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Doctors come together to advise about Zika virus at forum
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Doctors come together to advise about Zika virus at forum

Top public health leaders, physicians and scientists from the U.S. and Brazil discussed the ongoing research and study of the Zika virus in a packed ballroom in the Shalala Student Center on Wednesday. The experts discussed at length the latest public health and ethical implications of scientific findings into the outbreak of the virus, which…

‘What’s in Your Molly’ information session discusses drug use at music festivals
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‘What’s in Your Molly’ information session discusses drug use at music festivals

A small group of students attended an information session on drug usage at music festivals Wednesday night, ahead of the popular three-day Ultra Music Festival this weekend. Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) hosted the event, their first-ever “What’s in Your Molly” information panel, at the Shalala Student Center. “I wanted to put on this event…

Experts discuss human-machine collaboration at World Information Architecture Day
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Experts discuss human-machine collaboration at World Information Architecture Day

Designers, content strategists, web developers, scholars and students all came together at the University of Miami on Saturday to talk about the future of information architecture on World Information Architecture Day. The event was held at UM for the first time and was co-hosted by information architect Diego Baca and the Knight Chair in Visual…

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…

After-hours counseling phone line launched
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After-hours counseling phone line launched

  Ahead of a student-led Mental Health Forum on Tuesday night, the Counseling Center quietly launched an after-hours helpline last week so that students can speak to a counselor when the center is closed. The center began its after-hours call line last Monday, allowing students to call the counseling center’s main line to speak to…

Senate Recap: Counseling Center offers additional services
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Senate Recap: Counseling Center offers additional services

Counseling Center Director René Monteagudo visited Wednesday’s Student Government Senate meeting to talk about the services the center offers and compare UM mental health statistics to those of universities around the country. New services include an online screening tool on the counseling center’s website, where users can take an anonymous mental health screening. This is…

President’s Campus Coalition discusses climate survey results
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President’s Campus Coalition discusses climate survey results

The President’s Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence and Prevention met Monday afternoon in the Donna Shalala Student Center to discuss the results from the spring 2015 pilot campus climate survey on sexual violence. President Julio Frenk, Vice President of Student Affairs Patricia Whitely, the Board of Trustees and the president’s cabinet were briefed on the…

Survey gathers insight of sexual assault at University of Miami
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Survey gathers insight of sexual assault at University of Miami

Just 954 students, 5.7 percent of the student population at the University of Miami, completed the spring 2015 pilot campus climate survey on sexual violence, according to the results released Monday afternoon. The survey was an initiative by the President’s Campus Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention and Education to gather data specific to the university….

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