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.

College of Arts & Sciences Labs Named ‘Lab of the Year’ for  Safety and Compliance Records

College of Arts & Sciences Labs Named ‘Lab of the Year’ for Safety and Compliance Records

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has named the chemistry lab of College of Arts and Sciences Dean Leonidas Bachas Lab of the Year for the second year in a row. Another A&S lab and two on the medical campus also made the top grade.

Coastal Construction Funds Design Studio Building for School of Architecture

Coastal Construction Funds Design Studio Building for School of Architecture

Headed by UM alumnus Tom Murphy Jr., Coastal Construction has pledged $3.5 million to construct a state-of-the-art design studio building designed by Arquitectonica at the School of Architecture.

Cyclists Hit the Streets for a Wheel Good Cause—Fighting Cancer

Cyclists Hit the Streets for a Wheel Good Cause—Fighting Cancer

More than 2,700 cyclists took to the streets February 7-8 for the tri-county Dolphins Cycling Challenge V, raising millions for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center's lifesaving treatment and research programs.

Beaux Arts Festival of Art Still a Popular Draw Decades After Its Debut

Beaux Arts Festival of Art Still a Popular Draw Decades After Its Debut

Thousands of visitors enjoyed the 64th annual Beaux Arts festival of Art held on the Coral Gables campus January 17 and 18.

UM’s Newest ’Canes Urged to ‘Tackle Big Problems’

UM’s Newest ’Canes Urged to ‘Tackle Big Problems’

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd gave the fall class of 2014 a tough assignment before they received their diplomas: “You’ve lived through two decades of political paralysis, so this is your challenge—lead us out of this mess,” he said.

Scholarships Propel UM’s Next Success Stories

Scholarships Propel UM’s Next Success Stories

By Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 19, 2015) – Alice Vilma can still recall the experience as if it were only yesterday. Representatives from Morgan Stanley were coming to the University of Miami campus to meet with students about summer internship opportunities, and Vilma, who was a freshman majoring in […]

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Frost School Benefactors Donate $1 Million to Rename Community Music Program for President Shalala

Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 18, 2015) — The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music’s naming benefactors, Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost, have donated $1 million to support and rename the school’s highly effective Frost MusicReach community music program in honor of UM President Donna E. Shalala, who will step down […]

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Plankton Trackers Discover New Info to Reveal Past Climate

Plankton Trackers Discover New Info to Reveal Past Climate

MIAMI, FLA.(March 18, 2015)—A new study from an international team of scientists uncovered new information about the tiny, globetrotting organisms commonly used to reconstruct past climate conditions. The findings can aid in improving our understanding of past global climate conditions. Using the Connectivity Modeling System, a state-of-the-art biophysical computer model developed by Rosenstiel School of […]

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Residential College System Wins Housing and Academic Collaboration Award

Residential College System Wins Housing and Academic Collaboration Award

The University of Miami’s Housing and Residential Life’s Residential College System has won the SEAHO Housing and Academic Collaboration Award, a prestigious regional award issued annually by the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers to a housing department whose programs intentionally involve academic affairs in on-campus residential communities. The residential college system marked its 30th anniversary […]

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More than 100 faculty and staff from all campuses left their desks and labs Friday and headed to Liberty City’s Charles R. Drew K-8 Center, where they primed, painted, hammered, drilled, and sweated their way through a rewarding UM Day of Service, which was held in advance of Sunday’s Clinton Foundation Day of Action for students attending the Clinton […]


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By Catharine Skipp Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 4, 2015)—Vice President Joe Biden announced today the appointment of Miami Law’s Caroline “Carrie” Bettinger-López as the new White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. Bettinger- López, a leading advocate for gender-based equality and human rights, has worked at local, national, and international levels to […]


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Special to UM News MIAMI, Fla. (March 2, 2015)—Scientists have recently rediscovered a new species of ctenophores, or comb jellies, living symbiotically with octocorals in the waters off South Florida and named the tiny, translucent jellyfish-like animals after the founder of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, F.G. Walton Smith. The new species […]


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By Robin Shear UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 27, 2015)—The University of Miami hosted a seminar titled “Preventing Campus Sexual Violence and Understanding UM Responsibilities under Title IX” on Thursday led by Peter F. Lake, an internationally known expert in the field. A professor of law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and director of the Center […]


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By Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 26, 2015) – For Dasia Gibson it was the banana that shattered into more than a dozen pieces after being dipped in liquid nitrogen. For Danica Forestal it was watching her uncle delete a virus from a PC. And for Saige Drecksler it was […]


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