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March 10, 2014 | Monday 
Boy hitting ball off a tee
UM Family Night with the Miami Marlins Returns on April 5
In appreciation of the dedication and outstanding work of its employees, the University of Miami will host Family Night with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, April 5 at Marlins Park in Little Havana with loads of fun before and during the game for ’Canes of all ages. Playing their third season in their 37,000-seat ballpark, the Marlins will take on the San Diego Padres at 7:10 p.m. | more
Hands playing violin
Frost School of Music and Universal Music Classics Launch Universal Music U @ Frost

The Frost School of Music and Universal Music Classics, one of the world’s biggest record labels, are launching a research initiative to innovate new ways for aspiring young professional musicians to build and engage with broad-based audiences for “classic” music genres. Universal Music U @ Frost will focus on the concert experience, performance training, the role of the record label, and building a worldwide network of young composers, practitioners and consumers who represent the future of classics. | more
The Estefans and Buonicontis
Unbreakable Bond Debuts March 11 at Miami International Film Fest

A film by Grammy-winning producer Emilio Estefan chronicling the struggles and triumphs of NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc to find a cure for paralysis debuts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at the Miami International Film Festival. Faculty and staff may purchase tickets online directly. | more
Nilda (Nena) Peragallo
Peragallo Montano Tapped for International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, dean and professor of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, has been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International's (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The honor society of nursing will recognize Peragallo for her lifetime achievements as a nurse scientist at the 24th STTI Nursing Research Congress in Hong Kong in July. | more
Michelle Obama
First Lady Michelle Obama Lauds Fit2Play for Fighting Childhood Obesity

In Miami to promote an expanded version of her national “Let’s Move!” healthy kids program, first lady Michelle Obama cited Miami-Dade County Park’s Fit2Play program, which Miller School researchers have proven effective, as “a great example for others.” | more
Model United Nations team
Model UN Team Wins Harvard’s Best Small Delegation Award

The University of Miami’s Model United Nations team, which includes business students Daniel Moubayed and Carlos Andon, took home the prestigious Best Small Delegation award at the Harvard National Model United Nations competition last month. | more
Patricia Ireland
UM Alumna and Former NOW President Patricia Ireland Recounts the Iron Progress of Women

Addressing the University of Miami Women’s Commission, feminist leader Patricia Ireland recounted the “incredible progress” women have made, but it was an unexpected Iron Arrow tapping that gave the former president of the National Organization for Women the most illustrative example of just how far they have come. | more
Stephen Sadove
Former Saks Chairman and CEO Stephen Sadove ‘Omni-Channels’ at UM

In a chat with communications students, Stephen Sadove, former chairman and CEO of Saks Incorporated, discussed the increasing power of consumers and the evolution of “omni-channel retailing”— how retailers reach shoppers through computers, stores, television, radio, direct mail, and shipping. | more
EU-U.S. Trade
Experts Debate EU-U.S. Trade Agreement at UM

A distinguished panel of experts from America and Europe spent an enlightening day examining the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, which would be the largest agreement of its kind, potentially boosting trade between the U.S. and European Union by as much as 50 percent. | more
Javier Salas
Javi Salas Only Second ’Cane in History to Pitch Perfect Game
Team captain Javi Salas pitched a perfect game—only the 23rd in modern NCAA Division I history and the second in UM history—in Miami's 17-0 shutout of visiting Villanova. The senior right-hander retired all 27 Wildcats batters he faced, hurling 113 pitches to achieve perfection. | more
Daniela Darquea
Darquea Wins Hurricane Invitational in Playoff
Miami Hurricanes freshman golfer Daniela Darquea won on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff March 5 to win the 2014 Hurricane Invitational at the Biltmore Golf Course. | more
Jim Larrañaga
Hoops Coach Jim Larrañaga Honored with YUCA Award
The Cuban connection continued for Miami Hurricanes basketball coach Jim Larrañaga on March 5 when the University of Miami’s Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos honored him with its YUCA Award. | more
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Joe Natoli
The Sacred Tradition Continues with a Drumbeat, and Tap by an Iron Arrow
With the solemn beating of a single drum and a tap by an iron arrow, UM’s finance chief Joe Natoli and 30 other consummate ’Canes were inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society last week for embodying good character, leadership, scholarship, and humility. | more
Savory Paella
From Savory Paella to Somber Memories of Operation Pedro Pan, Cuban Students Showcase Their Culture
The Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos celebrated 
“A Week of Cuban Culture” with rich spices, enchanting colors, intoxicating rhythms and a discussion of the largest exodus of unaccompanied children in the Western Hemisphere. | more
UM alum Jerry Herman
An Enchanting Evening of Music and Memories
A standing-room-only crowd packed the Ring Theatre to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Theatre Arts Program and honor Broadway legend and UM alum Jerry Herman, whose melodies and words have indelibly shaped musical theater in America. | more
Romero Britto’s signature
Pop Artist Britto Inspires International Students with Insights—and Autographs
His signature pop art graces everything from skyscrapers and parks to lunchboxes and scarves; now Brazilian Romero Britto’s signature adorns the cell phones and t-shirts of Intensive English Program students who found wisdom in his immigrant experience. | more
Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and daughter Chloe
Quadruple Amputee Shares His Soldier’s Story
Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost his limbs in a landmine explosion, brought an over-flow crowd to the Cosford Cinema last week, where he discussed his documentary, “Travis: A Soldier’s Story,” with a little help from daughter Chloe.
Doris Ugarriza
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Nurse Educator and Researcher Opens Doors for Others
UM alumna Doris Ugarriza, senior associate dean for academic programs at the School of Nursing and Health Studies, shows her gratitude by giving back to her alma mater. Read her story, then click here and tell us why you support the U, or about a colleague who does.
Save the Dates: April 7–11 for the Second Annual Week of Well-Being
The Week of Well-Being is returning April 7-11 with an array of events that will transform how faculty, staff, and students think about their overall wellness. Among them: a conversation with President Donna E. Shalala and Kathy Murphy, president of Fidelity Personal Investments, to inspire women to take charge of their financial wellness; a cooking demonstration with Eating House chef Giorgio Rapicavoli; a lecture on urban farming by UM alum Will Allen; a presentation on clearing the clutter and getting organized by UM alumna Meryl Starr; and interactive exercise sessions led by UM alumna and fitness enthusiast Nicole Chaplin. For more information and a complete schedule, visit miami.edu/wellcanes. | more
BeSmokeFree Program Available for Free to UM Employees and Students
The University’s award-winning smoking cessation program, “BeSmokeFree,” is offering free group classes in six-week intervals beginning April 15 to smokers interested in getting the support and tools necessary to become tobacco-free. Click here for more information. | more
Well ’Canes Free Skin Cancer Screenings on March 21
UHealth Dermatology will offer its next free, full-body skin examinations for UM faculty and staff enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan on Friday, March 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. at University of Miami Hospital. Call 305-243-6704 to schedule an appointment. Click here for more information. | more
Can You Protect Yourself From Getting Hooked?
Phishing is the act of sending a fraudulent email claiming to represent a legitimate enterprise in an attempt to retrieve the recipient’s private information, including passwords and accounts. Learn to protect yourself from phishing by reading the BEWARE of Phishing Email Scams! article on the UMIT website, or contacting UMIT Security at ciso@miami.edu. | more
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays on the Foote Green | more
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Maria Rodriguez, Denise Perry, Daniella Levine-Cava, and Thelma Perry
“Women Who Move Miami: Grassroots Organization and Civic Engagement”
In commemoration of Women’s History Month, University of Miami Libraries Special Collections and the Office of Civic and Community Engagement will present a discussion with four women activists— Maria Rodriguez, Denise Perry, Daniella Levine-Cava, and Thelma Gibson—who have been instrumental in creating lasting social change in Miami on Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m., at the Otto G. Richter Library. For more information or to RSVP, contact asc.library@miami.edu or 305-284-3247. | more
Day of Dead Lecture
Day of Dead Lecture
Award-Winning Journalist Discusses the Day of the Dead and the Drug War Created by the War on Drugs in Latin America
Continuing the 2013-14 Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series, journalist Alma Guillermoprieto, who has written for the New York Review of Books and The New Yorker, will present “Memory and Journalism: Creating an Online Altar for the Day of the Dead,” at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, and “The Drug Wars the ‘War on Drugs’ Created” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, both at the CAS Gallery. | more
  • Béatrice Coron Demonstrates the Art of “Paper Cuts” at Special Collections on | more
  • What’s Open on Campus During Spring Break? | more
  • Terry and Wayne Lobdell Mind Body Wellness Symposium 2014 | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Resident Faculty Associate Master Position | more
  • School of Law Hosts ‘We Robot 2014’ Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Related to Robotics April 4-5 | more
  • UM Veteran Wins 20th Annual Webster Memorial Essay Award | more
  • Calling Volunteers to Share Experiences for 'The Sixties' Course for Fall 2014 | more
  • University of Miami Hospital First in South Florida to Implant Smallest, Newly Approved Insertable Cardiac Monitor | more
  • Diabetes Researchers Shed New Light on Immune Tolerance and Beta Cell Regeneration | more
  • Experienced Journalists Discuss Venezuelan Crisis with UM Students | more
  • Business Master’s Programs Begin in the Fall–Learn More March 22 | more
  • Miami Center for AIDS Research Accepting Applications for 2014 Travel and Summer | more
  • Spring 2014 Commencement: The Tradition Continues | more

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