Arts and Humanities

Author and journalist David E. Hoffman shared his deep dive into the life of political activist Oswaldo Payá—aided by the abundance of documents in the University Libraries' collection—with Cuba expert Michael Bustamante during a recent discussion.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/cuban-heritage-collection-critical-to-research-on-cuban-dissident.html


Valuable treasures unearthed in the University’s Special Collections

Among the findings was a sketch in a book at the University of Miami Otto G. Richter Library determined to be a drawing by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/valuable-treasures-unearthed-in-the-universitys-special-collections.html

Valuable treasures unearthed in the University’s Special Collections

Among the findings was a sketch in a book at the University of Miami Otto G. Richter Library determined to be a drawing by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/valuable-treasures-unearthed-in-the-universitys-special-collections.html

Valuable treasures unearthed in the University’s Special Collections

Among the findings was a sketch in a book at the University of Miami Otto G. Richter Library determined to be a drawing by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/valuable-treasures-unearthed-in-the-universitys-special-collections.html

Valuable treasures unearthed in the University’s Special Collections

Among the findings was a sketch in a book at the University of Miami Otto G. Richter Library determined to be a drawing by Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/valuable-treasures-unearthed-in-the-universitys-special-collections.html


Work selected for One Book, One U highlights the climate crisis

This year’s book selection, “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World,” encourages the University of Miami community to discuss and examine the crisis of climate change and addresses how to cope with the myriad of social and economic issues that come along with it.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/work-selected-for-one-book-one-u-highlights-the-climate-crisis.html

Work selected for One Book, One U highlights the climate crisis

This year’s book selection, “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World,” encourages the University of Miami community to discuss and examine the crisis of climate change and addresses how to cope with the myriad of social and economic issues that come along with it.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/work-selected-for-one-book-one-u-highlights-the-climate-crisis.html

Work selected for One Book, One U highlights the climate crisis

This year’s book selection, “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World,” encourages the University of Miami community to discuss and examine the crisis of climate change and addresses how to cope with the myriad of social and economic issues that come along with it.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/work-selected-for-one-book-one-u-highlights-the-climate-crisis.html


Lecture looks at fishing and the fusion of food

Sam Sifton, food editor for The New York Times, and chef Norman Van Aken shared their views about South Florida’s culinary abundance and highlighted the environmental issues in how we harvest and prepare our food.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/lecture-looks-at-fishing-and-the-fusion-of-food.html

Lecture looks at fishing and the fusion of food

Sam Sifton, food editor for The New York Times, and chef Norman Van Aken shared their views about South Florida’s culinary abundance and highlighted the environmental issues in how we harvest and prepare our food.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/lecture-looks-at-fishing-and-the-fusion-of-food.html


Architecture students reimagine West Grove community

A special exhibit of the students’ work, which architecturally re-creates the historic neighborhood, will begin on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/architecture-students-reimagine-west-grove-community.html

Architecture students reimagine West Grove community

A special exhibit of the students’ work, which architecturally re-creates the historic neighborhood, will begin on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/architecture-students-reimagine-west-grove-community.html


Winners of houseboat contest design innovative structures

Eighteen students took part in a Summer Design Studio at the School of Architecture and competed to come up with the best floating house design to withstand the ravages of climate change. Co-sponsored by a Portugal design company, prizes included cash and a trip to the European country.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/winners-of-a-houseboat-design-contest-draw-delectable-prizes.html

Winners of houseboat contest design innovative structures

Eighteen students took part in a Summer Design Studio at the School of Architecture and competed to come up with the best floating house design to withstand the ravages of climate change. Co-sponsored by a Portugal design company, prizes included cash and a trip to the European country.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/winners-of-a-houseboat-design-contest-draw-delectable-prizes.html


Graduate School launches its first op-ed competition

Graduate students who elect to participate will be challenged with writing a 600-word opinion piece to promote their research.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/graduate-school-launches-its-first-op-ed-competition.html


Inspirational books captivated new staff members

In celebration of National Read a Book Day, a few employees new to the University of Miami share the book—or two—that altered how they see themselves or the world around them.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/inspirational-books-captivated-new-staff-members.html


Fall guide to the arts at the U

The arts are back. With the fall semester in full swing, check out this list of arts-related events for the semester, including happenings at the Lowe Art Museum, Center for the Humanities, The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, and the Bill Cosford Cinema.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/fall-guide-to-the-arts-at-the-u.html



Level of trust in doctor may influence patient’s brain responses to pain

New research suggests that patients may have more pain and pain-related brain activity when undergoing a medical procedure performed by a physician they perceive as less trustworthy.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/level-of-trust-in-doctor-may-influence-patients-brain-responses-to-pain.html

Level of trust in doctor may influence patient’s brain responses to pain

New research suggests that patients may have more pain and pain-related brain activity when undergoing a medical procedure performed by a physician they perceive as less trustworthy.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/09/level-of-trust-in-doctor-may-influence-patients-brain-responses-to-pain.html


Panel calls to restore civility in defense of democracy

Distinguished University of Miami alumni shared perspectives on civil discourse, the credibility of the media, trust in institutions, and other matters during a spirited discussion hosted by the School of Communication.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/panel-calls-to-restore-civility-in-defense-of-democracy.html

Panel calls to restore civility in defense of democracy

Distinguished University of Miami alumni shared perspectives on civil discourse, the credibility of the media, trust in institutions, and other matters during a spirited discussion hosted by the School of Communication.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/panel-calls-to-restore-civility-in-defense-of-democracy.html



Flutist professor diversifying the ranks, repertoire of chamber music

Jennifer Grim, board president of Chamber Music America and Frost School of Music associate professor, aims to continue to diversify, innovate, and expand chamber music.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/flutist-professor-diversifying-the-ranks-repertoire-of-chamber-music.html

Flutist professor diversifying the ranks, repertoire of chamber music

Jennifer Grim, board president of Chamber Music America and Frost School of Music associate professor, aims to continue to diversify, innovate, and expand chamber music.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/flutist-professor-diversifying-the-ranks-repertoire-of-chamber-music.html


Lowe Art Museum offers unique, immersive experience

The University’s on-campus museum offers programming for students, faculty and staff members, and the greater community to fully engage themselves in all the facility has to offer—free admission included.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/lowe-art-museum-offers-unique,-immersive-experience.html

Lowe Art Museum offers unique, immersive experience

The University’s on-campus museum offers programming for students, faculty and staff members, and the greater community to fully engage themselves in all the facility has to offer—free admission included.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/lowe-art-museum-offers-unique,-immersive-experience.html



‘E.T.’s touch leaves an indelible mark on its audience

Rene Rodriguez, manager of the Bill Cosford Cinema and former film critic for the Miami Herald, shares his memories of the acclaimed film as it marks its 40th anniversary.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/e.t.s-touch-leaves-an-indelible-mark-on-its-audience.html

‘E.T.’s touch leaves an indelible mark on its audience

Rene Rodriguez, manager of the Bill Cosford Cinema and former film critic for the Miami Herald, shares his memories of the acclaimed film as it marks its 40th anniversary.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/e.t.s-touch-leaves-an-indelible-mark-on-its-audience.html


When was the last time you received a handwritten letter?

Letter writing is heading toward being a lost art form, which affects scholars and researchers as they do their work. Instant, electronic communication is replacing what was once an intimate connection to friends and family.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/when-was-the-last-time-you-received-a-handwritten-letter.html

When was the last time you received a handwritten letter?

Letter writing is heading toward being a lost art form, which affects scholars and researchers as they do their work. Instant, electronic communication is replacing what was once an intimate connection to friends and family.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/when-was-the-last-time-you-received-a-handwritten-letter.html


Student teaches English to schoolchildren in Portugal

Junior Lindsey Faucher, who is studying psychology and international relations at the University of Miami, had the opportunity to apply the skills she has learned to support child development as an instructor and mentor to young Portuguese children.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/student-teaches-english-to-schoolchildren-in-portugal.html

Student teaches English to schoolchildren in Portugal

Junior Lindsey Faucher, who is studying psychology and international relations at the University of Miami, had the opportunity to apply the skills she has learned to support child development as an instructor and mentor to young Portuguese children.

https://news.miami.edu//stories/2022/08/student-teaches-english-to-schoolchildren-in-portugal.html


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