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October 21, 2013 | Monday 

Workday HR and Finance Phase of Enterprise Resource Planning Initiative Launches
The University of Miami has launched the next phase of the Enterprise Resource Planning initiative. Workday Human Resources and Workday Finance will enable the University to improve the delivery of HR, benefits, payroll, finance, and supply chain services. | more

Joshua Hare
Joshua Hare Wins Grant to Take Cardiac Stem Cell Experiments to Space

With a new grant from the organization that manages research aboard the International Space Station, Joshua Hare, founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, is ready to expand his stem cell therapy research to the final frontier—outer space. | more
Celebration of Life for Trustee Nicholas Crane to be Held October 25

A “Celebration of Life” service in honor of UM alumnus and trustee Nicholas A. “Nick” Crane, who passed away recently, will be held Friday, October 25, at 2 p.m. at the Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center. The UM community is welcome to attend. | more
Students Prepare to Compete in Moot Court Competitions Across the Globe

After undergoing a rigorous tryout process for the International Moot Court Program, Miami Law students are now honing their debate skills through arduous trainings and long practices in preparation for the international moot court season. | more
Richard Susskin
Legal Expert and Internet Authority Richard Susskind to Lecture at UM

Richard Susskind, a British author, speaker, and independent advisor to major professional firms and national governments, will speak at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center on Wednesday, October 30, at 5:30 p.m. Susskind, whose primary area of expertise is the future of professional service and, in particular, the way in which information technology and the Internet are changing the work of lawyers, will present a lecture based on his latest book, Tomorrow’s Lawyers. | more

Last Chance to Catch the Heat: Give to the United Way and Get Tickets to See the Miami Heat
Faculty and staff who have made their 2013 United Way contribution and have not yet redeemed their tickets to see the NBA champion Miami Heat will have a final opportunity to secure complimentary tickets to a preseason game at American Airlines Arena. | more

• United Way Silent Auction Hosted by the Department of Finance and Treasury | more
• Candy Gram Sale to Benefit United Way of Miami-Dade
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Spin to Fight Cancer at the UM DCC Spin-a-Thon

Join UM student Celia Schieffelin as she spins to fight cancer on Wednesday, October 23 at the UM DCC Spin-a-Thon. Schieffelin will be spinning for her mom, Barb, who was diagnosed with colon, liver, and lung cancer that eventually spread to her brain. | more
Celebrate ’Canes Spirit Day on November 7

Show your UM Pride and support of the University’s academic and athletic programs by participating in ’Canes Spirit Day on Thursday, November 7. The event, which promotes the traditions and excellence of the University, will be celebrated with activities on all three campuses. | more
Hurricanes Fantasy Basketball Camp

Fulfill Your Hoop Dreams at Hurricanes Fantasy Basketball Camp
Master the crossover dribble, learn how to defend in the low post, and hone your jump shot and ball skills at head coach Katie Meier and the women’s basketball team’s annual Hurricanes Fantasy Basketball Camp on Tuesday, October 29 at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. | more

Tickets Still Available for UM vs. Wake Forest Employee Day Game
Tickets are still available for the 2013 Verizon Wireless Employee Day Football Game, featuring the University of Miami versus Wake Forest University, on Saturday, October 26, at noon at Sun Life Stadium. This year’s Employee Day game will again feature the popular Stadium Bucks, discounted parking for all participants, and a host of other employee-related promotions. | more

• Baseball Unveils 2014 Schedule | more
• Track and Field to Host Three Home Meets
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National Society of Black Engineers
Engineering Students Win National Recognition
Student officers of three of the National Society of Black Engineers’ college chapters, including UM’s Amanda Adams (wearing green blazer) and Bianca Williams (in black shirt and green pants), pose beside an engine at the General Motors Powertrain Engineering Headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan. Adams and Williams toured the plant, as well as four other GM facilities, over the summer in recognition of their organization winning NSBE’s National Small Chapter of the Year award. | more
National Gandhi Day of Service 2013
Through Their Lens: Students Participate in National Gandhi Day of Service 2013

More than 600 University of Miami students participated in the annual Gandhi Day of Service on October 12, cleaning, painting, and performing other chores at local parks, schools, nonprofits, and other sites throughout Miami-Dade County. View photos taken by students who participated in the service day, the largest at UM. | more
Glucose Screening
Stopping Diabetes

Many of the faculty, staff, and students who turned out for the UStop Diabetes event at the University Center Patio on October 15 had a story to tell about being affected by the disease—either as the relative or friend of a diabetic or as someone who suffers from the condition. Those stories made it clear why it was important for them to attend. The event, presented by the American Diabetes Association, included glucose screenings conducted by students and faculty of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, fitness classes led by Herbert Wellness Center instructor Janette Janero, giveaways, and healthy food cooking demonstrations by Whole Foods Market. | more


Make Your Open Enrollment Elections Today
Open Enrollment, your annual opportunity to review, enroll, or make changes to your 2014 ’Canes Total Rewards, 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

Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics to Offer Annual Physicals
Beginning Tuesday, October 29, the Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics will offer annual physicals to UM faculty and staff. To take advantage of this new service, just walk into the Coral Gables clinic on Tuesdays or the Miller School clinic on Wednesdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and there is no charge for the visit. | more

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Creating Secure Passwords
National Cybersecurity 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 cybercrime, mobility, and online safety. This week’s article focuses on password security. | more

• Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home? | more
• ‘Meet the Docs’ Session on Flu Season | more
• Well ’Canes Marketplace Now in Season | more
• Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more
• Have a Bite and Help Fight Cancer | more
• Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays | more

Vince Mendoza
Festival Miami Continues with Jazz Performances and the Music of Meza, Gershwin, and Shostakovich
Celebrated conductor José Serebrier and the Costa Rica National Symphony Orchestra performing the music by Meza, Gershwin, and Shostakovich; American jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson in an engaging concert with the award-winning Frost Jazz Vocal 1 Ensemble; and a night of sophisticated jazz with Grammy Award-winning arranger and composer Vince Mendoza (above) are among the highlights of Festival Miami’s third week of concerts. | more

Ring Theatre’s 75th Season Continues with ‘Metamorphoses’
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 through October 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

  • Discovery Leads to Simple Blood or Urine Test to Identify Blinding Disease | more
  • Help Improve the UM Libraries; Take the Online Customer Survey | more
  • UM Debate Organizes Sunshine State Showdown | more
  • Team Up with UM Lifeguards at the Out of the Darkness Walk | more
  • Food Day Activities to Be Held on Coral Gables Campus | more
  • Faculty Senate to Meet on Miller School Campus October 23 | more
  • Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute Breast Cancer Developmental Grant Program 2014-15 | more
  • Join “Team Iacino” in Promoting Suicide Prevention and Research at Community Walk | more
  • UM Employees Eligible for Discount for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Activities | more

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