Philanthropy

  1. Lowe Receives $1.5 Million Gift from Beaux Arts

    November 03, 2014 – The gift will enable the creation of the position of Beaux Arts Director and Chief Curator.

  2. All Pinked Out: Zeta Tau Alpha Battles Breast Cancer

    October 08, 2014 – From a Survivors Celebration to T-shirt sales benefiting cancer research, Zeta Tau Alpha kicked off Think Pink Week on campus.

  3. President Shalala to Step Down

    September 08, 2014 – UM President Donna E. Shalala announces she will step down next year.

  4. Miami Law Bricks Named

    September 08, 2014 – The popular courtyard is named ‘Hilarie Bass Bricks’ for the superstar lawyer, community leader, and loyal ‘Cane.

  5. NASA’s Weightless Wonder

    August 29, 2014 – Engineering students take a ‘magical and mind-boggling’ ride on NASA’s weightless wonder.

  6. UM Receives $1.5 Million Grant for Science Education

    June 09, 2014 – The Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant will be used to improve how science is taught.

  7. Focusing on STEM

    June 04, 2014 – The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards the University of Miami $1.5 million to improve science education.

  8. Historic Gift to Sylvester

    May 22, 2014 – The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research has presented its largest gift ever - $4.5 million - to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  9. Plotting Haiti’s New Population Center

    May 16, 2014 – The School of Architecture hosts a charrette to transform Haiti’s north coast into a less earthquake-prone population center.

  10. Students Thank Donors Who Help Dreams Come True

    May 02, 2014 – Students thank donors during the Leadership and Loyalty Recognition Reception.

  11. A Celebration of Involvement

    April 23, 2014 – UM honors students for volunteer efforts and leadership abilities.

  12. Engineering Dedicates Cybersecurity Lab

    April 15, 2014 – The Fortinet CyberSecurity Laboratory will focus on cybersecurity.

  13. UM School of Law Receives M2 Gift

    April 09, 2014 – The law firm White & Case has made a gift to UM School of Law to support the International Arbitration Institute.

  14. A $2.5 Million Naming Gift to UM Hillel Announced

    March 25, 2014 – The new Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life will serve more than 2,000 Jewish students on campus.

  15. Generous Donation from Alumna Hilarie Bass Announced

    March 20, 2014 – Gift to the UM School of Law will support school’s Legacy of Legal Education.

  16. An Unbreakable Bond to Debut at Miami International Film Festival

    March 04, 2014 – Film by Emilio Estefan chronicles efforts of Nick and Marc Buoniconti.

  17. Students thank scholarship donors for helping them pursue their passions

    February 20, 2014 – At the annual Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon, UM students gathered in a collective show of thanks to the philanthropists who have helped make their college education a reality.

  18. Sand in Her Shoes

    February 19, 2014 – President Shalala receives Miami’s highest honor.

  19. UM Announces More Than $12.5 Million in Giving from Swanee and Paul DiMare to Momentum2 Campaign

    February 07, 2014 – Couple's giving benefits schools of medicine, music, and education as well as athletics.

  20. Remembering Haiti

    January 14, 2014 – UM students marked the four-year anniversary of the Haiti earthquake with a vigil, while some students spent winter break on the island nation.

  21. Joining Forces

    January 11, 2014 – The UM Special Olympics Club’s Unified Basketball Team competes with plenty of skill and fun.

  22. Benefiting Haiyan Survivors

    January 07, 2014 – UM and Louisville fans participate in volunteer event before Russell Athletic Bowl to benefit those impacted by typhoon in the Philippines.

  23. Statement from President Shalala on Academic Boycott Efforts Against Israel

    January 04, 2014 – UM president opposes actions of American Studies Association and Modern Language Association.

  24. 2013: The Year in Review

    December 22, 2013 – A few words to describe the past year at UM would include transformative, engaging, inspirational, innovative and community-focused.

  25. Statement from President Shalala on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

    December 05, 2013 – UM president comments on the death of former South African president and champion for equality.

  26. University of Miami Leadership Addresses NCAA Report

    October 22, 2013 – University accepts findings and additional penalties, and will not appeal.

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  27. Through Their Lens: National Gandhi Day of Service 2013

    October 17, 2013 – More than 600 University of Miami students participated in the annual Gandhi Day of Service by helping out in the local community.

  28. Philanthropist’s Gift Benefits Scholarship Fund

    October 14, 2013 – A $100,000 bequest from the late Lamar Louise Curry will help female students who are returning to the classroom.

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  29. UM Maintains Top-Tier Status in Latest U.S. News Rankings

    September 10, 2013 – University ranked No. 47; remains No. 1 ranked school in Florida.

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  30. Grant will help boost the number of underrepresented students in the field of biology

    July 16, 2013 – Reclaiming the American Dream Scholarship Program receives $600,000 NSF grant.

  31. Bascom Palmer Marks a Decade as No. 1 in Ophthalmology

    July 16, 2013 – Bascom Palmer tops U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.

  32. Miller School Launches Online Industrial Ph.D. Degree

    July 11, 2013 – New degree is first in the nation for industry and government scientists.

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  33. Looking at Sachet Water

    June 26, 2013 – Study examines social, environmental consequences of sachet water use in Ghana.

  34. Honoring a Cherished Friend

    June 25, 2013 – Miami Law alumna establishes scholarship in memory of former classmate.

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  35. Grant from Chase to Benefit Local Communities

    June 10, 2013 – UM initiative sets its sights on projects in Allapattah and Overtown.

  36. Faculty member, graduate student create HIV/AIDS prevention program in Guatemala

    June 03, 2013 – Initiative targets young adults in the Tz'utujil Mayan community of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala.

  37. Honoring UM’s Health Care Heroes

    May 29, 2013 – Miller School faculty recognized by Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

  38. Frost School Dedicates Marta S. Weeks Music Quadrangle

    May 20, 2013 – When completed, the new Marta S. Weeks Music Quadrangle will be a gathering space surrounded by the Frost School's world-class facilities.

  39. Pap Corps Annual Gift Reaches $3.6 Million

    May 20, 2013 – Gift will help researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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  40. Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez visits UM

    April 02, 2013 – Dissident Journalist tours UM's Cuban Heritage Collection.

  41. Bascom Palmer Breaks Ground on New Site in Naples

    February 19, 2013 – The site will contain clinical space customized for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases and disorders.

  42. Statement from President Donna E. Shalala

    February 18, 2013 – Update on NCAA internal investigation.

  43. U.S. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Visits UM

    February 01, 2013 – First Hispanic appointed to Supreme Court opens up during visit at UM.

  44. Miller Center Receives $1 Million Gift

    January 29, 2013 – Gift from Trustee George Feldenkreis also supports Judaic Studies Program.

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  45. Miami Drubs No. 1-Ranked Duke

    January 23, 2013 – 'Canes stay undefeated in ACC with 90-63 win over Blue Devils.

  46. Legendary Coach Ron Fraser Passes Away

    January 20, 2013 – Fraser led UM baseball program for 30 seasons and to two College World Series titles.

  47. A Boost for Mind and Body

    January 15, 2013 – $500,000 gift expands Mind-Body Wellness Program at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach.

  48. Esman Foundation Pledges Support to Sylvester

    January 09, 2013 – $450,000 gift will help cancer center discover new therapies

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  49. Architecture’s Design Build Studio Creates Eco-Tent

    January 07, 2013 – Sustainable tent built by Architecture students now stands at Everglades National Park.

  50. Sylvester’s 20th Anniversary Gala Raises $1.3 Million

    December 12, 2012 – Funds research and care at only academic-based cancer center in South Florida.

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  51. UM Defeats Big Ten Power Michigan State

    November 28, 2012 – 67-59 victory over 13th-ranked Spartans part of ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

  52. Momentum2 Campaign Hits Billion-Dollar Mark

    October 26, 2012 – UM's campaign has hit the $1 billion mark, putting the University on the fast track to reach its goal.

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  53. UM’s Economic Impact Tops $6 Billion

    October 22, 2012 – Independent study shows that University is a major economic engine in the local and tri-county region.

  54. A Homecoming Celebration in Orange and Green

    October 19, 2012 – “The Tried, The True, The U,” the theme of this year’s annual celebration.

  55. UM Trustee Makes Gift to Miami Law

    October 01, 2012 – Wayne Chaplin's Challenge Grant Matches Law Scholarship Donations


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  56. Miami Rolls in Season Opener

    September 01, 2012 – Electrifying freshman Duke Johnson scores twice in 41-32 victory over Boston College.

  57. New Funding Enhances Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute

    August 02, 2012 – Gift from Virginia "Ginny" Mancini supports the artistic director position.

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  58. ‘Shop for a Cause’ to Support the Debbie School

    July 23, 2012 – Enjoy a day of spectacular savings and shopping at one of the nation’s finest department stores, and help support a worthwhile cause at the same…

  59. UM Teams Up with Magic Johnson and Clear Health Alliance

    June 18, 2012 – Partnership will provide medical services to underserved South Florida patients living with HIV/AIDS.

  60. Tropical Nights

    May 21, 2012 – Annual fundraising event raises $300,000 for UM-NSU CARD programs, services, and research initiatives.

  61. Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Awarded $10 Million Grant

    May 03, 2012 – Starr Foundation grant to support mission to translate stem cell discoveries.

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  62. Pap Corps Makes $3.2 Million Gift

    May 01, 2012 – Presents annual gift to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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  63. UM Psychologist, Philosopher, Physician-Researcher Recognized

    April 09, 2012 – Faculty receive 2012 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity.

  64. $7.5M Gift Creates Collaborative Institute in Biomedical Nanotechnology

    March 27, 2012 – Initiative will link investigators from three schools.

  65. Filmmaker’s New Endeavor Aims to Protect Wetlands

    March 26, 2012 – Professor and filmmaker Sanjeev Chatterjee launches website on World Water Day.

  66. We Robot

    March 21, 2012 – Cutting-edge discussion at UM Law will probe complex issues raised by sophisticated robotics.

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  67. Citizens Board Launches New Community Networking Initiative ‘CB Connects U’

    March 15, 2012 – New initiative designed to inform business leaders of the impact that UM has in South Florida.

  68. Former President of Spain Leads Panel Discussion on Changes in the Arab World

    March 05, 2012 – “Changes in the Arab World: Implications for Israel and Western Security” was the topic of discussion at a UM Global Affairs Lecture on March 1. The…

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  69. DRIF’s $100 Million Gift Kicks Off Momentum2

    February 16, 2012 – Gift provides significant boost to cure-focused research efforts at Diabetes Research Institute.

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  70. Mariano Gift to School of Law Celebrated

    February 06, 2012 – Miami Law celebrates the launch of a first-of-its-kind triple-degree program.

  71. Achieving Diversity in Engineering

    January 31, 2012 – Gift Funds Scholarships for African-American Engineering Students.

  72. Giving the Gift of Hearing

    January 30, 2012 – South Florida family benefits from Ear Institute gift.

  73. UM Ranked No. 1 Most Fiscally Responsible Nonprofit

    December 15, 2011 – Worth magazine partnered with Charity Navigator to determine the ranking.

  74. UM Holds Groundbreaking for Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence

    December 12, 2011 – UM takes another major step in elevating its storied athletics program.

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  75. Launch Pad Participates in White House Discussions on Building Startups

    December 08, 2011 – Startup America Partnership announces $475 million in new committed resources.

  76. UM Unveils State-of-the-Art Cath Lab

    December 07, 2011 – Lab provides advanced imaging and pinpoint accuracy for new and complex procedures.

  77. Dolphins Cycling Challenge Raises Over $1 Million

    December 07, 2011 – Amount is one of largest gifts ever to Sylvester Cancer Center.

  78. UM Projects Get Funding from Citizens Board

    December 01, 2011 – Community leaders raise millions for student-intiated programs.

  79. Retro Musical Reflects Unique Collaboration

    November 16, 2011 – Fifty*Four*Forever is a colorful musical tribute to Studio 54.

  80. Cycling for a Cure

    November 11, 2011 – Dolphins Cycling Challenge doubles ridership to raise funds for Sylvester.

  81. Friends Give “Artfully” to UM Lowe Art Museum

    November 08, 2011 – Friends of Art give $700,000 to support The Lowe.

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  82. Leadership for Fundraising Campaign Announced

    November 07, 2011 – Influential group includes seven couples and three individuals with longtime UM connections.

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  83. Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for New Student Activities Center

    October 28, 2011 – Administration and student leaders call planned complex “transformational.”

  84. Mural Chronicles UM’s History

    October 24, 2011 – Collage of 165 images to grace wall in University Center.

  85. Adrienne Arsht Gives $500,000 to Bascom Palmer

    October 18, 2011 – Gift establishes the betti lidsky Retinitis Pigmentosa Endowed Research Fund

  86. Rehab Team Wins Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Grant

    October 18, 2011 – Federal funding of $2M supports research on care for spinal cord injury patients.

  87. Music in Red, White, and Blue

    October 17, 2011 – United States Marine Band performs at UM’s BankUnited Center.

  88. CAS Gallery Presents Annual Alumni Exhibition

    October 12, 2011 – Alumni show will include painting, ceramics, photography, and more.

  89. Legendary Occasion

    September 27, 2011 – Great Sports Legends Dinner raises more than $10 million for Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

  90. HOPE Public Resource Center Holds Online Auction

    September 27, 2011 – Annual online auction begins October 3.

  91. UM Life Science & Technology Park Opens

    September 20, 2011 – New Health District facility to be a major hub for biomedical R&D.

  92. Soledad O’Brien Spotlights the Changing Face of Women’s Boxing

    September 19, 2011 – CNN anchor gives UM audience a look at the changing face of the sport.

  93. Former UM President Tad Foote To Be Honored

    September 15, 2011 – CADCA to present him with Lifetime Distinguished Service Award.

  94. UM’s New Biotech Park Hosts Resource Fair

    September 11, 2011 – The event served as the first official outreach effort for Overtown community.

  95. Soledad O’Brien to Speak at UM

    September 09, 2011 – CNN anchor will screen portions of her documentary, "In Her Corner: Latino in America."

  96. Miller School Ranked No. 1 by Hispanic Business Magazine

    September 06, 2011 – Schools of Business Administration and Law also highly ranked.

  97. UM Athletics Receives $4.2 Million Gift

    September 01, 2011 – Gift will help future generations of student-athletes fulfill their dream of getting an education.

  98. RSMAS Professor to Lead Deepwater Horizon Research

    August 31, 2011 – $15 million allocated to CARTHE group for research.

  99. Lowe Exhibit Provides Insights into Life in China

    August 25, 2011 – 150 photographic works by seven photographers from mainland China in exhibition.

  100. Lowe Art Museum Launches New Website

    August 22, 2011 – Debut comes in anticipation of the Museum’s 60th anniversary.

 

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