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October 17, 2011 | Monday 

Open Enrollment and Benefits Fair Begin Today
Your annual opportunity to enroll or make changes to medical, dental, flexible spending, and short-term disability benefits starts today and runs through November 4. You can stop by the first in a series of Health, Wellness, and Benefits Fairs today to learn more about your benefits options for next year. You can also enjoy games and enter to win raffle prizes and giveaways, including an iPad2. | more

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Study to Investigate Role Florida’s Deep Coral Reefs Play in Fisheries, Ecosystems
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has awarded a grant to the University of Miami to investigate how the deep coral reefs of Pulley Ridge may replenish key fish species and other organisms in the downstream reefs of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and Tortugas Ecological Preserve. | more
UM Wins Excellence in Health Care Awards
The South Florida Business Journal named the University of Miami the winner in the employer category for the 2011 Excellence in Health Care Awards. The award was given in recognition of the University’s health care and Well ’Canes programs, which help faculty and staff lead healthy and well-balanced lives. | more

This year’s United Way campaign is well under way as departments, divisions, and units across the University host fundraising events that include bake sales, raffles, and more. Get involved in upcoming events:

  • Finance and Treasury's 2011 United Way Silent Auction | more
  • Office of Student Account Services Raffle; Win a MacBook Pro, iPad2, or iTouch | more
  • Office of the Controller Accepting Orders for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Sale | more
  • Miller School Purchasing Hosts Taste of UM on October 19 | more
  • Division of Continuing and International Education Dessert Bake-Off Contest | more
  • Information Technology Bake Sale on November 21 | more
Festival Miami Continues with Diverse Blend of Concerts
Festival Miami, the Frost School of Music’s live musical showcase featuring performances in four themes, continues this week with a variety of concerts, including Michael Colgrass and Suenalo. | more
Arsht Center Offering UM Nights Ticket Special for ‘House of Bernarda Alba’
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the University of Miami’s Department of Theatre Arts to co-produce Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba. As part of the collaboration, the Arsht Center will host two UM Nights offering faculty and staff a special ticket price for the play. | more

UM vs. Duke Matchup Slated as Employee Day Football Game
The Miami Hurricanes’ Homecoming Day matchup versus the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, November 5 at Sun Life Stadium has been designated the 2011 Verizon Wireless Employee Day football game. All full-time and part-time benefited employees as well as contract employees can receive one free ticket and have the opportunity to purchase up to three additional tickets for only $1 each. This year’s promotion also features UM Employee Stadium Bucks, discounted parking, and more. | more

Johnson and Williams Named to Wooden Award Watch List
Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams, who formed a dynamic backcourt duo that led the University of Miami women’s basketball team to an NCAA Tournament appearance last season, have been named to the Women’s Preseason Watch List for the John R. Wooden Award, considered the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. | more

UMPD to Host ’Canes Kids Police Academy
The University of Miami Police will host its first-ever ’Canes Kids Police Academy on Friday, November 11, a fun-filled life-skills experience for children ages 10 to 12. Registration is now open. | more

  • UM-Produced Online Newspaper to Provide Coverage of SEJ Conference | more
  • The Launch Pad at Toppel Presents the 2011 Elevator Pitch Contest | more
  • Miller School's WalkSafe Program Addresses Student Safety and Health | more
  • Graduate Business Certificate Courses Start in November; Tuition Remission Available | more
  • UM to Participate in National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week | more
  • Homecoming Concert Ticket Information for Faculty and Staff | more
  • UM Ear Institute, Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation to Host Run Over Hear 5K Run/Walk | more
  • Cuban Americans Still Strong in GOP, Study Reveals | more
  • UHealth Childbirth Classes Offer Discount for UM Employees | more
  • Sponsorships Available for Nanotechnology in Biomedicine Symposium | more
  • 2012 Faculty Learning Community: Call for Applications and Nominations | more
    Scott Burnotes Keeps UM at the Ready
    A former college campus police officer and acting assistant director for the public safety and preparedness branches of Miami-Dade County, Scott Burnotes leads UM’s Office of Emergency Management, spearheading efforts to make the institution better prepared to deal with crises.
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    Music in Red, White, and Blue
    Music mixed with patriotism on October 14 when “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band performed at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center, giving thousands of audience members an opportunity to see and listen to a professional musical organization that was founded by an Act of Congress in 1798. The free concert was held in conjunction with Festival Miami, the Frost School of Music’s annual series of concerts and master classes. | more

    Sukkah Showing
    Six modern versions of the sukkah, a temporary booth or shelter from the elements, graced the Foote University Green in front of the Richter Library on Tuesday, October 11, during the awards reception for “Reimagine the Sukkah: A Design/Build Competition.” | more

    University Credit Union: What’s in It for You?
    This lunchtime seminar offered through the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program will review the many advantages credit unions have over traditional banks. Discover the array of services, products, accounts, and rates tailored to help you keep more of your money in your pocket. Check campus locations for the seminars running this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 18-20. | more

    • Well ’Canes Mammography Days | more
    Through Friday, October 28: Art and Art History Faculty Members to Present Their Works at Annual Exhibition | more
    Monday through Wednesday, October 17-19: MAGEC’s Annual Intensive Geriatric Training Conference | more
    Monday, October 17: Learn about the Undergraduate Admission and Tuition Remission Process | more
    Monday, October 17: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Special Lecture Series | more
    Tuesday, October 18: Physical Therapy Grand Rounds: The Muscle Hypothesis of Chronic Heart Failure: Application to All Patients Seen for Rehabilitation | more
    Tuesday, October 18: Religious Studies to Screen Life @ The End Documentary | more
    Tuesday, October 18: Pediatric Grand Rounds: The Mobile Clinic Care Delivery Model | more
    Tuesday, October 18: Biostatistics Clinic: Conducting Implementation Research with Rigorous Randomized Trials | more
    Wednesday through Sunday, October 19-23: UM to Host Society of Environmental Journalists 2011 Annual Conference | more
    Wednesday, October 19: CLAS Seminar: Brazilian Economics: Current State and Future Challenges | more
    Wednesday, October 19: Information Session on Research Reporting System | more
    Wednesday, October 19: Medical Wellness Center Dedication | more
    Wednesday, October 19: Sponsored Programs Quarterly Meetings Scheduled | more
    Wednesday, October 19: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: Nanotechnology in Translational Research | more
    Wednesday, October 19: Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder | more
    Wednesday, October 19: Key to the Cure Kickoff Party | more
    Wednesday, October 19: Bachelor of General Studies Open Houses | more
    Thursday, October 20: Modern Languages and Literatures Lecture: Forced Enclosure, Erotic Disclosure in Diderot’s ‘La Religieuse’ | more
    Thursday, October 20: Lattman Lecture Film Screening and Audience Discussion: Mozart's Sister| more
    Thursday, October 20: School of Business Administration to Host M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Friday, October 21: Dialogues in Research Ethics: Weapons Research | more
    Friday, October 21: Lowe Art Museum Lecture: Clay as a Means to an End | more
    Friday, October 21: School of Law Open House | more
    Sunday through Wednesday, October 23-26: CTS-IXA 2011 Joint Congress | more
    Sunday, October 23: Gables Bike Day | more
    Sunday, October 23: Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Be Held on Coral Gables Campus | more
    Monday, October 24: Food Day Events Planned for Coral Gables Campus | more
    Tuesday, October 25: Miller Center Lecture: The Eichmann Trial | more
    Tuesday, October 25: ’Canes Care Scare Fair
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    Wednesday, October 26: Pre-Vet Society Halloween Dog Wash | more
    Wednesday, October 26: Healthy Steps Meeting to Address Importance of Play in Child Development | more
    Wednesday, October 26: Miller Center Book Presentation: Belonging and Otherness - Jews in/of Latin America: 40 Years of Change | more
    Thursday, October 27: HOPE's Online Silent Auction and Reception | more
    Thursday, October 27: Biostatistics Seminar Series: Generalized Additive Partial Linear Models with High-Dimensional Covariates | more
    Thursday, October 27: Miami Consortium to Host Conference on Marginalization in the Americas
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    Thursday, November 3: Richter Library to Celebrate Acquisition of Michael Carlebach Photography Collection | more
    Friday, November 4: Audrey R. Finkelstein UM Experience | more
    Friday, November 4: Wine Tasting and Open House to Benefit UM-NSU CARD | more
    Sunday, December 4: Save the Date: Frost School’s Winter Wonderful! to Raise Funds for Music Scholarships | more
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