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Virginia Key campus parking altered due to construction
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Virginia Key campus parking altered due to construction

When junior Joyce Yager drives to class at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, she can’t park on campus. “You have to park at the Seaquarium now,” Yager said. “As long as it’s not too busy, it’s not too bad.” Due to the construction of the new Marine Technology and…

New degree to protect coastal environments
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New degree to protect coastal environments

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is introducing a new master of professional science (MPS) degree program in the fall that will focus on coastal sustainability. This program will consist of courses that relate to the ability of an area or coast, typically an island, to be self-sufficient and ultimately not be…

New building targeted for research
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New building targeted for research

Courtesy Brian Haus Expected to be completed by summer 2013, the new building will feature the world’s first wind-and-wave tunnel capable of producing Category 4 hurricane-force winds. “The wind tunnel will allow us to test how buildings survive in a combination of storm surge and wind,” said William Drennan, RSMAS’ associate dean of undergraduate education….

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Researchers examine, publish study on oil spill

The researchers also found that the oil gathered in three distinct areas. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration press release about the study, the oil was found in “the well-known underwater plume about 3,300-4,300 feet below the surface, the visible surface slick, and an airborne plume.” The majority of the oil remained in…

Conference focuses on ecological learning
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Conference focuses on ecological learning

The Society of Environmental Journalists, in conjunction with UM, hosted their 21st annual conference from Wednesday to Sunday at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami. The opening ceremony featured UM President Donna E. Shalala, Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen and all five members of the Cousteau family, relatives of the late sea explorer Jacques Cousteau…

RSMAS’ watering hole
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RSMAS’ watering hole

Cavernous halls, stuffed sharks, cork message boards, classrooms … and beer? It seems like an odd mix, but marine life, education and brews find perfect harmony at Wetlab, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s campus bar. Founded in 1979 by Walton G. Smith, this waterside hangout is a place for students, professors and…

Avissar named new dean of RSMAS
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Avissar named new dean of RSMAS

Roni Avissar, a professor at Duke University specilizing in climatology, has been named the new head of the Universiy of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, according to a statement from the university.

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