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March 9, 2015 | Monday 
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UM Creates Leadership Course for Virtual Public Health Campus

Faculty and students created the first nursing leadership course on the Pan American Health Organization Virtual Campus of Public Health, which provides distance-learning tools to strengthen health care in Latin America and the Caribbean. Offered in Spanish and English, the free course, “Empowering Nurse Leaders,” attracted 263 applicants from 34 countries. | more
MoMA Models
Students Learn to Build MoMA Models from the ‘Exquisite Conceptualizer’

When curators at New York’s Museum of Modern Art needed models for their upcoming Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 exhibit, they contacted School of Architecture Professor Jean-Francois Lejeune, who not only produced an important exhibition on Latin America a decade ago, but happens to be “an exquisite conceptualizer of models.” The result: when the exhibit opens March 29 it will include seven models crafted by Lejeune’s students. | more
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Get Ready for Workday by Visiting the Homepage

Learn more about the upcoming implementation of Workday—on March 26 for the Coral Gables, Rosenstiel and Miller School campuses, UHealth specialty hospitals, and satellite facilities, and June 18 for University of Miami Hospital—and changes that will affect you during the transition by visiting the Workday HR homepage. New information about training and what you can do to prepare for implementation is posted weekly. Have questions? Email an expert at workday@miami.edu.
Caroline Bettinger-López
Clinic Founder Appointed White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

Vice President Joe Biden announced the appointment last week of Caroline “Carrie” Bettinger-López as the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. A leading advocate for gender-based equality and human rights who founded Miami Law’s Human Rights Clinic, she will advise the president and vice president on domestic violence and sexual assault issues and serve as a liaison to the domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy communities. | more
Dr. Deborah Schwartz-Kates
Chair of Musicology Wins Grants for Book on Composer’s Film Music

Deborah Schwartz-Kates, associate professor and chair of the Department of Musicology, was awarded two prestigious grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support her upcoming book on the film music of Alberto Ginastera. Publisher Oxford University Press says the book on the Argentine composer promises to set a new standard for film music as a marker of cultural identity and ideological discourse. | more
Comb Jelly
Scientists Rediscover and Name Comb Jelly for RSMAS Founder

Scientists have recently re-discovered a species of ctenophores, or comb jellies, living with octocorals in South Florida waters and named the tiny, translucent jellyfish-like animals after the founder of the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, F.G. Walton Smith. | more
Megan Rico
E.T. Meets Cannibalism—and a $10,000 Fellowship

Megan Rico, an Electronic Media major who dreamed up a sci-fi comedy about two high school outcasts, a cannibalistic alien, and a big government conspiracy, is the recipient of the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting. Awarded by the Writers Guild of America, East Foundation, the fellowship provides $10,000 and a professional screenwriter mentor to promising undergraduate students who plan careers in screenwriting. | more
Jason Fox
New Executive MBA Program Draws Dozens of NFL Players

After five years in the NFL, Miami Dolphins offensive tackle and UM alumnus Jason Fox is back at the U—with more than 40 participants in UM’s new Miami Executive MBA for Artists and Athletes program. The inaugural class includes more than 20 NFL players from a dozen teams, and four other UM alums. “I want to be well prepared for life after football,” says Fox, a lineman for the Hurricanes before the Detroit Lions drafted him in 2010. | more
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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.
Compliance Corner: Employing Student-Athletes
Throughout the academic year, many student-athletes work in various internships and jobs. While boosters, including faculty and staff, are permitted to employ UM student-athletes, there are a few NCAA regulations they must abide by to protect the eligibility of our student-athletes. | more
Women’s Track and Field Team
Women’s Track and Field to Send Seven to Indoor Championships
Seven Miami female student-athletes—including sophomore sensation Shakima Wimbley, who has the sixth-fastest indoor 400-meter time in the nation this season—have qualified for the 2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. | more
Adrienne Motley
Motley Named First Team All-ACC
Guard Adrienne Motley, who led the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team in scoring, field goal percentage, and steals during the regular season, has been named First Team All-ACC, becoming only the second player in program history to receive the honor as a sophomore. | more
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Clintons, Shalala Inspire CGI U Students to ‘Give Flight to the Possible’
More than 1,100 students from 80 countries and 200 universities joined innovators, thought-leaders, and civically engaged celebrities for three days of sessions, networking, and service at the eighth meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University, which opened at the BankUnited Center Friday evening with remarks from UM President Donna E. Shalala, former President Bill Clinton, his daughter Chelsea, and four inspiring panelists who “rendered public service as private citizens.” | more
UM Day of Service
Sweat Has Its Rewards: Giving Back to the Community
More than 100 faculty and staff from across the University left their desks, offices, and labs Friday and headed to Liberty City's Charles R. Drew K-8 Center, where they primed, painted, hammered, drilled, and sweated their way through a rewarding UM Day of Service, which was held in advance of Sunday's Clinton Foundation Day of Action for students attending the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting on the UM campus. "It's great to get out of the office and contribute to the community for a good cause,'' said Human Resources' Jackie Henderson, pictured on right, who spruced up a garbage enclosure with the Office of the Controller's Karen Bonner. View a slide show from the UM Day of Service.
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Surprised, Humbled, and Proud, 29 ’Canes Tapped to Join Iron Arrow
With the solemn beating of a drum and a tap by an iron arrow, 29 faculty, staff, students, and alumni were inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society last week, including senior AJ Ricketts, who was surprised to receive the University’s highest honor. “I was expecting to meet a representative from athletics to shoot a video, and all of a sudden, I hear the drum, see the jackets, and they came my way,” said Ricketts, a member of the cross country and track and field teams, the sports editor of WVUM, and the online sports editor at The Miami Hurricane. “It’s a great honor, and I think a testament to those I’ve had the privilege to learn from here,” he said. “I’ve been put in positions to succeed by others who’ve taught me what being a Hurricane is about.” See a list of the newest inductees.
DILS Students
DILS Students Bring a World of Cultures to the College of Arts and Sciences
From India to Ireland, Russia to Iran, and Korea to Poland, cultures of the world were on display at the Directed Independent Language Study program’s annual International Multicultural Night. The DILS program enables students to study languages not offered by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures with native speakers of their target languages. | more
Only Two Weeks Left to Register for the Corporate Run
Lace up your running shoes and get ready for an evening of healthy fun at 5:30 p.m. 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 with friends and colleagues, you will also earn 250 points toward your Well 'Canes incentive goal and get that much closer to earning $300. | more
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Mark Your Calendars: Week of Well-Being Returns April 6-10
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to transform their lives when the annual Week of Well-Being returns Monday, April 6 with five days of events and activities focused on workplace wellness. Among them: Workshops led by Jimmy Page, motivational speaker and author of One Word That Will Change Your Life; exercise sessions led by UM alumna and fitness enthusiast Nicole Chaplin; nutritional classes; financial education seminars; and wellness fairs featuring free massages, vision screenings courtesy of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and much more. For a complete schedule and satellite location activities, visit miami.edu/wellcanes.
Learn to Approach Procrastination with Self-Compassion
Chronic procrastination often triggers negative self-evaluations, recriminations, and ruminations, which can increase stress and anxiety, leading individuals down a negative spiral. Facilitated by a UM Faculty and Staff Assistance Program consultant, this lunchtime seminar will explore how learning to be gentler and more understanding with yourself can empower you to take action and move forward. Register through ULearn.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, March 10, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, 2nd floor training room

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, March 12, 12-1 p.m., Library Rare Book Room

Miller School campus: Friday, March 13, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Tower, room 301-C | more
Attend a Mindful Living Seminar Next Week
This month’s Mindful Living seminar, offered on all three campuses next week by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will focus on cultivating a non-judgmental stance. Register through ULearn. | more
U.S. Army Voices

U.S. Army Voices Bring Their Stirring Songs to UM
The elite U.S. Army Voices, part of the vocal ensemble of the U.S. Army Chorus, will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at the Gusman Concert Hall on the Coral Gables campus. The free concert will feature UM alumnus and tenor Colin Eaton, the soloist at the funerals of Presidents Gerald Ford and President Ronald Reagan who later this spring will join the UM Collegium Musicum for a series of concerts paying tribute to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C. Admission to the UM concert is first-come, first-seated.

Autumn Sonata
Life on the Texas High Plains

More Land Than People: Life on the Texas High Plains
In this Master of Fine Arts exhibition, John R. Van Beekum returns to his roots in the flat, arid Texas High Plains, where “land dominates the everyday lives of the sparse population” whose existence is “continually shaped by the ground beneath their feet.” Presented in large-scale archival prints, Beekum’s exhibition runs through March 29 at the University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building, in Miami with an opening reception on Saturday, March 14 from 4 to 10 p.m. | more

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  • National Geographic Society Fellow Chris Ranier Presents Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography March 18 | more
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  • ICCAS Researcher Testifies in Congress About New Cuba Policy | more
  • College of Arts and Sciences Colloquium Investigates Islam, Art, Gender and Sexuality | more
  • Eat Your Words! Enter UM Libraries’ 15th Annual International Edible Book Festival | more
  • Concept to Commercialization ‘C2C’ Monthly Series on March 24: Building Commercial Software | more
  • Mini Canes Camp Registration Opens March 16 for UM Affiliates | more
  • Register for the Business of Health Care Conference on March 23 | more
  • Save the Dates for Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry Workshops March 30-April 3 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts ‘Brazil’s Dilemma: Economic and Political Uncertainty’ on March 13 | more
  • Hepatobiliary Disease in Clinical Disease Practice: Update XXI on March 13-14 | more
  • Nominations for Women’s Commission Louise P. Mills Student Award Due March 9 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts Juan Gabriel Valdés, Chilean Ambassador to the U.S., on March 18 | more
  • Student Affairs Seeks Laurel Awards Nominations for Outstanding Student Affairs Staffers by March 27 | more
  • Learn About School of Business Administration’s Specialized Master’s Degrees and MBA on March 28 | more
  • Gables Bike Day Features UM’s Green U and Bike Safe Programs | more

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