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December 3, 2012 | Monday 

Dolphins Cycling Challenge Raises $2.2 Million for Cancer Research at Sylvester
The Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a two-day charity ride that covered 170 miles across three South Florida counties, has raised $2.2 million for the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the largest single-event donation made by any NFL team. | more

UM Named Among Top Five Most Connected Colleges by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Miami No. 4 in its first-ever ranking of the Most Connected Colleges—a listing of top schools offering advanced Internet connections and online resources. | more

December Commencement Ceremony to Honor Graduates, Visiting Luminaries
Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, a civil engineer, businessman, and philanthropist who has supported medical initiatives including a state-of-the-art hospital providing free care to youngsters with cancer, and Arun Sarin, an Indian-born American executive who has revolutionized the way people communicate locally and worldwide, will be honored at the University of Miami’s midyear commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 13 at BankUnited Center. | more

Web-Based Community to Provide Graduate Students with Career Development Resources
The University of Miami Graduate School has subscribed to premium content for The Versatile Ph.D., a Web-based community that provides career development resources and helps Ph.D. and ABD (all but dissertation) students explore non-academic career options to inform them about their career choices after graduation. | more

UM Partners with DOE to Provide Financial Aid Shopping Sheet to Prospective Students
The University of Miami is one of the more than 500 colleges and universities that have agreed to adopt the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet, an individualized financial aid award letter in a standardized format that helps students compare financial aid packages from different institutions so they can make smart decisions on investing in higher education. | more

Satellite Company Helps UM-Led Research Team Track Currents in Gulf of Mexico
A leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services is partnering with the University of Miami to complete the Grand Lagrangian Deployment, the largest research expedition studying ocean surface flow in the Gulf of Mexico to date. | more

Help UM Reach 2012 United Way Campaign Goal
There is still time to donate to the University of Miami’s 2012 United Way campaign—a powerful way to make a positive difference in our community. If you have not yet contributed, please make your gift today. | more

• Office of Government and Community Relations United Way Fundraiser | more

Shayon Green Named 2012 Piccolo Award Co-Winner
Redshirt junior defensive end Shayon Green has been named co-winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2012 Brian Piccolo Award. Named in honor of the late ACC and Chicago Bears standout who died of cancer, the award is given annually to the “most courageous” football player in the conference. | more

• Freshman Phenom Duke Johnson Named ACC Rookie of the Year | more

  • Miller School Researchers Expand Study of MS in Hispanics | more
  • Registrar’s Office Main Doors Temporarily Inaccessible | more
  • Faculty Regalia Information for December Commencement | more
  • The School of Communication Wins Major Awards for Interactive Media | more
  • “Stock Manager of the Decade” Shares Investing Experience with Students and Alumni | more
  • High-Quality Items and Accessories Available through Alumni Association Boutique | more
  • Michael Alessandri Receives Champion for Children Award | 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
  • 2012-13 Fact Finder Now Available | more
  • UM Leaders Update Coral Gables Officials on Campus Programs and Projects
    Leaders of the University of Miami met with City of Coral Gables officials November 26 to provide an update on campus programs and projects that improve life in UM’s home city, where 14,000 alumni reside. Among the highlights from the Annual Development Agreement report were updates on construction projects such as the Student Activities Center, UC Patio, and Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence. | more

    Immigration Clinic Students Argue for Suspending Deportations to Haiti
    Students in Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic recently argued for halting deportations to post-earthquake Haiti during a formal working meeting in Washington, D.C., called by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. | more

    Important Change to 2012 W-2 Distribution
    In an effort to improve the distribution process, the University has contracted with ADP, the nation’s leading payroll provider, for the preparation and distribution of W-2s. Beginning in January, employees will have the option of receiving their W-2 electronically through ADP’s portal or via the U.S. Postal Service at their home. | more

    • A Relaxed Approach for the Holidays | more
    • Driver License Services Return to Coral Gables | more
    • Preventing Identity Theft | more

    • Reduce Stress This Holiday Season with Tips from FSAP’s Holiday Newsletter
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    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in December | more

    ArtLab @ The Lowe
    On view through April 21, “Adapting and Adopting: Waves of Change as East Encounters West, Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art” is the fourth exhibition in the series ArtLab @ The Lowe. The program provides a hands-on museum experience to UM students, who curate an exhibition from concept through selection of items from the museum’s collection to the final installation. | more

    Fine Furnishings Crafted by Students Go on Display
    The School of Architecture presents an exhibition of furniture designed and built by students under the direction of Adjunct Professor and furniture maker Austin Kane Matheson on Monday, December 10 at the Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center’s Irvin Korach Gallery. | more

    Jazz Roots: Jazz and the Philharmonic
    Scheduled for Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, this performance—a collaboration between the Arsht Center, the University of Miami Frost School of Music, and YoungArts—will present orchestral stylings and jazz improvisations by a superstar roster including legendary vocal innovator and ten-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin, acclaimed American bass-baritone and 1988 YoungArts alumnus Eric Owens, multi-Grammy- and Academy Award-winning composer/arranger and pianist Dave Grusin, and versatile violin virtuoso Mark O’Connor. The performance will also feature the University of Miami’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, featuring Grammy-winning trumpeter, 1981 YoungArts alumnus, and institute artistic director Terence Blanchard (pictured). | more

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