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February 24, 2014 | Monday 
Lauryn Williams in Sochi
An Elite Club: Lauryn Williams Becomes Fifth Olympian to Medal in Summer and Winter Games

UM alum Lauryn Williams, the former track and field superstar who won gold as a member of the 2012 Summer Olympics 100 meter relay team and silver in the 100 meters at the 2004 games in Athens, claimed silver with Elana Meyers in women’s bobsled in Sochi, becoming only the fifth athlete in Olympic history to medal in both the summer and winter games. | more
M2U Newsletter
Momentum2 Newsletter Charts Newest Milestones
The University of Miami started the year on a high note, reaching the $1.26 billion mark, or nearly 80 percent of its Momentum2 goal, as of January 31. Read more in M2U about the gifts that attest to the great confidence trustees, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and the entire UM community share in our institution.
Norm Parsons
Norm Parsons to Retire After 43 Years of Making Wellness an Academic Cornerstone

Norman C. Parsons, Jr., executive director of the wellness centers on the Coral Gables and medical campuses, who served the Division of Student Affairs with dedication, distinction, and an unwavering commitment to the health and well-being of students through more than four decades, will retire in October. | more
Celebrate the U’s New Outdoor Fitness Court at Today’s Dedication

Faculty and staff are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the University’s new UMove outdoor fitness court at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 24, just north of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center, at the edge of the intramural fields. A Student Government initiative, the court consists of combination bars and seven resistance stations and is open to anyone with a valid UM ID. | more
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Last Call for Tickets to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Talk This Week

Faculty and staff can still pick up a ticket for the Wednesday, February 26 talk by former first lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by bringing their ’Cane card to the Student Activities Center, suite 206, between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. | more
Wasps and Social Acceptance: A Lesson for Humans?

In a new study that could shed light on other complex animal groups, including human societies, biologist and lecturer Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy found that social wasps weigh the costs and benefits of accepting new but unrelated members to their colonies. | more
Willie E. Gary
UM Hosts National Council for Black Studies Conference Featuring ‘Giant Killer’ Willie E. Gary

The College of Arts and Sciences will host the 38th Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference, featuring the trial lawyer who has slayed his share of corporate giants in the courtroom, at the Miami Marriott Dadeland March 5–8. | more
RSMAS photo contest
Entries for Annual Underwater Photography Contest Due March 7

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is accepting entries in five categories from amateur photographers for its Photography Contest until midnight on Friday, March 7. The top prize: a trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises. | more
Palestine’s Ambassador
Palestine’s Ambassador to the U.S. Discusses the Chances for a Two-State Solution

No two-hour discussion can end the suffering and statelessness of the Palestinian people, nor bring Israelis the security they have long lacked. But, according to Palestine’s ambassador to the U.S., Maen Rashid Areikat, who drew a standing-room-only crowd to Miami Law, the opportunity to achieve those goals is here. | more
Real Estate Impact Conference
Optimism Prevails at 2014 Real Estate Impact Conference

Held at the spectacular new Perez Art Museum Miami, the University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference brought together nearly 300 people who are downright bullish about real estate in Miami and beyond.  | more
Savanah Leaf and Emani Sims
Savanah Leaf and Emani Sims Named to 2013 All-ACC Academic Volleyball Team
Standouts on the volleyball court and in the classroom, teammates Savanah Leaf and Emani Sims were named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Volleyball team. Leaf, who led the ’Canes with 442 kills, seventh most in UM history for a single season, is making her second appearance on the roster. Sims, who led the team with 153 blocks this season, averaging a team-high 1.32 blocks per set, is making her third. | more
UM to Mark National Girls and Women in Sports Day with Free Youth Clinic
In honor of the 28th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports day, UM will host a free youth sports clinic for girls on Sunday, March 2 at 11 a.m. in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. UM student-athletes from track and field, soccer, rowing and volleyball, as well as the cheerleading and dance teams, will interact with girls in the seventh grade and below, teaching them skills from their respective sports. | more
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Sand in Her Shoes
It’s Official: President Shalala Walks with Sand in Her Shoes
As theater arts students heralded her with song, UM President Donna E. Shalala joined the pantheon of Miami’s greatest leaders last week, receiving the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Sand in My Shoes Award. | more
Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon
Students Thank Scholarship Donors for Enabling Them to Pursue Their Passions
At the annual Scholarship Donor Recognition Luncheon, UM students gathered for a collective show of thanks to the philanthropists who have helped make their college educations a reality. | more
National Engineers Week at UM
National Engineers Week at UM
With Concrete Canoes and Gumdrop Domes, Engineers Show Their Stuff
The U’s annual celebration of National Engineers Week featured a myriad of activities to showcase what engineers do for the world—including, among other feats, making concrete boats float. | more
Students Give the President Her Own Student Activities Center
Students Give the President Her Own Student Activities Center—to Hang on the Wall
Student Government leaders presented President Shalala with a painting of the Student Activities Center to commemorate the building’s inaugural year and thank her for her dedication to students.
UM’s 31st annual Fun Day
Fun Day Lives Up to Its Name for Special Citizens
More than 300 Special Citizens had loads of fun at UM’s 31st annual Fun Day, thanks to students who participated in the University’s longest-standing service day, which featured a petting zoo, karaoke, and bounce house, among other activities.
Okhee Lee-Salwen
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Professor Emeritus Continues Her Support with Legacy Gift
A professor in the School of Education and Human Development for more than two decades, Okhee Lee-Salwen endows scholarships to show her gratitude for the U. Read her story, then click here and tell us why you support the U, or about a colleague who does.
Veterans Day

Monthly Mindful Living Seminars Begin This Week
Presented by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) and facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant, Mindful Living Seminars begin this week on the marine campus on Tuesday, February 25, on the Miller School campus on Wednesday, February 26, and on the Coral Gables campus on Thursday, February 27, all from noon to 1 p.m. Register at http://ulearn.miami.edu. For help with ULearn registration, or to receive email announcements of upcoming seminars, please call the FSAP at 305-284-6604. | more

  • Discounted Miami Heat Tickets for University Faculty and Staff | more
  • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in Spring 2014 | more
  • 2014 UM Hotel Rates Now Available | more
Unbreakable Bond
Emilio Estefan Film on Nick and Marc Buoniconti's Struggle to Cure Paralysis Premieres at the Miami International Film Festival
Unbreakable Bond, a film by Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan, documents NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son, Marc’s nearly three-decade struggle to find a cure for spinal cord injuries at the University’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. It will debut at the 31st Miami International Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at the Olympia Theater at The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. Faculty and staff may purchase tickets online directly from the film festival. | more
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills
Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills Brings His Message and Movie to the Cosford Cinema
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who was gravely wounded while serving in Afghanistan, and his family will visit the University of Miami on Monday, March 3, to show his documentary, “Travis: A Soldier’s Story,” which chronicles his journey through injury, recovery and rehabilitation. The 7 p.m. screening will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m. and followed by a Q&A at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 and available online.
  • Learn about Joining the Peace Corps at Video Chat with Current Volunteers and President Shalala on February 25 | more
  • Business Master’s Programs Begin in the Fall—Learn More on February 25 | more
  • Conference Examining Illicit Trafficking and National Security at University of Miami on February 28 | more
  • Research Finds Long-Term Methamphetamine Exposure in Mice Affects Offspring | more
  • Third-Year Law Student Elected to Executive Board for National Native American Law Students Association | more
  • The Cleveland Orchestra and Frost School of Music Announce Annual Residency Schedule| more
  • Research Shows Further Evidence of Enhanced Nutrition Benefits | more
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program: UM Employee Discount Available | more
  • Second Starbucks on Miller School Campus Opens February 25 | more
  • Students Elect New SG Executive Officers | more
  • Feminist Leader and Former NOW President Patricia Ireland to Speak at Women's Commission Awards Breakfast March 6 | more
  • Buy Tickets to the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral and Support the Department of Pediatrics | more

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