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Complex houses hurricane simulator
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Complex houses hurricane simulator

      The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science will be able to experience the hurricane season all year long. RSMAS’s newest building, the Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex, will feature the only existing complex to have the power to generate Category 5 hurricane winds. The complex is housed in the…

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Building becomes reality after funds, 40 years

Dust fills the air around the Frost School of Music. What looks like an empty lot covered in soil, rocks and piping outside of the school on Miller Drive will soon turn into one of the most modern and ecological friendly buildings in South Florida. The expansion of the school means that more than 700…

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Civic Scholars recognizes leadership, academics

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) has partnered with the William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership to create the University of Miami Civic Scholars Program, which will recognize students for their academic success and leadership roles in the community. This program is designed to allow students to continue the requirements…

E-Week promotes competition, celebrates engineering
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E-Week promotes competition, celebrates engineering

        (Photos by Cayla Nimmo and Charlotte Cushing)   All branches of the College of Engineering joined together to host E-Week this week, which will be followed by the ASCE Southeast Student Conference in March. E-Week combines competitions, expos and celebrations of the engineering discipline to demonstrate the need for and education…

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Taking love to the Web

Recently, many applications and websites encouraging connections and relationships to be formed at one’s convenience have popped up — giving people more options and greater flexibility than ever before. Facebook Graph Facebook has been an unofficial matchmaker for years and with its new Graph Search tool, users can extend their search for singles on the…

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Cox keeps iconic look despite recent renovations

Almost 50 years since its inception, the Cox Science Building is undergoing renovations that include building a Neuroscience and Health Annex and an expansion of Cox’s plaza. The Cox plaza, now a front lawn and patio seating area, will be converted to a larger landscaped terrace where students can enjoy more common space, according to…

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Influential lawyer shares career experiences

To mark the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, the UM School of Law brought a key figure in the women’s rights movement to speak to students and other community members Tuesday night at the Storer Auditorium. Sarah Weddington, the lead attorney in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case, helped make history. By…

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Media management majors find identity in new club

Though media management is one of the smaller programs in the School of Communication, the students majoring in it have big things in mind. Last fall, faculty and students in the program established the Media Management Association (MMA) to help create an identity for those interested in careers in the media business. “We decided to…

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Squeezing truth from trend

In a city embossed with a culture asking everyone to feel good and look even better, diet fads and weight loss trends always come and go – the South Beach, Atkins and Paleo diets all held their moment in the spotlight. So while the latest method isn’t extraordinarily new, a slew of recently opened shops…

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Campus hangout celebrates 40th birthday

Some might balk at the thought of turning 40, but not UM’s Rathskeller. Its birthday on Monday will give the restaurant the chance to do what it does best — host UM students and employees for food and fun in the sun. On Feb. 11, 1973, the Rat opened for business. Fast-forward 40 years and…

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Dining halls implement green option

Freshmen leaving Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall with disposable to-go containers enjoy eating their meals outdoors, making conversation with friends outside of Stanford Residential College, and looking out at the intramural fields. These students finish eating and stack their boxes artfully, like professional Jenga players. But the boxes piled atop the trash bins eventually form a replica…

SportsFest drops eight sports from lineup
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SportsFest drops eight sports from lineup

        (Photos by Nicholas Gangemi)   The SportsFest Committee has decided to drop eight sports from this year’s program, which begins Friday. Also, the competitions will be scheduled around the two UM basketball games taking place this weekend. Tom Soria, assistant director of intramurals at the Wellness Center, said the men’s and…

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