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February 28, 2011 | Monday 
UM Unveils a Bigger and Better Herbert Wellness Center
Hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and guests, many of them dressed in workout clothes, streamed into the University of Miami’s Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center on February 24 to celebrate the facility’s new look, the result of an extensive renovation and expansion project that will allow the center to provide an enhanced experience for members. | more

Researchers Identify Genetic Link to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Identifying who is at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder after a traumatic event such as rape, combat, or natural disaster is essential to determining appropriate treatment. Now a Miller School of Medicine researcher and her collaborators have just published findings in the prestigious journal Nature about a new gene linked to PTSD. | more

Teamwork: UM Student-Athletes Achieve Record Semester in the Classroom
University of Miami student-athletes recorded a collective grade point average of 2.94 for the 2010 fall semester, setting a record for the highest student-athlete GPA for a semester in school history. | more

Frost Opera Theater to Present Comic Opera Albert Herring

Frost Opera Theater presents Benjamin Britten’s comic opera Albert Herring on March 3, 4, 5, and 6 at Gusman Concert Hall. Albert Herring is one of Britten’s most witty scores, rife with musical quotes and strikingly Mozartean in its musical characterizations and mix of pathos and humor. | more

Science, Engineering, and Medicine Speaker Visiting Coral Gables and Miller School Campuses

Attend a lecture on Monday, March 7 to learn about Science, Engineering and Medicine in the New Century from Shu Chien, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy of Sciences, as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. | more

  • Classes Offered on the Sponsored Business Expense Reimbursement Form | more
  • Rosenstiel School Accepting Entries For Annual Underwater Photography Contest | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Science, Engineering, and Medicine in the New Century | more
  • Faculty Survey Launch Tomorrow | more
  • UM Alumnus Misha Dacic to Perform Liszt Music Marathon | more
  • Woodson Williams Marshall Association and UM Black Alumni Society Scholarship Reception | more
  • Recycle Drive for Old Electronics Begins Today | more
  • Dancing with the UMiami Stars on March 3 | 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
    Debating the Future of Nursing
    With a nursing profession still facing pressing problems, the School of Nursing and Health Studies hosted a panel discussion on February 24 to discuss strategies to address issues such as workforce shortages and improved patient care. Above: Participating on the panel were, from left, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, UM assistant professor of nursing; School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean Nilda “Nena” Peragallo; Steven Ullmann, professor and director of Programs in Health Administration at UM’s School of Business Administration; William Donelan, vice president of medical administration and chief operating strategy officer at the Miller School of Medicine; and UM President Donna E. Shalala, who served as secretary of health and human services in the Clinton administration.
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    School of Communication Dedicates Herrick Center
    The School of Communication dedicated the Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies on February 23, officially launching an initiative that promises to boost the school’s standing as one of the top film study programs in academia. Above: Taking part in the dedication were, from left, Dean Sam L Grogg; Christina Lane, director of the Herrick Center; Norton Herrick; and Dia Kontaxis, director of the School of Communication’s Motion Picture Program. | more

    Social Security Benefits: What You Need to Know
    This seminar will provide participants with valuable information regarding Social Security benefits, covering areas such as retirement, disability, benefits to families of retirees and the disabled, survivor’s benefits, eligibility, computation of benefits, and Medicare. A public affairs specialist from the Miami-Dade Social Security Administration Office will facilitate the seminar to help attendees understand eligibility criteria and the steps people may take to secure their benefits. | 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: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Signaling Mechanisms Involved in Axon Targeting and Synaptic Plasticity in the Drosophila Neuromuscular System | more
    Tuesday, March 1: Discovery of New Drug Targets for Pain in Genomics Era | 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: Miller Center Lecture: Serving Five Prime Ministers | more
    Wednesday, March 2: Miami Law Faculty Lecture Series Continues with Professor Mary Doyle | more
    Wednesday, March 2: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Philosophy’s Relevance to the Law | more
    Wednesday, March 2: Miller Center Lecture: Understanding Zionism Through Its Music: A Century of Israeli Music | 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: Learn More about the MBA for Working Professionals Program | more
    Thursday, March 3: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Believing at Will | more
    Thursday, March 3: Community Well-Being Forum: The Role of Race, Risk, and Resilience in the Lives of African-American Adolescents | 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
    Friday, March 4: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Special Lecture: EphA4 Antagonism in Spinal Cord Injury | more
    Friday, March 4: Choral Studies Program to Present Music’s Empire | more
    Friday, March 4: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Reasons for Action | more
    Friday, March 4: Center for the Humanities to Host the Present Future of Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium | more
    Sunday, March 6: Walk for a Cure, and Help Fund Neuroblastoma Research | 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
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