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April 18, 2011 | Monday 
Deadline Extended for 403(b) Elections
The deadline for the 403(b) election period has been extended to Friday, April 22. During this extension, University of Miami employees will have access to more one-on-one on-campus appointments with investment planners, as well as opportunities to take advantage of Fidelity walk-in assistance on a first-come, first-served basis at several locations. | more
Miami-to-Japan Eye Rescue Mission: Bascom Palmer’s Vision Van Heads to Japan
Bascom Palmer’s Vision Van departed last week on a cargo flight from Miami to Sendai, Japan, where it will help ophthalmologists from Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo offer emergency vision screenings and treatments to people suffering eye injuries incurred during or after the Tohoku-Pacific earthquake and tsunami. | more
Get Involved: Staff Survey Closes This Friday, April 22
The University encourages those who have not yet completed the 2011 staff survey to click on the link in their email and spend just 15 minutes providing feedback about their UM experiences. The results will help the University enhance the work environment. | more

UM Celebrates Dream Season at Annual Women’s Basketball Banquet
Several Hurricanes took home team honors in front of the largest crowd ever for the annual Women’s Basketball Postseason Banquet, held April 12 at the BankUnited Center’s Hurricane 100 Room. | more

Catch a Production of the Broadway Classic ‘Pal Joey’
Rodgers and Hart’s Broadway classic Pal Joey runs through April 23 at the University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. The play tells the story of Joey, a nightclub habitué who, despite his habit of loving and leaving women, is thoroughly lovable. | more

  • Visit the Last Well ’Canes Farmers Market of the Season and Win a Prize | more
  • Call for Proposals for Research Projects on Ethics and Community | more
  • Weight Loss Surgery Now Covered for UM Employees | more
  • New Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Begin April 20 | more
  • Summer Financial Assistance Available | more
  • Register for Basic Rape Aggression Defense Course | more
  • Important Information for Faculty Planning to Attend Commencement | more
  • Open Session and Q&A with BankUnited Chairman, President, and CEO | more
  • Save the Date: Medical Issues and the Growing Child Conference: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Fragile X Syndrome and Interventions that Work, May 18 | more
  • Travel Fairs to Be Held on Coral Gables and Miller School Campuses | more
    Green Recognition
    With Earth Day only a week away, the University of Miami honored New York Times bestselling author and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen with the Reitmeister-Abess Center Environmental Stewardship Award last Thursday. The event, held just off the bank of Lake Osceola on the Coral Gables campus, also included the groundbreaking for the Net-Zero water project, an initiative that will install wastewater treatment technology at UM’s Eaton Residential College.
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    Grandmaster Chen Extols the Health Benefits of Tai Chi
    With slow, graceful, deliberate movements punctuated by an occasional powerful thrust, tai chi Grandmaster Chen Zhenglei showed scores of onlookers in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle at the Miller School of Medicine on April 13 why he’s so popular in China—and why 300 million people across the globe practice the ancient Chinese martial art. | more

    Monday, April 18: EU Center Panel Discussion: The European Reaction to the Libyan Crisis | more
    Monday, April 18: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Hierarchical Thermal Transport in Nanoscale Semiconductors | more
    Monday, April 18: Biology Departmental Seminar Series: Anatomy of the Palm Family: Diversity in Relation to Phylogeny | more
    Monday, April 18: MAIA Program to Host Q&A Session | more
    Monday, April 18: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series | more
    Tuesday, April 19: SPEAK Test | more
    Tuesday, April 19: Lactation Support Training Seminars | more
    Tuesday, April 19: Open Session and Q&A with BankUnited Chairman, President, and CEO | more
    Tuesday, April 19: Sponsored Programs Quarterly Meeting | more
    Tuesday, April 19: Sponsor-Investigator Responsibilities Course | more
    Through Wednesday, April 20: Research Reporting System | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Advanced InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-On Workshop | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Bipartisan Policy Center and UM to Present Public Forum on Nutrition and Education | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Faculty Senate meeting | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: The Psychology of Writing Thrillers: Mingling the Facts of Mental Illness with the Fictions of Creative Writing | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Unexplored Frontiers: Kenny Broad Plunges into Bahamas Blue Holes | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Biology Departmental Seminar: Of Mice and Mammoths: Body Size Evolution of Insular Mammals | more
    Thursday, April 21: Goran Reading Series Panel Discussion: So You Majored in Creative Writing: Now What? | more
    Thursday, April 21: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Airway Catheters, Stylettes, Introducers, and Bougies: A Brief History | more
    Thursday, April 21: Velos Patient Management Module | more
    Thursday, April 21: Gifford Arboretum Lecture: The Origin of Today’s Tropical Floras | more
    Friday, April 22: Book Presentation: International Migration in Cuba: Accumulation, Imperial Designs, and Transnational Social Fields | more
    Wednesday, April 27: Sleep and Young Children: Helpful Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Rest | more
    Wednesday, April 27: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: Meeting FDA Requirements to Manufacture Autologous Human Schwann Cells for Transplantation | more
    Thursday, April 28: Party at the 2011 Corporate Run/Walk | more
    Thursday, April 28: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Is April 28 | more
    Through Sunday, May 1: M.F.A. Exhibition ‘Creativity Driven by Southern Hospitality’ | more
    To browse more medical-related seminars, Grand Rounds, lectures, and workshops, please click here.

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