In July 16, 2015 Edition of @Miami 

UMAA Celebrates Contributions, Impact of Alumni on West Coast

The UM Alumni Association brought together more than 700 prominent alumni, donors, and supporters for the Los Angeles (LA) regional engagement and celebration on June 4-5 which included the 10th annual ’Canes Film Showcase, the inaugural Regional Alumni Awards Ceremony, the spring Alumni Board of Directors meeting, and exclusive studio tours/master classes for select School of Communication students. It was a unique opportunity for the Association to engage and recognize accomplished alumni, while offering a platform for alumni to reminisce about life at UM and create new memories amongst friends old and new.

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Briefly Noted

News and announcements from fellow University of Miami Alumni

Campus News

New Study Showed Spawning Frequency Regulates Species Population Networks on Coral Reefs

New research on tropical coral reef ecosystems showed that releasing larvae more often is beneficial for a species’ network. The study on reproductive strategies is critical to assess the conservation of coral reef ecosystems worldwide.

The study, titled "The influence of spawning periodicity on population connectivity," was published in the Online First section of the journal Coral Reefs. The co-authors are Andrew S. Kough and Claire B. Paris.

Researchers Identify Gene Causing Neurodegenerative Disorders

An international consortium led by University of Miami researchers finds a novel disease gene causing neurodegenerative conditions. Researchers at the University of Miami have discovered and characterized a previously unknown disease gene linked to the degeneration of optic and peripheral nerve fibers. The study titled "Mutations in SLC25A46, encoding a UGO1-like protein, cause an optic atrophy spectrum disorder" is published in the journal Nature Genetics.


Global Service

Ten University of Miami students spent part of their summer vacation, from June 23 to July 1, helping advance construction of a sturdy house for a woman and her eight children in the village of San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.

Sports News

Shakima Wimbley Picked for 2015 PanAm Games

The standout sophomore will compete in the women's 400m and the women's 4x400m relay. Wimbley is one of 43 women named to Team USA’s track team.


Holtz Children's Hospital Ranks Among Nation's Best

Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation's top children’s hospitals.

Human Research Protection Program Receives Full Accreditation

The University's Human Research Protection Program has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

Students Have New Opportunity to Go West—and Study in L.A.

Starting in the spring semester of 2016, selected senior and junior students majoring in motion pictures or media management will have the opportunity to gain professional experience through a 14-week semester in Los Angeles.


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