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November 8, 2010 | Monday

Scientists embark on research to gather data, build predictive models to track oil spills

More than two months after BP’s damaged oil well was permanently sealed, a team of scientists from the University of Miami and elsewhere has embarked on research that will help predict the path of future spills and improve models that provide coastal regions with early-warning forecasts of the potential course of spilled crude. | more

School of Communication celebrates 25th anniversary

The University of Miami’s School of Communication celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with a series of events that included a special dinner at which Dean Sam L Grogg announced a new endowed gift: The Robert A. and Christine Staub Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Effective Teaching. | more
Veterans Day tribute to honor men and women of the armed forces

A special Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, November 11 at 10 a.m. at the Rhodes House on UM’s Coral Gables campus will honor the men and women of the armed forces. As part of the tribute, the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, Detachment 155, will dedicate a model F-22 Raptor to be installed at their offices. | more

Election results will impact investor behavior, according to UM study

Your feelings about the political climate and whether you favor the party “in power” have a significant impact on your investing, a recent University of Miami School of Business Administration study finds. | more

The University of Miami is in full swing for its annual fundraising drive to benefit the United Way. Get involved in upcoming events:

Office of Finance and Treasury launches United Way Silent Auction | more
Medical Purchasing Department to host Growing ’Canes United Way event | more

Book sale at Calder Memorial Library will benefit the United Way | more

Two Hurricanes soccer student-athletes named to Academic All-District Team

The University of Miami’s Brittney Macdonald and Brittney Steinbruch have been named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN District III Women’s Soccer Academic All-District Team, as announced by the Academic All-America Committee. | more

Miami Athletics launches Hurricane Photo Store | more

Next USpeak event to feature UM Professor Fred Frohock

The second season of USpeak: Open Verse and Performance Series continues on Friday, November 12 with an open mic session and reading by Fred M. Frohock, professor and chair of political science at the University of Miami. | more

  • Teams to build unique structures at School of Architecture’s Canstruction event | more
  • African-American art at the Lowe spans three centuries | more
  • College of Engineering and SEEDS to host workshop on writing effectively for science and engineering | more
  • SEEDS luncheon with President Shalala is November 17 | more
  • ‘Be Part of the Cure’ campaign kicks off National Diabetes Awareness Month | more
  • Bascom Palmer holiday beauty event offers several treatment discounts | more
  • Copies of 2009-10 UM Fact Finder available free of charge | more
  • Finalists for 2010 Elevator Pitch Contest announced | more
  • Buoniconti Fund’s 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar | more
  • Miami Hurricanes fan favorites at Walgreens benefit the Diabetes Research Institute | more
  • College of Engineering Golf Tournament to help fund scholarships; first 50 UM employees to register receive special rate | more
  • School of Law to host American Society of International Law meeting | more
  • UM celebrates Homecoming
    A concert by recording artist and musician Lauryn Hill (top) and colorful floats with enthusiastic students (above) were just some of the highlights of Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, which united alumni and students in a celebration of traditions.
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    Successful Event Planning: Techniques of Today’s Top Professionals
    Learn best practices used by today’s top professional meeting managers to ensure the success of each meeting or event you plan. This audioconference focuses on techniques of the pros to plan successful meetings and events. | more
    Monday, November 8: EU Center lecture: The Union for the Mediterranean and the EU Neighborhood Policy | more
    Monday, November 8: Eighth Annual Pediatric Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Conference | more
    Monday, November 8: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Seminar: ‘mTOR Inhibition and Beyond in AML: Real Time Pharmacodynamic Monitoring in Tumor Cells Using Single Cell Techniques’ | more
    Monday, November 8: The Launch Pad Weekly Workshop: Customer Retention and Growth | more
    Monday, November 8: Department of Human Genetics lecture: Genome Structure and Expression | more
    Monday, November 8: Department of Biology Seminar: Computational Identification of Splicing Regulatory Elements | more
    Monday, November 8: Miller Center lecture: The Making of the Jewish Middle Class: Women and Family in Imperial Germany, 1871-1918 | more
    Monday, November 8: Globalization and Conflict in the 21st Century | more
    Tuesday, November 9: A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict Through the Lens of Israeli Films | more
    Tuesday, November 9: Putting the OECD’s Harmful Tax Practices Project in Context | more
    Tuesday, November 9: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Medical Education Update: 2010 | more
    Tuesday, November 9: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Wasting in Chronic Disease | more
    Tuesday, November 9: The Forum on Armed Conflict and Humanitarian Crises: North Korea | more
    Tuesday, November 9: Frost School of Music presents ‘Lanza’ | more
    Wednesday, November 10: Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Invasive Cardiology for Adults with Structural and Congenital Heart Disease | more
    Wednesday, November 10: ‘U.S. Elections: Reshaping Latin America Policy?’ | more
    Wednesday, November 10: Budgeting to Survive the Holidays | more
    Wednesday, November 10: Hiring and Onboarding Talent | more
    Wednesday, November 10: School of Architecture presents lecture by architectural photographer Steven Brooke | more
    Thursday, November 11: Choral Studies concert: A Harvest Offering | more
    Thursday, November 11: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Cystic Fibrosis | more
    Thursday, November 11: Surgical Grand Rounds: Advances in Monitoring, Evaluation, and Treatment of Trauma Patients | more
    Thursday, November 11: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Movers, Shakers, and Sensors: Myosin – the Versatile Motor of the Eukaryotic Cell | more
    Thursday, November 11: Budgeting to Survive the Holidays | more
    Thursday, November 11: Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Special Seminar Series: Modulating eNOS: A New Therapeutic Cardiovascular Strategy | more
    Thursday, November 11: SPEAK test to be administered on November 11 | more
    Thursday, November 11: How Does the Caribbean Fit into the New Global Architecture? | more
    Thursday, November 11: Rosenstiel School to host book signing and art show for ‘Islands of the Sun’ | more
    Thursday, November 11: School of Law to host American Society of International Law meeting | more
    Friday, November 12: Save the date: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Cellular Phenotyping of Breast Tumors | more
    Friday, November 12: New Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities Impacting US-Euro-Greater Middle East Security | more
    Friday and Saturday, November 12-13: Tissue Ablative Course: Kidney and Prostate | more
    Saturday, November 13: Move Beyond Medications with Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Save the date: DCFAR Special Seminar: Managing HIV/AIDS in Resource-Constrained Settings | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: The Extracellular Matrix and the Molecular Pathophysiology of Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma | more
    Tuesday, November 16: Depression and Anxiety in Parkinson’s Disease | more
    Wednesday, November 17: Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds: Individual Prediction in Prostate Cancer Studies Using a Joint Longitudinal-Survival Model | more
    Wednesday, November 17: DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    Wednesday, November 17: InfoEd Proposal Development beginners’ hands-on workshop | more
    Wednesday, November 17: McKnight Research Seminar: Fungal Keratitis in a Rat Contact Lens Model | more

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