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May 12, 2011 | Thursday 

UM’s Commencement Ceremonies Get Under Way Today
The University’s graduate commencement ceremony, which will be held today, May 12 at 4 p.m. at BankUnited Center, kicks off three consecutive days of honoring graduates and distinguished luminaries. All commencement ceremonies will be webcast. | more

• Mwambo Ceremony to Honor Black Graduates | more

School of Communication Gets New Dean
Gregory J. Shepherd, a distinguished communication faculty member and administrator for nearly 30 years at several major universities, has been named the new dean of the University of Miami School of Communication. | more

Chevron Corporation Helps Family Medicine Promote Patient Self-Management of Chronic Diseases
The Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has received a generous gift from Chevron Corporation to encourage patients in Miami’s Overtown and Little Haiti communities to take a more active role in managing their health care. | more

Lowe Art Museum’s ArtLab Opens Exhibition on Islamic Art
The Lowe Art Museum, in partnership with the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences, presents “Women, Windows and the Word: Diverging Perspectives on Islamic Art,” the third exhibition in the ArtLab @ The Lowe series, on view in the Richard and Shelley Bermont Focus Gallery through April 22, 2012. | more

e-Veritas Summer Schedule Starts May 16

Starting with the May 16 edition, e-Veritas will begin its summer schedule of once-per-week delivery every Monday. Faculty and staff who submit items for inclusion should take this new schedule into consideration for their upcoming events. e-Veritas will resume its twice-per-week delivery with the start of the fall semester.

  • Spring Course Evaluations Close May 16 | more
  • Fine Selection of New and Used Pianos on Sale May 19-22 | more
  • Computer Science Robotic Soccer Team Wins International Games | more
  • Center for Latin American Studies Awards Barrett Prize for Best Dissertation | more
  • Free Admission to Coral Gables Home Show at the BUC | more
  • New Cardiovascular Exercise Program for Adolescents with Anxiety Now Available on Gables Campus | more
  • Debbie School to Introduce Creative Arts Camps This Summer | more
  • How Florida’s Minimum Wage Increase Affects Hourly Student Employees | more
  • MAIA Program to Host Information Session | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Participating in Miami Museum Month | more
  • UM Employees Save $3 on ‘Sesame Street Live’ | more
    History of West Grove's Black Churches Documented by UM Law
    The School of Law screened its annual documentary on the histories of some of the West Grove’s historic black churches at the Newman Alumni Center and Greater St. Paul A.M.E. Church on April 26 and May 2, respectively. The project is a campus and community partnership with Miami Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service, the Ministerial Alliance, Ransom Everglades School, and UM’s School of Communication.
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    Honoring a Creative Half-Century of Teaching
    The Creative Writing Program in the Department of English celebrated Professor Lester Goran’s 50th teaching anniversary with “Tales from the Irish Club,” a reception in his honor on April 21 in the Newman Alumni center. | more

    Three UM Student-Athletes Invited to USA Basketball Women’s World University Team Trials
    Senior guards Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams and junior center Shawnice Wilson are among 35 of the nation’s top collegiate players who have accepted invitations to attend the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team Trials, which will take place May 22-25 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. | more

    Miami Faces Duke in Final Employee Day Baseball Game on May 20
    The University of Miami’s second Employee Day Baseball Game presented by Verizon Wireless is less than two weeks away. Tickets are still available for UM employees who have not already purchased their four allotted Employee Day tickets. | more

    Retirement Savings Plan Safe Harbor Notice Online
    View the Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) Safe Harbor Notice online. This legal notice is provided to all employees who participate in the RSP and supplements the summary plan description and other information, which is available on the Benefits Administration website at www.miami.edu/benefits. In particular, the notice provides a brief summary about University contributions under the plan, the contribution election process, vesting, and in-service withdrawals. | more

    Becoming a Homeowner on Any Income | more
    Staffing Needs Analysis and Job Descriptions | more
    Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training | more

    Through Thursday, May 12: Skin Care 101 | more
    Thursday, May 12: Students from Frost School’s Mancini Institute, Jazz Vocal Program Featured on ‘An Evening with Dave Grusin’ | more
    Thursday, May 12: Frontiers in Vision Science Seminar: Global Blindness: What Can We Do by 2020? | more
    Thursday, May 12: Discovery Science Grand Rounds: Targeting Steroid Hormone-Regulated Pathways in Prostate Cancer | more
    Thursday and Friday, May 12-13: Support the Debbie School's Scholastic Book Fair | more
    Friday, May 13: Twelfth Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session | more
    Friday, May 13: Brown-Bag Lunch-and-Learns Explore Living Well with Hearing Loss | more
    Friday through Sunday, May 13-15: Cosford Screenings | 3 Backyards | Queen to Play
    Tuesday, May 17: SPEAK Test | more
    Tuesday, May 17: Developmental Center for AIDS Research Grand Rounds: Prevention of Heterologous Mucosal SIV Infection by Vaccination | more
    Wednesday, May 18: Sylvester to Host Melanoma Awareness Day | more
    Wednesday, May 18: CHP to Host Poverty Alleviation Conference | more
    Wednesday, May 18: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Is It Juvenile Bipolar Disorder or Severe Mood Disregulation? | more
    Thursday, May 19: Early Steps Program to Host Healthy and Developmental Conference | more
    Friday, May 20: CHP Panel Discussion: Brazil under the Rousseff Administration: The Outlook for Political Change | more
    Saturday, May 21: Dance the Night Away for Autism Awareness at the 9th Annual Tropical Nights | more
    Sunday and Monday, May 22-23: Torretta Foundation Golf Tournament to Benefit ALS Research in Department of Neurology | more
    Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24: Equality Administration to Host Sexual Harassment Seminars | more
    Tuesday, May 24: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Considerations in Burns | more
    November 4-6: Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011 | more
    To browse more medical-related seminars, Grand Rounds, lectures, and workshops, please click here.

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