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August 11, 2014 | Monday 
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UM Rolling Out Cloud-Based Data Storage and File-Sharing Solutions

University of Miami Information Technology is rolling out three cloud-based data storage and file-sharing solutions over the next few months. The project follows a recent update of the University's SecureCanes Wireless Network.
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Researchers Win $3 Million Grant to Study Prostate Cancer Management

The National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute has awarded Miller School researchers $3 million over five years to explore breakthrough uses of MRI imaging and genetic signatures that could help clinicians decide if and when to treat prostate cancers that are caught very early. | more
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Emergency Notification Network Begins Test

The University will conduct a full-scale test of its Emergency Notification Network August 11-15. As part of the test, ENN messages will be sent to individuals who have registered their personal contact information on myUM. No action is required, but now is a good time to verify your emergency contact information and review what you should do in an emergency. | more
Mary Lindemann
History Department Chair Elected to Head German Studies Association

Mary Lindemann, chair and professor in the Department of History, has been elected vice president of the German Studies Association, and in 2017 will assume the presidency of the association of scholars of German, Austrian, and Swiss history, literature, culture, political science, and economics—the first Florida scholar to attain this leadership role. | more
Rosina Cianelli
Nurse-Scientist Selected for Prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship

Associate Professor Rosina Cianelli, a nurse-scientist with expertise in health disparities, HIV prevention, women’s health, and global health, has been named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, one of 20 nurses from across the nation chosen for the three-year leadership program for nurses who aspire to shape the future of health care. | more
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School Receives Grant to Train More Primary Care Practitioners

With the goal of increasing the number of advanced education nurses trained to practice as primary care providers, the School of Nursing and Health Studies has received a $700,000 federal grant to provide tuition and other support to students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care programs. | more
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Hurricanes vs. Gators Part of ESPN’s Tip Off Marathon
A highly anticipated matchup between the Hurricanes and Florida Gators will be part of ESPN’s 24-hour College Hoops Tip Off Marathon. To be played in Gainesville on November 17, the 7 p.m. game will air live on ESPNU. | more
Alysha Newman
Alysha Newman Vaults into UM History with Bronze Medal in Glasgow
Pole vaulter Alysha Newman, who earned All-ACC and All-American honors last season, has added to her list of achievements, winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, with a vault of 3.80 meters. | more
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Student-Athletes Earn 157 Spots on ACC Honor Roll
Representing varsity sports such as baseball, football, track and field, and tennis, more than 150 Hurricanes student-athletes have made the 58th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll, registering a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2013-14 school year. | more
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Interactive Media’s ‘Zoo Rush’ Wins Good Gaming Award for Raising Sickle Cell Awareness
Student game developers in the School of Communication collaborated with the Miller School of Medicine to create an award-winning game that employs a novice zookeeper and escaped animals to increase awareness about sickle cell disease and reduce the stigma associated with the painful blood disorder. | more
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Not for Students Only: UM Employees Can Play Club Sports, Too
Always fancied yourself fencing? Or ballroom dancing? Both are among the 46 club sports the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center sponsors for students, but are open to faculty and staff who are members of the Herbert and UHealth Fitness and Wellness centers, too. Check out the others. | more
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Yoga Under the Palms: A Perfect Respite from the Rigors of Research
One of the world’s leading oceanographic and atmospheric research hubs, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science also provides a perfect backdrop for Well ’Canes Yoga Wednesdays. View the slideshow.
Helena Solo-Gabriele
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Engineer Enhances Environmental—and University—Resources
As a researcher, role model, and donor, Helena Solo-Gabriele, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, gives back to her alma mater with an eye on the future. Read her story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U.
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Apply for Leadership Miami by August 27
The University is looking for enthusiastic individuals interested in making Miami a better place to live and to work through their participation in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami program. For more information or to download an application click here or call 305-284-5478. The application deadline is August 27. | more
Scam Alert: That Robocall Isn’t the IRS
The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning about fake IRS calls that are tricking consumers into paying money they supposedly owe via prepaid cards or wire transfers. Don’t be fooled. If the IRS has a legitimate tax issue with you, it will contact you by mail. | more
Whatever You Care About, There’s a Group for It
Joining the ranks of employers such as Google, Starbucks, and Disney, the University is launching employee resource groups—member-led groups of people with common interests. UM’s ERGs will include groups for people with disabilities, LGBTQs, Asians, veterans, and millenials. To learn more, register for a ULearn webinar (keyword ERG), attend a live information session, or contact Sophia Galvin, director of inclusion programs. | more
Festival Miami

Single Tickets Now on Sale for Festival Miami
Festival Miami 2014 is offering single tickets to its spectacular lineup of concerts, which opens October 10 with the Frost Symphony Orchestra performing masterpieces by American composers in Made in America! and concludes November 8 with blues guitarist and vocalist Keb’ Mo’. See the schedule.

  • UM Gallery in Wynwood Hosts PAMM Employee Exhibition | more
  • Help Students in Their Search for On-Campus Jobs | more
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Classes on Three UM Campuses | more
  • Graduate Students and Postdocs Invited to Present Their Work at Places and Spaces Lectures | more
  • Register Now for 10% Happier: The Skeptical Case for Meditation with Dan Harris | more
  • Export Compliance Basics Training Available on All Three Campuses | more
  • Order a Pizza and Help Team UM Sylvester’s DCC Riders | more
  • Sign Up for UPS 5K Run to Benefit the United Way of Miami-Dade | more

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