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January 21, 2014 | Tuesday 
Hillary Clinton
Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton to Speak at UM
In another headline event for the University of Miami, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state, U.S. senator, and first lady who is considered the Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 presidential race, will speak at the BankUnited Center on February 26. | more
Brothers to the Rescue Archive
UM’s Business of Health Care Conference Features Olympia Snowe and Industry Leaders

Better technology integration, greater collaboration among providers and higher co-pays for patients are among the ways to address the high cost of U.S. health care, according to leading policymakers and practitioners speaking at the School of Business Administration's January 17 conference, "The Business of Health Care: Bending the Cost Curve." Among the conference participants: Olympia Snowe, former U.S. senator from Maine. | more
MLK photo
Remembering MLK: Events Celebrate Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

From a reenactment of Rosa Parks’ historic civil rights protest to a discussion on nonviolent approaches to justice, the University of Miami community is commemorating the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with a weeklong series of events. | more
Western Pacific’s ‘Global Chimney’ Fuels Scientific Quest
In a major field project near Guam, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Elliot Atlas is among the scientists exploring how remote Pacific waters influence the world’s climate and air chemistry. | more
UM Opens South Florida’s First Brain Fitness Pavilion

The Miller School’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, in conjunction with its Center on Aging, is establishing South Florida’s first customized brain fitness training center to help patients improve memory, concentration, and other vital tasks that decline with age. | more
Ambassadors Experience America on Eye-Opening Tour of Life Science & Technology Park

Representing nearly half a billion people living in nearly three dozen countries, 34 ambassadors to the U.S. toured the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park and dined at President Donna E. Shalala’s residence as part of the U.S. State Department’s Experience America program for diplomats. | more
Toppel Career Center
Toppel Career Center Ushers in New Era with January 22 Block Party

The new Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center celebrates a soft opening on Wednesday, January 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. with a block party featuring music from DJ Push Play, local restaurant fare, activities, and tours of the facility at 5225 Ponce de Leon Boulevard. University of Miami students, faculty, and staff are invited. | more
Jewish Yearbook
New American Jewish Year Book Co-Edited by UM’s Ira Sheskin Debuts

The official record of North America’s Jewish communities, the 2013 American Jewish Year Book, is back on bookshelves and welcomed by Jewish leaders and scholars who equate the resource to “having a panel of experts on American Jewish life at the ready.” | more
Associate Dean Todd F. Ambrosia Elected Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice

Todd F. Ambrosia, associate dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice for his significant contributions to the health professions. | more
Ray Lewis

Hurricane Club Launches 2014 Building Champions Campaign
With lofty goals that include increasing membership to 7,500, raising $9.8 million, and recruiting 1,000 members to a new incentive program, the Hurricane Club has launched its 2014 Building Champions campaign with inspirational video messages from ProCanes Ray Lewis and James Jones. | more

  • 2014 First Pitch Banquet Set for February 6 | more
  • Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tourney February 24 | more
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Labor Secretary
Labor Secretary Praises UM’s Role in Affordable Care Act Registrations
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez (second from left), speaking at Jackson Memorial Hospital on January 16, praised the role played by the hospital and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in assisting area residents with registration for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. | more
Curious by Nature: Shark Researcher Shares Tiger Shark Secrets
One minute he was lathering his hair, the next he was facing a tiger shark. In the first Sea Secrets lecture of 2014, Neil Hammerschlag regales the audience with tales of the elusive creature that tops the ocean food chain. | more
Haiti Memorial
Haiti in Their Hearts: Students Remember Life-Changing Mission at Candlelight Vigil

UM students who spent their winter break caring for malnourished infants in Port-au-Prince attended a campus vigil marking the fourth anniversary of Haiti’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake. | more
Veterans Day
A Horse
Shalala Meets Shalala

Fresh from her first trip to the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park, the thoroughbred Shalala marked another triumph this month—meeting her namesake, University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson
outgoing and incoming senior staff of the USS Miami submarine
Benefiting UM’s Lowe Art Museum, Beaux Arts Festival of Art Draws Thousands

Mothers carrying their infants in strap-on baby carriers, children accompanied by parents, and dog lovers with their canines were among those who attended the 63rd annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art January 18 and 19 on the grounds of UM’s Coral Gables campus. The event, which benefits the Lowe Art Museum, featured more than 230 fine art juried exhibitors showcasing works in 10 media, from oil and acrylics to ceramics, photography, sculpture, and watercolor. | more
Earvin Magic Johnson

Improve Your Well-Being and Earn $300
Back for 2014, this year’s Well ’Canes Incentives Program includes the Walking ’Canes program among the activities that will earn you points and up to $300. Registration for Walking ’Canes ends Thursday, January 30, but employees may register for Well ’Canes any time. | more

Are You Ready to Buy Your First Home?
Attend a lunchtime seminar by Eric Johnson, housing assistance programs administrator for the Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust, to learn about government help for first-time homebuyers and qualifying and shopping wisely for a mortgage. | more

  • Time to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle? Join the Psychological Services Center’s Healthy Lifestyle Group | more
  • New Year, New Goals: Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more
  • Yoga Wednesdays at the Miller School | more
  • New FSAP Mind and Matter Newsletter Now Available Online | more
  • Discounted Miami Heat Tickets for University Faculty and Staff | more
Roundtable Discussion
Roundtable Discussion on 'The Glorious Past and Bright Future of Zines'
Local zinesters, artists, and activists will gather at the University of Miami Libraries’ exhibition, “Flori-zines: Underground Voices from the Sunshine State,” on Friday, January 24, for a discussion about the ongoing significance of zines and the evolution of print culture in Miami and beyond. | more
‘Finished in Beauty’ and ‘Pueblo to Pueblo’ Debut at Lowe Art Museum January 24
The Lowe Art Museum debuts two new exhibitions this week. Featuring 19 examples of Navajo wearing blankets, “Finished in Beauty: Navajo Weaving from the Permanent Collection” examines three categories of these beautiful, hand-woven works of art: the chief blanket, women’s garments, and the sarape, all drawn from the Lowe’s Alfred I. Barton Collection of Native American Art. “Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery” consists of 74 Pueblo Indian pottery vessels and supporting materials, dating from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries and illustrating the remarkable variety of pottery created during that very dynamic time of transformation. Both exhibitions run January 24 though March 23.
  • Project to Improve Access and Mobility in Health District Gets Under Way | more
  • Memorial Service for Professor Emeritus of Biology Tom Herbert Scheduled for January 25 | more
  • “Open Transit: Transit Design for Urban Living” Lecture January 22 | more
  • Sylvester Named One of Healthgrades 2013 Patient Safety Excellence Award Recipients | more
  • Distinguished Cardiac Researcher Elected to Association of University Cardiologists | more
  • Discounted Rates Still Available for January 26-29 Miami Winter Symposium | more
  • UM Counseling Center’s Sexual Assault Response Team Seeks Volunteer Advocates | more
  • Office of Student Employment Accepting Nominations for Student Employee of the Year | more
  • Apply for New Ph.D. in Community Well-Being Program by February 1 | more
  • Iron Arrow Nominations for Spring Semester Due February 3 | more
  • Learn about One-Year Business Master's Programs at January 22 Info Session | more
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Boating Skills and Seamanship Course on Gables Campus | more

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