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November 21, 2011 | Monday 

Blackstone LaunchPad Program Developed at UM to Train Ohio’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Ever since the University of Miami created The Launch Pad, the program’s distinctive approach to entrepreneurship education has served as a model for and benefited students at other institutions around the nation. Now, in the latest indication of the UM Launch Pad’s success, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and The Burton D. Morgan Foundation have announced a $3.2 million, three-year partnership to train the next generation of entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio. | more

New Study Offers Hope for Lupus Patients with Kidney Disease
Nephrologists at the Miller School of Medicine played a key role in an international study that has uncovered an effective therapy for treating patients with lupus nephritis, a debilitating kidney disease linked to lupus. | more

New Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree Receives Accreditation
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has approved the accreditation of a new Bachelor of Science in Public Health at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. | 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:

  • United Way Campaign Drawing | more
  • President’s Office “You Pick” Raffle | more
  • Office of Student Account Services Raffle; Win a MacBook Pro, iPad2, or iTouch | more
  • Document Services and Solutions United Way Raffle | more
Hurricane Student-Athletes Establish New GSR Mark
The University of Miami continues to make strides in academic progress, raising the bar yet again in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of its student-athletes. The NCAA recently announced the GSR for all member institutions, with UM setting an Athletics Department-wide record with a GSR of 89 percent, a three percent increase over last year. | more
Special Ticket Offer for ’Canes Final Home Game
The Department of Athletics is offering a Thanksgiving holiday special for the Hurricane football team’s final home game of the season against the Boston College Eagles on Friday, November 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium. | more
  • Vendors in the Spotlight | more
  • 2011-12 Fact Finder Now Available | more
  • Faculty Disclosure Form on MyUM | more
  • Fall Course Evaluations Online | more
  • UM Bookstore to Host Appreciation Day | more
  • Design a New Logo for the Butler Center | more
  • Registration Now Open for 2012 Intersession Courses | more
  • Sexual Assault Response Team Seeks Volunteers | more
  • New Public Health Service Funding Conflict of Interest Regulations | more
  • Donate to the Holiday Hope Tree | more
  • FDA Summit 2011 Highlights and Update Sessions | more
  • UM Sociology and Criminology Club Accepting Donated Items for Service Members | more
    A Thanksgiving Celebration of International Proportion
    It began more than 25 years ago as a way for faculty and staff of the Intensive English Program to share Thanksgiving with their students. Today, International Thanksgiving is one of the oldest traditions of the Division of Continuing and International Education. Over the years it has grown into a large, multicultural potluck feast. On November 18, IEP students shared food from their homelands, their culture, and their talents with invited guests and other students in the program.
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    Lifting Up the West Grove
    In a daylong event that combined a neighborhood cleanup with recreational activities, health screenings, and legal aid counseling, a team of student fellows from the School of Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Service organized the first Community Health and Education Fair in West Coconut Grove. Above: Children negotiate an obstacle course at Armbrister Park, site of the fair. | more

    UM Dining Services Seeks Your Input on Campus Dining Options
    University of Miami Dining Services is in the process of developing the University’s master dining plan for the Coral Gables campus. As a follow-up to an earlier survey, UM Dining Services now seeks to learn more about your use of UM food service facilities—or reasons for not using them—in order to better meet your expectations. | more

    Monday, November 21: Biology Departmental Seminar: The Secret Social Life of Dolphins: Alliances, Friendships, and Kinship Ties | more
    Tuesday, November 22: Harnessing African Diaspora Studies for Economic Empowerment: Uniting the African Family for Development | more
    Tuesday, November 22: Rehabilitation Medicine Grand Rounds: Mechanisms of Neuropathic Pain | more
    Tuesday, November 22: Pediatric Grand Rounds: What Every Pediatrician Should Know about a Baby-Friendly Hospital: Our Path to Designation | more
    Tuesday, November 22: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Comprehensive Cardiac Rehab | more
    Tuesday, November 22: Miami Law Open House | more
    Friday through Sunday, November 25-27: Cosford Screenings: Melancholia | Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness | The Sleeping Beauty
    Monday, November 28: Biology Departmental Seminar: Co-Evolution between Animals and Their Symbiotic Bacteria | more
    Monday, November 28: EU Center Lecture: The European Union’s Eastern Neighborhood Policy | more
    Monday, November 28: EU Center Lecture: The European Union’s Role in the Mediterranean | more
    Tuesday,November 29: Cardiology Grand Rounds: Cardiopulmonary Stress Testing: Indications and Interpretation | more
    Tuesday,November 29: Cell Biology Research Forum: Coercion and Subversion of Eukaryotic Cell Biology by the Master Manipulator Chlamydia Trachomatis | more
    Tuesday,November 29: Pathology Grand Rounds: Perspectives on POCT | more
    Tuesday,November 29: Pediatric Grand Rounds: Pediatric Glaucoma Is Fine | more
    Wednesday, November 30: McKnight Research Seminar: Characterizing Cross Talk between Pro-Survival Pathways and the Immune System in the Retina | more
    Wednesday, November 30: Miami Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series: Translation Research in Health Disparities | more
    Wednesday, November 30: South Florida Summit on Jewish Genetic Diseases | more
    Wednesday, November 30: Free Workshop for Families with Special-Needs Children | more
    Wednesday, November 30: Miami Project Wednesday Noon Seminar: Emergency Hypothermia for Latrogenic Spinal Cord Injury | more
    Thursday, December 1: Surgical Grand Rounds: Liver Transplantation for Malignant Disease | more
    Thursday, December 1: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Advances in Brain Tumor Surgery | more
    Thursday, December 1: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: The Role of RNF11 in the Negative Regulation of Antiviral Signaling | more
    Thursday, December 1: DMAS/FRS Training | more
    Thursday, December 1: Business School to Host M.B.A. Program Information Session | more
    Saturday, December 3: Ophthalmic Imaging 2012: Optical Coherence Tomography Applications and Future Technology | more
    Sunday, December 4: Department of Philosophy Lecture Series: Portraits and Death: Rendering Absence and Loss in Art | more
    Sunday, December 4: Save the Date: Frost School’s Winter Wonderful! to Raise Funds for Music Scholarships | more
    Monday, December 5: College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series: Resource Management for Computer Operating Systems | more
    Monday, December 5: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar Series: Gp96 and HIV Vaccines | more
    Tuesday, December 6: Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Genomic Medicine in the Sequencing Age | more
    Thursday, December 8: Fourth Annual Florida Tobacco Summit | more
    Thursday, December 8: Anesthesiology Grand Rounds: Visual Understanding of Coagulation | more
    Tuesday,December 13: Innovation to Entrepreneurship Boot Camp | more
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