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University of Miami

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
Coral Gables, Florida 33124
Phone
(305) 284-2211
Email address
admission@miami.edu
School Information
"A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. "The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. "Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in $324 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology." (Source: https://welcome.miami.edu/about-um/index.html)
General Information
The University of Miami has made implicit bias and microaggression training modules required for both students and staff. Additionally, the University announced that it will be increasing research funding for scholars studying racism through the U-LNK award, although the amount of funding is not clear. It is unclear whether these trainings contain elements of C.R.T. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • Implicit Bias and Microaggression training modules will be required for students and staff.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The racial justice report authors recommended that, "The Miller School should adopt core competencies related to anti-racism. These should be vertically and horizontally integrated across each phase of the NextGenMD curriculum."
Program and Research Funding
  • Increased research funding for scholars studying racism through U-LNK Award
  • University opened applications for the "Racial Justice Grant Program" to "implement tangible initiatives to challenge anti-Black racism and empower Black communities on and off campus
Resources
  • The university launched its "Climate and Racial Justice" talks to "inspire a new generation of antiracism and climate justice scholars and advocates."
  • Miller School of Medicine will, "Include specific items related to racial bias and anti-racism in student phase, course, and clerkship evaluations."
  • On February 28, 2022, the university opened the Center for Global Black Studies to “serve as a unifying platform to assist in the coordination of initiatives that address structural racism and inequalities throughout society.”
Symbolic Actions
  • On May 3, 2021, the University announced several name changes to university buildings including “the naming of the new Student Services Center after ‘a distinguished Black alumnus/a,’” and the removal of Henry Fillmore’s name from the music rehearsal hall and the founder of the University, George E. Merrick’s name since they serve as a reminder of segregation.
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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