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November 1, 2010 | Monday

Graduation Success Rates show continued success of Miami Athletics

In what is becoming an annual upward trend, student-athletes at the University of Miami continue to excel in the classroom at a record pace. The NCAA announced the Graduation Success Rates for all member institutions recently, and UM established a new Athletics Department-wide record with a GSR of 86 percent. | more

Researchers study child-mother interactions to design robots with social skills

To help unravel the mysteries of human cognitive development and reach new frontiers in robotics, University of Miami developmental psychologists and computer scientists from the University of California in San Diego are studying infant-mother interactions and working to implement their findings in a baby robot capable of learning social skills. | more

The Launch Pad gears up for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Entrepreneurs are needed more than ever, especially in these challenging economic times. That's why The Launch Pad, the University of Miami’s interdisciplinary entrepreneurship resource center, will once again celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with several events, November 15-19. | more

Frost Opera Theater to showcase two world-class events

The University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater will present “The Beggar’s Opera” and “Wall to Wall Opera for All Festival,” providing opera lovers with two opportunities to enjoy outstanding performances. | more

LoweDown Happy Hour: Post Election Pizza Party

Learn about the influences of politics on art Thursday, November 4 at the Lowe Art Museum. Attend a tour of the student-curated exhibition ArtLab @ the Lowe: The Changing Face of Art and Politics, by Joel Hollander, faculty member in the Department of Art and Art History. | more

School of Law to host United Way Open Mic Night
The School of Law will host United Way Open Mic Night on Friday, November 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Alma Jennings Student Lounge. Tickets are $3 at the door on the day of the event, with proceeds benefiting the United Way.
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Scott G. Burnotes is the winner of four Miami Heat tickets | more
Medical Purchasing Department to host Growing ’Canes United Way event | more
Office of Finance and Treasury launches United Way Silent Auction | more

  • Center for the Humanities to present S. Hollis Clayson lecture, ‘Paris at Night: Art and Illumination in the Age of Thomas Edison’ | more
  • A Weekend of Films from 1985 celebrates School of Communication’s anniversary year | more
  • ‘Miami Hurricane’ reunion to feature former staffers discussing The Hurricane Experience: Where It Took Them | more
  • Norman Brothers to host Wine Tasting and Open House in support of UM-NSU CARD | more
  • The Debbie School has infant, toddler, preschool, openings | more
  • Veterans Day tribute scheduled for November 11 at Rhodes House | more
  • Frost School of Music presents ‘Lanza’ | more
  • The Idea of The Hospital: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry | more
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program to host Open House | more
  • College of Engineering Golf Tournament to help fund scholarships; first 50 UM employees to register receive special rate | more
  • School of Law to host American Society of International Law meeting | more
  • Deadline for Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award nominations is November 5 | more
  • SPEAK test to be administered on November 11 | more
  • Save the date: Tissue Ablative Course: Kidney and Prostate, November 12-13 | more
  • Save the date: DCFAR Special Seminar: Managing HIV/AIDS in Resource-Constrained Settings, November 16 | more
  • Forty years of lifesaving care
    A symposium held on October 20 at the Lois Pope LIFE Center marked the 40th anniversary of the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital transplant program and honored both the physicians who spend countless hours in complex surgeries and the patients who see the transplant program as a place of hope.
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    Men’s basketball Select-A-Seat slated for November 3; download free tickets for exhibition game

    UM men’s basketball fans will have an opportunity to catch the preseason debut and select their seats during UM’s exhibition game versus Barry on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at BankUnited Center. | more

    Come out to Sun Life Stadium and cheer for the ’Canes on UM Employee Day | more

    Budgeting to Survive the Holidays
    No matter how much people love (or how well they’ve planned for) the holidays, many find themselves financially frazzled at some point. This seminar, presented by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will help participants develop money management techniques to help put them in control of their finances. | more
    Monday, November 1: The Launch Pad Weekly Workshop: Attracting Investors | more
    Monday, November 1: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series | more
    Monday, November 1: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Novel Approaches to HIV Live Attenuated Vaccines | more
    Monday, November 1: Biology Departmental Seminar: Sugar Partitioning in the Pea Aphid: Using Sugar Conversion and Sugar Transport to Deal with an Osmotically Challenging Diet | more
    Tuesday, November 2: Department of Art and Art History to present exhibition by Ricardo Estanislao Zulueta | more
    Tuesday, November 2: Museum of Modern Day Slavery to visit UM | more
    Tuesday, November 2: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Hyperprolactinemia in Pediatric Population | more
    Tuesday, November 2: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease Prevention | more
    Tuesday, November 2: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar Series: Tissue Specific Control of Thyroid Hormone Action | more
    Tuesday through Friday, November 2-5: You Have a Right to Feel Good | more
    Wednesday, November 3: McKnight Research Seminar: Detection of Magnetic Particles in Live DBA/2 Mouse Eyes Using Magnetomotive Optical Coherence Tomography | more
    Wednesday, November 3: Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series: Microglial Activation, Neuronal Death, and Glial Regeneration after SCI | more
    Wednesday, November 3: Networking Meeting for Clinical Research Professionals | more
    Wednesday, November 3: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Depression and Mortality: A Major Public Health Problem | more
    Wednesday, November 3: Hiring and Onboarding Talent | more
    Wednesday, November 3: Business School/Ethics Lecture: ‘Legal Loopholes and Other Corporate Strategy Conundrums’ | more
    Wednesday, November 3: Modernism in the Tropics: Architecture and Tourism in Republican Havana, Cuba (1902-1958) | more
    Thursday, November 4: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting: Can We Ever Get Rid of It? | more
    Thursday, November 4: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Management of Low-Grade Gliomas in Adults | more
    Thursday, November 4: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Neuromodulation for Pain | more
    Thursday, November 4: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Thyroid Hormone Deiodination is a Cell-Specific Mechanism to Control Thyroid Hormone Signaling | more
    Thursday, November 4: Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds: Your Diagnosis Is? Test Your Knowledge of Various Vulvovaginal Conditions | more
    Thursday, November 4: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Safety, Toxicity and Tissue Protective Effects of Rolipram in a Porcine Spinal Cord Injury Model | more
    Thursday, November 4: Working in a Team Environment | more
    Thursday, November 4: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2010: Destination Miami | more
    Thursday, November 4: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Thyroid Hormone Deiodination is a Cell-Specific Mechanism to Control Thyroid Hormone Signaling | more
    Thursday, November 4: School of Business Administration to host MBA program information session | more
    Friday, November 5: Lifelong learning opportunity offered through Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience | more
    Friday, November 5: LEND Program to present First Fridays Talks on Autism| more
    Friday, November 5: A New Normal for Developers: How Shifts in What We Build Change How We Work | more
    Friday, November 5: Neuroscience Center Seminar Series: The Brain’s Logic for Storing Memories | more
    Friday, November 5: Neurology Grand Rounds: Autoimmune Aquaporinopathies | more
    Friday, November 5: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program to host Open House | more
    Friday, November 5: ‘RE-U-NI-FY’: The 2010 Alumni Exhibition | more
    Monday, November 8: Eighth Annual Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference | more
    Monday, November 8: Medical Purchasing Department to host Growing ’Canes United Way fundraiser | more
    Monday, November 8: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Ovarian Cancer | more
    Monday, November 8: The Launch Pad Weekly Workshop: Customer Retention and Growth | more
    Monday, November 8: Department of Human Genetics lecture: Genome Structure and Expression | more
    Friday, November 12: Save the date: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Cellular Phenotyping of Breast Tumors | more

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