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January 28, 2013 | Monday 

Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Speak at UM

Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the court, visits the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center on Friday, February 1 at 6 p.m. in association with Books & Books. | more

Miami Project Doctors Perform First-Ever Schwann Cell Transplant

Doctors at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis have performed the first-ever FDA-approved Schwann cell transplantation in a patient with a new spinal cord injury. The procedure is part of a Phase 1 clinical trial designed to evaluate its safety and feasibility as a potential treatment for patients with such injuries. | more
People Turn to High-Calorie Foods in Times of Adversity, Study Shows

Can hard times lead to weight gain? A new study out of the School of Business Administration seems to suggest so. Published in the February edition of Psychological Science, the study shows that, when faced with bad news about the economy, people tend to consume foods with a higher caloric content that will keep them satisfied longer. | more

Addressing Health Disparities in Miami-Dade’s Multiethnic Communities
Nationally recognized for his expertise in health disparities research, Olveen Carrasquillo, associate professor of medicine and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Miller School, cares deeply about the health of racial and ethnic minorities living in Miami-Dade. | more

Miami Leads Nation with Seven in Upcoming Super Bowl
With the 2012 NFL conference championships now in the books, the University of Miami leads all schools with seven players on Super Bowl rosters. The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers, who will meet in the Super Bowl February 3 in New Orleans, both have former UM football players on their rosters, ensuring that the 2012 NFL season will be the seventh in row that at least one ProCane will earn a championship ring. | more

• Football to Host Signing Day Party at Buffalo Wild Wings | more
• Coley Named Hurricanes Offensive Coordinator
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  • School of Communication Students to Offer Free Advertising and Creative Services for Nonprofit Organizations | more
  • Future Lawyers from Around the World, Invited by Miami Law, Gather in Spain for Launch of LawWithoutWalls’ 2013 Session | more
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute Brings Reduction in Clinical Research Center Fees | more
  • Mindful Kids Miami Event on UM Campus to Explore Uses of Mindfulness | more
  • Office of Research Administration Offers Training Program for 2013 | 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
  • 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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Art Appreciation
Art in all shapes and colors was on display and up for sale at the 62nd Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art, held on the grounds of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus January 19-20. One of the region’s most popular outdoor art exhibitions and a South Florida tradition, the festival attracted thousands of visitors this year and offered works in widely varied mediums. Proceeds benefit Lowe Art Museum programs and support cultural field trips to the museum for children from low-income schools. | more
City of Coral Gables Honors UM

Sergio M. Gonzalez, right, UM senior vice president for University Advancement and External Affairs, accepts a Seal to the City medal from Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason on behalf of the University of Miami. The award, presented January 18 before tipoff of the Columbus-Belen high school basketball game at UM’s BankUnited Center, honored the University for hosting the sporting event. It was the first high school basketball game ever played at the on-campus arena. | more
A Vision for a New Cathedral in

Beautifully illustrated in exacting detail, the renderings are a vision of what could one day rise from the ruins of a still quake-battered Haiti. About 75 academics, students, and community members recently gathered at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture to get a close-up view of these artistic portrayals, which represent the winning designs from a competition that sought ideas for rebuilding the cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The massive earthquake that struck the country in 2010 destroyed the original structure. Above: Puerto Rican architect Segundo Cardona (in black coat) describes his winning design—a circular building that wraps around a central altar—for visitors at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Irvin Korach Gallery, where the drawings are on display until March 8. | more


Nurturing Healthy Relationships

This lunchtime seminar, sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will explore characteristics of a healthy relationship and provide tips on how to achieve positive environments and fruitful interactions. | more

Still Time to Register for Walking ’Canes
Don’t miss out on the chance to win a free, plan-ahead ticket on American Airlines or two floor seats to an event at the BankUnited Center. You can literally “walk” to win one of these great prizes—and more—by participating in Walking ’Canes. | more

Reap the Benefits of Walking
The first installment of the Department of Wellness and Recreation’s new biweekly UMove health column, focusing on how to stay active at home and on campus, examines the advantages of walking. One of the most natural forms of physical activity, walking provides numerous health benefits that can be achieved with as little as 30 minutes of walking a day. | more

• Developing Your Path to Health and Well-Being | more
• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training for January and February
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• Data Privacy Day Is January 28 | more
• Instructional Advancement Center Offering Blackboard Training Classes | 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 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

Frost School, Cleveland Orchestra Expand Annual Residency at UM
The Cleveland Orchestra returns to the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music January 29 through February 1 for an expanded annual residency featuring activities that will provide students with access and exposure over four days to one of the nation’s leading groups of musicians. | more

Ring Theatre Season Resumes with King Lear
The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre’s 2012-2013 season resumes February 20 with King Lear, a stunning portrait of greed, power, pride, and betrayal. This Ring Theatre production of one of the greatest Shakespearian tragedies of all time will feature professional guest star Dennis Krausnick, a member and co-founder along with Tina Packer; famed movement and fight director B.H. Barry; and the legendary Kristen Linklater of the world-renowned Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. Tickets go on sale February 4. | more

New Exhibitions Open at Lowe Art Museum
Two new exhibitions have opened at the Lowe Art Museum: “Infinite Mirror: Images of American Identity,” which examines the vast cultural blend of modern American society with the works of 39 distinct artists; and “Stephen Knapp: New Light,” featuring 14 of the artist’s light paintings, which have been called the first new art medium of the 21st century. | more

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