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‘American Dream’ dean Anthony Varona heads UM Law School

“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.”

Homecoming king and queen reflect on win

Homecoming King and Queen Mike Huzior and Chelsea Lovell celebrated their victory in the 2019 Homecoming Court.

Veteran student discusses his journey of service

In the aftermath of 9/11, Belliard knew he was going to enlist in the military before he even graduated high school. “I had my mom sign off on the delayed entry program, which meant that as soon as I graduated I was going to join the forces.”

School of Education and Human Development celebrates newly-tenured professor

Eltouzkhy expressed gratitude at achieving tenure, a key career milestone for most academics. Being a member of a unique team of faculty and students working on improving people's education, psychological and physical wellbeing is the most rewarding part of his career.

Dean Shepherd to leave lasting legacy at School of 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”

Women’s History Month highlight: Congresswoman Donna Shalala

“I was often the only woman in the room,” Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Florida) said when reflecting on her storied career as an academic, government official and prominent female figure.

New business class redefines what it means to be an entrepreneur

“Individual students and student teams are creating their own chapters in their own textbooks, and then they have to share their learnings with each other,” Quelch said. “That makes for a much more powerful learning environment.”

Peace Corps serves as stepping stone for professional development

“The University of Miami has an extremely diverse and talented student body, and many students are committed to service and the betterment of the world around them”

Hillel welcomes its first female president

Before this semester, there had never been a female president or two presidents—now, Hillel has both.

UM welcomes new LGBTQ+ Student Center director Gisela Vega

Gisela Vega, a passionate leader in the LGBTQ+ community of South Florida, joins the UM staff as the new director of the LGBTQ+ Student Center.

Alexandra Martinez brings experience, ‘non-stop energy’ to UMPD

“You get to be a social worker, a psychologist, a counselor,” said UMPD Crime Prevention Officer Alexandra Martinez on the meaning of police work. “You get to be a superhero.”

Canes in Congress

There are a number of individuals serving in Congress with ties to the University of Miami.