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September 8, 2014 | Monday 
Sarah Klein and her team
Business Pitch Snags Gold at MIT's Entrepreneur Bootcamp

As Miami Law’s student development director, Sarah Klein encourages future lawyers to adopt an entrepreneurial approach to their work, and last month she showed them how, leading her team at MIT’s inaugural Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp to the winner’s circle with her pitch for turning fashion blogs into retail outlets. Only 47 people from 22 countries made the camp cut. | more
Overuse of Cigarette Substitutes Could Pose Risk to Bones

A review by UM researchers of the recent literature on nicotine replacement therapies suggests that small dosages of nicotine found in cigarette substitutes could be harmful to the human musculoskeletal system, due to overuse. The study was published in the Global Journal of Medical Research. | more
BioNIUM team
BioNIUM Awards Fund Projects Across Disciplines

To foster collaboration across disciplines and find solutions to problems in a variety of arenas, the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Miami (BioNIUM) and UM’s College of Engineering, in conjunction with FIU’s College of Engineering and Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, have awarded a total of seven new research grants. | more
Art Torno and Jose Acosta
New Executive MBA for the Americas Draws Accomplished Students and Lecturers

Hailing from such workplaces as Chase Bank in Texas and Copa Airlines in Panama, 23 executives from the U.S. and Latin America inaugurated the new Miami Executive MBA for the Americas program by hearing practical advice from UPS and American Airlines execs who do business south of the border. | more
Brian Dursum
UM Celebrates Brian Dursum’s 40 Years at the Lowe Art Museum

The University celebrated Brian Dursum, director emeritus of the Lowe Art Museum, for his four decades at the Lowe, which under his tenure doubled in physical size, expanded to more than 19,000 works, and grew its endowment exponentially. Dursum says he’s leaving the Lowe in good hands—Jill Deupi’s. | more
Berenice Mottin-Berger and Nejla Calvo
Moot Court Team Wins Workers’ Compensation Competition

After ending last year ranked ninth best moot court team in the country, Miami Law’s Charles C. Papy, Jr. Moot Court Board continued its winning ways, placing first in the 27th Annual Earle Zehmer Workers’ Compensation Moot Court Competition. The team of third-year students Berenice Mottin-Berger and Nejla Calvo also was awarded best brief. | more
Death Maze
Enjoy Discounted Dolphins Tickets and Support UM’s United Way Campaign

The Miami Dolphins are offering UM employees, their families, and friends discounted tickets to three home games—against the San Diego Chargers on November 2, the Buffalo Bills on November 13, and the Minnesota Vikings on December 21—and will contribute a portion of the proceeds to TeamUM’s 2014 United Way campaign. Purchase tickets by clicking here and using the promotion code UNITEDWAY. | more
Duke Johnson Running Against FAU
Hurricanes Defang the Rattlers 41-7, Rolling Up 416 Yards of Total Offense
Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett had touchdown catches of 4 and 32 yards and running back Duke Johnson eclipsed the 2,000-yard career rushing mark as the Miami Hurricanes routed the Florida A&M Rattlers 41-7 Saturday night at Sun Life Stadium. | more
UM Sports Hall of Fame
Sports Hall of Fame Ushers in Next 25 Years
The UM Sports Hall of Fame marked the 25th anniversary of its Tom Kearns building and ushered in the next 25 years with a reception attended by two dozen-plus members, UM President Donna E. Shalala, Athletic Director Blake James, Sebastian the Ibis, and 12 UM head coaches. | more
Soccer and Volleyball Collage
Watch Soccer and Volleyball for Free in 2014
In recognition of the passionate support from the #RENEWED community of Hurricanes fans, the Athletics Department is offering complimentary admission to soccer and volleyball games throughout the 2014 season. | more
  • Men’s Tennis Schedule Announced | more
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
College of Engineering students experiencing weightlessness
Cosford Cinema Kicks Off the Fall Semester in 3D
Screening its first 3-D film, The Lego Movie, last week, the Bill Cosford Cinema inaugurated the technology upgrades the Division of Student Affairs, the School of Communication, and the Cinematic Arts Commission completed over the summer to bring high-definition and 3-D viewing to the campus theater. Check out the screening schedule. | more
Fifty data visualizations on display
Data Visualizations ‘Worth Millions of Words’ Debuts at UM
From a visual guide that shows how federal tax dollars are spent, to an interactive chart capable of simulating a naked-eye view of the sky from anywhere on Earth, Places & Spaces: Mapping Science debuted on campus Thursday evening, showcasing maps that present data in visually stunning formats. “If a picture is worth a thousand words, the 100 images in Places & Spaces are worth millions,” UM Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc told about 300 people gathered in Glasgow Hall. | more
large weaver nest
500 Birds Under One Roof? Biology Student Sheds Light on How Weavers Build Huge Nests
The size of sparrows, weaver birds build communal nests that can span 10 feet and weigh 2,000 pounds, a marvel that Ph.D. biology candidate Gavin Leighton’s summer research in Namibia attributes to the instinct to help family survive, and thrive. | more
Devin Marsh
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Frost School of Music Lecturer Leaves a Legacy for Future Students
An accomplished performer, writer, arranger, and instrumentalist, Devin Marsh isn’t content to just share his energy and experience with students. He hopes his planned gift will help nurture the musical talents—and business acumen—of future generations. Read his story and learn about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Healthy Clinic
Learn to Cook Italian, Thai, Greek, or French at the Herbert Wellness Center
Register now for the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Fall 2014 evening cooking classes, which are open to members and non-members and include instruction by a professional chef, hands-on demonstrations, dinner, and plenty of leftovers. | more
Whatever You Care About, There’s a Group for It
Joining Google, Starbucks, Disney and other top employers, UM is launching employee resource groups (ERGs) for people with disabilities, LGBTQs, Asians, veterans, and millennials in October, with more groups to follow. To learn more about the peer-led networks of people with common interests, attend an info session Tuesday, September 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Newman Alumni Center’s multipurpose room. | more
Overcoming Worry
Are you often plagued by “what ifs” and worst-case scenarios, or experience the sensation of doom, dread, or panic? If so, you may be among the 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety and could benefit from next week’s seminar, offered on all three campuses, on practical, effective techniques for relief. Register at ULearn. | more
This Space, This Place

UM Libraries’ This Space, This Place Pushes the Boundaries of Visualization
From Victorian author Thomas Carlyle to the Australian ocean wilderness, UM Libraries’ This Space, This Place exhibition employs maps and diagrams to communicate big ideas across the academic landscape. Evolving from the Libraries’ role as co-host of Places & Spaces: Mapping Science, the exhibition is on view at the Richter Library through the fall, along with Places & Spaces’ 3-D and interactive elements, and many of its images. | more

Cigarette Proctor

Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition
For the first lecture in the 2014-15 Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series, the Center for the Humanities will present “Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition” by Stanford University’s Robert N. Proctor on Thursday, September 11, at 7 p.m. in the CAS Gallery. | more

  • Immigration Reform Course Explores Complex Issue Before 2014 Election | more
  • Join the UM Women’s Commission September 10 for a Free Evening of Comedy at the Rat | more
  • Miami Law’s Louis Henkin Lecture Features NYU’s Michael Posner on Human Rights September 15 | more
  • 10% Happier: The Skeptical Case for Meditation with Dan Harris on September 17 | more
  • UM and State DOT Present Annual Safety Fair September 18 | more
  • Save the Date: September 23 HPC Workshop at the Miller School of Medicine | more
  • School of Architecture Launches HIGH NOON Lunchtime Series September 24 | more
  • Beaux Arts Center for Art Camp Now Enrolling for Fall Classes | more
  • Join the RSMAS Beach Cleanup and Non-Native Plant Removal September 20 | more
  • Enter CARD Raffle by September 22 for Chance to Win a Vespa | more
  • BOGO Ticket Offer for Israel Houghton and the New Breed Band at the BankUnited Center September 12 | more
  • Green U to Represent UM at South East Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit October 1-2 | more

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