UM Launches Momentum2 Campaign

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In a five-story simulation hospital, students dressed in surgical scrubs tend to a lifelike pregnant robotic mannequin, monitoring her vital signs and counting her contractions. On Virginia Key, scientists crank up a state-of-the-art wind-wave-storm surge simulator to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of hurricanes. In a new experiential music building, students use state-of-the-art multimedia and interactive technology to create a new sound of music. And a kinetic buzz fills a new three-level Student Activities Center, where various organizations such as the student body government and a center dedicated to community service and outreach conduct strategy meetings.

Such is a glimpse of what’s in store for the University of Miami within the next four years, now that it has launched its second major fundraising campaign in ten years.

Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami will raise a towering $1.6 billion by the year 2016, transforming the face of a still-young institution yet again with new buildings and labs to prepare tomorrow’s medical and scientific masterminds, scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to attend college, and a brand-new group of talented and ambitious researchers and scholars with the knowledge to not only study global problems, but also solve them. Read more

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