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November 5, 2012 | Monday 

Generous Gift Will Transform Toppel Career Center
The Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center will soon break ground on a new, state-of-the-art building on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, thanks to a generous gift from UM alumna and trustee Patricia Toppel. | more

ALS Research and Patient Care at the Miller School Gets $1 Million Boost
The ALS Recovery Fund—a steadfast ally in the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease—has pledged another $1 million to the Department of Neurology for its continued ALS research and patient support. | more

Mellon Foundation Grant to Expand UM Libraries’ Cuban Theater Digital Archive
The University of Miami Libraries has received a two-year, $260,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for support-software development that will expand the functionality of the Cuban Theater Digital Archive. | more

Southcom’s Second in Command to Deliver Keynote Address at Veterans Day Tribute
Vice Admiral Joseph D. Kernan, who serves as the military deputy commander of U.S. Southern Command, will be the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day Tribute on the UM campus on Monday, November 12 at 10 a.m. at The Rock. | more

Mini ’Canes Recreational Sports Camp Honored for Innovative Program
SuperLife, a Mini ’Canes Recreational Sports Camp initiative inspired by popular comic book superheroes, has been named Best Children’s Program by a leading print and online magazine dedicated to fitness professionals. | more

UM Assists Relief Effort for Storm-Ravaged Northeast
With the storm-ravaged Northeast facing a long recovery from super storm Sandy, the University of Miami has teamed up with the United Way’s Operation Helping Hands to provide immediate assistance where it is most needed in the region. | more

• Chocolate Extravaganza Bake-off & Bake Sale | 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
• School of Communication United Way Raffle for a Kindle Fire HD | more

Women’s Hoops Garners Top-25 Preseason Rankings in Two Polls
With All-ACC players Stefanie Yderstrom and Morgan Stroman returning, the University of Miami women’s basketball team has garnered top-25 preseason rankings in both the USA Today Sports/ESPN Coaches and Associated Press polls. The Hurricanes welcome Nova Southeastern for an exhibition game at BankUnited Center on Monday, November 5 at 7:05 p.m. | more

• Jasmine Paterson Named to ACC All-Freshman Team | more
• Vote for Sebastian as Capital One Mascot of the Year | more
• Hurricane Athletics Partners with Tagboard | more

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  • Director of Inclusion Programs Wins Advocate of the Year Award | more
  • Miller School Physician/Scientists Receive $3M Grant to Treat Burn Wounds with Stem Cells | more
  • Business School's Executive in Residence Program to Feature Bruce Berkowitz | more
  • Destination Fashion 2012 to Benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis | more
  • DOCS’ 18th Little Haiti Health Fair Draws Grateful Patients | more
  • Business Students Meet with Leading New York Investment and Marketing Firms | more
  • Faculty Research Mentors Needed | more
  • Registration for 2013 InterSession Courses Begins November 5 | more
  • Call for Applications and Nominations for 2013 Faculty Learning Community | more
  • UM Collaboration Leads to Publication of Major Guide to Behavioral Medicine | more
  • VONA Voices Workshops for Writers of Color Return to UM | more
    Richter Library Celebrates 50 Years
    Built for $3 million, the University of Miami’s Otto G. Richter Library has become one of Florida’s largest repositories for some of the region’s most significant collections of memorabilia and history, housing collections that document topics ranging from Cuba and the Cuban exile experience to the growth and development of Pan American World Airways. It is also a repository for federal and state government publications as well as rare books, maps, and manuscripts. On October 26, more than 150 guests, including trustees, donors, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators, celebrated the Richter’s 50th anniversary at an event highlighted by a conversation between UM President Donna E. Shalala and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and columnist Dave Barry. Above, from left, are Dean and University Librarian William D. Walker, President Shalala, and Barry. | more

    Mitt Romney Campaigns at UM
    With some of the GOP’s top politicians at his side, presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney held a rally at UM’s BankUnited Center on October 31, outlining his five-point plan to create 12 million new jobs. Above: Click on the video screen for highlights of the rally. Click here to read the story.

    Obama Campaign Gets Star Power
    Star of the Matrix trilogy, Mission Impossible 3, and Predators, actor Laurence Fishburne visited the University of Miami on Monday to campaign for President Barack Obama. Fishburne spoke to students in the International Lounge at the University Center, discussing the importance of voting in the 2012 election. The UM Young and College Democrats worked with Organizing for America – Florida to bring Fishburne to campus. | more

    Performance Excellence Starts with Ethics
    Launching a series on UM’s new Staff Performance Management System, Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc writes about ethics—one of the six pillars of the new system designed to help the University achieve its goals. | more

    Relaxation Training
    A refreshed mind and rejuvenated spirit are not the only benefits of relaxation: Improved physical health can also result from releasing tension and reducing stress. Learn how to consciously activate your body’s relaxation response during this lunchtime seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program. | more

    • Free Flu Shots Available for UM Faculty and Staff | more
    • Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace | more
    • UHealth Reproductive Fertility Center Offers Free Consultation for Couples
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    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in November and December | more

    • Social Security Benefits Update
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    Disability in 21st-Century America: Political, Social, and Cultural Imperatives
    In recent decades, disabled people have emerged as a political force, articulating a bold civil rights and social justice agenda. This presentation by author, consultant, and public speaker Simi Linton will review that history, illustrated with selections from the disability cultural landscape, on Thursday, November 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. | more

    CLAS, School of Architecture Partner to Explore Informal Cities in Upcoming Symposium
    The Center for Latin American Studies and the School of Architecture are co-sponsors of this symposium, which focuses on the realities, challenges, and lessons of informal cities as they are found in Latin America and the Caribbean: undocumented “off-the-map” urban communities that are beyond the reach of the law, government services, and infrastructure, yet show surprising resilience and vitality and could hold lessons for global development efforts. It will be held November 8-10. | more

    An Evening with Actor Stephen Root
    One of today’s most prolific and chameleonic actors, Stephen Root, who gained cult-hero status with his portrayal of the put-upon Milton in Office Space, will discuss his experiences in film and television and his approach to bringing a dazzling variety of characters to vivid life in this special presentation, which will be held Tuesday, November 13 at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. The presentation will include clips from some of Root’s many roles and a talk with Henry Fonte, chair of UM’s Department of Theatre Arts. | more

    Girls vs. Boys: A New Rock Musical
    The Department of Theatre Arts and The AdrienneArsht Center for the Performing Arts are partnering on a brash new rock musical. Girls vs. Boys, playing through November 18 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), is a captivating, dramatic story about the struggles of teen life set to a rocking, soul-bearing score. | more

    Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects
    Surrounded Islands in Biscayne Bay. Wrapped Sydney Opera House. The Running Fence of Sonoma and Marin Counties. Many people have seen the pictures; now art enthusiasts can see the drawings and sketches that helped create those famous works. This exhibition, on view at the Lowe Art Museum starting Saturday, November 10, features more than 130 original numbered editions of prints and objects by Christo and photographic editions by Wolfgang Volz of works by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. | more

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