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January 14, 2013 | Monday 

Esman Foundation Pledges Support to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
A $450,000 pledge from the Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation to UHealth’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will help make a significant difference in discovering new therapies to treat cancer patients. | more


Dean White Ranked by National Jurist as Most Influential Woman in Legal Education

Patricia D. White, dean of the University of Miami School of Law, is the most influential woman in legal education in the United States, according to a poll of her peers by the National Jurist. The magazine notes some of the groundbreaking programs spearheaded by Dean White since she took the reins at Miami Law in 2009 as well as her efforts in increasing the number of clinics at the school. | more

Conference to Address Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery

The Hispanic National Bar Association and the University of Miami School of Law will host a conference on Friday, January 25 on the issue of human trafficking and sexual slavery around the world. Catharine A. MacKinnon, a renowned lawyer, teacher, and activist on sexual-equality issues, will deliver the keynote speech. | more

Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity
Examining the vast cultural blend of Modern American society, “Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity” is a rich, reflective exhibition showcasing the works of 39 distinct artists, on view January 26 through March 24 at the Lowe Art Museum. | more

A Weekend of Wonderful Art, Food, and Family Fun
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

Autism Advocate Temple Grandin to Speak at UM
Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling 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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  • Parking and Shuttle Route Changes for Beaux Arts Festival of Art | more
  • UHealth Sleep Center Moves to Bascom Palmer Eye Institute | more
  • Sexual Assault Response Team Seeks Advocates | more
  • Office of Research Administration Offers Training Program for 2013 | more
  • Winning Competition Designs for Rebuilding Haiti's National Cathedral Go on Display at UM | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for ‘Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases’ Course | 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
    Graduate Student’s ‘Sonic Reef’ Video Wins NSF Award
    University of Miami graduate student Erica Staaterman was among a group of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows honored recently for creating 90-second videos showing how their research could help shape the future. Staaterman, a doctoral student in applied marine physics and marine biology and fisheries at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, won third place for her video Sonic Reef in which she describes her work on underwater acoustics. The video competition was held as part of the 60th anniversary of the NSF’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Above: At the event, held at NSF headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, Staaterman is presented with her award by Robert J. Zimmer, president of the University of Chicago and a former NSF fellow. | more


    Free Flu Shots Still Being Offered for University Employees

    The University of Miami is aware of the recent advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control reporting widespread influenza activity throughout the United States, including Florida. The University highly encourages all employees who have not yet done so to get a free flu shot. Flu shots are still being offered at employee health offices on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses without an appointment. | more


    Well ’Canes Marketplace Returns
    January 16
    The Well ’Canes Marketplace resumes on Wednesday, January 16 at 9 a.m., with vendors selling an array of locally grown and organic produce, baked goods, artisanal cheeses, local honey, marinades, ceviche, pasta, and more. | more

    A Great Incentive to Start Walking
    The Walking ’Canes program will motivate you to reach a goal of 10,000 steps per day. That’s about five miles. The Corporate Run/Walk is only 3.1 miles. If you sign up for Walking ’Canes in January, you’ll be in great shape for the Corporate Run/Walk in April. Want one more reason to participate in Walking ’Canes? The top two winners receive a free roundtrip domestic ticket on American Airlines. | more

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

    • UMove Biweekly Column to Provide Fitness Tips | more
    • Have a UM Benefits Question? Contact an HR-Benefits Representative
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    • 2013 Tuition Remission Graduate Course Taxation | more
    • Instructional Advancement Center Offering Blackboard Training Classes | more
    • FSAP Spring Newsletter Now Available Online
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    Cristobal Comes Home: Former UM Standout Named Hurricanes Associate Head Coach
    University of Miami alumnus Mario Cristobal, a four-year letterwinner on the offensive line who helped the Hurricane football team win two national championships, has been named associate head coach at UM. Cristobal, who was most recently head coach at FIU, will coach the tight ends. | more

    Verizon Wireless UM Employee Day Basketball Doubleheader
    This year’s Verizon Wireless UM Employee Day Basketball event on Sunday, January 27 at BankUnited Center features a doubleheader: a women’s game against the North Carolina Tar Heels and a men’s matchup vs. the Florida State Seminoles, with a tailgate party sandwiched between the two games. Tickets for full-time, part-time, benefited, and contract employees start as low as $1 each. | more


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