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July 30, 2012 | Monday 
Gaetano Ciancio Named Director of Miami Transplant Institute
Gaetano Ciancio, professor of surgery, has been named director of the Miami Transplant Institute, a joint program between the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital. In his new role, Ciancio will oversee operations of the Miami Transplant Institute, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive transplant centers. | more
GLAD Experiment to Improve Oil Spill and At-Sea Emergency Responses
Scientists have embarked on a three-week expedition aboard the R/V F.G Walton Smith in the Gulf of Mexico to understand how surface ocean currents near the site of the Deepwater Horizon influence the fate and transport of oil/dispersants, like those from the 2010 spill. | more
‘Emotion Detectives’ Address Youth and Anxiety Depression
Emotional problems in childhood are common. To develop a more effective treatment for co-occurring youth anxiety and depression, University of Miami psychologist Jill Ehrenreich-May and her collaborator Emily L. Bilek analyzed the efficacy and feasibility of a novel intervention created by the researchers. Preliminary findings show a significant reduction in the severity of anxiety and depression after treatment. | more

Students’ Resolution on Domestic Violence Approved by Miami-Dade Commission
A resolution drafted by two University of Miami School of Law students that condemns domestic violence has been unanimously approved by the Miami-Dade County Commission.| more

2012-2013 UM Fulbright Scholars Announced
Seven UM students have been awarded 2012-2013 Fulbright scholarships to study, teach, and conduct research abroad. The recipients represent the largest class to date of outbound UM student Fulbright Scholars. | more

Former UM VP and Alumna Rita Bornstein Receives CASE Lifetime Achievement Award
Rita Bornstein, Ph.D. ’75, president emerita of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and former vice president for development at the University of Miami, has been honored with the prestigious E. Burr Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award from CASE. | more

2012 UM Employee Football Tickets on Sale Now
The Miami Hurricanes 2012 football season begins soon, and both full-time and part-time UM employees can save 20 percent off regular prices. | more

  • ’Cane Card Operations Moving to Flipse Building | more
  • New Website Created by School of Communication Students Puts Human Face on Florida Statistics | more
  • Researchers Discover Link between Sunburn and RNA Damage that May Help Lupus Patients | more
  • Disclosure Profile System Now Available | more
  • Sylvester Investigator-Initiated Trials Grants Program | more
  • ‘Shop for a Cause’ to Support the Debbie School | more
  • SPEAK Test to Be Administered for International Teaching Assistants | more
  • PEER Program Accepting Applications | more
  • Export Compliance Sessions | more
    Aging Gracefully
    It’s been called the “graying” of America: More and more of us are living into old age. That, says Sara J. Czaja, scientific director of the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine’s Center on Aging, makes it more important than ever to distinguish the myths about aging from the realities. More than 50 community members made their way to the Whitten Learning Center on UM’s Coral Gables campus last Thursday to hear Czaja’s expert and up-to-the-minute perspective on the topic as part of the Collegetown UM Doctors Lecture Series. While aging clearly brings challenges, “total absence of illness or disability is not required for successful aging,” she pointed out. “Life is dynamic, and we have to learn strategies to adapt to change.”
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    Rainforest Restoration
    Students from the University of Miami environmental group Earth Alert recently spent two weeks in Puerto Rico helping to rebuild a rainforest as part of an initiative aimed at solving the problem of ecosystem degradation caused by deforestation. | more

    Coral Gables/Rosenstiel Staff Mini Pulse Survey Opens August 1
    The University of Miami wants to know what you think. On Wednesday, August 1, you will receive an email about the 2012 Gables/RSMAS staff mini pulse survey, a short and quick check-in to get the pulse on staff perceptions and how you feel about working at UM. | more

    Lunchtime Seminar: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
    Individuals who harness the power of their emotions experience better relational outcomes and maximize their opportunity for both personal and professional success. With sessions scheduled on all three University campuses between August 7 – 9, the seminar will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. | more

    • New Blackboard Learn 2012 | more
    • Information Technology to Upgrade Spam Filtering System | more
    • Save on Prescription Eyewear at Bascom Palmer’s Optical Department
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    UM to Stage International Festival of Cuban Playwright Virgilio Piñera’s Works

    In celebration of the centenary of the birth of controversial Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera, the University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures will present five of his brilliant plays under the title of “Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre.” The plays are produced by a combination of national and international companies and the UM College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Theatre Arts. | more

    Gear Up for the 2012 Dolphins Cycling Challenge
    Riders and teams are already gearing up for this year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC), a two-day, 170-mile charity cycling event to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center that will take place from November 3 to 4. This week’s featured rider is Christopher E. Fundakowski, chief resident in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, at the Miller School of Medicine. | more

    Various dates: Cosford Cinema Screenings: Oslo | Trishna | Peter Grimes | Whores' Glory
    Thursday, August 2: Department of Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, August 9: Discovery Science Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, August 16: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Monday through Friday, September 10-14: Foundations for Translational Research Bootcamp | more
    Through October 21: 'Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Period, 1615-1912' | more
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