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June 16, 2014 | Monday 
Mahi Mahi
UM Scientists Find Gulf Oil Spill Impairs Young Fish

A study led by scientists at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science showed up to a 37 percent decrease in the overall swimming performance of juvenile mahi-mahi exposed to crude from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, a finding that may apply to other large pelagic fish in the Gulf of Mexico. | more
Moot Court
Miami Law’s Moot Court Ranks No. 9

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board finished the past academic year as the ninth best moot court team in the country, earning an invitation to the prestigious Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship in Houston, Texas, where 16 teams will vy for the moot court national crown. | more
Holtz Children’s Hospital
Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among the Best

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Holtz was recognized for its programs in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, cardiology and heart surgery, urology, pulmonology, and neonatology. | more
Carl E. Orringer, M.D.
Alumnus Brings His Novel Cardiovascular Program to UHealth

For Carl E. Orringer, the move from Cleveland, Ohio, to Miami is a homecoming. A triple ’Cane who earned his B.A. and M.D. at UM, then served his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Orringer is bringing the high-profile cardiovascular disease-prevention program he developed to the Miller School’s Cardiovascular Division. | more
Attend a Focus Group to Make the U an Even Better Place to Work

Faculty and staff have just a few more opportunities to participate in one of the focus group sessions that are designed to help strengthen the University culture and make the institution an even better place to work, so sign up now for a session on your campus. | more
Nurses from Mexico
Two UM Projects Win CASE Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has recognized two UM projects with Circle of Excellence Awards. Alumni Relations’ Impact of U, President Shalala’s tour to engage alumni in the Momentum2 campaign, and University Communications’ Hurricane Club | Building Champions: 2013 Giving Opportunities brochure were honored with bronze awards. | more
Alysha Newman
Pole Vaulter to Represent Canada at Commonwealth Games
UM pole vaulter Alysha Newman was selected to represent Canada, where she was born, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland later this summer. The sophomore currently ranks No. 4 in the NCAA and No. 7 in the IAAF World. | more
women’s track
Volleyball Releases 2014 Schedule
The University of Miami volleyball program will host two tournaments, including the season-opening Hurricane Invitational on August 29-30, and nine ACC home matches during its 2014 regular season. | more
  • Nine Hurricanes Football Players Named to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-ACC Teams | more
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J. Albert C. Uy
Bird Songs and Plumage Help Scientist Unravel the Secrets of Speciation
J. Albert C. Uy, the Aresty Chair in Tropical Ecology, documents how a genetic mutation split two closely related populations of birds on the Solomon Islands into separate species, a “one-in-a-million occurrence” that is helping decipher how new species evolve. | more
Shark Tagging
Upward Bound: Sea Sessions Help At-Risk Teens Develop STEM Skills
More than 60 Miami high school students will spend their summer tagging sharks and conducting other research as part of a federal program at UM that helps potential first-generation college graduates finish high school, prepare for college, and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. | more

Preventing Identity Theft
The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program is offering lunchtime seminars on all three campuses next week on how to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft during the summer. Presenter Sally Sims, vice president of marketing and business development at University Credit Union, will focus on different types of fraud and the measures involved in recovering from this damaging crime.

RSMAS campus: Tuesday, June 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room
Miller School campus: Wednesday, June 25, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155
Coral Gables campus: Thursday, June 26, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, Second Floor Training Room. | more

Free Health Assessments Available at Employee Clinics
Beginning Monday, June 16, the Guardrails Prevention Initiative is offering free and quick health assessments at the Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics that can help you understand your nutritional needs, and metabolic, cardiovascular, and musculoskeletal health. Click here to view a sample report and visit healthycanesclinic.com to see the evaluation schedule and locations. | more
  • Get in Shape for Summer and Earn Up to $300 | more
  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays at the Miller School | more
Fluctuation: Paint as Experience

Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land Premieres at the Cosford
The Miami Jewish Film Festival will premiere Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land at the Cosford Cinema on Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. The Miami Herald’s Steve Rothaus, who has covered LGBT issues in South Florida for two decades, will host the special event and moderate a Q&A session with director Michael Lucas. | more

In Search of Freedom

In Search of Freedom Chronicles Cuban Exodus and Resettlement
The University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections and the Cuban Heritage Collection’s new digital exhibit, In Search of Freedom, chronicles the unprecedented exodus of a half million Cubans from their homeland and the early years of the U.S. resettlement program through photographs and publications. Visit the exhibition online.

  • Summer Renovations Begin at Richter Library | more
  • Sylvester Outpatient Unit Team Wins Prestigious State Award for Efficiency Improvements | more
  • M.D./M.P.H. Student Michael Maguire Wins National Leadership Award | more
  • UROSE Program Offers Free Lifestyle Counseling | more
  • Refer Outstanding Students for Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell Fellowships by August 11 | more
  • Employee Discounts Available for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification | more

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