A Service of the Division of University Communications
05.27.03

BLOOD DRIVE NEXT WEEK

Save a life by becoming a blood donor. The Wellness Center will hold a blood drive from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 2 and 3, in the atrium. For more information, call the Wellness Suite at 305-284-5433.


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MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY AVAILABLE
ON THREE CAMPUSES

The mobile mammography van will be available at the Gables, Medical and Rosenstiel School campuses for female faculty and staff. The examination is free of charge to faculty and staff enrolled in the University health care plan. You must present your United ID card at the time of service.

The American Cancer Society recommends mammography once a year for women over the age of 40. Mobile mammography is designed as a screening examination, and should not be used if you have had abnormal results in the past, as the radiologist is unable to provide a useful diagnosis unless there is immediate access to your prior examinations. Appointments can be made from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. each day. Call Susan at 954-858-4420 to schedule an appointment.

  • Gables campus - Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, at the Wellness Center
  • Medical campus - Wednesday and Thursday, June 11 and 12, between the Daughtry and Gautier buildings
  • Rosenstiel School campus - Tuesday, June 17, at the flagpole

DAY PASS PARKING REFUNDS

Departments with one-day parking passes that they anticipate will not be used before the Sunday, August 31, expiration date can return them for a refund. Parking and Transportation Services will issue a FY2003 credit to departments that return their unused one-day passes to Parking and Transportation Services no later than Monday, June 2. Refunds for one-day passes returned after this date will be processed in the new fiscal year. For more information, call 305-284-3096.


LIBRARY GETS NEW HOMEPAGE DESIGN

Check out the Otto G. Richter Library's new interim Web site homepage design at http://www.library.miami.edu. The page improves site navigation and begins to take advantage of a new Flash-based Web technology paradigm. Richter Library will be one of the first university academic research libraries in North America to implement this new technology on its homepage, and plans are to expand the breadth of interactive possibilities for the next site-wide redesign. During the summer, the library also will begin implementation of SFX e-resource database connectivity and an online e-reference chat service for students and faculty.


UNIVERSITY-OWNED HOMES AVAILABLE FOR LEASE

Two University-owned, beautifully remolded Coral Gables homes, both within walking distance from the Coral Gables campus, are available for lease. For inquiries, contact Mayra Menendez at 305-284-4672.

5720 San Amaro Avenue
3 bedrooms/2 baths/2 car garage
New kitchen and baths
1555 Mataro Avenue
3 bedrooms/2 baths/carport
New kitchen


IBISWEB TO SHUT DOWN FOR UPGRADE

The University Libraries' IBISWEB will shut down at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, for approximately two hours in order to install a new Advanced Keyword search engine. The IBISWEB Keyword Search will be unavailable for an additional 24 hours while the system re-indexes the database. All other IBISWEB searches and services will be available during the re-indexing phase. Visit the Library's Advanced Keyword Search Web page for more information.


PROGRAM ON CREATIVE THINKING AT SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Executive Education Center in the School of Business Administration, in conjunction with Mindrange, is hosting a three-day certificate program Creative Thinking and Innovative Strategy, Monday through Wednesday, June 2 to 4. The program focuses on the learning process to harness the power of creative thinking for your organization. Whether you're in finance, production, marketing, sales, human resources, or information technology, you will learn proven strategies to solve problems, improve decision-making, and foster innovation. To register, call 305-284-2513 or send an e-mail. For complete information, visit the Web site.


GENETICS SEMINAR SET FOR FRIDAY

The Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, and the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Center for Medical Genetics will host the seminar Carnitine Transport and Fatty Acid Oxidation, 12 to 1 p.m., Friday, May 30, in room 4003 of the Mailman Center for Child Development. The speaker is Nicola Longo, M.D., professor of genetics and pediatrics at the University of Utah. Refreshments will be served.


START THE SUMMER STRESS-FREE

If summer's arrival is stressing you out, then stop and take care of yourself. Relax with a stress-reducing treatment at the Acupuncture Clinic in the Division of Complementary Medicine on the Medical Campus. Therapy with acupuncture can increase your energy. The service is offered in conjunction with Behavioral Health, and a $20 co-payment is required. Start feeling better today by calling 305-243-4751.


UNIVERSITY ID GETS YOU DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

The Actors' Playhouse is offering UM employees a 50 percent discount (box office price is $35) for up to four tickets to the following performances of the pre-Broadway run of Little Shop of Horrors at the Miracle Theatre: 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, May 28 and 29; 2 p.m., Saturday, May 31; and 7 p.m., Sunday, June 1. Reservations can be made by calling 305-444-9293, and you must indicate that the order is for the "UM Employee Discount" when ordering. A University ID also must be presented at the box office when picking up tickets.


RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE EXAMINES PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE

The Partnership for the Study and Prevention of Violence presents its next Research Roundtable, King and Nonviolence: A New Approach to Conflict Resolution, 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, in room 3023 of the Mailman Center. The speaker will be Lieutenant Richard Holton, a 29-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department and a certified trainer for the Criminal Justice Institute.


PRO AND CON DEBATE ON DOMESTIC SECURITY

Lee Shinasi of the School of Law will participate in a debate on the Patriot Act II, 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 4, at Books and Books in Coral Gables. The Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 has been called "Patriot Act II" in that it proposes to extend Government powers granted under USA Patriot Act, passed by Congress shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001. After the Pro and Con debate, there will be time to have discussion among the speakers and the audience.


MARINE GEOLOGIST TO DELIVER TWO LECTURES

Kenneth G. Miller, the 27th Rosenstiel Medalist in recognition of his outstanding work in marine geology, will give two lectures at the Rosenstiel School campus. Miller, of Rutgers University, is a leader in the study of the history of sea level using microfossils and chemical clues for dating and explaining the Earth's subsurface anatomy.

  • The Rise and Fall of Sea-Level, Lessons from the Past 100 Million Years, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 5, in the Rosenstiel Auditorium
  • ODP, Sequences and Global Sea-Level: Comparison of Icehouse vs. Greenhouse Eustatic Changes, 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 6, in the Science/Administration Building, room 103.

FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET SALES AT CORAL GABLES, MEDICAL CAMPUSES

Another great benefit for all full-time employees is that you receive a 50 percent discount on all Hurricane athletic season tickets, including football. Secure your 2003 football season tickets today, and be there for the seven home games, including the home opener against the University of Florida Gators. Season tickets are the only way to guarantee your seat for any of the games. Great seats are going fast, so call 1-800-GO-CANES or 305-284-CANE today.

  • Coral Gables campus, Breezeway, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays, June 5, and June 19
  • Medical campus, Au Bon Pain, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays, May 29, June 12, and June 26

WEB DESIGN FOR TEENAGERS

The Computer and Technology Group is offering a three-week Web design course for teenagers, Monday, June 16, through Thursday, July 3. The course teaches students how to design, create, animate, and launch professional Web sites for their friends, classmates, and family. Cost is $395 per week, or $995 for all three weeks. For more information, visit the Web page or call 305-284-5800.


THEATRE ACADEMY FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG TEENS

The Theatre Arts Department's Summer Theatre Academy for Children and Young Teens runs Monday, June 16, through Friday, July 25. For more information or an application, call 305-284-4474.


BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER CAMPS

Women's soccer head coach Tricia Taliaferro and the UM soccer staff are offering summer camps for both girls and boys. Camps are built around skill development and are offered in a fun, competitive environment. Dates are listed below. A brochure with detailed information and a camper application is available online. Employees receive a 10 percent discount. For more information, call 305-284-4179.

  • Saturday through Wednesday, July 19 to 23 - Girls Residential/Commuter Camp (ages 9-18)
  • Monday through Friday, August 4 to 8 - Co-ed Day Camp (girls and boys ages 5-14)
  • Monday through Friday, August 4 to 8 - Girls Team Camp

SCHOOL OF MUSIC OFFERS MULTIPLE CAMPS FOR ALL AGES

  • The Young Musicians' Camp is a four-week summer camp for beginning to advanced instrumentalists and vocalists, ages 7 to 16, Monday, June 30, through Friday, July 25. Students will participate in a variety of musical activities, including chamber music, small jazz group, composition, band, computer, studio recording, improvisation, steel drum ensemble, musical theater, creative movement, and instrumental ensembles. During the week of Monday, July 21, jazz vocalist and violinist Nicole Yarling, who has recorded and performed with Jimmy Buffett and Joe Williams, among others, will be the guest artist in residence. For more information, call 305-284-2241 or visit the Web site.

  • The School of Music and Ellis Family Music and Ellis Family Music Company, Inc. (EFM) present the 12th Annual Summer Guitar, Bass-Guitar, Drumset, and Keyboard Camp, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27. The cost is $295, and includes lunch, books, t-shirts, and training with University professors and VIP musicians. Full and partial scholarships are available through the "William R. Ellis Scholarship Fund." For more information, call 305-284-2083 or EFM at 305-858-8189, or visit www.efmproductions.com.

  • The School of Music is hosting its 31st annual 'Canes Choral Camp, Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 20. The camp includes junior and senior high school students as well as a day camp for elementary students. For more information, contact the Choral Office at 305-284-4162.

HURRICANE VOLLEYBALL CAMP

The 2003 Hurricane Volleyball Day Camp runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, July 28, through Friday, August 1, at the Knight Sports Center. The camp, for kids ages 10 to 18 years old, offers each athlete the opportunity to develop the fundamentals of the game. The cost is $250, and employees receive a $25 discount. A $100 deposit is due at time of application. For more information or an application, contact April Yantis at 305-284-5076 or Erik Olson at 305-284-4532.


UM ROWING TEAM OFFERS CAMP FOR ADULTS

Learn to row on the beautiful Miami Beach waterways this summer at the Shane Watersports Center Summer Rowing Camps for Adults. All sessions are taught by UM rowing team staff. Learn the basics of rowing, and by the end of the two-week camp, you'll be able to row in a shell as part of a crew with other campers. There are three two-week camps to choose from beginning Monday, June 9, and ending Friday, July 18. For more information, call 305-861-8876 or visit http://www.rowmiamibeach.com.


FERNE LABATI GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMPS

Women's basketball head coach Ferne Labati summer basketball camps will help girls in grades 4 through 12 improve their basketball skills, learn more about the game, and discover what it takes to become a better basketball player. Dates are listed below. For more information, including costs, call 305-284-5802 or visit the Athletics Web site. Employees receive a 10 percent discount and may use their Flexible Spending Accounts.

  • Shooting Camp, Sunday, June 15
  • One Week Individual Camp, Monday through Friday, June 16 to 20
  • Middle School Team Challenge, Saturday and Sunday, June 28 to 29

REMINDERS

  • TODAY: The Employee Assistance Program's seminar Coping in These Troubled Times offers practical tips and strategies for coping in this unusually stressful time in America. Learn to recognize how war and violence can impact people, identify the signs and symptoms of stress, develop ways of coping, and identify useful resources. Bring your lunch, and beverages will be provided. Register online at www.miami.edu/development-training.
    • Rosenstiel School campus; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, May 29
    • Medical campus; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 5

  • Register today for UM's HIV/AIDS Certificate Program. Five sessions will be held on Saturdays, beginning May 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $495 ($175 for single session), but there is a 15 percent discount for alumni and students. Tuition remission is available on a limited basis to employees working in this or a related field. Register at 305-284-6720, 305-284-2614, or www.pd.cstudies.miami.edu.

  • The End User Support's summer training semester begins Monday, June 2. Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification training will be offered, as well as several new workshops such as Advanced Desktop Security and a Technology Product Center (TPC) Ordering Tutorial. To view the summer training schedule or read registration policies and procedures, visit the End User Support Web page. For more information, call 305-284-2944.

  • According to the U.S. Department of Justice, three out of four women will be the victims of violent crime during their lifetime. Sign up now for the S.A.F.E. National Self-Defense Institute Program, 12 to 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 9, and learn how to reduce your risk of being attacked, avoid dangerous situations, and use lifesaving techniques should you become a victim. The registration fee is $5, and the deadline for registration is Thursday, June 5. Call Zelda Calvert at 305-243-3209 to enroll.

  • Merit increases for employees paid biweekly will be effective at the start of the period Friday, June 6, to Thursday, June 19, and will be paid on Thursday, June 26. Merit increases for employees paid monthly will be effective Sunday, June 1, and will be paid on Monday, June 30. For more information on the policies, visit the Merit Increases FY 04 Web page.

  • Regular biweekly employees should visit the Vacation FY04 Web page for important information regarding vacation balances.
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