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March 3, 2014 | Monday 
outdoor fitness circuit
Fit for the Outdoors: UM’s Muscle Beach Now Open Rain or Shine

The University of Miami’s version of Muscle Beach, the world’s most famous outdoor gym, is now open anytime to anyone with a valid UM ’Cane Card–without a cent of membership fees. Try out the eight exercise stations behind the Herbert Wellness Center, on the edge of the intramural fields. | more
Shark Tooth
Scientists Tag Fisherman’s Catch as Ten-Million-Year-Old Shark Tooth—Give or Take

Thanks to RSMAS researchers who studied the rare catch, a fisherman who reeled in a rock-encrusted mega tooth now knows his fossilized treasure belonged to a relative of the great white shark that roamed South Florida waters 10 to 15 million years ago. | more
Maggie Steber
Maggie Steber Shares Haiti’s Riches in Words and Pictures

Award-winning photographer Maggie Steber, who has spent 25 years photographing Haiti, shares the riches of the western hemisphere’s poorest nation in 'The Audacity of Beauty.' | more
Debaters David Silverman, left, and Spencer George, right
UM Students Win 2014 Junior Varsity Southeast Debate Championship

Debating at Emory University February 21-23, UM students David Silverman and Spencer George compiled a perfect 6-0 record, advancing to the finals to win a 3-0 decision to defeat ACC rivals Wake Forest and claim the championship. | more
Miami Law Students Form the U’s First ACLU Chapter to Support Civil Rights Causes

Inspired by prior and current efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to protect the rights of the oppressed and marginalized, Miami Law students have established the School of Law’s first ACLU chapter. ACLU-UM already has more than 50 members. | more
Psychologist Dan Gottlieb
‘Voices in the Family’ Host Dan Gottlieb Lectures at UM Tuesday

Join the UMindfulness Research and Practice Initiative for a lecture and conversation with psychologist Dan Gottlieb, host of NPR affiliate WHYY’s award-winning call-in radio show “Voices in the Family” on Tuesday, March 4, at 5 p.m. at the Newman Alumni Center. Registration is required. | more
Miller School students
Miller Students Take Leadership Role in New Health Insurance Enrollments

As the March 31 extended deadline for purchasing health insurance under the Affordable Care Act draws closer, a dedicated group of Miller School students is hard at work leading uninsured or underinsured patients and their families through the enrollment process. | more
Jaime Correa
Congress for New Urbanism Florida Chapter Recognizes UM Professor

Jaime Correa, associate professor in practice and coordinator of the Master in Urban Design program at the University of Miami School of Architecture, has received the Charles A. Barrett Memorial Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) Florida Chapter, a leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities and healthier living conditions. | more
Compliance Corner: Leave the Recruiting to Our Coaches
The Internet allows ’Canes fans and supporters from all over the world to communicate with each other in ways not possible before, making it even more important that every UM employee and passionate fan be aware of the regulations on interacting with prospective student-athletes. | more
’Canes Hoops to Host WingFest on March 8
It's easy for restaurants to claim they serve the best chicken wings in Miami, but on Saturday, March 8 you can be the judge. For just $22, fans can sample chicken wings from Sports Grill, Hooters, Carolina Ale House, and other eateries across South Florida, then attend the men’s basketball game vs. Wake Forest. WingFest begins at noon in the Multipurpose Room, and the game tips off at 2 p.m. | more
Four Student-Athletes Awarded ACC Postgraduate Scholarships
Four Miami Hurricanes are among the 50 student-athletes selected for the 2014 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, given to student-athletes who intend to pursue a graduate degree after completing their undergraduate requirements. | more
JoJo Nicolas
Hurricanes Mourn Loss of JoJo Nicolas
JoJo Nicolas, a four-year letter winner for the Miami Hurricanes football team from 2007-2011 and a recipient of the program’s 2011 Melching Leadership Award, passed away last Wednesday after suffering injuries from an early Tuesday morning car accident. He was 24 years old. Watch a video tribute to Nicolas. | more
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Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donna E. Shalala
Fan of Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton Urges Students to Become the ‘Participation Generation’
Appearing at the BankUnited Center, Hillary Rodham Clinton urged students to take an active a role in bettering society, but dodged the question on many minds: Will she run for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president? | more
UHealth to Coral Gables Campus
University of Miami Health System Brings UHealth to Coral Gables Campus
The University of Miami Health System unveiled its plans last week for a 200,000-square-foot ambulatory center on the University’s Coral Gables campus that will provide students, faculty, staff, and surrounding communities easy access to UHealth’s leading physicians. | more
Peace Corps Acting Directer Carrie Hessler-Radelet and UM President Donna E. Shalala
From University Presidents to ‘Little People,’ Peace Corps Volunteers Make Their Mark
Live from Madagascar, the Philippines and Namibia, UM grads now serving in the Peace Corps joined UM President Donna E. Shalala and Peace Corps Acting Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet for a first-of-its-kind video chat on the toughest job they’ll ever love. | more
Students at UM's First ACC Leadership Symposium
UM's First ACC Leadership Symposium Leaves Students Speechless and Motivated
Student leaders from Atlantic Coast Conference universities who met for the first time at the University of Miami left their annual conference dazzled by Miami and energized about righting social wrongs. | more
The Future of Health Is Here
Lunchtime seminars sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program this week will focus on achieving and maintaining health through nutrition, exercise, and dietary supplementation on the Coral Gables campus on Wednesday, March 5, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Whitten University Center, room 245, and on the Miller School campus on Thursday, March 6, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the Dominion Parking Garage, room 155. Register through ULearn. | more
Ready to Retire? Learn How at a Retirement Education Seminar
Faculty and staff who are considering retirement are encouraged to attend a “Ready to Retire” seminar next week to learn about retirement fund distribution options, health care benefits, and important Medicare deadlines, as well as emotional and psychological factors that contribute to a healthy and happy retirement. | more
Improve Your Leadership Skills
The Office of Workforce Engagement and Development is offering several specialized training courses in March focusing on building change-ready teams, improving your organization’s performance, and peer coaching. Live and online sessions are available. For more information, click here, or contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090 or wed@miami.edu. | more
  • Beachside Yoga Wednesdays after Work on the Marine Campus | more
Michelle M. Roy’s Girls Will Be Girls
Master of Fine Arts Students Unveil ‘Girls Will be Girls’ and ‘Borderland’
The projects of two Master of Fine Arts candidates debut this week, with Leah Brown previewing her dreamlike sculpture and sound installation, "Borderland," at the University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building, 2750 NW 3rd Avenue at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 6. Michelle M. Roy’s “Girls Will Be Girls,” which explores female identity through video art and digital media, opens Friday, March 7, at a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. at the CAS in the Wesley Foundation building, 1210 Stanford Drive. For more information contact m.cardoso1@miami.edu or 305-284-3161.
  • Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills Brings His Message and Movie to the Cosford Cinema | more
Cross Cutting Conversations
‘Cross Cutting Conversations: Papercuts in Multidiscipline Collaborations’
Artist and storyteller Béatrice Coron, who described her work as “visual mapping” in a 2011 TED Talk, will demonstrate and discuss the process of visual storytelling at “Cross Cutting Conversations” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at University of Miami Libraries Special Collections.
  • Feminist Leader and Former NOW President Patricia Ireland to Speak at Women’s Commission Awards Breakfast March 6 | more
  • Salt Waterfront Restaurant Now Serving Tasty Fare on Marine Campus | more
  • College of Engineering's Distinguished Lecture Series Presents Jindrich Henry Kopecek on 'Frontiers of Biomedical Materials' on March 3 | more
  • ‘The Engineering and Architecture Behind the Port of Miami Tunnel’ on March 5 | more
  • Wolfson Foundation Donations Benefit Medical Research and Education | more
  • The Silver Mirror Reflects the Changing Face of Aging at New York Premiere | more
  • Teach at the Miami Brain Fair on March 22; No Special Knowledge Needed | more
  • Miami Center for AIDS Research Accepting Applications for 2014 Travel and Summer Research Awards | more
  • Business Master’s Programs Begin in the Fall–Learn More March 22 | more
  • UM’s Principal Investigator on NIH Study Explains Why Hispanics Live Longer | more
  • Support the Diabetes Research Institute by Joining the DRI Walk for Diabetes & Family Fun Day on March 8 | more
  • Leading from Below: Law Review Symposium Brings Together Students, Judges, and Practitioners | more
  • Miami Law Students Advance to Semifinals at Tulane Baseball Arbitration Competition | more
  • Spring 2014 Commencement: The Tradition Continues | more

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