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Students encouraged to nominate professors for faculty award
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Students encouraged to nominate professors for faculty award

Kevin Greer Outstanding University of Miami professors are recognized annually by the faculty senate in the areas of  service, research and teaching, and students play a large part in weighing in on the latter category, says faculty senate chair Linda Neider. The “Outstanding Teaching Award” recognizes outstanding teaching by a faculty member with a substantial…

UM professor adjusts to new world of online teaching
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UM professor adjusts to new world of online teaching

Kevin Greer The early morning class wake-up has been altered profoundly this semester.  For many, the shower, wardrobe and typical morning routine have been replaced by rolling over in bed just in time to open their laptop for class. While life is good for students at home with a muted mic, University of Miami professors…

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Marine biology major pursues 2 dreams at UM

Max Jenkins From an early age, Mia Vallée was always fascinated with marine life. Although she is from a small, landlocked town outside of Toronto, Vallée learned how to snorkel on family summer vacations to the Virgins Islands. Within a matter of yards, she could swim from the shoreline to the flourishing coral reefs with…

Lambda Theta Alpha teams with Uthrift, Lucha Latina to collect clothes for detained immigrant children
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Lambda Theta Alpha teams with Uthrift, Lucha Latina to collect clothes for detained immigrant children

Gema Vilchez Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. recently teamed with UThrift and Lucha Latina to collect clothing donations for detained immigrant children being held in South Florida ICE detention facilities. Donations went to the Lake Worth Center of the U.S. Committee of Refugees and Immigrants. In selecting the chapter’s yearly philanthropy, Lambda Theta Alpha…

UM’s Chinese students experience popular holiday at home
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UM’s Chinese students experience popular holiday at home

Summer Xia QINGDAO, China–While travel restrictions resulting from the pandemic kept many international students from returning to the University of Miami this fall, Chinese students taking classes remotely from their homeland had a chance to experience one of their country’s biggest holidays, the Mid-Autumn Festival. The annual event, also called the Moon Festival, is similar…

Tau Rho organizes sanitation drive for homeless women
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Tau Rho organizes sanitation drive for homeless women

Gema Vilchez Earlier this month, members of the Tau Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority delivered more than 250 bags of donated personal care items to homeless women in the Camillus House homeless shelter in Overtown. The sorority collected more than 1,000 items – from sanitation pads and panty liners to toothbrushes and socks,…

United Nations Day to be held Oct. 22 at the Rock
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United Nations Day to be held Oct. 22 at the Rock

Althea Castro de la Mata Although the pandemic has forced student organizations to hold many of their meetings and activities online, some events are still being held in person, including United Nations Day, which will be held Oct. 22 at the Rock. United Nations Day is hosted by COISO every year to educate the UM…


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