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August 6, 2012 | Monday 
FDA-Approved Schwann Cell Human Trial Gives New Hope for Paralysis Patients
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received permission from the Food and Drug Administration to begin a revolutionary Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety of transplanting human Schwann cells to treat patients with recent spinal cord injuries. | more
Miller Road/San Amaro Drive Intersection to Reopen Mid-August as Internal Road Project Continues
Closed for several weeks as part of an ongoing campus enhancement project that will result in several upgrades to the west side of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, the intersection of Miller Road and San Amaro Drive will reopen in mid-August, just as the 2012-2013 academic year is set to get under way. | more
New Funding Enhances Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute
The University of Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music has received a $500,000 pledge from Los Angeles-based music philanthropist Virginia “Ginny” Mancini. The gift, part of Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami, will support the artistic director position at the Frost School’s Henry Mancini Institute. | more

Stanford Psychiatrist and Expert on Internet Addiction to Speak at New Student Convocation
Elias Aboujaoude, a Stanford University psychiatrist who has conducted the largest study to date on Internet addiction and has spent years treating patients whose lives have been disturbed by their cyber lifestyle, will speak at the University of Miami’s 2012 New Student Convocation on Friday, August 17 from 10 to 11 a.m. at BankUnited Center. | more

Track Progress of Hurricanes Seeking Gold at Olympic Games
From the track to the volleyball court and from the open water to the diving platform, several Miami Hurricanes are going for gold at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Track their progress. | more

BankUnited CanesFest Slated for August 18
With the countdown to the 2012 collegiate football season under way, the Athletics Department will host the BankUnited CanesFest on Saturday, August 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. at BankUnited Center. The free event will feature autograph and photo sessions with Hurricane football players, poster giveaways, and more. | more

• Athletics Launches Redesigned Website | more

  • Study Finds Link between Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Risk in Children | more
  • Business School Launches New Advanced Marketing Strategy Certificate Program in English and Spanish | more
  • Deadline Approaching for Completion of CITI Training and Interest Disclosure Process | more
  • ’Cane Card Operations Moving to Flipse Building | 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
    Miller School Gives Foreign Journalists Close-up View of War on HIV/AIDS
    As the International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Washington, D.C., journalists from 25 countries visited the Miller School of Medicine campus on July 27 for an up-close view of how the U.S. is fighting the epidemic in the clinical and research arenas. The U.S. State Department’s Foreign Press Center selected the Miller School for the site visit because it has been an epicenter of the crisis and the efforts to end it.
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    Protect Paper Records with Sensitive Information
    Just like sensitive information on a computer, sensitive information on paper must be protected from unauthorized access or disclosure. Protection of personally identifiable information and protected health information, in all forms, is required by various federal and state laws. | 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 from 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
    • New UHealth Plantation Facility Provides Varied Clinical Services
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    • Professional Development Courses for August
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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 November 3-4. Valuable information for registered riders, such as nutrition guidelines and detailed training programs, is available on the DCC website. | more

    Tuesday, August 7: Pediatric Grand Rounds: After the Supreme Court Decision: Where Does Health Care Go From Here? | more
    Thursday, August 9: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, August 9: Discovery Science Grand Rounds | more
    Friday, August 10: Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez to Speak on ‘The 2012 Elections: What to Expect’| more
    Friday through Wednesday, August 10-15: Cosford Screenings: Dark Horse | The Queen of Versailles
    Thursday, August 16: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Tuesday, August 28: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Diagnosis and Management of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome | 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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