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February 7, 2011 | Monday 

UM Researchers Identify New Gene Causing Blindness
Researchers led by geneticists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a new gene that causes retinitis pigmentosa, a form of blindness, ending one South Florida family’s nearly 20-year search for what caused three of their four children to lose their sight. | more

UM Ranks High on Peace Corps Top 25 List
With 23 undergraduate alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers around the world, the University of Miami has been ranked No. 21 on the agency’s annual list of “Top Peace Corps Volunteer Producing Colleges and Universities.” The ranking comes as the Peace Corps celebrates 50 years of sending American volunteers abroad to live and work in developing countries while tackling challenges such as AIDS education, information technology, and environmental preservation. | more

Center for Latin American Studies to Host ‘Égalité for All: Investing in Haiti’s Cultural Heritage’
The University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies and Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center will host a benefit community screening of the PBS-produced documentary Égalité for All: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution on Thursday, February 17 in support of the universities’ Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative. | more

UM Basketball Employee Day Games Announced

The University of Miami has announced the second dates for Employee Day Games presented by Verizon Wireless. Secure your seats now to see the men’s basketball team take on ACC opponent Clemson on Sunday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m. at BankUnited Center or the nationally ranked women’s team take on Wake Forest on Monday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in conjunction with Pink Zone. Eligible employees will receive one free ticket and have the opportunity to purchase up to three additional tickets for only $1 each. | more

• Women’s Tennis Team Moves Up to Tenth in Latest ITA Rankings | more

Ring Theatre to Spotlight Timeless Battle of the Sexes with Comedies ‘Big Love’ and ‘Lysistrata’
The age-old battle of the sexes comes to Coral Gables this February with two comedies at the University of Miami’s Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. Running in alternating performances from February 16-27, Lysistrata and Big Love are two boisterous comedies inspired by classic Greek theatre but spiced with enough contemporary flavors to tickle the taste buds of any audience.| more

  • Enroll in UM Spring Break InterSession Courses | more
  • Nominate an Outstanding Member of the UM Community for Iron Arrow Induction | more
  • Nominations Being Accepted for Student Employee of the Year | more
  • Save the Date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series on March 7: Science, Engineering, and Medicine in the New Century | more
  • Save the Date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series on March 31: Energy, Water, Sustainability for a Smarter Planet | more
  • Save the Date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series on April 18: Hierarchical Thermal Transport in Nanoscale Semiconductors | more
  • Puppy Love Dog Wash | more
  • Minority Students in Health Careers Motivation Program Provides Mini Medical School Experience | more
  • Bachelor of General Studies to Host Two Information Sessions | more
  • School of Law to Host Symposium on Corporate Crime and Compliance | more
  • School of Law to Host Conference on Gender Justice in the Americas | more
    A Collegetown Discussion of Health Care Reform
    With health care reform continuing to be a hot topic of debate, hundreds of City of Coral Gables residents (top) concerned about the issue and how it will affect them turned out at the University of Miami’s Storer Auditorium on February 3 to hear what one of the nation’s top experts on health care had to say on the matter. UM President Donna E. Shalala (above), who was the nation’s longest-serving secretary of health and human services, gave them a perspective on the topic from every angle, as UM’s Collegetown Faculty Lecture Series got under way with an in-depth discussion on health care reform.
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    Setting Personal Goals
    Setting goals can be incredibly motivating, and as you get into the habit of setting and achieving goals, you will find that your self-confidence builds quickly. This blended learning course, offered through the Professional Development and Training Office in partnership with the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will help you identify your values, set principle-based goals, and develop an appropriate action plan to achieve those goals. | more
    Monday, February 7: Learn More about the Audit Process | more
    Monday, February 7: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Nanoscale Modifications of Cementitious Materials | more
    Monday, February 7: Biology Departmental Seminar: Toward the Origin of Craniofacial Diversity in Cichlid Fishes: Patterns, Processes, and Mechanisms | more
    Monday, February 7: A Conversation about Faith, Politics, and the Media | more
    Monday, February 7: Law and Policy Workshop | more
    Tuesday, February 8: SEEDS to Host Workshop with Author and Scientist Ellen Daniell | more
    Tuesday, February 8: International Graduate Law Programs Lecture Series | more
    Tuesday to Thursday, February 8-10: The Power of Positive Thinking | more
    Wednesday, February 9: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: Cell Transplantation: Survival, Migration, and Integration | more
    Wednesday, February 9: Documentation Practices Course | more
    Wednesday, February 9: Learn about Effort Certification Reporting | more
    Wednesday, February 9: McKnight Research Seminar: Synergistic Enhancement of Optic Nerve Regeneration | more
    Wednesday, February 9: Business School to Host Information Session on its Executive M.B.A. Program in Palm Beach | more
    Thursday, February 10: Biostatistics Clinic: Biostatistical Collaboration in Clinical and Translational Research | more
    Thursday, February 10: Stanford Distinguished Professor Martha Nussbaum to Lecture at UM | more
    Thursday, February 10: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Mechanical Causes of Hip Pain in the Athlete | more
    Thursday, February 10: Performance Improvement Management Series | more
    Thursday, February 10: Customer Service for the Professional | more
    Friday, February 11: Staffing Needs Analysis and Job Description | more
    Friday, February 11: Working in a Team Environment | more
    Saturday, February 12: Bascom Palmer Continuing Medical Education Conference: Angiogenesis, Exudation and Degeneration 2011 | more
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