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April 27, 2015 | Monday 
New Top-tier website
Welcome to the New miami.edu

Today when you visit miami.edu, you'll find our new redesigned top-tier website that represents a huge upgrade, not just in design, but navigation, display, content, and back-end technology. The pages of the new University website "respond" to whatever device you view it on, whether a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. Content has been arranged to help you find what you are looking for more quickly, and the display features larger graphics and images. | more
Pedestrian Bridge Groundbreaking
For the ‘Safety of Future Generations,’ Pedestrian Bridge Breaks Ground

A decade after students began lobbying for a pedestrian bridge over the intersection of US 1 and Mariposa Court, University, Miami-Dade County, and City of Coral Gables officials gathered last Thursday for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the overpass that President Donna E. Shalala said will “ensure the well-being and safety of future generations.” | more
Caleb Everett
Caleb Everett Selected for Carnegie Fellowship

Caleb Everett, associate professor of anthropology whose groundbreaking research explores linguistic diversity, is one of just 32 scholars tapped for the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, a $200,000 award to support in-depth research in the social sciences and the humanities. | more
Immigration Clinic
Immigration Clinic Wins Cases of Jamaican LGBT Immigrants

In two separate victories this semester, students in Miami Law’s Immigration Clinic represented two Jamaican LGBT individuals seeking protection from homophobic violence in their home country. Both of the clinic’s clients were threatened with death and one was attacked. “The Immigration Clinic saved my life,” one of those clients said of the students’ legal assistance. | more
School of Business
School Awards More Than $50,000 in Business Plan Competition

Innovations in the areas of everyday life improvement and access to higher education, and an invention to prevent urinary tract infections in patients took top honors in the University’s 2015 Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School of Business Administration and sponsored by The Launch Pad. The competition winners, honored in an awards ceremony April 17, took home a combined total of $52,500 in first, second, third and other prizes. | more
Building A Better U Together Logo
‘Building a Better U Together’ Logos Now Available Online

The ‘Building a Better U Together’ logo, the key graphic element of the University’s Culture Transformation initiative, is now available for download in several forms. The logo should be used on all official communication related to the initiative, but not for any external marketing purposes. | more
Debate Team
Debate Team’s National Ranking Rises to Fourth

The Debate Team completed its competition in policy debate ranked fourth nationally by the American Debate Association for 2014-15, rising two spots from sixth place in 2013-14. The nationally ranked second place Novice Debate squad and the nationally ranked second place Individual Novice Debate team drove this impressive performance, with the Junior Varsity squad placing fifth in the nation. | more
Andy Garcia

Actor Andy Garcia Adds His Voice to UM Documentary on Cuba’s History

After viewing the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies documentary, “Cuba: From Columbus to Castro,” distinguished actor, director, and producer Andy Garcia volunteered to narrate the highly praised 26-minute film. The DVD narrated by the Havana-born, Miami-raised Garcia is now available to faculty and staff at the discounted price of $15. | more
NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Visits UM This Week

National Public Radio’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, which showcases the stories of and performances by some of the nation’s most talented young classical musicians, will record an upcoming show on Wednesday April 29, at Gusman Concert Hall, where five musicians, including pianist Dasha Bukhartseva, a Frost School undergraduate, have been invited to perform. Admission is free but seating is limited, so reservations are required. more
Marlins Tickets Available on Medical Campus

Last chance to pick up Miami Marlins tickets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at the Schoninger Research Quadrangle at the Miller School of Medicine. Regular and contract employees can get one complementary ticket, buy two additional tickets for $1 each, and purchase more tickets for $9 each for UM’s Family Day with the Miami Marlins on Saturday, May 2, when they face the Philadelphia Phillies.
Lohan and Wagner
Lohan, Wagner Receive Postseason ACC Honors
Sinead Lohan, who posted a 17-2 singles record in her first season of collegiate tennis, and Stephanie Wagner, who has consistently ranked in the top 10 in both singles and doubles competition, have been honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference for their outstanding play. Lohan was named ACC Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-ACC, while Wagner picked up First Team All-ACC honors. | more
Autumn Sonata
  • Jim Larrañaga Basketball Camps Announced | more
  • Coach Gandara Releases Dates for 2015 Volleyball Camps | more
Autumn Sonata
For a comprehensive listing of the University of Miami's many events—including lectures, exhibitions, workshops, medical grand rounds, seminars, and more, click here.
Ron Fraser Statue
The Wizard of College Baseball Returns Home
Legendary UM baseball coach Ron Fraser is back where he belongs—standing outside Mark Light Stadium, bat slung over his shoulder and twinkle in his eye, welcoming fans to the game he helped elevate to the national stage. Immortalized in bronze, Fraser’s statue was dedicated at a Friday ceremony attended by his family and many former Sugarcanes bat girls and players, many of whom helped fund the life-like bronze. Watch a video of the ceremony. | more
Japanese War Bonnet
Japanese War Bonnet Snags Grand Prize in Underwater Photo Contest
Underwater photographers from around the world submitted more than 500 stunning images for the 2015 Annual Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, but this portrait of a Japanese War Bonnet fish (Chirolophis japonicas) snapped in the Japan Sea stood out as the “best overall.” View all the 2015 winners. | more
Peace Corps Event
Returned Volunteers Share ‘Stories of the Peace Corps’
Serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Iran made UM President Donna E. Shalala a “citizen of the world” and “transformed” her in ways she would come to realize years later. Those were among some of the insights she shared last Wednesday during “Stories of the Peace Corps,” a panel discussion that also featured returned volunteers Alberto Ibargüen, Knight Foundation President and CEO, and Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Peace Corps director. | more
Hug the Lake
Lake Osceola Gets Giant Hug as UM Celebrates Earth Day
In an annual Earth Day tradition, members of the University of Miami community took their lunch breaks lakeside last Wednesday and surrounded Lake Osceola in a symbolic “hug.” This year's Hug the Lake event attracted at least three participants new to the tradition: President-Elect Julio Frenk, his wife, Felicia Knaul, and their daughter, Mariana, who all wore Hug the Lake T-shirts, joined President Donna E. Shalala, Sebastian the Ibis, and others on the Lakeside Patio Stage. | more
Golden Rules of Recycling
Golden Rules of Recycling Are as Easy as 1-2-3
Add value and savings to UM’s garbage by following these simple rules: Periodically empty the contents of your small, blue desk recycle bin in the nearest clear-bag recycling bin. Don’t toss food or soiled items in the recycling bin. Use clear bags for recycling and shredded paper. Visit recycling at UM for more information.
Corporate Run
’Canes Saturate the Miami Corporate Run with UPride
Torrential downpours weren’t enough to discourage UM faculty and staff from lacing up their sneakers to run—or stroll—the 3.1 miles of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Miami Corporate Run, held Thursday in downtown Miami. A record-setting 1,453 members of Team UM joined the 26,000-plus competitors who celebrated the 30th anniversary of the event with undampened enthusiasm. View the slideshow. | more
Be Smoke Free in May 2015
The University’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program is offering group classes for people interested in quitting smoking. Classes are offered in six-week intervals throughout the year, with upcoming sessions beginning on Wednesday, May 13, at the Coral Gables campus, and Tuesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 14, at the Miller School of Medicine campus. | more
Mindful Living
The next monthly Mindful Living seminar, offered this week on all three campuses by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will be facilitated by a UM FSAP consultant. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. | more
Autumn Sonata
Francien C. Ruwitch

Cuban Heritage Collection Celebrates the Legacy of Maestro Manuel Ochoa
Maestro Manuel Ochoa, the Cuban exile musician and choral and orchestra conductor who founded the Miami Symphony Orchestra, is the focus of a new exhibition at the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection that allows visitors to explore his greatest works and documented memories. | more

Tropical Gastronomies
Special Collections Whips Up Tropical Gastronomies
Join a delectable discussion on the history of eating, drinking, and cooking in Florida with chef and author Norman Van Aken, blogger and editor Gretchen Schmidt, and author and historian Mandy Baca at the Richter Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, as part of the library-wide exhibition exploring the rich culinary traditions of South Florida, Cuba, and the Caribbean. RSVP to richterevents@miami.edu or call 305-284-4026. | more
  • Last Chance to Volunteer for Spring Commencement | more
  • Grant Helps Future of Nursing Scholars Earn Their Ph.D.s | more
  • UM’s One Water Collaborates on Documentary for World Water Week | more
  • Using a UM Facility for a Camp Program? Be Sure to Complete Essential Paperwork | more
  • Ethics in Education: A to Z Conference on May 1-2 | more
  • Theatre Arts’ Annual Piano Sale Slated for May 14-17 | more
  • Office of Controller Fiscal Year-End Survival Kit Training for Coral Gables Campus Departments | more
  • Three Star General Offers Insight on Leadership to Students and Alumni | more
  • Spring Course/Faculty Evaluations Available Online | more

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