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May 7, 2012 | Monday 
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Gets $10 Million Grant from Starr Foundation
A $10 million grant from The Starr Foundation will help the Miller School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute broaden its preclinical and clinical research on stem cells and accelerate translational research and programs aimed at a multitude of debilitating conditions such as cardiac disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic kidney and gastrointestinal illnesses. | more
Pap Corps Makes $3.2 Million Gift to Cancer Research at Sylvester
Fueled by the work of more than 21,000 volunteers, The Pap Corps: Champions for Cancer Research presented its annual gift to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine—a check in the amount of $3.2 million. | more
New Zones Created for 2012-13 Parking Plan; Application Process for Permits Begins in June
Two new zones will be added to the University of Miami’s color-coded system of parking lot zones for its Coral Gables campus. | more
  • UM to Survey Employees on Parking Usage | 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

The Launch Pad, Student Entrepreneur Win Big at Technology Leader of the Year Awards
The Launch Pad and one of its entrepreneurs were among the winners at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s annual Technology Leaders of the Year Awards. | 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 through May 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 1210 Stanford Drive on the Coral Gables campus. | more

Women’s Tennis Team to Host NCAA Regional for Eighth Straight Season
For the eighth consecutive year, the University of Miami women’s tennis team will host an NCAA Regional at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The Hurricanes will host Texas Tech, Utah, and North Florida in the tournament’s first two rounds on May 11 and 12. | more

  • Popular Vice Dean Robert Hosmon to Retire After 44 Years of Service to UM | more
  • NASPA Honors Vice President for Student Affairs Pat Whitely | more
  • Educator Receives Spirit of Service Learning Award | more
  • Rosenstiel School Wins Award for Largest UM Team at Corporate Run | more
  • Student Publications Win Big at 2012 College News Design Contest | more
  • Noted Environmental Scientist Accepts 2012 Rosenstiel Award | more
  • Call for Proposals for Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants | more
  • Support Clean Air Month by Sharing a Ride in May | more
  • Register for May InterSession Courses | more
  • Get Tickets and Make Travel Plans for Big UM vs. Notre Dame Game | more
    Lactation Rooms Aid UM’s Nursing Mothers
    Dedicated rooms across the University are giving nursing mothers at UM the clean and private accommodations they need to express breast milk. On April 30, the University of Miami marked the opening of the rooms with a ribbon cutting-ceremony at Gables One Tower, where one of the nine rooms is located. Above, from left, taking part in the ceremony were School of Nursing and Health Studies Dean Nilda Peragallo, UM President Donna E. Shalala, Vice President for Human Resources Nerissa Morris, and Marie-Denise Gervais, assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.
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    Student Activities Center Tops Out
    Construction workers paused from a busy day of labor on May 4 to place a tree on the top of the University of Miami’s new Student Activities Center, marking the completion of its major framework. Only a few feet away from the construction site, students began signing an orange-painted beam that will be one of the final pieces used to build the center, which is scheduled for completion in 2013. | more

    Kenyan Minister of Medical Services Tours UM Nursing School
    Visiting Miami on April 23 for a series of meetings focusing on trade, education, tourism, and technology, Anyang’ Nyong’o, Kenya’s minister of medical services, paid a visit to the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies to observe its high-tech simulation program and learn how making greater use of nurse practitioners can help ease the strain on his country’s ailing health care system. | more

    Investing and Savings Educational Workshop Targeted to Women
    TIAA-CREF will be hosting a workshop for University of Miami female employees interested in learning strategies for investing and saving. “She’s Got It: A Woman’s Guide to Saving and Investing” will include a discussion on core concepts that guide investing, a financial-personality quiz, and group activities that will help participants outline their financial goals and identify steps to reach them. | more

    Flexible Summer Workweek Begins June 1
    The University of Miami will again offer its annual Flexible Summer Workweek Program. This year the program has been extended by two weeks and will run from June 1 through August 9. During that time, Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School campus employees may work a modified schedule—the same number of hours each week over fewer days. | more

    • Aetna Navigator: Secure Access to Your Health Care Information Is Just a Click Away | more
    • Professional Development and Training May Courses | more
    Wednesday, May 9: Faculty Senate Meeting | more
    Wednesday, May 9: Miami Project Wednesday Noon Seminar: Chronic Effects of Spinal Cord Injury on Bone | more
    Thursday, May 10: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Anesthetic Management of Cardiothoracic Trauma | more
    Thursday, May 10: Discovery Science Grand Rounds: The Noncoding Epigenome | more
    Thursday, May 10: Frontiers in Vision Science Seminar: Presbyopia: The Major World Vision Impairment | more
    Thursday, May 10: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Grand Rounds: Gender Violence in Humanitarian Crises | more
    Thursday, May 10: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Enolase: Role in Neurodegeneration | more
    Friday, May 11: Center for Hemispheric Policy’s Annual Latin America Conference | more
    Friday through Tuesday, May 11-15: Cosford Screenings: The Bright Stream | Detachment | Natural Selection
    Saturday, May 12: Cranium Crawl to Raise Funds for Neurological Research | more
    Monday, May 14: American Studies Program/Department of History Lecture: Cartographies of Atlantic Worlds: What Are We Mapping? | more
    Tuesday, May 15: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Missed Child Abuse: Lessons I Have Learned | more
    Thursday, May 17: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Nerve Surgery: An Overview | more
    Friday, May 18: Thirteenth Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session | more
    Thursday, May 24: Business School M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Thursday through Friday, May 31-June 1: 2012 Conference on Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine | more
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