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March 30, 2015 | Monday 
Provosts Award Recipients
Three Faculty Members Honored for Their Pioneering Research

A world-renowned stroke expert, a marine biologist whose research has shed light on the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Gulf of Mexico marine life, and a physicist who has greatly increased our understanding of imaging and light transmission processes in the ocean are the recipients of the 2015 Provost’s Award for Scholarly Activity. | more
Rendering of the John S. and James L. Knight Recital Hall
Knight Foundation Grant Helps Frost School Build New Recital Hall

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded the Frost School of Music $7.5 million to name and support construction of the John S. and James L. Knight Recital Hall, which combined with $2 million from the Paul J. DiMare Foundation, $1.2 million from Dorothy and David Weaver, and other pledges, will enable the Frost School to build what Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen called “a high-tech recital hall befitting its reputation.” | more
Distraction magazine
Student Publications Take Top College Media Awards

Students won two Gold Crowns and nine Apple Awards at the College Media Association Conference in New York City, with the Ibis yearbook winning its ninth Gold Crown, Distraction magazine picking up its second Gold Crown for a print/website production, and The Miami Hurricane, Ibis and Distraction taking top honors in the David L. Adams Apple Award competition, including the Hurricane’s Apple for best newspaper in the 10,000-plus student circulation category. | more
Senior Noelle Mendez received the Louise P. Mills Award
President Shalala’s Advice to Women’s Commission: Connect Your Interests

President Donna E. Shalala urged about 250 attendees at last week’s 44th annual Women’s Commission Breakfast to “reach out and help someone, especially another sister,” advice that senior Noelle Mendez, the recipient of the commission’s Louise P. Mills Award, has obviously embraced. The commission also honored Shalala for her unwavering efforts during her 14-year tenure to improve the status of women at the University. | more
Doctor and Patient
Stress Management Improves Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Patients

A new study of a stress management intervention developed by UM’s Michael Antoni, professor of psychology, and published in the American Cancer Society journal CANCER, shows that providing breast cancer patients with the skills to manage stress early in their treatment can improve their mood and quality of life many years later. | more
Patrick M. Conway and President Donna E. Shalala
Annual Health Care Impact Conference Draws 700

Among the highlights of UM’s fourth annual conference on the “Business of Health Care,” which drew more than 700 participants, was a conversation between President Donna E. Shalala, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Patrick M. Conway, chief medical officer of HHS’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, who discussed how incentives are shifting to “focus on better health care outcomes and lower costs.” | more
Panel of Exonerees
Men Wrongly Convicted of Central Park’s ‘Wilding’ Rampage Speak Out

Four of the five men wrongly convicted of and sent to prison for the 1989 rape, sexual assault, and attempted murder of a woman jogger in Central Park recently spoke at Miami Law about the infamous case with their lawyer, who likened the prosecutorial pursuit for the culprits to lions hunting antelopes. | more
Compliance Corner: Student-Athletes and Agents
There have been numerous national media reports about agents having impermissible encounters with collegiate student-athletes. The actions of an agent are governed by the professional players’ associations (NFLPA, MLBPA, etc.) so NCAA rules primarily outline what a student-athlete may do in relation to an agent. Read some frequently asked questions about this topic and gain a basic understanding of NCAA rules in this area. | more
Mens Basketball Player
Miami Faces Temple in NIT Semifinal Tuesday
After rallying from an 18-point, second-half deficit for a dramatic come-from-behind victory over Richmond last week, the Miami Hurricanes face the Temple Owls tomorrow at 7 p.m. in a highly anticipated NIT Final Four matchup at Madison Square Garden. | more
Henri Delauze
Henri Delauze Named to Bahamian CARIFTA Games Team
Track and field’s Henri Delauze, a native of Freeport, Bahamas, has been named to the 51-member Bahamian team for the 2015 CARIFTA Games in St. Kitts and Nevis April 2-7. | 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.
  • UM to Host March 31 Candidate Forum and Serve as Polling Place for Coral Gables City Elections | more
  • Know Justice, Know Peace: A Symposium on Race, Social Justice, and the American Dream on April 1 | more
  • Eat Your Words! Enter Richter Library's Edible Book Festival on April 1 by March 30 | more
  • Sylvester Director's Genetic Studies Provide New Insights into Bone Marrow Disorders | more
  • Brigadier General of Colombian National Police Discusses Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children on April 2 | more
  • Sign Your High Schooler Up Now to Earn College Credit this Summer | more
  • See the Winning Design for Team UM's Corporate Run/Walk T-Shirt | more
  • Rosenstiel School Offers New Graduate Degree Track in Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics | more
  • Ethics Film Series 2015 Presents Last Days in Vietnam on April 7 | more
  • SEEDS Annual Networking Dinner with the Provost Scheduled for April 6 | more
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center team
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Recognized as Cancer Center of Excellence
The state of Florida has recognized Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center as a Cancer Center of Excellence, making it the only such designated center in South Florida and one of four in the state, which as Governor Rick Scott noted, “positions our state to become one of the foremost leaders in cancer care in the world.” | more
Marlins ticket distribution
Bring Your 'Cane Card and Get Your Miami Marlins Tickets This Week
Ticket distribution for the University’s 10th annual Family Day with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, May 2—when the Marlins take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park in Little Havana—begins this week on the Coral Gables, Miller School, and Rosenstiel campuses, and will continue on multiple dates thereafter. | more
Marlins ticket distribution
Have You Completed Your Workday Checklist?
More than 7,500 employees logged into Workday HR within 24 hours of its launch on all three campuses and UHealth specialty hospitals and satellite facilities last Thursday. Were you among them? Did you log into Workday and complete your checklist? If not, click on your role—Faculty, Staff or Student Employee—to access your checklist and complete the important tasks outlined for you. The tasks vary by role, but include updating personal information, beneficiaries, and payment elections. Questions or comments? Email a Workday expert at workday@miami.edu. Workday HR will be implemented at University of Miami Hospital on June 18.
Green Dream
Architecture Students’ Green Dream to Sprout on Wynwood’s ArtWalk
A commitment made at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University conference is moving closer to reality, thanks to BeeFree Media in Wynwood, which invited two architecture students to install an aquaponic greenhouse on top of a company shipping container for an environmentally themed ArtWalk exhibition leading up to this December’s Art Basel. “We wanted to bring awareness of climate change to the people who are already coming to Wynwood for the ArtWalk,” student Mary Wissinger said. “We think these are people who will care if they know what’s going on.” | more
Surf Camp
Children with Autism Hang Ten at CARD Surf Camp
Gentle waves lapped the shore as 12 youngsters with autism braved the surf for the first time last week, giving specialists with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) and Miami Beach’s seventh annual spring break surf camp a dozen reasons to smile. “We all love surf camp because, not only is it a week full of smiles, it is also a week to focus on the kids’ abilities, rather than their disabilities,” says CARD’s Maricarmen Saleta. | more
Don’t Toss Those Old Binders—Staple Them
Hate to throw all those old binders in the trash? Now you don’t have to. Staples, UM’s official office partner, has launched a program to collect binders in all of its stores nationwide. So make your office and back-to-school shopping eco-friendly and bring all those empty, used binders to a Staples near you at any time or any day the store is open. Any brand is accepted, and there is no limit on the number you can drop off. Learn more about Green U’s recycling initiatives.
Week of Well Being
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.
Registration Deadline Extended for Take Our Children to Work Day
Registration for the 2015 Take Our Children to Work Day on the Coral Gables campus, which will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 10, has been extended through Friday, April 3, or until the first 100 children ages 8 to 14 sign up. To participate, be sure to complete and deliver the registration and model release form, along with your payment. | more
Register for Essentials of Leadership May 2015 Series by April 25
Managers have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills with Essentials of Leadership, a specialized program sponsored by Human Resources and comprising interactive modules, leadership discussions, individual assessments, experiential learning activities, and coaching. Learn more by visiting the website, or contacting Workforce Engagement and Development at 305-243-3090. | more
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  • Look for Your Employee Retirement Plan (ERP) Statement in the Mail | more
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The Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series: “Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel: 500 Years”
Visit Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and hear about the surprising story of its creation from the foremost expert on the artist and his times, William Wallace, the Barbara Murphy Bryant Distinguished Professor of Art History at Washington University in St. Louis, who will present the next talk in the 2014-15 Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at the School of Business Administration’s Storer Auditorium. | more

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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

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  • UMindfulness Lecture with Zindel Segal: The Mindful Way Through Depression on April 7 | more
  • Using a UM Facility for a Camp Program? Be Sure to Complete Essential Paperwork | more
  • Matthew Kelly Presents 'Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose' at St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center April 11 | more
  • Buy 3 Tickets and Get 1 Free for 2015 R&B Love Fest at the BankUnited Center | more
  • Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute Hosts Inaugural Leadership Lecture April 16 | more
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