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May 2014
Volume 4, Issue 10

Oscar winner tells Miami grads 'kindness is key' >>
Oscar-winning actor Forest Whitaker urged the graduating class to perform acts of kindness — no matter how big or small — once they leave the Oxford college. Click here, to take a look back at some special moments.

New laser system beams red, green and purple to the delight of molecules >>
New ultrafast laser technology will help researchers and students better understand energy transfer processes in collisions between atoms and molecules — applicable in the fields of biology, medicine, engineering and quantum physics.

Miami student named Goldwater Scholar >>
Jon Moller, a junior microbiology and biochemistry double major, is one of 283 students nationwide to receive the  Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, natural science and engineering.

Two students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships >>
Courtney Clark-Hachtel (Miami '12) and James Tong Morton (Miami ’14) are two of 2,000 students nationwide to receive the National Science Foundation (NSF) award supporting outstanding graduate students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Goldman Prize winner to live in Egypt, write book on the “Untold Narratives of Egypt’s Awakening" >>
Emily Crane (Miami ’14) is the recipient of the $30,000 Joanna Jackson Goldman Memorial Prize that allows a Miami senior to realize a dream. It gives students with exceptional promise the gift of time to pursue ideas and activities that will enrich their later work and careers. The prize is believed to be among the largest undergraduate awards in the country.

Students develop app to help fight hunger >>
A new smartphone app has been developed by students to revolutionize the way people donate to food banks. Brent Bielinski (Miami '13), chief executive officer and co-founder of NomNom Nation LLC, said they launched the Android version Thursday, May 1, and they hope to have an iOS (Apple) version ready by June 1. Both would be free to download.

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