicine, where he and Gov. Ron DeSantis praised health care providers for their dedication and innovation in battling the pandemic.
Wearing a mask helps ’Canes care for ’Canes
University of Miami leadership explain why wearing a mask is critically important for the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.
Technology, consumer appetites fuel e-commerce rise during the pandemic
A supercharged e-commerce market left traditional retail stores wanting during these unusual times.
Are open debate and free speech curtailed in today’s society?
A controversial letter in Harper’s Magazine warns of a cancel culture that can stymy open exchanges.
Miller School panel discusses diversity and the need to confront racism
Led by University of Miami leaders and experts in civil rights and diversity, the panel talked about improving diversity, defeating racism, and creating a welcoming atmosphere at the Miller School of Medicine.
CEO of genome analysis firm: We have the data to prove people will take care of themselves
Anne Wojcicki spoke Wednesday as the inaugural speaker for the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School’s Knight Venture Leaders Series.
Library combats racial injustice through education
University of Miami Libraries works to facilitate equity in the community by offering access to valuable information.
President Frenk addresses the reopening of campus
President Julio Frenk sent a message Tuesday morning outlining the University of Miami’s adaptive and responsive approach to resuming classes. View the video and read the text below.
For this crusader, the fight for equality is a lifelong endeavor
Donald Spivey, a distinguished professor of history who has championed civil rights since his days growing up in Chicago, has been named the special advisor to President Julio Frenk on racial justice.
Miller School dean to lead panel on racial justice
Henri R. Ford will chair a Miller School of Medicine event on July 22 that will feature experts on inclusion, civil rights, and diversity who will discuss ways to promote racial equality at the University and in South Florida.
The future of the entertainment industry
Experts from across the University of Miami and those in the entertainment business weigh in on how the global pandemic has affected the profession and how it could shape the dynamics moving forward.
Florida to pay entry-level teachers a competitive salary
University of Miami experts said this increase for beginners is a first step toward recognizing and appreciating the teaching profession.
Researchers use 3D printing to develop a reusable N95 mask
Miller School of Medicine professors and students are closing in on design that could address the worldwide shortage of the most effective mask against COVID-19.
Data experts to explore pandemic’s ethical challenges
Amid increased public health surveillance and contact tracing, a July 23 panel discussion will focus on the tricky balance between saving lives and protecting personal privacy.
For Anne Wojcicki, leadership is in her DNA
During an upcoming Miami Herbert Business School lecture, the cofounder and CEO of 23andMe will share how she helped forge one of the world’s largest databases of individual genetic information.
Take a virtual, photographic journey through Mexico City
The University of Miami’s Wynwood Gallery rolls out a new online exhibit that features the beauty and vibrancy of one of North America’s oldest cities.
Quality of indoor air plummeted in some homes during COVID-19 shutdown
Environmental sensors placed in Miami- and Baltimore-area homes by University of Miami public health researcher Naresh Kumar recorded elevated levels of particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and other harmful substances during a two-month, stay-at-home period.
Remote-learning option available to students
Students have until Monday, July 27, to opt in to fully virtual/remote learning for the fall semester.
Summer program for budding neuroscientists retains its buzz online
Forced by the pandemic to rethink its research-focused program for undergraduates, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has more than quadrupled its reach by moving to a remote format.
For Hong Kong, ‘the road to freedom is long and hard’
Political science professor June Teufel Dreyer offers a historic analysis of Hong Kong’s relationship with China—and discusses what the future holds for Asia’s second most prosperous city.
University of Miami joins lawsuit opposing deportation of international students
Universities are banding together to oppose a new immigration policy that could adversely impact international students studying in the U.S.
Distraction magazine and Ibis yearbook shine in awards competition
The University of Miami student publications were recognized with multiple awards by the Society for News Design.
Graduate School eliminates testing requirements for admissions
Hoping to ease hurdles for students to apply to master’s and doctoral programs, a new policy will remove the GRE and GMAT requirement from most of the University’s applications.
Researchers gear up for preclinical testing of coronavirus vaccine
Immunologist Natasa Strbo and her team are using their work on vaccines for HIV, malaria, and Zika to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
Archivists are chronicling the COVID-19 pandemic
University of Miami Libraries has launched Documenting COVID-19: South Florida’s Pandemic Experience to collect valuable stories on how South Florida communities are dealing with the crisis.
Artist captures the voices of the pandemic in real time
Xavier Cortada leads the Miami Corona Project, an art program presented as part of the University of Miami COVID-19 Rapid Response that records and addresses the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Miami-Dade County.
Alumna’s study revealed economic benefits of Dreamers to US
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy recipients, or Dreamers, with college degrees have contributed significantly to tax revenue generation in the states where they live.
Even for the right reasons, rebranding sometimes prompts backlash
Consumers who support a company’s decision to rebrand, such as to remove racial stereotypes, might still resist changes to their beloved products, according to marketing experts at the Miami Herbert Business School.
University engineers, architects design 3D-printed nasal swabs
A University of Miami team awaits FDA approval to mass-produce nasopharyngeal swabs used in coronavirus testing.
Florida's 12 law schools form new consortium for racial justice
The Florida Law School's Consortium for Racial Justice will leverage the strengths of every law school in the state to assist community organizations fighting for racial justice and policy reform.
In the wake of calls for racial justice, the University commits to building a better U
In a letter on Wednesday, President Julio Frenk unveiled a 15-point plan to improve and build upon diversity and inclusion.
Are automated software applications efficient or malicious malware?
Two technology experts with the University of Miami explain the origins of “bots” and their role on the internet today.
University leaders host town halls to share plans about the fall semester
During Tuesday’s virtual events, members of the University of Miami leadership discussed the essential steps that will be taken to safely resume campus activities.
New exhibition showcases the ‘Power of Science’
Groundbreaking scientific research and innovative discoveries from the University of Miami will be featured in a new, permanent exhibit opening this week at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami.
Scientists examine why hurricane wind speeds vary within urban settings
Rosenstiel School researchers David Nolan, Brian McNoldy, James Hlywiak, and Jimmy Ge are using sophisticated supercomputer simulations to study how different landscapes, from suburban settings to large city centers, affect hurricane sustained winds and gusts.
Virtual summer internships offer valuable experiences
Esther Animalu is learning the skills of her field during her remote student internship with the cable television station MSNBC.
Innovative device to remotely monitor student-athletes' health amid the pandemic
With student-athletes returning to campus, the University is adding “tele-vigilance” to its multifaceted approach for containing the coronavirus.
University to host town hall meetings on plans for fall semester
University leadership will provide details to students, families, faculty, and staff about the reopening of campus and in-person instruction that begins this August.
Business leader offers insights on leadership, entrepreneurship, and private equity
In a recent webinar, Edgar Bronfman Jr., an accomplished businessman, shared what he has learned throughout his career, discussed emerging investment and technology trends, and offered advice to students.
Prominent higher education leaders emphasize the importance of research in a crisis
During an Aspen Institute lecture, “The Future of Higher Education: How research universities are responding to COVID-19,” top leaders, including President Julio Frenk, discussed the critical role that higher education institutions play in society.
Why Brazil is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic
In a webinar hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, experts discussed why the country has been impacted so deeply.
What can be done to better handle complaints against police?
University of Miami Police Chief David Rivero said reforms are needed to protect the public from rogue cops.
Opinion: What are the expectations for the nation’s public global media channels?
Recent appointments and terminations at the U.S. Agency for Global Media raise serious questions about the nation's strategic global communication.
New members added to the University of Miami Board of Trustees
Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Adam E. Carlin, Jose R. Mas, Alice S. Vilma, Carolyn B. Lamm, and Jordan Rhodes were elected to the University Board of Trustees on Friday.
Massive Saharan dust plume poised to impact the US
University of Miami researchers, who are preparing to gather data on the impending desert dust, discuss its impacts on the environment and health.
Trailblazing CEO and investor to give business school talk
The former CEO of Warner Music Group, who is also an investor in media, new technologies, and international development, will share insights on leadership, entrepreneurship, and private equity on Thursday.
Webinar to offer data on Brazil’s emerging crisis
A leading Brazilian epidemiologist will join experts from the Latin America COVID-19 Observatory for an online seminar on Thursday that will examine the devastating spread of the virus in the South American country.
Toppel helps recent graduates market their skills
New summer programs support Class of 2020 alumni who are navigating a difficult economic and employment landscape.
Protests in Brazil highlight racism and police brutality
Hundreds have taken to the streets to demonstrate after the deaths of two Black boys.
Frenk, university leaders to discuss research amid a pandemic
University of Miami President Julio Frenk and two former government leaders, who now oversee multicampus systems, will address the strains COVID-19 has put on colleges and how their research capabilities can help to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Opinion: DACA decree is a lesson in fragility
When compared to the Supreme Court’s ruling on LGBT worker rights, the decision on Dreamers is fragile since it provided a roadmap on how to dismantle it.
University’s Black Alumni Society brings community together to celebrate Juneteenth
Dozens of people turned out for the second annual, and first online, event to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.
Group provides mentorship for community youth
Streamline Miami works to promote academic success for elementary school students in disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Artist’s work provides a look back and a path forward
In honor of Juneteenth, the Lowe Art Museum hosted a virtual discussion on the current exhibition—History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence.
World-renowned aerosol scientist and engineer is named dean of the College of Engineering
Pratim Biswas, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is a pioneer in his field recognized for applying aerosol science and engineering to multiple areas, such as energy and environmental nanotechnology, solar energy, air pollution control, and medicine.
Celebrate Juneteenth with the University’s Black Alumni Society
Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S., takes on added significance in today’s climate.
Graduate student aims high in the fight against racial injustice
The founder of Protests Miami and Ketáb, Ahzin Bahraini moves her advocacy from the classroom to the street.
Pursuing the COVID-19 story proves lethal for journalists
About 127 members of the media have died in 31 countries from COVID-19, according to reports compiled by the Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign.
Landmark Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers
Faculty members at the School of Law, including Dean Anthony E. Varona, weigh in on the historic decision, which is considered a major victory for advocates of gay and transgender rights.
University of Miami announces plans for in-person, on-campus fall semester
University of Miami President Julio Frenk released plans for on-campus classes, housing, and orientation—as well as a revised academic calendar—in a message to the University community.
Experts assess the tenuous link between the markets and the economy
Miami Herbert Business School specialists examine the current paradox of the surging stock markets and the sagging economy and the seemingly capricious link between the two.
Biotech pioneer calls for transparency in coronavirus vaccine development
Miami Herbert Business School taps into the expertise of renowned virologist William Haseltine for insight on COVID-19.
Frost student uses the power of music to connect and unite
Carlehr Swanson, a Frost School of Music master’s student and a Miss Florida contestant, uses her voice to bring awareness and joy to the Miami community.
National prison project tracks the pandemic behind bars
Public health scientists at the University of Miami and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project to encourage policies and procedures that protect one of the most vulnerable but least-cared-about populations.
Baby toadfish boom during quarantine
To the pleasant surprise of two marine biology professors at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Gulf toadfish in their labs successfully bred during a quiet time on campus.
Patient safety a critical component during neurosurgery
Sylvester doctor removes patient’s brain tumor while maintaining COVID-19 precautions.
Experience the Mainly Mozart Festival at home
A rapid response grant aims to provide the community with a virtual arts and culture experience.
Black State of the Union focuses on pressing issues
Black student leaders at the University of Miami joined for a conversation in hopes of creating change in the community.
Which personality traits will help you during the pandemic?
University of Miami psychologists offer their insights on behaviors that can be beneficial during periods of physical distancing and isolation.
Biotechnology pioneer to address vaccine development challenges
William Haseltine will share insights during a virtual lecture hosted by the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School.
‘The whole world is watching’
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, parallels between the late 1960s and today are being explored, and a national debate on racial injustice has been ignited. But will it last?
Are journalists being targeted during this current civil unrest?
Dozens of journalists have been injured during the protests against the death of George Floyd. Some were caught between demonstrators and police, and others were assaulted or detained.
Leaders promote the positives of higher education
To highlight National Higher Education Day on June 6, members of the University of Miami leadership analyze the benefits of advanced schooling.
Experts explore Twitter and its role in public conversations
University of Miami communication specialists analyze the susceptibility of Twitter and other social media platforms to society’s ills—racism, rage, and violence—and what might be done to improve digital media as a resource.
Law scholar explains the Insurrection Act
Charlton Copeland, professor at the University of Miami School of Law, expounds on the history and uses for the legislation cited by President Trump during recent protests.
Group offers hurricane prep tips amid pandemic
Students at the Marine campus hosted an online webinar that addressed everything you need to know about the 2020 hurricane season.
Student organizers of Coral Gables protest focus on reforms
Following Saturday’s rally against racist policing, the student organizers are setting their sights on changing the conversation—and the system.
An industry speaks out through silence
Music industry leaders inspired people to participate in a “blackout” on Tuesday to show solidarity with the black community and protest the death of George Floyd.
Researcher: Hoarding is a psychiatric condition
Kiara Timpano, associate professor of psychology and director of the Program for Anxiety, Stress, and OCD, has been studying the condition since 2002. She said that the underlying causes and consequences of hoarding are complex.
Teach-in addresses police practices in the wake of George Floyd’s death
Law professors, students, and elected officials participated in the session, speaking on topics that included how to hold police officers and prosecutors more accountable.
COVID-19 Observatory: Bungled response compounds misery in Brazil
The initiative has been tracking public health policy response data to determine how swift or lax implementation of mitigation efforts have impacted the spread of the virus in Latin American countries.
New leaders rev up for an unprecedented era in education
Public health experts Erin Kobetz and Guillermo “Willy” Prado officially join Provost Jeffrey Duerk’s leadership team as the University fine-tunes operations amid the pandemic.
Virtual forum focuses on ‘Discussing America Today’
In response to George Floyd’s death, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the Counseling Center host an online platform to promote student dialogue and facilitate community building.
Online webinar to address 2020 hurricane season
Canes on Canes, a student organization, will host an informative online discussion about the anticipated storms and share an overview of the breadth of research being conducted at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch signals new era
Victoria Coverstone, a University of Miami mechanical and aerospace engineer, answers some questions on the importance of the historic mission.
Miami magazine digital edition is live
The spring 2020 issue captures life as a ’Cane before and during COVID-19.
For the poor, little access to clean water increases COVID-19 risk
A study led by Justin Stoler, University of Miami associate professor, analyzes how water insecurity can hinder strategies to stymie the coronavirus.
A busy Atlantic hurricane season looms
Warm ocean temperatures combined with neutral El Niño conditions could make this hurricane season one of the most active on record. And then there is the COVID-19 pandemic.
Survey analyzes frontline health care workers’ stress
Guerda Nicolas, a professor of the School of Education and Human Development, created the research that aims to reveal the strain faced and help provide a remedy.
University students convert recyclables into cash donations for charity
The creators of Cycle Technology, recent winners of the Miami Herald Startup Pitch Competition, provide a way to streamline plastic and aluminum items while rewarding its users.
Hurricanes receive fellowships for research at home and abroad
University of Miami students and staff were given fellowships and awards that will allow them to pursue their passions.
Mathematical modeling calculates impact of COVID-19 in the Americas
University of Miami President Julio Frenk joins ecologist Simon Levin for a webinar that will explore how mathematical modeling is helping assess the social impact of the coronavirus in the hemisphere.
Students learn the value of investment art through a hands-on experience
The Miami Herbert Business School announced that a student-led committee will commission artwork for a high-trafficked location within the school.
World-renowned cardiologist Eugene Sayfie remembered
A tireless physician who was always on call, Dr. Sayfie made patients partners in their care.
University of Miami to pilot ‘test optional’ admissions for next year
The temporary move to drop standardized testing requirements will hopefully eliminate some of the stress students are feeling during the pandemic.
Business leaders address ‘Leading in a Time of Crisis’
The University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School lecture series continue this spring and then relaunches in the fall with a robust array of business leaders addressing the challenges and opportunities sparked by the coronavirus.
New undergraduate health course seizes the perfect teaching moment
As the coronavirus swept into South Florida, students in the inaugural Your Health, Your Immune System, Your Microbiota course had firsthand lessons about protecting their health as they watched history—and science—in the making.
Research shows less pollution in Key Biscayne beach after shutdown
Levels of bacteria dropped only days after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of recreational waters, leading University of Miami investigators to speculate that beachgoers were the source of the contamination.
An in-depth discussion about immigration and ‘Dreamers’ highlights symposium
The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas hosted an online seminar Wednesday to address immigration in the age of deportation.
An award-winning songstress, alumna shares details about her new single
Ariel Rose, a Frost School of Music graduate, talks about her experience at the University of Miami and how it shaped her as an artist. In addition, she shares the story behind the inspiration for her new single and music video, “Somebody Loves You."
Faculty member believes in teaching with compassion
Ashmeet Oberoi, director of the Community and Social Change master’s degree program, believes that when you respect students’ lives outside the classroom, it enhances their academic experience.
Law expert: Michael Flynn’s legal saga is stretching the fabric of justice
Ricardo Bascuas, professor of law, analyzes the latest legal twist in the ongoing drama involving the former national security advisor, whose politically tinged case has been characterized by irregularities.
Illness that is a by-product of COVID-19 affects children
Why female leaders are proving to be so effective in responding to the pandemic
Political science professor Louise K. Davidson-Schmich writes that women who received the most credit for their handling of the health crisis “sought to empathize with the public’s myriad concerns.”
Find more satisfaction by changing daily routines, study says
New research jointly conducted by the University of Miami and New York University suggests that mixing up isolation routines could lead to more joy during the pandemic.
Upcoming virtual symposium tackles hard-hitting issues on immigration
The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas will host an online seminar to discuss immigration in the age of deportation.
How did the 1959 Cuban Revolution change the character of Havana?
Brandon Rojas, a University of Miami sophomore studying architectural engineering, explored the uprising as a Library Research Scholar.
Students unveil their visions of a resiliency center for Bahamas town
Designed by School of Architecture students, the facility would help Marsh Harbour on its long road to recovery—serving not only as a storm shelter but also as a year-round community center for residents.
Psychologists offer guidance on how to support children during social distancing
Child experts at the University of Miami offer ways that parents can help ease children’s anxiety and frustration at the inability to see friends during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts address the effects of COVID-19 on the presidential campaign
Political scientists at the University of Miami discuss how the novel coronavirus may impact the 2020 election.
Donna Shalala: A joint public health and employment strategy needed to combat COVID-19
The U.S. congresswoman and former University of Miami president offered tips for student success, lauded business creativity, and talked about her personal leadership development in a conversation facilitated by the Miami Herbert Business School on leading in the time of the coronavirus.
Ensemble declares ‘a time for hope’
Frost School of Music’s faculty and staff members and students utilize their talents to help unify the community during this difficult time.
Senior vice president for public affairs and communications discusses COVID-19
Rudy Fernandez, senior vice president for public affairs and communications at the University of Miami and chief of staff to President Julio Frenk, talks about the University’s ongoing response to COVID-19.
Do you have hope?
Hope is an elusive concept, but it is a crucial feeling to hold on to at a time of crisis. During this COVID-19 pandemic, University of Miami faculty members reflect on how they maintain hope during this and other difficult times.
Students observe Ramadan in different ways during pandemic
Members of the Muslim Students of the University of Miami celebrate the holy month while adhering to social distancing.
Helping managers address the workplace from home
A University of Miami faculty member offers tips on how to preserve healthy work-life practices as we face the challenges that come with a global pandemic.
When interpreting data visualizations and graphics, read the fine print
Alberto Cairo, a visual communications expert in the School of Communication, explains how data journalism is helping the world to understand the impact of the coronavirus.
Student goes from the football field to finance
For graduating senior Dewayne Washington, the immediate past chief of the Iron Arrow Honor Society, life was always about more than just football.
Senior discovers ‘what matters’ during undergraduate studies
Keegan Gibson, the organizer of the University of Miami Student Government’s flagship interactive What Matters to U lecture series, discusses his academic journey.
Teams tackle sustainability for North Bay Village
This past semester, engineering students investigated resilient solutions for one of Miami’s communities that is most vulnerable to sea level rise.
Arva Moore Parks, trustee and noted historian, remembered
Preservationist served on the University of Miami Board of Trustees for 26 years and wrote several books on Greater Miami, Coral Gables, and University history.
A new survey sheds light on ‘vulnerable’ cannabis users
The international study led by the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies aims to help guide public policy about marijuana use amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Architecture graduate will soon begin to build his dream career
A full-time job awaits Kyle Ferry at RLF Architects in Orlando.
Congresswoman to prioritize worker well-being as key to opening the economy
Donna Shalala, former president of the University of Miami, will discuss efforts to reopen the economy during an online lecture Thursday evening.
COVID-19 changes celebrity culture
As the spotlight that usually shines on Hollywood’s celebrity culture shifted to the global pandemic, the influencers and elites who make up the industry seem to be living in a world where their relevance in society is no longer center stage.
Couple cherish their memories at the U
University of Miami graduates Remi Petit and Alexander Cohorsky reflect on their favorite undergraduate moments at the U.
European Union celebrates its 70th anniversary amid fight against coronavirus
A European Union leader details the steps taken to mitigate the physical and economic ravages of the pandemic across 28 member nations.
Virtual ceremonies celebrate students of color and LGBTQ+ graduates
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and the LGBTQ Student Center hosted events to recognize graduates for their leadership, achievements, and contributions to the University community.
Student goes from being a selective freshman to a selfless leader
Senior Anil Dalling made his mark as a member for a host of campus organizations and evolved as a leader during his time at the University.
During a virtual talk, President Frenk addresses facing COVID-19 with 'adaptability'
Testing, clinical operations, and efforts to reduce campus density were among the topics President Julio Frenk addressed during a Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce online event.
Shout-outs: Graduating from the U in 2020
Congratulate, encourage, and honor this year's class. Read shout-outs from members of the University of Miami community to spring 2020 graduates.
Staff members find creative ways to celebrate during COVID-19
University of Miami personnel share their heartfelt experiences and provide tips on how to reimagine events to celebrate important milestones during this quarantine.
Health science graduate is driven to eradicate health disparities
Cachay Byrd, Iron Arrow Honor Society’s next chief, combines her passion for service and science to expand her career path.
Who’s at risk to keep meatpacking plants open?
Two University of Miami law experts query the risks of requiring meatpacking plants to reopen and remain open despite the growing incidence of COVID-19.
Blackhawk helicopter pilot targets success in nursing
Taylor Skelton graduated from the School of Nursing and Health Studies following a career in the U.S. Army.
Future law student hopes to become ‘effective agent for change’
After completing her undergraduate degree this spring, Daria Pietropaolo will continue her studies at the University of Miami School of Law as part of the 3+3 Dual-Degree Program.
Architecture graduate wants to design and build inviting structures
Sydney Maubert, a first-generation college student, is credited with having a strong work ethic and passion for design.
Veteran completed his degree on the coronavirus front line
Jeffrey Eberhardt, a mechanical engineering major, is a veteran special forces medical sergeant in the military who finished his degree while serving COVID-19 patients in a New York hospital.
Special Report: Graduating from the U in 2020
Read a few profiles of graduating students, find information about the Miller School’s virtual commencement, and get other information about this year’s class.
For more than 200 years, nurses have always stepped up
As National Nurses Week begins, Cindy Munro, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, reflects on the growing—and long overdue—respect for nursing and the students who are ready to enter or advance in the profession.
Professionals offer pointers for teaching online
Faculty members with experience in distance learning, education, and child psychology weigh in on some methods to capture kids’ attention while they learn on their computers.
Graduate expresses gratitude for her Hurricane family
Jenny Hudak, a media management major in the School of Communication, sought a true student body community and found it at the U.
Learn to identify—and manage—your dog’s separation anxiety
A University of Miami philosopher shares some insights to help “paw-rents” and their canine companions continue to live their best lives, even after coronavirus lockdowns lift.
Resilient student turns uncertainty into academic strength
A late start couldn’t hold graduating senior Renee Sobaram back from obtaining her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami’s School of Communication.
Flutist honors mentor who showed ‘women what was possible’
Emily Dierickx, who is graduating this week with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, gives Trudy Kane’s groundbreaking musical and teaching career its due.
Former head of the VA discusses battle for better veterans’ care
David Shulkin, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, discussed the VA and health care during a recent online lecture hosted by the business school.
Art displays move from gallery walls to computer screens
The University of Miami’s Department of Art and Art History gets creative and offers digital exhibits in an effort to reach broader audiences.
Graduate believes in the power of education to create meaningful lives
During her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami, Bonnie Stright devoted many hours to working with children.
Engineers, architects, nurses, and doctors team up to protect health care workers
As part of the University’s COVID-19 Preparedness Committee, a host of personal protective equipment is being 3D printed and fabricated to safeguard medical personnel.
Historian takes an in-depth look at the mortality of pandemics
Hugh M. Thomas, professor of history and director of the University of Miami’s Center for the Humanities, compares and links historical pandemics to current times.
Researchers groom corals to combat coastal erosion
The interdisciplinary Coastal Resilience Project team is researching ways to make corals more effective in preserving coastlines and waterfront properties.
Neurologist addresses disrupted sleep patterns
University of Miami sleep expert Dr. Salim Dib explains the reasons behind our collective issues and offers tips on things we can do to improve our slumber.
May guide to the arts at the U
Amid a global pandemic, leaders of the arts and humanities at the University of Miami reflect on the importance and future of their crafts.
President Frenk holds virtual roundtable with student media
Held Thursday morning, the discussion touched on a number of areas, including the fall semester, study abroad, and a “reimagined’’ campus.
Student who conquered the coronavirus donates blood plasma
He tested positive for the novel coronavirus in early March, and now University of Miami senior Justin Grauer is fully recovered. So, he is assisting critically ill COVID-19 patients by donating convalescent plasma, which will be given to them to help fight the virus.
Venezuela’s crisis deepens with coronavirus woes
The United States recently imposed further sanctions on the country’s totalitarian government.
Initiative examines pandemic data to drive better policy in Latin America
A new study seeks to empower Latin American governments with timely data that will improve policy and ‘‘mitigate a tsunami of suffering and death’’ in the region.
Do we have a moral obligation to help others?
University of Miami philosophy and religious studies professors offer their perspectives about ethical duties during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.
Cinematic voyage across the globe’s oceans captivates and educates
The Ocean Health Voyage, an online educational platform produced by a University of Miami professor and award-winning filmmaker, is now offered to members of the Hemispheric University Consortium.
Researcher: Prisons, jails, need to curtail the spread of COVID-19
More measures are needed to reduce mass incarceration rates and mitigate the spread of the virus, according to a University of Miami sociology professor.
Students get an uplifting message from Barbra Streisand
Laura Sherman’s music theory class was elated and inspired after they received audio communication from an iconic legend.
Celebrate graduation by providing a tassel to a senior
A new ’Canes challenge is asking the University of Miami community to make a small donation to provide a tassel to a graduate—and support emergency student funds and scholarships.
Mental health experts reach out to stressed caregivers
University of Miami mental health professionals are ramping up to help the health care workforce cope with the toll of treating COVID-19 patients.
Scholar touts the advantages of touch
Renowned researcher Tiffany M. Field explains the importance of the natural phenomenon of touch at a time when physical contact is taboo because of COVID-19.
Stanford Residential College to continue serving students during 2020-21 academic year
The decision will enable the University to offer additional on-campus living opportunities during a critical period.
Latin America begins to buckle under weight of pandemic
In an online discussion, two Latin American policy experts explained how the pandemic is exacerbating glaring inequalities and endemic poverty in the region.
2020 Library Research Scholars and Adobe Scholars to showcase their research
Four undergraduates will virtually present projects to celebrate the completion of the University of Miami Libraries’ unique immersive research program.
CNN special report on climate crisis to air Saturday
Bill Weir, CNN’s chief climate correspondent, previewed the special during a climate symposium panel discussion at the University of Miami earlier this year.
Student garners reflections on the importance of public health
Renae Schmidt, in her second year of the Master of Public Health Program, finds an innovative way to express frontline workers’ thoughts on issues facing our community.
Professor diagnoses the plunge in oil prices
With the world seemingly awash in oil, a Miami Herbert Business School marketing professor assesses the drop in rates and the tumult affecting the global crude industry.
Following in her ‘Foote’steps
This year’s Roberta “Bosey” Fulbright Foote Prize winners include a group who buried a time capsule on the first Earth Day 50 years ago, along with a current University of Miami junior recently recognized among global young activists in National Geographic magazine.
Explore the Cuban Heritage Collection’s Mariel boatlift materials
Books, documents, photos, and video interviews comprise part of the collection on the flotilla that crossed the Straits of Florida in 1980 and had a remarkable impact on South Florida.
40 years later, Cuban Americans reflect on the Mariel Boatlift
University of Miami faculty members remember the impact the mass immigration had on South Florida, and they share personal experiences from that time.
Rainfall helped uncork Hawaii’s powerful Kilauea volcano
In a NASA-funded project, University volcanologists studied how extreme rainfall may have triggered the massive eruption of what could be the world’s most active volcano.
Career expert offers advice to 2020 graduates
Christian Garcia, executive director of the Toppel Career Center, offers advice to students getting ready to graduate and enter the job market during the coronavirus crisis.
Student EMT responds to the call to combat COVID-19
Whether at the University of Miami or at a field hospital in Santa Clara, California, sophomore Collin Lee answers his calling to help others.
Student faces a new ‘humanity emergency’
Sarah Fraser, a medical doctor and graduate student in the University of Miami School of Communication, decided to return to the medical front lines and help battle COVID-19 in her native Canada.
Student adjusts to being home in Norway
International student Malin Enger, a senior studying media management, is wrapping up the spring semester in Oslo, Norway.
Migration feels the effects of COVID-19
A world that has been greatly shaped by migration has shifted to a place of closed borders and restrictions caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
Student entertainment and programming board to host virtual events
Hurricane Productions rises to the challenge of hosting online functions for the remainder of the semester.
Will the summer heat save us from COVID-19?
Cases of influenza wane with the arrival of summer in the northern hemisphere. Could the same seasonality hold true for the novel coronavirus? Experts are unsure.
Research: Believers of conspiracy theories will deny threat
A new survey led by Joseph Uscinski, associate professor of political science, revealed that many respondents believe the danger of COVID-19 is exaggerated.
It’s no joke, humor goes viral in the time of coronavirus
With the pandemic and its drain of dreary news swirling around us, a little lightheartedness serves to exorcise stress, connects us to each other, and even makes us better learners.
Millions of digitized print materials made available online
The HathiTrust Digital Library has expanded access to copyrighted works while libraries remain physically closed.
A pandemic strikes, and an academic community responds
The novel coronavirus made its mark at the University of Miami, and members of the institution pulled together as a team to safeguard its students and faculty and staff.
Medical task force prepared to battle pandemic
UHealth’s clinical operations ramped up immediately to care for COVID-19 patients.
Crisis leaders need short-term strength and long-term vision
In a virtual lecture, business visionary Pat Russo emphasized clear communication, confidence, and creativity as essential qualities for leaders in a crisis.
Protective gear, meals are part of care package for COVID-19 workers
Various departments and members of the University of Miami community lend a helping hand—and are developing medical equipment—to aid in the fight against coronavirus.
Mindfulness can cultivate content and compassion
A variety of mindfulness sessions are being offered digitally at the University of Miami to help you improve your sense of well-being.
Many must deal with grief amid the pandemic
Recognizing the five stages of grief will help us get through this uncertain time.
‘Homemade’ songwriter makes it to the top of the music charts
Ben Goldsmith, a Frost School of Music graduate, recounts his path to success in the industry, culminating in a hit on Billboard’s country list.
Psychologist explains purpose and pitfalls of disgust
The emotion, an ancient mechanism meant to keep us healthy, isn’t doing much to protect us against coronavirus—because COVID-19 does not offer the usual visible cues that protect us from sick people—shared Debra Lieberman, evolutionary psychologist and University of Miami associate professor.
Effective messages must fulfill important objectives
David L. Steinberg, director of debate at the University of Miami, analyzes how the actions and words of leaders matter during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Visionary leader to share insight for handling business during a crisis
Global computer and communication technology leader Pat Russo will discuss best practices for managing a crisis in her virtual talk on Wednesday, April 15, the inaugural program in the Miami Herbert Business School’s Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series.
Celebrate Earth Day's 50th anniversary by planning for the next 50 years
During this year’s Earth Day celebration, University of Miami climate change proponents invite the community to virtually tune in to timely conversations that explore the future of the planet.
’Cane Angel Network opens for business
Under the guidance of a seasoned investment professional, graduate students are building the University of Miami’s new start-up that aims to help University-affiliated new businesses find investors.
Read, share ideas, and discuss books from the comforts of your home
The University of Miami partners with the University of Colorado Boulder's Center for Humanities and the Arts in presenting a virtual book club.
Fast-tracked research projects aim to respond quickly to mitigate effects of COVID-19
Twenty-four University of Miami research teams have received rapid response grants to undertake innovative projects that will provide critical information about the novel coronavirus.
How deadly is the coronavirus?
As the U.S. prepares for an anticipated spike in COVID-19, the difficulty in pinning down an exact mortality rate provides uncertainty at a difficult time.
Gardening is good for your sanity and your sustenance
University students and faculty members champion gardening as a great way to break up the quarantine routine, and they offer some tips on how to start your own garden.
Frenk: Latin America, Caribbean can learn from other COVID-19 responses
University of Miami President Julio Frenk participated in a webinar that examined how the countries can respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Research continues amid coronavirus disruptions as students and faculty adjust
Anastasiya Plotnikova, an undergraduate student majoring in biology and marine science at the University of Miami, and her mentors share their experience of research away from the lab.
Student media reporters steel themselves for their biggest story yet
The reporting teams at The Miami Hurricane and UMTV seize the opportunity to tell their stories during a global pandemic.
Norman M. Kenyon, ‘a maestro in the operating theater,’ remembered
A medical school alumnus, gifted surgeon, and leader in the medical field, Norman M. Kenyon—father of Norma Sue Kenyon, vice provost for innovation—passed away last week.
What does the public know about COVID-19?
Survey aims to shed light on any misconceptions so that public agencies can address them.
Remote ministry helps ’Canes keep the faith
University of Miami campus ministries are following a prudent approach to engage students online with innovative services, creative resources, and prayerful conversations.
Softening the scars of social isolation
University of Miami experts share ways to create community and feel less isolated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas to host webinar on COVID-19 in the Americas
University of Miami President Julio Frenk, a leading global public health expert and former health minister of Mexico, will participate in the event.
Nursing alumna fights COVID-19 at the border
Andrea Leiner, a nurse practitioner, describes providing primary care for asylum seekers living near the border.
Dean reflects on the state of the media in the age of coronavirus
Karin Wilkins, dean of the University of Miami School of Communication, examines the challenges facing the media in the age of coronavirus.
Sylvester researchers to collaborate with Miami-Dade County on coronavirus testing
The new testing effort, announced Friday by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, will use a finger prick to check for antibodies to the virus in a drop of blood to determine past or present infection.
Photomosaics lead to more research to help save the ocean’s reefs
A University of Miami scientist is awarded a Pew grant to study coral reef restoration in the Caribbean.
Meaning and mattering in the age of COVID-19
How the choices made by Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl during the Holocaust changed the course of his life and many others, and the lessons we can take from this during the coronavirus pandemic.
Miller School pulmonologist treats COVID-19 patient with nitric oxide therapy
A medical specialist with the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine has initiated a new therapy for the first time in a patient with the novel coronavirus diagnosis. The treatment has the potential to delay the need for a ventilator.
Experts study COVID-19 and cannabis use
Researchers are analyzing the effects of the coronavirus on medicinal cannabis users, one of the vulnerable populations that may be disproportionately affected by the disease. Their study includes an electronic survey to obtain epidemiologic data.
Scholars explore the lasting effects of a crisis departure
University of Miami researchers are investigating the emotional aftermath faced by Venezuelans who left their home country in the past three years.
The law of COVID-19
Experts from the University of Miami School of Law address civil and human rights, public health, financial stability, and privacy law in pandemic America.
The emotional potency of poetry
With the launch of National Poetry Month, University of Miami faculty members celebrate the solace and salve that poetry provides, especially at times of heartbreak and uncertainty.
April guide to the arts at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive list of digital arts-related content that is available this month.
Chaplain becomes certified Holocaust educator
Rabbi Mendy Fellig and his wife, Henchi, from the Chabad Jewish Student Center, were among an unprecedented cohort created to make sure the next generation is educated about the past.
Coalition wants students to make their voices heard
University of Miami students are urged to take the President’s Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention and Education survey to fight sexual violence on campus.
Pandemic pumps up need for virtual fitness
The growing demand for online instruction has forced the fitness-center industry to quickly adapt and bring workout sessions out of the gym and into consumers’ homes.
Alumnus is on a mission to serve patients
John Rotruck, the lead medical officer aboard the USNS Mercy, credits the education he received at Miami as pivotal to his preparedness to oversee medical support the hospital ship will provide during the pandemic.
University community invited to virtual town hall meetings
Faculty, staff, and students and their families are invited to submit questions for University leaders ahead of the virtual town hall meetings.
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 continually evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, 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.