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April 1, 2013 | Monday 

School Health Clinics Expand to Include Dental and Counseling Services

Fueled by a $4 million federal Health Care Innovation Award, the Miller School of Medicine has added mental health services and expanded dental services to the primary care programs of its Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative. The program, in operation for a decade, has served 11,000 Miami-Dade County public school students in nine schools and is positioned to be a national model. | more

Week of Well-Being to Focus on All Aspects of Wellness

Offering activities ranging from cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein to outdoor yoga sessions, health fairs, and a lecture by T. Colin Campbell, author of the best-selling book The China Study, the University of Miami’s inaugural Week of Well-Being begins today and runs through Friday, April 5. | more

Cities 2030 Conference to Examine Future of Cities and Urban Sustainability

Twelve renowned international scholars and architects will gather at the University of Miami on Friday, April 5 for a daylong conference that will address the future of cities and urban sustainability in 2030. Presented by the Urban Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Architecture, “Cities 2030: A Conference on Urban Futures” will examine cities and regions such as Accra, Dubai, Mumbai, Beijing, New York, Miami, and South Florida. The free event starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center’s Glasgow Hall. | more

Joint Program in Law, Community, and Social Change Launched

A new joint degree program launched by the School of Law in partnership with the School of Education and Human Development will allow students to earn a J.D. and a master’s degree in community and social change sooner than they could if they pursued they degrees separately. The program is ideal for students interested in the not-for-profit and non-governmental sectors. | more

Geologists Hope to Solve Evolutionary Mystery of Corals

How modern coral reefs evolved from ancient corals has long puzzled marine geologists and other scientists. Now, backed by a National Science Foundation grant, a University of Miami research team hopes to solve this conundrum by studying corals along the southern coast of the Dominican Republic that could hold the key to bridging the coral evolutionary gap. | more

Bravo TV’s Andy Cohen to Share Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture

Popular TV personality Andy Cohen, the host of “Watch What Happens Live” and the man behind hit Bravo TV shows such as “Top Chef” and the “Real Housewives” series, is coming to the University of Miami. Books & Books and UM’s School of Communication present a special Q&A with Cohen featuring stories from his recent book, Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture, on Monday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. | more
Univision President and CEO Randy Falco to Discuss Future of Media and Communication

The School of Communication and USA Today will present the USA Today CEO Forum on Wednesday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Cosford Cinema. The forum will feature Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision Communications Inc., who will discuss the future of television, home entertainment, communications, and Fusion, ABC and Univision’s new Hispanic-focused joint venture English-language news and lifestyle channel based in South Florida. | more

Spring Game To Be Broadcast Live on ESPN3

The Miami Hurricanes’ spring football game, which will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Sun Life Stadium, will be broadcast live on ESPN3 at 3 p.m. ET. Miami is one of nine Atlantic Coast Conference schools that have their spring football games available on ESPN3. Nine practices into their spring schedule, the ’Canes return to the GreenTree Practice Fields on April 2. | 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.
  • DRI Tests BioHub Mini Organ to Restore Natural Insulin Production in Type 1 Diabetes | more
  • Cyber Warfare and Internet's Role in Conflicts and Political Unrest to Be Addressed at National Security Symposium | more
  • Mothers’ Sensitivity Helps Language Development in Children with Hearing Loss | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Adventures in Scaling the Multicore Memory Wall | more
  • M.B.A.s Shine in International Global Health Case Competition | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Resident Faculty Position | more
  • Pediatric Clinical Research Forum to be Held April 4 | more
  • Graduate Faculty Meeting on April 30 | more
  • Athletes, Talent Agents, and Lawyers to Convene for Entertainment & Sports Law Society Symposium | more
  • Policy Information for Camp Organizers | more
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Session | more
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Returns May 2 | more
  • SEEDS to Host Annual Networking Dinner with the President | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grants | more
Urban Farmer Will Allen Leads a Food Revolution
As a collegiate and professional basketball player, Will Allen always wanted to guard the best player and take the potential game-winning shot. Today Allen’s desire to challenge himself has shifted to a different goal: helping the world build sustainable food systems in the face of staggering population growth. Allen, who was the first African-American student-athlete to play basketball for the University of Miami, started and now leads Growing Power, an urban agricultural organization based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that produces affordable and healthy food for what he calls “food swamps,” urban regions where the only access to food is a local corner store or fast food restaurant. On March 28, Allen shared his story with an audience at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. | more
Scholarship Ceremony Honors UM’s Best and Brightest

More than $62,000 in scholarships were awarded at the 2013 Black Student Scholarship Reception, held on March 21 at the Newman Alumni Center. Hosted by the University of Miami Black Alumni Society and the Woodson Williams Marshall Association, the event included a keynote address by UM alumna Racquel Russell, deputy assistant to the president for urban affairs and economic policy. Above: President Donna E. Shalala with proud scholarship recipients. | more
Addressing the Plight of Unaccompanied Immigrant Youth

Former first lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala speaks to an audience about the plight of children crossing the border alone. Last year more than 14,000 unaccompanied immigrant children arrived at the U.S. border, many of them fleeing domestic abuse, gang violence, and extreme poverty back home. Zavala was part of a group of prominent figures who gathered at the University of Miami’s Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center on March 24 to discuss the problem during a forum called “Children Migrating All Alone.” Hosted by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants and UM, the discussion also included remarks by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and filmmaker Rebecca Cammisa, director of Which Way Home, an Academy Award-nominated documentary that follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. | more


Qualtrics Survey Research Suite Now Available; uSurvey System Ends May 1
The University of Miami Information Technology department has acquired licensing for a new online survey tool called Qualtrics Survey Research Suite, which will replace the uSurvey system at no cost to UM users. Qualtrics Survey Research Suite is now available to support research, teaching, and administration at the University. | more

Registration Extended for 2013 Corporate Run/Walk
Put on your running shoes and shorts and join Team UM for an evening of fitness fun with family and friends. The Corporate Run/Walk, a 5K (3.1-mile) race around downtown Miami, takes place on Thursday, April 25 at 6:45 p.m. from Bayfront Park. Registration ends Thursday, April 4, at 2 p.m. | more

e-Veritas Make It Count: Use a Pedometer to Track Steps and Help Meet Physical Activity Guidelines
If you enjoy walking to stay fit, counting your steps with a pedometer can motivate you to keep walking. The small, inexpensive device counts each step a person takes by detecting the motion of the hips. If you feel you are not active enough, your first goal should be to increase your daily step count by 3,000 steps, which burns about 150 calories and meets physical activity guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. | more

• Avoid a Higher Copay on Your Maintenance Medications | more

Princeton Scholar Anthony Grafton to Speak at UM
Anthony Grafton, one of the foremost historians of early modern Europe and the current Henry Putnam University Professor of History at Princeton, will give two lectures next week on the Coral Gables campus: “How Jesus Celebrated Passover” on Tuesday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. in the CAS Gallery/Wesley Foundation, and “Apocalypse in the Stacks: The Transformation of Books, Libraries, and Reading” on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in Storer Auditorium. Grafton is one of the University of Miami Center for the Humanities’ Stanford Distinguished Professors for 2012-13. | 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 are now on sale. | more

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