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March 19, 2012 | Monday 
Scientists Develop Oxygen-Generating Biomaterial to Improve Islet Survival
Scientists at the Diabetes Research Institute have developed a revolutionary technique to provide critical oxygen to insulin-producing cells after transplantation, ensuring their long-term survival and inching closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes. | more
Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins Set for April 27, 28, and 29
Get ready for a family weekend at the park like no other. In appreciation of the dedication and outstanding work of University of Miami employees, the president and the provost will host Family Weekend with the Miami Marlins on Friday, April 27; Saturday, April 28; and Sunday, April 29 at the new 37,000-seat Marlins Park in Little Havana. Ticket distribution starts today. | more

Arctic Expedition Could Shed New Light on Global Climate Change
Led by a University of Miami scientist, a multinational team of researchers will travel to the Arctic Ocean aboard polar icebreakers to conduct experiments that could lead to a better understanding of the effects of global climate change in the region. | more

Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art to Lecture at UM
Johnnetta B. Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, will present “My Love Affair with Art” on Friday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the Lowe Art Museum, the College of Arts and Sciences Center for the Humanities has announced. | more

Study Finds that Facebook and Twitter Symbols Subconsciously Influence Online Buying Decisions
A study conducted by the School of Business Administration and others has revealed that the display of a social media icon such as a Facebook “Like” button or a Twitter symbol on a shopping website increases the likelihood that consumers will buy some products and reduces the likelihood that they will buy others.| more

Men’s Basketball Team Faces Minnesota Tonight in NIT Second Round
With its 66-50 win over Valparaiso last Wednesday, the University of Miami men’s basketball team has advanced to the second round of the 2012 National Invitation Tournament and will face the Minnesota Gophers tonight, March 19, at 9 p.m. at BankUnited Center. | more

  • Ponce de Leon Boulevard Gets New Look with Addition of Alexander Palms | more
  • Women’s Commission Celebrates Contributions of Women to UM | more
  • UM Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society Accepting Nominations | more
  • UMeNET to be Upgraded | more
  • CLAS to Host ‘Asia and Latin America in the 21st Century’ | more
  • School of Education Students Honored by Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews | more
  • Office of the Controller Adds Key Position | more
  • Business Development Program Announces New ‘Vendor in the Spotlight’ | more
  • Graduate Student and Kiteboarder Patrick Rynne Spearheads New Film Project | more
  • Learn More about UM’s Bachelor of General Studies Program at Open House Sessions | more
  • Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology Accepting Pilot Study Applications | more
  • Online Registration Now Open for Corporate Run/Walk | more
  • New Pell Grant Eligibility Limits | more
  • Judges Needed for Undergraduate Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum | more
  • Wish Upon a Cure at Relay for Life | more
  • Applications Being Accepted for Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases Course | more
    Ready to Lead
    Four University of Miami employees have been honored for completing UM’s Leadership Academy Emerging Leader Program, an initiative that prepares high-performing individual contributors for the transition to leadership roles.
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    UAE Ambassador Discusses Bilateral Relations with the U.S.
    United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, right, and U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who chairs of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, discussed U.S. and UAE bilateral relations at a forum held on March 9 at the University of Miami. | more

    Nursing Mother Rooms Now Available across the University
    In its continuing effort to foster a family-friendly environment, the University of Miami is pleased to announce the opening of dedicated rooms on all UM campuses to support nursing mothers upon their return to work.| more

    New Gables One Café Opens Today; Grand Opening Celebration Set for March 26
    GOT Spot Featuring Rose’s Café, a new dining option for University of Miami employees, opens today on the first floor of Gables One Tower, offering a menu chock full of healthy fare. At the new eatery’s grand opening celebration on Monday, March 26 at 12 p.m., guests can sample cuisine and find out who won the “Name the Wrap and Salad” contest. | more

    • Information Security Awareness Update: Tax Season Is Here and So Are the Scams | more
    • Deadline to File Claims for 2011 Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account is March 31 | more
    • TIAA-CREF Financial Education Workshops for Women | more
    Celebrated Conductor Joseph Silverstein to Give Free Master Class
    The Frost School of Music presents conductor Joseph Silverstein as part of the 2011-2012 Stamps Family Distinguished Visitors Series. In a free master class on Tuesday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Gusman Concert Hall, Silverstein will illuminate the practices of the Baroque era as well as the brilliance of one of the world’s most beloved composers, Johann Sebastian Bach. | more
    Monday, March 19: Biology Departmental Seminar: Comparative Development, Gene Expression, and Life History Diversity in Sipuncula | more
    Tuesday, March 20: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Liability and Assignability | more
    Wednesday, March 21: Faculty Senate Meeting | more
    Thursday, March 22: Miller Center Lecture: Can Israel Be Both Jewish and Democratic? Israel’s Identity Crisis | more
    Thursday, March 22: Department of Philosophy Lecture: Indexicals and Barriers to Implication | more
    Thursday, March 22: Miami Area Geriatric Education Center to Host Life in the 3rd Third: Understanding the Oldest Elders | more
    Thursday, March 22: Modern Languages and Literatures Lecture: Inheriting the Avant-Garde | more
    Friday, March 23: CHP Panel Discussion: Security Challenges in the Americas | more
    Friday, March 23: Biology Departmental Seminar: Amphibian Decline in the New World Tropics: A Tragedy in Three Acts | more
    Sunday, March 25: Jody's Couture for the Cancer Cure | more
    Monday, March 26: Department of History Speakers Series: Medieval History Meets Geopolitics: Judaism, Christianity, Islam | more
    Monday, March 26: Designing for Diversity: Affordable Housing for America’s Changing Demographic | more
    Monday, March 26: Genetic Linkage Pioneer to Present Lecture on Family-Based Association Studies | more
    Tuesday, March 27: Constructions of Islamic Masculinity: From Hedonist to Chaste Representations | more
    Tuesday, March 27: Intellectual Property Strategy and Licensing Launches ‘idea 2 INNOVATION Series’ with Presentation on Scientific Patents | more
    Wednesday, March 28: Physicist and Novelist Alan Lightman to Lecture | more
    Wednesday, March 28: Women’s Commission Annual Awards Breakfast | more
    Thursday, March 29: CHP Panel Discussion: Trade, Politics, and Immigration in Central America | more
    Friday, March 30: 20th Annual Bioethics Conference | more
    Monday, April 2: Third Annual Edible Books Festival | more
    Tuesday, April 3: SEEDS Annual Networking Dinner with the President | more
    Tuesday, April 3: HIV Symposium: Treatment as Prevention: Controlling the AIDS Epidemic through Antiretroviral Therapy | more
    Wednesday, April 4: Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting | more
    Thursday, April 19: Save the Date: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Deborah J. Nightingale | more
    Thursday, April 26: Save the Date: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day | more
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