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February 20, 2012 | Monday 

UM Kicks Off $1.6 Billion Momentum2 Campaign
With donors, trustees, administrators, academic deans, and students in attendance, UM on February 16 launched Momentum2: The Campaign for the University of Miami, a major initiative that seeks to raise $1.6 billion by 2016 for scholarships, new facilities, research programs, and endowed chairs and professorships. | more

DRIF’s $100 Million Gift Kicks Off Momentum2 Campaign
Accelerating its longstanding commitment to cure diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is making the lead gift of $100 million to Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami. | more
Noted Scholar, Author, and Activist Cornel West to Speak at UM
Cornel West, the Princeton University professor, best-selling author, and civil rights activist who is internationally known as a major media commentator, will speak on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus for Spring Convocation on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:45 p.m. in the BankUnited Center. | more

UM-FSU Men’s Basketball Matchup Designated Employee Day Game
The UM vs. Florida State men’s basketball game slated for Sunday, February 26 at BankUnited Center has been designated the 2012 Verizon Wireless Employee Day game. The promotion includes a pregame tailgate party for all participants as well as a host of other activities. The offer includes two tickets and two tailgate party passes for $5, or four tickets and four tailgate party passes for $10. | more

  • Miller School of Medicine Mourns Jeffrey Augenstein | more
  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Ellen Taaffee Zwilich to Give Free Lecture | more
  • Online Registration Now Open for Corporate Run/Walk | more
  • School of Business Administration Certificate Program – Tuition Remission Available | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for PEER Project | more
  • Nominations Being Accepted for Student Employee of the Year | more
  • Twinkle-Toed Lineup of UM Figures to Compete at Dancing with the UMiami Stars | more
  • New Courses Announced for 2012 RSQA Educational Program | more
  • UM Night at Florida Panthers Game to Honor UM Hockey Team | more
  • Judges Needed for Undergraduate Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum | more
  • Graduate Student Publishes Major Scientific Report in EMBO Journal | more
  • Rosenstiel School Accepting Entries for Popular Underwater Photography Contest | more
  • Time for Faculty to Order Regalia for Spring 2012 Commencement | more
  • Nominations Sought for Project that Chronicles Contributions of Women | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases Course | more
  • UM Celebrates Black Awareness Month | more
  • ‘Legerdemain’ Exhibition Captures Views of Everyday Life | more
  • Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training Being Offered | 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
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Promotion to Benefit Department of Neurology | more
    Moot Court Team Headed for Competition in The Hague
    The School of Law’s International Moot Court team has advanced into the international rounds at the Pace/ICC Moot Competition for the third consecutive year. In a qualifying round at Pace Law School in New York, the Miami team became eligible to participate in April at the World Round of the International Criminal Court Trial in The Hague, where the students will argue in front of ICC judges.
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    Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic to Hold Grand Opening
    Don’t miss the grand opening of the new Coral Gables Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic on Monday, February 27 at 12 p.m. Located at 5807 Ponce de Leon Boulevard (McKnight Building), across from Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park, the clinic is a walk-in medical facility for University of Miami faculty and staff, offering UHealth medical services for treatment of minor illnesses. | more

    Positive Parenting (Children Ages 5 to 11) Part I
    The realities of raising children in today’s world can leave a parent feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed. In Part I of this lunchtime seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, learn strategies to improve positive parenting skills geared for those with children ages 5 to 11. | more

    • Workshop on Bad Practices in Technology-Enhanced Learning Begins Friday | more
    • Dependent Tuition Remission Requirements | more
    • Healthy Steps Parent Group Meeting: You and Your Baby’s Early Years | more
    • 2012 Prescription Drug Benefit Change | more
    • Leadership Webinar | more
    • Communication Skills | more
    • Working in a Team Environment | more
    • Basic Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Course | more
    • DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more

    ‘Borrowed People|Constructed Places’ to Open in UM Wynwood Project Space
    Borrowed People|Constructed Places, on view from March 5 to 23 at the UM Wynwood Project Space, explores the creation of identity through the use of appropriated familial and found imagery. Anne Leighton Massoni, Libby Rowe, and Kris Sanford each create new stories from found photographs, taking something discarded and nearly lost and creating story anew. | more

    Tuesday, February 21: Cooper Fellows Lecture Series: The Art of Counting | more
    Tuesday, February 21: Urban Studies Lecture: Climate Change and African Cities: Reality or Rhetoric? | more
    Tuesday, February 21: Geography and Regional Studies Research Talk: Urban Health Disparities in the Developing World: A Geographic Perspective | more
    Tuesday, February 21: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: RNA-Chromatin Interactions | more
    Tuesday, February 21: Pediatric Grand Rounds: The State of Health Care in Haiti | more
    Tuesday, February 21: Department of Philosophy Lecture: Explanatory Kinds | more
    Wednesday, February 22: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: New Insights into Metastatic Breast Cancer | more
    Wednesday, February 22 and 29: Fulbright Information Sessions | more
    Thursday, February 23: Miller Center Lecture: Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Still Possible? Reflections of a Committed Israeli Peace Activist | more
    Thursday, February 23: Casting Crowns Coming to BankUnited Center | more
    Friday, February 24: Conference to Address State of the European Union | more
    Saturday, February 25: Department of Neurology 50th Anniversary Gala | more
    Monday, February 27: Dialogues in Research Ethics Series: Is It Ethical to Choose for Patients? ‘Nudges’ in Research and Practice | more
    Monday, February 27: Miller Center Lecture: Israel, the Mediterranean, and the EU | more
    Monday, February 27: Biology Departmental Lecture: ‘Crows in the City’ | more
    Tuesday, February 28: Urban Studies Lecture: The Challenge of Sustainable Urbanism in the 21st Century City: Urban Mobility and Urban Access | more
    Wednesday, February 29: Cineforum – Italian Film Series: ‘Una Vita Tranquilla’ | more
    Friday, March 2: Department of Philosophy Lecture: The Ethical Pluralist Challenge to Human Rights | more
    Monday, March 5: Save the Date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: On the Impact of Graphene | more
    Wednesday, March 28: Save the Date: Women’s Commission Annual Awards Breakfast | more
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