Alumnus Makes $1 Million Pledge to UM Athletics

Alumnus Makes $1 Million Pledge to UM Athletics

Scott C. Mueller, the CEO of Dealer Tire in Cleveland who attended UM on a scholarship, has made a $1 million gift to help provide scholarships to student-athletes in the football program.

High Schoolers Learn What It Takes to Succeed at Ambassador Seminar

High Schoolers Learn What It Takes to Succeed at Ambassador Seminar

Local high school students heard stories about how failure teaches valuable lessons and perseverance pays dividends at UHealth's annual Student Ambassador Seminar.

Canine Companion: Puppy Comes to College to Learn How to Help People

Canine Companion: Puppy Comes to College to Learn How to Help People

Trenton will be learning house manners, public etiquette, and basic commands from volunteer puppy raisers on campus who are establishing a club dedicated to raising canine assistants for people with disabilities.

Headed to Omaha! Hurricanes Return to the College World Series

Headed to Omaha! Hurricanes Return to the College World Series

For the first time since 2008, the Hurricanes will be among the eight teams vying for the 2015 NCAA Baseball Championship in Omaha, Nebraska. Their first opponent: the Florida Gators.

Propelled by Gratitude, Twice-Paralyzed Hockey Player Rides for The Miami Project

Propelled by Gratitude, Twice-Paralyzed Hockey Player Rides for The Miami Project

The Reality Ride Challenge from Boston to Miami traced Tom Smith’s path from his accidents on the ice to his recovery at The Miami Project,

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.

Researchers Discover Mechanism Crucial to Brain Cancer Growth

Researchers Discover Mechanism Crucial to Brain Cancer Growth

Special to UM News MIAMI, Fla. (July 2, 2015) — A team of Miller School of Medicine researchers has discovered that a previously unappreciated so-called long noncoding RNA mechanism controls tumor growth of Glioblastoma Multiforme cells. Their findings, which have been published online as “The Bromodomain protein BRD4 controls HOTAIR, a long noncoding RNA essential […]

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Political Scientist to Study New Zealand’s Female Prime Ministers

Political Scientist to Study New Zealand’s Female Prime Ministers

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 30, 2015) — Over the past four decades, the number of women holding national-level political office has steadily increased throughout the world. However, only one country has appointed two women to its top leadership post: New Zealand. Next year, Louise Davidson-Schmich, associate professor of political science in the UM College of […]

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New Study Predicts Variation in Illness Severity

New Study Predicts Variation in Illness Severity

 UM News UM researcher explains the basis of the Weibull distribution and finds applications in human health and across scientific fields CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 23, 2015) – Many of us are familiar with bell-shaped curves that show the distributions of school grades, annual rainfall, and many other quantities. This ubiquitous distribution results when many […]

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Human Research Protection Program Receives Accreditation

Human Research Protection Program Receives Accreditation

Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 23, 2015) —The University of Miami’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs. “AAHRPP accreditation is a ‘gold seal’ that offers assurances—to research participants, researchers, sponsors, government regulators, and the general public—that an HRPP is […]

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Special to UM News MIAMI, Fla. (June 10, 2015)—An international team led by researchers at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has developed a new, timelier method to identify harmful bacteria levels on recreational beaches. The new model provides beach managers with a better prediction tool to identify when closures are required to […]


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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 8, 2015) – For the first time, leading authors and aspiring writers from the U.S. and marginalized writers from across the world are gathered at the University of Miami campus this month to participate in the renowned Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA)/Voices Workshops for Writers of Color, the only […]


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A week ago Saturday, the BankUnited Center held the last of 21 high school and non-UM college graduation ceremonies, wrapping up a breathtaking whirlwind of activity on campus that began with the confluence of two historic events. A live broadcast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards from the BUC and the renaming of the Student […]


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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 2, 2015)—Laura Giuliano, an associate professor of economics in the School of Business Administration, has been appointed to the staff of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Giuliano will serve one term as senior economist for labor and education beginning at the end of August. The […]


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UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 2, 2015) – The University of Miami has elected Susan Lytle Lipton, A.B .’67, J.D. ’70, as an alumni trustee, and Daniela Lorenzo as the student trustee on its Board of Trustees. In addition, Angel Gallinal joined the University’s board as an ex officio trustee on June 1. The Board of […]


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