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May 14, 2012 | Monday 
Paul Dee, Former Director of Athletics, Passes Away
Paul Dee, who took the reins of an already stellar University of Miami athletics program and helped elevate it to new heights during his 15-year stint as its director, has passed away. He was 65. | more
Job Reorganization and Elimination Under Way at Miller School
In the wake of President Shalala’s April 24 Dialogue letter to faculty and staff on the serious financial challenges facing the Miller School of Medicine—which noted the need for significant reductions in costs, including staffing—the process of reorganizing and eliminating jobs at the school is now under way. | more
UM Employees Among New Inductees of Heritage Society
A group of University of Miami employees was among the 93 new members who were inducted into the Heritage Society, a donor recognition group unique in that its members have made a planned gift or included UM in their estate plans. | more
Undergraduate Program Among Nation’s Ten Best in Four Categories
Bloomberg BusinessWeek has ranked the undergraduate program at the School of Business Administration among the nation’s top 10 in four specialty areas. In the report, released on May 9, the school is ranked No. 4 for business law, No. 6 for marketing, No. 9 for international business, and No. 10 for quantitative methods. | more
UM Ethics Programs Recertified as WHO Collaborating Center
The University of Miami Ethics Programs have been redesignated as a Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy by the World Health Organization in Geneva, affirming the programs’ two decades of work in ethics education, research, and public policy in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions. | more

Florida Supreme Court Adopts Recommendations by Miami Law Students
In a recent opinion regarding children’s appearances in dependency court proceedings, the Florida Supreme Court adopted parts of a proposed amendment to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure that was written by two law students from the University of Miami. | more

Internal Control and Fraud Policies Established
Two new policies—one setting forth the expectations for the proper design and maintenance of effective internal controls and the other affirming the University’s lack of tolerance for fraud—have been established. | more
Two Hurricanes Earn All-ACC Academic Recognition
Freshman diver Kara McCormack and senior swimmer Dana Hatic have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic team, adding their names to a long list of academic award winners from UM's swimming and diving program. | more
  • UM Recognized as Environmentally Responsible University | more
  • White House and Center on Aging Host First LGBT Conference on Aging | more
  • UM’s Canterbury Preschool to Host Summer Camp Explorations | more
  • Summer Community Classes at Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Summer Hours Begin at Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Call for Proposals for Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants | more
  • Support Clean Air Month by Sharing a Ride in May | more
  • Get Tickets and Make Travel Plans for Big UM vs. Notre Dame Game | more
    Celebration of Scholarly Achievement
    Students celebrated their academic success and achievements during the University of Miami’s spring commencement ceremonies, held May 10-12 at BankUnited Center. To go along with their newly minted degrees, graduates received words of advice from distinguished speakers that ranged from a CEO to an urban farmer. Top: Students cheer at the morning graduation exercise for the School of Business Administration and College of Engineering on May 11. Above: At the midday ceremony for Schools of Architecture, Communication, Education and Human Development, Music, and Nursing, Will Allen, a former professional basketball player who played collegiately at UM, received an honorary doctor of humane letters for his advocacy of sustainable food practices.
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    UM Honors African-American Pioneers Who Broke Barriers
    Unity in Diversity, a semester-long series marking the 50th anniversary of desegregation at the University of Miami, concluded on May 7 with a luncheon honoring a group of trailblazers who were among the first African-Americans to study and serve on the faculty at UM. | more

    Ready to Retire? Learn How at a Retirement Education Seminar
    Faculty and staff who are considering retirement are encouraged to attend “Ready to Retire,” a seminar designed to guide you through the process. Retirement experts will discuss retirement fund distribution options, health care benefits, important Medicare deadlines, and more. | more

    • Spear Phishing: Human Error Remains the Weakest Link in Security | more
    Monday, May 14: American Studies Program/Department of History Lecture: Cartographies of Atlantic Worlds: What Are We Mapping? | more
    Tuesday, May 15: Volvo Ocean Race Media Crew Panel Discussion | more
    Tuesday, May 15: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Missed Child Abuse: Lessons I Have Learned | more
    Tuesday, May 15: Cell Biology Research Forum: Neuronal Survival and Regeneration | more
    Tuesday, May 15: SPEAK Test | more
    Tuesday, May 15: Cosford Screening: The Bright Stream | more
    Wednesday, May 16: Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds: Update on Lipid Modification in the Treatment and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Clinical and Public Health Implications | more
    Wednesday, May 16: Final Sea Secrets Lecture to Focus on Florida Everglades | more
    Thursday, May 17: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Nerve Surgery: An Overview | more
    Thursday, May 17: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20: Annual Piano Sale at UM | more
    Friday, May 18: CHP Seminar: A New Vision for Mexico 2042: Achieving Prosperity for All | more
    Friday, May 18: Thirteenth Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session | more
    Friday, May 18: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar: Microchannel Electrophoresis for Detection of Protein Aggregation | more
    Friday, May 18: Neurology Department to Host Red Masquerade ALS Gala | more
    Friday, May 18: Miami Bike to Work Day | more
    Friday through Sunday, May 18-20: Cosford Cinema Screenings | The Fairy | Natural Selection
    Tuesday, May 22: Cell Biology Research Forum: Through Proteolysis and Arginylation: A Surprising Way for Talin to Walk Into the Cell-Cell Adhesion Business | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22-23: Ready to Retire? Learn How at a Retirement Education Seminar | more
    Thursday, May 24: Business School M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Thursday, May 24: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Shoulder Reconstruction in Patients with Brachial Plexus Injury | more
    Thursday, May 24: Pathology Grand Rounds: Why the Brain Fails When the Astrocyte Ails | more
    Thursday through Friday, May 31-June 1: 2012 Conference on Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine | more
    Sunday, June 6: SEEDS, Miller Office of Research to Host Mock NIH Study Section | more
    Friday, June 15: Rehabilitation Medicine Presents Sixth Annual Research Day | more
    Friday and Saturday, June 15-16: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute 48th Annual Residents’ Day | more
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