The Edward H. Arnold Center for Confluent Media Studies (ACCMS) was established in 1996 by way of a $1 million gift from Mr. Edward H. Arnold, a prominent leader in the field of electronic technology. The Arnold Center provides a high-tech collaborative environment which attracts faculty and students from various backgrounds and encourages them to get involved in interdisciplinary media and digital content creation projects. It is a unique facility funded by a leading entrepreneur who has founded numerous corporations.

The creation of ACCMS is based on the belief that the application of new media in collaborative efforts among students and faculty members in such fields as Engineering, Music, Architecture, Communications, Medicine and the like is an essential educational and political tool to train a new generation of young scholars who are able to produce content that is fair, engaging and effective in triggering change either on individual or social level. 


The Silver Mirror

A Global Documentary Film Shedding New Light on Aging

By 2050, the world’s “graying” population is forecasted to reach 1.5 billion people, more than triple what it is today. Preparing health providers and societies to meet the needs of the elderly is essential: training health professionals for aging and elderly care; preventing and managing age-associated chronic diseases; designing sustainable long-term care policies; and developing age-friendly services and environments. The preview of this highly visual upcoming feature documentary film follow stories from five continents and sheds new light on breakthrough research including the evolutionary reasons for longevity, preserved longevity genetic pathways and caloric restriction. It also explores the implications of extending the human life/health span on environmental resources, health care, economies, the shrinking workforce, generational succession, and more notably, life’s purpose. This film, a production of the University of Miami’s Arnold Center for Confluent Media Studies, is supported by the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, and is directed by award-winning filmmaker Ali Habashi.  For more information visit