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Warm water eddies that break off from the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico can supercharge hurricanes in only a few hours, Rosenstiel School oceanographer Lynn “Nick” Shay’s research reveals.

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Researchers work to find strategies to produce seafood

The Rosenstiel School’s growing Aquaculture Program trains students to cultivate high-demand fish using techniques they develop and refine at the Experimental Fish Hatchery.

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Researchers work to find strategies to produce seafood

The Rosenstiel School’s growing Aquaculture Program trains students to cultivate high-demand fish using techniques they develop and refine at the Experimental Fish Hatchery.

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Researchers work to find strategies to produce seafood

The Rosenstiel School’s growing Aquaculture Program trains students to cultivate high-demand fish using techniques they develop and refine at the Experimental Fish Hatchery.

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Researchers work to find strategies to produce seafood

The Rosenstiel School’s growing Aquaculture Program trains students to cultivate high-demand fish using techniques they develop and refine at the Experimental Fish Hatchery.

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In the aftermath of Ida, Louisiana faces daunting challenges

Massive flooding, hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, and a crippled power grid will test the state as it tries to rebound from Hurricane Ida, University of Miami experts say.

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In the aftermath of Ida, Louisiana faces daunting challenges

Massive flooding, hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, and a crippled power grid will test the state as it tries to rebound from Hurricane Ida, University of Miami experts say.

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In the aftermath of Ida, Louisiana faces daunting challenges

Massive flooding, hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, and a crippled power grid will test the state as it tries to rebound from Hurricane Ida, University of Miami experts say.

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Researchers developing air quality sensors to detect COVID-19

Pratim Biswas, aerosol scientist and dean of the College of Engineering, is exploring ways to detect, track, and prevent transmission of the coronavirus.

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Researchers developing air quality sensors to detect COVID-19

Pratim Biswas, aerosol scientist and dean of the College of Engineering, is exploring ways to detect, track, and prevent transmission of the coronavirus.

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Miracle matter: Engineer creates concrete that heals itself

Ali Ghahremaninezhad’s self-healing concrete would eliminate the need for costly infrastructure repairs and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Miracle matter: Engineer creates concrete that heals itself

Ali Ghahremaninezhad’s self-healing concrete would eliminate the need for costly infrastructure repairs and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Ida and Katrina: Both powerful cyclones with key differences

Hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy shares insights on some peculiarities that distinguished Hurricane Ida from Katrina, which both struck the Louisiana gulf coast on the same day, but 16 years apart.

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Ida and Katrina: Both powerful cyclones with key differences

Hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy shares insights on some peculiarities that distinguished Hurricane Ida from Katrina, which both struck the Louisiana gulf coast on the same day, but 16 years apart.

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Why earthquakes are so devastating to Haiti

Complex geology combined with structures that are not resistant to earth tremors make the island nation especially vulnerable to the effects of earthquakes, University of Miami experts say.

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Latest climate change report a ‘code red for humanity’

Earth is warming at a rate faster than previously thought, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment report warns. It will take reducing greenhouse gas emissions by substantial levels to avoid a climate catastrophe, University of Miami researchers say.

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Computer scientist is a pioneer for women in technology

Yelena Yesha has been appointed the first Knight Chair of the Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC) at the University of Miami. “She is the perfect fit because she also has the expertise in translating data science into computer applications to solve real-world problems,” said IDSC founding director Nicholas Tsinoremas.

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Updated hurricane outlook calls for more storms

NOAA forecasters are now predicting 15 to 21 named storms. University of Miami tropical cyclone expert Brian McNoldy answers questions about the midseason update as well as other hurricane-related topics.

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Updated hurricane outlook calls for more storms

NOAA forecasters are now predicting 15 to 21 named storms. University of Miami tropical cyclone expert Brian McNoldy answers questions about the midseason update as well as other hurricane-related topics.

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Researcher examines extreme heat, multiple sclerosis link

Public health scientist Naresh Kumar found that clinical visits by multiple sclerosis patients to Veterans Affairs medical centers increased during months associated with warmer weather and high humidity.

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Researcher examines extreme heat, multiple sclerosis link

Public health scientist Naresh Kumar found that clinical visits by multiple sclerosis patients to Veterans Affairs medical centers increased during months associated with warmer weather and high humidity.

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Director’s entrepreneurial spirit boosts the Launch Pad

Brian Breslin is an innovative leader who became an entrepreneur at 15. He brought his expertise to the Launch Pad—the University of Miami’s business support center—where he became its leader in 2017.

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Director’s entrepreneurial spirit boosts the Launch Pad

Brian Breslin is an innovative leader who became an entrepreneur at 15. He brought his expertise to the Launch Pad—the University of Miami’s business support center—where he became its leader in 2017.

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University researcher aids in river’s restoration

Daniel Suman, a professor of marine affairs and policy, is collaborating with the environmental group Marea Verde to bring a solar- and hydro-powered trash collection device to the polluted Juan Díaz River in Panama.

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University researcher aids in river’s restoration

Daniel Suman, a professor of marine affairs and policy, is collaborating with the environmental group Marea Verde to bring a solar- and hydro-powered trash collection device to the polluted Juan Díaz River in Panama.

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Graduate student tackles issues of sustainability, resilience

Paula Christina Viala’s career path has taken a few twists and turns. Now, she is part of the Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program and is working as an intern this summer for the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience.

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Graduate student tackles issues of sustainability, resilience

Paula Christina Viala’s career path has taken a few twists and turns. Now, she is part of the Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience program and is working as an intern this summer for the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience.

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Graduate student documents the ecology of endangered salamanders

In studying the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, Leyna Stemle is hoping to provide data to help prevent the extinction of the species.

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Graduate student documents the ecology of endangered salamanders

In studying the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, Leyna Stemle is hoping to provide data to help prevent the extinction of the species.

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Student conducts sea turtle research at remote outpost

Hannah Ditzler, a graduate student in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmosphere Science’s master of professional science program, is working on Loggerhead Key to research ways to help conserve loggerhead and green sea turtles.

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Student conducts sea turtle research at remote outpost

Hannah Ditzler, a graduate student in the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmosphere Science’s master of professional science program, is working on Loggerhead Key to research ways to help conserve loggerhead and green sea turtles.

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