Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Cements Stardom in Hollywood

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Cements Stardom in Hollywood

The UM alumnus immortalized his size 14 shoes and former pro wrestler mitts in wet cement in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre.

Motion Picture Students Adapt Stephen King’s 9/11 Story for the Screen

Motion Picture Students Adapt Stephen King’s 9/11 Story for the Screen

Based on the best-selling author's story, The Things They left Behind, the 30-minute nonprofit, noncommercial film will premiere at film festivals.

Jimmy Buffett Urges Students to Let Passion Be Their Rudder

Jimmy Buffett Urges Students to Let Passion Be Their Rudder

At the midday commencement ceremony, singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffet left students with a four-point checklist, delivered in the storytelling style for which he is famous.

The House Shalala Built Is Renamed in Her Honor

The House Shalala Built Is Renamed in Her Honor

The plaque at the newly christened Donna E. Shalala Student Center says it all: The building will always stand for the outgoing president’s extraordinary vision, leadership, and connection to students.

Welcome to the New miami.edu

Welcome to the New miami.edu

The University's new, redesigned, top-tier website represents a huge upgrade, not just in design, but navigation, display, content, and back-end technology that responds to whatever device you view it on.

Harvard Dean Named UM’s Sixth President

Harvard Dean Named UM’s Sixth President

With his worldview philosophy and strong belief in diversity on display, Julio Frenk was introduced April 13 as UM's president-elect, ending a six-month search for Donna E. Shalala's successor.

Miller Family’s $55M Gift Lifts Miller School, Momentum2 Over Goal

Miller Family’s $55M Gift Lifts Miller School, Momentum2 Over Goal

UM News Capping President Donna E. Shalala’s last commencement ceremony, Stuart Miller, chair of UM’s Board of Trustees and the Miller School of Medicine Momentum2 campaign, announced a “breakthrough” gift of $55 million from his family on May 9. The gift from UM’s longtime supporters was greeted with cheers by the medical school graduates, faculty, families and […]

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UM-Based Consortium Awarded $125M for Marine and Atmospheric Studies

UM-Based Consortium Awarded $125M for Marine and Atmospheric Studies

UM News MIAMI, Fla. (May 20, 2015)—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) up to $125 million to fund the consortium’s activities over the next five years. CIMAS, which is based at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, brings […]

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In a ‘Celebration of the Possible,’ UM Inducts New Heritage Society Members

In a ‘Celebration of the Possible,’ UM Inducts New Heritage Society Members

By Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 13, 2015) – Could the next Steven Spielberg or Kathryn Bigelow already be enrolled at the University of Miami? After viewing short clips from some of the films produced by students in the School of Communication’s Department of Cinema and Interactive Media, many of […]

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Inaugural Cesar L. Alvarez Series Features Former Commerce Secretary

Inaugural Cesar L. Alvarez Series Features Former Commerce Secretary

By Barbara Gutierrez UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 20, 2015)—The University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) launched the Cesar L. Alvarez Distinguished Series “Cubans in America” this month with former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutiérrez. Made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous donor, the series honors the […]

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René Monteagudo, a counseling psychologist who specializes in crisis intervention, student development, training, supervision, group therapy, and the LGBT and Latino populations, has been appointed director of the University of Miami Counseling Center, effective July 1. He will succeed Ernesto Escoto, who departed from UM to pursue a new opportunity. Originally from South Florida, Monteagudo […]


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UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 7, 2015)—Natasha Koermer, a biomedical engineering student who is minoring in public health and Spanish, has received the 2015 Newman Civic Fellows Award for her extraordinary leadership, civic engagement, and commitment to creating sustainable solutions to global engineering and health issues. Koermer received the award, which the national organization […]


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UM News In his inaugural address as president of the University of Miami, Edward “Tad” Foote II noted that he wanted to raise the profile of the University, both academically and aesthetically. And during his two decades in office, he often credited his wife, Bosey Foote, with helping in those accomplishments. “Bosey’s contribution to the […]


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By Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News MIAMI, Fla. (April 28, 2015) – With President Barack Obama’s new U.S. policy toward Cuba the focus of intense media coverage, the University of Miami’s Center for Hemispheric Policy addressed the issue head-on last Tuesday during its tenth annual Latin America Conference, with experts on both sides of […]


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UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 26, 2015) — Ron Fraser, the University of Miami’s legendary baseball coach, is back where he belongs—standing outside Mark Light Stadium, bat slung over his shoulder and a twinkle in his eye, welcoming fans to the game he helped elevate to the national stage. Immortalized in bronze, his stunningly […]


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