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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.
Producing future industry leaders
The School of Architecture and College of Engineering are offering new master’s programs to train the next generation of leaders in the construction industry.
Ian Diaz Brannon is the recipient of the Jenkins Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship awarded to ’Canes who have dealt with challenging hardships.
The weakness behind the green light for red meat
Dr. Carl E. Orringer, director of Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, urges the public to read the new recommendations on red-meat consumption before following them.
Graduate student revitalizes affinity group on campus
Doctoral student Adrianne Wilson works to promote networking events and workshops for black graduate students across the University.
Five School of Communication students awarded PRSA Miami scholarships
The scholarships are named in honor of Ev Clay, founder of the oldest public relations firm in Florida, and awarded annually at the PRSA Miami scholarship luncheon.
Sights of Family Weekend
More than 2,500 family members attended Family Weekend to re-connect with their students and take advantage of the many engaging programs and exciting activities that took place from Oct. 3-6.
The hottest elective on campus right now
A glassblowing class is exposing students to the ancient craft, with some finding a new passion and a new way to express their art.
All in the ’Cane family
Ahead of Family Weekend, University of Miami senior Jenny Hudak interviewed her father, who enrolled in 1979, played football at the U, and has incredible ties to the University and Coral Gables.
A primer on impeachment
University of Miami law professor Caroline Mala Corbin elucidates the impeachment process.
Turbo-charging the discovery process
Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis pioneered the use of an “amazing microscope” to search for a drug that can repair spinal cord injuries.
October arts guide at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive wrap-up for all arts-related events happening on campus this month.
Amparo’s experience at the U
Amparo Arechabala, the namesake in the immersive play “The Amparo Experience,” recounts her memorable time working for more than 30 years at the University of Miami.
A trailblazer for art in the Caribbean
Erica Moiah James is an art historian who helped paved the way for contemporary art to flourish in The Bahamas.
Prominent industry leaders to speak at Miami Business School
The Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series brings leaders from various industries to speak throughout the year on relevant topics in their respective fields.
Anatomy of a whistleblower scandal
The quickly-moving story has multiple subplots and is the foundation of the impeachment inquiry by House Democrats into President Donald Trump.
Vanishing from the skies
University of Miami ornithologists explain why the loss of nearly 3 billion birds in 50 years is a serious matter.
New ’Cane Angel Network is all about U innovation
Vice Provost for Innovation Norma Kenyon launches new network to match UM-affiliated inventors with investors.
Leonidas Bachas appointed interim director of Frost Institutes
The dean of the College of Arts and Sciences takes the helm of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering’s first center during key transition phase.
Little Shop of Horrors, Miami style
The Ring Theatre kicks off its 2019-2020 season with a cult classic.
Cold brew, cafecito and coffee (oh my!)
With new caffeine options now available on campus, explore how coffee culture shapes the U ahead of National Coffee Day, celebrated on Sunday.
Puerto Rico’s temblor before the storm
University of Miami geoscience experts weigh in on the magnitude 6.0 earthquake that struck a storm-weary Puerto Rico on Monday.
U-LINK advances climate- and terrorism-related projects
With its latest round of grants, the UM Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge advances three projects that address two critical problems.
Music to help Hurricane Dorian response cause
The University of Miami Frost School of Music will host a benefit concert to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
Exercising your right to vote
University of Miami students talk about the importance of casting a ballot on National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Miami Business School to hold inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Conference
Academic and business leaders will exchange ideas on issues affecting the workplace and academic life.
Graduate student leaders focused on making an impact
The presidents of the School of Law, Miller School of Medicine, and Graduate School student associations share their insights on the future of their organizations.
Documentary class combines science and communication
A unique class developed and co-taught by two University of Miami professors brings science and motion picture production together to create science documentary shorts.
Sparking new autism discoveries
University of Miami researchers who are collaborating on the world’s largest autism research project see promising results in the first study.
A delegation from the University of Miami visited Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas Sunday, meeting with the minister of health and offering assistance in the recovery.
Megan Rapinoe to speak to students on October 10
Tickets are available starting October 2 for students to hear from the two-time World Cup champion and co-captain of the United States women’s national soccer team.
Remembering Maurice Ferré: Alumnus, trustee, and Miami’s first Hispanic mayor
The former mayor had deep ties to the University of Miami and the community he loved.
Why young adults are angry and afraid about climate change
Talula Thibault, a senior at the University of Miami and chair of the ECO Agency, will participate in the Global Climate Strike alongside a million others around the globe.
Study gives the green light to the fruit fly’s color preference
Overturning a widely accepted fact, University of Miami researchers discover that fruit flies hate blue light and pick their preferred colors based on the time of day.
Mastering sustainability in business
The Miami Business School this fall launched a unique and forward-thinking Master of Science in Sustainable Business degree program.
The $1 trillion US deficit: Should we worry about it?
The United States can handle its growing debt a lot better than other countries, such as Argentina, which is likely to fail to honor its debt soon.
The power of composites
A University of Miami materials engineer is developing a method that will help the aviation industry learn more about the strength and durability of composite materials.
Video: State of the University Town Hall
View highlights from the University of Miami State of the University Town Hall event.
Your favorite flu shot excuse might be a myth
Student Health Service dispels five common misconceptions about the influenza vaccine so that students, faculty, and staff can take charge of their health ahead of flu season.
Coping with disaster
University of Miami experts discuss the potential mental health impacts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.
Lecture series at the School of Nursing and Health Studies
The Fall Lecture series explores topics on accelerated resolution therapy treatments, pain management, and psychological stressor solutions.
Open for business, and restoration
As the Bahamas urges tourists to visit its islands unaffected by Hurricane Dorian, University of Miami architects are helping to support the Bahamian economy by continuing preservation efforts on historic properties there.
Triton takes a bow
The Center for Computational Science celebrated the launch of its newest supercomputer this week, designed to accelerate more data-driven research throughout the University of Miami.
Making his presence known
Internationally acclaimed conductor Gerard Schwarz makes his Frost School debut to rave reviews.
Celebrating our collective success
University of Miami President Julio Frenk touted the University’s recent accomplishments in his second State of the University Town Hall address.
Stories of impact worth hearing
The uniqueness of the University of Miami—as a place to live, learn, share knowledge, and innovate—shines through in three talks presented at the State of the U Town Hall event.
A personal connection spurs relief effort
Katya Saunders, president of the Bahamian Students Association, is leading a relief effort to help her home country rebuild following Hurricane Dorian.
Responding to the disaster in the Bahamas
A team from the University of Miami has visited Bahamas twice in the past few days, making an initial assessments on hospital needs.
Using technology to detect autism sooner
UM psychology and engineering professors are collaborating to create a program that evaluates children for autism using digital data.
South Florida’s ties to the Bahamas
University of Miami’s Otto G. Richter Library houses various archives that tell the story of how South Florida’s history has a deep connection to the Bahamas.
Caring for your fellow 'Canes
Students, faculty and staff can join the growing network of campus “gatekeepers” who are trained to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide during Suicide Prevention Month.
Havana at 500
The University’s School of Architecture and Cuban Heritage Collection team up to showcase the history and legacy of Cuba’s capital.
Possible homes for those recovering from Dorian?
School of Architecture associate professor Sonia Chao and her team have created building kits that would help storm victims in the Bahamas convert shipping containers into alternative housing units.
Empowered by personal choice
Thanks to the Independent Major program, senior Phoebe Cohen is pursuing both of her academic passions—music and science.
Hurricane Dorian relief: how you can help
The University of Miami community has come together to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Find out how you can get involved.
Strengthening mathematical bonds
A new mathematics institute at the University of Miami will harness the knowledge of academics from the U.S. and Latin America.
A deep dive on Dorian
UM researchers answer critical questions about the record-breaking storm that pummeled the Bahamas and is now on a path toward the Southeast.
The mysterious vaping illness
As respiratory illnesses connected to electronic smoking products surge, University of Miami epidemiologist Denise Vidot is alarmed that e-cigarette use is outpacing research on the devices.
September arts guide at the U
Interested in the arts? Check out this comprehensive wrap-up for all arts-related events happening on and off campus this month.
Provost message to faculty on the return of students after Dorian
Jeffrey Duerk, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, sent the following message to faculty on Monday morning regarding the return of students to campus after Hurricane Dorian.
Hurricane Dorian: Information about the storm
This blog will be continually updated with information about the University of Miami and the UM community.
The University of Miami continues to monitor and prepare for Hurricane Dorian, and look toward recovery efforts after the storm. Here’s a few things to consider to get ready at home.
Latest information on Hurricane Dorian
The University of Miami is closely monitoring Hurricane Dorian and providing information as needed.
University adopts test-optional admission policy for music and architecture students
The Frost School of Music and School of Architecture can now admit students based on their music auditions or artistic portfolios, not standardized test scores.
A look at the term, LatinX
The name has been adopted by some who prefer a gender-neutral term when referring to ethnicity.
What’s on your playlist?
'Canes share their favorite music obsessions.
The Amazon is on fire—here is why it matters
University of Miami experts share insights on the massive wildfires burning in the Amazon.
The ‘Money Talks’ series offers free personal finance education
The University of Miami new Money Management Program is aimed at complementing existing financial wellness resources.
Study abroad expands hemispheric reach
A new study abroad program will offer students the chance to live in Chile and Argentina this spring.
New student government leaders look to empower and connect
Seniors Emily Gossett, Millie Chokshi, and Jason Kaplan are eager to implement their platform throughout the academic year.
Weekend in Orlando
Follow the sights and sounds of the pregame festivities in Orlando leading up to Saturday’s big game.
Mapping the global highways of hate
A team of researchers created the first mapping model of its kind to track how hate spreads and adapts online, and, they hope, to thwart it.
Drinking water challenges on the rise
University of Miami professors who study water treatment and civil engineering say that water contamination issues point to human error.
Is Newark the next Flint?
University of Miami experts in health geography, law, and public health weigh in on some of the issues surrounding the water-contamination crisis in New Jersey’s largest city.
Stamps Scholars welcomed to campus
The Class of 2023 Stamps Scholars begin their first year at the University of Miami.
Hurricane Productions continues to host the fun
With 102 events already on their calendar, new initiatives are also on the horizon for the University of Miami’s largest student-run organization.
Indicators of change
Economic expert Paulo Leme analyzes last week’s economic downturn.
A world away
Dozens of University of Miami students seized the opportunity to learn across the world this summer.
Back on campus
New and returning students share some of their expectations for the semester on the first day of classes.
Volunteering in their new community
Nearly 100 University of Miami students participated in Orientation Outreach to assist the staff at Phillis Wheatley Elementary School prepare for the new school year.
’Cane Kickoff 2019 wraps up as classes begin
Take a look back on new student orientation and browse through a gallery of photos from various events hosted throughout the week.
Orange and green is in this family's makeup
Father, mother, and daughter will all be students at the University of Miami this fall semester.
What to know if lightning strikes
UM weather expert and senior research associate Brian McNoldy explains the science behind lightning and how to stay out of its path.
The history behind cherished ’Canes traditions
As students make their way back to campus for the new school year, here’s a refresher on some of the longest standing traditions in the University’s history.
Signature event welcomes new students
President Julio Frenk and student leaders formally welcome first-year and transfer students to campus at ’Canes Take Flight.
Marc Gellman, a University of Miami research associate professor, recounts his experience attending the historic Woodstock music festival in 1969.
Horizons connects new multicultural students
The pre-orientation program introduces a community of new multicultural students to campus life.
Studying the surging seaweed that is sargassum
With beaches from Mexico to northern Florida overrun by smelly sargassum, University of Miami researchers are investigating everything from the seaweed’s movement to its chemical composition.
Conspiracy theories envelop Epstein death
The suicide of politically connected multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday morning has fueled a barrage of conspiracy theories.
’Cane Kickoff 2019 is right around the corner
What to expect as the University of Miami welcomes new students.
The executive MBA program that’s gone global
UM is the only school in the U.S. to offer the Global OneMBA Program, a global executive MBA program offered in partnership with renowned business schools around the world.
Searching for the ‘hidden drivers’ of Florida’s rarest plants
University of Miami biologists are growing thousands of rare plants to determine how microbes and fire will influence their health in a changing climate.
Outdoor wireless connectivity gets a boost
University of Miami Information Technology, working with Facilities Operations and Planning, spent the summer improving outdoor wireless coverage and reliability across the Coral Gables campus.
An American master: Her gift to us, our responsibility to her
Toni Morrison, the critically acclaimed novelist, essayist, professor, and first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, died Aug. 6.
New ’Canes move in
Hundreds of new students and their families filled the Watsco Center and residential colleges at the University of Miami as student move-in began.
Taking a chance on new audiences
Drawing on his experience in a re-envisioned ‘Guys and Dolls,’ choreographer Julio Agustin Matos, Jr., shares his insights on attracting more diverse audiences to Broadway’s Golden Age musicals.
The impact of reviving the federal death penalty
University of Miami legal experts in law and sociology weigh in on the Justice Department’s decision to restart executions.
It's On Us is about you
Renu Nargund serves as an ambassador for the It’s On Us initiative at the University of Miami, and was recently named the District 6 advisor, covering seven states and the District of Columbia. She recently attended the IOU national student summit in Ohio.
Disrupting extremist conspiracy theories
As the nation mourns another massacre by an alleged white supremacist, University of Miami researchers hope their team approach will counter those who act on hate.
The power of trees
University of Miami faculty members weigh in on how planting trees can help reverse the effects of climate change.
US and China continue to spar over currency and tariffs
A move by China to devalue its currency disrupted global financial markets on Monday.
Study abroad programs expand in London and Switzerland
Students interested in sport administration and environmental storytelling can now explore their passion for the subject in a new location.
U-LINK’s ‘big reveal’
The teams awarded grants from the UM Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge share their progress while Provost Jeffrey Duerk unveils plans to bring U-LINK to the classroom.
Mosquitoes now a year-round threat to Miami-Dade County
A new study shows that mosquitos in South Florida are making urban neighborhoods a permanent home.
Using data to predict the future
College of Engineering researcher Ramin Moghaddass is developing a model that uses data science to understand complex systems and prevent catastrophic failures.
Is it time for a third party in the US?
Deep polarization between the Democratic and Republican parties has made some voters believe that it is time for a strong third party to emerge.
Think before you swipe
Recent credit card and credit bureau data breaches emphasize the need to protect yourself against cybercriminals.
Nick Buoniconti, co-founder of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, passes away
Following a devastating spinal cord injury to his son, Marc, in 1985, Buoniconti, a longtime UM trustee, became a driving force dedicated to finding a cure to spinal cord injuries.
How do you get up from a chair?
A University of Miami study is comparing equipment that could help the elderly measure muscle power and velocity, and keep their balance when sitting and standing.
Sylvester the new ‘crown jewel’ helping to fight the war on cancer
With the new NCI designation announced Monday, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will continue its dedicated commitment to clinical care, research, and community outreach.
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ranked No. 1 again; UHealth ENT jumps to No. 9
This is the 18th time that Bascom Palmer has received the No. 1 ranking, while the Department of Otolaryngology moved into the top 10.
Two undergraduate students awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Shwetha Mudalegundi and Danielle Goldwert were selected from more than 5,000 applicants to receive nationally funded support for their research projects at the University of Miami.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center receives prestigious distinction
Sylvester joins a highly select group as one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state of Florida, and one of just 71 across the nation.
A firsthand lesson in parliamentary politics
Students in the School of Communication’s London program learned how the United Kingdom is navigating Brexit as they visited news, public relations and advertising companies in July.
Ocean predators take center stage
University of Miami shark expert Neil Hammerschlag stars in two nail-biting “Shark Week” specials this week on the Discovery Channel.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center earns prestigious National Cancer Institute designation
Sylvester joins a highly select group as one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state of Florida, and one of just 71 across the nation.
Training teachers in Haiti to address mental health
Doctoral student Marisol Meyer spent a week in Haiti working with Rebati Santé Mentale’s Teachers Mental Health Training Program.
What does Prime Minister Boris Johnson mean for Brexit?
Britain’s new populist leader has promised to separate the country from the European Union by Oct. 31.
Students gain valuable research experience
Computer savvy students from colleges around the country spent the summer with science professors across the university to bolster their research capabilities.
Talking Yoda, the Turnover Chain, and the 2019 college football season
A month before his team battles the Florida Gators in Orlando, Miami football head coach Manny Diaz sat down with the president of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce for a fireside-style chat.
Opening pop-up health clinics in Jamaica
After switching careers from film to nursing, School of Nursing and Health Studies student Andrea Leiner goes ‘off the grid’ in Jamaica and strengthens her passion.
Should age be a factor in the race for U.S. president?
With a field of Democratic presidential candidates that includes three septuagenarians, the question is popping up.
Britain’s Brexit man, Boris Johnson, to be next prime minister
The new leader of the Conservative Party has vowed to tackle Brexit and make it happen sooner rather than later.
New study finds offshore aquaculture has low environmental impact
UM Rosenstiel School researchers monitor nutrient footprint from offshore aquaculture.
Puerto Rico se levantó
Daily protests are taking place in Puerto Rico, calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Roselló.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman will spend his life in prison
How will the sentencing of “El Chapo” impact the drug trade out of Mexico? Bruce Bagley, a professor of International Studies and an expert on drug cartels, weighs in.
Raising ‘reasonable suspicions’ about stop-and-frisk policies
By showing how the controversial crime-fighting strategy is unevenly employed in marginalized neighborhoods, graduate student Rachel Lautenschlager hopes to propel law enforcement reforms.
A miserably hot, humid, and potentially fatal weekend looms
Hosmay Lopez, of the NOAA Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami, says heat waves will become increasingly more common, and deadly.
UM alumna Shirley Hoffman Kilkelly was one of the few women engineers who worked on the Apollo 11 moon mission.
College of Engineering alumnus Frank DeMattia was just 21 years old when he went to work at NASA on the powerful Saturn V rocket.
Healthy dieting tips for the summer
Registered dietitian Stephanie Sanchez shares realistic, healthy ways to get you on track and headed towards your summer weight and fitness goals.
Great Start introduces incoming commuter and transfer students to campus life
The overnight pre-orientation program – now in its 30th year – welcomes newly admitted first-year commuter and transfer students with a weekend of fun.
Armstrong’s small step left giant memories for those who watched
Apollo 11 astronaut’s moonwalk, which took place 50 years ago Saturday, is remembered by members of the UM community.
Using ‘mooncrete’ for building blocks on the moon
A University of Miami College of Engineering researcher is trying to perfect a technique of using lunar soil as a type of concrete to build structures on the moon.
Expanding her portfolio
Through an internship with M. Shanken Communications, rising senior Teddy Willson has contributed to both Wine Spectator and V magazines.
From tragedy to triumph
University of Miami alumna Vanessa Garcia recounts her personal journey writing for the highly acclaimed play, the “Amparo Experience.”
From the Earth to the moon: How did Apollo 11 change us?
University of Miami religious studies professor Catherine Newell weighs in on some of the big questions about the moon landing.
The next giant leap in space exploration
NASA wants to return humans to the moon by 2024. A University of Miami engineering graduate is part of a team that will help get them there.
Studying the biodiversity of the Solomon Islands
Junior Peter Aronson spent three weeks completing an immersive field research course in the South Pacific Ocean.
Ambassadors for interdisciplinary research
New U-LINK Predoctoral Fellowships allow graduate students to tackle interdisciplinary research projects with faculty from two different areas of expertise.
Discovering a calling in Japan
University of Miami student Kayla Crews has always been fascinated with Japan and its culture. Participating in study abroad there made it all real.
Finding inspiration in Cannes
School of Communication senior Leah Brown attended Cannes Lions Festival, one of the largest annual advertising and media gatherings held for the industry.
Assessing California’s Infrastructure
A University of Miami engineering faculty member discusses how California’s infrastructure fared during the recent earthquake.
Campus weather stations provide accurate forecasting
The University of Miami utilizes WeatherSTEM units on campus that continually scan atmospheric conditions to provide important data on weather conditions and much more.
A Hurricanes connection to U.S. women’s soccer
Betsy Stephenson, a senior development director at the University of Miami, is married to the head coach of the U.S. women’s national soccer team.
Is the World Cup a game changer for gender equality?
University of Miami sports scholars weigh in on the social impact of the Women’s World Cup win, celebrated with a ticker-tape parade in New York today.
Invisible threats in the water
UM experts share some ways to avoid water-borne illnesses this summer.
Finding success on Broadway
University of Miami alumnus Joey Barreiro, performing in the touring Broadway hit “A Bronx Tale,” reflects on how his time at the University influenced his artistic career on stage.
This library collection is something special
The University of Miami Libraries Special Collections contains invaluable items. Here's a look at a few of the rare gems.
Deepfake technology has us asking: Is it real or fake?
Deepfake technology used to alter video and other media is becoming more sophisticated. University of Miami experts weigh in on the threat it poses.
Conducting field research in Belize
Doctoral candidate Adrianne Wilson spent two weeks in Belize researching lane snapper populations.
What does the Supreme Court’s gerrymandering decision mean?
Miami Law’s Frances Hill discusses the recent SCOTUS ruling that could have far-reaching implications for American politics.
A masterclass with Yoshiki
The Japanese rock legend Yoshiki shares his passion for music during a visit to the University of Miami Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music.
Harris considered big winner in second Democratic debate
Patrick E. Waldinger, assistant director of debate and a lecturer in the University of Miami School of Communication, dissects Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate.
How Stonewall shaped the future for LGBTQ rights and other causes
Members of the University of Miami community reflect on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
Miami Law podcast: 'The Cult of the Constitution'
Mary Anne Franks, in a Miami Law podcast, unboxes all the first and second amendment issues with a good-for-the-goose, good-for-the-gander look at the powers that twist the Constitution to drive their agendas.
What did the Democratic debate tell us?
Patrick E. Waldinger, assistant director of debate and a lecturer in the University of Miami School of Communication, provides his analysis of Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate.
Confronting hate in America today
Lessons from the Holocaust Studies Summer Institute is offered annually to Miami-Dade County Public Schools teachers by the School of Education and Human Development.
A clinic without walls aims to conquer HIV/AIDS
As the nation observes National HIV Testing Day today, the University of Miami’s street-based, rapid-HIV testing program holds the promise of becoming a model for reaching at-risk communities.
The Democratic presidential debates come to Miami
The first debates of the Democratic presidential primary season will take place over two nights. How will the candidates compete to come out on top?
Researching abortion laws in Chilean archives
Doctoral student Maria del Rosario Concha Mendez is spending the summer researching materials in the National Library in Santiago for her dissertation.
Joining the Peace Corps in Indonesia
Alumna Lauren Crotty reflects on her undergraduate experience and the path that led her to sign up with the Peace Corps.
Seeing Barcelona through his lens
Charles Gonzalez, a junior in the School of Communication, traveled to Barcelona this summer for a photography workshop.
The battle beyond the pitch
The U.S. women’s national soccer team, competing for the World Cup in France, is entrenched in a court fight for equal pay.
Simulating disaster to train humanitarians
In the first course of its kind on a college campus, faculty, staff, and students will learn if they have the right stuff—and skills—to respond to future disasters.
Preserving precious history
University of Miami Libraries is working to establish a University archive of LGBTQ materials.
Mentoring local youngsters on the gridiron
University of Miami football players and coaches mentored area youth at a free football clinic in Homestead.
Could 5G take weather forecasting back to the 1980s?
Some scientists fear that the new fifth generation of wireless networks interferes with critical satellite data needed for accurate storm forecasting.
New study identifies molecular aging ‘midlife crisis’
A new study led by Miller School professor Dr. Claes Wahlestedt observes that key molecular programs known to promote longevity do not last beyond midlife.
Bolivia under Morales
Evo Morales, first elected president of Bolivia in 2005, and could win an unprecedented fourth term in office in October despite concerns over political corruption.
The University of Miami Black Alumni Society is hosting a number of Juneteenth events around the country to honor the momentous day of freedom and significance in the lives of African-Americans.
A 'super' effort to restore reefs in peril
The University of Miami Rosenstiel School’s Rescue a Reef program teams up with the NFL and others to help build a coral restoration site off Miami.
The Chopin Academy opens the door to music enthusiasts
The Frost Chopin Festival and Academy at the University of Miami provides unparalleled experiences for budding pianists, and the public.
University of Miami alumna Jackie Nespral chosen ‘Best TV News Anchor of 2019’
The Emmy Award-winning journalist, who grew up in Miami and started her career in Spanish language television, receives the honor from the Miami New Times.
Mobilizing ICU survivors with music
Nursing researchers and music therapists test a simple and cost-effective way of motivating critical care patients to exercise their weakened muscles.
Audiobooks continue to rise in popularity
The University of Miami Libraries offer readers multiple ways to access the books, which are popular with commuters and those who like the convenience.
Assessing the impact of the Taylor Energy oil spill
Rosenstiel School researcher Martin Grosell weighs in on how marine life in the Gulf could be affected by the longest continuous oil spill in U.S. history.
Anthony Eudelio Varona named dean of University of Miami School of Law
Varona, an attorney and educator who specializes in administrative law, communications and media law, and sexuality and gender law, will join the University on Aug. 1.
Winners announced in Rosenstiel School's underwater photo contest
More than 600 underwater images were submitted for this year's contest, with awards given in four categories.
International migration specialist honored by the Spanish Crown
University of Miami sociologist Alejandro Portes receives Spain’s highest honor for his life’s work on one of the world’s major societal issues.
Preventing cancer among firefighters
A two-day symposium hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is focused on controlling and preventing the cancers that are killing firefighters.
Learning the art of filmmaking in Japan
San Diego native Talia Mereles is studying motion picture production for three weeks with eight film students as part of a UM faculty-led study abroad program.
Distraction magazine named ‘Magazine of the Year’
The student-run magazine was honored by the annual Michigan State University Design Contest for College Students.
University earns national recognition for support of first-generation students
The University of Miami is recognized for its commitment to improving experiences and outcomes of first-generation students.
Tackling controversial technology face by face
University of Miami researchers are trying to improve how facial recognition software “sees” race and ethnicity.
Journey to Japan
Recent graduate Andrew Simms shares how he discovered his passion with the help of several offices at the University.
Summer exhibitions at the Lowe Art Museum
Two new exhibitions opening on June 20 challenge stereotypes and examine political complexities
Hong Kong: How the demonstrations happened, and what they might portend
Additional protests in Hong Kong over the weekend resulted in an apology from the region’s chief executive, but the proposed extradition bill remains in play.
Is the Julian Assange indictment an assault on freedom of the press?
UM law professor Lili Levi weighs in on the case of the WikiLeaks founder.
Defying the odds to build a brighter future
Haiti’s 2010 earthquake shattered Fedelene Camille’s hip and, she thought, her dreams. Nearly a decade later, the rising senior reflects on the opportunities that led her to the University of Miami.
Expanding the University of Miami’s connective network
The University of Miami opens a regional office in Mexico City; showcases research in Mexico at prestigious El Colegio Nacional conference.
How El Niño could affect the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season
The climate phenomenon, which impacts weather patterns around the world, is known to suppress tropical storm development.
Wilkins appointed University of Miami School of Communication dean
The University announced the appointment of Karin Gwinn Wilkins as the new dean of the School of Communication.
Looking for summer reading?
Three University of Miami professors recommend their favorites books to enjoy during the summer months ahead.
The School of Nursing and Health Studies is preparing undergraduates to be front-line first responders after hurricanes and other disasters.
Surveying the ‘Worlds of Journalism’ in Latin America and the Caribbean
Academics met at the University of Miami to plan the next phase of a study looking at how journalists in the region view their profession and the challenges they face.
The historians of Westeros
Former University of Miami student Elio M. Garcia, Jr. and his wife Linda Antonsson discuss their journey related to the popular HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” which began on campus.
LAND for Affordable Housing
Researchers at the University of Miami are using big data to identify affordable housing opportunities for residents of Miami-Dade County.
The second time around
From office furniture to electronics to kitchen items, the University of Miami sells surplus property at heavily discounted prices. Get details here, and find out more about the University’s initiative to recycle items for reuse.
eMerge Americas Revisted: Zebrafish for therapies
Researchers at the University of Miami are studying zebrafish to understand human genetics and identify treatment strategies for a wide spectrum of diseases and conditions, such as hearing loss, peripheral neuropathy, and autism.
University forms new center to battle Miami's HIV epidemic
Behavioral scientists establish a new mental health research center at the University of Miami to halt Miami's AIDS epidemic.
eMerge Americas Revisited: Building superior weather forecasting models
Researchers at the University of Miami are transforming weather forecasts by creating a seasonal forecasting model that brings together multiple prediction models to produce more reliable forecasts.
eMerge Americas Revisited: Organ on a chip
Imagine simulating diabetes, lung cancer, or heart disease on a device no larger than a credit card.
The politics of the abortion issue
Alabama’s new abortion law puts the issue of women’s rights in the spotlight for the upcoming 2020 elections.
eMerge Americas Revisited: 3D Anatomage Table
The University of Miami is shaping the future of education by using innovative approaches that drive student success through engaged learning.
The 2019 ’Canes Film Showcase will highlight student work
Six short films created by University of Miami film students will be screened in Los Angeles this week.
Understanding journalists and what they do
Researchers from 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, will share information on the challenges journalists face and their contributions to society.
Singing in harmony to the top
Two University of Miami a cappella groups, Tufaan and BisCaydence, celebrated big wins in different competitions.
The new onslaught on Roe v. Wade
After Alabama’s governor signed into law the most-stringent anti-abortion bill in the nation, UM experts in law and gender and sexuality studies discuss its repercussions and what’s to come.
Tensions rise with tariff hikes
University of Miami faculty members weigh in on the continuing trade war between the United States and China.
Graduate students win prestigious fellowships
Three students in the College of Arts and Sciences have been recognized with National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.
Baseball’s new skipper charts a winning course
Gino DiMare, who took the reins as head coach last summer, has skippered a major turnaround in the program, which now sits poised to play in the NCAA tournament for the first time in two years.
Working for his passion of music
The University of Miami Alumni Association launched its new program, “Meet the CEO,” in NYC Monday featuring music industry executive and alumnus Lyor Cohen.
Global ambassadors promote global learning to peers
Undergraduate students who are part of the Global Ambassadors program draw on their experience to urge fellow students to participate in study abroad.
Placement of Florida foster children mapped
Robert Latham with the School of Law used data available through Florida's public records law to track the whereabouts of foster children since 2002.
Graduates take their next step in style
For graduates, commencement ceremonies are not only a symbol of new beginnings, but an opportunity to set themselves apart through fashion.
Poem by Richard Blanco
Poet and essayist Richard Blanco inspires graduates at the May 10 Commencement ceremony with a poem written just for them, Teach Us, Then. Read the poem below the video.
Commencement 2019: ‘Teach us, Then’
Thousands of University of Miami students crossed the stage at the Watsco Center Friday in three Commencement ceremonies, during which speakers told them to seek success, facilitate positive change, and teach the rest of us along the way.
An empowering rite of passage
Senior Mwambo, an annual pre-commencement celebration honors black and brown students for their academic and civic achievements.
Graduate students eye future success
Commencement speaker Drew Gilpin Faust, former president of Harvard, told University of Miami graduate students that their culturally rich community has uniquely prepared them to help the world and succeed.
A space to meet and collaborate
African Students Union, Caribbean Students Association and Planet Kreyol were recently allocated a shared office in the Shalala Student Center’s Student Organization suite, opening boundless opportunities for collaboration and dialogue.
As Mother’s Day approaches, a mother-daughter bond grows
Alina Hudak, the deputy mayor of Miami-Dade County, will be the alumni speaker during her daughter’s commencement ceremony on Friday.
Miami Law Women president will deliver student speech at Spring 2019 Commencement
Sanjana Palla – who speaks five languages – is graduating from the University of Miami School of Law with a concentration in the business of innovation, law, and technology.
Celebrating graduating students with pride
The fifth annual Lavender Celebration recognizes the accomplishments of graduating LGBTQ+ students and the safe and inclusive spaces they helped create.
University of Miami and Miami Dade College team up for student success
Students who earn an associate’s degree from the Miami Dade Honors College and meet transfer requirements for the University of Miami will be guaranteed acceptance and merit-based financial support.
Placing the spotlight on historical archives
The Cuban Heritage Collection is hosting a panel of distinguished experts to explore the importance of art in a scholarly archive.
Special Report: 2019 Commencement
Commencement ceremonies will take place at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus over three days, on May 9 to May 11, with new graduates participating in seven events.
Finding his groove at the piano—and on the financial stage
From music to money, Joseph Chica renews his life’s passion and finds a new one at the University of Miami.
Met Gala Monday
University of Miami staff and students weigh in on what to expect on the red carpet at the 71st Annual Met Gala in New York City.
Juan siblings’ graduation continues a family tradition
With newly minted University of Miami degrees, three brothers and a sister—all from Spain—solidify a family pact.
Miami’s craft breweries
Senior David Lanster, a research scholar at UM Libraries, gathered information on the history of breweries in Miami for a special collection.
Hilarie Bass named chair of the University of Miami Board of Trustees
David Epstein and William Morrison are installed as vice chairs of the BOT; Leah Colucci elected student trustee.
Graduating student ‘Drake-ful’ for opportunities
Destiny James recounts the life-changing challenges and obstacles she climbed to find her vocation at the University of Miami.
Stepping into the past through new technology
Students in a new spring class got a chance to learn virtual and printed 3D technology while also investigating a relic from ancient Greece or Rome.
Sophomore throws first pitch at Miami Marlins game
Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar Miles Pendleton excels on and off campus.
Plotting the future through data
The University of Miami is focused on using data science to drive its students and research to new heights.
Student innovations take center stage at eMerge Americas
University of Miami engineering students were among those who showcased their design projects at the inaugural Florida Intercollegiate Competition in Technological Innovation.
eMerge Americas: Sights and sounds through video
The two-day technology conference focuses on start-ups, innovation, and networking.
Technology on parade at eMerge Americas
The University of Miami showcases its tech projects and groundbreaking research at the annual technology conference.
Overcoming obstacles to succeed
As political unrest continues in Venezuela, several University of Miami students from the South American country received financial grants to help them graduate.
Mueller report update
UM law professor Frances Hill provides insight on some of the redacted report’s key contents.
Advice for the ages
Seven luminaries from fields as diverse as medicine and poetry will share their wisdom with the Class of 2019 in May commencement exercises.
eMerge Americas in action
Connect with the University of Miami during eMerge Americas, which takes place today and Tuesday at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Stepping into the Magicverse
Architecture students used Magic Leap’s spatial computing technology to envision what the future holds on campus and in their careers.
A full slate of Democratic candidates for president
Gregory Koger, professor of political science, provides some insight on what it means to have Joe Biden join the fray.
Trustee Alfred Camner and his family make a second donation of rare musical scores to the University.
Five things to know about the NFL draft
The 2019 NFL draft begins tonight from Nashville, Tennessee, and continues through Saturday with seven rounds of picks.
Lakeside Village reaches the top
The final concrete slabs for the 25 interconnected buildings of the newly named Lakeside Village are complete, marking a key milestone in the construction.
The power of books
A former UM professor started a company dedicated to publishing books on African-American culture, helping to give students access to their history.
Transforming historic sugar mills in the Dominican Republic
A group of School of Architecture students visited the Caribbean nation to learn about the historic sugar mill ruins, as well as the history and culture of Santo Domingo.
First graduate program merging climate and health to launch
Faculty with the Miller School of Medicine and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will teach the interdisciplinary course.
A decade of visionary leadership
Patricia “Trish” White, dean of the School of Law, is stepping down at the end of the academic year.
Embracing Earth Day
At the annual Hug the Lake, sustainability manager Teddy Lhoutellier was honored for improving the environment, reducing waste, and inspiring others to join the University’s sustainability efforts.
Music of the Plants
Alumna Yvette Soler, better known as Tigrilla Gardenia, connects her music engineering background with plants to create the 'perfect musical instrument.'
Preserving treasured items
Preservation Week, from April 21 to April 27, is focused on highlighting the importance of learning how to protect documents, books and other heirlooms.
Experience eMerge Americas
There are numerous ways to connect with the University of Miami during the two-day tech conference on Miami Beach.
Notre Dame fire a ‘lesson in fragility’
A symbol of both French heritage and Catholicism, Paris’ 850-year-old gothic cathedral was gutted by a devastating fire that raged for hours, destroying its vaulted wooden roof and iconic spire.
Celebration of Involvement recognizes service and leadership
The Division of Student Affairs hosted a reception to present campus-wide awards and scholarships to students and staff who have exemplified excellence.
Celebrating Earth Day
The University of Miami celebrates Earth Day with a host of activities at or near the Lakeside Patio.
Phi Beta Kappa initiates new members
The nation’s oldest and most-widely known academic honor society inducted 45 students from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ken Jeong tells students, ‘make the most of it and make it your own’
For the second installment of its “What Matters to U” lecture series, Student Government invited actor, comedian, and physician Ken Jeong to the University of Miami to discuss his atypical career path.
Inside the making of ‘Game of Thrones’
There is at least one member of House Hurricane in the Seven Kingdoms: alumnus David Nutter, who shares some of his experience working as a director for “Game of Thrones” during its eight-season run on HBO. No spoilers.
Peer educators named region's most outstanding group
The William W. Sandler Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education's peer educator team was recognized by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for its significant contributions to the UM community.
Teammates for life
When Gerard Daphnis needed a new kidney, his former UM football teammate stepped up to the plate, strengthening the bond between the two.
Is there a role for morality in science?
An upcoming symposium will explore how professionals in the science field can integrate moral questions into their research.
On the path to being a ‘smart city’
The University of Miami and the City of Coral Gables are hosting a competition aimed at helping the city be smarter, more sustainable, and more efficient.
Student employees honored
To mark student employment week, the Office of Student Financial Assistance and Employment on Tuesday honored student employees at the 2019 Student Employment Award Ceremony at the Shalala Student Center.
The importance of the humanities
Students and faculty are set to showcase humanities research and inform the University community in understanding what research in the humanities entails.
Pivotal faculty making a positive impact
The University of Miami Faculty Senate honored faculty game-changers for their outstanding service, teaching, and scholarship at a special ceremony Monday.
Frost School welcomes ‘tour de force’ Gerard Schwarz
The internationally acclaimed conductor, composer, recording artist, and educator will conduct the Frost Symphony Orchestra and nurture the great artistic leaders of the future.
Parkinson’s patients turn to yoga and meditation
A new study conducted by the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences is showing improvements in balance and mobility for Parkinson’s patients.
Gerrymandering: Carving up the districts
Frances Hill, professor in the University of Miami School of Law, weighs in on the gerrymandering issue currently being looked at by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Hepatitis A on the rise in Florida
After a contagious viral infection of the liver, hepatitis A is spread through people-to-people contact or through contaminated food or water.
Inspiring creativity and innovation in the nation’s capital
An academic festival featuring projects from schools belonging to the Atlantic Coast Conference was held at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
A new Miami-Spain connection
The University of Miami signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Universidad de Oviedo.
The end of the Electoral College?
A growing number of presidential hopefuls are calling for the removal of the Electoral College as the 2020 election approaches.
It’s all about the U
The “One Day, One U” digital Giving Day hopes to raise more than $500,000 to support programs and other initiatives at the University of Miami.
Upgrades coming to intramural fields
The Herbert Wellness Center is preparing to upgrade its intramural fields to enhance the on-field experience for its members and the campus community.
Noted Jewish writer donates collection of books and manuscripts
Thane Rosenbaum, a Miami Law alumnus who grew up in Miami Beach, will speak at the Kislak Center about his works and legacy as the son of Holocaust survivors.
An 'ACCelerated' look at research and innovation
During the ACC’s second festival at the Smithsonian, UM faculty and students will take visitors on a spacewalk and tours of the Everglades and a neonatal intensive care unit.
High school and architecture students collaborate on culture
As part of U-Serve 2019, the students will create an installation for the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City.
Focus on dolphin rehabilitation and research
A one-of-a-kind course lets Rosenstiel students spend time with bottlenose dolphins at a rescue and rehabilitation facility in Key Largo.
A crash course in space junk
Space debris piling up in orbit above our planet sparks debate on how to solve an issue that is nearly invisible to us on Earth.
Growing innovative ventures across the hemisphere
University of Miami, eMerge Americas, and partner universities are teaming up to feature entrepreneurial talent at eMerge’s Global Startup Showcase.
The hour belonged to the Frost School
The Frost School of Music’s Band of the Hour thrilled concertgoers at Saturday’s Ultra Music Festival.
Forum showcases undergraduate research
The Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach presents its annual celebration to promote innovation.
With the Mueller probe now over, what happens next?
UM Law’s Frances Hill answers key questions about the special counsel’s investigation and the attorney general’s letter summarizing its findings.
Student media outlets receive national distinctions
UMTV’s SportsDesk secured its first College Television Award, while Ibis yearbook and Distraction magazine brought home six awards from two national conferences.
Leading a conversation to fuel change in Florida
University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Professor of Practice Xavier Cortada named to the Miami Herald’s panel of top 50 influencers in Florida.
Drawing on her strengths to support others
Graduate student Hilary Yip blended her knowledge of martial arts with her background in music therapy to help boys on the autism spectrum improve their coordination and confidence.
Opportunity to engage at symposium
Senior Manvi Seth provides an inside look at the Whitely Women’s Leadership Symposium, a conference focused on positive change through leadership, community, and wellness.
Two Miami Law alums appointed to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court
“Both will serve with integrity,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said of the two appointees at a midday press conference on the UM campus.
A night of rhythm, song, and achievement
Gloria and Emilio Estefan received a special award from the Library of Congress in a Washington, D.C. event taped for a PBS television show that will air in May.
Managing mental health after traumatic events
As a community struggling to heal suffers additional tragedies, College of Arts and Sciences associate professor Amanda Jensen-Doss discusses mental health as related to trauma.
'A match made in music heaven'
Maria Schneider, a celebrated composer and trailblazing music advocate, has been appointed artistic director of the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute.
Nominations open for the Roberta “Bosey” Fulbright Foote Prize
Established in 2017, the prize recognizes a member of the University community who has made a meaningful contribution to the beauty of campus.
Black Lives: A truly American concert
With an aim to build understanding through music, Frost School of Music faculty, alumni, and students share the stage in solidarity.
The mathematics of bracketology
Mathematical and statistical methods used in an attempt to fill out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket are actually employed in fields like business, government, and medicine.
The current state of retail
As more shoppers turn to online retail, let’s analyze the future of brick-and-mortar storefronts.
A trip abroad opens new career paths
The School of Nursing and Health Studies’ global research training program for minority students is helping diversify the health sciences workforce.
Standing in solidarity
The University of Miami community gathered to remember the victims of the deadly New Zealand mosque attacks.
LCME awards full accreditation to Miller School of Medicine
Culminating "an awesome, institution-wide effort," the Miller School of Medicine is celebrating a new, eight-year cycle of full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
Law school’s Immigration Clinic files suit in support of activist
Activist Claudio Rojas was featured in a documentary film, “The Infiltrators,” which is critical of ICE detention policies.
Researching the Caribbean
Associate professors William Pestle and Kathleen Sullivan Sealey traveled with students over spring break to Puerto Rico and the Bahamas on research trips that delve into the effects of climate change.
Prayer service for New Zealand victims
Muslim Students of the University of Miami will hold a prayer service at 12:45 p.m. Friday at the Lakeside Patio in remembrance of the victims of the mass shooting that took place last week in New Zealand.
Who are you at the U?
The theme of the 48th annual Women’s Commission Breakfast keynote address, delivered by Dean Laura Kohn-Wood, was “Intersectionality,” promoting a message of social identity awareness and inclusivity across campus.
Delivering health care in Ecuador
Sophomore Aloki Patel, a double major in Biology and Criminology in the pre-med track, spent spring break volunteering and learning about the local population in Tena, Ecuador.
On home turf, Shalala stays focused on policy
Returning to campus, former UM President Donna E. Shalala discussed the “irrational decision” that added a new title to her impressive resume: congresswoman.
A spring break like no other
More than 40 University of Miami students spent last week in a half dozen U.S. communities learning about social issues and helping others as part of the Alternative Breaks program.
Graduate student conference provides opportunity for learning and dialogue
Students from UM, FIU, and FAU will have their graduate dissertations and projects reviewed by peers and scholars during the Tri-University Graduate Student Conference, which will be held March 23 at the Shalala Student Center.
New York City audition redux
Watch a video about the annual Senior Showcase involving students in the Theatre Arts Program.
All of Us initiative helping to personalize medicine
Become one in a million. Join the All of Us research program.
Marijuana as medicine
With Florida lifting the ban on smokable medical marijuana, the nursing school’s Denise Vidot answers questions about the drug and what it’s used for.
Taking in the sights, sounds, and entertainment of Basel
Three School of Architecture students recount their first day in Switzerland, and some of the architectural wonders—and fun—they experienced.
How do tornadoes and hurricanes compare?
In the aftermath of the powerful tornado that devastated a rural Alabama community, a UM storm expert sheds light on the destructive nature of tornadoes and details how they differ from hurricanes.
From Miami to Colombia
Students share ‘Wow, look at that!’ moments in Colombia and learn about the country’s history and future challenges.
Ready for the bright lights of Broadway
Senior University of Miami Theatre Arts students traveled to New York City over spring break in hopes of making their dreams a reality.
Spring break provides opportunities on campus, too
With a majority of students and faculty away during spring break, Facilities Operations and Planning uses the time to work on numerous projects around campus.
Ocean Awareness Week on campus
A number of events are scheduled from March 18 to 24 to mark Ocean Awareness Week on the University of Miami campus.
Solving Miami-Dade’s affordable housing shortage with LAND
A new tool developed by the University of Miami with support from Citi Community Development has identified thousands of vacant parcels of public land that could be used for affordable housing.
Behind the curtain of art curation
University of Miami students studying art and art history got an exclusive look into New York City’s bustling art industry.
New director named for University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Magda Vergara plans to bring new clients to the institute and increase its presence in the community.
Couples’ therapy, digitized
College of Arts and Sciences researcher Brian Doss helps low-income couples through relationship issues, online.
What’s happening on campus during spring break
Can you still get a good meal on campus? Take a shuttle? Check out all you need to know.
The emotional impact of dealing with deadly tornadoes
A University of Miami psychologist explains what victims of Sunday’s destructive tornadoes in the South are up against and how they can cope.
Building a healthy community
A University of Miami alumna is playing a leading role in Miami-Dade County to ensure public health.
University of Miami earns high marks, receives reaffirmation of accreditation
SACSCOC accreditation signifies that the University maintains a mission that is appropriate to higher education and has resources, programs, and services sufficient to accomplish and sustain that mission, among other objectives.
In search of hidden worlds
Every other Sunday evening, the Foote University Green is transformed into a makeshift observatory by a dedicated group of students. They are the Astronomy Club.
A mission for Mars
Aerospace engineer Victoria Coverstone is devising a way to protect astronauts from harmful radiation on the Red Planet.
University to begin construction on new student services building
The three-story, 30,000-square-foot facility will transform how students access vital campus services.
Want to learn how to make Cuban cafecito?
UM’s Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos will teach you how during “Week of Cuban Culture,” through March 8.
Highlighting inquiry at the U
The first annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium on March 7 will allow more than 60 presenters to share their projects with the UM community.
THINK program teaches students how to eat healthy and exercise
March is National Nutrition Month, and seventh graders at Henry S. West Laboratory School are learning all about nutrition and kinesiology from UM’s School of Education and Human Development.
The art of advancing America’s orchestras
Mark Volpe, CEO of the famed Boston Symphony Orchestra, spoke with Frost School of Music students about the business of America’s orchestras.
UM students perform at the Miami Heat Black History Month Challenge
Members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council participated in the 10th annual game-show style competition at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Is it journalism or blackmail?
Miami Law’s Mary Anne Franks looks at the ongoing saga between Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer.
UHealth to open medical center in North Miami
Modeled after the Lennar Foundation Medical Center, the new facility will be located at SoLé Mia, the mixed-use development in North Miami.
Inside UM’s comprehensive Zika Response Team
Miller School pediatric team monitors Zika-exposed infants for developmental delays.
Making connections across the globe
UM senior Breana Ross was awarded the 2018 Global Citizen Award from a national study abroad company.
Parkland nonprofits presented campaigns from UM students
Four nonprofits founded after last year's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas were this year's clients for the School of Communication's 25-hour PhilADthropy event.
The conversation around the decision to vaccinate children becomes a pressing issue as the amount of outbreaks of illness grow in the U.S.
'Sweetest of all sounds'
The father of a theatre arts student who died in an airboat accident presented a lecture to students on the benefits of singing.
Honoring the founding women of the Cuban Heritage Collection
Without their foresight and love of homeland, the collection—the largest repository of Cuban documents outside of the island—might not exist.
A closer look at New York Times v. Sullivan
In the wake of Justice Thomas’s jaw-dropping statement, UM media law experts weigh in on the landmark 1964 ruling.
Critic vs. Director
Which film will win Best Picture? Who will be Best Actor? We asked the experts.
Examining the cause of demonstrations in Haiti
Political unrest has swept through Haiti recently, spurred on by escalating prices and alleged political corruption.
‘Who isn’t impacted by social media?’
Prominent music scholar Kyra Gaunt will deliver a talk Friday about her research into the racial oppression and sexploitation of black girls in online videos.
Furthering diversity efforts at the U
Students are invited to participate in the second annual Students of Color Symposium this weekend, featuring a keynote presentation from #girlboss Sharon Bui.
Supporting the leaders of tomorrow
At an annual luncheon, University of Miami scholarship recipients connect with the donors who help make their educational aspirations a reality.
Okay to go green
From eliminating waste to reusable containers, there are simple steps you can take to make UM more sustainable.
Providing help during a challenging crisis
UM public health experts try to help tackle Venezuela’s ongoing health care crisis.
A ‘School for Lies’—and talent
The Ring Theatre’s contemporary reworking of Molière’s “The Misanthrope” showcases the skills of UM’s young performers and veteran costume designers.
Analyzing President Trump’s national emergency declaration
Miami Law’s Frances Hill answers key questions about the National Emergencies Act.
Closing the kindergarten readiness gap
Researcher Rebecca Bulotsky Shearer is leading a study aimed at increasing the number of kids who are ready to enter kindergarten classrooms.
An iconic newswoman in Miami
UM alumna Alina Mayo Azze, who has covered a myriad of topics during her 37-year career, has been a steadfast voice for the community.
Research-based techniques can lead to smiles
Happiness and well-being scholar Tal Ben-Shahar is UM’s newest Distinguished Presidential Scholar.
LGBTQ human rights in the hemisphere
The University of Miami will host the first symposium to explore LGBTQ human rights across the Americas, which will be held Sunday and Monday.
Assessing sunscreen ban in Key West
UM experts react to a new ban that prohibits people in Key West from using certain types of sunscreens that carry two chemicals believed to be harmful to coral reefs.
The fish whisperer
A matchmaker extraordinaire, Ricardo Cepeda, the manager of the UM Zebrafish Facility, is passionate about aquatic romance.
Love and legacy at the U
The Shelley family shares their story of four generations at the University of Miami.
A bark above
Mark Rowlands, a University of Miami professor who adopted and raised a wolf-dog cub, observed the special bonds between people and animals in an international bestselling memoir.
Coming home from the Grammys
Frost School associate professor John Daversa returns to the University of Miami fresh off his unforgettable Grammy-winning night.
Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building named ‘Building of the Year’
The contest was sponsored by World-Architects, a prestigious industry network of architects and builders.
Dominoes with the Dean
Ryan C. Holmes shares his rich history with the game of dominoes, how it helped empower him, and his hopes of creating a welcoming environment in some friendly competition with UM students.
Capturing attention through inquiry
Architecture student Konstantina Kritharidou’s design for a movable observatory that would sit atop a Patagonian glacier earned her the top spot in the Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis Competition.
‘What matters to U,’ Bill Nye?
The renowned scientist and TV personality addressed students in an inaugural discussion series presented by Student Government.
What’s ahead for UM’s School of Education and Human Development
Transformation is at the core of Dean Laura Kohn-Wood’s vision for the School.
Signing on as a future leader at UM
Members of the Freshman Leadership Council say the program gives them a chance to grow, build relationships, and make an impact during their time at UM.
Beneath the Thwaites Glacier
NASA researchers have discovered a massive void inside one of the world’s most important glaciers.
Hollywood duo entertain questions from UM students
Following an advance screening of “Alita: Battle Angel,” film producer Jon Landau and director Robert Rodriguez engage with UM students.
See-through fish aid scientists in autism-related breakthrough
A study by University of Miami biologists may help unravel the reasons for “tummy troubles.”
Taking it to heart
Alumnus and longtime employee Jesse Marks tells his personal story to raise awareness about heart disease, and to encourage others to keep themselves heart healthy.
And justice for all
Renowned equal justice lawyer Bryan Stevenson is awarded an honorary degree for his work as "a true champion of human rights."
Looking for Texas Tea in the River of Grass
UM experts weigh in on the impacts of drilling for oil in the Everglades.
Trumpeter John Daversa wins three Grammy Awards for his American Dreamers album, and Dafnis Prieto takes the prize for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Hope on the horizon
Gene therapy paves way for a potential cure to sickle cell disease.
What's in store for the State of the Union?
Political science professor Gregory Koger shares his views on the history of the State of the Union address, and what President Donald Trump may touch upon.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen returns to the classroom
A UM Distinguished Presidential Fellow, the former congresswoman is co-teaching a political science class with her husband.
‘Till victory is won’
UM alumnus is on a crusade to get the black national anthem played at more NBA and college games in February.
Can you hear me now?
Scholars from diverse disciplines who were awarded U-LINK grants gather to learn how to communicate effectively.
Fostering greater acceptance at the U
The first of its kind, the Appignani Foundation Chair for the Study of Atheism, Humanism, and Secular Ethics encourages tolerance and scholarship about secularism.
A new space at the center of campus
The Office of Academic Enhancement is moving to a new office in the Ashe Administration Building.
Pitching their passions
Ten graduate students will vie for audience praise as they present an abridged version of their dissertation projects.
What makes them sweat?
Watch members of Student Government interview administrators while eating increasingly spicy chicken wings in a new video series called, “Hot Seat.”
The commercial 'buzz' behind the big game
Advertisers shell out millions for airtime during the Super Bowl, but is the investment worth it? UM experts weigh in on that and other aspects of Super Bowl commercials.
Career advice on demand
More students are taking advantage of career advising available at the Toppel Career Center without a wait.
University of Miami alumna tapped as finalist for 'Teacher of the Year'
Hope Grant, an educator in the vocational education category, has left an impression on many students during her 33-year career.
The Hoodie Project: Symbol of assumptions
Social Justice Week 2019 begins with an art installation by associate professor Billie Grace Lynn that challenges assumptions made of black men wearing hoodies.
Searching for a cleaner way to mimic Mother Nature
University of Miami chemists are exploring ways to improve the century-old process for manufacturing agricultural fertilizers.
Transformational gift names dermatology department
The University of Miami announces the naming of the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine.
Battling the stress of Hurricane Maria
A University of Miami study determined that Hurricane Maria survivors in Central and South Florida experienced higher levels of mental stress than those who remained on the island.
The Colombian peace process under duress
A recent car bombing at a police academy in Bogota signals a resurgence of guerrilla violence in a country struggling to establish peace.
Social Justice Week aims to engage campus community
Student organizations and campus departments band together to deliver initiatives aimed at bringing awareness to the different social issues impacting the university and greater community.
Gloria Estefan shares the rhythm to success
Women Leaders of the Americas forum, hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, features the singer, songwriter and successful businesswoman.
Watching what’s next in Venezuela
Across campus and South Florida, people are keeping a close, hopeful eye on the growing political maneuvering and turmoil in the oil-rich nation.
Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building nominated for ‘Building of the Year’
Public voting will determine the winner of the contest sponsored by World-Architects, a prestigious industry network of architects and builders.
New year, new technology. What it means for students
Find all the news about information technology updates and tips—just for students.
Equal Justice Initiative founder to speak at UM
Bryan Stevenson, an acclaimed public interest lawyer, will address students and receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
An appetite for language and travel
Hurricanes can apply for a host of scholarships and fellowships this spring that can take them around the world.
Immersed in issues that matter
The annual Tunnel of Oppression sensory exhibition showcases social justice issues in ways that challenge perceptions and ideas.
Polar vortex unleashes bitter cold
A large area of low pressure and arctic air swirling above the North Pole fractured and split into three pieces.
What does the SCOTUS ruling on the transgender military ban mean?
UM law and political science professors weigh in.
Building a smarter city
The University of Miami brings together leaders in academia, professional practice, and industry to examine cities of the future.
A dark day for universal health coverage
On Dec. 14, 2018 universal health care programs in both the United States and Mexico were dealt significant blows to their future and impact.
Two UMTV shows nominated for College Television Awards
For the first time in more than 15 years, two of UMTV’s weekly shows were nominated for the Television Academy Foundation 39th College Television Awards.
Miami Transplant Institute receives recognition
Miami Transplant Institute performed 681 transplants during 2018, setting a new national record in kidney transplantation.
Frost music masters unravel musical conundrums
Jazz aficionados launch new video series by sharing invaluable performance techniques.
New director of LGBTQ Student Center joins UM
Gisela Vega, the former associate director of LGBTQA Initiatives at Florida International University, joins the Hurricanes family with plans to enhance programming.
Official University app gets a new look
With new “personas” allowing for a more personalized mobile experience, the redesigned University of Miami mobile app provides quick access to campus news, information, and resources.
New U-LINK awards support innovative ideas for tough problems
Teams of scholars will use U-LINK grants to examine ways to reduce opportunity gaps and biases in multiple realms and improve brain injury treatments and coastal protections.
CHC presents Emilia, a documentary about the woman who sewed the first Cuban flag
The film launches the 2019 film series for the UM Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection.
Spring into the new semester
Here’s a go-to list of dates you should keep an eye on throughout the semester, along with some tidbits of news that happened over the break.
UM Hillel receives ‘Outstanding Campus’ award
For more than 77 years, UM Hillel has provided a vibrant and diverse “home-away-from-home” that is focused on the many facets of Jewish life on campus and beyond.
What does the spike in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions mean?
University of Miami experts weigh in on the largest increase in carbon emissions in eight years.
Delving into community health and HIV in Brazil
In a landmark study, a UM researcher determined that community involvement, coupled with federal funding, improved health outcomes in most municipalities in Brazil.
Speakers for Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series announced
The Miami Business School is bringing business leaders to campus to share experiences and insights with the UM community.
University of Miami unveils plans for new on-campus residential village
Centennial Village, which will reimagine student housing on the Coral Gables campus, will replace the Stanford and Hecht Residential Colleges with four new residential colleges.
Maestro on a mission
The Frost School’s John Daversa garners three Grammy nominations and makes a powerful statement about immigrants with “American Dreamers.”
Does seismic blasting harm marine life?
UM experts weigh in on the effects of air gun blasting during oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean.
Diaz takes the helm
Before his family and friends and a throng of media cameras, Miami native Manny Diaz on Wednesday was officially introduced as the football program’s 25th head coach during a packed news conference at the Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami.
Searching for the lost ships of Cortés
The discovery of a centuries-old anchor may help a UM researcher find the fleet the Spanish conquistador scuttled before conquering Mexico.
Cardiac surgeon brings the ‘Miami Method’ to UHealth
Dr. Joseph Lamelas, a renowned expert in various forms of minimally invasive cardiac surgery, joins the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth.
If you like your weather forecast, thank . . . an oceanographer!
The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s 2019 Sea Secrets lecture series will feature five free talks by distinguished underwater explorers, researchers, administrators, and swashbucklers.
Remembering UM trustee emeritus Robert Strauss
Passionate about the University of Miami, he served as a trustee for 27 years, beginning in 1991.
Calais Campbell wins NFL Bart Starr Award
Former Miami Hurricanes defensive end recognized by the NFL for work off the field.
Who says it never snows in Miami?
Happy holidays and enjoy.
2018: The year in review
Here’s a look back at the biggest stories at the U over the past year.
Miller School holds health fair in Liberty City
Local residents show up for free health screenings and other services during a community service event, part of the DOCS program.
UM employee Maria Otero founded a charity to make supply bags for disadvantaged new mothers.
Using architecture to address global issues
Students in a School of Architecture design studio addressed some of Miami’s most intractable problems through the built environment.
UM law students file before European Court of Human Rights
Miami Law's Human Rights Clinic is intervening in a case focused on the issue of accountability for gender-based violence by law enforcement.
How to beat the holiday blues
Feelings of depression and anxiety rise during the holidays, but there’s plenty you can do to keep up your spirits and avoid sabotaging your health and well-being while enjoying time off with family and friends, or quiet time alone.
The freedom to choose multiple paths
The Foote Fellows Honors Program offers students added flexibility to pursue multiple academic interests.
'Find your career sweet spot'
Commencement speakers share gems of insight and wisdom as more than 1,000 UM students graduate in two ceremonies.
UM doctors unveil details of U.S. Embassy staff ailments
During a news conference Wednesday, a UM medical team talked about the clinical findings after examining personnel living at the embassy in Havana.
Commencement: What you need to know
Your one-stop shop for University of Miami fall commencement information.
Get to know some of our graduates
The University of Miami will welcome more than 1,000 new graduates into the UM alumni family during two ceremonies taking place on Dec. 13 at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables campus.
Findings from Havana embassy phenomenon
A UM medical team has released the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 personnel living in the U.S. Embassy in Havana.
Fueling momentum for a cause
UM public relations students unveiled their plans to reposition March for Our Lives to attract college students and spread their message in 2019.
Does Brexit have a future?
The answer to that question may impact what happens to the European Union.
No debate: Members of this team are champions
Most UM Debate Team members devote 10 to 15 hours of preparation for each tournament.
Telling the story of discovery
National Geographic connects with the University of Miami to empower the next generation of storytellers.
Opera-tunity at the Frost School
Following national recognition for its French production of Cinderella, the Frost Opera Theater is delving into classical musical theater with “The Light in the Piazza.”
A University of Miami guide to Art Basel
Several UM art students are getting real-world exposure during a highly anticipated – and attended – week of art.
Popularity of UM Libraries on the rise
Over the past several years, more and more students are using UM Libraries as a study place, a meeting place, and more.
Hurricanes get into the holiday spirit
A record number of gifts have been collected across UM campuses to benefit children and seniors in the South Florida community.
Miami Business School hosts first World Leaders Lecture
Former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Barak, who previously served as minister of the interior and minister of foreign affairs, kicks off the lecture series Monday evening.
Study break tips for students
With finals around the corner, the Division of Student Affairs and the Counseling Center offer tips and resources available to students to help reduce stress.
Assessing the legacy of George H.W. Bush
Former UM students and current faculty members recall the 41st president’s visit to campus and his political impact.
Commencement speakers tap the magic of human talent and the sea
The University of Miami's fall commencement speakers are visionaries in their respective fields.
An enchanting evening of music and merriment for a good cause
More than 400 guests attended the annual Winter Wonderful Frost Holiday Dinner, which benefits the award-winning Donna E. Shalala MusicReach community outreach program.
What is fake news?
School of Communication faculty discuss whether consumers can learn how to discern the “wheat from the chaff” in their news consumption.
The Essential Economist
Richard Weisskoff, professor and chair of the University of Miami Department of International Studies, recently received the prestigious George A. Fulton Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Economic and Demographic Analysis.
Introducing a Game-Changing Global Partnership
Applying the use of different realities
Across the campuses at the University of Miami, students, faculty, and staff are experimenting with the use of differing realities in teaching and education.
Leadership UMiami program explores complex issues
Program gives students the opportunity to uncover what democracy means and how to get to the root of community issues.
The ‘best prospect’ for ensuring success in demanding roles
A new UM study finds that mindfulness training can improve cognitive performance in U.S. Special Operations Forces.
An immigration policy steeped in chaos
Representatives from the University's School of Law legal clinics and UM's Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas explore the spiraling complications of immigration law and policy.
Innovative architecture facility facilitates hands-on learning
UM dedicates ‘transformational’ Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building at the School of Architecture.
What to expect at the G20 summit
Paulo Leme, a lecturer in the Miami Business School, provides his insights into the G20 summit, taking place in Argentina.
UM student promotes Native American culture on campus
Allison Cawthon, founder of the Native American Heritage Month Committee, hopes to teach others about her culture and grow the community on campus.
Insight into InSight’s mission to Mars
NASA’s InSight lander has reached the red planet and is preparing for its mission.
Dance spurred by beauty
Students use art featured on campus as inspiration to create an original dance sequence.
A new federal report heats up discussion on climate change
University of Miami researchers weigh in on the warnings issued in a landmark U.S. government climate report.
Felicia Knaul presents at global leaders forum
The inaugural Women Leaders Global Forum in Iceland is providing a platform to discuss ideas and solutions on how to improve society.
SwampScapes: A journey through the Everglades
An immersive four-platform project co-directed by School of Communication faculty members reconnects users with the importance of the Florida Everglades.
Gift supports and names community well-being doctoral program
A UM alumnus committed to education establishes the Richard J. Kurtz Family Community Well-Being Doctoral Program Endowed Fellowship Fund.
Patients rave about Lennar’s care and culture
In its second year, The Lennar Foundation Medical Center is honored for providing superb personalized care.
UM students give thanks
Throughout campus, students expressed gratitude that they can be at UM and visit family during the Thanksgiving recess.
Florida’s first case of dengue fever in 2018 confirmed
Vector-borne specialist John Beier tells us what we should know about the illness.
Five Qs: The hidden—and deadliest—risk of fighting California’s wildfires
Erin Kobetz, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative, discusses the risk of cancer for firefighters.
UM graduate named Rhodes Scholar
Kristiana Yao, who graduated summa cum laude in May, said she was “still in shock” after finding out she is among 32 Americans named Rhodes Scholars.
Celebrating ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’
UM Libraries is presenting an extraordinary exhibit that immerses the audience in an emotional journey through the novel.
Making a smoke-cloud connection
A UM researcher is helping to lead a study on how smoke interacts with clouds and its impact on the global climate.
Have we lost the art of civility?
People are bombarded with news and information these days, providing opportunities for discourse that at times is not wholesome.
Experiencing the ‘Magicverse’
Students, faculty and staff stopped by the School of Architecture’s Korach Gallery to learn what Magic Leap is all about.
National Geographic On Campus
The On Campus event featured innovative National Geographic Explorers—photographers, scientists, storytellers, and educators—UM scholars, local thought leaders, and students.
California’s deadly wildfires
UM atmospheric scientist Paquita Zuidema answers critical questions about the California wildfires.
The Florida recount continues
UM Professor of Law Frances R. Hill tells us what we should know.
Tropical trees in the Andes are moving up—toward extinction
An international study led by University of Miami tropical biologists reveals that tropical trees are migrating upslope to escape climate change, but not fast enough.
With a shift in focus, RoboCanes regains steam on the world stage
UM’s robotics team recently obtained a new robot with the goal of helping aging individuals.
Hairology embraces the natural look
New student organization’s mission is a movement to return to the ‘roots’ of natural hair.
The number of single, older mothers is on the rise
A University of Miami professor discusses the dynamics of this trend.
A window back in time
A mobile museum coming to UM this week will showcase relics of the African-American experience.
Nat Geo On Campus: A 'world without borders’
Get set for a whirlwind of information on critical issues facing the planet and how to tell those stories with impact.
Gardening for greater awareness
Professors and staff from UM are offering students an in-class introduction to gardening and food production.
A change for Congress
The 2018 midterm election shifts the balance of power in Congress, with women playing a huge role.
From Miami to Madagascar
UM alumna, one-time Miami Dolphins cheerleader, and National Geographic explorer Mireya Mayor lives up to her reputation as the female Indiana Jones.
Student ambassadors for 'It’s on Us' lead the charge
The “It’s On Us” Student Ambassador Program empowers peers to overcome sexual misconduct and gender discrimination through creative and meaningful conversations.
Instilling confidence through self-defense
Self-defense classes quadruple in number as UMPD ramps up their crime prevention department.
Enter the ‘Magicverse’
Students, faculty, and staff have an opportunity over three days to demo unique glasses that introduce the user to mixed reality.
The 2018 celebration of Homecoming and Alumni Weekend was enjoyed by hundreds of alumni, students, staff, faculty, and the UM community.
Property rights in Cuba?
UM experts weigh in on White House consideration to allow Cuban Americans to sue for island properties.
The right stuff
UM engineering alumnus David Cox reflects on his storied career at NASA.
A brave face for his students
First Law School LGBTQ Alumni event honors Professor Marc Fajer.
The ibis we adore
Born in the 1950s, the official mascot of the University of Miami is an American white ibis.
Is history repeating itself? 1968 plus 50 years
Is history repeating itself? UM professors tell where they were in 1968 and weigh in on the issue of a nation divided in 2018.
The battle of the Cuban sandwich
University of Miami communication students create a documentary to try and figure out who truly makes the best Cuban sandwich.
What is the future of Colombia?
Speaking at a University of Miami forum, the Colombian ambassador to the U.S. said the country is stable but faces huge challenges.
A glassblowing artist in the making
Senior Kimberly Diaz never imagined she would develop a passion for glassblowing at UM.
Exhibit provides a deep dive into Afro-Cuban religions and folklore
The papers of noted Cuban ethnographer Lydia Cabrera, part of UM’s Cuban Heritage Collection, are featured in Americas Society exhibition in NYC.
Fighting for a second chance
With a life of crime and gang violence behind him, Miami Law student Angel Sanchez is an eloquent advocate for overturning Florida’s felony voting ban.
The history behind UM’s most cherished traditions
Homecoming marks the time of year when ’Canes join together to celebrate and observe some of the longest standing traditions in the University’s history.
Are conspiracy theories 'for losers'?
UM Political Science Associate Professor Joseph Uscinski, an expert on conspiracy theories, provides his analysis on what makes some people ardent believers.
Stronger than hate
University of Miami holds a vigil to remember those who were killed in the deadly mass shooting inside a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Global health at the crossroads
A new Spring 2019 course at UM will teach students ways to think rigorously about the state of global health, and look for solutions.
Five questions: The rare, polio-like illness affecting children
Paige Kalika, a pediatric neurologist with UHealth—the University of Miami Health System, answers some questions about acute flaccid myelitis.
It’s the most 'adventurous' time of the fall semester
Students on the Homecoming Executive Committee have been planning for the last year to bring 'Canes a week of fun, food and fireworks.
New U-LINK awards focus on climate change risks
Three of U-LINK’s inaugural grant recipients advance to the next round of funding with proposals related to one of Florida’s—and the world’s—biggest challenges.
Brazil 2018: Divided electorate faces second round of presidential elections
University of Miami associate professor Tracy Devine Guzmán analyzes the landscape of Brazil’s presidential run-off election. Brazilians head to the polls on October 28.
Taking proactive steps to stay informed
University of Miami and Key Biscayne officials meet to address the recent threat of red tide in waters off Miami.
Duo set on creating a culturally rich environment at the U
MSA’s Renee Dickens Callan and Junior Pena offer a supportive environment for students of marginalized identities.
The science of climate
Renowned paleoceanographer Maureen Raymo to visit UM as a Distinguished Presidential Scholar and present lectures on the impact of climate change.
Miami Business School celebrates 70 years of its MBA program with engaging forums
The forums, featuring numerous speakers, and a cookout are part of UM’s Homecoming and Alumni Weekend celebrations.
’Canes love comfort food
Fresh off fall break, News@TheU catches up with students to learn what foods make them feel at home.
A Thirst for Different Languages
UM senior Ashley Brooks has earned scholarships and praise for her dedication to mastering languages.
Is big-city living eroding our nice instinct?
A new study by University of Miami psychology researchers of anonymous interactions suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers.
A cleaner, greener palate
UM’s annual Food Day celebration will highlight the need to eat sustainable, locally sourced foods
Building an inclusive gender studies program
University of Miami changes program title of Women’s and Gender Studies to Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Eminent endowed chairs awarded
Two families with deep ties to Miami—the Millers and Fains— celebrate two endowed faculty chair appointments at UM.
UM alumnus discovered water on the moon
The University of Miami remembers alumnus Erik Hauri—the man who discovered water on the moon.
Street Law: It’s about the law and legal system
Through an innovative program, Miami Law students are empowering local high schoolers to think like lawyers.
NatGeo and UM join forces to tackle social and environmental issues
The global exploration, media, and education company will kick off a national campaign at UM to offer college students a unique two-day campus experience.
Promoting positive international relations
A grant from the German government will support a series of roundtable and networking sessions on U.S.-Germany relations.
Sylvia Daunert aims for huge breakthroughs on the nanoscale
As BioNIUM’s new director, the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology plans to elevate UM’s biomedical nanotechnology institute to international prominence.
Searching for the American dream
Fareed Zakaria, a CNN host, journalist and author, tells UM students that globalization and technology have put pressure on the American dream, but those with drive can still succeed.
Inspire U brings together students
The program, in which UM students mentor high school students, aims to get first generation students into college.
UM neurologist elected to National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Ralph Sacco, a top neurologist and researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, joins the prestigious National Academy of Medicine.
Ros-Lehtinen named UM Distinguished Presidential Fellow
U.S. Congresswoman and Chairman Emerita of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ileana Ros-Lehtinen named a Distinguished Presidential Fellow at the University of Miami.
UM students embrace community service
Nearly 400 students participate in the National Gandhi Day of Service, the largest annual service day aimed at helping organizations across South Florida.
Film chronicles a mother’s fight for justice
Home Truth, the story of Jessica Lenahan’s pursuit of more effective domestic violence laws, screened at UM’s Cosford Cinema.
Donate to Hurricane Michael relief
Members of the UM community who want to donate to relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricanes Michael and Florence can do so through various agencies.
Increasing Model UN’s global reach
The University of Miami’s Model UN is working to expand its membership and reputation with its first conference this fall.
Student commits to global action
Shravya Jasti was selected to participate in the Clinton Global Initiative University’s Commitments Challenge to support her work in India.
UM to partner with Magic Leap in its ‘Magicverse’
During a keynote address at a conference in Los Angeles, entrepreneurial heavyweight Magic Leap announces an academic partnership with UM in spatial computing.
Gas in the eye
A colorless, odorless gas used by a UM scientist to study ocean currents helps save his vision.
From UM to CNN
CNN correspondent Brian Todd reminisces about how the University of Miami prepared him for future success.
Zeta Tau Alpha keeps tradition alive by thinking pink
Members of Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity gathered this week on the Foote University Green for the kickoff of Think Pink Week, their annual breast cancer education and awareness event.
‘Dwell’ tabletop game shows students daily struggles of poverty
The game was created by an interdisciplinary team from UM’s School of Communication and the School of Nursing and Health Studies.
Future programmers can be found across all disciplines at UM
Students from a variety of majors are now enticed by computer programming.
Haiti dealt another destructive blow by Mother Nature
UM marine geoscientist answers questions about the 5.9-magnitude quake that stuck the island nation Saturday.
Red tide reaches Miami-Dade
How did it get here, and how long will it last? University of Miami experts explain.
Analyzing Mexico’s political left turn
A panel of scholars, convened by UM’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, urged Mexicans to exercise patience as the new government gets set to take power.
UM vs FSU—It’s the Pink Game!
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the sponsor of Saturday’s gridiron match between the Hurricanes and the Seminoles.
Fl@t + Bright exhibit shows a graphic journey
Ivonne de la Paz, marketing specialist and graphic designer for the School of Architecture, is the curator of the exhibit.
Indonesia’s deadly earthquake and tsunami
UM experts explain what happened, discuss if it could happen here, and talk about “strike-slip faults.” And then there is the pubic health risks from mosquitos.
New student chapter looks to tackle ‘the defining challenge of our time’
UM students have started a local chapter of The Climate Reality Project to spotlight efforts to combat the impacts of climate change on South Florida.
Alessia Cara shares her ‘Growing Pains’
The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter visited the University of Miami to speak to students at the Frost School of Music.
Shaping a future leader
ACE Fellow Jesús Castro-Balbi is spending the academic year with top leaders at UM to learn the ins and outs of higher education administration.
Inside The New York Times newsroom
UM alumna Chelsea Matiash, senior editor of digital storytelling at the NYT, credits her UM experience for preparing her for her career.
The curious connection between vision and cognition
Graduate student Diane Zheng’s research on vision and cognitive deterioration has garnered her international recognition.
Michelle Obama: ‘Make voting part of who you are’
The former First Lady spoke to thousands of fans during her final stop of the “When We All Vote” campaign – a nonpartisan effort.
University of Miami student wins major award for project to help coffee farming industry in Dominica
Ezra Remer developed a love of coffee and the Caribbean island in his youth.
The Kavanaugh case: What UM faculty are saying
UM faculty weigh in on the key issues in the alleged sexual misconduct case involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Saving a life by transplanting hope
UM medical student Grace Knudsen will be honored at the UM-UNC football game Thursday for donating her bone marrow to save a life.
Remembering UM trustee emerita Barbara Weintraub
Extremely involved and passionate about UM, she served as a trustee for 21 years, beginning in 1997.
Meet the team working to keep us all safe—and prepared
The University of Miami’s emergency management team is working to create a disaster resilient University.
Campus safety tips from the experts
University of Miami Police and the Department of Parking and Transportation provide various services and programs to safeguard the campus community.
Student interest in global opportunities is on the rise
The number of students applying for Study Abroad has increased dramatically, with Europe being the most popular destination.
With simple songs, students make Leonard Bernstein’s music their own
Theatre arts students open the Ring Theatre’s 2018-19 season with a tribute to the creative genius who is being celebrated around the world.
UM Debate wins tournament championships in national opener
UM representatives earned Novice and Junior Varsity categories at the National Opener, one of the most competitive debate tournaments in the country.
Keeping housing affordable—and afloat
The Office of Civic and Community Engagement receives a $300,000 investment from JPMorgan Chase to tackle both of South Florida’s most vexing housing challenges together.
How to vote in college
Get Out The Vote, a nonpartisan initiative headed by the Division of Student Affairs and the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, encourages ’Canes at the University of Miami to register to vote.
Do we ban books in the United States? The answer may surprise you.
University of Miami Libraries commemorates Banned Books Week with a special event and display.
Delivering a ‘huge gush of joy and gratitude’
A year after UPup’s founding father met his match, the service club is realizing its goal of becoming a permanent training ground for future service dogs.
Happy fifth birthday, Shalala Student Center!
UM students, faculty and staff commemorated the five-year anniversary of the Donna E. Shalala Student Center by signing a huge thank you note, eating birthday cake and a fiesta.
Happy fifth birthday, Shalala Student Center!
UM students, faculty and staff commemorated the five-year anniversary of the Donna E. Shalala Student Center by signing a huge thank you note, eating birthday cake and a fiesta.