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October 28, 2013 | Monday 
$16 Million in NSF Grants Allow Scientists to Study Oceanic Currents
Oceanographers from the University of Miami, Duke University, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have been awarded $16 million in grants from the National Science Foundation to deploy a new observing system in the subpolar region of the North Atlantic that will measure the ocean’s overturning circulation, a key component of the global climate system. | more
Mary Bunge
Miami Project’s Mary Bartlett Bunge Elected to Institute of Medicine

Mary Bartlett Bunge, professor of cell biology, neurological surgery and neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, an extraordinary honor that reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service in health and medicine. | more
University Leadership Addresses NCAA Report

The University of Miami received the NCAA Committee on Infractions report on October 22, concluding a more than three-year process that included an investigation by the NCAA and an appearance by senior University officials before the Committee on Infractions. | more
Workday Video

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

Homecoming Parade
Variety of Festivities Planned for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend
Thousands of alumni from around the country will travel back to South Florida to join current students, faculty, and community members to celebrate the University of Miami’s Homecoming 2013 festivities, which this year run Wednesday, October 30 through Saturday, November 9. Featuring a theme that honors the past, present, and future of UM, homecoming will include activities such as the king and queen competition, Hurricanes Help the Hometown Stop Hunger event, concert, parade, Hurricane Howl, UM vs. Virginia Tech football game, and other events. | more
Honor UM Traditions at ’Canes Spirit Day
University leadership encourages all faculty and staff to participate 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
Veterans Day Ceremony Set for November 11
Honor the brave women and men of the armed forces at UM’s Veterans Day Tribute on Monday, November 11, at the Rock in front of the UM Bookstore, starting at 10 a.m. At the ceremony, Miami Law student Noel Christian Pace will be recognized for his promotion to colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. | more
Executive M.B.A. Program Ranked Among World’s Best

The Financial Times has ranked the School of Business Administration’s Executive M.B.A. Program No. 30 among all such programs delivered by U.S. business schools. The program is the only one in Florida to make the list of the newspaper’s 2013 ranking of the world’s top 100 Executive M.B.A. programs. | more
Goodyear Blimp

United Way Campaign Takes Flight with Goodyear
Faculty and staff who contribute to the United Way at the leadership level (1 percent) will have the opportunity to join an elite club of travelers. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company has partnered with TeamUM to give a UM United Way campaign contributor, plus one guest, the chance to take a once-in-a-lifetime ride aboard the world-famous Goodyear airship. | 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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Athletic Grads

Miami Surpasses National Average in GSR for Ninth Year in a Row
University of Miami Athletics has recorded a Graduation Success Rate of 92 percent, a mark that ties UM for third among Atlantic Coast Conference schools and tenth overall among Football Bowl Subdivision programs. Miami has exceeded the NCAA average GSR in each of the last nine years. | more

Basketball Select a Seat
Select-A-Seat Night for Hurricane Hoops is October 30

Try out and purchase any available seat for season ticket packages at Hurricane Basketball Select-A-Seat Night on Wednesday, October 30, at the BankUnited Center. Faculty and staff can get seats for the upcoming men’s basketball season at 20 percent off regular-priced tickets. Admission to the event is free and includes a “chalk talk” with head coach Jim Larrañaga and an exhibition game against Florida Tech. | more
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
Ride DCC Spin-A-Thon
Spinning for a Cause: DCC Spin-a-Thon Raises Funds for Cancer Research
More than 100 University of Miami students and employees donned workout clothes and sneakers on October 23 to pedal, pant, and perspire for a worthwhile cause: defeating cancer. The Dolphins Cycling Challenge Spin-a-Thon, held in the atrium of the Herbert Wellness Center, raised funds for UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and served as a precursor to the much-larger DCC charity road event that takes place November 2-3. | more
Glucose Screening
Young Engineers at Work

Making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich can be as easy as slicing bread—under normal circumstances, that is. But add to the process the challenge of having to compete against someone else to make the most sandwiches in 20 minutes, and the experience turns into a high-pressure moment. That’s what 20 youngsters from different middle and high schools in Miami-Dade County experienced last Friday on the University of Miami campus as part of a daylong event that taught them about different engineering processes, including the assembly line method. The event was hosted by students in UM’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers. | more
Sheryl Borg
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Grateful Patient Cycles for a ‘Wheel’ Good Cause
Sheryl Borg knows better than anyone the importance of getting screened for cancer. Diagnosed with and treated successfully for a rare form of uterine cancer 12 years ago, Borg is now the picture of health. As a cyclist at next month’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge, she will help support the lifesaving treatment and research programs of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read her story, then click here and tell us why you support the U.


Open Enrollment Ends November 1
Open Enrollment, your annual opportunity to review, enroll, or make changes to your 2014 ’Canes Total Rewards, ends 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

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: What You Should Know about Public Wi-Fi
National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an opportunity to engage and inform the community about cybersecurity. During October, the University of Miami Information Technology (UMIT) 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 public Wi-Fi. | more

• Let Fidelity Investments Help Evaluate Your Retirement Income Plan | more
• Managing Daytime Challenges for Working Caregivers
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• Well ’Canes Marketplace to Feature 2014 Open Enrollment Booth | more
• Free Health Assessments at Gables One Tower | more
• Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesday | more
• Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics to Offer Annual Physicals
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• ‘Meet the Docs’ Session on Flu 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

McBride Trio
Festival Miami Concludes with Christian McBride Trio and the Music of Britten and Mancini
The Frost School’s acclaimed music series enters its final week with a powerful lineup that includes a special concert in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten, one of the 20th century’s greatest composers; a performance by three-time Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride and his jazz trio; and a “Pink Panther at 50” concert that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic film and its composer—Henry Mancini. | more

New Art Exhibits
Two New Exhibitions to Debut at Lowe Art Museum
The Lowe Art Museum debuts two new exhibitions in November. “Beauty Beyond Nature” presents more than 70 of Paul Stankard’s intricately flame-worked still-life sculptures encased in clear crystal from the Robert M. Minkoff Collection. “?#@*$%! the Mainstream: The Art of DIY Self Expression” presents 123 fanzines—self-published journals created by “fans” of anything from science fiction authors to bands to literary genres—from Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries. Both exhibitions run November 2 through January 5.

  • Study Uncovers Key Link Between Heart Enzyme and Sudden Cardiac Death | more
  • Noel Christian Pace, a Miami Law student, Promoted to Colonel in U.S. Army Reserve | more
  • School of Law Donors, Students Honored at Scholarship Luncheon | more
  • Media and Law Scholar Siva Vaidhyanathan Discusses Google and the NSA | more
  • Noted Physical Anthropologist Cynthia Beall Delivers SEEDS Lecture | more
  • Joint Ethics Session Expands Nursing-Medical Student Competencies | more
  • Help Improve the UM Libraries; Take the Online Customer Survey | more
  • Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute Breast Cancer Developmental Grant Program 2014-15 | more

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