January 24, 2011 | Monday 
Northern Trust 2011 Lecture: Testing the Limits of Education Reform
Diane Ravitch, former assistant secretary of education under George H.W. Bush, will speak on “Testing the Limits of Education Reform” on Thursday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Storer Auditorium as part of the Northern Trust 2011 Lecture, presented by Northern Trust and the School of Education. | more
Mellon Foundation grant will help Cuban Theater Digital Archive improve technical infrastructure
The University of Miami Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences have received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to rebuild the technical and organizational infrastructure for the Cuban Theater Digital Archive, a unique digital collection of Cuban theater resources. | more

President Shalala to deliver inaugural Collegetown Faculty Lecture on health care reform
Drawing on the knowledge and skills that made her the longest-serving secretary of health and human services in U.S. history, President Donna E. Shalala will deliver a timely lecture to City of Coral Gables residents on health care reform on Thursday, February 3, in Storer Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. | more

Help UM students Scotty Braun and Alexandra Cotoulas represent the U at the Oscars

Watch out, Ryan Seacrest: School of Communication seniors Scotty Braun and Alexandra “A.C.” Cotoulas are on their way to becoming the next big thing on the red carpet. The students are top 10 finalists in the 2011 Oscars Correspondent Contest, which will award winners the opportunity to cover the Oscars as a team on Sunday, February 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. | more

Damien Berry selected to play in 2011 NFLPA All-Star Game

UM running back Damien Berry has been selected to participate in the 2011 National Football League Players Association All-Star Game, a matchup of the top college student-athletes from around the country who showcase their talents to NFL personnel in hopes of landing a career in professional football. | more

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series gets under way today
Grammy Award-winning composer Libby Larsen headlines a stellar spring lineup of the Frost School of Music’s Stamps Family Charitable Foundation Distinguished Visitors Series. Larsen will deliver the first lecture in the series, “The Concert Hall that Fell Asleep and Woke Up as a Car Radio,” today, January 24, at 8 p.m. in Maurice Gusman Concert Hall. | more

• First USpeak of spring semester features award-winning Vancouver poet Rita K. Wong | more
• Art exhibition at CAS Gallery celebrates Black History Month | more

  • Famed pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard to present free piano master class this Thursday | more
  • School of Law and H.O.P.E. Public Resource Center offer free income tax preparation | more
  • Need assistance? Consider hiring a student | more
  • Miami Law alumnus Reince Priebus elected RNC chairman | more
  • Alpha Epsilon Lambda currently accepting nominations | more
  • Conflict of interest seminars and training available | more
  • Basic Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) course to be offered | more
    Distinguished engineer discusses advances in human imaging
    The College of Engineering kicked off 2011 by hosting a lecture as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Thomas Budinger, a member of both the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering and the founding chair emeritus of the Department of Bioengineering at University of California, Berkeley, presented “Brain Chemistry, Heart Physiology, and Cancer Revealed by Advances in Human Imaging Technologies” on January 18, at Storer Auditorium. Pictured from left to right are Weizhao Zhao, associate professor of biomedical engineering; Budinger; James M. Tien, distinguished professor and dean of the College of Engineering; and Helena Solo-Gabriele, professor of environmental engineering and associate dean for research.
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    Enter the Employee Health Clinic Naming Competition for your chance to win an iPad
    Two new employee health clinics are opening in 2011 at the Miller School of Medicine and Coral Gables campuses, and they need a name. That’s where you come in. Beginning today, Benefits Administration is launching a naming competition for the new employee health clinics. Submit your ideas by Monday, February 7 for a chance to win an iPad. | more
    Monday, January 24: Responding to FDA Observations/FDA Form 483 | more
    Monday, January 24: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar: Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Failure | more
    Monday, January 24: Award-winning Dutch architect Adriaan Geuze to lecture at School of Architecture | more
    Monday, January 24: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: Characterization of the NSG Humanized Mouse Model | more
    Monday, January 24: Biology Departmental Seminar: Re-Illuminating the Swingle Plant Anatomy Reference Collection | more
    Tuesday, January 25: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in Pediatric Clinical Practice | more
    Tuesday, January 25: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Demyelinating Diseases in Children | more
    Tuesday, January 25: Building Change-Ready Teams | more
    Tuesday, January 25: Communication Skills | more
    Tuesday, January 25: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Controlling Axon Growth: Neurotrophins and Nanoparticles | more
    Tuesday, January 25: Cardiology Grand Rounds: The Role of Cardiac MRI in Predicting the Need of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure | more
    Tuesday, January 25: Business Leadership Lecture Series to feature Shelly Lazarus | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25-26: Sponsored Programs Education Workshop | more
    Wednesday, January 26: Haiti: One Year After the Earthquake | more
    Wednesday, January 26: Endocrinology Board Review: Pituitary | more
    Wednesday, January 26: Department of Medicine’s William J. Harrington Visiting Professor Lecture: Medicine in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities | more
    Wednesday, January 26: Miami Law lecture: In Search of Copyright’s Lost Ark | more
    Wednesday, January 26: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: Stimulating the Brain for Recovery of Hand Function after SCI | more
    Wednesday, January 26: eCheck online training | more
    Wednesday, January 26: Faculty Senate meeting | more
    Wednesday, January 26: McKnight Research Seminar: Mechanisms of Retinal Degeneration and Protection, From a Fly’s Point of View | more
    Thursday, January 27: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation and Recurrence of Disease Following Kidney or Pancreas Transplantation | more
    Thursday, January 27: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Biomechanical Analysis of Proximal Radius Fracture Fixation | more
    Thursday, January 27: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, January 27: Standard Operating Procedures course | more
    Thursday, January 27: Leadership Webinar: Effective Performance Appraisals | more
    Thursday, January 27: Practical Advances in Pathology | more
    Thursday, January 27: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Manipulation of microRNAs in Aggressive Breast and Gynecological Cancers to Restore Sensitivity to Anoikis and Chemotherapy | more
    Thursday, January 27: Staffing Needs Analysis and Job Description course | more
    Thursday, January 27: Endocrinology Fellows Clinical Case Conference: Implications of Radioactive Iodine Treatment for Graves Disease | more
    Thursday, January 27: Endocrinology Grand Rounds: Newer Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes: An Algorithmic Approach | more
    Thursday, January 27: Endocrinology Research Conference: Tissue-Specific Deletion of Type 2 Deiodinase Gene Identifies a Role for Pituitary D2 in the TSH Feedback Mechanism | more
    Thursday, January 27: Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Lectureship Series: New Insights into the Pathophysiology and Treatment of CNS Injury | more
    Thursday, January 27: Neuroendocrine Clinical Case Conference | more
    Thursday through Sunday, January 27-30: Cosford screening: Waste Land | more
    Friday, January 28: Cosford midnight movie: High Lane | more
    Friday, January 28: Forecast 2011: Economic and Political Risk Scenarios for Latin America | more
    Friday, January 28: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Special Lecture: Spinal Cord Repair: Mechanisms Gleaned from Stem Cell-Based Multimodal Studies | more
    Friday, January 28: Dialogues in Research Ethics: The Challenge of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Practice, and Technology | more
    Friday, January 28: Neurology Grand Rounds: Shear Stress Modulates Brain Health | more
    Friday, January 28: Neuroscience Center Seminar Series: Axon Guidance and Regeneration: Molecular Cues and Transmembrane Signaling Mechanisms | more
    Friday, January 28: Division of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Seminar: Corrections for Case-Control Design in Secondary Trait Analysis | more
    Friday, January 28: First USpeak of spring semester features award-winning Vancouver poet Rita K. Wong | more
    Friday, January 28: Lowe Art Museum to feature works of Cuban-born painter Rafael Soriano | more
    Friday through Sunday, January 28-30: Cosford screening: Helena from the Wedding | more
    Saturday, January 29: Join Team ’Canes 4 Autism at the inaugural WalkAbout Autism fundraiser | more
    Saturday, January 29: Glaucoma Mid-Winter Symposium 2011 | more
    Saturday through Monday, January 29-31: Cosford screening: La Traviata | more
    Monday, January 31: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: Motors, Movement, and Malignancy | more
    Monday, January 31: Faculty Learning Community Kick-Off Panel to be held | more
    Monday, January 31: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Monday, January 31: Sponsor-Investigator Responsibilities course | more
    Monday, January 31: Laughter as Resistance: Performance During the Holocaust | more

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