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Richter launches free DVD rental program

Richter Library launched UDVD, a catalog for DVDs available as of Jan. 27. The program has been developing since the beginning of the 2013 academic year, said head of Web and Emerging Technology, Andrew Darby. Students can check out free DVDs from the Richter Library and pick movies online according to a specific year, genre,…

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History scholar shares views on the Bible, Civil War

The Bible had a significant influence on the American Civil War and the years following it, a religious history scholar told a UM audience recently. Mark Noll from the University of Notre Dame said the Bible gave many people hope when they had none. His lecture on Jan. 30 was titled, “The Bible in the…

General Honors Program to be phased out in four years
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General Honors Program to be phased out in four years

University of Miami’s General Honors Program will be eliminated over four years. It will be replaced by a program that is more targeted toward student needs. Faculty Senate’s academic standards committee made the decision to phase out the program after reviewing it, according to a report from the Nov. 20 meeting. The decision was based…

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Med school admissions changes (1/30)

Prerequisite courses for University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine will change on June 1 to include several new courses, in keeping with an overall trend in admissions. Requirements will now include a semester of biochemistry and two semesters of behavioral science. The organic chemistry requirement will also be reduced to one semester from two….

Academics, Opinion

Get the most bang for your tuition’s buck

At the beginning of each semester, we prepare to register for classes and cut a rather generous check to the University of Miami. And regardless of how many classes we register for, we pay the same flat-rate tuition, which covers 20 credits each semester. As a freshman, my adviser helped me register for my first…

School of Nursing raises funds for Simulation Hospital
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School of Nursing raises funds for Simulation Hospital

  The School of Nursing and Health Studies will be one of the nation’s first education-based institutions to house a Simulation Hospital. “The idea is that you simulate the flow of healthcare,” said Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean of the nursing school. The school received $3.2 million in donations toward the building of a Simulation Hospital,…

Program promotes synergy between classroom, workplace
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Program promotes synergy between classroom, workplace

Angela Charris, a project manager, is able to go to school and keep her job with the University of Miami’s Professional MBA program. “My major motivation to pursue this degree is to complement my career and to grow professionally as well as personally by increasing my management skills,” she said. “I’m constantly exposed to diverse…

Academics, News, Science and Technology

CaneLink approaches final stages of completion

While class registration for the spring semester begins Monday, students and advisers still face problems with CaneLink. CaneLink was created to provide an organized system for tasks such as choosing classes and keeping track of students’ academic requirements. The university switched to CaneLink in the spring. Even though time has passed since CaneLink was launched,…

Cognates broaden scope of undergraduate career
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Cognates broaden scope of undergraduate career

The two-day fall break and week-long Thanksgiving calendar changes are not the only changes students should expect to see this semester. Class advising and registration have also changed with the university’s unveiling of the cognate system, a new organization of the general education requirements needed for graduation. Freshmen and other students planning to graduate in…

Faculty Senate votes to prevent departmental merger
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Faculty Senate votes to prevent departmental merger

Umberto Speranza withdrew from the University of Miami two weeks before the start of his senior year. Speranza had been arguing against faculty including Leonidas Bachas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), to keep the international studies (INS) department from merging with the political science department. “The whole spring semester turned into…

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