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October 12, 2015 | Monday
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The Eclectic Festival Miami Kicks Off This Friday
From trombones and trumpets to violins and violas, the sound of music will soon fill the air on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus when Festival Miami, the Frost School’s annual multi-genre music showcase, kicks off on Friday, October 16, with pianist Simone Dinnerstein performing with the Frost Symphony Orchestra. The festival will feature more than 20 performances by some of the biggest names in music who will showcase their talents alongside the outstanding students and faculty artists of the Frost School. | more
Novel Stem Cell Therapy Changes Life for Federal Agent
Two years ago, NCIS agent Noel Zuniga was almost stopped dead by a severe heart attack in Panama, where he was stationed at the U.S. Embassy. But now he is the picture of health, thanks to UHealth physicians who not only saved his life immediately after the heart attack, but also changed his life for the better through a novel stem cell procedure that has healed much of the damage to his heart. | more
Forum Will Address Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Efforts in Haiti
Join the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Communication on Wednesday, October 14, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for an interactive academic forum that will examine post-earthquake reconstruction in Haiti and assess the effectiveness of foreign aid efforts in the island nation five years after the destructive temblor. World Bank economist Raju Singh will share the findings of a new report, Haiti: Towards a New Narrative, that addresses key opportunities and constraints to faster sustainable and inclusive growth in the country. | more
Balanced Diet Can Help Corals Withstand Elevated Ocean Temperatures
Humans are not the only species that thrive from consuming nutrient-rich food. Corals also reap the benefits of a well-balanced diet, which helps them withstand rising ocean temperatures most often associated with global warming. | more
UM to Host Summit on Energy Security, Sustainable Development
A major two-day conference that will examine the economic, social, and political impact of the 2014-15 decline in oil prices on U.S. states and different regions of the world will be at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center October 19-20. “After the Fall: Energy Security, Sustainable Development, and the Environment” will feature a variety of panel discussions led by several experts in the field. Faculty, staff, and students can attend the conference free, but registration is required. | more
President Frenk Continues Listening Exercise with Staff
University of Miami President Julio Frenk has scheduled a series of meetings with staff as part of his continuing listening exercise. Two meetings have been scheduled with staff on the Miller School of Medicine campus on Tuesday, October 27, while a meeting for staff from the Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School campuses has been scheduled on the Coral Gables campus for Monday, November 9. The UM community is encouraged to share their ideas and comments with President Frenk in the virtual mailbox.Visit president.miami.edu/listen to learn more about the listening exercise.
Theatre Arts Lecturer’s Play Makes Its Off-Broadway Debut
Unseamly, a play written by Theatre Arts lecturer Oren Safdie, made its off-Broadway debut on October 8. Set in his childhood hometown of Montreal, the production is inspired by a variety of sexual harassment charges brought against well-known clothing companies. | more
UM Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Class
Football national champions Willis McGahee and Joaquin Gonzalez; World Series Champion Jon Jay; Miami women’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer Tamara James; and the first African-American student-athlete to play basketball for the U, Will Allen, are among the eight outstanding inductees of the UM Sports Hall of Fame’s 2016 Class, which will be formally enshrined at the Hall’s annual induction banquet in April. | more
Employee Day Football Game Promotion Offers Choice of Two Games
Tickets are now available for the 2015 Employee Day Football Games, featuring your choice of two matchups: The Miami Hurricanes versus the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday, October 17 and the Hurricanes versus the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, November 21 at Sun Life Stadium. The Employee Day games will again feature the popular Stadium Bucks, discounted parking for all participants, and a host of other employee-related promotions. | more
Precious Ogunleye Competes at African Games
While most University of Miami students spent the early part of last month getting acclimated to new professors and courses, Hurricanes thrower Precious Ogunleye was on another continent competing against some of the best athletes in Africa as a member of Team Nigeria at the 2015 African Games. | more
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Tarell Alvin McCraney Returns Home Not Only to Teach, but Also to Inspire
Distinguished playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s award-winning career has taken him around the globe from New York to London and beyond. Now, the MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, who grew up in Miami’s Liberty City, has entered the realm of higher education after recently joining UM’s Department of Theatre Arts, where he is teaching students the art of acting and drama. | more
Iconic Cobb Fountain Goes Pink for a Cause
In a ceremony that featured the poignant stories of UM community members who have been impacted by breast cancer, the iconic Cobb Fountain in the center of Lake Osceola was illuminated in pink last week, as the UM chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority launched its annual “Think Pink” breast cancer awareness campaign. Health economist Felicia Knaul, a breast cancer survivor, was among those who spoke. | more
Internship Program Gives Accounting Majors a Real-World Working Experience
The Office of Audit and Advisory Services’ paid internship program gives accounting majors like Jessica Coca, center, the opportunity to sample a career in the internal audit profession, providing them with hands-on fieldwork and serving as a stepping-stone between college and the business world. | more
Open Enrollment Begins Today
Open Enrollment, your annual opportunity to make changes to your ’Canes Total Rewards package, begins today, October 12, and will take place in Workday. Unless you make changes in Workday, your current benefits, with the exception of flexible spending account elections, will roll over to 2016. Visit miami.edu/benefits for more information.
Herbert Wellness Center and UMindfulness Present ‘Mindfulness and U’
Cultivate greater focus and concentration at “Mindfulness and U: Learning Tools for Focus, Stress Reduction and Balance” on Tuesday, October 20 at noon at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center. This free workshop is open to all University of Miami students, faculty, and staff. | more
UMIT’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month Tip: Create a Culture of Cyber Security at Work
Financial and intellectual property theft and the compromise of brand and reputation are among the most serious consequences a business suffers after becoming the victim of a cyber security breach. So how can businesses stay safe? The first line of defense against a workplace cyber attack is often the employee. | more
  • Under the Weather? Need a Free Health Assessment? Visit Your Healthy, ‘Canes Employee Clinic Today | more
  • Free 2D and 3D Mammogram Screenings Offered during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month | more
Fatih Akin’s Epic Drama ‘The Cut’ Now Playing at the Cosford
Playing at the School of Communication’s Cosford Cinema this month, The Cut is director Fatih Akin’s epic drama about one man’s journey through the Ottoman Empire after surviving the 1915 Armenian genocide. | more
Religious Freedom 2015: Promises and Perils, Local and Global
Join College of Arts and Sciences alumna Asma T. Uddin at the CAS Gallery on Wednesday, October 21, at 6 p.m., for “Religious Freedom 2015: Promises and Perils, Local and Global.” The guest speaker at the UM Forum on Religion and Public Life, Uddin is legal counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington, D.C.-based public interest law firm whose recent cases include the Supreme Court landmark ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. RSVP by Friday, October 16 | more
Humans as Animals: Primate Politics, Culture, and Morality
The Center for the Humanities’ Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series presents Frans de Waal, C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University, who will present “Humans as Animals: Primate Politics, Culture, and Morality” on Thursday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in the Storer Auditorium. | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Hosts ‘Mummies and Masks: Ancient Egyptian Family Day’ on October 18 | more
  • Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Selected for ASCO Quality Initiative Pilot Project | more
  • College of Arts and Sciences Hosts 11th Annual Conference of the American Synesthesia Association | more
  • UM Trustee Arva Moore Parks Releases New Book on George Merrick October 15 | more
  • School of Business Administration and UM Women’s Commission to Host Screening of the Film ‘Suffragette’ on October 13 | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Faculty Fellow Positions in the Residential Colleges; Info Session on October 20 | more
  • International Archaeology Day Student Research Symposium on October 17 | more
  • Twelfth Annual UM Ethics Bowl at the School of Business Administration to Be Held October 18 | more
  • Students Give Back during National Gandhi Day of Service | more
  • Toppel Career Center Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards | more
  • DMAS/FRS Webinar Training for Coral Gables and Medical Campus Employees | more
  • Fall Graduate Faculty Meeting to Be Held October 27 | more
  • Build Your Hurricane Legacy; Attend a UM Legacy Admission Forum on November 6 | more
  • Rosenstiel School’s MPS Program to Participate in Graduate School Virtual Fair for Veterans October 13 | more
  • Get Connected at UMIT’s Wifi Tune-Up Stations October 19-20 | more
  • Deadline to Apply for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Is November 6 | more
  • Apply for Harry S. Truman Scholarship by November 9 | more
  • CHP Hosts ‘Brazil: What Are the Lessons of the Current Crisis? Will They Be Learned?’ on October 22 | more
  • Miami Transplant International Symposium to Be Held October 23-25 | more
  • Kids Can #TackleCancer at Dolphins Cancer Challenge Fall Family Fest November 15 | more
  • Dates and Regalia Information for Fall 2015 Commencement | more
  • College of Engineering Presents Jeffrey Hubbell on ‘Materials and Protein Engineering for Manipulating Immunological Tolerance’ November 2 | more

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