UM Launches State’s First Needle Exchange Program

UM Launches State’s First Needle Exchange Program

Last week, on World AIDS Day, a needle exchange pilot program finally authorized by the Legislature began in Miami-Dade, giving the Miller School another evidence-based intervention to prevent HIV infection.

As the Climate Warms, the Indian Ocean’s Mighty Agulhas Current Widens

As the Climate Warms, the Indian Ocean’s Mighty Agulhas Current Widens

A new UM study found that the Indian Ocean’s version of the Gulf Stream is getting wider rather, not stronger, a finding with important implications for global climate change,

U PUP’s Founding Father Heads to Grad School, Leaves His Legacy in Good Paws

U PUP’s Founding Father Heads to Grad School, Leaves His Legacy in Good Paws

Once the smallest, youngest, and, arguably, cutest student at UM, Trenton is off to graduate school, leaving U PUP to 10-month-old Dolce, and more than 150 members of the club dedicated to raising service dogs.

Independent Cuban Journalist Yoani Sánchez Named First Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Independent Cuban Journalist Yoani Sánchez Named First Distinguished Presidential Fellow

Sanchez, a brazen defender of free speech who founded the island’s first independent daily digital news platform, is one of the 100 Talents, an initiative introduced during UM President Julio Frenk’s inauguration.

Love of Language, Literature, Theater Brings First Cuban Student in Decades to UM

Love of Language, Literature, Theater Brings First Cuban Student in Decades to UM

In a sign of the changing relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, doctoral student Dainerys Machado Vento is the first Cuban citizen in decades to come to UM on an F-1 student visa.

UM and Community Partners Join MetroLab Network

UM and Community Partners Join MetroLab Network

The partnership between local governments and universities allows members to research, develop, and deploy solutions to address challenges faced by urban areas.

‘Sinking City’ Showcases Diverse Voices

‘Sinking City’ Showcases Diverse Voices

UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 2, 2016)—Miami’s vulnerability to climate change and sea-level rise goes far beyond infrastructure and institutions; it threatens the future of its most valuable asset—its diverse multicultural and multilingual community. Sinking City, a new online literary journal published semi-annually by students in the UM Master of Fine Arts program in […]

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Researchers to Study Cancer Stress

Researchers to Study Cancer Stress

UM research examines biological and psychological health mechanisms in cancer patients and their caregiving partners.  By Deserae E. del Campo Special to UM News Cancer affects not only individuals suffering from the disease but their family members as well. With the assistance of a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, University of […]

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Donna Shalala to Address the Class of 2016

Donna Shalala to Address the Class of 2016

UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 1, 2016)—The nearly 1,000 University of Miami students set to receive their newly minted degrees at the Watsco Center on Thursday, December 15 will hear advice from a familiar and beloved figure on campus: UM’s immediate past president and the nation’s longest-serving secretary of health and human services, Donna […]

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Resiliency Powwow Produces Bold Ideas

Resiliency Powwow Produces Bold Ideas

Hosted by the University of Miami School of Architecture, teams of experts, students, and local policy leaders present solutions to adapt to climate change. By Jessica M. Castillo UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 1, 2016)—Engineered mangroves, amphibious development, subterranean light rail, and water-capture gardens conjure images of a green utopian oasis. But these ideas […]

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The December 2016 Commencement Ceremony will be held in the Watsco Center on Thursday, December 15 at 10 a.m., for all graduate and undergraduate degrees awarded from all schools and colleges, except M.D. degrees from the Miller School of Medicine. Faculty participating in the ceremony should assemble at 9 a.m. If you are attending as a […]


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Want to learn how to share files and collaborate easily? Learn how to use Box, a cloud-based data storage and collaboration solution, by participating in a webinar on Wednesday, December 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. With Box, you can securely access and share your files from any device: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc. You also can invite others to view and/or edit […]


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UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (December 2, 2016) – Aida T. Levitan, a nationally recognized marketing communications leader and philanthropist, has been elected chair of the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) at the University of Miami Libraries. She is the first woman to take on the role since Elena Díaz-Versón Amos served as the organization’s founding […]


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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 14, 2016) — With the city of Miami Beach as their client, students in the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering are developing sustainable designs for three properties: Maurice Gibb Memorial Park, the current site of Fire Station No. 1, and the Byron […]


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The Office of the Provost is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the 2017 Faculty Learning Community (FLC). This year, there will be distinct FLC groups around three themes: 3D Scanning, Printing, and Visualization; Flipped and Active Learning; and Student Generated Media. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 16.  The FLC program was […]


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