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May 2, 2011 | Monday 

UM Names New Board of Trustees Chairman and Members
Leonard Abess, a University of Miami trustee whose philanthropy has benefited many, has been named the new chair of the UM Board of Trustees. In addition, three new trustees, two alumni trustees, and a student representative to the Board have also been named. | more

Steve Cawley Named Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Steve Cawley, whose extensive experience includes the development of long-term strategic plans and a governance system for information technology during his tenure at the University of Minnesota, has been named the University of Miami’s new vice president for information technology and chief information officer. | more

Agulhas Current May Influence Global Climate, Study Shows
The Agulhas Current, which runs along the east coast of Africa, may not be as well known as its counterpart (the Gulf Stream) in the Atlantic. However, researchers are now taking a closer look at this current and its “leakage” from the Indian Ocean into the Atlantic, finding that it may be a significant player in global climate variability. | more

Frost School Ensembles, Students Win Several Downbeat Student Music Awards
Frost School of Music ensembles and students claimed 16 awards in Downbeat magazine’s 34th Annual Student Music Awards, an esteemed competition for middle school, high school, and college students. | more

Maria Ronderos Qualifies for NCAA Regionals
University of Miami student-athlete Maria Ronderos has been selected to participate as an individual in the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf East Regional in Daytona Beach, Florida, becoming the first Hurricane to qualify as a solo golfer in regionals since Tina Miller in 2003. | more


Student-Produced Films to be Showcased at ’Canes Film Festival
Documentaries, comedies, dramas, and other films produced by undergraduate and graduate students in the Motion Pictures Program at the School of Communication will be showcased at the 2011 ’Canes Film Festival, which will take place May 6-8 at the Cosford Cinema. Admission is free. | more

  • Mayoral Policy Forum on UM Campus May 3 | more
  • Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training | more
  • Register now for May InterSession Courses | more
  • MAIA Program to Host Information Session | more
  • Learn More About Documentation Practices | more
  • Good Clinical Practices Course | more
  • UM Shared Resources Fair Raffle Winners Announced | more
  • UM Employees Save $3 on 'Sesame Street Live' | more
  • Dance the Night Away for Autism Awareness at the 9th Annual Tropical Nights | more
  • David Henrie of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ headlines United Way Rocks for Education at the BUC | more
  • Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011, November 4-6 | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Participating in Miami Museum Month | more
    Inspiring the Future Generation of Workers
    Working parents, businesses, and even first lady Michelle Obama celebrated the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day last Thursday. On the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, more than 120 children showed up for work with their parents, practicing on the high-tech patient simulators at the School of Nursing and Health Studies (top), producing their own film at the School of Communication (above), and participating in many other planned activities.
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    Miller School’s Employee Clinic Celebrates Grand Opening
    After quietly opening on the seventh floor of the Professional Arts Building on the Miller School campus last month, the University’s first Healthy ‘Canes Employee Clinic held its official grand opening celebration on April 26. | more

    Skin Care 101
    Offered through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program in partnership with the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, Skin Care 101 will provide participants with an overview of the latest developments in skin care and review recommendations for protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. | 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: Informed Consent Class | more
    Tuesday, May 3: Travel Fair on Miller School Campus | more
    Tuesday, May 3: Mayoral Policy Forum on UM Campus May 3 | more
    Tuesday, May 3-6: Developing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace | more
    Wednesday, May 4: New Monthly Q&A Program: Diabetes and You! | more
    Thursday, May 5: The Alan S. Livingstone Commemorative Lecture: Meditation on Mortality: Lessons from a Life in Surgery | more
    Thursday, May 5: From Subject Received Size Categories | more
    Thursday, May 5: 2011 Enrique Cepero Memorial Lecture: Immune Memory to Viral Infections | 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
    Friday, May 6: eCheck Online Training | more
    Friday, May 6: Sixth Annual Latin America Conference | more
    Saturday, May 7: ALS Recovery Fund 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk | more
    Saturday, May 7: David Henrie of ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ headlines United Way Rocks for Education at the BUC | more
    Monday, May 9: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Do Propositions Have Parts | more
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