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February 9, 2015 | Monday 
René Sacasas, Mary E. McKay, and Jay S. Skyler
Three Noteworthy Professors Awarded Faculty Senate Honors

The Faculty Senate voted at its January meeting to award its highest honors to three extraordinary faculty members: René Sacasas, Mary E. Mckay, and Jay S. Skyler. The University community is invited to join in celebrating their achievements at the Faculty Senate Annual Awards ceremony at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 in Storer Auditorium. | more
Edward Dauer
UM Trustee Edward Dauer Named to National Study Panel on Airport Scanners

UM Trustee and triple alumnus Edward A. Dauer, a distinguished diagnostic radiologist in the community and research associate professor of biomedical engineering, radiology, and family medicine at UM, has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences' special advisory committee on the safety of ultrasound scanners used to screen passengers in airports across the nation. | more
Miami Heat to Distribute Tickets to United Way Donors This Week

Miami Heat representatives will return for the last time to the Miller School campus on Wednesday, February 11 and to the Coral Gables campus on Friday, February 13 to distribute tickets to one of two Miami Heat games to UM employees who made their 2015 United Way pledges before 2014 ended. Employees must pick up their own tickets with a valid 'Cane ID.| more
Nicole Henry
Nicole Henry's Soulful Voice Launches Black Awareness Month

UM alumna Nicole Henry, the acclaimed jazz vocalist who has collected three top 10 albums, accolades from Moscow to Madrid, and the 2013 Soul Train Award for "Best Traditional Jazz Performance" since her graduation, returned to her alma mater last week to kick off UM's celebration of Black Awareness Month, which continues through February with other stellar events. | more
UM Among the Colleges that Pay Students Back

With excellent academics, knowledgeable professors, the availability of merit scholarships, and "second-to-none" networking opportunities, UM is one of the nation's top colleges for students seeking outstanding preparation—and prospects—for their careers, according to The Princeton Review's newest book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In. | more
Kathryn Tosney
Professor Honored for Contributions to Teaching, Professional Development

Biology Professor Kathryn Tosney, the director of UM’s SEEDS program and a pioneer of active learning who created a crossword puzzle study guide and The Origami Embryo, a paper-folding exercise that shows how embryos develop, is the recipient of the Society for Developmental Biology’s 2015 Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize. | more
The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless
Anthropologist’s Book on The Social Value of Drug Addicts Deemed Essential

Anthropology Professor J. Bryan Page’s provocative book, The Social Value of Drug Addicts: Uses of the Useless, has been named an “Essential Academic Title” by the American Library Association’s Choice, which reviews academic books and digital resources of interest to scholars and students in higher education. Fewer than 10 percent of books reviewed receive this distinction. | more
Top Speakers to Discuss Contemporary Israeli Issues

Two leading thinkers on current Israeli issues—public affairs expert Ethan Felson and bestselling author Ari Shavit—will visit the University on Thursday, February 12, and Tuesday, February 24, respectively, to share their views on such timely topics as the boycott/divestment/sanction movement, the quest for Israeli-Arab peace, and Israel’s relationship with America. | more
Workday Sponsors
Workday HR Will Be Implemented in Two Phases

The sponsors of Workday recently announced that faculty, staff, and student employees on all UM campuses and at UHealth—except those at University of Miami Hospital—will begin using the University's new HR and Payroll system on March 26. UMH employees are scheduled to begin using Workday on June 18. | more
Business of Health Care
Annual Health Care Conference to Focus on Technology, Access, Efficiency

As businesses continue to grapple with the health care system’s historic transformation, the Center for Health Sector Management and Policy will host its fourth premier health care impact conference, The Business of Health Care: Disruptive Technology, Access and Efficiency, on Monday, March 23, bringing experts together to discuss the impact of new technology on health care and the broader business community. | more
2015 Signing Day
Hurricanes’ 2015 Signing Day Class Features Defensive Stalwarts
The Miami Hurricanes stocked up on defense—including two local All-Miami-Dade first team selections in Killian cornerback Sheldrick Redwine and Booker T. Washington linebacker James King—as it welcomed its 2015 National Signing Day class last Wednesday with the addition of 20 student-athletes. | more
UM Pitcher
Collins, Garcia Named Preseason Baseball All-Americans
With the Hurricanes’ home-opener against Rutgers only four days away, catcher Zack Collins and pitcher Bryan Garcia have been recognized with preseason All-America honors from two major college baseball outlets. | more
Autumn Sonata
  • Sports Hall of Fame Holds 4th Annual Celebrity Bowling Tournament February 23 | more
Autumn Sonata
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Dolphins Cycling Challenge V
Dolphins Cycling Challenge V
Cyclists Hit the Streets for a Wheel Good Cause—Fighting Cancer
Some rode for their mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles. Others for a spouse, close friend, or co-worker. More than 2,700 cyclists, many of whom have lost loved ones to cancer, took to the streets February 7-8 for Dolphins Cycling Challenge V. The two-day charity event, which culminated Sunday with hundreds of cyclists riding to Sun Life Stadium, raised funds for the lifesaving treatment and research programs of UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Read the story and view the slide show. | more
Clean Room
Small in Size, BioNIUM’s Clean Room Is a Powerhouse of Technology
Encompassing just 2,800 square feet, the cutting-edge “clean room,” dedicated January 28 at the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Miami, is designed to filter the minutest particles of dust and microbes from the air, a necessity for researchers like Onur Tigli, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, to create devices that diagnose and treat diseases on the nanoscale—one-millionth of a millimeter. | more
Alison Scudds
Spring Break? Not for Students Headed to the National BattleFrog Championship
UM students are serious about fitness. So serious that four of them, including Alison Scudds, a senior studying biomedical engineering, will forego the stereotypical college Spring Break next month to compete in the first three-day BattleFrog Collegiate Championship in Orlando. | more
Ray Santamaria
Maintenance Supervisor Keeps the Buildings and the University Humming
Raimundo "Ray" Santamaria knows it takes time, talent, and money to keep UM campuses in shape, and he gives it all as a maintenance supervisor on the Gables campus and supporter of the United Way and President's Initiatives Fund. "Whether large or small, your donations have an impact on our future," he says. Read his story and about other faculty and staff who support the U.
Preventing Sexual Violence on Campus Starts with You
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend an interactive seminar aimed at raising awareness about preventing sexual violence on campus from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, February 26 at Storer Auditorium. Learn invaluable tools to prevent sexual violence from Stetson University College of Law Professor Peter Lake, who will share insights on the University's role and responsibility for prohibiting gender discrimination and managing sexual misconduct. | more
Rak 4 the U
Make the U a Kinder Place with InsideUM
A little generosity goes a long way and during Random Acts of Kindness Week, InsideUM encourages you to share your kindness. From February 9 through February 15, post photos of acts of kindness to Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook and tag them #rak4theU. InsideUM will repost photos that cultivate the kindness and compassion we share for colleagues and the University. Learn more about incorporating more kindness into your daily life.
Revitalizing Relationships
This lunchtime seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program on all three campuses this week, will share some valuable techniques with those interested in building and nurturing resilient relationships.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, February 10, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd floor training room
Miller School campus: Wednesday, February 11, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155
Rosentiel campus: Thursday, February 12, 12-1 p.m., Library, media room

Register through ULearn. | more
New Exercise Program Available at the Medical Wellness Center
If you're not exercising and want to start a workout routine under the supervision of a trained professional, you may be eligible for a new program at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center aimed at improving health and cardiovascular fitness and making exercise part of your lifestyle. For more information, click here or contact the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center at 305-243-7602 or UHealthfitness@med.miami.edu. | more
Mindful Living
Facilitated by a Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant, the monthly Mindful Living seminar will be offered on all three campuses next week. | more
Rita Dove

From Cuban Rafters to Enemy Combatants: Lawyers Revisit Case that Turned Guantanamo into a Prison
Lawyers who challenged the 1990s detention of intercepted Cuban rafters at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo, Cuba, will discuss the case that helped shape U.S. immigration and national security policy at 6 p.m. on Monday, February 16 at the Richter Library's Cuban Heritage Collection. The case, Cuban American Bar Association v. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, laid the groundwork for suspected terrorists to be held at Guantánamo after the September 11, 2001 attacks. A 5 p.m. reception will precede the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP. | more

Autumn Sonata
Diamond Divas

BURST! A Celebration of Arte Povera Honors Italian Art Movement
With bursts of color, found objects, recycled materials, and sheer creativity, BURST showcases the radical Arte Povera movement through the works of artists Martin Casuso, Valeria Rocchiccioli, and Troy Simmons at the University of Miami Art Gallery in the Wynwood Building 
through March 2. A reception will be held Saturday, February 14, from 4 to 10 p.m. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • Sea Secrets Lecture Series Reveals The Language of Dolphins February 12 | more
Autumn Sonata
  • Computer Science Professor Returns to Japan's Leading Science University as Distinguished Alumnus Lecturer | more
  • UMPD Celebrates 45 Years of Service at The Rock on February 11 | more
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Love Brick at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Birds of a Feather Give Together: I LOVE U Campaign through February 15 | more
  • Leading Architect to Discuss Neoclassical Architecture in Greece February 9 | more
  • Toppel Center Hosts Spring Career Expo February 11 | more
  • UM Community Invited to the Miss UM Caribbean Scholarship Pageant on February 11 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts Leadership Forum with U.S. Government Officials on February 12 | more
  • UM Faculty-Staff LGBTQ Network Presents Spring 2015 Kickoff and Business Meeting February 18 | more
  • 2015 M. Lewis Temares Entrepreneurship Forum Features a Conversation with Rony Abovitz on February 23 | more
  • Brunch and Dialogue with Author of 'God's Undertaker: Has Science Buried God?' on February 21 | more
  • Nominate Outstanding Students for the 2015 Celebration of Involvement by February 27 | more
  • Spring 2015 Commencement: The Tradition Continues | more
  • Chilling at the Beach: 5th Annual Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management on March 5-6 | more
  • Save $5 on Tickets to Chris Tomlin's Love Ran Red Tour at the BankUnited Center February 20 | more
  • Save $5 on Tickets to Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show at the BankUnited Center February 26 | more
  • Jazz in the Gables Presents Jazz and Vocal Fusion Ensembles on February 11, Special Sunday Concert | more

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