Leading Anthropologist Discusses Cultural Aspects of Human Evolution

April 11, 2014

Dr. Jonathan Marks Spoke to Students at the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences

UM Experts Join Forces to Investigate Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

April 10, 2014

College of Arts & Sciences Sponsors Cross-Disciplinary Seminar to Mark World Health Day

Annual Luncheon Showcases Flourishing SEEDS

April 10, 2014

UM Scientists and Engineers Joined Provost LeBlanc for the 5th Annual SEEDS Luncheon

Award-Winning Mexican Journalist Details “The Drug Wars the ‘War on Drugs’ Created”

March 31, 2014

Alma Guillermoprieto Exposes the Harsh Truth about Drug Lords, Victims, and Ideologies during UM Lecture

Soccer Clinic Brings Benefits of Sport to Autistic Youth

March 26, 2014

UM Students Engage with Autistic Youth through CARD Program as a Chance to “Give Back”

National Academy of Sciences VP and Renowned Plant Biologist Addresses Women in Science, and Research on Rice Domestication

March 20, 2014

Washington University Dean Barbara Schaal Speaks to UM Scientists through SEEDS Lecture Series

Excessive Deer Populations Hurt Native Plant Biodiversity

March 20, 2014

Researchers from the University of Miami and University of Pittsburgh conclude that excess deer facilitate population explosion of exotic plants, while suppressing populations of native plants. This effect is reversible with deer exclusion.

Lowe Art Museum reopens Native American Wing

March 11, 2014

The Lowe Art Museum’s Barton Wing of Ancient and Native American Art was recently reopened, debuting its first complete redesign in over 20 years. Tina Osceola of the Seminole Tribe of Florida spoke at the grand reopening, addressing the importance of the strategic collecting, themes in the wing, and how art is central to telling a story.

Some Personal Characteristics Increase The Likelihood of Getting Married And Living Together

March 10, 2014

A team of researchers led by University of Miami health economists investigates the personal traits that influence a person’s likelihood of entering into a marriage or cohabitating relationship

Therapy for Your Marriage - Without the Therapy

March 10, 2014

Instead of trying to get your way, find a “third way,” advises new book co-authored by University of Miami professor.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb Shares His Mindful Journey from Trauma to Gratitude at UMindfulness Lecture

March 6, 2014

Psychologist and Radio Host Delivers Inaugural Presentation on Recovery from Near-Fatal Accident

An Enchanting Evening of Music and Memories

March 5, 2014

UM Theatre Arts Program Celebrates 75th Anniversary with Gala Concert Honoring Alum Jerry Herman

UM Veteran wins 20th Annual Webster Memorial Essay Award

March 4, 2014

Krystine Smith, a Marine Corps veteran, calls attention to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in “Songs of Freedom: Music Therapy with Veterans Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

Experienced Journalists Discuss Venezuelan Crisis with UM Students

February 28, 2014

Event Sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies in UM’s College of Arts & Sciences

Borderland by Leah Brown

February 25, 2014

The University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences presents the Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Leah Brown at University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building.

What Cooperation And Conflict in An Insect’s Society Can Teach Us About Social Acceptance

February 20, 2014

University of Miami biologist finds that social wasps are accepted more frequently into unfamiliar colonies when both the individual and the group are young. By: Marie Guma-Diaz

Controlling Magnetism With An Electric Field

February 20, 2014

University of Miami physicist and his collaborators describe a novel approach to switch on and off magnetism, which can lead to a new generation of better-performing electronic devices

Angel de la Luna Honored by American Library Association

February 12, 2014

Teen Novel by Creative Writing Program Director Named to 2014 Amelia Bloomer List

College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Mathematics Celebrated the 6th Annual McKnight-Zame Lecture with Mathematician Dusa McDuff

February 12, 2014

College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Mathematics celebrated 6th Annual McKnight-Zame Series with Dusa McDuff’s lecture on “Symplectic Embeddings and Continued Fractions” on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Over 100 students, faculty, scholars, and alumni attended to hear the lecture by Professor McDuff, a world leading authority in Symplectic Geometry.

UM hosts 38th Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference with Renowned Attorney Willie Gary as Speaker

February 7, 2014

The University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences hosts the 38th National Council for Black Studies Conference, which provides a forum for the dissemination of scholarship and a venue for mentoring students who wish to pursue a career in Africana Studies.

Lester Goran, Founder of UM's Creative Writing Program, Dies at 85

February 7, 2014

College of Arts & Sciences and UM Community Mourn Founder of Creative Writing Program and 54-Year Professor of English

Victor Mair, Stanford Distinguished Professor

February 6, 2014

The Tarim Basin Mummies, a Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture with Victor Mair at 7 pm on February 20, 2014

The Bible in the Civil War

January 31, 2014

Leading American Religious History Scholar Discusses Controversy, Combatants, and Consequences in Department of History Speaker Series Lecture

Bachas Lab Awarded Lab of the Year

January 28, 2014

Dean's chemistry lab was recognized for long record of excellent safety and compliance

EMWJ receives Voyager Award

January 16, 2014

Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal, edited by College of Arts & Sciences faculty, receives 2013 Voyager Award

Remarkable Animals

January 8, 2014

A UM researcher and experts from across the globe form the Global Invertebrate Genomic Alliance to network and share information.

Formula for Action

December 13, 2013

University of Miami physicist and his collaborators discover a mathematical law that explains a variety of human confrontations.

Fall 2013 Arts & Sciences magazine now available

December 4, 2013

Arts & Sciences is produced in the fall and spring by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami. Through the magazine, we seek to increase awareness of the College’s activities by telling the stories of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Miami Art Week events at the College of Arts & Sciences

November 22, 2013

This year, the Lowe Art Museum and the Art and Art History Department will celebrating Miami Art Week, December 2 - 8, with the following annual events.

Department of Geography & Regional Studies and UM Libraries present GIS Day

November 21, 2013

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. The all-day event at the University of Miami was presented by Department of Geography & Regional Studies and UM Libraries collaborated to present Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day on November 20, 2013.

Noted Anthropologist Cynthia Beall visits as SEEDS Distinguished Speaker

November 13, 2013

Each year, the SEEDS (Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success) program brings prominent women and other underrepresented minority scientists to UM and thereby provides role models and professional networking opportunities for all our faculty and students, men and women.

Human Nature & The Oblivion of Being: An Exhibition by Sean Black

November 5, 2013

Exhibition on view November 5 - 22, 2013 Preview: Thursday, November 7, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Opening reception: Saturday, November 9, 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Anthurium 10th Anniversary Launch and Reception

November 20, 2013

‌The Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies Program Celebrates the 10th Anniversary Issue of Anthurium

New Lowe Art Museum Exhibitions Unveiled

October 23, 2013

This November the Lowe Art Museum will be unveiling two new exhibitions: ?#@*$%! THE MAINSTREAM:THE ART OF DIY SELF EXPRESSION, Zines from Special Collections, and BEAUTY BEYOND NATURE: THE GLASS ART OF PAUL STANKARD.

Through Tinted lenses? How Chinese and Americans See Each Other

October 23, 2013

On November 1-2, 2013, leading academics will gather with pollsters, journalists, diplomats, and entertainment industry practitioners to explore American-Chinese cultural relations at a conference hosted by the USC U.S.-China Institute.

Media and law scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan discusses Google and the NSA

October 23, 2013

Google’s “Don’t be evil” rule is well-known, but Siva Vaidhyanathan, cultural historian, media scholar, and author of The Googlization of Everything, says the motto doesn’t extend to users’ privacy rights.

New Faculty: Lucina Uddin

October 21, 2013

New Faculty: Chaoming Song

October 21, 2013

Anna in the Tropics

October 19, 2013

"Anna In The Tropics", by Nilo Cruz will be presented in three full-evening performances at the Colony Theater (1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach), on Friday and Saturday, November 22nd and 23rd at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday November 24th at 5:00 p.m.

La Greca Receives Three Distinctions

October 10, 2013

Dr. Annette La Greca, Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology, has recently received three awards of distinction.

The American Studies Program Presents: Google and the NSA: A Tale of Corporate Social Irresponsibility?

October 21, 2013

Renowned media theorist and commentator Siva Vaidhyanathan (University of Virginia) will give a presentation entitled “Google and the NSA: A Case of Corporate Social Irresponsibility?” as part of the American Studies Program's 2013-2014 Speaker Series.

SEEDS Distinguished Speaker to speak at UM

October 21, 2013

SEEDS (Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success), the College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Anthropology will host Dr. Cynthia Beall, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University.


October 10, 2013

Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses takes the poet's tales to a stunning visual life. It juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. "Entrancing… an evening of almost magical changes, wrought through the unique imagery of theater" — Chicago Tribune

Clang Boom Steam Exhibition. Oct 8th - 25th

October 8, 2013

The University of Miami Art Gallery presents Clang Boom Steam, curated by Gallery Director Milly Cardoso, the exhibition will showcase works produced by male artists, all of whom are current UM students, alums and professors and will focus on the state of masculinity in contemporary art.

Graduate Student Awarded Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant

October 2, 2013

Department of Sociology doctoral student, Ms. Bisma Sayed, was recently awarded a prestigious and highly competitive doctoral dissertation grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

New Faculty: Crystal Adams

September 30, 2013

Nathaniel Sandler To Facilitate the University of Miami’s Writers’ Salon

September 27, 2013

Local writer Nathaniel Sandler returns to facilitate Mangrove's Writers' Salon. The evening will include a craft talk, writing, and sharing of work in a fun, welcoming environment.

Film Series: Reflections Of, On and From Morocco

September 27, 2013

The Africana Studies Department is showing a series of 3 films by director Nabil Ayouch on Monday, September 30, Wednesday, October 23, and Wednesday, November 13. For more information, please see the flyer below.

Robots Take Over

September 13, 2013

University of Miami researchers discover the sudden rise of a global ecology of interacting robots that trade on the global markets at speeds too fast for humans

McCracken named inaugural Kushlan Chair

September 25, 2013

Evolutionary geneticist Kevin G. McCracken has been named the inaugural Kushlan Chair in Waterbird Biology and Conservation at the University of Miami.

Lowe Art Museum Director Brian Dursum to Retire

September 23, 2013

After more than 40 years of dedicated service, Brian Dursum, director and chief curator of the Lowe Art Museum in the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences, announced that he will retire in August 2014.

Pan American Jazz Concert

September 18, 2013

The Lowe Art Museum and the Frost School of Music have collaborated to present a Pan American Jazz Concert on Sunday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall

Blofield's Care Work and Class Receives Whaley Book Prize

September 18, 2013

Associate Professor of Political Science Merike Blofield's Care Work and Class; Domestic Workers’ struggle for Equal Rights in Latin America (Penn State Press, April 2013), is the winner of this year's National Women's Studies Association Sara A. Whaley Book Prize.

Ibis Literary Reading and Performance Series Gets Under Way with Readings by Three Poets

September 9, 2013

The IBIS Literary Reading Series presents readings by new creative writing faculty member Jaswinder Bolina, UM MFA alum Neil de la Flor, and poet Oliver de la Paz will be 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery and Conference Center at the Wesley Foundation. The CAS Gallery is located at 1210 Stanford Drive on the Coral Gables campus of the University of Miami.

New Faculty Member - David Ikard, Associate Professor, Department of English

September 4, 2013

The College of Arts & Sciences is proud to welcome David Ikard to the Department of English.

Miller's Europe and the Maritime World Receives Chandler Book Award for 2010-2012

September 4, 2013

Professor of History Michael Miller’s Europe and the Maritime World: A Twentieth Century History (Cambridge University Press, 2012) has been awarded the Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award for 2010-2012 by vote of the Business History Review's Editorial Board. This prize is given every three years for the best book in business history.

UM Jerry Herman Ring Theatre Announces 75th Season

August 27, 2013

The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is proud to celebrate 75 years of bringing fantastic theatre to South Florida and exemplifying excellence in theatre training.

Sociology Professor Receives Prestigious Harvard Fellowship

August 27, 2013

George Wilson, Professor of Sociology, has received the Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellowship to be in residence at the W.E.B DuBois Institute at Harvard University during the Spring 2014 academic semester.

CLAS Appoints Maria Gavier as New Associate Director

August 27, 2013

The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Miami is proud to announce the appointment of María Gavier as Associate Director of CLAS.

Research on Emergence of Autism Receives Funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

August 9, 2013

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has funded new research lead by Daniel Messinger, Professor of Psychology, for the mathematical modeling of autism data with genetic markers. The project, titled “Modeling the Dynamics of Early Communication and Development,” will focus on early infant-parent relationships, which is central to understanding social development.

The End of Alzheimer’s

August 15, 2013

A&S researchers use powerful computers to find kinks in Alzheimer’s armor and plan their attack.

The True ‘Origin of Species’

August 15, 2013

Armed with DNA sequencing technology, an A&S researcher is closer than ever to solving the riddle of natural selection.

The Birth of a Universe

August 15, 2013

A&S researchers and students explore the origins of our universe through space telescopes.

A Dramatic Transformation

August 15, 2013

The UM theatre department teams with the Adrienne Arsht Center to provide a full-immersion experience for aspiring professionals

When the Diagnosis is Autism

August 15, 2013

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) gives Florida families the resources and strength to step out of the shadows of autism.

Evolutionary Psychology: An Interdisciplinary Approach

August 15, 2013

Evolutionary psychology isn’t a branch of psychology, McCullough explains. It’s an approach to understanding all of psychology by using the conceptual tools of evolutionary biology. The brain, evolutionary psychologists argue, has evolved according to the same rules of natural selection as any other organ or organism.

Mining New Discoveries with ‘Digital Humanities’

August 15, 2013

A&S applies the science of data mining to uncover surprising truths from digital archives of literature and letters.

Uncommon Tongues

August 15, 2013

An innovative A&S program offers independent language study in dozens of uncommon tongues.

University of Miami researchers show that extreme alien light could support life of terrestrial bacteria

August 1, 2013

Purple bacteria contain pigments that allow them to use sunlight as their source of energy, hence their color. Small as they are, these microbes can teach us a lot about life on Earth, because they have been around longer than most other organisms on the planet. University of Miami (UM) physicist Neil Johnson, who studies purple bacteria, recently found that these organisms can also survive in the presence of extreme alien light.

RoboCanes compete in RoboCup

July 18, 2013

The RoboCanes, University of Miami’s robotic soccer team competed in two division the 3D Simulation and Standard Platform League in the RoboCup world championship on June 30 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The RoboCanes were one of only a handful teams from the United States who played in this international competition.

Faculty support Latin American Studies workshop in China

July 10, 2013

The College of Arts & Sciences and the Richter Library supported a 2-day workshop on “Status of Latin American Studies in the US and China” at Nankai University on June 17-18, 2013.

NSF Awards New Scholarship for Biology Transfer Students

July 9, 2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant of $600,000 to University of Miami for support of “Reclaiming the American Dream” A Scholarship Program for Community College Transfer Students in Biology, a project under the direction of Biology Professors Michael S. Gaines and David P. Janos.

Geography Professor Studies Sachet Water in Africa

June 28, 2013

Many of West Africa’s largest cities continue to lag in supplying piped water to residents. Filling the service gap are plastic water sachets, which have become an important source of drinking water for the region. This industry provides many jobs and improves access to clean drinking water. Yet unintended social and environmental consequences associated with the widespread use of sachet water continues to stir controversy.

Cooper Fellow Dreyer Named to Japan Forum

June 27, 2013

June Teufel Dreyer, Professor, Department of Political Science, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Japan-U.S. Discussion Forum (the "Japan Forum") at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). This announcement comes on heels of Professor Dreyer being selected as a Cooper Fellow in May 2013.

Student Curators Focus on Panamanian Artistic Lineage

April 29, 2013

From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panamá explores connections within the Lowe’s collection of molas, or traditional blouses, and pre-Columbian ceramic and stone objects from the Gran Coclé and Gran Chiriquí cultures.

Chemists shed light on biological processes with glowing molecules

April 10, 2013

University of Miami scientists have developed a way to switch fluorescent molecules on and off within aqueous environments, by strategically trapping the molecules inside water-soluble particles and controlling them with ultraviolet light. The new system can be used to develop better fluorescent probes for biomedical research.

Mathematics of Life

April 4, 2013

A three-day workshop held by the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Mathematics examined the role of dispersal in life and health sciences.

Moms’ Sensitivity Helps Language Development in Children with Hearing Loss

April 4, 2013

March 26, 2013 — Coral Gables — Children with cochlear implants who receive positive and emotional support from their mothers develop language skills at a faster rate, almost "catching up" to children with normal hearing, according to a study by a University of Miami psychologist.

Spotlight on Virgilio Piñera

March 29, 2013

Great Cuban playwright gets his due at an international University of Miami festival.

Graduate Dr. Howard N. Rose Creates Program to Tackle Childhood Obesity

March 27, 2013

Dr. Howard N. Rose, BS ‘51 Chemistry, MS ‘52 Chemistry, of Ponte Vedra Beach, has spent a 42-year medical career helping his patients to see. Now, he and his wife, Muriel, made a significant gift to help a generation of children to avoid obesity, one of the leading risk factors for a host of eye diseases as well as other health problems.

UM Physicist’s research contributes to “Baby Picture” of the Universe

March 25, 2013

The Planck space mission recently released the most detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents and origins. The satellite, a European Space Agency (ESA) mission with enabling technology contributed by NASA, has been scanning the skies since 2009 to map out fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the radiation afterglow from the Big Bang some 13.8 billion years ago.

UM Neuroscientist Discusses her Work on Autism with Local Community Supporters

March 26, 2014

Sponsors of Autism Center Gala Learn about Cutting-Edge Neuroscience Research at Tropical Nights Cocktail Reception

Experts Debate EU-U.S. Trade Agreement at UM

March 3, 2014

Academics and Politicians Come Together to Discuss Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Three A&S Professors Honored for Scholarly Activity

September 16, 2013

Michelle Wachs Galloway, J. Tomás López, and Harvey Siegel, all faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences, are recipients of the 2013 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity, which recognizes demonstrated excellence in research by either a single unique achievement or several years of stellar scholarly productivity.

Kontsevich awarded Shaw Prize in the mathematical sciences

September 16, 2013

Maxim Kontsevich, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Shaw Prize in the Mathematical Sciences, an international award to honor excellence in the field. Kontsevich was selected "for his pioneering works in algebra, geometry and mathematical physics and in particular, deformation quantization, motivic integration and mirror symmetry."