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June 17, 2013 | Monday 

Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among Nation’s Best

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center has been ranked in six pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Children’s Hospital rankings, making it one of the nation’s top medical centers for children. | more

Cuban Heritage Collection Gets New Chair

Maria R. Estorino Dooling has been appointed the Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair of UM’s Cuban Heritage Collection, succeeding the longtime and recently retired professor who established the archive and for whom the endowed chair is named. | more

2013-14 Parking Permit Application Process Begins in July for Coral Gables Campus

The application process for permits on the Coral Gables campus begins in July. Permits will be sold to specific groups based on an established distribution hierarchy on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, more than 100 parking spaces are being added to the Coral Gables campus this summer. | more
M.B.A. Program Among Nation’s Top 10 for Latin Americans

The School of Business Administration’s M.B.A. program has been ranked as the No. 10 U.S. M.B.A. program for Latin Americans by América Economía magazine. The 2013 rankings also place the school No. 22 internationally among all schools ranked. | more
‘Tailing’ Spiny Lobster Larvae to Protect Them: New Study Offers Possible Solutions to Safeguard Species

The commercial value of spiny lobster in the Caribbean reaches $1 billion annually, making it one of the most valuable fisheries in the region. Now, UM scientists have studied the larval dispersal of this iconic species, revealing how infant lobsters get around in their first few months of life. | more
Anthropological Linguist Discovers Connection between Elevation and Speech

Until recently most linguists believed that the relationship between the structure of language and the natural world was mainly the influence of the environment on vocabulary. Now, a new study by a University of Miami associate professor of anthropology has established a link between geographical elevation and the way language is spoken. | more
Arnold Center Produces New Documentary on Aging

The critical issues surrounding aging in the 21st century and the economic, health care, and societal impacts of extending the human life span are explored in a new documentary film by the University of Miami’s Edward H. Arnold Center for Confluent Media Studies. The Silver Mirror, narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Blythe Danner, is scheduled to premiere in Miami, Washington, D.C., and New York this fall. | more
Time to Gear Up for 2013 Dolphins Cycling Challenge

The 2013 Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a two-day tri-county cycling event that benefits the lifesaving research and treatment programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is scheduled for November 2 and 3, with routes ranging from 30 to 170 miles. This year, the University of Miami will pay the full $150 registration fee for faculty and staff who register as part of Team UM Sylvester by Friday, June 21. | more

’Canes Make the Grade in Latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate Report; Two Sports Achieve Perfect Scores

Two University of Miami athletic teams earned perfect scores in the latest Academic Progress Rate report released by the NCAA. Women’s golf and women’s cross country achieved marks of 1,000, with all Miami programs registering an APR score of at least 945. | more

• Dates Announced for Miami Volleyball Camps | more
• Jim Morris Baseball Camps | more

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Mining Data for the Community’s Good
Using data and technology as tools, more than 200 people gathered recently at LAB Miami in Wynwood to craft creative solutions to community problems. It was all part of the first Hack for Change: Miami, an event co-sponsored by the University of Miami and part of the National Day of Civic Hacking. | more
UM Citizens Board Recognizes Sergio M. Gonzalez for Distinguished Service

Sergio M. Gonzalez, senior vice president for University Advancement and External Affairs, received the University of Miami Citizens Board Distinguished Service Award at the organization’s 66th Annual End-of-Year Celebration on June 7 at the Coral Gables Country Club. The award honors individuals and organizations known for demonstrating exemplary service over several years to the University. Above: Gonzalez proudly displays his award while standing with Peggy M. Hollander, the immediate past president of the UM Citizens Board, who received the honor last year. | more
Leading the Morning Mile

Amy Deem, University of Miami director of track and field and cross country, and several members of the Hurricanes track team led hundreds of local youth in a mile run at Goulds Park on June 12 as part of the inaugural 2013 Morning Mile program, which encourage kids to lead healthy, active lifestyles. | more


Repairing and Rebuilding Your Credit
Learn how to avoid common mistakes that have a negative effect on your credit score. This lunchtime seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program in partnership with Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc., will also cover simple strategies that can protect you from debt collectors. | more

• Participate in the 2013 Mini Engagement Survey | more
• New Print Services Program Followup Town Hall Meetings Set | more
• Saturday Appointments Now Available at Bascom Palmer in Miami | more
• Get a Good Night’s Sleep: A Brown Bag Lunch and Learn | more

• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training This Summer | more

‘Terrestrial Paradises: Imagery from the Voyages of Captain James Cook’
A number of artists accompanied Captain James Cook on his three voyages for the Royal Society from 1768 to 1779, producing images of the peoples they encountered that were reproduced in numerous publications for a fascinated European audience. This exhibition, on view at the Lowe Art Museum through February 9, 2014, features engravings of images from Cook’s voyages to the Pacific Islands and South America. | more

  • Miller School Expertise Plays Pivotal Role in International Whole Exome Study | more
  • M.D./M.B.A. Students Create Winning Health Care Business Model | more
  • Take the Coral Gables Trolley Survey; Help Determine Improvements to the City’s Trolley Service | more
  • Miami Law's Legal Corps Receives Second Grant from The Miami Foundation | more
  • Miller School Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Office Moves | more
  • Beaux Arts Center for Art Camp Open for Registration | more
  • Summer Theatre Academy Openings | more
  • Mini ’Canes Recreational Sports Camp Has Openings | more

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