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Fall Graduation Reminders

Deadline to apply for Fall 2012 graduation is Friday, October 5.
Kemarr L. Brown
Florida Gubernatorial Fellow

Kemarr Brown is an international graduate student in UM's MAIA program. She believes that regardless of origination, we are charged on a daily basis to impact our community.

Since becoming a Florida Gubernatorial Fellow in August 2012, Kemarr has been given a limitless passport to the inner workings of state government and she has already been afforded several opportunities to attend and communicate her vision for Florida.

"Kemarr is a combination of a very bright student whose goal is to ultimately be in a position to help others," said Dr. Luis Glaser, Program Director for the MAIA program. "This fellowship, a first for the University, has given her the opportunity to help communities across our state."

As a Fellow, she is currently working on several enterprise initiatives, and in keeping with her commitment to people first, she has been charged with continuing the dialogue at the state level on human trafficking, an issue that is becoming more prevalent in the state of Florida.

"Being a Gubernatorial Fellow, compounded with the ability to represent the University of Miami, the MAIA program, the South Florida community, and the international circuit at large has been phenomenal."

The Versatile PhD


10/05 Last day to apply for Fall 2012 graduation
10/18 Last day to place rental order for faculty regalia for commencement
11/15 SPEAK Test
11/16 Deadline to defend dissertation or thesis
11/30 Last day to submit draft to the Dissertation Editor
12/12 Deadline to complete dissertation or thesis


Krell Institute Stewardship Graduate Fellowship :: DEADLINE: 1/16/13
African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship :: DEADLINE 2/8/13
UM Libraries Graduate Research Series (GRS)
Toppel Career Center Events


General inquiries:

Preparing Future Faculty:

Dissertation Writing Group (DWG):

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD):


Planning on Graduating in Fall 2012? Register in myUM
The deadline to apply to graduate is quickly approaching. If you plan to graduate in December 2012 and you want your name to be included in the fall commencement program, please log on to myUM to register by the October 5 deadline. When you apply to graduate, you will also enter information for your cap and gown.

For Doctoral Candidates
During the application process in myUM, doctoral students have the opportunity to enter additional information that will be included in the commencement program. This includes your dissertation or essay title, your advisor name, and prior institutions you've earned degrees from. If the information appearing in myUM is incomplete or inaccurate, please send an e-mail with corrections to graduateschool@miami.edu. Include your C-Number in the subject line.

ETD Tip, www. miami.edu/etd

Converting Your Manuscript into a PDF

Visit the ETD website for more information.

Instructions on how to convert your Word file into a PDF using Adobe Acrobat can be downloaded from the Graduate School ETD website at miami.edu/etd or from the Richter Library website, library.miami.edu/medialab/help.

All revisions must be made in the Word file(s) before converting the dissertation or thesis document into a final PDF. Revisions cannot be made in the PDF after the file is converted.

If you need assistance with converting your document, please contact the Digital Media Services Lab in Richter Library by phone at (305) 284-2548 or by e-mail at medialab@miami.edu.

Sebastian running with a flag during a University of Miami football game

5 Steps to Getting Your Free Football Ticket

New student ticketing process (see attachment for instructions).
  1. Log on to hurricanesports.com, click on the 'tickets' drop down menu, and click on 'student ticketing'.
  2. Log into your student account (use your e-mail address and password).
    1. You will receive your password in an e-mail from the Athletic Department prior to the season
  3. Once logged in, you will be able to select any or all of the following items:
    1. Your FREE Student Game Ticket
    2. Purchase Guest Ticket
    3. Purchase Parking
  4. Once you complete the process, you will have the option of forwarding or downloading a digital ticket to your mobile device or printing out a ticket.
  5. On Game Day, you must enter through Gate B. You will be required to show your game ticket and Cane Card in order to enter the stadium.

Upcoming Events for Fall 2012

9/11-11/15 TR 3:30-5p International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Training Course :: more
10/08 M 3:30-4:30p CoE Distinguished Speaker Series:
"Towards the Next Industrial Revolution" :: more
10/24 W 10:30-11:30a ETD Writing Resources: Across Disciplines, Across Campus (2nd session)
Registration link will be sent by e-mail.
11/05 M 3:30-4:30p CoE Distinguished Speaker Series:
"Subsonic Civil Transport Aircraft for a 2035 Time Frame: Industry-University Collaborative Enterprise"
11/19-11/20 FS 5p Modern Languages and Literatures 11th Annual Graduate Student Conference:
“Cyberaesthetics and Narrative"
:: more
12/03 M 3:30-4:30p CoE Distinguished Speaker Series:
"Microbes and Mining: Technology for Sustainable Mine Production"
12/11-12/12 TW 8:30a-6:30p Commencement Regalia Distribution (for students and faculty)
12/13 R 10a Combined Graduate/Undergraduate Degree Ceremony

The UM Graduate School
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P.O. Box 248125
Coral Gables, FL 33124
T: (305) 284-4154
F: (305) 284-5441