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June 30, 2014 | Monday 
Construction Diagram
Dickinson Drive Construction Begins for UHealth at Coral Gables

Road construction is set to begin this week for UHealth at Coral Gables, the ambulatory care center that will bring UHealth’s leading physicians and specialty services to the Gables campus, specifically at the corner of Ponce de Leon Boulevard and a repositioned Dickinson Drive. | more
Maxim Kontsevich
UM’s $6 Million Mathematician: Scholar Nabs Second Breakthrough

Maxim Kontsevich, distinguished professor in the Department of Mathematics, is among the five recipients of the inaugural Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics awarded last week —a year after he took home the Breakthrough Prize in Applied Physics. | more
Daniel Berg
Engineer Honored for Problem-Solving Genius

Daniel Berg, distinguished research professor of engineering, received the prestigious Siwei Cheng Award in Information Technology and Quantitative Management at the second annual meeting of the International Academy of Informational Technology and Quantitative Management in Moscow this month. | more
Daniel Berg
SpectrUM President Wins Point Scholarship

Communications major Jacob Rudolph, the president of SpectrUM who is active in Student Government and Multicultural Student Affairs, is one of 23 students in the U.S. to receive a scholarship from the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students. | more
Adrienne Arsht
Eight Teams Receive Arsht Research Grants

The recipients of the 2014-15 Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants, which are made possible by the generosity of UM trustee and philanthropist Adrienne Arsht, will explore a range of contemporary moral issues, from human trafficking to genome sequencing of newborns. | more
Tennis Places Five on ACC All-Academic Teams
Women’s and men’s tennis teams may face different competitors, but they can bask in the glory of a common achievement. Three student-athletes from the women’s squad—Lina Lileikite, Stephanie Wagner, and Monique Albuquerque—and two from the men’s team—Omar Aly and Gabriel Flores—are on the ACC All-Academic Teams for their sport.
Shakima Wimbley
Wimbley Sweeps ACC Freshman of the Year Award
Shakima Wimbley was voted the ACC Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year, giving the sprinter a sweep of the conference’s 2014 individual honors in her sport. Wimbley already won the ACC Freshman of the Year award for indoor track. | more
  • Rower Breanna Hayton Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year | more
  • UM, Baseball Coach Jim Morris Agree to Three-Year Extension | more
Early Deadline for the Next e-Veritas
Due to the holiday on Friday, July 4, the deadline for the July 7 issue of e-Veritas is Tuesday, July 1.
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Rollacoaster under water
President Shalala Weighs in on ‘The Risky Business’ of Climate Change
Joining forces with fellow former political leaders, UM President Donna E. Shalala was in New York last week to unveil The Risky Business Project, a non-partisan initiative that presents the risks climate change poses to the U.S. economy and a framework for businesses to mitigate them. Read the report and view the video. | more
William Burns beside his plane on an aircraft carrier deck.
Former Fighter Pilot Receives UM’s First Tillman Scholarship to Pursue Medicine
William Burns, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot and fourth-year medical student, is the University’s first Tillman Military Scholar, named for the NFL star who was killed in Afghanistan after ending his successful football career to enlist in the U.S. Army in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. | more

Becoming Financially Fit
Attend this Faculty and Staff Assistance Program lunchtime seminar next week to enhance your financial well-being. A presenter from Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. will discuss proven strategies for improving your financial future, as well as the importance of setting realistic financial goals and making sound financial decisions.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, July 8, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, Second-Floor Training Room

Miller Medical School campus: Wednesday, July 9, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, July 10, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room | more

Are You Missing Out on Free Money?
If you’re eligible for the Retirement Savings Plan but aren’t making contributions, you are missing out on free money from the University that will help you save for retirement. To learn how to increase your retirement benefit, attend a “Save a Little Today, Play a Lot Tomorrow” workshop offered throughout July. Click here to reserve your seat. | more
Register Now for Wellness and Recreation’s CPR and AED Certification Course
Registration is now open for the Department of Wellness and Recreation’s Heartsaver CPR and AED certification course, which will be held on Tuesday, July 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. | more
New Season at the Ring Theatre

Minimal Art Not Safe for Work Opens in Wynwood
Master of Fine Arts graduate Colin Sherrell’s solo exhibition, Minimal Art Not Safe for Work, will open at the University of Miami Art Gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, on Saturday, July 12, with a reception from 2 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will run through July 26. | more

New Season at the Ring Theatre

The Ring Theatre Unveils Its 2014-15 Season
Tickets are now on sale for the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre’s new season, which will feature an Afro-Cuban infused co-production with Tectonic Theater Project; a co-production with the Adrienne Arsht Center; a quirky Broadway hit; a sharp comedic play; and an American classic. | more

  • Pioneering Physical Therapist Honored for Advancing Her Field | more
  • Two Nurse Leaders Tapped as American Academy of Nursing Fellows | more
  • Richard K. Parrish II Receives Florida Society of Ophthalmology's Leadership Award | more
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Researchers Receive $2.82 Million to Study Blinding Disease | more
  • Public Health Advocate Receives $2 Million NIH Grant to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities | more
  • 2014-15 Parking Permit Application Process Begins June 30 for Gables Campus | more

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