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Groundbreaking launches School of Architecture studio construction
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Groundbreaking launches School of Architecture studio construction

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Thomas P. Murphy Design Studio Building, highlighting the building’s function and transformative significance to the School of Architecture, was held on Wednesday afternoon. The building is the result of a $3.5 million gift from Coastal Construction and is named after the father of the company’s president and CEO, Thomas P….

Documenting autism: fascinating course blends journalistic, biological applications
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Documenting autism: fascinating course blends journalistic, biological applications

The Class The Community Science: Autism class brings students from journalistic and biological backgrounds together. Every Wednesday, the two groups aim to understand the complex world behind Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The three-hour course exposes students to both the historical and the academic aspects of ASD, showing how societal perceptions and research have evolved. Guest…

Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund created to uplift journalism students
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Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund created to uplift journalism students

Arthur and Shirley Sotloff, the parents of Steven Sotloff, a Miami-based journalist who was beheaded by ISIS militants in 2014 after being kidnapped, have pledged $125,000 to the School of Communication to create the Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund, created through the 2LIVES: Steven Joel Sotloff Memorial Foundation, will provide a yearly scholarship to a…

School of Architecture honored for serving Little Havana
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School of Architecture honored for serving Little Havana

The City of Miami celebrated “Rodolphe El-Khoury Day” to acknowledge the achievements of the University of Miami’s School of Architecture on Thursday, Sept. 24. The day’s namesake, the dean of School of Architecture, was honored on Wednesday at Miami City Hall for orchestrating a large-scale and exceedingly impactful community service event dubbed “U-Serve.” “It’s really part of the curriculum…….

Project IF inspires middle school students to ‘Imagine the Future’
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Project IF inspires middle school students to ‘Imagine the Future’

The University of Miami welcomed local middle school students interested in creating science fiction multimedia Saturday morning as part of the Imagine the Future Project (Project IF). Project IF, headed by Department of Teaching and Learning associate professors Ji Shen and Blaine Smith, is a 10-week long program hosted by the UM School of Education and…

UM falls in national ranking
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UM falls in national ranking

Wednesday morning US News World & Report released 2016 Best Colleges List and the University of Miami landed at No. 51, falling three spots from last year’s ranking. It is the first time the school has fallen out of the top 50 in the rankings since 2009. UM was tied at No. 48 with the…

MCAT adds section, increases time
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MCAT adds section, increases time

Correction: This story was updated 11:21 a.m. Tuesday. The reporter incorrectly attributed the Association of American Medical Colleges in regards to prerequisite courses that are helpful to prepare for the MCAT. The information comes from UM’s pre-health advising office. The first batch of the new MCAT exam launched Friday, and pre-medical students are prepping for…

Program to fuse sports, art, entertainment
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Program to fuse sports, art, entertainment

The University of Miami School of Law has introduced a new graduate law program that focuses on entertainment, arts and sports. The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. is a postgraduate law degree that continues the law school’s focus on meeting the need for specific expertise as the lines between sports, entertainment and arts intersect,…

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