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Is big-city living eroding our nice instinct?

A new study of anonymous interactions led by William H.B. McAuliffe, Ph.D. candidate in psychology, suggests that humans switch off their automatic inclination to share in dealings with strangers.



Doctoral Candidates Receive Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics

For their innovative genetic research supporting Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in its fight against cancer, two University of Miami Miller School of Medicine doctoral candidates have been named the 2018 recipients of the Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics.


New U-LINK awards focus on climate change risks

Three of U-LINK’s inaugural grant recipients advance to the next round of funding with proposals related to one of Florida’s—and the world’s—biggest challenges.


Rosenstiel School workshop dives into diversity

Students, faculty, and staff from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science spent a day dialoguing on gender and sexual orientation, and exploring biases implicit in racial and ethnic slurs as part of a “Elevating Diversity” workshop held on the school’s Virginia Key campus.


Dr. Guillermo Prado Receives National Award for Research Excellence

Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School, was recently honored by the National Hispanic Science Network with the National Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions to drug abuse research.


Save the Date: First Annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The Graduate School, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association and the Postdoctoral Association, will host the First Annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Symposium on March 7, 2019.


Important Reads

Leadership Opportunities at the GenderChill Fashion Show

The GenderChill Fashion Show, brought to you by the LGBTQ graduate student organization GradOUT, is currently offering leadership opportunities. All are welcome to participate and/or attend as guests of the show. For more information and to get involved, check out or contact

Apply for a Graduate Travel Scholarship by November 15!

Degree-seeking master's and doctoral students at the University of Miami are eligible to apply for a one-time travel scholarship of an amount up to $1,000 to present at a scholarly conference or to present and/or attend a professional meeting.

ETD Submission Deadlines in November

Students planning on submitting their ETD for Fall 2018 semester graduation must have defended their thesis, dissertation, doctoral essay, or lecture recital essay by November 2, 2018. The deadline to submit the full draft for formatting review to the Graduate School's Associate Director of Programs, Doreen Yamamoto, is November 16, 2018. Missed deadlines will result in your graduation being moved to the following semester.

Missed last week's Fulbright Fellowship Information Session?

If you were unable to attend the Fulbright Fellowship Information Session on October 25, but would like to watch it online, sign up by Thursday, November 8, 2018, to receive access to a recording of the session.

Apply for the Chateaubriand Fellowship by January 8!

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for 2019-2020 academic year is now open. This fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States allows Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4-9 months.


Coming up this month


11:59 pm

Deadline to Defend


5:30 pm

Converting your CV to Resume


12:00 pm

Writing Center Workshop: Revision as Innovation


12:00 pm

Writing Center Workshop: Writing the Literature Review


1:30 pm

Loan Repayment Options


9:00 am

National Geographic On Campus


12:00 pm

GIS Day 2018 at the University of Miami


4:00 pm

VizUM Annual Symposium 2018


11:59 pm

Deadline to Submit Full Draft for Formatting Review


5:30 pm

Surviving End of Semester Burnout