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  1. Bridge for the ‘Safety of Future Generations’ Has Its Ceremonial Groundbreaking

    April 23, 2015 – The overpass would ensure safe passage for pedestrians, many of them UM students, crossing at the intersection of US 1 and Mariposa Court.

  2. Lake Osceola Gets a Collective Hug as UM Community Celebrates Earth Day

    April 22, 2015 – Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff attended the annual event, including a newcomer: UM President-Elect Julio Frenk.

  3. Faculty Senate Honors ‘Change Agents’ at Annual Awards Ceremony

    April 16, 2015 – Jay S. Skyler, Mary E. Mckay, and René Sacasas were honored for their contributions in research, teaching, and service.


  4. International Week Celebrates Cultural Diversity Around the World

    April 07, 2015 – Join the Council of International Students and Organizations on a trip around the world as International Week continues on the Coral Gables campus.

  5. UM Hosts “Know Justice, Know Peace” Symposium

    April 02, 2015 – Discussion touched on issues of race and the ongoing struggle for social justice.

  6. Architecture Students Use Smartphone Technology to Survey East Little Havana

    March 30, 2015 – During the inaugural U-Serve Day, School of Architecture students and faculty inventoried more than 430 properties in the historic neighborhood.

  7. Women’s Commission Breakfast Looks at the Status of Women at UM

    March 26, 2015 – President Shalala delivers keynote address and receives the May A. Brunson Award.

  8. Celebrating Match Day

    March 25, 2015 – Cheers and tears mark the Miller School of Medicine's 2015 Match Day event as students find out where they will spend their residency.

  9. A Celebration of All Things Haiti: Haitian Culture Week Gets Underway

    March 23, 2015 – Activities focus on the culture, food, music, and art of that island nation.

  10. Scholarships Propel UM’s Next Success Stories

    March 20, 2015 – Alumna Alice Vilma addresses students at UM Black Alumni Society and Woodson Williams Marshall Association Scholarship Reception.

  11. Haitian Culture Week on Tap

    March 18, 2015 – The student organization Planet Kreyol hosts Haitian Culture Week featuring dance, food, and fun.

  12. Sweat has its Rewards: Giving Back to the Community

    March 06, 2015 – Participating in the UM Day of Service, about 100 faculty and staff help spruce up Liberty City's Charles R. Drew K-8 Center.

  13. A Taste of Cuba Comes to UM

    March 06, 2015 – Discover Cuba event showcases the cuisine, culture, and history of Cuba.

  14. Local High School Girls Encouraged to ‘Change the World’ through Engineering

    February 27, 2015 – As part of E-Week activities at the College of Engineering, more than 220 teenaged girls attended Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day on the UM campus.

  15. CGI U Announces Speakers, Agenda for Meeting on UM Campus

    February 25, 2015 – Three-day event will bring more than 1,000 college students from around the world to UM.

  16. UM Rings in the Lunar New Year with a ‘Journey Down the Silk Road.’

    February 24, 2015 – Festivities included dances, music, demonstrations, East Asian cuisine, crafts, and more.

  17. Pitch perfect: UM dedicates Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios

    February 20, 2015 – The 41,089-square-foot complex, which includes 77 chamber music and teaching studios, will unite the Frost School’s 770 students and 125 faculty “like never before.”

  18. Three Noteworthy Professors Honored

    February 10, 2015 – Faculty Senate awards highest accolades to René Sacasas, Mary E. Mckay, and Jay S. Skyler.

  19. Cyclists Hit the Streets for a Wheel Good Cause—Fighting Cancer

    February 09, 2015 – Dolphins Cycling Challenge V raises millions for UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  20. A Powerhouse of Tiny Technology

    February 06, 2015 – BioNIUM’s “clean room” filters the minutest particles from the air, a necessity to create devices on the nanoscale.

  21. Nicole Henry’s Expressive, Soulful Voice Helps Launch Black Awareness Month Events at UM

    February 06, 2015 – The UM alumna performed and gave advice to students during BAM Opening Ceremonies at the Student Activities Center.

  22. Researchers Develop Instrument to Monitor Atmospheric Mercury

    February 02, 2015 – Tool detects minute quantities of mercury to help better protect public health.

  23. Jazz Vocalist Nicole Henry Headlines Black Awareness Month Events at UM

    February 02, 2015 – Events will also include exhibits, lectures, a poetry slam, and more.

  24. As U.S.-Cuba Relations Thaw, ICCAS Hosts Historic Meeting

    February 02, 2015 – Cuban dissidents meeting at UM’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies call for a dialogue on the democratic future of Cuba.


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  25. Sharing the Secret to ‘Results’

    January 21, 2015 – Alumnus Sam Daley-Harris shared his journey from musician to global activist during his Distinguished Alumni Lecture.

  26. Beaux Arts Festival of Art Still a Popular Draw

    January 20, 2015 – The 64th annual event featured more than 220 fine art exhibitors.

  27. Students honor the legacy of MLK by helping others.

    January 19, 2015 – On the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., more than 120 students helped beautify Brownsville Middle School.

  28. Find UM Cuba Experts

    January 15, 2015 – With restrictions being lifted on travel to Cuba, UM faculty experts can offer insight.


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  29. A $1 Million Gift to Athletics Announced

    January 14, 2015 – The endowment gift from UM Trustee and alumnus Robert Mann will support several programs and other needs in Athletics.

  30. UM Honored for Community Engagement

    January 12, 2015 – University receives Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

  31. Dig Yields Clues about Prehistoric Culture in Florida Keys

    January 12, 2015 – Students unearth artifacts that shed light on “prehistoric occupants of the Everglades.”

  32. Beaux Arts Festival of Art returns for its 64th year January 17-18

    January 07, 2015 – A South Florida tradition, the festival will bring more than 220 fine art juried exhibitors to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum.

  33. The Perfect Patient

    January 06, 2015 – Unique collaboration between Arts and Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing prepares future health professionals.

  34. 2014: The Year in Review

    December 23, 2014 – UM experienced another year of transformative change and progress. Here’s a look at what transpired at the U over the past year.

  35. UM’s Newest ’Canes Urged to “Tackle Big Problems”

    December 18, 2014 – In his fall 2014 commencement address, Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press, told graduates to build and grow a better society.

  36. UM Cuba Experts

    December 17, 2014 – UM Cuba Experts

  37. VizUM Picks Up Where Places & Spaces Leaves Off

    December 12, 2014 – New initiative will connect visualization efforts already in place at UM.

  38. Prominent Leaders Convene at UM to Discuss the Future of the Americas

    December 11, 2014 – UM President Donna E. Shalala welcomes her former boss, Bill Clinton, and a roster of distinguished international leaders to begin a dialogue on what the next 20 years will hold for the region.

  39. Pooches Take the ‘Ruffness’ Out of Finals Week

    December 09, 2014 – With the fall semester coming to an end, students enjoy Puppies on the Green, hammocks in the Palm Court area, and manmade snow to relieve the stress of final exams.

  40. Two Faculty Recognized as 2014’s Top Black Educators

    December 09, 2014 – Legacy Magazine Recognized History Professor Donald Spivey and Associate Professor of English Patricia Saunders

  41. Students Transform Industrial Site Into Hialeah’s Own Midtown Miami

    December 09, 2014 – Keeping the historic train station as a dominant feature, students proposed mixed-use developments with shops, offices, and residential units that would encourage walking.

  42. Business Expands Online Programs

    December 08, 2014 – The School of Business Administration is now offering a new online Master of Professional Accounting program.

  43. Going Bowling

    December 07, 2014 – Football accepts bid to face South Carolina in Independence Bowl.

  44. Former ’Cane Football Player Donates $1.5M to Athletics

    December 05, 2014 – Ken Hunt's gift will endow a full scholarship in perpetuity for the running back position.

  45. Edna C. Shalala Passes Away

    December 02, 2014 – Centenarian was an accomplished lawyer, tennis champion, and mother of UM President Donna E. Shalala.

  46. Amazing Opportunity

    December 01, 2014 – Theatre arts graduate Alanna Saunders will play Tiger Lily in NBC’s Peter Pan Live! on Thursday.

  47. Targeting HIV in Women

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  48. International Students Celebrate Thanksgiving with Global Flair

    November 25, 2014 – IEP students weave international customs into America’s traditional holiday.

  49. Challenges in Our Changing World

    November 14, 2014 – Admiral James Stavridis, delivering the Cobb Leadership Lecture, said that building bridges is the key to a secure world.

  50. Congressman Ryan Touts Mindfulness

    November 12, 2014 – The Ohio Democrat says that practicing mindfulness can bring success and happiness.

  51. UM Honors a Generation of Veterans During a Tribute to Our Troops

    November 11, 2014 – From World War II veterans to the servicemen and servicewomen engaged in the war on terror, UM honors the brave men and women of the armed forces.

  52. Noted Journalist Speaks at UM About the Dangers Foreign Correspondents Face Abroad

    November 06, 2014 – In a gripping talk presented at UM’s Miller Center, international journalist Ilene Prusher explained that reporters are no longer only truth-seekers but also targets of extremist terrorist groups.

  53. Homecoming Pageantry and Pride Animate Campus

    October 31, 2014 – With an ‘Animate Your Story’ theme and Hurricanes great Jim Kelly as grand marshal, UM celebrated an unforgettable 2014 Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.

  54. Pride and Spirit Abound as UM Community Celebrates ’Canes Spirit Day

    October 29, 2014 – The 4th Annual ’Canes Spirit Day featured food, giveaways, a dunk tank contest, and, of course, plenty of UM pride.

  55. A $50 Million Gift to Name UM’s New Health Care Facility

    October 23, 2014 – The Lennar Foundation Medical Center will deliver breakthrough health care to South Florida starting in 2016.

  56. Business-Minded Youngsters Visit UM to Learn the Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success

    October 21, 2014 – Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club ‘Grow Your Own Business Challenge’ kicked off at the University of Miami on Monday with a launch event attended by more than 150 elementary and middle school students.

  57. Off-field battles forged UM and NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly

    October 17, 2014 – Jim Kelly, who will serve as grand marshal for UM’s 2014 Alumni Weekend and Homecoming festivities, faced some of the NFL’s fiercest defenders as a quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. His toughest battles, however, would be fought away from the field.

  58. UM Hillel Breaks Ground on New Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life

    October 16, 2014 – Center made possible by $2.5 million lead gift from two distinguished Miami families.

  59. UM Presidential Search Committee Named

    October 10, 2014 – UM Board of Trustees Chairman Stuart A. Miller appointed members to the Presidential Search Committee.

  60. 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.

  61. UM Dedicates Cutting-Edge Facility for Hurricane and Marine Life Research

    October 03, 2014 – The $50 million Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex will help improve coastal resiliency and hurricane forecasting and look to the oceans to shed new light on how to treat human diseases.

  62. New Study First to Document the Voices of Fish Larvae

    October 02, 2014 – Researchers suggest that these sounds are key to maintain group cohesion

  63. Sports Legends Dinner Huge Success

    September 30, 2014 – A sold-out crowd celebrated the 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, which benefits research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

  64. Stepping Up the Fight against HIV/AIDS

    September 25, 2014 – $1 million grant from state of Florida will support HIV/AIDS research efforts at UM.

  65. Neonatal Touch Therapy Pioneer Honored

    September 19, 2014 – Miller School's Tiffany Field receives Golden Goose Award in Washington

  66. Young and Old Learn How to Save a Life

    September 08, 2014 – UM hosted CPR Day on September 6, providing free instruction to people on the lifesaving technique.

  67. Data Visualizations ‘Worth a Million Words’ Unveiled at UM

    September 05, 2014 – Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, a traveling exhibition of 100 maps that present data in visually stunning formats, debuts at UM.

  68. Rocket Research Confirms X-Ray Glow Emanates from Galactic Hot Bubble

    August 27, 2014 – A University of Miami scientist led a NASA rocket mission to measure the diffuse X-ray background in space, revealing a “local hot bubble” and settling a debate.

  69. University of Miami Welcomes Stamps Scholars

    August 27, 2014 – The prestigious Stamps Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation.

  70. Students Urged to Find Their ‘Unique Value Contribution’

    August 21, 2014 – At UM’s New Student Convocation, award-winning journalist Thomas Friedman gave freshmen a look at the world they now live in.

  71. Shalala Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

    August 21, 2014 – A host of UM officials, including President Donna E. Shalala, are getting soaked for a cause – all to benefit ALS research.

  72. UM to Host Clinton Global Initiative University

    August 19, 2014 – The eighth annual CGI U event will take place in March 2015.

  73. Study Analyzed Conservation Status of Trophy Fish

    August 15, 2014 – Scientists find that species threatened with extinction are targeted for trophy fishing records

  74. University Names New VP of Enrollment Management

    August 14, 2014 – John Haller has held leadership posts at St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt, and Drexel.

  75. Interactive Media’s ‘Zoo Rush’ Wins Good Gaming Award for Raising Sickle Cell Awareness

    August 11, 2014 – Student game developers win award for raising awareness to sickle cell disease.

  76. Settlement Reached Regarding Univ. of Maryland’s Departure from ACC

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  77. Yoga Wednesdays

    August 07, 2014 – The RSMAS campus provides a picturesque setting for the Well 'Canes Yoga Wednesdays. View the slideshow.

  78. Places & Spaces Will Change How People See the World

    August 04, 2014 – Exhibition of Artistic Visualizations Presents Big Data in Exciting New Ways

  79. Vaulting Into History

    August 04, 2014 – UM's Alysha Newman wins bronze medal in pole vault at Commonwealth Games.

  80. Dusty Beginnings

    July 28, 2014 – UM study shows that Saharan dust played a major role in forming the Bahamas.

  81. First Class

    July 25, 2014 – UM’s first Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduating class learned how to help a community heal.

  82. Commercial Fishing’s Impact on Sharks

    July 23, 2014 – New UM study measures the survival rates of 12 shark species.

  83. School of Architecture Helps Allapattah Get Its ‘Beautiful Little Corner’

    July 18, 2014 – A mural commissioned by the School of Architecture and the Dominican American National Foundation transforms a bustling city corner of Miami.

  84. UQuit Helps Diverse Smokers Kick the Habit

    July 11, 2014 – More than half of study subjects stopped smoking by end of four-week program.

  85. Frost School Enters the Online Frontier

    July 11, 2014 – With the launch of two online master’s degree programs this fall, and a third in 2015, Frost will be the first school at the University of Miami to offer the accessibility and flexibility of the virtual classroom.

  86. New Insights into Deeper Reefs

    July 09, 2014 – Study compares bioerosion on deeper reef systems to better understand structural sustainability.

  87. Leadership Statements on Sexual Battery

    July 08, 2014 – University President Donna E. Shalala and Director of Athletics Blake James respond to allegations.

  88. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen Inspires Ninth Graders to ‘Find Their Passion’

    July 08, 2014 – In a visit to the University of Miami campus as part of a college-bound enrichment program for ninth graders, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told the youngsters to “never stop learning.”

  89. ID Card for People with Autism Builds Understanding

    July 07, 2014 – Created by UM-NSU CARD, the new tool helps people with autism interact with police, EMTs, and others.

  90. Teaching Writing Diversifies

    June 18, 2014 – Technology and team-teaching are among methods used now to benefit students.

  91. Unraveling the Secrets of Speciation

    June 13, 2014 – Using birds as a primary study subject, a University of Miami professor of biology travels to the Solomon Islands to study the process by which new species are created.

  92. Miami Law’s Moot Court Ranks in Top 10

    June 11, 2014 – The Moot Court Board posted one of its best finishes in recent memory.

  93. A Virtual Learning Achievement

    June 06, 2014 – Students from countries as far away as Colombia, Spain, and Sweden accepted newly minted degrees at the University of Miami Global Academy’s fourth high school graduation.

  94. ‘Vocal Fry’ and the Workplace

    May 29, 2014 – UM researcher and collaborators find that using a creaky, low pitch voice gives women a negative image.


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  95. Top Economists and Academics Debate Latin America’s Future Prosperity

    May 24, 2014 – UM’s Center for Hemispheric Policy hosted a group of leading experts on Latin America for a discussion on the economic and political challenges facing the region.

  96. From Coral Gables to Tinseltown

    May 21, 2014 – Top student films to be shown at ’Canes Film Showcase in Hollywood.

  97. School of Architecture Dean Named

    May 20, 2014 – Rodolphe el-Khoury, a distinguished leader in contemporary architecture and urbanism, has been named the new dean.

  98. Law School Gift Announced

    May 19, 2014 – UM Trustee Laurie Silvers and her husband, Mitchell Rubenstein, will establish two scholarships supporting students at the School of Law.

  99. 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.

  100. University of Miami Names New Board of Trustees Chair and Members

    May 16, 2014 – Stuart A. Miller takes the helm of UM’s board; Hilarie Bass and Richard D. Fain elected vice chairs.


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