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May 21, 2012 | Monday 
Center Dedicated to Health Disparities Research Gets $7.6 Million Renewal Grant
A $7.6 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow the School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research, known as El Centro, to continue critical intervention and prevention studies in HIV and other illnesses.| more
Miller School Wins Prestigious Designation as Center for AIDS Research
The National Institutes of Health has recognized the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as Florida’s first and only Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), a prestigious designation awarded to only about 20 of the nation’s most prolific and promising AIDS research institutions. | more
Digital Preservation Project Preserves History of Miami’s Cuban Theater
Made possible by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, an extensive digitization project at the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection has preserved and enhanced access to important performing arts materials of Cuban and Latino theater. | more
Tropical Nights Raises Over $300,000 for UM-NSU CARD
Tropical Nights, the annual fundraising event for the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (UM-NSU CARD), raised more than $300,000 for the free programs, services, and research initiatives that aid nearly 6,500 individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who serve them. | more
Board of Trustees Appoints New Members
Joseph J. “Joe” Echevarría Jr., chief executive officer of Deloitte LLP and an alumnus of the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration, has been named to UM’s Board of Trustees. Two other members—an alumni trustee and a student trustee—also have been appointed to the board, which is responsible for governing the University. | more
Remembering Paul Dee
Recalling their fondest memories of Paul Dee, family members, friends, colleagues, coaches, and former student-athletes gathered at the Newman Alumni Center on May 17 to pay tribute to the former UM director of athletics and dedicated 'Cane who passed away on May 12. | more

Dolphins Cycling Challenge Slated for November 3-4
The third annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a two-day, 170-mile charity cycling event benefiting Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, will take place November 3-4. | more

Jimmy Johnson Named to College Football Hall of Fame
Jimmy Johnson, who led the Miami Hurricanes football team to the 1987 National Championship and compiled a 52-9 record during his five years as UM’s head coach, has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame. | more
  • Miami to Face Michigan State in Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge | more
  • President Shalala to Participate in 'Jobs One' Panel Discussion | more
  • UM Mourns Glaucoma Specialist Francisco Fantes | more
  • Miller School’s BikeSafe Program Promotes Bicycle Safety at Local Middle School | more
  • UM’s Canterbury Preschool to Host Summer Camp Explorations | more
  • Summer Hours Begin at Herbert Wellness Center | more
  • Call for Proposals for Arsht Research on Ethics and Community Grants | more
  • Support Clean Air Month by Sharing a Ride in May | more
  • Get Tickets and Make Travel Plans for Big UM vs. Notre Dame Game | more
    New York Knicks Star Amar’e Stoudemire Becomes a ’Cane
    New York Knicks All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire is now officially a Miami Hurricane. Stoudemire enrolled at the University of Miami last week and will pursue a Bachelor of General Studies through a combination of online and on-campus coursework. Above: Stoudemire, right, with Craig Wilson, executive director of Collegiate, Online, and Pre-Collegiate Programs in the Division of Continuing and International Education, flash the U.
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    Stepping Up to the Challenge: Walking ’Canes Complete Successful Program
    Walking definitely has its benefits, not only in helping to shed unwanted pounds but also in getting a chance to eat lunch with the University of Miami’s top ’Cane—President Donna E. Shalala. On May 14, President Shalala hosted a special luncheon for the winners of the Department of Wellness and Recreation’s Walking ’Canes, a 12-week program designed to get employees to “move” and increase their daily step count to at least 10,000 steps per day. | more

    Relaxation Training
    A refreshed mind and rejuvenated spirit are not the only benefits of relaxation. Improved physical health can also result from releasing tension and reducing stress. This lunchtime seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will teach you how to consciously activate your body’s relaxation response. | more

    • Skin Care 101 | more
    • Ready to Retire? Learn How at a Retirement Education Seminar | more
    • Summer Issue of FSAP Newsletter ‘Mind and Matter’ Now Available | more
    • Professional Development and Training Courses for May | more

    Exhibition Explores Memory, Identity, and Class Struggle in Caribbean Culture
    Full Circle, a new exhibition at the College of Arts and Sciences Gallery, will feature the works of Jamaican-born artist Jacqueline Gopie, whose paintings explore issues of memory, identity, and class struggle in postcolonial Caribbean culture. | more

    Tuesday, May 22: American Institute of Architects Meeting | more
    Tuesday, May 22: Alzheimer’s Association Presents Program on International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment | more
    Tuesday, May 22: Cell Biology Research Forum: Through Proteolysis and Arginylation: A Surprising Way for Talin to Walk Into the Cell-Cell Adhesion Business | more
    Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22-23: Ready to Retire? Learn How at a Retirement Education Seminar | more
    Wednesday, May 23: Miami Project Wednesday Noon Seminar: Effect of Chronic Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) on the Peripheral Immune System in Mice | more
    Wednesday, May 23: Division of Biostatistics Seminar: Lessons Learned from an Ongoing Clinical Trial: The SPS3 Experience | more
    Thursday, May 24: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: What Anesthesiologists Can Do to Prevent Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections | more
    Thursday, May 24: Business School M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Thursday, May 24: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Shoulder Reconstruction in Patients with Brachial Plexus Injury | more
    Thursday, May 24: Pathology Grand Rounds: Why the Brain Fails When the Astrocyte Ails | more
    Friday, May 25: Epidemiology and Public Health Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Uncertainty in Geocoded Data and Its Effects on Environmental Health Studies | more
    Friday, May 25: Neurology Grand Rounds: Vascular and Other Contributions to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders in the Aging Patient Population | more
    Friday through Tuesday, May 25-29: Cosford Screenings: The Abduction from the Seraglio | 4:44 Last Day on Earth | Key Hole
    Tuesday, May 29: Physical Therapy Grand Rounds: Vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment: What, Why, How? | more
    Wednesday, May 30: Healthy Steps Parent Group Meeting: Effective Parenting Strategies for Young Children’s Behavior | more
    Thursday through Friday, May 31-June 1: 2012 Conference on Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine | more
    Sunday, June 6: SEEDS, Miller Office of Research to Host Mock NIH Study Section | more
    Friday, June 15: Rehabilitation Medicine Presents Sixth Annual Research Day | more
    Friday and Saturday, June 15-16: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute 48th Annual Residents’ Day | more
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