People and Community

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.

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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

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Piquero tapped by Biden administration to head Bureau of Justice Statistics

Alex Piquero, a noted criminologist and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has been named director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, part of the Department of Justice.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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University to celebrate contributions of its Black students, graduates

In a two-day celebration featuring a benefit concert by Grammy Award-winner Regina Belle, the University of Miami will shine a light on the contributions and legacies of Black trailblazers in its community.

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University to celebrate contributions of its Black students, graduates

In a two-day celebration featuring a benefit concert by Grammy Award-winner Regina Belle, the University of Miami will shine a light on the contributions and legacies of Black trailblazers in its community.

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Nursing graduates ready for the next step on their career path

Summer graduates of the master’s and post-master’s nursing programs through the School of Nursing and Health Studies were recognized for the completion of their studies during a pinning and award ceremony last week.

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Nursing graduates ready for the next step on their career path

Summer graduates of the master’s and post-master’s nursing programs through the School of Nursing and Health Studies were recognized for the completion of their studies during a pinning and award ceremony last week.

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Compliance is complex for charting human rights concerns

University of Miami law and business experts highlight the impact of human rights audits and other reputational and operational factors that are driving a new geopolitical corporate responsibility.

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Compliance is complex for charting human rights concerns

University of Miami law and business experts highlight the impact of human rights audits and other reputational and operational factors that are driving a new geopolitical corporate responsibility.

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Study Abroad in London takes students inside global communication

Nearly a dozen students joined faculty members Joseph B. Treaster and Gina Presson from the School of Communication for the three-week trip.

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Why do we sweat?

A University of Miami doctor explains that perspiration is a natural phenomenon that we often take for granted but that it is crucial for our bodies to remain healthy.

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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.

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Frequent naps linked to health hazards

A new study shows that middle-aged adults who nap regularly during the day have a higher propensity to develop high blood pressure and strokes. Judite Blanc, a research assistant professor at the Center for Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences, weighs in.

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Frequent naps linked to health hazards

A new study shows that middle-aged adults who nap regularly during the day have a higher propensity to develop high blood pressure and strokes. Judite Blanc, a research assistant professor at the Center for Translational Sleep and Circadian Sciences, weighs in.

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Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

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Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

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Cosford Cinema to premiere docuseries exploring art in the world of NFTs

The first installment in the short documentary series “What Would Fado Do with Non-Fungible Tokens” highlights artists, curators, entrepreneurs, and government officials at the forefront of the intersection of fine art and NFTs.

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Cosford Cinema to premiere docuseries exploring art in the world of NFTs

The first installment in the short documentary series “What Would Fado Do with Non-Fungible Tokens” highlights artists, curators, entrepreneurs, and government officials at the forefront of the intersection of fine art and NFTs.

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Student studies heat exposure, resilience planning

Third-year University of Miami Ph.D. student Nkosi Muse is working to prepare communities—especially those in vulnerable areas—to be prepared for climate hazards, particularly extreme heat.

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Student studies heat exposure, resilience planning

Third-year University of Miami Ph.D. student Nkosi Muse is working to prepare communities—especially those in vulnerable areas—to be prepared for climate hazards, particularly extreme heat.

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Executions in Myanmar highlight democracy challenges in Southeast Asia

China, longtime friend of Myanmar’s military, is unlikely to heed the urging of the U.S. and a host of other nations to condemn the recent executions of four pro-democracy activists by that country’s junta, according to University of Miami specialists on China and democracy.

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Executions in Myanmar highlight democracy challenges in Southeast Asia

China, longtime friend of Myanmar’s military, is unlikely to heed the urging of the U.S. and a host of other nations to condemn the recent executions of four pro-democracy activists by that country’s junta, according to University of Miami specialists on China and democracy.

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Nichelle Nichols helped inspire a generation of women and young actors of color

In the television show "Star Trek," Nichols portrayed communications officer Lt. Uhura on the USS Enterprise, breaking new ground as a Black woman in an important position of authority.

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Nichelle Nichols helped inspire a generation of women and young actors of color

In the television show "Star Trek," Nichols portrayed communications officer Lt. Uhura on the USS Enterprise, breaking new ground as a Black woman in an important position of authority.

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Remembering NBA legend and civil rights pioneer Bill Russell

The legendary center, who helped the famed Boston Celtics win 11 NBA titles, was as dominant and impactful off the basketball court as he was on it, members of the University of Miami community recall.

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Remembering NBA legend and civil rights pioneer Bill Russell

The legendary center, who helped the famed Boston Celtics win 11 NBA titles, was as dominant and impactful off the basketball court as he was on it, members of the University of Miami community recall.

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