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September 10, 2012 | Monday 

UM’s 2012 United Way Campaign Gets Under Way
Aiming for a seventh straight year of raising more than $1 million for one of the nation’s best-known charitable organizations, the University of Miami embarks today, September 10, upon its 2012 United Way of Miami-Dade Campaign—a fundraising effort that will include everything from online pledges to bake sales and raffles. | more

New Supercomputer to Help Scientists Study the Fate of Spilled Oil
A group of leading research institutions that includes the University of Miami will soon get a powerful new tool in its efforts to develop and improve methods to accurately predict the fate of hydrocarbons released into the environment during normal and hurricane-weather conditions. | more

Ceremony Marks Anniversary of 9/11 Attacks
The University of Miami community will pause this week to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony, which is for the UM community only, takes place Tuesday, September 11 at 9 p.m. on the University Center Rock. | more

An Evening with The Capitol Steps
University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala invites you to spend an evening with The Capitol Steps, a troupe of Congressional staffers-turned-comedians who satirize the people and places that once employed them, on Wednesday, September 12 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall | 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 Two Piñera Comedies
“Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre” continues at the University of Miami from September 14 to 22 with two one-act comedies—You Always Forget Something and False Alarm—that highlight the late Cuban playwright’s sense of humor. | more

Festival Miami, a Monthlong Showcase of Music, Begins Next Month
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

Hurricanes Football Team Prepares for Home Opener
After two straight road games to start the season, the Miami Hurricanes football team is preparing for its home opener against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday, September 15 at 12 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium. | more

Help Sebastian Win the Capital One Mascot of the Year Competition
The University of Miami’s beloved Sebastian the Ibis is one of 16 spirited mascots vying to become the 2012 Capital One Mascot of the Year. | more

• Women’s Basketball Announces ACC Schedule | more

  • UM Employee Nights at Festival Miami | more
  • Cosford Cinema 'Spanish Lens' Film Series Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month | more
  • Center for the Humanities announces 2012-2013 lectures, events | more
  • J. William Harbour Joins Bascom Palmer to Lead Eye Cancer Program | more
  • Miami Law’s Genevieve Valle Gets Taste of Real Journalism during NBC News Internship | 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
  • Scholarships Available for UM Clinical Nutrition Program | 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
    Global Nursing Research Colloquium
    Nearly 1,000 nurse scientists, scholars, and other nursing professionals from around the world gathered at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel September 5-7 for the XIII Pan American Nursing Research Colloquium, marking the first time that the prestigious biennial event was held in the United States. Hosted by the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, the conference, themed “Global Nursing Research Challenges for the Millennium,” featured panels, roundtable discussions, poster sessions, and workshops that addressed everything from advances in nursing research to the vital role nurses can play in addressing health and health disparities. Top: Nilda Peragallo, dean of UM’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, gives closing remarks on the conference's final day. Above: Inside the exhibit hall, attendees examine one of the UM nursing school’s high-tech patient simulators.
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    Enterprise Resource Planning Initiative Launches Website
    A new comprehensive website for the Enterprise Resource Planning initiative launches today. The website contains information about the project, timelines, FAQs, training schedules, a glossary of terms, and much more. The ERP initiative is one of the most far-reaching projects in UM’s history and will not only upgrade the information technology that drives student, financial, and human resources systems, but it will also transform the way UM conducts business and provides services to its students, faculty, and staff. | more

    New Restaurants and Shops Now Open at UM Life Science & Technology Park
    Several new restaurants and retailers are now open at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park, located on the eastern edge of the Health District, along Northwest 7th Avenue. | 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

    • Aetna Ends Contract with VitalMD | more
    • Professional Development Courses for September | 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

    UM to Test Its Readiness to Respond to a Public Health Emergency

    In a scenario that will involve an outbreak of the fictitious zombie-causing Solanum virus, the University of Miami will test its ability to respond to a significant public health emergency by conducting a test of a medication-dispensing system on Monday, September 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Whitten University Center’s Flamingo Ballrooms. | more
    Various Dates: Cosford Cinema Screenings: An Autumn Afternoon | Beloved | The Fish Child | La Source | Men in Black 3
    Monday, September 10: EU Center Lecture: European Identity in Hard Times: Europeanism and the Eurocrisis | more
    Monday, September 10: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: Toward Global Analysis of Phagocytosis Pathways and Their Functional Activities | more
    Monday, September 10: Master of Arts in International Administration Program to Host Q&A Session | 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
    Tuesday, September 11: International Law Lecture Series: Recovery of Cultural Property of Illicit Provenance in Private and Public International Law | more
    Wednesday, September 12: Miami Project Wednesday Noon Seminar: Regulation of Pattern Recognition Receptors in CNS Injury and Disease | 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
    Thursday, September 13: Norton Herrick Center to Screen ‘Key Largo’ as Part of Screening Miami Series | more
    Thursday, September 13: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Friday, September 14: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Recent Molecular Discoveries in Ocular Melanoma | more
    Monday, September 17: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Genetics of Familial Essential Tremor | more
    Monday, September 17: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: Amplifying CD8 T Memory Cells to Protect against Infectious Diseases | more
    Tuesday, September 18: State Department Official to Speak at CHP Breakfast Program | more
    Wednesday, September 19: Civic and Community Engagement Lecture: Sustainability = Equity | more
    Wednesday, September 19: Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds: Diabetes Epidemiology and Prevention: Lessons Learned towards Healthy People 2020 | 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
    Monday, September 24: Miller Center Lecture: The Multiple Deaths of Jew Süss | more
    Tuesday, September 25: Miami CFAR Seminar Series: HIV/TB Interaction and Acute HIV in the Lung | more
    Wednesday, September 26: Learn about the UM Admission Process at Office of Admission Seminars | more
    Thursday, September 27: Order in the Court: A Panel Discussion with Judge Alex and Judge Milian | 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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