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.

Unraveling the Secrets of Speciation

Unraveling the Secrets of Speciation

Using birds as a primary study subject, a University of Miami professor of biology travels to the Solomon Islands to study the process by which new species are created.

Study Provides New Approach to Forecast Hurricane Intensity

Study Provides New Approach to Forecast Hurricane Intensity

Special to UM News MIAMI, Fla. (July 18, 2014)— New research  suggests that physical conditions at the air-sea interface, where the ocean and atmosphere meet, is a key component to improve forecast models. The study  from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offers a new method to aid in storm intensity prediction of […]

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UM Launches Master’s in Nutrition for Health and Human Performance

UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 8, 2014)—Most Americans are keenly aware that a combination of daily exercise and proper nutrition is the only road to a healthier life. To help support this trend, the School of Education and Human Development (SOEHD) is launching a Master’s in Nutrition for Health and Human Performance to optimize personal health, maximize […]

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Scott Levin Appointed Executive Director of Herbert, UHealth Wellness Centers

Scott Levin Appointed Executive Director of Herbert, UHealth Wellness Centers

By Mike Piacentino Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 14, 2014) – Scott Levin, a leader in campus recreation and wellness, has been appointed executive director of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center and the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center. He starts full time on August 22. Levin comes to UM from […]

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Breast Cancer Foundation Funds UM Study on Managing Stress

By Annette Gallagher UM News The two-year study will focus on immune system functioning following a five-week cognitive behavioral or relaxation training program. Coral Gables, Fla. (July 7, 2014) – Can psychological intervention help women adapt to the stresses of breast cancer? It appears that a brief, five-week psychological intervention can have beneficial effects for women […]

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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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