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September 21, 2015 | Monday
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UM and FIU Form Consortium to Address Housing Inequity
With affordable housing a growing concern, UM’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement and Florida International University’s Metropolitan Center have formed the South Florida Housing Studies Consortium to further research and develop data-driven strategies that promote affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents and young professionals in South Florida. | more
UM Celebrates Healthier Campus Initiative’s #HealthyCampus Week
Celebrate the inaugural Healthy Campus Week this week by learning more and joining the social media conversation about UM’s involvement with the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative, a three-year commitment UM made nearly a year ago to foster and cultivate a healthier U by adopting guidelines and programming to provide more nutritious food choices and expanded physical activities. | more
Get Connected at UMIT’s Wifi Tune-Up Stations
Over the next month, University of Miami Information Technology will open Wifi Tune-Up Stations at different campus locations where faculty, staff, students, or anyone with a valid ’Cane Card can have their wireless devices updated for optimal performance. The first station will open on Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the University Center lower lobby. | more
Study Finds Socially Responsible Firms are Also Better Governed
Firms that have the highest corporate social responsibility (CSR) rankings are also better governed, according to a study from the Department of Accounting’s DJ Nanda, who with fellow researchers examined CEO turnovers at nearly 3,000 publically traded companies and found a correlation between good management and high CSR ratings. | more
Rwandan and UM Debaters Discuss Genocide, Forgiveness, Justice
In their first-ever appearance in Florida, Rwandan debaters from the African country’s iDebate Rwanda program will visit the University of Miami on Monday, September 28 for a public debate about genocide recovery, forgiveness, and justice in the African nation where more than 1 million were slaughtered. | more
Music Studios Honored as Project of the Year
The Patricia Louise Frost Music Studios complex has received the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida Chapter’s Vision Award for Project of the Year. Opened in February, the complex was designed by award-winning architects Yann Weymouth and HOK and built by Skanska USA to achieve LEED Platinum certification. | more
Workshops Help Ph.D. Students Expand Their Horizons
Ph.D. students and faculty in the humanities and social sciences can learn about what it’s like to work in 21st-century libraries and cultural institutions on Friday, September 25 when The Center for Humanities presents “Expanding Career Opportunities for Ph.D.s in the Libraries,” the next in its series of workshops aimed at connecting graduate students in the humanities with professionals who share their expertise and advice on diverse and essential topics. | more
Tennis Legend Gardnar Mulloy Receives French Legion of Honor
During a decades-long career, Gardnar Mulloy won more than 127 national tennis championships and 25 international titles. But the former Hurricanes star and coach insists his greatest pride came when he skippered a landing ship tank in World War II. Last week the 101-year-old Mulloy was honored for his naval service when the consulate general of France awarded him the French Legion of Honor. | more
Miami Soccer Great Beverly Yanez Helps Seattle Reign Advance to NWSL Final
Former Hurricanes soccer standout Beverly (Goebel) Yanez scored her biggest goal of the year for the Seattle Reign, finding the back of the net on her first touch of the match against the Washington Spirit to help send her squad to a second straight National Women’s Soccer League final, to be held Thursday, October 1 at 9:30 p.m. in Portland, Oregon. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the match live. | more
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Do As President Frenk Does: Protect Yourself with a Flu Shot
Flu season has arrived, and everyone in the UM community is encouraged to get their flu shots, which are now available at the Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinics for faculty and staff, and the Student Health Service for students. The vaccines also will be available at the upcoming Benefits Fairs on all three campuses. “Prevention is the key to promoting greater levels of public health,” UM President Julio Frenk, a physician and public health expert, said last week while getting his flu shot. | more
First Transplant Patient in Diabetes Trial is Now Insulin Free
For more than two decades, Wendy Peacock went to bed every night afraid she might slip into a diabetic coma and never wake up – a fear the first transplant recipient in the Diabetes Research Institute’s BioHub trial can now put to rest. Since receiving an engineered mini-organ that restores natural insulin production, Peacock, pictured above with DRI Director Camillo Ricordi, hasn’t needed the supplemental insulin injections that kept her alive. | more
Women in Tech Careers Highlight the Challenges—and Rewards
Six panelists, including Claire Marrero from the Talent Source (above), participated in a discussion hosted by the Center for Computational Science last week to highlight the challenges women face in tech careers and offer insights on how girls and women can learn, achieve, and evolve in a growing industry that has seen decreasing numbers of their gender in its ranks. | more
Composer Muscles Her Way into the Audience’s Heart at Iron Competition
Dorothy Hindman, associate professor of theory and composition at the Frost School of Music, won the Audience Favorite Award in the annual Iron Composer competition at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Selected from more than 200 applicants, five finalists had to create a musical tribute to a game for a same-day recital using secret instruments—a recorder, a celeste, and a grand piano turned on its side, so its strings could be played with a bow.
Free 2D and 3D Mammograms Offered in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Well ’Canes is offering free mammograms for faculty and staff over age 35 who are enrolled in a UM/Aetna medical plan every Wednesday in October at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami and on Thursday, October 16, at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach. Giveaways, chair massages, and a chance to win a FitBit activity tracker also will be offered. Learn more and schedule an appointment now. | more
Celebrate National Yoga Month at UM’s Largest Yoga Class
Channel your inner yogi at UM’s Largest Yoga Class, a campus-wide event celebrating National Yoga Month at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22 at the Patti and Allan Herbert Wellness Center’s Centre Court, on the first floor. | more
Artist Elisabeth Condon Discusses Her Career—and Travels—September 24
Noted visual artist Elisabeth Condon, whose Chinese ink paintings and paper works influenced by abstract expressionism have been exhibited around the world and earned her numerous prizes and foundation and university research grants, will discuss her career at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery. | more
Feel the Healing Power of Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
UMindfulness will present “The Healing Power of Mindfulness: Living Your Moments as if They Really Mattered—Because They Do,” a lecture and conversation with scientist, writer, and meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9, in the Shalala Student Center Ballroom. A book signing will follow the lecture. | more
  • Employees Receive $5 Off Festival Miami Tickets | more
  • UMPD Issues Warning Against Potential Printer/Copier and Utility Scams | more
  • Attend a Training Session for UM’s New Mendeley Institutional Edition on September 22 | more
  • Wendy Cavendish Selected as Visiting Research Scholar at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute | more
  • Exploring the Brave New World: IT Security Hosts Free Cybersecurity Conference October 22 | more
  • UM Libraries Hosts Hunt for ‘Hidden Treasure’ in Richter Library Stacks on September 24 | more
  • Faculty Senate Meeting on September 24 | more
  • Toppel Career Center Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards | more
  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Hosts Back-to-School Gathering on September 25 | more
  • Help the Richter Library Create the Next Great Place on Campus by Completing ‘Learning Commons’ Survey by September 30 | more
  • Join in, Make a Difference, Stand Out: Apply for the Center for Computational Science’s Fellows Program by October 5 | more
  • Great Sports Legends Dinner to Benefit the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis Slated for October 6 | more
  • Applications for Provost’s Research Awards 2016 Competition Due October 5 | more
  • Center for Hemispheric Policy Hosts ‘Argentina: Pre-Election Outlook’ on October 9 | more
  • Faculty Senate Calls for Annual Awards Nominations by October 12 | more
  • College of Engineering Presents Jeffrey Hubbell on ‘Materials and Protein Engineering for Manipulating Immunological Tolerance’ November 2 | more

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