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March 28, 2011 | Monday 

Study Finds Interest in Toys Predicts Effectiveness of Autism Treatment in Toddlers
A study co-authored by a UM researcher and published online in the March 22 issue of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that toddlers who played with a limited number of toys showed more improvement in their communication skills following parent-guided treatment than those receiving other community-based treatments. | more

Order Regalia for Spring 2011 Commencement
The University of Miami invites all faculty members to join the Class of 2011 and participate in the academic procession as UM honors its graduates at the BankUnited Center. If you need to order regalia, you must do so by Tomorrow, March 29. | more

A Good Start for Good Government
With several prominent figures from South Florida’s political scene in attendance, the Good Government Initiative, an endeavor in which the University of Miami is collaborating with former Miami-Dade Commissioner Katy Sorenson to help develop the leadership skills of newly elected officials, held its official launch event at UM’s Newman Alumni Center on March 21. | more

UM Employees, Students Invited to Football Practice Tomorrow
Anxious to get a glimpse of the 2011 Hurricanes football team? Head coach Al Golden has invited University of Miami employees and students to attend a spring practice session tomorrow, March 29. | 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

'Salon des Refuses' Exhibition Opens at CAS Gallery April 1
The Department of Art and Art History presents the Sixth Annual “Salon des Refuses,” named after the celebrated "Salon des Refusés" exhibition of 1863 in Paris in which the Impressionists exhibited their revolutionary new paintings that had been “refused” by the French Academy. The exhibition will showcase the work of students who entered the Annual Juried Student Competition but were not accepted. | more

  • Dean Prilleltensky to Speak March 30 as Part of Collegetown Series | more
  • Workshop to Help Scientists Communicate Effectively with Journalists | more
  • Miller School to Host Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium | more
  • ’Cane Records to Debut Latest Project, ‘Breaking the Surface, Volume 1’ at Live Musical Performance | more
  • Teach English Abroad; Earn Your TEFL Certificate at UM | more
  • Applications for Resident Faculty Position Being Accepted | 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 on April 10 | more
  • Competency-Based Programs Overview Sessions | more
    Scholarly Activity Recognized
    The research endeavors of three of the University of Miami’s top investigators were recognized on March 25, when geneticist Margaret Pericak-Vance (second from left), engineer Antonio Nanni (right), and chemist Vaidhyanathan Ramamurthy (not pictured) received the 2011 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity. Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc (second from right) presided over the ceremony. Professor of chemistry Angel Kaifer (left) accepted the award on Ramamurthy’s behalf.
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    Lauren’s Long Walk for a Cause
    Less than a week after she began her 39-day walk across Florida to raise awareness about sexual abuse, University of Miami graduate student Lauren Book, a survivor of childhood sex abuse, made a stop on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus last Thursday, issuing a call to action to students and members of the organization No Zebras during a rally and subsequent book signing at the UM Bookstore. | more

    The Healthy Side of Challenges
    The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program offers this lunchtime seminar for those interested in exploring how appropriately managed challenges can help each of us learn to succeed. The seminar will help participants explore how to position oneself to remain resourceful and open to all opportunities for growth. | more

    • Make Decisions about Your UM 403(b) Retirement Investments | 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
    Monday, March 28: EU Center Roundtable: The Foreign Policies of the EU Member States Towards Latin America: The Cases of Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom | more
    Tuesday, March 29: The Forum on Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Crises: Western Hemisphere Drug Trafficking | more
    Tuesday, March 29: Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony to Honor Three of UM’s Best | more
    Wednesday, March 30: UM Healthy Steps Lecture: Playing with Your Baby: Birth to 3 Years | more
    Wednesday, March 30: School of Education to Host Information Session on New Master’s Program in Community and Social Change | more
    Wednesday, March 30: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: Cerebral Blood Flow Regulation During Ischemia | more
    Thursday, March 31: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Energy, Water, Sustainability for a Smarter Planet | more
    Thursday, March 31: Learn About What’s New at Apple: iPad2 and More | more
    Thursday, March 31: UM Women’s Commission 40th Annual Awards Breakfast | more
    Friday, April 1: Eat Your Words at Second Annual Edible Books Festival | more
    Friday, April 1: Brazil Under the Rousseff Administration: Economic Developments and Prospects | more
    Friday, April 1: Alba Rosa Vietor Concert Series Continues with ‘Instrumental Voice’ | more
    Friday, April 1: Eighth Annual HIV Symposium: The Road to a Cure for HIV/AIDS | more
    Friday, April 1: Annual Bioethics Conference Set for April 1 | more
    Friday and Saturday, April 1-2: UM Hosts Imagining Culture(s), Rethinking Disciplines Conference | more
    Saturday, April 2: Participate in the MS Walk/5K Run | more
    Saturday, April 2: Pap Corps to Host Annual Walkathon and Health Fair to Support Cancer Research | more
    Monday, April 4: The Launch Pad to Host Loren Ridinger | more
    Monday, April 4: Office of Civic and Community Engagement to Host Talk by David Scobey | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Department of History Speakers Series: The Atlantic Lives of Francisco Menéndez: Mandinga Captive, Yamasee Warrior, and Vassal of the Spanish King | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Miller Center Lecture: Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination in the Passover Haggadah | more
    Thursday, April 7: Student and Alumni Career Symposium: Empowering and Connecting a World of ’Canes | more
    Monday, April 18: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Hierarchical Thermal Transport in Nanoscale Semiconductors | more
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