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August 20, 2012 | Monday 
School of Communication Reorganizes to Reflect Changes in the Industry
Responding to revolutionary changes in the communication industries, the University of Miami’s School of Communication is undertaking the largest reorganization in its history. | more

Diabetes Research Institute Awarded $4.6 Million to Take Islet Transplantation to Next Level
Camillo Ricordi and collaborators at the Miller School of Medicine’s Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) have received a $4.6 million grant to make islet cell transplantation available to more patients. The experimental procedure has improved blood glucose control and the quality of life of some type 1 diabetics. | more

San Amaro Drive and Miller Road Circle Intersection Open Today
San Amaro Drive and the Miller Road circle intersection will open for all traffic today, August 20. Please use caution as there is still construction in the area. The new campus entrance at Miller Road will remain closed due to ongoing construction. Shuttle operations will return to normal routes. | more
Intersection of Dickinson and Merrick Converted to Three-Way Stop
In a move to reduce speeding and increase pedestrian safety, the intersection of Dickinson Drive and Merrick Drive on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus has been converted to a three-way stop. Other changes in that area include the installation of five pedestrian crosswalk signs and four in-road pedestrian signs on Merrick Drive, as well as the repainting of crosswalks at Dickinson, Merrick, and Pavia. | more

Lauryn Williams Strikes Gold in London
Former University of Miami All-American Lauryn Williams now has an Olympic gold medal to add to her impressive trophy case of track and field awards. Williams won a gold medal as a sprinter on the six-member team that won the women’s 4x100-meter relay at the recently concluded London Olympic Games. | more

Ticket Office Moves to BankUnited Center
The University of Miami Athletics Ticket Office has moved to the BankUnited Center—a location that provides easier access and ample parking. | more

Humanities and Arts Take Flight during Yearlong Celebration

The University of Miami is showcasing 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

Ring Theatre Announces New Season
Two absurd one-act comedies by Cuban playwright Virgilio Piñera, a farce about a bachelor’s adventures with three flight attendants, a Shakespearean tragedy, and a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical are just some of the highlights of the Ring Theatre’s 2012-2013 season. | more

  • Genomics and Genetics Researchers Awarded More than $2 Million in Grants | more
  • Chemists Shed Light on Biological Processes with Glowing Molecules | more
  • Pilates Class Registration at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • X’s and O’s of Sports Covered in Two New Programs from Continuing and International Education | more
  • Hire a UM Student | more
  • Deadline Approaching for Completion of CITI Training and Interest Disclosure Process | more
  • ’Cane Card Operations Move to Flipse Building | more
  • Sylvester Investigator-Initiated Trials Grants Program | more
  • ‘Shop for a Cause’ to Support the Debbie School | more
  • Export Compliance Sessions | more
  • Save the Date: Sunday through Wednesday, February 10-13: Miami 2013 Winter Symposium: The Molecular Basis of Metabolism and Nutrition | more
    Miller School and Jackson Health System Approve Annual Operating Agreement
    A day after Jackson Health System's Financial Review Board unanimously approved its new Annual Operating Agreement with the Miller School of Medicine, Jackson CEO Carlos Migoya, left, and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt added their signatures to the 53-page document, making it official.
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    Move-In Day Brings UM’s Newest Hurricanes

    Accompanied by parents, friends, and relatives, some 2,000 new students arrived on UM’s Coral Gables campus last week, checking into the Hecht and Stanford Residential Colleges, whose lobbies were festooned in orange and green to welcome the University’s newest Hurricanes. They toted suitcases, laptop computers, books, and other items they’ll need for the new school year. Above: UM freshman Nicholas Richardson gets help from his father, Frederick, while assembling his bed at Hecht Residential College. In the background, Nicholas’s mother, Fern, puts away some of her son’s clothing.” | more

    Stanford Psychiatrist Details Dangers of the Internet

    Text messaging, Tweeting, and Facebooking are activities that take up a considerable amount of a person’s time. But the use of such elements of the Internet Age can have negative aspects on our day-to-day reality and behavior. That was the message delivered by Stanford University psychiatrist Elias Aboujaoude on August 17 when he spoke at the University of Miami’s New Student Convocation. Author of the book Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality, Aboujaoude said it will be up to so-called “digital natives,” people born in the mid-to-late 1990s, to develop “a more objective assessment of the Internet—both the good and the bad.” | more

    Former Commerce Secretary Speaks at ICCAS

    The University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies began its series of lectures for the 2012-2013 academic year on August 10 when former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez spoke on “The 2012 Elections: What to Expect.” Gutierrez is a nonresident scholar at ICCAS, which co-hosted the lecture along with the UM Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection.

    Taking Control of Your Credit Card Debt
    At this lunchtime seminar, sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), representatives from Consolidated Credit Counseling Services will provide valuable money-saving tips and strategies for reducing credit card debt. Learn about options that should be explored before filing for bankruptcy. Debt consolidation, debt management programs, and ways to rebuild your credit will also be discussed. | more

    • Employees' Retirement Plan Benefit Statements Available Online| more
    • Next Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Begin August 29 | more
    • Professional Development Courses for August
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    • Florida Licensing on Wheels (Mini-FLOW) Coming to Gables Campus
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    Various Dates: Cosford Cinema Screenings: Abramovic: The Artist is Present | Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry | Ballplayer: Pelotero
    Monday, August 20: SEEDS Educational Forum: Understanding the Promotion and Tenure Process: Guidance for Academic Career Success | 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: Faculty Senate Meeting | more
    Wednesday, August 22: Learn the Proper Way to Ride at Mack Cycle & Fitness’s ‘For Women Only’ Clinic | more
    Wednesday, August 22: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Evidence Basis for Medial Branch Neurotomy | more
    Wednesday, August 22: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: Translational Research: Making Science Work for Real People | more
    Thursday, August 23: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | 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
    Wednesday, August 29: Healthy Steps Parent Group Meeting: Intimacy after Baby: The Importance of Balance | more
    Wednesday, September 5: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis – Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series | 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
    Thursday, September 20: CHP Panel Discussion: The New Peña Nieto Administration: Prospects for Reform | 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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