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October 7, 2013 | Monday 

Iconic Sports Figures Gather to Raise Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research
Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, three-time British Open champion Nick Faldo, and former Miami Hurricane great and Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly were among the iconic sports figures who gathered September 30 for the 28th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner—an event that raises much-needed funds for spinal cord injury research at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. | more

Nursing School Receives Grant Aimed at Reducing Unhealthy Behaviors

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded a three-year grant totaling nearly $1 million to investigators at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies to educate a new generation of health care providers in the identification and intervention of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, substance abuse, and risky sexual behavior. | more
Cuban Heritage Collection Honors One of Cuba’s Original 'Mad Men'

More than 100 community members, including distinguished local artists and advertising professionals, joined family and friends of Ricardo Arregui at a reception on September 26 to honor one of Cuba’s original "Mad Men" and celebrate the donation of his archive to the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection. | more
UM Mourns Passing of Longtime Trustee Nicholas A. “Nick” Crane

The University of Miami family mourns the loss of loyal Miami Hurricane and longtime UM trustee Nicolas A. “Nick” Crane. A two-time graduate (B.B.A. ’51 and J.D. ’53), Crane was a devoted father and grandfather, a successful businessman, and a caring community leader. | more
UM to Test Emergency Notification Network on October 11

The Office of Emergency Management will conduct a full-scale system test of the Emergency Notification Network on Friday, October 11. The test will include SMS text messages, voice messages, emails, website banners, social media, campus cable TV, digital signage, and outdoor warning sirens. A partial test of just the new mass public address system will occur on Monday, October 7. | more
October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

National Cyberspace Security Awareness Month is an opportunity to engage and inform the community about cybersecurity. During October, the UM Information Technology department will share important information, tips, and resources that will focus on different cybersecurity issues, including cyber-crime, mobility, and online safety. | more

Give to the United Way and Get Tickets to a Miami Heat Preseason Game
The Heat is still on. University of Miami faculty and staff who made their 2013 United Way contribution, but were unable to pick up Miami Heat preseason tickets during the ticket distribution events on October 3 and 4, will have a second opportunity to secure complimentary tickets to see the NBA champion squad. Miami Heat representatives will be on the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel, and Miller School campuses this week to distribute tickets for the October 19 preseason game vs. the San Antonio Spurs. | more

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

Building Champions in the Classroom: Student-Athletes Set Semester GPA Mark
University of Miami student-athletes not only excelled in competition during the 2013 spring semester but also shined in the classroom, posting 3.01 semester and 2.98 cumulative grade point averages—the highest marks in the athletic department’s history. | more

UM vs. Wake Forest Designated Verizon Wireless Employee Day Game
The Miami Hurricanes’ home game versus the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, October 26 has been designated the 2013 Verizon Wireless Employee Day football game. This year’s Employee Day game will again feature Stadium Bucks, discounted parking, and many other promotions. | more
Win Two Tickets to a Miami Heat Game by Registering for the DCC

Join Team UM Sylvester in this year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge as a rider, virtual rider, or spinner by Friday, October 11, and be entered to win two tickets to the Miami Heat’s October 25 game versus the Brooklyn Nets. | more
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UM Dedicates Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence
Donors, trustees, coaches, administrators, and guests gathered on October 4 to dedicate the new Theodore G. Schwartz and Todd G. Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence—a facility that will serve the University of Miami’s more than 400 student-athletes with resources such as a new academic center and expanded training facilities. Top: An exterior view of the 34,000-square-foot facility. Above: During the dedication event, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez, right, joined President Donna E. Shalala in presenting Todd and Ted Schwartz with a special certificate thanking them for their lead gift that made the center possible. | more
Center for the Humanities Welcomes Bestselling Author Dava Sobel

The Center for the Humanities began its fifth anniversary year on October 3 with the Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture by Dava Sobel. The science writer, known for her ability to give a voice to historical characters, presented a view into the life of Copernicus and his interaction with Georg Joachim Rheticus, the mathematician who convinced him to publish On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, which presented a full heliocentric theory, a solar system in which the Earth orbited the sun. | more
Ray Lewis Inspires Students on Return Visit to UM

The former All-American linebacker for the Miami Hurricanes who went on to help the Baltimore Ravens win two Super Bowls returned to the UM campus on October 2, giving advice and inspiring students with stories of how he became a success. | more


Open Enrollment Is October 14 through November 1
Open Enrollment, your annual opportunity to review, enroll, or make changes to your 2014 ’Canes Total Rewards benefits, begins Monday, October 14 and runs through Friday, November 1. Please log into myUM by November 1 to choose your medical, dental, flexible spending, and short-term disability benefits (if eligible) for next year. | more

Well ’Canes Healthy Bites Challenge Begins October 14
Earn 100 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal by registering today and participating in the final challenge opportunity of the year. The Healthy Bites Challenge encourages you to choose healthier food options, maintain a log of your daily food intake, and read a few brief articles on nutrition. | more

Enjoy the Wonders of Miami Seaquarium for Half the Price
University of Miami faculty and staff can enjoy all the wonders of the Miami Seaquarium for half the price during UM Appreciation Days. On Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, UM employees and up to five guests can receive 50 percent off regular admission to the oceanarium. | more

• Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Training | more
• Climbing the Stairway to Successful Health | more
• Well ’Canes Marketplace Returns October 9 | more
• Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more
• Week of Well-Being to Return in 2014 | more

• Have a Bite and Help Fight Cancer | more

Playwright Mary Zimmerman’s ‘Metamorphoses’ Opens at the Arsht Center October 10
The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre’s 75th season continues with Metamorphoses. Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of Ovid’s drama takes the poet’s tales to a stunning visual life, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. Running October 10-27, the play is being presented as a professional co-production with the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. | more

Gloria Estefan Opens Festival Miami; Acclaimed Music Series Runs through November 1
Performing hits from her new album “The Standards,” Grammy Award-winning megastar and UM alumna Gloria Estefan kicked off the Frost School of Music’s Festival Miami on October 1. The acclaimed music festival runs through November 1 with concerts organized around four themes: Great Performances, Jazz and Beyond, Music of the Americas, and Creative American Music. | 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 coming weeks. | more

  • Researchers Uncover 48 New Genetic Variants Associated with Multiple Sclerosis | more
  • New Executive Director of DOCS Promises “A Life of Service” to Underserved | more
  • School of Business Brings Together Female Business Leaders for Candid Discussion | more
  • Miami Law’s Newly Minted Lawyers Take an Oath of Service | more
  • PR students receive Ev Clay/PRSA Miami Chapter Scholarships | more
  • Iron Arrow Honor Society Accepting Recommendations | more
  • Join “Team Iacino” in Promoting Suicide Prevention and Research at Community Walk | more
  • Cards 4 Kids Winner Selected; Sale of Reprints to Benefit Pediatric Facilities | more
  • Faculty Encouraged to Submit Nominations for Faculty Senate Awards | more
  • Center for Computational Science Accepting Applications for Fellows Program | 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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