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Doctors come together to advise about Zika virus at forum
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Doctors come together to advise about Zika virus at forum

Top public health leaders, physicians and scientists from the U.S. and Brazil discussed the ongoing research and study of the Zika virus in a packed ballroom in the Shalala Student Center on Wednesday. The experts discussed at length the latest public health and ethical implications of scientific findings into the outbreak of the virus, which…

Advocacy groups, UM students protest outside G.O.P. debate
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Advocacy groups, UM students protest outside G.O.P. debate

With the nation’s attention turned toward the Republican Presidential Primary debate at the University of Miami on Thursday, crowds of protesters marched around the school’s campus to voice concerns about climate change, minimum wage and the policies of the candidates who would later debate inside the BankUnited Center. Organizations such as Fight for 15, Miami Workers Center and NextGen…

Florida schools face off in Recyclemania competition
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Florida schools face off in Recyclemania competition

The kick-off event for Recyclemania, a two-month recycling competition for colleges and universities in Florida, is on Thursday, Feb. 4 at the Rock from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Florida State University, Florida International University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Nova Southeastern University, Eckerd College and the University of West Florida are also participating. The college…

Haiti Remembrance Ceremony honors victims of 2010 earthquake
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Haiti Remembrance Ceremony honors victims of 2010 earthquake

Felicia Knaul challenged students to apply Haiti’s example of resilience during the 2010 earthquake to the university community and beyond at the Haiti Remembrance Ceremony on Tuesday at the Lakeside Patio Stage. Knaul, director of the University of Miami’s Miami Institute for the Americas, was invited to speak by Planet Kreyol, a Haitian student organization,…

Weigh Your Waste campaign raises awareness of thrown-out food
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Weigh Your Waste campaign raises awareness of thrown-out food

Students in the Mahoney-Pearson Dining Hall threw away 77.9 pounds of food in just a two-hour period, according to an on-campus experiment held by the Energy and Conservation Organization (ECO) Agency on Wednesday. The ECO Agency is the environmental branch of the University of Miami Student Government that tries to find sustainable initiatives on campus….

BikeSafe program’s week of bicycling emphasizes greener methods of traveling
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BikeSafe program’s week of bicycling emphasizes greener methods of traveling

In an effort to transform South Florida into an eco-friendly hub that promotes greener transportation methods, the University of Miami BikeSafe program is teaming up with the KiDZ Neuroscience Center for a week of bicycling. The BikeSafe program, created in 2009 to address Miami-Dade County’s poor record of bicycle injuries and fatalities, will be a…

ECO Agency plans to implement LED lighting in new buildings
Campus Life, Construction, Environment, News, Science and Technology, Student Government

ECO Agency plans to implement LED lighting in new buildings

With glaring statistics pointing to humans as the cause of environmental pollution, the Energy & Conservation Organization (ECO) Agency is ready to do their part to help the university. Their initiative seeks to retrofit the campus with energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Last week, they achieved a victory toward their goal. Spearheaded by Senior Class…

UC Aquarium could display endangered corals, South Florida ecosystems
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UC Aquarium could display endangered corals, South Florida ecosystems

  As the result of a bill passed through the Student Government (SG) Senate on Sept. 16, the Whitten University Center could soon provide a serene space for fish to swim around coral reefs of different shapes and sizes behind a backdrop of tranquil blue water. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) Senator Sam…

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