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September 30, 2010 | Thursday

Open Enrollment begins Monday; several enhancements offered

The University of Miami’s Open Enrollment—the annual period during which employees can enroll in and make changes to their medical, dental, flexible spending, and short-term disability benefits—begins Monday, October 4 and continues through Friday, November 5. During Open Enrollment, which this year offers several enhancements, employees can go to myUM to make their 2011 benefit elections. | more

Confused about health reform? Watch “Health Reform Hits Main Street” | more
Update on Faculty and Staff Health, Wellness, and Benefits Guides | more

Get your free flu shots at the Health, Wellness, and Benefits Fairs starting Monday

With flu season only days away, University of Miami employees will be able to get free flu shots at the Health, Wellness and Benefits Fairs that start Monday, October 4. | more
Sports Legends Dinner raises $16 million for The Miami Project

Former President Bill Clinton joined NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son, Marc, as they hosted an impressive crowd of more than 1,400 guests for the 25th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis. The silver anniversary celebration, held last Monday, raised more than $16 million. | more
Orlando Franklin named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

University of Miami senior Orlando Franklin has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week after he graded out at 96 percent in helping to lead the UM football team to a 31-3 win at Pittsburgh last Thursday night. | more
Choral Studies concert series opens with ‘I Hear America Singing’

The 2010-2011 Frost School of Music Choral Studies concert season opens on Sunday, October 3 at 7 p.m. with “I Hear America Singing” at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Coral Gables. Featuring the Frost Chamber Singers, Maelstrom Men’s Chorus, and Cantilena Women’s Chorus, the concert will present a variety of American folk songs and choral music by American composers. | more

Coming off a record-breaking year in which it raised more money for the United Way of Miami-Dade than ever before, UM has launched its 2010 fundraising campaign. Get involved in upcoming events:

Bake sale to benefit the United Way at Gables One Tower | more
Office of Student Employment Raffle: Marriott Hotel Vacations | more
Department of Pediatrics Raffle: Dolphins tickets, Panthers tickets, and more | more

  • Food drive to benefit Camillus House | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center to close early for UM-FSU game | more
  • Join The Launch Pad at Toppel for the 2010 Elevator Pitch Contest | more
  • Bachelor of General Studies information session | more
  • Need part-time assistance? Consider hiring a student | more
  • October is National Protect Your Hearing Month | more
  • Take advantage of free computer software training in October and November | more
  • Open enrollment for UM’s Competency-Based Programs is now under way | more
  • UM to offer free mood disorder screenings on October 7 | more
  • Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School faculty: Provost Research Award applications due October 8 | more
  • Save the date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series gets under way October 11 | more

    Exploring blue holes
    In a National Geographic-sponsored presentation augmented with vivid images of his deepwater dives into the Bahamas’ famed blue holes, Rosenstiel School Associate Professor Kenny Broad last Saturday gave the standing-room-only audience at UM’s Storer Auditorium an in-depth look at these mysterious caverns, which could shed new light in fields such as natural history, microbiology, and climate change.
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    USpeak series gets under way

    University of Miami alumnus and Jamaican-born poet Geoffrey Philp kicked off USpeak’s second season with the debut of his poetry collection Dub Wise last Friday at the Oasis Deli in the Whitten University Center. More than 115 young writers and poets welcomed Philp home 28 years to the day from his last reading at UM, some stepping up to the mic and reading their own poetry. | more

    Thursday, September 30: Frost School’s Trudy Kane to give faculty flute recital | more
    Thursday, September 30: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Cartilage Injuries in the Talus | more
    Thursday, September 30: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Recent Developments in the Monitoring of Oxygenation | more
    Thursday, September 30: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Management of Pineal Region Tumors in Children | more
    Thursday, September 30: Surgical Grand Rounds: Reconstruction of Wounds Following Trauma or Oncologic Resection with Varied Flaps | more
    Thursday, September 30: Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds: Malpractice or Miscommunication? Lessons Learned to Improve Patient Safety on the Labor and Delivery Suite | more
    Thursday, September 30: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Advances and Controversies in the Management of Pituitary Tumors | more
    Thursday, September 30: The AACR Undergraduate Student Caucus and Poster Session | more
    Thursday, September 30: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: The Handoff of Hospitalized Patients | more
    Friday, October 1: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: The Genetic Pharmacopoeia: Translational Applications of Gene Transfer Technologies | more
    Friday, October 1: Neurology CME Grand Rounds: Assessment of Rapidly Progressive Dementia and Early Diagnosis of Prion Disease | more
    Friday, October 1: Neurology Grand Rounds: Therapeutic Strategies and Mechanistic Insight into Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis | more
    Friday through Sunday, October 1-3: Cosford Cinema screenings | Trash Humpers | Women Without Men | Tosca | D2: Mighty Ducks
    Sunday, October 3: School of Law’s Society of Bar and Gavel to hold annual 5K Race Judicata | more
    Sunday, October 3: Choral Studies concert series opens with ‘I Hear America Singing’ | more
    Monday, October 4: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: Target Identification and Inhibition in the Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms | more
    Monday, October 4: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: NF-kB Signaling in Inflammation and Cancer | more
    Monday, October 4: Biology Departmental Seminar: Development and Regeneration of Feather Stars (Stalkless Crinoids) | more
    Monday, October 4: Launch Pad workshop: Financial Modeling | more
    Monday, October 4: Bake sale to benefit the United Way | more
    Tuesday, October 5: Genomic Medicine: Changing the Medical Landscape | more
    Wednesday through Friday, October 6-8: IRS: Tax Law Updates for 2010 | more
    Wednesday, October 6: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Stress Management and Biobehavioral Processes in Chronic Disease | more
    Wednesday, October 6: CCS Seminar Series: The Spectral Element Dynamical Core in the Community Climate System Model | more
    Thursday, October 7: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Update on Clinical Trials in Spinal Cord Injury | more
    Thursday, October 7: Train-the-Trainer certification program | more
    Thursday, October 7: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: The Awesome Power of Yeast Genomics | more
    Thursday, October 7: Epidemiology and Public Health seminar: Random Forests, Theory and Applications for Variable Selection | more

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