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April 23, 2012 | Monday 
Judge A. Jay Cristol’s Gift Supports Bankruptcy Clinic
A generous gift from Judge A. Jay Cristol, a 1959 graduate of the School of Law and chief judge emeritus of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida, has named Miami Law’s bankruptcy clinic in honor of Cristol and his late wife, Eleanor. | more

Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held for Neuroscience Building
Join the College of Arts and Sciences and the Departments of Biology and Psychology for the Neuroscience Building groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 26 at 9 a.m. in the quadrangle in front of the Knight Physics Building. | more

Bascom Palmer and Saudi Arabia’s Largest University Begin Collaboration
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and King Saud University’s Department of Ophthalmology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, are partnering in a new venture to significantly enhance ophthalmic education, clinical services, and research activities for students at both universities. | more
Goldwater Scholarship Program Honors Four UM Students
Four University of Miami students have been recognized in the 2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. The highly competitive program allows only four sophomore or junior nominees per university. UM’s nominees were among 282 chosen nationwide. | more
Student Team Wins Prestigious Advertising District Competition
Miami Collective, a School of Communication student advertising team that created a high-tech ad campaign for Nissan Motors, has won the National Student Advertising District Competition and will compete against 18 other schools at nationals, June 2-5 in Austin, Texas. | more
More than $35,000 Awarded in Annual Business Plan Competition
New business ventures aimed at improving the delivery of health care took top honors at the University of Miami’s 2012 Business Plan Competition. The winners took home a combined total of more than $35,000 in prize money. | more
Canceled: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day at UM
Due to scheduling conflicts with Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools, the University’s 2012 “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” events have been canceled. | more

Hurricane Hoops History: Williams, Johnson Selected in 2012 WNBA Draft
University of Miami senior guards Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams have made Hurricane hoops history, becoming the first UM duo ever selected in the WNBA Draft. Johnson was selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars with the fifth pick in the first round, while Williams was chosen by the Tulsa Shock with the 17th overall pick. | more

  • Meier To Lead 2012 USA Basketball U18 Women | more
  • Bartenstein and Mejia Named to All-ACC Women’s Tennis Team | more
  • Spring Course Evaluations Open Today | more
  • Latin American and Caribbean Genomics Research Consortium Marks Innovative Collaboration | more
  • Families First Network Offers Free Parenting Classes | more
  • Suicide Prevention Outreach Team Seeks New Members | more
  • UM Global Academy Online High School Offers Summer School Courses | more
  • IEEP Accepting Online Applications and Registration for Study Abroad | more
  • New Edition Coming to BankUnited Center; UM Employees Get $5 Discount on Tickets | more
  • Mother’s Day Classic Extravaganza at BankUnited Center Offers UM Employee Discounts | more
  • Policy Information for Camp Organizers | more
  • Enrollment Open for Business School’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program | more
  • SPEAK Test to be Administered | more
    Lakeside Linkup
    Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff members joined hands on April 20, encircling Lake Osceola on UM’s Coral Gables campus in a symbolic “hug” to show their appreciation for and increase awareness about the environment.
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    Champion for Change
    Sophomore Meera Nagarsheth has been named a 2012 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. The award is named for Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for student civic learning and engagement. The award recognizes Nagarsheth’s public involvement and her motivation to create lasting change. Above: Nagarsheth, second from right, was recently presented with her award by UM President Donna E. Shalala at a private ceremony in the president’s office. Robin Bachin, left, assistant provost for civic and community engagement, and Andrew D. Wiemer, director of the William R. Butler Center for Volunteer Service and Leadership Development, also attended the ceremony. | more

    Denizen of the Deep
    A whale shark, the largest fish in the sea, shows up for his close-up off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. The photo, taken by University of Miami student Kyra Hartog, won the “Best Student Entry” category in the 2012 Underwater Photography Contest hosted by the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. More than 700 images from 20 countries were submitted for the contest. | more

    Lactation Rooms Support Nursing Mothers at Work
    On Monday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m., the University of Miami will mark the official opening of its lactation rooms for nursing mothers with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the lobby of Gables One Tower across from the Coral Gables campus. The rooms, nine of which have opened in various locations across UM’s campuses, exemplify the University’s commitment to providing services and support for mothers and their infants. | more

    Weight Watchers at Work Returns
    The next Weight Watchers at Work session for the Coral Gables campus will begin Wednesday, May 2 at 12 p.m. Meetings will be held every Wednesday at Gables One Tower, Suite 950. As part of Well ’Canes, this employee benefit provides 100 percent reimbursement to first-time attendees for complete attendance, while continuing members receive a 50 percent reimbursement for complete attendance. | more

    IRS Identity Theft Awareness
    While the April 17 tax filing deadline has passed, the University community should be aware that IRS identification theft is on the rise, especially in South Florida. | more

    Monday through Sunday, April 23-29: Canned Food Drive Organized by UM Bookstore | more
    Monday, April 23: Biology Departmental Seminar: Genomics without a Reference: Dealing with Sequence Data from Ecologically and Evolutionarily Interesting Organisms | more
    Tuesday, April 24: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Inpatient CareSet for Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in Children | more
    Tuesday, April 24: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Nerve Surgery: An Overview | more
    Tuesday, April 24: Eureka! How Using Special Collections Can Enhance Your Writing, Publishing, and Research Skills | more
    Tuesday, April 24: First-Time Homebuyer Resources | more
    Wednesday, April 25: Miami Project Wednesday Noon Seminar | more
    Wednesday, April 25: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: A Virus on the Move: Implications of the Genetic Variability of HIV | more
    Thursday, April 26: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Perioperative Myocardial Infarction: The New Paradigm | more
    Thursday, April 26: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its Effects on Orthopaedic Surgeons | more
    Thursday, April 26: Early Steps Health and Developmental Conference | more
    Thursday, April 26: Division of Biostatistics Seminar: Bayesian Variable Selection for High-Dimensional Genetic Association Studies | more
    Thursday, April 26: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday, April 26: Canceled: Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day | more
    Thursday, April 26: Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Seminar Series: The Integration of Molecular Modeling and Whole Heart Physiology to Study Complex Genetic Cardiomyopathies | more
    Thursday, April 26: First-Time Homebuyer Resources | more
    Thursday, April 26: Pathology Grand Rounds: Trends in Toxicology: A Guide for Pathologists | more
    Thursday, April 26: Celebration of Involvement Awards Ceremony | more
    Friday through Sunday, April 27-29: Cosford Screenings: Free Men | Hugo | We Have a Pope
    Friday, April 27: First Fridays Talks on Autism/Friday Noon Interdisciplinary Lecture Series | more
    Friday, April 27: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series | more
    Friday, April 27: SEEDS to Host Academic Skills Workshop | more
    Friday, April 27: CHP Panel Discussion: Central America: The Security Strategy and U.S. Policy Initiatives in the Region | more
    Friday, April 27: Criminal Law Symposium | more
    Friday, April 27: SEEDS to Host Academic Skills Workshop | more
    Saturday, April 28: Henry S. West Laboratory School Carnival and Silent Auction | more
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