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November 19, 2012 | Monday 

Destination Fashion Raises $31 Million for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
A $25 million gift from philanthropist Christine E. Lynn dazzled a crowd of more than 2,000 at the recent Destination Fashion 2012. Held at the Bal Harbour Shops and hosted by famed TV journalist Tom Brokaw, the event raised $31 million for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and featured a private concert by superstar Enrique Iglesias and an Emilio Pucci fashion show. | more

Law Scholarship Honors ‘Clear Thinker’ Richard Lapidus
Law students who demonstrate interest and ability in the field of litigation may be able to benefit from a scholarship established by friends and relatives of the late Richard L. Lapidus, a passionate trial and appellate lawyer who graduated from Miami Law in 1961. | more

UM Receives Charity Navigator’s Four-Star Rating for 12th Year in a Row
For the 12th year in a row, the University of Miami has achieved Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency—the highest possible score from an organization recognized as one of the nation’s premier charity evaluators. | more

Rudolph “Rudy” Green Appointed Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Rudolph “Rudy” Hamilton Green, who successfully led an institutional effort to make compliance and ethics an integral part of the University of Texas at Austin’s structure and culture, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president and chief compliance officer at the University of Miami. | more

Help UM 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

• Document Services and Solutions United Way Raffle | more

UM Receives Accolades as Democracy Cup Finalist
Student-led initiatives that ranged from registering new voters to educating the campus community about important political issues have helped the University of Miami win special recognition from the Florida affiliate of a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents. | more

Women’s Hoops Signs Nation’s 11th-Ranked Recruiting Class
Composed of high school standouts Adrienne Motley, Nigia Greene, and Jessica Thomas, the University of Miami women’s basketball 2013 early signing class is ranked No. 11 in the nation by the All Star Girls Report. | more

• Mike James Named Pop Warner Award Finalist | more

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  • School of Business Administration to Host Top U.S. Policy and Industry Leaders for “The Business of Health Care Post-Election” | more
  • Filing Date Approaching for 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid | more
  • Volunteer Signup for December Commencement Now Open | more
  • Brighten a Child’s Day by Making a Donation to UM’s Holiday Hope Tree | more
  • Miami Law Alumnus Carlos Martinez Honored with Lawyers in Leadership Award | more
  • 2012-13 Fact Finder Now Available | more
  • UMAA Accepting Nominations for Alumni Awards Ceremony | more
  • Faculty Research Mentors Needed | more
  • Registration for 2013 InterSession Courses Has Begun | more
    Honoring Veterans
    In a ceremony that honored those who answered the call to duty, the University of Miami community paused last week to mark Veterans Day. Top: The UM ROTC Color Guard opens the ceremony with the presentation of the colors. Click the arrow in the top image for a video recap of the event. Above: Vice Admiral Joseph D. Kernan, military deputy commander of U.S. Southern Command, delivers the keynote address at the ceremony, which also included remarks by three UM student veterans and an employee who served during Vietnam. | more

    Out of the Darkness Walk Sheds Light on Suicide Awareness
    University of Miami students and employees from all campuses joined nearly 1,400 “beacons of light” for the Out of the Darkness Walk, sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, November 11 on the Coral Gables campus. Walkers joined to remember friends, family members, and colleagues they had lost, and to raise awareness of suicide and strengthen efforts to prevent it. | more

    An Evening with Stephen Root
    Many remember him as Milton Waddams, the meek, fixated worker in the movie Office Space who mumbles to himself and treasures his red Swingline stapler. But actor Stephen Root has played many other roles, and last Tuesday inside UM’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse, he shared his experiences in film and television. The event included clips highlighting some of Root’s varied roles and a conversation with Henry Fonte, chair of the Department of Theatre Arts. | more

    Inclusion, Diversity in the Workplace Can Improve University
    In this third installment in a series of six articles penned by institutional leaders to introduce enhancements to the performance management process, Isaac Prilleltensky, dean of the School of Education and Human Development, writes about the importance of practicing inclusion in the workplace as a strategy for improving the University. | more

    • Reduce Stress This Holiday Season with Tips from FSAP’s Holiday Newsletter | more
    • Bascom Palmer Offering 50 Percent Off LASIK through December 31
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    • IT Security Tip: U.S. Bank Accounts Threatened by Trojan Malware
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    • 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

    ‘Winter Wonderful’ to Raise Funds for Music Mentoring Scholarships
    Holiday music performed by talented Frost School student musicians will combine with a festive candlelight dinner to help raise funds for music mentoring scholarships when Winter Wonderful takes place Sunday, December 2 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Miami. | 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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