If you are having problems reading this or would like to browse more listings, visit the online version here.

January 13, 2014 | Monday 
Brothers to the Rescue Archive
Cuban Heritage Collection Acquires Brothers to the Rescue Archive
For more than a decade, pilots with Brothers to the Rescue scoured the Florida Strait, spotting and saving thousands of Cubans who fled Cuba on flimsy rafts. Now the archives of the beloved organization, which lost four of its own when Cuban MiGs shot down two of its planes, belong to the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection. | more
Taming Wandering Minds: UM Research Shows Mindfulness Helps Undergraduates

Leading to a campus-wide mindfulness initiative, UM researchers prove that mindfulness training significantly reduces mind wandering in college students, promoting learning and improving academic achievement. | more
Researchers Form Alliance to Sequence Genomes of Some of Earth’s Most Amazing Creatures
UM researchers are joining forces with scientists around the globe to expand their knowledge of invertebrates and the contributions the spineless animals have made to medical, genetic, and biological discoveries. | more
Whirling Wonder: RSMAS Acquires New Flying Laboratory

The University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has acquired a one-of-a-kind helicopter equipped with state-of-the-art technology that will enable scientists to obtain vital information on environmental processes and mechanisms that affect the climate and human health. | more
Juan Viles-Gonzalez, M.D.
Atrial Fibrillation Study Shows Importance of Clinical Expertise

In the largest U.S. study of its kind, a multicenter team led by Miller School physicians and scientists has made a critical discovery for predicting adverse outcomes among patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation. | more
Patricia D. White
Dean White Ranks Among the Most Influential Legal Educators in the U.S.

Patricia D. White, dean of the University of Miami School of Law, remains a “formidable force in the world of legal education,” says the National Jurist, which ranked her among the nation’s most influential legal educators based on a poll of her peers. | more
Osamudia James
Law Professor Honored for Furthering Racial and Social Justice

The School of Law’s Osamudia James is co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, which the American Association of Law Schools Minority Groups Section bestows annually on junior faculty who make extraordinary contributions to legal education, the legal system, or social justice. | more
Web Design and Development Services Moves to University Communications

To strengthen and centralize UM’s Web and digital communications, the University’s Web design and development services have migrated from the Information Technology (UMIT) department to the Division of University Communications. All requests for service or requests to initiate new Web projects can still be submitted to webmaster@miami.edu, sent via Web form, or by calling 305-284-1600. For more information visit http://www.miami.edu/web.
Katie Meier
Meier Shares USA Basketball Coach of the Year Award
University of Miami women’s basketball head coach Katie Meier, who led the USA Under-19 team to a gold medal and perfect 9-0 record at the FIBA U19 World Championships last summer, is the 2013 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Florida’s men’s coach Billy Donovan. | more
Five Hurricanes Invited to 2014 NFL Combine
Five Miami Hurricanes have accepted invitations to the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis February 22-25: quarterback Stephen Morris, offensive guard Brandon Linder, offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, wide receiver Allen Hurns, and punter Pat O’Donnell. | 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.
Special Olympics
Unified Special Olympics Basketball Team Competes with Fun and Skill
Inspired by the Special Olympics’ message of inclusion and acceptance, University of Miami students launch the UM Special Olympics club and the U’s first unified team composed of basketball players with and without disabilities. | more
Archive of the African Diaspora
Time Chasers Preserve and Share the History of South Florida’s Black Communities

Propelled by a strong sense of urgency, UM Librarians are among those saving a treasure trove of materials chronicling South Florida’s black history for the Collaborative Archive of the African Diaspora. | more
Veterans Day
’Canes and Cardinals Team Up to Help Clean the World
’Canes and Cardinals Team Up to Help Clean the World

Before the Hurricanes and the University of Louisville Cardinals faced off on the field at the Russell Athletic Bowl, fans of both teams joined hands to help victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
outgoing and incoming senior staff of the USS Miami submarine
The U Makes A Big Splash — Aboard the USS Miami Submarine

The outgoing and incoming senior staff of the USS Miami submarine don UM caps and flash the U at a recent Change of Command Ceremony. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
Anuj Mehrotra
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Business School Administrator Helps Students and Businesses Aim High
An innovative teacher, administrator, and researcher, Anuj Mehrotra is as committed to helping students reach their potential as he is to helping organizations reach theirs. Read his story, then click here and tell us why you support the U, or about a colleague who does.
Earvin Magic Johnson
Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in January and February
The UMIT Training Services Group offers free software training to University of Miami employees. To check out the courses or to register for a course, visit the UMIT registration page or call 305-284-6565, Option 5. | more

  • Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote Green | more
  • Get on the Right Track for a Secure Retirement | more
  • New FSAP Mind and Matter Newsletter Now Available Online | more
  • New Year, New Goals: Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more
  • Discounted Miami Heat Tickets for University Faculty and Staff | more
Sea Secrets
Tiger Shark Talk Kicks Off 2014 Sea Secrets Lecture Series
The 2014 Sea Secrets lecture series presented by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and The Ocean Research and Education Foundation will kick off on Wednesday, January 15, with a 6 p.m. talk on the enigmatic tiger shark by Neil Hammerschlag, director of the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program. | more
Beaux Arts Festival
Beaux Arts Festival Showcases 230-Plus Exhibitors in 10 Media
Starting as the “Clothesline Sale” and evolving into one of the nation’s top outdoor fine art shows, the Beaux Arts Festival of Art returns to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum on Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19, for the 63rd time. | more
  • Communication Professor Delivers Keynote Address at Google for Media Summit | more
  • Chair of Public Health Sciences Elected to New National Research Council Forum | more
  • The Power of Packaging: Study Offers Clues to Food Choices | more
  • Learn About One-Year Master's Programs in Business at January 22 Info Session | more
  • School of Business Administration Presents 2014 Premier Health Care Conference | more
  • Mailman Center Presents Friday Noon Lecture on Religious Beliefs and Child Maltreatment | more

Visit the e-Veritas Website | About e-Veritas | Contact us/Submit an item for consideration

e-Veritas is an electronic newsletter that provides a brief roundup of campus information, news announcements, and events targeted to UM faculty and staff. e-Veritas is distributed by University Communications to all University employees every Monday (except for holidays) throughout the year. | more

Editor, e-Veritas
Maya Bell

Director of Online Communications
Editor, e-Veritas
Robert Yunk

Assistant Vice President for Communications and Marketing
Todd Ellenberg

Vice President for University Communications
Jacqueline R. Menendez

Published by University Communications, Copyright © 2014 University of Miami

Green U