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November 22, 2010 | Monday

UM receives $5 million lead gift to establish Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence

The University of Miami has received a $5 million donation from the Ted & Todd Schwartz Family Foundation as the lead gift in the campaign for the Center for Athletic Excellence. The gift will create the Theodore G. Schwartz and Todd G. Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence, which will provide state-of-the-art resources for the more than 400 enrolled student-athletes to achieve their personal, educational, and athletic goals. | more

Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute unveils new labs

A new era in breast cancer research was unveiled recently when the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated new research laboratories for the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute. | more

The University of Miami is in full swing for its annual fundraising drive to benefit the United Way. Visit the UM United Way website to learn how to get involved in upcoming events and make your contribution.

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

Reading on the go: UM Libraries unveils mobile site

The University of Miami Libraries has launched a mobile library site for smart phones that provides quick, convenient access to core library information and allows users to search for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as images and other materials via its new unified search engine. | more

Women’s basketball team to be honored for WNIT success

Join the University of Miami women’s basketball team tonight, November 22, at 7 p.m. at BankUnited Center for their game versus the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Arrive early and witness UM Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt honor Head Coach Katie Meier and the Miami Hurricanes for their tremendous success in the 2010 Women’s National Invitation Tournament. | more

Lowe Art Museum to present Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch

The Lowe Art Museum will present its Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch on Sunday, December 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. On view are the temporary exhibitions, “The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper” and “Usable Art: African Aesthetics in Daily Life from the UM Lowe Art Museum.” | more

  • UM Fact Finder now available | more
  • Employees asked to provide feedback on mail services | more
  • Sylvester holiday tickets available now | more
  • Student work to be shown at Miami Art Fair | more
  • R.A.D. and S.A.F.E. women’s self-defense classes scheduled at medical campus | more
  • Fall open house at Miami Law | more
  • UM presents 'Mechanomorphic' | more
  • Business school to host M.B.A. information session | more
  • Office 2011 for Mac is now available | more
  • Bascom Palmer Aesthetic Center offers discounts on select skin-care products through December 31 | more
  • MAIA Program now accepting applications for summer 2011 UGlobe Study Abroad Programs | more
  • Debbie School has openings | more
  • Update of Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act reporting | more
  • Useable Art: African Aesthetics in Daily Life | more
  • Hot Topics in Conflict of Interest Seminars: New classes offered | more
  • Fall course evaluations online | more
  • Celebrating The City Beautiful
    Residents of The City Beautiful had a day dedicated just for them at the UM-Virginia Tech game at Sun Life Stadium on November 20, as the University of Miami celebrated Coral Gables Day to honor the longstanding relationship between UM and the city. Prior to the game, UM President Donna E. Shalala, Senior Vice President for Business and Finance Joe Natoli, and mascot Sebastian the Ibis welcomed Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, left, and City Manager Patrick Salerno, right.
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    A celebration for Islands of the Sun
    Students from the Bahamian Students Association joined more than 150 people at a book signing and art show at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on November 11. The event, co-hosted by the Rosenstiel School, Bahamas Marine EcoCentre, and The Nature Conservancy, featured Islands of the Sun: A Tribute to the Northern Exuma Cays, Bahamas, by University of Miami alumni and Bahamians Nikita Shiel-Rolle and John Thompson | more

    Well ’Canes Farmers Market open this Wednesday
    With Thanksgiving only three days away, University of Miami employees, students, and neighbors can find many of the culinary selections they need for the holiday right on UM’s Coral Gables campus. The Well ’Canes Farmers Market, an initiative of the Office of Human Resources and UM Student Government, will be open for business this Wednesday, selling locally grown and organic produce, baked goods, artisanal cheeses, local honey, and more. | more
    Monday, November 22: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Gp96-Mediated CD8 Cross-Presentation | more
    Monday, November 22: Biology Departmental Seminar: Staying in Shape: Control of Cell Polarity and Cell Growth | more
    Monday, November 22: Legal Theory Workshop lecture: (Re)inventing Work Law in a Transnational Context: Voluntary Codes of Conduct in Multinational Supply Chains | more
    Monday, November 22: Miller Center lecture: The Reaction of German Society to Anti-Semitism during the Nazi Seizure of Power | more
    Monday, November 22: EU Center lecture: Reform of the Reform? Prospects of the Revision of the Lisbon Treaty on the Eurozone Requirements | more
    Tuesday, November 23: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Paralympics: Injuries to Athletes with Disabilities and Harnessing the Placebo Effect | more
    Tuesday, November 23: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Genetic Evaluation of the Patient with Intellectual Disability | more
    Wednesday, November 24: Dermatology Grand Rounds: Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia | more
    Friday through Sunday, November 26-28: Cosford screenings: Birdemic: Shock and Terror | Cosi Fan Tutte | Leaving | Nora’s Will
    Monday, November 29: EU Center lecture: The European Union Climate Change Policy and the Role of Spain | more
    Monday, November 29: The Launch Pad Weekly Workshop: Financial Modeling | more
    Monday, November 29: McKnight Research Seminar: Fungal Keratitis in a Rat Contact Lens Model | more
    Tuesday, November 30: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Staying in Shape: Control of Cell Polarity and Cell Growth | more
    Wednesday, December 1: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Prevention of Initial Episode and Relapse of Depression | more
    Wednesday, December 1: Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series: Peripheral Nerve Repair: A New Surgical Paradigm? | more
    Wednesday, December 1: McKnight Research Seminar: Automatic Algorithm for Montage of OCT Fundus Images—Suture of Retinal Images | more
    Thursday, December 2: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: OR Fire! | more
    Thursday, December 2: Department of Philosophy lecture: The Experiential Origins of Intentionality | more
    Thursday, December 2: Surgical Grand Rounds Barbara Williams Lecture: Improving Outcomes with Early Stage Lung Cancer | more
    Sunday, December 5: Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch | more
    Wednesday, December 8: CHC to host Mexico Conference | more
    Thursday and Friday, December 9-10: Latest developments in nanoscience to be discussed at BioNIUM retreat | more
    Thursday, December 2: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Psychogenic Disorders and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS): Exploration of Subjective Neurological and Cognitive Complaints | more
    Friday, December 3: Department of Philosophy lecture: Kantian Monism | more
    Friday, December 3: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Why Is Taq DNA Polymerase So Stable? | more
    Monday, December 6: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Asthma and Obesity in Childhood: A Different Disease? | more

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