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University of Miami presents a world premiere opera

The opera is based on "Il Gattopardo," one of the greatest literary works of the 20th century later adapted to a feature film considered one of the top films ever made.
25-Jan-2022 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Sociologists dispel the 'bad apple' excuse for racialized policing

Six days after a prone and restrained George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien dismissed charges that racism is rampant among police by arguing that "a few bad apples" are giving...
11-Nov-2020 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

Global warming is changing our plant communities

Although Live Oak trees are common in South Florida today, Ken Feeley, a University of Miami biology professor, said their time here may be fleeting.
17-Aug-2020 3:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Modern technology reveals old secrets about the great, white Maya road

Did a powerful queen of Cobá, one of the greatest cities of the ancient Maya world, build the longest Maya road to invade a smaller, isolated neighbor and gain a foothold against the emerging Chichén Itzá empire?
25-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Understanding Genes Linked to Autism-Relevant Behavior in High-Risk Siblings

UM College of Arts & Sciences psychology researchers find that dopamine genes could shine a light on early communication.
12-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dynamic Connections in the Brain

Research focuses on the moment-to-moment variations in a region of the brain involved in multiple mental processes.
30-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

University of Miami Research Explains Success of Extremist Politicians

Today's longer campaign cycles, filled with numerous televised debates and constant news reporting and social media coverage, are causing the rise of extremist politicians, according to a new study from the University of Miami School of Business...
3-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Shark Survey

A survey of shark scientists reveals that a majority favor sustainable fishing of the predators rather than a ban on shark fishing.
25-Feb-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Tonga faces daunting challenges after massive volcanic eruption

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.
19-Jan-2022 9:25 AM EST

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