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December 2, 2013 | Monday 
Miller School's DOCSumentary
Miller School's DOCSumentary on Student Health Fairs Premieres
Complete with Hollywood-style velvet ropes, an orange-carpet reception and flowing bubbly, three short films on the Miller School’s Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Department of Community Service (DOCS) premiered at the Bill Cosford Cinema. | more
Music Trivia Game Benefits UM’s Ocean Research
University of Miami marine biologists have partnered with a mobile game development company to create Musingo, a free game for mobile devices that tests the music knowledge of players while promoting and supporting marine conservation efforts. | more
New Single Sign-On Screen Allows Easier and More Secure Access to UM Applications

A new login page unveiled by University of Miami Information Technology is making it easier and more secure for faculty, staff, and students to access UM applications such as myUM, CaneLink, and ULearn from a variety of devices. | more
Showcasing UM's New Publishing Technology, Anthurium Celebrates 10th Anniversary

In a shining moment for the digital humanities and open-access publishing at the University of Miami, the Caribbean Literary and Cultural Studies Program debuted the 10th anniversary volume of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal at a reception featuring a reading by Oonya Kempadoo, the inaugural writer for the first issue of Anthurium in 2003. | more
Donald Jones
Panel Discusses Law Professor’s Book on the Impact of Hip-Hop Music
A packed house turned out for a discussion of Fear of a Hip-Hop Planet: America's New Dilemma, the newly released book by School of Law professor Donald Jones. In the book, Jones explores how hip-hop music penetrates law and culture through the voice of otherwise voiceless urban youth. | more
UM Filipino Student Association Leads Relief Effort for Survivors of Super Typhoon
Beginning this week, the Filipino Student Association (FSA) is spearheading campus-wide fundraisers, including a USpeak Readathon at The Rock on Thursday, December 5, to aid survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan. All proceeds from the fundraisers, and a website the FSA set up for online donations, will go to the American Red Cross for its relief efforts in the Philippines. | more

TeamUM United Way Extends Contribution Deadline
The 2013 United Way campaign ended with a splash on November 22, when TeamUM hosted the inaugural Dunk & Dine event at the Miller School of Medicine, but faculty and staff still have an opportunity to help the University reach its goal by making a contribution online through myUM. Contributions will be accepted through early December. | more

  • Finance and Treasury's One-Week Mini-Auction to Benefit United Way | more
Beating No. 1
Documentary on Miami’s Monumental Win Over Duke Wins Suncoast Emmy
"Hurricane Game Day: Beating No. 1," a 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the University of Miami men’s basketball team’s epic win over then-top-ranked Duke last January at the BankUnited Center, has won a Suncoast Emmy Award for the Best Sports Daily or Weekly Program. | more
Cheyenne Cousineau
Cousineau Named Wendy Wyland Award Recipient
Miami redshirt junior diver Cheyenne Cousineau, who was told by doctors that she would never compete again after suffering a stroke a day after her 19th birthday, is the recipient of the 2013 Wendy Wyland Award, named for the 1994 Olympic bronze medalist who died unexpectedly in her sleep ten years ago. | more

Coley’s Three Touchdowns Lead Miami Past Pittsburgh

Freshman wide receiver Stacy Coley hauled in a pair of touchdown passes and raced 73 yards on an end-around for another score as the Miami Hurricanes defeated the Pittsburgh Panthers 41-31 Saturday, finishing the season 9-3. The ’Canes will soon learn their late-December bowl destination. | more
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Juan Manuel Santos Calderon
Juan Manuel Santos Calderon and Donna E. Shalala
Colombian President Juan Miguel Santos Calderón Discusses the Road to Peace on Historic UM Visit
On his way to meet President Barack Obama in Washington, Colombian President Juan Miguel Santos Calderón paid a special visit to the University of Miami Monday to promote the growing opportunities amid growing peace in his nation, South Florida’s second largest trading partner. Prior to Calderón's address at the Newman Alumni Center, UM President Donna E. Shalala awarded him the UM President's Medal, which honors individuals for their outstanding leadership and distinguished accomplishments in their fields of expertise as well as for their contributions to society. | more
UM Football Players Serving Turkeys
Turkeys Trump Touchdowns at Thanksgiving Feast Giveaway

University of Miami football players served up turkeys, not touchdowns, on Tuesday at Overtown’s Greater Mercy Missionary Baptist Church, delivering 48 Thanksgiving dinners to needy residents from the community. | more
Veterans Day
Jack Sim
"Mr. Toilet" Talks About Making the Toilet an Object of Desire

World Toilet Organization founder Jack Sim explained why "one fly is more dangerous than 100 tigers" at a School of Business Administration talk centering on his message for the world: with 40 percent of the global population living without toilets, a world health crisis looms large. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
A Note on UHealth and the Health Insurance Marketplace
Having recently completed our 2014 Benefits Open Enrollment, the University of Miami continues to offer employer-sponsored health care to all eligible employees. Faculty, staff, and their family members who are eligible for the UM/Aetna plans need not look to the Health Insurance Marketplace for health coverage. | more

Discounted Miami Heat Tickets for University Faculty and Staff

The Miami Heat is offering faculty and staff the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for select games, including matchups against the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, by using the special offer code “heatdeal” when completing their order. Click here to access this special offer. | more

Refresh Your Mind and Rejuvenate Your Spirit with Relaxation Training

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) is presenting Relaxation Training, a one-hour lunchtime session on all three campuses this week that will teach skills and techniques proven to train the body to relax. | more

  • Well ’Canes Free Tuesday Dental Screening | more
  • Well ’Canes Free Skin Cancer Screenings on Gables Campus | more
  • Weight Watchers at Work | more
  • Social Security Benefits 101 | more
  • Yoga Wednesdays at the Miller School of Medicine | more
  • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in December | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Gift Store Offers Annual Employee Holiday Discount | more

Miami Art Week
Miami Art Week
From a champagne brunch featuring a lecture by Native American glass artist Preston Singletary to the annual ’Cane Fair showcasing the works of MFA students, the Lowe Art Museum and the Department of Art and Art History celebrate Miami Art Week, December 2-8. | more

  • German-Born Jewish Physician Discusses the Anatomy of Hate in 12th Biennial Gross Lecture | more
  • Innovator, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Wallace H. Coulter Recognized on Anniversary of His 100th Birthday | more
  • International Neonatologists Attend Miller School's 37th Annual Neonatology Conference | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series Presents IBM's Rodney C. Adkins on December 2 | more
  • Volunteer Signup for December Commencement | more
  • Fall Graduate Faculty Meeting Scheduled for December 11 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Presents “Venezuela: A Country on the Edge of Collapse?” | more

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