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August 22, 2011 | Monday 
Pair of Liver Transplant Recipients Welcome Their Baby
Twenty-seven years after Trine Engebretsen, the first liver transplant recipient in Florida, won over a nation when President Ronald Reagan mentioned her in a radio address about organ transplants, her newborn son, Andersen Thomas Labbe, is believed to be the first child born to parents who are both liver transplant recipients. | more

UM to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps with Two Events
The University of Miami will help commemorate the Peace Corps’s 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world with two events on September 7: A panel discussion titled “Honoring Our Past, Inspiring Future Generations” and the “Making A Difference” job fair. | more

Reaching You Before and After a Hurricane
We’re now in the peak of hurricane season—and all members of the UM community are urged to take steps to ensure that the University can communicate with you in case astorm threatens our area. | more

New Parking Management Plan Now in Effect on Coral Gables Campus
The University of Miami’s new parking management plan, which divides parking into six separate zones on the Coral Gables campus, is now in effect. Parking service officers are out in force monitoring parking lots and providing information to motorists on campus. | more

e-Veritas Moves to Once a Week Delivery; Visit e-V Website for Regular Updates
e-Veritas is changing with the times. The electronic publication’s email blast of headlines, lead paragraphs, and photographs that link to stories and other listings on its full, comprehensive website, which is updated regularly, will now be sent to employees once a week. | more

Hurricanes Volleyball Squad Begins New Season This Friday
With five starters returning from a squad that went 23-9 last year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, the University of Miami volleyball team will open its 2011 season this Friday, August 26, against Jacksonville State in the Tiger Classic, hosted by LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. | more

USpeak to Kick Off New Season with Back to School Bash
The Creative Writing Program in the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences has teamed with Books & Books in Coral Gables to kick off this year’s 2011-2012 USpeak season. Poet John Murillo, author of Up Jump the Boogie and visiting assistant professor at UM, will emcee a night of open mic readings, flamenco dancing, and a must-see reading by this year’s Literary Death Match winners on Friday, August 26. | more

  • Community Town Hall Meeting with Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | more
  • IT Department Unveils Newsletter | more
  • Faculty Senate to Meet This Wednesday | more
  • Business Development Program, Alumni Relations Host Opening Doors Event | more
  • Gordon Center’s New iPhone App Helps Improve Care for Stroke Patients | more
  • UM Obesity Symposium to Feature Poster Session | more
  • Need Assistance? Hire a UM Student | more
  • Opening Season Pregame Celebration: Your Invitation to the Kickoff of the Golden Era | more
  • UM to Host Society of Environmental Journalists 2011 Annual Conference | more
  • Take the Flexible Summer Work Week Survey | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Hosts ‘What’s Your Story?’ Writing Contest | more
  • Save the Date: October 1: What’s New in Mental Health Research and Treatment | more
    Entrepreneurial Advice
    Entrepreneur expert and leading economist Carl J. Schramm, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, delivered the New Student Convocation address last Friday at UM’s BankUnited Center, telling hundreds of students in attendance to think creatively and start ventures that spur job growth, generate wealth, and create innovation.
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    Welcome, Freshmen
    Pulling carts loaded down with clothes, computers, refrigerators, and microwaves, about 2,000 freshmen, assisted by their parents, moved into the University of Miami’s Hecht and Stanford Residential Colleges last week, an annual ritual that serves as a harbinger of the new academic school year. | more

    Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Begin Wednesday
    Another 12-week session of the Weight Watchers at Work program is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 24. As part of the Well ’Canes initiative, the University offers up to a 100 percent reimbursement to participants who attend all 12 sessions. | more

    • Free Adobe and Microsoft Office Software Training Available | more
    • Relaxation, Harmony, and Wellness August 23-25 | more
    • Instructional Advancement Center Offers Blackboard 9.1 Training Sessions | more
    • ULearn’s New Feature Spotlight: The Curriculum | more
    • UM to Participate in Job Fairs August 23 and 27 | more
    • Mini-FLOW – Florida Licensing on Wheels to Visit Coral Gables Campus | more

    Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Nilo Cruz Named Stanford Distinguished Professor for 2011-2012
    Nilo Cruz, who in 2003 became the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, will be the first Stanford Distinguished Professor for the University of Miami’s Center for the Humanities this academic year. Cruz will present “Theatre Accompanied by Light: Searching for Poetry in the Theatre” on Thursday, September 15 at 7 p.m. in UM’s Storer Auditorium. | more

    Monday, August 22; Friday, August 26; and Wednesday, August 31: Training for Technology in the Classrooms | more
    Monday, August 22: Student Activities to Host Student Employment Fair | more
    Tuesday, August 23: Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills | more
    Tuesday, August 23: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Stem Cells in Severe TBI – Hope or Hype? | more
    Wednesday, August 24: Building Change Ready Teams | more
    Thursday, August 25: Leadership Webinar: Manage Your Project Successfully from Start to Finish: Effective Project Management | more
    Thursday, August 25: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Mummification: Resurrection of an Ancient Art | more
    Friday, August 26: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Community-Based Participatory Research: Addressing Cancer Disparity from ‘Trench’ to Bench | more
    Friday through Sunday, August 26-28: Cosford Screenings: Conan O'Brien Can't Stop | The Interrupters
    Monday through Wednesday, August 29-31: ITIL Foundations Course | more
    Wednesday, September 7: Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series | more
    Sunday, September 11: UM to Observe 10th Anniversary of 9/11| more
    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 5-6: Save the Date: Second Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge | more
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