Olympic Champion Lauryn Williams Inspires Scholarship Recipients

Olympic Champion Lauryn Williams Inspires Scholarship Recipients

Back from the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, where she won a silver medal in the two-woman bobsled, UM alumna and track and field legend Lauryn Williams advises students to learn the value of team work.

The Tradition Continues with a Drumbeat and a Tap by an Iron Arrow

The Tradition Continues with a Drumbeat and a Tap by an Iron Arrow

More than 30 consummate ’Canes were recently tapped into the Iron Arrow Society, the highest honor attainable at the University of Miami.

Hillary Rodham Clinton Talks Social Change

Hillary Rodham Clinton Talks Social Change

The former U.S. secretary of state urges UM students to join the “participation generation,” and get involved.

Ringing in the Year of the Horse

Ringing in the Year of the Horse

UM’s third Lunar New Year Celebration featured musical and dance performances, Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstrations, food, and face painting.

Beaux Arts Festival of Art Draws Thousands

Beaux Arts Festival of Art Draws Thousands

Under clear skies and with temperatures in the 60s, the festival featured more than 230 fine art juried exhibitors showcasing works in 10 media, from oil and acrylics to ceramics, photography, sculpture, and watercolor.

Curious by Nature: Researcher Shares Tiger Shark Secrets

Curious by Nature: Researcher Shares Tiger Shark Secrets

UM marine researcher studies the curious and mysterious tiger shark, which resides at the top of the food chain.

Tolerance Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Tolerance Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Renee Reneau UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 27, 2014) — Each room was a greater challenge than the last. Bombarded by sights, sounds, and live actors, everyone who visited the Tunnel of Oppression came face to face with some of the most pressing social justice issues of our time, including homophobia, religious discrimination, […]

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Doing the Robot: Robotic ‘Instructor’ Helps Elementary School Students Get Fit

Doing the Robot: Robotic ‘Instructor’ Helps Elementary School Students Get Fit

By Richard Westlund Special to UM News PINECREST, Fla. (March 26, 2014) – By incorporating a robot “teacher” into a multidisciplinary health and fitness project, a University of Miami School of Education and Human Development team is taking an innovative approach to addressing the national problem of childhood obesity. “We have launched a wellness-based after-school […]

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Two Distinguished Miami Families Join Forces to Transform Jewish Life at UM

Two Distinguished Miami Families Join Forces to Transform Jewish Life at UM

From UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 25, 2014) — Following a tradition stretching over several generations, two of Miami’s most distinguished families, the Bramans and the Millers, have joined forces to transform Jewish student life at the University of Miami with a lead naming gift to University of Miami Hillel. Hillel is the largest […]

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Three University of Miami Student Publications Take Top Media Honors

UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 21, 2014) — Three student publications—Ibis Yearbook 2013, Distraction Magazine, and The Miami Hurricane newspaper—were recognized among the best in the nation last week, with the yearbook and magazine each earning Gold Crowns from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA), and The Miami Hurricane taking the College Media Association’s […]

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Special to UM News CORAL GABLES, Fla. (March 19, 2014)— For the second time, the University of Miami School of Law’s moot court team won the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court, which ended in a tie. UM Law’s team, second-year student Benjamin Keime and third-year students Abirami Ananthasingam and Joseph Matthews, shares the top prize—including […]


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Robert C. Jones Jr. UM News BALTIMORE, Md. (March 18, 2014)—As a graduate student at the University of South Carolina 32 years ago, Patricia A. Whitely never envisioned she would one day ascend to the primary leadership role of the national organization that serves as the voice for her field. But on Tuesday, with family, […]


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By Scott Roy Special to UM News MIAMI, Fla. (March 14, 2014)—A star-studded roster of attendees came out for the world debut of An Unbreakable Bond, a film by Emilio Estefan that documents the relationship between NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti, his son Marc, and their nearly three-decade struggle to find a cure for […]


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Representatives from the University of Miami’s Office of Government and Community Relations participated in the Coral Gables and Greater Miami Chambers of Commerce Tallahassee Fly-Ins recently, meeting with state senators and representatives ahead of the 2014 Florida legislative session. On the agenda were issues relevant to UM and the municipalities in which the institution has […]


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