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February 23, 2015 | Monday 
Cuban Heritage Collection
Cuban Heritage Collection Receives $2M to Expand ‘Home Away from Home’

The work of emerging scholars like Anita Casavantes Bradford, who wrote a book partly based on research she conducted at the Cuban Heritage Collection as a member of its first Graduate Fellowship Program class, has inspired a $2 million gift from The Goizueta Foundation to expand and permanently establish the program at the CHC. | more
Aftershocks: Law Clinics Document the Human Toll of Deportations to Haiti

In a new report documenting the heartbreaking stories of men and women who have been uprooted from their families and deported from the United States to post-earthquake Haiti, Miami Law’s Immigration and Human Rights Clinics, in collaboration with the University of Chicago Law School International Human Rights Clinic, urge the U.S. government to halt the forced repatriations until conditions in the beleaguered nation improve. | more
Day of Service
Register for UM’s Day of Service by February 25

Revitalizing a community and making a difference for children are some of the ways we can help transform lives. On Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., UM faculty and staff can volunteer for the University of Miami’s Day of Service, hosted in partnership with the Miami Children’s Initiative, at the Charles R. Drew K-8 Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Miami’s Liberty City. | more
Stella M. Holmes Art Research Center
The Lowe Dedicates Art Research Center to Hands-On Learning

In the heart of the Lowe Art Museum, the new Stella M. Holmes Art Research Center provides ArtLab students the opportunity to see and feel artifacts in the museum’s world-class collection. As Holmes, a UM alumna and supporter says, firsthand experience helps students understand the soul of the art. | more
La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence
Spanish Professor Strikes Gold in Florida Book Awards

A book of essays co-edited by Spanish Professor Viviana Díaz Balsera has received the Gold Medal in the nonfiction category of the 2014 Florida Book Awards. La Florida: Five Hundred Years of Hispanic Presence marks the quincentennary of Juan Ponce de León’s landfall on the Atlantic coast of what would become Florida. | more
Student Plans for Hialeah’s Market Station
Student Plans for Hialeah’s Market Station ‘Knock It Out of the Park’

Even professionals get rattled speaking in public, but students remained cool when they shared their plans for the 90 industrial acres surrounding Hialeah’s Tri-Rail station with the Hialeah City Council, and for good reason. As Councilman Paul Hernandez said, “They really knocked it out of the park and left everyone impressed and motivated for the promising future of this area.” | more
For PhilADthropy Volunteers, Sleep Is Overrated

Few know that better than PhilADthropy faculty advisor Meryl Blau, who has taken 16 teams of student and professional volunteers on 16 25-hour, caffeine-fueled, advertising roller coaster rides, resulting in 16 nonprofits walking away with professional ad campaigns. As Project Knucklehead’s founder said after this year’s marathon: “In 25 hours, you guys have been able to do more than we have been able to do in two years!” | more
Chinese New Year Celebration
'Journey Down the Silk Road' at UM's Lunar New Year Celebration

Watch a colorful and creative dragon dance, enjoy a calligraphy demonstration, and dine on Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cuisine starting at 6 p.m. today, February 23, when the University of Miami's 2015 Lunar New Year Celebration, "Journey Down the Silk Road," gets underway at the University Center Lakeside Patio. Organized by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and the Asian American Students Association, this year's event will also feature a Kung Fu exhibition, interactive tents, food trucks, and a variety of other East Asian traditions. | more
Volleyball’s Leaf and Sims Named All-ACC Academic
Volleyball’s Leaf and Sims Named All-ACC Academic
Savanah Leaf, the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and fellow senior Emani Sims are among the 19 student-athletes to earn All-ACC accolades and All-ACC Academic honors for the 2014 season. | more
  • Honor Women’s Athletics—and President Shalala—at Celebration of Women’s Athletics Luncheon on March 1 | more
Autumn Sonata
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Frost Music Studios
Frost Music Studios
Pitch Perfect: Frost School's New Music Studios Are in Harmony with Its Mission
Hundreds of music lovers got a firsthand look at the future on Friday, when UM officially dedicated the new Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios, a 41,089-square-foot twin-building complex that will unite the school's 770 students and 125 faculty "like never before" and give them the world-class teaching and rehearsal spaces to propel their new curriculum. | more
Gloria Steinem
Managers Build a Better U with the Essentials of Leadership
Over six months, they heard about the U's common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service from President Donna E. Shalala and other senior leaders. They took a deep look at their leadership skills, networked, peer-coached, and worked closely with their supervisors to complete new initiatives and become the kind of transformational leaders who build successful teams. Then last week, 40 managers from across the University graduated from the first Essentials of Leadership program, receiving certificates from the president, Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc, and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, as well as warm wishes from Joe Natoli, senior vice president for business and finance, and chief financial officer, and Nerissa E. Morris, vice president of human resources. The next Essentials series begins in late May.
Niv Ron
The Rat Drags in a Lot of Pride at Annual DragOut
UPride's 2nd annual DragOut at the Rathskeller last Thursday was aimed at raising awareness about the LBGTQ community on campus. All proceeds from the packed show will benefit the Yes Institute, which strives to prevent suicide among youth by educating them about gender and orientation.
GreenU Coffee
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Wellness Center Accountant Keeps UM Moving Forward
Christopher Booth credits the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center for his marriage—he met his wife there—so the budget analyst pays his luck forward by supporting the Department of Athletics' scholarship fund and the United Way. 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
HR Updates Policy for ID Card Photos
Human Resources has enhanced the University's policy on Identification Cards for employees who need special religious or medical accommodations when photographed for their ID cards. Eyewear, hats, or head coverings worn for medical or religious reasons will be permitted under certain circumstances. If you have any questions regarding the policy update, please contact your human resources representative at Coral Gables/RSMAS or the Miller School of Medicine.
Heart Health Seminar
This seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses this week, in partnership with the American Heart Association, will provide participants an understanding of heart disease, the risk factors for developing heart disease, and recommendations to prevent it. Register at ULearn. | more
Islam and Art

Islam, Art, Gender, and Sexuality at the Lowe
UM's Amanullah De Sondy, assistant professor of religious studies, and Karen Mathews, assistant professor of art and art history, will explore the ways Muslim men and women use gendered and sexual expressions in the visual arts to address such issues as patriarchy, pluralism, race/ethnicity, censorship, and exile at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 2, at the Lowe Art Museum. A reception will follow the colloquium. RSVP here.

Autumn Sonata
Journey of the Universe

Journey of the Universe: The Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation
Yale University scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker will present and discuss the Emmy Award-winning film she produced and co-wrote with evolutionary philosopher Brian Swimm at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25 at the Whitten Learning Center. Journey of the Universe draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, and biology with humanistic insights into the nature of the universe. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • University of Miami Hospital Recognized for Quality, Cost-Effective Bariatric Surgery | more
  • Twenty Years Later, Lawyers Recall the Fight for Cuban Rafters | more
  • Week of Cuban Culture Kicks Off February 27 | more
  • Bestselling Author to Discuss Campaign to Create a Master Race on February 23 | more
  • Design a T-Shirt for the Corporate Run/Walk and You Could Win a $100 UM Bookstore Gift Card | more
  • Rosenstiel School's Information Session on Master of Professional Science Degree on February 25 | more
  • Jazz in the Gables Presents Extensions, the UM Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble, on February 25 | more
  • Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer Volunteer Program | more
  • The Millennial IMPACT Employee Resource Group Holds Networking Social February 27 | more
  • CaneSearch Research Symposium on Translational Science to Promote Partnerships, Resources on March 4 | more
  • Women's Commission Accepting Nominations for Louise P. Mills Student Award | more

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