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April 4, 2011 | Monday 

Get Involved: UM Staff Survey Starts Tomorrow, April 5
On Tuesday, April 5, employees will receive an email about the 2011 staff survey. Conducted every three years, the survey provides the University with ipmportant information about how its staff feel about working at UM. The survey will be open from April 5-22. | more

UM Ranks 8th on List of Top Social Media Colleges
The University of Miami has been ranked No. 8 on the inaugural list of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges released by StudentAdvisor.com, beating out such institutions as Duke, the University of Florida, Princeton, and Yale. | more

Professors Honored as AERA Fellows
University of Miami School of Education Professors Walter G. Secada and Randall D. Penfield have been named American Educational Research Association fellows in recognition of their exceptional scientific and scholarly contributions to the field through the development of research opportunities and settings. | more

X Factor Auditions at BankUnited Center April 6 and 7; Heavy Traffic Expected around Venue
Open auditions for The X Factor, the television talent show produced by Simon Cowell, will be taking place on Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7 at the BankUnited Center. It is anticipated that thousands of people will come out for the auditions. Heavy traffic in the vicinity of the BUC is expected on both days. | more

Celebrate a Season of Success with the UM Women’s Basketball Team
Join head coach Katie Meier and the UM women’s basketball team as they celebrate the most successful season in program history. The 2011 Women’s Basketball Banquet will be held Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hurricane 100 Room at the BankUnited Center. Reserve your seat today for as low as $45. | more

LoweDown Happy Hour: Spring on Earth
Join the Lowe Art Museum on Thursday, April 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. for an early celebration of Earth Day 2011 with healthy treats from Whole Foods, Cabot Cheese, and PopChips. | more

• Ring Theatre to Present Broadway Classic Pal Joey | more

Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic Opens Today
The new Healthy ’Canes Employee Clinic opens today, April 4. The clinic is a new UM Well ’Canes benefit that offers faculty and staff convenient access to UHealth medical services for common illnesses that can happen at any time but until now may have required an urgent care or scheduled doctor’s office visit. It will provide faculty and staff convenient access to quality health care—and help save them money. | more

•Relaxation Training | more

  • CLAS Offers Distinguished Fellowship Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies | more
  • Information Sessions on the Research Reporting System Begin April 5 | more
  • Catch the ’Canes in Action at Employee Day Baseball Games; First One Is April 9 | more
  • Michael Gordon’s Mother on Stage Again at Richter Library | more
  • Register Now for the SPEAK Test | more
  • Charles Nemeroff Named Director of UM’s Center on Aging | more
  • UM Electronic Theses and Dissertations Service Is Moving | more
  • Workshop to Help Scientists Communicate Effectively with Journalists | more
  • Miller School to Host Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium | more
  • Teach English Abroad; Earn Your TEFL Certificate at UM | more
  • Applications for Resident Faculty Position Being Accepted | more
  • Help Find a Cure for Cancer at Relay for Life of Coral Gables | more
  • Help for Your Unfunded NIH Applications | more
    Empowering Women
    About 120 faculty, staff, administrators, and students attended the University of Miami Women’s Commission 40th Annual Awards Breakfast last Thursday, listening to remarks by guest speaker Mary Young (top), director of the Ziff Career Services Center at the School of Business Administration, and witnessing Allison Gillespie (bottom), director of commencement and special projects, receive the 2011 May Brunson Award.
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    Dave Barry Gets Serious
    Dave Barry is synonymous with the word humor. For several years he wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988. On March 31, Barry brought his distinctive wit and personality to the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, presenting the lecture “Cheating Is No Laughing Matter” at the Storer Auditorium to kick off Academic Integrity Week. The event also helped celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UM Undergraduate Honor Council. Above, left to right, are Dean of Students Ricardo Hall, Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Whitely, UM student and Honor Council member Sarah Hartnig, President Donna E. Shalala, and Dave Barry. | more

    Monday, April 4: EU Center Lecture: The Acquisition of Spanish and EU Citizenship for Latin Americans: New Laws and Regulations | more
    Monday, April 4: The Launch Pad to Host Loren Ridinger | more
    Monday, April 4: Modern Languages and Literatures Lecture: The University of L’Aquila within the Reconstruction of the Built Environment and the Social Fabric of the City | more
    Monday, April 4: Office of Civic and Community Engagement to Host Talk by David Scobey | more
    Monday, April 4: Biology Departmental Seminar: Evolution of Vocal Communication in Frogs | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, April 5-6: Pre-Vet Society Welcomes Four-Legged Friends and Their Owners to Paws and Claws Event | more
    Tuesday through Thursday, April 5-7: The Healthy Side of Challenges | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Legal Theory Workshop Speaker Series: The Consumption of History in the Legal Academy: Science and Synthesis – Perils and Prospects | more
    Tuesday, April 5: EU Center Book Presentation: The Euro in the 21st Century: Economic Crisis and Financial Uproar | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Skype Interview with Rasha Abdulla | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Civic Engagement in the Liberal Arts: A UM Faculty Panel Discussion | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Webinar: Open Textbooks: The College Student Speaks Out | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Department of History Speakers Series: The Atlantic Lives of Francisco Menéndez: Mandinga Captive, Yamasee Warrior, and Vassal of the Spanish King | more
    Tuesday, April 5: Miller Center Lecture: Art, Narrative, and Religious Imagination in the Passover Haggadah | more
    Wednesday, April 6: Learn More about the MBA for Working Professionals Program | more
    Wednesday, April 6: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Novel Pharmacological Approaches to Cannabis Dependence and Withdrawal | more
    Wednesday, April 6: UM Football Team to Hold Marrow Donor Drive | more
    Wednesday, April 6: Documentary Pays Homage to Famed Art Historian Vincent Scully | more
    Wednesday, April 6: Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series: Aging with SCI: Evidence for Premature Emergence of Secondary Complications | more
    Thursday, April 7: Learn More about Documentation Practices | more
    Thursday, April 7: Student and Alumni Career Symposium: Empowering and Connecting a World of ’Canes | more
    Thursday, April 7: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: OB Anesthesia Update | more
    Thursday, April 7: ’Cane Records to Debut Latest Project, ‘Breaking the Surface, Volume 1’ at Live Musical Performance | more
    Thursday, April 7: LoweDown Happy Hour: Spring on Earth | more
    Thursday, April 7: Osteoporosis Symposium: Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis 2011 | more
    Thursday, April 7: Velos Patient Management Module | more
    Friday and Saturday, April 8-9: Miller School to Host Fourth Annual Integrative Medicine Symposium | more
    Friday, April 8: Geography Distinguished Speaker Colloquium Series: The Changing Face of GIS | more
    Friday, April 8: Department of Philosophy Lecture: Reinventing the Sexual Contract: Sex, Marriage & Autonomy | more
    Saturday, April 9: Newest Episode in ‘Breakthrough Medicine’ Series Airs | more
    Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10: Take ‘A Musical Journey’ with the Choral Studies Program | more
    Saturday through Sunday, April 9-May 1: M.F.A. Exhibition ‘Creativity Driven by Southern Hospitality’ | more
    Sunday, April 10: Standard Operating Procedures Course | more
    Monday, April 11: Participate in the 2011 Epilepsy Walk the Talk | more
    Monday through Wednesday, April 11-13: Tunnel to Shed Light on Oppression | more
    Wednesday, April 13: Miller Center Lecture: The Arab Lobby | more
    Wednesday, April 13: Grand Master Chen Zhenglei to Give Tai Chi Demonstration on Medical Campus | more
    Monday, April 18: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Hierarchical Thermal Transport in Nanoscale Semiconductors | more
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