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August 29, 2011 | Monday 
Study Reveals Florida Cold Snap Triggered Massive Coral Die-Off
Florida’s record-breaking cold snap in early 2010 had a devastating impact on the state’s coral reefs, destroying colonies of the diverse ecosystems in just a few days, a new study by scientists at the University of Miami has revealed. | more

Miller School Researchers Receive NIH Blueprint Award
The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to investigators across the United States, including three from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Department of Ophthalmology, for an ambitious set of projects to develop new drugs for disorders of the nervous system. | more

Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski to Visit UM
The Archbishop of Miami, the Most Rev. Thomas Wenski, will visit the University of Miami on Tuesday, September 6 at 5 p.m. to celebrate a Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center. Administration, faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. | more

Williams and Johnson Named to Preseason ‘Wade Watch’ List
The backcourt duo of Riquna Williams and Shenise Johnson, who led the University of Miami women’s basketball team to an ACC Title and NCAA Tournament berth last season, have been named to the 2011-2012 preseason “Wade Watch” list for the State Farm Wade Trophy Division I Player of the Year Award. | more

Webpage Features Statements on NCAA Probe
The University of Miami has created a webpage that includes UM statements on the ongoing NCAA investigation concerning UM athletics.

  • UM Researcher Develops Prevention Program for Postpartum OCD | more
  • First Annual Brickell Fall Crawl Fundraiser to Benefit UM Neurological Research | more
  • Provost Research Awards Competition Open for Coral Gables and Rosenstiel School Faculty | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Unveils Redesigned Website | more
  • CLAS Puts Upward Bound Students Face to Face with Sharks | more
  • Facilities Customer Service Rolls Out Enhanced Operations Plan | more
  • Intensive Language Institute Offering Free, Non-Credit English Course for ITAs | more
  • Fashion’s Night Out 2011 to Benefit Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis | more
  • Herbert Wellness Center Administrative Office, Enrichment Suite Now Open an Hour Earlier | more
  • Registration for Herbert Wellness Center Community Classes Begins September 6 | more
  • Miami Law’s Human Rights Clinic Plays Key Role in Landmark Domestic Violence Case | more
  • Community Town Hall Meeting with Admiral Michael G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff | more
  • UM Obesity Symposium to Feature Poster Session | more
  • Need Assistance? Hire a UM Student | more
  • UM to Host Society of Environmental Journalists 2011 Annual Conference | more
  • Lowe Art Museum Hosts ‘What’s Your Story?’ Writing Contest | more
  • Save the Date: October 1: What’s New in Mental Health Research and Treatment | more
    Classes Begin at UM with a Show of Solidarity
    With the NCAA investigation concerning University of Miami athletics still ongoing, many students and employees at the institution showed their support for the school on the first day of classes last Wednesday, wearing orange as a sign of solidarity.
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    Newman Alumni Center Wins City Beautiful Award
    The University of Miami’s Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center has won a City Beautiful Award from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce in the category of “Outstanding Exterior.” | more

    Organizing Your Financial Life
    Learn how to build a healthy credit score and diminish debt. Organizing Your Financial Life, a lunchtime seminar offered by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will review strategies for making healthy financial decisions and saving hard-earned money. | more

    • ULearn Upgrades Include Versatile Transcript Feature | more
    • Information Security Awareness Update: Cell Phone Hacking – What You Need to Know | more
    • New Printing and Reformatting Service Available at Richter Library’s Digital Media Lab | more
    • Instructional Advancement Center Offers Blackboard 9.1 Training Sessions | more

    Festival Miami to Feature More Than 20 Concerts, Stellar Lineup of Artists
    Two Pulitzer Prize-winning composers, three piano concerts, and a closing-night performance at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts are just some of the highlights of Festival Miami 2011, the Frost School of Music’s premier showcase, which runs October 1 through November 4. | more

    Monday through Wednesday, August 29-31: ITIL Foundations Course | more
    Tuesday, August 30: International Law Lecture Series | more
    Tuesday, August 30: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Methamphetamine-Induced Alterations of Occludin Expression: Role of Oxidative Insult and Actin Dynamics | more
    Tuesday, August 30: Dealing with Difficult People | more
    Wednesday, August 31: Training for Technology in the Classrooms | more
    Thursday, September 1: First LoweDown Happy Hour of the Season | more
    Friday through Sunday, September 2-4: Cosford Screenings | Limitless | Hesher | Buck
    Monday, September 5: Opening Season Pregame Celebration: Your Invitation to the Kickoff of the Golden Era | more
    Wednesday, September 7: Gail F. Beach Memorial Visiting Lectureship Series | more
    Sunday, September 11: UM to Observe 10th Anniversary of 9/11 | more
    Wednesday, September 14: School of Business Administration to Host M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Tuesday, September 27: Save the Date: Fall Graduate Faculty and Graduate Program Directors Meeting | 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
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