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December 13, 2010 | Monday

Golden era begins: Al Golden named head football coach at UM

Al Golden, who transformed Temple into a contender in the Mid-American Conference, has been named head football coach at the University of Miami. | more

Miller School’s tally for federal stimulus grants approaches $60 million

Closing out the federal fiscal year with another major award, the Miller School of Medicine has received a total of 108 grants worth $58.8 million from the federal government’s infusion of research funds to stimulate the economy and accelerate promising medical breakthroughs. | more

Gloria Estefan to speak at this Thursday’s fall commencement ceremony

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

• Faculty lineup and regalia distribution information announced for commencement | more

eAppraisal season under way for Coral Gables and Rosenstiel campus employees

The University’s eAppraisal process begins Wednesday, December 15. This performance evaluation process allows you to maximize the benefit of discussions around work quality, goals, and developmental plans. In addition, eAppraisal facilitates tracking goals, plans, and personal performance journal notes throughout the year. | 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

  • Art and Art History presents ‘The Symbolism of Women’ | 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
  • Miami women's tennis releases 2011 Schedule | 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
  • Kronos upgrade to version 6.1 coming in January | 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
  • Answering the call from the Hall
    Former Hurricanes linebacker Dan Morgan and wide receivers Reggie Wayne and Santana Moss headline the latest inductees to the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. Four members of the Hall of Fame Class of 2011 were introduced to fans at the Miami-Maryland football game last month. Above, from left to right, are UM Hall of Fame President Tod Roy, diver Daphne Jongejans-Bousquet, Dan Morgan, diver Tyce Routson, and current Washington Redskins player Santana Moss. The 43rd annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held Thursday, March 24 at Jungle Island.
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    Tie in to UM tradition with the limited-edition alumni collection

    Show your Hurricanes spirit and style by sporting the latest designs from the University of Miami limited-edition 100 percent silk tie and scarf collection. | more
    End-of-year reminders for your UM benefits
    Faculty and staff enrolled in a 2011 Aetna medical plan will receive new medical ID cards at their home address in early January. Current (2010) Flexible Spending Account participants should keep their WageWorks debit cards. New cards will be mailed only to new participants or those who have expired cards. Also remember, dependent care FSA participants must spend the money in their account by December 31, 2010. | 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
    Monday, December 13: Biology Departmental Seminar: Imaging Molecules in Live Organisms with Nanoscopes | 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: Endocrinology Core Lecture Series: Pheochromocytoma and Familial Endocrine Tumor Syndromes | 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
    Wednesday, December 15: Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: Pathogenesis of Pre-Eclampsia: Implications for Cardiovascular Health | 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
    Thursday, December 16: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Special Seminar | more
    Thursday, December 16: Endocrinology Fellows Clinical Case Conference: Hypoglycemia: Is This Really an Insulinoma? | more
    Thursday, December 16: Endocrinology Grand Rounds: Diabetes: Optimizing Patient Adherence | more
    Thursday, December 16: Endocrinology Research Conference: Career Choices in Endocrinology | more
    Thursday, December 16: Reproductive Clinical Case Conference: Hypogonadism | more
    Friday, December 17: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series | more
    Friday, December 17: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center seminar: The Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome: A Paradigm for Cancer Rehabilitation | more
    Friday, December 17: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Hedgehog Signaling in Cancer | more
    Friday, December 17: Renowned physicist to speak at Nova Southeastern University | more

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