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November 3, 2014 | Monday 
UM Center for International Business Education and Research
CIBER to Receive $2 Million to Enhance the Nation’s Success Abroad

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded UM’s Center for International Business Education and Research more than $1 million over four years to continue strengthening U.S. competitiveness. One of only 17 universities in the nation and the only one in Florida to receive CIBER funding this year, UM will match the grant, bringing new program funding to more than $2 million. | more
Leukemia Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Leukemia Specialist Receives Pap Corps Endowed Professorship

Ronan T. Swords, the director of the Leukemia Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received the Endowed Professorship in Leukemia from The Pap Corps: Champions for Cancer Research, the volunteer organization that to date has donated more than $51 million to Sylvester for cancer research, including this year’s record-setting $4.5 million. | more
Field Research on Edouard
Aerial Field Research to Aid Hurricane Forecasts

As Hurricane Edouard began forming in the eastern Atlantic, UM and NOAA hurricane researchers dropped dozens of probes from the sky to collect data about ocean conditions ahead of the storm--and help improve future hurricane intensity forecasts. | more
James G. Stavridis
Former NATO Alliance Commander to Present This Year’s Cobb Lecture

James G. Stavridis, a retired 4-star U.S. Navy admiral who led the NATO Alliance in global operations as Supreme Allied Commander from 2009 to 2013 and now heads the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, will deliver this year’s Cobb Leadership Lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13. Faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to RSVP by November 6. | more
Kevin Finn
French Program Director Honored with Esteemed Employee Award

In recognition of his complex job requirements, leadership skills, and sincere human qualities, Professor Kevin Finn, head of the French language program, was honored with an Esteemed Employee Award at a recent National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month luncheon featuring Kathleen Martinez, assistant U.S. secretary of Labor for disability employment policy. | more
Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk
Register for the First Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk and Support Women’s Athletics

Register by November 11 for the inaugural Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk and save $5 on the registration fee, which will benefit the Edna C. Shalala Women’s Athletics Fund. Can’t make it Saturday, December 13? Don’t fret. You can still support women’s athletics and honor President Shalala’s mother, a devoted former athlete and avid supporter of women’s sports, three different ways. | more
Dolphins United Way
Enjoy Discounted Miami Dolphins Tickets and Benefit the United Way

The Miami Dolphins are offering UM employees, their families, and friends discounted tickets to two more home games—against the Buffalo Bills on November 13, and the Minnesota Vikings on December 21—and will contribute a portion of the proceeds to TeamUM’s 2014 United Way campaign. Purchase tickets by clicking here and using the promotion code UNITEDWAY. View the flier for more information.
Duke Johnson runs past UNC defenders
Hurricanes Trounce the Tar Heels 47-20 to Punctuate Homecoming Festivities
Duke Johnson continued his assault on the UM record books, running for 177 yards to surpass Edgerrin James for second on the Hurricanes' all-time rushing list, as Miami routed the North Carolina Tar Heels 47-20 on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. The Hurricanes paid homage to their past, enshrining Russell Maryland and Jerome Brown in the team's Ring of Honor and honoring Jim Kelly as the headline attraction of homecoming weekend. | more
Student Athletes
Student-Athletes Excel in Latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate Report
Bolstered by perfect marks from seven teams, the athletics program posted a score of 92 percent in the latest NCAA’s Graduation Success Rates, continuing a trend of academic achievement among its student-athletes. Miami’s score ranks eighth among all Football Bowl Subdivision institutions. | more
Denzel Perryman
Perryman Named Butkus Award Semifinalist
For the second consecutive season, Denzel Perryman is a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation’s top linebacker. The 2014 Preseason All-ACC selectee could become only the second Hurricane to win the coveted award, joining Dan Morgan who claimed it in 2000. | more
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Jim Kelly and wife, Jill
Dunk Tank
Homecoming and ’Canes Spirit Day Unite the U in Pride
Floats, fireworks, food trucks, and a resounding football victory helped make Homecoming and Alumni Weekend memorable for thousands of alumni, students, faculty, and staff. Reaching a crescendo on Halloween night with a pyrotechnics display, boat-burning ceremony, and parade featuring Hurricanes football great and cancer survivor Jim Kelly (top photo, with wife Jill) as grand marshal, the weeklong slate of activities included a Hurricanes Help the Hometown day of service, Homecoming king and queen competition, blood drive, and more—all under the theme “Animate Your Story,” which colored Disney’s Pixar Animation with ’Cane spirit. Celebrated across the University last Wednesday, ’Canes Spirit Day also heightened the excitement with such fun activities as a dunk contest that pitched Ricardo Hall (above), dean of students, into a tank of water on the Coral Gables campus’s Foote Green. View the slideshows for Homecoming and ’Canes Spirit Day.
Iron Arrow Expands the Tribe to 31 New Members
David Birnbach, vice provost for faculty affairs and director of the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital Center for Patient Safety, thought he was meeting with Provost Thomas J. Leblanc when he heard the beat of the Iron Arrow drum last Thursday. “It never dawned on me that they were here for me,’’ said Birnbach, one of 31 students, faculty, staff, and alumni tapped for the University’s highest honor. “I was at first shocked, then thrilled, and ultimately humbled by the great honor.” | more
Steven Moore
Faculty and Staff Support the U: From Creativity to Business Skills, Associate Dean Helps Music Students Do It All
As associate dean of undergraduate studies at the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, Steven Moore understands the importance of student scholarships. “Talented students should have an opportunity to attend the University of Miami regardless of their financial situation,” he says. “That’s why I support our students by giving to the Frost School and the University through United Way.” Read his story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Embracing Your Feelings: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Do you ever have “one of those days” when you’re feeling “blue” for no reason? Do you overreact to mundane occurrences? This lunchtime seminar, offered on all three campuses this week, will provide insight into human emotions and useful tips for developing healthy responses for those we feel powerless to control. Register at ULearn. | more
Well ’Canes Market Returns to Campus Wednesday
The Well Canes Market returns to the Foote Green on Wednesday, November 5, this week. | more
Festival Miami

From a Piano Virtuoso to Latin Grammy Winner, Festival Miami Closes with Stellar Lineup
Florida’s premier live-music celebration wraps up on Saturday, November 8 with a sold-out concert by Keb’ Mo’, but UM employees can still get discounted tickets for pianist Vadym Kholodenko, jazz vocalist Gretchen Parlato, and the Latin Grammy’s best new artist, Gaby Moreno. While supplies last, use promotion code UMemp145. | more

Transformative Visions

‘Transformative Visions: Artists’ Dialogue’ Kicks Off Two New Exhibitions at the Lowe
Celebrate the Lowe Art Museum’s new exhibitions by hearing artists Myrlande Constant, André Eugène, Adler Guerrier, and Pascale Monnin discuss the (mis)perceptions of “Haitian Art” at Storer Auditorium at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8. The conversation will be followed by a reception at the Lowe inaugurating Transformative Visions: Works by Haitian Artists and Art in Real Life: Traditional African from the Permanent Collection. | more

The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest

‘The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest’ Exposes Mental Health Issues
The School of Law and Bill Cosford Cinema will screen The Life and Mind of Mark DeFriest, an innovative documentary about a Florida escape artist who could be paroled after 31 years behind bars, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 8. A Q&A session with director Gabriel London, who used the DeFriest case to expose mental health issues in the justice system, will follow. Tickets are free for UM students, and $5 for others. | more

  • Preview 'Naiad' Featuring Paintings by UM Alumnae Jacqueline Gopie and Kathleen Staples November 6 | more
  • Journalist Ilene Prusher Discusses the New Targets of Extremists—Journalists like Steven Sotloff and Daniel Pearl on November 5 | more
  • Neuroscience Graduate Program Hosts 23rd Annual Neuroscience Research Day November 7 | more
  • UMindfulness Lecture with Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan on November 10 | more
  • Honor Our Armed Forces at Veterans Day Tribute November 11 | more
  • Learn About Lung Cancer Prevention and Treatment at Sylvester’s Lung Cancer Awareness Fair November 20 | more
  • Buy Raffle Tickets for Dolphins Game or Unique Necklace and Help the United Way | more
  • Volunteer Registration for Fall 2014 Commencement Opens | more
  • Dolphins Cycling Challenge V to Include First 5K Run/Walk | more

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