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June 11, 2012 | Monday 
Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex Breaks Ground
Twenty years after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida, the University of Miami broke ground last Thursday on a new $47 million facility that will help scientists improve storm forecasting. When completed, the Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Complex will house a 28,000-gallon tank that will be as long as a bowling alley and allow investigators to simulate storm-surge conditions and Category 5 hurricane-force winds. | more
Holtz Children’s Hospital Ranks among Nation’s Best
Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center has been ranked in eight specialties in U.S.News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. | more
Greenberg Traurig’s Gift to Miami Law Honors Distinguished Alumnus Robert Traurig
The law firm of Greenberg Traurig, one of the largest in the United States, has made a leadership gift to the School of Law to name the LL.M. Program in Real Property Development after Robert H. Traurig, J.D. ’50. | more
Dushyantha Jayaweera Named Associate Vice Provost for Human Subject Research
Dushyantha Jayaweera, a professor of clinical medicine at the Miller School who is an expert in the treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS, has been named associate vice provost for human subject research. | more
Making the Big Leagues: Five UM Baseball Players Selected in MLB Draft
Five University of Miami baseball players have been chosen in Major League Baseball’s 2012 First-Year Player Draft, going to such teams as the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Seattle Mariners. | more
Introspection and Awakening at Lowe Art Museum
“Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Period, 1615-1912,” on view from June 23 through October 21 at the Lowe Art Museum, features 225 mixed media works drawn entirely from the museum’s permanent collection. | more
  • Robin Kenneth Rees, Senior Manager in Risk Management, Passes Away | more
  • Third Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge Slated for November 3-4 | more
  • Updated Human Resources Policies for Staff | more
  • Business Development Program Hosts Mentor/Protégé Graduation | more
  • Register for June InterSession Courses | more
  • Submit Your Department’s Events for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming | more
  • Save $3 on Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes | 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
    Lots to Lose
    The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative released on June 5 a report identifying actionable steps the public and private sectors can take to reduce rising health care costs associated with the decline of the nation's physical health and nutrition. University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala, who was secretary of health and human services in the Clinton administration, was among the four initiative co-chairs who spoke to and briefed the media on the report during a press conference in Washington, D.C.
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    Student Affairs VP Accepts NASPA Award
    Vice President for Student Affairs Pat Whitely, second from left, formally accepted the John Jones Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer at NASPA’s Region III “Riding the Waves of Student Change” summer symposium and luncheon, held June 4 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. | more

    Are You Headed for an Energy Crisis?
    In this seminar, offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, learn about the importance of managing your energy levels, and review techniques to refresh, recharge, and peform at your best. | more

    Tuesday, June 12: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Toward More Optimal Use of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy | more
    Tuesday, June 12: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Addressing the Difficult Patient: How to Manage Maladaptive Behaviors on the Wards | more
    Tuesday, June 12: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Quality Improvement Projects | more
    Wednesday, June 13: Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds: Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Lasers | more
    Wednesday, June 13: Epidemiology and Public Health Distinguished Speaker Series: Behavioral Health: Evidence-Based Treatment and Recovery Practices | more
    Thursday, June 14: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Preoperative Assessment of Hemostasis | more
    Thursday, June 14: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Special Lectures | more
    Thursday, June 14: Orthopaedic Grand Rounds: Stem Cell Applications in Sports Medicine | more
    Friday, June 15: Rehabilitation Medicine Presents Sixth Annual Research Day | more
    Friday through Sunday, June 15-17: Cosford Screenings: Goodbye First Love | The Matchmaker
    Friday and Saturday, June 15-16: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute 48th Annual Residents’ Day | more
    Tuesday, June 26: Advances in Geriatrics Summer Conference: The Role of Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs in Keeping Seniors Healthy and Safe | more
    Tuesday, June 26: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Hypersensitivity to Hymenoptera Venom | more
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