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June 8, 2015 | Monday 
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sylvester Takes ‘Big Step’ Toward Precision Cancer Treatment

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will be among the sites offering the landmark NCI-MATCH (Molecular Analysis for Therapy Choice) clinical trial, which seeks to determine whether targeting cancer tumors by specific gene mutations, rather than by cancer type, will be effective. | more
Caribbean star corals
Study Uncovers Why Some Corals ‘Buddy Up’ with New Algae

A new study shows why threatened Caribbean star corals sometimes swap symbiotic algae partners to help them recover from bleaching events, findings that are important to understand the fate of coral reefs as ocean waters warm due to climate change. | more
Tomas A. Salerno
Senate Chair Inducted into Brazil’s National Academy of Medicine

Faculty Senate Chair Tomas A. Salerno, a cardiac surgeon who has strong ties to his homeland of Brazil through the Miller School’s numerous training programs for Brazilian physicians, was inducted into Brazil’s National Academy of Medicine, one of the oldest and most exclusive medical academies in the world. | more
UM Names New Board of Trustees Members

The University of Miami has elected Susan Lytle Lipton, A.B. ’67, J.D. ’70, as an alumni trustee, and Daniela Lorenzo as the student trustee on its Board of Trustees. Angel Gallinal also joined the board as an ex officio trustee on June 1. | more
Laura Giuliano
Professor Appointed to Staff of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors

Associate Professor of Economics Laura Giuliano has been appointed to the staff of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers. Beginning in late August, she will serve as senior economist for labor and education and, among other duties, interpret the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report. | more
Scholarships Extend Learning Beyond the Book

Fourteen students have received grants through the Beyond the Book Scholarship program, including rising junior Joshua Marzano, who will spend the summer in Madrid researching how Spain’s 10-year-old legislation legalizing gay marriage and adoption has influenced the portrayal of young gay men in books. | more
Hand on Keyboard
School to Launch Its First Online MBA Program

The School of Business Administration is expanding its fully online master’s degree offerings with a two-year Online Master of Business Administration program designed for working professionals and focused on global strategic thinking and analysis. The first class begins this September and joins two other fully online master’s programs in finance and accounting. | more
Score Magazine Cover
Score Magazine Available for Download

The 2015 edition of SCORE, the alumni magazine of the Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, which is published annually to highlight the achievements of faculty, alumni, guest artists, and students, is now available for download, as are back issues. | more
Trophy Case
Hurricane Club Reaches $9.9 Million Goal
The Hurricane Club has surpassed its annual $9.9 million fundraising goal for the Student-Athlete Excellence Fund, which provides funding for scholarships, facility improvements, and operational support and opportunities for 400-plus student-athletes. | more
Michael Mediavilla
Mediavilla Earns Freshman All-American Honors
Michael Mediavilla, who has emerged as UM’s top left-handed reliever in his first season with the Hurricanes, has received Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors. In 32 appearances—second-most of any UM pitcher—the southpaw has an impressive total of 45 strikeouts in 34 innings. | more
Wagner and Lohan
Wagner and Lohan Named ITA All-Americans
Ninth-ranked Stephanie Wagner, only the seventh player in program history to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Singles Championship, and Sinead Lohan, who led the Hurricanes in singles and overall wins in her first season, have been named 2015 All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. | more
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UM Baseball Celebrates
UM Baseball Celebrates
Bound for Omaha! Hurricanes Headed Back to College World Series
For the first time since 2008 and for the 24th time in program history, the Hurricanes are headed to Omaha, Nebraska, as one of eight teams in the 2015 NCAA Baseball Championship. No. 5 seed Miami toppled VCU 10-3 at Mark Light Field Saturday to advance to the “promised land” of college baseball, where head coach Jim Morris will make his 12th appearance in hopes of bringing home Miami’s fifth national title. First up for the ’Canes: the Florida Gators. The instate rivals meet next Saturday. | more
Canes Film Fest Winners
Students Screen Top Films in Los Angeles, Fill UM with Pride
From a migrant worker in Beijing to a would-be “Marielito” in Cuba, from hacking computers to “hooking up” in college, the ’Canes Film Showcase offered a variety of subjects and style to the 450 industry professionals, alumni, and others who attended the Los Angeles premiere of the five films judged the best of this year’s ’Canes Film Festival. “I swell with pride when I see the quality work our students produce,” School of Communication Dean Gregory Shepherd said, after the screening at the Directors Guild of America Theater on Hollywood’s famed Sunset Boulevard. | more
Claire Paris-Limouzy Free diving
No Wake Zone: Oceanographer Free Dives into Her Research
To minimize intruding on the fish larvae she studies undersea, Claire Paris-Limouzy, an associate professor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, took up free diving six years ago and is quite good at it. A member of the United States Freediving Association, she was selected to compete in the 2015 Individuals World Championships. | more
Claire Paris-Limouzy Free diving
InsideUM: Transforming Lives Edition Now Available
Flip through the pages of this issue of InsideUM to discover how we are building a better U together.
Be Smoke-Free in June 2015
The University’s award-winning BeSmokeFree program is offering free group classes for people interested in quitting smoking. The next six-week sessions begin on Wednesday, June 24, on the Gables campus, and on Tuesday, June 23, and Thursday, June 25 on the Miller School of Medicine campus. View a schedule. | more
Wellness at Work
Join this lunchtime seminar, offered on all three campuses this week by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, to explore how workplace wellness—becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence—can be a pathway to optimal living. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. | 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
  • Sign Up for Next Free Meditation Session at the Herbert Wellness Center on June 15 | more
  • Registration Opens for Reformer Pilates at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Mind and Matter, FSAP’s Summer Edition eNewsletter, Now Available | more
Spare Beauty

Richter Library Provides Triple Entrée to Regional Fares and Flavors
Explore the rich culinary traditions of South Florida, Cuba, and the Caribbean through library collections and outside material— from family recipes and photographs of kitchens, to cookbooks, restaurant postcards, and iconic menus—at three library exhibitions this summer. Visit the first floor for Tropical Gastronomies: Documenting the Food Cultures of South Florida and the second floor for Food and Memory: An Exploration of Cuban Cooking, 1857-today, and Spare Beauty: The Cuban Kitchen.
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Autumn Sonata
  • Chamber Salutes ‘JC’ del Valle for His Leadership and Contributions to the Community | more
  • Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., Honored with Distinguished Graduate Award from University of Pennsylvania | more
  • UM Hospital Performs First Mitral Clip Procedure | 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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