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January 7, 2013 | Monday 

Researchers Make Discoveries that Could Restore Vision in Demyelinating Disease
Identifying the mechanisms behind progressive vision loss associated with glaucoma and demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis is a goal for many ophthalmic researchers. Now a team from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has demonstrated for the first time how these disease processes cause important changes to neurons in the retina. The discoveries will facilitate clinical interventions to potentially reverse—or ideally prevent—vision loss. | more

LawWithoutWalls Joins Forces with Global Law Firm Eversheds

London-based global law firm Eversheds has teamed up with LawWithoutWalls, the groundbreaking legal and commercial education project led by the University of Miami School of Law. As part of the collaboration, lawyers from the firm’s worldwide operation will bring their practical expertise to students from 18 universities around the world in LawWithoutWalls’ 2013 program. | more


Top U.S. Policy and Industry Leaders to Discuss Election’s Impact on Health Care Reform
In the wake of the 2012 U.S. presidential and congressional elections, the School of Business Administration will bring together some of the nation’s leading health care policy and industry leaders for a conference focused on the impact of the election results on health care reform, as well as health care organizations and business in general. | more

Mobile App Now Features Expanded Menu of Emergency Information
The University of Miami’s mobile app, UMiamiMobile, now features an expanded menu of emergency preparedness information, putting UM campus building addresses, crime prevention tips, and specific-action guidelines at users’ fingertips. | more


Women’s Tennis Announces 2013 Spring Schedule
In what is one of the nation’s toughest schedules, the University of Miami women’s tennis team will face 16 nationally ranked opponents during its 2013 spring season. The Hurricanes will play 22 matches in all, with 14 taking place at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. | more

• ‘We Win, You Win’ Special Ticket Deal | more
• Three ’Canes Selected to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl | more

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  • Dean Plater-Zyberk Helps Select Winners of Haitian Cathedral Design Competition | more
  • University of Miami Study Finds Decline in U.S. Cancer Screening Rates | more
  • Time to File the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid | more
  • Registration for Spring Semester of Frost MusicTime Program Begins January 22 | more
  • Documentary Featuring UM Libraries’ Ralph M. Munroe Collection Wins Suncoast Emmy | more
    Different Digs: Eco-Tent Designed and Built by UM Students Unveiled at Historic Park
    Ever since a one-two punch from Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma destroyed a small hotel and cottages in Everglades National Park’s historic Flamingo section in 2005, park officials have longed to replace the accommodations with sustainable overnight camping facilities. Now that goal is much closer to being accomplished. On December 19 park officials unveiled a 200-square-foot eco-tent designed and built by School of Architecture students that will serve as the prototype for 20 more such structures to be installed at the park. | more

    Workshop Examines Role of Dispersal in Life and Health Sciences
    The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences recently held a three-day workshop to share research and examine how the movement and dispersal of organisms affect spatial ecology, environmental science, and epidemiology. The “Everything Disperses to Miami: The Role of Movement and Dispersal in Spatial Ecology, Epidemiology and Environmental Science” workshop united more than 125 scientists and mathematicians who research dispersal, including many who work to create credible mathematical models of how organisms move through the world. | more


    Home Health Care 101

    Join United Home Care, Inc., a nonprofit home health and community organization, as they present an overview of the elder care network and the various community resources that exist for older and/or disabled adults and their caregivers. This lunchtime seminar, sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will include a discussion on options for aging in place, such as home care, day care, and assisted living. | more


    Herbert Wellness Center Can Boost Your New Year’s Fitness Goals
    Ringing in the New Year with a health or wellness resolution? The Herbert Wellness Center can be your key to success. | more

    • Important Change to 2012 W-2 Distribution | more
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    • Are You on the Right Track for a Secure Retirement? | more


    Annual Beaux Arts Festival to Offer Something for Everyone
    The 62nd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will bring more than 230 fine artists to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum on UM’s Coral Gables campus during the weekend of January 19 and 20. Recognized as Miami’s oldest juried fine arts show, the festival will feature works in ten different media, live music, children’s entertainment, and a variety of dining options, making the event ideal for art enthusiasts and families alike. Admission and parking are free. | more

    Animal Advocate Temple Grandin to Speak at UM
    Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, a bestselling author, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, she is also noted for her work in autism advocacy. In 2010 she was on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. One of the Center for the Humanities’ Stanford Distinguished Professors for 2012-2013, she is slated to speak about “Different Kinds of Minds” on Thursday, January 31 at BankUnited Center. | more

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