University of Miami School of Architecture 

Building Tradition: Making the Presidential Chair

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.

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

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

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UM Fosters Cross-Disciplinary Study on Climate Change

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.

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Final Reviews Begin April 16; Upper Level and Thesis Will be in the Design District April 25-26

In what has become a new UMSoA tradition, the core program (first three years of students) reviews will be held within the UMSoA campus, but the upper level and thesis student reviews will take place off campus, hosted by the Miami Design District at the Moore Building, located at 3841 NE 2nd Avenue. Final reviews are generously sponsored by Bill Rammos and Dacra.

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

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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Alpha Rho Chi 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.

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U-Serve 2016 Was a Success for UMSoA and the Underline

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 successful day culminated in a BBQ and party at the UMSoA Courtyard.

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