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A window into the Amazon

Ph.D. student Jacqueline Ballantyne hopes her new course on the Amazon will inspire a new generation of conservationists.


Dynamic film duo discusses their award-winning project

Two, first-year Master of Fine Arts film students in the School of Communication collaborated and attained valuable learning experiences from each other while working as a team to create short films.


Tips to help students manage fall semester finals

Close out the semester with these helpful Coral Gables Campus resources and useful pointers to help guide you smoothly through your week of final exams.


Students, University leaders tackle mental health in third ‘Courageous Conversations’

Undergraduate and graduate representatives met with President Julio Frenk and other wellness experts to discuss the struggle affecting people nationwide, which was heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.



Important Reads

Rainbow Cords are Now Available! Register to Pick Yours up Today

The LGBTQ+ Student Center is distributing Rainbow Cords to graduates that are walking at the Fall 2021 Commencement on December 17, 2021. If you would like to receive your rainbow cords for your regalia, please click here to fill out the registration form before picking up your cord. Once you have registered, stop by the LGBTQ Student Center in WUC 2300K for pick up. All graduates that receive a cord will be highlighted in a special edition of the Pride Press in December during Graduation.

Sexual Assault Resource Team Seeking Volunteers for 2022

The UM Counseling Center’s Sexual Assault Resource Team (SART) is seeking dedicated, warm and empathic faculty, staff, and graduate student volunteers to serve during the 2022 calendar year. SART is often the first line of response for UM students who have been sexually assaulted, molested, or battered, and has supported sexual assault survivors and concerned others since 1992. As a volunteer, you will provide hotline callers with much-needed emotional support, information, and referrals, in addition to helping access resources when appropriate. You will receive comprehensive training in taking calls from students in a variety of sexual assault-related situations, orientation to UM’s varied resources for those who have been sexually victimized, and ongoing support from licensed mental health professionals at the Counseling Center. Training is required for new volunteers and will take place on January 28, 2022, via Zoom. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Audrey Cleary at 305-284-5511 or at

Native American / Indigenous Studies: Emerging Scholars Symposium

With the support of NYU Arts and Science, the Department of English at New York University seeks to showcase talented emerging and early career scholars featuring new work, new voices and new perspectives. The Emerging Scholars Program aims to assist in building a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive community of scholars and educators by bringing a small number of excellent early-career scholars to NYU to present their research. The Department of English invites applications for its upcoming Emerging Scholars Symposium: a three-part Lecture Series to be held in April 2022. Advanced doctoral candidates as well as recent doctoral degree recipients working on Native American and Indigenous Literatures, irrespective of approach and/or region, are invited to submit a 500-word abstract for a proposed 40-minute lecture showcasing their research, along with a Curriculum Vitae. Selected candidates will be notified around February 1st and receive an honorarium in addition to travel expenses. Abstracts should be uploaded through this Google Form by January 17th, 2022; 11:59 PM EDT. To learn more, click here. For queries please contact with the Subject line "Emerging Scholars Symposium."


Important Dates


5:00 pm

ETD: Deadline for Completion


11:00 pm

Fall 2021 Semester Ends


8:30 am

Fall 2021 Commencement


2:00 pm

SKILL #1: Every Semester Needs a Plan


1:00 pm

Graduate Student Spring 2022 Orientation


8:00 am

Classes Start


11:59 pm

Last Day for Registration and to Add a Course