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August 4, 2014 | Monday 
Cultural History
Scientists Paint a Big Picture of Cultural History

A team of network and complexity scientists, including UM physicist Chaoming Song, reconstructed the migration patterns of more than 150,000 notable people who lived over a span of 2,000 years to create a big picture of European and North American cultural history. Published last week in Science, their study and amazing infographics are also the subject of a video produced by Nature. | more
UHealth Pediatric Specialists
New Center Brings UHealth’s Pediatric Specialists to South Dade

A new outpatient facility in Deering Plaza is providing South Dade families with direct, convenient access to UHealth pediatric specialists in cardiology, nephrology, pulmonology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology. Adjacent to Jackson South Community Hospital, UHealth Pediatric Specialists South serves patients from newborns to age 21, and plans to expand its services. | more
Global Warming
Water Vapor Confirmed as Global Warming Amplifier

A new UM study confirms rising levels of water vapor in the upper troposphere—a key amplifier of global warming—are a direct result of human activities and will intensify climate change impacts over the next decades. | more
RoboCanes Place Second at World RoboCup

The RoboCanes, a team of autonomous, soccer-playing robots programmed by computer science students to learn from experience, make real-time decisions, and communicate as a group, took second place at the 2014 RoboCup, the world’s largest artificial intelligence and robotics event, which was held in Brazil after the FIFA World Cup. | more
Don Stacks
Don Stacks Honored for Outstanding Public Service

Don Stacks, a professor of strategic communication who has long applied research to help professional communicators solve problems, is this year’s recipient of the Dorothy Bowles Award for Outstanding Public Service, bestowed by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication to recognize a member who has built bridges between academics and professionals in mass communications. | more
Autism Studies
Communicating Without a Smile Could Signal Babies at Risk for Autism

In a study that could help identify children who could benefit from early interventions, UM researchers found that early joint attention—such as making eye contact without smiling to communicate interest in a toy—could predict later autism symptoms. | more
Dean Touts the U’s Diversity at Forbes Real Estate Forum

As one of the thought leaders at the TED-style Forbes LATAM South Florida Real Estate Forum, Dean Eugene Anderson noted that international students make up 25 percent of the School of Business’s undergraduate enrollment—“an incredible figure for a U.S. school" and the “only U.S. research university that comes anywhere close to that." | more
Father and Son in UM Gear
Get Ready for Gridiron Action at BankUnited ’CanesFest August 23
Autograph sessions with football players and coaches, a 40-yard dash competition, and the chance to participate in the game-day tradition of “running through the smoke” are among the activities planned for the annual BankUnited ’CanesFest on Saturday, August 23. Kicking off the 2014 season, the free event moves to a new location—the Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence and the upgraded Greentree Practice Fields on the Coral Gables campus. | more
Hurricane Club Marks a Milestone; Surpasses 7,000 Active Members
The Hurricane Club, the fundraising arm for University of Miami Athletics, has now eclipsed more than 7,000 active members, bringing the organization within reach of its year-end goal of 7,500 members. | more
  • Johnson, Perryman Ranked Among Nation’s Best | more
  • 2014 Cross Country Schedule Announced | more
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Time Spiral
Places & Spaces to Change How People See the World—and UM
Who really matters in the world? Where do U.S. patent-holders live? Where and how intense have hurricanes been since 1851? Answers to such complex questions are beautifully visualized in Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, a traveling exhibition that opens at UM September 4, bringing world-renowned visualization designers and researchers to campus to discuss the big picture big data captures. | more
Golden Glades Baby House
Architecture Students’ New Golden Glades Baby House Would ‘Answer Prayers’ for Residents
Designed by students at the School of Architecture, a two-story home for children and adults with severe cerebral palsy and other disorders such as Down syndrome and spina bifida would be a significant upgrade over their current facility, which has become too small and confined to suit their needs. | more
Students on boat
Students Study the Science and Law of Water Policy in Vietnam and China
Three Miami Law students joined students from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science for a month-long summer course in Vietnam and China, where they explored “Water Resources: Science, Law, and Policy” and “the wonders that these two great countries have to offer.” | more
Ivonne de la Paz
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Graphic Designer Shares Her Talents—and Gifts
Grateful for her inspiring job and her degree, the School of Architecture’s Ivonne de la Paz is committed to helping others fulfill their educational dreams. Read her story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Healthy Clinic
Empower Your Managers with the Essentials of Leadership
Beginning in September, managers who are recommended by their supervisors will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills at no cost with the Essentials of Leadership program. To learn more, register for an online information session or contact Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090. | more
To Smoke or Not to Smoke? That Is the Question
This free lunchtime seminar, offered on all three campuses next week by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program in partnership with UM AHEC Quit Smoking Now, provides smokers with valuable resources, tools, and tips for coping with the challenges of quitting. Attendees also will learn about the harmful effects of vaping, or using e-cigarettes. Register through ULearn. | more
Mindful Living
This month’s Mindful Living seminar will focus on the cultivation of presence and how it allows for a widening of our circle of compassion. Register at ULearn to attend one of these sessions.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, August 5, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, Second Floor Training Room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, August 6, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, Room 155

RSMAS campus: Thursday, August 7, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room | more
Herbert Wellness Center Offers Massage Discounts for UM Employees
Massages not only reduce stress, but can improve body posture and blood circulation, and even lower blood pressure. To provide UM faculty and staff with a positive and high-quality work environment, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center extends a special discount on table massages to all full- and part-time UM employees, regardless of membership status. | more
Faculty Art Exhibit

UM Gallery in Wynwood Hosts PAMM Employee Exhibition
Not surprisingly, the new Perez Art Museum Miami has many talented artists on its staff, including UM graduate Colin Sherrell, who will be among the museum employees exhibiting their work at the fourth PAMM Staff Art Exhibition at the University of Miami Gallery in the Wynwood Building, 2750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, August 5-30. The opening celebration is August 9 from 7 to 11 p.m. | more

  • Hurry to Sign Up for Free for UPS 5K Run Benefitting the United Way | more
  • New Research Suggests Saharan Dust Helped Form Bahamas’ Great Bank | more
  • Research Ethics Consultations: Expanded Intercampus Service | more
  • Access Journal Content on Your Mobile Device | more
  • Apply Today for Leadership Miami | more
  • Registration for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2014 Now Open | more
  • Great Sports Legends Dinner to Raise Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research | more
  • Miller School Names New AVP and Executive Director of Marketing and Communications | more
  • UM Employees Can Buy Discounted Festival Miami Tickets Through September 19 | more
  • Staples Becomes UM's Office Supply Vendor on August 4 | more
  • Register for Free for Sylvester's Miami Epigenetics and Cancer Symposium | more

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