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October 7, 2010 | Thursday

National committee chaired by President Shalala advocates measures to improve nursing

A national committee chaired by University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala released on Tuesday its two-year study recommending steps to improve the nursing profession, including higher levels of education and training, greater opportunities for their ranks to hold leadership positions, and the removal of barriers that impede nurses’ ability to practice their profession to its fullest. | more

UM doctoral programs ranked highly in prestigious National Research Council rankings

In a comprehensive assessment of doctoral programs across the United States recently released by the National Research Council (NRC), four University of Miami programs are ranked in the top quartile of their fields nationwide and 12 are ranked in the top half. | more

UM to host election forum with former presidential advisors Mark Penn and Karen Hughes

With the midterms quickly approaching, the University of Miami Department of Political Science will present a forum featuring two leading experts in political communications discussing the election’s implications for the country at large and Florida in particular. | more

Researchers devise novel blood filter that could signal whether a patient’s cancer has spread

In what could be a critical shift in the way tumor cells are detected in the blood of cancer patients, doctors at the Miller School of Medicine have devised a novel blood filter that could signal the cancer has spread and indicate the efficacy of a therapy sooner than is now possible. | more
Call for applications and nominations for 2011 Faculty Learning Community

The Office of the Provost is pleased to invite applications and nominations for the 2011 Faculty Learning Community (FLC), the topic of which will be “Information, Communication, and Technology Literacy.” FLCs will give faculty members from all disciplines the knowledge, skills, and pedagogical support to improve their teaching and enhance the learning environment. | more
Shenise Johnson named to Wooden Award Preseason Watch List

The University of Miami’s Shenise Johnson has been named to the Women’s Preseason Top 30 list for the 2011 John R. Wooden Award, considered the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. | more

UM and United Way team up for Text-To-Give Campaign
The University of Miami is in full swing for its annual fundraising drive to benefit the United Way. As an integral part of the South Florida community, UM prides itself on this annual partnership. This year, the University is offering the UM community a new way to help raise funds for the United Way. | more

United Way 1 percent donors can earn a chance to see the Miami Heat in action | more

  • Oceans and Human Health Center offering research opportunities for undergraduates | more
  • Another national championship within UM’s grasp: Ethics Bowl kicks off on Saturday | more
  • Save the date: Indoor soccer match Showbol Miami coming to the BankUnited Center November 13 | more
  • Expect traffic delays near Newman Alumni Center during Friday dedication ceremony | more
  • Sexual Assault Response Team seeks volunteers | more
  • Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity to present its second annual SMART Forum | more
  • ICCAS to screen documentary ‘Covering Cuba 7, Che: The Other Side of an Icon’ | more
  • Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School faculty: Provost Research Award applications due October 8 | more
  • Barry Manilow’s Sunshine State Tour to make a stop at the BankUnited Center | more
  • Old Ultraseek search engine service scheduled to retire October 11 | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center to close early for UM-FSU game | more
  • UM to offer free mood disorder screenings today | more

    Bird health
    Sebastian the Ibis is no birdbrain. Even he is aware of the benefits of taking preventive measures to maintain health. The University’s fine-feathered mascot took some time off from his cheerleading duties on Monday to attend the Health, Wellness, and Benefits Fair at the UM Fieldhouse, getting a flu shot from medical assistant Andrea Orocio and picking up information on health maintenance that was offered at the event.
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    Festival Miami gets under way tomorrow

    Festival Miami—the Frost School of Music’s annual concert series of renowned guest artists, faculty, and student ensembles—gets under way tomorrow with landmark works for orchestra and performances by artists such as Mark O'Connor, among others. | more

    Well ’Canes Farmers Market to bring fresh, healthy food to campus starting October 13
    The new Well ’Canes Farmers Market, which will be held every Wednesday beginning October 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Coral Gables campus on the grass between the Richter Library and the post office, will feature healthy items such as locally grown and organic produce, baked goods, artisanal cheeses, local honey, marinades, ceviche, and pasta. | more
    Thursday, October 7: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Reverse Shoulder Replacement for Fractures and Their Sequelae | more
    Thursday, October 7: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Update on Clinical Trials in Spinal Cord Injury | more
    Thursday, October 7: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: The Inflammatory Hypothesis of Cerebral Vasospasm | more
    Thursday, October 7: Locks of Love event coming to UM | more
    Thursday, October 7: Train-the-Trainer certification program | more
    Thursday, October 7: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Providing Quality End of Life Care | more
    Thursday, October 7: Epidemiology and Public Health seminar: Random Forests, Theory and Applications for Variable Selection | more
    Thursday, October 7: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Grand Rounds: Molecular Regulation of RAGE: Implications for Diabetes and Beyond | more
    Thursday, October 7: Overview on Research Reporting System | more
    Thursday through Friday, October 7-8: IRS: Tax Law Updates for 2010 | more
    Thursday through Sunday, October 7-10: Lowe Museum Store to hold annual recycled art book sale | more
    Thursday through Sunday, October 7-10: LoweDown Happy Hour: Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month | more
    Friday, October 8: Venezuela: Post-Election Perspective | more
    Friday, October 8: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Friday, October 8: Psychologists Philip and Carolyn Pape Cowan to lecture at UM | more
    Friday, October 8: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Androgen Receptor Coregulators as Biomarkers and Therapeutic Targets in Prostate Cancer | more
    Friday, October 8: Dialogues in Research Ethics seminar examines “The Good Society” | more
    Friday, October 8: LEND Program Friday Noon Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | more
    Friday, October 8: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: The Role of Ubiquitination in Signaling Pathways in Inflammation and Cancer | more
    Friday, October 8: Neurology Grand Rounds: Dense Array EEG | more
    Friday, October 8: Neurology Clinicopathological Conference: A 61-Year-Old Male with Acute Onset Facial Diplegia and Diplopia and Dysphagia | more
    Friday, October 8: Second event in USpeak series to feature UM Creative Writing alumni | more
    Friday, October 8: UM Screen on the Green double feature: Shrek Forever After and Cop Out | more
    Friday through Saturday, October 8-10: Cosford screenings: Bluebeard, Trail of the Screaming Forehead, Racing Dreams, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, How to Train Your Dragon
    Saturday, October 9: Fourth Annual Greater Miami Association of Diabetes Educators Seminar | more
    Saturday, October 9: Information session for Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Program | more
    Monday, October 11: Launch Pad workshop: The Basics of PR | more
    Monday, October 11: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Autoreactive T Cells in Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): A New Paradigm | more
    Monday, October 11: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Materials Engineering in Space | more
    Tuesday, October 12: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar Series: Basic Concepts in Cancer Histopathology | more
    Tuesday, October 12: Cardiovascular Grand Rounds: Contemporary Management of Paravalvular Leaks | more
    Tuesday, October 12: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Assessment of Myocardial Viability and Its Impact on Heart Failure Management | more
    Tuesday, October 12: Hiring and Onboarding Talent | more
    Wednesday, October 13: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: Recombinant Inhibitory Neuronal Progenitors in Models of Chronic Pain | more
    Wednesday, October 13: Reimagining the Amazon: Deep History, Cultural Memory, and the Politics of Nature | more
    Wednesday, October 13: Save the date: The Politics of Toughness: Masculinity, Conservatism, and Popular Culture in the Late 20th Century | more
    Wednesday, October 13: McKnight Research Seminar: C-C Chemokine Receptor Type 3 and Choroidal Neovascularization | more
    Wednesday, October 13: Colombia’s Future: Transition from Uribe to Santos | more
    Wednesday, October 13: Information session for Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Program | more
    Wednesday through Thursday, October 13-14: Everything You Need to Know about Credit Cards | more
    Thursday, October 14: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Update on Neuromuscular Blockade Monitoring and Reversal | more
    Thursday, October 14: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Doing Right and Avoiding Wrong in Orthopaedics Today | more
    Thursday, October 14: Surgical Grand Rounds: Preparing for a Terrorist Threat: Defining the Role of the Surgeon | more
    Thursday, October 14: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Angiogenesis for Therapy Design | more
    Thursday, October 14: School of Business Administration to host M.B.A. program information session | more
    Thursday through Saturday, October 14-16: Save the date: Masters in Repair of Structural Heart Disease (MIRS) 2010, October 14-16 | more

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