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UM Health System to break ground on new, on-campus health facility
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UM Health System to break ground on new, on-campus health facility

The University of Miami Health System will break ground this summer on a four-story, 200,000-square-foot walk-in and specialty care center just south of the BankUnited Center (BUC). The project is slated for completion by 2016. The center will be located where the now-razed sculpture building was, and take up part of the eastern end of…

New helicopter hovers into university’s hands
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New helicopter hovers into university’s hands

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) made a unique purchase this holiday season: a helicopter. The Airbus helicopter will be transformed into a research vessel to make scientific observations, such as physical, chemical and biological processes that occur near the Earth’s surface. The helicopter was acquired in December, in part with funding…

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Campus adds research facility

The year 2013 will not only welcome the new Student Activities Center but also a new research facility called the Neuroscience and Health Annex. Also called the Neuroscience Building, it will serve as an addition to the Cox Science Center near the Ungar Building. The 40,000 square feet facility will feature three floors with state…

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…

Professor killed in plane crash
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Professor killed in plane crash

Dr. Jagajan Karmacharya, an associate professor at the Miller School of Medicine, was killed Sunday along with his girlfriend in a plane crash near the capital of Nepal. Karmacharya, who was also the chief of vascular surgery at Miami’s Veterans’ Administration Hospital, had traveled to his home country of Nepal to visit his sick mother…

Research facility opens first phase
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Research facility opens first phase

The first phase of UM’s Life Science and Technology Park, which has been six years in the making, had its grand opening Tuesday morning. Three hundred guests from the Miller School of Medicine and other UM communities, as well as local civic leaders, gathered at the ceremony in the 242,000-square-foot facility in Overtown. “This is…

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Green and clean

While the Coral Gables campus may be a green, tropical paradise, it is also environmentally green. The UM community has taken numerous steps to reduce its ecological footprint and strengthen its efforts toward sustainability. Here are some of the latest initiatives that have sprung up across campus. Green Buildings The University of Miami has pledged…

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Aid, medical care continue abroad

The University of Miami has not forgotten its commitment to rebuilding Haiti. In the midst of political instability, health epidemics and a crumbling city structure, Haiti is still reeling from the effects of the 2010 earthquake that affected the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, as well as the cities of Leogane and Jacmel. Students, faculty and staff…

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Campus rolls out new plan to restrict smoking

Almost a year after the Miller School of Medicine’s campus went smoke-free, the Coral Gables campus is rolling out a new plan to restrict smokers to designated areas. The new initiative, which has yet to be named, will create designated smoking areas around the campus and will incorporate educational programs about the various smoke-free initiatives…

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