The 2019-2020 academic year marks the first time when both the faculty senate and board of trustees leadership comprises all women.
Plaza Health Network honors six to eight women in South Florida a year. Dr. Patricia Whitely, vice president for student affairs at the University of Miami, was honored for her contributions to UM and the South Florida community.
“This was the very first nomination that I received where I felt viscerally that I had to pursue the opportunity, one that taps all of my experience and skills.”
“The university has such little respect for the fact that we are also human beings and that we also have rights and deserve a normal life”
This past July, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued the University of Miami on behalf of professor Louise Davidson-Schmich, alleging gender-pay discrimination within the political science department.
The faculty-led conference intends to spread new ideas and technologies with the goal of enriching both faculty and student experience.
Currently, there are 400 people registered for the event, comprised of students, alumni, community members, business leaders and faculty.
Frenk said that “the Roadmap to our New Century has a single guiding purpose— to make the University of Miami a beacon of understanding, prosperity and well-being that illuminates and inspires this community and the world.”
Wednesday night, Sept.11 marks the third year of the popular late-night breakfast, where between 750 to 1,000 pancakes are given out.
The “State of the U” began in 2018 when UM’s Board of Trustees approved Frenk’s “Roadmap to Our New Century” agenda.
“She has a remarkable, scholarly record with a global reach," said Leonidas Bachas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "She is thoughtful, entrepreneurial and a leader in the field of global communication.”
“As a result of the kind and compassionate tone he has set as a leader, the School of Communication is one of the most collegial and truly interdisciplinary places I’ve ever worked”