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November 18, 2013 | Monday 
Andrew Bakun
UM Oceanographer Andrew Bakun Receives Prince of Monaco Lifetime Achievement Award
Andrew Bakun, professor of marine biology and fisheries at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, is the 2013 recipient of the ‘Great Medal of Prince Albert The First,’ awarded by the Oceanographic Institute of the Foundation of Albert I, Prince of Monaco for Bakun’s lifetime achievements in ocean research. | more
Thomas M. Hooton
Research Suggests Updated Approach to Urinary Tract Infections
A study published in the November 14 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine and led by the Miller School’s Thomas M. Hooton, professor of medicine and clinical director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, offers the promise of a new approach to diagnosing urinary tract infections, which, accounting for millions of outpatient visits a year, have affected half of all women at least once by the time they reach age 32. | more
Statewide Nursing Summit
Two-Day Summit Empowers Nurses

The School of Nursing and Health Studies and University of Miami Hospital co-hosted the South Florida Satellite Center of the Florida Blue Foundation and Florida Action Coalition’s 2013 Statewide Nursing Summit, a two-day summit that included networking and learning opportunities, panel discussions with distinguished guest speakers, and various workshops showcasing the best practices and innovations in Florida’s nursing care delivery. | more
Student Proposals
Student Proposals Could Save Miami Homes from Sea Level Rise

Turning to edible gardens, rooftop cisterns, retention ponds, and other sustainable features, architecture students dreamed up ways to save two Miami homes from a future of rising tides – and walked away with the top prizes in the competition “Miami Resiliency: Adapting Residences for Climate Change.” | more

Sign Up Now to Participate in UM’s Thanksgiving Day Matchup Program
Faculty and staff who are interested in sharing Thanksgiving Day with two or more of the approximately 2,600 students from more than 110 countries enrolled at UM should complete the online Host Family Application today, Monday, November 18. | more

The Taldones

UM Mother and Daughter Help Students Preserve College Traditions
With the help of her mom, Sabrina Taldone, B.S. ’10, has developed a way for students to capture and preserve their memories of the U. Their University of Miami Tradition Keeper Program is an online guidebook to the school’s myriad customs, such as the significance of the boat burning ceremony held during homecoming, the correct way to perform the C-A-N-E-S spell-out, and the rule of not walking on the University seal in front of the bookstore. | more

Mitchell Kaplan
Mitchell Kaplan's Books & Books Stores Continue to Bloom in the Internet Age

Even with corporate giants like Borders shutting down, Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan has survived the Internet, e-books, the self-publishing frenzy, and the recession, all while helping Miami blossom into a hot spot for author appearances. The UM alum discussed how he managed that feat at an appearance at the Newman Alumni Center’s Toll Library. | more
Ethics, Policy and Society Series Presents “Mr. Toilet” Jack Sim on Sustaining Social Enterprises

University of Miami students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to an engaging talk and Q&A session with Jack Sim, the Swiss Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year who founded the World Toilet Organization to draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. He will discuss how social entrepreneurs can enlist support for their causes at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, at the School of Business De La Cruz Study Center. | more
The C-SPAN Bus Visits Campus, Offers Tours

Can’t get enough of Congressional debates, public affairs, and American history? Tour the C-SPAN Bus on Thursday, November 21, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. when the interactive, multimedia presentation center on wheels will park in front of the School of Communication, 5100 Brunson Drive, to demonstrate C-SPAN resources and technology and network with UM students and faculty. To learn more about the bus, visit the C-SPAN website. | more
Author’s Roundtable: Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America’s New Dilemma

University of Miami School of Law professor Donald Jones, author of Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America’s New Dilemma, and a distinguished panel moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree will discuss race, place, and urban culture on Thursday, November 21, at the Newman Alumni Center at 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables with a 5:30 p.m. reception and the discussion from 6 to 8 p.m. | more

Free Sebastian by Donating to His Bail Fund – AKA The United Way
Sebastian, the University of Miami’s beloved mascot, will be detained on Thursday, November 21, for stepping on the University seal in front of the UC Bookstore. Students, faculty, and staff can bail him out by dropping cash or checks off at The UC Rock between 1 and 3 p.m. Upon his release, the Department of Real Estate and Facilities promises to destroy the evidence, the incriminating photograph of his audacious act, and send all proceeds to the United Way. | more

TeamUM United Way Concludes Campaign With 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. Faculty, staff, and students can buy tickets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Miller School's Schoninger Research Quadrangle. | more

Football Victory Fund
Athletics Launches Football Victory Fund
University of Miami Athletics has launched the Football Victory Fund, a $7 million campaign addressing the program’s most urgent needs. Gifts to the Football Victory Fund will assist in the construction of an artificial in-fill practice surface for year-round use, a football cold plunge recovery zone, and a renovated and upgraded dining hall that will include an athletics training table. | more

• Kickoff Time Announced for Football Home Finale against Virginia | more
• Women’s Basketball Early Signing Class Ranked 20th in Nation | more
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Alan Dershowitz
Dershowitz on Dershowitz: Celebrated Lawyer Tells Tales of Life and the Law
Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School professor, political commentator, and author, took center stage with UM School of Law Dean Patrica D. White at the BankUnited Center Friday night, regaling the audience with tales about the famous and not-so-famous, name-dropping an A-list of clients and acquaintances, such as Vice President Joseph Biden, Larry King and, oh yes, O.J. Simpson. | more
Homecoming Parade
Looking Back at the Sights and Sounds of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming

From lectures and get-togethers to a popular parade and spectacular fireworks, thousands of people enjoyed Homecoming and Alumni Weekend celebrations. Take a look back at the sights and sounds of Homecoming and Alumni Weekend through our multimedia video, photos and more. | more
Veterans Day
CBS President Leslie Moonves
Veterans Day Tribute Honors the Bonds and Sacrifices of Vets at UM and Across the Nation

From a sophomore severely injured on active Army duty, to a nurse at University of Miami Hospital who transported missiles across Afghanistan and Iraq, to a Daytona Beach resident who fought in the Battle of the Bulge, the University of Miami observed Veterans Day by recognizing the men and women on campus, in the community and across our state and nation who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
Earvin Magic Johnson
Center for AIDS Research’s Symposium Brings NBA Legend Magic Johnson Together with the Stars of AIDS Research

Some of the brightest minds in the battle against HIV and AIDS in the United States convened at the BankUnited Center this month for the 17th Annual Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Scientific Symposium, which included an appearance by Earvin “Magic” Johnson — the NBA legend who, diagnosed with HIV more than 20 years ago, is now one of the nation’s leading advocates for people living with the once-fatal disease. | more
Leigh Anne Tuohy
Real Life Mom From The Blind Side Shares Her Story at United Way Breakfast

Leigh Anne Tuohy, the real life mom who actress Sandra Bullock played in the 2009 movie The Blind Side, brought her inspiring message on the life-changing power of making just one person’s world better to the University of Miami BankUnited Center, where UM President Donna E. Shalala hosted the 13th Annual United Way Women’s Leadership Breakfast. | more


Starbucks Opens on Medical Campus Today, November 18
Serving its world-famous coffee, delicious handcrafted beverages, and tasty pastries, Starbucks opens on the first floor lobby of University of Miami Hospital’s main building today, November 18, becoming the popular chain’s first store on the medical campus and third overall at UM. The Coral Gables campus has two locations, one at the Richter Library and another inside the new Student Activities Center. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the medical campus Starbucks takes place today at 8:30 a.m. with UM President Donna E. Shalala and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt in attendance. | more

Well ’Canes Offers Free Dental Screenings November 22
UHealth Dental will be offering free, basic dental examinations for UM faculty and staff on Friday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dominion Parking Garage, suite 155. Conducted by UHealth dentists, the screenings are recommended for everyone, but appointments are limited. | more

• Earn an Extra $300 in 2014 by Taking Steps to Enhance Your Well-Being
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• Yoga Wednesdays at RSMAS | more
• Preferred Filing Dates for 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Financial Aid Approaching | more
• IRS Announces 2014 Retirement Plan Limits
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• Winter Edition of FSAP’s Mind and Matter Newsletter Now Available Online | more

Oonya Kempadoo
Caribbean Studies Journal Anthurium Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Lowe Art Museum Reception
The Caribbean Literary and Caribbean Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences will celebrate the 10th anniversary volume of the peer-reviewed online Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal at a 7 p.m. reception on Wednesday, November 20, at the Lowe Art Museum, 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. Sponsored in part by the Department of English, the reception will feature a reading by Oonya Kempadoo, author of Buxton Spice, Tide Running and All Decent Animals. | more

New Art Exhibits
‘She Loves Me’ Runs at the Ring Theatre Through November 23
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. | more

New Art Exhibits
Lowe Art Museum Shows Two New Exhibitions
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.

  • UM Center for Computational Science Names 2013-14 Fellows | more
  • Researchers Help Shed New Light on Heart Arrhythmias | more
  • 2014 Faculty Learning Community: Call for Applications and Nominations | more
  • Volunteer Signup for December Commencement | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Collections Now Available Online | more
  • Faculty Participating in December Commencement Should Arrive Early | more
  • Sample Catering Fare November 18 at Taste of UM on the Medical Campus | more
  • Charting the Momentum: Fall 2013 M2U Newsletter Available Online
  • 2013 Gross Lecture: “The Anatomy of Hate: A Physician’s Perspective” | more
  • Purchase Order Change Requests Now Available in UMeNet | more
  • Faculty Senate to Meet Wednesday, November 20 | more

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