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December 2, 2010 | Thursday

Frost School community outreach program receives $1 million in funding

The University of Miami Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute has been awarded $500,000 by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in conjunction with the 2010 Knight Arts Challenge. The grant, which has been matched with a $500,000 cash contribution by philanthropist and UM Trustee Adrienne Arsht, will be used to produce “HMI: Outbound,” a new community outreach program. | more

UM psychologist studies connection between female reproductive cycles and interaction with male kin

While previous research has shown that women in their most fertile phases become more attracted to certain qualities such as manly faces, masculine voices, and competitive abilities, a new study by University of Miami psychologist Debra Lieberman and colleagues offers an intriguing new insight into female sexuality, revealing that women also minimize contacts with their fathers when they are fertile. | more

UM researcher contributes to study that finds directions for kids’ medications are inconsistent

Researchers who examined 200 of the best-selling cough/cold, allergy, analgesic, and gastrointestinal over-the-counter liquid medications for children found high levels of variability and inconsistencies in medication labeling and measuring devices, according to a study that will appear in the December 15 issue of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. | more
Preview the latest Blackboard course management software

Get a sneak peek at Blackboard 9.1 course management software. UM will upgrade to the latest version of Blackboard during summer 2011. Faculty and staff are invited to come and see a demonstration of the exciting new Blackboard 9 features. | more

Team UM is in the homestretch of its United Way campaign, with a goal of raising $1.3 million by December 31 in sight. But a big push is still needed to push UM over the top. If you haven’t made your gift, please do so now. Visit the UM United Way website to learn how to make your contribution and get involved in upcoming events.

Miami volleyball headed to NCAA tournament

The University of Miami volleyball team is headed for postseason action. The squad, coming off a successful 23-8 season, has made the 64-team NCAA Volleyball Tournament field and will play the University of Indiana tomorrow, December 3, as part of a series of regional matches in Bloomington. | more

Get your Employee Day tickets for this weekend’s game | more

President Donna E. Shalala joins board of National Football Foundation | more

University celebrates Art Basel with special activities and shows

The University of Miami will celebrate one of the cultural and social highlights for the Americas, Art Basel Miami Beach, with events hosted by the Lowe Art Museum and the College of Arts and Sciences running concurrently from December 2 to 5. | more

  • Join Team ’Canes 4 Autism at the first annual WalkAbout Autism fundraiser | more
  • NFL Community Huddle: Taking a Goal Line Stand for Your Mind & Body on Dec. 6 | more
  • Frost School of Music marching band to participate in Santa’s Parade of Elves (South Miami)-Dec. 5 | more
  • School of Law Professor Jan Paulsson chairs international panel for new Isa Award | more
  • UM Women’s Commission drive to help Safe Space | more
  • UM Anxiety Treatment Program enhances services | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Gift Store offers employee holiday discount | more
  • Register now for Spanish immersion courses | more
  • Training session on Research Reporting System to be held January 11 | more
  • Bascom Palmer Aesthetic Center offers discounts on select skin-care products through December 31 | more
  • A champion for children
    The University of Miami’s Linda Ray Intervention Center, part of the Department of Psychology, received the Excellence in School Readiness Programming Award from The Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade County during the organization’s annual Champion for Children award ceremony on November 19. The award recognized the center’s Project Hand-N-Hand initiative, which provides parents with the tools needed to support their children’s development through the use of play and developmentally appropriate activities.
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    UM Bookstore to host Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
    Visit the UM Bookstore on Monday, December 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. for its annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. The store will be extending a 25 percent discount on select merchandise. This special offer is valid during the event on select in-store items only. | more
    Thursday, December 2: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: OR Fire! | more
    Thursday, December 2: Department of Philosophy lecture: The Experiential Origins of Intentionality | more
    Thursday, December 2: Surgical Grand Rounds Barbara Williams Lecture: Improving Outcomes with Early Stage Lung Cancer | more
    Thursday, December 2: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Brachial Plexus Injuries: Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management | more
    Thursday, December 2: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Influence of Lower Limb Biomechanics on Orthopaedic Decisions | more
    Thursday, December 2: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Regulation of Androgen Receptor Signaling in Prostate Cancer and Implications for Disease Progression | more
    Thursday, December 2: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Psychogenic Disorders and Medically Unexplained Symptoms | more
    Thursday, December 2: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Peripheral Vascular Disease | more
    Thursday, December 2: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, December 2: Otolaryngology Grand Rounds: Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects of Oral Cavity and Oral Pharynx | more
    Thursday, December 2: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Thursday, December 2: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Psychogenic Disorders and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): Exploration of Subjective Neurological and Cognitive Complaints | more
    Friday, December 3: Neuroscience Research Day | more
    Friday, December 3: First Fridays Talks on Autism lecture series: Accessing Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders | more
    Friday, December 3: Department of Philosophy lecture: Kantian Monism | more
    Friday, December 3: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Why Is Taq DNA Polymerase So Stable? | more
    Friday, December 3: Final fall semester USpeak event to feature Slam Poet Asia Davis | more
    Friday, December 3: The 2010 Eliahu I. and Joyce Jury Seminar of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering | more
    Friday through Sunday, December 3-5: Cosford screenings: Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo | Inspector Bellamy | The Expendables | Carmen | Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers
    Saturday, December 4: Ophthalmic Imaging 2011: Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Applications and Future Technology | more
    Sunday, December 5: Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch | more
    Sunday, December 5: Parodi Lecture: Making Contemporary Art: Fabrication and Negotiation | more
    Sunday, December 5: Frost School’s Winter Wonderful will benefit undergraduate scholarships and Music Reach program | more
    Monday, December 6: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: New Approaches for Targeting Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells and TAM | more
    Monday, December 6: SEEDS mentoring session with a National Academy engineer | more
    Monday, December 6: UM Bookstore to host Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Asthma and Obesity in Childhood: A Different Disease? | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Targeting Tumor Markers for Developing Novel Cancer Therapeutics | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Genomics lecture: The Aimless Genome | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Deck the Halls with Stress-Free Holidays | more
    Wednesday, December 8: CHC to host Mexico Conference | more
    Wednesday, December 8: Deck the Halls with Stress-Free Holidays | more
    Wednesday, December 8: Transgenic Seminar Series: So, You’ve Got Your Chimeric Mouse! What is Next? | more
    Thursday, December 9: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Treatment of Giant Cell Tumor in the Extremities Using Microparticular Bone Graft | more
    Thursday, December 9: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, December 9: Otolaryngology Grand Rounds: Somatosensory Management of Tinnitus | more
    Thursday, December 9: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Disparities and Community Outreach Core Seminar: Disparities in Prostate Cancer: Is the Burden of Prostate Cancer Underestimated in African Americans? | more
    Thursday, December 9: Deck the Halls with Stress-Free Holidays | more
    Thursday, December 9: Business School to host M.B.A. information session | more
    Thursday and Friday, December 9-10: Latest developments in nanoscience to be discussed at BioNIUM retreat | more
    Wednesday, December 15: Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds: Individual Learning by Doing and Social Network Effects in a Multicenter Study of Academic Hospitalists | more
    Friday, December 17: The Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome: A Paradigm for Cancer Rehabilitation | more
    Friday, December 17: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Hedgehog Signaling in Cancer | more

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