Welcoming new faculty and students

Welcoming new faculty and students

Photography by: T.J. Lievonen
By Life@TheU

Photography by: T.J. Lievonen

Welcoming new faculty and students

By Life@TheU
As new students celebrated their arrival to the University through a plethora of activities and events during orientation week, incoming faculty shared what they are most excited about as the semester begins.

The Provost’s Picnic

Last weekend, as students joined President Frenk at the President’s Celebration, new faculty and their families joined leadership at the Provost’s Picnic to meet their fellow ’Canes and share what they are most excited about for the upcoming semester. 

“I am most excited about the culture of possibility, as well as the dedication to diversity of thought—discussed by President Frenk and others—that permeates the conversation here at the U. Together these aspects present a culture of care that is unique to find.”
Joy M. Doan, Librarian associate professor, Richter Library and head of the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library. 

“As a new member at the Frost School of Music, I am most excited to get to know the stellar faculty here. I hope to inspire my students and help them achieve their goals.
Laura Sherman, lecturer in harp performance and music therapy, Frost School of Music

“I am most excited about the breadth of resources and support that will not only allow me to reach my full potential, but also to enable students and trainees to reach theirs.”
Timothy Tiu, assistant professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Miller School of Medicine 

The President's Celebration

University President Julio Frenk and First Lady Felicia Marie Knaul, director of the University’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, hosted the President’s Celebration for New Students at the Watsco Center Saturday evening. First-year, transfer, graduate, law and medical students were invited to celebrate the beginning of their journey as Miami Hurricanes in an evening complete with festive food and fun, as well as demonstrations of “The U Experience” using Magic Leap augmented reality.