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May 9, 2011 | Monday 

Arsht Center Partners with UM to Create a
Pre-Professional Learning Experience for Students
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has announced an innovative, new artistic partnership with the Department of Theatre Arts that provides outstanding young acting and theatre production majors at the University of Miami an opportunity to work with seasoned professionals in creating a professional production of The House of Bernarda Alba, Federico García Lorca’s 20th century masterpiece. | more

Commencement Ceremonies Get Under Way This Week
The first woman to head a major film studio, an internationally acclaimed neurosurgeon, one of the world’s foremost leaders of postmodern architecture, and the commander of the U.S. European Command and the NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, are among the distinguished speakers and honorary degree recipients at this year’s spring commencement ceremonies, which take place May 12-14. | more

Students from Mancini Institute, Jazz Vocal Program Featured on ‘An Evening with Dave Grusin’
Tune into WPBT2 on Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m. for “An Evening with Dave Grusin,” featuring students from the Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and Jazz Vocal Program. | more

Women’s Tennis Team to Host NCAA Regional for Seventh Straight Year
For the seventh consecutive year, the University of Miami women’s tennis team will host an NCAA Regional at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center. The fifth-ranked Hurricanes earned a No. 7 national seed and will host No. 2 seed Texas, No. 3 seed USF, and No. 4 seed FIU in the tournament’s first two rounds on Friday and Saturday. | more

Miami, Boston College to Meet on Friday after Thanksgiving
Miami and Boston College have agreed to play their 2011 football game the day after Thanksgiving on Friday, November 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. The game will be nationally televised by ABC. | more

  • New Cardiovascular Exercise Program for Adolescents with Anxiety Now Available on Gables Campus | more
  • Torretta Foundation Golf Tournament to Benefit ALS Research in Department of Neurology | more
  • Debbie School to Introduce Creative Arts Camps This Summer | more
  • How Florida’s Minimum Wage Increase Affects Hourly Student Employees | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Participating in Miami Museum Month | more
  • CHC’s Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection Available Online | more
  • Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training | more
  • Register Now for May InterSession Courses | more
  • MAIA Program to Host Information Session | more
  • Dance the Night Away for Autism Awareness at the 9th Annual Tropical Nights | more
  • Wellness and Recreation’s Rhonda DuBord Receives National Award | more
  • UM Employees Save $3 on ‘Sesame Street Live’ | more
    Last Call at the Rat
    After nearly 40 years of grub and good times, the University of Miami’s Rathskeller bid adieu on April 29 during Last Call at the Rat festivities that drew hundreds of people. The popular gathering spot has closed and will eventually be demolished to make room for a new Student Center Complex, which will house a new Rathskeller when it opens in 2013.
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    Bust a Move
    More than 50 patients gathered for a special luncheon held to thank those who have participated in cardiac stem cell trials at the Miller School’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute. Held at University of Miami Hospital, the luncheon honored what is believed to be the largest group of patients in the U.S. enrolled in cardiac stem cell trials. Above: One of the patients, Edgardo Irastorza, shows off his break-dancing skills in front of, from left, Joshua M. Hare, Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine and director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute; Juan Pablo Zambrano, assistant professor of medicine; Alan Heldman, professor of medicine; and Darcy Velazquez, clinical coordinator. | more

    Coaching for Performance
    The research on leadership learning supports the notion that coaching by a supervisor makes the difference in permanent performance change, implementation, and retention of newly learned behaviors. The course Coaching for Performance focuses on learning techniques to ensure this performance change occurs. | more

    Monday, May 9: Learn More about Documentation Practices | more
    Monday, May 9: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Do Propositions Have Parts? | more
    Monday, May 9: EU Center to Host Book Presentation: Spain in the European Union: The First 25 Years (1986-2011) | more
    Tuesday, May 10: Good Clinical Practices Course | more
    Tuesday, May 10 through Thursday, May 12: Skin Care 101 | more
    Wednesday, May 11: Biostatistics Clinic: Experimental Design | more
    Wednesday, May 11: Faculty Senate Briefing and Feedback Meeting This Wednesday | more
    Thursday, May 12: Frontiers in Vision Science Seminar: Global Blindness: What Can We Do by 2020? | more
    Thursday, May 12: Discovery Science Grand Rounds: Targeting Steroid Hormone-Regulated Pathways in Prostate Cancer | more
    Friday, May 13: Twelfth Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session | more
    Friday, May 13: Brown Bag Lunch-and-Learns Explore Living Well with Hearing Loss | more
    Friday through Sunday, May 13-15: Cosford Screenings | 3 Backyards | Queen to Play
    Tuesday, May 17: SPEAK Test | more
    November 4-6: Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011 | more
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