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  1. From Art Deco Candy to New Apps

    April 04, 2014 – The UM School of Business awards $65,000 in prizes during the annual Business Plan Competition.

  2. Faculty Senate Honors ‘Champions of Excellence’

    April 03, 2014 – With UM President Donna E. Shalala, colleagues, administrators, and family members in attendance, UM honored three of the finest in their professions at the annual Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony.

  3. Robot Moves

    March 26, 2014 – A robot “teacher” is helping elementary school students improve their health and fitness.

  4. Crude Oil Impact on Fish Development

    March 24, 2014 – A study by UM researchers shows heart abnormalities in fish embryos exposed to crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

  5. NAS VP Focuses on Science

    March 21, 2014 – Washington University Dean Barbara Schaal talks to UM scientists as part of the SEEDS Lecture Series.

  6. Excessive Deer Impacts Native Plants

    March 20, 2014 – Researchers conclude that excess deer facilitates the population explosion of exotic plants and stunts native plant growth.

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  7. Anything But Ordinary

    March 20, 2014 – UM Alternative Breaks provided students an opportunity to visit new areas, get involved with social and environmental projects and find new passions.

  8. Innovating Solutions

    March 18, 2014 – UM students are participating in this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University, which seeks solutions to pressing global issues.

  9. Watching How the Brain Works

    March 12, 2014 – University of Miami researchers develop a method to visualize protein interactions in a living organism’s brain.

  10. Miller School of Medicine Vaults into Top 50

    March 11, 2014 – The Miller School of Medicine rises to No. 46 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

  11. Tracking Loggerheads

    March 07, 2014 – Study involving UM scientists provides new information about the sea turtle 'lost years.'

  12. Fisherman Hooks Fossilized Tooth

    February 26, 2014 – UM researchers determine tooth is from an extinct relative of a great white shark.

  13. Magnetism and an Electric Field

    February 18, 2014 – University of Miami physicist and his collaborators describe a novel approach to switch on and off magnetism, which can lead to a new generation of better-performing electronic devices.

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  14. Wasps and Social Acceptance

    February 17, 2014 – UM biologist finds that social wasps are accepted more frequently into unfamiliar colonies when both the individual and the group are young.

  15. New Study Examines the Stresses of Catch-and-Release Fishing on Sharks

    February 11, 2014 – Research led by UM scientists examines how coastal sharks deal with the stress from catch-and-release fishing.

  16. 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.

  17. Following the Lava Flow

    January 30, 2014 – UM researchers find a large magma chamber under the world’s most active volcano.

  18. Connecting Black Histories

    January 17, 2014 – Time chasers preserve and share the history of South Florida’s Black communities.

  19. Curious by Nature

    January 16, 2014 – UM marine researcher studies the curious and mysterious tiger shark, which resides at the top of the food chain.

  20. Academic Minute: Prof. Fernandes Studies Impact of Political Ads

    January 14, 2014 – Dr. Juliana Fernandes of the University of Miami earned the award in the Listener Choice category for her description of the downside of negative political ads.

  21. Academic Minute: Prof. Beron-Vera Discusses Black Holes of Sea

    January 14, 2014 – Dr. Francisco Beron-Vera discusses vortices that transport bodies of water around the globe.

  22. Taming Wandering Minds

    January 14, 2014 – A study by UM researchers shows a form of mental training called mindfulness training can improve focus and learning.

  23. Cuban Heritage Collection Acquires Brothers to the Rescue Archives

    January 10, 2014 – A search-and-rescue organization that saved thousands of Cuban rafters adrift in the Florida Straits has donated its extensive archives to the University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection.

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  24. The Power of Packaging

    January 08, 2014UM and Cal. Institute of Technology researchers show how the brain considers visual cues and taste when making everyday food choices.

  25. Remarkable Animals

    January 08, 2014 – A UM researcher and experts from across the globe form the Global Invertebrate Genomic Alliance to network and share information.

  26. Hovering Over Environmental Research

    January 06, 2014 – The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science adds a high-tech helicopter to its fleet of research vessels.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. Formula for Action

    December 13, 2013 – University of Miami physicist and his collaborators discover a mathematical law that explains a variety of human confrontations.

  30. From Browsing to Buying

    December 10, 2013 – Consumers sometimes experience "choice overload" when shopping online, research by a UM professor finds.

  31. SCOPE Study Underway

    December 09, 2013 – UM researchers leading study of how oil and pollutants migrate in offshore Gulf ocean currents.

  32. 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.

  33. Living with Climate Change

    November 18, 2013 – UM architecture students are researching how to modify residences to incorporate sustainability and deal with climate change.

  34. UM Professor Honored for Oceanographic Research

    November 15, 2013 – Oceanographer Andrew Bakun is awarded the Prince of Monaco’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

  35. How Haiyan Became a Super Typhoon

    November 11, 2013 – University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy talks about Super Typhoon Haiyan in an interview with Popular Mechanics.

  36. Hiring People with Autism

    November 07, 2013 – UM-NSU CARD to hold Town Hall Meeting for small business owners to discuss hiring adults on the autism spectrum.

  37. Calm in the Storm

    November 06, 2013 – A new study by a UM researcher and others shows meditation therapies can help incarcerated youth.

  38. Challenge to Benefit Simulation Hospital

    October 31, 2013 – Philanthropist R. Kirk Landon establishes a matching gift challenge to benefit the School of Nursing and Health Studies project.

  39. Adapting to Extreme Altitudes

    October 23, 2013 – Noted physical anthropologist Cynthia Beall discusses her research into ways people living at extreme altitudes adapt and cope.

  40. Mary Bartlett Bunge Elected to Institute of Medicine

    October 21, 2013 – Miami Project researcher known for her work on the Schwann cell, a key to repairing damaged spinal cords.

  41. Bascom Palmer Researchers Produce a Breakthrough Discovery in Diagnosing the Blinding Disease.

    October 15, 2013

  42. Ocean Drifters Designed by High School Students Could Help UM Researchers

    October 14, 2013 – Designed by students at MAST Academy High School, 13 ocean drifters in a variety of shapes and sizes could help UM researchers learn how oil spilled at sea reaches our shores.

  43. Iconic Sports Figures Gather to Help Raise Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research

    October 01, 2013 – 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner benefits The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

  44. Researchers Uncover 48 New Genetic Variants Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

    October 01, 2013 – Study brings to 110 known risk factors and provides important insight into disease mechanism

  45. Body Tune-Up

    September 27, 2013 – Songs and sounds that can help amputees walk better, safer, stronger? Frost School of Music researchers are blending music, engineering, and medical disciplines to make sure there’s an app for that.

  46. Impact of African Dust Storms

    September 23, 2013 – A UM researcher explains how dust storms in Africa affect air quality in the U.S. and Caribbean.

  47. Researching Hispanic Culture

    September 19, 2013 – The University Libraries exhibit celebrates Hispanic culture during Hispanic Heritage Month.

  48. Citizen Scientists

    September 18, 2013 – A new “Plankton Portal” uses crowd-sourcing to help classify more than a million images of strange oceanic creatures.

  49. Lancet Study Outlines First Risk Calculator for Pediatric Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

    September 10, 2013 – Researchers analyzed cases of more than 1,000 children from 98 centers in the U.S. and Canada enrolled in the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry.

  50. Researchers’ Tweets Move Science Forward

    September 10, 2013 – UM scientist and his collaborators explain how Twitter is useful in sharing ideas.

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  51. 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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  52. Epic Ocean Voyages

    August 28, 2013 – Computer simulation reveals the ocean-spanning journeys travelled by millimeter-sized coral larvae.

  53. UM Pediatrician Wins Prestigious Micah Batchelor Award

    August 28, 2013 – Award recognizes excellence in children's health research.

  54. Inside the Coral Crisis

    August 26, 2013 – A Coral Imperative: A look at how marine scientists at UM are leading the race to restore endangered reefs—and why they say failure is not an option.

  55. Battling Obesity

    August 13, 2013 – Researchers get $2 million grant to test obesity intervention for Hispanic youths.

  56. UM to Study Link Between Cancer and Auto Traffic

    August 01, 2013 – Results of the NIH-funded study could help plan new roads, parks, neighborhoods, and schools.

  57. Researchers Publish Breakthrough DNA Study

    July 31, 2013 – Study opens door to potential treatments for mitochondrial diseases.

  58. Reducing Pain in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

    July 29, 2013 – Clinical trial involving deep brain electrical stimulation set to begin this fall.

  59. 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.

  60. A New Strategy for Treating Leukemia

    July 08, 2013 – Study on acute myeloid leukemia reported in the journal 'Nature.'

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  61. Nursing and medical students learn how teamwork can improve patient outcomes.

    June 25, 2013 – One-week training course uses a series of simulations to teach students the value of working together.

  62. Honoring a Cherished Friend

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

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  63. Women in Oceanography

    June 18, 2013 – New short film featuring UM scientist Lisa Beal highlights increasing role of women in oceanography.

  64. ‘Tailing’ Spiny Lobster

    June 17, 2013 – Study reveals how infant lobsters get around in their first few months of life.

  65. How Altitude Affects the Way Language is Spoken

    June 12, 2013 – UM linguist establishes link between geographical elevation and language.

  66. Study Points to Potential New Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    June 11, 2013 – Miller School researchers discover genetic link related to fear expression.

  67. Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among Nation’s Best

    June 11, 2013 – Hospital ranked in six specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals rankings

  68. Targeting Type 2 Diabetes

    June 03, 2013 – MIller School, Miami VA selected as site for study on diabetes drug effectiveness.

  69. Bike Fix-It Station Keeps Cyclists Rolling

    June 03, 2013 – UM augments its reputation as a bike-friendly campus.

  70. Students, Alumni to Impact the World as Fulbright Scholars

    May 29, 2013 – Scholars will study, teach, and conduct research in eight different countries.

  71. Researchers Discover Prostate Cancer-Fighting Compound in Jamaican Allspce

    May 22, 2013 – Compound in the allspice berry significantly slows the growth of prostate cancer tumors.

  72. Preventing Stroke

    May 06, 2013 – Miller School gets $3.7 million grant to launch initiative aimed at reducing stroke disparities.

  73. Budding Researchers Present Their Work

    April 16, 2013 – The forum featured poster presentations on research in the arts, engineering, humanities, and the biological, physical, and social sciences.

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  74. Groundbreaking Procedure

    April 15, 2013 – Neurosurgeon uses innovative laser technique to eradicate brain tumor.

  75. A New Take on Jaws

    April 15, 2013 – Great white sharks display unique behavior while scavenging on whales.

  76. Researchers Identify Gene Associated with Alzheimer’s in African Americans

    April 10, 2013 – Discovery could lead to more effective therapies and drugs for patients.

  77. Researchers Identify Gene that Causes Deafness and Myopia

    April 09, 2013 – Study could lead to better understanding of the mechanism involved in the two disorders

  78. Researchers Identify Gene that Causes Deafness and Myopia

    April 09, 2013 – Study could lead to better understanding of the mechanism involved in the two disorders

  79. CSTARS Awarded $16.5 Million ONR Contract

    March 21, 2013 – Contract will allow CSTARS to continue collecting, processing, and disseminating satellite data.

  80. A New Hope for an HIV Vaccine

    March 19, 2013 – Researcher's study marks significant advance in HIV research and prevention.

  81. Genes and Hearing Loss

    March 12, 2013 – Researcher gets $3.1 million NIH grant to study genes that cause deafness.

  82. Coral Reefs in Peril

    March 12, 2013 – Climate models depict potential worldwide coral bleaching

  83. Miami CTSI Celebrates Launch

    March 04, 2013 – CaneSearch research forum focuses on obesity, collaboration.

  84. CaneSearch: Miami CTSI-Sponsored ‘Science of Obesity’ Research Day

    February 25, 2013 – The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will hold its first major, University-wide initiative, “CaneSearch,” on Wednesday, February 27.

  85. Miller School Receives $8.5 Million Grant

    February 06, 2013 – School joins NIH-funded Women's Interagency HIV Study.

  86. A Miami Project Milestone

    January 23, 2013 – Doctors perform first Schwann cell transplant, giving new hope to people with spinal cord injuries.

  87. Graduate Student’s ‘Sonic Reef’ Video Wins NSF Award

    January 22, 2013 – Erica Staaterman produced a 90-second video showing how her research could help shape the future.

  88. Documentary Featuring UM Libraries’ Ralph M. Munroe Collection Wins Suncoast Emmy

    January 08, 2013 – The film explores the legacy of the Barnacle, the house built on Biscayne Bay by the American yacht designer and early resident of Coconut Grove.

  89. Study Finds Decline in U.S. Cancer Screening Rates

    January 08, 2013 – Rate at which people seek preventive cancer screenings has fallen over the last ten years.

  90. LawWithoutWalls Joins Forces with Global Law Firm Eversheds

    January 07, 2013 – Lawyers will bring expertise to students from 18 universities around the world.

  91. Researchers Make Key Discoveries

    January 07, 2013 – Findings could help reverse or prevent vision loss in demyelinating disease.

  92. Miller School’s NIH Funding Climbs

    December 10, 2012 – No. 38 national ranking reflects University's growing prominence as a major research institution.

  93. UM: Obama Win Paints Bright Picture for Health Care, Real Estate, and Construction Stocks

    December 06, 2012 – Research also predicts which sectors are likely to falter.

  94. Bascom Palmer Receives $10 Million Gift

    November 27, 2012 – Gift will establish center dedicated to eradicating blinding injuries and lethal orbital malignancies.

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  95. UMGA Launches MOOC for High School Students

    November 27, 2012 – Six-session course is believed to be the world's first initiative of its kind.

  96. Engineering Students Take Flight at Red Bull Flugtag Miami

    November 13, 2012 – With an aircraft themed after the smartphone video game Angry Birds, a team of College of Engineering students won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Red Bull Flugtag Miami.

  97. Study Assesses Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Among Hispanics

    November 13, 2012 – Multicenter study is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

  98. Satellites Could Help Predict Volcanic Eruptions

    November 13, 2012 – Scientists discover evidence that volcanoes "inflate" prior to eruptions due to rise of magma.

  99. ALS Research and Patient Care at Miller School Get $1 Million Boost

    November 06, 2012 – Gift expands upon existing programs and creates additional resources.

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  100. A New Way to Kill Cancer Cells

    October 23, 2012 – Signaling protein Akt can impair growth of blood-forming stem cells that can develop into cancers.

 

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