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.

$2 Million Gift Will Advance Research at UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute

$2 Million Gift Will Advance Research at UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute

Just about everyone in South Florida can benefit from the Institute's collaborative research, which includes the development of goggles for the early detection of concussions.

Twenty Years Later, Lawyers Recall the Fight for Cuban Rafters

By Peter E. Howard UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 17, 2015) — Inside the event program, the list was long. In two columns, alphabetized from A to W. They were the names of women and men, lawyers all, who had helped fight for legal rights of Cuban rafters and Haitians held at the U.S. Naval Base […]

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Minds at Attention: UM Study Shows Soldiers Benefit from Pre-Deployment Mindfulness Training

Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 11, 2015) – Rather than the calm before the storm, the period before soldiers are deployed to a conflict zone can be a time of intense stress. Soldiers receive intensive training for their missions and prepare themselves psychologically to leave loved ones behind to face dangerous, high-stress […]

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UM Trustee Appointed to National Panel on Airport Scanners

UM Trustee Appointed to National Panel on Airport Scanners

UM News CORAL GABLES, FLA. (February 6, 2015)—University of Miami Trustee and triple alumnus Dr. Edward A. Dauer, a distinguished diagnostic radiologist in the community and research associate professor of biomedical engineering, radiology, and family medicine at UM, has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences’ special advisory panel on the safety of ultrasound […]

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Spring Break? Not for Students Headed to BattleFrog

Spring Break? Not for Students Headed to BattleFrog

By Mike Piacentino Special to UM News  CORAL GABLES, Fla. (February 4, 2015) – UM students are serious about fitness. So serious, that four students will forego the stereotypical college Spring Break to compete in the first three-day BattleFrog Collegiate Championship, beginning March 12 in Orlando. UM’s team, supported by the Department of Wellness and Recreation, is comprised […]

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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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By Renee Reneau UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (January 27, 2015) — School pride ran high during Tuesday’s lunch hour as UM President Donna E. Shalala cut a ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the newly renovated Hurricane Food Court and Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall. With the opening of TOSSED, a new salad bar with a variety of healthy toppings, […]


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Special to UM News  MIAMI, Fla. (January  27, 2015) — Researchers at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have developed and tested a new sensor to detect ambient levels of mercury in the atmosphere. Funded through a National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation grant, the new highly sensitive, laser-based instrument provides scientists with […]


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