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February 6, 2012 | Monday 

Mariano Gift to School of Law Celebrated
With UM President Donna E. Shalala; School of Law Dean Patricia D. White; and Eugene W. Anderson, dean of the School of Business Administration, in attendance, Miami Law celebrated the launch of a first-of-its-kind triple-degree program and the man who made it possible. | more

Four Distinguished Faculty Members Honored
A researcher whose work could one day help patients with spinal cord injuries get up out of their wheelchairs, a scholar who has published books on topics ranging from the theory of criticism to ethnicity and history of culture, a professor who studies issues in Alzheimer’s disease and the role of religion and spirituality in aging, and a scientist who studies the biology of aging are recipients of the 2012 Faculty Senate Awards. | more

Study Offers Clues to What Happened Prior to ‘Snowball Earth’
In a study published in the journal Geology, scientists at the University of Miami suggest that significant changes in the carbon isotopic composition of carbonates, which occurred prior to the major climatic event of more than 500 million years ago known as “Snowball Earth,” are unrelated to worldwide glacial events. | more
Panel of Experts to Discuss Immigration Issues
A distinguished panel of guests—which includes a former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; the first female director, president, and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist—will discuss “Still an Immigrant Nation? How Immigration is Shaping America’s Character in the 21st Century” on Monday, February 6 at 5 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center. | more

Ben-Gurion University’s Rivka Carmi to Speak at UM
The first woman to serve as president of an Israeli University, Rivka Carmi, president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, will speak on “Reimagining the Ivory Tower: The Responsibility of Academia to Society” at the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies on Tuesday, February 7 at 8 p.m. | more

Donelan to Retire as VP for Medical Administration
Bill Donelan, the University of Miami’s vice president for medical administration and the chief operating and strategy officer of the Miller School of Medicine and University of Miami Health System, has announced his retirement. | more
Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter to Give Master Class, Concert
The Frost School of Music presents singer-songwriter Craig Carothers as part of the 2011-2012 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series. Carothers will give a free master class on Tuesday, February 7 at 2 p.m. at Clarke Recital Hall and will perform on Thursday, February 9 at 8 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall on the Coral Gables campus. | more

Stylish American Comedy ‘Stage Door’ Comes to the Ring Theatre
The Department of Theatre Arts 2011-2012 season resumes with Stage Door, a witty and stylish 1937 American comedy centered around a group of aspiring actresses crammed into a theatrical boarding house in Manhattan while awaiting their big break on Broadway’s Great White Way. Stage Door runs February 15-25 at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. | more

Hurricanes Sign Stellar Recruiting Class
Head Coach Al Golden and his coaching staff have taken a major step toward reenergizing the University of Miami football program, signing a stellar 2012 class that includes highly touted recruits Tracy Howard and Randy “Duke” Johnson. | more

  • Season of Hoops Continues; Women’s and Men’s Squads Face Key Opponents | more
  • Assistant Provost Andy S. Gomez Takes on New Challenges | more
  • Pioneering UM Cardiologist Louis Lemberg Passes Away | more
  • UM Celebrates Black Awareness Month | more
  • Psychologist Charles S. Carver Receives Prestigious Jack Block Award | more
  • University of Miami Libraries Unveils New Website | more
  • UM Welcomes Distinguished Writer in Residence Peter Selgin | more
  • CRC Junior Faculty Research Awardees Announced | more
  • Registration Still Open for Spring Break Intersession Courses | more
  • ‘Legerdemain’ Exhibition Captures Views of Everyday Life | more
  • Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training Being Offered | more
  • Special Interest Housing Group Applications Now Being Accepted | more
  • Learn About Study Abroad Opportunities at IEEP Study Abroad Fair | more
  • UM to Mark 50th Anniversary of Its Desegregation | more
  • SEEDS ‘You Choose’ Leadership Award Applications Being Accepted | more
  • Call for Applications: American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Project Grant | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Resident Faculty Positions | more
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Promotion to Benefit Department of Neurology | more
    UM Celebrates the Year of the Dragon
    The University of Miami was awash in gold and red, significant colors in Chinese culture, on January 30 as hundreds of students, faculty, staff members, and visitors celebrated the Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Dragon with a festival that included performances, food, and music.
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    Egypt’s Democracy and the Arab Spring
    Calling 2011 a “tumultuous year full of promise and apprehension,” Egyptian Ambassador Sameh Shoukry spoke to a University of Miami audience last Wednesday, discussing a variety of topics that ranged from how the revolution that brought an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s rule has affected his country to what lies ahead for the most populous country in the Arab world. Above: Ambassador Shoukry, right, is interviewed by Bradford R.McGuinn, senior lecturer in UM’s Department of Political Science. | more

    Baroness Discusses Euro Zone Debt Crisis
    Baroness Emma Harriet Nicholson of Winterbourne, left, a British politician and member of the House of Lords, lectured to a University of Miami international economics class on February 2, speaking on the topic “The United Kingdom and the European Union: Globalization, the Economy, and the Euro Zone.” | more

    Free Tax Preparation Available on Campus this Thursday
    Volunteers from VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will provide free basic income tax return preparation and free electronic filing on Thursday, February 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the School of Law Library, Room D201. | more

    • Fidelity Research Consultant to Speak about Current Market Conditions | more
    • Diabetes and You Q&A Session | more
    • Nurturing Healthy Relationships | more
    • Cisco Call Manager Upgrades Continue | more
    • IAC Offers Blackboard and Multipurpose Classroom Technology Training Sessions | more
    Monday, February 6: Panel Discussion on Future Roles of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering in Medicine | more
    Monday, February 6: Multimedia Performance Explores Haiti in the Aftermath of 2010 Earthquake | more
    Monday, February 6: Biology Departmental Lecture: Genetic Control of Mitochondrial Morphogenesis during Drosophila Spermatogenisis | more
    Monday, February 6: Documentary Examines Transformation of the American City after WWII | more
    Monday, February 6: Epidemiology and Public Health Distinguished Speaker Series: Building Active Communities: Research to Advance Policy and Practice | more
    Monday, February 6: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: Expansion of Donor T Cell Subsets after Murine Myeloablative Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation | more
    Monday, February 6: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: The Convergence of Engineering, the Physical and Life Sciences, and the Public’s Health | more
    Tuesday, February 7: Developmental Center for AIDS Research Grand Rounds: Bacterial Regulation of Intestinal Homeostasis | more
    Wednesday, February 8: Ethics Grand Rounds: Lies, Truth, and Their Consequences: Consolation for the Perplexed Professional | more
    Wednesday, February 8: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: Is There a Facelift for All Seasons? | more
    Thursday, February 9: Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture: The Gay and the Angry: The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and the Cultural Rearguard | more
    Thursday, February 9: Preview Event for 'West Encounters East's Light and Shadows' at the Lowe | more
    Thursday, February 9: Former DOE Official to Speak on the Environmental Legacy of the Cold War | more
    Thursday, February 9: Frontiers in Vision Science Lecture: Stem Cell Approaches to the Treatment of Retinal Degenerations | more
    Thursday, February 9: Biostatistics Clinic on Hypothesis Testing | more
    Thursday, February 9: Discovery Science Grand Rounds: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse: Treatment Implications | more
    Thursday, February 9: CHP Book Program to Feature Noted International Relations Scholar | more
    Thursday through Saturday, February 9-11: Center for the Humanities Conference to Mark 500th Anniversary of Ponce de León’s Florida Landing | more
    Friday, February 10: UM President Donna E. Shalala to Present 'The Future of Health Care' at Medical Alumni Weekend | more
    Friday, February 10: Department of Pathology Lecture: Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Reporting | more
    Sunday, February 12: Valentines for Veterans Concert | more
    Sunday, February 12: Law School to Host Multicultural Admissions Fair | more
    Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12: Cosford Screens Oscar-Nominated Shorts | more
    Thursday, February 16: Herrick Center Lecture on Forgotten and Controversial Films | more
    Friday, February 17: Save the Date: Collaborative Research Exchange Forum on Drug Discovery | more
    Friday and Saturday, February 17-18: Miami Law Review Symposium: The Future of the Death Penalty in America | more
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