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November 7, 2011 | Monday 

UM Announces Leadership for Next Major Fundraising Initiative

With the public launch of its next major fundraising initiative scheduled to take place in 2012, the University of Miami has announced the group of influential philanthropists who will assume significant leadership roles for the upcoming campaign. | more

Faculty Learning Communities Benefit Instructors, Students
In a series of small groups called Faculty Learning Communities, University of Miami professors are learning how to integrate wikis, clickers, and multimedia platforms into classroom instruction, improving not only the way knowledge is taught but also how students learn. | more

Grant Aims to Boost Suicide Prevention Programs for Students
Funded by a three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, UM Unites to Prevent College Suicide by Transforming Campus Culture is a new initiative designed to increase awareness of the suicide risk among college students, the warning signs, and, most important, the availability of resources to help and the need to intervene. | more

Veterans Day Tribute to Honor Those Who Served
The University of Miami will pause this week to honor the men and women who have served and lost their lives in defense of the country. | more

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
  • 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
  • Purchasing Department's Third Annual Vendor Fair | more
  • Document Services and Solutions United Way Raffle | more
Ring Theatre Continues Exciting Season with ‘Fifty*Four*Forever’
The Department of Theatre Arts continues its exciting season this November with the musical Fifty*Four*Forever, conceived and directed by nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. Tune has also received eight Drama Desk Awards, the 2003 Presidential National Medal of Arts, and his own star on Hollywood’s legendary Walk of Fame. Written by Mark Saltzman, the musical play takes place in New York City, where Studio 54 becomes a magical disco that everyone clamors to get into. | more

Photography Exhibition at the Lowe Provides Insight to Life in Contemporary China
The Lowe Art Museum presents 150 photographic works by seven photographers from mainland China in the exhibition China: Insights, on view November 12 through January 15, 2012. The artists explore the relationship between contemporary photography and visual culture by undertaking the creation of a long-term documentation of one or more aspects of Chinese culture that reflect something vital about China now. | more

Shenise Johnson Named to AP Preseason All-America Team
University of Miami senior guard Shenise Johnson, who helped lead the women’s basketball team to an ACC regular-season title last season, is one of five players named to the Associated Press Preseason All-America Team.

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  • Community Event to Celebrate Completion of Mural that Chronicles UM’s History | more
  • Miller School Launches Academy to Recognize Stellar Teaching | more
  • Faculty Disclosure Form on MyUM | more
  • Walter 'Ted' Shaw Named CFO of UHealth and Miller School | more
  • Bascom Palmer Offering Enhanced Access and Services | more
  • Sweet on the U: Student Delivers Specially Crafted Goodies to Whitten University Center | more
  • Frost Opera Theater Opens Season November 17 | more
  • Discovery Science Grand Rounds Call for Nominations | more
  • DMAS/FRS Training Available | more
    Hurricanes Homecoming
    With class reunions, a concert, educational activities, and more, the University of Miami celebrated another successful Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, held November 4-6. On Friday Stanford Drive on the Coral Gables campus came alive with a parade that featured grand marshal Maggie Rodriguez, B.S.C. '91, former co-anchor of the CBS television program The Early Show, and Sebastian the Ibis (top) as well as the spirited music of the Band of the Hour (above). That same night, a fireworks display lit up the shores of Lake Osceola as students, alumni, and visitors enjoyed UM homecoming traditions.
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    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Speaks at UM
    The first African-American woman to become U.S. secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice spoke on the University of Miami campus on November 3 as part of the Charles E. Cobb Leadership Lecture Series in collaboration with Books & Books. During the event, which was conducted in an interview format with UM President Donna E. Shalala asking questions, Rice discussed everything from 9/11 and the war on terror to immigration, education, and Latin America. | more

    A Celebration of Generosity
    University of Miami student scholarship recipients gathered at the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center on November 2 for the annual luncheon that celebrates the generosity of donors who are making their dream of a college education possible. Above: Judi Prokop Newman, who attended UM on a scholarship, addressed attendees at the luncheon, describing UM as a life-changing experience. | more

    Pick Up Thanksgiving Delicacies at the Well ’Canes Farmers Market
    With Thanksgiving only days away, University of Miami employees, students, and neighbors can find many of the culinary selections they need for the holiday right on UM’s Coral Gables campus. For the rest of this month, the Well ’Canes Farmers Market, an initiative of the Office of Human Resources and UM Student Government, will be open on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Foote University Green between the Richter Library and the post office. | more

    Tips for a ‘Greener’ Home and Office
    The University’s Green U and Energy Management programs offer several tips on creating a “greener” home and workplace, including setting your computer and other electronic devices on sleep mode when not in use, recycling, using public transportation, and turning off lights in vacant rooms. | more

    Optimizing Your Health through Proper Nutrition and Exercise
    Learn healthy eating habits and effective exercise routines to achieve optimal health. In this seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program in partnership with the Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine and the Medical Wellness Center, participants will learn how a whole-food, plant-based diet combined with a regular and intense exercise program can help them live healthy, disease-free lives. | 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: Pediatric Grand Rounds: A Novel Approach to Pediatric Inguinal Hernia Repair | more
    Tuesday, November 8: The Latest Research in Huntington’s Disease: What’s Down the Pipeline? | more
    Tuesday, November 8: Cell Biology Research Forum: CO2/Bicarbonate/pH Chemosensing via the cAMP Signaling Pathway | more
    Wednesday, November 9: SPEAK test to be Administered | more
    Wednesday, November 9: Dermatology Grand Rounds: Plaquenil Ocular Side Effects | more
    Wednesday, November 9: Purchasing Department’s Third Annual Vendor Fair | more
    Wednesday, November 9: Miami Project Wednesday Noon Seminar | more
    Wednesday, November 9: Coaching for Performance Series | more
    Wednesday, November 9: Abess Center Lecture: Sustaining Biodiversity in Working Landscapes | more
    Wednesday, November 9: McKnight Research Seminar: Relation Between Some IOL Injectors and Clear Cornea Incision Size | more
    Thursday, November 10 : Department of History Speakers Series: Beyond the Icon and the Axe: Transdisciplinary Insights into Medieval Russia | more
    Thursday, November 10 : Disparities and Community Outreach Core Lecture: A Strategy to Teach Hispanic Couples about HPV and Cervical Cancer | more
    Thursday, November 10 : Discovery Science Grand Rounds: Pannexin: From Discovery to Bedside in 10 ± 4 Years? | more
    Thursday, November 10 : Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Volar Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures | more
    Thursday, November 10 : Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Embryology and Bony Malformations of the Craniovertebral Junction: Science and Surgery | more
    Thursday, November 10 : CHP Panel Discussion: Mexico: Domestic Politics in a Presidential Election Year | more
    Friday, November 11: UMPD to Host ’Canes Kids Police Academy | more
    Friday, November 11: Geography and Regional Studies Colloquium Series: Spatial Autocorrelation Is Everywhere | more
    Monday, November 14: Biology Departmental Seminar: A Review of Phylogeography and the Integration between Biologists and Earth Scientists | more
    Monday, November 14: Biostatistics Clinic: Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling | more
    Monday, November 14: Abess Center Lecture: Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change | more
    Tuesday, November 15: Cooper Fellows Lecture Series: Naturefacts and Artifacts | more
    Tuesday, November 15: Pediatric Grand Rounds: How Our Genes Modify Disease: Unlocking the Mystery | more
    Tuesday, November 15: Optimizing Your Health through Proper Nutrition and Exercise | more
    Tuesday, November 15: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series | more
    Wednesday, November 16: Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds: Social Networks and Health: The Consequences of Connectedness | more
    Wednesday, November 16: Healthy Steps Parent Group Meeting to Focus on Keeping Children Safe from Poison | more
    Wednesday, November 16: Optimizing Your Health through Proper Nutrition and Exercise | more
    Thursday, November 17: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Neuropathology | more
    Thursday and Friday, November 17-18: SEEDS to Host National Expert on Racial and Gender Achievement Gaps | more
    Friday, November 18: Town Hall Meeting: Facing the Challenge: Integrative, Supportive, and Patient-Centered Cancer Care | more
    Friday, November 18: Miller School to Host Neuroscience Research Day | more
    Friday, November 18: Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester Lectureship Series | more
    Tuesday, November 22: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain | more
    Sunday, December 4: Save the Date: Frost School’s Winter Wonderful! to Raise Funds for Music Scholarships | more
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