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April 14, 2011 | Thursday 
UM Hires Shawn Eichorst to Lead Its Storied Athletics Program
Shawn M. Eichorst, a former star defensive back in college who went on to earn a law degree and help lead intercollegiate athletic programs in two of the nation’s premier conferences, has been hired by the University of Miami to lead the school’s storied athletic program. Eichorst becomes UM’s 12th director of athletics. | more
Flexible Summer Workweek Begins June 10
The University will once again offer the annual flexible summer workweek program. From June 10 through August 4, Coral Gables campus employees may work a modified schedule—the same number of hours each week over fewer days. | more
Unexplored Frontiers: Kenny Broad Plunges into Bahamas Blue Holes
Absolute darkness, dramatic reversing currents, extreme depths, poisonous gasses, tight squeezes. These are just some of the challenges that make “blue holes” one of the least understood extreme ecosystems on the planet. UM faculty member Kenny Broad, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, will describe some of his encounters in these underwater sinkholes during a Sea Secrets lecture on Wednesday, April 20 at the Rosenstiel School. | more

Lowe to Feature Annual UM Faculty and Student Exhibitions
UM’s Lowe Art Museum will host a faculty exhibition highlighting the work of Ivan Albreht from April 16 to May 29. Also, the first of the yearly two-part student exhibitions, the Annual Juried Student Competition Exhibition, will be on view through May 8. A preview with an artist lecture and reception for the Albreht and juried student exhibitions will be held April 15 at 7 p.m. | more

Register Now for April 19 Lactation Support Training Seminars
The Miller School’s new Nursing Mothers Advisory Group will host two training seminars—one on the medical campus, the other on the Coral Gables campus—on Tuesday, April 19, to prepare campus decision-makers for the University’s launch of a program supporting mothers who are breastfeeding. | more

  • School of Education Professor Gets National Funding for Math Initiative | more
  • Thousands Raise Money for Sylvester at 11th Annual Pap Corps Walkathon and Health Fair | more
  • Summer Financial Assistance Available | more
  • Hurricane Alumni Invitational Track Meet is this Saturday | more
  • Save the Date: Medical Issues and the Growing Child Conference: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Fragile X Syndrome and Interventions that Work, May 18 | more
  • Travel Fairs to Be Held on Coral Gables and Miller School Campuses | more
    Words Worth A Thousand Pictures
    Getty Images photographer and University of Miami alumnus Joe Raedle, who was captured by forces loyal to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and imprisoned while on assignment in the country, shared his harrowing ordeal with a UM audience on Tuesday, describing how he was beaten and denied food for two days. Raedle’s wife, Nancy San Martin, interactive editor for The Miami Herald, also spoke at the event, which was held at the School of Communication.
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    School Health Initiative Celebrates Overtown History
    Amid the great music and tasty food available at the first Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival on April 9, festival goers learned about the free primary and preventive care—services that the Miller School of Medicine’s Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative offers to all students at nearby Booker T. Washington High School and seven other area schools. | more

    Through Sunday, April 17: Lattman Foundation Series Continues with Cold Weather; Q&A with Film’s Star to Follow Thursday Screening | more
    Through Friday, April 29: Salon des Refusés exhibition | more
    Thursday, April 14: Biostatistics Clinic: Sample Size and Power Considerations in Clinical and Translational Research | more
    Thursday, April 14: Discovery Science Grand Rounds: Novel Perspectives on the Molecular Regulation of the Kidney Filtration Barrier | more
    Thursday, April 14: Marc Ecko: Inside the Entrepreneurial Journey | more
    Thursday, April 14: Carl Hiaasen to Receive UM’s Reitmeister-Abess Center Environmental Stewardship Award | more
    Thursday, April 14: Outstanding Alumni to be Honored at UMAA Ceremony | more
    Friday, April 15: From Jim Crow to Sigmund Freud: Transnationality, Psychoanalysis, and the Remaking of a Black American | more
    Friday, April 15: USpeak Concludes Season with Mangrove Journal Launch | more
    Friday, April 15: Career Forum | more
    Friday through Monday, April 15-18: Cosford screenings: | The Fighter | Super | Don Quixote | Cold Weather
    Saturday, April 16: Hurricanes Football Spring Game at Lockhart Stadium | more
    Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17: Help Find a Cure for Cancer at Relay for Life of Coral Gables | more
    Monday, April 18: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Hierarchical Thermal Transport in Nanoscale Semiconductors | more
    Monday, April 18: Biology Departmental Seminar Series: Anatomy of the Palm Family: Diversity in Relation to Phylogeny | more
    Tuesday, April 19: SPEAK Test | more
    Tuesday, April 19: Sponsored Programs Quarterly Meeting | more
    Tuesday, April 19: Sponsor-Investigator Responsibilities Course | more
    Through Wednesday, April 20: Research Reporting System | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Advanced InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-On Workshop | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Bipartisan Policy Center and UM to Present Public Forum on Nutrition and Education | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: The Psychology of Writing Thrillers: Mingling the Facts of Mental Illness with the Fictions of Creative Writing | more
    Wednesday, April 20: Biology Departmental Seminar: Of Mice and Mammoths: Body Size Evolution of Insular Mammals | more
    Thursday, April 21: Velos Patient Management Module | more
    Thursday, April 21: Gifford Arboretum Lecture: The Origin of Today’s Tropical Floras | more
    Friday, April 22: Book Presentation: International Migration in Cuba: Accumulation, Imperial Designs, and Transnational Social Fields | more
    Through Sunday, May 1: M.F.A. Exhibition ‘Creativity Driven by Southern Hospitality’ | more
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