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October 11, 2010 | Monday
UM encouraging faculty, staff, and students to help tackle cancer one mile at a time

With one of South Florida’s biggest bike rides a little more than a month away, the University of Miami is encouraging employees and students to don their cycling helmets and shorts and form teams to participate in the two-day Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC), which will benefit the lifesaving research and treatment programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. | more

UM to hold several events related to Dalai Lama visit

The University of Miami will host several events related to the return visit of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, who will speak on “The Quest for Happiness in Challenging Times” at the BankUnited Center on October 26. | more

UM phonebooks go paperless

Faculty, staff, and students will no longer have to let their fingers do the walking when looking up names and numbers in the University of Miami phonebook. As part of its continuing Green U initiatives aimed at environmentally friendly practices, UM will no longer print a telephone directory, instead having employees and students rely on the faster and more efficient UM website to search for names and departments from A to Z. | more

UM admission and financial aid information sessions for employees

Representatives from the Office of Admission and Office of Financial Assistance will conduct information sessions for faculty and staff. Participants will learn about the UM admission policies and procedures for undergraduate programs as well as financial aid assistance that may be available. | more
Come out to Sun Life Stadium and cheer for the ’Canes at UM Employee Day on November 6

With the Miami Hurricanes now in the thick of their Atlantic Coast Conference schedule, the team needs your support at the next UM Employee Day event, which this year is scheduled for the homecoming game against ACC rival the Maryland Terrapins on November 6 at Sun Life Stadium. Eligible employees will receive one complimentary ticket and have the opportunity to purchase up to three additional tickets for only $1 each. | more
Improve your writing skills for the workplace

Whether writing is your responsibility or a part of your daily routine, Business Writing is designed for those who want to write effective material. In this course you will identify your writing strengths and weaknesses, improve sentence construction and paragraph development, examine proper e-mail etiquette for the workplace, and write effective business communications. | more

Coming off a record-breaking year in which it raised more money for the United Way of Miami-Dade than ever before, UM has launched its 2010 fundraising campaign. Get involved in upcoming events. | more

United Way 1 percent donors can earn a chance to see the Miami Heat in action
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Document Services and Solutions’ United Way drawing features travel prizes | more

  • UM employees get 20 percent discount for two Festival Miami Performances | more
  • Faculty Senate accepting nominations for the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award | more
  • Leon and Rob Krier: 30 Years of Architecture and Urbanism | more
  • Miller School to launch pilot program for S.A.F.E. and R.A.D. self-defense classes | more
  • Sexual Assault Response Team seeks volunteers | more
  • Singing, Religion, and the Quake in Haiti: From the Rubble to the Telethon | more
  • Save the date: XXXII Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology, October 24-27 | more
  • Save the date: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Intracellular Antibodies as Inhibitors of Hepatitis C Virus Replication, October 27 | more
  • Bike to the BankAtlantic Center to benefit motorcycle safety and education | more
  • SEEDS to sponsor speaker and mentoring series | more

    UM dedicates its Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center
    In what was the biggest housewarming party in its history, the University of Miami dedicated its new Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center last Friday, cutting the ribbon to the recently completed four-story facility that is being called a home away from home for UM’s more than 150,000 sons and daughters.
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    Archives of a noted poet come to UM

    The University of Miami Libraries’ Special Collections division has acquired the archives of the late Laurence Donovan, former University of Miami literature and creative writing professor, prolific poet, and book illustrator. | more

    Lowe Art Museum to present Arnold Newman Lecture and Workshop in Photography

    The University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum will present the Annual Arnold Newman Lecture and Workshop in Photography on Thursday, October 21 with artist William Wegman. The lecture, “Three Mistakes,” begins at 7 p.m. at Storer Auditorium. | 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: 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: UM admission and financial aid information session for employees | 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, October 14: Train-the-Trainer certification program | more
    Thursday, October 14: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Update in Obstructive Sleep Apnea | more
    Thursday, October 14: The Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh team up to fight paralysis | more
    Thursday through Saturday, October 14-16: Save the date: Masters in Repair of Structural Heart Disease (MIRS) 2010, October 14-16 | more
    Friday, October 15: Cosford midnight movie: Trail of the Screaming Forehead
    Friday, October 15: Friday Noon Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: First Fridays Talks on Autism | more
    Friday, October 15: Neuroscience Center Seminar Series: Out on a Limb: Roles for EphA4 and SMN | more
    Friday, October 15: Neurology CME Grand Rounds: Creativity and the Brain | more
    Friday, October 15: Improve your writing skills for the workplace | more
    Friday, October 15: ICCAS to present Cuban guitar concert | more
    Saturday and Sunday, October 15-17: Cosford screening: Toy Story 3 | Heartbreaker | Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
    Monday, October 18: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: NF-kB Activation and Function: An Alternative View and New Insights into NF-kB Function in the Nervous System | more
    Monday, October 18: The Hispanic/Jewish Connection in the United States | more
    Monday, October 18: Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) to host Q&A session | more
    Monday, October 18: UM to host election forum with former presidential advisors Mark Penn and Karen Hughes | more
    Monday, October 18: The Hispanic/Jewish Connection in the United States | more
    Tuesday, October 19: Miller Center lecture: Hillel: If Not Now, When? | more
    Tuesday, October 19: American History as Seen Through Currency | more

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