UM Responds

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The collection of news stories here chronicle the response the University of Miami has had to impacts from Hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey. In addition to getting its campuses back in action, UM faculty, students and staff have been involved in ferrying supplies to Caribbean islands, providing volunteers to help clean up locations in South Florida and donating much needed staples for those hardest hit.

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is mobilizing its resources to help Puerto Rico’s medical community after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.


People and Community

Mapathon Aims to Aid Relief

Universities across the country are working on updating maps of disaster areas to speed relief efforts to impacted areas.


Academics

It’s Back to School

UM undergraduate students resumed classes Monday, some ready, some not, but everyone glad to be back.


People and Community

What a Ride

UM students recount how they rode out the storm called Hurricane Irma.


People and Community

Serving a Community in Need

UM students fan out across South Florida to help local neighborhoods rebound from the impacts of Hurricane Irma.


People and Community

Category 5 Teamwork

Classes resume on the Coral Gables campus after the removal of 4 million pounds of landscape debris.


People and Community

Residential Reunion

Students living in residential housing are returning to campus and classes with renewed resolve.


People and Community

This Is Not a Drill

UM’s student-run ’Canes Emergency Response Team puts their training into action to assist with recovery efforts on campus.


People and Community

Safeguarding Students amid Irma

The University’s decision to close classes well in advance of the hurricane enabled the successful evacuation of 4,300 students and a well-orchestrated safety plan for those unable to leave.


People and Community

Coral Gables Campus in Full Recovery Mode after Hurricane Irma

The University is moving swiftly and diligently to clear widespread downed trees, power lines, and other obstacles to coordinate a safe return to the Coral Gables campus.


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