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May 11, 2015 | Monday 
eMerge Americas
The Art of Discovery: UM Takes the Stage at eMerge Americas

From the da Vinci Xi surgical robot to an interactive social media coffee table, and from the Launch Pad to the Miami Affordability Project, UM programs, technology, and innovations shared the stage at the second annual eMerge Americas conference, which aims to make Miami the technology hub of the Americas. | more
Hurricane Food Court Closed Until June 8; Plenty of Dining Options Available

The Hurricane Food Court will be closed through Sunday, June 7, for maintenance, but there will be plenty of other dining options on campus, including a variety of food trucks on the Rock Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. View the schedule for Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and other eateries. | more
RoboCanes Win the RoboCup U.S. Open

UM’s RoboCanes team of autonomous soccer-playing robots, developed by students and faculty in the Computer Science Department, won the 2015 RoboCup U.S. Open, one of three key events leading to the annual World Championships, which will take place in July in Hefei, China. | more
Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D.
Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy Will Confront 21st Century Challenges

The Faculty Senate has unanimously approved the establishment of the Miller School of Medicine Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, which will replace the 23-year-old University of Miami Bioethics Program, propelling the internationally recognized program directed by Kenneth W. Goodman, professor of medicine, to a new level of visibility and growth. | more
With Career Center’s Guidance, the Job Market Is Even Brighter

According to a National Association of Colleges and Employers survey, employers will hire 9.6 percent more college graduates this year over last for a median $50,000 salary, prompting the Patricia and Harold Toppel Career Center’s Christian Garcia to predict that UM graduates, 45 percent of whom landed internships, will fare well in today’s job market. | more
Kevin Correa, Anabel Fernandez, Barbara Cabrera and Zacarias Quezada
International Moot Court Team Places Second in Madrid—and in Spanish

Four students from Miami Law’s International Moot Court team placed second at Moot Madrid 2015, an international commercial arbitration competition conducted entirely in Spanish. Third-year student Kevin Correa also received an honorable mention as best oralist. | more
Study Shows Supplemental Diet Helps Vanishing Staghorn

Providing a glimmer of hope for declining reefs on a warming planet, UM researchers have found that supplementing the diet of staghorn corals—which were once abundant in South Florida and Caribbean waters—enables the critically endangered species to maintain normal growth rates even in the face of elevated temperatures and CO2 levels. | more
Marilyn Neff moderating
UM Co-Sponsors Countywide ‘Ethics in Education’ Conference

From high-stakes testing, to engaging disaffected students, to addressing the “win-at-all-cost” attitude, teachers, administrators, coaches, and parents need to make ethical decisions based on what’s right for the child, according to panelists at the “Ethics in Education: A to Z” conference co-sponsored by the School of Education and Human Development. | more
The Footes
UM’s Former First Lady Passes Away

Roberta “Bosey” Foote, UM’s former first lady who made it her mission to turn UM’s grounds into a “Campus in a Tropical Garden” and was often at former UM President Edward “Tad” Foote II’s side during his 20 years in office, passed away on May 5 after a long battle with cancer. She was 76. | more
Adrienne Motley
Motley Chosen for USA Basketball Team Trials
In a “huge honor,” sophomore guard Adrienne Motley—the only ACC player to end the season in the top 15 in scoring, field goal percentage, three-point percentage, and free throw percentage—has been selected for the USA Women’s Basketball Pan American and World University Games Team Trials roster. | more
Daniela Darquea
Darquea Earns All-ACC Women’s Golf Honors
With team-leading numbers in scoring average (72.86) and birdies (90), Daniela Darquea proved to be one of the ACC’s top women’s golfers. Now, the sophomore has been rewarded for her stellar play on the links with a 2015 All-ACC team designation. | more
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Donna E. Shalala and Jimmy Buffett
Graduates at Commencement
Jimmy Buffett Urges Graduates to Use Passion as Their Rudder
More than 3,500 graduates celebrated their achievements during a festive week that featured venerable and new traditions—from the nearly quarter-century-old Senior Mwambo to the inaugural Lavender Celebration—and six commencement ceremonies, including one in which a flip-flop-wearing Jimmy Buffett delivered a checklist for life in the storytelling style for which the singer-songwriter is famous. View the special commencement report.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters Transforms ‘Bigs’ and ‘Littles’ at Work
Last Tuesday, seven students (Littles) from two local high schools were escorted up to the 11th floor of Gables One Tower, where they hugged and high-fived their UM mentors (Bigs), who are awfully glad UM’s partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters enabled them to mentor the teenagers while on the job. | more
Miami Beach Honors a Champion for the Autism Community
Miami Beach Honors a Champion for the Autism Community
As Autism Awareness Month drew to a close, the City of Miami Beach honored Michael Alessandri, executive director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, for his service and activism. | more
President Donna E. Shalala presents the 2015 Newman Civic Fellows Award to Natasha Koermer
Junior Receives 2015 Newman Civic Fellows Award
Natasha Koermer, a biomedical engineering student who, among many endeavors, has implemented a sustainable gardening initiative and an outreach program to inspire high school students to pursue service-based careers in STEM disciplines, has received the 2015 Newman Civic Fellows Award for her extraordinary leadership and civic engagement. | more
Weight Watchers at Work Sessions Begin May 21
A new 12-week Weight Watchers at Work program will begin with an information session at noon on Thursday, May 21, with meetings held thereafter at noon on Wednesdays at Gables One Tower. First-time participants who never miss a meeting can be reimbursed the full cost of the 12 sessions, and continuing participants can be reimbursed half the cost. | more
Reverse Mortgage 101: What You Need to Know
Offered on all three campuses this week, this lunchtime seminar with Martin Rubin, senior reverse mortgage counselor and certified credit counselor with Consolidated Credit Counseling Services, Inc., will focus on the myths of reverse mortgages, who is more likely to benefit from one, and the responsibilities of homeowners. Attend this seminar and learn how a reverse mortgage could become part of your or your parents’ retirement planning strategy. Register through ULearn. | more

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

Miller School campus: Wednesday, May 13, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, May 14, 12-1 p.m., Library Map and Chart Room
Be Smoke-Free in May 2015
The next sessions of the University’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program, which provides people interested in kicking the habit the tools and support to succeed, begin Wednesday, May 13, at the Coral Gables campus, and Tuesday, May 12, and Thursday, May 14, at the Miller School of Medicine campus. View the schedule. | more
The Herbert Wellness Center Kicks Off Summer with Free Classes
As the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center transitions into its summer schedules, the facility’s first week of yoga, studio cycling, and community classes are being offered for free from May 11-17. | more
Últimas Tribus

Últimas Tribus Explores Co-Existence on a Fragile Planet
Inspired by the symbiotic relationship linking humans and animals, Carlos Llerena Aguirre, associate professor of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences, explores co-existence on an increasingly fragile planet in Últimas Tribus, (Last Tribes), an exhibition featuring his large-format woodcuts at the Lowe Art Museum through Sunday, June 7. | more

Autumn Sonata

Anomalies Gives the ‘Illusion of Oneness’ with Clay
Featuring clay vessels that give the “illusion of oneness,” Anomalies, an exhibition by Master of Fine Arts candidate Skylor Swann, continues through Sunday, May 24 at the University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building in Miami. | more

Autumn Sonata
  • Faculty Senate Re-Elects Officers | more
  • Immigration Clinic Helps Unaccompanied Border Children | more
  • Advertising Students Win National Student Advertising Competition | more
  • Melissa Institute Conference Focuses on Interrupting Human Trafficking | more
  • ICCAS Director Jaime Suchlicki to Discuss the Cuba-Iran Relationship at Council on Foreign Relations Roundtable May 14 | more
  • College of Arts and Sciences English Professor Receives NEH Summer Stipend | more
  • Office of Controller Hosts Fiscal Year-End Survival Training for Coral Gables Campus May 20 | more
  • Preliminary Applications for Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships Due May 15 | more
  • Register Now for Data Carpentry Workshop in Python May 18-19 | more

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