Faculty Files

Wielding Math’s Power against Zika

Faculty Files   Wielding Math’s Power against Zika There’s a lot more to mathematics than crunching numbers. Just ask Shigui Ruan, who sees beauty in a discipline that frustrates many and wields its power to show how transmission rates of certain infectious diseases can be slowed. Last year, when the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean (and much more slowly in parts of the U.S.), Ruan, a professor of mathematics […]

  Student Spotlight

Sharing Her Strength

Student Spotlight   Sharing Her Strength Meet public health powerhouse Kristi Brownlee Kristi Brownlee lights up when she talks about her younger sisters, ages 16, 12, and 3. “They are the apples of my eye, the loves of my life,” she says. “It’s always been in my heart to try to be a role model for them. It’s hard enough being an African-American and being a woman, so if I can do just one thing […]

  Eye on Athletics

'The Profit' Star Lemonis Pledges Support

Eye on Athletics 'The Profit' Star Lemonis Pledges Support Marcus Lemonis wasn’t always an entrepreneurial savior, investing in struggling businesses and mentoring them on the national stage as star of CNBC’s The Profit. The Beirut-born, Miami-raised Lemonis says his childhood was rough, but his hometown team gave him hope. “I grew up on the University of Miami,” Lemonis recalled in an on-air interview with Joe Zagacki and Don Bailey Jr., B.S.Ed. ’85, at the 2016 […]

  R+D Update

From Dab2 to Flab

R+D Update From Dab2 to Flab More than 20 years ago, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Xiang-Xi Michael Xu, who is also a professor of cell biology at the Miller School of Medicine, discovered Dab2, a protein long linked to cancer. He has studied its relationship to the disease ever since. Now he’s found that Dab2 also could have implications for fighting obesity. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the Xu lab […]

  Bottom lines

“When it comes to Facebook Live as a product specifically, I don’t think it’s a solvable problem.”

Mary Anne Franks, UM law professor, in an April 17 Washington Post article on backlash from users of the popular technology posting shocking live broadcasts of their violent acts.

University Journal

Redefining Campus Living in a Big Way

Lakeside village will be first step toward new era in student housing The University of Miami has embarked on an […]

New Dean Renowned in Critical Care

Wake Forest’s Edward Abraham tapped to set course for Miller School of Medicine Edward Abraham, an internationally renowned pulmonary medicine […]

Praise for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center

Full spectrum of care provided in one world-class, community-based setting Victoria Bassil jokes that, at 86, she’s just five years […]

Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering Take Off

Philanthropists’ $100 million gift to advance scientific inquiry and innovation Speaking to over 250 of the world’s leading scientists, researchers, […]

Landmark Kislak Collection Comes to UM

Columbus letter from 1493 is among historic materials donated Assembled over the course of many decades, the Jay I. Kislak […]

Sir James Galway Joins Frost School Faculty

Famed flutist kicks off his UM connection with lively master class With a twinkle in his eye and a bounce […]

Sue Miller Made Philanthropy an Art Form

Widow of UM Board of Trustees chair gave millions to UM and other causes Ten thousand dollars wasn’t enough. Susan […]

Remembering David Kraslow

Senior trustee, publisher, author was a ‘giant’ in his community It all began at The Miami News, long ago when […]

A Bold New Hub for Hemispheric Initiatives

Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas unites scholars around social change The University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study […]


From the Editor

Alumni Digest

Building on the Dream

UTrailblazers weekend honors UM’s first black graduates President’s Council member Denise Mincey-Mills, B.B.A. ’79, and her cochairs of the Black […]

Interactive Media Center Sends Strong Signal

A new digital domain takes hold at the School of Communication The School of Communication took another leap into the […]

Putting the ‘U’ in URL

Check out the new alumni.miami.edu The University of Miami Alumni Association has transitioned to a new website, alumni.miami.edu, creating a […]

Hurricane Power Duo Honored in New York

Philanthropists Hank and Corinne Greenberg tapped for 2017 Alumni Award With angels framed in gold gazing over the ballroom stage, […]

Legacy Program Rejoices in Raising ’Canes

Families share the UM experience from generation to generation Jerry D. Goldstein, B.B.A. ’89, is proud that both of his […]

Reconnecting in Asia

’Cane spirit returns to region during June multi city tour With more than 1,100 students from Asia attending the University […]

Citizen ’Cane

Black Beauty

Citizen ’Cane Black Beauty Afrobella.com blogger Patrice Grell Yursik, B.S.C. ’02, M.F.A. ’04, says her years at the University of […]

A Knight’s Tale

Citizen ’Cane A Knight’s Tale In recognition of the decades he’s spent pursuing noble quests, Sir Paul Altman, B.B.A. ’69, […]

Fighting Poverty with Microfinance

Citizen ’Cane Fighting Poverty with Microfinance Armed with an entrepreneurship degree and a goal of doing good in the world, […]

The Nu Sound of Music

Citizen ’Cane The Nu Sound of Music Fusing a traditional art form with pop and electronic music, Sam Hyken, M.M. […]

Putting a New Spin on an Old Racket

Citizen ’Cane Putting a New Spin on an Old Racket Since serving as a walk-on tennis player his junior year, […]

’Cane in the Act

Mixed Media

Big Picture

Alumni Leadership