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July 9, 2012 | Monday 
NSF-Funded Study on Ocean Dynamics Could Improve Climate Prediction
Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, a University of Miami-led research team will investigate critical processes involved in large-scale eddy-driven ocean patterns, which could help improve climate prediction capabilities. | more
Researchers Awarded $4 Million in State Biomedical Funding
University of Miami investigators have been awarded $4 million in grants from the Florida Department of Health’s Biomedical Research Program, which supports research in cancer and tobacco-related diseases. Competing against scientists across the state, 12 UM scientists won 41 percent of the $9.74 million available for new investigator research and bridge grants through the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program. | more

Former ‘Miami Herald’ Publisher David Lawrence Joins UM
David Lawrence Jr., a nationally known early childhood education advocate, community leader, and former publisher of The Miami Herald, has joined the School of Education and Human Development as its first Education and Community Leadership Scholar. | more

UM Enhances Emergency Hotline Capabilities
The University has partnered with one of the nation’s leading call centers to enhance its current emergency hotline call-taking capacity during periods of high demand and to ensure continued operation when normal telecommunication infrastructure is not available. Employees can now call one toll-free number, 1-800-227-0354, to receive important information about all three campuses. | more

T’erea Brown Punches Ticket to London
Former University of Miami track standout T’erea Brown punched her ticket to the London Olympic Games by finishing third in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles on July 1 at Heyward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. She becomes the fifth Hurricane to qualify for the Games so far. | more

• 'Raising ’Canes' Collaboration Earns Recognition | more

  • Epidemiology and Public Health Intervention Earns Prestigious Designation | more
  • Publication Recognizes Business School’s Alumni Among Region’s Top Professionals Under 40 | more
  • Journalism Graduate Student Saves Three from Deadly Rip Currents | more
  • Miller Road and San Amaro Drive Intersection Closed | more
  • UM Bookstore Now Handles Personal Technology Retail Purchases | more
  • PEER Program Accepting Applications | more
  • Disclosure Profile System to Launch in July | more
  • Export Compliance Sessions | more
    Olympic Moment
    With the London Summer Olympics only a few days away, Miami native Jennifer Rodriguez, who captured two bronze medals in speed skating at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games, paid a visit to about 150 youngsters in the University of Miami’s Mini ’Canes Recreational Sports Camp on June 29, giving them a short introduction on her sport and teaching them about the importance of Olympic competition. Above: Rodriguez, who is studying athletic training at UM’s School of Education and Human Development and is an trainer at the Herbert Wellness Center, participates in an activity with some of the campers.
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    The Essentials of Caregiving
    This lunchtime seminar, sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will provide an overview of the caregiving journey that most of us will embark upon at some point and to some degree—whether it is for a spouse, parent, or even a friend. Nancy Stein, founder of Seniority Matters, Inc., will cover the types of resources available, how to learn what your needs are, how to access the type of services needed, and more. | more

    Save on Prescription Eyewear at Bascom Palmer’s Optical Department
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Optical Department continues to offer eyewear benefits to all University of Miami and Jackson Health System employees, family, and friends. | more

    Origami Events Unfold on UM Campus

    Experience the picture-perfect paper creations of origami, the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, during “Origami Tales” on Sunday, July 15. Ancient Japanese stories featuring mythological character masks, puppets, and music, and an origami-making activity and scavenger hunt will be featured. | 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 from November 3 to 4. This week’s featured rider is Jeanne Krull, director of advancement services. | more

    Wednesday, July 11: McKnight Research Seminar: Bioactive Biomaterials for Islet Transplantation| more
    Thursday, July 12: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds| more
    Friday through Wednesday, July 13-18: Cosford Screenings: A Burning Hot Summer | Otter 501
    Friday, July 20: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Insights into the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain: From Cytochrome c Oxidase Assembly to Respirasome Biogenesis| more
    Friday and Saturday, July 20-21: Oncology Nursing Certification Review Course| more
    Thursday, July 26: Collegetown UM Doctors Lecture Series: Aging Gracefully| more
    Monday through Friday, September 10-14: Save the Date: Foundations for Translational Research Bootcamp| more
    Through October 21: Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Period, 1615-1912| more
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