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UMTV to house new HD cameras
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UMTV to house new HD cameras

The University of Miami is adding $1.7 million worth of state-of-the-art studio equipment to benefit the students at UMTV and the School of Communication’s broadcast program. “It’s exciting to have hands-on experience with new equipment that is used in big networks like Univision, NBC and ABC,” said UMTV Station Manager Lauren Behar. Eight new high-definition…

Course offers hands-on museum curating experience at Lowe
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Course offers hands-on museum curating experience at Lowe

Since May, students, faculty members and visitors have enjoyed the Lowe Art Museum’s fifth installment in the series called “ArtLab @ The Lowe.” The program provides students in the College of Arts and Sciences with hands-on experience in curating museum exhibitions. The latest one, “From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panama,”…

Construction for Frost music studios continues
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Construction for Frost music studios continues

The newest part of the Frost School of Music is expected to be finished by the Fall 2014 semester, and then the school plans to build two more in the coming years, all aimed at enhancing the new experiential curriculum. “There is one construction project underway now – the Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios, North…

Professor makes the grade on RateMyProfessors.com
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Professor makes the grade on RateMyProfessors.com

Near the end of each semester, sophomore Juliana Vallejo makes the annual visit to RateMyProfessors.com. She deciphers anonymous comments that range from helpful expectations of a course to extreme backlashes against a professor. “I use it for making my class schedules,” she said. “It’s funny because people are like ‘I hate this teacher; he gave…

Speakers bring diverse backgrounds to immigration reform
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Speakers bring diverse backgrounds to immigration reform

“Immigration Reform: The Current Debate” is a new class that features four professors with varying backgrounds and perspectives on the issue. “We wanted to expose students to speakers who, as a group, bring different practical and academic perspectives,” said one of the professors, Ariel Armony, who is also the director of Latin American studies. “There…

Adviser’s departure angers faculty, students
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Adviser’s departure angers faculty, students

On the first floor of the Ferre Building, a nameplate next to room 121 reads “Steve Ralph, Director, Student Services.” But the door is locked, and, after more than 24 years working in the department of international studies (INS) as a beloved student adviser and staff administrator, Steve Ralph is not there. “I never envisioned…

Bar and Gavel welcomes new members
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Bar and Gavel welcomes new members

The University of Miami School of Law’s Society of Bar and Gavel will welcome new members at its semiannual initiation on Sept. 29. “The Society of Bar and Gavel is an honors society that recognizes students who contribute in four domains: service, character, attitude and leadership,” said Leah Weston, secretary of the society. “We look…

Changes to fall calendar lengthen breaks
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Changes to fall calendar lengthen breaks

The Office of the Registrar has recently modified the academic calendars for the current and upcoming semesters to incorporate changes made to the fall recess, Thanksgiving break and reading days. The fall recess will take place from Oct. 17 to 20, and Thanksgiving break will take place from Nov. 23 to Dec. 1. In addition,…

Architecture professor authors urban housing series, attributes success to travel
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Architecture professor authors urban housing series, attributes success to travel

Before joining the University of Miami two years ago, professor Eric Firley was busy working as an architect and a world-traveling author.  After entering academia, the frequent traveling stopped, but the writing continued. This spring, “The Urban Masterplanning Handbook,” the third in a series co-authored by Firley, will be released in the United States. The…

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