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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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Summer program offers research opportunities, flexibility

During a packed academic year, finding the time for research can often be difficult. That is why senior Max Tenaglia, a geosciences major, conducted geological surveys in the canyons of New Mexico over the summer – with funding for his research provided by University of Miami’s “Beyond the Book” program. As part of an ongoing…

Music therapy helps tackle Parkinson’s
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Music therapy helps tackle Parkinson’s

Each Wednesday in St. Matthews Episcopal Church, the buzzing timbre of 30 to 40 kazoos fills the room. Hands clap, feet stomp and voices join together for musical exercises and warm-ups. But this is more than a music lesson. This is music therapy led by University of Miami graduate and adjunct faculty member Linda Lathroum,…

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Law School offers ninth joint degree program

University of Miami’s School of Law unveiled its newest joint degree, a J.D./Ph.D in Environmental Science and Policy, last week. Dale Jamieson, director of environmental studies and affiliated professor of law at New York University, delivered the inaugural lecture last Monday to an eager audience of academics, undergraduates and law students in the law school’s fourth-floor…

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Revised academic calendar lengthens breaks

The academic calendar will undergo a major facelift that will be effective come fall 2013. Fall break will be extended to two days rather than one, and Thanksgiving break is scheduled to last one week, from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. Classes will begin on Aug. 26 and end on Dec. 10. The Faculty Senate…

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