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October 1, 2012 | Monday 

UM Trustee’s Challenge Grant Matches Law Scholarship Donations
To help offset the rising cost of legal education, University of Miami trustee Wayne Chaplin, J.D. ’82, has made a generous contribution to the School of Law, creating the Chaplin Challenge Grant, which will match, dollar for dollar, each new eligible contribution made to new or existing scholarship funds between September 1 and December 31 of this year, as long as funds are available. | more

Sports Legends Gather to Defeat Paralysis
The 27th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner, held September 24 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York, raised nearly $18 million for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. The fundraising total will contribute to a $40 million pledge made by the Buoniconti Fund to the University of Miami’s Momentum2 campaign. | more

Open Enrollment is October 15 through November 2
Open Enrollment, the annual opportunity to enroll, continue, or make changes to your medical, dental, flexible spending, and short-term disability benefits, begins Monday, October 15 and runs through Friday, November 2. | more
The Launch Pad to Open Tech Accelerator in Downtown Miami
With downtown Miami fast emerging as a hotbed of international commerce, The Launch Pad at the University of Miami is partnering with the Miami Downtown Development Authority and Miami-Dade County to create a technology business accelerator program that will attract early-stage companies and the entrepreneurs who run them to the city’s urban core. | more

United Way Campaign Heats Up; Make Your Donation for a Chance to See the NBA Champion Miami Heat
The University of Miami’s United Way campaign is ‘Heating’ up. In appreciation of the outstanding work of dedicated faculty and staff and their participation in the campaign, UM is partnering with the NBA Champion Miami Heat to offer a large number of complimentary tickets to preseason games on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 26. | more

• School of Communication United Way Pizza Sale | more

Panel Explores Latino Voters and the Politics of Immigration
In key swing states like Florida and at the national level, Latino and new citizen voters are changing politics. On Thursday, October 4 from 5 to 7 p.m., pollsters, political analysts, and community leaders will discuss the politics of immigration and the Latino vote in an event to be held at the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences Gallery. | more

Festival Miami, a Monthlong Showcase of Music, Begins this Week
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

Jonathan Kozol Lecture and Book Signing
Investigative journalist and author Jonathan Kozol, who has been called “today’s most eloquent spokesman for America’s disenfranchised,” will speak and sign copies of his book, Fire in the Ashes, on Tuesday, October 2 at 6 p.m. in the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. | more

'Boeing Boeing' Set to Take Off at Ring Theatre
The Ring Theatre’s 2012-2013 season continues October 17-27 with Boeing Boeing, a hilarious Tony Award-winning farce that centers around Bernard, a passionate bachelor juggling his ongoing affairs with three beautiful flight attendants. | more

  • LawWithoutWalls Global Law Education Program Announces Six New Participating Schools | more
  • Sylvester Breast Cancer Experts Part of International Tumor Study | more
  • Export Compliance Officer Wendy Epley Offers Training on Navigating Complex Compliance Regulations | more
  • Debate Over Health Care Reform Takes Center Stage at School of Business Administration | more
  • Iron Arrow Honor Society Accepting Nominations | more
  • Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Is October 19-21 | more
  • Business School’s Undergraduates Take on South Florida Beautification Projects | more
  • VONA Voices Workshops for Writers of Color Return to UM | more
  • Faculty Senate Accepting Nominations for Three Prestigious Awards | more
  • Applications for SEEDS You Choose Leadership Awards Being Accepted | more
  • Testing and Evaluation Services Office to Relocate | more
  • Fall 2012 Commencement: Dates and Regalia Information | 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
    Poet Maya Angelou Lends Powerful Voice to Film Series on DOCS Program
    Legendary poet Maya Angelou, whose powerful words have inspired generations and have been read before audiences of schoolchildren, politicians, presidents, and even an archbishop, has lent her distinctive voice to a University of Miami initiative that helps the underprivileged.
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    Director Robert Townsend Screens New Film at UM
    Actor/director Robert Townsend, who rose to stardom in the 1990s by producing and starring in movies such as Hollywood Shuffle, Meteor Man, and The Five Heartbeats, screened his newest movie, In The Hive, starring Loretta Divine and the late Michael Clarke Duncan, at the University of Miami’s Bill Cosford Cinema on September 25. | more

    Pizza with a Purpose
    For youngsters participating in the University of Miami’s Mini ’Canes Recreational Sports Camp, pizza is not only a tasty treat but a pie with a purpose, teaching them that it is better to give than receive. Each summer Mini ’Canes campers donate the profits from their biweekly pizza lunches to the United Way of Miami-Dade County. This year campers raised $2,148, increasing the total donated over the past nine years to $22,856. | more

    Remaining Resourceful during Times of Stress
    Offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, this seminar will troubleshoot the difficulties encountered when confronting different types of workplace stressors as well as review effective stress management techniques. | more

    • Strengthen Leadership Skills through Workforce Engagement and Development’s Competency-Based Programs | more
    • Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens (Part 2) | more
    • Division of Plastic Surgery Offering 20 Percent off Select Procedures | more
    • Professional Development Courses for October | more
    • Visitor Parking Area in Pavia Garage Now Open
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    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training | more
    • Employees' Retirement Plan Annual Funding Notice | more

    Ride for a Cause: Dolphins Cycling Challenge Special Offer for UM Employees
    The University of Miami is partnering with the Miami Dolphins in the Dolphins Cycling Challenge to “tackle cancer one mile at a time.” The two-day event, scheduled for November 3 and 4, features six different bicycle routes, with 100 percent of the funds raised by the riders benefiting Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. As part of a special promotion, UM faculty and staff can register for half the usual registration fee. Listen to a special message from UM alumnus Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. | more

    Hurricanes Prepare to Battle the Irish

    In the renewal of a classic college football rivalry, the Miami Hurricanes head to Chicago’s Soldier Field this week to take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. | more

    • Women’s Volleyball Team Faces a Pair of ACC Rivals this Weekend | more
    • Hurricanes Offering Publix Nine before 9 Ticket Deal | more
    • Help Sebastian Win the Capital One Mascot of the Year Competition | more

    Various Dates: Cosford Cinema Screenings: A Hole in the Head | Brave | The Cinema Hold Up | Empire of Passion | Stars in Shorts
    Monday, October 1: Biology Departmental Seminar: Revisiting the Specificity Paradigm of Alnus-Associated Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Communities | more
    Monday, October 1: Superheroes in the Courtroom: Law, Lawyers, and Comic Books | more
    Monday, October 1: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: eQTL Regulation by NATs in AD | more
    Wednesday, October 3: The U Tech Source @ UM Bookstore Grand Opening | more
    Wednesday, October 3: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: Avoiding Complications in Plastic Surgery and Dealing with the Angry Plastic Surgery Patient | more
    Wednesday, October 3: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Novel Mechanisms in the Etiology of PTSD Suggest Novel Targets for Treatment Development | more
    Thursday, October 4: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: The AK47/Kalashnikov of All Cells: Perforin-2 | more
    Thursday, October 4: Miami CFAR Seminar Series: Smart and Super Smart: Novel Targeted Antiretroviral Nanotherapies for HIV Eradication | more
    Thursday, October 4: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, October 4: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Where We Were, Where We Are, and ‘Is this Evidence Based Medicine?’ | more
    Thursday, October 4: Modern Languages Lecture Series: Reading African Migrational Identities in Fugitive Slave Ads from the Haitian Revolutionary Era | more
    Friday, October 5: LEND Program Lecture: Bedside Genome Sequencing: What History Tells Us about the Future of Newborn Screening | more
    Monday, October 8: Division of Biostatistics Seminar: A Cross Country Analysis of Health Care Expenditures: Understanding the U.S. Gap | more
    Monday, October 8: Lecture on Sacred Music and Sacred Spaces in Italy | more
    Monday, October 8: IES Director Presents ‘Why Italy? Why Now?’ | more
    Monday, October 8: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Toward the Next Industrial Revolution | more
    Thursday, October 11: M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Friday, October 12: CHP Panel Discussion: Colombia’s Energy and Mining Sectors: Drivers for Growth? | more
    Monday and Tuesday, October 15-16: Fifth Annual Robert ‘Budge’ McKey Cystic Fibrosis Symposium | more
    Friday, October 19: UM Canterbury Preschool’s 20th Anniversary Celebration | 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
    Sunday, November 11: Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Shed Light on Suicide Prevention | more
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