SPRING 2021

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From the Dean

Dean Bachas of College of Arts and SciencesDear Friends,

By any measure, the past year has been a time of unprecedented uncertainty, tragedy, and challenge. But it has also illuminated the boundless human capacity for creativity, compassion, and connection—qualities the College of Arts and Sciences has witnessed and fostered in abundant measure throughout this difficult time.

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In light of our ambitious educational and research missions, the dedication and ingenuity of our College community, and the scope and quality of our programs and initiatives, it is perhaps not a complete surprise that our educational and intellectual pursuits would thrive even amid a devastating pandemic. Still, it is with special pride that we reflect on our institutional resilience and impressive recent achievements. Our faculty, students, and staff truly rose to the challenge, expanding knowledge and advancing our work in an array of inspiring ways. Read More >>

FEATURE STORIES

Rewilding the Caribbean

UM biologist and conservationist leads collaborative initiative to restore ecosystem diversity

The Rewilding project is supported by:
Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, Montgomery Botanical Center, Three Jays Tortoise Sanctuary, Daria Feinstein, The Grossman Family and Michael Lloret

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Inaugural Frost Institute takes shape

The Frost Institute of Chemistry and Molecular Science is on pace to open in the summer of 2022.
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5 Questions: Laurie Silvers

Media entrepreneur and Chair of UM’s Board of Trustees. UM psychology major, '74
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Supporting Insights That Foster Equity

Philanthropist underwrites groundbreaking Judge-in-Residence program
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Mighty - But Not Always Malevolent

New biology course explores viruses and their varied impact
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We Need to Talk

Online program led by UM psychology professor assists troubled couples
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The Geoffrey Holder Project

Accessing the personal, archival collection of actor, dancer, composer, choreographer, and painter Geoffrey Holder
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Elevating Indigenous Voices

UM senior shares experience from new course offered in Native American and Global Indigenous Studies program
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Laws in Space

University of Miami senior sets sights on far-reaching legal specialty
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Little stripes, big answers

Unlocking the mysteries of human diseases with the help of a little fish
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Alumna joins Biden’s all-women communications team

Maria del Pilar “Pili” Tobar is among the senior staff for the Biden administration as deputy White House communications director.
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A First Date with Data

New course designed to decode data science for all
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A Constellation of Passions and Pursuits

College champion brings business expertise and humanistic perspective to role
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Bookmarks

RECENT A&S FACULTY PUBLICATIONS
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RESILIENCE IS THE KEY TO OUR ONGOING SUCCESS

THE COLLEGE’S ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND PROGRAMS CONTINUE TO GRAPPLE WITH COVID-RELATED CHALLENGES. WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN BETTER PROTECT OUR STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY.
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