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March 16, 2015 | Monday 
Miller School
Miller School Climbs Again in U.S. News Rankings

In its continued rise in the rankings, the Miller School of Medicine has climbed to No. 45 in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s top medical schools for research, which reflects an increase of 11 spots over the past nine years under the leadership of Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt. | more
Robin Bachin
Civic and Community Engagement Receives Key of Excellence Award

Robin Bachin, assistant provost for civic and community engagement, will accept the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Key of Excellence Award at an April 2 ceremony emceed by Katy Sorenson, founder and CEO of the Good Government Initiative, in recognition of the Office of Civic and Community Engagement’s commitment to advance the civic purposes of higher education. | more
Faculty Showcase
Faculty Showcase to Enhance Teaching, Learning, and Research

UMIT’s Academic Technologies will host the inaugural Faculty Showcase at the BankUnited Center Hurricane 100 Room on Friday, April 10, to give faculty and staff the opportunity to share how they are using technology in unique ways, network with other colleagues, and generate new project ideas. For more information, view the agenda and register now to reserve your place.
Maker’s Mark Addy
Students Take Home 14 ADDYs with Innovative Campaigns

Students who created innovative corporate campaigns for such venerable brands as Maker’s Mark, Mary Kay, and Johnny Walker, and tackled such pressing global issues as cyber bullying, Ebola, and childhood obesity claimed six gold and eight silver local ADDY awards, the first step to the national Student American Advertising Awards Competition. | more
Adam Braunschweig
Chemist Receives Journal's Early Career Award

The pioneering and painstaking work of Adam Braunschweig, an assistant professor of chemistry who builds minute machines atom by atom, has received the Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry’s 2015 Award for Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry. | more
El Centro Hosts Regional and World Leaders on Immigrant Health
El Centro Hosts Regional and World Leaders on Immigrant Health

Advancing El Centro’s mission to elevate health equity on the local, national, and global stage, UM’s Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research recently welcomed nationally and internationally renowned experts in the field to its annual Scientific Advisory Board meeting. Among them: John Ruffin, left, founding director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and William Vega, of the University of Southern California. | more
The Business of Health Care 2015 Conference
The Business of Health Care 2015 Conference to Focus on Technology

UM’s 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, offering an unparalleled opportunity to exchange ideas on new technology in health care, the business of health care, and the impact of changes in access to health care on the business community. | more
Workday Header
Get Ready for Workday by Visiting the Homepage

Visit the Workday HR homepage to 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 on June 18 for University of Miami Hospital—and the changes that will affect you during the transition. 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.
Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Welcomes Class of 2015 on April 9
Three-time Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams will be among the 10 legendary ’Canes welcomed into the UM Sports Hall of Fame at its 47th Annual Induction Banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at Jungle Island. Other members of the Class of 2015 are football stars Jonathan Vilma, Kevin Patrick, Rusty Medearis, Winston Moss, and the late Sean Taylor, College Baseball Hall of Famer Alex Fernandez, NCAA champion diver Chris Mantilla, basketball star Kym Hope, and former Hurricanes tight end and assistant coach Rob Chudzinski. For more information visit the Sports Hall of Fame. | more
  • Canes Rowers Clean Biscayne National Park | more
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The Bachas Group
Bachas Group Earns Lab of the Year Again; Three Other Labs Share the Honor
After evaluating more than 1,500 labs across the University, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety has selected the chemistry lab of College of Arts and Sciences Dean Leonidas Bachas as Lab of the Year for the second year in a row. Another A&S lab and two on the Miller School campus also made the top grade. “When you have a lab this consistent, this is what you are looking for,” biosafety manager Jairo Betancourt said of the Bachas Group’s unprecedented accomplishment. | more
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Architect’s ‘Playground of Limitless Human Experiences’ Catches MoMA’s Eye
Assistant Professor Jacob Brillhart was a finalist in the 2015 Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 Young Architects Program, which invites five architects to transform the museum’s courtyard into a setting for its annual experimental music series. Brillhart proposed Drone’s Beach, an 11,000-square-foot, multi-sensory tropical experience where visitors can escape the city and explore the depths of their imaginations. | more
Bowling Engineers
Worth Their Weight in Concrete: Students Make Spirited Showing at Concrete Bowling Competition
Three civil engineering students and their advisor—from left, Raul Velarde, Maria Arguelles, Francisco De Caso y Basalo, and Mackenzie Cerjan—took third place in the Florida Concrete and Products Association’s bowling competition with their unorthodox approach to creating a concrete bowling ball weighing less than 12 pounds. They used outdoor light globes as molds. “We poured the concrete into the bulbs to obtain the shape we needed,” Cerjan explained. “Then when the concrete dried, we broke the lights and sanded and painted the balls.” With their orange-and-green striped ties and Hurricane flags, team members snagged the competition’s inaugural spirit award and are anxious to return to Orlando next year to claim first place.
Green Teams Program
Create Your Own Green Team at UM
It’s more fun to work in teams so if you are passionate about the environment and willing to help make your workplace more sustainable why not form a Green Team with like-minded coworkers? Green U can provide the resources and training to help Green Teams identify priorities and projects—from reducing paper, collecting coffee grounds, seeking green lab certification, creating ECO art exhibits, promoting local food consumption, or—you decide! Green Teams will share their experiences and successes on Facebook, attend quarterly Green Team breakfasts, and receive updates on the latest in sustainability training. For more information visit Green U or contact greenu@miami.edu.
One Week Left to Register for the 2015 Corporate Run/Walk
Lace up your running shoes and get ready for an evening of healthy fun with friends and colleagues on Thursday, April 23, at 5:30 p.m., when the 5K (3.1-mile) Corporate Run/Walk takes place in downtown Miami. Not only will you have a great time, you’ll earn 250 points toward your Well 'Canes incentives goal and get that much closer to earning $300. But hurry! Participants must register by March 25. | more
Registration for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day Opens March 16
The 2015 Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on the Coral Gables campus will be held on Friday, April 10, from 12 to 5 p.m. with the theme “#MPOWR, Knowledge + Choice = Strength.” Registration opens Monday, March 16, and continues through Friday, March 27, and will be limited to the first 100 children, ages 8 to 14, to sign up. The cost is $10 per child and $10 per adult, and includes a pizza lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Student Activities Center. | more
Live Debt Free and Within Your Means
In this Faculty and Staff Assistance Program lunchtime seminar, participants will learn how to plan their financial futures through successful budgeting, using credit wisely, improving credit scores, and avoiding excess debt. A presenter from Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc. will address the importance of setting realistic goals and implementing simple strategies to make sound financial decisions.

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, March 24, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, March 25, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, March 26, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room | more
  • Mark Your Calendars: Week of Well-Being Returns April 6-10 | more
U.S. Army Voices

Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography: National Geographic’s Chris Rainier
Considered one of the leading documentary photographers working today, National Geographic Society Fellow Chris Rainier is committed to immortalizing endangered indigenous cultures around the globe through his images. He will deliver the next talk in the Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the BankUnited Center Fieldhouse. RSVP to reserve a space.

Autumn Sonata

Poet Denise Duhamel Performs at USpeak on March 19
Denise Duhamel, whose most recent book of poetry was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of a 2014 Paterson Poetry Prize, performs at the USpeak Flash Fiction & Poetry Performance Series on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at the CAS Gallery/Wesley House, 1210 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables campus. Doors for the open mic event open at 6:30 p.m. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • Ethics Film Series Begins with Apocalypse Now on March 24 | more
Autumn Sonata
  • RSVP for ‘Research Intersections: Improving the Human Condition’ on March 18 | more
  • Order Regalia for Spring 2015 Commencement by March 18 | more
  • Iron Arrow Honor Society History and Tradition Lecture Series: ‘My U—The Impact My Alma Mater Had on Me’ on March 19 | more
  • School of Architecture Currents Lecture Series: Branding and Innovating an Evolving Neighborhood on March 16 | more
  • Neva Kirk-Sanchez Named Chair of Department of Physical Therapy | more
  • Mini Canes Camp Registration Opens March 16 for UM Affiliates | more
  • Eat Your Words! Enter UM Libraries’ 15th Annual International Edible Book Festival | more
  • UM Libraries Presents ‘The Coevolution of Texts & Technology’ on March 19 | more
  • Medical Issues and the Growing Child Conference: ‘Hearing Assistive Technology for the Growing Child: Everything You Want to Know!’ on March 20 | more
  • President Shalala to Deliver Keynote at UM Women’s Commission Annual Breakfast March 26 | more
  • Concept to Commercialization ‘C2C’ Monthly Series on March 30: Building Commercial Software | more
  • SEEDS Annual Networking Dinner with the Provost Scheduled for April 6 | more
  • Register Now for 11th Annual CFAR Symposium, ‘Confronting HIV and Its Complications,’ on April 9 | more
  • Miami Center for Aids Research Seeks Applications for CFAR Pilot Awards | more
  • Miami CFAR Accepting Applications for Summer Research Awards for Students | more
  • Bike the Underline on March 21 and Glimpse the Future | more
  • Using a UM Facility for a Camp Program? Be Sure to Complete Essential Paperwork | more

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