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August 27, 2012 | Monday 

Longtime UM Trustee and Philanthropist Florence Hecht Passes Away
Florence Ruth Hecht, a longtime member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and an ardent Miami Hurricane whose generosity helped establish the University’s first residential college, has passed away. | more

Festival Miami to Feature Monthlong Showcase of Music
From the music of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff to award-winning jazz headliners and a tribute to the legendary Nat King Cole, the 29th Festival Miami will feature more than 25 concerts, lectures, and master classes from October 2 through November 4. | more

• UM Employee Nights at Festival Miami | more

Update Your Emergency/Evacuation Contact Information
With the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season now in its most active phase, make sure that you have finalized preparations at home and at work, including reviewing and updating your emergency/evacuation contact information on myUM. | more

Aerospace Engineer’s Futuristic Supersonic Design Wins Prestigious NASA Grant
Aerospace engineering professor Ge-Cheng Zha and his team of collaborators have been awarded a prestigious grant from NASA for their design project of a futuristic plane—a supersonic, bi-directional flying wing capable of whisking passengers from New York to Tokyo in only four hours. | more

Miller School Launches First-of-Its Kind Genomic Medicine Master’s Program
First-year medical students at the Miller School of Medicine now have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Genomic Medicine along with their medical degree through a program unique to the University of Miami. | more

Five Decades in the Stacks: Richter Library Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Opened in 1962, the University of Miami’s Otto G. Richter Library celebrates 50 years of supporting scholarship, research, and discovery this fall. | more

UM Makes Princeton Review’s Prestigious ‘Best Colleges’ List
The University of Miami is one of the nation’s most diverse institutions, according to the nationally known education services company, the Princeton Review. UM is ranked in the top 10 for “Race/Class Interaction” in the 2013 edition of Princeton Review’s The Best 377 Colleges. | more

Four ’Canes Named to Senior Bowl Watch List
Four Miami Hurricanes are among 312 seniors from around the nation who have been named to the 2013 Senior Bowl Watch List, the nation’s premier all-star game. | more

• UM-Kansas State Game Slated for FX Broadcast | more
• Women’s Golf Unveils 2012-2013 Schedule | more

  • Researchers Pinpoint Mechanism that Halts Healing of Venous Ulcers | more
  • School of Communication Students take on the Big Apple with High-Profile Internships | more
  • Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated as Center of Excellence | more
  • Genomics and Genetics Researchers Awarded More than $2 Million in Grants | more
  • Chemists Shed Light on Biological Processes with Glowing Molecules | more
  • X’s and O’s of Sports Covered in Two New Programs from Continuing and International Education | more
  • Hire a UM Student | more
  • ’Cane Card Operations Move to Flipse Building | more
  • Sylvester Investigator-Initiated Trials Grants Program | 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
    Remembering Hurricane Andrew: 20 Years Later
    Twenty years ago Hurricane Andrew slammed into south Miami-Dade County as a Category 5 storm, causing more than $30 billion in damages and leaving lasting memories for those who lived through it. The storm hit on Freshman Orientation Day at UM and forced the institution to delay the start of classes for two weeks while University leaders took action to repair the damaged campus. Above: Trees that lost their foliage in Andrew’s powerful winds created an eerie scene on the Coral Gables campus. A look back at what it was like.
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    A Daring Descent for a Worthwhile Cause

    Strapped in harnesses, Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc, right, and his wife, Anne, rappel from the 19th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami on August 17 in the name of charity. Local politicians and community leaders were among the dozens of people who participated in the two-day “Over the Edge” philanthropic event benefiting the Miami Children’s Initiative, a foundation aimed at improving the lives of children and families in Liberty City. | more

    Red Mango Frozen Yogurt Arrives on Campus
    On August 22 the University of Miami celebrated the arrival of its newest dining option: a Red Mango frozen yogurt cart that sells creamy creations in a variety of flavors, with toppings ranging from fruits and nuts to chocolate. Above: Bhumi Patel, executive-at-large external for UM Student Government, which approached Dining Services with the idea of bringing a frozen yogurt establishment to the UM food court, treats Sebastian to a spoonful of Red Mango yogurt. | more

    You Can Stay in Your Home
    This lunchtime seminar, offered through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will review the federal mortgage relief programs available to qualifying homeowners. Mortgage payment assistance, loan modification, and short sales will be discussed to help participants make informed decisions. | more

    • Ready to Retire? Learn What Steps You Need to Take at a Retirement Education Seminar | more
    • Retirement Plan Information You Need to Know | more
    • Well ’Canes Farmers’ Market Returns September 19 | more
    • Faculty and Staff Assistance Program’s Fall Newsletter Now Available Online| more
    • Next Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Begin August 29 | more
    • Professional Development Courses for August
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    Mixed-Media Works by Two Faculty Members on View at UM Gallery in Wynwood

    A playful mixed-media homage to some of the 20th century’s most influential cultural icons and abstract explorations of the grandeur and fragility of the natural environment are on view in an exhibition of works by University of Miami faculty members Mariah Fox and Bryan Allen Moore at the UM Gallery in Wynwood. | more
    Tuesday, August 28: Cell Biology Research Forum: Vaccine-Induced CD8+ T Cells Control AIDS Virus Replication | 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, August 29: Merging Ideal and Real: Balancing Good Design with the Economic, Cultural, and Logistical Realities of Today | more
    Thursday, August 30: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4 and 5: UBike Bike Sale and Safety Fair | more
    Wednesday, September 5: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: From Pharmacotherapy to Virtual Reality | more
    Wednesday, September 5: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis – Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series | more
    Thursday, September 6: Information Session on UM’s Executive M.B.A. in Health Sector Management and Policy Program | more
    Thursday, September 6: Surgical Grand Rounds: The Robert Zeppa, M.D., Memorial Lecture: Splenic Salvage: Conceived in Thought or Born of Madness | more
    Thursday, September 6: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Antibiotic Beads: All You Ever Wanted to Know and More | 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
    Tuesday, September 11: CHP Panel Discussion: Colombia: Achieving Sustained Development | more
    Wednesday, September 19: Graduate Faculty Meeting | more
    Thursday, September 20: CHP Panel Discussion: The New Peña Nieto Administration: Prospects for Reform | more
    Saturday, September 22: Forever R&B Concert at BankUnited Center | more
    Monday, September 24: 27th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis | more
    Saturday, September 29: Miami Rocks Our Troops Concert at the BUC | more
    Through October 21: 'Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Period, 1615-1912' | more
    Thursday, November 1: Save the Date: Idealist Graduate Fair | more
    Saturday, November 10: Destination Fashion 2012 to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis | more
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