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  1. 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.

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  2. Laboratory in Flight

    April 13, 2015 – RSMAS unveiled its innovative helicopter observation platform, a game-changer for research missions.

  3. Studying How Species Evolve

    April 10, 2015 – Documentary film ‘Islands of Creation’ captures UM researcher’s fascinating speciation studies.

  4. Pioneering Research Recognized

    March 30, 2015 – Three faculty members are recipients of the 2015 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity.

  5. RSMAS Scientist Develops Model for Paleo-Climate Study

    March 16, 2015 – Tracking marine plankton provides new information to reconstruct past climate.

  6. Clintons, Shalala Inspire CGI U Students to ‘Give Flight to the Possible’

    March 06, 2015 – More than 1,100 students from 80 countries and 200 universities join innovators, thought-leaders, and civically engaged celebrities for three days of sessions, networking, and service.

  7. UM Projects for CGI U Receive Grants

    March 04, 2015 – In all, 13 student projects will receive funding ranging from $500 to $1,250.

  8. The Singing Wrens of Costa Rica

    March 02, 2015 – Research on the songs of plain wrens may help understand more about human conversation.

  9. Studying Dengue Fever in West Africa

    March 02, 2015 – A team of scientists has determined that dengue is being misdiagnosed as malaria in Ghana, and possibly elsewhere in Africa.

  10. A Magic Leap into Entrepreneurism

    February 25, 2015 – UM alumnus Rony Abovitz, a successful entrepreneur, told students that if they want to chase their dreams they need to be bold and unafraid.

  11. New HIV Inhibitor Identified

    February 24, 2015 – A collaborative research team found that an antibody-like molecule provides long-term protection against HIV/AIDS infection.

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  12. Cuban Heritage Collection Receives $2M Gift

    February 19, 2015 – The Goizueta Foundation gift will endow a Graduate Fellowship Program and support the continued growth of the CHC.

  13. 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.

  14. Researchers Develop Instrument to Monitor Atmospheric Mercury

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

  15. Legal Ties

    January 28, 2015 – Beloved scholar M. Minnette Massey, former acting dean of Miami Law, passes the torch to Charlton Copeland.

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  16. 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.

  17. Finding Answers to Big Questions

    January 15, 2015 – The tiny zebrafish is helping scientists answer questions about genetics and disease.

  18. Dig Yields Clues about Prehistoric Culture in Florida Keys

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

  19. 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.

  20. The Lure of the Caribbean

    December 03, 2014 – UM alumnus Hermes Mallea talks about the elegance of the Caribbean playgrounds of the rich and famous.

  21. Targeting HIV in Women

    December 01, 2014http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article4207134.html

  22. Lab Provides Unique Opportunity

    November 20, 2014 – The Dauer Electron Microscopy Lab provides undergraduate students a remarkable research opportunity.

  23. Rosenstiel School Receives $29 Million for Research

    November 19, 2014 – Researchers will use the money to study the impact of oil spills on fish and how pollutants spread through water.

  24. Fighting Crime Through Crowdsourcing

    November 14, 2014 – Researchers are looking at using crowdsourcing to help in facial recognition.

  25. Pizza and Research

    November 13, 2014 – Undergraduate students use a lunchtime seminar to practice research presentations.

  26. Exploring Embryonic Development

    November 04, 2014 – UM researchers have discovered a network of tissue communication that occurs during early development.

  27. 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.

  28. Strengthening U.S. Competitiveness

    October 30, 2014 – UM’s Center for International Business Education and Research will use a grant to bolster innovative services.

  29. Between Science and Societal Values

    October 27, 2014 – Alan I. Leshner, Arsht Distinguished Speaker in Ethics, told his audience that one should “never discuss floods with Noah in the audience."

  30. Bullying Focus of Institute Conference

    October 09, 2014 – Researchers and counselors noted that patterns and environment can influence behaviors in children.

  31. 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.

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

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

  33. 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.

  34. Guantánamo’s Past and Future

    September 30, 2014 – A traveling exhibit aimed at building public awareness of the long history of Guantánamo will be featured at UM's CAS Gallery through October.

  35. 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.

  36. Neonatal Touch Therapy Pioneer Honored

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

  37. RSMAS Part of $21 Million Research Program

    September 15, 2014 – The collaborative program will study the Southern Ocean's role in climate regulation.

  38. Reconstructing Mega-Earthquakes

    September 10, 2014 – In a new study, researchers analyze sediment records to reveal the Indian Ocean region’s tsunami potential.

  39. UM Holds Strong to Top-Tier Ranking

    September 09, 2014 – For the sixth year in a row, UM is ranked in the top 50 in U.S. News' "Best Colleges" issue.

  40. President Shalala to Step Down

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

  41. Social Networking Accord

    September 04, 2014 – Researchers developed a model that tries to show how people reach consensus within social networks.

  42. UM Student Examines Bird Colonies in Namibia

    September 03, 2014 – The research is focused on the collaborative nest building behavior of weaver birds.

  43. Are Cigarette Substitutes Safe?

    September 02, 2014 – Researchers note that alternatives to cigarette smoking may still pose a risk to humans due to over-use.

  44. NASA’s Weightless Wonder

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

  45. 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.

  46. Study Analyzed Conservation Status of Trophy Fish

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

  47. 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.

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

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

  49. Cultural Migration Visualized

    August 01, 2014 – A UM physicist is part of a multidisciplinary team that explored cultural migration through big data visualization.

  50. Dusty Beginnings

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

  51. Commercial Fishing’s Impact on Sharks

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

  52. Investigating Pre-Columbian Artifacts

    July 23, 2014 – UM Anthropology Students help Frost Museum of Science catalog and date items from South and Central America.

  53. Kidney Exchange Success

    July 22, 2014 – A small army of medical personnel with the Miami Transplant Institute performed the first successful three-way paired kidney exchange in the state.

  54. Sustainable Support

    July 16, 2014 – UM researchers are examining which building span designs and materials are the most eco-friendly.

  55. Power of an Apology

    July 14, 2014 – UM researchers explore how conciliatory gestures promote human forgiveness.

  56. New Insights into Deeper Reefs

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

  57. Urban Sprawl Bad for Health

    July 01, 2014 – A UM study shows that people living in west Miami-Dade walk less and face greater risks for obesity.

  58. Tiny Submarines Make Cell Delivery

    June 30, 2014 – UM researchers are exploring the use and behavior of nanoparticles to deliver molecules to target cells.

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  59. Looking Good

    June 27, 2014 – People are more open to buying something if the object is considered attractive to them, UM study shows.

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  60. Forecasting Latin America

    June 25, 2014 – Symposium features leading global economist discussing the region's economic future.

  61. Climate Change and Economic Risks

    June 24, 2014 – UM President Donna E. Shalala says everyone needs to step up and address climate change and its impacts.

  62. Music to Medical Ears

    June 20, 2014 – Medical and nursing students learn a lot about teamwork from a string quartet.

  63. Ending the ‘I Don’t Knows’ of Haiti’s History

    June 16, 2014 – New Haiti Legacy Project preserves and passes on Haiti’s endangered history.

  64. 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.

  65. Deepwater Horizon Impact on Mahi-Mahi

    June 11, 2014 – UM scientists determine that crude from the Gulf oil spill impairs juvenile mahi-mahi fish.

  66. Pulled Toward Public Service

    June 09, 2014 – Miami Law student Nejla Calvo receives prestigious Ella Baker Internship this summer.

  67. 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.

  68. Rescuing Corals

    June 04, 2014 – Rosenstiel researchers are rushing to save corals and other creatures that could be destroyed when the Port of Miami channel is dredged.

  69. Focusing on STEM

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

  70. New Lowe Art Museum Director Named

    June 03, 2014 – Jill Deupi, who serves as director of University Museums at Fairfield, is the new director of the Lowe Art Museum.

  71. ‘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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  72. 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.

  73. The Impact of Thermoelectric Properties

    May 14, 2014 – UM physicist and collaborators provide new insight into thermoelectric materials that may boost green technologies.

  74. Focus On Regenerative Medicine

    May 07, 2014 – Miller School of Medicine researchers are developing strategies to use the body’s own cells to fight cancer, diabetes, and other problems.

  75. A Symbiotic Way of Life

    May 05, 2014 – UM researchers discover a “simple and elegant mechanism” that regulates relationships between insects and bacteria.

  76. Connecting Marine Populations

    May 05, 2014 – RSMAS researchers examined how coral and fish larvae are interconnected on Caribbean reefs.

  77. Advancing Environmental Focus

    May 02, 2014 – Katie Crosley receives the first doctorate degree from Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy.

  78. UHealth: Leader in Breakthrough Technology

    April 23, 2014 – Becomes the first academic medical center in the world to use the new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System

  79. Animal Kingdom Communication

    April 22, 2014 – UM researcher discovers the most effective animal signal strategies.

  80. Imagined Jewish Homeland in New York

    April 18, 2014 – Researchers Share How Augmented Reality Technology Animates Unrealized Plans for a City of Refuge for the Jews.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. Robot Moves

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

  84. 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.

  85. NAS VP Focuses on Science

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

  86. 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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  87. 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.

  88. Innovating Solutions

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

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. Tracking Loggerheads

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

  92. Fisherman Hooks Fossilized Tooth

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

  93. 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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  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. Following the Lava Flow

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

  98. Connecting Black Histories

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

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

 

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