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May 28, 2013 | Tuesday 

Nine UM Students, Alumni to Impact the World as Fulbright Scholars

Nine University of Miami students and alumni have been selected to receive Fulbright awards to study, teach, and conduct research in eight different countries for the 2013-2014 academic year, continuing UM’s upward trend in student Fulbright grant recipients. | more

Researchers Discover Prostate Cancer-Fighting Compound in Jamaican Allspice

Essential to jerk seasoning, allspice is known for flavoring Jamaican and other cuisines around the world with a blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and pepper. But according to a new study by Miller School of Medicine researchers, the aromatic spice could be known one day for impeding the growth of, or maybe even preventing, prostate cancer, the No. 2 cancer-related killer of men in the U.S. | more

Scholarship Established for Students Interested in Family Law
Family law attorney Andrew Leinoff, J.D. ’74, and his wife, Ellen, have established a scholarship at Miami Law for students who have an interest in pursuing a career in family law. | more

Hacking for Change: UM to Join in National Day of Civic Hacking

The University of Miami will participate in the National Day of Civic Hacking, a two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, during which civic leaders, computer geeks, entrepreneurs, software developers, and ordinary citizens in more than 85 cities across the country will use technology and publicly released data to solve some of the most complex challenges faced by neighborhoods, towns, and federal agencies. | more
‘It’s a ’Canes Thing’ Video Makes Giving to UM a Fun, Interactive Experience

The Office of Annual Giving has unveiled “It’s a ‘Canes Thing,” a two-minute video that quickly encapsulates why it’s great to be a Miami Hurricane while making a compelling case for support. | more

UM to Implement Vacation Policy Change for Exempt Staff

In a move to foster work-life balance, encourage employees to take regular time off, and reduce financial liabilities, the University of Miami is modifying its vacation policy for exempt, monthly paid staff. | more

Times, TV Schedule Set for FAU, Florida Games

The Miami Hurricanes will open the 2013 football season with back-to-back national TV games on the ESPN family of networks. UM’s August 30 season opener at Sun Life Stadium against Florida Atlantic will start at 8 p.m. on ESPNU. Eight days later, the Hurricanes will host the Florida Gators on September 7 at noon on ESPN. | more

• Diaz Named Gregg Olson Award Semifinalist | more
• Meier Adds Two to 2013 Signing Class | more

  • UMH Cardiac Team Makes Ultimate House Call to Save N.C.I.S. Agent in Panama | more
  • Mini ’Canes Recreational Sports Camp Has Openings | more
  • Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics to Operate on Intermittent Schedule | more
  • Meet the Docs Series: Sun Safe Practices | more
  • Vote for Your Favorite Cards for Kids Creation | more
  • Cleft Lip and Palate 5K Run | more
  • Register Your Event for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2013 | more
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Honoring the Miller School’s Health Care Heroes
Three Miller School faculty members have been recognized among South Florida’s health care heroes, with Michael S. Gordon, founder and director emeritus of the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, receiving the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious health care honor, the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award. Above: Joining Gordon (center) in being honored by the chamber were Erin Kobetz (left), associate professor of public health sciences and director of the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, who was recognized as the top health care professional for her disparities-focused research that has addressed racial differences in breast and cervical cancer outcomes, and Joshua Hare, the Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine and founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, who was honored as the biomedical hero for his groundbreaking work in repairing damaged hearts with stem cells. | more
College of Engineering Celebrates 65 Years

President Donna E. Shalala and College of Engineering Dean James M. Tien were joined by members of the College of Engineering Visiting Committee at the recent CoE@65 celebration at the Biltmore. The event both commemorated the 65th anniversary of the college’s founding and honored its leadership donors of the Momentum2 campaign. | more
Walk of Fame: Walking ’Canes Celebrate Successful Completion of a 10,000-Step Process

Reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and lowering the risk of obesity are just a handful of the benefits associated with walking. For a group of University of Miami employees, pounding the pavement also resulted in an additional benefit: a sit-down lunch with UM’s top ’Cane. On May 15 President Donna E. Shalala hosted a special luncheon at the Faculty Club for the top ten participants in the Department of Wellness and Recreation’s Walking ’Canes, a 12-week program designed to get employees to “move” and increase their daily step count to at least 10,000 steps per day. | more


Climbing the Stairway to Successful Health
Not enough time to exercise? Try squeezing some physical activity into your workday by taking the stairs. Next month, Well ’Canes—the University of Miami’s comprehensive initiative of education, care management, prevention, and fitness programs—will launch a new pilot program that will literally point the way to the stairway of successful health. | more

Preventing Household Poisoning
Raise your awareness about poisonous household products. At this lunchtime seminar, Wendy Stephan, health education coordinator at the Florida Poison Information Center-Miami, will review some of the common poisonous substances found in homes. | more

• New Incentive Program Rewards Faculty and Staff for Maintaining Their Health | more
• Next Weight Watchers at Work Session Begins June 12
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• 2013 Benefit Summary Plan Descriptions Available Online | more
• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training This Summer | more
• Volunteer Members Needed for UM Employee Benefits Advisory Council
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'From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panamá'
Curated by University of Miami students, From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in Indigenous Panamá explores connections within the Lowe’s collection of molas, or traditional blouses, and pre-Columbian ceramic and stone objects from the Gran Coclé and Gran Chiriquí cultures. On view at the Lowe Art Museum through April 27, 2014, the exhibition is the fifth installment in the ArtLab @ Lowe series, which provides hands-on museum experience to students. | more

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