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June 25, 2012 | Monday 
Dream Team of Magic Johnson, Miller School, and Clear Health Alliance Fights HIV/AIDS
Twenty years ago, Earvin “Magic” Johnson teamed with the likes of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and other NBA greats to form a United States “Dream Team” that won the gold medal in basketball at the 1992 Barcelona Games. Now the legendary point guard, who announced that he was HIV positive shortly before that historic achievement, is part of a new “Dream Team” dedicated to fighting the disease. | more
Grant Supports Underrepresented Students in Accelerated BSN Program
A generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing scholarship program will support underrepresented students in the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Accelerated BSN program. | more
Leading South Florida Trial Attorney Endows Scholarship at Miami Law
In honor of his late father, Miami Law alumnus Tod Aronovitz has made a significant contribution to create The Honorable Sidney M. Aronovitz Scholarship Fund, which will recognize student leadership, character, and academic excellence. | more
UM-Led Team to Develop Effective Flood and Drought Prediction System
With a grant of nearly $2 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, and others, the University of Miami will spearhead the next phase of a major flood and drought prediction system that could help municipalities better prepare for and mitigate the costs of extreme weather conditions. | more
UM Named One of Best Places to Work in IT
The University of Miami has again been selected as one of Computerworld’s top 100 work environments for technology professionals, coming in at No. 9 for diversity in the workplace on the publication's 2012 “Best Places to Work in IT” list. | more
UM Partners with Coral Gables for July 4th Fireworks Celebration
Colorful fireworks will once again fill the night skies over Coral Gables this Wednesday, July 4. The City of Coral Gables, University of Miami, Bacardi U.S.A., Inc., the Biltmore Hotel, and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, along with several corporate citizens, are teaming up to help bring back the popular July 4th Fireworks Celebration. | more

• Two UM Parking Locations Available for Coral Gables July 4th Fireworks Celebration | more

Reminder: 2012-13 Parking Permits Now Available to Faculty and Staff
The online parking permit application process for faculty and staff has been open since June 18. Spaces in each parking zone are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Students are not eligible to apply until July 2. Please apply no later than July 1 to secure your desired parking zone. | more
Track and Field Stars Set Sights on London
Setting their sights on London, two student-athletes from the 2011-12 University of Miami track and field roster and three program alumna will compete at the U.S. Olympic Trials for coveted spots on Team USA. | more
  • Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants Awarded | more
  • Community Classes and Pilates Registration at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Summer Fun for Kids at Debbie School’s Creative Arts Camp | more
  • Export Compliance Sessions | more
  • Nominations Being Accepted for Vendor in the Spotlight | more
  • Get Tickets and Make Travel Plans for Big UM vs. Notre Dame Game | more
    Boosting Miami’s Economic Future
    Enhancing Miami’s economic growth through the creation of jobs and increasing the region’s ability to grow its trade prominence and become more competitive in the global marketplace was the topic of a major forum hosted by the University of Miami on June 19. Featuring business, civic, political, and foreign leaders, “Going Global: Boosting Miami’s Economic Future” was the third in a series of domestic and international forums being convened this year by the Global Cities Initiative, a $10 million, five-year joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. UM President Donna E. Shalala delivered opening remarks.
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    From Hostage to Sportswriter
    University of Miami senior running back Mike James, right, regales former Israeli Army Sgt. Major Gilad Shalit, center, and Arik Henig of the Yediot Aharonot newspaper with stories about Hurricanes football. Shalit, who was held hostage for more than five years by the Islamic militant group Hamas, has launched a new career as a sportswriter. | more

    Surfing the Internet on Your Smartphone? Be Wary of Security Threats
    Compromised websites are targeting Android tablets and smartphones with a suspicious app called “NotCompatible.” Users simply visit the website from their device and the app can be downloaded without their consent or knowledge. According to mobile security firm Lookout Inc., “a device infected with NotCompatible could potentially be used to gain access to protected information or systems such as those maintained by enterprise or government.” | more

    Gear Up for the 2012 Dolphins Cycling Challenge
    Riders and teams are already gearing up for this year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a two-day, 170-mile charity cycling event to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center that will take place November 3-4. This week’s featured rider is W. Jarrard Goodwin, chief medical officer of Sylvester and co-leader of Team Sylvester. | more

    Orichas Collection on View at the Richter

    Donated to the University of Miami’s Cuban Heritage Collection by the Campilli family in honor of Carlos Campilli, the Orichas Collection, on view in the lobby of the Richter Library through August 31, comprises a series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo (1946-1992) of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería. | more
    Tuesday, June 26: Sylvester Cancer Center Special Seminar: Abnormal Transcription Regulation in Hematological Malignancies | more
    Tuesday, June 26: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Hypersensitivity to Hymenoptera Venom | more
    Tuesday, June 26: Advances in Geriatrics Summer Conference: The Role of Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs in Keeping Seniors Healthy and Safe | more
    Wednesday, June 27: Hurricane Preparedness for Researchers | more
    Thursday, June 28: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Dissertation Seminar | more
    Friday, June 29: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Special Seminar: Biology and Therapy of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia | more
    Friday through Tuesday, June 29-July 3: Cosford Screenings: Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog | Restoration
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