Miami Takes Center Stage as ‘Ground Zero’ for Climate Change

UM Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc looked out at the gathering of scientists, researchers, students, and government officials and told them the issues of climate change and sustainability “are first and foremost on everyone’s mind” at the University of Miami. So it was appropriate that on Friday,  November 13, 2015, the University’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) co-hosted a conference on climate change with the...

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Viz UM: Drawing Out Big Data for the Public Good

Computational science and journalism students dive deep into data and discover new ways to visually represent their findings to non-scientific audiences. If you’ve ever spent time analyzing financial reports at a corporate meeting, or analyzing reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, you likely enjoy the process more when the data is accompanied by interactive graphics to illuminate key findings.  Yet who exactly conceives...

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Smart Cities, Big Data, and Communities: Lunch and Learn 12/3

Smart Cities, Big Data and Communities: Reasoning from the Viewpoint of Attractors In what sense is a city smart? There are established entities defining this rich area of cross-disciplinary studies, and they refer to social, technical, economic and political factors that keep evolving, thus offering opportunities for constant refinement of the concept of smart city. The emerging properties are mostly contextual, and affect urban data...

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UM to Lead NMME Phase-2 Climate Prediction Project

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) recently received funding for a project that will improve climate predictions, give better insight to drivers of climate change, and create better climate models and data. Dr. Ben Kirtman, Associate Dean of Research at RSMAS, and Climate & Environmental Hazards Program Director at the Center for Computational Science, will serve as Principal...

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City of Miami Proclaims September 24th “Rodolphe el-Khoury Day”

Back on March 25, more than 200 University of Miami School of Architecture (UMSoA) students, faculty and staff members got together at José Marti Park in Little Havana, to kick off the first U-Serve Day. The participants were able to inventory 439 properties in the neighborhood, encompassing 25 square blocks of territory, using a Geographic Information Systems-based (GIS) smartphone app that was modified by CCS Software Engineers for...

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Miller School part of Statewide Research Consortium receiving $7.9M

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is part of a statewide partnership that has received a three-year, $7.9 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, to support patient-centered health care research throughout Florida and the country. The partnership includes the University of Florida, Florida State University, health care systems, health plans, providers and patients. The...

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