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July 29, 2013 | Monday 
Coral Gables Campus Goes 100 Percent Smoke Free on August 1

Continuing a commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors, the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus will go fully smoke free on Thursday, August 1. Inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted cigarette or electronic cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other such device that contains tobacco or other smoke-producing products will be prohibited in all areas of the campus. | more
Researchers Ready to Try Deep Brain Stimulation to Reduce Pain in Spinal Cord Injured Patients

Borrowing a treatment strategy proven to work for Parkinson’s disease, a multidisciplinary team of researchers expects to begin a clinical trial this fall to determine if electrically stimulating the brain of patients with spinal cord injuries can reduce their pain and other debilitating symptoms, perhaps permanently. | more
Purple Bacteria on Earth Could Survive Alien Light

In a study that sheds new light on the possibility for life on other planets, University of Miami physicist Neil Johnson has found that purple bacteria, whose pigment allows them to use sunlight as their source of energy, could survive in the presence of extreme alien light. | more
Executive M.B.A. Program Ranked Among World’s Best

The Economist, a leading weekly news and international affairs publication, has ranked the University of Miami School of Business Administration’s Executive M.B.A. Program No. 21 among U.S. business schools and No. 1 in South Florida. | more
New Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs Appointed for Nursing School

Julie Barroso, a nurse educator and clinician who has studied HIV-related fatigue and helped women overcome the stigma of being infected with the virus, has been named professor and associate dean for doctoral programs at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. | more
Align Yourself with Miami’s Best: Join the Leadership Miami Class of 2013-2014

The University of Miami is looking for dynamic individuals who would like to participate in an initiative aimed at making Miami a better place to live and work. Leadership Miami brings together Miami-Dade County’s emerging leaders to learn how our community works and to gain an understanding of its future needs. | more

Meet Hurricanes Football Players, Head Coach Al Golden at BankUnited CanesFest

Autograph sessions with Miami Hurricanes football players and head coach Al Golden, the opportunity to purchase single-game and season tickets for UM home football games, a men’s basketball select-a-seat event, and themed photo booths are just a few of the highlights that await fans at the 2013 BankUnited CanesFest, which will be held Saturday, August 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at BankUnited Center. The event is open to the public. | more

• Johnson, Linder Named Preseason All-ACC | more
• Three Track Standouts Earn All-Academic Honors | more

Parking and Transportation Moves to McKnight Building

The Parking and Transportation Department has moved from the Flipse Building to the McKnight Building at 5807 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 100. All parking-related services will be available at the McKnight Building, and ’Cane Cards will be issued at the new location. The department’s email address (parking.gables@miami.edu) and phone number (305-284-3096) remain the same. | more

Get Half Off DCC Registration by Joining Team UM Sylvester

The University of Miami will pay half of the $150 registration fee for faculty and staff who sign up to ride in the fourth annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge as part of Team UM Sylvester. 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 13 to 170 miles. | more
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High-Tech Soccer
While the 2014 FIFA World Cup is still a year away, another international soccer event recently astounded a fan base of a different sort in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, with a group of University of Miami graduate students among the competitors. Led by UM professor of computer science Ubbo Visser, center, the University of Miami’s robotic soccer team, RoboCanes, competed in two divisions at the RoboCup world championships. | more


Gables Campus Weight Watchers at Work Session Begins August 1
The next Weight Watchers at Work session for the Coral Gables campus will begin Thursday, August 1 at 12 p.m. at Gables One Tower, sixth-floor training room. | more

• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in July | more
• Advance Your Well-Being and Enter a Drawing for an iPad Mini
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Festival Miami to Feature More than 25 Concerts and Events; UM Employee Ticket Discount Available
Festival Miami celebrates its 30th anniversary season this year with more than 25 concerts and events organized around four themes: Great Performances, Jazz and Beyond, Music of the Americas, and Creative American Music. Grammy Award-winning artist and UM alumna Gloria Estefan starts off the festival in high gear with an intimate jazz-influenced program on Tuesday, October 1. This year Festival Miami offers a special UM employee ticket discount from August 1 through September 6 for select concerts. | more

Resnais Retrospective to Include Premiere of French Filmmaker's Latest Work
The films of master French director Alain Resnais are coming to UM’s Bill Cosford Cinema. Playing August 1-11, “Déjà Vu: Return to Resnais” is a thought-provoking retrospective celebrating the 65-plus-year career of Resnais, a leader of the New Wave of unorthodox, influential film directors appearing in France in the late 1950s. The series, which consists of five films and six rare shorts, coincides with the exclusive Miami premiere of Resnais’ latest film, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (August 2-4 and August 9-11). | more

‘Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States’
Featuring the work of 50 Latin American artists and 21 artists from the United States, Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States, which runs through October 13 at the Lowe Art Museum, explores the rich visual dialogue that exists between objects produced by artists working in 13 countries in North, South, and Central America between 1919 and 1979. | more

  • Study Shows Young Children Comprise Half the Cases Reported for Energy-Drink Toxicity | more
  • Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Study Novel Gene Associated with Lung Cancer | more
  • Rosenstiel School Researcher Co-Authors Portion of New NRC Report on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill | more
  • SONHS Faculty Members Named Nurse.com Nursing Excellence Regional Winners | more
  • Frost MusicTime Fall Registration Now Open | more

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