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November 24, 2014 | Monday 
Marine Scientists
Marine Scientists Awarded More than $29M for Gulf Oil-Spill Research

UM scientists were awarded two research grants totaling more than $29 million from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to lead the Consortium for Advanced Research on the Transport of Hydrocarbons in the Environment and to study the toxic effects of crude oil on fish in the Gulf of Mexico. | more
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UM Joins Partnership for a Healthier America

The University of Miami is joining the Partnership for a Healthier America in a three-year commitment to make the campus healthier for nearly 17,000 students and more than 14,000 faculty and staff by adopting guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity, and programming. | more
Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk Flyer
Join the Edna Shalala 5K Race and Help Women’s Athletics

Register 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? No worries. You can 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
Tom McGrath
An Adventurous New COO Takes the Reins at UHealth

Tom McGrath occasionally wears a necktie with a jaunty DNA double helix splitting in two—a thematically appropriate fashion statement for UHealth’s new chief operating officer. The adventurous philosophy major was a cowboy, bicycle courier, and devoted follower of the Grateful Dead before dusting off his M.B.A. and honing his gift for empowering health care teams to improve their performance and bottom line. | more
Dolphins Cycling Challenge
Register for DCC V and Get Tickets to the Dolphins vs. Vikings Game

Need an incentive to sign up now for February’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge? Register for the tri-county event that supports lifesaving cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center by December 1 and you’ll receive two tickets to the Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings game on Sunday, December 21. | more
Health Rights Clinic
Health Rights Clinic Presents Grand Rounds at Jackson Memorial

Grand Rounds are usually reserved for physicians to present vexing medical cases to fellow doctors and medical students, but this month two lawyers and a student from Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic briefed medical students and residents at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital on the legal options available to patients with issues that impact their health and well-being. | more
Compliance Corner: Complimentary Admissions
Thinking about giving Hurricanes tickets to your high school neighbor? According to NCAA rules, staff may not offer, provide, or arrange financial assistance or other such benefits for a prospective student-athlete, which includes any individual in high school, regardless of whether that person is being recruited by UM or even plays a sport. The bottom line: check with the Athletics Compliance Office before giving away complimentary admissions. | more
Clive Walford
Johnson, Walford Named Semifinalists for Prestigious Awards
Duke Johnson and Clive Walford are semifinalists for two of college football’s most acclaimed honors—Johnson for the 2014 Doak Walker Award honoring the nation’s top running back, and Walford for the John Mackey Award recognizing the nation’s most outstanding tight end.
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Hurricanes to Play in Puerto Rico Tip-Off in 2015
Eight years after Miami captured the Puerto Rico Tip-Off championship, the Hurricanes will return to San Juan in November 2015, joining eight other teams in one of the most competitive early-season college basketball tournaments in the nation. | more
  • Volleyball Announces 2014 Signing Class | more
Make Your Contribution Soon to Receive Free Miami Heat Tickets
The Heat is still on! The three-time NBA champion Miami Heat are once again partnering with the University to make available a limited number of tickets to one of three regular season games in February to faculty and staff who make their 2014 United Way contributions through myUM by December 31. | more
Enjoy Discounted Miami Dolphins Tickets and Benefit the United Way
The Miami Dolphins are offering UM employees, their families, and friends discounted tickets to one more home game—against 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.
Early Deadlines for December 1 e-Veritas
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the deadline for next Monday’s e-Veritas will be by 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 25.
Electron Microscopy Lab
One-of-a-Kind Dauer Electron Microscopy Lab Provides Rare Opportunities
Although still a junior, biology major Sumedh Shah is conducting groundbreaking research on the type of brain cancer that killed his father, thanks to a powerful electron microscope that can magnify cells as much as 1.2 million times and is available for use by a small group of undergraduates only at UM. | more
International Thanksgiving Day
International Students Celebrate Thanksgiving with Global Flare
Hailing from 20 countries, ranging from Angola to Venezuela, many of the 359 students in UM's Intensive English Program celebrated Thanksgiving Friday by feasting on turkey and other traditional Pilgrim fare while sharing the cuisines and cultures of their homelands. Allen Hall was transformed into a veritable United Nations for the 31st annual International Thanksgiving extravaganza, with music and dances from around the world in the courtyard, and the aromas of lamb Machboos from Kuwait, zongzi (rice dumplings) from China, brigadeiro (chocolate truffles) from Brazil, and other tempting dishes wafting from the classrooms. View a slideshow.
John Herzberg
Reach Me Director and Actor Reach Out to Film and Theatre Students
On campus for the premiere of their newest movie, producer John Herzberg, a UM alumnus, and veteran actor Danny Aiello treated about 50 film and theatre students to a candid master class in the School of Communication’s Studio A, where they shared tricks of their trade and juicy stories on their film careers. | more
Donna E. Shalala
President Shalala Gets Key to the City and a Day in Her Honor
Featuring updates on infrastructure projects that improve the quality of life for students and residents, the annual Development Agreement meeting between the University and city of Coral Gables typically yields few surprises. But one item on the Wednesday, November 19 agenda caught UM President Donna E. Shalala off guard. The day was named in her honor.
Ann Helmers
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Staff Member Helps Open Doors for Students and the Community
Ann Helmers knows that the University of Miami is a powerful force for changing lives. The director of Career Services and Alumni Relations at the College of Engineering, Helmers is a longtime donor to United Way, and has contributed to the UM Annual Fund campaign. Read her story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Week of Well-Being Wants You in 2015
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni have a chance to share their knowledge and expertise by becoming presenters during the third annual Week of Well-Being, April 6-10. If you are interested, complete the Presenter Proposal Form by December 8. | more
Sign Up for First Aid Certification at the Herbert Wellness Center
Take the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Heartsaver First Aid certification course at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 1 and learn how to manage illness and injuries before professional help arrives. | more
  • Essentials of Leadership: Registration Now Open for January 2015 Series | more
  • Well ’Canes Market on Break Until December 3 | more
  • Monthly Mindful Living Seminars Slated for December 1-3 | more
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Escape to the Heyday of Caribbean Glamour
In his new book, Escape: The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour, author and architect Hermes Mallea celebrates the well-preserved glamour of warm-weather destinations in the Caribbean and Florida. Listen to his tales of the great estates of ambitious patrons and the most exclusive resorts of the mid-20th century at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, in a talk hosted by UM Libraries and Books & Books in the Richter Library’s Roberto C. Goizueta Pavillion. RSVP today. | more

Autumn Sonata
The Day It Snowed in Miami

The Day It Snowed in Miami: A Chronology of the LGBT-Rights Movement
The award-winning documentary about Miami-Dade County’s LGBT-rights movement, The Day It Snowed in Miami, chronicles the battle between gay rights activists and singer Anita Bryant over the passage of the county ordinance that prevents discrimination based on sexual orientation. The film, which galvanized the gay rights movement in Florida and beyond, will be shown on Thursday, December 4 at 7 p.m. at the Bill Cosford Cinema. Admission is free, but bring your ’Cane card.

  • Volunteer Registration for December 2014 Commencement Opens | more
  • Call for Applications and Nominations for 2015 Faculty Learning Community | more
  • 2014-15 Fact Finder Now Available Online or in Handy Pocket Guide | more
  • Research Administration Offers Information Sessions on New Uniform Guidance | more
  • Help Support Autism Research, Education and Patient Care at 2015 WalkAbout Autism | more
  • Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research Requests Proposals for 2016 Commercialization Grants | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: ‘Energy and Power Electronics’ on December 1 | 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.

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