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September 16, 2010 | Thursday
Ticket distribution dates, locations announced for Dalai Lama’s UM visit
Ticket distribution dates and locations have been announced for the return visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, who will speak on “The Quest for Happiness in Challenging Times,” at BankUnited Center on UM’s Coral Gables campus at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26. | more

Hyundai gift seeds Miller School cancer program

With grateful survivors of childhood cancer in the audience, officials of Hyundai Motor America presented the Department of Pediatrics with a check for $100,000 last week to establish a Children’s Cancer Survivorship Program to treat and minimize the late effects and complications from successful cancer therapies. | more

A discussion on U.S.-Cuba relations

With Cuba recently announcing upcoming layoffs for some 500,000 state employees and former Cuban leader Fidel Castro remarking that his country’s economic model is "broken," a group of prominent experts gathered Monday on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus to offer their take on U.S.-Cuba relations. The event, "American Ambassadors in Conference: U.S. Policy toward Cuba," was hosted by UM’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) and The Cuban Heritage Collection of the UM Libraries. | more
Four ’Canes garner ITA preseason women’s tennis rankings

Bianca Eichkorn headlines a group of four University of Miami women’s tennis players who will enter the 2010-11 season nationally ranked by the Campbell’s/Intercollegiate Tennis Association. | more
Well ’Canes Weight Watchers at Work program begins today

Join Weight Watchers at Work. The next 12-week session begins today, Thursday, September 16 at 12 p.m. in the Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables campus and Friday, September 17 in the library at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Learn about the new Momentum Program, which helps you choose wisely with the Weight Watcher Points System. | more
Urinetown kicks off Ring Theatre’s 2010-11 season

Urinetown, one of the most uproariously funny Broadway musicals in recent years, kicks off the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre’s 2010-11 season. The musical, which runs September 29 through October 9, is a satirical tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is literally worth its weight in gold. | more
  • Celebration of Life for Professor Bruce J. Winick | more
  • School of Architecture lecture: How It Was Done: The Followers and Their Tests | more
  • School of Communication’s KozeAyiti to co-host local watch party for Haitian presidential debate | more
  • UM employees get 15 percent discount on Cirque de Soleil tickets | more
  • Guardian of the Ribbon Pink Heals Tour coming to UM | more
  • Information session for Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Program | more
  • Save the date: Networking meeting for clinical research professionals, September 27 | more
  • Save the date: From Data Dumps to Clear Documents: Writing Effectively for Science and Engineering, November 13 | more
  • Recommend an outstanding member of the UM community for induction into Iron Arrow | more
  • Open enrollment for UM’s Competency-Based Programs is now under way | more

    Music for young minds
    Incorporating music into everyday learning activities, an Infant and Toddler Music Curriculum Project created by Frost School faculty member Joy Galliford is helping children improve cognitive thinking, self-help abilities, and other developmental skills.
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    A commanding performance
    Called by Newsweek “the most exciting individual in American theater,” actress, playwright, and author Anna Deavere Smith, University Professor at New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at the University of Miami’s Center for the Humanities, presented “The Changing Landscape of Doctor-Patient Relationships” on Monday at Gusman Concert Hall. | more

    Thursday, September 16: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity Following Trauma and Osteomyelitis | more
    Thursday, September 16: Surgical Grand Rounds: Surgeons, Innovation and Industry – Balancing Competing Interests | more
    Thursday, September 16: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Brain Metastases | more
    Thursday, September 16: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, September 16: Resiliency Development through Change Adaptation | more
    Thursday, September 16: Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group to meet | more
    Thursday, September 16: School of Business Administration to host M.B.A. program information session | more
    Thursday through Saturday, September 16-18: Danish filmmaker Laurits Munch-Petersen screens, discusses films at Cosford | more
    Friday through Sunday, September 17-19: Cosford screenings: Human Centipede | Restrepo | Robin Hood
    Monday, September 20: Microbiology and Immunology seminar: Calcium- and Cell-Contact Regulated Secretion of Virulence Proteins by Yersinia pestis| more
    Monday and Wednesday, September 20 and 22: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture | more
    Monday, September 20: Biology Departmental Seminar: Bugs and Drugs: Manipulations of Drosophila Lifespan | more
    Monday, September 20: Recognizing Opportunities for a New Business | more
    Tuesday, September 21: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Facial Dermatoses in Childhood | more
    Tuesday, September 21: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar Series: Pancreatic Development: A Framework for Cell-Based Therapies for Type 1 Diabetes | more
    Wednesday, September 22: How do students learn? Learning Emporium: Tools and Rules for Teaching | more
    Wednesday, September 22: Miami Project Wednesday Morning seminar series: Regulation of Neurogenesis Following Traumatic Brain Injury | more
    Wednesday, September 22: Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Natural Immunity to HIV: Is There Hope for a Cure? | more
    Thursday, September 23: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Update on Supraglottic Airways | more
    Thursday, September 23: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Impingement Revisited | more
    Thursday, September 23: Surgical Grand Rounds: Surgical Management of Odontogenic Infections | more
    Thursday, September 23: Dealing with Difficult People | more
    Thursday, September 23: Guardian of the Ribbon Pink Heals Tour coming to UM | more
    Thursday, September 23: IRB 101 Session | more
    Thursday, September 23: Performance Improvement Management series | more
    Thursday, September 23: Lowe Art Museum Lecture: Speaking Threads: The Symbolic Vocabulary of Fabric Processes in Ancient Nicoyan Visual Culture | more

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