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January 20, 2015 | Tuesday 
Robert A. Mann
UM Trustee and Alumnus Robert Mann Donates
$1 Million to Athletics

UM trustee and alumnus Robert A. Mann has made a $1 million gift to create the Robert A. Mann Endowed Fund for the Department of Athletics, which will support Hurricanes football, basketball, baseball, and the emergency needs of student-athletes. With the gift, the Department of Athletics has raised more than $104 million of its $125 million goal for Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami. | more
Miami Heat Distributes Tickets to United Way Donors

Representatives from the Miami Heat will be on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses this week and next week to distribute complimentary tickets to one of three Miami Heat games in February to UM employees who made United Way contributions before 2014 ended. Employees must pick up their own tickets with a valid ’Cane ID. | more
Dolphins Cycling Challenge
Sign Up Now for the Dolphins Cycling Challenge or Contribute Soon

The deadline to register for the February 7-8 Dolphins Cycling Challenge V is Sunday, January 25, and participants must meet their fundraising goals by February 2, so don’t delay. Join the 2,250-plus people who have signed up for the tri-county event that has raised millions for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Or support your family, friends, and colleagues who have chosen various rides in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties over two days, or to run or walk in the first DCC 5K. Whether you are an avid cyclist, a casual rider, a runner, a walker, or if you just want to help fight cancer, there is an event for you or a way to contribute.
Nation’s Top Zebrafish Experts Gather at UM

With easy-to-see clear embryos that develop and differentiate outside the mother’s body, the tiny zebrafish is helping scientists answer big questions about genetics and disease—cutting-edge research that brought the nation’s top zebrafish researchers to a symposium organized by UM biologists Isaac Skromne and Julia Dallman. | more
Music Engineering Technology
Frost School of Music to Offer Master’s Degree in Sound Recording Arts

Accredited by the National Schools of Music, a new two-year graduate degree program in Sound Recording Arts offered through the distinguished Music Engineering Technology program is aimed at graduate students who wish to pursue or enhance careers in sound recording, sound design, media composition, game audio, sound reinforcement, education, and related fields. | more
Peace Corps Recruiter to Join University

The Peace Corps has awarded a grant to the University of Miami to hire a Peace Corps recruiter dedicated to increasing the participation of UM students in the international service organization, which already claims one of the best recruiters on campus: UM President Donna E. Shalala. | more
Editions of Veritas, the printed forerunner of e-Veritas, Available Online

Veritas, the print-format faculty and staff newsletter produced by University Communications from 1960 to 2008, is now available online through the University Archives, joining a number of other historic University publications digitized through the collaborative efforts of UM Libraries’ Digital Initiatives, Preservation, Cataloging and Metadata, and Web and Emerging Technologies teams. | more
Miami Homepage Redesign
UM's Redesigned Website Scheduled to Launch Next Month

The University of Miami’s redesigned top-tier website is scheduled to launch in late February with enhanced navigation and a new design that will make it fully responsive to desktops and mobile devices. It is just one of University Communications’ exciting new digital initiatives that will be unveiled in the months ahead. To learn more, please share your email address with us.
Womens Tennis
First Pitch Banquet Set for February 5
A week before its season and home-opener against Rutgers, the Hurricanes baseball team will host the annual First Pitch Banquet on Thursday, February 5, at the Marriott Miami Dadeland, with Miami Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill delivering the keynote address. | more
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Beaux Arts Festival of Art
Beaux Arts Festival of Art Still a Popular Draw Decades After Its Debut
The annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art has come a long way since it first debuted in 1952. Back then, local artists would hang their works on clotheslines in front of the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum—hence its original name, the Clothesline Sale. Today, booths are the preferred display areas for works ranging from sculptures and paintings to ceramics and watercolors. Thousands of visitors enjoyed such media on January 17 and 18, when the 64th edition of the festival took place at UM. View the slideshow. | more
Frost Band
Superheroes: The Amazing Frost Band of the Hour Marches Out of a Comic Book
The Frost Band of the Hour held its band banquet last month, when photographer Kirk Sibley's video chronicling the band's 2014 season premiered with memorable moments jumping off the pages of a comic book to—what else?—the song 'Superheroes.' | View the video
For 2015, Resolve to Ride the Rails, Carpool, or Drive Green
Did you know that faculty, staff, and students can save money by leaving their cars at home and riding Tri-Rail, Metrorail, and Metrobus to UM at a discount? Or that carpoolers to the Coral Gables campus can enter monthly drawings for a chance for their group to win $100 to $200 in cash or upgrade their parking zone? For rates and discounts, visit the UM Public Transit Program. To find the perfect carpool match, register at www.get2um.com. And remember, in the event of an emergency, get2um carpool users can get a free ride home. Those who drive alone can follow Green Tips for the Road.
Workplace Fitness—Fact or Fiction?
This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar offered on all three campuses next week will provide participants with practical tips and tricks to incorporate fitness throughout the workday and daily life. | more
BeSmokeFree Group Classes Begin Anew in February
The University's award-winning BeSmokeFree program is offering free group classes throughout 2015 for smokers interested in quitting. Classes are offered in six-week intervals, with the next sessions beginning on February 18 on the Coral Gables campus and February 17 and 19 on the Miller School of Medicine campus. Click here for a class schedule. | more
Mindfulness, Marshmallows, and Me: Cultivating Patience, Compassion and Wisdom
Offered on all three campuses this week, this month's Mindful Living seminar will focus on cultivating compassion, patience, and ease amid people and circumstances that test our will. | more
Take Control of Mealtime at the Herbert Wellness Center
The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is offering five cooking classes this semester to help participants control what goes on their plates and in their bodies. Registration is now open for the classes on desserts and Moroccan, Spanish/Mexican, Italian, and Thai food. | more
  • Step in Time and Get Active with New Ballet and Other Group Fitness Classes at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
Weeks Music Library

University Celebrates the Weeks Music Library and Roger Gross Opera Collection
University of Miami Libraries and the Frost School of Music will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library and Technology Center and the acquisition of the Roger Gross Opera Collection with a reception and performance by three vocalists and a pianist from the "Singers and Opera Performance from Handel to 'Live in HD' " musicology class at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 23 at the Weeks library, 5501 San Amaro Drive. | more

Autumn Sonata
Papa Doc

School of Communication Screens Storming Papa Doc
Storming Papa Doc, a film about the Haitian army officers exiled in Florida who planned to overthrow Haitian President Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier in 1958, will be screened Monday, February 2 in the School of Communication's Shoma Hall at 6:30 p.m. A Q&A session with director Mario L. Delatour and a conversation moderated by Haitian-American painter and sculptor Edouard Duval-Carrié will follow. Admission is free for students and faculty with tickets. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • Celebrate the New Year and New Food at the Grand Opening of the Hurricane Food Court and Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall on January 27 | more
  • Office of Research Administration Offers Workshops on New Uniform Guidance | more
  • Neurology Update and Stroke Intensive 2015 Slated for January 22-24 | more
  • Conference on Human Trafficking: An Emerging Epidemic on January 23 | more
  • Time to Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle? Join the Psychological Services Center's Healthy Lifestyle Group | more
  • With Recent Opening of Dickinson Drive, Lennar Foundation Medical Center Moves a Step Closer to Reality | more
  • New App Provides Anytime, Anywhere Access to City of Coral Gables' Programs and Services | more
  • Want to Learn Ways to Cope with Stressors? Join the Coping Skills Training Group | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Resident Faculty Associate Master Positions; Info Session on January 22 | more
  • Take a Closer Look at Miami's Environmental Movement at the Environmental Law and Justice Symposium on January 27 | more
  • Sign Up Now for UMindfulness Lecture with Dr. Daniel Goleman on January 28 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts 'Venezuela: A Deepening Political and Economic Quagmire?' on February 6 | more

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