Transforming Designs

School of Architecture students collaborate with nonprofits, neighborhoods, and entire communities to improve their surroundings and impact quality of life.

Gaming the System

The Interactive Media Program at the School of Communication scores big with innovative games that are designed to positively affect human behavior, social interaction, and, in some cases, public policy.

Changing the Face of Cancer

See why the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is poised to bring South Florida its first National Cancer Institute-designated facility.

A Window and a Mirror

Take a look back at a quarter-century of evolution at the University of Miami, as documented and celebrated by this magazine since 1989.

  Faculty Files

Into the Storm: Discovery amid the Unexpected

Faculty Files Photo by Donna Victor     Into the Storm: Discovery amid the Unexpected Chidong Zhang has devoted his career to understanding weather patterns in a changing climate. But despite his reverence for scientific order, if there’s one thing the professor of meteorology and physical oceanography at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has come to realize as a researcher, it’s to expect the unexpected—“and be prepared to deal with it,” he says. Most […]

  Student Spotlight

Standing Out

Student Spotlight   Standing Out UPride's Jacob Rudolph has plenty to be proud of. Jacob Rudolph understands the power of media. When a video of him coming out to more than 300 classmates at a high school awards assembly went viral, he didn’t shy away from the limelight. Instead, the teen from Parsippany, New Jersey, got busy, sharing his story of truth and acceptance via television, radio, and newspaper outlets around the nation. “Because of […]

  Eye on Athletics

Eye on Athletics Fall 2014

Eye on Athletics Finishing What They Started It never showed up on a coach’s chalk talk, but it was always part of Octavia Blue’s personal game plan. Once she’d grabbed her last rebound, blocked her last shot, or scored the final three-pointer of a professional basketball career that spanned nine years, she would earn the one thing that would help sustain her for the rest of her life. “For me to attain some of the […]

  R+D Update

Brain Gains

R+D Update Brain Gains The human brain, Deborah Mash, Ph.D. ’84, likes to tell people, is the next biological frontier. The director of the Miller School of Medicine’s Brain Endowment Bank also would like us to know that we have the opportunity to be pioneers, to help explore what goes wrong when autism, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or other disorders alter the brain. Not right now, of course. Not when we are using our brains. But we […]

  On Course

Magic City Immersion

On Course Magic City Immersion Not long after their bus gets stalled behind the monthly cross-city bicycle caravan known as Critical Mass Miami, J. Miguel Kanai’s Urban Studies class finds sweet respite. At the corner of 15th Avenue and the famous Calle Ocho, they duck into Azucar. The neon-lit ice cream parlor in the festive heart of Little Havana reflects the tastes of a neighborhood known for its Cuban culture: the flavors go beyond chocolate […]

  Bottom lines

“There’s no reason for anyone
in South Florida to panic.”

Pascal Goldschmidt, senior VP for medical affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of the University of Miami Health System, with Jackson Health System
CEO Carlos A. Migoya in an October 9 op-ed in The Miami Herald, addressing concerns
about the Ebola virus

University Journal

Shalala Announces Final Year as President

Donna E. Shalala maintains strong ‘Momentum’ at the U after 13 years and counting “I can’t believe I’m going to […]

Gift of $50 Million Names New UM Health Facility

The Lennar Foundation Medical Center slated to open fall 2016 When the University of Miami Health System’s 206,000-square-foot outpatient center […]

‘Places & Spaces’ Will Change How People See the World

Exhibition conveys big data in new, visually exciting ways When Patricia Van Dalen looked at the motherboards and microprocessors in […]

Hey Norm!

Legendary ’Cane Norman C. Parsons Jr. receives a fond farewell with tropical flair Looking dapper in his ’Canes-themed bow tie […]

Matriculating in Cyberspace

Options for earning UM degrees online are expanding The University of Miami is on track to kick off the new […]


From the Editor

Alumni Digest

Off-Field Battles Forged Hall of Famer

Cancer free, quarterback Jim Kelly returns to the U It was the game that put Miami Hurricanes football on the […]

All in the Families

UM Legacy Program welcomes second-and third-generation ’Canes Seven percent of the University of Miami’s 2,000-plus-member freshman class represents a legacy […]

RESULTS-Oriented Distinguished Alumni Lecture

‘Reclaiming Our Democracy’ author to share insights, strategies for change A graduate of the University of Miami’s Frost School of […]

Advancing Higher Education

Head of UM Alumni Association tapped for national commission It’s been an especially busy year for Donna A. Arbide, M.B.A. […]

Citizen ’Cane

In His Own Words: Troy Roberts, M.M. '07

Stories of U In His Own Words: Troy Roberts, M.M. '07 I guess what made me want to play the […]

Financing Her Own Future

Citizen ’Cane Financing Her Own Future While other teens were flipping burgers and babysitting, Kourtney Ratliff, B.B.A. ’03, was helping […]

Alert Anesthesiologist on the Case

Citizen ’Cane Alert Anesthesiologist on the Case Berton Forman, B.S. ’74, with a 21-year career as an anesthesiologist behind him, […]

’Cane in the Act

Mixed Media

Big Picture