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May 6, 2013 | Monday 

Miller School Receives $3.7 Million NIH Grant for Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities

The Miller School of Medicine has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch the Florida-Puerto Rico Collaboration to Reduce Stroke Disparities, an initiative aimed at improving the treatment and prevention of stroke among African-Americans and Hispanics. | more

Spring Commencement Ceremonies to Honor Graduates, Distinguished Luminaries

More than 3,000 newly minted graduates will receive degrees at the University of Miami’s spring commencement exercises, May 9-11, at BankUnited Center. Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and physician Helene D. Gayle, who leads CARE USA, an international humanitarian organization whose poverty-fighting programs reached 83 million people last year, are among the prominent individuals who will give advice to graduates. | more

• Faculty Regalia Distribution for Commencement | more
• Senior Mwambo Ceremony | more
• Honors Day Convocation | more

Web Series Developed and Produced by Students Wins Top Awards at LA WebFest

Cinema and Interactive Media students received top honors at the 2013 LA WebFest in Los Angeles, winning “Best Comedy Series” and “Best Writing” awards for their Web series To Live & Die in Opa Humpka. | more
Local Law Firm Creates Scholarship for Miami Law Students Committed to the Field of Litigation

Rising second- and third-year law students who have demonstrated a commitment to litigation stand to benefit from a generous scholarship established by the Miami law firm Lewis Tein PL. | more
Outstanding Employees Recognized at Laurel Awards Ceremony

The Division of Student Affairs held its 15th annual Laurel Awards ceremony on April 25, recognizing outstanding Student Affairs staff members and student employees as well as other members of the University community who exemplify outstanding job performance and exceptional work with students. | more

Women’s Tennis Team to Host NCAA Regional

For the ninth straight year, the University of Miami women’s tennis team will host an NCAA Regional at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The Hurricanes, coming off their first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, will play North Florida on Friday, May 10, at 2 p.m., while South Carolina and Purdue will face off at 11 a.m. The regional final is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. | more

• Women’s Golf Earns First NCAA Regional Bid Since 2005 | more
• Radziewski Named to Golden Spikes Watch List | 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.
  • CTSI Community Advisory Board Looks at Building Community/Academic Partnerships | more
  • UM Physician Helps Baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson Beat Prostate Cancer | more
  • Frost School Students Perform on Medical Campus for “The Musicians Will See You Now” Series | more
  • New Video Highlights CARTHE Efforts To Improve Understanding of Deepwater Horizon Incident | more
  • Register Your Event for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013 | more
  • Rosenstiel School’s 2013 Underwater Photo Contest Announced | more
  • Human Resources Management Certificate Program Offered | more
  • Registration for Frost MusicTime Summer Program Now Available | more
Renowned Primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall Offers Reason for Hope
Famed British primatologist Jane Goodall spoke to an audience of thousands at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center on April 29, telling the story of her groundbreaking studies of chimpanzees in Tanzania, discussing problems that imperil our planet, and giving reasons for hope that the world can overcome serious challenges. Above: Goodall, right, with UM President Donna E. Shalala on stage at BankUnited Center. | more
Leader of Dissident Group Ladies in White Visits ICCAS

Wearing the color that symbolizes peace and has become the distinctive characteristic of her group, Berta Soler, the leader of Cuba’s Ladies in White, visited UM’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS) on April 27, thanking Miami’s exile community for supporting dissidents on the island and blaming the Castro government for the lack of educational and economic opportunities for Afro-Cubans. Above: Soler answers questions from the media with ICCAS Director Jaime Suchlicki sitting next to her. | more
Puppy Love Helps Students Deal with Finals Stress

Eight furry four-legged friends provided the perfect panacea for University of Miami students dealing with the stress of studying for finals recently, when the UM Pre-Veterinary Society hosted its annual Puppies on the Green event on the lawn in front of the Richter Library. Students got to hold, cuddle, and even kiss pleasant and playful puppies that ranged from a 6-week-old German shepherd to a black Labrador retriever. Students weren’t the only beneficiaries at the event. Some of the puppies found permanent homes and new owners. The event also serves as an adoption session for the puppies, who were rescued from Miami-Dade Animal Services by the organization One by One Dog Rescue. | more


New Incentive Program Rewards Faculty and Staff for Maintaining Their Health
Faculty and staff members enrolled as primary policyholders in the UM/Aetna medical plan can earn up to $300 through a new incentive program that allows them to earn points for completing preventive health care activities such as getting an annual physical and keeping a log of their exercise and eating habits. | more

FSAP Seminar: Creating Resilience
Learn to develop the resiliency needed to successfully weather life’s rapid changes and thrive in a challenging environment. This free lunchtime seminar, “Creating Resilience,” will be facilitated by a consultant of the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and is offered as part of the University’s Well ’Canes Program. | more

Flexible Summer Workweek Begins May 31
The University of Miami’s Flexible Summer Workweek Program, a ten-week period during which employees on the Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School (marine) campuses may work a modified schedule, will run from May 31 through August 8. | more

• FSAP Seminar: Foreclosure Prevention | more
• UM Retirement Plans to Offer 100 Percent Lump Sum Distributions | more
• Online Video Tutorials and Training Now Available Via Lynda.com | more

From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panamá
Curated by University of Miami students, From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panamá explores connections within the Lowe’s collection of molas, or traditional blouses, and pre-Columbian ceramic and stone objects from the Gran Coclé and Gran Chiriquí cultures. On view at the Lowe Art Museum through April 27, 2014, the exhibition is the fifth installment in the ArtLab @ Lowe series, which provides hands-on museum experience to students. | more

Graduating B.F.A. Students Display Their Works
From graphic design to sculpture and painting to photography, the works of graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students will be on display at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery through Friday, May 10. | more

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