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December 17, 2012 | Monday 

Gala Raises $1.3 Million for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Nearly 600 partygoers streamed into the JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts in downtown Miami for the 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on December 8—an event that raised a record $1.3 million for research and care at the only academic-based cancer center in South Florida. | more

Oil Compounds Like Those Found in Deepwater Horizon Spill Can Harm Marine Life, Study Shows

Scientists are helping to shed new light on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on marine life in the Gulf of Mexico using the Rosenstiel School’s state-of-the-art hatchery to study the effect of potent atmospheric pollutants on various species of fish. | more


Dean Shelly Berg Nominated for Grammy
Shelton “Shelly” Berg, dean of the University of Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)” for his arrangement of “Out There” on Lorraine Feather’s CD Tales of the Unusual. | more

Mobile App Now Features Expanded Menu of Emergency Information
The University of Miami’s mobile app, UMiamiMobile, now features an expanded menu of emergency preparedness information, putting UM campus building addresses, crime prevention tips, and specific-action guidelines at users’ fingertips. | 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

Freshman Phenoms Earn All-America Honors
The talented trio of Duke Johnson, Deon Bush, and Eddie Johnson, all of whom played key roles on the Miami Hurricanes football team this season, have earned Freshman All-America honors. | more

• 10 Student-Athletes Graduate in December 2012 Commencement | more
• Sundararaman Selected Academic All-America | more
• Salcines Named NCBWA Preseason All-American | more

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  • Miller School Experts Contribute to Lancet Studies on Global Burden of Disease | more
  • Miami Law Alum’s Law Review Article Cited in U.S. Supreme Court Brief | more
  • Frost School of Music Student Wins 2012 Wideman International Piano Competition | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Gift Store Offers Holiday Discount | more
  • School of Business Administration to Host “The Business of Health Care Post-Election” | more
  • Registrar’s Office Main Doors Temporarily Inaccessible | more
  • High-Quality Items and Accessories Available through Alumni Association Boutique | more
  • Filing Date Approaching for 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid | more
    UM Honors Distinguished Luminaries as Graduates Celebrate a Milestone
    With proud parents, siblings, classmates, and others looking on, more than 800 students received degrees during the University of Miami’s December commencement ceremony last Thursday at BankUnited Center. Top: Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, a world-renowned businessman and engineer whose philanthropic efforts have benefited humanitarian programs around the world, including research and clinical activities at the Miller School of Medicine, is congratulated by UM President Donna E. Shalala upon receiving an honorary Doctor of Science. Middle: With President Shalala looking on, Arun Sarin, the former CEO of telecommunications giant Vodafone, is hooded after receiving his honorary Doctor of Science. Above: Graduates celebrate what commencement speaker Sarin called “an important milestone in the journey of life.” | more

    Dean Tien receives the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award
    College of Engineering Dean James M. Tien received the Governor’s Business Ambassador award during the recent Florida Trade Mission to Colombia. Dean Tien and Advancement Director Rafael Robles accompanied Governor Rick Scott and other business and educational members of Enterprise Florida on the five-day visit in December. | more

    Commitment to Continuous Improvement Will Advance Our Goal of Becoming a Great University
    In this final installment of a series of six articles penned by institutional leaders to introduce enhancements to the performance management process, Thomas J. LeBlanc, executive vice president and provost, writes about striving for Continuous Improvement—a bedrock principle that will benefit our employees, advance our institutional goals, and make the University a great place to work. | more

    Holiday Schedule for e-Veritas
    This is the last issue of e-Veritas for the 2012 calendar. The first issue of 2013 will publish on Monday, January 7. Please take this into consideration when submitting items for possible inclusion.

    • Important Change to 2012 W-2 Distribution | more
    • Save Money on Maintenance Medications | more
    • 2013 Medical and Dental Plan ID Cards | more

    • Safe Holiday Decorating Tips
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    • Are You on the Right Track for a Secure Retirement? | more
    • Weight Watchers at Work | more

    ‘Taking Flight’ Highlights Varied Events on UM Campus
    A jazz performance featuring a collaboration between the Adrienne Arsht Center, UM’s Frost School of Music, and YoungArts; a varied collection representing more than 40 years of Christo and Jeanne Claude’s versatile artistic career, including their “Surrounded Islands” project for Biscayne Bay; and a festival featuring art in varied media by 200 juried exhibitors, live music, and fabulous dining options are just a few of the events on tap in the coming weeks as The Year of the Humanities and the Arts at the University of Miami continues. | more

    Animal Advocate Temple Grandin to Speak at UM
    Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, a bestselling author, and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior. As a person with high-functioning autism, she is also noted for her work in autism advocacy. In 2010 she was listed in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. One of the Center for the Humanities’ Stanford Distinguished Professors for 2012-2013, she speaks on “Different Kinds of Minds” on Thursday, January 31 at BankUnited Center. | more

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