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September 9, 2010 | Thursday

Three UM graduate schools ranked among the best in the nation for Hispanic students
Three of the University of Miami’s graduate schools have been ranked in the top 10 in the nation for Hispanic students in Hispanic Business magazine’s “2010 Diversity Report.” For the second year in a row, the Miller School of Medicine has been ranked No. 2, while the School of Law rose three spots to No. 3 in the rankings, and the School of Business Administration is No. 4. | more

Rosenstiel School’s CIMAS and NOAA conduct joint hurricane research flights
As Hurricane Earl threatened the east coast of the United States, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory and colleagues from the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies conducted a series of hurricane-hunter research flights, including the first-ever flight by the unmanned NASA Global Hawk over a hurricane. | more

UM-FIU Latin American and Caribbean studies consortium designated a National Resource Center

The Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the newly formed collaboration between the University of Miami’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and Florida International University’s Latin American and Caribbean Center, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education that designates the consortium a Title VI National Resource Center (NRC) for Latin America. | more

Take advantage of free computer software training in September and October

The User Support Services group offers free software training to University of Miami employees. Courses include Microsoft’s Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Training is also offered for Adobe’s popular Photoshop and InDesign applications. | more

Miami football moves up to No. 12 in latest polls

The University of Miami football team moved up one spot in both the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Poll, jumping from No. 13 to No. 12 after its season-opening blowout win over Florida A&M. The Hurricanes are now the highest rank team in the Atlantic Coast Conference. | more

  • Social media marketing: A business tool you can use | more
  • Research Compliance Educational Series being offered | more
  • UMPD crime prevention tip: Take steps to prevent catalytic converter thefts | more
  • School of Business Administration to host M.B.A. program information session | more
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group to meet | more

    Topping off ceremony for Life Science & Technology Park
    The University of Miami and developer Wexford Miami, LLC, celebrated a milestone Wednesday in the construction of the state-of-the-art, 1.6-million-square-foot UM Life Science & Technology Park with a “topping off” ceremony. At the ceremony, traditionally held when a building reaches its height, other executives signed a ceremonial steel beam for the six-story R&D Building One. The park’s first structure, the 252,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed by summer 2011. Pictured from left, Joe Reagan, vice president of Wexford Science & Technology; James Tien, dean of the College of Engineering; Michael Katz, president of MAMCO, the University’s real estate arm; Pascal J. Goldschmidt, senior vice president of medical affairs and dean of the Miller School of Medicine; UM Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc; and Jim Berens, president of Wexford.
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    Keeping balance
    Balance-assessment research conducted in the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences at the School of Education could help reduce the number of falls among older adults—and in turn lower the incidence of injury deaths and health care costs associated with such mishaps. | more

    Thursday, September 9: Deter, Detect, and Defend Against Identity Theft | more
    Thursday, September 9: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Kidney-Pancreas Transplantation and Recurrence of Disease Following Kidney or Pancreas Transplantation | more
    Thursday, September 9: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Access to Care for Patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears | more
    Thursday, September 9: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Neuropathology | more
    Thursday, September 9: Hiring and Onboarding Talent | more
    Thursday, September 9: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology seminar series: Cardioprotective Effects of Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Agonist Following Myocardial Infarction | more
    Friday, September 10: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology seminar series: High Content Analysis, Chemical Genomics, and Functional Genomics in Neurons: Time to Buy Some More Mass Storage | more
    Friday through Saturday, September 10-12: Cosford screenings: Human Centipede, Iron Man 2, Life During Wartime, Winnebago Man
    Monday, September 13: Biology Departmental Seminar: Neurogenesis after CNS Injury | more
    Monday, September 13: Law and Policy Workshop: A Primer on Filibustering and Reforming the Senate | more
    Monday, September 13: American Ambassadors in Conference: U.S. Policy toward Cuba | more
    Monday, September 13: Playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith to speak at UM | more
    Tuesday, September 14: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Children and Disasters | more
    Tuesday, September 14: McKnight Research Seminar: Intellectual Property and Your Research: What You Need to Know | more
    Tuesday, September 14: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar Series: ORF Phage Display as a Versatile New Technology of Functional Proteomics | more
    Tuesday, September 14: Resiliency Development through Change Adaptation | more
    Tuesday, September 14: International Regulation and the Global Financial Crisis 2007-2010 | more
    Wednesday, September 15: InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-on Workshop for Beginners | more
    Wednesday, September 15: eCheck Online Training | more
    Wednesday, September 15: Save the date: ‘The Recession Is Wearing Me Out! Health-Related Quality of Life and Economic Downturns’ lecture on September 15 | more
    Wednesday, September 15: Save the date: Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series: Developmental Perspective on Brain Cancer, September 15 | more
    Wednesday, September 15: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Recent and Future Developments in the Treatment of Depression | more
    Wednesday, September 15: McKnight Research Seminar: ORF Phage Display Is A Versatile Technology For Basic And Clinical Research | more
    Wednesday and Thursday, September 15 and 16: Resiliency Development through Change Adaptation | more
    Thursday, September 16: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Reconstruction of the Lower Extremity Following Trauma and Osteomyelitis | more
    Thursday, September 16: Surgical Grand Rounds: Surgeons, Innovation and Industry – Balancing Competing Interests | more
    Thursday, September 16: Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group to meet | more
    Thursday, September 16: School of Business Administration to host M.B.A. program information session | more

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