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Floating marine laboratory to offer interactive experience on Biscayne Bay
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Floating marine laboratory to offer interactive experience on Biscayne Bay

Modeled after a floating marine laboratory and environmental classroom powered by renewable energy in New York, a science barge is set to open in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. The project will offer students and the public an opportunity to engage in interactive experiences on the floating marine innovation lab, with a hydro/aquaponic garden and education center….

WeatherSTEM increases clarity, accuracy of forecasts
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WeatherSTEM increases clarity, accuracy of forecasts

During Hurricane season, June to November, South Florida has always been prone to extreme weather. Over the years, the University of Miami’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has worked to implement services like lightning sirens to keep the UM community aware and prepared. The recent addition of WeatherSTEM, an accessible weather information system, checks off…

Engineers give hacking new meaning
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Engineers give hacking new meaning

When the topic of hacking is brought up, a common thought that arises is that of an action movie character sneaking into a computer database to access information. When students gather at the University of Miami this month to hack for 24 hours, however, they will not be engaging in negative mischievous tasks. Instead, they…

Simulation prepares campus for Ebola crisis
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Simulation prepares campus for Ebola crisis

Students dressed in coveralls, blue gloves and face masks rushed to help those frantically calling for help during an Ebola disaster preparedness simulation Saturday at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. The simulation aimed to train students on the procedures for disease emergency protocol. The training was set up as an…

Scientific leader Alan Leshner encourages ethical approach to science
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Scientific leader Alan Leshner encourages ethical approach to science

Alan Leshner, executive publisher of the journal Science, explored the relationship between societal beliefs and scientific findings in his talk to students and faculty members at the University of Miami Wednesday night. Leshner visited campus as part of the Adrienne Arsht Distinguished Speaker Series in Ethics, which brings speakers to campus through donations from philanthropist Adrienne Arsht in…

First online degree program launches
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First online degree program launches

As the popularity of online classes and web-based academic tools increases, educational communities aim to keep up with the digital trends. On Sept. 29, the University of Miami opened up applications for its first fully-online degree program, UOnline. The program offers tracks for master’s degrees in finance through the School of Business Administration and sport…

RSMAS inaugurates $50 million marine research complex
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RSMAS inaugurates $50 million marine research complex

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) inaugurated its new 86,000-square-foot Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex, which will allow for groundbreaking experiments and scientific investigations. The brand new research complex is worth $50 million, and will support research in the areas of air-sea interaction, marine life science, tropical marine biology and biomedicine, all…

Yik Yak away
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Yik Yak away

All around UM’s campus, students are downloading Yik Yak, a new social media app launched in November 2013. Yik Yak allows users to connect anonymously by showing posts from people near their location, and is being used across college campuses nationwide. The app recently reached No. 5 on the iTunes App Store ahead of Instagram…

Cloud system opens for campus use
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Cloud system opens for campus use

This fall, three cloud-based data systems – Box, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive – will all be available to students, faculty and staff free of charge. Box is the only to have been released. Google and Microsoft OneDrive will be offered later in the semester. Cloud storage enables users to store and manage content within…

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