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February 21, 2011 | Monday 

Nursing and Medical Experts to Discuss the Future of Nursing
With the U.S. Department of Labor projecting that 1.2 million replacement nurses will be needed by 2014, the School of Nursing and Health Studies will host a special panel discussion on Thursday, February 24 to discuss specific steps to resolve the nursing shortage and improve patient care across South Florida and the nation. The panel will include UM President Donna E. Shalala and a group of other nursing and medical experts. | more

Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies to Be Dedicated
The School of Communication will name the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies at the University of Miami during a special ceremony on Wednesday, February 23 at 5:45 p.m. in Studio C. The new Herrick Center will provide support for motion picture research, facilitate the study and teaching of film at UM, and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the University and the South Florida community. | more

Put on Your Workout Clothes and Celebrate the Herbert Wellness Center’s New Physique
This week the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center unveils its new look, as an extensive expansion and renovation project has come to an end. Join President Donna E. Shalala and Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia A. Whitely for a celebration of the center’s expansion and 15th anniversary on Thursday, February 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Put on your workout clothes and be one of the first to exercise in the new fitness room. The first 500 guests will receive a special gift. | more

Scientists Find New Way to Estimate Global Rainfall and Track Ocean Pollution

A study by UM scientists suggests a new way to estimate how much of the ocean’s pollution is falling from the sky. The new findings can help improve scientific understanding of how toxic airborne chemicals from the burning of fossil fuels and industrial power-plant emissions are impacting the oceans globally. | more

President Donna Shalala Receives Two Prestigious Appointments
Adding to her list of distinguished appointments, UM President Donna E. Shalala has been named to both the National Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences and the U.S. Soccer Foundation Board of Directors.

Philosophy Conference: Rethinking the Good Life
Registration is still open for "Eudaimonia and Virtue: Rethinking the Good Life 2011," a conference held Friday through Sunday, February 25-27 on the Coral Gables campus that will bring together prominent contemporary thinkers to explore accounts of the good or flourishing life that appropriate Aristotle’s thought for our time. | more

  • Alumni Relations Launches New Website for Newman Alumni Center | more
  • UM Researchers and Collaborators Publish Diet and Exercise Findings | more
  • Bachelor of General Studies to Host Two Information Sessions | more
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program Hosts Open House | more
  • Volunteer at the UM/Miami Science Museum Brain Fair | more
  • Office of Technology Transfer Moves to New Location | more
  • Florida Earth Foundation to Hold Second Water Choices Forum at UM | more
  • Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting to Be Held March 10 | more
  • Counseling Center Seeks Volunteers for Suicide-Prevention Program | more
  • UGLOBE: Summer 2011 Study Abroad Opportunities for the Working Student | more
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to Host Cataract and Refractive Surgery Congress | more
    A Conversation about Faith, Politics, and the Media
    The Department of Religious Studies launched its new Forum on Religion and Public Life on February 7 at the Frost School’s Clarke Recital Hall with “A Conversation about Faith, Politics, and the Media.”
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    Learn More about Changes to Your UM 403(b) Retirement Investments
    If you recently received a notice from the University about your UM 403(b) retirement investments that are subject to short-term redemption fees, you may attend a 30-minute webcast to learn more. Benefits representatives will address how the upcoming retirement investment changes affect funds that are subject to short-term redemption fees and answer questions.| more

    Miami Cross Country Teams Earn All-Academic Honors
    The University of Miami men’s and women’s cross country teams have been named 2010 Division I All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. | more

    • UM Basketball Employee Day Game Tonight | more

    UM Dining Services Sponsors Apple iPad and Apple iPod Touch Giveaway
    UM Dining Services is in the process of evaluating current retail dining services to identify possible improvements. Dining Services asks that members of the UM community complete its online survey, which will be sent via e-mail to faculty and staff on Wednesday, February 23. As a token of appreciation for your time, the first 250 respondents will be entered in a drawing to win an Apple iPad, with the following 250 respondents being entered to win an Apple iPod Touch.| more

    Through Thursday, February 24: College of Engineering to Celebrate National Engineers Week with Variety of Events | more
    Monday, February 21: Biology Departmental Seminar: How Did Brown Recluse Venom Become So Toxic? Answers Based on Biogeography and Comparative Evolutionary Analyses | more
    Monday, February 21: MAIA Program to Host Question-and-Answer Session | more
    Tuesday, February 22: Miller Center Lecture: Searching for the Lost Ark of the Covenant: The Southern African Lemba Tribe, DNA, and the African Ark | more
    Tuesday, February 22: The Forum on Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Crises: Islam, Terrorism, and Al Qaeda | more
    Tuesday, February 22: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Study Hepatic Disease and Development | more
    Tuesday, February 22: SEEDS Seminar: Dual-Career Programs, Policies, and Practices: A Comprehensive Look at Best Practices in Higher Education | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, February 22 and 23: Communication Skills | more
    Tuesday and Thursday, February 22 and 24: Learning to Live Debt Free and Within your Means| more
    Wednesday through Friday, February 23-25: School of Law to Host Conference on Gender Justice in the Americas | more
    Wednesday, February 23: Miami Law Faculty Seminar: Sovereignty and Relationship in American Federalism | more
    Wednesday, February 23: McKnight Research Seminar: Identifying Mechanisms of Cytokine Induced Neuroprotection and Development of New Therapeutic Approaches | more
    Wednesday, February 23: University of Miami Healthy Steps Parent Group: Healthy Eating Habits from Birth to Early Childhood and Beyond | more
    Wednesday, February 23: Faculty Senate Meeting | more
    Wednesday, February 23: Gifford Arboretum Lecture: Plant Collecting in and around the Great Basin | more
    Wednesday, February 23: Frost School of Music Faculty Recital to Feature Chamber Music and Songs of Thomas Sleeper | more
    Thursday, February 24: Hotdogs and Hoops: Rally around the Women’s Basketball Team at the Newman Alumni Center | more
    Thursday, February 24: Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Improving Transitions of Care at Hospital Discharge: Surely We Can Do Better | more
    Thursday, February 24: Bone Case Conference: A Case of Recurrent Fractures in a Young Male | more
    Thursday, February 24: Hiring and Onboarding Talent | more
    Thursday, February 24: Organizational Skills Session | more
    Thursday, February 24: European Union Center of Excellence Lecture: The G-20 and the Global Economy | more
    Through Thursday, February 24: College of Engineering to Celebrate National Engineers Week with Variety of Events | more
    Thursday through Saturday, February 24-26: Neurology Update and Stroke Intensive 2011 | more
    Friday, February 25: SEEDS to Host Negotiation Workshop | more
    Friday, February 25: UM to Host Humanities through Classics Symposium | more
    Friday, February 25: UM and NYU Collaborate on Major Philanthropy Conference | more
    Friday, February 25: European Union Center of Excellence Lecture: The G-20 and the Global Economy | more
    Saturday, February 26: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to Host Cataract and Refractive Surgery Congress | more
    Saturday and Sunday, February 26-27: Piccadilly Circus Is Coming to the BankUnited Center | more
    Monday, February 28: EU Center Roundtable: The Egypt and Tunisia Crisis and the European Union’s Role in the Mediterranean | more
    Monday, February 28: Biology Departmental Seminar: Evolution in the Tropics: Dobzhansky Revisited | more
    Monday, February 28: Florida Earth Foundation to Hold Second Water Choices Forum at UM | more
    Monday, February 28: Department of History Speakers Series: The History of the End of the World (in 2012) | more
    Monday, March 7: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series on March 7: Science, Engineering, and Medicine in the New Century | more
    Tuesday, March 8: Mary Bartlett Bunge Distinguished Women in Cell Biology Lecture and Mentoring Event | more
    Monday, March 28: Miami Area Geriatric Education Center to Host Conference on the Secrets to Healthy Aging | more
    Thursday, March 31: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Energy, Water, Sustainability for a Smarter Planet | more
    Friday, April 1: Eighth Annual HIV Symposium: The Road to a Cure for HIV/AIDS | more
    Monday, April 18: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Hierarchical Thermal Transport in Nanoscale Semiconductors | more
    To browse more medical-related seminars, Grand Rounds, lectures, and workshops, please click here.

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