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June 22, 2015 | Monday 
Festival Miami Kicks Off October 16 with Stellar Lineup

The Frost School of Music and sponsor UHealth—University of Miami Health System will present an extraordinary lineup for Festival Miami, Florida’s premier live music festival, which will feature more than 20 performances between October 16 and November 7 by some of the biggest names on the global music scene and outstanding Frost student and faculty artists at UM’s Maurice Gusman Concert Hall. | more
UM Helps Forge Mutual Aid Agreement for Higher Education

Colleges and universities are not party to mutual aid agreements that could protect them from liability and facilitate reimbursement when they help fellow institutions in times of crisis, but that’s about to change, thanks to an initiative spearheaded in part by the University of Miami, which is hosting the annual summit of ACC emergency managers on campus this week. | more
New Technique for Growing Ovarian Cancer Cells Holds Great Promise

A team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has developed a technique for growing ovarian cancer cell lines that mimic the original tumor in long-term cultures, which offers hope for more personalized treatments for a variety of cancers. | more
History Professor Named Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin

Michael Miller, a professor of history whose scholarly work has focused on modern European, business, and maritime history, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin, which fosters greater understanding and dialogue between the people of the United States and Germany. | more
Children’s Trust Honors Neonatologist as a ‘Champion for Children’

Eduardo Bancalari, who helped develop one of the largest and most successful neonatal programs in the U.S. at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, is the recipient of the David Lawrence Jr. Champion for Children Award, bestowed by The Children’s Trust to an individual for a lifetime of achievement. | more
Course Teaches Future Nurses and Doctors Teamwork

Nursing students welcomed medical students to the Coral Gables campus last week, and visited the Miller School for the Interprofessional Education Summer Patient Safety Course, which employs life-like patient simulators, visits to the Lowe Art Museum, music, and other innovative exercises to teach teamwork. | more
Baseball Earns Top GPA Honors at College World Series
The Miami Hurricanes may not have fared as well on the field as they would have liked, but the baseball team was tops in the classroom, boasting the highest GPA of any team participating in the 2015 College World Series. | more
Miami Track Earns All-America Honors
The Hurricanes track and field program had 11 All-America honors bestowed upon nine student-athletes following their performances at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. | more
  • Read Catalina Perez's World Cup Diary | more
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David Nolan, right, and Ph.D. student Kieran Bhatia
Canine Companion: Puppy Comes to College to Learn How to Help People
Barely a foot tall and weighing about 10 pounds, Trenton is not a typical college freshman. But don’t be fooled by his irresistible, tail-wagging cuteness. For the next 18 months, the Labrador mix will be engaged in serious learning from volunteer puppy raisers who plan to launch a UM service club dedicated to socializing dogs that can help people with disabilities gain more independence. | more
Samantha Dockser
Communication Students Visit Pablo’s Cafecito—and Filmmaking of the Future
Pablo’s Cafecito may be a typical coffee shop in Little Havana, but you can’t get there without a virtual reality headset. As the setting for Calle Ocho, the School of Communication’s first student-produced, narrative 360-degree film, Pablo’s shows not only what happens when the coffee shop regulars win the lottery, but when professors and students try their hand at mixing virtual reality technology with narrative filmmaking. View the movie | more
Smithsonian Channel Journeys to UM Biologist’s Islands of Creation Next Week
Two months after its advance screening at the Cosford Cinema, Islands of Creation, the documentary that takes viewers into the wilds of the Solomon Islands for an up-close look at biologist Al Uy’s speciation research, debuts on the Smithsonian Channel on Wednesday, June 24, thrusting the UM scientist into the national spotlight. | more
InsideUM: Transforming Lives Edition Now Available
Flip through the pages of InsideUM and discover how we are building a better U together.
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
Mindful Living
Attend this monthly seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program on all three campuses next week, to awaken your innate capacity for mindful living and nurture a practice to positively inspire every facet of your life. Register through ulearn.miami.edu. | more
Registration Opens for Herbert Wellness Center’s Community Classes
As summer break reaches its midpoint, the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center is offering a second session of group instructional classes to both members and non-members, who may take the first class for free. | more

Writers of Color Give Voice to Their Work at Public Reading
The initial community event of the two-week VONA/Voices Workshop for Writers of Color, hosted for the first time by the University of Miami, will feature readings from the workshop’s co-founders, authors Elmaz Abinader and Junot Diaz, and a number of other critically acclaimed writers on Thursday, June 25, at Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ. | more

  • Devin Caserta’s The Void at the University of Miami Gallery in Wynwood through June 28 | more
Autumn Sonata
  • Beloved Journalism Professor Alan Prince Passes Away | more
  • 2015-16 Parking Permit Application Process Begins June 29 for Coral Gables Campus | more
  • SOHNS Faculty Publishes in International Scientific Journal | more
  • Erin N. Kobetz Named Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity | more

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