People and Community

Zakera Azizi, the beneficiary of a special University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School master’s degree scholarship for Afghani students, has teamed up with an international organization to offer an online English class for women in Afghanistan—whose education was recently banned.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/alumna-keeps-the-candle-of-hope-burning-for-afghani-women.html


Law professor studies the decision-making process of capital murder juries

Recently named the inaugural Robert C. Josefsberg Chair in Criminal Justice Advocacy, law professor Scott Sundby has overseen the interviewing of more than 200 jurors, examining what goes into the process of 12 people who will make a life-or-death decision.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/law-professor-studies-the-decision-making-process-of-capital-murder-juries.html

Law professor studies the decision-making process of capital murder juries

Recently named the inaugural Robert C. Josefsberg Chair in Criminal Justice Advocacy, law professor Scott Sundby has overseen the interviewing of more than 200 jurors, examining what goes into the process of 12 people who will make a life-or-death decision.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/law-professor-studies-the-decision-making-process-of-capital-murder-juries.html

Law professor studies the decision-making process of capital murder juries

Recently named the inaugural Robert C. Josefsberg Chair in Criminal Justice Advocacy, law professor Scott Sundby has overseen the interviewing of more than 200 jurors, examining what goes into the process of 12 people who will make a life-or-death decision.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/law-professor-studies-the-decision-making-process-of-capital-murder-juries.html

Law professor studies the decision-making process of capital murder juries

Recently named the inaugural Robert C. Josefsberg Chair in Criminal Justice Advocacy, law professor Scott Sundby has overseen the interviewing of more than 200 jurors, examining what goes into the process of 12 people who will make a life-or-death decision.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/law-professor-studies-the-decision-making-process-of-capital-murder-juries.html


University community gathers for vigil to honor Tyre Nichols

The commemoration, presented by the Black Student Leadership Caucus, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and other student organizations, also cultivated university-wide discussions on police brutality and racial inequality.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/university-community-gathers-for-vigil-to-honor-tyre-nichols.html

University community gathers for vigil to honor Tyre Nichols

The commemoration, presented by the Black Student Leadership Caucus, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and other student organizations, also cultivated university-wide discussions on police brutality and racial inequality.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/university-community-gathers-for-vigil-to-honor-tyre-nichols.html

University community gathers for vigil to honor Tyre Nichols

The commemoration, presented by the Black Student Leadership Caucus, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, and other student organizations, also cultivated university-wide discussions on police brutality and racial inequality.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/university-community-gathers-for-vigil-to-honor-tyre-nichols.html


Devastating earthquake evokes memories of ’99 tragedy in Turkey

University of Miami College of Engineering faculty members Nurcin Celik and Derin Ural lived through the 1999 temblor that struck near the Turkish city of Izmit. They stand ready to offer their expertise in the aftermath of Monday’s disaster.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/devastating-earthquake-evokes-memories-of-99-tragedy-in-turkey.html

Devastating earthquake evokes memories of ’99 tragedy in Turkey

University of Miami College of Engineering faculty members Nurcin Celik and Derin Ural lived through the 1999 temblor that struck near the Turkish city of Izmit. They stand ready to offer their expertise in the aftermath of Monday’s disaster.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/devastating-earthquake-evokes-memories-of-99-tragedy-in-turkey.html


Impressive job gains point to stabilizing economy

Strong gains and fluctuations in the labor market are indicators of a vibrant, growing economy stabilizing from the pandemic and are not drivers of inflationary trends as many economists suggest, according to a Miami Herbert Business School economist.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/impressive-job-gains-point-to-stabilizing-economy.html

Impressive job gains point to stabilizing economy

Strong gains and fluctuations in the labor market are indicators of a vibrant, growing economy stabilizing from the pandemic and are not drivers of inflationary trends as many economists suggest, according to a Miami Herbert Business School economist.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/impressive-job-gains-point-to-stabilizing-economy.html


Climate conference explores ways to reduce carbon footprint at colleges

The University of Miami is welcoming leaders from institutions across the nation this week at the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit to share ideas on combating the climate crisis.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/climate-conference-explores-ways-to-reduce-carbon-footprint-at-colleges.html

Climate conference explores ways to reduce carbon footprint at colleges

The University of Miami is welcoming leaders from institutions across the nation this week at the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit to share ideas on combating the climate crisis.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/climate-conference-explores-ways-to-reduce-carbon-footprint-at-colleges.html


Author encourages audience to ‘get curious about what lights you up’

Alex Elle, a New York Times bestselling author and restorative writing teacher, shared her thoughts during the Students of Color Symposium on Saturday about the significance of protecting your mental health and practicing well-being.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/author-encourages-audience-to-get-curious-about-what-lights-you-up.html


What’s fueling the political crisis in Peru?

Peruvian students at the University of Miami offer their opinions regarding the struggle between democracy and corruption in the South American country.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/whats-fueling-the-political-crisis-in-peru.html


Former ambassador to share insights from Kissinger interview

In his latest book, “Master of the Game,” former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk spent time interviewing former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about how he brokered peace in the Middle East during the 1970s.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/former-ambassador-to-share-insights-from-kissinger-interview.html



Can you spot a deepfake?

University of Miami researchers familiar with artificial intelligence technology offer their opinions about a phenomenon—the posting of images or videos that have been manipulated—that is becoming more prevalent online.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/can-you-spot-a-deepfake.html

Can you spot a deepfake?

University of Miami researchers familiar with artificial intelligence technology offer their opinions about a phenomenon—the posting of images or videos that have been manipulated—that is becoming more prevalent online.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/can-you-spot-a-deepfake.html


Student symposium focuses on mental health as ‘mental wealth’

On Saturday, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will host the annual Students of Color Symposium, featuring workshops about mental health and facilitated conversations, as well as a keynote address from New York Times bestselling author and certified breathwork coach, Alex Elle.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/student-symposium-focuses-on-mental-health-as-mental-wealth.html

Student symposium focuses on mental health as ‘mental wealth’

On Saturday, the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs will host the annual Students of Color Symposium, featuring workshops about mental health and facilitated conversations, as well as a keynote address from New York Times bestselling author and certified breathwork coach, Alex Elle.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/student-symposium-focuses-on-mental-health-as-mental-wealth.html



Instructor uses video games to promote social change

School of Communication associate professor Lindsay Grace creates video games that will challenge people’s perceptions and biases, one player at a time.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/instructor-uses-video-games-to-promote-social-change.html

Instructor uses video games to promote social change

School of Communication associate professor Lindsay Grace creates video games that will challenge people’s perceptions and biases, one player at a time.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/instructor-uses-video-games-to-promote-social-change.html


February guide to the arts at the U

View a list of arts-related events for this month, including an international film festival and several musical performances.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/february-guide-to-the-arts-at-the-u.html

February guide to the arts at the U

View a list of arts-related events for this month, including an international film festival and several musical performances.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/february-guide-to-the-arts-at-the-u.html



Visionaries advance a ‘Latine’ narrative for democracy

Promoting values of inclusion, equity, and collaboration, a panel of thought leaders shared their personal stories to forge a blueprint for a new American democracy, as part of a forum hosted by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/visionaries-advance-a-latine-narrative-for-democracy.html

Visionaries advance a ‘Latine’ narrative for democracy

Promoting values of inclusion, equity, and collaboration, a panel of thought leaders shared their personal stories to forge a blueprint for a new American democracy, as part of a forum hosted by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/visionaries-advance-a-latine-narrative-for-democracy.html


HIV symposium connects researchers, health professionals

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/hiv-symposium-connects-researchers-health-professionals.html

HIV symposium connects researchers, health professionals

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/hiv-symposium-connects-researchers-health-professionals.html


Frost School of Music senior delves into the industry, one internship at a time

Paulina Levitan has completed a few internships to educate herself about as many areas of the music industry as possible. She is currently exploring how to pair music with commercials as an intern at Creative License.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/frost-school-of-music-senior-delves-into-the-industry-one-internship-at-a-time.html

Frost School of Music senior delves into the industry, one internship at a time

Paulina Levitan has completed a few internships to educate herself about as many areas of the music industry as possible. She is currently exploring how to pair music with commercials as an intern at Creative License.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/frost-school-of-music-senior-delves-into-the-industry-one-internship-at-a-time.html


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