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March 31, 2014 | Monday 
The Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life
Two Distinguished Miami Families Join Forces to Transform Jewish Life at the University

Following a tradition stretching over multiple generations, two of Miami’s most distinguished families, the Bramans and the Millers, have joined forces to transform Jewish student life at the University of Miami with a lead naming gift to University of Miami Hillel.The gift will enable renovations to and an expansion of the new Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life to meet the needs of more than 2,000 Jewish students. | more
Arianna Huffington
Tickets Still Available to Hear Arianna Huffington Discuss New Book

Faculty and staff can still get a free ticket to hear columnist Arianna Huffington and President Donna E. Shalala discuss Huffington’s new book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8 at the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. Just visit Eventbrite and use the password 2014Huffington. | more
Fish Embryos
Researchers Find Oil Spill Toxins Spawn Sick Fish

Just weeks before the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, marine researchers have published the first study of its kind, showing that the offspring of commercially important fish exposed to crude oil toxins in the Gulf of Mexico developed serious heart defects and cardiac function abnormalities. | more
Will Allen
UM Alums Will Help You Get Fit, Organized and Eating Well During Week of Well-Being

An imposing 6 feet, 7 inches, Will Allen is used to blazing trails. He was UM’s first African-American basketball player and went on to the pros before making his mark in urban farming. He returns to UM next week with two other alums—exercise enthusiast Nicole Chaplin and organizational coach Meryl Starr—to share their stories and advice during the second annual Week of Well-Being, April 7-11. | more
Coming Attraction: Workday Premieres Soon

Over the next few months, the University of Miami Information Technology department will be familiarizing faculty staff and students with Workday, which will replace the current HR, payroll and finance systems with a unified state-of-the art, cloud-based systems designed for speed, usability, flexibility, and accessibility no matter where you are. For more information, visit Workday HR, and stay tuned for more details.  
Faculty Senate Awardees
Three Professors to Receive Faculty Senate’s Highest Honor April 2

Faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the recipients of the 2014 Faculty Senate Awards—Sherri Hayes, professor of physical therapy; Ricardo Bascuas, professor of law; and David Ellison, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities—at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, in Storer Auditorium.  | more
Alma Guillermoprieto
Award-Winning Journalist Exposes Harsh Truth About Drug Lords, Victims, and Ideologies

In her Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor lecture, acclaimed journalist Alma Guillermoprieto spotlighted Joaquín Guzmán—the biggest drug lord of all time—to explain “The Drug Wars the ‘War on Drugs’ Created.” Guzman, who came of age when President Nixon officially declared the “war on drugs,” was arrested last month. | more
School of Business to Launch Four New One-Year Master’s Programs

The School of Business Administration is launching four new full-time specialized master’s programs that can be completed in one year. They include Masters of Science in Finance, International Business, and Business Analytics, and Master of Arts in Economics. | more
Unite 14
Catch the ’Canes in Action at Annual Spring Game April 12
Consider it the appetizer before the main course. Fans can get an early look at the 2014 Miami Hurricanes football squad on Saturday, April 12, when UNITE.14 — The Spring Game and Family Festival presented by BankUnited — comes to Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. An autograph session with players, select-a-seat event, and on-field carnival for kids will precede the game, which will be streamed live on ESPN3. | more
Shakima Wimbley
Rising Track Star Shakima Wimbley Named ACC Freshman of the Year
In her first year as a University of Miami sprinter, Shakima Wimbley achieved the kind of success that seasoned veterans envy, notching two victories in her inaugural collegiate meet and a conference title in her signature event. Now, Wimbley has been recognized for her standout season with the 2014 ACC Women’s Indoor Freshman of the Year award, becoming the first Hurricane to win the honor. | more
Intercollegiate Boxing Championship Bouts Begin at UM This Week
The United States Intercollegiate Boxing Association will hold its 2014 National Championships of Men’s and Women’s College Boxing at the University of Miami’s Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center April 2-5, with UM Boxing Club’s CJ Jackson defending his championship title in the 152-pound Open Division. View the full program online.
  • Help Coach Golden and the Hurricanes Save a Life: Sign Up to Be a Bone Marrow Donor April 9 | more
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
Health Rights Clinic
Miami Law’s Health Rights Clinic Students Save Undocumented Farmworker from Certain Death
An undocumented farmworker who was in acute kidney failure, Ariel Gonzalez was destined to die for lack of insurance — until students in the School of Law’s Health Rights Clinic successfully fought for the lifesaving treatment he was legally entitled to. | more
Lauryn Williams
A Living Testament to the UM Spirit: Olympian Lauryn Williams Returns to Campus to Tout Teamwork
Back from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, where she became only the fifth Olympian to medal in both the summer and winter games, UM alumna and track and field legend Lauryn Williams advises students to learn the value of teamwork. | more
Robot Teacher
Robot Teaches All the Right Moves
Wearing a ‘Canes shirt, a robot named NAO is leading after-school classes in fitness, dance and yoga—and helping the School of Education and Human Development tackle the national epidemic of childhood obesity. | more
Tunnel Oppression
Tolerance: The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Bombarded by sights, sounds, and live actors, visitors to the Tunnel of Oppression last week came face to face with some of our most pressing social justice issues: homophobia, religious discrimination, environmental degradation, and modern slavery. | more
Random Acts of Kindness Seminars Begin This Week
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is presenting a seminar on all three campuses this week for those interested in understanding the positive impact of kindness in the workplace, and on the overall well-being and health of people who offer and receive it. | more
Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development
The Office of Workforce Engagement and Development is offering several specialized training courses in April focusing on presentation and facilitation, communication skills, and peer coaching. For more information, click here. | more
  • Time for Your Annual Physical, or a Shingles Shot? Get Them Free at a Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic | more
Terence Blanchard
Terence Blanchard Presents the Music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans
Terence Blanchard, the artistic director of jazz for the Mancini Institute at the Frost School of Music, will perform Gil Evans and Miles Davis's Miles Ahead and Porgy and Bess with fellow Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch and recording artist John Daversa, the new department chair, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, at the UM Gusman Concert Hall. | more
Annual ‘Salon Des Refuses’ Student Exhibition Opens April 4
Named for the 1863 Paris exhibition of revolutionary new Impressionist paintings that had been “refused” by the French Academy, the 9th Annual Salon des Refuses exhibition will showcase the work of students who were not accepted into the Annual Juried Student Competition at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 4, at the CAS Gallery. For more information, call 305-284-3161 or email m.cardoso1@miami.edu.
Lise Drost
Lise Drost Previews Faculty Art Exhibition at the Lowe
Lise Drost, chair of the Department of Art and Art History, will lecture at the Student Activities Center on Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. and preview new works, including The New World, a silkscreen, paint and digital collage, at the Lowe Art Museum at 8 p.m. An opening reception for the annual Juried Student Exhibition at the Lowe also will take place the same evening.
  • UM is Global Sponsor of eMerge Americas; Discounts Available for Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni | more
  • Investor Rights Clinic Wins First Victory and Award for 82-Year-Old Client | more
  • Miller School Names Endocrine Expert Chair of Department of Medicine | more
  • RSMAS Annual Auction on April 11 Offers Helicopter Lessons and Much More | more
  • School of Law Hosts ‘We Robot 2014’ Conference on Legal and Policy Issues Related to Robotics April 4-5 | more
  • University of Miami Debate Team Reaches National Finals | more
  • Volunteer Registration for May Commencement Ceremonies Now Open | more
  • Volunteer Jurors Needed for Law Students' Final Trials on April 6 | more
  • Wireless Network Update: SecureMD2 to Be Disabled April 15 | more
  • Psychology’s ROSE Program Presents HBO’s ‘The Weight of the Nation’ April 10 at Cosford Cinema | more
  • Business Master’s Programs Begin in the Fall—Learn More April 1 and 2 | more
  • Cuban Studies Certificate Program Begins April 21 | more
  • Iron Arrow Nominations for 2014 Sophomore Leadership Award Due April 1 | more
  • Chabad at University of Miami Hosts Passover Seders on April 14-15 | more

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