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August 18, 2014 | Monday 
John Haller
University Names New VP of Enrollment Management

John Haller, a professional with more than 18 years of experience in the admissions field, has been appointed the new vice president of enrollment management. Currently the associate provost of enrollment management at Saint Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania, he will begin his new role September 9. | more
Dining Services Unveils New Options, Venues, and Employee Dining Plans

Faculty and staff are in for a culinary treat as students return and the University begins another academic year. Dining Services has spent the summer implementing more of its Dining Master Plan by adding new and healthy food choices and appealing venues to its offerings—and new dining plans for faculty and staff. Included in the new mix: Pollo Tropical, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and kosher offerings. | more
CGI U 2015
Clinton Global Initiative University Returns to UM in March 2015

The eighth Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), which President Bill Clinton launched to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world, will return to UM for the second time March 6-8, bringing together more than 1,000 students dedicated to making a difference in CGI U's five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The final application deadline is December 1, and students may apply now. | more
Nick Shay
Nick Shay Named Editor in Chief of International Research Journal

Lynn K. “Nick” Shay, a professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography who oversees the Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory, has been appointed editor in chief of Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, the international journal for research related to the dynamical and physical processes governing atmospheres, oceans and climate. | more
Donette Francis and David Ikard
New Directors for American and Africana Studies Share Their Visions

As the new director of the Program in American Studies, Donette Francis plans to examine culture to answer the question, “What is America?” while her Department of English colleague, David Ikard, the new director of the Africana Studies Program, aims to encourage students across racial lines to become more politically and intellectually self-aware. | more
Lauryn Williams shows Olympic medal
Sports Legends Dinner to Raise Research Funds to Cure Paralysis

Olympic champion and UM alumna Lauryn Williams, who became only the fifth person in history to medal at both the Summer and Winter Games when she captured silver in Sochi last February, is among the athletic all-stars who will be honored September 29 at the annual Great Sports Legends Dinner in New York to benefit The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. | more
Father and Son Cane Fans
Get Ready for Gridiron Action at BankUnited ’CanesFest August 23
The Hurricanes open their 2014 college football season on the road against the Louisville Cardinals in a nationally televised matchup Labor Day night, but before they depart, fans can meet them up close and personal on Saturday, August 23 at the BankUnited ’CanesFest at the Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence and the upgraded Greentree Practice Fields on the Coral Gables campus. The free event will feature autograph sessions and a chance to participate in the game-day tradition of “running through the smoke.” | more
Mens basketball player
Men’s Hoops Hosts Illinois in ACC/Big Ten Challenge
As part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Miami will host Illinois on December 2 at the BankUnited Center and on ESPN2 or ESPNU, a rematch of the 2013 NCAA Tournament third round game in which the ’Canes defeated the Fighting Illini 63-59 to advance to the Sweet 16. | more
  • Soccer Opens on the Road Against the Gators Friday | more
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Medical Wellness
UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center Transforms Lives Day and Night
Open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on most nights, the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center attracts its own distinctive group of very fit – and dedicated – regulars, including 55-year-old Anne “Wonder Woman” Auguste, a senior central cancer registry specialist who usually works out twice a day. | more
Mens Basketball Team
Holy Toledo! The Sights and Sounds of Spain Dazzle UM’s Hoops Team
The men's basketball team began a 10-day educational and competitive tour in Spain last week, and players are sharing their impressions and pictures on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at CanesHoops. | more
Drone Eye View of Earth
Picture-Taking Drones Draw New Maps of Geologic History
Graduate student Kelly Jackson teamed up with Camera Wings Aerial Photography to deploy drones that captured high-resolution photos of remote islands in the Bahamas to shed light on how they formed. “Drones are changing the way geologists map,” says Jackson, a Ph.D. student at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. | more
CPR Day Miami
Learn How to Save a Life at CPR Day Miami September 6
With 70 percent of Americans lacking the knowledge to perform CPR, the University of Miami, Jackson Health System, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools, in collaboration with the American Red Cross and the American Heart Association, will host “CPR Day Miami,” a free, countywide training event for participants 11 and older, on Saturday, September 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at seven locations, including the University of Miami
 Fieldhouse at the BankUnited Center. | more
Well ’Canes End of Summer Steps Challenge Begins August 25
Earn 100 points toward your Well ’Canes incentives goal by participating in the Well ’Canes End of Summer Steps Challenge from August 25 to September 8. Participants are asked to keep a daily step log with a goal of 5,000 steps a day and read literature to expand their health and wellness knowledge. The registration deadline is Monday, August 25. | more
Explore Wonders of the Sea for Half Price at the Miami Seaquarium
From August 23 through October 19, faculty and staff, and their families or friends, can enjoy all the excitement of the Miami Seaquarium for half the price. UM employees, and up to five guests, will receive a 50 percent discount off the regular admission price if they present a valid ’Cane Card (UM ID) when purchasing tickets. For more information, click here, or contact HR-Benefits at 305-284-3004. | more
Renew Your Driver’s License on Campus
Save time and renew or obtain your new Florida driver’s license on campus August 25-27 when the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles’ Mini-FLOW (Florida Licensing on Wheels) sets up shop in the Whitten University Center. No appointment is necessary. | more
Mother oil on canvas

New Master of Fine Arts Students Show Their Work at CAS Gallery
The Department of Art and Art History will present the work of incoming Master of Fine Arts students Robert Fitzgerald (sculpture), Beatriz Rodriguez (printmaking), and Amber Tutwiler, whose oil on canvas, Mother, is displayed above, at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery from Tuesday, August 19 to Friday, September 12, with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 5.

Spaces & Places

Spaces & Places Aims to Change How We View the World
Hosted by the Center for Computational Science, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Communication, Spaces & Places debuts on the UM campus September 4 with 100 beautiful visualizations that make big data and big concepts easier to grasp and appreciate. | more

  • UM Employees Can Buy Discounted Festival Miami Tickets Through September 19 | more
  • Miller Road Entrance at San Amaro Drive Traffic Circle Reopens | more
  • Roman Professor Inaugurates School of Architecture’s Monday Lecture Series August 25 | more
  • Sign Up Now for UPS 5K Race to Benefit the United Way | more
  • Kapila Family Foundation Establishes Award for Outstanding Bankruptcy Moot Competitor | more
  • Find the Perfect Bike at Annual UBike Bike Sale August 20-21 | more
  • Frost School of Music Preparatory Program Now Accepting Applications | more
  • Apply Now for Miami CFAR Pilot Awards on Vaccines and Immunology | more
  • Join the UM Neurology Team for the National Parkinson Foundation’s Moving Day Miami | more
  • Applications for 2015 Provost’s Research Awards Now Being Accepted | more
  • Responsible Conduct of Research Classes on Three UM Campuses | more
  • Miami Surge Professional Fitness Team Takes on New York Rhinos at BankUnited Center August 30 | more
  • Venezuelan Comedian Emilio Lovera Returns to BankUnited Center August 30 for ‘La Piñata’ | more

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