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From the Dean

Dean Bachas of College of Arts and Sciences

Dear Friends,

With our classrooms full, our labs and studios abuzz with discovery, creativity, and innovation, and our campus a lively scene of activities, we have much to celebrate.

support the collegeThroughout the pandemic, the University has managed with impressive resilience.  It is no surprise that our strength and flexibility are vividly prominent within the College. Our faculty have engaged in fostering novel solutions to urgent problems and challenges in unprecedented ways. Read More >>


Charting the Future for Data Science and AI

Arts and Sciences researchers use advanced computing to solve complex questions

“I’m sorry, Dave – I can’t do that.”
“I’ll be back.”

Those chilling words (uttered, respectively, by the rogue spaceship computer Hal in 2001 and Arnold Schwarzenegger as a relentless android in The Terminator) are emblematic of the way that, for decades, Hollywood has portrayed artificial intelligence (AI) as a malevolent force.

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Building A Brilliant Future

For more information on ways to give to Ever Brighter, visit everbrighter.miami.edu.
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Colorful Conversation Starter

What began as innocent drawings on the bedroom wall by a curious three-year-old girl has now blossomed into a renowned portfolio of colorful paintings and widespread recognition for Breanna (Bre) Gomez.
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The art of crafting poetry and prose

The undergraduate literary journal, Mangrove, returns in a 2.0 version
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Trio uses technology to help map the future

One student and two recent alumni of the University of Miami founded Precision Ecology, a remote sensing and data company that uses drone technology to create digital surface and terrain maps.
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Planting Seeds in Young Minds

Science program introduces local students to hands-on learning and exploration
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Autism community celebrates ‘rare gem’ Michael Alessandri

The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is honoring its executive director for 25 years of service.
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Walking the footsteps of greatness

UM junior recalls his experience as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow
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A new path, a greater vision

University of Miami graduate is grateful she found her calling in global health
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Researcher tackles the role of tree decay in climate change

Professor Amy Zanne, Aresty Endowed Chair in Tropical Biology in the Department of Biology, is examining how the decomposition of trees impacts the global carbon cycle.
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A pioneering psychologist

Dr. Neil Schneiderman’s career at UM planted seeds of growth for the department.
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Finding her path

UM alumna, Jayne Baron Sherman, reflects on her career and her connection to UM
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University of Miami opens Center for Global Black Studies

Surrounded by the sounds of Junkanoo drums, University of Miami President Julio Frenk was joined by Provost Jeffrey Duerk; Donald Spivey, distinguished professor of history and special advisor to the president on racial justice
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Food for the soul

When Asmaa Odeh was just a 12-year-old living in southwest Florida, her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. “I remember crying about it because I was like, ‘Wow, there’s going to be some change in my life now,’” Odeh says.
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Recent Publications from A&S Faculty
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