May 7, 2016: University of Miami President Julio Frenk clearly recalls the day he chose a career in medicine. Speaking to the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2016 at the May 7 commencement ceremony at the BankUnited Center, Frenk said he originally considered becoming an anthropologist. | Read More
May 6, 2016: Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, told students at Friday's commencement that "the world is depending on you" to make a difference. | Read More
May 5, 2016: Honorary degree recipient Jorge Castañeda urges graduates to help debunk Donald Trump's message. | Read More
May 4, 2016: The University's Lavender Celebration recognized the accomplishments of LGBTQ students and the strides the U has made to create a safe, inclusive campus . | Read More
April 29, 2016: Four international luminaries will be among the distinguished speakers at the University of Miami’s commencement exercises May 5-7, when more than 3,500 graduates walk the stage at the BankUnited Center. | Read More
April 22, 2016: Known as a cathedra, the chair is a traditional symbol of the seat of learning and will take its place on the commencement stage as a new symbol of the Office of the President. | Read More
Stephen Lewis, Canadian co-founder of AIDS-Free World and former UN diplomat.
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Gillian Tett, U.S. managing editor of the Financial Times.
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Dennis Scholl, documentary filmmaker, art collector, philanthropist, and a 1981 alumnus of the School of Law.
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Strong Job Prospects for 2016 Graduates Even Better for Those Skilled at Self-Promotion
Employers hope to hire 5.2 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2016 than over the previous year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and graduates who have positioned themselves as a brand and made wide use of social media websites, internships, and the benefits of career centers, such as the University of Miami’s Toppel Career Center, stand a better chance of finding a job. | Read More