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January 30, 2012 | Monday 

Gift will Fund Scholarships for Deserving African-American Engineering Students
A $1 million gift from Miami businessman and entrepreneur Roger Koch will fund scholarships for deserving African-American engineering students as well as help others gain experience in solving real-world engineering problems. | more

South Florida Family Benefits from Ear Institute Gift
A South Florida couple, dealing with the harsh reality that their young son was profoundly deaf, finds the help they need at the Barton G. Kids Hear Now Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, established by a generous $5 million gift from events impresario and father Barton G. Weiss. | more
School of Law to Celebrate Launch of Triple-Degree Program
Help celebrate the launch of the School of Law's Mariano J.D., M.B.A., LL.M. in Taxation Triple-Degree Program on Thursday, February 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Storer Auditorium on the Coral Gables campus. | more

Innovative Model Describes Effects of Weather and Sea Level Rise on Florida’s Coastal Landscape
The key to understanding how future hurricanes and sea-level rise may trigger changes to South Florida’s native coastal forests lurks below the surface, according to a new computer model developed by a UM ecologist that links coastal forests to groundwater. | more

Chinese New Year Festivities at UM to Feature Food, Dance, and Music
Join the University of Miami’s Chinese Student and Scholar Association and Asian American Student Association as they celebrate the Chinese New Year with a festival featuring the food, culture, and music of China on Monday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. on the University Center Patio. | more
Multimedia Performance Explores Haiti in the Aftermath of 2010 Earthquake
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is partnering with the School of Communication on a performance about the lives of Haitians after the earthquake that devastated their country just two years ago. “Voices of Haiti: A Post-Quake Odyssey in Verse,” which brings together talented poets, photographers, and musicians, will be held on Monday, February 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Frost School of Music’s Victor E. Clarke Recital Hall. | more

HurricaneSports.com to Bring Live Wall-to-Wall Signing Day Coverage
With what is projected to be one of the best signing classes in the country, the University of Miami will again provide live video coverage and social media fan interaction on National Signing Day, with coverage beginning early on the morning of Wednesday, February 1. | more

  • Hurricanes Ranked No. 18 by Baseball America | more
  • Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with the Hurricanes | more
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  • Bascom Palmer Marks 50 Years with Major Expansion Plans | more
  • Miller School Study Finds High Rate of Used Syringes on Miami Streets | more
  • First Woman to Serve as President of an Israeli University to Speak at UM | more
  • Baroness Nicholson to Give Lecture to International Studies Class | more
  • ‘Legerdemain’ Exhibition Captures Views of Everyday Life | more
  • Cuban Heritage Collection Accepting Applications for 2012 CHC Fellowships | more
  • Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training Being Offered | more
  • Special Interest Housing Group Applications Now Being Accepted | more
  • Learn About Study Abroad Opportunities at IEEP Study Abroad Fair | more
  • New Website Tracks Construction Progress of UM's New Student Activities Center | more
  • UM to Mark 50th Anniversary of Its Desegregation | more
  • ICCAS Offering Certificate Program in Cuban Studies | more
  • Register Now for the Art and Science of Acupuncture: Basic Course | more
  • SEEDS ‘You Choose’ Leadership Award Applications Being Accepted | more
  • Call for Applications: American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant Pilot Project Grant | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Resident Faculty Positions | more
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Promotion to Benefit Department of Neurology | more
  • Exhibit Your Research Facilities at the Shared Resources Fair | more
    Iran Hot Topic of Discussion at Bolton Lecture
    Former UN Ambassador John R. Bolton, speaking to an audience at the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies last Friday, reiterated his assertion that sanctions against Iran are not the answer to getting the country to abandon what many believe are attempts to develop a nuclear weapons program. Bolton also addressed other topics during a lecture titled “Challenges to the U.S.: Iran, Cuba, and Venezuela.”
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    Stylish American Comedy ‘Stage Door’ Comes to the Ring Theatre
    The Department of Theatre Arts 2011-2012 season resumes with Stage Door, a witty and stylish 1937 American comedy centered around a group of aspiring actresses crammed into a theatrical boarding house in Manhattan while awaiting their big break on Broadway’s Great White Way. Stage Door runs February 15-25 at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. | more

    Deadline Extended, Dates Added for 2012 Well ’Canes Incentives
    Employees on the UM/Aetna medical plan now have the opportunity to receive a total of up to $150 in medical premium credits through Aetna’s annual incentive programs. | more

    Well ’Canes Farmers’ Market Returns
    The Well ’Canes Farmers’ Market has returned for 2012. Held Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Foote University Green between the Richter Library and the Post Office, the market is the perfect venue for UM students, faculty, and staff to meet their local farmers and purchase locally grown and organic produce, baked goods, artisanal cheeses, honey, marinades, and more. | more

    • Nurturing Healthy Relationships | more
    • IAC Offers Blackboard and Multipurpose Classroom Technology Training Sessions | more
    • Aetna Select 2 and Aetna HRA Educational Webcasts | more
    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in January and February | more
    Monday, January 30: Architectural Historian Roberto Segre to Present ‘The Brazil Lectures’ | more
    Tuesday, January 31: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Interesting Cases of Peripheral Vascular Interventions for the Cardiovascular Specialist | more
    Tuesday, January 31: Abess Center Lecture: Adventures on the Edge of the 21st Century: Integrating Science, Technology, and Exploration | more
    Tuesday, January 31: Startup Florida Anniversary Celebration | more
    Tuesday, January 31: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Health Care Reform: A Challenge We Have Yet to Solve | more
    Wednesday, February 1: U.S. Circuit Judge Rosemary Barkett to Speak at School of Law | more
    Wednesday, February 1: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: Kidney Service: Maintaining Filter Function | more
    Thursday, February 2: Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter Brian Lynch to Perform with Frost Concert Jazz Band | more
    Thursday, February 2: American Studies Program Spring 2012 Speaker Series: America’s International Civil War | more
    Thursday, February 2: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Going the Distance: Preventing Burnout and Promoting Job Engagement in Anesthesia | more
    Thursday, February 2: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Developing Therapies to Improve Learning and Memory after Traumatic Brain Injury | more
    Thursday, February 2: LoweDown Happy Hour: Sweets for Your Sweetheart | more
    Friday, February 3: First Fridays Talks on Autism/Friday Noon Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | more
    Sunday, February 5: Ride with Heart Bike Ride to Benefit Cardiovascular Division | more
    Monday, February 6: Biology Departmental Lecture: Genetic Control of Mitochondrial Morphogenesis during Drosophila Spermatogenisis | more
    Monday, February 6: Documentary Examines Transformation of the American City after WWII | more
    Monday, February 6: Epidemiology and Public Health Distinguished Speaker Series: Building Active Communities: Research to Advance Policy and Practice | more
    Monday, February 6: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: Expansion of Donor T Cell Subsets after Murine Myeloablative Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation | more
    Monday, February 6: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: The Convergence of Engineering, the Physical and Life Sciences, and the Public’s Health | more
    Thursday, February 9: Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture: The Gay and the Angry: The Supreme Court, Gay Rights, and the Cultural Rearguard | more
    Thursday, February 9: CHP Book Program to Feature Noted International Relations Scholar | more
    Friday, February 10: UM President Donna E. Shalala to Present 'The Future of Health Care' at Medical Alumni Weekend | more
    Friday, February 17: Save the Date: Collaborative Research Exchange Forum on Drug Discovery | more
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