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September 17, 2012 | Monday 

President Obama, Mitt Romney Make Back-to-Back Visits to UM this Week
With less than two months before the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Governor Mitt Romney will discuss education and the future of the Hispanic community during Univision News and Facebook’s “Meet the Candidates” forums at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse on September 19 and 20. | more

$20 Million NIH Grant to Help UM Translate Scientific Discoveries into New Treatments
The University of Miami has been awarded a prestigious $20 million grant that has the power and promise of transforming the institution, the community, and all of South Florida into a hub for turning scientific discoveries into practical solutions and treatments that improve the health of the diverse region—and beyond. | more

UM Solidifies Top-Tier Standing in Latest U.S. News Rankings
For the fourth year in a row, the University of Miami has ranked in the top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges issue. UM comes in at No. 44 in the National Universities category, dropping from last year’s No. 38 ranking but retaining its position as the No. 1 ranked school in Florida and solidifying its status as a top-tier national institution. | more

Make Your United Way Contribution; 2012 Campaign Now 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 has embarked upon its 2012 United Way Campaign. Get the details on how to make your contribution. | 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 highlighting both special events and ongoing programs throughout the University. Explore what’s on tap at the initiative’s new website.

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

‘Absurd Celebration’ Continues with Two Piñera Comedies
“Absurd Celebration: The First International Festival of Virgilio Piñera’s Theatre” continues at the University of Miami through September 22 with two one-act comedies—You Always Forget Something and False Alarm—that highlight the late Cuban playwright’s sense of humor. | more

‘Spanish Lens’ Film Series Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The Bill Cosford Cinema presents a cinematic celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month with movies by Hispanic female filmmakers. “The Spanish Lens” film series showcases movies from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and Nicaragua and highlights emerging and established female filmmakers working in the Spanish language. | more

Exhibition Showcases Works by UM Alumni
Successful alumni who paint, sculpt, and work with glass will show off their artistic skills at the University of Miami 2012 Alumni Exhibition, September 20 through October 26 at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery. | more

Hurricanes Take on the Yellow Jackets in Critical ACC Matchup
Coming off a home opening victory over Bethune Cookman, the Miami Hurricanes football team hits the road for a critical Atlantic Coast Conference game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, September 22. | more

• Miami-Georgia Tech Game to Be Televised Live on Sun Sports | more

  • President Obama to Nominate UM's Walter Secada to Key Post | more
  • Gear Up for the 2012 Dolphins Cycling Challenge | more
  • Miami Project Gets NFL Research Grant to Study Concussions | more
  • Penn Scholar to Discuss Cross-Cultural Learning, Black Male Achievement | more
  • Fall 2012 Commencement: Dates and Regalia Information | more
  • Center for the Humanities Announces 2012-2013 Lectures, Events | more
  • Ring Theatre Announces New Season | more
  • Schneiderman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from International Society of Behavioral Medicine | more
  • Sylvester Investigator-Initiated Trials Grants Program | more
  • Save the Date: Sunday through Wednesday, February 10-13: Miami 2013 Winter Symposium: The Molecular Basis of Metabolism and Nutrition | more
    A Taste of Bipartisan Political Satire
    From a spoof on Arizona’s controversial immigration law to parodies on the Supreme Court and Transportation Security Administration pat-downs, no politician or political entity was above satirizing on September 12 when The Capitol Steps brought its unique brand of bipartisan political comedy to the University of Miami. Top: A skit on the Secret Service scandal involving Colombian escorts. Above: The Octomom performs in a skit involving an alternative health care reform plan.
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    Opening a National Dialogue on the Humanities
    In a move to create a national dialogue for the humanities and social sciences, Miami Dade College (MDC), in collaboration with the University of Miami, hosted the Humanities and Civil Society forum on September 14 at MDC’s Wolfson campus. At the event, which was organized by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, UM President Donna E. Shalala and MDC President Eduardo J.Padrón heard testimony from 14 distinguished panelists. Above, from left to right: President Shalala; President Padrón; UM alumna and international superstar Gloria Estefan, who was a panelist; and Leslie Berlowitz, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. | more

    Remembering 9/11
    The University of Miami community marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks last week. Held inside the Whitten University Center because of rain, the ceremony, which included remarks and a remembrance lighting, was among the thousands of services held across the nation to honor the nearly 3,000 victims who died in the attacks—at the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Top: The audience observes a moment of silence for those who perished in the attacks. Above: UM’s ROTC Honor Guard presents the colors to open the ceremony. | more

    Have You Had Your Free Well ’Canes Mammogram This Year?
    Mammograms can be an important tool in the early detection of breast cancer. To make it easier to take advantage of this vital preventive measure, UHealth – University of Miami Health System is offering free Well ’Canes Mammogram Screenings in October. | more

    Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in September and October
    The User Support Services group offers free software training to University of Miami employees. Courses include Microsoft Office applications such as Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word. Training is also offered for Adobe’s popular Photoshop and InDesign applications. | more

    • Well ’Canes Farmers’ Market Returns September 19 | more
    • Investing and Savings Educational Workshop Targeted to Women
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    • Aesthetic Center Offers Employee Discounts on All Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments | more
    • Hire a UM Student | more
    • Aetna Ends Contract with VitalMD | more
    • Professional Development Courses for September | more

    Various Dates: Cosford Cinema Screenings: Compliance | Drunken Angel | Even the Rain | Rock of Ages
    Monday, September 17: Biostatistics Clinic | 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: Voter ID Laws: A Debate | more
    Tuesday, September 18: State Department Official to Speak at CHP Breakfast Program | more
    Wednesday, September 19: UM Italian Film Festival to Screen ‘Benvenuti al Nord’ | 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: Stanford Distinguished Lecture Series: Global Rebellion | more
    Thursday, September 20: CHP Panel Discussion: The New Peña Nieto Administration: Prospects for Reform | more
    Friday, September 21: Dialogues in Research Ethics Conference: Teaching Ethics to Scientists: Why Rules and Consequences Matter | more
    Saturday, September 22: Forever R&B Concert at BankUnited Center | more
    Monday, September 24: Intelligence Analyst to Launch UM Libraries’ New Speaker Series on Global Perspectives| more
    Monday, September 24: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar | 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: EU Center Lecture: Globalization, the European Union, and the Americas | more
    Tuesday, September 25: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Organized Medicine and Advocacy: Why It Is Critical | more
    Tuesday, September 25: Miami CFAR Seminar Series: HIV/TB Interaction and Acute HIV in the Lung | more
    Wednesday, September 26: Healthy Steps Parent Group Meeting | more
    Wednesday, September 26: Miami Project Wednesday Noon Seminar: Nanoparticle-Mediated Drug Delivery Systems for Spinal Cord Injury Repair | 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
    Thursday, September 27: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Diagnostic and Interventional MSK Ultrasound | more
    Friday, September 28: Neuroscience Center Seminar: Dendrimer-Based Targeted Nanotherapeutics for Neurodegenerative Diseases | more
    Saturday, September 29: Miami Rocks Our Troops Concert at the BUC | more
    Thursday, October 4: Faculty Senate Meeting | more
    Monday, October 8: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Toward the Next Industrial Revolution | 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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