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February 17, 2014 | Monday 
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Future Music Masters Can Earn Frost Degrees Online
Committed to nurturing the next generation of leaders in the world of music – no matter where they are – the Frost School of Music will offer its Master of Music in Music Business and Entertainment Industries and Master of Arts in Arts Presenting and Live Entertainment Management online beginning this May. | more
Angel De La Luna book
American Library Association Honors M. Evelina Galang’s New Teen Novel

The American Library Association has singled out Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery, a novel by Creative Writing Program Director M. Evelina Galang, as one of the best feminist books for teenage readers. Selected for inclusion on the 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List, the book weaves the story of a girl’s coming of age with the history of the Philippines. | more
Christian Garcia
Toppel Career Center Executive Director Christian Garcia Appointed to NACE Board of Directors

With its new high-tech digs officially open, UM’s Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center recently celebrated more good news: Executive Director Christian Garcia, who played a major role in the design of the new center, has been named to the board of directors of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. | more
Patricia Redmond
UM Bankruptcy Law Expert Honored for Public Service

Patricia A. Redmond, director of the Eleanor R. Cristol and Judge A. Jay Cristol Bankruptcy Pro Bono Assistance Clinic and president of the American Bankruptcy Institute, was honored last week with the Lawyers in Leadership Award by Miami Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service for her dedication to public citizenship and leadership. | more
Third-year Miami Law student Ross Militello and his client’s mother
Immigration Clinic Challenges Mandatory Detention and Wins in Untested Argument

Students in the School of Law’s Immigration Clinic challenged a provision allowing immigrants to be held without bond while their cases are pending, winning the release of a Haitian woman who had been held for more than a year. | more
CTSI’s CaneSearch to Showcase Neuroscience Research and Scientific Collaboration

Committed to promoting excellence in interdisciplinary research, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute will host its second annual CaneSearch Research Symposium on the medical campus Thursday, February 20, with a focus on neuroscience and two health issues especially relevant to South Florida: drug abuse and HIV/AIDS. | more
UM graduate Kim Hutchinson hams it up with children in the Philippines
Learn About the Peace Corps at Live Chat with Current UM Volunteers and President Shalala

Is joining the Peace Corps on your bucket list? Do you yearn to learn more about serving overseas? You can at a first-of-its kind Peace Corps information session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, when four alums and current Peace Corps volunteers will join UM President Donna E. Shalala, who served in Iran 50 years ago, in sharing their experiences via a live video-chat from their country of service. | more
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Faculty and Staff Tickets for Hillary Rodham Clinton Still Available

Faculty and staff can still nab a ticket for the February 26 appearance of former first lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the BankUnited Center. Just bring your ’Cane card to the Student Activities Center, suite 206, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. | more
UM Hosts Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Leadership Symposium

The University of Miami will host its first Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Leadership Symposium this weekend, when student delegations from ACC schools gather on campus for “The Next Generation of Change” to focus on such issues as energy, education, LGBTQ rights and immigration through interactive workshops, keynote presentations, and a community service project. | more
Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams Ready to Make Her Winter Olympics Debut
When USA-1 hits the track at the Sanki Sliding Center February 18, Lauryn Williams aims to become the first woman to take gold in both the Winter and Summer games. The UM track and field superstar who competed in three Summer Olympics will team with driver Elana Meyers in the quest for gold in the women’s bobsled competition. | more
  • Former ’Canes Fernandez, Fiore Named to College Baseball Hall of Fame| more
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C-SPAN film crew Donald Spivey
Professor’s Lecture on Satchel Paige Makes History–on C-Span
With C-Span filming Donald Spivey’s class on Sport in American History: The Black Athlete, the history professor describes how Negro League baseball players, particularly the charismatic Leroy “Satchel” Paige, did their best “to strike out Jim Crow.” | more
PhilADthropy Marathon
‘Mission Way Accomplished’ As Students Dream Up Promos for Nonprofits in PhilADthropy Marathon
After 25 sleepless hours of brainstorming, writing, designing, and creating, the annual PhilADthropy ended with bleary-eyed smiles and an impressive array of services to benefit Smitten with Kittens and other local nonprofits. | more
Malcolm Gladwell
The Benefit of Obnoxious: Malcolm Gladwell Shares the Secret of Empowerment
The best-selling author regaled a UM audience with his unique take on the American ‘pit bull’ who engineered passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. | more
Veterans Day

Monthly Mindful Living Seminars Begin Next Week
Increase your engagement with the present moment and allow for a clearer understanding of how thoughts and emotions impact your health and quality of life by attending one of the new Mindful Living seminars presented by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program on all campuses next week. | more

Well ’Canes Free Skin Cancer Screening 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

Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in Spring 2014
The UMIT Training Services group offers free software training to UM employees. Courses include Microsoft’s Access, Excel, Outlook, and Word and Adobe’s popular Photoshop and InDesign applications. To register, visit the registration page or call 305-284-6565, option 5.

  • UM's New Export Compliance Policy Now in Effect and Available Online| more
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays at the Miller School | more
  • Get Moving in a New Direction by February 28 and Earn the First $50 of $250 | more
  • 2014 Corporate Run/Walk Registration Now Open | more
  • Tax Season is Here - File Early to Avoid Scams | more
Chinese Language and Literature Expert Talks Tea, Mummies, and the Concept of ‘Classic’ in China
The Center for Humanities’ Henry King Stanford Distinguished Lecture Series continues this week with three talks by Victor Mair, a specialist in Buddhist popular literature and the vernacular tradition of Chinese fiction and the performing arts. He will present “A 9th-Century Shipwreck and Its Implications For The History Of Tea,” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at the Lowe Art Museum; and “The Tarim Basin Mummies” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 20; and "The Concept Of 'Classic' In China: Philological And Philosophical Reflections" at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 21, both at the CAS Gallery. To register, click here
Photographer Maggie Steber to Share Haiti’s 'Audacity of Beauty' at Richter Library
Faculty member Maggie Steber, who captured the beauty of the Haitian people through 25 years of social and political upheaval, will discuss her experiences finding beauty in the face of tragedy following an opening reception for “The Audacity of Beauty” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, at the Richter Library. Her large-format prints will remain on display through March in The Truth Marches On exhibit commemorating Black History Month. To RSVP, contact asc.library@miami.edu or 305-284-3247. | more
  • Floyd Collins Continues at the Ring Theatre Through February 22 | more
  • Feminist Leader Patricia Ireland to Speak at Women’s Commission Awards Breakfast | more
  • Michael J. Goldstein Named Director of Kidney Transplantation at Miami Transplant Institute | more
  • Professor Receives Award for Restoration and Reuse of Historic Lincoln Theatre | more
  • National Security and Armed Conflict Symposium Will Examine Illicit Trafficking and National Security on February 28 | more
  • Faculty and Staff Invited to Hear Former Saks Chairman and Retail Expert Stephen I. Sadove February 27 | more
  • Buy Tickets to the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral and Support the Department of Pediatrics | more
  • School of Business Administration Celebrates Recipients of Puerto Rico Executive MBA Scholarships | more
  • Robert Tobiassen Leads Miami Law Talk on the Amazing World of Alcohol and the Law | more
  • Register for School of Law’s 5k Race Judicata by February 19 | more
  • Learn More About Business Master’s Programs that Begin This Fall on February 25 | more
  • Fight Kidney Disease by Joining Miami Transplant Institute’s Miami Kidney Walk Team or Making a Donation | more
  • Women's Commission Nominations Due February 21 | more
  • Register Now for the 4th Annual Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management Symposium | more

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