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March 31, 2011 | Thursday 

UM/Jackson Named No. 1 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale
The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center has been ranked No. 1 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. | more

Carver, Thurer, Ullmann Honored by Faculty Senate
In a ceremony that honored their outstanding academic achievements and stellar service to the University, the Faculty Senate on March 29 honored Charles S. Carver, Richard J. Thurer, and Steven G. Ullmann, three UM faculty members who represent more than a century of institutional knowledge and experience. | more

Summary Annual Reports Available Online
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 requires employers to file annual reports with the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor on the status of their various employee-benefit plans and to provide employees with a summary of those reports. Available online now, the University of Miami Summary Annual Reports require no action from you but are for informational purposes only. | more

New Information Security Policies Adopted
To meet regulatory compliance requirements and ensure the protection of mission-critical assets and information, the University of Miami has adopted 14 new information security policies. The new policies protect the University’s interests and those of its employees, faculty, staff, and students by ensuring that private information is kept confidential, thus reducing the risks of identity theft and other privacy concerns. | more

Katie Meier Earns Coach of the Year Accolades
Following a successful season in which her squad shared the regular-season ACC Championship and earned a berth in the women’s NCAA basketball tournament, head coach Katie Meier has been named the 2011 Russell Athletic/WBCA Region 2 Division I Coach of the Year, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. | more

• Catch the ’Canes in Action at Two Employee Day Baseball Games | more
• UM Football Team to Hold Marrow Donor Drive
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Henry Mancini Institute Performs at Gusman Concert Hall This Sunday
Composed of advanced students from the Frost School of Music, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra will perform at Gusman Concert Hall on Sunday, April 3, presenting a diverse and exciting concert that will include works by Frost School Dean Shelly Berg, the world premiere of Steve Guerra’s Mancini Medley, a tribute to composer/conductor John Williams, and music from “Charlie Parker with Strings.” | more

  • Michael Gordon’s Mother on Stage Again at Richter Library | more
  • Register Now for the SPEAK Test | more
  • Charles Nemeroff Named Director of UM’s Center on Aging | more
  • UM Electronic Theses and Dissertations Service Is Moving | more
  • Researchers Gather for UM Shared Resources Fair | more
  • Faculty Present Models of Human Disease at Collaborative Research Exchange Forum | more
  • X Factor Auditions at BankUnited Center April 6 and 7; Heavy Traffic Expected around Venue | more
  • Workshop to Help Scientists Communicate Effectively with Journalists | more
  • Miller School to Host Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium | 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
    The Ethics of Privacy
    With reality TV shows and social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace exposing the private lives of citizens for all to see, Anita L. Allen, a leading scholar of privacy law and practical ethics at the University of Pennsylvania, delivered the fourth lecture in the Adrienne Arsht Distinguished Speaker Series in Ethics on March 28.
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    Mind Games
    Researchers from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, with the help of more than 150 University of Miami students, faculty, and staff, helped educate children about how the brain and spinal cord work at the second annual University of Miami Brain Fair, held March 19 at the Miami Science Museum. | more

    Thursday, March 31: The Julius Schultz Visiting Professor Lecture 2011 | 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: The Future of Course Materials and Digital Delivery | 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 | more
    Friday, April 1: Screen on the Green: How to Train Your Dragon and Easy A | more
    Friday and Saturday, April 1-2: Cosford Screening: Black Swan | more
    Friday through Sunday, April 1-3: Cosford Screening: Another Harvest Moon | 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: Modern Languages and Literatures Lecture: The University of L’Aquila within the Reconstruction of the Built Environment and the Social Fabric of the City | more
    Monday, April 4: Office of Civic and Community Engagement to Host Talk by David Scobey | more
    Monday, April 4: Biology Departmental Seminar: Evolution of Vocal Communication in Frogs | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Civic Engagement in the Liberal Arts: A UM Faculty Panel Discussion | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5-6: Pre-Vet Society Welcomes Four-Legged Friends and Their Owners to Paws and Claws Event | more
    Tuesday through Thursday, April 5-7: The Healthy Side of Challenges | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Webinar: Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out | 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
    Wednesday, April 6: UM Football Team to Hold Marrow Donor Drive | more
    Wednesday, April 6: Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series: Aging with SCI: Evidence for Premature Emergence of Secondary Complications | more
    Thursday, April 7: Learn More about Documentation Practices | more
    Thursday, April 7: Student and Alumni Career Symposium: Empowering and Connecting a World of ’Canes | more
    Thursday, April 7: LoweDown Happy Hour: Spring on Earth | more
    Thursday, April 7: Velos Patient Management Module | more
    Wednesday, April 13: Miller Center Lecture: The Arab Lobby | 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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