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March 23, 2015 | Monday 
President Shalala and the Frosts
Frost School Benefactors Donate $1M to Rename Music Program for President Shalala

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music’s naming benefactors, Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost, have donated $1 million to support and rename the Frost MusicReach program in honor of UM President Donna E. Shalala, who is stepping down at the end of the academic year. Thanks to the Frosts’ Momentum2 gift, The Donna E. Shalala MusicReach Program will provide free music instruction to more than 1,500 youths in area schools every year. | more
Navigating with Courage: Pat Whitely Passes NASPA Reins at Record-Breaking Conference

UM’s vice president for student affairs is wrapping up her successful term as chair of the board of directors of the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education in New Orleans, where she welcomed a record-breaking 7,600 delegates to the 97th meeting of NASPA and was reunited with UM alumna Jennifer Arnold, the star of the TLC docudrama The Little Couple whose success speaks volumes about the value of student affairs professionals on campus. | more
People around table
Your Voice Matters! to Bring Jews around the World to the Same Table

With no shortage of news from Israel and anti-Semitism rising across Europe, the global Jewish community stands at Israel's critical juncture—one that Israel’s Re’ut Institute and the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies/George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies hope to bridge with a unique, web-based, global Jewish “town hall” that launches March 25-27 with a series of six mini pilots. | more
Miller School Provides SafeSpace to LGBTQ Students

With many students reporting they have been harassed, marginalized, or judged because of their sexual orientation, the Miller School of Medicine has adopted SafeSpace, a new training program to sensitize administrators, faculty, and staff to LGBTQ issues and prepare them to serve as mentors or allies for LGBTQ medical students. On the Coral Gables campus, the IBIS Ally Network is launching a similar program and will hold its inaugural training session for faculty, staff, and students on Thursday, April 2. | more
Traffic Fatalities
Researchers Find Traffic Fatalities Spike During Spring Break

A UM study has found that traffic fatalities spike during the spring break season at popular spring break destinations, but the authors, including Michael T. French, professor of health economics in the Department of Sociology, offer some simple and inexpensive policy suggestions for local governments. | more
Harold Flegelman
Inaugural Director Destined to Lead Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law Program

Harold Flegelman, who joins Miami Law as the inaugural director of its new Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law LL.M. program, has spent his career parlaying an early love of music into a thriving corporate practice in the entertainment industry, generously sprinkled with educating the next generation. | more
Plankton Trackers Discover New Info to Reveal Past Climate

A new international study that used a biophysical computer model developed by Rosenstiel scientist Claire Paris has uncovered new information about the tiny, globetrotting organisms that could improve the understanding of past global climate conditions and help predict future ones. | more
Man in Tanning Bed
Professors Aim to Curtail Tanning through Gaming

School of Communication professors Soyoon Kim and Clay Ewing received the Center for Communication, Culture and Change’s 2015 Research Award to develop an innovative digital game aimed at reducing the use of indoor tanning salons among young adults. “Unfortunately, conventional prevention messages have easily been perceived as a threat to these young individuals’ self-esteem and autonomy, resulting in null or even boomerang effects,” Kim said. | more
Spring Scrimmage
Spring Game and Family Festival Set for March 28
Get an early look at the 2015 Hurricanes football team on Saturday, March 28, at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, where the annual spring game and family festival will feature a player autograph session, interactive stations, and an opportunity to purchase season tickets for a home schedule featuring such opponents as Nebraska, Virginia Tech, and Clemson. | more
Ron Fraser
Fraser to Be Immortalized in Bronze at Statue Dedication on April 24
Ron Fraser, who led the Miami Hurricanes to two College World Series titles during a head coaching stint that spanned four decades, will be immortalized in bronze on Friday, April 24, when UM unveils a 7-foot statue in honor of the late skipper who was known as The Wizard of College Baseball. | more
  • Soccer’s Catalina Perez Headed to Colombia National Team Camp | more
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
The Bachas Group
Ready for Workday? Quick Start Guides and Drop-in Labs Can Help
The Coral Gables, Rosenstiel, and Miller School campuses, UHealth specialty hospitals, and satellite facilities will move to the new HR and payroll system on Thursday, March 26. Check out your Quick Start Guide to learn how to log in, access your checklist, find tip sheets, tutorials, and more. For face-to-face assistance, visit one of the drop-in labs on the Gables and Miller School campuses on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27, or a later date. Questions? Email an expert at workday@miami.edu. Workday will be implemented on Thursday, June 18 at University of Miami Hospital. | more
Black Alumni Scholars Reception
Scholarships—and Sound Advice—Propel UM's Next Success Stories
UM alumna Alice Vilma, who showed up late and wearing jeans and a T-shirt to her first encounter with her future employer, had sound advice for 18 students who were awarded a total of $64,500 in scholarships at last week's UM Black Alumni Society and Woodson Williams Marshall Association Scholarship Reception: "Continue to push the bar higher," said Vilma, now executive director of Morgan Stanley's Global Capital Markets Division. "Your time at UM is a life-changing event…and will put you in a prime position to succeed." | more
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
Don’t Let Your Kids Miss Out: Take Your Children to Work on April 10
Whether it’s learning to care for dummy patients at the Miller School of Medicine or touring the Miami Hurricanes locker room, kids have a great opportunity to see what their parents do or see on campus on Friday, April 10, when UM hosts its annual Take Our Children to Work Day. But hurry. Space is limited to the first 100 children to sign up on the Coral Gables and Miller School campuses, and registration closes Friday, March 27. | more
Bowling Engineers
Learning from a Legend: Theatre Arts Students Perform for Broadway’s Miss Saigon
Students in the College of Arts Sciences Theatre Arts Conservatory, including Jayne Ng, above, had the opportunity to learn from Broadway legend Lea Salonga and her artistic director, Victor Lirio, far right, who offered honest critiques of their performances during a master class last week. Both Salonga and Lirio commended Ng, who sang “Is It a Crime?” from the 1956 Broadway musical Bells are Ringing, for her beautiful voice, tonation, diction, and clarity. “Our job as artists,” said Salonga, who originated the role of Kim in Miss Saigon, “is to get the audience to ride on the story with us.’’
Transform Lives as a Week of Well-Being Volunteer and Enter to Win 
Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets
Help the University transform lives by volunteering for this year’s Week of Well-Being on April 6-10, which will feature many events to help faculty, staff, and students advance their overall wellness, including the Take Our Children to Work Day on Friday, April 10. Volunteers will earn 250 Well ’Canes Incentives Program points (if eligible) and a chance to win a pair of Walt Disney World three-day theme park tickets. Sign up here to volunteer. | more
Live Debt Free and Within Your Means
Participants in this Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, offered on all three campuses this week, will learn how to plan their financial futures by setting realistic goals and implementing simple strategies to make sound financial decisions. Register through ULearn. | more
Be Smoke Free in 2015
Quit smoking with help from UM’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program, which offers free group classes and the expertise, support, and tools necessary to become tobacco free. Offered in six-week intervals, the next sessions begin Tuesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 2, at the Miller School campus and Wednesday, April 1, at the Coral Gables campus. View the class schedule and more information.
Jump-Start Your Exercise Program with First Step Fitness
Just in time for summer, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is introducing a new, six-week program for new or current members who are looking to jump-start their workout program. “First Step Fitness” includes personal training sessions, body composition assessments, a customized workout routine, and nutritional resources. | more
  • Sign Up Your Kids Soon! Limited Spots Remain for Herbert Wellness Center’s Mini Canes Summer Camp | more
Frost Plays: Video Game Music

Join the Family Fun Day and See Frost Plays: Video Game Music for Half Price
Faculty and staff can enjoy a family fun day with up to four half-price tickets to the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra’s “Frost Plays: Video Game Music” concert, featuring music from the history of video games—from Super Mario, Pong, and Final Fantasy to BioShock, Halo, Warcraft, and more—with arrangements by students and faculty, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 at the UM Gusman Concert Hall. Purchase tickets with the promotion code EV50FUN. | more

Autumn Sonata
Ethics Film Series

Ethics Film Series Begins with Apocalypse Now on March 24
The UM Ethics Programs, the School of Communication, and the University of Miami Alumni Association will screen and host a lively debate about three provocative films for the tenth Ethics Film Series, beginning with Francis Ford Coppola’s Academy Award-winning Apocalypse Now on Tuesday, March 24. All screenings begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Bill Cosford Cinema and are free and open to the community. View the schedule. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • John R. Van Beekum's in "More Land Than People: Life on the Texas High Plains'' through March 29 | more
Autumn Sonata
  • Department of International Studies Hosts Snapshot: Botswana Investigative Journalism on March 23 | more
  • Residential College System Wins Housing and Academic Collaboration Award | more
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Hailed as a Marine Conservation Hero | more
  • Leading Conspiracy Theory Scholars Assemble at College of Arts and Sciences for Two-Day Conference | more
  • Memorial Mass for the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, President Emeritus of Notre Dame University, at St. Augustine Church March 26 | more
  • UM to Host March 31 Candidate Forum and Serve as Polling Place for Coral Gables City Elections | more
  • IBIS Ally Network Holds Inaugural Training for LGBTQ Allies on April 2 | more
  • Hispanic Community Health Study and National Hispanic Council on Aging Offer Leadership and Advocacy Training to Hispanic Adults | more
  • UM Alumni Association to Host Inaugural Regional Alumni Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles June 5 | more
  • Learn About School of Business Administration’s Specialized Master’s Degrees and MBA on March 28 | more
  • SEEDS Annual Networking Dinner with the Provost Scheduled for April 6 | more
  • President Shalala to Deliver Keynote at UM Women's Commission Annual Breakfast March 26 | more
  • Applications Now Being Accepted for Summer Volunteer Program | more
  • UMindfulness Lecture with Zindel Segal: The Mindful Way Through Depression on April 7 | more
  • Concept to Commercialization ‘C2C’ Monthly Series on March 30: Building Commercial Software | more
  • Discounted CPR Certification Course Offered by Hecht Residential College on April 2 | more
  • Register Now for 11th Annual CFAR Symposium, 'Confronting HIV and Its Complications,' on April 9 | more
  • Register Now for Inaugural Faculty Showcase on April 10 | more

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