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May 16, 2011 | Monday 

Breakthrough Study Finds Sickle Cell Drug Safe and Effective for Infants and Toddlers
The findings from one of the largest sickle cell anemia studies of its kind could change the standard of care for very young children with the disease. Researchers from the Miller School of Medicine and 13 medical centers across the United States conducted a randomized double-blinded trial to test the impact of hydroxyurea therapy for children between the ages of 9 to 18 months. The results of the two-year NIH-funded clinical trial have been published in the May 14 issue of the prestigious British medical journal Lancet. | more

Final Sea Secrets Lecture to Examine Whether Sea Level Rise Will Threaten Florida Coastlines
Sea Secrets ends its semester-long series of lectures with one of the most thought-provoking topics facing Floridians today: Will sea level rise cause the flooding of our shores? Peter Ward, professor of paleontology at the University of Washington, will address that question at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Auditorium on Wednesday, May 18 at 6 p.m. | more

Hurricanes and Buckeyes to Play in Primetime
The University of Miami football team’s 2011 home game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on September 17 has been designated a primetime matchup and will air at 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. on either ABC or ESPN, the Atlantic Coast Conference has announced. | 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

Summer Schedule Starts Today

Starting with today's 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.The twice-per-week delivery of e-Veritas will resume with the start of the fall semester.

  • Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall to Close May 16-August 1 | more
  • The Pap Corps Raises Near Record Amount for Sylvester | more
  • Spring Course Evaluations Close at 5 p.m. Today | more
  • Center on Aging Conducting Research Study on Working Caregivers | more
  • Fine Selection of New and Used Pianos on Sale May 19-22 | more
  • Free Admission to Coral Gables Home Show at the BUC | more
  • New Cardiovascular Exercise Program for pAdolescents with Anxiety Now Available on Gables Campus | more
  • Debbie School to Introduce Creative Arts Camps This Summer | 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
    Graduates Take Their Rite of Passage
    Cheered on by ecstatic family members, friends, spouses, mentors, and faculty members, thousands of University of Miami students received degrees during the institution’s spring commencement ceremonies, held at the BankUnited Center May 12-14. Top: Graduates at the morning exercise for the College of Engineering and School of Business Administration celebrate with ever-popular mascot Sebastian the Ibis in performing the C-A-N-E-S spell-out. Middle: Robert A.M. Stern, dean of the Yale School of Architecture, is hooded by Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, dean of UM’s School of Architecture, and Robert A. Mann, trustee, after receiving a doctor of humane letters at the ceremony for the Schools of Architecture, Communication, Education, Frost Music, and Nursing and Health Studies. Above: Sherry Lansing, the first woman to head a major film studio and who was directly involved in the production, marketing, and distribution of more than 200 films, gets hooded by School of Communication Dean Sam L Grogg, left, and Dany Garcia, presiding trustee, while President Donna E. Shalala looks on, holding Lansing’s doctor of humane letters.
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    Becoming a Homeowner on Any Income
    This seminar, offered through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, provides participants with valuable information regarding government programs and grants available for first-time homebuyers. | more

    Equality Administration to Host Sexual Harassment Seminars
    The Equality Administration Office will host sexual harassment seminars on May 23 and May 24 on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses, respectively. The seminars will cover recent sexual harassment court decisions, trends, and academic issues as well as behaviors or situations that may constitute sexual harassment. Strategies for preventing and addressing incidents of sexual harassment also will be addressed. | more

    Staffing Needs Analysis and Job Descriptions | more
    Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training | more

    Tuesday, May 17: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: The Hair Follicles: Small, Hidden, but Not Insignificant | more
    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
    Friday through Sunday, May 20-22: Cosford Screenings: Of Gods and Men | My Perestroika
    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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