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January 26, 2015 | Monday 
Calais Campbell
Former Hurricane Calais Campbell Gives $1.6M to Athletics

Marking the largest total gift from a former student-athlete in UM athletics history, NFL Pro Bowler and Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell has made a $1.6 million gift to endow The Calais Campbell Football Defensive Lineman Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Athletics, which has now surpassed $106 million toward its goal for Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami. | more
Richard K. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Richard K. Parrish, II, M.D.
Study Shows High Glaucoma Rates Among Haitian-Americans

Using data from community health screenings in Miami’s Little Haiti, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute researchers have published the first study documenting the high prevalence of glaucoma in Haitian-Americans, many of whom have signs and symptoms for various stages of the painless, blinding disease at an alarmingly young age—under 40. | more
Toast the New Hurricane Food Court and Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall

Welcome the new year and new food at the new and improved Hurricane Food Court and Hecht-Stanford Dining Hall at a grand opening celebration at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27 in the Whitten University Center Hurricane Food Court, where President Donna E. Shalala and senior leadership will join Sebastian the Ibis for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. | more
Miami Heat Distributes Tickets to United Way Donors

Miami Heat representatives will return to the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses for the final time this week to distribute 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 Card. | more
Charles Copeland
Beloved Scholar Minnette Massey Passes Torch to Charlton Copeland

She is known as outspoken, adorable, irascible, and deeply decent, with a splash of salt; he as spirited, erudite, committed, and good-humored. At 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, M. Minnette Massey, Miami Law's first woman dean, will formally fulfill her promise to Charlton Copeland as he becomes the inaugural holder of the M. Minnette Massey Chair in Law. RSVP now to attend the celebration. | more
Sam Daley-Harris
Alumnus Shares Journey from Musician to Global Activist

Forty-five years after alumnus Sam Daley-Harris began questioning his life’s purpose during his senior year, he returned to UM to deliver the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Lecture on a subject he knows well: “Making the Difference You’ve Always Dreamed of Making.” | more
CARD Fiddle
CARD Receives Fiddle Foundation Grant to Support Adults with Autism

The University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities has received a $100,000 donation from the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation to create and expand replicable programs that help adults living with autism to have the best, most independent lives possible. | more
Miami Homepage Redesign
Shark Tank Casting Call on Campus Draws a Wide Range of Pitches

Earlier this month, 30 alumni and student teams pitched a variety of entrepreneurial ideas—from filet mignon beef jerky to buttercream cupcakes to a new concept in senior residential care—at a casting call for Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed business-theme TV series airing on ABC and in syndication on CNBC. | 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.
Compliance Corner: As Amateurs, Student-Athletes Can’t Promote Products, Services, Events
With amateurism as integral to NCAA pursuits and bylaws as intercollegiate athletics are to the entire collegiate experience, faculty and staff should be familiar with several rules governing the ability of student-athletes to promote causes in the private and nonprofit sectors. | more
UM Baseball
Hurricanes Baseball Ranked No. 10 by Perfect Game
After a 2014 season in which they captured the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship, the Miami Hurricanes baseball team is already generating excitement for 2015, coming in at No.10 in Perfect Game’s top 25 preseason rankings. | more
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Human Trafficking
With Increased Attention, Human Trafficking Emerges from the Shadows
Days after the Miller School of Medicine and UM Ethics Programs shined a light on the emerging epidemic of human trafficking, the School of Education and Human Development will team up with community partners on two events this week to raise awareness about and generate solutions for the crime that affects so many young and promising lives. Hosted by UM President Donna E. Shalala and Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, the first forum takes place on Tuesday, January 27. | more
Lauderdale By the Sea
UM Architects Win 'Best of the Best' for New Town Center
Jaime Correa and Steven Fett were awarded the Florida Redevelopment Association's (FRA) 2014 President's Award for their collaborative redesign of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea's town center, which FRA President Jeremy Earle noted "is a stark contrast to what was there before" and has had a "profound" impact on the community and economy. | more
Pan-Am Stewardesses
Cleared to Land: Flight Attendants Help Celebrate New Access to Pan Am's—and the World's—History
Wearing their storied uniforms, former Pan Am flight attendants will help Special Collections celebrate the completion of a two-year grant to improve access to Pan American World Airways' records—one of UM Libraries' largest and most-used historical resources—at a 7:30 p.m. reception on Thursday, January 29. | more
Nirupa Chaudhari and Stephen D. Roper
Faculty and Staff Support the U: For This Couple, Giving Back Passes the Taste Test
As leading-edge researchers, Nirupa Chaudhari and husband Stephen D. Roper, both professors of physiology and biophysics at the Miller School of Medicine, believe their careers are "about giving back to our students, our University, and to society." Read their story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Emergency Notification Network
University to Test Emergency Notification Network January 27
The University will conduct a full-scale, multi-campus test activation of the Emergency Notification Network on Tuesday, January 27. No action is required on your part as a result of the test, but now is a good time to verify your emergency contact information and be informed on what to do during emergencies at UM. | more
Save a Life: Learn to Restart a Stopped Heart with CPR
The Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is offering a number of CPR, AED, and First Aid certification courses in February, which in addition to being the month of love is American Heart Month, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The next CPR/AED is Monday, February 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Register for it and other upcoming courses online or by visiting the Herbert Wellness Center's sales office, or calling 305-284-5433. | more
Workplace Fitness—Fact or Fiction?
This Faculty and Staff Assistance Program seminar, offered on all three campuses this 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
Rita Dove

'History's Crevices: Sonata Mulattica's Forgotten Prodigy' by Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove
The Center for the Humanities' Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professor Lecture Series will feature former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, the Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia and the only poet to win both the National Humanities Medal and the National Medal of Arts, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 5, in Storer Auditorium. Her lecture, "History's Crevices: Sonata Mulattica's Forgotten Prodigy," is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. | more

Autumn Sonata
Papa Doc

Storming Papa Doc at the School of Communication
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 artist Edouard Duval-Carrié will follow. Admission is free for students and faculty with tickets. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • Hear Weavers’ Stories from Island Southeast Asia at the Lowe Art Museum January 31–March 29 | more
Autumn Sonata
  • Faculty Senate to Meet on Rosenstiel Campus January 28 | more
  • College of Engineering's Distinguished Speaker Alan Needleman Presents 'Predicting Ductile Fracture' on February 2 | more
  • Miami Do Tank: Learn How Games Can Prepare Communities for Climate Change on February 5 | more
  • Save the Date: Registration Opens Soon for Two February 9 MATLAB Workshops | more
  • Learn About the Center for Computational Science's Mission and Vision at February 12 Seminar | more
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Love Brick at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Enrollment Opens for Cuban Studies Certificate Program from February 9-19 | more
  • Join the 6th Annual SunSmart 5K Run/Walk on February 21 | more
  • 5th Annual Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management: Current and Future on March 5-6 | more
  • Call for Judges for the Undergraduate Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum on March 31 | more

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