University of Miami

University of Miami

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By AnnetteGallagher
Apr 21, '16 1:16 PM EST

Comprehensive online initiative spotlights research to offer innovative solutions such as renewable energy, building resilient communities, understanding vector-borne diseases and their changing ecology


CORAL GABLES, FL (April 21, 2016)  --  In time for Earth Day, the University of Miami, one of the top research universities in the United States,  has created a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, and interactive initiative to highlight the many areas its scientists, researchers, alumni and students are working in toward solving the climate change crisis. The Climate Change Special Report may be found on UM’s website by visiting

“As a relevant and excellent University, the University of Miami is mobilizing our considerable research capacity to address one of the world’s most pressing problems,” said UM President Julio Frenk. “One of the most complex global issues we face today is climate change. No longer can we as a society disregard its impact on the world around us. Our home here in Miami is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise. [This UM initiative seeks] to harness our expertise to better understand the changing climate and to find ways we can adapt now to mitigate the pressures on future generations.”

The Climate Change Special Report is an educational tool for our community, and a resource for community and government officials, and media organizations. The report forms an inclusive umbrella over the entire research University, connecting our researchers in each of the 11 schools and colleges, from School of Architecture professors studying disadvantaged populations in South America living in low-lying areas that are susceptible to rising seas, to aFrost School of Music professor who mixed a musical score for the opening video on the special report, to the many researchers at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science who are making remarkable discoveries, such as working to unlock the secrets of deep water currents in the Indian Ocean that produce an impact felt worldwide.

The special report features more than 40 articles, several videos and photo galleries, interactive polls and haikus, and links to various scientific projects underway across the University, and it includes more than 70 scientists, researchers, faculty and others.

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The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond.  Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.



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