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May 13, 2013 | Monday 

New Pegasus Puts Extraordinary Computing Power at Researchers’ Fingertips

After an extensive benchmarking, the new IBM-built Pegasus supercomputer is now online, offering UM researchers extraordinary computing power to aid in their investigations. Housed at the NAP of the Americas data center in Miami, it features a new generation of Intel central processing units, making it five times faster and more powerful than the previous Pegasus. | more

Miller School Celebrates New Elaine and Sydney Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic
With more than 200 donors, physicians, patients and researchers in attendance, the Miller School of Medicine celebrated the April 30 grand opening of the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic—the only one of its kind in the southeastern United States. | more

Researchers Develop Model to Predict and Reduce Sudden Cardiac Deaths

A multidisciplinary team of University of Miami researchers has developed a novel prediction model for sudden cardiac death that has the potential to substantially reduce the number of people who abruptly lose consciousness and die shortly after experiencing acute symptoms of cardiovascular disease. | more

UM to Implement Vacation Policy Change for Exempt Staff

In a move to foster work-life balance, encourage employees to take regular time off, and reduce financial liabilities, the University of Miami is modifying its vacation policy for exempt, monthly paid staff. | more
New Master’s Degree in Exploration Science Caters to the Next Generation of Explorers

The Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have teamed up to launch a new Master’s Degree in Exploration Science. Offered as part of the innovative Master of Professional Science program, the new track teaches critical exploration skills, providing students with the know-how to conduct expedition-driven scientific inquiry and field-based communication. | more
Degree in Cross-Border Investment to Be Launched by Miami Law Graduate Tax LL.M. Program

The School of Law’s Tax LL.M. Program plans to launch a cutting-edge degree in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment and will hold an Open House on Wednesday, May 15 to discuss details of the degree and of the school's graduate tax programs. The new degree was proposed in response to South Florida’s emergence as one of the world’s leading centers of international tax planning and asset management. | more

New Print Services Program Town Hall Meetings Set to Begin

The Department of Managed Print Services, along with Canon Solutions America, will host a series of Town Hall meetings on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses to provide information and answer questions on the University’s new Managed Output Services Program. | more

• Assessment Phase for New Print Services Program Continues | more

Testaverde Headed to College Football Hall of Fame

Miami Hurricanes great and 1986 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Vinny Testaverde is one of 14 former players and coaches who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013. | more

Women's Tennis Team Advances to Sweet 16
The sixth-ranked University of Miami women's tennis team has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championships with a 4-0 win over Purdue in the tournament's second round on Friday from the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. | more

• ’Canes Announce 2013 Student-Athlete Award Winners | more
• James Named Community Service Award Winner | more

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Commencement Ceremonies Recognize Academic Achievement, Distinguished Service
Academic achievement and distinguished service were recognized at the University of Miami’s 2013 undergraduate spring commencement ceremonies, held May 10 at BankUnited Center. Top: Alberto Ibargüen, president and chief executive officer of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is hooded after receiving an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the midday ceremony for the Schools of Architecture, Communication, Education and Human Development, Nursing and Health Studies, and Frost School of Music. Middle: As part of a longtime tradition, students switch their tassels from the right side of their caps to the left, symbolizing their transition from candidate to graduate. Above: It was a joyous day for the three students who portrayed Sebastian the Ibis. From left, Winston Bernard, Sam Hammerman, and Matt Moskowitz celebrate their graduation with President Shalala at the ceremony for the School of Business Administration and College of Engineering. | 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

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 acquire 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

• UM Retirement Plans to Offer 100 Percent Lump Sum Distributions | 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

  • Renamed Department of Public Health Sciences Takes Another Step Toward Establishing New School | more
  • Stephen D. Nimer Inducted into Association of American Physicians | more
  • Frost School Jazz Students and Ensembles Earn DownBeat 36th Annual Student Music Awards | more
  • Ramsey Wins Biennial Caribbean History Book Prize | more
  • Vote for Your Favorite Cards for Kids Creation | more
  • Cleft Lip and Palate 5K Run | more
  • Annual Piano Sale to Benefit Department of Theatre Arts | more
  • Paraguayan Talent Festival: Discounted Rate for UM Employees | more
  • From Obama Campaign to Justice Department to Miami Law, Alejandro Miyar Steps Confidently into Future | more
  • Broadcast Journalism Major Selected for Pulitzer Center Fellowship | more
  • Register Your Event for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013 | more
  • Rosenstiel School’s 2013 Underwater Photo Contest Announced | more

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