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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…

Offices, student resource centers find new homes
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Offices, student resource centers find new homes

The Writing Center migrated from its former location near the Pavia Garage at the start of this semester in order to make room for a new Toppel Career Center, set to open during spring 2014. In the meantime, the former location of the Writing Center is undergoing major renovations, thanks to a $3 million donation…

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Shalala takes break from classroom

This spring semester marks the 10-year anniversary of President Donna E. Shalala teaching the U.S. Health Care Crisis: The Politics of Health Care Reform course. But, it will not be offered spring 2014, because Shalala will be taking a break to focus on the Momentum 2 campaign by traveling to raise funds. According to Shalala,…

Textbook costs increase as alternatives develop
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Textbook costs increase as alternatives develop

For senior Angela Strombell, the start of each semester means financial anxiety. She racked up a bill amounting to more than $600 for textbooks this semester. “I remember it was around $200 freshman year,” she said. “Now I’m paying close to $650 a semester. Right after summer break or Christmas break, I see these crazy…

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School of Law hosts human trafficking conference

On Friday, the UM Law School hosted the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Second Annual Human Trafficking Conference.  Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing crime in the world. The United Nations totals the value of human trafficking at $32 billion a year. Human trafficking is considered a form of modern day slavery whereby victims…

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Obscure majors offer diverse prospects

Majors like accounting and education usually lead students to clear career opportunities. But other options may not prepare students for a particular career path, and instead help pave their way to less specific professions. Sophomore Mishael Cetoute decided to major in Africana studies and political science to further learn about his interests in African history….

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State initiative values cost over passion

As the University of Miami continues to celebrate the Year of the Humanities and the Arts, Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s higher education campaign to encourage students to major in science-related fields is currently underway. Gov. Scott has proposed to freeze tuition rates for majors in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. This decision,…

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