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August 1, 2011 | Monday 
UM Tops $170 Million in Fundraising for FY 2011
Bolstered by significant increases in donations from alumni and parents, the University of Miami closed out its fiscal year with a nearly 8 percent increase in fundraising, surpassing the $170 million mark despite a still-sluggish economy that has seen philanthropy decrease in certain areas around the nation. | more

NSF Summer Research for Undergraduates a Success
The Graduate School recently hosted nine students for the National Science Foundation-funded Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. The students, who came from as far as the University of Buffalo, were paired with University of Miami faculty and spent ten weeks working on research initiatives in the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. In its sixth year at UM, the program gives students the opportunity to test drive graduate school by analyzing data in labs alongside UM graduate students and presenting their work at a conference-style session at the end of the summer. | more

New Surgical Residency Program Approved at Regional Campus
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received approval for the first allopathic surgical residency program in Palm Beach County. The new five-year program at the University of Miami Regional Campus in Palm Beach County was approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and will be implemented in close collaboration with JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, where it will be based. | more

Four ’Canes Named to Preseason All-ACC Football Team
Ray-Ray Armstrong, Tyler Horn, Sean Spence, and Brandon Washington give the University of Miami a conference-high-tying four representatives on the 25-man 2011 Preseason All-ACC Football Team, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday. | more

University Website Will Test Alert Messaging August 3
The University will conduct a routine test of its emergency Web communications resources that will briefly affect the way information is displayed on the top-tier of the University's website on Wednesday, August 3 from 9-11 p.m. EST. The website will still be operational during the test and messaging will clearly indicate that the alert is only for test purposes. For more details, comments, or concerns, email umcommunications@miami.edu.
  • UM School Health Initiative Receives Federal Grant for Expansion | more
  • Ring Theatre Announces 2011-12 Season | more
  • ‘Science Friday’ Features UM Stem Cell Research Leader | more
  • 2011 New Student Convocation: Call For Volunteers | more
  • Take the Flexible Summer Work Week Survey | more
  • UM/Jackson Memorial Burn Center Receives Re-Verification | more
  • Need Part-Time Help? Hire a Miami Commitment Student Worker | more
  • Adjunct Named National Geographic 2011 Emerging Explorer | more
  • R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program Awarded Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Grant | more
  • 'Double Jeopardy for Tuna and Billfishes' Study Published in 'Science' | more
  • 'Premios Juventud' Thrills Audiences for Eighth Year at BankUnited Center | more
  • Schedule for Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Meter Replacement Project | more
  • Twelfth Avenue Access to Rosenstiel Medical Science Building Closed | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Hosts ‘What’s Your Story?’ Writing Contest | more
  • Miller Office of Research Survey on Business Training Opportunities | more
    Saints Linebacker Gives Back to University of Miami
    Thanking his University of Miami family and his parents, alumnus Jonathan Vilma, right, former student-athlete and current New Orleans Saints middle linebacker, announced a donation of $450,000 during Tuesday’s press conference at the Hecht Athletic Center in support of the Theodore G. Schwartz and Todd G. Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence.
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    President Hosts Debt Discussion on PBS
    As the debt ceiling debate rages on, families across America are worried about how spending reductions could negatively affect their jobs and programs they depend on. On Friday, UM President Donna E. Shalala served as the guest host of PBS' To the Contrary with Bonnie Erbé to address the "Debt Ceiling Countdown" and the impact the debate will have on jobs for Americans after the dust settles. Above, Shalala and executive producer Cari Stein, center, with panelists, from left, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Daily Caller contributor Tara Wall, Public Notice executive director Gretchen Hamel, and Voto Latino executive director Maria Teresa Kumar. | more

    ULearn Launches Upgrades
    ULearn, the University of Miami’s online learning environment, has a new look and some important new features, including several user-requested upgrades. Early August’s Phase I updates include compatibility with multiple browsers; a live training events calendar with daily, weekly, monthly, or agenda view options; and an easy option for adding trainings you register for into your Outlook calendar. | more

    • Blackboard 9.1 Training Sessions Available | more
    • DMAS/FRS Training Dates for 2011 | more
    • ITIL Foundations Course to Be Offered in August | more
    Through Friday, August 12: ‘La Habana’ Exhibition Features Works of Cuban-Born Photographer Victoria Montoro | more
    Through Tuesday, October 4: Lowe Art Museum Hosts ‘What’s Your Story?’ Writing Contest | more
    Monday, August 1: Cosford Screening: Road to Nowhere! | Anita | Aida
    Thursday, August 4: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Evidence-Based Approach to the Surgical Management of Low Back Pain | more
    Thursday, August 4: Neurological Surgery Grand Rounds: Intra-Arterial Stem Therapy for Ischemic Stroke | more
    Thursday, August 4: Division of Biostatistics Seminar: Statistical Models for Dynamic Networks | more
    Friday through Sunday, August 5-7: Cosford Screening:Incendies | A Matter of Size
    Saturday through Monday, August 6-8: Cosford Screening: ‘Macbeth’ | more
    Monday, August 8: Conflict of Interest Seminars and Training | more
    Thursday, August 11: Save the Date: ‘Opening Doors’ Networking Event | more
    Friday, September 30: Save the Date: Hypofractionation 2011: Scientific Concepts and Clinical Experiences | more
    Saturday through Friday, October 1-November 4: Save the Date: Festival Miami | more
    November 4-6: Save the Date: Alumni Weekend and Homecoming 2011 | more
    November 5-6: Save the Date: Second Annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge | more
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