Ashley Zimmerman

Award-winning photographer to focus on personal projects
News, Profiles

Award-winning photographer to focus on personal projects

Photojournalist Maggie Steber once attended a birthday party in Havana with Fidel Castro and ate grilled goat on a little farm with Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Later she fell in love with Haiti, which she calls “haunted, magical, beautiful, tortured … a singular place.” For the past three years, the award-winning photographer has…

Edge, Music, Q & A + Profiles

Lenka talks new album, tour, lullabies

Singer-songwriter Lenka’s new album, “Shadows,” comes out Tuesday and the singer plans to promote it while touring the U.S. The Miami Hurricane got the chance to chat with Lenka about her new album, her inspirations and what she does when she tours. TMH:  Your newest album “Shadows” comes out June 4. What would you say…

Soccer watch parties unite multicultural fans
Campus Life, News, Profiles

Soccer watch parties unite multicultural fans

On Wednesday afternoon, a large crowd of students crowded around three big-screen TVs in the University Center to watch football. But it wasn’t the Canes kind. It was the European Champions League Tournament, where soccer – or football as it is called outside the U.S. – is king. Many of them are international students, passionate…

Academics, News

Global Ambassadors program promotes study abroad

The study abroad office at UM has put a new twist on an old program by starting a Global Ambassador group, which utilizes students who have studied overseas to share their experiences by promoting and participating in the study abroad events on campus. “It’s the revitalization of an older student program we had that we…

Academics, News

Diversity in classrooms improves rankings, experience

University of Miami has been praised for its diversity and ranked No. 1 in the 2011 Princeton Review for “race/class interaction” out of 377 colleges. To recruit top international students, UM dispatches multilingual counselors from the Office of International Admissions to more than 60 cities around the world, reaching out to prospective Canes in person….

Edge

Miami’s best substitute Thanksgiving attractions

While not everyone can make it home to enjoy mom’s traditional turkey and uncle Ed and cousin Earl’s colorful commentary, Miami offers a mix of equally cheerful options. Here are some ways to shake off that homesickness and appreciate what your new home has to offer.   Caffe Abbracci Thanksgiving Dinner Being away from home…

News

Food labels, diet trends blur definition of health

Eating healthy has come to mean more than fruits and vegetables. It now includes understanding the differences among labels such as organic, gluten-free and low-fat, and the confusing labels on different food items. Lisa Dorfman, professor of kinesiology and sport sciences, compares the issue with food labels to a game of telephone, which confuses the…

Edge

Neon Trees rock the vote at Mizner Park

Pop-rock band Neon Trees took over Mizner Park as part of the Rock the Vote event Monday night, preceding a live screening of the last presidential debate. The free concert attracted many young students. Opening act DJ Skee played the role of host after getting the audience ready with a crowd-pleasing set. He sat down…

Edge

Congorock talks touring, collab with Sean Paul

Italian artist Congorock has had a crazy year to say the least. He recently released “Bless Di Nation,” a collaboration with Grammy-winning reggae star Sean Paul; he has played as the supporting act for Benny Benassi; and he’s been touring North America on a full tour. Congorock will bring his talents to South Beach on…

Edge

Jacob Jeffries Band comes home to rock Will Call

Jacob Jeffries Band took the stage Saturday night to promote its new album, “Tell Me Secrets,” with a late show that was worth the wait. The locally formed band is all about the music and it comes through in their performance. The small setting at Will Call made for an intimate setting; the crowd was…

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