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May 31, 2011 | Tuesday 
UM Study: Economic Recovery Stronger in States Where People Are More Optimistic
Economic recessions are weaker, expansions are stronger, and economic recovery is faster in U.S. states where people are more optimistic, according to a new study from the University of Miami School of Business Administration. | more

Miami Law Program Garners National Publicity
Law Without Walls, an innovative program launched by the University of Miami School of Law that uses cutting-edge communication technology to help students, faculty, practitioners, and entrepreneurs from around the world transcend borders, is featured in two prominent national publications: Time magazine and the Chronicle of Higher Education. | more

Mars Formed Rapidly into Runt of Planetary Litter
Mars developed in as little as two to four million years after the birth of the solar system, far more quickly than Earth, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. The red planet’s rapid formation helps explain why it is so small, say the study’s co-authors, Nicolas Dauphas at the University of Chicago and Ali Pourmand at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. | more

Hurricane Season Starts June 1: Are You Prepared?
Hurricane season starts June 1, and it’s time to finalize preparations at home as well as at the University of Miami. | more

IEP Summer Conversation Program Unites UM Community with International Students

In a new initiative that will bridge language and cultural barriers, the Intensive English Program is launching a Summer Conversation Program in which University of Miami employees and IEP students will meet on Talking Tuesdays at Allen Hall, helping each other perfect new languages and learn about new customs. | more

  • No More Paper BERFs| more
  • Sylvester Gears Up for Second Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge| more
  • Researcher Leads Effort to Speed Up Drug Discovery | more
  • UM Teams with Bacardi and Royal Caribbean on Unique Two-Company MBA Internship Program | more
  • Economics Professor Uses Modern-Day Game Theory to Examine Legendary Military Bluffs | more
  • Print Free Tickets for X Factor Audition Tapings at the BUC | more
  • UM Employees Save $3 on ‘Sesame Street Live’ | more
    UM, Miller School, and UHealth Receive Business Leader of the Year Honors
    The University of Miami and two of its valued supporters received six awards for wide-ranging contributions to education, philanthropy, health, and biotechnology at the 2011 South Florida Business Leader of the Year awards dinner. From left, Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt and UM Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc accepted awards for, respectively, best medical school and best university, while UM trustee Phillip Frost received the 2011 South Florida Legend Award.
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    Meeting The A Team
    City of Coral Gables commissioners got the chance to meet the newest leaders of the University of Miami’s Athletic Department on May 24, when UM President Donna E. Shalala introduced Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst, men’s head basketball coach Jim Larranaga, and head football coach Al Golden at a city commission meeting. | more

    Coach Katie Meier, Guard Shenise Johnson Earn Prestigious Awards

    Women’s basketball coach Katie Meier and senior guard Shenise Johnson were honored by Delta Psi Kappa and the Sports Society on May 24 at the 28th Annual Women Athletes: Reach for the Stars award ceremony, with Meier receiving the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Award and Johnson taking home the Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award. | more

    • Nathan Melendres Named to All-ACC Baseball Team | more
    • Preparation for an FDA Audit | more
    • Catch Up on More Hurricanes Sports News at Hurricanesports.com | more

    UHealth Chief Medical Officer William O’Neill to Present ‘Innovations in Cardiology’

    William O’Neill, executive dean for clinical affairs and chief medical officer of UHealth, will present a special lecture, “Innovations in Cardiology,” on Tuesday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Newman Alumni Center as part of the Collegetown initiative to enrich the local community with intellectual discourse and presentations by faculty experts. | more

    Training Dates for Blackboard 9.1 System Upgrade
    The Blackboard class website system at the University of Miami will be upgraded from 8.0 to 9.1 from July 2-3. This is a major improvement in the interface and workflow of the system. In order to be ready for it, faculty should attend a session that explains the differences. Training events have been scheduled from June 20 to July 6 to help those who have used Blackboard 8.0 become comfortable with Blackboard 9.1. | more

    Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training | more
    Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in June and July | more

    Tuesday, May 31: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pediatric Heart Failure: Mechanism, Management, and Role of Biomarkers | more
    Wednesday, June 1: Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Health Disparities | more
    Thursday, June 2: Training Dates for DMAS/FRS for Beginners Class | more
    Thursday, June 2: Setting Personal Goals | more
    Friday through Sunday, June 3-5: Cosford screenings: White Irish Drinkers | A Good Man
    Friday, June 24: Save the Date: Aging in Place: Living Well in the Community Conference | more
    November 4-6: Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011 | more
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