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$100 million for Frost Institutes will support interdisciplinary STEM, expanded facilities
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$100 million for Frost Institutes will support interdisciplinary STEM, expanded facilities

During his January 2016 inauguration ceremony, University of Miami President Julio Frenk announced a $100 million donation by longtime donors Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost for the expansion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Now, a year later, President Frenk announced the money will be used to create the Frost Institutes for Science…

Housing plan to increase capacity, foster on-campus community
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Housing plan to increase capacity, foster on-campus community

Rooftop gardens, a 200-seat auditorium, kitchenettes and living rooms. These are the new amenities students living on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus will have access to upon the completion of a 10-year housing project set to begin later this year. The university will embark on a process to create enhanced, community-based residential housing…

Lennar Foundation Medical Center opens
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Lennar Foundation Medical Center opens

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center building – a towering glass structure that will house UHealth at Coral Gables, the Student Health Center and the Department of Sports Medicine– opened its doors Friday afternoon after being officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Medical leadership, University of Miami administration and Board of Trustee members, alumni and donors filled…

Pool re-opening party offers live music, food
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Pool re-opening party offers live music, food

The University Center Pool’s reopening was celebrated today as students congregated on the Lakeside Patio for burgers and live music. Composed of UM alumni, the band Talay energized the crowd of students in front of the newly opened pool deck. After having been closed for construction the entire fall semester, the pool’s opening had many students bubbling…

Whitten University Center pool features LED lights, temperature regulation system
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Whitten University Center pool features LED lights, temperature regulation system

The first day of spring semester classes also marked the first day the University Center Pool re-opened after a lengthy renovation that saw it closed for the entire fall semester. The renovation began over summer 2015 to refurbish and replace the pool’s old infrastructure, especially rusted pipes in the plumbing system. While students who were at the University of Miami…

School of Nursing breaks ground for simulation hospital
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School of Nursing breaks ground for simulation hospital

The School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) broke ground on construction of one of the nation’s first education-based simulation hospitals Thursday afternoon. The five-story, 41,000 square-foot facility would allow students to practice their skills in an immersed environment. University of Miami trustees, administrators, students, faculty, staff, donors and other guests gathered for the ceremony next to the…

UC pool renovation expected to finish Jan. 11
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UC pool renovation expected to finish Jan. 11

The renovation to the University Center pool is now expected to be finished by Jan. 11, the first day of classes in the spring semester. Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Whitely sent an email to The Miami Hurricane Tuesday announcing the new date. This is later than the originally planned completion date. Executive Director of…

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