Extending A Hand to Scholars in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences invites professors and graduate students to continue their research at UM

The University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences is opening its doors and welcoming professors and graduate students from Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands who were adversely affected by the recent hurricane to continue their research at UM by offering access to libraries, A&S laboratories, core facilities, and research supplies and equipment.

“The work of many scholars and graduate students was halted after Hurricane Maria swept through the Caribbean,” said Dean Leonidas Bachas, College of Arts & Sciences.  “We want to send a message to our colleagues and friends in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands that while their countries rebuild they have our support during this very trying time. Until their institutions of higher learning reopen and resume normal operations, we welcome fellow researchers and scholars to use our facilities and make the Coral Gables campus their home base for research in the sciences, social sciences, the arts, and humanities.”

The College will allow university faculty members and graduate students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Caribbean territories to use A&S facilities until their institutions are fully operational and able to resume classes.

“Our A&S faculty want to help universities in the Caribbean that are still without power and unable to service their students and faculty,” said Angel Kaifer, senior associate dean for research and graduate education at the College. “We sincerely welcome them to utilize our facilities and, if they choose, collaborate with our 400-plus faculty members.”

The College of Arts & Sciences is the University of Miami’s largest academic unit and is housed in 21 buildings on the Coral Gables campus. The College has 20 departments and 18-plus programs of which 10 are interdisciplinary. 

October 05, 2017