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February 13, 2012 | Monday 

Noted Scholar, Author, and Activist Cornel West to Speak at UM
Cornel West, the Princeton University professor, best-selling author, and civil rights activist who is internationally known as a major media commentator, will speak on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus for Spring Convocation on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:45 p.m. in the BankUnited Center. | more

Enterprise Resource Planning Initiative to Improve University-Wide Systems
Through the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Initiative, UM is upgrading the information technology that drives its student, financial, and human resources systems, introducing new software that will allow employees and students to perform several functions—from submitting a purchasing order to registering for a class—more efficiently. | more
Challenge Grant Will Help Rosenstiel School Acquire Research Helicopter
A $700,000 challenge grant from the Miami-based Batchelor Foundation will support the Rosenstiel School’s acquisition of a state-of-the-art research helicopter, which will allow scientists to make one-of-a-kind environmental observations near the interface between the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. | more

Clothesline Project Addresses Violence against Women
The Sexual Assault Response Team, in cooperation with No Zebras: ’Canes Against Sexual Assault and the Verizon Foundation, is hosting The Clothesline Project, an initiative that encourages the University of Miami community to express its feelings on the topic of violence against women. | more

Women’s Basketball Team Launches ‘Strive for Five’ Promotion
UM Athletics is set to begin the “Strive for Five” promotion in an effort to set the attendance record for a women’s basketball game and raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. The Hurricanes will sell $1 advance tickets for the game against Florida State on Sunday, February 19 at 3:30 p.m. in BankUnited Center, with the goal of setting an attendance record of 5,000 and raising $5,000 for breast cancer research. | more

UM-FSU Men’s Basketball Matchup Designated Employee Day Game
The UM vs. Florida State men’s basketball game slated for Sunday, February 26 at BankUnited Center has been designated the 2012 Verizon Wireless Employee Day game. The promotion includes a pregame tailgate party for all participants as well as a host of other activities. The offer includes two tickets and two tailgate party passes for $5, or four tickets and four tailgate party passes for $10. | more

  • Biostatistics Core to Offer Consultations at Shared Resources Fair | more
  • Study Finds Possible Link Between Diet Soda and Vascular Risks | more
  • UM Night at Florida Panthers Game to Honor UM Hockey Team | more
  • Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Brick on the Love Bridge | more
  • Join the UM Dog Pack Team at Walk for the Animals | more
  • UM Student Wins Kairos 50 Award for Innovative Venture | more
  • Judges Needed for Undergraduate Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum | more
  • Rosenstiel School Accepting Entries for Popular Underwater Photography Contest | more
  • Time for Faculty to Order Regalia for Spring 2012 Commencement | more
  • Nominations Sought for Project that Chronicles Contributions of Women | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases Course | more
  • Call for Corporate Run/Walk 2012 Team Leaders and Volunteers | more
  • UM Celebrates Black Awareness Month | more
  • UM Welcomes Distinguished Writer in Residence Peter Selgin | more
  • Registration Still Open for Spring Break Intersession Courses | more
  • ‘Legerdemain’ Exhibition Captures Views of Everyday Life | more
  • Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training Being Offered | more
  • UM to Mark 50th Anniversary of Its Desegregation | 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
    Panelists Address U.S. Immigration Policy
    Long a polarizing issue in the United States, immigration took center stage on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus on February 6, when a panel of experts convened for a lively debate on the controversial topic, addressing everything from border security to providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented aliens who have lived and established ties in the U.S. Above, from left, Thomas “Mack” McLarty, who served as chief of staff, counselor to the president, and special envoy for the Americas under President Bill Clinton; Michael Chertoff, U.S. secretary of homeland security from 2005 to 2009; Carlos M. Gutierrez, secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2005 to 2009; Antonia Hernandez, CEO of the California Community Foundation and former president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; and Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald journalist Andrés Oppenheimer.
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    Reimagining the Ivory Tower
    A close relationship between two academic institutions on different sides of the world continued on February 7, when Professor Rivka Carmi, president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and a renowned physician-researcher in medical genetics, spoke at The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. | more

    Scientific Meeting Attracts World’s Top Ophthalmologists
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the nation’s No. 1-ranked eye hospital and part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System, began its golden anniversary year by hosting a global scientific meeting February 2-4. Nearly 650 ophthalmologists from around the world attended, including 300 Bascom Palmer alumni. UM President Donna E. Shalala and Miller School of Medicine Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt were among those present at a celebration dinner for attendees at the Biltmore Hotel. | more

    Understanding Updates to Your Property Taxes
    This seminar, sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, provides an overview of the real estate tax calculation process. Gerardo “Jerry” Gomez, special projects administrator for the Miami-Dade County Finance Department, will help participants decipher their tax notices and will review available options for managing current- and future-year payments. | more

    Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in February and March
    The User Support Services group offers free software training to University of Miami employees. Courses include Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Training is also offered for Adobe’s popular Photoshop and InDesign applications. | more

    • 2012 Prescription Drug Benefit Change | more
    • Flexible Spending Account Educational Webcasts | more
    • Leadership Webinar | more
    • Communication Skills | more
    • Organizational Skills | more
    • Basic Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Course | more
    • DMAS/FRS for Beginners | more
    • UM Libraries Spring Research Series | more
    • Cisco Call Manager Upgrades Continue | more

    Art Exhibition Celebrates Black History Month

    The College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History and Africana Studies Program present “Slavery to Self Determination,” an art exhibition celebrating Black History Month. The show, curated by international art curator Ludlow Bailey, runs through March 2 at the CAS Gallery. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is a visual display about the spiritual journey of five African Diaspora artists in search of enlightenment, authenticity, and self-determination in a vastly complicated and challenging world. | more

    Monday, February 13: European Union Center Lecture: The EU Fundamentals and Potential Violations by Member States: The Case of Hungary Today | more
    Monday, February 13: Biology Departmental Seminar: Design Principles in Cell Morphogenesis | more
    Monday, February 13: Program in Women and Gender Studies Presents ‘Made in India’ | more
    Tuesday, February 14: Cardiology Grand Rounds: An Update on Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation with Novel Antithrombotics | more
    Tuesday, February 14: Pediatric Grand Rounds: What Does Adult Obesity Teach Us About Childhood Obesity? | more
    Wednesday, February 15: Cineforum: The Italian Film Series at the University of Miami | more
    Wednesday, February 15: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series | more
    Wednesday, February 15: President Shalala to Host Next Faculty Senate Meeting | more
    Wednesday, February 15: Miller Center Lecture: Under the Yarmulke: Tales of Faith, Fun, and Football | more
    Thursday, February 16: Africana Studies Lecture: Black Identity, Perpetually Under Production | more
    Thursday, February 16: Herrick Center Lecture on Forgotten and Controversial Films | more
    Friday, February 17: School of Architecture Lecture: The High Line – New York's Park in the Sky: Lessons for Miami Marine Stadium | more
    Friday, February 17: Pathology Guest Lecture: Hedgehog Signaling: A Potential Therapeutic Target for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma | more
    Friday, February 17: Save the Date: Collaborative Research Exchange Forum on Drug Discovery | more
    Friday, February 17: Frost Opera Theater Goes Gala | more
    Friday and Saturday, February 17-18: Miami Law Review Symposium: The Future of the Death Penalty in America | more
    Saturday, February 18: The Miami Project Second Annual Community Open House | more
    Tuesday, February 21: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: RNA-Chromatin Interactions | more
    Tuesday, February 21: Pediatric Grand Rounds: The State of Health Care in Haiti | more
    Tuesday, February 21: Department of Philosophy Lecture: Explanatory Kinds | more
    Wednesday, February 22 and 29: Fulbright Information Sessions | more
    Saturday, February 25: Department of Neurology 50th Anniversary Gala | more
    Monday, March 5: Save the Date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: On the Impact of Graphene | more
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