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April 28, 2011 | Thursday 
Taking the Checkered Flag: UM Students Win NASCAR Kinetics Competition
A team of five University of Miami students has won the 2011 NASCAR Kinetics: Marketing in Motion competition, beating out 11 other teams in a competition that tested the students’ skills at completing case studies and projects based on challenges and opportunities facing the popular auto racing league, its official partners, tracks, and other businesses operating in the industry. | more

Mayoral Policy Forum on Campus May 3
The top candidates for Miami-Dade County mayor will square off on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus on May 3, outlining their views on the most pressing issues facing the county. | more

UM Community Sounds Last Call at the Rat
The University of Miami will commemorate one of the Coral Gables campus’s most iconic sites on Friday, April 29, when students, faculty, staff, and alumni turn out for Last Call at the Rat festivities. Giveaways, video time capsule presentations, an appearance by Sebastian the Ibis, and remarks from UM administrators are just some of the planned events. | more

Honorary Degree Recipients, Speakers Announced for Commencement
A stellar lineup of speakers and honorary degree recipients will be featured at the University of Miami’s spring commencement exercises May 12-14, at which nearly 3,500 students will graduate during six ceremonies. | more

• Important Information for Faculty Planning to Attend Commencement | more

Ti’erra Brown and Devon Hill Claim ACC Titles
University of Miami student-athletes Ti’erra Brown and Devon Hill won individual titles on the third and final day of the Atlantic Coast Conference Track and Field Championships at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium on April 23, with Brown capturing the 100-meter hurdles and Hill winning the 110-meter hurdles. | more

  • Dance the Night Away for Autism Awareness at the 9th Annual Tropical Nights | more
  • PIRA Publishes Second Edition of ‘Measure Up’ Newsletter | more
  • David Henrie of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ headlines United Way Rocks for Education at the BUC | more
  • UM Employees Encouraged to Ride Metrorail to Corporate Run/Walk | more
  • Exhibition Offers In-Depth Look at UM’s Student Publications | more
  • Rosenstiel School Faculty Member Named Student Supervisor of the Year | more
  • NOAA Names Five UM Students 2011 NOAA/Ernest F. Hollings Scholars | more
  • Office of Civic and Community Engagement Identifies Courses that Correspond with Its Affordable Housing Initiative | more
  • Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011, November 4-6 | more
  • UM Employees Save $3 on 'Sesame Street Live' | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Participating in Miami Museum Month | more
    Simulating Experience
    Patient simulators that sweat, register a heartbeat, exhibit symptoms of a variety of diseases, and even give birth are changing the face of health care, giving students at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies invaluable experience before they even enter the clinical setting. A group of donors and guests recently got the chance to examine one of the nursing school’s high-tech patient simulators during a special event held at UM President Donna E. Shalala’s residence.
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    UM Alumni Association Honors Distinguished Individuals
    From a veteran journalist recognized as one of the most influential role models for today’s Hispanic women to a recent graduate who developed and helped implement a plan to get doctors into Haiti in the event of a disaster, a group of 12 distinguished individuals were honored by the University of Miami Alumni Association on April 14 during the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. This year’s event, held at the new Newman Alumni Center, recognized not only outstanding alumni and University-affiliated groups but also individuals who have been actively involved with the UM Alumni Association. | more

    403(b) Transition Blackout Period
    In order to ensure that all information is transferred accurately during the transition to the new investment structure beginning May 25, there will be a planned “blackout period.” A blackout period refers to a period of time during which you may have little or no ability to make changes to your investment account including directing or diversifying investments in your individual accounts or obtaining a loan from the plan or a distribution from the plan. | more

    CAS Gallery to Display Work of BFA Graduating Students
    The works of graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) students will be on display at the University of Miami’s CAS Gallery from May 4 to 13. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, May 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables campus. | more

    Through Sunday, May 1: M.F.A. Exhibition ‘Creativity Driven by Southern Hospitality’ Opens April 9 | more
    Thursday, April 28: Connecting Community and Faith-Based Organizations with Emergency Services after Natural Disasters: Impact on Cancer Patients and Caregivers | more
    Thursday, April 28: Party at the 2011 Corporate Run/Walk | more
    Thursday, April 28: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, April 28: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Being on Trial: The Perspective of a Physician Defendant | more
    Thursday, April 28: Workshop: Quantify Multiple Cytokines all at Once with SearchLight Array Technology | more
    Friday through Sunday, April 29-May 1: Cosford Screenings | On the Bowery | 127 Hours | Certified Copy
    Friday, April 29: Architecture Students to Exhibit Projects from Furniture Design and Construction Studio | more
    Friday, April 29: Panel Discussion: Careers in Real Estate | more
    Friday, April 29: Fundraising Event to Benefit Melanoma Research | more
    Friday, April 29: Physical Therapy Grand Rounds: Targeted Exercise as an Intervention to Increase Strength and Function in Individuals Post-Liver Transplant: A Clinical Trial | more
    Friday, April 29: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Translesion DNA Synthesis and Damage-Induced Mutagenesis by the REV1 Pathway | more
    Sunday, May 1: UM’s Cuban Theater Digital Archive to Present ‘Por el monte Carulé, a Musical’ | more
    Monday, May 2: Faculty Luncheon on Teaching Effectiveness | more
    Monday, May 2: Department of Biology Seminar: A Population Genomics Approach to the Study of Speciation in Aquilegia | more
    Tuesday, May 3-6: Developing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace | more
    Tuesday, May 3: Travel Fair on Miller School Campus | more
    Wednesday, May 4: New Monthly Q&A Program: Diabetes and You! | more
    Thursday, May 5: Learn More About the MBA for Working Professionals Program | more
    Thursday, May 5: Emmy-Winning ‘Changing Seas’ to Premiere New Episode at Rosenstiel School | more
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