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March 2, 2015 | Monday 
New Design Studio Building
Coastal Construction Pledges $3.5M for New Design Studio Building

Tom Murphy, Jr., the president and CEO of Coastal Construction who started his career while working on fraternity houses as a UM student, is so passionate about supporting education in architecture that his company is pledging $3.5 million to build a state-of-the-art design studio where School of Architecture students can learn “to build, to create, and to work together.” | more
Calcification Researchers
Researchers Find Key Mechanism Leading to Vascular Calcification

Miller School researchers have uncovered a key mechanism in the development of vascular calcification, or hardening of the arteries, valves or plaque – a disorder that affects millions of people and a discovery that could have significant clinical implications in potentially preventing or reversing hardening of the arteries and valves. | more
Peter Lake
Expert Emphasizes that Preventing Sexual Violence Is Everybody's Job

In a seminar hosted by the University, Peter F. Lake, an internationally known expert on preventing campus sexual violence and understanding Title IX, had a simple message about a complex subject: Ensuring compliance with the law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity is everyone's job. | more
Week of Cuban Culture
Celebrate Cuban Culture This Week

The Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos, which kicked off its annual Week of Cuban Culture on Friday, will continue celebrating all things Cuban with an array of sights, sounds, flavors and events through Thursday, March 5, when Cuban “Carnaval” rumbas and rocks at the UC Rock, beginning at noon. | more
Three Students
Three ’Canes to Serve as U.S. Ambassadors at World’s Fair Expo

Two UM students and one alumna are among the 120 young people selected to represent the United States at the World’s Fair Expo in Milan, Italy. The College of Arts and Sciences’ Jessica M. Gonzalez-Lorente and the School of Communication’s Grace Marinaro, and CAS alumna Brittany Wright will demonstrate American innovation in the U.S.’s World’s Fair Expo Pavilion. | more
CGI U 2015
CGI U Announces Details of Meeting on UM Campus

President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton announced details for the 8th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting, which will bring more than 1,000 college students from around the world to the UM campus March 6-8 to work on CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. | more
Rony Abovitz
Entrepreneur Discusses the Magic of Leaping

UM alumnus Rony Abovitz, whose latest venture attracted $500 million from Google, says being a successful entrepreneur is like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane to save yourself on the way down. “You have to be bold,” he told a rapt audience at the 2015 M. Lewis Temares Entrepreneurship Forum. | more
Ian Schrager and developer Richard LeFrak
Real Estate Conferees See a Bright Future

Both hotelier Ian Schrager and developer Richard LeFrak see great things in Miami’s real estate future, a subject that brought the biggest names in South Florida real estate and development and a standing-room-only crowd to the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami for the fourth annual University of Miami Real Estate Impact Conference 2015, co-hosted by the School of Architecture and School of Business Administration. | more
Underwater Photography Contest
Time to Dive into UM’s Underwater Photo Contest

The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is now accepting entries for its annual Underwater Photography Contest, which usually draws hundreds of entries from around the world. Amateur photographers are invited to submit images in five categories—fish or marine animal portrait, macro, wide angle, student, and best overall—by midnight on Friday, March 20. The top prize: a trip on Blackbeard’s Cruises. | more
Lea Johnson
Lea Johnson Tapped into ODK Honor Society
Track and field standout Lea Johnson, a senior who claimed ACC championships in both the weight throw and the hammer throw last year, was tapped into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society last week, becoming the newest member in one of the oldest and most prestigious UM honor societies. | more
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Frost Music Studios
Touring UM, High School Girls Can See Engineering Isn't Just for Boys
More than 220 teenage girls from 18 Miami-Dade public and private high schools attended UM's daylong Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day on Thursday, touring College of Engineering labs, learning about the research being conducted by some of UM's female engineering students, and putting their problem-solving skills to the test in a series of brain-twisting exercises. | more
Chef Gaston Acurio
Miami International Film Festival Showcases UM Talents
The talents of Ed Talavera, chair of the Cinema and Interactive Media Department, and two School of Communication students will be on display at the Miami International Film Festival, with Talavera's gem about Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio making its Florida premier in the Culinary Cinema category on March 9 and films by students Tyler Huyser and Luis Galvis competing in the 5th Annual CinemaSlam, which showcases the best work from South Florida's film students, on March 6. | more
Gloria Steinem
UM Celebrates Lunar New Year with a Journey Down the Silk Road
With a dynamic dragon dance, a dazzling display of kung fu, fearless fire twirling acts, and interactive booths showcasing East Asian cuisine, Chinese calligraphy, crafts, and more, the University celebrated the Lunar New Year in style last Monday when hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and visitors took a “Journey Down the Silk Road,” organized by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and the Asian American Students Association. View a slide show.
The Billy Goat
Need a Cup of Joe? Stop by The Billy Goat for a Quick Fix
Thanks to the mobile coffee kiosk architecture students created and executed for last fall’s Design and Build Studio class, getting a jolt of joe on the go is easier—and more stylish—than ever. Located lakeside in the School of Architecture courtyard, The Billy Goat offers caffeine fixes in a hurry and a practical teaching tool for future students. ”The way the roof is put together, the wiring—it’s all visible for future students to learn from,” said fifth-year student Lauren O’Halloran. | more
Jackie Nespral
Building a Better U Together Starts with You
To give faculty and staff a better understanding about where the University of Miami has been and where it's going, the University's Culture Leadership Team is sharing a message about the U's culture transformation, which includes a special video featuring UM alumna and NBC 6 news anchor Jackie Nespral. View the message and video.
GreenU Coffee
Make a Greener, Smarter Impression with the Right Technology for the Job
Having the right device to print, scan, fax, or copy documents can lead to significant environmental, productivity, and financial efficiencies. But what's the right device? The answer depends on volume. The Managed Print Services (MPS) program, together with Canon, can help ensure offices and departments are using the most suitable and efficient devices for their output. To support the University's sustainability goals, MPS and Canon recommend replacing inefficient single-function printers, fax machines, and scanners with multi-function, feature-rich, energy-efficient Canon devices. For more information, or to help your department improve its environmental, productivity, and financial efficiencies, contact Managed Print Services.
Group Fitness Classes Aren't Just for Members
Did you know that many of the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center's group fitness classes are available to everyone, regardless of membership status? Check out the available courses now because registration begins soon—from March 2 to March 8 for reformer pilates classes, March 9-20 for dance, martial arts, tennis and adult aquatics classes, and March 16-23 for youth swimming classes. Register online, at 305-284-5433, or in person. | more
Join Team UM for the 2015 Corporate Run/Walk and Earn Well 'Canes Points
Get ready to lace up your running shoes for an evening of healthy fun with friends and colleagues on Thursday, April 23, when the Corporate Run/Walk, a 5K (3.1-mile) race around downtown Miami, takes place. Not only will you have a great time, you'll earn 250 Well 'Canes incentive points, and get that much closer to earning $300. You'll also receive $15 off the $40 registration fee and a Team UM DRI-FIT shirt. | more
  • Design Team UM's Corporate Run T-Shirt by March 6 and Win $100 Bookstore Gift Card | more
Interspecies Collaboration

AnthropeScene: Art and Nature in a Manufactured Era
Some scientists say a new epoch, the anthropocene, began when human activity altered the environment and planet, which artists from the Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy and the College of Arts and Sciences' exhibition, anthropoScene: Art and Nature in a Manufactured Era, will discuss from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at the Abess Center in the Ungar Building. An informal tour of the exhibition, which includes Interspecies Collaboration (above) by Keith Waddington, will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the CAS Gallery, which will host an opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through Monday, March 23. Register through EventBrite.

Autumn Sonata
  • Law Enforcement to Conduct Traffic Safety and Education Detail Near Campus March 2 | more
  • CaneSearch Research Symposium on Translational Science to Promote Partnerships, Resources on March 4 | more
  • Department of Theatre Arts' Co-Production of Peter and the Starcatcher Nominated for Four Carbonell Awards | more
  • Leading Mathematician S.R. Srinivasa Varadhan Delivers 7th Annual McKnight-Zame Lecture at College of Arts & Sciences | more
  • UMIT Celebrates Success of Year Up Apprenticeship Program | more
  • Chilling at the Beach: 5th Annual Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management on March 5-6 | more
  • Nominations for Women's Commission Louise P. Mills Student Award Due March 9 | more
  • Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer Volunteer Program | more
  • Using a UM Facility for a Camp Program? Be Sure to Complete Essential Paperwork | more

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