News and Events

A photo of palm trees at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. A photo of palm trees at the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.

MALS News and Events

Here students will find a collection of news articles and event announcements which are relevant to MALS program initiatives.

November 14, 2019: The Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies will host an information session regarding its graduate programs.

The Mute Stones Speak: A lecture hosted by Dr. David Graf discussing the recovery of Herodian and Roman Jerusalem. The event is open to the public and will take place on February 5, 2019.

Miami Herald: Miami Hurricanes Defensive End Leads Again - This Time At Thanksgiving In Overtown

Miami Herald: UM Transfers Tito Odenigbo, Venzell Boulware To Beef Up Lines

Miami Herald: Miami Hurricanes DE Demetrius Jackson Gets Elite Nomination

Miami Herald: UM Canes Have All 2018 Signees Enrolled As Fall Camp Looms

Miami Herald: UM Assistant Joel Rodriguez to Enter Miami Lakes Hall of Fame

University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences: Antiquities and Archeological Mysteries

University of Miami Lowe Art Museum: MALS professor, J. Tomas Lopez, portrait series exhibit opening

University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences: A Legacy of Love and Ideas

University of Miami Research: Dr. Richard John, MALS Professor, 2017 Provost's Research Award Recipient

University of Miami History Department: MALS Professor, Hermann Beck, Publishes Article in The Journal of Modern History

University of Miami Spring 2016 Newsletter: Two Awards for MALS Professor, Edmund Abaka

University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences: Cooper Fellow Lecture Series: "Photography: From Romanticism to Structuralism"

University College Dublin: Ulysses Medal for MALS professor, Dr. Susan Haack

 Dr. Eugene Clasby Stepping Down As MALS Director

After twenty-five years of creating, nurturing, and honing the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, Dr. Eugene Clasby has stepped down as the Director, effective August 14, 2016.

He will continue to teach both English and MALS classes, be a contributing member of the MALS Advisory Committee, while also working on current and future writing projects. Dr. Clasby can still be contacted at any time via email at

Thank you, Gene, for a magnificent 25 years!

Daniel Pals, Ph.D., will be the new MALS director.

Professor of Religious Studies (joint appointment in History). Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences 2000-2002. Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences, 1997-2000. Author: The Victorian "Lives" of Jesus; Seven Theories of Religion; articles in Journal of Religion, Religion, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Zygon.

University of Miami Veritas: Photographer Chases His Dream To Sevilla's Holy Week