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June 20, 2011 | Monday 

Researchers Identify Novel Risk Factor in Chronic Kidney Disease
A new study led by Miller School researchers has identified a novel risk factor for predicting progression of early chronic kidney disease to end-stage renal failure and death. The finding could lead to the development of treatment interventions to prevent disease progression. | more

Breakthrough Medicine | more

University of Miami Wins Best of the Web Award
The University of Miami has won a 2011 Best of the Web award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in the category of Team Journalism for My Story, My Goal, a project of the School of Communication’s Knight Center for International Media. | more

• Motion Picture Students Screen Films for Entertainment Industry Heavy Hitters in L.A. | more

Printer Friendly: UM Donates New Printers to Needy Nonprofits
A group of needy nonprofits accustomed to helping others got a little assistance for themselves last week when the University of Miami donated new state-of-the-art office printers to the agencies, which will use the devices in everything from computer-training programs for at-risk women to educational tutoring camps for children. | more

Ti’erra Brown Wins NCAA Title in 400-Meter Hurdles
University of Miami senior Ti’erra Brown is a national champion after her winning performance in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2011 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. | more

Eichkorn and Bartenstein Earn All-America Honors
Bianca Eichkorn and Anna Bartenstein have earned 2011 ITA All-America honors after leading the University of Miami women’s tennis team to its fifth NCAA quarterfinal appearance in the last six seasons. | more

  • New Travel Card to be Introduced | more
  • UM Partners with University in Vietnam for Water Resources Program | more
  • Nominations Being Accepted for Vendor in the Spotlight | more
  • ITIL Foundations Course Offered in August | more
  • Sylvester Gears Up for Second Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge | more
  • Save the Date: Miami Project Scientists to Host Free Public Informational Event at National Neurotrauma Symposium, July 12 | more
  • Good Government Initiative Announces Inaugural Class | more
    UM Hosts Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative Global Conference
    Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, a program designed to prepare experienced leaders to take on new challenges in the social sector, wrapped up its three-day Global Conference at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center on June 17, with UM President Donna E. Shalala, left, Harvard business professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, right, and other experts participating in a lively discussion about higher education.
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    Online High School Clicks with Global Students
    Two years after it began offering a full slate of courses online, the University of Miami Global Academy has already reached a milestone, graduating its first class of students. | more

    403(b) Transition Now Complete
    Fidelity is now the master administrator of the UM 403(b) Retirement Plans. The plans now offer a four-tier investment structure. Fidelity will provide year-round workshops and confidential consultations to ensure that you have the tools you need to make smart investment decisions. | more

    • Well ’Canes Incentive Credits Paid June through December | more
    • Second Speed Mentoring Event Planned for June 23 | more
    • Faculty and Staff Assistance Program Offers ‘Feel Good about Yourself…Now’ Seminar | more
    • Take Advantage of Free Computer Software Training in June and July | more

    Monday and Tuesday, June 20-21: Helping Your Young Child Adapt to Change | more
    Thursday, June 23: Brazil under the Rousseff Administration: Its Role as a Global Player | more
    Friday, June 24: Save the Date: Aging in Place: Living Well in the Community Conference | more
    Friday through Sunday, June 24-26: Cosford Screenings | In Our Name | Stake Land
    Wednesday, June 29: CHP Panel Discussion: The Economic Impact of Globalization on Latin America | more
    Wednesday, June 29: Healthy Steps Meeting to Address Childproofing Basics | more
    November 4-6: Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011 | more
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