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October 4, 2010 | Monday

Transplant programs at UM/Jackson rated among the best in the nation

Three programs at the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center have received national recognition for extraordinary performance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. | more

Open Enrollment begins today; 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 today, 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

UM gets funding for feasibility study to build water tunnel facility at the Panama Canal

The University of Miami’s College of Engineering has received funding from the Corporación Andina de Fomento to undertake a feasibility study to build the proposed Water Tunnel of the Americas at the Panama Canal, which would be the largest water tunnel facility in the world. | more
UM Knight Center’s Millennium Development Goals Project named finalist for Online Journalism Award

The Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami School of Communication has been named a finalist for the Online News Association’s (ONA) prestigious 2010 Online Journalism Awards for its “My Story, My Goal” project. | more
UM’s Allen Bailey added to Lott Trophy Watch List

University of Miami senior defensive lineman Allen Bailey has been nominated for the Lott Trophy, which is presented to college football’s Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation has announced. | 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
School of Law Quad Sale to benefit United Way | more

Barry Manilow’s Sunshine State Tour to make a stop at the BankUnited Center

Tickets are on sale now for legendary musician and performer Barry Manilow, who is bringing his greatest hits to the Sunshine State, making a stop at the BankUnited Center on Saturday, January 29. | 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
  • Dialogues in Research Ethics seminar examines "The Good Society" October 8 | more
  • Old Ultraseek search engine service scheduled to retire October 11 | more
  • October is National Protect Your Hearing Month | more
  • Take advantage of free computer software training in October and November | more
  • Food drive to benefit Camillus House | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center to close early for UM-FSU game | more
  • UM to offer free mood disorder screenings on October 7 | more

    Model citizens
    The University of Miami’s Model United Nations Team held its annual ’Canes Conference, a mock conference aimed at recruiting new members to the team, on September 26. More than 90 undergraduates participated in the all-day event held in Storer Auditorium.
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    Festival Miami gets under way this Friday

    Festival Miami—the Frost School of Music’s annual concert series of renowned guest artists, faculty, and student ensembles—gets under way this Friday with landmark works for orchestra and performances by soprano Sandra Lopez, among others. | more

    LoweDown Happy Hour: Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

    The Jaguar’s Spots curator, professor Traci Ardren, hosts a tour of the collection. Guests can enjoy light Mexican fare and register for a raffle of the exhibition catalog. | more

    Get your free flu shots at the Health, Wellness, and Benefits Fairs starting today
    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 today. | 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
    Tuesday, October 5: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Contemporary Management of Paravalvular Leaks | more
    Tuesday, October 5: Genomic Medicine: Changing the Medical Landscape | more
    Wednesday and Thursday, October 6 and 7: Locks of Love event coming to UM | more
    Wednesday through Friday, October 6-8: IRS: Tax Law Updates for 2010 | more
    Wednesday, October 6: Kinesiology and Sport Sciences Grand Rounds: Bridging Exercise Physiology Theory with Community and Clinical Practice: The Jefferson Reaves Project | 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
    Wednesday, October 6: Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: How Statisticians Think – and Why It Annoys Doctors | more
    Wednesday, October 6: Open enrollment for UM’s Competency-Based Programs is now under way | more
    Thursday, October 7: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Reverse Shoulder Replacement for Fractures and Their Sequelae | 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 through Sunday, October 7-10: Lowe Museum Store to hold annual recycled art book sale | more
    Thursday, October 7: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Providing Quality End of Life Care | more
    Thursday, October 7: Epidemiology and Public Health seminar: Random Forests, Theory and Applications for Variable Selection | more
    Thursday, October 7: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Grand Rounds: Molecular Regulation of RAGE: Implications for Diabetes and Beyond | more
    Thursday, October 7: Overview on Research Reporting System | more
    Friday through Saturday, October 8-10: Cosford screenings: Bluebeard, Trail of the Screaming Forehead, Racing Dreams, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, How to Train Your Dragon
    Friday, October 8: Venezuela: Post-Election Perspective | more
    Friday, October 8: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Friday, October 8: Psychologists Philip and Carolyn Pape Cowan to lecture at UM | more
    Friday, October 8: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Androgen Receptor Coregulators as Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Prostate Cancer | more
    Friday, October 8: LEND Program Friday Noon Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | more
    Friday, October 8: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: The Role of Ubiquitination in Signaling Pathways in Inflammation and Cancer | more
    Friday, October 8: Neurology Grand Rounds: Dense Array EEG | more
    Friday, October 8: Neurology Clinicopathological Conference: A 61-Year-Old Male with Acute Onset Facial Diplegia and Diplopia and Dysphagia | more
    Friday, October 8: Second event in USpeak series to feature UM Creative Writing alumni | more
    Friday, October 8: UM Screen on the Green double feature: ‘Shrek Forever After’ and ‘Cop Out’ | more
    Saturday, October 9: Fourth Annual Greater Miami Association of Diabetes Educators Seminar | more
    Saturday, October 9: Information session for Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Program | more
    Monday, October 11: Launch Pad workshop: The Basics of PR | more

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