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June 1, 2015 | Monday 
Stuart Miller and Donna E. Shalala at Commencement
UM Unveils 'MAP' to Affordable Housing

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement and the Center for Computational Science last week officially launched the Miami Affordability Project, a one-of-a-kind research tool that will help planners, developers, community organizations, scholars, and other increase the opportunity for affordable housing and promote people-, place- and cultural-based revitalization strategies. | more
Zebrafish Research Provides Clues on How Autism Develops

In a study that addresses a major gap in the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder, UM researchers have pinpointed where and when two genes that are associated with the neurological disorder affect the brain by manipulating those genes in zebrafish embryos, which are transparent and develop outside the mother—thus enabling researchers to observe the changes. | more
Geoffrey Kirles
UM Names New Vice President and Treasurer

The University has named Geoffrey Kirles as vice president and treasurer, effective June 1. In his new post, Kirles, who joined UM from J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank, will be responsible for treasury and business services functions, including investments, debt and cash management, auxiliaries, risk management, and environmental health and safety. | more
Health Care Heroes
Health Care Heroes Receive Top Honors

Two of the Miller School’s leading physicians, pathologist Richard Cote and neonatologist Eduardo Bancalari, a pediatric nurse, and a high school student who has volunteered more than 500 hours of service to the medical school were honored at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Awards Luncheon for their extraordinary impact on health care in South Florida. | more
Cold Stone
Try This Summer Treat: Cold Stone Creamery at Gables One Tower

Not to leave Gables One Tower out in the cold, Dining Services has invited a Cold Stone Creamery food truck to the parking lot of the UM office tower, 1320 S. Dixie Highway, every Tuesday through the summer, starting this Tuesday, June 2, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Food trucks continue to offer a variety of lunch fare at The Rock on the Coral Gables campus every weekday through Friday, June 5. | more
Frost School
UM Hosts National Music Education Conference

The 2015 Association for Popular Music Education (APME) Conference will take place at the Frost School from June 10-13, with Rey Sanchez, associate dean for strategic initiatives and program director of the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program, hosting conversations with two keynote speakers and events occurring at locales throughout the music quad, including the new Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios. | more
Shari Benstock
Feminist Scholar and Liberal Arts Champion Passes Away

Longtime UM faculty member Shari Gabrielson Goodmann, who was widely known for her feminist scholarship and literary biography works as Shari Benstock, passed away May 26 from complications related to early-onset dementia. She was 70. A memorial service will be held later this summer in her Iowa hometown. | more
Student Athletes in Cap and Gown
Student-Athletes Excel in NCAA Academic Progress Rate Report
University of Miami athletic teams continue to excel in the classroom, with seven teams scoring 990 or better out of a possible 1,000 points in the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate statistics. | more
Womens Tennis Team
Women’s Tennis Closes Season Ranked No. 15
After a highly successful campaign that included a tenth straight Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Team Championship, the women’s tennis squad has finished the 2015 season ranked 15th in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. | more
  • Thompson Named Louisville Slugger All-American | more
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UM Baseball
Rematch for the Regional Championship: Hurricanes Face Columbia Tonight for Third and Final Showdown
The top-seeded Miami Hurricanes return to Mark Light Field tonight to do what they were unable to do Sunday: wrap up the Coral Gables Regional with a win against No. 3 seed Columbia, a team Miami bested 8-3 the night before. First pitch for the championship game is set for 7 p.m., with the winner earning a berth in the super regional. | more
Tom Smith and Riders
Propelled by Gratitude, Twice-Paralyzed Hockey Player Rides for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Paralyzed twice on the ice, former hockey player Tom Smith recently pedaled 2,100 miles from Massachusetts to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis to raise funds and awareness for the “great doctors and therapists” at the spinal cord injury and research program he credits for enabling him to embark on the 38-day Reality Ride Challenge. | more
Donna E. Shalala accepts award
Hillel Honors President Shalala for Tearing Down Walls of Ignorance
In one of her last acts as UM president, Donna E. Shalala, an ardent supporter of University of Miami Hillel, accepted Hillel International’s Maimonides Award last week. As Jeffrey Miller, who was joined by his brother Stuart Miller, chair of the UM Board of Trustees, and sister Leslie Miller Saiontz, told Shalala at the organization’s annual Renaissance Gala in New York City, “Tonight’s honor is simply an exclamation point for your tireless efforts to welcome diversity and tear down the walls of ignorance. By heartfully supporting Hillel, you helped open up the eyes and hearts of both Jewish and non-Jewish kids.” | more
Bosey Foote Celebration
Family, Friends, Celebrate the Life of Roberta ‘Bosey’ Foote, UM's Former First Lady
In a moving tribute that included musical performances, family, friends, and members of the UM community gathered on the Foote Green last Friday to celebrate the life of Roberta "Bosey" Fulbright Foote, UM’s former first lady who turned the Coral Gables campus into a tropical garden that, as one of her sons said, now “sings with beauty.” | more
IBIS Yearbooks
Take a Journey through UM History by Browsing the IBIS Yearbook Online
The University of Miami Archives has digitized the first 33 volumes (from 1927 to 1959) of the IBIS yearbook, making one of the University’s oldest and most-cherished publications available online. The collection is fully searchable by keyword and images can be saved or printed for research or personal use. | more
Summer Break Energy Conservation

Leaving for the Summer? Reduce the U’s Carbon Footprint Before You Go
Green U and Facilities Management encourage faculty and staff who are leaving for the summer to turn off all lights, equipment, and electronics; clean out, defrost, and unplug refrigerators; shut lab fume hood sashes; ensure exterior windows and doors are properly shut; and request temperature adjustments for vacant labs, gyms, media centers, and other unused spaces from Facilities Customer Service at 305-284-8282.

Autumn Sonata
Wellness at Work
Many of us sit at a desk or inside an office all day, consumed by activities, demands, and commitments. Join this lunchtime seminar offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program to explore how workplace wellness—how becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence—can be a pathway to optimal living. | more

Coral Gables campus: Tuesday, June 9, 12-1 p.m., McKnight Building, second-floor training room

Miller School campus: Wednesday, June 10, 12-1 p.m., Dominion Parking Garage, room 155

Rosenstiel campus: Thursday, June 11, 12-1 p.m., Library Media Room
Registration Opens for Reformer Pilates at the Herbert Wellness Center
Registration for the next group session of Reformer Pilates classes at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is open through Wednesday, June 10. Available to members and non-members, the classes are limited to five people to maximize personal instruction. Learn more and register online or by calling 305-284-5433. | more
  • Learn the Why, What, and How of Exercising with Diabetes on June 26 | more
Spare Beauty

Spare Beauty: The Cuban Kitchen Opens Window on Life in Cuba
This wide-format photography exhibition by food and travel photographer Ellen Silverman at the Otto G. Richter Library explores life in present-day Cuba but opens vivid windows into decades-old interior spaces that are deeply rooted in routine, tradition, and memories. On display through the summer, Spare Beauty: The Cuban Kitchen is part of a library-wide series exploring culinary traditions and influences of South Florida.
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Autumn Sonata
  • Cesar L. Alvarez Series ‘Cubans in America’ Hosts Carlos Alberto Montaner on June 2 | more
  • Sign Up Your Kids Soon! Limited Spots Remain for Herbert Wellness Center’s Mini Canes Summer Camp | more
  • International Exchange Program Provides Real Dose of Tropical Medicine | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts ‘Mexico: Reforms without a Vision for Development?’ on June 10 | more
  • Call for Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposals; Intent to Propose Forms Due June 15 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts the ‘Latin America Economic Forecast 2016’ on June 18 | more
  • UM Employee Resource Groups Host Meet-Up on June 19 | more

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