In May 21, 2015 Edition of @Miami

Alumnus Appointed Dean of George Mason University School of Law

Henry N. Butler, J.D. ’82, has been appointed dean of George Mason University School of Law, in Arlington, Virginia. Butler has been serving as the George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Law & Economics.

At Miami Law, Butler was a John M. Olin Fellow in the Law & Economics Center under Professor Henry Manne. Butler would later be appointed by Manne to lead the center at George Mason.

Butler is a prolific law and economics scholar who has devoted much of his career to educating judges, lawyers, and public policymakers in law and economics. He has held academic appointments at Texas A&M University, the University of Chicago Law School, the University of Kansas Schools of Business and Law, Chapman University Schools of Business and Law, and Northwestern University School of Law, according to his profile.

Henry N. Butler  

Alumni News

Alumni Relations Annual Report

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Briefly Noted

News and announcements from fellow University of Miami Alumni


Campus News

Student Activities Center Renamed

In a going-away tribute fit for a queen, UM cemented President Donna E. Shalala's name in Hurricanes' history, renaming the 119,000-square-foot Student Activities Center in her honor.

RoboCanes Win RoboCup US Open 2015

The RoboCanes, the University of Miamiís team of autonomous soccer-playing robots developed by students and faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences Computer Science Department, won the 2015 RoboCup US Open — claiming victory for the first time since entering the competition in 2012.

Inaugural Lavender Celebration Honors UMís LGBTQ Graduates

Purple was the principal pigment at the University of Miamiís first-ever Lavender Celebration, a special ceremony recognizing the accomplishments of LGBTQ and ally graduates.

UM Rosenstiel School Unveils New Helicopter Observation Platform

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science unveiled last month its one-of-a-kind flying scientific laboratory. The Helicopter Observation Platform allows scientists to obtain vital information about our climate and human health.

 

UM Loyalty Society

The University of Miami Loyalty Society was launched in 2012 in recognition of the more than 10,000 alumni that give every year. Members receive invitations to University functions, both local and regional, a listing in the annual online honor roll of donors, and an eNewsletter distributed quarterly. Gifts of any amount, to any area of the University, given for two or more consecutive fiscal years count toward Loyalty Society participation. May 31st marks the end of the Universityís fiscal year and alumni from all around the world are making their gifts in order to be counted as members of the Loyalty Society.


Sports News

Perez Named to Colombia World Cup Roster

Miami Hurricanes goalkeeper Catalina Perez was among those selected to represent Colombia at the 2015 FIFA Womenís World Cup in Canada.


Sidenotes

Professor Gary Green Retires from UM Frost

Professor of Music Gary Green, who served on the University of Miami Frost School of Music faculty as director of bands for 22 years and led the Frost Wind Ensemble to international prominence, is retiring at the end of May, 2015. Professor Green was also the recipient of the 2002 Phillip Frost Award for Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship, and served as chair of the Department of Instrumental Performance for 18 years during his tenure at the university.

President Shalala Delivers Final Commencement Address

Miller School of Medicine graduates are told the "knowledge and skills you have learned here will make the world a better place, and your humanity will help to heal it."

 


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