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November 4, 2010 | Thursday

UM to develop sustainable water system for college dormitory

A $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will allow the University of Miami’s College of Engineering to develop an autonomous net-zero water dormitory at UM. The project will make it possible for the residents to go “off the water grid” by using a sustainable approach to water collection, treatment, and reuse. | more

Open Enrollment ends tomorrow, Friday, November 5

The annual Open Enrollment period ends tomorrow, Friday, November 5. If you are currently enrolled in a 2010 UM/Aetna medical plan, you must either elect or decline medical coverage via myUM by midnight on Friday, November 5. Otherwise, you will be placed in the 2011 Aetna HRA plan. | more

UM Knight Center Millennium Development Goals project wins top prize at 2010 Online Journalism Awards

The Knight Center for International Media at the University of Miami School of Communication has received the top prize in the Online Video Journalism/Student category at the 2010 Online Journalism Awards for its “My Story, My Goal” project. | more

Book sale at Calder Memorial Library will benefit the United Way
The Louis Calder Memorial Library’s annual book sale benefiting the United Way and the library begins on Tuesday, November 16. In addition to a variety of medical, general interest, and coffee table books, the sale will include works on military history of the past year.
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Medical Purchasing Department to host Growing ’Canes United Way event | more
Office of Finance and Treasury launches United Way Silent Auction | more

Ring Theatre to present ‘Hedda Gabler’

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen has been lauded as one of the most significant dramatists of the modern theatre for his unflinching realism, his controversial subject matter, and his revolutionary portrayal of women as independent thinkers. Ibsen’s taut masterpiece unflinchingly leads us to its shocking but inevitable conclusion. | more
Medicare 101

Medicare is a health insurance program created by Congress in 1965 for people 65 years of age or older and people under age 65 with certain disabilities. Those nearing retirement or anyone with questions about the Medicare benefit will have an opportunity to have their questions answered at a series of seminars on all three campuses. | more
It’s not too late to get your Employee Day tickets

Your Miami Hurricanes have two crucial ACC home games left, versus Maryland and Virginia Tech. The Maryland game this Saturday, November 6 is UM Employee Day, which means you can pick up as many as four tickets for just $3. Ticket sales representatives will be at both the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses today, November 4 for Employee Day sales. | more
  • Finalists for 2010 Elevator Pitch Contest announced | more
  • Buoniconti Fund’s 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar | more
  • Miami Hurricanes fan favorites at Walgreens benefit the Diabetes Research Institute | more
  • Two UM scholars to speak at TEDxMIA | more
  • The Debbie School has infant, toddler, preschool openings | more
  • Veterans Day tribute scheduled for November 11 at Rhodes 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
  • 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
  • Mobile museum examines modern-day slavery
    A museum unlike any other opened its doors to members of the University of Miami community on Tuesday, when the mobile Florida Modern-Day Slavery Museum, a produce truck similar to the one used to imprison farm workers in 2007, rolled onto the Coral Gables campus, showcasing exhibits that raise awareness about cases of human trafficking and servitude that, remarkably, still exist today.
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    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: School of Business Administration to host MBA program information session | more
    Thursday, November 4: LoweDown Happy Hour: Post Election Pizza Party | more
    Thursday, November 4: You Have a Right to Feel Good | more
    Thursday, November 4: Meyerhoff-Katz Lecture: Being Indian, Being Israeli: Migration, Culture, and Identity in the Jewish Homeland | more
    Thursday through Sunday, November 4-7: Cosford screenings | Back to the Future | Death Bell | Street Filming in Cuba | Breakfast Club | Out of Africa | Inception
    Friday, November 5: Lifelong learning opportunity offered through Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience | more
    Friday, November 5: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Understanding Cadherin-Mediated Cell Adhesion at the Atomic Level | 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: Miami Hurricane reunion to feature former staffers discussing The Hurricane Experience: Where It Took Them | more
    Friday, November 5: ‘RE-U-NI-FY’: The 2010 Alumni Exhibition | more
    Friday, November 5: Norman Brothers to host Wine Tasting and Open House in support of UM-NSU CARD | more
    Monday, November 8: Eighth Annual Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference | more
    Monday, November 8: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: ‘mTOR Inhibition and Beyond in AML: Real Time Pharmacodynamic Monitoring in Tumor Cells Using Single Cell Techniques’ | 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
    Monday, November 8: Department of Biology Seminar: Computational Identification of Splicing Regulatory Elements | more
    Monday, November 8: Miller Center lecture: The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women and Family in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 | more
    Monday, November 8: Globalization and Conflict in the 21st Century | more
    Tuesday, November 9: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Medical Education Update: 2010 | more
    Tuesday, November 9: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Wasting in Chronic Disease | more
    Tuesday, November 9: The Forum on Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Crises: North Korea | more
    Tuesday, November 9: Frost School of Music presents ‘Lanza’ | more
    Wednesday, November 10: ‘U.S. Elections: Reshaping Latin America Policy?’ panel set for November 10 | more
    Wednesday, November 10: Budgeting to Survive the Holidays | more
    Wednesday, November 10: Hiring and Onboarding Talent | more
    Wednesday, November 10: School of Architecture presents lecture by architectural photographer Steven Brooke | more
    Thursday, November 11: Surgical Grand Rounds: Advances in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Treatment of Trauma Patients | more
    Thursday, November 11: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Movers, Shakers, and Sensors: Myosin – the Versatile Motor of the Eukaryotic Cell | more
    Thursday, November 11: Budgeting to Survive the Holidays | more
    Thursday, November 11: Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Special Seminar Series: Modulating eNOS: A New Therapeutic Cardiovascular Strategy | more
    Thursday, November 11: SPEAK test to be administered on November 11 | more
    Thursday, November 11: How Does the Caribbean Fit into the New Global Architecture? | more
    Thursday, November 11: Rosenstiel School to host book signing and art show for ‘Islands of the Sun’ | more
    Thursday, November 11: School of Law to host American Society of International Law meeting | more
    Friday, November 12: Save the date: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Cellular Phenotyping of Breast Tumors | more
    Friday, November 12: New Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities Impacting US-Euro-Greater Middle East Security | more

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