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December 15, 2014 | Monday 
Hialeah Midtown
Students Transform Industrial Site into Hialeah’s Own Midtown Miami

Students tasked with turning a 90-acre warehouse and transit district in Hialeah into a place where people would want to come for lunch or rent an apartment unveiled their proposals last week at a capstone event that gave city and Miami-Dade officials glimpses of the area’s “boundless potential.” | more
Donald Spivey and Patricia Saunders
Two Faculty Recognized as 2014’s Top Black Educators

Legacy magazine has recognized Donald Spivey, one of the nation’s foremost African-American history scholars, and Patricia Saunders, coeditor of UM’s Caribbean studies journal Anthurium, as two of South Florida’s top black educators. | more
Donald Spivey and Patricia Saunders
Research Suggests Caribbean Soft Corals Can Resist Acidification

A new study on tropical shallow-water soft corals known as gorgonians found that the species were able to calcify and grow under elevated carbon dioxide concentrations, suggesting that they may be more resilient to the ocean acidification changes expected to occur as a result of climate change. | more
Jose Vazquez
Miami Law Graduate Takes the Law to the Street

His family's first college graduate, Cuban immigrant Jose Vazquez will graduate from law school this week with another major accomplishment under his belt: He expanded the Miami STREET LAW program, which teaches high school students about the law, from Hialeah High School—his alma mater—to Hialeah Gardens Middle School. | more
Herrick Center
Herrick Center Wins Knight Arts Challenge to Expand Cosford Classics

The University’s Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies was selected from nearly 1,200 applicants to receive one of 47 South Florida Knights Arts Challenge grants and will use the $15,000 award to expand the Cosford Cinema’s Cosford Classics series, which showcases films presented on 35 mm celluloid. | more
Christmas Tree
Shelly Berg Co-Directs National Christmas Tree Lighting Concert

Shelly Berg, pianist, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, and dean of the Frost School of Music, co-music directed the 92nd Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting concert and ceremony with his longtime collaborator, producer Gregg Field. View it on demand or on PBS throughout December. | more
alex's place
Miami Dolphins Surprise Families at Sylvester’s alex’s place

Miami Dolphins tackle Jason Fox, a former Hurricane, and wide receiver Brandon Gibson paid a surprise visit to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s pediatric oncology clinic last week to highlight the team’s commitment to funding cancer research in South Florida through the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, which will take place February 7 and 8. | more
CanesGuest Debuts, But Stick with SecureCanes

The University of Miami Information Technology department is launching CanesGuest, a new wireless network for guest users across the University on Monday, December 15. Since CanesGuest is not encrypted and does not require a password, UM faculty, staff, and students are strongly encouraged to continue using SecureCanes for any business or medical use. | more
Compliance Corner: Holiday Reminders
As the holiday season approaches, the Office of Athletics Compliance would like to remind faculty and staff about a few rules and regulations governing extra benefits and contacting prospects through social media. | more
ACC Honors
Thirteen ’Canes Football Players Earn All-ACC Honors
After a season of exceptional play at their respective positions, center Shane McDermott, running back Duke Johnson, and linebacker Denzel Perryman have been named to the All-ACC First Team, heading a list of 13 Hurricanes who have received all-conference honors. | more
  • Volleyball Receives Three AVCA Regional Honors | more
  • Women’s Tennis Announces Spring 2015 Schedule | more
See the Dolphins Take on the Vikings 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.
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
e-Veritas Takes a Break from December 29 through January 5
The final 2014 issue of e-Veritas will publish on Monday, December 22. The newsletter will resume publication in 2015 on Monday, January 12. Deadlines for both issues remain the Wednesday preceding the publication date.
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
Donna Shalala and Bill Clinton
Hemispheric Leaders Convene at UM to Discuss the Future of the Americas
UM President Donna E. Shalala, who was U.S. secretary of health and human services in the Clinton administration, welcomed her former boss, Bill Clinton, and a roster of distinguished international leaders to the Coral Gables campus, where they discussed what the next 20 years will hold for the Americas in advance of the seventh Summit of the Americas to be held in Panama next April. | more
Edna Shalala 5K
Hundreds Honor an Icon at the First Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk
Inaugurating the Edna C. Shalala 5K Run/Walk, more than 900 people raced, jogged, or walked across the University of Miami campus Saturday to honor the legacy of UM President Donna E. Shalala’s mother and benefit the Edna C. Shalala Women’s Athletics Fund, which was established on the occasion of her 100th birthday. An accomplished lawyer, nationally ranked amateur tennis player, and avid supporter of women’s athletics, Mother Shalala, as she was affectionately known, passed away December 2 at age 103. View a slideshow of the run/walk.
Viz UM
VizUM Picks Up Where Places & Spaces Leaves Off
Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, the extraordinary exhibition of 100 artistic big-data visualizations that debuted on campus in September, held its capstone event last week, which signaled the beginning of VizUM. "We have oceans of data. We need new ways to deal with it," said the School of Communication's Alberto Cairo. "VizUM will become a means of getting in touch and keeping an eye on what's happening at UM." | more
Hammocks, Pooches, and Powder Take the Edge Off Finals Week
With the fall semester coming to an end, students enjoyed hanging in hammocks in the Palm Court, playing with Puppies on the Green, and frolicking in manmade snow to relieve the stress of final exams. | more
David Aldana
Architecture Students Help Kinetic Sculptures Take Flight
UM’s David Aldana was among 13 School of Architecture students who helped assemble one of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s wind-powered creatures that roved South Beach during Art Basel. Professor Adib Cure organized the students’ participation with The Peabody Essex Museum of Salem and Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet, which says Jansen’s beach animals mirror the precision and technological mastery at the heart of its watchmaking tradition.
Winter Break Energy Conservation
Go Green! Follow These Energy Conservation Tips during the Holidays
Green U, Facilities Management, and the Student ECO Agency encourage all faculty, staff, and students to reduce the University’s carbon footprint by turning off all lights, PCs, office equipment, and electronics and taking some other energy-saving measures before leaving for the winter break. | more
BeSmokeFree Group Classes Begin in January
The University's award-winning BeSmokeFree Program is offering group classes for individuals interested in quitting smoking beginning January 2015. Offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, the classes will begin January 7 on the Coral Gables campus and January 6 and 8 on the Miller School campus. Click here for more information and to view a class schedule. | more
Essentials of Leadership: Registration Now Open for January 2015 Series
University managers will have the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills at no cost with Essentials of Leadership, a specialized training program that takes place over six months and comprises interactive modules, leadership discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, and coaching. To learn more, contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090. | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center Adjusts Hours for Final Exams | more
Transformative Visions

Transformative Visions: Works by Haitian Artists from the Permanent Collection
Featuring paintings, sculptures, and textile works that appear together for the first time and span more than five decades, this exhibition highlights the diversity of Haitian visual art and the formal and thematic dialogue among Haitian and Haitian-American artists across generations and national boundaries. It is on exhibit through January 18.| more

Autumn Sonata

1+2: Colección Jumex in Dialogue with the Lowe Art Museum
Through May 24, the Lowe Art Museum and Mexico's Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo are presenting 1 + 2, a pop-up exhibition which pairs works from the Colección Jumex with works from the Lowe's permanent collection—such as Joseph Kosuth's "No Number #001" (1989, cobalt blue neon), with a 17th-century Baroque painting of Saint Onuphrius by the Spanish Old Master Jusepe de Ribera. | more

  • M.F.A. Students' PULL Exhibition Continues through January 20 at the UM Art Gallery | more
  • Distinguished Physician Jamie S. Barkin Receives Samuel Weiss Award | more
  • Miller School's Sara Czaja Invited to Nobel Week Dialogue| more
  • Pick Up Regalia for Fall 2014 Commencement on December 16-17 | more
  • Apply or Nominate a Colleague for the 2015 Faculty Learning Community by December 22 | more
  • Sexual Assault Resource Team Seeks Volunteers | more
  • Registration Opens for Higher Ed Summit: 'Community Reimagined' | more
  • Need a Stocking Stuffer? Try the Cuban and Cuban-American Studies DVD on 'Cuba: From Columbus to Castro' | more
  • Sign Up Your High Schooler to Earn College Credit this Summer and Apply Your Tuition Remission Benefit | more

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