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April 14, 2014 | Monday 
President Shalala with Truman Award
President Shalala Receives Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award

UM President Donna E. Shalala received the Harry S. Truman Library Institute’s Legacy of Leadership Award, joining an elite group of Americans who have been honored for serving the nation with the same qualities our 33rd president demonstrated: courage, wisdom, foresight, and the willingness to be held accountable. | more
White & Case LLP
White & Case Ensures Continued Excellence of School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute

The global law firm White & Case LLP has made a multi-year commitment to support the continued excellence and impact of the School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute, which offers students enriching professional experiences at the epicenter of international arbitration. The institute’s degree program will be known as the “White & Case International Arbitration LL.M. Degree Program.” | more
Mary McKay
Nursing School Receives Grant to Enhance Pharmacology Education and Medication Safety

To better prepare nurses, who comprise the largest segment of the health care workforce and have a significant role in patient outcomes, the Florida Blue Foundation has awarded the School of Nursing and Health Studies a grant to develop and test a simulation-enhanced pharmacology education program. Assistant Professor Mary McKay, above, will serve as principal investigator of the two-year study. | more
Annual Luncheon Showcases Flourishing SEEDS

At the 5th Annual Luncheon for SEEDS (Scientists and Engineers Expanding Diversity and Success), which brought attendees opportunities to network, celebrate, learn, and reflect, Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc recognized the deep impact of the You Choose Leadership awards, which supported more than 50 faculty projects aimed at improving UM’s research climate and policies. | more 
UM Study Shows Chromium Supplements Do Not Lower Fasting Glucose

A new study by a University of Miami researcher that analyzed nearly three decades of data on the effect of chromium supplements on blood sugar concludes that they are not effective at lowering fasting blood sugar in healthy individuals or diabetics. | more
UM Experts Target the Small Bites and Big Threats Posed by Mosquitos

Scholars from across the University of Miami came together on World Health Day for a cross-disciplinary seminar aimed at educating UM students, faculty, and the community about the threats of and prevention for mosquito-borne illnesses, which kill about a million people around the world annually.  | more 
UMIT Security Alert: Beware the Heartbleed Bug

UM Information Technology is in the process of assessing and remediating the University’s vulnerability to the “Heartbleed Bug,” a serious security problem that is affecting websites worldwide by creating situations where hackers can access passwords, credit card numbers, and other personal information. | more
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University faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to send announcements and news releases about University-sponsored events to e-Veritas on or before the Wednesday preceding each Monday’s issue. Please note that submissions should be in paragraph form. Flyers and/or PDF documents cannot be accommodated. | more
UM Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Eight Inducted into UM Sports Hall of Fame
Eight Miami Hurricanes legends were inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame during its 46th induction banquet Thursday at Jungle Island. | more
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Hurricane Club Welcomes 1,000 New Members, and Counting, for 2014
Just three months into the calendar year, the Hurricane Club has surpassed its goal of signing up 1,000 new members for 2014, providing a boost to its Building Champions campaign aimed at restoring Miami’s national championship tradition with the help of donor support. | more
  • UM Places Four on All-ACC Academic Swimming and Diving Team | more
  • Sign Up For Jim Larrañaga Basketball Camps | more
  • 201 Potential Donors Register at Marrow Drive | more
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event
Walking a Mile in Her Shoes: Men Don Red Heels to Fight Violence against Women
It was no easy task, but in the end, about 70 male faculty, staff, and students accomplished what they set out to do: walk a symbolic mile in red heels. Held on the UC Rock, the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was part of an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. | more
Arianna Huffington and Donna E. Shalala
Arianna Huffington, Doyenne of Digital News, Tells Us to Unplug
During a conversation with University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor in chief of one of the world’s most widely read news and blog sites, talked about the need to unplug and recharge in order to be successful. Held in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse, the event was co-sponsored by UM and Books & Books. | more
UM alumna Nicole Chaplin
From Food to Finances, Meditation to Men’s Health, UM’s Week of Well-Being Promotes Holistic Health
Lunchtime servings of sandwiches, soups, and salads were replaced with “butt-kickers,” planks, and sit-ups last Wednesday when fitness enthusiast, master motivator, and UM alumna Nicole Chaplin led a group of about 30 employees in an exercise class on the Foote Green. Chaplin’s workout session was one of the many activities held on UM’s three campuses as part of the annual Week of Well-Being, April 7-11. Other notable events included urban farmer Will Allen speaking on the importance of sustainable food systems, and Kathy Murphy, president of Fidelity Personal Investing, giving advice to an audience of women on financial planning strategies. | more
DragOut 2014
Look What the Rat Dragged In
SpectrUM, the University’s undergraduate LGBTQ social and advocacy group, packed the Rathskeller last Wednesday for its inaugural large-scale drag show, DragOut 2014. It was standing-room-only for students, faculty, and staff who turned out to support the message of awareness of and support for the LGBTQ community and its diversity in advance of the weekend’s Miami Pride celebration. The show’s performers ranged from students to professional drag queens. This UM student channeled Lady Gaga, performing under the drag name "Aurora Borealis."
Attend a Mindful Living Seminar Next Week
Offered on all three campuses next week, this month’s Mindful Living seminar will focus on a loving-kindness practice, which cultivates love, compassion, and empathy. Attend to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. | more
Benefit Summary Plan Descriptions Now Available Online
Now available online, the 2014 UM benefit summary plan descriptions provide information on UM benefit plans, including when faculty and staff may begin participating, how service and benefits are calculated, when benefits vest, when and in what form they are paid, and how to file a claim. Request a printed copy free of charge by contacting a benefits representative at 305-284-3004 or www.miami.edu/benefits/ask.
Sons and Daughters
Registration Opens for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Registration for the May 15 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day opens Monday, April 14, and continues through Friday, April 18, on the Coral Gables and Miller School of Medicine campuses. The event is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to 120 children, ages 8 to 14, on each campus. | more
  • Improve Your Leadership Skills with Help from the Office of Workforce Engagement and Development | more
Gastón Baquero
Banished from Cultural Memory, Cuban Poet and Journalist Gastón Baquero Comes ‘Out of the Shadows’
The University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection is commemorating the 100th birthday of Cuban literary giant Gastón Baquero through June with Out of the Shadows, an exhibition featuring the author’s manuscripts, photographs, private correspondence, and other personal papers that illuminate the 40 years he spent in exile. | more
  • 3D Exhibition on Shroud of Turin Visits Campus April 14 | more
  • Miami Voice Team and Frost School to Mark World Voice Day April 16 | more
  • School of Communication Team Wins District Four National Student Advertising Competition | more
  • UM Student Awarded Prestigious Writing Fellowship at Stanford | more
  • Sylvester Study Provides New Insights on Melanomas | more
  • Council on Contemporary Families Annual Conference to Explore How Technology is Changing How Families Live and Love April 25-26 | more
  • Hurricane Food Court Will Close in Mid-May for the Summer; Alternatives Will Abound | more
  • 41st Pediatric Nephrology Seminar Celebrates Another Successful Year and First Renal Pathology Course | more
  • 2014 Frontiers in Service Conference to Be Held June 26-29 | more
  • Leonard Turkel Nonprofit Network Workshop Series: ‘Supercharge Your Social Media and Email Marketing’ | more
  • Fragile X Medical Issues for the Growing Child Conference April 25 | more
  • Your High School Student Can Earn College Credit This Summer—With Employee Tuition Benefits | more
  • UM Soccer Camps Continue April 21 and Throughout June | more

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