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August 8, 2011 | Monday 
Kauffman Foundation CEO Carl Schramm to Speak at New Student Convocation
Carl J. Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, is the featured speaker of this year’s New Student Convocation. The annual event, which invites a distinguished guest to campus to enlighten the University of Miami community on the educational world that students will encounter, will be held Friday, August 19 at 9:30 a.m. at BankUnited Center, and is open to students, faculty, and staff with UM identification. | more

Using Math to Fight Cancer: Scientists Find a Way to Predict the Evolution of a Patient’s Tumor
Researchers from the University of Miami and the University of Heidelberg in Germany have developed a mathematical model to understand and predict the progress of a tumor from its early stages to metastasis in hopes of creating highly personalized treatment strategies for cancer patients. | more

Nephrologists Discover Cause of Common Kidney Disease
Nephrologists have discovered the cause of a significant form of chronic kidney disease, ending a decades-long search. Working with mouse models and a bank of patient samples, the scientists have found the first circulating factor known to start the process leading to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. | more

Researchers Develop Method for Identifying Manmade Biofuels in Atmosphere
University of Miami scientists have discovered a technique to track urban atmospheric plumes, thanks to a unique isotopic signature found in vehicle emissions. | more

Miami to Face FAU in Orange Bowl Basketball Classic
With a new head coach at the helm and its leading scorer returning for another season, the University of Miami men’s basketball team will take on Florida Atlantic in the 2011 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic on December 17 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. | more

  • Obama Nominates Miami Law Alumnus to the 11th Circuit | more
  • UM to Host Society of Environmental Journalists 2011 Annual Conference | more
  • Toppel Career Center Ranks High in National Survey | more
  • Student Activities to Host Student Employment Fair on August 22; Sign Up by August 12 | more
  • Ring Theatre Announces 2011-12 Season | more
  • Take the Flexible Summer Work Week Survey | more
  • Need Part-Time Help? Hire a Miami Commitment Student Worker | more
  • Schedule for Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Meter Replacement Project | more
  • Twelfth Avenue Access to Rosenstiel Medical Science Building Closed | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Hosts ‘What’s Your Story?’ Writing Contest | more
  • Miller Office of Research Survey on Business Training Opportunities | more
  • Save the Date: October 1: What’s New in Mental Health Research and Treatment | more
  • Save the Date: October 21-23: Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology Fourth Annual Meeting | more
  • Save the Date: November 11-13: Synergy 2011: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Interventional Oncology | more
    Student Research Gets PRIME Time Exposure
    Ten weeks of laboratory investigations culminated for a group of 16 students on July 29, when the Department of Psychology hosted its 14th annual Psychology Research Initiatives Mentorship Experience (PRIME) presentation of undergraduate research posters, giving the students the chance to present their studies and results.
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    Shakira Kicks Off Soccer for Youth Initiative
    With the University of Miami Fieldhouse serving as the venue, Colombian superstar singer Shakira unveiled a plan on August 1 to create the Soccer for Youth Development and Healthy Living project, a joint initiative of her nonprofit, Pies Descalzos, and the charitable arm of FC Barcelona soccer club that will benefit more than 28,000 at-risk children in the United States, including Hispanic youngsters living in Miami. Above: Shakira announces details of the plan along with FC Barcelona soccer stars, from left, Carles Puyol, Gerard Pique (Shakira’s boyfriend), and Sergio Busquets. | more

    Weathering Winds of Change
    The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program presents “Weathering Winds of Change,” a seminar for those interested in developing knowledge and practical strategies for successfully weathering a changing and challenging world. | more

    • ULearn Unveils New Features, New Look | more
    • Hurricane Preparedness Checklists for Researchers | more
    • Blackboard 9.1 Training Sessions Available | more
    • Healthy Steps Parent Group to Meet | more
    • Communication Skills | more
    • Customer Service for the Professional | more
    House of Photographs by Sean Black

    Incoming MFA Students to Present Works at CAS Gallery
    From paintings and photographs to printmaking and sculpture, the works of incoming Master of Fine Arts students will be on display at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery from August 23 to September 16, giving visitors a first look at the skills of talented students enrolled in a highly competitive program. | more

    Through Friday, August 12: ‘La Habana’ Exhibition Features Works of Cuban-Born Photographer Victoria Montoro | more
    Monday, August 8: Cosford Cinema screening: Macbeth
    Monday, August 8: Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training | more
    Thursday, August 11: Save the Date: ‘Opening Doors’ Networking Event | more
    Thursday, August 11: Sustainable Green Marketing Strategies | more
    Friday through Sunday, August 12-14: Cosford Cinema screenings: Passione | The Over the Hill Band
    Saturday through Monday, August 13-15: Cosford Cinema screening: Swan Lake
    Friday, September 30: Save the Date: Hypofractionation 2011: Scientific Concepts and Clinical Experiences | more
    Saturday through Friday, October 1-November 4: Save the Date: Festival Miami | more
    November 4-6: Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011 | more
    November 5-6: Save the Date: Second Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge | more
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