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November 29, 2010 | Monday

Gloria Estefan to speak at fall 2010 commencement

Multiple Grammy Award-winning performing artist Gloria Estefan, whose charitable and humanitarian efforts have aided victims of natural disasters and spinal cord injury, will give advice to graduates at the University of Miami’s fall 2010 commencement ceremony on Thursday, December 16 at 10 a.m. at the BankUnited Center. | more

Dolphins Cycling Challenge benefits research at Sylvester

More than 315 cyclists took part in the inaugural tri-county Dolphins Cycling Challenge, raising more than $400,000 for cancer research and treatment at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. | more

Bonefish census sounds warning bell that warrants careful future monitoring

An annual bonefish census conducted throughout the Florida Keys by Rosenstiel School researchers has revealed fewer numbers of the important gamefish in historically productive areas, providing a warning sign of possible population changes coupled with differences in the coastal environment. | more

Team UM is in the homestretch of its United Way campaign, with a goal of raising $1.3 million by December 31 in sight. But a big push is still needed to push UM over the top. If you haven’t made your gift, please do so now. Visit the UM United Way website to learn how to make your contribution and get involved in upcoming events.

UM basketball Employee Day games announced

The Department of Athletics has announced dates for this season’s Employee Day men’s and women’s basketball games. Employee Day tickets are on sale now and are available to all full-time and part-time regular benefitted employees. Eligible employees will receive one complimentary ticket and have the opportunity to purchase up to three additional tickets for only $1 each. | more

Women’s basketball team hosts Hoops for Hunger game tonight | more

Final fall semester USpeak event to feature slam poet Asia Davis

Fall semester USpeak events will wrap up on Friday, December 3, with an open mic session and featured reading by spoken-word artist and slam poet Asia Davis, a senior in the University of Miami’s College of Arts and Sciences and member of Write Side Poets, a slam team representing Fort Lauderdale. | more

  • Miller School’s Richard J. Thurer named recipient of McLamore Outstanding Service Award | more
  • Fall course evaluations open today | more
  • UM Anxiety Treatment Program enhances services | more
  • UM Bookstore to host Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Gift Store offers employee holiday discount | more
  • Register now for Spanish immersion courses | more
  • Training session on Research Reporting System to be held January 11 | more
  • School of Education Dean Isaac Prilleltensky honored by local and national organizations | more
  • UM student publications win national awards | 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
  • UM presents 'Mechanomorphic' | more
  • Business school to host M.B.A. information session | 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
  • Update of Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act reporting | more
  • A day of giving thanks
    International students from the Intensive English Program gave thanks last Wednesday when they celebrated an International Thanksgiving in the courtyard at Allen Hall, sharing food distinct to their native cultures, wearing traditional dress, and providing a variety of multicultural entertainment.
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    New canstruction on campus
    Building unique structures made of canned goods that ranged from beans and broccoli to corn and candied yams, teams of students and employees from the School of Architecture and other colleges competed in the Center for Urban and Community Design’s annual Canstruction competition, with the “canstruction materials” being donated to Camillus House. | more

    Deck the Halls with Stress-Free Holidays
    Offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, this seminar will provide participants with an understanding of the types of stressors brought on by the holidays and will review strategies to manage them effectively. | more
    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
    Wednesday, December 1: Bascom Palmer event offers discounts on aesthetic products and treatments | 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
    Thursday, December 2: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Brachial Plexus Injuries: Presentation, Diagnosis, and Management | more
    Thursday, December 2: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Regulation of Androgen Receptor Signaling in Prostate Cancer and Implications for Disease Progression | more
    Thursday, December 2: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Psychogenic Disorders and Medically Unexplained Symptoms | more
    Thursday, December 2: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Peripheral Vascular Disease | more
    Thursday, December 2: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, December 2: Otolaryngology Grand Rounds: Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects of Oral Cavity and Oral Pharynx | 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
    Sunday, December 5: Annual Art Basel Champagne Brunch | more
    Sunday, December 5: Parodi Lecture: Making Contemporary Art: Fabrication and Negotiation | more
    Monday, December 6: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series | more
    Monday, December 6: UM Bookstore to host Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Asthma and Obesity in Childhood: A Different Disease? | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar: Targeting Tumor Markers for Developing Novel Cancer Therapeutics | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Genomics lecture: The Aimless Genome | 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
    Friday, December 17: Save the date: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Hedgehog Signaling in Cancer | more

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