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March 3, 2011 | Thursday 
Grant Will Help College of Arts and Sciences, Miller School Develop Premed Curriculum
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Miller School of Medicine have been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute grant to design and assess an innovative competency-based premedical curriculum in response to the 2009 American Association of Medical Colleges–Howard Hughes Medical Institute “Scientific Foundations for Future Physicians” report. | more

School of Law Launches Joint Degree Program in Law and Communications
The School of Law has announced the launch of a new joint degree program in Law and Communications, the first interdisciplinary program at the University of Miami that will allow students to earn a J.D. and an M.A. in communication in less than three and a half years. | more

Fintastic Voyage: Scientists Track Great Hammerhead Shark Migration
A study led by scientists at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science details the first scientific research to successfully track a great hammerhead shark using satellite tag technology. Researcher Neil Hammerschlag and colleagues tracked one of the nomadic sharks for 62 days, documenting its journey up the Eastern seaboard from the coast of South Florida to the middle of the Atlantic off the coast of New Jersey. | more

• Rosenstiel School Graduate Student Featured on NBC Learn’s Changing Planet | more

Women’s Basketball Team Has Breakthrough Season; Johnson, Williams Earn All-ACC First Team Honors

With a No. 10 ranking in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll and a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference Regular Season Championship, the UM women’s basketball team takes a 26-3 overall record into the ACC Tournament this week in Greensboro, North Carolina. | more

  • Cosford Cinema a Host Venue for 2011 Miami International Film Festival | more
  • Spring Into Art Annual Auction to Feature More Than 50 Original Works | more
  • Learn about Center on Aging Programs That Help Employees Who Are Caring for an Older Individual | more
  • Department of Family Medicine Honors Community Preceptors | more
  • Help U.S. Memory Champion Take UM Flag to the Highest Peak on Earth | more
  • Classes Offered on the Sponsored Business Expense Reimbursement Form | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Science, Engineering, and Medicine in the New Century | more
  • Participate in the UM Faculty Survey | more
  • UM Alumnus Misha Dacic to Perform Liszt Music Marathon | more
  • Woodson Williams Marshall Association and UM Black Alumni Society Scholarship Reception | 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
  • Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting to Be Held March 10 | more
    A Fishy Encounter
    A group of Rosenstiel School students and faculty members attended the tuna and billfish workshop held by the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Fort Lauderdale last month. Professionals attending the workshop at the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame were the world specialists in these species. After a "Red Risk" review process is completed in November, this body will publish its findings and make modifications to the IUCN Red List of endangered species.
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    Symptom Management Group for Caregiving, Sickness, Health, and Pain Issues
    The Symptom Management Group for Caregiving, Sickness, Health, and Pain Issues is now being offered for University of Miami faculty, staff, and students who have chronic or acute health and pain issues or who are informal caregivers to sick family or friends. Sponsored by the UM Psychological Services Center, this seven-week group draws upon principles and practices of cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction, and aims to engage an individual’s inner resources to restore balanced health and well-being in the face of stress, pain, and illness. | more

    USpeak to Present Movietelling Night: Poets Redub Famous Films

    The Spring USpeak series continues on Friday, March 4 with Movietelling Night: Poets Redub Famous Films, the series’ first-ever evening of multimedia performances. The works that will be presented by undergraduate and graduate students were first developed in poetry courses taught by Creative Writing professor Walter K. Lew, who has created, performed, and researched movietelling since 1981. | more

    American Playwright Bill C. Davis to Speak at Richter Library
    The University of Miami Libraries and the Department of Theatre Arts will present an evening with American playwright Bill C. Davis tonight, March 3 at 7 p.m. in the Otto G. Richter Library. Davis, author of Mass Appeal, which premiered at The Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City and later moved to Broadway, will speak about the inception and development of his plays. | 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: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Friday, March 4: Legal Theory Workshop Speaker Series: Controlling Health Care Costs through Agency Oversight: The Conflict between the Morally Right and the Socially Feasible | more
    Friday, March 4: Financial Modeling Workshop | 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
    Saturday, March 5: WordCamp Miami 2011 | more
    Sunday, March 6: Walk for a Cure, and Help Fund Neuroblastoma Research | more
    Monday, March 7: European Union Center Lecture: The Euro and the Dollar in the World Economy | more
    Monday, March 7: Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Seminar | more
    Monday, March 7: Law and Policy Workshop: The Battlefield from Afar: Independently Operating Weapons System and the Law of Armed Conflict | 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
    Tuesday, March 8: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program Hosts Open House | more
    Tuesday, March 8: Learn What It Takes to Become a Peace Corps Volunteer | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, March 8-9: Social Security Benefits: What You Need to Know | more
    Wednesday, March 9: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Women, Pacifism, and Peace | more
    Thursday, March 10: Well-Known Educator to Speak at UM on Diversity in Higher Education | more
    Thursday, March 10: Surgical Grand Rounds: Why Maintain Certification? A Tale of 2 Diseases | more
    Thursday, March 10: Pediatric Nephrology Seminar | more
    Friday, March 11: Annual Miami Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition Opening Reception | 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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