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April 8, 2013 | Monday 

Glassell Family Foundation Gives UM
$5 Million to Name Research Facility
The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has received a $5 million gift to name the new Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Surge-Structure-Atmosphere Interaction (SUSTAIN) research facility at the Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex. The gift from the Glassell Family Foundation honors the late Rosenstiel School benefactor, businessman, and avid fisherman Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. | more

Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony Is April 10

Margaret Fischl, a physician-researcher whose work has helped transform AIDS from a fatal illness to one that can be managed through drug therapy; Richard Myers, a scientist and instructor with a gift for communicating difficult concepts to his students; and Steven G. Ullmann, a professor who specializes in health care management and health economics, will be honored at the Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in Storer Auditorium. | more

Researchers Identify Gene that Causes Deafness and Myopia

An international team of researchers from the Miller School of Medicine and elsewhere has identified a new genetic syndrome characterized by deafness, the most common human sensory disorder, and myopia (nearsightedness), the most common human eye disorder. The study, published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could lead to a better understanding of the mechanism involved in the two disorders and how to treat them more effectively. | more

Associate Dean Rita Deutsch to Retire

Rita Deutsch, associate dean for student academic services in the College of Arts and Sciences, will retire after 32 years of distinguished and dedicated service to the University of Miami on May 1. Dean Deutsch has demonstrated an abiding commitment to education and service while helping thousands of students navigate successful academic careers. | 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 conversation 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
Larrañaga Named Associated Press Coach of the Year

Jim Larrañaga, who led Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles and a No. 2 ranking, has been selected The Associated Press' coach of the year. | more

Football Spring Game on April 13; Season Tickets Now Available with 20 Percent Employee Discount

The 2013 Miami Hurricanes annual BankUnited CanesFest and Spring Game will be held on Saturday, April 13 at Sun Life Stadium. The game is free and open to the public. Season tickets for the 2013 season are now available. UM employees get a 20 percent discount on top of already reduced prices. | more

• Football to Host UM Marrow Donor Drive | more
• Coach Ableman, McCormack Earn Top ACC Honors | more

New Print Services Program Coming Soon

The University of Miami, led by the new Managed Print Services Team, has partnered with Canon Solutions America to develop a print services program that will provide a number of benefits. | more

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  • Bill Allowing Needle Exchanges in Florida Passes First Legislative Committee | more
  • New Study Likely to Change Kidney Cancer Surgery Practices | more
  • History Professor’s Publication Awarded Hagley Prize | more
  • Miami Law Advances to Round of Sixteen in Vienna Arbitration Moot Contest | more
  • Animal Law Class Tours South Florida Wildlife Center | more
  • Study Reveals Strategy for Using Free Giveaways to Maximize Sales | more
  • Dates Announced for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming | more
  • Cyber Warfare and Internet's Role in Conflicts and Political Unrest to Be Addressed at National Security Symposium | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Resident Faculty Position | more
  • Graduate Faculty Meeting on April 30 | more
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Session | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grants | more
Cuban Blogger Yoani Sánchez Tours UM’s Cuban Heritage Collection
Yoani Sánchez, the Cuban dissident blogger who has achieved international fame for her criticism of the Castro government, visited the University of Miami on April 2, touring the school’s Cuban Heritage Collection and meeting with students. Above: Sánchez, whose Twitter account has nearly 500,000 followers, looks at some of the Cuban Heritage Collection’s most important holdings, as CHC director Esperanza Bravo de Varona explains the significance of the materials. | more
A Week of Well-Being

From cooking demonstrations by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein (top) to outdoor yoga sessions (above), the University of Miami’s inaugural Week of Well-Being included something for everyone. | more
A Lesson from the Nation’s Chief Health Care Officer

Having a former secretary of health and human services as the instructor in their course on the U.S. Health Care Crisis has provided a group of University of Miami students a unique perspective on the subject. But on April 1 UM President Donna E. Shalala relinquished the reins to her class for a day, allowing current HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to teach her students. Sitting next to Shalala on stage inside the Storer Auditorium, Sebelius discussed how the Affordable Care Act will benefit Americans, from outlawing the practice of denying coverage to people with pre-existing conditions to requiring all new health care plans to offer preventive services such as mammograms and vaccinations with no out-of-pocket costs. | more
UM Hosts Conference on Immigrant Families

More than 100 academics, researchers, community leaders, and opinion makers packed the Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami for the 16th annual Council on Contemporary Families Conference. Sponsored by the Dunspaugh-Dalton Community and Educational Well-Being Research Center and the School of Education and Human Development (SOEHD), the conference focused on “Immigrant Families as They Really Are.” UM President Donna E. Shalala and SOEHD Dean Isaac Prilleltensky welcomed participants to the conference and thanked Tina Lane, vice president of the Dunspaugh Dalton Foundation, for the support that the entity has provided to the school. Above: Etiony Aldarondo, director of the Dunspaugh-Dalton Community and Educational Well-Being Research Center at the School of Education and Human Development; Lane; President Shalala; and Dean Prilleltensky. | more


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Returns May 2
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day returns to the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus on Thursday, May 2. This year’s theme, Work in Progress, will focus on the importance of a strong foundation to the overall success of youth in education, at home, in the workplace, and in the local community. | more

• Qualtrics Survey Research Suite Now Available; uSurvey System Ends May 1 | more
• Avoid a Higher Copay on Your Maintenance Medications
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Miami Law to Screen ‘Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’
The School of Law screens Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Tuesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. in Room E352. The film examines the complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China’s preeminent contemporary artist. A conversation with filmmaker Alison Klayman will follow the screening. | more

USpeak Welcomes Filipino-American Writer Aimee Suzara
The USpeak Open Verse and Short Story Performance Series welcomes Filipino-American writer, cultural worker, and educator Aimee Suzara on Thursday, April 11, starting at 8 p.m. at the Oasis Deli inside the Whitten University Center. Her current play, A History of the Body, is a multidisciplinary work that examines the powerful effects of culture, history, and media on our attitudes toward skin color, facial features, and female beauty. | more

Frost Opera Theater to Premiere ‘Entanglements’ at the Lowe Art Museum
The Frost Opera Theater’s 2012-2013 season concludes April 18-21 with the premiere of a new opera by composer Charles Norman Mason. Entanglements examines the types of personal, family, work, and political relationships that can evolve and entwine over time. The opera will include five scenes occurring simultaneously in five different galleries throughout the Lowe Art Museum. | 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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