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Released: 28-Apr-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Is Colombia’s deadly Nevado del Ruiz on the verge of a major eruption?
University of Miami

Hundreds of villagers who live in the shadow of the Western Hemisphere’s deadliest volcano, Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz, have been on edge for nearly a month ever since the 17,000-foot-tall mountain started spewing plumes of ash and steam high into the atmosphere, indicating that an eruption could be imminent.

Newswise: Velocity-based training keeps athletes’ minds, bodies in sync
Released: 11-Apr-2023 11:05 AM EDT
Velocity-based training keeps athletes’ minds, bodies in sync
University of Miami

Bryan Mann, clinical associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, is working with University of Miami student-athletes to maximize their ability to perform.

Released: 22-Mar-2023 9:45 AM EDT
Exacerbated by climate change, pollen season arrives early
University of Miami

Rising temperatures and higher CO₂ levels are fueling longer and more intense pollen seasons, negatively impacting the health of those with allergies. A medical expert and public health scientist both offer strategies to fight back.

Newswise: Bank closings signal tighter lending, disinflationary trend
Released: 17-Mar-2023 10:05 AM EDT
Bank closings signal tighter lending, disinflationary trend
University of Miami

David Andolfatto, a leading University of Miami economist, suggests that the federal rescue of two mid-tiered banks that collapsed will likely prompt other institutions to repair their balance sheets and tighten their lending practices to avoid a similar fate.

Released: 14-Mar-2023 8:05 PM EDT
Court battles will ensue following approval of oil drilling project
University of Miami

The Biden administration has greenlighted ConocoPhillips’ controversial Willow oil drilling project in Alaska. But environmental groups will mount legal challenges to stop it, said University of Miami environmental legal expert Jessica Owley.

Released: 1-Mar-2023 11:05 AM EST
‘China’s menacing behavior,’ military buildup cause for concern
University of Miami

China’s aggression and increasingly provocative actions in the Indo-Pacific reflect its willingness to openly challenge the U.S.-led economic order in the growth-oriented region, according to a University of Miami China and defense expert.

Released: 15-Feb-2023 10:00 AM EST
Ohio town faces possible health, environmental disaster
University of Miami

Five of the 38 cars of a Norfolk Southern Railroad train that derailed Feb. 3 near the small town of East Palestine were carrying vinyl chloride, a known human carcinogen. University of Miami experts in chemistry, public health sciences, and law weigh in on the recent chemical spill and its potential consequences.

Released: 7-Feb-2023 10:30 AM EST
Devastating earthquake evokes memories of ’99 tragedy in Turkey
University of Miami

University of Miami College of Engineering faculty members Nurcin Celik and Derin Ural lived through the 1999 temblor that struck near the Turkish city of Izmit. They stand ready to offer their expertise in the aftermath of Monday’s disaster.

Newswise: What does ChatGPT mean for higher education?
Released: 31-Jan-2023 10:30 AM EST
What does ChatGPT mean for higher education?
University of Miami

Jeffrey Duerk, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of Miami, offers his take on the capabilities of the new language software that has quickly entered the educational arena.

Newswise: Neurologist explains autoimmune disease affecting Celine Dion
Released: 15-Dec-2022 2:00 PM EST
Neurologist explains autoimmune disease affecting Celine Dion
University of Miami

Dr. Kottil Rammohan, professor of clinical neurology at the Miller School of Medicine, addresses the autoimmune and neurological disorder that is affecting the Canadian singer and that impacts about one or two in a million people.

Newswise: What the breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy means
Released: 13-Dec-2022 11:05 AM EST
What the breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy means
University of Miami

Scientists have reportedly achieved a key milestone in nuclear fusion energy. University of Miami College of Engineering researcher Giacomo Po addresses queries about the process of nuclear fusion and what it could mean for the future.

Released: 5-Dec-2022 11:15 AM EST
Researchers’ study predicted location of Mauna Loa eruption
University of Miami

A year before the largest active volcano in the world erupted, research by two University of Miami scientists revealed which of the two rift zones of the Mauna Loa volcano would spew magma.

Released: 31-Aug-2022 11:25 AM EDT
Scholar: Gorbachev’s legacy strikingly different in the West and Russia
University of Miami

While Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who died Tuesday at 91, may be principally remembered as a courageous reformer in the West, some Russian people will view the former Soviet leader far less respectfully, according to University of Miami lecturer and Soviet expert Marcia Beck.

Newswise: Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’
Released: 2-Aug-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan bears ‘enormous symbolic significance’
University of Miami

University of Miami Chinese scholar and defense expert June Teufel Dreyer assessed the motivations and implications of the visit by the Speaker of the House to Taiwan, one of the stops on her congressional delegation tour.

Released: 11-Jul-2022 10:30 AM EDT
What’s changed in Cuba in the year since the protests?
University of Miami

University of Miami experts versed about the Caribbean nation address what has transpired since the July 11, 2021, anti-government protests.

Newswise: Brain Health Researcher Unravels Details About Rare Neurological Condition
Released: 8-Jul-2022 9:35 AM EDT
Brain Health Researcher Unravels Details About Rare Neurological Condition
University of Miami

Prosopagnosia, an ailment that made headlines this week after actor Brad Pitt announced that he is suffering from the disorder, is an uncommon brain malady that causes the inability to recognize faces.

Released: 29-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT
Scholars: Insurrection Hearings Supply Epic Storytelling, No Clear Ending
University of Miami

The Jan. 6 hearings investigating the facts and causes of the domestic terrorism attack on the U.S. Capitol are a colossal storytelling feat with a myriad of possible outcomes, according to communications and constitutional law specialists at the University of Miami.

Released: 8-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT
What does Jackson’s SCOTUS appointment mean for the nation?
University of Miami

Ketanji Brown Jackson, who grew up in Miami, becomes the first Black woman to be elevated to the high court. But barriers for women and Black people still remain in all aspects of society, University of Miami experts cautioned.

Newswise: Neurology specialist addresses aphasia, the illness affecting Bruce Willis
Released: 1-Apr-2022 11:10 AM EDT
Neurology specialist addresses aphasia, the illness affecting Bruce Willis
University of Miami

Dr. James Galvin, chief of the Division of Cognitive Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, explains the brain disorder afflicting Bruce Willis that has caused him to step away from his acting career.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 1:30 PM EDT
Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings ‘more style than substance’
University of Miami

During two days of testimony, President Joe Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court defended her judicial record in lengthy sessions. University of Miami experts in law and political science weigh in on the process pointing out that, among other reasons, many members of the Senate Judiciary Committee relish their time in the spotlight.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 11:55 AM EDT
UMiami community remembers Madeleine Albright
University of Miami

‘Gracious, engaging, and brilliant’ and ‘an ardent advocate for refugee resettlement,’ Albright was the first woman to serve as secretary of state. She received an honorary degree from the University of Miami in 2006.

Released: 4-Mar-2022 3:35 PM EST
Is Russia committing war crimes in Ukraine?
University of Miami

University of Miami School of Law associate professor Pablo Rueda-Saiz discusses what constitutes a war crime and what it takes to gather evidence of such transgressions and to prosecute those responsible.

Released: 28-Feb-2022 2:45 PM EST
Researcher a lead author on landmark climate change report
University of Miami

Climate impacts and adaptations are just some of the topics Katharine Mach, an associate professor at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, helped address as a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report.

Released: 14-Feb-2022 2:00 PM EST
Mental health experts offer insights on how to overcome anxiety
University of Miami

Some of the University of Miami’s top mental health experts offer tips for curbing those anxious feelings that many are harboring while dealing with the longevity and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 28-Jan-2022 11:05 AM EST
Why do lizards plummet in the cold?
University of Miami

With a cold front set to sweep into the region this weekend, many in South Florida are wondering—will it be raining iguanas? Christopher Searcy, an assistant professor of biology at the University of Miami who is a reptile and amphibian expert, discusses the rare South Florida phenomenon of cold-shocked lizards and iguanas falling from the trees.

Released: 19-Jan-2022 9:25 AM EST
Tonga faces daunting challenges after massive volcanic eruption
University of Miami

University of Miami experts provide insights on the powerful eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano, an event geologists are calling the biggest recorded anywhere in the world in more than three decades.

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