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October 22, 2012 | Monday 

UM Announces School-Based Leadership for Momentum2 Campaign
With its $1.6 billion Momentum2 campaign still in the first year of its public phase, the University of Miami has appointed a team of successful alumni, community leaders, and entrepreneurs to spearhead fundraising priorities for its schools and colleges, athletics department, libraries, and Citizens Board. | more

Miami CTSI Announces Support for New Research Services and Funding Opportunities
Extensive research-related resources, including more than $750,000 in services and awards for fiscal year 2013, are available to support investigators on all UM campuses who are conducting research that has the potential to improve the health of our diverse community, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute has announced. | more

Four Miami Transplant Institute Programs Recognized for Excellence
The Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center has been awarded silver and bronze medals from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Transplantation for its kidney, kidney/pancreas, lung, and heart transplant programs. | more

Dean and University Librarian William Walker to Step Down
William D. Walker, who transformed the University of Miami Libraries by expanding and enhancing collections and introducing new technologies to help students, faculty members, and visitors in their research endeavors, has announced that he is stepping down as dean and university librarian effective May 31, 2013. | more

‘On Cities’ Examines the Past, Present, and Future of Life in Cities
On October 22 the Knight Center for International Media at the School of Communication will host On Cities, an international virtual gathering and ongoing initiative featuring forward thinkers, innovators, and citizens around the world to discuss what makes or breaks cities and the future of life in cities, and to launch collaborative initiatives to find solutions to urban challenges. | more

Study Examines When and How Negative Campaign Ads Are Effective
Televised political advertising takes up a large portion of campaign budgets, much of which is spent on negative political ads. But do such ads work? A new study by a School of Communication assistant professor suggests that a negative political ad is most effective when it is shown in moderation. | more

Study: Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Bad for Corals
A new study by scientists at the University of Miami shows that, contrary to earlier theories, corals may be more severely impacted by climate warming when they contain too many symbiotic algae, single-celled organisms living inside corals that provide the energy needed to build massive reef frameworks. | more

The Heat Is Still On; Second Ticket Distribution Event Announced for Miami Heat Preseason Game
University of Miami employees who made a United Way donation but did not pick up their Miami Heat tickets at one of the ticket distribution events held last week on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses still have an opportunity to secure seats at American Airlines Arena to see Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and the rest of the NBA Championship Heat in action. | more

United Way Leadership Donor Ray Ramirez Continues Family Tradition of Philanthropy
Moral lessons learned from his mother at an early age taught Ray Ramirez to give unselfishly. The senior security systems technician for the University of Miami Police Department is a Leadership Donor in UM’s United Way campaign—a giving level in which employees donate 1 percent or more of their salary. Read and listen to his story. | more

• 2012 United Way Silent Auction Hosted by Department of Finance and Treasury | more
• Taste of UM Vendor Fair to Benefit United Way | more
• Continuing and International Education’s United Way Raffle | more
• UM’s United Way Campaign Continues; Make Your Donation | more
• 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

UM Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Unveiled
Ken Dorsey, who quarterbacked the Hurricanes to their fifth national championship in football in 2001, and Brett Romberg, a consensus All-American and Rimington Award winner as the nation’s best center, headline the UM Sports Hall of Fame’s seven-member induction class for 2013. | more

• Women’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale Now | 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.
  • Gables Bike Day Is October 28 | more
  • Bruce J. Winick Colloquium Focuses on Standards in Problem-Solving Courts | more
  • Governor Scott Celebrates State’s New Concussion Protections at The Miami Project | more
  • Miller School Team Settles Scientific Puzzle of Alleged New Life-Form | 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
    A Homecoming Celebration in Orange and Green
    The University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus was awash in orange and green once again, as Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2012 saw throngs of students, alumni, faculty, staff, families, and friends come together in celebration of the U. “The Tried, The True, The U,” the theme of this year’s annual celebration, honored UM’s past, present, and future with activities that ranged from a block party and alma mater singing contest to a Hurricanes Help the Hometown initiative, homecoming king and queen competition, parade, fireworks, and other activities. Top: Former Hurricanes football star and NFL player Darrin Smith, B.B.A. ’92, M.B.A. ’94, who served as grand marshal, waves to the crowd. Middle: The UM Sunsations dance team performs. Above: Students celebrate Homecoming as fireworks light up the night sky.
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    UM’s Iconic Symbol Gets a Place All Its Own on Campus
    It adorns everything from letterhead and T-shirts to the helmets worn by the school’s football players. Now the University of Miami’s iconic symbol has a place all its own on the Coral Gables campus. UM has unveiled a 7-foot, 1,000-pound statue of its ever-popular split-U logo. | more

    Posterized: UM Night with the Miami Heat
    Betty Freyre, right, executive assistant to the provost, her daughter, Stephanie Maestri, and family friend Javier Zarraluqui pose next to an oversized poster of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade inside American Airlines Arena. Freyre was one of several University of Miami employees who saw the Heat defeat the Detroit Pistons 105-78 in a preseason game on October 18 in Miami. In recognition of their outstanding work, UM employees received free Heat tickets for making a United Way contribution. A second ticket distribution event takes place on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses this week. | more

    Open Enrollment Continues
    Open Enrollment, your annual opportunity to enroll or make changes to medical, dental, flexible spending, and short-term disability benefits, runs through Friday, November 2. | more

    • VitalMD Rejoins Aetna Network | more
    • Well ’Canes Marketplace to Feature 2013 Open Enrollment Booth
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    • Social Security Benefits Update
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    • Advisory: Operating System Bug with iPhones/iPads
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    • Professional Development Courses for October | more
    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training | more
    • Free Flue Shots Available at Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic | 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 Continues with Jazz, Blues, Cuban Music, Afro Beats, Samba, and More
    Jason Moran & The Bandwagon’s adventurous blend of jazz, classical, blues, funk, hip-hop, and rock; Jazz and Brazilian-infused hits by vocalist Roseanna Vitro with the award-winning Frost JV1 Ensemble; and an exciting fusion of Cuban music, salsa, Afro beats, samba, jazz, and rock performed by Carlos Oliva y Los Sobrinos del Juez are among this week’s musical offerings as the 29th Festival Miami continues. | more

    Boeing Boeing Now Playing at the Ring Theatre
    Experience the hilarious Tony Award-winning farce Boeing Boeing at the Ring Theatre. The play centers around Bernard, a passionate bachelor juggling his ongoing affairs with three beautiful flight attendants. | more

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