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C-SPAN Visits Campus, Goes Live on Climate Change

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (November 19, 2015) — C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized bus made a stop on UM’s Coral Gables campus last Thursday, giving students an opportunity to step aboard and learn about the public affairs network’s programs and resources, including its in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts, and the American political process. Through interactive exhibits and a customized 2016 campaign app, students also learned about C-SPAN’s Campaign 2016 coverage; its new history series, Landmark Cases: Historic Supreme Court Decisions; and the network’s free comprehensive online educational resources, including C-SPAN.org.

The scheduled stop was part of C-SPAN’s Sunshine State Tour of Florida universities and the Miami Book Fair International. Before students toured the bus, Ben Kirtman, a professor atmospheric sciences at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and one of the key authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s fifth report, participated in C-SPAN’s flagship morning call-in program, Washington Journal, via the mobile studio on the bus. During the segment, Kirtman discussed climate change and other topics while taking calls from C-SPAN viewers. View the slideshow.

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Shop Early and Benefit the United Way at the RSMAS Holiday Bazaar November 17

Jump into the holiday spirit, avoid the lines, and get your shopping done early by browsing the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s first holiday bazaar to benefit the United Way on Tuesday, November 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free and open to the public on the Rosenstiel campus courtyard, the bazaar will feature more than 20 booths selling unique art, jewelry, clothing, swimsuits, activewear, fishing scarves, pet accessories, candles, soaps, baked goods, handmade items, UM merchandise, and much, much more. Some of the vendors will accept credit cards, and all vendor registration fees will benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade.

For more information, email Jocy Morejon at jmorejon@rsmas.miami.edu.

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Rosenstiel School’s Master of Professional Science Program to Participate in Graduate School Virtual Fair for Veterans October 13

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (October 9, 2015) – The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Master of Professional Science (MPS) program will participate in a Graduate School Virtual Fair for Veterans on Tuesday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The virtual fair will introduce veterans to exciting, hands-on, graduate MPS programs, including more than 15 tracks in ocean and climate science. Tracks include exploration science, marine conservation, natural hazards and catastrophes, fisheries management, climate and society, and many more.

Qualified and eligible veterans can receive full tuition funding through the Yellow Ribbon program at the University of Miami. CareerEco, a virtual event company, has teamed up with more than 75 graduate schools to host the Graduate School Virtual Fair for Veterans. It will provide active duty military, transitioning service members, and veterans free access to admissions teams and faculty to help them research the schools’ graduate programs, admissions criteria, and Yellow Ribbon benefit options.

There is no cost or travel required to participate in the virtual fair; veterans only need a computer and an Internet connection. Once registered, veterans and active military personnel will interact live with a growing list of more than 75 graduate programs offering degrees across multiple disciplines.

“Our graduates have a very particular set of skills, a combination of real-world experience and theoretical training,” said MPS program director Jill Richardson. “For this reason, the Master of Professional Science program at the UM Rosenstiel School is ideal for veterans who already possess valuable and transferrable skills they can continue to build upon. Not only do students get the multidisciplinary background they need to compete in today’s job market, but they can begin to build their professional resume through internships with organizations and agencies.”

To speak with a staff member or student from the Master of Professional Science Program at the Rosenstiel School, call 305-421-4340 or email mps@rsmas.miami.edu. Or visit the MPS Program Web page.

To register for the virtual fair, visit careereco.com/events/veteransgrad, or contact CareerEco at vet@careereco.com or 770-980-0088.


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NSF Establishes $12M Urban Water Research Network


NSF Establishes $12M Urban Water Research Network

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South Florida, including Miami Beach, which flooded during a king tide in 2013, is part of the . Photo by  Arianna Prothero/WLRN

Miami Beach, which flooded during a king tide in 2013, is part of South Florida’s water sustainability study region. Photo by Arianna Prothero/WLRN

MIAMI, Fla. (August 26, 2015)—A consortium of 14 U.S. academic institutions, including the University of Miami, received a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and around the world. Rosenstiel School researchers David Letson and Kenny Broad are among the network’s principal investigators.

The newly established Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN), led by Colorado State University, will create technological, institutional, and management solutions to help communities increase the resilience of their water systems and enhance preparedness for responding to water crises. Letson and Broad, professors of marine ecosystems and society, will help design and measure the impacts of innovative technological solutions, such as green infrastructure, sustainable urban drainage networks, and floodplains, that can enhance the sustainability of water systems across urban water systems.

The network will establish six highly connected regional urban water sustainability hubs in densely populated regions across the nation to help communities transition to sustainable management of water resources. The South Florida urban area, which includes the cities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, will be among the six water sustainability study regions used as an observatory to identify key sustainability indicators.

According to the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Risks Perception Survey, water crises are the top global risk to the viability of communities throughout the world. From the crippling droughts and water shortages in the West to the devastating floods in the East and South, U.S. water systems have been impacted by changes in climate, demographics, and other pressures. Reliance on water is why Americans express greater concern about threats to water than about any other environmental issue, according to the latest Gallup poll of environmental concerns.

Extreme events and global climate change can have profound impacts on water security, shattering the most vulnerable communities and instilling enormous costs on governments and economies. Effective response to these challenges requires transitioning to both technological and management solutions that protect water systems from pressures and enhance their resilience.

The vision of UWIN is to create an enduring research network for integrated water systems and to cultivate champions of innovation for water-sensitive urban design and resilient cities. The integrated research, outreach, education, and participatory approach of UWIN will produce a toolbox of sustainable solutions by simultaneously minimizing pressures, enhancing resilience to extreme events, and maximizing co-benefits. These benefits will reverberate across other systems, such as urban ecosystems, economies, and arrangements for environmental justice and social equity.

Strategic partnerships and engagement with other prominent U.S. and international networks will extend UWIN’s reach to more than 100 cities around the world. Key UWIN partners and collaborators include the Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF), the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), and the Network for Water in European Regions and Cities (NETWERC H2O).

This innovative research project will ultimately produce an Urban Water Sustainability Blueprint, outlining effects and tradeoffs associated with sustainable solutions for cities of all sizes. It also will provide steps and guidance for action based on the collective knowledge gained by the research and the collaborative approach of the Sustainability Research Network.

In addition to Colorado State University and UM, the UWIN consortium includes Arizona State University, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Florida International University, Howard University, Oregon State University, Princeton University, University of Arizona, University of California-Berkeley, University of California-Riverside, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Oregon, and University of Pennsylvania.

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UM Researchers Cited Among Most Influential in Their Fields

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Philip D. Harvey, A. “Parsu” Parasuraman, Shigui Ruan, and Brian Soden.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (August 14, 2015)—Four UM scholars are included in Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers 2014, which recognizes scientists whose published works are most cited by fellow researchers. Earning the “mark of exceptional impact” were Philip D. Harvey, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; A. “Parsu” Parasuraman, chair of the Department of Marketing; Shigui Ruan, professor of mathematics; and Brian Soden, professor of atmospheric sciences.

Harvey, who is also chief of the Division of Psychology at the Miller School of Medicine, specializes in cognitive, severe mental illness, and neuropsychiatric conditions, including traumatic brain injury, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. Through his work, he has pioneered standards of care.

Parasuraman, who also holds the James W. McLamore Chair in Marketing at the School of Business Administration, has focused his research on defining, measuring, and leveraging service quality; the role of technology in service delivery; and strategies for effectively marketing technology-based products and services.

At the College of Arts and Sciences, Ruan focuses on nonlinear dynamics of differential equations. He uses mathematical models to study biological, epidemiological, and medical problems, such as antibiotic-resistant bacteria and immune response to HIV infections.

Soden, who is also associate dean for professional masters at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, investigates the magnitude of key climate feedback processes, such as water vapor and clouds, and the response of extreme weather events, including hurricanes and extreme precipitation, atmospheric circulation, and wind events, to changes in climate from global warming.


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