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December 23, 2013 | Monday 
2013: A Year of Triumphs, Marquee Visits and Transformative Change
2013: A Year of Triumphs, Marquee Visits, and Transformative Change
From visits by two Supreme Court justices to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship captured by the men’s basketball team, and from Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s tenth consecutive No. 1 ranking to the debut of the Student Activities Center, 2013 was a banner year for the U. | more
Grammy 2014 Nominees
Frost's Dean Berg and UM Alums Earn Grammy Nominations

Frost School of Music Dean Shelly Berg earned his second Grammy nomination in the Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist category for Gloria Estefan’s “What a Wonderful World,” while alums Brian Losch got the nod for the Best Engineered Classical Album and Maria Schneider for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. | more
UM and Louisville Fans Team Up to Aid Typhoon Survivors with Russell Athletic Bowl Service Project in Orlando
Before the University of Miami Hurricanes and University of Louisville Cardinals face off on the field at the Russell Athletic Bowl on Saturday, December 28, fans of both teams will have a chance to connect with each other through an Orlando community service project benefitting survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. | more
UM physics professor Neil Johnson
Scientists Explain Human Conflict with Numbers

Scientists have discovered a way to apply a mathematical formula to predict the severity and timing of human conflicts—from child-parent struggles to civil unrest. In their study in Nature's Scientific Reports, UM physics professor Neil Johnson and his co-authors found remarkable similarities between seemingly disconnected confrontations. | more
Members of the Miami Regional Coordinating Cente
Miller School to Help Lead NIH’s New Stroke Network Aimed at Revolutionizing Clinical Research

In recognition of its excellence in preventing and treating stroke, the Miller School of Medicine has been chosen to lead the Miami Regional Coordinating Center, part of a national stroke network established by the National Institutes of Health to more quickly translate research discoveries in stroke prevention and treatment to patients. | more
Roberta S. Jacobson
Assistant Secretary of State Discusses Latin America at UM Forum

Just ten days after Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón visited UM, Roberta S. Jacobson, the U.S. State Department official in charge of Latin America, shared her insights on education improvements and security concerns in the region. | more
Make a Difference By Contributing to the United Way by December 23

Did you know $10 can help a struggling student receive 10 hours of after-school tutoring? This is the season to remember that many people rely on the generosity of others and the services of the United Way, and this is the day to make a gift online on myUM. | more
Follow UM’s Bowl-Bound ’Canes in Their Quest for Victory in Orlando
In five days the Miami Hurricanes will make their 35th bowl appearance, taking on the Louisville Cardinals in Orlando’s Russell Athletic Bowl. Learn everything there is to know about the bowl—from ticket options to Orlando-area accommodations to television coverage—through UM Athletics’ BowlCentral. | more
Alumni Association Offers Russell Athletic Bowl Pregame Celebration Ticket Package
Still need a gift for the holidays? Tickets to the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Pregame Celebration, which will feature the Official University of Miami Pep Rally, Sebastian the Ibis, Band of the Hour, UM cheerleaders, and a tailgate barbecue, would make excellent stocking stuffers. | more
Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams Takes Silver at World Cup Race
Former UM track star and Olympic gold medalist Lauryn Williams continues her quest to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Named to the U.S. bobsled team in October, she and teammate Elana Meyers earned a silver medal at the recent World Cup event in Lake Placid, New York, clocking the fastest time of any American sled. | more

  • Miami QB Stephen Morris Accepts Invite to 2014 Senior Bowl | more
  • Defensive End David Gilbert to Play in 2014 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl | more
Holiday Schedule for e-Veritas
This is the last issue of e-Veritas in 2013. The next issue will publish on Monday, January 13. Please take this into consideration when submitting items for possible inclusion.
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
Students at Commencement
Pat Riley at Commencement
NBA Great Pat Riley Inspires Fall Graduates to Soar Like Eagles
With the Miami Heat’s 19th victory of a still-young NBA season only hours old, there was little time for Pat Riley to savor the win. A new challenge awaited, one he would face in the familiar setting of a basketball arena: giving advice to more than 900 graduates as the University of Miami’s 2013 fall commencement speaker last Thursday. | more
UM License Plate
Sebastian’s Road Trips Draw to an End; Now It’s the U’s Turn

After 24 years, Sebastian is retiring from his duties on the UM license plate, making way for a tag featuring the now iconic split U. But there’s still time to get the classic tag, which will undoubtedly become a collector’s item. | more
Veterans Day
Kids in Need on allCanes Shopping Spree
UM Coaches Take Kids in Need on allCanes Shopping Spree

Santa and his elves had a little extra help from Sebastian and the UM family last week, when Athletic Director Blake James teamed up with a number of coaches, coaches’ wives, and other UM volunteers to help underprivileged children shop for Christmas presents at allCanes. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
Frost Band of the Hour
After 80 Years, the Band of the Hour Still Has Pep in Its Step

Whether members are performing before U.S. presidents, livening up this Saturday’s Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, or leading a home crowd of thousands in singing “What Does the Ibis Say?” the Frost Band of the Hour is the U’s rallying rhythm. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
Elliott Manning
Faculty and Staff Support the U:
Law Professor Pays It Forward by Supporting Student Scholarships

The School of Law’s Elliott Manning knows firsthand how scholarships change lives. Without his, he wouldn’t have landed at the New York law firm where he found his passion: teaching. More than six decades later, Manning is committed to helping the next generation of students find their own passions. Read his story, then click here and tell us why you support the U.
Earvin Magic Johnson
Walking ’Canes Is Now Part of Well ’Canes Incentive Program
In addition to shedding unwanted pounds, reducing the risk of heart disease, and having the chance to win some exceptional prizes, Walking ’Canes can now earn you points toward your 2014 Well ‘Canes Incentives Program goal. | more
Beaux Arts Festival of Art
Beaux Arts Festival of Art to Feature Works in Ten Media
The 63rd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art presented by City National Bank will bring more than 230 fine art juried exhibitors to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum January 18 and 19. | more
The Enigmatic Tiger Shark Will Kick Off 2014 Sea Secrets Lectures
The 2014 Sea Secrets lecture series presented by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and The Ocean Research and Education Foundation will kick off on January 15 with a lecture on the enigmatic tiger shark by Neil Hammerschlag, director of the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program. | more
  • University of Miami Anxiety/Stress Expert Receives Early Career Award | more
  • Study Identifies DNA Repair Mechanism that Could Lead to Tumor-Targeted Treatment Strategies | more
  • PhilADthropy Seeks Non-Profits | more
  • Reduce the U’s Carbon Footprint by Supporting the Winter Break Energy Conservation Initiative | more
  • Apply for the New Ph.D. in Community Well-Being Program by January 15 | more
  • Professor and Dean Emeritus Nicholas N. Patricios Publishes Book on Sacred Architecture of Byzantium | more

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