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July 6, 2015 | Monday
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Alumnus Pledges $1M for Football Scholarships
Scott C. Mueller, the CEO of Dealer Tire who attended the University on an academic scholarship, has made a
$1 million gift to establish The Scott C. Mueller Endowed Football Scholarship to help fund scholarships for students in the football program.
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Researchers Discover Mechanism Crucial to Brain Cancer Growth
A team of researchers has discovered that a previously unappreciated RNA mechanism controls the growth of glioblastoma multiforme tumor cells, which could lead to the development of new drugs with increased effectiveness against the most common and deadliest primary brain tumor in adults. | more
Political Scientist to Study New Zealand’s Female Prime Ministers
Women may be gaining political power around the world but only New Zealand has been led by two women—two appointed prime ministers whose impact on fellow Kiwi women Louise Davidson-Schmich, associate professor of political science, will study in New Zealand on a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award next year. | more
Program Helps Latin American Businesses Keep It in the Family
Nearly 30 business owners from eight Latin American countries took part in the first intensive Family Business Certificate Program to learn how to avoid the common pitfalls of running a family business and successfully pass their companies on to the next generation. | more
New Study Predicts Variation in Illness Severity
A new study by James D. Englehardt, professor of environmental engineering, sheds light on the Weibull distribution, a tool used in reliability and life data analysis, which he found has applications in human health and across scientific fields, explaining everything from distributions of incomes to the magnitudes of solar flares. | more
Unsavory Earns Gold in Serious Play Competition
Unsavory, the mobile game developed by the University’s NERDLab with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United to raise awareness about the potential health crisis posed by the lack of sick days afforded to restaurant workers, won a gold award in the Games for Good category at the 2015 International Serious Play Awards competition. | more
Nine Lady ’Canes Earn All-ACC Academic Honors

Four members of the Women’s Outdoor Track and Field program--Dakota Dailey-Harris, Lea Johnson, Tiffany Okieme, and Kayann Richard—were tapped for the 2015 Women’s Outdoor Track and Field All-ACC Academic Team while five rowers—Sarah Aschebrock, Caitlin Lowe, Hannah Meister, Caitlin White-Parsons, and Gigi Williamson—were named to the All-ACC Academic team for their sport.

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New Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Opens in Naples
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s top-ranked ophthalmology program, has opened its long-anticipated new home in Naples, a $25-million, 20,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility with more than six times the clinical space of the institute’s previous headquarters in southwest Florida, which opened 11 years ago. | more
Darquea Competes in the U.S. Women’s Open This Week
Making a little UM history, Daniela Darquea, who was the No. 1 amateur women’s golfer in Ecuador when she signed with the U in 2012, will compete in the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Championship in Lancaster, Pa., this week. | more
News Flash: Urban Design Students Make a Splash in Italy
Students in the School of Architecture’s Master of Urban Design summer studio in Italy proposed renovations to seven sites in Rome’s historic core before continuing to Sicily, where they studied the unique Baroque structures of the Val di Noto region, met with the mayor of Ragusa, and captured the attention of local TV and newspaper reporters who spotlighted their work. | more
Understand Your Property Taxes
In this lunchtime seminar, offered on all three campuses this week by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Gerardo “Jerry” Gomez of the Miami-Dade County Finance Department will help participants understand their tax notices and options for managing current and future payments. Also on the agenda: alternatives for those unable to pay their taxes, the delinquent tax process, and Internet tax certificate sales in Miami-Dade and throughout Florida. Register through ULearn.miami.edu. | more
Visit the Enhanced Workday Mobile Website
Workday recently unveiled its enhanced mobile website, with functionality similar to the Workday desktop website, enabling users to log in to workday.miami.edu from any mobile device with Internet access. | more
Help Your Kids Create Their Own Imaginary City at the Lowe’s Family Day
Inspired by Glexis Novoa’s exhibition Emptiness, children and their families are invited to create their own imaginary cities, hunt for buildings and architectural elements in works of art, and participate in a collaborative large-scale cityscape at the Lowe Art Museum’s Family Day from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 12. Admission is complimentary for UM faculty and staff. RSVP at lowersvp@miami.edu or 305-284-5587. | more
Get NAKED and Break Barriers for Gay and Lesbian Artists
The Department of Art and Art History and the nonprofit gay and lesbian arts organization ArtsUnited will present NAKED, an exhibition curated by UM alumnus and lecturer Jeff Larson at the University of Miami Art Gallery at the Wynwood Building from July 7 through August 22 with a preview on Thursday, July 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.
 and an opening reception on Saturday, July 11, from  4 to 10 p.m. | more
  • Festival Miami Kicks Off October 16 with Stellar Lineup | more
  • Help Shape the Future of the US 1-Red Road-Sunset Corridor at July 17-18 Workshop | more
  • Miller School Cardiologist and Neurologist Play Key Roles in New Report on Cardiac Arrest | more
  • Bascom Palmer Researcher Receives $1 Million Defense Grant to Combat Glaucoma | more
  • Neurologist Ralph Sacco Wins American Heart Association’s Top Volunteer Award | more

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