UM’s First Black Graduates Recall Triumphs Over Adversity

UM’s First Black Graduates Recall Triumphs Over Adversity

Trailblazing students, who are being honored this month by UM, look back at the early days of desegregation.

UM Investigators Win $13M in State Zika Research Grants

UM Investigators Win $13M in State Zika Research Grants

University of Miami investigators received the largest share more than half of the $25 million the state awarded to develop vaccines and new diagnostic tests for the Zika virus.

UM Announces Creation of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering

UM Announces Creation of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering

Recognizing the need to grow a global, interdisciplinary network focused on scientific discovery and solutions, the University of Miami is creating the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering to elevate STEM disciplines to help solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Soar with the Ibises: Attend The Lennar Foundation Medical Center’s Open House January 29

Soar with the Ibises: Attend The Lennar Foundation Medical Center’s Open House January 29

From the soaring ibises in the windowed lobby to the soothing garden on the roof-top terrace, UHealth’s new Coral Gables home provides a welcoming, healing, and streamlined experience.

Festival Miami Opens This Week with Something for Everyone

Festival Miami Opens This Week with Something for Everyone

From a live-to-screen concert featuring music from Netflix’s House of Cards to jazz and opera with mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, there’s something to please every musical palate during Festival Miami’s opening week.

With Pencils and Drones, Architects Put Informal Cities on the Map

With Pencils and Drones, Architects Put Informal Cities on the Map

Mixing activism with architecture, two University of Miami professors use drones and face-to-face encounters with locals to give often-ignored map informal cities in Latin America their place on the map.

UM Reaffirms Support for Transgender Community

UM Reaffirms Support for Transgender Community

In a statement released on Friday, the University of Miami reaffirmed its support for the transgender community by continuing to encourage students, faculty, staff, and visitors to use bathrooms and facilities that correspond with their gender identity. The statement came in response to the federal government’s recent rescindment of its prior guidance providing that a […]

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Activities Director Receives NACA Legacy Award

Activities Director Receives NACA Legacy Award

By Andres Tamayo UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 22, 2017)—The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) recently recognized Joshua Brandfon, the University of Miami’s director of student activities and student organizations, with its NACA Legacy Award for both his longtime volunteer service to the organization and future volunteer aspirations. “I’m thankful to have been […]

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Dean of Students Heads to Lehigh University

Dean of Students Heads to Lehigh University

UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 22, 2017)—Ricardo Hall, who helped create extraordinary student experiences for thousands of University of Miami students during his 11 years as associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, has been named vice provost for student affairs at Lehigh University, a private research university in Pennsylvania. Hall, […]

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Toppel Center Recognizes Champions

Toppel Center Recognizes Champions

Members of the University of Miami community and UM partners recognize those who support career readiness with the Toppel Awards By Jennifer Palma UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 22, 2017)—Students, recruiters, employers, and three employees—Shirelle Jackson, Ann Helmers, and Justin Tatman—were honored last week for their dedication to impacting the future careers of UM […]

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Special to UM News MIAMI, Fla. (February 24, 2017)—The inaugural Smart Cities Miami Conference, hosted last week by the School of Architecture and Center for Computational Science, brought industry visionaries, technology experts, government planners, and the public together to focus on the “disruptive power” that the mobilization of new technology will have in our cities […]


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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 22, 2017)— A unique effort by UM Research Professor Alejandro Portes to produce the first reliable and representative study of the condition and future prospects of second-generation immigrants in Spain—where almost 13 percent of the country’s population is foreign-born—was the subject of last week’s colloquium at the Cuban […]


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By Andi Fuentes Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 23, 2017)—Making your own lip balm and stacking cups so they don’t fall—that’s engineering? Indeed, it is—as more than 200 high school girls discovered on Thursday at the Society of Women Engineers’ National Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at the University of Miami. […]


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Lace up your running shoes and show that you’ve got this, again! Register for Team UM at the 2017 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk before midnight on Monday, February 27, and receive $15 off the registration fee and 300 Well ’Canes points. By registering today, you will also have the chance to win free event registrations, four 4-day Disney Parks tickets, and […]


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Jessica M. Castillo UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 20, 2017)—After surviving wildfires and a hurricane, Piecing Together a Changing Planet, a traveling exhibit of colorful and intricate climate-focused textiles created by more than 20 Florida artists, will open on Wednesday, March 1 at the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami. The exhibit […]


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