Upcoming Events
    April 11, 2016
Don't miss Pizza With the Dean at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, April 20  in Glasgow Hall! Hear all of the exciting details of the upcoming spring Final Reviews and more. Sign up now!

Jake Brillhart will be on hand at Pizza With the Dean to discuss IDP/NCARB and architecture licensure. Professor Brillhart will also be available to meet with students about those topics, in the Courtyard, on  Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. 

Final Reviews begin April 20 and continue through April 26. As last year, the two days of upper level and thesis reviews will take place off campus, at the beautiful Moore Building in the Design District. Everyone is invited to attend a reception at the Moore Building at the close of reviews on Tuesday, April 26. Stay tuned for more information! 

Kick off Senior Week on Monday, April 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., when the UM Alumni Association is sponsoring Senior Day at the Rat. For a $25 donation, receive a commemorative tassel, limited edition Rat pitcher, extended happy hour and more. Proceeds go to the Senior Class Gift Scholarhip. Register online by Wednesday, April 13 at noon!

The Ibis Yearbook is taking senior portraits,  now through April 22.  Seniors should sign up at IbisYearbook.com. Portraits are taken from  1 0 a.m. through 6 p.m.  on the second floor of the Shalala Student Center. There is a $25 sitting fee and appointments are required. Portraits are taken in both cap and gown and in business attire. 

Honors Day is Thursday, May 5 at 8 a.m. in Glasgow Hall. Please join this celebration of graduating students and special awards presentation. 

The graduate Commencement Ceremony is Thursday, May 5 at 4 p.m. in the BankUnited Center. Undergraduate Commencement will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 6, also at the BUC. Come see your fellow students receive their degrees! 

Check out two exciting exhibitions at Meetinghouse in downtown Miami, now through May 15. 
Giuseppe Terragni in Rome, curated by professor Jean-Francois LeJeune, and Casa Malaparte, curated by Petra Liebl-Osborne.
Top Story
U-Serve 2016 Brought the Underline to Life 
On March 30, the entire student body, plus faculty and staff, of UMSoA came together for an awareness and beautification project at three Metrorail stations: University, Coconut Grove and Brickell.

"The Underline began at UMSoA, in a studio run by professor Rocco Ceo. When we were trying to decide how the School should give back to the community this year, it was a perfect fit," said Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury. "We had already been working with Meg Daly, and the projects were made infinitely easier thanks to her assistance. I'd like to thank professor Steve Fett for his efforts in orchestrating the event and all of the faculty, staff and students who devoted a day to it."

"The value of U-Serve is that it is grass roots, community-based and visceral," said Meg Daly, President of the Friends of the Underline. "People got to see what could be along The Underline, from a Metrorail beach to performance art demonstrations, before we have put a shovel in the ground to start building."   Read More.  
Student News
Alpha Rho Chi at UMSoA Is Officially a Chapter 
After a year of hard work to move from colony to chapter, Alpha Rho Chi at the University of Miami is official. The Agamedes chapter was installed on Saturday, April 2, by the Nicon chapter of APX at Florida International University.  Read More.

Three Fifth-Year Students Named to Who's Who 
Fifth year students Nikita Chabra, Stefani Fachini and Christian Lemon were chosen for inclusion in the current edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Congratulations to them on achieving this honor! Read More. 

Women In Architecture Launches at UMSoA
All women students and faculty are invited to join Women in Architecture, newly launched at UMSoA. See Mary Wissinger or email WIAUniversityofMiami@gmail.com for more information. 

AIA Membership is FREE To All New Grads for 18 Months
When you join the AIA, your first 18 months of membership are free. Experience first hand the the people and resources you need to open the doors you want! Also enjoy free registration to the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia! Read More.
Faculty News
Join The RAD-UM Lab at eMerge For Free 
The University of Miami is among the global sponsors of eMerge Americas, the annual event that positions Miami as the technology and innovation hub of the Americas. The event brings together civic leaders, industry titans, entrepreneurs and global thought leaders to connect and share ideas about visionary advances in technology. eMerge is a hybrid business-to-business event that includes a unique EXPO floor experience, rich networking interactions, and summit presentations along both the eGov and WIT (Women, Innovation & Technology) tracks. Free registration for a Tech Pass has been extended to the UM community-students, faculty, staff, and alumni-by signing up through Eventbrite. Dean el-Khoury, Christopher Chung and the RAD-UM Lab will have two exhibitions in the UM booth on the Expo Floor: an updated version of their interactive table and an algae bioreactor.  Read More. 

Joanna Lombard, Scott Brown Published In American Journal of Preventative Medicine
Greenness or vegetative presence may be effective in promoting health in older populations, particularly in poor neighborhoods, possibly due to increased time outdoors, physical activity, or stress mitigation, according to research done by professors Joanna Lombard of UMSoA and Scott Brown of the UM Miller Medical School. Their work studied 249,405 Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older. To read the full article, go the American Journal of Preventative Medicine website.

Please Complete Fab Lab Survey of Final Review Needs
As the final review stage of the Spring semester approaches, the Fabrication Lab typically gets overwhelmed with student projects. To deter that from happening, the staff at the Lab, created a quick 3 question survey to better help the Fabrication Lab be prepared throughout this busy time. By knowing what studios require their assistance, they will be better able to plan and progress smoothly and produce student models in a timely manner. If your studio requires the use of the laser cutter or 3D Powder Printer, please fill out the survey below as soon as possible. Survey Link.
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