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June 27, 2011 | Monday 

UM Named One of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology
The University of Miami has once again made the list of the “100 Best Places to Work in IT,” which is compiled by IDG’s Computerworld. UM is ranked No. 50 on the list, making it one of only two academic institutions to crack the top 50. The University also is ranked No. 3 in the category of diversity. | more

Researcher Develops Smaller, Longer-Lasting LED Light
A College of Engineering researcher has helped design a new LED light that is more flexible, maintains lower temperatures, and has a longer life-span than existing LEDs. | more

New Outreach Program Exposes Children to the World of Music
The University of Miami’s Frost School of Music is partnering with Virrick Park and the Barnyard Community Center in Village West on a new music education program that will expose young children to the world of music. | more

'Breakthrough Medicine' to Premiere New Episode
Breakthrough Medicine, the series that provides viewers the opportunity to go inside a university-based health system and share in the remarkable breakthroughs being made every day on the Miller School campus, will premiere its newest episode, “Tiny Miracles: Lifesaving Surgery within a Mother’s Womb,” on Saturday, July 16. | more

Ti’erra Brown Named ACC Women’s Outdoor Track Performer of the Year
University of Miami All-American Ti’erra Brown, who won a national title in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Outdoor Track Performer of the Year. | more

M.F.A. Exhibition ‘Metrouroboros’ to Open at Wynwood Project Space
Metrouroboros, a Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Ashley Ford that will be on view at UM’s Wynwood Project Space beginning Saturday, July 9, will examine the psychological and social impact of the contemporary non-place-spaces such as highways, public restrooms, and airports that are common to our everyday lives, yet don’t hold enough significance to be regarded as places. | more
  • UM/Jackson Stroke Service Receives Gold Quality Award | more
  • Grant Will Fund Study of Florida’s Dwindling Shark Populations | more
  • Prestigious Academic Journal Moves to UM Center for the Humanities
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  • Experts Weigh in on the Business of Health Care on New Multimedia Website | more
  • Oceans and Human Health Center Seeks Survey Participants | more
  • OB-GYN Executive Offices Move | more
  • Coral Gables Passport Facility Offers Full Passport, Photographic Services | more
  • New Travel Card to Be Introduced | 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
  • Miami Project Scientists to Host Free Public Informational Event at National Neurotrauma Symposium, July 12 | more
    UM’s Fulbright Scholars Set to Embark on Research Endeavors
    A group of University of Miami students will participate in the largest U.S. international exchange program that offers opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to study, conduct research and teach at schools and in communities worldwide. Fulbright scholarship recipients, from left, Liz Rebecca Alarcon, Chirag Gheewala, and Rachel Libby, as well as Marvin Alfaro and Cliff Sutton (not pictured) will soon embark on research endeavors that will carry them around the world.
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    Students to Capture Extraordinary Moments at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games
    A group of ten School of Communication students and alumni will use their multimedia skills to capture all the extraordinary moments at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, serving as the official documentary team of the event. | more

    Schedule a One-on-One Retirement Consultation with Fidelity and TIAA-CREF
    The 403(b) plan transition is complete. Take this opportunity to schedule an appointment to meet one-on-one with a Fidelity and/or TIAA-CREF representative to discuss your unique financial situation. Determine whether or not you are on track for reaching your retirement goals and the asset allocation mix and investment strategy that make the most sense for you.  | more

    Upcoming Professional Development Courses
  • Communication Skills | more
  • Customer Service for the Professional | more
  • Developing a Performance-Based Culture | more
  • Leadership Webinar: Retaining Your New Hires: Effective Onboarding | more
  • Working in a Team Environment | more
  • 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
    Friday through Sunday, July 1-3: Cosford Screenings: Africa United | Mad Bastards
    Tuesday, July 5: Sylvester Distinguished Lecture Series: Making Better Antibodies and Making Antibodies Better | more
    Wednesday, July 6: Diabetes Q&A Session: Diabetes and You | more
    Friday, July 8: Neurology Grand Rounds: New Predictors of Post-Surgical Seizure Outcome Following Epilepsy Surgery | more
    Thursday, August 11: Save the Date: ‘Opening Doors’ Networking Event | more
    November 4-6: Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011 | more
    To browse more medical-related seminars, Grand Rounds, lectures, and workshops, please click here.

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