Posts Tagged "University of Miami"

Featured Scientist — Colby N. Leider, PhD

Sometimes even the arts can use a bit of science. That seems to be the case in the extraordinary marriage of music, computing, and database solutions, when it comes to this month’s featured scientist, Dr. Colby N. Leider. Pinning down a description of Colby Leider is not easy. His work provides many surprising dimensions of expertise: composer, organist, electrical engineer, acoustic ecologist, instrument builder, tinkerer, and an...

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At least one CCS Member is doing fieldwork for three weeks this summer in the Gulf of Mexico as part of a multi-institution research project to study ocean flow. Funded by BP through the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative, Dr. Tamay Ozgokmen is the project director of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) looking at how the Gulf waters transport things like oil or other...

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¡AZUCAR! New Grant to Expand Cuban Theater Digital Archive

The University of Miami Libraries has received a two-year $260,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support software development that will expand the functionality of the Cuban Theater Digital Archives. Dr. Mitsunori Oghihara, CCS director of data mining and associate dean for digital library innovations in the College of Arts and Sciences, will oversee the development of various software components that will add metadata...

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New Analysis: Winds Helped Keep Oil From SoFla During 2010 Gulf Spill

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill was and remains the largest oil spill in U.S. history, with more than 200 million gallons of crude oil released at about 1,500m depth off the Mississippi Delta in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the accident, because of the proximity of the intense Loop Current, flowing from the Yucatan Channel to the Florida Straits, many were concerned that oil at the ocean's surface would reach South Florida...

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