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September 4, 2012 | Tuesday 

With $14.2 Million in New Grants, Researchers Hope to Improve Treatment for Pediatric Heart Disease
Miller School of Medicine pediatric researchers have been awarded two multicenter grants totaling more than $14.2 million to identify genetic mutations associated with pediatric cardiomyopathy and develop better and more targeted treatment for children diagnosed with one of the rare but devastating diseases of the heart muscle. | 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

Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski to Visit UM
The Archbishop of Miami, the Most Rev. Thomas Wenski, will visit the University of Miami on Sunday, September 9 at 8 p.m. to celebrate a Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center. Administration, faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. | 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

‘Absurd Celebration’ Continues with a New Production of a Piñera Classic
“Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre” continues at the University of Miami with Una Caja de Zapatos Vacía (An Empty Shoebox) from September 7 to 9 at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Produced by E.G. Productions, the play is one of five being performed at the Ring this semester in celebration of the centenary of the controversial Cuban playwright’s birth. | more

A Theatrical Thunderbolt: Cuban Playwright Virgilio Piñera in His Centenary
Curated by Lillian Manzor, associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, this display at the Cuban Heritage Collection is part of the University of Miami’s homage to the theatrical innovations of the Cuban playwright on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The exhibition focuses on Piñera’s theatrical production in Greater Cuba with a special emphasis on the plays staged in the United States. It includes materials such as original playbills, photographs, stage and costume designs, and other theater ephemera. | more

USpeak Kicks Off New Year with ‘Old School Miami Poets’
The University of Miami’s USpeak Open Verse and Short Story Performance Series begins a brand-new year with Old School Miami Poets, featuring Carolina Hospital, Adrian Castro, and Geoffrey Philp, on Thursday, September 6 at 8 p.m. at the Oasis Deli in the Whitten University Center. | more

Women’s Basketball Faces Demanding Nonconference Slate
Tennessee, Rutgers, and Penn State are among the elite Division I opponents the University of Miami women’s basketball team will face in nonconference play during the 2012-2013 season. | more

• Radio Caracol Becomes Spanish Flagship Station for UM Football | more
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  • Lincoln Auto Intelligence Project Coming to UM Life Science & Technology Park this Friday | more
  • Miami Law Philanthropy Week Activities to Benefit Empowered Youth | more
  • Ring Theatre Announces New Season | more
  • Schneiderman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society of Behavioral Medicine | more
  • Finance Department Study Uncovers Way to Limit Future Real Estate and Stock Market Bubbles | more
  • School of Communication Alumna Stars on Bravo’s Newest Reality Series | more
  • Scholarships Available for UM Clinical Nutrition Program | more
  • X’s and O’s of Sports Covered in Two New Programs from Continuing and International Education | 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
    Rocking the Vote
    Excited over the prospect of voting in their first presidential election, University of Miami students thronged to the University Center Rock on August 30 to register to vote—the first step in a process to becoming “engaged and educated citizens,” said Alessandria San Roman, executive secretary for UM Student Government, who helped coordinate last Thursday’s Get Out the Vote and TurboVote kickoff event. Several students registered to vote through the Get Out the Vote initiative, with voter registrations continuing every Tuesday and Wednesday in the UC Breezeway. Meanwhile, as part of the Knight Foundation-funded TurboVote effort, students can request voter registration forms and absentee ballots, as well as receive email and text messages about upcoming elections—all through one website.
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    Hurricanes Create a Path of Good Deeds

    Not even the threat of a hurricane could stop a group of University of Miami students from displaying their civic pride. With Tropical Storm Isaac taking aim at South Florida, more than 250 students volunteered at nine nonprofit organizations across Miami-Dade County on August 25 as part of Orientation Outreach. | more

    Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens (Part 1)
    Are you coping with the challenges of parenting a preteen or teenager? This informative two-part seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP), demonstrates how humor, wisdom, and understanding can make a big difference in what is often considered the ultimate parenting challenge. Learn how to stay calm and cool-headed while dealing with hot-button issues such as rude attitudes, lying, and succumbing to peer pressure. | more

    Ready to Retire? Learn What Steps You Need to Take at a Retirement Education Seminar
    University of Miami faculty and staff considering retirement are encouraged to attend “Ready to Retire,” a seminar designed to guide you through the steps to retirement. Retirement experts will discuss retirement fund distribution options, health care benefits, and important Medicare deadlines. The seminar will also address the emotional and psychological factors that contribute to a healthy and happy retirement. | more

    • Have an HR-Benefits Question? Contact the Benefits Team | more
    • Retirement Plan Information You Need to Know | more
    • Well ’Canes Farmers’ Market Returns September 19 | more

    Through October 21: 'Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Period, 1615-1912' | more
    Various Dates: Cosford Cinema Screenings: An Autumn Afternoon | The Hunger Games | The Invisible War | Unforgivable
    Tuesday, September 4: Department of Cell Biology Research Forum: The Hepatocyte and Related Models of Viral and Neoplastic Disease | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, September 4 and 5: UBike Bike Sale and Safety Fair | more
    Wednesday, September 5: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: Genomics and Translational Research | 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: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, September 6: LoweDown Happy Hour: It’s All About the U | more
    Thursday, September 6: Neurological Surgery/Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, September 6: Frontiers in Vision Science Lecture: Evolution’s Witness: How Eyes Evolved | more
    Friday, September 7: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series | more
    Friday, September 7: School of Architecture Exhibition: The Art of the New Urbanism | 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 Boot Camp | more
    Tuesday, September 11: CHP Panel Discussion: Colombia: Achieving Sustained Development | more
    Thursday, September 13: The Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights: Rights at War: The Interface between Human and Constitutional Rights and the Laws of Armed Conflict | more
    Thursday, September 13: M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Thursday, September 13: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: What We Learned from Motor Sports | 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
    Thursday, November 1: Save the Date: Idealist Graduate Fair | more
    Friday through Sunday, November 9-11: Synergy 2012: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Interventional Oncology| more
    Saturday, November 10: Destination Fashion 2012 to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis | more
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