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April 30, 2012 | Monday 
Phase One of Internal Road Project to Include Campus Enhancements
Construction on the first phase of the long-anticipated internal road project is expected to begin in May, soon after commencement. The project will link several parking lots on the west side of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus and create a new circular campus entryway that realigns the Miller Drive entrance to the school. | more
New Voluntary Faculty Retirement Program
The University is launching a new Voluntary Faculty Retirement Program that offers eligible faculty two options to retire. | more

Spring Commencement to Feature Distinguished Luminaries
One of the nation’s foremost researchers in HIV/AIDS risk reduction and prevention in Latinos, the leader of one of the largest accounting firms in the world, a former professional basketball player turned urban farmer, a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, the first Cuban-born judge to sit on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and an immunologist who serves as a key advisor to the White House on global HIV/AIDS issues are among the speakers and honorary degree recipients who will give advice to graduating students at six commencement ceremonies. | more

  • Faculty Lineup and Regalia Information for Commencement | more

New Neuroscience Building Breaks Ground
Nearly 100 administrators, faculty, students, and alumni gathered at a ceremonial groundbreaking on April 26 for construction of a facility that will launch a new era for collaborative neuroscience research at the University of Miami. | more

Mark Diaz Named Vice President for Budget and Planning
Mark Diaz, who for the past seven years has overseen the University of Miami’s annual budget and related budgetary operations, has been named vice president for budget and planning, bringing more than 20 years of experience in his field to the position. | more
Study Finds Hispanic Lung Cancer Patients Tend to Outlive Blacks and Whites
A new analysis by a team of researchers at the Miller School’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that Hispanic lung cancer patients seem to live longer than white or black patients with the disease. The study suggests that, as with several other types of cancer, certain yet-to-be-defined genetic and/or environmental factors put Hispanic patients at a survival advantage. | more
Talent of UM Students to be Showcased at 'Canes Film Festival
The 2012 'Canes Film Festival will feature works from undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Communication’s Motion Pictures Program. Films represent multiple genres, including documentary, comedy, drama, and thriller. Admission is free and open to the public. | more
Six Miami Hurricanes Selected in 2012 NFL Draft
The University of Miami had a total of six players selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, marking the 25th time in school history that six or more Hurricanes have been drafted in a season. | more
Volleyball Standout Lane Carico Wins Prestigious Evelyn Schwartz Award
Adding to a growing list of accolades achieved during a standout career with the Miami Hurricanes volleyball program, Lane Carico has received the 2012 Evelyn Schwartz Award, which recognizes a UM student-athlete for outstanding leadership and character. | more
  • Vote to Bring an ESPN College GameDay Commercial to UM | more
  • Call for Proposals for Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants | more
  • Support Clean Air Month By Sharing A Ride In May | more
  • Scientists Provide First Large-Scale Estimate of Reef Shark Losses in the Pacific Ocean | more
  • Register for May InterSession Courses | more
  • Get Tickets and Make Travel Plans for Big UM vs. Notre Dame Game | more
    Weekend at the Park: Thousands Participate in UM Family Weekend with the Marlins
    The Miami Marlins new 37,000-seat ballpark was awash in orange and green on April 27, 28, and 29, as thousands of University of Miami employees participated in UM Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins. Top: On Saturday, UM band members performed at the ballpark’s West Plaza, where other pregame festivities included an obstacle course, bounce house, and face painting. Above: Martha Gonzalez, left, senior administrative assistant at Medical Finance, and Nerissa Morris, vice president for Human Resources, were among six UM employees who threw out ceremonial first pitches over the three-day affair.
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    Asia and Latin America Initiative Gets Under Way
    The Center for Latin American Studies marked the successful launch of its Asia and Latin America in the 21st Century initiative by hosting more than 200 participants at the inaugural Miami’s Asia Summit on April 17 and the academic workshop “Asia and Latin America: Setting the Agenda,” which took place on April 18. | more

    Corporate Outing
    Clad in Hurricane green and orange, hundreds of University of Miami employees laced up their sneakers on April 26 and hit the ground running for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run in downtown Miami. With 890 registered participants, UM doubled its participation over last year’s event. The UM contingent was among the 22,640 participants and 830 companies registered for the run. | more

    Lactation Rooms Support Nursing Mothers at Work
    The University of Miami will mark the official opening of its lactation rooms for nursing mothers with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the lobby of Gables One Tower, across from the Coral Gables campus, today at 3:30 p.m. | more

    HR-Benefits Administration to Launch New Assistance Line
    As part of HR-Benefits’ commitment to delivering service excellence to the University of Miami family, a central telephone system for receiving incoming calls will be launched on May 1. | more

    • Professional Development and Training May Courses | more
    • Debbie School’s Creative Arts Camp Returns | more
    • Instructional Advancement Center Offers Blackboard Training Classes | more

    Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts Students to Display Their Works
    From paintings and photography to graphic design and glass, the works of UM Bachelor of Fine Arts graduating students will be on display at the CAS Gallery from May 3-11. A reception honoring all graduating art students will be held on Thursday, May 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery, which is located at the Wesley Foundation at 1210 Stanford Drive on the Coral Gables campus. | more

    Tuesday, May 1: Office of Research Administration Quarterly Meeting | more
    Tuesday, May 1: Pediatric Grand Rounds: An Intellectual History of ADHD | more
    Thursday, May 3: Final LoweDown of the Season to Feature Cinco de Mayo Theme | more
    Thursday and Friday, May 3-4: Debbie School Scholastic Book Fair | more
    Wednesday, May 9: Faculty Senate Meeting | more
    Friday, May 11: Center for Hemispheric Policy’s Annual Latin America Conference | more
    Saturday, May 12: Cranium Crawl to Raise Funds for Neurological Research | more
    Friday, May 18: Thirteenth Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session | more
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