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October 24, 2011 | Monday 

Federal Grant to Rehabilitation Medicine Team Will Advance Spinal Cord Research
A $2 million five-year grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research will allow a team of researchers at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine to study the course of recovery and outcomes following the delivery of a coordinated system of care for spinal cord injury patients. | more

Adrienne Arsht Makes $500,000 Gift to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
A $500,000 gift from philanthropist Adrienne Arsht to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will establish the betti lidsky Retinitis Pigmentosa Endowed Research Fund. | more

Open Enrollment Runs through November 4
Your annual opportunity to enroll or make changes to medical, dental, flexible spending, and short-term disability benefits is here and runs through November 4. | more

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

  • President’s Office “You Pick” Raffle | more
  • Advancement United Way Fundraising Luncheon | more
  • Finance and Treasury’s 2011 United Way Silent Auction | more
  • Office of Student Account Services Raffle; Win a MacBook Pro, iPad2, or iTouch | more
  • Division of Continuing and International Education Dessert Bake-Off Contest | more
  • Information Technology Bake Sale on November 21 | more
Festival Miami Offers Songwriters Showcase, Other Events
Festival Miami, the Frost School of Music’s live musical showcase featuring performances in four themes, enters its penultimate week with a variety of concerts, including the Songwriters Showcase, featuring songs composed and performed by students enrolled in the Creative American Music program. | more

Women’s Basketball Team Picked to Finish atop the ACC
For the first time since Miami joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2004, the women’s basketball team is the preseason favorite to win the league championship. | more

  • Women’s Hoops Coach Katie Meier to Host Fantasy Camp | more

UMPD to Host ’Canes Kids Police Academy
The University of Miami Police Department will host its first-ever ’Canes Kids Police Academy on Friday, November 11, a fun-filled life-skills experience for children ages 10 to 12. Registration is now open. | more

  • Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle to Receive Hoeveler Award | more
  • The Launch Pad at Toppel Presents the 2011 Elevator Pitch Contest | more
  • Graduate Business Certificate Courses Start in November; Tuition Remission Available | more
  • UHealth Childbirth Classes Offer Discount for UM Employees | more
  • 2012 Faculty Learning Community: Call for Applications and Nominations | more
    Students Showcase Research and Talents at SEJ Conference
    From research posters on climate and hurricanes to seamless news gathering and on-spot reporting, University of Miami students played a key role on the opening day of the recent Society of Environmental Journalists Conference, for which UM served as the host institution. Top: School of Communication student Natalie Edgar photographs the conference’s opening reception. Above: Kelly L. Jackson, left, a graduate student at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, explains her research project to UM President Donna E. Shalala, Rosenstiel School Dean Roni Avissar, and Jane Lubchenco, under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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    UM Wins Local Corporation of the Year Award
    The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) awarded the University of Miami the Local Corporation of the Year Award in recognition of the institution’s supplier diversity program. Above: Attending the recent awards gala were, from left, Jay Nerang, president of the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee; Beatrice Louissaint, president of the SFMSDC; Nerissa Morris, UM vice president of Human Resources; Sophia Galvin, director of UM’s Business Development Program and second vice chair of the SFMSDC board of directors; and Erasmos Acostas, chairman of the board of directors for the SFMSDC. | more

    Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in November and December
    The User Support Services group offers free software training to University of Miami employees. Courses include Microsoft’s Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Training is also offered for Adobe’s popular Photoshop and InDesign applications. | more

    Bascom Palmer Offers Enhanced Access and Services
    University of Miami faculty and staff can now receive an annual eye exam in the evening or on a Saturday at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. | more

    • 2010 Total Compensation Statements | more
    • New App Simplifies FSA Claims Process | more
    Through Wednesday, October 26: The Launch Pad at Toppel Presents the 2011 Elevator Pitch Contest | more
    Through Friday, October 28: Art and Art History Faculty Members to Present Their Works at Annual Exhibition | more
    Monday, October 24: Food Day Events Planned for Coral Gables Campus | more
    Monday, October 24: Biology Departmental Seminar: Age, Experience, and the Delayed Direct Benefits of Cooperation in a Lekking Manakin | more
    Tuesday, October 25: Miller Center Lecture: The Eichmann Trial | more
    Tuesday, October 25: ’Canes Care Scare Fair
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    Tuesday, October 25: Center for the Humanities BookTalk Series | more
    Wednesday, October 26: Pre-Vet Society Halloween Dog Wash | more
    Wednesday, October 26: Open Enrollment Booth at Well ’Canes Farmer’s Market | more
    Wednesday, October 26: Healthy Steps Meeting to Address Importance of Play in Child Development | more
    Wednesday, October 26: Faculty Senate to Meet on Miller School Campus | more
    Wednesday, October 26: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series | more
    Wednesday, October 26: Miller Center Book Presentation: Belonging and Otherness - Jews in/of Latin America: 40 Years of Change | more
    Thursday, October 27: HOPE's Online Silent Auction and Reception | more
    Thursday, October 27: Biostatistics Seminar Series: Generalized Additive Partial Linear Models with High-Dimensional Covariates | more
    Thursday, October 27: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Transitions of Care Out of the ICU | more
    Friday, October 28: Miami Consortium to Host Conference on Marginalization in the Americas | more
    Friday, October 28: National Expert on Scholarly Publishing to Lecture at Miller School for Open Access Week | more
    Friday through Sunday, October 28-30: Cosford Screenings | Happy, Happy | Restless | Carmen
    Monday, October 31: Biology Departmental Seminar: Expecting the Unexpected: Pandora's Box of Paradox in an Upside-Down Estuary | more
    Tuesday, November 1: Developmental Center for AIDS Research Grand Rounds | more
    Tuesday, November 1: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Highlights from the 2011 American Society of Human Genetics Meeting | more
    Tuesday, November 1: Miller Center Lecture: 'My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner' | more
    Wednesday, November 2: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Depression and Reproduction: Context-Dependency of Biological Signaling | more
    Wednesday, November 2: Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series | more
    Thursday, November 3: Richter Library to Celebrate Acquisition of Michael Carlebach Photography Collection | more
    Thursday, November 3: Center for the Humanities Lecture: We're All Artists Now: Art in the Age of Digital Photography | more
    Friday, November 4: CHP Conference: The Impact of Globalization on Latin America: Case Studies of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru | more
    Friday, November 4: Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience | more
    Friday, November 4: Wine Tasting and Open House to Benefit UM-NSU CARD | more
    Friday, November 4: Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Open House and Reception | more
    Saturday, November 5: UM Ear Institute, Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation to Host Run Over Hear 5K Run/Walk | more
    Monday, November 7: Miller Center Book Presentation: When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry | more
    Monday, November 7: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series | more
    Tuesday, November 8: The Latest Research in Huntington’s Disease: What’s Down the Pipeline? | more
    Wednesday, November 9: Dermatology Grand Rounds: Plaquenil Ocular Side Effects | more
    Thursday, November 10 : Department of History Speakers Series: Beyond the Icon and the Axe: Transdisciplinary Insights into Medieval Russia | more
    Friday through Sunday, November 11-13: Save the Date: Synergy 2011: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Interventional Oncology | more
    Tuesday, November 15: Cooper Fellows Lecture Series: Naturefacts and Artifacts | more
    Thursday and Friday, November 17-18: SEEDS to Host National Expert on Racial and Gender Achievement Gaps | more
    Sunday, December 4: Save the Date: Frost School’s Winter Wonderful! to Raise Funds for Music Scholarships | more
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