Dangerous Assignments: How Mexican Journalist Stay Alive

Dangerous Assignments: How Mexican Journalist Stay Alive

How have potential death sentences for reporting on Mexico's crime, corruption, and drug cartels affected Mexican journalists? That is at the heart of a first-of-its-kind study by UM's Sallie Hughes and research partners in Mexico.

UM Stirs the Melting Pot to Foster a Culture of Belonging

UM Stirs the Melting Pot to Foster a Culture of Belonging

By Meredith Camel, M.F.A. ’12 UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 19, 2016) — The University of Miami has all the makings of a hearty academic melting pot—its location in the “Gateway to the Americas,” a majority (53 percent) non-white student body hailing from 50 states and 124 foreign countries, 25-plus multicultural student groups on […]

Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Culture of Belonging

Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Culture of Belonging

What practical ways can we encourage a culture of belonging on UM campuses? How can we creatively measure our progress on increasing a sense of belonging?

Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Access with Excellence

Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Access with Excellence

Would these proposals adequately enhance access to the University of Miami? Are there academic experiences beyond those identified that should be examined to ensure access for all students?

Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Problem-based Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Problem-based Interdisciplinary Collaboration

The proposals suggest several thematic areas. Are there others that could leverage UM's strengths? What are the best ways to support collaboration across disciplines? What should the U avoid that might hamper collaboration?

Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Hemispheric Innovation Hub

Join the Conversation about the Roadmap to Our New Century: Hemispheric Innovation Hub

How can UM best position itself as a hub for innovation throughout the hemisphere? What existing services on campus should be expanded and how?

UM Focuses Medical Might on Zika

UM Focuses Medical Might on Zika

By Robert S. Benchley Special to UM News Mosquito-borne transmission of the Zika virus appeared in South Florida just recently, but at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, forward-thinking researchers and clinicians began preparing for its arrival a year ago. That’s when David Watkins, Ph.D., Vice Chair for Research in the Department of […]

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Elections Course Brings ‘Living History’ to Students

Elections Course Brings ‘Living History’ to Students

As the first guest speaker, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen urged the class to register for the Nov. 8 election  By Barbara Gutierrez UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 24, 2016)—As an aspiring journalist, UM senior Margot Woll signed up for the 2016 Election Course because she feels she should know more about the upcoming presidential […]

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Darwin’s Theory Holds for Coral

Darwin’s Theory Holds for Coral

Researchers used a state-of-the-art computer model developed by UM Associate Professor Claire Paris MIAMI, Fla. (August 23, 2016)—An international team of scientists used a state-of-the-art computer model, a high-powered supercomputer, and five billion ‘virtual’ coral larvae to test Charles Darwin’s 1880 hypothesis that marine species cannot cross the Eastern Pacific’s “impassable” marine barrier. The team, […]

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University Celebrates Tenured Faculty

University Celebrates Tenured Faculty

Twenty-eight newly tenured faculty members, including the College of Engineering’s Nurcin Celik and Noel Ziebarth, pictured with Engineering Dean Jean-Pierre Bardet and UM President Juluo Frenk, were honored last week at a dinner hosted by the Office of Faculty Affairs and attended by Frenk and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc. Also attending were other deans from the newly tenured faculty’s […]

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When Geraldine “Gerry” Slawek looks for a new hospital coder for her department, the candidate’s distance from campus, or the threat of an ominous commute never comes to mind. Slawek heads up a department of 20 hospital coders, most of whom work from home. “Telecommuting really expands our reach to find great talent. It’s a […]


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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 24, 2016)—By day, John Salerno works to improve health equity among minority populations as a research coordinator at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. By night, Salerno teaches the fundamentals of LA-Style salsa dancing at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. When Salerno was […]


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Hosted by the University of Miami Institute for the Americas (MIA) and the Miller School of Medicine, the third in-person meeting of the Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Control (GAPCPC) took place from August 1-3 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Fourteen commissioners, including UM President Julio Frenk and ten members of the […]


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At the beginning of the summer President Frenk invited the University of Miami community to discuss, debate, and offer refinements on eight draft initiatives that will advance the Roadmap to Our New Century. The robust engagement on these initiatives over the last three months reflects a shared commitment to the future of the institution we […]


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By Barbara Gutierrez UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 8, 2016) — When University of Miami assistant director of admission Shane Hinton addressed a group of prospective students and their parents recently, he proudly opened the session by showing them a short video, “Welcome to the Opportunity of Miami,” that displayed the U in all […]


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