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February 10, 2014 | Monday 
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UM Announces More than $12.5 Million in Giving from Swanee and Paul DiMare to Momentum2
Continuing their investment in the University of Miami—one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation—local philanthropists Swanee and Paul J. DiMare have pledged more than $12.5 million towards Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami. | more

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Hillary Rodham Clinton Tickets Will Be Distributed Today on All Campuses

Limited tickets for the February 26 appearance of former first lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the BankUnited Center will be available on all three campuses on Monday, February 10. | more
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UM and Jamaica's UTech Forge Information and Communication Technology Alliance

Under the leadership of Vice Provost and Graduate School Dean Brian Blake, the University is extending its graduate education footprint into the Caribbean, Latin America, and Spain, just last month formalizing an agreement with Jamaica’s national University of Technology to expand UM’s and UTech’s joint research in information and communication technology. | more
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Researchers Study the Stresses of Catch-and-Release Fishing on Sharks

Researchers at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have found that different species of sharks respond differently to the stresses of catch-and-release fishing, with hammerheads the most vulnerable. | more
Oscar-winning Director David Frankel to Collaborate with Students on HIV Outreach Film

David Frankel, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning director of movies and hit TV shows, including The Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City, is teaming up with students and the Miller School of Medicine to produce a short narrative film about women at risk for HIV. | more
Medical School Departments Post Gains in NIH Research Grants

Reflecting the University of Miami’s growing stature as one of the nation’s preeminent research institutions, six Miller School departments rose in national rankings based on the size of the research grants they received from the National Institutes of Health during the 2013 federal fiscal year. | more
College of Engineering Kicks off 2014 National Engineers Week on Valentine's Day

The College of Engineering will get a jump on National Engineers Week with a “Fall in Love with Engineering” fair on Friday, February 14, on the McArthur Green. Celebrating the ways engineers improve life, and the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math, the week will continue with tours, competitions, exhibitions and, yes, concrete canoe races, closing with a weekend hackathon on February 22. | more
Lester Goran, a Bright Light that Shone on Scores of Writers, Dies at 85

Lester Goran, a talented writer and inspirational teacher who founded the Creative Writing Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, helped thousands of students find their voices and tell their stories. | more
‘My U’ Wins Logo Contest for Momentum2 Faculty and Staff Campaign

More than 2,000 faculty and staff voiced their choice in a tight race between three logos, with 38 percent selecting “My U” for the Momentum2 Faculty and Staff Campaign. All faculty and staff who participated will be entered into a drawing for prizes featuring the new logo. | more
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Activist Sean Strub to Talk About His New Book and the Criminalization of AIDS

Veteran AIDS activist and author Sean Strub will appear at the University of Miami 
Storer Auditorium on Tuesday, February 11, at 5 p.m. to discuss the alarming rise in arrests of people with HIV, and his new memoir, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and
 Survival, which chronicles 35 years on the front lines of the LGBT and AIDS movements. | more
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Need a Valentine’s Hint? Buy a Brick on the Wellness Center’s Love Bridge

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? Why not etch your eternal love in a brick on the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Love Bridge this year? To purchase your brick, print and fill out the brochure today. For more information, contact Carmen Gilbert at 305-284-8512 or visit the website. | more

Compliance Corner: Who's a Booster? Could Be You!
For the first installment of the “Compliance Corner,” the University of Miami Athletics Compliance Department would like to delve into the often-used term “booster.” If you work for the University of Miami, there's a strong possibility you're a booster. | more

Hurricanes Sign Stellar 2014 Class
Miami's Booker T. Washington's five-star defensive end Chad Thomas, California All-American quarterback Brad Kaaya, three All-American offensive linemen, and a quartet of defensive tackles led by 6-4, 287-pound Anthony Moten are among the 26 talented high school players reeled in by the Miami Hurricanes on National Signing Day last Wednesday. The class, considered the best of the Al Golden era, is ranked in the top 10 by many of the major recruiting services. | more
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Miami Opens 2014 College Football Season against Louisville on Labor Day
College football season openers don’t get any tougher than this: a nationally televised road game against a powerful conference opponent. That’s what the Miami Hurricanes will face when they open the 2014 college football season on Labor Day night—Monday, September 1—against the Louisville Cardinals. The game is just one of the highlights of Miami’s 2014 schedule, which includes seven home games at Sun Life Stadium, including a late-season matchup against defending national champion Florida State. | more
  • Third Annual Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Bowling Tourney on February 24 | more
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UM Celebrates Toppel Career Center and the Fairy Godmother Who Made Its Magic Possible
The University officially dedicated its new state-of-the-art Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center last week, setting a new standard for helping students prepare for employment. | more
The Truth Marches On in Libraries’ Black History Month Exhibition

Now on view, The Truth Marches On is full of stories about the challenges and triumphs many blacks, including Raymond Bellamy, UM’s first black football player and student body president, faced during the era of segregation and integration. | more
Ringing in the Year of the Horse

In an elaborate display of merriment that could rival any in the world, the University of Miami ushered in the Year of the Horse last Monday with another dazzling Lunar New Year Celebration. | more
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The Secret to Healthy Relationships
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is offering lunchtime seminars on all three campuses this week for those interested in enhancing their capacity to creatively nurture important relationships. | more

Monthly Well ’Canes Free Skin Cancer Screenings Begin on February 21
UHealth Dermatology will offer free, full-body skin examinations for UM faculty and staff enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan on the third Friday of every month beginning Friday, February 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the University of Miami Hospital, 1295 NW 14 Street, Suite M. Click here for more information. For additional information about the University of Miami’s wellness offerings, please visit www.miami.edu/wellcanes. | more

Enter the 2014 Corporate Run/Walk T-Shirt Design Contest
Put your graphic design and illustration techniques to use, and you could win a $100 gift certificate to the UM Bookstore. The University of Miami’s Herbert Wellness Center is sponsoring a T-shirt design competition for the 2014 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run/Walk. The winning design will be featured on the official Team UM dri-fit shirts that will be worn by hundreds of UM participants during the April 24 event. Entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28. | more

  • Tax Season is Here – File Early to Avoid Scams | more
  • Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote Green | more
  • 2014 Discounted UM Hotel Rates Now Available | more
  • Get Moving in a New Direction and Earn $250 | more
  • 2014 Corporate Run/Walk Registration Now Open | more
  • University of Miami Behavioral Health Benefits Now Offered Through Concordia | more
  • Improve Your Well-Being and Earn $300 | more
  • Discounted Miami Heat Tickets for University Faculty and Staff | more
The College of Arts and Sciences’ Africana Studies Program and Department of Art and Art History Present Legacies: Social Justice (Past and Present)
In celebration of Black History Month, this art exhibition explores the many legacies and the impact that people of African descent have had on the Americas and the world. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 15, from 7 to 10 p.m., in the CAS Gallery in the Wesley Foundation Building. The exhibition runs through February 28 and is free and open to the public. | more
Sea Secrets Spotlights Translational Science from the Beach to the Bedside
How do new ocean discoveries become treatments for human diseases? The University of North Carolina’s Daniel G. Baden will discuss his work on developing drugs from red tide toxins to treat human diseases at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s second 2014 Sea Secrets lecture, "Beach to Bedside Translational Science: Just Getting Our Feet Wet," on Wednesday, February 12, at 6 p.m. | more
Ring Theatre’s 2013-14 Season Resumes February 12 with ‘Floyd Collins’
New York magazine proclaimed Floyd Collins “the original and daring musical of our day.” It tells the story of a man who is trapped 200 feet underground while chasing his dream of turning a Kentucky cave into a tourist attraction. This haunting musical—one of the most acclaimed in recent years—voices the transcendent tale of a true American dreamer. Tickets for the show, which runs February 12-22, are now on sale. | more
The Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography Features Elliott Erwitt
Born in Paris and educated in America, Elliott Erwitt made his name with photo essays on barracks life in France, then traveled the world with Magnum Photos, capturing famous faces and places and producing quirky studies of dogs. He will speak at the UM Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 13, as part of the Lowe Art Museum’s Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography. | more
‘Finished in Beauty’ and ‘Pueblo to Pueblo’ Debut at Lowe Art Museum
The Lowe Art Museum continues two new exhibitions though March 23. 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.
  • ‘BODYPAINTOGRAPHY:’ An Exploration of Sentiment, Composition and Body Language Previews at the University of Miami Art Gallery | more
  • Miller School Researchers Develop Promising Vaccine for Fighting the AIDS Virus | more
  • This Valentine's Season, the Alumni Association Reminds Members That 'Birds of a Feather Give Together' | more
  • Spring 2014 Commencement: The Tradition Continues | more
  • Support the University of Miami Department of Pediatrics by Buying Tickets to the WGC Cadillac Championship | more
  • Feminist Leader Patricia Ireland to Speak at Women’s Commission Awards Breakfast | more
  • Women’s Commission Nominations Due February 21 | more
  • A New Locale for a Cup of Joe: Miller School to Open Second Starbucks | more
  • Judges Needed for Undergraduate Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum | more
  • Judges from the 1st DCA Hear Oral Arguments at the University of Miami | more
  • Registration for FDA/UM Seminar on ‘Improving Human Clinical Research’ Now Open | more
  • Register Now for the 4th Annual Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management Symposium | more
  • Miami CTSI Seeks Abstracts by February 13 for 2nd Annual CaneSearch Research Day | more
  • Buy Discounted Tickets for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at the BankUnited Center | more
  • Celebrate Four-Legged Furry ’Canes By Submitting Their Best-Dressed Photos to the Alumni Association | more
  • Office of Student Employment Accepting Nominations for Student Employee of the Year | more

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