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September 23, 2013 | Monday 
Wasserman Schultz, UM Leadership Celebrate Opening of Sylvester at Plantation

Joining Broward County officials and University of Miami leadership, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on September 17 celebrated the opening of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s new Plantation location. | more
Jeffrey Stern Wins Emmy for Sound Editing on HBO Series ‘Boardwalk Empire’

Jeffrey Stern, an assistant professor of professional practice at the School of Communication, has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for his work on HBO’s hit drama “Boardwalk Empire,” which revolves around the men who controlled alcohol sales in Atlantic City, New Jersey, during Prohibition. | more

School of Law Alumna Establishes Scholarship for Bankruptcy Law Students
In a heartfelt display of philanthropy that will allow students to focus more on their studies than on the economics of getting a legal education, School of Law alumna Patricia A. Redmond, director of Miami Law’s Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic, has established a scholarship for students who have demonstrated leadership and service to the clinic. | more

Plankton Portal Enlists Citizen Scientists to Help Classify Strange Oceanic Creatures

Now that a high-tech underwater robot engineered at the University of Miami has taken millions of photos of plankton, researchers are enlisting the help of the public to classify these oceanic creatures that play an important role in the global carbon cycle. | more
Office of Emergency Management Unveils New Initiatives

A video on hurricane preparedness, an emergency guide available in printed and electronic formats, and an enhanced emergency management plan that details what actions people should take before, during, and after a crisis are among the new initiatives recently unveiled by UM’s Office of Emergency Management. | more
Students Recognized for Measured Drawings of Miami’s Historic Gesu Church

A team of University of Miami School of Architecture students has been recognized for its measured drawings of a historic Roman Catholic Church that predates the city in which it is located. | more
UM Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

A University of Miami Libraries exhibit showcasing the rich culture of the Hispanic community in the United States is just one of the many special offerings that are part of UM’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities, which run September 24 through October 13. | more

Give to United Way and Get Tickets to a Miami Heat Preseason Game
The NBA Champion Miami Heat are once again teaming up with the University of Miami to offer a limited number of tickets to an upcoming Heat preseason game. Faculty and staff who make their 2013 United Way contributions online through myUM by Friday, September 27 will get a minimum of two complimentary tickets to the Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks preseason game on October 7 at American Airlines Arena. | more

Order Tickets Online for ‘Disney on Ice’ and Help Raise Funds for UM’s United Way Campaign
The Miami Heat Group/American Airlines Arena and the University of Miami have teamed up on a special ticket promotion for the upcoming show “Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes,” with portions of the proceeds benefiting UM’s United Way campaign. | more

• Candy Gram Sale to Benefit United Way of Miami-Dade | more

Morris Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Miami Hurricanes senior quarterback Stephen Morris is one of 22 student-athletes selected to the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, a select group of college football players from across the country who are honored for their community service. | more

Miami-USF Kickoff Time Announced
The Miami Hurricanes’ Saturday, September 28 road game against the University of South Florida kicks off at noon and will be televised on ABC, ESPN, or ESPNU, the Atlantic Coast Conference has announced. | more
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Citizens Board Magic
At its annual kick-off luncheon, the University of Miami Citizens Board welcomed its new president, UM alumnus Albert Vara, who told an audience that “the magic of the Citizens Board is in our members’ ability to help the University build relationships with individuals, foundations, or corporations that can make impactful gifts.” | more
Rejecting the Culture of Violence

In a daylong dialogue led by national experts in the field of violence intervention, about 350 community leaders, students, law enforcement officers, teachers, members of area nonprofits, and others gathered at UM’s Newman Alumni Center to discuss strategies for men to become active participants in ending violence and sexism in their communities. “Calling All Men: Reject the Culture of Violence” was presented by Miami-Dade County’s Community Action and Human Services Department and UM’s School of Education and Human Development. | more


Ready to Retire? Learn How at a Retirement Education Seminar
Thinking about retiring? Attend a session of “Ready to Retire,” a seminar that will cover everything from retirement fund distribution options and health care benefits to important Medicare deadlines and the emotional and psychological factors that contribute to a healthy and happy retirement. | more

Free Mammograms Offered during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Well ’Canes will offer free mammograms throughout October to female faculty and staff members over the age of 35 who are enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan. | more

• University Releases New Defense of Marriage Act statement
• Week of Well-Being to Return in 2014 | more
• Bring Your Life into Balance
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• Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in September and October | more
• Upcoming Employee Session on UM Admission, Tuition Remission | more
• Have a Bite and Help Fight Cancer | more

Ring Theatre’s 75th Season Opens with ‘Cloud 9’
A time-shifting comedy by the author of "Top Girls," "Cloud 9" created a sensation when it opened Off-Broadway in 1981 under the direction of Tommy Tune. Playing September 25 through October 5, it tells a story of many different relationships—between men and women, men and men, women and women. "Cloud 9" is about sex, work, mothers, Africa, power, children, grandmothers, politics, money, and Queen Victoria. | more

Lectures, Classes, Exhibitions, and More on Tap at the Lowe Art Museum
With 5,000 years of world art, the Lowe Art Museum reaches out to the community through diverse, multicultural exhibitions that stimulate programming and special events throughout the year. Explore the many events that are on tap at the museum in the weeks ahead. | more

Acclaimed Science Writer Dava Sobel to Speak at UM
Dava Sobel, the acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling titles Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, and The Planets, will present “Copernicus’ Search for A More Perfect Heaven” on Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in Storer Auditorium. Sobel is one of the University of Miami Center for the Humanities 2013-2014 Stanford Distinguished Professors. | more

  • Public Health Pioneer Among Top NIH-Funded Investigators | more
  • School of Business Alumnus Appointed as Colombia’s Minister of Agriculture | more
  • Great Sports Legends Dinner to Honor Iconic Sports Figures while Raising Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research | more
  • Faculty Encouraged to Submit Nominations for Faculty Senate Awards | more
  • Get Half Off DCC Registration by Joining Team UM Sylvester | more
  • Center for Computational Science Accepting Applications for Fellows Program | more
  • Telemundo Executive Discusses TV Industry with Students | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for 2014 Provost’s Research Awards | more
  • Fall 2013 Commencement Dates and Regalia Information | more
  • UM Employees Eligible for Discount for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Activities | more

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