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December 6, 2010 | Monday

Stellar lineup of scientists and explorers announced for 2011 Sea Secrets lecture series

National Geographic Emerging Explorer and UM professor Kenny Broad, journalist and author Alana Mitchell, and paleontologist Peter Ward are just some of the distinguished scientists and explorers who will speak in the 2011 Sea Secrets lecture series, which provides insight and information about the oceans. | more

Faculty lineup and regalia distribution information announced for December commencement

The December 2010 graduate and undergraduate degree ceremony will be held at BankUnited Center on Thursday, December 16 at 10 a.m. Lineup and regalia distribution information for general faculty and doctoral advisors participating in the ceremony has been announced. | more

NFL and Morehouse School of Medicine to hold Community Huddle at UM

The University of Miami will serve as the site of an important town hall forum that addresses the mental health challenges faced by athletes and people in the community. NFL Community Huddle: Taking a Goal Line Stand for Your Mind and Body, an initiative of the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine and the National Football League, will be held on Monday, December 6 at 7 p.m. at the UM Fieldhouse. | more

Planning and Institutional Research & Accreditation and Assessment offices merge

The Office of Planning and Institutional Research and the Office of Accreditation and Assessment have merged to become the Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment (PIRA). As of today, December 6, the office’s new location is in the Gables One Tower. | 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 send 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.

Miami Hurricanes to face Notre Dame in 77th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl

The Miami Hurricanes are bowl bound. UM has accepted an invitation to play Notre Dame in the 77th Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl, the nation’s second-oldest bowl game, on Friday, December 31 in El Paso, Texas. | more

Hankerson headlines nine Hurricanes on All-ACC football team | more

  • DSS website, newsletter offer valuable information on printing and copying services | more
  • Travel Management’s new website features 2011 hotel rates | more
  • SPEAK test to be administered on January 11 | more
  • UM Canterbury PTA will gift-wrap presents on December 15 | more
  • James and Esther King/Bankhead-Coley announce calls for grant applications | more
  • Preview the latest Blackboard course management software | more
  • Blackstone Group CEO explains why UM Launch Pad is an excellent model | more
  • Applications for SEEDS You Choose awards due December 10 | more
  • Join Team ’Canes 4 Autism at the first annual WalkAbout Autism fundraiser | more
  • Kronos upgrade to version 6.1 coming in January | more
  • UM’s online high school helps students with brick-and-click learning modality | more
  • UM Women’s Commission drive to help Safe Space | more
  • UM Anxiety Treatment Program enhances services | 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
  • UM neonatologist wins Micah Batchelor Award
    Karen Young, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at the Miller School, is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research. Young conducts research aimed at identifying the factors that cause impaired development of lung cells in premature infants.
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    Mechanomorphic: The Environmentally Minded Man\Machine

    In honor of Art Basel Miami Beach, the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Arts and Sciences will present Mechanomorphic: The Environmentally Minded Man\Machine. Mechanomorphia, or the concept of the machine changing into something else over time, questions man’s relationship to the machine and to nature. Artists working around this theme will consider how the machine’s relationship to the environment has changed in our contemporary context. | more
    UM Communité voicemail to be upgraded
    The Communité Messaging Interaction Center will be upgraded on December 18 with new features that range from a simplified and easier-to-use Main Menu to an Auto-Play function that will automatically play new voicemail messages after you log in. | more
    Monday, December 6: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: New Approaches for Targeting Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells and TAM | more
    Monday, December 6: SEEDS mentoring session with a National Academy engineer | more
    Monday, December 6: UM Bookstore to host Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day | more
    Monday, December 6: Biology Departmental seminar: Kinesin-1: Conventional and Unconventional Functions of Microtubule Motor | 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
    Tuesday, December 7: Sponsored programs screens in DMAS/FRS | 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
    Tuesday, December 7: Cosford screening: Lula: Son of Brazil | more
    Tuesday, December 7: Deck the Halls with Stress-Free Holidays | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, December 7-8: SEEDS Distinguished Lecturer and leading evolutionary biologist Mercedes Pascual to speak | more
    Wednesday, December 8: Cuban Heritage Collection to host Mexico Conference | more
    Wednesday, December 8: Dermatology Grand Rounds: Non-Invasive Therapeutic Monitoring in Dermatology | more
    Wednesday, December 8: Miami Project Wednesday Morning Seminar Series: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Cell Therapies for SCI Repair | more
    Wednesday, December 8: Pediatrics and Jay Weiss Center Joint Grand Rounds: Misunderstood and Underserved: Health Care Disparities in Adolescence | more
    Wednesday, December 8: Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Quality, Value, and Appropriateness of Cardiac Imaging | more
    Wednesday, December 8: Transgenic Seminar Series: So, You’ve Got Your Chimeric Mouse! What Is Next? | more
    Thursday, December 9: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Treatment of Giant Cell Tumor in the Extremities Using Microparticular Bone Graft | more
    Thursday, December 9: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, December 9: Otolaryngology Grand Rounds: Somatosensory Management of Tinnitus | more
    Thursday, December 9: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Disparities and Community Outreach Core Seminar: Disparities in Prostate Cancer: Is the Burden of Prostate Cancer Underestimated in African Americans? | more
    Thursday, December 9: Deck the Halls with Stress-Free Holidays | more
    Thursday, December 9: Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds: Percutaneous Aortic Valve | more
    Thursday, December 9: Business school to host M.B.A. information session | more
    Thursday, December 9: Endocrinology Grand Rounds: Thyroid Hormone and Energy Expenditure: Extracellular Flux Analysis | more
    Thursday, December 9: ICCAS book presentation: Moncada: A Cuban Story | more
    Thursday, December 9: Genetics lecture: A Personal View of Hereditary Neuropathy Research | more
    Thursday, December 9: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Metagenomics, Virus World and the Origin of DNA Genomes | more
    Thursday and Friday, December 9-10: Latest developments in nanoscience to be discussed at BioNIUM retreat | more
    Friday, December 10: Neurology Grand Rounds: Recent Advances in the Management of Alzheimer’s Disease | more
    Friday, December 10: Department of Philosophy lecture: An Alethic Account of Referential Success | more
    Saturday, December 11: Skinny Dip: Dipping into Our Wallets to Save Our Skin event benefits melanoma research at Sylvester | more
    Sunday, December 12: Family Day at the Lowe | more
    Monday, December 13: MAIA program to host question-and-answer session | more
    Tuesday, December 14: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Unique Aspects of Acute and Chronic Airways Infection | more
    Tuesday, December 14: Microbiology and Immunology seminar: CTLA-4 and Chemokine Regulation of T-Cell Immunity | more
    Wednesday, December 15: Epidemiology and Public Health Grand Rounds: Individual Learning by Doing and Social Network Effects in a Multicenter Study of Academic Hospitalists | more
    Wednesday, December 15: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Ph.D. dissertation seminar: Phosphorylation of Cdk2 at Threonine 39 by AKT Facilitates Cyclin-Cdk2 Activation | more
    Wednesday, December 15: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment | more
    Thursday, December 16: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Prediction Using FRAX and Update on Therapeutic Interventions | more
    Thursday, December 16: Geriatrics Institute Grand Rounds: Osteoporosis in the Nursing Home: Falls and Fracture Prevention | more
    Thursday, December 16: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar: Learning About Potassium Channels by Knocking Out Their Beta Subunits | more
    Thursday, December 16: Prevention of Medical Errors | more
    Friday, December 17: The Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome: A Paradigm for Cancer Rehabilitation | more
    Friday, December 17: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Hedgehog Signaling in Cancer | more

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