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  1. NASA’s Weightless Wonder

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

  2. 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.

  3. Study Analyzed Conservation Status of Trophy Fish

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. Cultural Migration Visualized

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

  7. Dusty Beginnings

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

  8. Commercial Fishing’s Impact on Sharks

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

  9. Investigating Pre-Columbian Artifacts

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

  10. 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.

  11. Sustainable Support

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

  12. Power of an Apology

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

  13. New Insights into Deeper Reefs

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Forecasting Latin America

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

  18. 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.

  19. Music to Medical Ears

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Deepwater Horizon Impact on Mahi-Mahi

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

  23. Pulled Toward Public Service

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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. Focusing on STEM

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

  27. 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.

  28. ‘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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  29. 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.

  30. The Impact of Thermoelectric Properties

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

  31. 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.

  32. A Symbiotic Way of Life

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

  33. Connecting Marine Populations

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

  34. Advancing Environmental Focus

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

  35. 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

  36. Animal Kingdom Communication

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

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. Robot Moves

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

  41. 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.

  42. NAS VP Focuses on Science

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

  43. 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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  44. 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.

  45. Innovating Solutions

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. Tracking Loggerheads

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

  49. Fisherman Hooks Fossilized Tooth

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

  50. 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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  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. Following the Lava Flow

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

  55. Connecting Black Histories

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

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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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  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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.

  66. Formula for Action

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

  67. From Browsing to Buying

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

  68. SCOPE Study Underway

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

  69. 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.

  70. Living with Climate Change

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

  71. UM Professor Honored for Oceanographic Research

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

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. Calm in the Storm

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

  75. 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.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

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

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  79. 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.

  80. 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

  81. 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

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. Researching Hispanic Culture

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

  85. Citizen Scientists

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

  86. 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.

  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. Epic Ocean Voyages

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

  90. UM Pediatrician Wins Prestigious Micah Batchelor Award

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

  91. 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.

  92. Battling Obesity

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

  93. 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.

  94. Researchers Publish Breakthrough DNA Study

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

  95. Reducing Pain in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

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

  96. 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.

  97. A New Strategy for Treating Leukemia

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

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  98. 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.

  99. Honoring a Cherished Friend

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

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  100. Women in Oceanography

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

 

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