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July 14, 2014 | Monday 
Scott Levin
Scott Levin Appointed Executive Director of Herbert, UHealth Wellness Centers

Scott Levin, a leader in campus recreation and wellness with 30 years experience, has been appointed executive director of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center and the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center. He starts full time on August 22. | more
Workday HR Will Make Scheduling Time Off a Breeze

As Workday HR gears up for its 2015 launch, Leonidas Bachas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Tony Etzel, vice chair of Otolaryngology and Executive Medicine, are giving employees a sneak peak at how easy it will be to schedule time off under the new system. Watch their video.
Say No
Take Action Against Sexual Harassment and Violence

Sexual harassment and violence have become issues of great concern in recent years, especially in the academic and professional environments. In response to new federal legislation, the University has launched an awareness program to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. The program includes a brief online training course available through ULearn (keyword VAWA) that is designed to help faculty and staff understand how to recognize, avoid, and report abusive behavior. View this flyer to learn more. | more
Meditation picture
Breast Cancer Foundation Funds UM Study on Managing Stress

UM researchers have received a grant from the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation to explore the cellular and molecular changes that might explain why women who undergo brief cognitive behavior or relaxation training during treatment for breast cancer experience less stress than women who don’t. | more
Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Gary Beecham, Ph.D., and Eden Martin, Ph.D.
Researchers Receive
$12.6 Million Grant to Study Genetics of Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics are part of a five-university collaboration that will receive $12.6 million over four years from the National Institute on Aging to identify rare genetic variants that may protect against or contribute to Alzheimer’s disease risk. | more
Moot Court Team
Moot Court Team Wins State Championship

The Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court team of Leah Aaronson and Daniel Ferrante won the 2014 Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition held in Orlando last month, claiming the state championship in their final round against Stetson School of Law. Florida Supreme Court justices scored the final round and selected Aaronson as the best oralist. | more
Diver examining reef
Research Gleans Vital Insights About Deeper-Water Reefs

A new UM study on the biological erosion of tropical mesophotic reefs, which thrive between 30 and 150 meters deep, could help researchers predict how the reefs will grow and where preservation efforts might be most effective. | more
Stacy Coley and Duke Johnson
Stacy Coley and Duke Johnson Named to Maxwell Watch List
Two of Hurricanes football’s most explosive offensive players—running back Duke Johnson, who rushed for 920 yards and six touchdowns last season, and wide receiver Stacy Coley, who led Miami with 1,461 all-purpose yards as a freshman—are contenders for the 2014 Maxwell Award, given annually to the College Player of the Year. The two are among several UM football players recently named to distinguished watch lists.
Daniela Darquea
Darquea Named WGCA All-American Scholar
Freshman golfer Daniela Darquea has been named to the 2013-14 All-American Scholar Team by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association, joining a prestigious list of Division I, II, and III women golfers who met stringent academic requirements, including a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. | more
  • Wimbley Places Third in Women’s 400m Final at USATF Junior Championships | more
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Charles Castleman
A Musical Watershed: Violinist Charles Castleman Joins the Frost Faculty
Prize-winning concert artist, celebrated master teacher, and renowned string quartet coach Charles Castleman is joining the faculty as professor of violin, an appointment Dean Shelton G. Berg lauds as “a watershed moment for the Frost School of Music.” | more
Generation Hope participants
Student Inspires a New Generation of Hope in Haiti
More than 35 teens and young adults in St. Marc, Haiti, have completed the first Generation Hope Haiti Summer Camp, a three-day workshop organized by senior Guerdiana Thelomar, UM’s 2014 Newman Civic Scholar who founded Generation Hope to inspire civic engagement in Haiti. Taking the workshop’s lessons to heart, the campers devised a business plan to teach others how to make a variety of natural household products.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen shakes a students hand
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen Encourages Ninth Graders to Find Their Passion
Addressing ninth-graders who are attending Breakthrough Miami’s college-bound enrichment program on the UM campus, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen told the youngsters to “never stop learning.” | more
Healthy Clinic

University Releases Details of 2015 Medical Plans
With health care ranked a “highly-valued” benefit, according to the ’Canes Total Rewards assessment, the University has released highlights of the 2015 health care plan to enable you to make informed decisions about your coverage when Benefits Open Enrollment returns October 13-31. | more

Mindful Living
This month’s Mindful Living seminar will focus on mindful movement, the practice of using gentle stretching and movement exercises to reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. It will be facilitated by Carol Kaminsky, a board-certified dance-movement therapist and faculty member in the UM dance program, who has taught mindful movement and meditation for stress reduction for more than 20 years. Register for one of these sessions at ULearn.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, July 22, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, Second Floor Training Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, July 23, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, July 24, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room

Herbert Wellness Center Offers Members Free Exercise Classes
Did you know that you are more likely to stick with an exercise program if you work out with a friend? Exercising in a group boosts your mood, energy level, and overall health. Check out the schedule for the variety of free classes the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center offers members. | more

  • Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays at the Miller School | more
  • Read the Summer 2014 Edition of Inside UM
New Season at the Ring Theatre

“Honoring the Cuban Engineer” Opens at the Richter Library
This summer is all about innovation at the Cuban Heritage Collection, where “Honoring the Cuban Engineer” is now on view. Running through December, the exhibition in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion on the second floor of the Otto G. Richter Library showcases the work of Cuban engineers who broke new ground in Cuba and the United States. | more

New Season at the Ring Theatre

Frost School of Music Unveils Festival Miami’s 2014 Season
The Frost School of Music’s acclaimed Festival Miami opens October 10 with Made in America, featuring the Frost Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Sleeper conducting masterpieces by American composers Barber, Bernstein, Creston, Ives, and Ruggles. The festival runs through November 8 with a stellar line-up of acclaimed performing artists in a diverse blend of styles and cultural backgrounds. For tickets and the full 2014 schedule, visit www.festivalmiami.com, or call 305-284-4940. | more

  • ROSE Program and Whole Foods Offer Free Nutrition and Cooking Class on July 17 | more
  • Join UHealth’s July 24 Launch Party for the 2014 Miami Heart Walk | more
  • Study Reveals Health Hazards of Building Farther West in Miami-Dade County | more
  • Miller School Student Researcher Racks Up a Dozen Accolades | more
  • Middle and High School Students Train at Hurricane Debate Institute | more
  • Ready for a Healthy Lifestyle? Join the Psychological Services Center’s Healthy Lifestyle Group | more
  • Applications for 2015 Provost’s Research Awards Now Being Accepted | more
  • ‘Gear’ Up to Fight Cancer with the Dolphins Cycling Challenge February 7-8 | more

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