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November 11, 2010 | Thursday

The Launch Pad at Toppel gears up for Global Entrepreneurship Week

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

Association of American Medical Colleges honors Miller School’s service in Haiti

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received national recognition for its outstanding contributions to academic medicine and the global community from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) during an awards ceremony at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., last Saturday. | more

Ocean acidification study reveals added danger to already struggling reefs

A new study led by scientists at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science suggests that over the next century recruitment of new corals could drop by 73 percent, as rising CO2 levels turn the oceans more acidic. | more
UM-hosted Reinvention Center to address critical issues at upcoming national conference

A UM-hosted national center charged with improving undergraduate education at leading research universities is now in its tenth year and will open its national conference this week with a new director and ambitious goals. | more

Raffle offers chance to win NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race tickets
The Purchasing Department is raffling two tickets to the Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 21, with all proceeds benefiting the United Way.

Office of Finance and Treasury launches United Way Silent Auction | more

Book sale at Calder Memorial Library will benefit the United Way | more

Randy Shannon named semifinalist for inaugural Paterno Award

University of Miami head coach Randy Shannon has been named a semifinalist for the inaugural Joseph V. Paterno Award, which honors the persona of the legendary Penn State football coach who recently recorded his 400th victory. | more

Women’s basketball season starts Friday with noon game at BankUnited Center | more

Frost School to present Winter Wonderful

The Frost School of Music’s holiday gala dinner, Winter Wonderful, on Sunday, December 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, will be more than just an evening of great music. The event will raise funds to benefit undergraduate scholarships and the Frost Music Reach program. | more

  • Two-time Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale to perform with UM students at ‘Night at the Flick’ | more
  • UM Law Student Development Director Sarah Klein receives national award | more
  • Neuroscience Research Day on Dec. 3: Deadline for submissions is November 19 | more
  • College of Engineering Golf Tournament to help fund scholarships; first 50 UM employees to register receive special rate | more
  • African-American art at the Lowe spans three centuries | more
  • College of Engineering and SEEDS to host workshop on writing effectively for science and engineering | more
  • SEEDS luncheon with President Shalala is November 17 | more
  • ‘Be Part of the Cure’ campaign kicks off National Diabetes Awareness Month | more
  • Bascom Palmer holiday beauty event offers several treatment discounts | more
  • Copies of 2009-10 UM Fact Finder available free of charge | more
  • Buoniconti Fund’s 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar | more
  • Donor recognition
    University of Miami students who are recipients of prestigious scholarships gathered at the UM Fieldhouse last week to help pay tribute to the individuals whose generosity has given them opportunities to excel.
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    Exploring research opportunities
    Representatives from 15 psychology research labs were on hand to speak with University of Miami undergraduate students about getting involved in research at the first-ever Psychology Research Recruitment Fair sponsored by Psi Chi, the prestigious psychology honors organization. | more

    Thursday, November 11: Veterans Day tribute at Rhodes House | more
    Thursday, November 11: Choral Studies concert: A Harvest Offering | more
    Thursday, November 11: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Cystic Fibrosis | 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 | 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: Reinventing Real Estate Development Lecture Series: A New (Old) Paradigm for Regulation and Development | more
    Friday, November 12: 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
    Friday, November 12: Geography Colloquium Series: The Importance of Place in Disease Surveillance | more
    Friday, November 12: Religious Studies Brain Bag Lunch Colloquium Series: ‘Is Shopping a Sin?’ | more
    Friday, November 12: Neurology Grand Rounds: Cerebral Microdialysis | more
    Friday, November 12: USpeak event to feature UM Professor Fred Frohock | more
    Friday and Saturday, November 12-13: Collaborative Divorce—Fitting the Pieces Together: A Basic Interdisciplinary Training | more
    Friday and Saturday, November 12-13: Tissue Ablative Course: Kidney and Prostate | more
    Friday through Sunday, November 12-14: Cosford screenings: Death Bell | The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest | In Search of Memory | Saving Private Ryan
    Saturday, November 13: Walkers needed for 2010 Memory Walk | more
    Saturday, November 13: College of Engineering and SEEDS to host workshop on writing effectively for science and engineering | more
    Saturday, November 13: Move Beyond Medications with Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy | more
    Saturday, November 13: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Intrinsic Deficiencies in Mouse and Human B Cell Functions with Age | more
    Saturday, November 13: Choral Studies concert: Falling, Rising | more
    Monday, November 15: Architectural photography students’ exhibit will feature reception, lecture | more
    Monday through Wednesday, November 15-17: Medicare 101 | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Save the date: DCFAR Special Seminar: Managing HIV/AIDS in Resource-Constrained Settings | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: The Extracellular Matrix and the Molecular Pathophysiology of Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson’s Disease | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Successful Event Planning: Techniques of Today’s Top Professionals | more
    Tuesday, November 16: UM Memory Disorders Center to offer free screenings | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Spanish Tapas Cooking Class at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Frost Trombone Choir to perform | more
    Wednesday and Thursday, November 17-18: Medical Issues and the Growing Child Conference XV – Session A | more
    Wednesday, November 17: Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds: Individual Prediction in Prostate Cancer Studies Using a Joint Longitudinal-Survival Model | more
    Wednesday, November 17: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Neurobiologically Informed Psychotherapy of Borderline Personality Disorder | more
    Wednesday, November 17: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Wednesday, November 17: InfoEd Proposal Development beginners’ hands-on workshop | more
    Wednesday, November 17: Teams to build unique structures at School of Architecture’s Canstruction event | more
    Wednesday, November 17: Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Alpha-1 and the Internist | more
    Wednesday, November 17: McKnight Research Seminar: Fungal Keratitis in a Rat Contact Lens Model | more
    Thursday, November 18: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Treatment of Metastatic Disease of the Spine | more
    Thursday, November 18: Inter-American Development Bank: The Main Partner for Latin American and Caribbean Social and Economic Development | more
    Thursday, November 18: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: A Trip to Afghanistan | more
    Thursday, November 18: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Neuropathology | more
    Thursday, November 18: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Germ Cell Development and Differentiation in Planarians | more
    Thursday, November 18: Sponsored Programs Roundtable: UChart Research Update | more
    Thursday, November 18: Working in a Team Environment | more
    Thursday, November 18: Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Lectureship Series: Cartilage Regeneration | more

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