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October 10, 2011 | Monday 
Doctors Remove Brain Tumor from Awake Patient
In a rare surgical procedure, doctors at University of Miami Hospital removed a tumor from patient Ray Beccaria’s brain while keeping the 64-year-old wide awake to provide the single most important clue surgeons needed to avoid impairing the patient’s speech: words. | more
President Shalala Inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame
University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala was formally enshrined in the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, on October 1, joining legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, civil rights champion Coretta Scott King, and eight other distinguished inductees. | more
New Study Challenges Benefit to Corals from Marine Reserve Protection
A team of scientists recently investigated whether ten years of reserve designation has translated into positive impacts on coral communities in Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve, Belize. The study, conducted by Rosenstiel graduate students Brittany Huntington and Mandy Karnauskas and Professor Diego Lirman, appears in the journal Coral Reefs. | more

This year’s United Way campaign is well under way, as departments, divisions, and units across the University are hosting fundraising events that include bake sales, raffles, and more. Get involved in upcoming events:

  • Office of Student Account Services Raffle; Win a Mac Book Pro, iPad2, or iTouch | more
  • University Advancement and External Affairs Bake Sale on October 10 | more
  • Office of the Controller Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale | more
  • Office of the Controller Cuban Toast & Café con Leche on October 14 | more
  • Taste of UM on October 19 | more
  • Information Technology Bake Sale on November 21 | more
Arsht Center Offering UM Nights Ticket Special for ‘House of Bernarda Alba’
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the University of Miami’s Department of Theatre Arts to co-produce Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba. As part of the collaboration, the Arsht Center will host two UM Nights offering faculty and staff a special ticket price for the play. | more
Festival Miami Continues with Diverse Blend of Concerts
Festival Miami, the Frost School of Music’s live musical showcase featuring performances in four themes, continues this week with a variety of concerts. | more

NFL Stars Ed Reed, Bryant McKinnie Headline Stellar UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class
Hurricane football greats Ed Reed and Bryant McKinnie, two of the biggest stars in the NFL, headline the 2012 induction class of the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. Women’s tennis coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews and UM’s first African-American football player, Ray Bellamy, have also been selected for enshrinement, as have All-American pitcher Robbie Morrison, Olympic hurdler Patrina Allen, basketball star Desma Thomas Bateast, and All-American lineman Rich Mercier. | more

UM Announces Coral Gables Day Ticket Promotion
The University of Miami’s home football game against Georgia Tech on October 22 has been designated Coral Gables Day, giving residents of Coral Gables an opportunity to buy one ticket and get two free tickets for the Hurricanes’ home game against the Yellow Jackets. | more

  • UMPD to Host ’Canes Kids Police Academy | more
  • Frost School’s Winter Wonderful! to Raise Funds for Music Scholarships | more
  • UHealth Childbirth Classes Offer Discount for UM Employees | more
  • Take Part in the First Annual South Florida 5K Run/Walk for Vision | more
  • Bachelor of General Studies Open Houses | more
  • Sponsorships Available for Nanotechnology in Biomedicine Symposium | more
  • 2012 Faculty Learning Community: Call for Applications and Nominations | more
  • Nominations Being Accepted for Faculty Senate Awards | more
  • Eight-Year-Old Shark Conservationist Sophi Bromenshenkel to Go Brush-to-Brush with Artist Guy Harvey | more
  • UM's AEL Chapter Accepting Nominations | more
    Excellence in Health Care
    Michael Gittelman, left, hospital administrator of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was named CEO of the Year at the South Florida Business Journal’s annual Excellence in Health Care Awards, presented October 6 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine was named Employer of the Year, an honor that Jennifer Cohen, right, executive director of Benefits Administration at the Miller School, accepted on behalf of the school.
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    School of Education Faculty Members Receive APA Awards
    Four faculty members in the School of Education’s Department of Educational and Psychological Studies were honored recently with five national awards for leadership and social justice from the American Psychological Association. | more

    Community Impact and Inspiration
    Students and other members of the University of Miami community took part in the annual National Gandhi Day of Service on October 2, volunteering at agencies that ranged from Rebuilding Together, which renovates houses for disabled and economically disadvantaged Miami citizens, to Kristi House, which provides a safe, nurturing environment for child victims of sexual abuse and their families. | more

    Open Enrollment Information Sessions and Webcasts Begin
    Open Enrollment begins October 17. Do you have questions about your benefits options, flexible spending accounts, and the Health Reimbursement Account Plan? Attend an information session or webcast to learn more and speak with a benefits representative. | more

    University Credit Union: What’s in it for You?
    This lunchtime seminar, offered through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will review the many advantages credit unions have over traditional banks. Discover the array of services, products, accounts, and rates tailored to help you keep more of your money in your pocket. | more

    • Well ’Canes Mammography Days | more
    • Learn More about the Audit Process | more
    • Responding to FDA Observations/FDA Form 483 | more
    • Standard Operating Procedures Class | more
    Through Friday, October 28: Art and Art History Faculty Members to Present Their Works at Annual Exhibition | more
    Monday, October 10: Women's and Gender Studies Lecture: Stealth | more
    Monday, October 10: UM Obesity Symposium to Feature Poster Session | more
    Monday, October 10: Architectural Designer Anna Heringer to Lecture on ‘Architecture as Happiness’ | more
    Wednesday, October 12: Medical Issues and the Growing Child Conference: Building Relationships through Communication: Language Interventions that Work for Fragile X Syndrome and Autism | more
    Wednesday, October 12: Office of Civic and Community Engagement to Host Financing Affordable Housing Panel Discussion | more
    Wednesday, October 12: Center for the Humanities BookTalk Series Continues with Kate Ramsey | more
    Thursday, October 13: Information Session on Research Reporting System | more
    Thursday, October 13: Discovery Science Grand Rounds: High-Throughput Phenotyping in an Academic Lab: From Images to Networks | more
    Thursday, October 13: USpeak to Feature Local Poet Emma Trelles | more
    Friday, October 14: Center for Hemispheric Policy Panel Discussion: Modern Mexico: Economic Trends and Prospects | more
    Friday, October 14: 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band to Give Free Concert at UM | more
    Friday through Sunday, October 14-16: Cosford screenings: Esmeralda | The Guard | Life Above All | The Lion King
    Saturday, October 15: Book Signing and Reception for Social Networks and the Mental Health of Haitian Immigrants | more
    Monday through Wednesday, October 17-19: MAGEC’s Annual Intensive Geriatric Training Conference | more
    Tuesday, October 18: Religious Studies to Screen Life @ The End Documentary | more
    Tuesday, October 18: Biostatistics Clinic: Conducting Implementation Research with Rigorous Randomized Trials | more
    Wednesday, October 19: CLAS Seminar: Brazilian Economics: Current State and Future Challenges | more
    Wednesday, October 19: Information Session on Research Reporting System | more
    Thursday, October 20: Modern Languages and Literatures Lecture: Forced Enclosure, Erotic Disclosure in Diderot’s ‘La Religieuse’ | more
    Friday, October 21: Lowe Art Museum Lecture: Clay as a Means to an End | more
    Sunday, October 23: Out of the Darkness Community Walk to be Held on Coral Gables Campus | more
    Monday, October 24: Food Day Events Planned for Coral Gables Campus | more
    Thursday, November 3: Save the Date: Richter Library to Celebrate Acquisition of Michael Carlebach Photography Collection | more
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