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November 11, 2013 | Monday 
SCC Dedication
Flight of the Ibis
Amid the Buzz and Excitement of Homecoming, UM Celebrates the New Student Center Complex
From students, alumni, administrators, trustees and donors, the University of Miami community gathered for the official dedication of the Student Center Complex. At the heart of campus, it encompasses the renovated Whitten University Center, redesigned UC Patio, 7-foot U Statue and the new 119,000-square-foot Student Activities Center, home to The Miami Hurricane student newspaper, other student organizations, a new Rathskeller and a digital tapestry, “Flight of the Ibis,” created by UM alum Xavier Cortada that captures the spirit of the U. | more
Noel Christian Pace
Salute to the Troops: Veterans Day Ceremony is Today
Honor the brave women and men of the armed forces at UM’s Veterans Day Tribute today, 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
Kornspan Study Lounge
UM Dedicates Kornspan Study Lounge

As students at the University of Miami’s School of Law in the late 1980s, Scott and Susan Fleischner Kornspan enjoyed interacting with undergraduate and graduate students—which was easily done with the law school’s location on UM’s Coral Gables campus. Now, the alumni couple’s generosity—combined with their belief in the power of an excellent education and their affinity for students from freshmen to post-grads has resulted in a new academic gathering spot: the Scott and Susan Fleischner Kornspan Study Lounge. Located on the first floor of the new Student Activities Center, the study lounge is open 24-7. | more
First Combination Nerve Graft
UM/Jackson Surgeons Perform First Combination Nerve Graft to Repair Severed Sciatic Nerve

When Danielle Press was severely injured in a boating accident off Key Biscayne and rushed to the Ryder Trauma Center the afternoon of September 14, doctors weren’t sure she would live. A month later, she made medical history when Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital surgeons performed the world’s first nerve graft using a combination of Press’ own nerve and Schwann cells to repair her severely injured sciatic nerve. | more
Galapagos Volcanoes

UM Study Sheds Light on the Growth and Possible Eruption of Galapagos Volcanoes
From the chance transit of a satellite over the April 2009 eruption of the most active volcano in South America’s Galápagos archipelago, UM scientists uncovered the mechanism behind the characteristic pattern of eruptive fissures on the iconic island chain’s volcanoes, shedding light not only on how the volcanoes grow, but when they may erupt. | more

UM Debate Team
Debate Team Rises to No. 8 in National Rankings

On the wave of another outstanding tournament performance at Vanderbilt University this month, the University of Miami Debate Team rose to No. 8 in the National Debate Tournament Rankings, up from No. 11 in the previous ranking. UM currently leads traditional powerhouses Northwestern, Harvard, Vanderbilt, Emory, and more than 100 other schools, trailing only No. 5 Wake Forest in the Southeast region. | more
UM Debate Team
Charting the Momentum

The Fall 2013 M2U newsletter highlights initiatives and achievements of the historic Momentum2 campaign and its dramatic beneficial impact on the U. | more
UM Sports Hall of Fame
UM Sports Hall of Fame Unveils 2014 Class
Current Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and Hurricanes football greats Clinton Portis and Lamar Thomas headline the UM Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014. | more

TeamUM United Way Invites You to Dunk & Dine
Celebrate another successful University campaign to support the United Way on Friday, November 22, by visiting TeamUM United Way’s first Dunk & Dine, an event featuring cuisine from local food trucks and the chance to dunk UM leaders in a tank of water on the Miller School of Medicine campus. | more

• Purchase Discounted Tickets to a Miami Dolphins Game and Help Raise Funds for the United Way | 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.
Homecoming Fireworks
Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Festivities Abound
With UM's new Student Activities Center aglow in the background, fireworks burst in the night's sky over Lake Osceola. The colorful display was part of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming festivities, held November 8 on the Coral Gables campus. A parade, the boat-burning ceremony, the UM Band of the Hour, food trucks, and activities for children were among the other highlights. | more
Iron Arrow
Students and Faculty Alike Are Surprised by Iron Arrow Induction

With paint smudged on their foreheads to the rhythm of a beating drum, 34 people from the University of Miami’s three campuses were tapped as the newest members of the Iron Arrow Society, the University's highest honor. They included Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM’s executive vice president and provost, James Tien, dean of the College of Engineering, and one student who was tricked into showing up on campus early on November 7 for the surprise induction. | more
CBS President Leslie Moonves
CBS President Leslie Moonves Talks Shop With Communication Students

When Leslie Moonves arrived at CBS in 1995 as president of entertainment, the struggling network lagged behind its competition in television ratings. But that quickly changed, as Moonves catapulted the network from worst to first, launching hit shows such as “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Survivor,” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” Last week, the network titan whose savvy moves earned him a promotion to president and CEO of CBS Television spent the day at the School of Communication, sharing his philosophy and acumen with students. | more
Kenneth Cole
Fashion Icon Kenneth Cole Visits UM on Five-City Book Tour

Fashion icon Kenneth Cole visited the University of Miami on November 7 as part of a five-city tour for his coffee table book This is a Kenneth Cole Production, which chronicles his 30-year career of boldness in fashion and social engagement. | more
Kenneth B. Wiggins Jr.
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Citizen Soldier Gives Back to His Nation and Alma Mater
A native of Clearwater, Florida, Kenneth B. "JR" Wiggins Jr. is an American soldier and a proud Hurricane. A first lieutenant and executive officer in the Florida Army National Guard and the director of the Citizens Board at UM, he recently made a cash gift and a planned giving commitment to the UM Department of Religious Studies. As he says, “Even a small gift can have a big impact when you direct where it goes.” Read his story, then click here and tell us why you support the U.


Retire Happy, Healthy and Wise
Considering retirement? While you may be financially prepared for this next stage of life, there are social and emotional challenges you may not have anticipated. “Retire Happy, Healthy, and Wise,” a lunchtime seminar presented by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program will help participants prepare for the non-financial challenges involved in achieving a seamless transition into retirement. | more

• IRS Announces 2014 Retirement Plan Limits
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• Yoga Wednesdays | more
• Winter Edition of FSAP’s Mind and Matter Newsletter Now Available Online | more

New Art Exhibits
‘She Loves Me’ Debuts at Ring Theatre November 13
Georg and Amalia are two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, not knowing their respective correspondents are none other than each other! She Loves Me is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, though still as relevant today as ever. The play runs November 13-23. | more

New Art Exhibits
Two New Exhibitions Debut at the Lowe Art Museum
The Lowe Art Museum has debuted 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 through January 5.

  • Miller School Researchers Win State Grants to Conquer Florida’s No. 1 Killer | more
  • Acclaimed American Lawyer Alan Dershowitz to Speak at UM | more
  • Center for Autism Holds Town Hall Meeting on Employing Adults with Autism | more
  • 2013 Gross Lecture: “The Anatomy of Hate: A Physician’s Perspective” | more
  • Purchase Order Change Requests Now Available in UMeNet | more
  • Volunteer Signup for December Commencement | more
  • Frost Opera Theater Opens 2013–2014 Season with “Britten and Beyond in Great Britain” | more
  • School of Business Administration Joins Global Business School Network | more

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