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Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes this Thanksgiving from Dean Prado and the Graduate School Team!



What’s open, closed on campuses during the winter recess

As students and faculty and staff members prepare to wrap up the Fall 2020 semester, here’s a look at the availability of facilities and services during the break.


Sociologists dispel the ‘bad apple’ excuse for racialized policing

In the first study of its kind, University of Miami researchers find that police exhibit significantly higher levels of anti-Black biases than the general public.

3MT 2021 will be on february 4

Important Reads

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The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, which supports academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. By becoming an Institutional Member, all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at the University of Miami have access to a free personal membership account that provides members-only resources on mentoring and professional development training. 

Graduate Assistant position at the Office of Civic and Community Engagement

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement is seeking a part-time Graduate Assistant during the Spring 2021 semester for assisting and supporting the programmatic assessment of the Community Scholars in Affordable Housing (CSAH). This position is part-time, 10 hours per week and will provide $3,347.00 for the semester or $669.40/month. Interested students should submit their resume, letter of interest, and list of references to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a candidate has been identified.

Postdoctoral opportunity at Harvard

The Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position in Machine Learning and Computational Microscopy. This is a one-year appointment, with the expectation that it will be extended up to two years after review. Research will focus on designing and developing novel computational imaging methods based on physics-driven machine learning. Candidates will model optical systems in machine learning frameworks to design imaging instruments for real-world biological applications. A Ph.D. in computer science, physics or a related field, by the time the appointment begins, and an interest in bio-imaging are required. Previous research experience related to optics or biology is an advantage.

World AIDS Day Symposium

In celebration of World AIDS Day, the Department of Public Health Sciences will host a symposium showcasing the ongoing work of its predoctoral and postdoctoral students.  The symposium is scheduled for December 1, 2020, from 10:00–11:00 a.m. Presenters will include Leah Davis Ewart and Ariana Johnson, predoctoral students, as well as Dr. Renessa Williams and Dr. Mariya Petrova.

Be part of an NIH-funded study on stress

A group of researchers is conducting a study to look at stress in college students. The research is being funded by NIH and NIMH and its goal is to conduct qualitative research on the stressors students are encountering, their barriers to services, as well as understand the perspectives of the clinicians and college staff who might serve this population. 

Student Assistant position at 'Canes Central

'Canes Central looking to onboard a cohort of temporary student employees to assist with student and delegate inquiries. Those who are selected for the role would learn all about student accounts, financial aid, and registration and records, and they would serve a primary role in answering incoming phone calls.  The position would span from the 1st week of January through the 2nd week of February, with a training in mid-December.  'Canes Central can offer up to 40 hours per week during the break, and up to 20 hours per week once classes begin.  The pay is $15.00/hour. 'Canes Central intends to hire more than 15 students for the break.

5th Annual Big Data Conference: Big Data, Business, and the Pandemic

The Fifth Annual Big Data Conference focusing on Big Data, Business, and the Pandemic will address issues at the intersection of data science, artificial intelligence, and business, given the current state of the global crisis. Big data, data analytics, advanced computing, and algorithms are rapidly and profoundly changing every sphere of human activity. Join the Institute for Data Science and Computing on Thursday, December 3, 2020, for an in-depth discussion, with some of the top leaders in innovation, business, and technology from local, national, and international arenas. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Manos Spanos, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing for the yogurt business unit at Danone, North America.


Important Dates


11:59 pm

ETD process: Deadline for producing final PDF


8:30 am

Flash Writing Friday


11:59 pm

ETD process: Deadline for completion


10:00 am

Spring/Summer 2020 Graduate Degree Ceremony


3:00 pm

Fall 2020 Commencement Ceremony