News

Newsbriefs

Dining halls extend hours for Saturday’s game

This Saturday, the Hecht/Stanford and Mahoney/Pearson Dining Halls will open at 8:30 a.m. for the University of Miami vs. University of North Carolina football game. The game begins at noon. On non-game Saturdays, the dining hall opens at 9 a.m.

The dining halls will stay open until 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 4 to accommodate students that go to the UM vs. Florida State University football game. This game starts at 3:30 p.m. The dining hall usually closes at 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

This change was made through the efforts of Student Government and the department of Auxiliary Services.

UM scientists receive EUREKA grant

A team of scientists led by Akira Chiba, a University of Miami biology professor, has received the Exceptional Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Accerleration (EUREKA) grant. This grant is given by the National Institute of Health and was awarded to Chiba’s team to finance research about spinal cord injury treatment. Chiba is researching nerve regeneration as a potential cure.

This grant is one of 38 EUREKA grants given by the National Institute of Health, and gives each recipient $200,000 dollars every year for up to four years. The grant’s total funds equal $42 million.

Miller scientists discover significant molecule, could help cancer research

Scientists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a molecule that starts the immune system’s response to a virus. This molecule, called the Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING), was discovered by Glen N. Barber, professor of medicine; Eugenia J. Dodson, chair of Cancer Research; and Hiroki Ishikawa, a post-doctoral fellow.

This molecule helps produce responses against DNA viruses and certain RNA viruses.

Barber and Dodson are attempting to use this knowledge to help fight cancer, as DNA viruses are responsible for most viral cancers.

This information was published in the September issue of the journal Nature.

Rock The Vote finds 2 million college students unregistered to vote

According to Rock The Vote, a nonpartisan organization that attempts to encourage young adults to be politically active, an uncommonly large amount of college students voted in the primaries, but there are still 2 million adults in this group that are unregistered to vote.

The last day to register for the Nov. 4 elections is Oct. 6. A student can register to vote at www.rockthevote.com.

Public funding and policy issues discussion Thursday at 6 p.m.

A panel discussion on public funding and policy issues that affect universities’ research will be hosted as part of the Dialogue for Democracy on Thursday. It will be moderated by Robert Levy, a professor of microbiology, immunology and medicine at the Miller School of Medicine.

The panel will include Patty McAllister, vice president of Government Relations and External Affairs at the Council of Graduate Schools, and Melbourne Briscoe, the president of OceanGeeks. The panel will begin at 6 p.m. at the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies.

September 24, 2008

Reporters

Ed S. Fishman

News Editor


Around the Web
  • Miami Herald
  • UM News
  • HurricaneSports

Shakey Rodriguez, the Miami high school basketball coaching legend, vividly remembers the first time ...

It was a good day for the Miami Hurricanes basketball team. They moved up to No. 6 in the AP Top 25 ...

Erykah Davenport and Shaneese Bailey made key plays back-to-back late in the game and four players s ...

1. MARLINS: Jeter's Fish trade Gordon. Stanton next?: While others spend -- like the Angels to ...

Five years and two days after being fired as FIU’s football coach, at least one report declares form ...

William W. Sandler Jr. Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education earns national recognition for it ...

Retired baseball star Alex Rodriguez gives "Major League" advice to UM’s fall graduating c ...

Becoming the Man of the Hour ...

Always a little bit of a flair for the dramatic. ...

A scholarship created by retired Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez and born out of his love ...

The University of Miami women's basketball team capped its seven-game homestand with a 79-31 wi ...

University of Miami senior wide receiver Braxton Berrios earned 2017 first-team 2017 CoSIDA Academic ...

The Hurricanes and Colonials square off at noon Saturday in Washington, D.C. ...

University of Miami men's basketball player Chris Stowell is an active member in the Hurricanes ...

Eighteen Hurricane student-athletes graduated from four schools and colleges at the University of Mi ...

TMH Twitter Feed
About TMH

The Miami Hurricane is the student newspaper of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. The newspaper is edited and produced by undergraduate students at UM and is published weekly in print on Tuesdays during the regular academic year.