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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, communicated a strong message of compassion, respect for both science and the mind, and the interdependence of humanity at his Oct. 26 forum.

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Many of us have trouble remembering the name of an acquaintance we met a month ago; the phone number of a best friend or even what we had for breakfast this morning. But a University of Miami student has proven that with practice, people can improve their memory.

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While you and I were entertaining ourselves and engaging in pleasurable pursuits during the recent vacation, our President, Richard M. Nixon was decimating Vietnam, destroying the constitution, undermining our Democratic system and just generally bludgeoning his way into history books with a form of terrorism internationally and nationally, not usually associated with a leader of the United States.

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The International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday delivered a damning ultimatum to Iran: cease construction of the once-secret enrichment facility near Qum, or else.

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With President Obama’s visit to China this week from Singapore, many speculate that the United States must address China’s economic concerns regarding the health care proposals emerging through Congress. China, however, has also agreed to have a dialogue about its human rights issues that key players in the international community have raised.

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Protests are par for the course in the politics of Democratic societies, but all too often they take an ugly turn. And when they do, any message, purpose or intention is lost to violence and chaos.

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Although 2009 was the year with the most Peace Prize nominations in history, no person other than Obama deserved it more. Certainly not Hu Jia, a Chinese human rights activist who has been jailed by the Chinese government for her “subversive” activities, or Morgan Tsvangirai who despite repeated attempts on his life managed to get the ruthless dictator of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, to share power.

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t’s no surprise that cheating goes on at UM. Even though we’re aware of it, most of us would be crushed if we had to experience it. Why do we have such strong emotions tied to disloyalty, and if it hurts so much, why does it happen so often?

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Over 1,500 international students, both undergraduate and graduate, from 115 different countries are currently studying and conducting research at UM. The Office of International Admission travels around the globe to attract the top international students.

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