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School of Architecture dean to step down in July

Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, dean of the School of Architecture, announced that she will step down from her post effective July 1. She has served as dean for almost two decades and has been a faculty member since 1983. She is known for her commitment to use design to resolve community problems and improve sustainability. Associate Dean…

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Architecture professor provides real-world opportunities

Most people wouldn’t imagine that after graduating from Princeton University with an architecture degree, they would spend five hours a day, three days a week building a bathroom. Then again, most people aren’t Jim Adamson. The architect-turned-professor now spends his days going from work station to work station in his design/build studio class at the…

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Mathematician makes visit to campus

Famed mathematician Persi Diaconis captured the attention of UM students, faculty and guests by explaining how coincidences can affect where we live and with whom. A jam-packed audience filled the Wilder Auditorium last month to hear the Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at Stanford University. The talk was part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ annual McKnight-Zame Distinguished…

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Global Ambassadors program promotes study abroad

The study abroad office at UM has put a new twist on an old program by starting a Global Ambassador group, which utilizes students who have studied overseas to share their experiences by promoting and participating in the study abroad events on campus. “It’s the revitalization of an older student program we had that we…

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Plus 1 initiative in the works

Student Government’s “Plus 1 Scholars Program” may need to wait plus one more years before taking effect. Plus 1 was a main platform of SG President Nawara Alawa’s administration during the spring 2012 election. The initiative would allow students to study an academic passion separate from the student’s current degree for an additional year without…

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High school partnership opens doors

Going to college is something most students take for granted, but for many people, college is an unattainable dream. The University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement is bridging the gap between traditionally underserved high school students and UM students to promote a college-going atmosphere. “All the students who have participated have all…

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Faculty, students discuss syllabi preview

Students register for courses hoping to have a certain experience, but realize that the course was different from their expectations. With the integration of the CaneLink system, the question of having syllabi available during registration time has been raised. “Sometimes the class sounds really cool, but when you get to it, the content doesn’t really…

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Class customs cross cultural boundaries

Freshman Joe Miano has attended schools in three countries: France, Belgium and now the United States at the University of Miami. He noticed that raising his hand is just as prevalent, despite the cultural differences. “Raising my hand has meant the same thing in all three countries and to all of my teachers,” he said….

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CaneLink addresses MyUM concerns, improves system

Course registration day is a stressful time for any student. Whether it’s anxiously waiting for registration time to roll around or playing the drop/add roulette, it’s a stint that brings about unnecessary tension to an already busy semester. The university is planning to launch CaneLink – a new and improved version of MyUM as part…

Sculpture program develops art, creativity
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Sculpture program develops art, creativity

Sculpted: Students make art in the hand-built ceramics class taught by professor Bryan Moore. The class only has 12 students, but they are allowed access to the studio any time, day or night, to work on their projects. The University of Miami’s sculpture program is interested in making more than just pieces that are appealing…

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Diversity in classrooms improves rankings, experience

University of Miami has been praised for its diversity and ranked No. 1 in the 2011 Princeton Review for “race/class interaction” out of 377 colleges. To recruit top international students, UM dispatches multilingual counselors from the Office of International Admissions to more than 60 cities around the world, reaching out to prospective Canes in person….

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