United Black Students Kick Off Black Awareness Month

United Black Students Kick Off Black Awareness Month

Last week, United Black Students kicked off its annual Black Awareness Month celebration, which continues with a slate of activities through February.

President Frenk Charts the Course to the New Century

President Frenk Charts the Course to the New Century

The former Harvard dean who became UM's sixth president last August challenged the University to achieve greatness in four defining areas and announced a landmark $100 million gift.

Inauguration Weeks Shifts into High Gear with Love of Sports

Inauguration Weeks Shifts into High Gear with Love of Sports

A luncheon celebrating women's athletics kicked off a week of events honoring UM President Julio Frenk, whose inauguration will take place at 2 p.m. Friday at the BankUnited Center.

UM’s Brothers Grim Are Sundance Bound

UM’s Brothers Grim Are Sundance Bound

School of Communication alumni Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes are headed to the Sundance Film Festival, where they and co-director Eric Mainade will screen their short horror film about migrant workers who cross into a supernatural world.

University Pool Reopens with a Splash

University Pool Reopens with a Splash

Just in time for South Florida’s sunny winter—and after a seven-month renovation—the Whitten University Center Pool will celebrate its grand reopening on Thursday, January 14, with a poolside party.

Lawyer and Alumnus H.T. Smith Inspires Graduates to Achieve the Impossible

Lawyer and Alumnus H.T. Smith Inspires Graduates to Achieve the Impossible

H.T. Smith, one of Miami’s most distinguished lawyers and civic leaders, told the graduates at UM’s fall commencement ceremony that 'impossible' just means it hasn’t happened yet.

Researcher Fights Cancer in the Lab and on the Run

Researcher Fights Cancer in the Lab and on the Run

Special to UM News “Being a cancer researcher is not only a job, it’s also a commitment to patients and the community,” says Pierre-Jacques Hamard, Ph.D., an associate scientist in the laboratory of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D. “That is why I am doing the 5k run at this year’s Dolphins […]

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Career Center Honors Inaugural Toppel Award Winners

Career Center Honors Inaugural Toppel Award Winners

By By Bárbara Gutiérrez UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 4, 2016)—Often it takes a village to get an internship, a job, and a career. That was the message behind the Toppel Career Center’s inaugural Toppel Awards, which were presented Thursday during a ceremony in the BankUnited Center’s Hurricane 100 room. Toppel honored nine people, companies, […]

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Expert to Lead Planning for LGBTQ Center

Expert to Lead Planning for LGBTQ Center

UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 3, 2016)—The University of Miami has announced that it will increase the resources available to support students of all gender identities and sexual orientations by establishing a dedicated center on campus. To plan the scope of what the center should offer, the University has engaged Ronni Sanlo, a foremost […]

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Alumnus Appointed Dean of the Graduate School

Alumnus Appointed Dean of the Graduate School

UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 1, 2016)—The University of Miami has appointed UM alumnus Guillermo “Willy” Prado, the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences and the director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine, as the new dean of the Graduate School, effective immediately. […]

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Building on the success of Tapingo, a mobile app that enables faculty, staff, and students in a hurry to pre-order ready-to-go meals on campus, UM Dining Services and Student Government have just introduced Favor, an app that allows members of the University community to have menu items from UM’s retail eateries delivered wherever they are […]


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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 3, 2015) — Two of the Miller School’s most esteemed practitioners — Laurence R. Sands, M.D., M.B.A., a renowned colorectal surgeon at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Eugene R. Schiff, M.D., one of the world’s leading authorities on liver diseases — have been unanimously selected by the […]


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Special to UM News An important part of participating in the Dolphins Cancer Challenge  on Saturday, February 20, is raising vital funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Remember that every penny raised by riders, walkers, runners and virtual participants goes to Sylvester and that’s what the DCC is all about. With two […]


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School of Architecture lecturers Steven Fett and Edgar Sarli have been awarded a City of Coral Gables Cultural Grant for the publication and traveling exhibition of  drawings and research of city’s architecture, titled “Drawing and Place.” Directed by Teofilo Victoria, Jorge Hernandez, and Adib Cure, the students enrolled in ARC 101, ARC 111, and ARC […]


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Interactive exhibit raises awareness about issues surrounding racism, religion, climate change, human trafficking, and more. By Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 27, 2016) – A wall covered with photos of transgender women of color who have been murdered in the past year. A poster displaying a United Nations statistic that […]


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