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November 12, 2012 | Monday 
Study Assesses Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke Among Hispanics
A multicenter study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found important differences in risk factors for heart attack and stroke among Hispanics of different origins living in the United States. | more

Satellite Data Could Help Predict Volcanic Eruptions
New research by UM scientists shows that volcanoes “inflate” prior to erupting due to magma rising beneath the surface—a deformation that can be detected using satellites. | more

Donor and Patient Stem Cells Can Repair Heart Tissue
In a study that could help advance the field of regenerative medicine for years to come, the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School of Medicine has found that mesenchymal stem cells, whether from patients or donors, can treat people whose hearts were previously damaged and scarred after a heart attack. | more

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

TeamUM Needs Your Help to Reach 2012 United Way Campaign Goal
The University is at the midway point of its 2012 United Way campaign, but your help is still needed to reach the $1.2 million goal. For those who have not yet contributed to TeamUM, please make your gift today. | more

United Way Leadership Donor John Pepper is Proud to Give
John Pepper, an emergency manager in the Security Department at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, is one of many employees who are making a difference in the TeamUM United Way campaign. | more

• 2012 United Way Silent Auction Hosted by Department of Finance and Treasury | more
• School of Communication United Way Raffle for a Kindle Fire HD | more

Preventive Health Care Pioneers Serve Community through Family Intervention Program
Funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has allowed Miller School of Medicine preventive health care pioneers Guillermo “Willy” Prado and Hilda Pantin to serve thousands of Miami-Dade families. | more

Women’s Basketball Team Prepares to Take On National Power Tennessee
Led by 2010-11 National Coach of the Year Katie Meier, the University of Miami women’s basketball team battles the Tennessee Lady Vols on Sunday, November 18 at 2:05 p.m. in the BankUnited Center. All UM employees can purchase $2 tickets to the game by presenting their UM ID (’Cane Card) at the BankUnited Center ticket office. | more

• Vote for Sebastian as Capital One Mascot of the Year | more

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  • Researchers Identify Gene that Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease | more
  • School of Communication Dean Sends Message of Support to Students, Alumni Affected by Hurricane Sandy | more
  • Winners of Gaubatz Competition Announced | more
  • 2012-13 Fact Finder Now Available | more
  • UMAA Accepting Nominations for Alumni Awards Ceremony | more
  • Director of Inclusion Programs Wins Advocate of the Year Award | more
  • Faculty Research Mentors Needed | more
  • Registration for 2013 InterSession Courses has begun | more
    Riders Inspire Hope at Third Dolphins Cycling Challenge
    Hundreds of riders took to the roads across three counties from November 3-4 to participate in the third Dolphins Cycling Challenge, an event that raises funds for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s lifesaving research and treatment programs. One of the cyclists was J. David Pitcher Jr. (above), an associate professor of orthopaedics, who completed a 30-mile ride from Fort Lauderdale to Sun Life Stadium on a recumbent bicycle—towing his 17-year-old patient, Lazaro Cordero, who lost a leg to osteosarcoma, the entire way. | more

    Women United
    Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn (top) gave the keynote address at the 12th Annual United Way Women’s Leadership Breakfast on November 7 in UM’s BankUnited Center, urging the more than 1,300 women in attendance to unite and help advance causes that support the community. At the event, longtime philanthropist Sue Miller (above, center) received the United Way Worldwide 2012 National Tocqueville Award from Harve A. Mogul, president and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade. The award recognizes Miller as a philanthropic leader and volunteer champion who has devoted time, talent, and funds to create long-lasting changes, and inspired others to do likewise. | more

    Engineering Students Take Flight at Red Bull Flugtag Miami
    With a 10-foot-long, fixed-wing aircraft themed after the popular smartphone video game Angry Birds, a team of College of Engineering students won the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Red Bull Flugtag Miami. | more

    Service Excellence Distinguishes UM Brand
    In this second installment in a series of six articles penned by institutional leaders to introduce enhancements to the performance management process, Joe Natoli, senior vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer, writes about striving for “service excellence” to enhance the UM brand. | more

    • IT Security Tip: U.S. Bank Accounts Threatened by Trojan Malware | more
    • Relaxation Training | more
    • Free Flu Shots Available for UM Faculty and Staff
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    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in November and December | 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 Adrienne Arsht 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-baring 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, now on view at the Lowe Art Museum, 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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