School of Architecture Nurtures Allapattah’s  ‘Beautiful Little Corner’

School of Architecture Nurtures Allapattah’s ‘Beautiful Little Corner’

A mural commissioned by the School of Architecture and the Dominican American National Foundation transforms a bustling city corner of Miami.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranks No. 1 for the 11th Straight Year

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranks No. 1 for the 11th Straight Year

The ranking by U.S. News & World Report is a testament to the incomparable excellence and dedication found at every level of the eye institute.

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Inspires Ninth Graders to Find Their Passion

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Inspires Ninth Graders to Find Their Passion

In a visit to the University of Miami campus as part of a college-bound enrichment program for ninth graders, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told the youngsters to “never stop learning.”

Renowned Violinist Charles Castleman Joins the Music Faculty

Renowned Violinist Charles Castleman Joins the Music Faculty

Castleman spent nearly 40 years at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester in New York, where he chaired the strings department for eight years. He is one of the world’s most active performers and pedagogues on the violin today.

Medical Student and Former Navy Pilot Named UM’s First Tillman Military Scholar

Medical Student and Former Navy Pilot Named UM’s First Tillman Military Scholar

William Burns, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot who is entering his fourth year as a medical student, has been named the University of Miami’s first Tillman Military Scholar.

Music to Medical Ears: Frost Quartet Gives Medical and Nursing Students a Lesson in Patient Safety

Music to Medical Ears: Frost Quartet Gives Medical and Nursing Students a Lesson in Patient Safety

Frost School of Music quartet gives medical and nursing students lessons in patient safety.

New Study Confirms Water Vapor as Global Warming Amplifier

New Study Confirms Water Vapor as Global Warming Amplifier

Special to UM News MIAMI, Fla. (July 28, 2014)—A new study from scientists at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and colleagues confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere—a key amplifier of global warming—will intensify the impact of climate change over the next decades. “The study is the first to […]

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Rocket Research Confirms X-Ray Glow Emanates from Galactic Hot Bubble

Rocket Research Confirms X-Ray Glow Emanates from Galactic Hot Bubble

A University of Miami scientist led a NASA rocket mission to measure the diffuse X-ray background in space, revealing a “local hot bubble” and settling a debate. By Marie Guma-Diaz and Annette Gallagher CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 27, 2014) — When we look up to the heavens on a clear night, we see an immense […]

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Toppel Career Center Executive Director Awarded Fulbright

Toppel Career Center Executive Director Awarded Fulbright

UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 25, 2014)—Christian Garcia, the executive director of the Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center, has received a Fulbright Scholar Program Award to participate in the US-Germany International Education Administrators Program. He will head to Germany in October for a two-week seminar designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with […]

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A Role Model for College-Bound Kids Turns the Tables

A Role Model for College-Bound Kids Turns the Tables

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 24, 2014)—For six weeks, ninth graders participating in Breakthrough Miami College Bound on the Gables campus attended classes and listened to program organizers and instructors tout the benefits of higher education. But last Wednesday the students got a shining example of what a college degree can help one accomplish when Sergio […]

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MIAMI, Fla. (June 25, 2014) — The Miller School of Medicine’s Richard K. Parrish II has received the John R. Brayton, Jr., M.D., Leadership Award from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), the state’s preeminent professional association for physicians who specialize in vision care. The award, presented at the FSO’s annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., recognizes […]


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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES,  Fla. (June 24, 2014)—Daniel Berg, distinguished research professor of engineering, received the prestigious Siwei Cheng Award in Information Technology and Quantitative Management at the second annual meeting of the International Academy of Informational Technology and Quantitative Management (IAITQM) in Moscow this month. Berg received the honor during the June […]


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By Marie Guma-Diaz UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 29, 2014) — A form of speech known as vocal fry that is low in pitch and creaky sounding is increasingly common among young American women. Although previous research has suggested that this manner of speaking is associated with education and upward mobility, a new study […]


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  Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 7, 2014)—UM junior Guerdiana Thelomar is this year’s recipient of the Newman Civic Fellows Award in recognition of her dedication to finding solutions for challenges faced by local and international communities. The award is named for Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, a […]


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