e-Veritas Archive | August, 2011

Rosenstiel School Scientist Receives Prestigious Geochemical Society Award

Frank Millero receives the V. M. Goldschmidt Award from Sam Mukasa, past president of the Geochemical Society.

Frank Millero, professor of marine and atmospheric chemistry at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has received the prestigious V. M. Goldschmidt Award from the Geochemical Society for his major achievements in the field of geochemistry. Millero received the award during a ceremony at the V. M. Goldschmidt Conference, held in Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-19.

In his acceptance speech, Millero thanked those who influenced his early development in the field. He also recognized the undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, technicians, and colleagues who co-authored papers with him over the years. His last acknowledgement was to his wife of 46 years, Judy. “She has been my moral strength over the years,” he said. Read the full story

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Newman Alumni Center Wins City Beautiful Award

From left to right: Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Chair John O’Rourke, UM alumnus and project architect with MGE Architects Rolando Conesa, Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason, City Manager Pat Salerno, and University of Miami Senior Project Manager Eddy Lopez.

The University of Miami’s Robert and Judi Prokop Alumni Center has won a City Beautiful Award from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce in the category of “Outstanding Exterior.”

Sponsored by the City of Coral Gables, the City Beautiful Awards are presented by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce each year to celebrate the most outstanding examples of architectural achievement among the municipality’s commercial properties. The award ceremony took place on August 18 during Good Morning Coral Gables at the Biltmore Hotel.

The 72,000-square-foot Newman Alumni Center, one of the first structures built as a result of UM’s $1.4 billion Momentum campaign, was dedicated on October 8, 2010, and features an architectural style described as representing a unique setting for alumni, students, and friends of the University to congregate in grand and intimate settings.

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Classes Begin at UM with a Show of Solidarity

Dressed in orange, UM students, from left, Pola Bunster, Natalia Macias, Natalia San Juan, Jennifer Ramirez, and Nawara Alawa enjoy lunch on the second floor of the Whitten University Center.

With the NCAA investigation concerning University of Miami athletics still ongoing, many students and employees at the institution showed their support for the school on the first day of classes Wednesday, wearing orange as a sign of solidarity.

“The buildings and fountains on campus make up the University of Miami. But it is we—the students—who make it ‘The U,’ ” Student Government President Brandon Mitchell wrote in an email sent to students and subsequently forwarded to UM employees. “When the TV cameras pan at the football games, they pan to us. When the country wants to know how a school is handling a situation, they look to us. We need to show everyone that our family is as strong as it’s ever been.” Read the full story

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Welcome, Freshmen: Move-In Day Arrives for New UM Students

Assisted by their parents, hundreds of freshmen moved into UM's Hecht and Stanford Residential Colleges last week.

Lauren Walter’s ninth-floor room in Stanford Residential College was still a work in progress: unopened boxes scattered about the floor, a mattress missing its sheets and comforter, a mini-refrigerator that hadn’t been plugged in.

But soon her new digs for her first year of college would look like a cozy home away from home, thanks to the organizational skills of her mother, Mary, who busied about the room putting every box, container, and piece of clothing in its place. Read the full story

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Entrepreneurial Advice: Carl Schramm Delivers New Student Convocation Address

Wearing an orange UM polo shirt, Carl Schramm answers questions from students during the Q&A portion of the New Student Convocation.

With the nation still mired in an economic downturn, entrepreneur expert Carl J. Schramm told hundreds of University of Miami students last Friday that they could play an important role in reshaping the U.S. economy, encouraging them to think creatively and start ventures that spur job growth, generate wealth, and create innovation.

“It’s our job to make the American economy robust and strong,” said Schramm, delivering the New Student Convocation address at UM’s BankUnited Center. Read the full story

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