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October 15, 2012 | Monday 
Open Enrollment Begins Today
Open Enrollment has officially begun. Your annual opportunity to enroll or make changes to medical, dental, flexible spending, and short-term disability benefits begins today and runs through Friday, November 2. | more

Celebrate Alumni Weekend and Homecoming
Thousands of alumni from around the country will travel back to South Florida to join current students, faculty, and community members to celebrate Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, October 19-21. Class reunions and the Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience as well as a parade, fireworks, concert, and football game are among the activities. | more

Celebrate ’Canes Spirit Day on October 19; Be a Part of ‘The Biggest U’
Show your UM pride this Homecoming. Don your orange and green, and join the Department of Auxiliary Services, Logo Licensing, on Friday, October 19 for the Second Annual ’Canes Spirit Day, an event that celebrates and promotes the traditions and excellence of the University of Miami. This year hundreds of faculty, staff, and students will gather on the Foote University Green to form “The Biggest U.” | more

Cardiac and Pulmonary Researchers Team Up to Test Stem Cell Therapy for Fatal Lung Disease
Inspired by the pioneering research of Miller School colleague Joshua Hare, Marilyn K. Glassberg, professor of medicine and surgery, has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to conduct the first U.S. clinical trial of mesenchymal stem cells as a potential therapy for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. | more

Give to the United Way and See the Miami Heat in Action
There’s still time to take advantage of an opportunity to see LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the rest of the NBA Champion Miami Heat in action. A special promotion offering complimentary tickets for United Way contributors to Heat preseason games on October 18 and 26 has been extended. | more

• Frozen Yogurt Fundraiser at TCBY to Benefit the United Way | more
• UM’s United Way Campaign Continues; Make Your Donation
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• Office of the Registrar Super Sports Package to Benefit the United Way | more
• School of Communication United Way Raffle for a Kindle Fire HD | more

Hurricanes Prepare to Battle the Seminoles
The Miami Hurricanes football team takes to the gridiron at Sun Life Stadium this Saturday to battle the Florida State Seminoles in a homecoming matchup with ACC Championship implications. | more

• Hurricanes Offering Publix Nine before 9 Ticket Deal | more
• Help Sebastian Win the Capital One Mascot of the Year Competition | more

For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, please click here.
  • Lecture by Andrew Tabler on 'In the Lion's Den' | more
  • Miami CTSI Announces Support for New Research Services and Funding Opportunities | more
  • Former Miami Law Student Makes Forceful Argument Before First District Court of Appeal | more
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Wins Grant for Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems | more
  • Illustrated Guides Provide First Ever Compilation of Key Organisms Crucial to the Arabian Sea’s Food Web | more
  • Export Compliance Officer Wendy Epley Offers Training on Navigating Complex Compliance Regulations | 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
  • Fall 2012 Commencement: Dates and Regalia Information | more
    A Grassroots Rally with President Obama
    With the November election less than a month away, President Barack Obama returned to the University of Miami on October 11, again showcasing his plans to improve the economy and create jobs during a Grassroots Event at the BankUnited Center. Obama energized the more than 9,000 people, many of them UM students, who attended the rally, telling them that he needed their support to win re-election. It was the president’s second visit to UM in the past 21 days. Top: Obama delivers his remarks amid chants of “Four more years.” Above: a U-nified show of hands as the crowd displays the ever-popular “U” symbol at the start of the rally.
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    Conference Examines Solutions to Workforce Housing Challenges
    Leveraging public-private partnerships, reducing regulations, building more transit-oriented housing, and easing credit terms for borrowers were just some of the solutions presented in Miami on October 4 to help resolve the challenges in workforce housing—affordably priced homes in close proximity to the workplace for workers essential to communities. The recommendations came from two former Housing and Urban Development secretaries as well as current and former leaders of such organizations as the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Consumer Federation of America, and Habitat for Humanity, at “Workforce Housing in the New Economy,” a conference hosted by the University of Miami School of Business Administration, School of Architecture, and Office of Civic and Community Engagement. Above: Barry Zigas, left, director of housing policy for the Consumer Federation of America, and UM President Donna E. Shalala hold a candid conversation on the future roles of the public and private sectors in workforce housing during the conference’s keynote session. | more

    UM to Launch New Staff Performance Management System
    The University of Miami is changing the way it evaluates its staff employees, instituting a new Staff Performance Management System in which workers are appraised on competencies such as adaptability, communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills, and encouraged to set goals and strive for excellence. | more

    • Social Security Benefits Update | more
    • Advisory: Operating System Bug with iPhones/iPads
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    • Rape Aggression Defense Class
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    • Visitor Parking Area in Pavia Garage Now Open | more
    • 2013 Open Enrollment Benefits Fair | more
    • Professional Development Courses for October | more
    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training | more

    ‘Taking Flight’ Highlights Varied Events on UM Campus
    A daylong exploration of the techniques and discoveries of archaeology, a visit to UM by character actor Stephen Root, and provocative investigations of global urbanism are among upcoming highlights of Taking Flight, the University’s yearlong celebration of the humanities and the arts. Explore these and other events and activities at the initiative’s website. | more

    Award-Winning Author Maxine Hong Kingston to Visit UM for Lecture on Language
    Celebrated author Maxine Hong Kingston shares her views on the practice of peace and multilingual trends in U.S. art and literature in a talk and conversation with M. Evelina Galang, author and director of UM’s Creative Writing Program, on Friday, October 26. | more

    Festival Miami Heats Up with Brazilian Jazz, the Best of Broadway, and More
    The jazz-oriented Brazilian music of Trio da Paz, a special evening of singing and entertaining by Broadway touring pro Valerie Perri Lipson (Evita) and Tony award-winner Michael Maguire (Les Misérables), and new contemporary classical works performed by two of the area’s best youth orchestras are among the concerts on tap this week as the 29th Festival Miami continues. | more

    ‘Boeing Boeing’ Takes Off at Ring Theatre This Week
    Centering around Bernard, a passionate bachelor juggling his ongoing affairs with three beautiful flight attendants, the hilarious Tony Award-winning farce Boeing Boeing takes off this week at the Ring Theatre. | more

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