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What the Roe v. Wade Decision Means to Activists on Both Sides

The 5-4 ruling, handed down on June 24, is a major setback for women’s reproductive rights, some legal scholars say. But anti-abortion activists and some religious groups applauded the historic decision.
29-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Summit Participants to Confront Critical Issues in the Americas

Leaders in government and industry will examine critical matters impacting the Western Hemisphere during a conference July 13-14, when the University of Miami hosts the Concordia Americas Summit.
23-Jun-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Natural Disasters Can Accelerate Changes to Tropical Forests

University of Miami associate professor Kenneth Feeley conducted a lengthy study on forests in Jamaica and learned that hurricanes can magnify the effects of climate change, allowing species from warmer climates to replace those that prefer cooler...
22-Jun-2022 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Engineers Explore Innovative Ways to Improve Resilience of Coastal Structures

University of Miami engineering and ocean sciences faculty members received federal research funding recently to delve into how they can strengthen coastal buildings and seawalls in the face of climate change.
22-Jun-2022 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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University of Miami to establish The George P. Hanley Democracy Center

The George P. Hanley Democracy Center, set to launch this fall, will study the practice of democratic politics both in the United States and globally and will offer research grants and public programming.
6-Jun-2022 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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David Yellen named dean of the University of Miami School of Law

A brilliant barrister who has argued a case before the Supreme Court and innovated in the classroom, David Yellen has served as a dean at two prestigious schools of law and is known as one of the most influential figures in legal education.
12-May-2022 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New class explores learning in the metaverse

Students and faculty members discover some of the possibilities for the future of education through the University of Miami’s first course conducted in virtual reality.
9-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Distinguished speakers to share wisdom with UMiami Class of 2022

A group of extraordinary, international and national, thought leaders will share their advice with the Class of 2022 during the University of Miami commencement ceremonies at the Watsco Center next week.
3-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Scholars: Insurrection Hearings Supply Epic Storytelling, No Clear Ending

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...
29-Jun-2022 3:20 PM EDT

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UMiami Expert on Cuba Available for Commentary

17-May-2022 11:20 AM EDT

What does Jackson’s SCOTUS appointment mean for the nation?

8-Apr-2022 10:05 AM EDT

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Neurology specialist addresses aphasia, the illness affecting Bruce Willis

1-Apr-2022 11:10 AM EDT

Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings ‘more style than substance’

24-Mar-2022 1:30 PM EDT

UMiami community remembers Madeleine Albright

‘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.
24-Mar-2022 11:55 AM EDT

Is Russia committing war crimes in Ukraine?

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.
4-Mar-2022 3:35 PM EST

Researcher a lead author on landmark climate change report

28-Feb-2022 2:45 PM EST

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