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May 27, 2014 | Tuesday 
Rodolphe el-Khoury
Rodolphe el-Khoury, Visionary Architect of the ‘Internet of Things,’ Named Architecture Dean

Rodolphe el-Khoury, whose innovative approach to designing and building focuses on ways in which architecture and technology can be combined to enhance people’s lives, has been named dean of the University of Miami’s School of Architecture. El-Khoury, director of urban design at the University of Toronto’s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, will assume his new post on July 1. | more
Pap Corps
Pap Corps Makes Largest Gift Ever, $4.5 Million, to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research has presented its largest annual gift ever, a check for $4.5 million, to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The gift will provide critical seed money that scientists and researchers need to apply for grants from the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and other funding organizations. | more
James M. Tien
College of Engineering Dean James Tien to Step Down in 2015

James M. Tien, who, as dean of the University of Miami’s College of Engineering for the past seven years led successful efforts to double the number of women on the faculty, increase research expenditures, and boost enrollments at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels, has announced he will step down from his post effective August 31, 2015. | more
Brian Dursum
Outgoing Lowe Art Museum Director Brian Dursum Honored for His Years of Dedication and Service

As director of the Lowe Art Museum for nearly 25 years, Brian Dursum made the museum an important part of the academic experience for students and faculty and led efforts to expand its collection and endowment. Now, Dursum is stepping down, and Beaux Arts, the Lowe's volunteer organization, has donated to the museum a valuable work of art in recognition of his contributions and service. | more
M.B.A. Program Ranked Among the Best for Latin Americans

The School of Business Administration’s M.B.A. program has been ranked No. 15 in the United States for Latin Americans by América Economía magazine. The magazine also ranked UM’s business school No. 32 internationally among all business schools. | more
Learning Equals Earning: Your High School GPA Could Affect Your Income

Still think high school English, economics, and other courses were unimportant? Well, think again. A team of researchers led by Michael T. French, professor of health economics in the Department of Sociology, has found that high school grade point average is a strong predictor of future earnings. Their study results, published recently in the Eastern Economic Journal, show that a one-point increase in high school GPA raises annual earnings in adulthood by around 12 percent for men and 14 percent for women. | more
StoryCorps, Warmamas, and UM Seek Veterans and Military Families with Stories to Share

The search is on for South Florida soldiers and their family members with stories to tell. StoryCorps, Warmamas, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami are collaborating on the Military Voices Initiative, a new project that honors veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and their families by recording and preserving their stories. Interviews will be conducted on June 25, 26, and 27 on UM’s Coral Gables campus. Those interested in the opportunity to tell their story should call Patricia Sowers at 786-493-0892 or 305-461-5193, or email pfsowers@bellsouth.net. | more
Coach Al Golden
Miami Named One of 16 Host Sites for NCAA Baseball Tournament
The Miami Hurricanes baseball team is postseason bound. For the 25th time in program history, the 'Canes have been selected to host a regional site for the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. Miami will be making its NCAA-record 42nd consecutive postseason appearance this week when play at the Coral Gables Regional begins Friday, May 30 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. | more
Coach Al Golden
Your Kids Can Train Like a ’Cane—for Free—at Al Golden Football Camp
Children of University of Miami employees can train like a Miami Hurricane for free at the Al Golden Football Camp, which gives youngsters the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the game and hone their skills under the watchful eyes of some of the best coaches in the region. All campers will benefit from the same facilities and training as current Miami Hurricanes football players. | more
  • Twenty Hurricanes Qualify for NCAA Track and Field East Regional | more
  • Zack Collins named ACC Baseball Freshman of the Year | more
  • Junior lefthander Chris Diaz Wins ACC Co-Pitcher of the Year Honors | more
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Latin America Conference
Top Academics and Economists Debate Latin America’s Future Prosperity
Some of the leading experts on Latin America gathered at the Conrad Miami Hotel last Thursday to discuss topics ranging from the economic and political challenges facing the region to its changing global trade landscape. The talks were part of the University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy’s ninth annual Latin America Conference. | more
Health Care Heroes
Miller School’s ‘Health Care Heroes’ Recognized for Outstanding Achievements
A former dean who presided over a period of significant fundraising and tremendous growth at the medical school, a researcher whose work on Schwann cells has given new hope to people with spinal cord injuries, and a physician who has dedicated his life to treating heart disease were among those honored last week at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Awards ceremony. The awards recognize individuals, institutions, and programs that have had an extraordinary impact on the South Florida health care community. | more
Rhonda DuBord
Rhonda DuBord, a Champion for Positive Changes, Ends a Brilliant UM Career
Rhonda DuBord, associate director of the Department of Wellness and Recreation, has been a leader of positive change for students, employees, children, and women. Now, after a distinguished 33-year career at the institution, DuBord is ready to begin the next chapter of her life. | more
Ann Campbell
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Librarian Gets Joy from Finding—and Providing—Resources for Students
For Ann Campbell, library supervisor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, there is pleasure in helping students find information and in supporting the University's momentum. Read her story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U. | more
Workday HR
Workday HR Project Now in High Gear
Workday HR, the second phase of the Enterprise Resource Planning initiative, is transforming what faculty and staff do every day at the University of Miami. In May and June, design sessions for the Workday HR launch are being conducted on both the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses, bringing together collaborative teams of faculty and staff to review how UM data will function in the new Workday HR system. | more
Save on Prescription Drugs and Get Personalized Medical Guidance Through Aetna Health Connections
If you or a family member on the UM/Aetna medical plan take medication for diabetes, asthma, high cholesterol, or hypertension, you can save money and get personalized medical guidance through Aetna Health Connections. This condition management program provides you with an Aetna nurse, who will be your personal health coach and can help you understand your doctor’s treatment plans, help you find healthier lifestyle choices, and keep you on track to improve your well-being. | more

Sizzling Summer On Screen
From evading a drug cartel in Mexico (Heli) to escaping a vengeful ex-con in Texas (Cold in July), summer movies on-screen at the Cosford Cinema will keep you on the edge of your seat. Find out what’s on tap at Cosford.

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  • Frost Alumnus Joshua Henry Earns Second Tony Nomination | more
  • Expect Traffic Delays, Increased Parking Volume During High School Graduation Ceremonies | more
  • U.S. Student Fulbright Program Information Session to Be Held on May 29 | more
  • Celebrity Cruises Ship Joins University Of Miami “Oceanscope” Program | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center Announces Summer Hours, Community Classes | more
  • Fiscal Year-End Closing Process Now Underway | more
  • All Change Order Forms Become Paperless June 1 | more
  • Employee Discount Available for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program | more
  • Hurricane Food Court Closed for the Summer; Alternatives Abound | more

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