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June 15, 2015 | Monday 
Chaoming Song
Physicist Wins Erdős–Rényi Prize in Network Science

Chaoming Song, assistant professor of physics, is the winner of the 2015 Erdős–Rényi Prize in Network Science, which honors scientists under 40 for research achievements in complex networks, a field that draws on theories and methods from mathematics, physics, statistics, computer science, and sociology. | more
Holtz Children’s Hospital
Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks Among Nation’s Best

Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals 2015-16, which ranked five of Holtz’s specialties among the top 50 in the nation. | more
Exterior of The BankUnited Center
With Stellar Performances by Staff and Vendors, the BUC Shines

The BankUnited Center just wrapped up a whirlwind of activity that brought thousands of visitors, and all the parking and logistics challenges that go with mass events, to campus—yet every event went off without a major hitch, thanks to the efforts of UM employees and vendors. | more
SONHS Recognized as Hispanic-Serving Health Professions School

In recognition of its commitment to academic excellence, equitable health, and well-being for diverse populations, the School of Nursing and Health Studies has been named a member of the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools, which entitles it to apply for more programs that advance Hispanic health research, health education, and health workforce development. | more
Susan K. Purcell and Luis Rubio
Forum Spotlights Mexico’s Dual Identity

Luis Rubio, chairman of an independent research institution in Mexico, thinks his nation is schizophrenic—an assessment he discussed last week at a provocative forum hosted by the Center for Hemispheric Policy titled, “Mexico: Reforms without a Vision for Development?’’ | more
Speaker at the Holocaust Studies Summer Institute
Holocaust Institute Provides Insights on Anti-Semitic Violence

More than 70 Miami-Dade County teachers at last week’s Holocaust Studies Summer Institute, sponsored by the School of Education and Human Development, gained insights about anti-Semitic violence from one of the nation’s leading Holocaust scholars, the founding director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. | more
David Thompson and George Iskenderian
Iskenderian, Thompson Named All-Americans
Miami’s George Iskenderian, who captured the ACC batting crown with a .391 average, and David Thompson, who led the nation in runs batted in with 87 and tied for the national home run title with 19, have been named First Team All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. | more
Catalina Perez
In Words and Pictures, UM Goalkeeper Shares Her World Cup Experience
A member of the Colombian women’s national soccer squad, Hurricanes goalkeeper Catalina Perez is chronicling her experience at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada for HurricaneSports.com. Read her journal and view photos on the women’s soccer page.
Wagner and Lohan
Fish with ’Canes Greats at Hall of Fame Fishing Tournament
Whether they fish or not, anyone can enjoy the festivities and mingle with UM sports greats and NFL Hall of Famers at the 5th annual Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys/University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Celebrity Dolphin Tournament, hosted by Randal Hill and Andre Johnson on June 26-27. Sign up now. | more
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David Nolan, right, and Ph.D. student Kieran Bhatia
Study Aims to Improve Forecasts for Hurricane Intensity
If all goes well over the next six months, hurricane researcher David Nolan and graduate student Kieran Bhatia will be able to give National Hurricane Center forecasters a better way to predict how strong storms will become—not by flying through them but by analyzing masses of data to determine which computer model best predicts intensification under certain conditions. | more
UM Baseball in Omaha
Hurricanes Face Arkansas Today in College World Series Elimination Game
The Miami Hurricanes dropped their opener to the Florida Gators on Saturday, but are looking to bounce back in the 2015 College World Series today, Monday, June 15, when they face the Arkansas Razorbacks at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. First pitch for the game, slated for broadcast on WVUM 90.5, ESPN2, and 560 WQAM, is set for 3 p.m.
Samantha Dockser
Theatre Arts Major Takes Center Stage in World Premiere
A rising senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, Samantha Dockser is spending her summer at the GALA Theatre in Washington, D.C., starring in Las Polacas: The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires, a bilingual musical about poor, young women from early 1900s Poland and Russia who were lured to Argentina with false promises of a better life by a slave trading organization. | more
Claire Paris-Limouzy Free diving
InsideUM: Transforming Lives Edition Now Available
Meet Renee Dickens Callan and other faculty and staff at the U, who just like you, are transforming lives every day. Read all about it in the summer issue of InsideUM.
Last Day to File 2014 Flexible Spending Account Claims
Today, Monday, June 15, is the deadline for filing 2014 health care and/or dependent care flexible spending account claims with WageWorks. Eligible expenses must have been incurred between January 1, 2014 and March 15, 2015. | more
Be Smoke-Free in June 2015
The next six-week sessions of the University’s award-winning BeSmokeFree group classes for people interested in quitting smoking begin 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
  • Sign Up Now for Today’s Free Meditation Session at the Herbert Wellness Center | more
Novoa’s Art

Emptiness: Glexis Novoa’s Artful Blend of Emotion, Ideology, and Memory
Havana-born Glexis Novoa’s life and art have been shaped by hope, privation, desire, and oppression, which is evident in his cityscapes that combine iconic monuments with structures of his own invention. Novoa will build on his unique work in his new exhibition, Emptiness, opening at the Lowe Art Museum with a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 19, and closing October 1 with a public “effacement” ceremony led by the artist.
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  • Devin Caserta’s The Void at the University of Miami Gallery in Wynwood through June 28 | more
Autumn Sonata
  • Consumers More Likely to Buy Products Tailored to Their Gender | more
  • Researchers Develop Better Tool to Protect Beachgoers from Harmful Bacteria | more
  • UM Holds Its Inaugural VONA/Voices Workshops for Writers of Color | more
  • Study Shows Boys Will Be Boys—Sex Differences Aren’t Specific To Autism | more
  • Register for South Florida Conference on Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury on June 20 | more
  • Developing Study Budgets in Clinical Research | more
  • Become an Ibis Ally | 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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