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March 26, 2012 | Monday 
Joint Medical and Law Degree Program Launched
The University of Miami’s School of Law and Miller School of Medicine now offer a joint J.D./M.D. program in law and medicine that can be completed in six years—one year less than if the degrees were pursued separately. | more

Stress Management for Breast Cancer Patients May Affect the Course of the Disease
A team of researchers led by a University of Miami professor has shown that a stress management program tailored to women with breast cancer can alter tumor-promoting processes at the molecular level. The new study, recently published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, is one of the first to link psychological intervention with genetic expression in cancer patients. | more

Study Shows Stem Cells Can Replace Anti-Rejection Drug for Transplants
New findings from a transplant study led by scientists from the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute and a DRI Federation center at Xiamen University in China showed that mesenchymal stem cells may replace a powerful anti-rejection drug in transplant recipients. The results of the pioneering study involving kidney transplant patients could fundamentally transform the future of clinical transplantation. | more

Filmmaker’s New Endeavor Aims to Protect Wetlands in India
School of Communication professor and award-winning filmmaker Sanjeev Chatterjee (One Water) has launched a new website project that explores important issues surrounding the endangered East Kolkata Wetlands, the largest multiuse wetlands in the world. | more

Family Weekend with the Marlins Set for April 27-29
Get ready for a family weekend at the park like no other. In appreciation of the dedication and outstanding work of University of Miami employees, the president and the provost will host Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins on Friday, April 27; Saturday, April 28; and Sunday, April 29 at the new 37,000-seat Marlins Park in Little Havana. Ticket distribution continues this week.| more

Last Coral Gables Farmers Market of the Year Designated UM Day
The last Coral Gables Farmers Market of the year, which takes place on Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Coral Gables City Hall, has been designated UM Day. Representatives from different University of Miami departments and units will be on hand to pass out helpful information on the services they offer. | more

Seventh Annual Salon des Refuses Exhibition
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History presents the seventh annual “Salon des Refuses” exhibition from April 2-27 at the CAS Gallery. Named after the celebrated Salon des Refusés exhibition of 1863 in Paris, in which the impressionists exhibited their revolutionary new paintings that had been “refused” by the French Academy, the UM exhibition will showcase student works that were entered in the annual Juried Student Competition but not accepted. | more

  • University of Miami Counseling Center Gets New Director | more
  • Julia Zaias Named Attending Veterinarian and Director of Veterinary Resources | more
  • Office of Technology Transfer Changes Name | more
  • Professor Oxman Helps Settle Claims to Bay of Bengal | more
  • Watergate Figure to Speak at Miami Law | more
  • Wish Upon a Cure at Relay for Life | more
  • Bascom Palmer Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence | more
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day | more
  • Match Day Sends Miller School Seniors to Top Residency Programs | more
  • School of Business Student Venture Featured Among Inc. magazine’s ‘Coolest College Start-Ups’ | more
  • Nominations Being Accepted for Laurel Awards | more
  • Taste and Sounds of Miami Thursday Evenings at Life Science & Technology Park | more
  • Women’s Commission Celebrates Contributions of Women to UM | more
  • CLAS to Host ‘Asia and Latin America in the 21st Century’ | more
  • Graduate Student and Kiteboarder Patrick Rynne Spearheads New Film Project | more
  • Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology Accepting Pilot Study Applications | more
  • Online Registration Now Open for Corporate Run/Walk | more
    Scholarships Give Boost to Students' Academic Endeavors
    More than $50,000 in scholarships were awarded to a group of 20 stellar University of Miami undergraduates on March 22 at the Woodson Williams Marshall Association and UM Black Alumni Society Scholarship Reception, providing the students with aid that will help them realize their dream of a college education. The event, held at UM’s Newman Alumni Center, featured remarks by Micheal Barrow, a former Hurricanes linebacker who is now the linebackers/special teams coordinator for the UM football team.
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    Panelists Tout Health Care Law’s Benefits to Women
    With U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius among those leading the dialogue, a panel moderated by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala discussed ways in which the Affordable Care Act, which became law two years ago, is benefiting women and other segments of the population. | more

    Baseball Fever Hits UM Campus
    Excited about the opportunity to attend a Major League Baseball game at the Miami Marlins’ new ballpark in Little Havana, hundreds of University of Miami employees lined up for tickets on all three campuses last week as ticket distribution began for Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins, which takes place April 27-29. On the Coral Gables campus, employees picked up tickets at the Foote University Green, experiencing the new Marlins Park Mobile Headquarters, where fans can sit in the actual seats that have been installed in Marlins Park and see a 3-D view of the field. Ticket distribution continues this week. | more

    Investing and Savings Educational Workshop Targeted to Women
    TIAA-CREF will be hosting a workshop for women interested in learning more about investing and saving strategies. The workshop, “She’s Got It: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing,” will take place on both the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses and will include a discussion on core concepts that guide investing, a financial personality type quiz, and group activities that will help you outline your financial goals and create steps to reach them. | more

    Hurricane Champions: Recognizing Those Who Go Above and Beyond
    If you know a University of Miami colleague who consistently goes above and beyond to make a difference at the University, take the time to recognize their efforts by nominating them as a “Hurricane Champion.” Honorees and their good deeds will be posted on the Hurricane Champions website, and all nominees will be placed in a raffle to win prizes during UM Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins, April 27-29. | more

    • Women’s Commission and Equality Administration Interactive Seminar | more
    • Positive Parenting (For Parents of Children ages 5-11), Part 2 | more
    • Information Security Awareness Update: Tax Season Is Here and So Are the Scams | more
    • Deadline to File Claims for 2011 Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Is March 31 | more
    Monday, March 26: Grand Opening Celebration for New Gables One Eatery | more
    Monday, March 26: Department of History Speakers Series: Medieval History Meets Geopolitics: Judaism, Christianity, Islam | more
    Monday, March 26: Designing for Diversity: Affordable Housing for America’s Changing Demographic | more
    Monday, March 26: Genetic Linkage Pioneer to Present Lecture on Family-Based Association Studies | more
    Tuesday, March 27: Free Showing of Sundance Documentary ‘Hot Coffee’ | more
    Tuesday, March 27: Constructions of Islamic Masculinity: From Hedonist to Chaste Representations | more
    Tuesday, March 27: Intellectual Property Strategy and Licensing Launches ‘Idea 2 INNOVATION Series’ with Presentation on Scientific Patents | more
    Wednesday, March 28: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series | more
    Wednesday, March 28: Physicist and Novelist Alan Lightman to Lecture | more
    Wednesday, March 28: Women’s Commission Annual Awards Breakfast | more
    Thursday, March 29: Department of Philosophy Lecture: The Science of Philosophy | more
    Thursday, March 29: Biology Departmental Seminar Series: Endemic Lizards from a Mediterranean Archipelago | more
    Thursday, March 29: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series | more
    Thursday, March 29: CHP Panel Discussion: Trade, Politics, and Immigration in Central America | more
    Thursday and Friday, March 29-30: Renowned Ecologist Peter Sale to Discuss Future of Coral Reefs | more
    Thursday through Sunday, March 29 - April 1: ‘The Cremaster Cycle’ Comes to UM for a One-Weekend-Only Showing | more
    Friday, March 30: Department of Philosophy Lecture: Democracy, Public Policy, and Lay Assessments of Scientific Testimony | more
    Friday, March 30: School of Education to Host Teaching and Learning Community Forum | more
    Friday, March 30: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Remote Pre-Conditioning Multi-Organ Protection against Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Lost in Translation? | more
    Friday, March 30: 20th Annual Bioethics Conference | more
    Monday, April 2: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Statistical Design and Modeling of High-Tech Experiments | more
    Monday, April 2: Division of Biostatistics-Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Seminar: Predictive Bayesian Dose-Response Assessment in a Multiplicative Correlated World | more
    Monday, April 2: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series | more
    Monday, April 2: Third Annual Edible Books Festival | more
    Tuesday, April 3: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Efforts to Identify Druggable Targets in Cancer | more
    Tuesday, April 3: SEEDS Annual Networking Dinner with the President | more
    Tuesday, April 3: HIV Symposium: Treatment as Prevention: Controlling the AIDS Epidemic through Antiretroviral Therapy | more
    Wednesday, April 4: Student and Alumni Career Symposium | more
    Wednesday, April 4: Miami Project to Cure Paralysis: Helen Wilshire Walsh Lecture/Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series | more
    Wednesday, April 4: Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting | more
    Thursday, April 5: Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony | more
    Thursday, April 5: Frontiers In Vision Science Seminar: Noninvasive Electrodiagnostic Tests of Retinal and Optic Nerve Function | more
    Thursday, April 19: Save the Date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Deborah J. Nightingale | more
    Thursday, April 26: Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day | more
    Save the Date: Friday, April 27: SEEDS to Host Academic Skills Workshop | more
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