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.

Students Transform Industrial Site into Hialeah’s Own Midtown Miami

Students Transform Industrial Site into Hialeah’s Own Midtown Miami

Students tasked with turning an industrial site in Hialeah into a place where people would want to live gave Hialeah officials glimpses of the area’s “boundless potential.”

Dauer Electron Microscopy Lab Provides Rare Opportunities

Dauer Electron Microscopy Lab Provides Rare Opportunities

The electron microscope can magnify objects up to 1.2 million times and slice a layer of cells into segments just 60 nanometers—one-billionth of a meter—-thick.

Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Is Everyone’s Job

Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Is Everyone’s Job

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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At UM, Teen Girls See Engineering Isn’t Just For Boys

At UM, Teen Girls See Engineering Isn’t Just For Boys

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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UM Filmmakers Show Their Stuff at Miami Film Festival

UM Filmmakers Show Their Stuff at Miami Film Festival

UM News The filmmaking talents of Ed Talavera, chair of the Cinema and Interactive Media Department, and two School of Communication students will be on display at this year’s Miami International Film Festival, with Talavera’s gastronomical gem about Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio celebrating its Florida premier in the Culinary Cinema category and films by students […]

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Entrepreneur Discusses His Magic Leap

Entrepreneur Discusses His Magic Leap

By Tim Collie Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 25, 2015) – Being a successful entrepreneur, said Rony Abovitz, is like jumping off a high cliff with a bag of parts and building the airplane that will save you on the way down. “You have to be bold,” the University of Miami graduate […]

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Special to UM News The University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) department, which embarked on a successful pilot program with Year Up, an apprenticeship program aimed at helping student interns realize their true potential, recently celebrated the graduation of its first two interns and welcomed two new interns to the department. Year Up’s mission is […]


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By Barbara Gutierrez and Sarah Block UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 19, 2015) – In 2010, Anita Casavantes Bradford, a doctoral student at the University of California, San Diego, came to Miami to conduct historical research at the Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) as part of the inaugural class of the Graduate Fellowship Program. Her […]


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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 19, 2015)—In a report documenting the failure of the U.S. to safeguard the human rights of those it deports to post-earthquake Haiti because of their criminal records, the School of Law’s Human Rights and Immigration Clinics urge the U.S. government to halt the deportations until conditions in Haiti improve. The report, a collaboration […]


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By Catharine Skipp Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, FLA. (February 6, 2015)—Lawyers involved in the case that determined the due process rights of more than 33,000 Cuban rafters who were intercepted at sea in 1994 and detained at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, will discuss its historic significance during a panel discussion […]


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CORAL GABLES, FLA. (February 4, 2015)—The Faculty Senate voted at its January meeting to award its highest Faculty Senate accolades to three outstanding faculty members: René Sacasas, Mary E. Mckay, and Jay S. Skyler. Sacasas, professor and chair of the Business Law Department at the School of Business Administration, will be honored with the James […]


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