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November 4, 2013 | Monday 
R. Kirk Landon
Philanthropist’s Matching Gift Challenge to Help Build Simulation Hospital
A prominent South Florida philanthropist has established a matching gift challenge that will help the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies build one of the nation’s first education-based facilities dedicated to simulation training. The R. Kirk Landon Challenge will match all leadership gifts of $50,000 or more, up to a total of $1 million, towards the construction of a simulation hospital. | more
R. Kirk Landon
Student Center Complex Open House Highlights Homecoming Festivities
University of Miami faculty, staff, alumni, students, and administrators are invited to an Open House for the new Student Center Complex on Thursday, November 7, beginning at 6 p.m. The 119,000-square-foot Student Activities Center, which recently opened, is the newest of three areas that make up the Student Center Complex, which also includes the renovated Whitten University Center, the redesigned UC Patio, and the U Statue that sits on the Foote Green next to the UC Rock. | more
UM Scientists Examine the Mississippi River’s Role in the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

A new study led by scientists at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science showed that the complex circulation from the Mississippi River plume played a substantial role in the transport and fate of the oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. | more
Bascom Palmer Physician Makes Mother’s Dying Dream Come True

Physicians at UM’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute help grant a mother’s last wish: that one of her corneas be used to restore the vision in her son’s damaged eye. | more
Leslie Moonves

CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves Visits Communication School
Leslie Moonves, the top executive of one of the largest media companies in the world, will spend November 4 at the School of Communication to share the knowledge and viewpoints gathered during his storied television career. | more

Alan Dershowitz
Acclaimed American Lawyer Alan Dershowitz to Speak at UM

Celebrated American lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who was involved in several high-profile legal cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the appeal by British socialite Claus von Bülow, will speak at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse on Friday, November 15, at 6 p.m. | more
Homecoming Parade
Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Festivities Shift Into High Gear
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 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

Purchase Discounted Tickets to a Miami Dolphins Game and Help Raise Funds for the United Way
The Miami Dolphins are proud to offer faculty and staff the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to watch the Miami Dolphins take on the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, November 17 at 1 p.m., or the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, November 24 at 1 p.m. Ten dollars from each ticket purchased will benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade. | more

United Way Heat Ceremony

Departments Honored at Miami Heat Game for United Way Success
Last year’s TeamUM United Way campaign raised more than $1 million, with two departments—Information Technology and Anesthesiology—, raising more than $57,900 and $55,900, respectively, becoming the fund drive's highest performing units. Both departments were recognized at halftime of the Miami Heat’s final preseason game on October 25 at American Airlines Arena. | more

• United Way Silent Auction Hosted by the Department of Finance and Treasury | more
• United Way Campaign Takes Flight with Goodyear
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• Sample Catering Fare at Taste of UM on the Medical Campus
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Athletics to Launch Its ‘Uniendo La Familia’ Campaign at Football Season Home Finale
A concert featuring radio host DJ Laz and popular artist Mafio as well as photo opportunities with student-athletes, cheerleaders, and Sebastian the Ibis are just some of the activities fans will be able to enjoy at the Hurricanes’ last home football game of the season on Saturday, November 23, when the UM Athletics Department launches its “Uniendo La Familia” (Uniting the Family) community appreciation campaign. | more

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Dolphins Cycling Challenge
Dolphins Cycling Challenge
Cyclists 'Gear' Up to Fight Cancer
Each cyclist rode for a different reason—one to remember a brother who succumbed to prostate cancer, another for a spouse who’s been fighting breast cancer for years. But all of the 2,800-plus riders who participated in this year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC), shared a common goal: raising funds for the lifesaving treatments and research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Held November 2-3, the fourth DCC covered three counties and featured rides of different lengths. It concluded on Sunday, as hundreds of cyclists, cheered on by family members, friends, and spectators, rode jubilantly into Sun Life Stadium. Top: UM students, from left, Ryan Murphy, Celia “CC” Schieffelin, and Jason Goldenberg ride into Sun Life Stadium on Sunday after completing the 13-mile ride from the Dolphins training facility in Davie. Above: The DCC also included a Kids Ride at the stadium on Sunday. | more
Yoani Sanchez
Cuban Blogger Yoani Sánchez Returns to UM to Lead Class

Battling a bothersome cold, Cuban activist and blogger Yoani Sánchez led a class at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies (ICCAS) last week before an audience of more than 70 students, faculty and members of the community. “Here I am treated like I am at home, and that is how I am going to conduct myself,” Sanchez said. | more
John Onyango
Global Movement for Zero-Energy Homes Takes Another Step at UM Conference

A native of Kenya who studied architecture in Indiana and Scotland and worked in locales as diverse as Ireland and the United Arab Emirates, John Onyango believes that architecture from one region and climate can inform architecture from another. “It is all connected,” he says, “especially in this era of climate change, where rising sea levels and temperatures will impact the comfort and affordability of our homes.” Last week, the architecture professor showcased that philosophy in South Florida by bringing the second international conference of Zero-Energy Mass Custom Homes, or ZEMCH, to the University of Miami. | more
Yoani Sanchez
Legal Expert Richard Susskind Lectures on the Changing Landscape of the Legal Profession

The legal profession is entering a period of irreversible change driven primarily by cost pressures, new competition and emerging technologies. As such, the services offered in the field will undergo a rapid metamorphosis, changing more in the next two decades than they have in the past two centuries, legal expert and Internet authority Richard Susskind said to a University of Miami audience on October 30. Susskind’s comments were delivered as the inaugural lecture of the Larry J. Hoffman, Greenberg Traurig Distinguished Professorship in the Business of Law. | more


Let Fidelity Investments Help Evaluate Your Retirement Income Plan
University of Miami faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the “Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning” seminar on Tuesday, November 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center. This session, which will be led by a Fidelity Investments representative, will reinforce the importance of building a retirement plan, with topics focused on when you may be able to retire, how to prepare for challenges during retirement, and more. | more

• Managing Daytime Challenges for Working Caregivers
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• Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more

New Art Exhibits
Two New Exhibitions Debut at the 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.

  • International Collaboration Finds 11 New Alzheimer’s Genes to Target for Drug Discovery | more
  • UM Launches Big Brothers Big Sisters School-to-Work Mentoring Program | more
  • Fashion Designer Kenneth Cole Visits Campus to Promote New Book | more
  • Out of the Darkness Walk Sheds Light on Suicide Prevention | more
  • New Medical Classification System Coming to UHealth | more
  • 2013 Gross Lecture: “The Anatomy of Hate: A Physician’s Perspective” | 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
  • Faculty Research Mentors Needed | more
  • Important Notice Regarding Toner Orders for Canon and Ricoh Devices | more

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