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May 29, 2012 | Tuesday 
Sylvester Opens Unique Pediatric Oncology Clinic
Creating a new paradigm for treating children with cancer, alex’s place is now open at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The first facility of its kind in the nation and the first pediatric oncology clinic at Sylvester, alex’s place merges research and clinical care from an academic medical center with innovative technology designed to ease the anxiety of therapeutic visits. | more
UM Appoints Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School
M. Brian Blake, a computer scientist, software engineer, and experienced administrator, has been named vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the University of Miami’s Graduate School. | more
UM Ranks High in Hispanic Outlook’s ‘Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics’
The University of Miami has ranked among the Top 50 on multiple lists of Hispanic Outlook’s “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics.” | more
NSF Grant Supports Cutting-Edge Studies at Rosenstiel
A National Science Foundation grant will help a team of scientists create a pipeline of ensemble climate simulations to provide critical information on storm strength and the impact of storm surge on coastal communities. | more
Study Reveals Developmental Delays in Siblings of Children with Autism
A new study by a University of Miami researcher shows that one in three children who have an older sibling with an Autism Spectrum Disorder fall into a group characterized by higher levels of autism-related behaviors or lower levels of developmental progress. | more
UM Art Gallery Relocates to New Space in Wynwood
The University of Miami has moved its art gallery to a new location in the historic Wynwood district. The exhibition space, which showcases the work of UM art and art history faculty members and students, is now housed in the Wynwood Building at 2750 NW Third Avenue, Suite 4, and is called the University of Miami Gallery. | more
O’Brien, Erickson Earn All-ACC Recognition
Catcher Peter O’Brien and starting pitcher Eric Erickson, two of the key players on this year’s Miami Hurricanes baseball team, have garnered All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors. | more
  • Faculty Senate Elects Officers for 2012-2013 Academic Year | more
  • UM Hospital Earns Statutory Teaching Hospital Designation | more
  • Business School Begins New Accelerated Real Estate M.B.A. Program | more
  • Miami Law’s Legal Outreach Programs Prompt Leadership Award from Legal Services of Greater Miami | more
  • Cochlear Implant Pioneer Thomas J. Balkany Receives Lifetime Achievement Award | more
  • School of Communication Professor Inducted into PR News Hall of Fame | more
  • Real Estate and Facilities to Assume Responsibility for Electronic Locking Systems | more
  • Jan Nijman’s ‘Miami: Mistress of the Americas’ Receives Jackson Book Prize | more
  • UM’s Canterbury Preschool to Host Summer Camp Explorations | more
  • Get Tickets and Make Travel Plans for Big UM vs. Notre Dame Game | more
    Overtown Springs into Health
    Held at Booker T. Washington High School on May 12, Overtown Springs into Health offered community residents free health screenings as well as access to many diverse community resources, including the University of Miami’s WalkSafe program, Camillus House, and the UM Pediatric Mobile Clinic. Fairgoers also enjoyed free aerobics, yoga, salsa, Zumba classes, exercise tips, and more. Above: Bryan Stepanenko, a UM medical and master of public health student, explains how to run a relay race to some of the fair's young attendees.
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    Arts and Sciences Hosts Atlantic Geographies Institute
    Fifteen prominent early-career humanities and social science scholars visited the Coral Gables campus from May 14 to 17 for the inaugural Atlantic Geographies Institute, an intensive session of interdisciplinary seminars on emerging work in Atlantic studies. Vincent Brown, above, acclaimed historian, author, documentary filmmaker, and professor of history and African and African-American Studies at Duke University, served as keynote speaker for the event, presenting the lecture “Cartographies of Atlantic Worlds: What Are We Mapping?” | more

    ‘Smoothie’ Your Way to Better Health
    In a follow-up to his seminars on the links between nutrition, exercise, and chronic disease, John E. Lewis, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate director of the Medical Wellness Center, will demonstrate how to make smoothies that can put you on the road to optimal health. | more

    Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in June, July, and August
    The User Support Services group offers free software training for 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

    • Skin Care 101 | more
    • Summer Issue of FSAP Newsletter ‘Mind and Matter’ Now Available | more
    Tuesday, May 29: Cosford Screenings: The Abduction from the Seraglio | more
    Tuesday, May 29: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Heart and Skin: A Phenotypic Continuum | more
    Tuesday, May 29: The Mary Bartlett Bunge Distinguished Women in Cell Biology Lecture Series | more
    Tuesday, May 29: Physical Therapy Grand Rounds: Vestibular Rehabilitation Treatment: What, Why, How? | more
    Wednesday, May 30: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: In-Situ Tissue Engineering to Reconstruct the Mandible | more
    Wednesday, May 30: Healthy Steps Parent Group Meeting: Effective Parenting Strategies for Young Children’s Behavior | more
    Thursday, May 31: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Radiation Safety | more
    Thursday, May 31: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds | more
    Thursday through Friday, May 31-June 1: 2012 Conference on Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine | more
    Friday through Sunday, June 1-3: Cosford Screenings: Boy | The Day He Arrives
    Tuesday, June 5: Cell Biology Research Forum: Bacterial Signaling at Intestinal Mucosal Interface: Protection, Inflammation, Repair, and Beyond | more
    Tuesday, June 5: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Neonatal HSV: The State of the Art and the Science | more
    Wednesday, June 6: SEEDS, Miller Office of Research to Host Mock NIH Study Section | more
    Wednesday, June 6: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Ethnography of Drug Use: What We Learn on the Street and Why It’s Important | more
    Thursday, June 7: Orthopaedics Grand Rounds: Updates in Neuromodulation | more
    Sunday, June 10: Miles for Smiles: Cleft Lip and Palate 5K Run/Walk | more
    Tuesday, June 12: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Addressing the Difficult Patient: How to Manage Maladaptive Behaviors on the Wards | 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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