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April 6, 2015 | Monday 
picture of oil and gas spewing into the Gulf of Mexico
New Study Finds Oil Dispersion Mechanism for Deep-Ocean Blowout

In a first-of-its-kind study, UM and Australian researchers who carried out high-pressure laboratory experiments and simulated the physical conditions at the Deepwater Horizon’s Macondo well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico suggest that the use of toxic dispersants in deep water should not be a systematic response to an oil spill. | more
Family Day with the Miami Marlins
Batter Up! Join the Fun on Family Day with the Marlins

Ticket distribution for UM’s 10th annual Family Day with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, May 2—when the Marlins face the Philadelphia Phillies—continues next week, when regular and contract employees can receive one complimentary ticket and buy two more for $1 apiece. The first three tickets come with food vouchers. Extra tickets are available for $9 each. Employees who already purchased separate extra tickets may exchange all their tickets for seats that are together. | more
Little Havana
Students Survey East Little Havana on Inaugural U-Serve Day

Armed with new technology and a sense of history provided by Miami Mayor Tomas Regaldo, more than 200 students, faculty, and staff inventoried 439 East Little Havana properties during the School of Architecture's inaugural U-Serve Day. "Most architecture schools are not involved in their communities. There's usually no relationship or a contentious one," Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury noted. "The relationship between us and the city of Miami is truly unique, and we are proud of that." | more
Toxic Park
Fredman Family Foundation Gift to Fund Toxins Project

The Environmental Justice Project at the Center for Ethics and Public Service, which was instrumental in uncovering the trail of toxins the city of Miami spread through decades of dumping incinerated ash, has received a generous gift from the Fredman Family Foundation to ensure its ongoing efforts in environmental science and public health research. | more
Sebastian Welcomes UOnline Enrollment Advisors

Sebastian the Ibis recently paid a special welcome visit to Schauri Dixon and three other enrollment advisors from UOnline, which offers the University’s online master’s programs in finance, sport administration, and professional accounting. Dixon says she is “fired up to help highly qualified working professionals learn how they can connect with our world-class faculty from anywhere in the world.” | more
Autism Researchers Discover Age-Specific Brain Changes

Coinciding with a number of Autism Awareness Month events hosted by the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, a new University of Miami study shows that individuals with autism spectrum disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity than typically developing individuals and that these patterns adjust as the individual ages. | more
Andreana Cunningham
Undergraduate Student Earns Prestigious Smithsonian Internship

The National Museum of Natural History will be the "scene of the crime" for junior Andreana Cunningham, an anthropology and criminology major who will conduct forensic anthropology research on artifacts from the National Museum of History during a National Science Foundation-funded summer internship at the Smithsonian Institution. | more
Miami Beach Gay Pride
March with the U at Miami Beach Pride

Help represent the U and show your support for the LGBTQ community at the 2015 Miami Beach Gay Pride festival and parade at noon on Sunday, April 12. Sign up on OrgSync by Wednesday, April 8 to join students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all gender identities and sexual orientations—as well as Sebastian the Ibis, the Hurricanettes Dance Team, and our Up!-themed float—in celebrating human diversity on Ocean Drive. | more
Pro Day
Hurricanes Dazzle during Pro Day at the U
Hoping to solidify and even elevate their stock for the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, 15 former Hurricanes football players sprinted, jumped, lifted, and performed positional drills for representatives from all 32 NFL teams, when the U hosted its annual Pro Day at Greentree Practice Field. Listen to some of the player interviews, and view the photo gallery.
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Know Peace
Know Justice, Know Peace: Symposium Focuses on Social Justice, Police Conduct, and the American Dream
A diverse and passionate audience of nearly 200 students attended last week's "Know Justice, Know Peace" symposium at the Student Activities Center, which included a panel discussion moderated by David Ikard, professor of English and director of Africana Studies, that featured Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, who urged students not to "fight the fight on the street.'' | more
Green Dream
Summer Scholars Program Gives High Schoolers a Taste of College Life–and College Credits
As an avid scuba diver, UM sophomore Aalekhya Reddam wondered if a career in marine science would suit her, so she tested the waters—and earned college credits in UM's Summer Scholars Program—while still in high school. "One of the best experiences of my life," Reddam said of the three-week program which is now accepting applications for the June 27-July 17 term. "It showed me I actually enjoyed studying marine science." | more
Edibale Books
Book Lovers Celebrate the Nourishing Power of the Written Word
From “Game of Scones” to “The Com-Plate Works of William Shakespeare,” the literary treats served up at the Richter Library’s 15th Annual International Edible Book Festival on April Fools’ Day “celebrated the intellectually nourishing power of books in a fun and creative way” and cooked up a Best in Show award for this “Book of Flowers,” which tasted as good as it looked. | more
Robin Bachin accepts award
National Honor Society Recognizes Office of Civic and Community Engagement
Robin Bachin, assistant provost for civic and community engagement, accepted the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s (ΦBK) Key of Excellence award last week from the national honor society's secretary, John Churchill, holding plaque with Bachin, and ΦBK President Katherine Soule. | more
Michel Dupagne
Faculty and Staff Support the U: Media Expert Feels the Thrill of Changing Times, Helping Others
Professor Michel Dupagne recognizes how important it is to help School of Communication students achieve their dreams. In 2005, he and his brother Alain established the Lucy Chatelain Endowed Communication Scholarship in memory of their mother. "I have been privileged to serve on the faculty for more than two decades, and it is a pleasure to support our future scholars," he says. | more
Week of Well Being
Week of Well-Being Kicks Off Today
Get ready to transform your life through wellness as the third annual Week of Well-Being kicks off today with a variety of workplace-wellness activities through the week. Attendees will enjoy 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 Week of Well-Being.
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, will continue through Tuesday, April 7, space permitting. The cost is $10 per child and $10 per adult, and includes lunch at the Student Activities Center. To participate, complete and deliver the registration and model release form. | more
  • Summary Annual Reports Available Online | more
  • Staff Performance Review Period Extended through April 30 | more
  • Register for Essentials of Leadership May 2015 Series by April 25 | more
Autumn Sonata
Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Pray the Devil Back to Hell
The College of Arts and Sciences Women's and Gender Studies Program will screen the gripping account of the brave and visionary women who demanded peace for civil war-torn Liberia, on Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bill Cosford Cinema. Admission is free, but a $7 donation to the Footprints Foundation, which provides birthing kits to reduce infant and maternal mortality in Africa, is suggested. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • Henry King Stanford Distinguished Professors Lecture Series: "Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel: 500 Years" | more
  • Join the Family Fun Day and See Frost Plays: Video Game Music for Half Price | more
  • OCHOA: Remembering the Life and Legacy of Maestro Manuel Ochoa on April 9 | more
Autumn Sonata
  • Ethics Film Series 2015 Presents Last Days in Vietnam on April 7 | more
  • CALL TO ORDER Exhibition Debuts April 8 at School of Architecture's Korach Gallery | more
  • Lunch and Learn: Designing Online Equality on April 9 | more
  • UMindfulness Lecture with Zindel Segal: The Mindful Way Through Depression on April 7 | more
  • Step Right Up and Knock Out Cancer! at UM's Relay for Life on April 11 | more
  • Celebrate the Release of Mangrove's Spring Issue at the Next USpeak on April 16 | more
  • Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute Hosts Inaugural Leadership Lecture April 16 | more
  • ‘Stories of the Peace Corps’ with President Shalala and Alberto Ibargüen on April 22 | more
  • Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting Slated for April 23 | 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

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