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August 13, 2012 | Monday 
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
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 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

Nurse Scientists, Scholars, and Students to Gather at Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium
Internationally renowned nurse scientists, scholars, and other nursing professionals will gather in Miami September 5-7 for the XIII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium, a biennial gathering of nurse leaders, researchers, and students from across the Americas, Europe, and around the world that is being presented by the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. | more

Humanities and Arts to Take Flight During Yearlong Celebration
The University of Miami will showcase its commitment to the humanities and arts with a yearlong celebration of high-profile events featuring both guest scholars and artists and the varied endeavors of the University community. | more
Poor Math Skills Costing Shoppers Big Bucks
A new study by the School of Business Administration’s Department of Marketing has found that shoppers are missing out on the best deals because they lack basic math skills. The study found that shoppers choose items where more product is offered for free versus products with their price marked down, even if the mark-down is a better deal. | more

Former UM All-American Cortez Kennedy Enshrined in Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former University of Miami All-American Cortez Kennedy was officially enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4—the crowning achievement to an 11-year professional career that included eight Pro Bowl selections as a standout defensive lineman with the Seattle Seahwaks. | more

  • X’s and O’s of Sports Covered in Two New Programs from Continuing and International Education | more
  • University of Miami Hospital and 1199SEIU Caregivers Forge Innovative Partnership | more
  • Journalism Student Wins Voter’s Choice In Got Milk? Commercial Competition | more
  • Hire a UM Student | more
  • Deadline Approaching for Completion of CITI Training and Interest Disclosure Process | more
  • ’Cane Card Operations Moving to Flipse Building | 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
  • Export Compliance Sessions | more
    Experts Meet to Discuss Challenges Faced by an Aging Population
    A panel of national and local experts, including University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, convened on August 8 to discuss the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly growing senior population and how older adults and those who care for and about them can confront the challenges honestly and with purpose. The town hall-style event, held at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, came on the heels of a recent survey from UnitedHealthcare, the National Council on Aging, and USA Today that shows that baby boomers, while optimistic about aging and confident that the next phase of their lives will be better than the last, are concerned about their financial future and long-term health costs. Above: President Shalala, right, who was secretary of health and human services in the Clinton administration, is interviewed by Sharon Jayson, behavior and relationships reporter for USA Today.
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    Coral Gables/Rosenstiel Staff Mini Pulse Survey Closes August 15
    Wednesday, August 15 is the last day to complete and submit the Coral Gables/Rosenstiel 2012 Staff Mini Pulse Survey. Staff members who have not completed the survey are urged to spend just 10 minutes providing feedback about their work experiences. | more

    • 2011 Employees' Retirement Plan Benefit Statements Available Online| more
    • Next Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Begin August 29 | more
    • Ask for Generic and Save | more
    • Blackboard Course Website System Training Sessions
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    • Renew or Obtain a New Florida Driver License on Campus
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    • Professional Development Courses for August
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    M.F.A. Exhibition to Feature Works in Varied Media

    From ceramics and painting to printmaking and photography, the works of incoming Master of Fine Arts students will be on display from August 21 to September 14 at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery. | more

    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

    Various Dates: Cosford Cinema Screenings: Abramovic: The Artist is Present | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry | La Bayadere
    Thursday, August 16: Frost Preparatory Program Orientation Session | more
    Thursday, August 16: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, August 16: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Tuesday, August 21: CFAR Guest Seminar: HIV Infection and Cocaine Abuse Go Hand in HAND | more
    Tuesday, August 21: Lipidomics Seminar: New Frontiers for Metabolomics in Translational Research | more
    Wednesday, August 22: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: Translational Research: Making Science Work for Real People | more
    Thursday, August 23: Frontiers in Vision Science Lecture: Neuroprotection in Glaucoma: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances | more
    Tuesday, August 28: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Diagnosis and Management of Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome | more
    Thursday, September 6: Frontiers in Vision Science Lecture: Evolution’s Witness: How Eyes Evolved | more
    Monday, September 10: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: BP Oil Tragedy: What Went Wrong and Leadership Challenges | more
    Monday through Friday, September 10-14: Foundations for Translational Research Bootcamp | more
    Monday, September 24: 27th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis | more
    Through October 21: 'Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Period, 1615-1912' | more
    Saturday, November 10: Destination Fashion 2012 to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis | more
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