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September 19, 2011 | Monday 

UM Climbs to No. 38 in U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings
The University of Miami has climbed to number 38 in the 2012 edition of U.S.News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” rankings, continuing a meteoric ascent that has seen the institution move up 29 slots in the last ten years. | more

UM to Test Emergency Notification Network
In observance of National Preparedness Month, the University of Miami will conduct a full-scale test activation of its Emergency Notification Network sometime during the week of September 26. As part of the test, ENN messages will be sent to every member of the University community who has registered his or her personal contact information on myUM. | more

  • September Is National Preparedness Month | more
  • NOAA Expert to Discuss Hurricane Preparedness on Sept. 26 | more
U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan to Speak at UM
Marc Grossman, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, will speak at the University of Miami’s Storer Auditorium on Friday, September 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. | more
President Emeritus Foote to be Honored by CADCA
The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America has selected University of Miami President Emeritus Edward “Tad” Foote II to receive a Lifetime Distinguished Service Award. | more

UM, FIU Law Schools Partner on Education Rights Initiative
The Center for Ethics and Public Service at the University of Miami School of Law and the Education Advocacy Clinic at Florida International University have joined forces to develop the Education Rights Initiative, a collaborative clinical effort aimed at training law students about education advocacy. | more

Lattman Lecture Series Returns to Cosford Cinema
The Kenneth Lattman Foundation Lecture Series returns to the Bill Cosford Cinema Thursday, September 22 with a new lineup of eight acclaimed films, special guests, and engaging discussion. | more

Festival Miami Less than Two Weeks Away
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

  • Sponsored Programs Quarterly Meetings Scheduled | more
  • 'The President's Own' United States Marine Band to Give Free Concert at UM | more
  • Nephrologists Discover Key to Kidney Disease | more
  • New High-Tech Equipment Could Help Scientists Learn More About Past Climate | more
  • Faculty Senate to Meet this Wednesday | more
  • Nominations Being Accepted for Faculty Senate Awards | more
  • UM Libraries Offers Graduate Research Series | more
  • Nominations Being Accepted for Vendor in the Spotlight | more
  • Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core Offers Range of Support Services for Research Community | more
  • Hillel's Talk Israel Initiative Coming to UM Campus | more
  • Oxman Sworn in as Judge Ad Hoc of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea | more
  • School of Business Is Academic Sponsor for Largest Gathering of Hispanic Business Leaders in America | more
  • Frost School's Emmet Cohen Places Third in Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition | more
  • CEOs with Less Tenure More Likely to Be Fired for Poor Performance, Says UM Study | more
  • Lorenzo Muniz Named General Manager of BankUnited Center | more
    Golden Moment Captured in Orange and Green
    University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala (top) celebrates with students and tailgaters outside Sun Life Stadium on Saturday before UM's home opener against Ohio State. The pregame celebrations may have provided a boost for new head coach Al Golden's Hurricanes (above), as they defeated the Buckeyes in a 24-6 victory.
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    Speaking Up for Vets
    With only days left until he retires, Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to a University of Miami audience on September 13, discussing veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts who are transitioning from military life and praising the "incredible strength" of family members who have relatives serving in the military. The admiral's community town hall talk, held at the UM Fieldhouse, also included a panel discussion with two Iraqi War veterans and the spouse of a soldier. Top: Admiral Mullen, the highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces and the president's principal military advisor, answers a question from a member of the audience. Above: The panel discussion included, from left, moderator Willard Shepard, an anchor and reporter with NBC 6 Miami who was a fighter pilot in the Gulf War; Karen Aguirre, supervisor in the Department of Medicine at the Miller School of Medicine whose husband, David, served in Iraq; Harry Zayas, an Army reservist; and Jason Recio, who battled back from injuries he sustained from a rocket-propelled grenade to become a Coral Gables police officer. | more

    Soledad O’Brien Spotlights the Changing Face of Women’s Boxing
    With women’s boxing set to debut at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien gave a University of Miami audience a look at the changing face of the sport, screening her latest documentary, In Her Corner: Latino in America 2 at the UM Fieldhouse on September 12. | more

    UHealth to Host Health Fair at Herbert Wellness Center
    Get a risk assessment, take part in a Q&A session with a physician, or receive a flu shot at a free health fair hosted by UHealth – University of Miami Health System at the Herbert Wellness Center on the Coral Gables campus on Wednesday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | more

    Free Prostate Cancer Screenings for UM Male Employees on September 24
    September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a perfect time to increase public understanding of the disease, its risk factors, screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources. As part of UHealth’s outreach efforts, the Department of Urology will offer prostate cancer screening examinations for University of Miami employees on Saturday, September 24 at the Professional Arts Center. | more

    • ULearn's New Feature Spotlight: The Events Calendar | more
    • Sponsored Programs Education Workshop | more
    • Leadership Webinar Series: How to Avoid the Worst Mistakes Managers Can Make: Addressing Employee Complaints | more
    • Setting Personal Goals | more
    • Competency-Based Programs Overview on Coral Gables Campus September 28 | more
    Through Friday, September 30: ‘Works on Paper’ Exhibition at Wynwood Project Space | more
    Monday, September 19: Center for the Humanities BookTalk Series to Feature Miami Law’s Kunal Parker | more
    Monday, September 19: MAIA to Host Question-and-Answer Session | more
    Tuesday, September 20: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series | more
    Wednesday through Friday, September 21-28: Art and Art History Faculty Members to Present Their Works at Annual Exhibition | more
    Wednesday, September 21: InfoEd Proposal Development Hands-On Workshop | more
    Wednesday, September 21: Study Abroad Informational Session | more
    Thursday, September 22: Leadership Webinar Series: How to Avoid the Worst Mistakes Managers Can Make: Addressing Employee Complaints | more
    Thursday, September 22: Surgical Grand Rounds: Automobile Safety 2010 and Beyond | more
    Thursday, September 22: Miller Center Lecture: Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic | more
    Thursday, September 22: CHP Conference: Venezuela in Transition? | more
    Thursday, September 22: Department of History Speakers Series: The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery | more
    Friday, September 23: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Educate, Inspire, and Connect: The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings | more
    Friday, September 23: Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester Lectureship Series | more
    Tuesday, September 27: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Innovation for the 21st Century | more
    Tuesday, September 27: Save the Date: Fall Graduate Faculty and Graduate Program Directors Meeting | more
    Thursday, September 29: Center for Latin American Studies Lecture: Brazil as a Global Player | more
    Friday, September 30: Save the Date: Hypofractionation 2011: Scientific Concepts and Clinical Experiences | more
    Friday, September 30: Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins to Lecture at UM | more
    Saturday through Friday, October 1-November 4: Save the Date: Festival Miami | more
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