Science and Technology

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


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

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


Researcher addresses effects of climate change on tropical forests

Kenneth Feeley, associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the John C. Gifford Arboretum at the University of Miami, explains his research on tropical forests and his passion for training the next generation of scientists.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/researcher-addresses-effects-of-climate-change-on-tropical-forests.html

Researcher addresses effects of climate change on tropical forests

Kenneth Feeley, associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the John C. Gifford Arboretum at the University of Miami, explains his research on tropical forests and his passion for training the next generation of scientists.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/researcher-addresses-effects-of-climate-change-on-tropical-forests.html

Researcher addresses effects of climate change on tropical forests

Kenneth Feeley, associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of the John C. Gifford Arboretum at the University of Miami, explains his research on tropical forests and his passion for training the next generation of scientists.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/02/researcher-addresses-effects-of-climate-change-on-tropical-forests.html


Students a primary part of $6.74 million experiment

Students at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science are working side-by-side with scientists and researchers on a U.S. Navy-funded project that will help improve weather forecasting.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/students-a-primary-part-of-6.74-million-experiment.html

Students a primary part of $6.74 million experiment

Students at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science are working side-by-side with scientists and researchers on a U.S. Navy-funded project that will help improve weather forecasting.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/students-a-primary-part-of-6.74-million-experiment.html


Buoys play pivotal role to improve coastal weather forecasting

Researchers from the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science are spearheading an experiment that will help forecasters better understand how coastal land, air, and sea interactions influence weather events. The study recently completed its final deployment of buoys in Gulf of Mexico waters near the Florida Panhandle.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/buoys-play-pivotal-role-to-improve-coastal-weather-forecasting.html

Buoys play pivotal role to improve coastal weather forecasting

Researchers from the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science are spearheading an experiment that will help forecasters better understand how coastal land, air, and sea interactions influence weather events. The study recently completed its final deployment of buoys in Gulf of Mexico waters near the Florida Panhandle.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/buoys-play-pivotal-role-to-improve-coastal-weather-forecasting.html


Underwater archeologists get to the bottom of pirates’ secrets

In the first of the “Sea Secrets Lecture Series,” the Rosenstiel School’s director of underwater archaeology and exploration narrated how his team’s endeavors to excavate shipwrecks during the past decade have revealed a deeper understanding of the role of piracy in hemispheric history.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/underwater-archeologists-get-to-the-bottom-of-pirates-secrets.html

Underwater archeologists get to the bottom of pirates’ secrets

In the first of the “Sea Secrets Lecture Series,” the Rosenstiel School’s director of underwater archaeology and exploration narrated how his team’s endeavors to excavate shipwrecks during the past decade have revealed a deeper understanding of the role of piracy in hemispheric history.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/underwater-archeologists-get-to-the-bottom-of-pirates-secrets.html


What does ChatGPT mean for higher education?

Jeffrey Duerk, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, offers his take on the capabilities of the new language software that has quickly entered the educational arena.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/what-does-chatgpt-mean-for-higher-education.html


Scientists try to ID pathogen that has decimated coral reefs

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/scientists-try-to-id-pathogen-that-has-decimated-coral-reefs.html


Climate crisis to worsen intensity, frequency of atmospheric rivers

A “parade” of atmospheric river storms that have pummeled California since late December is finally ending, and drier days are ahead. But as the Earth’s climate continues to warm, atmospheric rivers will only become more frequent and intense, warns a University of Miami scientist.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2023/01/climate-crisis-to-worsen-intensity,-frequency-of-atmospheric-rivers.html



Nearshore coral communities are vanishing, research indicates

A new study led by a University of Miami biology team found very few stony corals are left in the Florida Keys, and poor water quality may be accelerating the trend.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/nearshore-coral-communities-are-vanishing,-research-indicates.html

Nearshore coral communities are vanishing, research indicates

A new study led by a University of Miami biology team found very few stony corals are left in the Florida Keys, and poor water quality may be accelerating the trend.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/nearshore-coral-communities-are-vanishing,-research-indicates.html


New degree program offers students a ‘perfect intersection’ of areas

The University of Miami’s newest undergraduate degree offering in Innovation, Technology, and Design appeals to students interested in engineering, business, and hands-on experience.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/new-degree-program-offers-students-a-perfect-intersection-of-areas.html

New degree program offers students a ‘perfect intersection’ of areas

The University of Miami’s newest undergraduate degree offering in Innovation, Technology, and Design appeals to students interested in engineering, business, and hands-on experience.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/new-degree-program-offers-students-a-perfect-intersection-of-areas.html



2022 Atlantic hurricane season bizarre, destructive

An unusually quiet August was followed by a series of intense storms, but the season was near-normal after an initial forecast of above average. The University of Miami’s tropical cyclone experts deployed expendables and flew into the heart of storms in their ongoing quest to learn more about hurricanes.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/2022-atlantic-hurricane-season-bizarre,-destructive.html

2022 Atlantic hurricane season bizarre, destructive

An unusually quiet August was followed by a series of intense storms, but the season was near-normal after an initial forecast of above average. The University of Miami’s tropical cyclone experts deployed expendables and flew into the heart of storms in their ongoing quest to learn more about hurricanes.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/2022-atlantic-hurricane-season-bizarre,-destructive.html


Making waves: Oceanographer braves the elements to unlock secrets of the sea

University of Miami oceanographer Lisa Beal is renowned for her field studies on the Agulhas Current and its impact on climate change.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/making-waves-oceanographer-braves-danger-to-unlock-secrets-of-the-sea.html

Making waves: Oceanographer braves the elements to unlock secrets of the sea

University of Miami oceanographer Lisa Beal is renowned for her field studies on the Agulhas Current and its impact on climate change.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/making-waves-oceanographer-braves-danger-to-unlock-secrets-of-the-sea.html



What the breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy means

Scientists have reportedly achieved a key milestone in nuclear fusion energy. University of Miami College of Engineering researcher Giacomo Po addresses queries about the process of nuclear fusion and what it could mean for the future.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/what-the-breakthrough-in-nuclear-fusion-energy-means.html

What the breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy means

Scientists have reportedly achieved a key milestone in nuclear fusion energy. University of Miami College of Engineering researcher Giacomo Po addresses queries about the process of nuclear fusion and what it could mean for the future.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/what-the-breakthrough-in-nuclear-fusion-energy-means.html


Students view South Florida park through a different lens

University of Miami students taking the “Introduction to Digital Photography” course spent the semester giving back to the community through beach cleanups at Biscayne National Park and learning technical photography skills by capturing the landscape.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/students-view-south-florida-park-through-a-different-lens.html

Students view South Florida park through a different lens

University of Miami students taking the “Introduction to Digital Photography” course spent the semester giving back to the community through beach cleanups at Biscayne National Park and learning technical photography skills by capturing the landscape.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/students-view-south-florida-park-through-a-different-lens.html


Miami Affordability Project tool shows impacts of extreme heat

Free online resources expanded by the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, with support from JPMorgan Chase, visualizes risks associated with extreme heat on vulnerable communities in Miami-Dade County.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/miami-affordability-project-tool-shows-impacts-of-extreme-heat.html

Miami Affordability Project tool shows impacts of extreme heat

Free online resources expanded by the Office of Civic and Community Engagement, with support from JPMorgan Chase, visualizes risks associated with extreme heat on vulnerable communities in Miami-Dade County.

https://news.miami.edu/stories/2022/12/miami-affordability-project-tool-shows-impacts-of-extreme-heat.html


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