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March 21, 2011 | Monday 

Researcher Helps Develop New Device to Treat Cardiac Arrhythmias
University of Miami engineer Jizhou Song is part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers who have used stretchable electronics technology to develop a cardiac catheter that integrates the functions of several devices into a single one. | more

Scientists Develop New Technique to Monitor Coral Reef Vital Signs
With the world’s coral reefs threatened by coastal development, pollution, rising sea temperatures, and other factors, a University of Miami scientist and other researchers have developed a new method to monitor the health of these fragile, underwater ecosystems. | more
Landmark Study Shows Stem Cell Injections Reduce Heart Damage and Improve Function
Stem cell researchers have shown for the first time that stem cells injected into enlarged hearts reduced heart size, reduced scar tissue, and improved function to injured heart areas. The findings, from a small trial conducted at the Miller School’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, are published in the March 17 issue of Circulation Research: Journal of the American Heart Association. | 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

Pat Metheny Trio to Perform at Gusman Concert Hall
The Pat Metheny Trio, featuring Antonio Sanchez and Ben Williams, will perform at Maurice Gusman Concert Hall on Tuesday, March 22 from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. One of the most acclaimed musicians in jazz and a guitarist extraordinaire, Metheny has been named Best Jazz Guitarist in several polls and has been nominated 33 times for Grammy Awards in a record 12 categories, winning 17 Grammys in ten of them. | more
  • Frost Wind Ensemble to Perform New Works at National Conference | more
  • The Launch Pad to Host Loren Ridinger| more
  • Faculty Senate Meets This Wednesday on Medical Campus | more
  • Transportation Alternative’s Paul Steely White to Visit UM as Part of Connecting Miami | more
  • UM Doctors Lecture Series: What’s New at UHealth: South Florida’s Most Advanced Medical Care | more
  • Help Find a Cure for Cancer at Relay for Life of Coral Gables | more
  • Help for Your Unfunded NIH Applications | more
  • Participate in the 2011 Epilepsy Walk the Talk | more
  • Participate in the MS Walk/5K Run | more
  • UM’s Online High School Now Offers Interactive ESOL and Extreme Scholar Programs | more
  • School of Business Administration Offers Certificate Program in General Business | more
  • Learn More about the MBA for Working Professionals Program | more
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Is April 28 | more
  • UM’s Anxiety Research and Treatment Clinic Offering Social Anxiety Group Therapy Program | more
  • UM Women’s Commission 40th Annual Awards Breakfast | more
  • Competency-Based Programs Overview Sessions | more
    Jeb Bush Visits UM Life Science & Technology Park
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, center, who promoted the growth of Florida’s biotech industry during his two terms in office, toured the University of Miami’s burgeoning Life Science & Technology Park recently, giving the project a thumbs up.
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    Safe and Secure Practices for Your Smartphone
    As we increasingly rely on our phones as an extension of our computers, a substantial amount of personal and business information is stored on them. While the phones themselves are desirable targets for theft due to the resale value, the information stored on the phone may prove even more valuable to the thief. As with your computer, the most basic thing you can do to protect your data is to use a password. There are also tools to find your phone, erase the memory, lock the device, and even display a message when you’re not in possession of the device. | more

    • Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic to Open April 4; Grand Opening Event Is April 26 | more
    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in March and April | more

    • Medical Wellness Center to Host Reformer Pilates Open House | more

    Marching On: Women’s Basketball Team Advances in NCAA tournament
    Riquna Williams scored 17 of her 28 points in the first half as the University of Miami beat Gardner-Webb 80-62 on Sunday in the first round of the women’s NCAA basketball tournament. | more

    Men’s Basketball Faces Missouri State Tonight in NIT Second Round
    The University of Miami’s men’s basketball team needs your support as they host Missouri State in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament tonight, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the BankUnited Center. | more

    Catch the ’Canes in Action at Two Employee Day Baseball Games
    Secure your seats now to see the Hurricanes play at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field when the team takes on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. or the Duke Blue Devils on Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. As part of this Baseball Employee Day offer, eligible UM employees will receive one complimentary ticket and have the opportunity to purchase up to three additional tickets for only $1 each. | more

    Monday, March 21: European Union Center Seminar: EU’s Development Policy in the Overseas Regions | more
    Monday, March 21: Legal Theory Workshop Speaker Series: Ethics for an Outsourced Government | more
    Monday, March 21: Population and Environment in the Amazon Basin: Towards Integrative Land Change Science | more
    Monday, March 21: Launch Pad Workshop: Business Plans: Your Dreams on Paper | more
    Monday, March 21: MIT Professor to Deliver Department of Mathematics 2011 McKnight-Zame Lecture | more
    Tuesday, March 22: Ethics Film Series 2011 | more
    Tuesday, March 22: Comparing the Effectiveness of Regulation and Individual Emotions to Enhance Cooperation: Experimental Evidence from Fishing Communities in Colombia | more
    Tuesday, March 22: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Opioid War: From Industry to Clinical Practice | more
    Tuesday, March 22: International Graduate Law Programs Lecture Series: The Transnationalization of Repression in Latin America | more
    Tuesday, March 22: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Cardiology Clinical Trials at the University of Miami | more
    Tuesday, March 22: Florida Biomedical Research Programs to Host Q&A at Miller School | more
    Tuesday through Thursday, March 22-24: Preventing Violence in the Workplace | more
    Wednesday, March 23: Sixth Collaborative Research Exchange Forum to Address Models of Human Disease | more
    Wednesday, March 23: Meeting of the Friends of the Gifford Arboretum | more
    Wednesday, March 23: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: MicroRNAs in Nerve Regeneration | more
    Wednesday, March 23: Exhibit Your Research Facilities at the Shared Resources Fair | more
    Wednesday, March 23: Faculty Senate Meets on Medical Campus | more
    Thursday, March 24: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Metrologically Validated Outcome Instruments and Physical Performance in Total Knee Arthroplasty | more
    Thursday, March 24: Endocrinology Fellows Clinical Case Conference: A Pituitary Tumor in a Euthyroid Patient with Hyperthyroxinemia | more
    Thursday, March 24: Miller Center Lecture: Israel’s Arab Citizens and Israel’s Security | more
    Thursday, March 24: Miami Consortium to Host Inaugural Lecture of Its Distinguished Speakers Series | more
    Thursday, March 24: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Demonstrative Thoughts | more
    Thursday through Sunday, March 24-27: Lattman Lecture Film Series: The Human Resources Manager | more
    Friday, March 25: El Centro Conference: Eliminating Health Disparities by Addressing Sociocultural and Environmental Root Causes | more
    Friday, March 25: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Beware of the Enemy Within: Perioperative Management of the Airway Invaded by Cancers | more
    Saturday, March 26: The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Coral Gables Wine and Food Festival | more
    Sunday, March 27: Lowe Art Museum Soriano Closing Celebration | more
    Monday, March 28: Miami Area Geriatric Education Center to Host Conference on the Secrets to Healthy Aging | more
    Monday, March 28: Penn Scholar Anita L. Allen to Give Fourth Arsht Distinguished Speaker Series in Ethics Lecture | more
    Tuesday, March 29: The Forum on Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Crises: Western Hemisphere Drug Trafficking | 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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