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February 4, 2013 | Monday 
Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies Gets $1 Million Gift
University of Miami trustee and prominent businessman George Feldenkreis has given $1 million to UM’s Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. His gift, which also supports a College of Arts and Sciences Judaic studies program that bears his name, builds on his previous $2 million of support to both entities. | more

First Stroke Patients in Florida Treated in UM Stem Cell Trial

The first two patients have been enrolled in a phase 2 clinical trial of a revolutionary new treatment for ischemic stroke being conducted at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. The trial, using a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells, is the first intra-arterial stroke stem cell trial in the U.S., and the two UM/Jackson patients are the first in Florida to participate. | more

Natoli Wins South Florida Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award

Joe Natoli, the University of Miami’s senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer, has won South Florida Business Journal’s CFO of the Year Award in the Nonprofit Company category. | more
Extraordinary Scientist Walter Scott Passes Away

Walter A. Scott, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biology who advanced the understanding of HIV/AIDS replication and resistance and nurtured generations of students and colleagues, passed away January 28 after suffering a hemorrhagic stroke. | more

UM to Host a Conversation with Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz

Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz will participate in a conversation-style event with UM President Donna E. Shalala on Tuesday, February 5 at 6 p.m. at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center’s Glasgow Hall. Diaz, a UM alumnus, is author of Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City at a Time. | more

New Undergraduate Fall Academic Calendar Announced
Recently the Faculty Senate and the president approved changes to the undergraduate fall schedule as proposed by a joint Faculty-Administration Ad Hoc Committee on Undergraduate Scheduling. | more

Emergency Notification Network Test on Wednesday, February 13

The University of Miami will conduct a full-scale, multi-campus test of its Emergency Notification Network on Wednesday, February 13 between 1 and 2 p.m. As part of the test, ENN messages will be sent to every member of the University community who has registered his or her personal contact information on myUM. All messages sent as part of this exercise will clearly indicate that it is a test. | more

Football Signing Day Coverage on ESPN3
The Miami Hurricanes football program will be featured prominently in local and national Signing Day coverage on Wednesday, February 6. The “Voice of the Miami Hurricanes,” Joe Zagacki, and color analyst Don Bailey Jr. will host a live Signing Day show from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on HurricaneSports.com as national letters of intent begin rolling in. ESPN3 will then pick up national coverage from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | more

• Katie Meier Named Head Coach of 2013 USA U19 Team | more
• First Pitch Baseball Banquet Set for Feb. 7 | more

  • Math Professors Awarded Simons Fellowships | more
  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute Announces Credits for Biostatistics Consultations | more
  • Judges Needed for Undergraduate Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum | more
  • Study Abroad Fair | more
  • School of Communication Students to Offer Free Advertising and Creative Services for Nonprofit Organizations | more
  • Corporate Run/Walk T-Shirt Design Competition | more
  • Mindful Kids Miami Event on UM Campus to Explore Uses of Mindfulness | more
  • Office of Research Administration Offers Training Program for 2013 | more
  • Time to File the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid | more
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Sonia from the Bronx: U.S. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Opens Up during Conversation at UM
Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor gave an audience of thousands an in-depth look into her life on February 1, detailing some of the stories she reveals in her recently published memoir, My Beloved World. Held at UM’s BankUnited Center, her sit-down conversation with UM President Donna E. Shalala was presented in association with Books and Books. Top: Sotomayor, right, and Shalala talk while on stage at BankUnited Center. Above: Sotomayor engages students during the Q&A portion of the program. | more
Different Kinds of Minds: Autism Advocate Temple Grandin Speaks at UM

Children with autism need early education to stimulate them because the world “needs different kinds of minds to work together” and achieve success, animal behaviorist and autism advocate Temple Grandin told an audience last Thursday on the University of Miami campus. “Doing nothing [for a child with autism] is the worst thing you can do,” said Grandin, speaking to about 4,000 people, including several members of South Florida’s autism community, inside the BankUnited Center. Her talk, “Different Kinds of Minds,” was part of the UM Center for the Humanities’ 2012-2013 Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series. | more


Psychological Services Center Offering Sessions for Healthy Lifestyle and Mood Improvement Groups

Starting in mid-February the Department of Psychology’s Psychological Services Center will offer two 12-session groups—Healthy Lifestyle and Mood Improvement, both of which will meet weekly. | 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

• Volunteer Members Needed for UM Retirement Plans Review Committee | more
• Free Blackboard Smartphone and Tablet App | more

• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training for February
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A Walk in the Clouds: Celebrating the Classics at UM
The 2013 Classics Symposium of the University of Miami will be a multifaceted day of events on Friday, February 15 at the Lowe Art Museum and other locations that will explore the cultural legacy of ancient Greece. A play based on the ancient Greek comedy The Clouds by Aristophanes and a series of talks by UM faculty and a distinguished invited speaker are just some of the scheduled events. | 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

Ring Theatre Season Resumes with King Lear
The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre's 2012-2013 season resumes on Wednesday, February 20, with King Lear, a stunning portrait of greed, power, pride, and betrayal. This Ring Theatre production of one of the greatest Shakespearean tragedies of all time will feature professional guest star Dennis Krausnick, cofounder of the world-renowned Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts. | more

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