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Professor takes different approach to elementary math
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Professor takes different approach to elementary math

A new after-school program that aims to make math education more effective and enjoyable has reconnected UM with a local elementary school. Jennifer Langer-Osuna, a School of Education professor, is working on a research project at West Lab Elementary School that looks into how kids work together to solve math problems. The School of Education…

Architects redesign parking area into plazas
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Architects redesign parking area into plazas

The area east of Commercial Boulevard in the waterfront town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, north of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., used to be a public parking area. This area now consists of three plazas that were developed as part of a University of Miami School of Architecture (SoA) redesign project. The masterminds behind the project’s design were UM…

Metrorail to receive face-lift, new routes
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Metrorail to receive face-lift, new routes

School of Architecture (SoA) students are teaming up with civic activist Meg Daly and the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department to make the space under the southern leg of the Metrorail more user-friendly. This semester, professor Rocco Ceo, SoA’s director of undergraduate students, and visiting critic Raymond Fort are leading a studio project that  encourages…

Organization unifies generations through service
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Organization unifies generations through service

On Saturdays, University of Miami students paint nails, trade jokes and shake up the otherwise routine nursing home activities at Floridean Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Little Havana. These students are members of UGenerations, an organization that is dedicated to interacting with the older population in Miami. Beginning this semester, members volunteer at the Floridean…

Program helps troubled teens
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Program helps troubled teens

At 13-years-old, Alex Velasquez was pushing drugs to put food on the table for his struggling family. Now, the 18-year-old works 14-hour days managing a food truck business operation, known as VIBE 305. Velasquez is one of many struggling teens whose lives have been changed by Empowered Youth, Inc. (EY). The local organization works with…

Fraternity hosts speech contest for local high school students
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Fraternity hosts speech contest for local high school students

[imagebrowser id=25] [fresh_divider style=”solid”] Fourteen-year-old William Gilmore sat in absolute silence surrounded by the sounds of nervous laughter and the light chatter of other seated high school boys. Gilmore was the youngest of seven local teenagers who competed in the Martin Luther King, Jr. High School Male Oratorical Competition, a speech contest scholarship hosted by…

Senator discusses next step in education reform
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Senator discusses next step in education reform

Florida Senator Dwight Bullard made an appearance on campus Monday night, speaking to students who are interested in reforming the public school system and improving the education that students are receiving. “We do have a problem [with education], and you all represent not only the folks that can solve it, but the opportunity to move…

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