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January 12, 2015 | Monday 
Haiti Rememberance Ceremony
UM Marks Fifth Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake

An academic symposium, moment of silence, and candlelight vigil are among the activities planned on Monday, January 12 when the University of Miami marks the five-year anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake. A special report detailing UM’s many efforts and partnerships in Haiti debuts today at haiti.miami.edu. | more
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UM Earns Prestigious Honor for Community Engagement

The University of Miami has received a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, joining a growing list of more than 360 United States institutions that demonstrate community engagement through mission, culture, leadership, resources, and practices. | more
Senior anthropology major Roger
Sierra takes measurements
Archaeological Dig Yields Clues about Prehistoric Culture in Florida Keys

Bones, ceramic pieces, and other artifacts unearthed during an archaeological excavation of a dense mangrove area in Islamorada have yielded fascinating clues about the “prehistoric occupants of the Everglades” who lived at the site between 600 A.D. and 1300 A.D. Among the evidence uncovered by students and Traci Ardren, chair of the Department of Anthropology, is that the inhabitants traded in canoes, consumed wild food, and used shells to fashion tools. | more
Diver examining coral
Grant Funds New Educational Resource on Ocean Health

A two-year grant for more than $405,000 will help the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media establish an Open Educational Resource that will both explain the science underlying ocean health management and bring the work of top researchers to university classrooms around the world. | more

UM Becomes Charter Member of Design & Health Research Consortium

The School of Architecture and the Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences have been named charter members of the American Institute of Architects Design & Health Research Consortium, which will help fund basic research on how design affects public health. | more
In Times of Crisis, Small Investors Can Move Markets

In the wake of a market-wide crisis, such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, trading by retail investors can move markets opposite to the trading by institutions. That is among the findings of a new study in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis from the School of Business Administration’s finance department. | more
A Guide to Music Schools
Frost School Featured in Musical America’s Top 50

Musical America’s “2014 Special Report: A Guide to Music Schools” not only features the Frost School of Music among its top 50 music schools, selected from a database of 1,278 institutions listed in the Musical America Directory, but the report’s cover showcases a rendering of the state-of-the-art Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios, slated to open on campus in early 2015. | more
New CCS Fellows to Conduct Research in Variety of Fields

Four outstanding students selected as Center for Computational Science fellows will conduct cross-disciplinary research in areas ranging from big data analysis in marine genomics to media coverage biases in reporting on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. | more
Miami Heat Tickets Will Be Distributed to United Way Donors This Month
University of Miami employees who made their United Way contributions before the end of 2014 are eligible for complimentary tickets to one of three Miami Heat games in February but must pick up their tickets on one of four ticket distribution days scheduled over the next two weeks. | more
Womens Tennis
Women’s Tennis Starts Season Ranked Twelfth in the Nation
After a ninth straight NCAA Sweet 16 tournament appearance last season, the women’s tennis squad begins its 2015 campaign ranked 12th in the nation. “Team-wise it’s a decent starting point for us,” head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews says of the first ITA Division I National Women’s Tennis rankings released last week. | more
Hurricane Club Ends 2014 on a High Note
Bolstered by its award-winning Building Champions campaign, the Hurricane Club has surpassed its three-year membership goal in just two years, exceeding 8,000 active members—an 83 percent growth rate since 2010. | more
  • All-American and Recent Graduate Savanah Leaf Signs Pro Contract | more
  • Hurricane Standouts Duke Johnson, Ereck Flowers Declare for 2015 NFL Draft
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Paul Greenburg, Author
Twentieth Anniversary of Sea Secrets Lecture Series to Reveal the Wonders of Our Blue Planet
From unraveling the mysteries of our seafood supply to understanding and protecting the breathtaking biodiversity that lies beneath the oceans, the 2015 Sea Secrets lecture series presented by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and The Ocean Research and Education Foundation kicks off its 20th year of hosting fascinating discussions by distinguished scientists and explorers on Thursday, January 15 with a presentation by Paul Greenburg, James Beard award-winning author of the New York Times Bestseller Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food and American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. | more
The Perfect Patient
The Perfect Patient: Students in Unique Theatre Arts Class Help Prepare Future Doctors and Nurses
Feigning illness never served a better purpose. Students who recently took their final exams in the Department of Theatre Arts’ Standardized Patient Training class used their improvisational acting skills to fake all sorts of medical maladies. This actors' playhouse of deception is part of a unique collaboration among the College of Arts and Sciences and medical and nursing schools designed to help health care professionals make better diagnoses and improve their bedside manner. | more
Yolanda Hernandez
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Sylvester’s Yoly Hernandez Peddles Her Passion for Cancer Research
UM alumna Yolanda “Yoly” Hernandez is passionate about raising funds for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she is director of special projects. A cancer survivor who has been in remission for more than 25 years, she is a top fundraiser for the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, the annual tri-county event held with the Miami Dolphins to raise funds for Sylvester. Read her story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Weight Watchers at Work New Year Sessions Begin This Week
Featuring nutritional components, advice on exercise routines, and an effective behavior modification program, new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work sessions are set to begin this week on the Miller School and Coral Gables campuses. | more
Mindfulness, Marshmallows, and Me: Cultivating Patience, Compassion and Wisdom
This month’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Mindful Living seminar, which will be offered on all three campuses next week, will focus on cultivating compassion, patience, and ease amid people and circumstances that test our will. | more
Herbert Wellness Center Springs Into Action
With enticements such as free health and wellness consultations and classes ranging from yoga and studio cycling to martial arts and tennis, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center springs into action this semester, offering faculty, staff, and students a full range of programs and services. | more
  • Staff Performance Appraisal Period Now Open; Keep Abreast of Key Dates | more
  • Mind and Matter, FSAP’s Spring Edition eNewsletter, Now Available | more
  • HR Staff Policy Update Series: Family and Medical Leave Policy | more
Beaux Arts Festival of Art

Beaux Arts Festival of Art Returns for Its 64th Year January 17-18
The 64th Annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art presented by City National Bank will bring more than 220 fine art juried exhibitors to the grounds of the Lowe Art Museum on January 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free. | more

Autumn Sonata
Beaux Arts Festival of Art

Ibis Literary Reading and Performance Series Opens with Three Poets
Poets Michael Burkard, Staceyann Chin, and Mary Ruefle will share a stage at the first major event in the 2015 Ibis Literary Reading & Performance Series at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery at the Wesley Foundation House. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • Sam Daley-Harris Delivers Distinguished Alumni Lecture on ‘Making the Difference You’ve Always Dreamed of Making’ January 15 | more
  • Neurology Update and Stroke Intensive 2015 Runs January 22-24 | more
  • Abstracts Sought by January 21 for Third Annual CaneSearch Research Symposium | more
  • Miami CFAR Accepting Applications for Summer Student Research Awards 2015 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts ‘NAFTA at 30: The Next Decade’ on January 30 | more
  • The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment Offers Dissertation Grants to Graduate Students | more
  • Sexual Assault Resource Team Seeks Volunteers | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Resident Faculty Associate Master Positions; Info Session on January 22 | more
  • Career Fair to Be Held at Miami Winter Symposium January 18-21 | more
  • Sign Your High Schooler Up Now to Earn College Credit this Summer | more
  • Share Your Research at Research Speed Networking Event on January 23 | more
  • Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library on January 23 | more
  • Jazz in the Gables Kicks Off Fifth Season January 14 | more
  • UM Libraries Accepting Applications for the World Wings International, Inc. Research Grant | more
  • Several Enrollment Management Areas Relocate to University Center | more

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