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January 22, 2013 | Tuesday 

Legendary UM Baseball Coach Ron Fraser Passes Away

Former University of Miami baseball coach Ron Fraser, who produced the program's first two College World Series titles and went on to coach the 1992 U.S. Olympic baseball team in Barcelona, has passed away. He was 79. | more


Gift Expands Mind-Body Wellness Program at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach

With a $500,000 donation, Michigan entrepreneur Wayne Lobdell and his wife, Terry, have established the Department of Psychiatry’s Lobdell Mind-Body Wellness Program, ensuring that all patients who visit UHealth’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach can access a broad range of holistic mind-body preventive and therapeutic interventions to enhance their health and quality of life. | more

Series of Events to Celebrate the Life of MLK

United Black Students, in collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and others, presents “The Mountain Top,” the 2013 celebration in honor of civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King, Jr. | more
UMPD Initiatives Make University One of Safest Institutions in the South

The University of Miami Police Department recorded the lowest incident rate in 38 years for the Coral Gables campus—a continued decline that Police Chief David A. Rivero attributes to better-trained officers, scripted patrols, and cooperation from the UM community. | 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 and part-time benefited and contract employees start as low as $1 each. | more

Home of the Hurricanes Could Get Extensive Upgrade
The Miami Dolphins have unveiled an extensive renovation plan for Sun Life Stadium, which also serves as the home stadium for the Miami Hurricanes football program. More comfortable seats, new seating closer to the field, state-of-the art HD video screens, an open-air canopy that shields fans from the elements, and modern escalators and elevators are among the proposed upgrades. | more

  • Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery to be Addressed at UM Conference | more
  • UM Enters into New Dell Agreement for Desktop and Laptop Computers | more
  • Sexual Assault Response Team Seeks Advocates | more
  • Office of Research Administration Offers Training Program for 2013 | more
  • UM Professor Amishi Jha to Speak at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting | 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
  • Leonard Turkel Nonprofit Network to Kick Off with Special Lecture | more
  • Graduate Faculty Meeting on January 24 | more
  • Call for Abstracts for CTSI-Sponsored ‘Science of Obesity’ Research Day | more
  • Discovery Science Grand Rounds Continue for 2013; Nominations Being Sought for Presentations | more
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Home Colors
University of Miami administrators, student leaders, and employees of Moss & Associates celebrated camaraderie and accomplishment on January 14, gathering at the construction site of UM’s new Student Activities Center to don the popular 2012 game-day T-shirts worn by students during Hurricanes home football games at Sun Life Stadium. Moss & Associates, which is building the 119,000-square-foot center, co-sponsored the T-shirts along with the Coca Cola Company. | more
Beaming with Excitement

With University of Miami employees and construction workers looking on, a crane hoists the last beam to be put into place for the new Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex, a facility at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science that will provide research and teaching laboratories in two critical areas: air-sea interactions and biology of living marine organisms. During the topping out ceremony, held January 9, the beam was positioned next to an evergreen tree placed at the top of the structure to symbolize growth and bring good luck. | more


UMIT Security Alert: Beware of Identity Theft

Recently the University of Miami community was notified about phishing attacks geared specifically toward faculty, staff, and students. If you were the recipient of such an email and inadvertently provided any sensitive or private information, you may be a victim of identity theft. If someone has stolen your identity, acting fast can help reduce the damage this can cause. | more

Free Online Survey Tool Now Available for UM Community
A new online survey tool designed to support research, teaching, and administrative functions is now available to the University of Miami community free of charge, UM Information Technology has announced. | more

• Developing Your Path to Health and Well-Being | more
• Data Privacy Day Is January 28
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• 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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New Exhibitions Opening at Lowe Art Museum
“Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity” and “Stephen Knapp: New Light,” open at the Lowe Art Museum on January 26. The former presents a rich, reflective exhibition showcasing the works of 39 distinct artists, while the latter features 14 of Knapp’s light paintings, which have been called the first new art medium of the 21st century.
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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 high-functioning person with 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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