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February 24, 2011 | Thursday 

Put on Your Workout Clothes and Celebrate the Herbert Wellness Center’s New Physique
Today 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 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

Nursing School Ranked No. 20 in the Nation and First in Florida for NIH Funding
The University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies is now among the top schools of nursing for funding received from the National Institutes of Health, coming in at No. 20 in the nation and No. 1 in Florida. | more

• Nursing and Medical Experts to Discuss the Future of Nursing | more

Stem Cell Researchers Embark on New Clinical Trial
Stem cell researchers at the Miller School’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute are preparing to embark on another research milestone: the first clinical trial in the nation comparing autologous stem cells to donor stem cells for patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that causes congestive heart failure and is a major cause of death and disability. | more

Coral Gables Campus Phone Numbers to be Unmasked on March 15

The Coral Gables campus telephone system currently displays fictitious numbers when faculty, staff, and students place calls from University phones to phone numbers outside of the University. These fictitious numbers are “masking” the telephone number of the phone from which the call is initiated. Effective March 15, the current fictitious phone numbers for the Coral Gables campus will be replaced by the phone’s correct telephone number for all outbound off-campus calls. | more

Women’s Basketball Team Hosts Florida State Tonight
The 12th-ranked University of Miami women’s basketball team is undefeated at home this season and is riding a 23-game home-winning streak as they continue their march toward the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. Catch them in action tonight, February 24 at 7 p.m., when they play their final home game of the season against the No. 14th-ranked Florida State Seminoles. | more

Neuroscientist and Best-Selling Author Daniel Levitin to Lecture at UM
The Frost School of Music’s spring season of the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series concludes on Thursday, March 3 with a lecture presentation by Daniel Levitin, neuroscientist and best-selling author of This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession and The World in Six Songs. | more

  • Woodson Williams Marshall Association and UM Black Alumni Society Scholarship Reception | more
  • Dancing with the UMiami Stars on March 3 | more
  • Honor Council Now Accepting Applications for New Members | more
  • Scrap Your Crap: Recycle Drive for Old Electronics Begins February 28 | more
  • Business Development Program Accepting Nominations for Vendor in the Spotlight | 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
  • Florida Earth Foundation to Hold Second Water Choices Forum at UM | more
  • Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting to Be Held March 10 | more
    Sticky Situation
    Using duct tape as support straps, a group of University of Miami College of Engineering students demonstrated their engineering prowess on February 22, turning their fellow students into human wallpaper. The Duct Tape Stick-Up competition was part of the 60th annual Engineers Week, which is being celebrated on the Coral Gables campus all this week with other events that include Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, a Build It competition, and more.
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    Enrollment for Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp Starts March 21
    Registration for the award-winning Mini Canes Recreational Sports Camp at the Herbert Wellness Center begins on Monday, March 21. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6 through 12, with daily activities ranging from swimming lessons to arts and crafts. | more

    Through Thursday, February 24: College of Engineering Celebrates National Engineers Week with Variety of Events | more
    Through Thursday, February 24: School of Law to Host Conference on Gender Justice in the Americas | more
    Thursday, February 24: Learning to Live Debt Free and Within your Means| more
    Thursday, February 24: Homegrown Hip Life in Ghana | 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
    Thursday through Saturday, February 24-26: Neurology Update and Stroke Intensive 2011 | more
    Friday through Sunday, February 25-27: Eudaimonia (Human Flourishing) and Virtue: Rethinking the Good Life Conference | 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: Miami European Union Center to Host Seminar on Spain’s 25 Years in the EU | 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: The History of U, as Told by the Buildings | 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: Attend an Information Session on the Master’s in Public Health Program | more
    Monday, February 28: Department of History Speakers Series: The History of the End of the World (in 2012) | more
    Tuesday, March 1: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Special Lecture | more
    Tuesday, March 1: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Genetics of Hearing Loss: Symphony of a Thousand | more
    Wednesday, March 2: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Relapse and Recovery in Schizophrenia | more
    Wednesday, March 2: Preparation for an FDA Audit | more
    Wednesday, March 2: Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series – The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis | more
    Thursday, March 3: Velos Patient Management Module | more
    Thursday, March 3: Woodson Williams Marshall Association and UM Black Alumni Society Scholarship Reception | more
    Thursday, March 3: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, March 3: Learn More about the MBA for Working Professionals Program | more
    Friday, March 4: Center for the Humanities to Host the Present Future of Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium | more
    Monday, March 7: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Science, Engineering, and Medicine in the New Century | more
    Monday, March 7: Haiti Research Group to Host Panel Discussion on Haiti’s Housing Crisis | 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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