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Miller scientist dies at age 70
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Miller scientist dies at age 70

Professor Walter A. Scott, a researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1975, passed away Jan. 28. A professor for biochemistry and microbiology, Scott was an exceptional developer in HIV/AIDS research funded by the National Institutes of Health. “His first love was the laboratory,” his wife of 42 years, Dr. Gwendolyn…

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Exhibit tells story of HIV, AIDS struggles

The Florida Department of Health is trying to break down the stigma of living with HIV. The Faces of HIV exhibit will will be on campus on Friday on the Rock from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The display shares the stories of Florida residents living with HIV and AIDS and break down the stereotypes…

Opinion

Outdated policy offensive, invalid

On Aug. 18, I wandered aimlessly around campus with a friend of mine, a hobby of ours from high school. We stumbled upon the blood drive and decided to donate since we both like to help out whenever we can and had nothing better to do. Unfortunately, I couldn’t donate because of the medicine I…

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Ranking improves, UM gets healthier

In 2010, the University of Miami improved its ranking on the Trojan brand condoms Fifth Annual Sexual Health Report. It moved from No. 68 to No. 56 out of the 161 universities that were ranked from most sexually healthy, Columbia University, to the least, University of Idaho. The university remains above other Florida schools, such as…

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Dollars divided for development

The University of Miami capitalized on the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) by obtaining over $90 million in grants that will help spur such projects as research and building annexations on the Coral Gables campus.

Opinion

Others more worthy of Nobel Prize than Obama

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.

UM sexologist provides ‘serious’ sex tips, promotes sexual health and HIV awareness
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UM sexologist provides ‘serious’ sex tips, promotes sexual health and HIV awareness

Tuesday night’s event, entitled “Sex on the Beach,” changed that. The discussion was organized by students as part of the University of Miami’s “A Week for Life,” a week-long series of events to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS and promote sexual health. The discussion took place in the University Center’s I-Lounge, which was filled with decorations, food and even virgin Daiquiris. Each guest donned a lei necklace and sat on one of the many sofas that were arranged in the shape of a circle.

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New course on minority healthcare to be offered

The largest minority in the United States is still growing, but so are healthcare disparities. Cultural differences, language barriers and immigration are some of the issues causing havoc on the mental health of Hispanic communities in the United States, University of Miami nursing professors say.

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