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.

Architecture Students Survey Little Havana on Inaugural U-Serve Day

Architecture Students Survey Little Havana on Inaugural U-Serve Day

Armed with new technology and a new sense of history, students, faculty, and staff inventoried hundreds East Little Havana properties for the School of Architecture's first U-Serve Day.

Faculty Honored for Their Pioneering Research

Faculty Honored for Their Pioneering Research

UM neurologist Ralph Sacco, marine biologist Martin Grosell, and physicist Kevin Voss are the recipients of the 2015 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity.

Navigating with Courage: Pat Whitely Passes the NASPA Reins at Record-Breaking Conference

Navigating with Courage: Pat Whitely Passes the NASPA Reins at Record-Breaking Conference

Vice President for Student Affairs Pat Whitely is wrapping up her term as chair of NASPA's board of directors in New Orleans, where she was reunited with UM alumna Jennifer Arnold, the “little” doctor whose own success speaks volumes about the value of student affairs professionals on campus.

President Obama Honors Analyst for His Other (Volunteer) Job

President Obama Honors Analyst for His Other (Volunteer) Job

By Diamari Torres Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 30, 2015)—By day, Terry Helmers is a senior systems analyst for the University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) department. But on weekends, he’s usually paddling or diving in Biscayne National Park, where his decades-long dedication to preserving and sharing South Florida’s unique ecosystems has […]

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UM Partners with eMerge Americas; Discounts Available

The University of Miami is among the global partners of eMerge Americas, the two-day conference beginning Monday, May 4, that aims to position Miami as the technology hub of the Americas. The event at the Miami Beach Convention Center will bring together civic leaders, industry titans, entrepreneurs, and global thought-leaders to establish a technology corridor […]

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New Initiatives Build a Better, More LGBTQ-Friendly U

New Initiatives Build a Better, More LGBTQ-Friendly U

By Meredith Camel UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 30, 2015)—Being a college student can be stressful—even more so for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students, particularly those who struggle with self-acceptance and who might not have support from family or friends. That’s why the University is introducing several new programs to ensure […]

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Margaritaville Comes to Commencement

Margaritaville Comes to Commencement

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 4, 2015) – More than 3,500 newly minted graduate and undergraduate students will celebrate at the BankUnited Center this week during six commencement ceremonies that, over three days, May 7-9, will feature words of wisdom from two accomplished alumni, two departing University leaders, and one of America’s most beloved troubadours—who may […]

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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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By Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 22, 2015) – He spoke of creating a new “army,” not one of tanks and rifle-toting soldiers, but teachers, engineers, agricultural scientists, and other civilians who would give two years of their lives to help people in countries of the developing world. When President […]


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By Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 23, 2015) – University of Miami freshman Stephanie Scuotto sometimes crosses the intersection of US 1 and Mariposa Court to get to the CVS pharmacy or some of the retail shops at the University Centre strip mall. While Scuotto always uses and obeys the […]


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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (April 15, 2015)—The distinguished actor/director and producer Andy Garcia is the narrator of the new English-language documentary on the history of Cuba, titled “Cuba: From Columbus to Castro.” Produced by the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS), a DVD of the highly praised film […]


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