People and Community

Members of the University of Miami network were recently recognized for their commitment to both the community and their profession by the Cuban American Bar Association.

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Young Alumni Leaders Council unveils 30 Under 30 honorees for 2022

After a hiatus because of the pandemic, the young alumni program returned this year, recognizing a group who will impact the University’s future engagement and direction.

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Young Alumni Leaders Council unveils 30 Under 30 honorees for 2022

After a hiatus because of the pandemic, the young alumni program returned this year, recognizing a group who will impact the University’s future engagement and direction.

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Young Alumni Leaders Council unveils 30 Under 30 honorees for 2022

After a hiatus because of the pandemic, the young alumni program returned this year, recognizing a group who will impact the University’s future engagement and direction.

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Young Alumni Leaders Council unveils 30 Under 30 honorees for 2022

After a hiatus because of the pandemic, the young alumni program returned this year, recognizing a group who will impact the University’s future engagement and direction.

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What’s open, closed on the University campuses for summer 2022

Find out what will be open, what will be closed, and what’s operating on a limited schedule until the Fall 2022 semester begins on Aug. 22.

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What’s open, closed on the University campuses for summer 2022

Find out what will be open, what will be closed, and what’s operating on a limited schedule until the Fall 2022 semester begins on Aug. 22.

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What’s open, closed on the University campuses for summer 2022

Find out what will be open, what will be closed, and what’s operating on a limited schedule until the Fall 2022 semester begins on Aug. 22.

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University of Miami Debate Team wins second ACC championship

Delphine Djomo and Iman Sami made up the team that defeated Wake Forest University in a virtual debate, bringing the trophy to Coral Gables. Besides winning the top spot as a duo, Djomo and Sami were each recognized as the top two individual debaters of the competition.

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University of Miami Debate Team wins second ACC championship

Delphine Djomo and Iman Sami made up the team that defeated Wake Forest University in a virtual debate, bringing the trophy to Coral Gables. Besides winning the top spot as a duo, Djomo and Sami were each recognized as the top two individual debaters of the competition.

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Smart Cities Miami Conference to examine climate crisis, impact of the pandemic

The forum, to be held this week at the School of Architecture, will address topics that include how the pandemic intensified smart city infrastructure and practices and how it renewed the interest and investment in virtual reality.

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Smart Cities Miami Conference to examine climate crisis, impact of the pandemic

The forum, to be held this week at the School of Architecture, will address topics that include how the pandemic intensified smart city infrastructure and practices and how it renewed the interest and investment in virtual reality.

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Watch: Highlights of the 2022 commencement ceremonies

More than 4,200 graduates from the University of Miami’s 12 schools and colleges were awarded degrees during spring commencement exercises, which were celebrated May 11 through May 13 at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables Campus. Watch the sights and sounds.

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Watch: Highlights of the 2022 commencement ceremonies

More than 4,200 graduates from the University of Miami’s 12 schools and colleges were awarded degrees during spring commencement exercises, which were celebrated May 11 through May 13 at the Watsco Center on the Coral Gables Campus. Watch the sights and sounds.

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Medical sociologist strives to give a voice to the powerless

Newly minted Ph.D. Oshea Johnson has studied the impact of mass incarceration on the health of inmates and their significant others. He will soon begin a two-year postdoc as an epidemic intelligence service officer with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and hopes his research will serve as a platform for reform in the criminal legal and penal systems.

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Neuroscience graduate sets her sights on a future in research

Eboni Arnold credits self-advocacy, mentorship, and early exposure to her career path for her undergraduate success. She now looks forward to new challenges from the doctoral program she has chosen to pursue and someday hopes to be a role model.

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Speakers celebrated undergraduates’ abilities to excel despite challenges

During undergraduate commencement exercises on Friday, nearly every speaker noted how the students contended with and endured the difficulties of the pandemic, which equipped them with resilience to forge new careers and chase dreams with renewed passion.

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University offers free online courses to Ukrainian students affected by the war

The students would enroll as visiting exchange students, taking virtual courses taught by University of Miami faculty members.

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University offers free online courses to Ukrainian students affected by the war

The students would enroll as visiting exchange students, taking virtual courses taught by University of Miami faculty members.

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Senior works to destigmatize disabilities, on and off campus

Ian Malesiewski, who graduates this week with a degree in neuroscience, spent his free time working with leaders at the University, in the local school district, and across the country to improve opportunities for anyone living with a disability.

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Senior works to destigmatize disabilities, on and off campus

Ian Malesiewski, who graduates this week with a degree in neuroscience, spent his free time working with leaders at the University, in the local school district, and across the country to improve opportunities for anyone living with a disability.

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Graduate commencement ceremonies celebrate more than 1,300 students

During Thursday’s two commencement exercises, Ricardo Lagos, a former Chilean president, encouraged graduates to strengthen democracy and respect the dignity of all humans, while Catherine Lhamon, with the U.S. Department of Education, implored students to “make the choice to stand for others and for equity.”

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Graduate commencement ceremonies celebrate more than 1,300 students

During Thursday’s two commencement exercises, Ricardo Lagos, a former Chilean president, encouraged graduates to strengthen democracy and respect the dignity of all humans, while Catherine Lhamon, with the U.S. Department of Education, implored students to “make the choice to stand for others and for equity.”

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David Yellen named dean of the University of Miami School of Law

A brilliant barrister who has argued a case before the Supreme Court and innovated in the classroom, Yellen has served as a dean at two prestigious schools of law and is known as one of the most influential figures in legal education.

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David Yellen named dean of the University of Miami School of Law

A brilliant barrister who has argued a case before the Supreme Court and innovated in the classroom, Yellen has served as a dean at two prestigious schools of law and is known as one of the most influential figures in legal education.

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‘Let them test you, but don’t let them defeat you’

Adalberto “Bert” Jordan, U.S. circuit judge and double University of Miami alumnus, urged School of Law graduates to persevere during his commencement address at the Wednesday afternoon ceremony at the Watsco Center.

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‘Let them test you, but don’t let them defeat you’

Adalberto “Bert” Jordan, U.S. circuit judge and double University of Miami alumnus, urged School of Law graduates to persevere during his commencement address at the Wednesday afternoon ceremony at the Watsco Center.

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Faculty members reflect on significance of Miami Herald’s Pulitzer-winning coverage

The Miami Herald won a Pulitzer Prize this week for its coverage of the Surfside condominium collapse last June. Several University of Miami faculty members with a connection to the newspaper discussed the recognition received by the city’s hometown paper.

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Faculty members reflect on significance of Miami Herald’s Pulitzer-winning coverage

The Miami Herald won a Pulitzer Prize this week for its coverage of the Surfside condominium collapse last June. Several University of Miami faculty members with a connection to the newspaper discussed the recognition received by the city’s hometown paper.

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Universities as ‘models for sustainability’ can lead climate action

A panel of higher education experts, including University of Miami President Julio Frenk, shared insights on how universities can be leaders in tackling pressing societal problems, such as the pandemic and the climate crisis.

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Universities as ‘models for sustainability’ can lead climate action

A panel of higher education experts, including University of Miami President Julio Frenk, shared insights on how universities can be leaders in tackling pressing societal problems, such as the pandemic and the climate crisis.

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