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April 21, 2014 | Monday 
Stellar Lineup of Luminaries, Honorary Degree Recipients to Address May Graduates

From a child prodigy who started making music before he even learned to read, to an oceanographer who once lived beneath the sea in a small enclosure for two weeks, to a physician known for his contributions to public health, health care, and decision-making, the University of Miami welcomes an extraordinary lineup of speakers and honorary degree recipients during May Commencement ceremonies May 8-10 at the BankUnited Center. | more
  • Volunteer Sign-Up for May Commencement | more
Thomas Boswell
‘Public Intellectual’ Tom Boswell Receives Distinguished Career Award from Ethnic Geography Study Group

For his unmatched contributions to ethnic geography and a brilliant career spanning nearly 40 years, Thomas Boswell, senior professor of geography, received the Ethnic Geography Specialty Group’s Distinguished Career Award at the conference of the Association of American Geographers. | more
General John F. Kelly
Southcom Commander Talks Security Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean at CHP Symposium

Latin America’s role in the illicit drug trade and the U.S. Southern Command’s efforts to combat it dominated General John F. Kelly’s remarks during a University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy symposium on “Challenges and Opportunities: Security in Latin America and the Caribbean,” held last Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. | more
Cane Records
’Cane Records Receives Second Album Nomination for Independent Music Award

’Cane Record’s Breaking the Surface, Vol. 3 has been nominated in the compilation category for this year’s Independent Music Awards, the second year in a row the student-run organization has been given the nod. Winners will be determined in July by fan vote and a panel of influential artists and industry judges. | more 
WeRobot Conference Explores Legal and Policy Issues of a Robot-Filled World

With robots becoming more autonomous and turning up everywhere—in hospitals, in schools, in the air, watching you, reading your email, and even trading stocks—more than 120 people gathered at the Newman Alumni Center to discuss the legal and policy issues related to robotics. | more
Help Reduce Stress by Volunteering for The Huffington Post’s OASIS April 29

The Huffington Post is partnering with the University to bring its stress-reducing OASIS to the Foote Green from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29. Volunteers are needed to assist with the activities, which will include animal petting, stress-reduction arts and crafts, iPad-based breathing exercises and guided imagery, yoga classes, meditation sessions, chair massages, and more. Contact Ashley Falcon to volunteer.
Earth Week
Earth Week Events to Help Raise Environmental Awareness

Encompassing everything from a biodegradable water balloon toss and ReUse Store to an opportunity to create up-cycled grocery bags with unwanted T-shirts, Earth Week kicks off today and runs through Friday with numerous events to protect the environment and promote sustainable initiatives, including the annual Hug the Lake at noon on Tuesday, April 22. | more
Compliance Corner: What You Should Know About Student-Athletes and Agents
NCAA rules outlining what kind of relationship a student-athlete may have with an agent can generally be summed up with one word: none. Read some frequently asked questions and answers to gain a basic understanding of the NCAA rules governing student-athletes and agents. | more
ACC Scholars
Four Student-Athletes Honored with ACC Postgraduate Scholarships
Miami Hurricanes Raphael Akpejiori (men’s basketball), Lindsi Arrington (women’s track/cross country), Bassim El-Sabawi (men’s track), and AJ Salcines (baseball) were among 50 student-athletes honored last Wednesday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Postgraduate Scholarship Luncheon presented by ESPN. | more
  • Miami Diver Sam Dorman Earns Spot on Team USA Roster | more
  • Golfer Carina Cuculiza Shines On and Off the Course | 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.
Ken Xie
Fortinet Laboratory Ready to Advance Cybersecurity Research and Education
Ushering in a new era of research at the University, the College of Engineering dedicated the Fortinet CyberSecurity Laboratory at an April 11 luncheon honoring Fortinet founder Ken Xie, whose generous gift to Momentum2 made the lab possible. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Xie pioneered an all-inclusive, system-wide security appliance that goes beyond what traditional firewalls and other security measures can do. | more
Voice Day
Singers Celebrate the Human Voice and the Experts Who Take Care of It
Lilting and lush, powerful and exuberant, their dulcet tones wafted over the University's lakeside patio, compelling even harried passersby to pause and listen to the finest musical instrument ever made: the human voice. But the theatre arts students who, along with students from the Frost School of Music, performed on World Voice Day were showing off more than their considerable talents. They were joining forces with the Miller School of Medicine’s Miami Voice team to draw attention to the importance of taking care of one’s voice, an elemental human function most people take for granted. | more
Renewed: The Hurricanes New Uniforms Evoke Speed, Style, and Swagger
The Hurricanes just unveiled four new uniforms, which anchored by familiar orange and green colors and the iconic split-U logo, are steeped in tradition, but also sport modern accents that harness the team’s early cutting-edge style both on and off the field. | more
Nancy L. Ryan
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Grateful Alumna and Mom Gives Thanks by Helping Students and Building a Better U
During her 35 years working in student affairs, Nancy L. Ryan has had a son, earned her bachelor’s degree, and guided countless students to bright futures, all joys she pays forward by giving to the University. Read her story and then click here and tell us why you support the U.
Corporate Run/Walk Packet Pick-Up and Race Day Information
Corporate Run/Walk packet pick-up starts today, April 21, and will continue until the race day, April 24. | more
The Internet of Things and Privacy
Linked to a growing number of smart devices that can save time and energy and improve safety and health, the Internet is evolving into an “always on” tool of surveillance, whose benefits come with significant privacy and security risks. To learn more about what consumers can do to protect themselves, read the Office of HIPAA Privacy & Security’s awareness tips.
  • Photos and Videos from UM’s 2014 Week of Well-Being Can Now Be Viewed Online | more
  • Coral Gables Registration Open through April 25 for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day | more
  • Next Weight Watchers at Work Session Starts May 1 | more
  • Travel Management’s Spotlight Shines on The Mondrian | more
Origins and Influence
Library’s Origins and Influence Exhibition Honors Asian-Pacific American Heritage
From Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake to the nationwide sriracha sauce craze, an exhibition on display at the Otto G. Richter Library through May explores America’s Asian influences and the cultural traditions that precede them. Featuring books, photographs, films, and original publications, Origins and Influence commemorates May’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. | more
Adam Berger
Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts Students to Showcase Their Work
The CAS Gallery will present the work of four graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students—Adam Berger, Doha Nahas, Hormazd Nowrojee, (all graphic design) and Jeremy Papp (painting)—from April 29 through May 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at the Wesley Foundation, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables. For more information, contact Milly Cardoso at 305-284-3161 or m.cardoso1@miami.edu.
  • Two New Miller School Studies Show How Stem Cell Injections Improve Heart Structure | more
  • Researchers Begin to Unlock Mystery of Non-Healing Leg Wounds | more
  • Faculty Senate Meets April 23 | more
  • U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia to Host Abess Center Panel on Sea Level Rise April 24 | more
  • University of Miami Is Global Partner of Inaugural eMerge Americas May 1-7; Registration Discounts Available | more
  • UM Discounts Available for ‘Gala of the Royal Horses’ and Mother’s Day Concert at the BankUnited Center | more
  • Take What You Want, Leave What You Want at the ReUse Store on Wednesday | more
  • Council on Contemporary Families Annual Conference to Explore How Technology Is Changing How Families Live and Love April 25-26 | more
  • Win a Vespa by Supporting 12th Annual UM-NSU CARD Tropical Nights Gala on May 10 | more
  • Hurricane Food Court Will Close in Mid-May for the Summer; Alternatives Will Abound | more
  • 2014 Frontiers in Service Conference to Be Held June 26-29 | 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 Throughout June | more

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