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Charting the Future:
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September 2012
Volume 3, Issue 2

Charting Miami’s Future
President Hodge introduced the “Miami 2020 Plan” during his annual address to the university on Sept. 6. Five goals support the university’s vision statement to “provide the best undergraduate experience in the nation, enhanced by superior, select graduate programs.” Text of the president’s speech is available online>>

An Internationally Recognized Scientist
Hong Wang is Miami’s 2011-2012 Distinguished Junior Scholar. The assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry is researching a powerful new tool in synthesis of organic molecules with potential applications in biological and materials science. >>

A New Leader for University Advancement
Following a national search, Tom Herbert has been named Miami's vice president for university advancement. Currently vice president for development at Dartmouth College, he will begin his new role Oct. 1. >>

Achieving Academic Excellence
Fifteen students received the 2012 Provost's Student Academic Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions to Miami's intellectual environment. >>

Of National Note
A handful of higher education rankings were released in the last month. Two distinct, yet very different surveys cite Miami for its unique outcomes. The U.S. News & World Report 2013 edition of America's Best Colleges ranks Miami third for its "unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching" and the Alumni Factor, a new ranking, measures how graduates feel about their return on investment. >>


Watch the Armstrong Student Center come to life in pictures. >>


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