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Tau Sigma Delta Inducts 2016 Honorees April 15

April 25th, 2016

The Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts is the national honor society for architecture and design majors. The Society recognizes intellectual achievement, effort and initiative as well as leadership and character. This prize of membership is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students who attain high academic standing in their field. The UMSoA chapter of TSD inducted 11 new members April 15.

Building Tradition: Making the Presidential Chair

April 25th, 2016

Building Tradition will be on exhibition for one day only, Thursday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Korach Gallery, with a reception at 5 p.m. The University of Miami presidential chair, or cathedra, made by furniture maker and adjunct professor, Austin Matheson, is a new official symbol of the Office of the President, a symbol of the seat of learning. The chair will be on display as well as drawings, models, and patterns demonstrating the process of creating the chair from tree to finished object.

Roberto Behar’s R&R Studios Takes Coachella By Storm

April 22nd, 2016

Professor Roberto Behar and his partner, Rosario Marquardt, offered the power and possibility of flowers and kisses at the 2016 Coachella Music Festival.

UM Fosters Cross-Disciplinary Study on Climate Change

April 21st, 2016

UM just released a huge interdisciplinary report on Climate Change, including discussion of the built environment that includes work and commentary by Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and professors Sonia Chao, Adib Cure, Joanna Lombard, John Onyango and Carie Penabad, discussing everything from informal cities to smart cities to resilient building and how healthy buildings make healthy people.

UM Study Links Neighborhood Greenness to Reduction in Chronic Diseases Among Miami-Dade Seniors

April 19th, 2016

The findings, published online April 6 by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, are based on 2010 – 2011 health data reported for approximately 250,000 Miami-Dade Medicare beneficiaries over age 65, and a measure of vegetative presence based on NASA satellite imagery. The study was the first of its kind to examine block-level greenness and its relationship to health outcomes in older adults, and the first to measure the impact of greenness on specific cardio-metabolic diseases.

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