University of Miami

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University of Miami

Private, non-sectarian university founded in 1925 with its main campus in Coral Gables, Florida, a medical campus in Miami city proper at the Civic Center, and an oceanographic research facility on Virginia Key add

Category: Sciences (600)

Founded in 1925.

Countries: United States (71%), Florida (8%), Cuba (6%)

Main connections: Miami, Florida, Vinny Testaverde

Linked to: University of Miami School of Law, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, National Football League

 

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1925

A group of citizens chartered the University of Miami in 1925 with the intent to offer "unique opportunities to develop inter-American studies, to further creative work in the arts and letters, and to conduct teaching and research programs in tropical studies add something


1929

In 1929, Walsh and the other members of the Board of Regents resigned in the wake of the collapse of the Florida economy add something

 

Since 1929, students have published "The Miami Hurricane" newspaper twice-weekly add something


1930

In 1930, several faculty members and more than 60 students came to UM when the University of Havana closed due to political unrest add something

 

Fernando Belaunde Terry - From 1930 to 1935, Belaúnde studied architecture in the United States, where he first attended the University of Miami , and in 1935 transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, where he obtained his degree as an architect


1934

In July 1934, the University of Miami was reincorporated and a Board of Trustees replaced the Board of Regents add something


1937

For 70 years, from 1937 through 2007, the Hurricanes played most field home games at the Miami Orange Bowl add something


1939

Charlton W. Tebeau - He took a teaching job at the University of Miami in 1939, where he remained for 37 years, ultimately serving as chairman of the University of Miami's History Department for 23 years


1940

By 1940, community leaders were replacing faculty and administration as trustees add something


1941

Harold Bauer - From 1941 until his death, Bauer taught winter master classes at the University of Miami


1945

In 1945, construction began on the Rickenbacker Causeway to make Virginia Key accessible by car add something


1946

In 1946, UM acquired the former Richmond Naval Air Station, in southwestern Miami, located south of the main campus in order to accommodate the post-war increase in students add something


1947

From 1947 to 1959, the State of Florida funded the UM Marine Lab on Virginia Key until the State built a separate marine lab in St. Petersburg add something


1948

From 1948 to present it has been used as a research facility and storage area add something

 

The South Campus Grove was a plot for agricultural research and horticultural studies that was established in 1948 add something


1952

One of Ashe's longtime assistants, Jay F. W. Pearson, assumed the presidency in 1952 add something


1953

In 1953, UM built classroom and lab buildings on a 16 acre campus on Virginia Key in the City of Miami to house what became the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science add something


1956

Joy Clements - Born in Dayton, Ohio, Clements first studied singing at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and, shortly after graduating, made her professional opera debut as Musetta in Puccini's "La bohème" with the Opera Guild of Greater Miami in 1956

 

New England Triptych - "New England Triptych" was written in 1956 and premiered on October 28 of that year by the Orchestra of the University of Miami under the direction of Andre Kostelanetz, who had commissioned it


1957

Additional buildings were added in 1957, 1959 and 1965 add something


1959

In 1959, the Order of Omega was founded at UM, and it remained a one-campus honorary until 1964 add something


1960

In the 1960s, some of the buildings were leased to the Central Intelligence Agency add something

 

The social changes of the 1960s and 1970s were reflected at UM. In 1961, UM dropped its policy of racial segregation and began to admit black students add something


1961

From 1961 to 1968, UM leased buildings on its South Campus to serve as the covert headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency's JMWAVE operation against Fidel Castro's government in Cuba add something

 

Steve Cohen - In 1961, Cohen’s family moved to Coral Gables, Florida where his father received a fellowship in psychiatry at the University of Miami.


1962

Henry King Stanford became UM's third president in 1962 add something

 

John E. Dennis - Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering , in 1962 and a Master of Science in mathematics in 1964 at the University of Miami


1964

History of Atlantic hurricane warnings - The Miami HWO moved to the campus of the University of Miami in 1964, which is when tropical cyclone forecasts were extended to three days into the future, at one day intervals


1965

Under Stanford, in 1965, UM began to recruit international students add something


1966

After President Stanford pressed for minority athletes, in December 1966, UM signed Ray Bellamy, an African American football player add something


1967

Roy Black (attorney) - Black earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Miami in 1967 and a Juris Doctor at the University of Miami School of Law


1968

In 1968, after "Ramparts" magazine exposed CIA operations on other campuses, JMWAVE was moved off the UM campus out of concern for embarrassing the university add something

 

With the start of the 1968 football season, President Henry Stanford barred the playing of "Dixie" by the University's band add something


1971

In 1971, UM formed a Women's Commission which issued a 1974 report on the status of women on campus add something

 

UM combined the separate Dean of Men and Dean of Women positions in 1971 add something


1972

Following the enactment of Title IX in 1972, and decades of litigation, all organizations, including honorary societies were open to women add something

 

Pat Metheny - Following his graduation from Lee's Summit High School, he briefly attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1972, where he was quickly offered a teaching position.


1974

Kermit Driscoll - In 1974, he enrolled at the University of Miami, where he studied with Jaco Pastorius


1975

Willie Logan - Born in Northern Miami-Dade County, Logan graduated from high school in 1975, Logan attended Miami-Dade Community College, from which he earned an associate's degree, before graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami in 1977


1976

James J. Greco - He graduated from Hamden, Connecticut High School in 1976, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Georgetown University in 1980, and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law, in 1983


1978

Ray Liotta - Liotta graduated from the University of Miami, where he received a degree in Fine Arts in 1978 and studied acting with Robert "Buckets" Lowery with fellow actor Stephen Bauer


1979

Marc Trestman - Trestman received a bachelor's degree in political science from Minnesota in 1979 and is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law


1980

Vinny Testaverde - Testaverde played an important part in the University of Miami's history as one of the top collegiate football programs of the 1980s and 1990s


1981

In 1981, Edward T. Foote II became the school's fourth president add something

 

Marc Trestman - He entered football coaching at the University of Miami in 1981 as a volunteer coach

 

Neal Heaton - Heaton was drafted by the Indians in the 2nd round of the 1981 amateur draft from the University of Miami

 

Jim Bob Floyd - In 1981, Floyd joined the faculty at the University of Miami

 

Bob Marley - He died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami on the morning of 11 May 1981, at the age of 36


1982

Since 1982, the Board has eleven visiting committees, which include both Trustees and outside experts, to help oversee the individual academic units add something


1983

Vinny Testaverde - He accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Miami, where he played for the Miami Hurricanes football team from 1983 to 1986


1984

Doug Flutie - Flutie gained national attention in 1984 when he led the Eagles to victory in a high-scoring, back-and-forth game against the Miami Hurricanes


1985

Rita Quintero - After graduating with honors from the University of Miami School of Music in 1985, she started working in the local club scene in Miami


1986

Since 1986, UM has an Honor Code governing student conduct add something

 

Myrka Dellanos - Dellanos graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism in 1986

 

Thane Rosenbaum - Rosenbaum graduated in 1986 from the University of Miami School of Law , where he was a Harvey T. Reid Scholar and served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Miami Law Review

 

Vinny Testaverde - Testaverde played college football for the University of Miami, where he was an All-American and won the Heisman Trophy in 1986


1989

William Franklin Lee III - In 1989, he retired from the University of Miami, but, continued to work in music education at other institutions


1994

Brook Berringer - He was best known for replacing an injured Tommie Frazier during the 1994 season and leading the Cornhuskers to seven consecutive wins and to the Orange Bowl national championship game against the University of Miami Hurricanes


1998

Vinny Testaverde - He was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 1998

 

Ed Reed - Reed received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Miami, where he was a standout defensive back for coach Butch Davis and coach Larry Coker's Miami Hurricanes football teams from 1998 to 2001


2000

Michael Irvin - Michael was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2000

 

Terence Blanchard - Since 2000, Blanchard has served as Artistic Director at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz and as of August 2011 he was named the Artistic Director of the Henry Mancini Institute at the University of Miami Frost School of Music


2001

Foote was succeeded by Donna Shalala, who assumed the UM presidency in 2001 add something


2003

Wynn Handman - In May 2003, Handman was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Miami


2004

During Shalala's leadership of the University of Miami, Miami hosted one of three nationally televised U.S. presidential debates of the 2004 U.S. Presidential election add something

 

Starting in 2004, the Miller School began offering instruction on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida add something

 

They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level , primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference for all sports since the 2004-05 season add something


2005

Since 2005, UM has a "Green U" initiative which includes LEED certification for buildings and the use of biofuels by the campus bus fleet add something

 

Nathaniel Crosby - Nathaniel was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2005

 

In April 2005, the Boca Raton program was expanded to include a third clinical year in Palm Beach County add something


2006

In 2006, UM opened the , 15-story Clinical Research Building and Wellness Center add something

 

The National Science Foundation ranks UM 112th out of 630 research institutions in the number of granted doctorate degrees in its FY 2006 survey add something

 

On February 28, 2006, custodial workers at the University of Miami, who are contracted to the university by a Boston, Massachusetts-based company, UNICCO, began a strike prompted by allegations of unfair labor practices, substandard pay, lack of health benefits, and workplace safety add something

 

After students began a hunger strike and on-campus vigil, the strike was settled on May 1, 2006 add something


2007

In 2007, Joshua Hare, MD and colleagues reported that a new stem cell therapy was safe for the treatment of myocardial infarction and reduced complications from the condition add something

 

Mark Lamos - Lamos was awarded the 2007 Beinecke Fellow, Yale University, the Stanford Chair at University of Miami in Coral Cables, has lectured at Yale and was a visiting adjunct professor in the Department of Theater at the University of Michigan

 

On November 30, 2007, UM acquired the Cedars Medical Center and renamed it the "University of Miami Hospital", giving the Miller School of Medicine an in-house teaching hospital rather than being merely affiliated with area hospitals add something

 

On December 1, 2007, the University purchased the Cedars Medical Center, renaming it as the University of Miami Hospital add something


2008

Beginning with the 2008 season, the University of Miami began playing its home football games at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens add something

 

In 2008, UM replaced the chiller plant on its Virginia Key campus to improve its carbon footprint add something

 

In 2008, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked the University of Miami Physical Therapy Department 7th in the nation and the Department of Psychology's Clinical Training Program 25th in the nation add something


2009

In 2009, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified, nine-story Biomedical Research Building, a laboratory and office facility, opened to house the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute and the Miami Institute for Human Genomics add something

 

In the 2009 edition of "Best 371 Colleges", The Princeton Review ranks UM one of the 141 "Best Southeastern Colleges" and ranks it first in the nation in its "Lots of Race/Class Interaction" category add something

 

Brighton Watambwa - After obtaining a degree from the University of Miami, he moved to Belgium in 2009, taking on a full-time job with Johnson & Johnson in Brussels until 2015

 

Matthew Ziff - He was voted Freshman Class Senator at University of Miami in 2009

 

Playboy - The top ranked party school by "Playboy" for 2009 was the University of Miami

 

The University Village is only open to juniors and seniors, but was previously open to graduate students and students of the School of Law up until July 31, 2009; after this date, there has been no housing available for any graduate students on the Coral Gables campus add something

 

On December 12, 2009, the global sports network ESPN aired a documentary on the UM football program, "The U", which drew 2,3 million viewers, the most ever for a documentary on the sports cable network add something

 

Michael Irvin - Irvin was interviewed about his time at the University of Miami for the documentary "The U", which premiered December 12, 2009 on ESPN


2010

In 2010, when Florida Atlantic University made plans to establish their own medical school, no future classes of the regional campus were accepted add something

 

The Academic Ranking of World Universities rates UM one of the world's top 150 academic institutions In "Forbes Magazine"s 2010 rankings of 600 undergraduate institutions, UM ranked 293rd add something

 

"U.S. News"s 2010 ranking of U.S. medical schools ranked the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine as the 47th best medical school in the nation, while "US News" ranked the School of Law as the 77th best law school in the nation add something

 

Jimmy Graham - In his rookie season in 2010 Graham only started in 5 games, playing behind veteran tight end Jeremy Shockey, who went to college at the University of Miami

 

T'erea Brown - She was the 2010 USA National Champion in the 400 m hurdles, becoming the first University of Miami alumna to do so


2011

As of the 2011 National Football League season, UM had the most players active in the NFL of any university in the nation, with 42 add something

 

In 2011, UM received 28,000 applicants for only 2,150 available openings in its freshman class add something

 

In 2011, UM was ranked the nation's most fiscally-responsible nonprofit organization by "Worth magazine", in a report issued in collaboration with nonprofit watchdog Charity Navigator add something

 

Jethro Franklin - In 2011, he moved with Al Golden to the Miami Hurricanes

 

Sherry Lansing - In 2011, she gave the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony at the University of Miami

 

Faisal Al Shalan - In May 2011, Al Shalan graduated from the University of Miami, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, majoring in mathematical economics


2012

In 2012, "Forbes" gave the University of Miami a 132 overall ranking and ranked it among the 115 top private universities and among the top 53 research universities in the nation add something

 

Berit Brogaard - Brogaard was born and raised in Copenhagen, and since 2012 has directed a synesthesia lab at the University of Miami

 

Massive open online course - In November 2012, the University of Miami launched its first high school MOOC as part of Global Academy, its online high school


2013

In the 2013 issue of "U.S. News & World Report"s "America's Best Colleges," the University of Miami was ranked 44th among national universities, the highest ranked in Florida add something

 

The last class to complete the first three years of training in Boca Raton is the Class of 2013 add something

 

Jim Bob Floyd - Before retiring in 2013, Floyd had spent 64 years as a music educator in higher education, notably as Chairman of Keyboard Performance, at Northern Illinois University from 1962 to 1981 and Chairman of Keyboard Performance at the University of Miami Frost School of Music from 1982 to 2013

 

Katie Hoff - Beginning in 2013, Hoff took a brief hiatus from competitive swimming focus on her studies, enrolling at the University of Miami as a full-time student

 

Video Game Pianist - Leung has performed chamber music at Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall in 2013, at Sprague Hall for the New Music New Haven series in 2010, at Smith Hall as part of the Junior Chamber Music Series in 2004, and at the Chamber Music Showcase, organized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts at the University of Miami in 2004

 

Howard Schnellenberger - When Miami and FAU met in 2013, the former coach was lauded as honorary captain for both teams

 

Mario Cristobal - The University of Miami hired Cristobal in January 2013 as a tight end coach and an associate head coach

 

Ryan Braun - On August 17, 2013 Braun was sued for fraud and defamation by Ralph Sasson, a former close friend with whom Braun attended middle school, high school, and college at the University of Miami


2014

"U.S. News"s 2014 ranking of U.S. medical schools ranked the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine as the 46th best medical school in the nation, while "US News" ranked the School of Law as the 61st best law school in the nation add something

 

Gloria Estefan - In April 2014, Estefan was tapped into the Iron Arrow Honor Society, the University of Miami's highest honor society

 

International SeaKeepers Society - Tiger Shark Tagging, May 2014 in Tiger Beach, Bahamas: The International SeaKeepers Society and a team of researchers from the University of Miami tagged tiger sharks, took blood samples,and conducted ultra-sounds using a custom-made floating platform designed by Florida Biodiversity Institute and Dr. Neil Hammerschlag


2015

The University of Miami announced on April 13, 2015 that Dr. Julio Frenk will be the University's 6th president add something

 

International SeaKeepers Society - Hydrophone Retrieval, May 2015 in Bimini, Bahamas: The International SeaKeepers Society SeaKeepers partnered with the University of Miami's RJ Dunlap team onboard D/Y Fugitive to retrieve and redeploy hydrophones used for continuous Tiger Shark research in the Bahamas

 

Represented by Ann Olivarius, the student filed a lawsuit in October 2015 alleging that the university had violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by failing to investigate her complaint adequately add something

 

Ben Folds - On October 2015, he was inducted as an Honorary Member of the national music fraternity Phi Mi Alpha Sinfonia by the Beta Tau Chapter at the University of Miami

 

Mark Richt was hired as the 24th head football coach on December 4, 2015 add something


2016

In the 2016 issue of "U.S. News & World Report"s "America's Best Colleges," the University of Miami was ranked 51st among national universities add something

 

Ray Lewis - His son, Ray Lewis III, played college football at the University of Miami and later Coastal Carolina, he was dismissed from Coastal Carolina's football team and the university in 2016 upon being indicted South Carolina grand jury on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual assault

 

Miami - In a 2016 study by the website 24/7 Wall Street, Miami was rated as the worst U.S. city in which to live, based on crime, poverty, income inequality and housing costs that far exceed the national median

 

Mike Martin (baseball coach) - Only one team in college baseball, the University of Miami, has been to more consecutive NCAA Tournaments than Florida State, who have, as of the 2016 season, made 37 straight postseason appearances


2017

In the 2017 "U.S. News and World Report" study of colleges and universities, UM is ranked the 44th best national university in the United States add something

 

In the 2017 issue of "U.S. News & World Report"s "America's Best Colleges," the University of Miami was ranked 44th among national universities add something

 

Jeff Feagles - Zach is currently a punter at the University of Miami, and won the starting job as a freshman in 2017

 

In January 2017, the Jay I. Kislak Foundation announced that it was making a substantial donation of rare books, maps, and manuscripts to the UM Libraries and to Miami Dade College add something


2018

In 2018, "U.S. News & World Report" ranked the University of Miami Physical Therapy Department 10th in the nation and the Department of Psychology's Clinical Training Program 25th in the nation add something

 

In the 2018 "U.S. News and World Report" ranking of colleges and universities, UM is ranked the 46th best national university in the United States add something

 

In the 2018 issue of "U.S. News & World Report"s "America's Best Colleges," the University of Miami was ranked 46th among national universities add something

 

"U.S. News"s 2018 ranking of U.S. medical schools ranked the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine as the 50th best medical school for research in the nation, while "US News" ranked the School of Law as the 65th best law school in the nation add something

 

John Jay Osborn, Jr. - He taught law at the University of Miami, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the UC Berkeley School of Law, and the University of San Francisco School of Law, from which he retired in 2018

 

Miami - In its 2018 ParkScore ranking, The Trust for Public Land reported that the park system in the City of Miami was the 50th best park system among the 100 most populous US cities, down slightly from 48th place in the 2017 ranking

 

Manny Diaz was hired as the 25th head football coach on December 30, 2018 add something


2019

In the 2019 issue of "U.S. News & World Report"s "America's Best Colleges," the University of Miami was ranked 53rd among national universities add something

 

Miami - In 2019, Miami ranked seventh in the United States and 31st among global cities in terms of business activity, human capital, information exchange, cultural experience, and political engagement