"National Summer Transportation Institute Program" -An Article for the University of Miami College of Engineering

"National Summer Transportation Institute Program" -An Article for the University of Miami College of Engineering

By TBD | 04/28/17

The College of Engineering hosts an innovative summer program to encourage women and minority high school students to pursue higher education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The College of Engineering is proud to have hosted U.S.

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"Examining the Startup Nation"- An Entrepreneurship Article for Business Miami

"Examining the Startup Nation"- An Entrepreneurship Article for Business Miami

By Doreen Hemlock

A small country (the size of New Jersey) with 8.5 million people (fewer than New York City), Israel has the second-highest concentration of startups worldwide, after California’s Silicon Valley. It has more companies on the NASDAQ exchange than Japan, South Korea and India combined – a total of 93.

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"Alex Rodriguez Courtyard Dedicated, Honoring All-Star’s $500,000 Donation" - A Business Article for the University of Miami

"Alex Rodriguez Courtyard Dedicated, Honoring All-Star’s $500,000 Donation" - A Business Article for the University of Miami

By Lauren Comander | 02/23/17

Standing under a green and orange balloon arch, Alex Rodriguez talked about his lifelong love of the University of Miami that took hold during those Ron Fraser-era baseball games. “It made a huge impact on my life,” he said.

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"Cracking Compliance"- Compliance Theory for Health and Financial Industries for Business Miami

"Cracking Compliance"- Compliance Theory for Health and Financial Industries for Business Miami

By Lauren Comander

For the third year in a row, about a dozen undergraduate students gained valuable knowledge and experience in a growing field through the School’s Compliance Boot Camp. Ranging from freshmen to seniors, they each returned to campus a week early from winter break to study the basic concepts of compliance theory and practice in the health care and financial industries. They learned from business law faculty members Anita Cava and Mark Shapiro, as well as professionals in the field, then applied the information in developing case presentations on real-life compliance failures. The Boot Camp has proven so valuable that Shapiro is offering a new undergraduate business law course, The Art and Science of Compliance, this fall.

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"Anuj Mehrotra Steps In To Lead School As Dean Search Gets Underway" University of Miami Faculty Profile for Business Miami

"Anuj Mehrotra Steps In To Lead School As Dean Search Gets Underway" University of Miami Faculty Profile for Business Miami

By Rochelle Broder-Singer

Anuj Mehrotra will serve as interim dean of the School of Business while the University conducts a search for a permanent dean following the departure of Eugene Anderson. He stepped down after his five-year term ended this summer.

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"New Scholarship Funding"- An Educational Funding Article for Business Miami

"New Scholarship Funding"- An Educational Funding Article for Business Miami

By Rochelle Broder-Singer

A UNIQUE, recently endowed scholarship will offer new opportunities to students who wish to study international business, while helping increase the School’s diversity. Angel and Margie Gallinal created the Gallinal Family Endowed Scholarship, which will assist undergraduate School of Business students who are first-generation citizens and members of underrepresented minority groups. The students must plan to study international business.

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"The Piechoski Family Endowed Graduate Engineering Fellowship Fund"- An Engineering Article for the University of Miami

"The Piechoski Family Endowed Graduate Engineering Fellowship Fund"- An Engineering Article for the University of Miami

By TBD | 07/31/17 

In 1972, when Michael J. “Pete” Piechoski (BBA ’76) was applying to colleges, “University of Miami was really the only school that gave me a shot,” he said. “I didn’t know how lucky I was then. Because if I could do it all over again, UM is exactly where I’d want to be.”

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"The College of Engineering Scholarship Fund Turns a Dream into a Reality"- An Engineering Article for the University of Miami

"The College of Engineering Scholarship Fund Turns a Dream into a Reality"- An Engineering Article for the University of Miami

By Nancy Abramson | 10/31/17 

As a young girl growing up in Venezuela, neither the University of Miami nor an engineering degree was on the radar for Maria Villasmil (BSIE ’16). But in 2005, the Villasmil family moved to Miami. It was the perfect place for the family to settle, enabling them to hold onto their Venezuelan roots while enjoying Miami’s diversity of cultures.

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"Giving From a Deep Well of UM Pride" - An Engineering Article for the University of Miami

"Giving From a Deep Well of UM Pride" - An Engineering Article for the University of Miami

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | 09/25/17 

Hurricane pride runs deep in the Milton family. Three brothers, one of the brother’s wives and two of their sons are all UM graduates – and all attribute their career successes to their UM educations. Husband and wife Cecil J.

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"Creating a New School"- An Alumni Article for Business Miami

"Creating a New School"- An Alumni Article for Business Miami

By Rochelle Broder-Singer 

In 2012, when he became president of the Latin Builders Association (LBA), the largest Hispanic construction and real estate association in the United States, Bernie Navarro had a mission for the industry organization: have a lasting impact on South Florida. Navarro is CEO of Benworth Capital Partners, one of South Florida’s largest private mortgage lenders, and is a member of the School’s Real Estate Advisory Board. He envisioned a charter high school run and supported by the LBA. Within months, the LBA Construction and Business Management Academy was a reality. This is the first business charter school started by a business association, such as the LBA, in the US.

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"A Silver Lining for UM Students Who Weathered Irma"- A Profile for the University of Miami

"A Silver Lining for UM Students Who Weathered Irma"- A Profile for the University of Miami

By Nancy Abramson | 10/5/2017

When international student Qianyun Ding, a first year graduate student, came from Jiangsu – a coastal Chinese province north of Shanghai, China – to study at the College of Engineering, she may not have expected to see quite so much of Miami as she did.

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"Eminent Aerospace Engineering Professor Joins College as Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department"- An Engineering Article for the University of Miami

"Eminent Aerospace Engineering Professor Joins College as Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department"- An Engineering Article for the University of Miami

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | 8/2/2017

Victoria Coverstone joined the College of Engineering (CoE) as the new chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) on Aug. 1. The first woman to chair any department in the College, Coverstone takes over from Weiyong Gu, who will continue to teach and conduct research as a full-time professor in the MAE department.

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"Improving U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness" - An Article on Manufacturing for the University of Miami

"Improving U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness" - An Article on Manufacturing for the University of Miami

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | 1/11/2017

The College of Engineering (CoE) and other members of the Sustainable Manufacturing Innovation Alliance Inc. (SMIA) will lead the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Reducing EMbodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute as it forges clean energy initiatives deemed critical in keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive.

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"Meet Michael Bowermaster ’21"- Student Profile for the University of Miami

"Meet Michael Bowermaster ’21"- Student Profile for the University of Miami

By Nancy Abramson | 10/24/2017

For Michael Bowermaster ’21, a College of Engineering (CoE) biomedical engineering major, the journey to the CoE was not a long one. Born and raised in Miami, Michael has always had the University of Miami on his radar.

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"Graduation Story: Vikesh Patel" - Alumnus Profile for University of Miami

"Graduation Story: Vikesh Patel" - Alumnus Profile for University of Miami

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | 05/17/2017

Student Government, Greek Life and academics have all been important parts of University of Miami senior Vikesh Patel’s UM experience. He graduates this spring from the College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering, along with a minor in Business Law.

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"Balancing Accounts"- An Article for Business Magazine

"Balancing Accounts"- An Article for Business Magazine

By Rochelle Broder-Singer

When Hillelene (Bluming) Lustig (BBA ’55) was a student at the School of Business, there were only two other women studying accounting with her. “It was a different world back then,” says the 78-year-old, who still works as a CPA. “In my era, most women either became a nurse or a teacher.” None of it would have happened, though, without the help of a great-uncle.

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"Major Gift Supports Entrepreneurship, Promenade" - An article for Univeriversity of Miami School of Business

"Major Gift Supports Entrepreneurship, Promenade" - An article for Univeriversity of Miami School of Business

By Lauren Comander

Through a significant gift, the Finker-Frenkel Legacy Foundation created the Business Plan Competition Endowed fund, which will forever finance the annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School of Business. The foundation’s gift also financed renovations of the School’s outdoor gathering and study space, which was dedicated Nov. 14 as the Finker-Frenkel Family Promenade.

Now in its 16th year, the Business Plan Competition awards nearly $50,000 in prize money annually to University of Miami students and alumni to help them launch or grow startup ventures.

Fall 2017 BusinessMiami magazine

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"Eureka Moments" - Highlighting Florida inventors for Florida Trend Magazine

"Eureka Moments" - Highlighting Florida inventors for Florida Trend Magazine

BRIGHT IDEAS

By Rochelle Broder-Singer | 9/2010

Outside the halls and laboratories of its universities, Florida is home to a thriving community of inventors working to turn their ideas into commercial success . The creations of some, such as Ronald Sargent, who lives in Fort Lauderdale, are high-profile: Sargent invented both the Porta Potti camping toilet and the "Dancing Water" fountains at Walt Disney World's Epcot park. Other inventors, such as Thomas Arthur of Medley, create high technology: Arthur invented a "medical systems integrator" that combines displays from multiple pieces of medical equipment onto one flat-screen display. Yet other inventions reflect Florida-born inspiration: ImpactShield, a hurricane shutter made from a fabric that stretches over windows, was invented by Miami's Cameron Gunn. The History Channel's "Modern Marvels" selected ImpactShield as one of the top inventions of 2007.

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BusinessMiami – A Magazine for the University of Miami School of Business

BusinessMiami – A Magazine for the University of Miami School of Business

As publications consultant to the University of Miami School of Business from 2000-2018, Rochelle ran the school's twice-a-year, 45,000+-circulation, magazine for alumni, students, donors, faculty, staff and community. Members of the RB Editing & Writing team wrote for the magazine, copyedited it, assisted as managing editors and more.

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"Dressed Success" – Alumni Profile for the University of Miami School of Business

"Dressed Success" – Alumni Profile for the University of Miami School of Business

By Rochelle Broder-Singer

“If you’re going to have a successful business today, you have to make it successful,” says Stephen Stern, COO of Lord Daniel Sportswear, an apparel company based in Sunrise, Fla. As the company celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, Stern believes one of the keys to its success has been focusing on a niche group of older customers who are often ignored. …

Spring 2014 BusinessMiami magazine

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