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March 7, 2011 | Monday 

Endowed Professorship Established with Gift from New York Investment Executive
The School of Business Administration has established a new endowed professorship with a gift from New York financial executive Mario Gabelli. The Gabelli Asset Management Endowed Professorship in Finance will be held by Alok Kumar, who joined the school’s Department of Finance last fall. | more

Get Ready for the Biggest and Best UM Family Night with the Marlins
In appreciation of the dedication and outstanding work of the University’s employees, the president and provost will be hosting the Sixth Annual University of Miami Family Night with the Marlins on Saturday, April 23 at Sun Life Stadium. This year the Marlins will take on the Colorado Rockies, and the special post-game concert will feature El Gran Combo, the popular salsa band from Puerto Rico. | more
Drug Discovery Pioneer and Biotech Entrepreneur Joins Miller School
Claes Wahlestedt, an internationally recognized researcher of novel drug therapies for neuropsychiatric disorders and epigenetics, has joined the Miller School of Medicine faculty and leadership, bringing his team, his wealth of discovery, and his drive to find new treatments for autism, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, depression, addiction, Parkinson’s, macular degeneration, and other human disorders. | more

UM Libraries Implements Open Access Scholarly Repository
An Open Access Scholarly Repository launched by the University of Miami Libraries will preserve and disseminate publications and related materials created by UM researchers and scholars. | more

• Beta Website and Catalog Launched by UM Libraries | more

UM Collaborating with Former County Commissioner on Good Government Initiative

The University of Miami is collaborating with former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson on a new initiative that will use workshops and seminars to help develop the leadership skills of newly elected officials. | more

Miami Sweeps ACC Coach and Player of the Year Awards

In what continues to be a stellar season for the University of Miami women’s basketball team, junior guard Shenise Johnson and head coach Katie Meier have been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Coach of the Year, respectively. | more

Spring Into Art Auction to Feature More than 50 Original Works

Featuring works representative of the contemporary American and Miami art scene, Spring Into Art, the annual silent art auction presented by Friends of Art of the University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum, will be held Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the Lowe. | more

  • UM Women’s Commission 40th Annual Awards Breakfast | more
  • Transportation Alternative’s Paul Steely White to Visit UM as Part of Connecting Miami | more
  • Unmasking of Coral Gables Campus Phone Numbers Becomes Effective March 15 | more
  • Exhibit Your Research Facilities at the Shared Resources Fair | more
  • Take Part in the UM Faculty Survey; Survey Closes March 15 | more
  • UM Funds Nearly 60 Provost Research Awards | more
  • Order Your Regalia for May Commencement Ceremonies; Deadline is March 16 | more
  • Christina Lane Appointed Director of Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies | more
  • Daytime Massage Services Return to the Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Competency-Based Programs Overview Sessions | more
  • Cosford Cinema a Host Venue for 2011 Miami International Film Festival | more
    Dancing the Night Away
    Members of the University of Miami community, including the lovable mascot Sebastian the Ibis, donned dancing shoes on March 3 and took to the dance floor as part of Dancing with the UMiami Stars, a different take on the popular ABC reality series in which celebrity contestants are paired with professional dancers. UM’s version featured well-known figures from the University paired with partners and choreographers from Miami Ballroom, UM’s Latin and ballroom dance club. Top: The Mad Hot Miami Ballroom Performance Team performs a routine. Above: UM Dean of Students Ricardo Hall and his partner Daisy Yang, a senior majoring in business management, demonstrate their dance steps.
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    Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in March
    The User Support Services group offers free software training to University of Miami employees. Courses include Microsoft’s Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Training is also offered for Adobe’s popular Photoshop and InDesign applications. | more

    Monday, March 7: Miller Center Lecture: Charitable Choices: Philanthropic Decisions of Donors in the American Jewish Community | more
    Monday, March 7: Miller Center Lecture: Interfaith Marriage and Jewish Journeys in the United States | more
    Monday, March 7: Nel Noddings, Renowned Ethicist, Feminist, and Educational Philosopher, to Speak at UM | more
    Monday, March 7: Haiti Research Group to Host Panel Discussion on Haiti’s Housing Crisis | more
    Monday, March 7: European Union Center Lecture: Issues of the EU-United States Relationship | 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: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: 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
    Tuesday, March 8: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program Hosts Open House | more
    Tuesday, March 8: International Graduate Law Programs Lecture Series | 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: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series | more
    Wednesday, March 9: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Women, Pacifism, and Peace | more
    Thursday, March 10: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, March 10: Biostatistics Clinic: Statistics 101 | 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: Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting | more
    Thursday, March 10: Pediatric Nephrology Seminar | more
    Friday, March 11: Annual Miami Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition Opening Reception | more
    Tuesday,March 22: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Opioid War: From Industry to Clinical Practice | 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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