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December 9, 2010 | Thursday

UHealth/Miller wins Emmy Award for ‘Breakthrough Medicine’ episode on stem cell therapy

UHealth/Miller is the proud recipient of an Emmy Award for "Stem Cell Therapy: Healing Force of the Future," the fourth episode in the television documentary series Breakthrough Medicine. | more

• Rosenstiel School student wins Emmy Award for work on Changing Seas nature series | more

Miami Law students successfully present mitigating evidence in death penalty case

As part of a new project that allows students to work closely with capital defense lawyers and, in some cases, argue before judges, two University of Miami School of Law students have helped a defendant avoid the death penalty. | 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

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.

• Dolphins ticket raffle benefits United Way | more

Carico, Gallagher named to AVCA All-Region Team

University of Miami student-athletes Lane Carico and Katie Gallagher have been named to the 2010 American Volleyball Coaches Association All-East Region Team, marking the second consecutive year that two UM volleyball players have been selected All-East Region performers. | more

  • Register for upcoming conference: ‘Fifty Years of the Special U.S.-Israel Relationship (1962-2012): Walt-Mearsheimer in Perspective’ | more
  • Hussman Institute accepting applications for Genetic Anlysis of Complex Human Diseases course | more
  • Give the gift of music | more
  • SPEAK test to be administered on January 11 | more
  • James and Esther King/Bankhead-Coley announce calls for grant applications | more
  • Blackstone Group CEO explains why UM Launch Pad is an excellent model | more
  • Applications for SEEDS You Choose awards due December 10 | more
  • Kronos upgrade to version 6.1 coming in January | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Gift Store offers employee holiday discount | more
  • Register now for Spanish immersion courses | more
  • Tickets for Barry Manilow concert at BankUnited Center start at $12.74 | more
  • Training session on Research Reporting System to be held January 11 | more
  • Huddling for a cause
    With David Satcher, the 16th surgeon general of the United States, in attendance as well as several former NFL players and two Miller School physicians, UM was the site on December 6 of a forum addressing mental health challenges faced not only by athletes but also by people in the community. Above, Lee Kaplan, left, chief of the UHealth Sports Medicine Division and associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, and UM neurologist Kester Nedd, an expert in the area of traumatic brain injury, stand in front of the ProCap, a protective padding that was placed on the top of the helmet worn by former Buffalo Bills safety Mark Kelso to help prevent concussions.
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    Lowe Art Museum to celebrate Family Day

    The Lowe Art Museum will hold Family Day on Sunday, December 12 at 1 p.m. Celebrate the exhibitions. The Kelley Collection of African-American Art and Useable Art: African Aesthetics in Daily Life with a performance of African drum and dance by Sasa African Dance Theatre. Explore the galleries with a family scavenger hunt and enjoy an art activity after the performance. | more

    UM adopts Nursing Mothers Policy
    In support of and in compliance with recent changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act, the University of Miami has adopted a policy for nursing mothers. It is vital to provide new mothers with private, safe, and accessible locations where they are able to express milk for nursing infants. The new Nursing Mothers Policy provides guidelines for offering a workplace that supports a working mother’s decision to breastfeed and prohibits discrimination and harassment of those who exercise this right. | 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: SEEDS speaker and mentoring series in physiology and biophysics | more
    Thursday, December 9: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: Metagenomics, Virus World and the Origin of DNA Genomes | more
    Thursday, December 9: Otolaryngology Grand Rounds: Caustic Ingestion and Foreign Bodies in the Pediatric Aerodigestive Tract | more
    Thursday and Friday, December 9-10: UM Innovation presents third annual Technology Showcase | 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
    Friday, December 10: Cosford midnight movie: Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers | more
    Friday through Sunday, December 10-12: Cosford screenings:Marwencol | Lula, The Son of Brazil | The Nutcracker
    Saturday, December 11: Skinny Dip: Dipping into Our Wallets to Save Our Skin event benefits melanoma research at Sylvester | more
    Monday, December 13: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Preservation of Pancreatic Beta Cell Function in Type 1 Diabetes: Immunological Challenges | 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: UM Canterbury PTA will gift-wrap presents | 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: Surgical Grand Rounds: The Management of High-Risk Breast Patients in 2010 | more
    Thursday, December 16: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Osteoporosis Fracture Risk Prediction Using FRAX and Update on Therapeutic Interventions | more
    Thursday, December 16: Bascom Palmer Grand Rounds | 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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