Academics

Stracey Aurelien, a first-year student at the University of Miami, received a financial award through the Nat Moore Scholarship and Vocational Grant Endowment Program.

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Former Notre Dame Law School dean to serve as Miami Law interim dean

Nell Jessup Newton, a female trailblazer in legal education, will steer the School of Law during the search for its new dean.

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Former Notre Dame Law School dean to serve as Miami Law interim dean

Nell Jessup Newton, a female trailblazer in legal education, will steer the School of Law during the search for its new dean.

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Former Notre Dame Law School dean to serve as Miami Law interim dean

Nell Jessup Newton, a female trailblazer in legal education, will steer the School of Law during the search for its new dean.

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Former Notre Dame Law School dean to serve as Miami Law interim dean

Nell Jessup Newton, a female trailblazer in legal education, will steer the School of Law during the search for its new dean.

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Former U.S. health secretary joins Miami Herbert Business School

Alex Azar, who as the nation’s top health official supervised Operation Warp Speed to develop COVID-19 vaccines in record time, will undertake a teaching and policy research position at the University of Miami this September.

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Former U.S. health secretary joins Miami Herbert Business School

Alex Azar, who as the nation’s top health official supervised Operation Warp Speed to develop COVID-19 vaccines in record time, will undertake a teaching and policy research position at the University of Miami this September.

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Former U.S. health secretary joins Miami Herbert Business School

Alex Azar, who as the nation’s top health official supervised Operation Warp Speed to develop COVID-19 vaccines in record time, will undertake a teaching and policy research position at the University of Miami this September.

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Director’s entrepreneurial spirit boosts the Launch Pad

Brian Breslin is an innovative leader who became an entrepreneur at 15. He brought his expertise to the Launch Pad—the University of Miami’s business support center—where he became its leader in 2017.

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Director’s entrepreneurial spirit boosts the Launch Pad

Brian Breslin is an innovative leader who became an entrepreneur at 15. He brought his expertise to the Launch Pad—the University of Miami’s business support center—where he became its leader in 2017.

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Surf’s up at the Olympics and in a new history class

With a Hawaiian woman capturing gold in surfing’s Olympic debut, professor Martin Nesvig discusses his course on surfing and Hawaiian history.

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Surf’s up at the Olympics and in a new history class

With a Hawaiian woman capturing gold in surfing’s Olympic debut, professor Martin Nesvig discusses his course on surfing and Hawaiian history.

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Historian appointed Bacardí Chair in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

Michael J. Bustamante, noted scholar and author of “Cuban Memory Wars,” will help launch an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Cuban studies.

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Historian appointed Bacardí Chair in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

Michael J. Bustamante, noted scholar and author of “Cuban Memory Wars,” will help launch an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Cuban studies.

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Graduate student tackles issues of sustainability, resilience

Paula Christina Viala’s career path has taken a few twists and turns. Now, she is part of the Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program and is working as an intern this summer for the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience.

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University dives into the esports academic arena

A new University of Miami certificate program will introduce participants to the burgeoning industry around competitive video games.

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Toppel provides electrifying connections for students, local businesses

Kristophe Smith-Walker, a junior at the University of Miami, utilizes the Toppel Career Center’s resources and programs, including internship opportunities, to gain experience and bolster his career development.

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Florida college presidents pledge their support for Dreamers

At a roundtable led by the Immigration Partnership and Coalition Fund, Florida’s chapter of the American Business Immigration Coalition, higher education leaders implored the state’s senators to pass the 2021 Dream Act.

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Florida college presidents pledge their support for Dreamers

At a roundtable led by the Immigration Partnership and Coalition Fund, Florida’s chapter of the American Business Immigration Coalition, higher education leaders implored the state’s senators to pass the 2021 Dream Act.

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International graduate students help others learn new languages

Drawing from the University’s pool of bilingual talent, the Directed Independent Language Study program has offered not-for-credit lessons in languages from Arabic to Zulu.

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International graduate students help others learn new languages

Drawing from the University’s pool of bilingual talent, the Directed Independent Language Study program has offered not-for-credit lessons in languages from Arabic to Zulu.

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Holocaust Teacher Institute celebrates 20 years

In a collaboration with the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, the institute instructs hundreds of teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools yearly on the history of the Holocaust.

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Holocaust Teacher Institute celebrates 20 years

In a collaboration with the University of Miami School of Education and Human Development, the institute instructs hundreds of teachers from Miami-Dade County Public Schools yearly on the history of the Holocaust.

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U.S. Fulbright awards enable students to explore passions abroad

Two recent University of Miami alumni have been granted U.S. Fulbright awards that will take one to Bulgaria, the other to Dominica.

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U.S. Fulbright awards enable students to explore passions abroad

Two recent University of Miami alumni have been granted U.S. Fulbright awards that will take one to Bulgaria, the other to Dominica.

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Inaugural class graduates from First Star Academy

In a ceremony on Wednesday, the University of Miami celebrated the graduating class from the national program that prepares at-risk teens for college by providing on-campus residential stays and intensive learning during their high school summers.

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Inaugural class graduates from First Star Academy

In a ceremony on Wednesday, the University of Miami celebrated the graduating class from the national program that prepares at-risk teens for college by providing on-campus residential stays and intensive learning during their high school summers.

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In the face of a pandemic, student retention rate improves

The University of Miami yielded a high spring enrollment based on its ability to support new first-year and transfer students during an atypical academic year.

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In the face of a pandemic, student retention rate improves

The University of Miami yielded a high spring enrollment based on its ability to support new first-year and transfer students during an atypical academic year.

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Student Government vice president selected for prestigious summer program

Ajiri Uzere, a senior at the University of Miami, was accepted into the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program. She shares how the experiences and opportunities provided to her have shaped who she is today.

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Student Government vice president selected for prestigious summer program

Ajiri Uzere, a senior at the University of Miami, was accepted into the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program. She shares how the experiences and opportunities provided to her have shaped who she is today.

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