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March 18, 2013 | Monday 

Miami Wins ACC Tournament Title, Secures No. 2 Seed in NCAA Tournament East Region

Led by sophomore guard Shane Larkin's 28 points and senior Trey McKinney Jones's six three-pointers, the Miami Hurricanes defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 87-77 on Sunday to win its first ever ACC Tournament title. With the victory, Miami has locked up the No. 2 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament and will play Pacific this Friday in Austin, Texas. | more

• Larrañaga Voted ACC Coach of the Year | more
• Three Spring Scrimmages Ahead for Football | more

Hope for HIV Vaccine Found in Researcher’s SIV Study

Eckhard Podack, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology, has demonstrated that a new vaccine developed in his lab provides significant protection against the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, a non-human virus closely related to the HIV virus that causes AIDS. Developed with a novel heat-shock technology, the compound offers hope for a new type of HIV vaccine. | more

2012 United Way Campaign Surpasses $1 Million

Increased participation rates by several schools, colleges, and divisions combined with strong fundraising efforts from students helped push the University of Miami’s annual United Way campaign past the $1 million mark for the seventh year in a row. The campaign raised $1,100,631, making it one of the most successful university-based United Way fundraising drives in the nation. | more

University Advancement Wins Five 2013 CASE District III Awards

University Advancement had a stellar showing at the recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III Conference in Atlanta, with two units within the division bringing home a total of five awards. | more

Human Rights Conference to Honor UM Professor James Nickel

James Nickel is renowned for his work in human rights law and theory, having written a classic book and numerous articles on the subject. Now, in one of academia’s ultimate displays of admiration, Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics will stage a conference this week in honor of the University of Miami professor of philosophy and law who has been described as “a clear voice on human rights.” | more
Urban Farmer Will Allen to Present ‘Growing the Good Food Revolution’

University of Miami alumnus Will Allen is a retired professional basketball player turned urban farmer whose Milwaukee-based Growing Power organization promotes sustainable food production and the growth of communities through the creation of local gardens. Allen will speak at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse on Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. His lecture, “Growing the Good Food Revolution,” is part of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement’s Urban and Environmental Sustainability Initiative. | more

Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins to be Held April 27 and 28

In appreciation of the dedication and outstanding work of University of Miami employees, the president and the provost will host Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28 at the 37,000-seat Marlins Park in Little Havana. | more

For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
  • Famed Mathematician Persi Diaconis to Lecture | more
  • Noted NYU Scholar Catharine Stimpson Speaks at UM | more
  • Southeast Sound Conference Held on UM Campus | more
  • Human Genetics Faculty Awarded $3.1 Million NIH Grant to Study Hearing Loss | more
  • Debate Team Wins Major Tournament | more
  • Refer Your Outstanding Students to the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships | more
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Session | more
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Returns May 2 | more
  • Office of Research Administration Relocates | more
  • SEEDS to Host Annual Networking Dinner with the President | more
  • 2013 Alumni Award Recipients Announced | more
  • UM to Host Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grants | more
  • Faculty Regalia Ordering Information for May Commencement Ceremonies | more
Freshman Pinning Ceremony Celebrates First-Year Students and Their Families
With high-fives, hugs, handshakes, and big sighs of relief, members of the Miller School of Medicine Class of 2016 recently celebrated the near-completion of their first year of medical school during the 13th Annual John G. Clarkson Freshman Pinning Ceremony, a now-cherished tradition named in honor of Dean Emeritus John G. Clarkson, a graduate of the Class of 1968. | more
A Solution for a Worthwhile Cause

A group of 48 UM employees deviated from their usual work routine on February 22 to sort through boxes of books, clothes, toys, and other items for abused and neglected children living at a special home that cares and provides services for such youngsters. The effort was all part of Solutions Service Day, a community service project developed by UM’s Business and Finance Division aimed at teaching its employees valuable lessons about team building while benefiting a worthwhile cause at the same time. | more
Ready to Lead: Six Honored for Completing Emerging Leaders Program

Six University of Miami employees were honored on February 15 during a private ceremony at the Newman Alumni Center for completing the Leadership Academy Emerging Leaders Program, a initiative that prepares high-performing employees for the transition to supervisory roles. | more


Week of Well-Being to Focus on All Aspects of Employee, Student Wellness

Consistent with its mission to enhance health and wellness programs for employees, the University of Miami will host the inaugural Week of Well-Being from April 1-5, five days of University-wide health-related events that will range from cooking demonstrations and outdoor yoga sessions to health fairs and a lecture by the developer of the South Beach Diet. | more

Gaining Control of Emotional Eating
Ever sought solace in pizza or a chocolate milkshake? You may be engaging in emotional eating, which can lead to consuming too many fatty or sugary foods. “Gaining Control of Emotional Eating,” a seminar offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will help you identify triggers that contribute to emotional eating as well as learn strategies to manage and overcome this behavior. | more

Faculty Survey Closes March 29
Faculty who have not yet completed the anonymous faculty survey launched at the beginning of this month are urged to click on the link in their email and spend approximately 20 minutes providing feedback on their experiences. The survey will close Friday, March 29. | more

• UBike, Parking and Transportation Offering Bike Safety Skills Class | more
• Sylvester to Host "Super Colon" Event
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• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in March
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• Miller School Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Begin March 20
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• Summary Annual Reports and Retirement Savings Plan Safe Harbor Notice Available Online | more

Renowned Indian Author Amitav Ghosh to Speak at UM
Award-winning Indian author Amitav Ghosh, one of the University of Miami Center for the Humanities’ Stanford Distinguished Professors for 2012-13, will give two lectures this week on the Coral Gables campus: “China and the Making of Modern India” on Tuesday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m., and “Speaking of Babel: The Risks and Rewards of Writing about Polyglot Worlds” on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. | more

A Taste of Rodgers and Hammerstein: South Pacific Opens April 10 at the Ring
A musical by the legendary writing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein, South Pacific is set on an island during World War II and centers on two parallel love stories threatened by prejudice and war. The final production of the Ring Theatre’s 2012-13 season, the musical will run April 10-27. Tickets go on sale March 25. | more

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