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Mathematician makes visit to campus

Famed mathematician Persi Diaconis captured the attention of UM students, faculty and guests by explaining how coincidences can affect where we live and with whom. A jam-packed audience filled the Wilder Auditorium last month to hear the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University. The talk was part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual McKnight-Zame Distinguished…

Cuban blogger paints picture of Cuba
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Cuban blogger paints picture of Cuba

Freshman Daniela Lorenzo immigrated to the United States from her hometown, Havana, Cuba, at the age of 6. “My parents wanted my little sister and I to have a good future, something hard to get in Cuba because of the government,” Lorenzo said. Lorenzo, who now serves as the secretary for the Federacion de Estudiantes…

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Future lawyers take the stage in annual lampoon

It’s not far-fetched that lawyers, known for their theatrics in court, would take naturally to the stage. But between property torts and the bar exam, law students never seem to have much time for jokes. That wasn’t the case Thursday evening at UM’s Storer Auditorium. The law school’s students, faculty, and staff gathered to laugh at…

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UM’s rich history provides looking glass for future

Hurricane football players, Sebastian the Ibis and President Donna E. Shalala are not the only ones who have contributed to the University of Miami’s rich history. “Miami and UM were built around big ideas, so naturally … history would be drawn down here,” said Peter Perez, a UM alumnus who graduated in 2012. This idea…

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UC student workers provide guidance

Student employees at the Information Desk in the University Center are the primary providers of information on campus. They have to know where places are and who to contact if they don’t have the answer to a question. They also help distribute tickets for events, run the lost and found, and provide students with office…

Historic building regains former glory
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Historic building regains former glory

Germaine Price, a UM alumna who graduated in 1983, recalls attending photography classes in the Art Building when she was a student. “It was not what I was expecting from a college campus,” she said. “The paint was peeling, and the floor was creaking. I guess it had that funky college feel.” Price is referring…

Rachel Maddow sits down with Shalala
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Rachel Maddow sits down with Shalala

  President Donna E. Shalala got to pick the brain of one of America’s sharpest political commentators. UM students and hundreds of other attendees gathered at the Fieldhouse on Sunday for a conversation with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Maddow has hosted “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC since 2008, where she is revered as much for…

Dawkins visits campus
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Dawkins visits campus

Last Thursday, the BankUnited Center had an approximately 2,300-member audience to hear world-renowned scientist and foremost figure on evolutionary biology, Richard Dawkins. The lecture, which was called “The Science of Beauty and the Beauty of Science” makes Dawkins’ second trip to the University. He last came to UM in 2011. The lecture was free to…

SAC to feature 24-hour study space, Starbucks
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SAC to feature 24-hour study space, Starbucks

College students are no strangers to the phenomenon that is pulling an all-nighter. Once the Student Activities Center (SAC) opens in the fall of 2013, University of Miami students will have a space to stay on those nights when sleep isn’t in the cards. According to Student Government (SG) President Nawara Alawa, many of the…

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Sculptures shape landscape aesthetics

In the last 10 years, curious-looking works of art have been sprouting up on campus. Whether their aesthetic merit is appreciated or not, no one can deny that they appear expensive. This then begs the question, how much of students’ tuition dollars are actually funding these sculptures? Technically, none. All sculptures are donated. However, it’s…

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On-campus organizations foster commuter involvement

The dorms are not the only hub for a true college experience. “Most commuters get involved because they want to have the most real college experience,” said Bibi Yasmin Moghani, chair of the Committee on Student Organizations (COSO). About 25 percent of engaged student leaders on campus are commuter students, according to Danielle Howard, director…

Renovations on UC Patio continue through summer
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Renovations on UC Patio continue through summer

The view of Lake Osceola from the second floor of the University Center (UC) is about to become a little less cluttered. The second of three sections of the patio renovations are set to open within the next week. “We’re about to … expand a little bit closer towards the lake,” said Dan Westbrook, director…

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