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News Briefs 2/22: Engineering Week, Greek Week
Campus Life, Greek Life, News, Science and Technology

News Briefs 2/22: Engineering Week, Greek Week

Engineering Week The University of Miami Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers kicked off Engineering Week with the U-Hack 24-hour Hackathon that ran from Saturday morning to Sunday night. The week will continue Monday with a networking session hosted by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the McArthur Annex from 7-8 p.m. Recent graduates…

ECO Agency plans to implement LED lighting in new buildings
Campus Life, Construction, Environment, News, Science and Technology, Student Government

ECO Agency plans to implement LED lighting in new buildings

With glaring statistics pointing to humans as the cause of environmental pollution, the Energy & Conservation Organization (ECO) Agency is ready to do their part to help the university. Their initiative seeks to retrofit the campus with energy-saving light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Last week, they achieved a victory toward their goal. Spearheaded by Senior Class…

Documenting autism: fascinating course blends journalistic, biological applications
Academics, Community, Health, News, Science and Technology

Documenting autism: fascinating course blends journalistic, biological applications

The Class The Community Science: Autism class brings students from journalistic and biological backgrounds together. Every Wednesday, the two groups aim to understand the complex world behind Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The three-hour course exposes students to both the historical and the academic aspects of ASD, showing how societal perceptions and research have evolved. Guest…

Project IF inspires middle school students to ‘Imagine the Future’
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Project IF inspires middle school students to ‘Imagine the Future’

The University of Miami welcomed local middle school students interested in creating science fiction multimedia Saturday morning as part of the Imagine the Future Project (Project IF). Project IF, headed by Department of Teaching and Learning associate professors Ji Shen and Blaine Smith, is a 10-week long program hosted by the UM School of Education and…

IT survey aims to improve Internet-related issues
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IT survey aims to improve Internet-related issues

Student Government (SG) Campus Liaison Council sent out a survey two weeks ago that evaluated current technology options that are available to students. The student feedbacks is being used to improve IT-related issues in the future. The Campus Liaison Council is responsible for communicating SG initiatives. Every year, SG tries to assess any IT issues students may…

RSMAS aims to enhance process of fish farming
News, Science and Technology

RSMAS aims to enhance process of fish farming

The Experimental Marine Fish Hatchery at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), otherwise known as “the hatchery,” is conducting influential research to optimize the production process of fish farming for a more efficient industry. According to The World Bank, nearly two-thirds of all fish sold in stores will be…

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