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September 15, 2014 | Monday 
President Donna E. Shalala
President Shalala to Step Down Next Year

After 14 years of distinguished leadership that catapulted the University into the top tier of research institutions, President Donna E. Shalala plans to step down next summer and remain on the faculty as a professor of political science and health policy. A Presidential Search Commission will begin the process of selecting her successor. | more
UM Rosenstiel School Geologist Kelly Jackson
Study Reconstructs Earthquake Timeline in Indian Ocean

By studying sediments that reveal the frequency of prior earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region, researchers have determined that much of the area around Sri Lanka is affected by large tsunamis at variable intervals, findings that suggest the region could generate even larger tsunamis than the one spawned by the 2004 Sumatra earthquake. | more
Thomas A. McGrath
UHealth Names Chief Operating Officer

Thomas A. McGrath, the director of finance and administration for Stanford University’s Department of Medicine, is joining the Miller School as chief operating officer of UHealth – University of Miami Health System. He begins October 1. | more
Stephen Brodsky
Alumnus Establishes Memorial Law Scholarship for Student-Athletes

In memory of their son, a gifted athlete who earned nine varsity letters and built a successful career before succumbing to cancer, alumnus Mark E. Brodsky and his wife, Nancy, have established the Stephen M. Brodsky Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate athletes admitted to Miami Law. Brodsky attributes his own success to his Miami Law education, and expects Brodsky Scholars to distinguish themselves academically as much as they did athletically. | more
David Nutter
Emmy-Winning Director David Nutter Supports First Feature Film Fund

Television director and producer David Nutter, a former Motion Pictures student who has directed such hit shows as Game of Thrones and Homeland, has given a significant gift to support the School of Communication's First Feature Film Fund, which will enable Motion Pictures students to complete a feature-length film while at UM, a critical step toward a filmmaking career. | more
Robert N. Proctor
On the Distant Horizon, Expert Sees a World Without Cigarettes

In the first Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture of the year, Stanford University’s Robert N. Proctor, a frequent witness in tobacco-related lawsuits, asserted that the cigarette market will shrink from six trillion smokes a year to zero—in 100 years. | more
Florida Accounting Symposium
UM Hosts First Florida Accounting Symposium

More than 75 accounting doctoral students and faculty from six universities attended the inaugural Florida Accounting Symposium, which was hosted by the School of Business Administration to showcase research and the wide range of accounting methodologies. | more
Workday Sponsors Launch Monthly Messages to Increase Awareness
The University’s Workday sponsors—Steve Cawley, vice president for information technology and CIO; Nerissa Morris, vice president for human resources; and John Shipley, vice president of finance and treasurer—have launched a monthly series to address questions, communicate project updates, and provide feedback about the new system for HR and Payroll, scheduled to debut in January 2015. | more
Phillip Dorsett
Offense Shines as Miami Rolls Past Arkansas State 41-20
Electrifying senior Phillip Dorsett racked up 201 receiving yards on only four catches, and freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya completed 16 of 24 passes for 342 yards and four touchdowns to lead Miami past Arkansas State 41-20 on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium. Up next for the Hurricanes: a September 20 road matchup against Nebraska, which will be the first time the teams will meet since the 2002 Rose Bowl, when Miami rolled to a 37-14 win to capture the school's fifth national championship. | more
Compliance Corner: Take a Few Minutes to Learn About NCAA and UM Regulations
The Athletics Compliance Office, which is committed to maintaining a model athletics program in compliance with all NCAA, ACC, and University of Miami rules and regulations, has created Renewed Commitment to help educate Hurricanes fans and supporters about NCAA and UM compliance regulations. View the presentation. | more
  • UM and FIU Will Meet on the Gridiron Again in 2018 | more
  • Hurricane Club and Hall of Fame Host Golf Tourney October 10 | more
  • Savanah Leaf Named Senior CLASS Candidate | more
  • ACC Women’s Hoops 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.
Norman C. Parsons, Jr. Day in Coral Gables
After 43 Years of Elevating Wellness, Norm Parsons Gets a Day of His Own
In packed city commission chambers, Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason last week declared this Wednesday “Norman C. Parsons, Jr. Day in Coral Gables,” in honor of the retiring executive director of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center and the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center who made well-being an academic cornerstone. | more
Student Activities Center
Toppel Career Center
Student Activities Center and Toppel Career Center Earn City Beautiful Awards
Students aren’t the only ones who appreciate their new Student Activities Center and Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center. The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and the city have bestowed City Beautiful Awards on both buildings, the SAC for its exterior and the career center for its restoration. Celebrating the “aesthetic beauty and singular charm” found only in the Gables, the awards honor outstanding commercial architectural achievements.
Young and Old Learn How to Save a Life at CPR Day
Some were adults, young and old. Others were children still in elementary school. But whatever the age group, the scores of people who showed up at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center Fieldhouse all had one goal: to learn how to save a life. View the photo gallery. | more
Nurture a Greener U by Becoming a Green Leader for Your Department
Welcome to the Office of Sustainability’s new Green U corner in e-Veritas, a quick stop designed to inspire faculty and staff to think green at work, at home, and at play. Drop in to learn the simple habit changes you can make to reduce waste and conserve water, electricity, and fuel, and make a big collective difference. You’ll also learn more about UM’s green initiatives, green events, and green leaders. If you’d like to become your department’s green leader, contact the sustainability manager. To learn more, visit Green U.
Healthy Clinic
Free 2-D and 3-D Mammograms Offered During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Well ’Canes is offering free 2-D and 3-D mammogram screenings to female faculty and staff who are over 35 and enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center every Wednesday in October, and at the center’s Deerfield location on Thursday, October 16. For more information or to schedule an appointment, click here. | more
Ever Wonder If You Could Survive Boot Camp?
Find out by testing your endurance at the UM/FIU Army ROTC Gladiator Boot Camp on Saturday, September 20, with camps beginning at 9 and 10 a.m. Benefitting both universities’ Army ROTC programs, which are part of the Southern Strikeforce Battalion, the boot camp will take place on the FIU campus with registration opening 30 minutes before each start time. The cost is $10 to participate and $15 for an event T-shirt. For more information, drop by the UM ROTC office, call 305-348-1619 or 786-521-7852, or email nmill017@fiu.edu.
Herbert Wellness Center Offers Free Meditation
In a partnership with Sri Chinmoy Centres International, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is offering free meditation sessions throughout the semester, beginning Tuesday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness Enrichment Suite on the second floor. | more
Weights Watchers at Work Begins September 24 at the Miller School
A new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work session will begin on the Miller School of Medicine campus on Wednesday, September 24, at 11:30 a.m., and continue for 11 weeks at the same time in the Clinical Research Building, room 951. Reimbursement is available. | more
This Space, This Place

Between Despair and Hope: Cuban Rafters at Guantánamo and at Sea
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Cuban rafter crisis, the Cuban Heritage Collection has launched two digital exhibitions, Between Despair and Hope: Cuban Rafters at the U.S. Naval Base Guantánamo Bay, 1994-1996 and The Cuban Rafter Phenomenon, that document the risky sea exoduses that brought tens of thousands of Cubans to Florida shores and cost untold numbers their lives. | more

  • UM Employees Can Buy Discounted Festival Miami Tickets Through September 19 | more
  • Office of the Registrar Moves Behind the Lowe Art Museum | more
  • College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Mary Bartlett Bunge on ‘Cell Transplantation to the Rescue: Repairing the Injured Spinal Cord’ | more
  • Enjoy Discounted Dolphins Tickets and Support UM's United Way Campaign | more
  • Buy Tickets Now for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Spooktacular Luncheon to Benefit the United Way | more
  • RSMAS Part of $12 Million Research Grant on Southern Oceans | more
  • SEEDS “You Choose” Leadership Award Applications Due September 22 | more
  • Register for September 23 HPC Workshop at the Miller School | more
  • Green U to Represent UM at South East Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit | more
  • Great Sports Legends Dinner to Raise Funds for Spinal Cord Injury Research September 29 | more
  • School of Law LL.M. Hosts Open Houses in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale | more
  • Miami Law Presents 4th Annual Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights Featuring Michael Posner | 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
  • School of Architecture Launches HIGH NOON Lunchtime Series September 24 | 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

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