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December 9, 2013 | Monday 
Pat Riley
Miami Heat President and NBA Hall of Fame Coach Pat Riley to Speak at Fall Commencement
Pat Riley, the iconic and stylish team president of the Miami Heat who has won nine NBA championships as a player, coach, and executive, will bring his inspirational message to the University of Miami on Thursday, December 19, when he addresses graduating students at fall commencement. | more
Russell Athletic Bowl
’Canes Going Bowling: Miami to Face Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl

The Miami Hurricanes are bowl bound once again. After a two-year absence from postseason play, UM will face the Louisville Cardinals in the Russell Athletic Bowl on December 28 in Orlando. | more
Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment
UM Researchers Lead Experiments to Help Predict Path of Future Oil Spills
Using GPS-equipped drifters, ocean dye, and other high-tech equipment, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers are leading the three-week SCOPE – Surfzone Coastal Oil Pathways Experiment – in Florida’s Panhandle to track ocean currents and better understand how oil might come ashore if another oil spill threatens the coast. | more
Intramural Golf
First in Florida, UM Ranks Among the Nation’s “Fittest” Colleges

Thanks to its adoration of sports, array of intramural competitions and bounty of healthy offerings at campus eateries, the University of Miami claimed No. 39 in The Active Times’ inaugural ranking of the 50 Fittest Colleges in America 2013, edging out both UF and FSU. | more
Reduce the U’s Carbon Footprint by Supporting the Winter Break Energy Conservation Initiative

To support the University of Miami's commitment to maintaining an environmentally conscious and sustainable environment, the Office of Sustainability, Facilities Management, and the Student Energy Conservation Board are asking all members of the University community to turn off lights and computers and take other energy-saving measures before leaving for the winter break. | more
Robin Bachin
University of Miami Scholar Wins Florida Campus Compact Award
Robin Bachin, UM’s assistant provost for civic and community engagement and the Charlton W. Tebeau Associate Professor of History, has received the 2013 Community Engagement Educator Award from Florida Campus Compact. | more
Robin Bachin
Poetry with a Purpose: Readathon Aids Typhoon Relief Efforts in the Philippines
One by one, University of Miami students stepped up to the microphone to read, sing or play a musical instrument last Thursday – not for fame or fortune, but to build awareness and support for the campus-wide effort to aid the survivors of one of the world’s deadliest natural disasters. | more
Olympia Snowe
The Business of Health Care: Bending the Cost Curve
As the second phase of the Affordable Care Act takes effect next month, the School of Business Administration will host its third premier health care impact conference, featuring a keynote address by former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe. Faculty and staff can register for the January 17 conference at a reduced rate. | more
UM Trustee Victor E. Clarke’s Passion for Music Endures
UM Trustee Victor E. Clarke, who grew his father’s Coral Gables-based engineering firm into a worldwide leader in custom-made avionics control panels and audio systems, and donated funds to build a UM music recital hall that bears his name, passed away on November 27. He was 81. | more
Athletics Department Launches Compliance Corner to Educate ’Canes Fans and Employees
Recognizing how difficult it is to navigate the NCAA maze of rules and regulations, the University of Miami’s Department of Athletics is launching "Compliance Corner," a regular feature in e-Veritas to ensure all UM staff and fans understand the intricacies of what it takes to remain compliant. | more

Six Hurricanes Football Players Named All-ACC

Linebacker Denzel Perryman, who anchored the Miami Hurricanes’ defense with 104 tackles—including 65 solo stops—and punter Pat O’Donnell, whose 47.3-yard average ranks third in the nation, lead a group of six UM players named to the 2013 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football teams. Perryman and O’Donnell were named to the first team. Running back Duke Johnson, wide receiver Allen Hurns, and offensive guard Brandon Linder were named to the second team, and quarterback Stephen Morris to the third. | more

Volleyball Places Four on All-ACC Squad

Four Miami Hurricanes have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Team. Junior outside hitter Savanah Leaf and junior middle blocker Emani Sims earned first-team honors, while junior middle blocker Alexis Mourning (second team) and senior libero Ryan Shaffer (third team) also were recognized. | more
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UHealth/Miller Vascular Surgery team
Miller School’s Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Comes of Age
After a six-year transformation led by Omaida C. Velazquez, the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery stands out for advancing our community’s vascular health and treatments, boosting research in innovative therapies and educating the next generation of physicians. | more
George Takei
Actor, Activist, and Online Icon George Takei Inspires Students to Be Agents of Change

George Takei is well known for his role as Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek television and film series, but it’s really the pursuit of civil rights that inspires him to “boldly go where no man has gone before” – a message he brought to campus last week. | more
Veterans Day
Chabad UM
President Shalala Celebrates Hanukkah with Chabad UM

With a sunset backdrop and a little help from Sebastian, UM President Donna E. Shalala lit the Hanukkah candles on the UC patio for Chabad UM’s celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
Lynette Estrada
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Autism Counselor Rides for Sylvester, and Her Son
Lynette Estrada’s reasons for supporting the University’s treatment and research missions run deep: Her 17-year-old son Lucas Martinez, who has an autistic disorder and has struggled with brain tumors much of his life, receives coordinated care from UM. Read her story, then click here and tell us why you support the U.
Earvin Magic Johnson
Managed Print Services and Green U Join Forces
Managed Print Services (MPS) and Canon Solutions are joining Green U to promote environmental awareness initiatives at the University of Miami. To save 50 percent on the cost of printing, or learn about other easy, cost-saving measures, view the MPS/Canon flyer.

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 also earn you points toward your 2014 Well ‘Canes Incentives Program goal. | more

  • Well ’Canes Offers Free Tuesday Dental Screenings on Gables Campus | more
  • Well ’Canes Free Skin Cancer Screenings on Gables Campus | more
  • Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote University Green | more
  • Discounted Miami Heat Tickets for University Faculty and Staff | more
  • Social Security Benefits 101 | more
Southern Suns and Sky Blue Water Showcases UM Student Life Over the Decades
Featuring photographs, fanfare, memorabilia, and publications that reflect student life during the 1960s, 1980s, and early 2000s, the University of Miami Libraries University Archives’ Southern Suns and Sky Blue Water exhibition is on display at the Otto G. Richter Library through January 2014. | more
6th Annual CaneFair Debuts in Wynwood
Coinciding with Art Basel, the 6th Annual CaneFair, featuring works by University of Miami students who are pursuing their Masters of Fine Arts, debuted in Miami’s Wynwood Building last week and will show through January 24 by appointment. | more
  • Nobel Physics Committee Chairman Presents Lecture on "Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes" | more
  • Bahamian Health Officials Help Dedicate New Helipad at University of Miami Hospital | more
  • Faculty and Fall Course Evaluations Available Online | more
  • Investor Rights Clinic Students Compete in Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon | more
  • Marketing Department Study Offers Online Retailers Tips to Turn Browsers into Buyers this Holiday Season | more
  • Volunteer Signup for December Commencement | more
  • Fall Graduate Faculty Meeting Scheduled for December 11 | more

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