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February 10, 2011 | Thursday 

Communication Week to Feature Guest Speakers, Film Screenings, and Panel Discussions
The School of Communication will kick off Communication Week 2011 on Monday, February 14, with this year’s theme focusing on the next 25 years of communication. Panel discussions on a variety of topics, remarks by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and the screening of a 1926 silent film that featured an all African-American cast are just some of the highlights. | more

• Second Annual PhilADthropy Day to Be Held as Part of Communication Week | more

Rosenstiel School Collaborating with CCMI on Study of Ocean Heating and Cooling Cycles
With the recent installation of four high-resolution sensors in the shallow waters off the Cayman Islands, scientists from UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are partnering with the Central Caribbean Marine Institute to develop models of how the surface layer of the ocean cools and heats. | more

UM to Initiate Improvements to 403(b) Retirement Plan Investment Options
To comply with federal regulations and make it easier for participants to manage their investments, the University of Miami will be initiating improvements to its 403(b) retirement plan investment options beginning May 25. These changes do not affect the amount the University is contributing on your behalf to these plans—your retirement plan benefit will remain the same. | more

Faculty Senate to Honor Three of UM’s Best at Awards Ceremony

The Faculty Senate will recognize three of the University’s top faculty members on Tuesday, March 29, when it awards Charles S. Carver, distinguished professor in the Department of Psychology, with the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award; Richard J. Thurer, B and Donald Carlin Professor of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, with the James W. McLamore Outstanding Service Award; and Steven G. Ullmann, professor and director of Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy at the School of Business Administration, with the Outstanding Teaching Award. | more

  • Cosford Cinema to Screen Oscar-Nominated Live Action and Animated Short Films | more
  • UGLOBE: Summer 2011 Study Abroad Opportunities for the Working Student | more
  • Fourth Collaborative Research Exchange Forum to Focus on Environmental Sensing | more
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to Host Cataract and Refractive Surgery Congress | more
  • Save the Date: Mary Bartlett Bunge Distinguished Women in Cell Biology Lecture and Mentoring Event, March 8 | more
  • Debbie School to Celebrate Its 50th Birthday | more
  • Piccadilly Circus Is Coming to the BankUnited Center | more
  • Enroll in UM Spring Break InterSession Courses | 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
  • 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
    Successful Challenge
    The Miami Dolphins presented Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth-University of Miami Health System, with a check on February 3 for more than $500,000—proceeds from the inaugural Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a two-day, 170-mile ride that was coordinated by the Miami Dolphins Foundation and took place last November.
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    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

    • Martinez Selected to Baseball America’s 2011 Preseason All-America Team | more

    Last Chance to Participate in the Well ’Canes on Campus Quest Health Screening for $100 Incentive
    It is still not too late to receive a Quest Health Screening. Walk in at any of the scheduled health screening locations to participate and receive a $100 medical premium credit.| more
    Thursday, February 10 and Thursday, February 17: Performance Improvement Management Series | more
    Thursday, February 10: The Power of Positive Thinking | more
    Thursday, February 10: Biostatistics Clinic: Biostatistical Collaboration in Clinical and Translational Research | more
    Thursday, February 10: Locks of Love Charity Event to Help a Worthwhile Cause | 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: Customer Service for the Professional | more
    Friday, February 11: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Movement, Situation, and Presence: Your Aesthetic Self | more
    Friday, February 11: Staffing Needs Analysis and Job Description | more
    Friday, February 11: Working in a Team Environment | more
    Friday, February 11: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Neurocognitive Late Effects in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Outcomes, Emerging Mechanisms, and Promising Intervention Targets | more
    Saturday, February 12: Bascom Palmer Continuing Medical Education Conference: Angiogenesis, Exudation and Degeneration 2011 | more
    Monday through Friday, February 14-18: Communication Week to Feature Guest Speakers, Film Screenings, and Panel Discussions | more
    Monday, February 14: Biology Departmental Seminar: Understanding the Mechanics and Control of Fish Swimming Using Optical, Genetic, and Electrophysiological Techniques | more
    Monday, February 14: Miller Center, Women’s and Gender Studies to Screen City of Borders| more
    Tuesday, February 15 and 22, and Wednesday, February 23: Communication Skills | more
    Tuesday, February 15: ’Canes Care for ’Canes to Hold Special Kick-Off Event | more
    Wednesday, February 16: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Traumatic Brain Injury | more
    Wednesday, February 16: Award-Winning Author Alanna Mitchell to Speak at Rosenstiel School as Part of Sea Secrets Lecture Series | more
    Wednesday, February 16: CHP Conference: Reducing the Carbon Footprint in the Americas | more
    Thursday, February 17: Velos Patient Management Course | more
    Thursday, February 17: Center for Latin American Studies to Host Égalité for All: Investing in Haiti’s Cultural Heritage | more
    Thursday, February 17: Geography Colloquium Series: Natural Disasters, Diverse Economy, and Livelihoods in the Sierra de las Minas, Guatemala | more
    Thursday, February 17: Dealing with Difficult People | more
    Thursday, February 17: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, February 17: Part 1: Coaching for Performance | more
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